Nestled in the beautiful coastal countryside of Hartland on the North Devon coast, lies a unique gem: Cheristow Farm Cottages. This idyllic retreat comprises seven delightful cottages, all arranged around the main farmhouse where a warm and welcoming family resides, always eager to assist but equally respectful of your privacy.
Let’s introduce the cottages, shall we? Comfortably rustic, five of the cottages are situated around the former farmyard and can accommodate between 2 to 5 guests. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or a family holiday, these cottages exude a homely charm. Picture this: sipping your morning coffee on your personal outdoor furniture terrace, with two of the cottages offering breathtaking views of the sea across the scenic countryside. One cottage stands as an annexe, perfect for couples, complete with a sun-kissed south-facing terrace, while a modern spacious conversion with three king-size double beds awaits larger groups, promising space, luxury, and the cosiness of home.
If you’re bringing along young ones, they’re in for a treat. Not only are children warmly welcomed, but they’re also encouraged to help feed the farm’s resident animals. Come summer, delight in the joy on their faces as they feed the pigs, chickens, and ducks. It’s these small, shared moments that transform a holiday into a cherished memory.
At Cheristow Farm Cottages, their love for four-legged companions is evident. Dogs are wholeheartedly welcome in five of the seven charming cottages, and understand that a holiday is all the more special when you can share it with your furry friend. The expansive landscapes surrounding the cottages provide the perfect backdrop for morning walks and playful afternoons. Just a short stroll away, Hartland Village welcomes dogs with open arms, boasting several pet-friendly pubs and cafés. It’s not just a retreat for you, but a haven for your canine companion as well.
For those seeking a touch of luxury, the spa room beckons with its hot tub and sauna. These can be booked by the hour for private sessions at no extra cost, offering the perfect way to relax after a day of exploration. And as the evening chill sets in, many of the cottages feature wood-burning stoves to keep you snug, or perhaps you’d fancy a barbecue under the starry night sky. Speaking of stars, with minimal pollution, the clear night skies at Cheristow are truly a sight to behold.
Now, if you’re wondering about the location, the Hartland Peninsula offers an array of experiences. A leisurely 20-minute cross-country walk gets you to the heart of Hartland Village, renowned for its local shops, child and dog-friendly pubs, and the monthly farmers’ market. The rugged Hartland Quay and the atmospheric Wreckers’ Retreat pub is a mere 10-minute drive away, ideal after a refreshing swim off the old quay.
The Hartland Peninsula isn’t just about its beauty; it’s an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with spectacular cliff-scapes, making it a haven for geologists, birdwatchers, and walkers. The coastal path might even reward you with a glimpse of a peregrine falcon or an elusive chough. While the immediate coastline is rugged, a short half-hour drive opens up to the sandy expanses of beaches like Westward Ho!, Northam, Sandymouth, and Bude, catering to both leisurely beachgoers and avid surfers.
Amidst all this, don’t forget to treat yourself to the area’s renowned cream teas and visit fine gardens like Hartland Abbey and Docton Mill. If you’re walking the South West Coast Path, particularly between Westward Ho! and Bude, Cheristow’s location is unbeatable. The hosts can even assist with your walk planning, ensuring you capture the essence of this incredible stretch.
Cheristow Farm Cottages in Hartland isn’t just a holiday spot; it’s an experience. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil retreat by the wood-burning stove or an invigorating day out swimming and surfing, Cheristow promises a rejuvenating stay. As many attest, guests often leave with their ‘batteries recharged’. Why not discover it for yourself?