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Clovelly

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  • Day4

    Clovelly

    December 26, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    Visit to a beautiful seaside village with a sea wall and a pub perched on the wall and a tiny village scattered back up the steep ascent.

    Clovelly is a small village in the Torridge district of Devon, England. It has a harbour and is notable for its steep pedestrianised cobbled main street, donkeys and views over the Bristol Channel.

    Unusually, the village is still privately owned and has been associated with only three families since the middle of the 13th century, nearly 800 years. The estate is run by the Clovelly Estate Company, led by the Hon. John Rous, a descendant of the Hamlyn family who have owned the village, estate and manor house Clovelly Court since 1738. John Rous is the eldest son of Keith Rous, the 5th Earl of Stradbroke and Mary Asquith, granddaughter of former Prime Minister H. H. Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith. The scenery has been captured by artists for its richness of colour, especially in the separately accessed and separated Clovelly Court and along The Hobby, a road cut through the woods and overlooking the sea. The South West Coast Path National Trail runs from the top of the village and the section from Clovelly to Hartland Quay is particularly spectacular.
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  • Day4

    Clovelly (cont’d)

    December 26, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    Thought I might try for a swim here but had to wait till St Ives.
    We managed to grab a table outside and whilst we sipped our coffee an Irish folk band began singing in the pub.
    This was a perfect accompaniment to the mood and ambience of the place and it is so easy to mentally transport yourself back in time to think about what it might be like to live in such a place.
    The historical aspect of England is very appealing.
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    Jenny Day

    Love this village😍It was a perfect day. The 7 of us piled in the rental car, loads of fun. One day I would like to walk part of the 520 km trail!

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  • Day1

    Clovelly

    August 22, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Arriviamo a Clovelly abbastanza tardi purtroppo e quindi dobbiamo fare una visita veloce perché ancora non abbiamo una stanza per questa sera.
    Si parcheggia la macchina all'entrata del paese e si scende a piedi. È un minuscolo paesino che scende fino al mare, un vero e proprio bijou. Meritava proprio la visita anche se veloce. La strada per scendere è molto ripida ed ogni casa ha davanti una specie di slitta per portare avanti ed indietro la spesa, le valige o materiali vari. Il ritorno al parcheggio è un po' faticoso anche perché fatto in fretta...Read more

  • Day4

    Devon Dinners

    December 26, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    More fun at Devon especially with a drink at the Farmers Arms which was the quintessential country pub until a philanthropic multi-millionaire decided to upgrade the pub as a tribute to his family who hailed from the town and wanted to give something back to the community.
    He has since also committed to renovating the corner store as well as a local manor house to make it a more desirable tourist destination. He has done a sensational job at the pub and by chance he was in the pub with some friends when I visited with Dylan and Jen and I missed the opportunity to congratulate him on the success of his project.
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    Jenny Day

    Peter has amazed with every meal cooked by himself with no assistance at 79 . It is lovely just chatting and hanging out around the kitchen table. I am enjoying doing nothing. He has catered for my vegetarian diet with the most memorable cannelloni, baked veggie loaf and some of the most extraordinary veggies I’ve ever tasted!!!!

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  • Day2

    Twas the night before Xmas...

    December 24, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    We have finally arrived at Woolsery after much anticipation and are really looking forward to an amazing Christmas with Polly’s family.
    Polly’s grandad Peter is an extraordinary host and makes us feel so welcome and everything is in order for a wonderful Christmas in England.
    The streets are so beautifully laid out...they are cobbled in most cases and quite small so much so that two cars cannot pass together so one has to find a small culvert to pull over and allow the other to pass.
    Peter bought “Town Farm” and has painstakingly done it up and as a qualified carpenter has done an amazing job.
    Some of the lanes that you travel along to get to Woolsery are tiny and banked on either side by thick hedges sometimes made up of Chinese elms.
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    Jenny Day

    Peter is a fabulous host and has given us the best room. It is a part of the house ( which is like a rabbit Warren) that is over 400 years old!!!It has magnificent beams and high ceilings and a bath on legs😍

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  • Day6

    Barnstaple nach Clovelly

    April 1, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Erstmal frohe Ostern Ihr Lieben!!!
    Unser 6. Tag: Wir hatten einen wunderschönen sonnigen Vormittag, allerdings immer noch viele Matschwege- das kostet viel konzentration.
    Später kam wieder Regen und Wind, aber auch ein gepflasterter Weg im Wald.
    heute Morgen haben wir nach 110km laufen tatsächlich essbares Brot gefunden - und das gab es auf halbem Weg am Strand zusammen mit gutem Stilton Käse. Und beides war ohne Ingwer....
    Jetzt sind wir im hübschen Ort Clovelly, leider regnet es stark, wir sind, froh, im Warmen und Trockenen zu sein und verschieben die Ortsbesichtigung auf morgen 😉
    Liebe Grüße!
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