A timeless harbour village on the shores of North Devon, Clovelly is undeniably beautiful and a stay at one of its holiday cottages is sure to be unforgettable. For a truly peaceful holiday, our self-catering accommodation in Clovelly gives you the opportunity to experience the laid-back lifestyle of this exclusive, privately-owned village, famous for its cobbled streets and donkeys.
Why visit Clovelly?
Closed to motor vehicles since the 1920s, Clovelly is a true step back in time, with its steep cobbled streets, flower-strewn cottages and small fishing harbour. An attraction is the drove of donkeys who have replaced cars and bring goods up the steep slopes on sledges.
Things to do in Clovelly:
Wander down the pretty streets to explore charming cafes, gift shops and small museums packed with local gems and stories. Take a stroll along the South West Coast Path or through the Victorian Clovelly Court Gardens. For the kids, a donkey ride in the summer is a must.
Why stay in a Clovelly cottage?
Staying in a Clovelly holiday home places you at the centre of Clovelly’s amazing atmosphere and stunning scenery, with the sea, amazing walks and quirky village charms all on your doorstep. It’s also an opportunity to stay in an authentic, traditional fisherman’s cottage and enjoy a slice of life by the sea. You'll also find some great cottages in Devon closeby so you can explore the surrounding area too!
Three must see things in Clovelly:
- Take a village tour to learn about the centuries of rich history and fascinating tales Clovelly has to offer
- Visit the annual Herring and Seaweed Festivals to sample freshly caught produce and celebrate tradition
- See Clovelly and the Devon coast from the water on a chartered boat trip aboard a fishing boat