Down below the Post Office, where the street makes a right turn, you’ll find this cottage with its beautiful decorative woodcarvings.
They were brought to Clovelly all the way from Oberammergau in Bavaria by Christine Hamlyn, the owner of Clovelly, who visited there in 1910. The town is the home of the famous Passion Play, and is renowned for its woodcarving.
Today the traditional skills are highly valued, and the Bavarian State Woodcarving School is located in Oberammergau. About 120 woodcarvers work there, making carvings of all kinds of subjects – including the lovely coloured grapes and fruits that you can see here in Clovelly.