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The Dovecote

Hartland near Clovelly, Devon (Ref. 952648)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property in a scenic location."

    Well presented, all the comforts of home included. Homemade cake and fresh farm eggs to welcome you.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2022

  • "Excellent holiday let, home from home, everything you needed and more."

    Family were lovely and scenery was great.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2021

  • "We loved the siting of the holiday home, we felt like we were in the heart of Devon."

    Also we were made to feel very welcome by the whole family who run the let.

    Reviewed by ThomasOct 2021

  • "A place you don't want come home from"

    Reviewed by PatSep 2021

  • "Lovely comfy property in excellent order and a very warm welcome."

    Highly pleased with the cleanliness of the property. Very well equipped. One of the best we have stayed in. Peaceful location with lovely views which can be enjoyed from the very nice garden furniture on the decking. We often have concerns over the dog security in the garden when booking but this garden is super secure. We had a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by Ivan RobertJul 2021

  • "The Dovecote is a lovely place to stay in North Devon."

    Everything you need is provided. The owner was extremely helpful and the locals ( Sheep, Hens and Cockerell) were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2021

  • "We self cater and there was a few utensils lacking BUT it didn’t in anyway spoil the holiday."

    The views from the cottage and the outside seating area were amazing. The pleasure of the countryside but near enough to the main road when you wanted to explore.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at The Dovecote."

    It was perfectly located with a beautiful view of the sea and the Devon coastline, with sun on the garden from sunrise to sunset. The cottage itself was much bigger than I expected and suited a family with 2 teenagers perfectly with all the facilities needed. The location was great for walking the south west coast path and near to amazing beaches for sea, sand, sun and surf! Kath and family were very helpful and friendly and ensured we had everything we needed. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by LiatMay 2021

  • "Dovecote is a lovely comfortable cottage situated in a beautiful area."

    This cottage is very clean. It is well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. The cake, milk & eggs were a lovely gesture on arrival. Kath & her family were so friendly & helpful, thank you. We have already recommended iDovecote to family & friends.

    Reviewed by GlenMay 2021

  • "Cottage is exactly as described, roomy with an excellent range of equipment, warm and cosy."

    Lovely views and nearby walks - all very dog friendly for well behaved family pets. The owner is extremely accommodating, there's a nice welcome pack with fresh cake, wine and local eggs, and her parents who live opposite were very nice to us. The most impressive thing of all is that this is not on a holiday park/ complex, it's a very peaceful and relaxing cottage in a beautiful location on a working farm with views over Bideford Bay. Superb!

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2021

  • "Sorry I didn’t fill this in the first time I had to get straight back to work!"

    We had the most wonderful time at the Dovecote and our hosts were wonderful. We loved exploring this part of North Devon and all the beauty spots very close to our accommodation. Thank you so much Sykes Holiday Cottages

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2021

  • "Very friendly people which made an excellent stay."

    Very thoughtful arrival goodies parcel greeting as you arrive. Very enjoyable stay overall which we managed to enjoy despite the threat of Covid 19 rearing its ugly head.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2020

  • "Very comfortable and extremely clean accommodation in a beautiful location."

    The owner was very helpful and welcoming. Have already recommended it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2020

  • "Very nice, extremely clean and cosy cottage with a well equipped kitchen, and a very comfortable bed."

    The garden was well enclosed for our dog, and therefore safe.The owners were friendly and helpful, and the welcome pack was more than we have ever experienced before. One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by VickyOct 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage on working farm."

    Very warm and cosy with a well equipped kitchen. The family were extremely kind and generous, the welcome pack included wine, home made cake and eggs was a very pleasant surprise. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2019

  • "The dovecote is a beautiful cottage,well equipped and very clean."

    The owner has gone over and above to make the holiday really special.I will be booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2019

  • "Prefect place to relax and unwind."

    Great places to walk and in easy reach of beaches. The owners had thought about all the added little touches and the welcome pack was very much appreciated. The Dovecote exceeded are expectations. We will differently be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by SherreeAug 2019

  • "Location was good to explore, setting was lovely, you could see the sea"

    Reviewed by LyndaJul 2019

  • "The Dovecote was amazing!"

    So restful looking out at the stunning views. The cottage was spotlessly clean and we wanted for nothing. The bottle of wine, the home made cake, amazing free range eggs from the chickens you see from the window were such a nice touch. The garden was secure for the dog. The beds really comfortable. A great base for walking the coast path. Some beautiful places to visit and some great pubs serving good food a short drive away. We were made to feel so welcome by Kath and family. One of the most relaxing places I have ever stayed. Felt like home and can’t wait to go back

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Clean and tidy with everything you need for a weeks stay. Handy lane for walking the dog. Great homemade cake and some very tasty eggs in the kitchen on our arrival.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "Lovely holiday let, comfy clean and well equipped."

    Beautiful views out to sea. Added touches make the difference, the owner had left a lemon drizzle cake (delicious!), wine, eggs and milk. We had a really enjoyable break. Definitely recommend. GJ

    Reviewed by GaynorOct 2018

  • "Greeted by the owner and lemon drizzle cake, bottle of wine and fresh eggs as a welcoming gift."

    Perfect location to explore North Devon and Cornwall. Very quiet and picturesque location. Cottage had everything you could need for self catering. Would definitely book there again.

    Reviewed by WestleySep 2018

  • "The dovecote was a lovely exceptionally clean cottage,Jean met us as we arrived ..."

    The dovecote was a lovely exceptionally clean cottage,Jean met us as we arrived and showed us all around,the cottage was really clean ,the bed was really comfortable also the lounge suite,she left us a lovely lemon drizzle cake also a bottle of wine milk and eggs and it was made to feel really homely by the fresh flowers on the table thankyou so much,we will miss the moo moos and the chickens sleeping on the gate every night

    Reviewed by RoySep 2018

  • "Ideally situated to tour district with lovely caring hosts introducing their animals to my grandchildren of 3."

    1/2 years and 1 year. Would recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by JackyAug 2018

  • "Lovely location, lovely views, lovely people."

    Nice to see the cows moo-ching past. Be prepared for some typically tight West Country lanes.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful location."

    A wonderful welcome from the owners, who left us milk, eggs (from the chickens next to the cottage!) a bottle of wine and home made cake! It was great for our dog, with a circular walk around the farm well marked, including lanes, fields and woodland. It is a working farm so respect for livestock is a must, but the garden is safely enclosed. We had a really great week - plenty to see and do whatever the weather!

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week in the cottage."

    The cottage was like home from home, very comfortable and well equipped, the views were stunning and the owners were very friendly and helpful, such nice people. We shall be returning again.

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2018

  • "Lovely location very comfortable people great"

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2018

  • "Absolutely Fabulous, the holiday home was well equipped, in a rural, charming setting on a working farm it was lovely to see the cows each morning and evening going for milking."

    Clare the owner made us very welcome with lots of goodies on arrival, would highly recommend this holiday home

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "Geographically, the Dovecote is ideally located for visiting places in all directions; more importantly, perhaps, it was quiet, peaceful and tranquil - idyllic, in fact."

    Delightful. Simply delightful!

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "A quiet and peaceful location and very friendly farming family and a surprise ..."

    A quiet and peaceful location and very friendly farming family and a surprise bottle of wine, milk, eggs and a home made lemon drizzle cake

    Reviewed by MartynJun 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite P-shaped bath, shower over, basin and WC and veranda, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Range cooker with gas oven and gas hob, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Full height fridge freezer in the utility room
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: There are four steps to access the property, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: There is livestock nearby, pets must be supervised at all times.

The property

Hartland 2.1 miles.

This delightful single storey bungalow is situated on the owner’s working livestock farm in beautiful rural Devon, two miles from the bustling village of Hartland.

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this well-furnished property is ideal for couples or families looking for a rural retreat but within easy driving distance of village amenities and the coast.

Accessed via four steps, you enter the property into a hallway, perfect for leaving your muddy boots after a day of exploring.

Just off the hallway leads into the dining area where you can sit and enjoy a meal together as you look out across the countryside to the sea beyond.

An archway leads through into the well-equipped kitchen with its splendid range cooker, and the handy utility area with a washing machine and tumble dryer, ideal for rinsing through your swimming costumes after a day spent on the beach.

Relax in the comfortable leather sofas in the sitting room which also offers lovely sea views and watch a favourite film, with the warming electric fire this is a cosy space on chillier days.

There are two pleasant bedrooms with the master double boasting an en-suite, and the twin room has distant sea views.

Outside there is an enclosed lawned garden where the children can play in safety as the adults relax with a refreshing drink.

The village of Hartland is only a short drive away which offers plenty of choice if you fancy a night off from the cooking.

Take time to explore nearby Hartland Abbey or take the short drive to Hartland Point and soak up the views of the lighthouse as you walk along the coastal path; much of this area is owned by The National Trust, offering a beautiful stretch of rugged unspoilt cliffs, sheltered valleys and ancient woodlands.

Visit the charming fishing village of Clovelly overlooking the harbour, and try and spot the donkeys trundling up the hill with their packages.

Popular resorts to visit include Westward Ho!, Instow and Woolacombe.

This comfortable bungalow provides a lovely rural retreat for exploring Devon.

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About the location


Clovelly 5 miles; Bude 15 miles; Bideford 15 miles.

The bustling village of Hartland, with its nearby colourful quay and lighthouse, provides visitors with a wide selection of amenities, including an interesting craft shop, good pubs and several great places to eat. Just one mile out of the village situated within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies Hartland Abbey, where visitors can peruse the stunning collection of paintings and porcelain before relaxing in the Abbey's beautiful gardens. Alternatively the nearby coastal headland of Berry Head, with its dramatic cliffs and coves, offers excellent walking and nature watching opportunities. The pretty, car-free village of Clovelly lies just five miles away and is renowned for its flower-strewn cottages, steep cobbled streets, 14th century harbour and The Milky Way Adventure Park, home to Devon's biggest rollercoaster, whilst a short drive leads to another fun-packed and educational family day out at The Big Sheep, a fantastic adventure park. The unspoilt coastal resorts of Bude, Bideford and Instow are both within 15 miles making this a superb base for a varied and enjoyable holiday.

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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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