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.
Lake View Holiday Lodge
Hartland Forest Park, Nr Clovelly. Tel: 0191 537 4932 or mobile 07740 322553. Website: www.lakeviewholidaylodge.co.uk
Lake View Holiday Lodge is a three-bedroomed luxury (pet-friendly) pine lodge, sleeping up to eight people, overlooking a fishing lake set in the beautiful 100 acre Hartland Forest Golf & Leisure Park in rural North Devon. Beautiful starlit evenings - enjoy a great night's sleep. More than 20 miles of North Devon's spectacular coast are within an 8 mile drive of the lodge, including the beaches at Welcombe, Hartland Quay, Clovelly and Bucks Mills.
Weekly Tariff: £325-£725. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Lodge. Bedrooms: 1 Double en-suite, 2 Twins.
Sleeping: 8 max. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 298 196.
Availability (week beginning Saturday):
Out of season breaks of up to four nights @ £55 per night
Galsham Farm, Hartland, Bideford. Tel: 01237 441262
One very comfortable, single storey, detached cottage beside a farmhouse, just 1½ miles from the sea (via footpath). Perfect base for coastal walks, this part of the North Devon coast is paricularly rich in wildflowers, geological features and seashore life. 1¾ miles south-west of Hartland village.
Weekly Tariff: £205 - £415. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Cottage. Bedrooms: 1 emperor-size double or twin, 1 sofa-bed in living room
Sleeping: 2/4. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 245 227.