Hartland Abbey Holiday Cottages
We have two very different cottages available for holidays on the Hartland Abbey Estate in this beautiful, peaceful corner of North Devon. Both are characterful, comfortable and sleep eight people. Easy access to the South West Coastal Footpath and beautiful beaches.
The 15th century cottage, sleeping 8, is situated in a beautiful, sheltered valley, a stone’s throw away from a remote Atlantic cove. Approached by a private drive through woodland which quite suddenly opens out to reveal a view of the cliffs and the sea, the cottage lies beside the Abbey stream. Its unique position and immense old fashioned charm make it a wonderful place to relax, enjoy the natural surroundings, and escape from the pressures of modern living. The cottage was used as a film location for Rosamunde Pilcher’s ‘The Shell Seekers’ with Vanessa Redgrave and Maximillian Schell and more recently for the BBC adaptation of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ with Dan Stevens, Dominic Cooper, David Morrissey, Janet McTeer and Charity Wakefield. The South West Coastal footpath passes behind the cottage, making it a wonderful place to start a walk along the North Devon Coast towards the lighthouse and Clovelly or south to the Cornish border!
This 16th century (or earlier) detached cottage is in the heart of Stoke, a small hamlet on the road leading from Hartland to Hartland Quay, in one of the most unspoilt parts of England. In the early 18th century it was, for a short time, a hostelry when Hartland Quay Inn had its licence withdrawn for rowdy and drunken behaviour! The hamlet of Stoke consists of a few cottages and the beautiful church of St Nectan, called ‘The Cathedral of North Devon’ due to its huge size and tall tower, once used by wreckers to entice ships onto the rocky shore whose captains believed it to be the lighthouse! Beautiful walks and bicycle rides along the small lanes, with fabulous views of the Atlantic, start from the doorstep. Access to the South West Coastal Footpath is about 10 minutes walk from the cottage, from the path starting in the churchyard, 200 yards from the cottage.
Tel: 01884 860225/01237441496