Hartland's Rugged Beach at Low Tide


Holiday cottages in Hartland are close to towering clifftops, rocky beaches, open moors and wooded valleys. This historic village is located on the Hartland Peninsula, on a rugged stretch of the North Devon coast. On the narrow high street that runs through the village, you will find a couple of groceries, pubs, a café, and a church. A short walk out of the village will bring you to Stoke, where you will notice St Nectan’s Church, a striking building with the highest tower of any church in Devon. Continue to the village’s harbour, Hartland Quay, for breathtaking views of Lundy Island and waves crashing against the cliffs. There is a pub with outside seating overlooking the quay, where peregrine falcons are a common sight. The South West Coast Path can be joined here, heading north to the lighthouse at Hartland Point, and south to the waterfall and wild, rocky bay of Speke’s Mill. Self-catering holidays in Hartland would be incomplete without a visit to the ancient fishing village of Clovelly, where steep, cobbled lanes descend to a pretty harbour. The charming North Cornwall town of Bude is a short drive westward, with sandy beaches, surf shops, and plenty of places to eat and drink.


The Milking Parlour enjoys views over the countryside to the ocean and sits on peaceful grounds near Hartland in Devon. The coastal cottage welcomes families and pets and boasts lovely grounds, exposed beams, wooden floors and a cosy fire, plus contemporary style and access to sandy beaches.

Recommended Places to Visit When Staying in a Hartland Holiday Cottage

The Milky Way Have a day out at this popular amusement park, with rollercoasters, wildlife displays and play areas, a short drive eastward from Hartland.

Docton Mill Stroll through the beautiful gardens before treating yourself to a traditional cream tea, hidden in a deep, wooded valley.

Hartland Abbey Explore the opulent interiors of this 18th-century mansion and follow the footpath through the woods and gardens to the sea.

The Big Sheep Don’t miss this animal-themed amusement park, with sheep races, lamb-feeding, and rides.

Westward Waves Surf School You will be provided with all the equipment and guidance you need to catch your first wave, at this surf school on the sandy beach of Westward Ho!