About the Hartland Heritage Coast and Ruby Country
This is a coast less visited by mass tourism, but special in the hearts of many locals. A coast of rugged beauty, of gale lashed rocks and boulder beaches, where thrift and sea campion bloom on the rabbit-grazed sward, of sea caves and waterfalls, where the ocean's erosion has cut away the lower river bed. Fronding lichens grow in unpolluted air. Oakwood combes aflush with wildflowers in greater abundance here than anywhere else in North Devon.
Visit Hartland Abbey and walk to Blackpool Cove; savour the extraordinary geological formations (and the beer) at Hartland Quay; walk the Clovelly coast past Angels' Wings to discover "The Cave" and return to a crab salad by the harbour at Clovelly - and keep your eyes peeled all the while for dolphins or seals or sunfish.
The Red Lion Hotel
The Quay, Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TF. Tel: 01237 431237.
An Historic Hotel in a unique and romantic setting, actually built into and over the 14th Century stone quay of this famous fishing village. All the bedrooms have views directly over the sea or harbour. Unlike the New Inn, one can park one's car immediately beside the hotel. Fall asleep to the sound of the sea – of waves breaking on a shingle shore.
Rate per night: from £77.00 p/p b/b see web for special on the day deals
Deluxe rooms available for a supplement.
Standard: 7 double, 2 twin, 2 family. All en-suite
Deluxe: 4 double, 2 twin. All en-suite
Parking for 17 beside hotel. Open: All year round.
The New Inn
Up-Along, Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TF. Tel: 01237 431303.
In Clovelly main street, a cobbled and stepped lane winding down past many pretty cottages, is The New Inn, so called because it is merely 250 years old whereas most of Clovelly is much older. The bedrooms at the Inn are of exceptional quality.
Rate per night: from £61.50 p/p b/b see web for special on the day deals
Bedrooms: 1 single, 6 double, 1 family. Bathrooms: 8 en-suite.
Parking (free) in village carpark. Open: All year round.
Children under 12 years are half price and under 3 years are free.
Hartland Quay Hotel
Stoke, Hartland, Bideford, EX39 6DU. Tel: 01237 441218.
17th Century corn exchange now a Tavern and Hotel in one of the most spectacular positions on North Devon's long and varied coastline. Here is a stunning landscape of rocks and cliffs, sea caves and rockpools, seals, seabirds and the constant wash o' the waves. If there's four to seven of you, we recommend that you book the cottage annexe (1 family, 1double, 1 twin, sitting room, bathroom, Atlantic views). Family atmosphere. Shore angling.
Bed & Breakfast per night: single room £50.00; double room £100.00. Dinner: bar menu - bar open all day and evening.
Bedrooms: 2 single, 5 double, 4 twin, 6 family. Bathrooms: 15 en-suite, 2 public.
Parking for 100. Open: All year round.
Weekly rates available and child discounts.
West Titchberry Farm
Hartland, Bideford, EX39 6AU. Tel: 01237 441287.
A traditionally-run, family owned, 150 acre working farm on the Hartland Peninsula Coast; famous Shipload Bay (NT), a romantic rocky cove of atlantic seals, flotsam and jetsam, seabirds and wind-buffetted thrift, is just 500 yards from the farmhouse. Long-term parking for hikers of the South West Coast Path; luggage transference and lifts for walkers; packed lunches available. 2.5 miles north-west of Hartland village; less than 1 mile east of Hartland Point lighthouse. Unpolluted night skies.
Bed & Breakfast per night: £27.50 per person in twin and double bedrooms, £32.50 per adult in family (ensuite) bedroom. Dinner: £13.00 (two course), £15.00 (three course).
Bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 family. Bathrooms: 1 ensuite, 2 public.
Parking for 10. Open: All year round (except 24/25/26 Dec).
Hartland, Bideford, EX39 6AT. Tel: 01237 441320.
A charming farmhouse set in idyllic countryside, only a two field stroll away from the coastal path and superbly located for the beach or for walking. Four en-suite bedrooms in the style of Laura Ashley and Jane Churchill, each with tea/coffee, TV and hairdryers. Two miles east of Hartland Point lighthouse; less than two miles north of Hartland village (church, pottery, pubs and shops).
Bed & Breakfast per night: single occupancy from £35.00; double room £60.00-£65.00. Dinner: from £14.00.
Bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin. Bathrooms: 4 en-suite.
Parking for 10. Open: All year round.
Weekly rates available and reduced prices for children.
Hartland, Bideford, EX39 6DW. Tel: 01237 441918. Mobile: 07980 757168.
* The Old Granary @ Leigh Farm combines the intimacy & atmosphere of a farmhouse B&B with the privacy & luxury of staying in a separate suite, with TV/DVD, hot beverage facilities & hairdryer. Enjoy a delicious aga cooked breakfast using local produce & homemade preserves before exploring this beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take a 10 minute stroll through our fields and woods to the village of Hartland, or explore the beautiful coastline, 1 mile away. Packed lunches available.
Bed & Breakfast per night: single occupancy £30.00; double room £55.00.
Bedrooms: 1 double. Bathrooms: 1 ensuite.
Parking for 2. Open: All year round.
2 Fore Street, Milton Damerel, Holsworthy, EX22 7PA. Tel: 01409 261787.
Country cottage offering a self-contained guest suite (double bedroom, sitting/dining area, wet room/shower), with its own private access. Sofa/bed and wood-burner stove (logs extra) in sitting area. Modern furnishings throughout. Well lit and well insulated, this old cob barn is now a comfortable suite for up to 3 people. Some dogs welcome. Safe lock-up for bikes/surf boards/etc. Japanese garden with extensive views of surrounding countryside. Exactly ½ mile from Woodford Bridge (thatched tavern and restaurant).
Bed & Breakfast per night: single occupancy £30.00-£35.00; double room £55.00-£60.00.
Evening Meal: £15.00 per person (two courses). Packed lunch: £5.00 per person.
Bedrooms: 1 double + sofa bed. Bathrooms: 1 ensuite.
Parking for 2. Open: All year round.