- Hot tub
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Broadband / WiFi
A great place - with views stretching to the sea - to reconnect, unwind and relax in the countryside close to the beautiful North Devon coast and the South West Coast Path. The Milking Parlour is one of five characterful, family-friendly holiday cottages converted from farm buildings on the unspoiled Hartland Peninsula, close to the border of North Devon and Cornwall.
It's ground-floor, has a comfortable sitting room with wood-burning stove and French windows onto a small, enclosed garden with wide, green views to the sea beyond the tower of St Nectan's Church. There's a well-equipped kitchen/dining room, a double and a twin-bedded room and a bathroom with bath and overhead shower. And you have the use of the on-site, indoor hot tub and sauna, bookable for private use (generally available from Easter to October).
Straight out from the garden is a meadow/play area with climbing frame, swings and sand pit. Everyone's invited to join in with feeding the owners' animals - chickens, ducks and pigs - each morning.
So close to probably the most dramatic stretch of the South West Coast Path, this is a fabulous area for walking - for cream teas and gardens - and for cycling, sailing, surfing and fishing too. The closest beaches, at Berry and Hartland Quay - with its friendly pub - are craggily beautiful, often deserted and great for rock pooling and adventurous swimming. Within half an hour's drive south are the beauty spots of Welcombe Mouth, Morwenstow and Sandy Mouth with its long sandy beach. And there are more surfing and boarding beaches at Bude and Widemouth Bay. To the north are the picturesque, steeply cobbled village of Clovelly, the vast beach at Westward Ho! and the pretty coastal estuary towns of Appledore, and Instow. Hartland village, with its shops, pubs, café, potteries and crafts, is a 20-minute walk through woodland. Hartland Abbey Gardens are a 10-minute stroll. There are plenty of attractions specifically for children in the area like the nearby Milky Way, and The Big Sheep, near Bideford.
Short breaks available out of season. There is off road parking available close to the cottages. Milking Parlour is one of the 5 properties below and can be booked together for larger family groups. The owners, their children and dogs, live in the old farmhouse so are on hand and happy to help in any way they can.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin zip/link can be super-king double on request. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Shared hot tub and Sauna (seasonal opening times apply)
Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, shared laundry facilities, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen, towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Patio garden with furniture and BBQ with starter pack of fuel. Shared children's play area/picnic area. Spa room with hot tub & sauna (available Easter – October for private booking available free of charge). Dogs welcome at £25 each per week. Sorry, no smoking. Shop/pub/ 3 miles. Coast under 2 miles.
About the location
Clovelly 5 miles; Bude 15 miles; Bideford 15 miles.
The bustling village of Hartland, with its nearby colourful quay and lighthouse, provides visitors with a wide selection of amenities, including an interesting craft shop, good pubs and several great places to eat. Just one mile out of the village situated within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies Hartland Abbey, where visitors can peruse the stunning collection of paintings and porcelain before relaxing in the Abbey's beautiful gardens. Alternatively the nearby coastal headland of Berry Head, with its dramatic cliffs and coves, offers excellent walking and nature watching opportunities. The pretty, car-free village of Clovelly lies just five miles away and is renowned for its flower-strewn cottages, steep cobbled streets, 14th century harbour and The Milky Way Adventure Park, home to Devon's biggest rollercoaster, whilst a short drive leads to another fun-packed and educational family day out at The Big Sheep, a fantastic adventure park. The unspoilt coastal resorts of Bude, Bideford and Instow are both within 15 miles making this a superb base for a varied and enjoyable holiday.
This property offers the following short breaks: