Clovelly is a fishing village carved into the heavily wooded green cliff face with a hand built cobbled street running from top to bottom past the whitewashed houses to the harbour. Donkeys used to transport people and luggage up and down the steep cobbles but today a land rover service will help any struggling visitor.

The village asks for an entrance fee to cover maintenance of the holiday cottages and village during the day but you can visit in the evenings and watch the sun set over the pebble ridge with Lundy Island cutting a dark silhouette across the sky.

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Did you know

The village is on a steep hill and sledges are used by the people who live in Clovelly to bring things to and from their houses. In the past, donkeys were used to transport goods up and down the cobbled streets and you may even see a ‘retired’ donkey at the top of the village when you visit!

Cottages in Clovelly (46)

Must see

Clovelly Harbour and beach At the bottom of the village you’ll find a harbour where you can try a famous mackerel or crab baguette.

Clovelly Village A visit into the heart of this traditional fishing village is a must, take care of the cobbled streets!

Rowan Tree Studio This lovely studio offers one to one crafting workshops or fun parties where you can learn sewing and quilting.

Featured cottages in Clovelly

Flaxmans Stable
Flaxmans Stable
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 2
Middlemay Cottage
Middlemay Cottage
Higher Clovelly
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
Puffin House Blegberry Farm
Puffin House Blegberry Farm
Hartland (3mls NW)
Sleeps: 7 | Bedrooms: 4
Clovelly (3mls S)
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
Lane Barton Stable
Lane Barton Stable
Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 3
House Martin At The Retreat
House Martin At The Retreat
Clovelly (1m N)
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Dipple Mill
Dipple Mill
Bucks Mills (4mls S)
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Orchard Lodge
Orchard Lodge
Clovelly (5.5mls S)
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
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Places near Clovelly

  • Hartland

    Mini peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic with views to Lundy Island.

  • Bradworthy

    A huge square lined with shops that comes alive on market and festival days.

  • Welcombe

    A gorgeous coastal village with outstanding views.

  • Littleham

    A charming village tucked away in the North Devon countryside.

  • Westward Ho

    Seaside town in North Devon with a links golf course and large beach.

  • Bideford

    Little white town in North Devon with a lovely quayside and cafés.

  • Appledore

    Perfect for quayside strolls with an ice cream and arts and crafts.

  • Instow

    A perfect estuary beach with great places to dine and watch sunsets.

  • Croyde

    A village tucked away on the North Devon coast; a huge pull for surfers.

  • Great Torrington

    This market town is perched on a hill near to the Tarka Trail.

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