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The little kitchen is cleverly fitted and is perfect for cooking a light supper
Spectacular sea views can be enjoyed from behind the property in your seating area
Sink into the comfy sofa after a long day
Stylish petite bolthole
Enjoy a morning cuppa of your choice
Light the wood burner and settle in for a snug evening
Feature driftwood double bed
Sink into the deep mattress and bedding after a day on the beach
Clever use of driftwood
Enter into this open-plan bolthole
Enjoy a picnic
Bathroom with beautiful freestanding roll top bath
Make the most of the stunning sea view
Looking towards the property
Stunning countryside views to the sea from the seating area
Cuddle up in a blanket whilst watching the sun go down and enjoy the spectacular sea views
1 / 16  The little kitchen is cleverly fitted and is perfect for cooking a light supper
2 / 16  Spectacular sea views can be enjoyed from behind the property in your seating area
3 / 16  Sink into the comfy sofa after a long day
4 / 16  Stylish petite bolthole
5 / 16  Enjoy a morning cuppa of your choice
6 / 16  Light the wood burner and settle in for a snug evening
7 / 16  Feature driftwood double bed
8 / 16  Sink into the deep mattress and bedding after a day on the beach
9 / 16  Clever use of driftwood
10 / 16  Enter into this open-plan bolthole
11 / 16  Enjoy a picnic
12 / 16  Bathroom with beautiful freestanding roll top bath
13 / 16  Make the most of the stunning sea view
14 / 16  Looking towards the property
15 / 16  Stunning countryside views to the sea from the seating area
16 / 16  Cuddle up in a blanket whilst watching the sun go down and enjoy the spectacular sea views

Puffin's Nest

Hartland (2.5mls NW), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A delightful petite retreat located on a working farm in a secluded rural location
  • Rurally situated on the stunning Hartland Peninsula close to the Atlantic Ocean
  • Enjoy cliff top walks direct from the property and view the amazing and dramatic landscape
Property code: 60204

A spectacular Atlantic coastal location on the stunning Hartland peninsula in North Devon, with direct access to breathtaking unspoilt views, coastal walks and secluded beaches

Experience breathtaking unspoilt views on the stunning Hartland peninsula in this superb petite bolthole that once was a detached granary. Bright and airy with plenty of character, this sweet property is an opportunity to embrace a slower pace of life in a lesser-known corner of North Devon. Open the stable door in the morning to let light flood into the double-height living space, before nipping round to the side of the cottage to enjoy your coffee watching the sun rise over the fields.

Whether you’re snuggled up on the sofa in front of the wood burner or having a relaxing soak in the freestanding bath, you won’t find it hard to unwind here. The interiors reflect the coastal position of the property, and the bedroom features clever use of driftwood for coat pegs and the headboard. The small but perfectly formed kitchen is ideal for cooking a light supper after a long day discovering the area, which you can enjoy at the little table for two. Climb the pretty spiral staircase to bed and sink into the deep mattress, looking up at the beautiful exposed beams along the low apex ceilings.

Whether you prefer a quiet, secluded beach or a more traditional seaside experience, there’s something for everyone here. Pop to Hartland Quay (4 miles) or a little further to the resorts at Westward Ho! (16 miles) or Bude (19 miles). Take a wander around Hartland Abbey’s gardens (3 miles) and even stop for a spot of tea. If you’re after a more adventurous holiday, the North Devon Wake Park (7 miles) offers wakeboarding, paddleboarding and ringo rides.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and 2 ring hob and fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Electric and electric heaters included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included (can be intermittent due to rural location)
  • Regrets no dogs
  • Shops and pubs 3 miles, beach 1 mile
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Owner is happy to provide use of her washing machine if required
  • Regret no babies
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Alice Newby

This property is personally managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Katie 26th June 2022

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Stunning cottage and view. Absolutely enjoyed our stay for our anniversary and would definitely return.

Reviewed by Andrew 10th June 2022

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Savannah & Andrew where great made very welcome and the cottage was lovely, peaceful, great week, walks on the coastal paths and a few drinks in the pubs in Hartland, visiting Bude down in Cornwall and sandymouth beach, clovelly village just up the country lanes and Hartland quay. Thanks Savannah and family great week

Reviewed by RICHARD 27th May 2022

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Compact cottage in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by David 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Rebecca 30th April 2022

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Puffins Nest is a charming cottage set in a lovely gated little garden with seating area. Inside the cottage is everything you could possibly need, the owners have thought of everything. Very comfortable bed, lovely bath (with plenty of hot water!), Perfectly equipped kitchen, really cannot fault the place. Added bonus is the location is beautiful,Read more so peaceful and quiet, with the coastal paths and walks just a few minutes walk down the lane. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 4th March 2022

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This is a beautiful and unique property. The location is away from the hustle and bustle of the world. It comes very well equipped, is extremely clean and the outdoor area is ideal for staying out the wind. The scenery and landscape is fantastic, but be prepared for a hike. The local pub, The Hart, does a great Sunday lunch and is roughly 50 minuteRead mores walk from the property. Hide

Reviewed by Eleanor 24th January 2022

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Beautifully presented, really cute and comfortable with a beautiful location. Perfect for a quiet and relaxing getaway.

Reviewed by Radika 10th December 2021

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One of the best places we have stayed at ! The attention to detail was brilliant and we would give this place 10 starts if we could!!

Reviewed by Katie 3rd December 2021

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A true gem in the most incredible location. Cosy, comfortable with every need met. I loved staying in Puffins Nest and can't wait to return again with my cockapoo...a perfect place if you're wanting some rest and down time to unwind and enjoy scenic walks and a glorious coastline. Just perfect!

Reviewed by Lexy 13th November 2021

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Amazing little place extremely hospitable filled with everything you could need. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Matthew 8th November 2021

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Amazing little place to stay

Reviewed by David 30th October 2021

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Wonderful property / wonderful location/ wonderful host / we had a fabulous weekend break .

Reviewed by Joanne 22nd October 2021

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What a cosy retreat, especially when its blowing a hooley outside and the fire is lit. Perfect for coastal path walks and exploring the hidden coves and beaches. An easy walk to Hartland Key for fish and chips in the Wreckers retreat from the cottage and a short drive to Hartland for supplies. A must visit is Pattards Restaurant, a mile and half awRead moreay, which is a culinary treat. Also the Rectory Tea rooms for the very best homemade Quiche and cream teas! Our hosts were very welcoming . Hide

Reviewed by Huw 8th October 2021

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Absolutely amazing location on working farm. Utter peace and tranquillity rarely found in Devon. Savannah and Andrew our hosts were the most wonderful and generous people we could have wished for. Rushing back as soon as we can

Reviewed by Julia 24th September 2021

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Puffin's Nest was the perfect hideaway cottage. Cosy and comfortable. Savannah was the perfect host. Everything we needed had been provided. Lots of lovely walks around the area. The farm is very close to the beautiful coast path. Hartland has some amazing geological rock formations when viewed from the beaches.

Reviewed by Nicola 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Katherine 27th August 2021

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The location of the cottage was perfect with stunning walks, the hosts very welcoming whilst striving not to be in our face, there if we needed anything. We had everything we needed. The cottage itself was a quaint, pretty, peaceful hideaway, with a gorgeous wood burner inside and out. We both found the sofa a bit hard so would suggest better back Read moresupport for anyone staying more than a weekend. Lovely stay and beautiful cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Jan 9th July 2021

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Savannah and Andrew were lovely hosts and Puffin's Nest was entirely delightful. We loved the clifftop walks, only 5 minutes away and the seascapes were wild and romantic. Our cottage was very charming and was equipped with everything we needed. We spent lots of time sitting at peace either in the lovely garden, reading and listening to the bees huRead moremming, or outside, drinking in the fabulous views .. with a glass or two. An idyllic spot with plenty to do and see nearby ... or just for chilling. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 2nd July 2021

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The cottage is beautiful inside, very well designed and there is a lovely garden. The views are amazing, with great coastal walks straight from the doorstep. The only downside for us were the beams in the bedroom which made it uncomfortable walking around tho the bed itself was extremely comfortable! Unfortunately we also found the settee very uncoRead moremfortable! Visitors should also be aware of the very narrow roads to be negotiated to get to the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Jeremy 25th June 2021

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I had a delightful stay at the small but perfectly formed Puffins Nest which is situated on a farm, just a short walk to the coastal path. The location is quite remote which was just perfect for me. I would strongly reccomend Puffin's Nest to anyone who wants a quiet and relaxing break. There are wonderful coastal walks to be had and I also took myRead more bike, cycling to the delightful Clovelly. There is a local shop which provides pretty much all you will need which is a 10 minute drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 4th June 2021

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Excellent location, being within about half a mile of the South West Coastal pathway. Well equipped, comfy bed and friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Jessica 16th May 2021

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Lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings, very cosy bed and bath. Has all the essentials you could ever need. Hosts were lovely and very welcoming. It's an amazing place, great if you don't like the hussle and bustle of a town or city. The nearest corner shop is 10 mins drive and the nearest supermarket is about 25 minutes. Loads of amazing walking pRead morelaces on your door step, lots of lovely beaches all within a 30 minute drive. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 7th May 2021

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A beautiful little bolt hole for a very relaxing break. Gorgeous scenery to walk the dogs, the owners were so friendly and helpful. Nice little things provided for the dogs, especially welcome. Highly recommend Puffin's Nest and will book again. Thank You.

Reviewed by Richard 30th April 2021

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A fantastic location in a beautiful part of the world. So tranquil, incredible views and so close to the coastal path for some amazing walks. The granary is compact but extremely well thought through in its use of space, attention to detail and furnishings. The owners make sure you are looked after but in a very 'hands off' way. If you want to get Read moreaway from it all and explore a beautiful part of the coast, then this is for you! Hide

Reviewed by Liam 26th April 2021

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Reviewed by Sharyn 23rd April 2021

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Puffins nest is just perfect. Everything you need for a get away for two! Host made us very welcome - great welcome pack for our dogs! Thoroughly spoilt. Cant wait to return to this beautiful part of the world and such a wonderful place to stay. Great for walking. Is remote but just what we were looking for.

Reviewed by Andrew 12th April 2021

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Puffins nest is a perfect jewel of a getaway. We loved every minute of our stay; walking, off to the long sands near Westward Ho! and finding that pubs are open again. Sometimes just sitting and watching the sun go down, armed only with a small glass of something. We will be back, and recommend it unhesitatingly for friends and family (though not aRead morell at once). Hide

Reviewed by Alison 30th October 2020

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Yes,the cottage is cosy and comfy ,perfect for an out of the way break in beautiful surroundings

Reviewed by Jane 23rd October 2020

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Would have been lovely in the summer. The weather was extremely wet In October - it was originally booked for June but cancelled due to lock down- & we struggled to find places to hang & dry wet coats & clothing. The scenery is stunning, but the 5 miles of single track road to get to it was a bit off putting & we found we didnt want to travel to puRead morebs & restaurants at night. Hide

Reviewed by John 28th September 2020

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Lovely little bolt hole, unique, isolated and quiet even though its on a working farm. Family very welcoming and on site if you need anything. Only a five minute walk to stunning scenery over the cliffs and sea. If you want sea views from inside the property this is not the one for you. Will definitely go back.

Reviewed by Christine 25th September 2020

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Lovely cottage right by the coast. Just a short walk down the track and you are on the coastal paths. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and the woodburner was a nice addition on a cold windy september weekend away.

Reviewed by Jane 11th September 2020

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Like peace, quiet, sea views and remote location? Then this is the place. Local walks not requiring the car. Friendly, amiable non intrusive hosts. Working farm. Easy access via car to local village and larger towns.

Reviewed by Jackie 4th September 2020

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Fabulous location for stunning coastal walks, cosy cottage and lovely walled garden which is a suntrap. Friendly and helpful welcome from the owners and their lovely dogs. Our second stay and it didnt disappoint.

Reviewed by Sandy 21st August 2020

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A really lovely rural retreat. Set Practically on the Coastal path on the edge of a working farm. Super friendly owners who suggested great places to eat and drink and couldnt have been more helpful. Thankyou

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The little kitchen is cleverly fitted and is perfect for cooking a light supper
Spectacular sea views can be enjoyed from behind the property in your seating area
Sink into the comfy sofa after a long day
Stylish petite bolthole
Enjoy a morning cuppa of your choice
Light the wood burner and settle in for a snug evening
Feature driftwood double bed
Sink into the deep mattress and bedding after a day on the beach
Clever use of driftwood
Enter into this open-plan bolthole
Enjoy a picnic
Show 4 moreBathroom with beautiful freestanding roll top bath

Location

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