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Living in Clovelly Every day the tide washes up across the stones in the harbour and touches ‘Crazy Kate’s’ cottage,where I live.I often overhear visitors discussing the property and thinking out loud about life in Clovelly. It wasn’t so long ago that I too looked on from the harbour, daydreaming about what it would be like to live in a house like this… The description of this cottage on the Clovelly website is as follows:“Kate Lyall, known as Crazy Kate, died in 1736. Her pretty cottage with... more

In a village like Clovelly stories abound of fortune and misfortune, the tragedy and the comedy, the romance and the forsaken, the legend often embellished, the ghost story often told. Growing up in the village there was nothing more enthralling than the tales of ghosts that wandered the streets, haunting dark corners or appearing, albeit fleetingly, sitting beside long cold fire places. Nothing was more exciting to us than the ghostly pool of blood that appeared within the Rectory, usually to... more

The 13th July issue of Country Life Magazine included a 6 page article on Clovelly Court Gardens. "The whole garden, in its setting of mansion, church and surrounding rugged landscape, is intensely atmospheric, but in its present unpretentiously flourishing conditions, it is also intensely encouraging: proof that, given the right conditions and approach, there can still be a viable future for a traditional walled garden". www.countrylife.co.uk

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