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Saltwind Granary Clovelly North Devon | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 3096 | Sleeps 3
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Saltwind Granary 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | | Sleeps 3
3 miles from Clovelly, one field back from the magnificent coast and Coast Path and surrounded by flower-filled hedgerow meadows, a gorgeous cottage converted from old barns. It has been revamped to provide accommodation any glossy style magazine would be happy to feature. Everything has been provided for your comfort; attention to detail makes this an exceptional place.
Approached over a gravelled path and down 7 steps, it is on the corner of a number of cottages forming a beautifully sheltered garden enclave, and has its own neat, private side garden (table/chairs). Hall with tiled floor and room for coats/boots. Two ground-floor bedrooms – a double (5’ bed), and a single with en suite shower-room (suite); bathroom (suite, shower over bath, washer-drier in cupboard). Stairs up to open-plan living/dining/fitted kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/induction hob) with Amtico flooring, lofty ceilings with beams, TV/DVD and French windows to steps down to garden. No children under 6. A stunning cottage, 100 yards from a Nat. Trust footpath to the coast.
North Devon: its coast is perhaps the most varied of all, from Hartland Quay with its tremendous cliffs and multi-coloured rocks like dinosaurs’ backs, via car-free Clovelly village tumbling to the sea, and the estuaries of the river Torridge (where Tarka lived) and river Taw, and Braunton’s wilderness of sand dunes (all good for birdwatching), to the best sand/surf beaches in Devon at Saunton (the West Country’s best golf course too), Croyde and Woolacombe, all the way to Exmoor.
The main town is Barnstaple - busy, thriving, not too big. The Tarka Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows, very attractively, the river Torridge from deep inland to the sea and on past Instow’s good beach and lovely cricket ground to Bideford, from where Elizabethan merchantmen sailed.
From Hartland Point’s lighthouse, great views to Lundy Island - and from Ilfracombe ships (day trips) to it. In Appledore unusual ships are built and its heart is very pretty. Inland, woods and fields roll, sometimes steeply, with streams, rivers and farms, almost totally unspoilt - as is most of the coast. Its north-west, stretching from Hatherleigh to Hartland, is Devon’s least changed, least visited, least inhabited part, a country of big fields, some forests, gently undulating, with long, long views beneath big skies where old men in their vegetable gardens look up as a car passes. Holsworthy is the main (very small) town, with square, market, firm purpose. The river Tamar rises in the Tamar Lakes (watersports, fishing). The roads are straighter and less high-hedged than most in Devon - and emptier.
Clovelly: famous, cobbled, cliffside, traffic-free village (pubs, museum/shop) with picturesque 16th cent. cottages winding down to small harbour (seasonal fishing/day trips to Lundy Island). Family adventure parks, 1½ and 10 miles; Woolfardisworthy (shop), 4; Hartland (shops, pubs), 6; Bideford (town) and Westward Ho! (big beach), 10; shopping village, 10; Bude (sand/surf beaches), 15.
No children under 6.