Clovelly wins a S.W. in Bloom gold award!

Clovelly is delighted to have received two prestigious awards in the 2017 South West in Bloom competition.  The Clovelly Gardening Group has won a third Gold Award and a 'Best in Group' Mary Mortimer trophy.

Photo taken at the award presentation.  L-R: The Hon. John Rous, Peter Townsend, Ellie Jarvis, Su Maddocks, Lady and Lord Fellowes and Cllr. Anne Brooks, Chairwoman of Torbay Council.

New Year's Eve Fancy Dress Party

Party away until the New Year bells chime.  There will be fires and gunpowder to illuminate the quay and celebrate another year's passing
plus a disco.  You'll find it a thrilling way to welcome in the new year in an atmospheric village setting.

Clovelly Archive and History Group - Community Evening

Clovelly Archive and History Group invite you to a Community evening at St. Peter's Chapel, Clovelly, on Thursday, 2nd November
starting at 5:30 pm.  Free entry.

As an historically important village and community in North Devon, please come and support the work,  meet the locals and
perhaps add some information or just browse.  Everyone is welcome.

For further information, please contact Jana Edwards.  Email:

Clovelly one of Britain's top 10 prettiest fishing villages

Clovelly is delighted to have been named one of the prettiest fishing villages in Britain by BBC Countryfile Magazine, which took into
account all the villages have to offer, including restaurants, boats, hotels, museums and harbours, as well as listing some important
local history and websites to visit.

Clovelly's car-less cobbled streets, Red Lion Hotel bar, harbour, galleries and shops were some of the recommended features.

Invitation to New Book Launch

"A History of the Edwinsford and Clovelly Communities" by David T.R. Lewis
The Williams, Drummond, Cary, Hamlyn, Fane, Manners, Asquith and Rous Family Owners

Sir David Lewis, in his retirement from a successful career in the City (also as the eighth Welsh Lord Mayor),
settled in the Edwinsford area, North Carmarthenshire, and has since researched and written about the 
histories of gentry and families there.

Devon Job Swap Challenge

The Hon.John Rous (left), owner of Clovelly, and Rick Turner (right), Director of The Big Sheep, agreed to swap running their attractions on a recent busy day this August.
Both thoroughly enjoyed their time out to try managing a very different attraction to their own.

August Sights and Sounds. Blog by Stephen Perham

In the beautiful village of Clovelly the happy weeks of August are punctuated by lively festivals and exciting celebrations. Sights, sounds and colours decorate the long days; flowers bloom into the peak of their performance, the simmering sea invites the swimmer to plunge in, the cobbled streets echo with the percussive ripple of daily visiting trippers, laughing, remarking and exclaiming at the perfection of a high summer’s month in an English idyll.

Clovelly Lectures. "What the Jihadis Really Want"


DIRECTOR  :  THE HON. MRS  ROUS                                                                                                                                            


Saturday October 7th 2017, Clovelly Visitor Centre

Em Long's Wedding blog

Clovelly is classed by some as an alternative wedding venue.  It encaptures the traditional aspects of what would be classed as an outside venue for a wedding, and has elements of what are often highlighted as quirky or alternative.

Bridal couples are drawn to Clovelly due to these aspects, however, with this in mind, Clovelly is different in so many ways to many other alternative venues within the South West.

'Never a Dull Moment in Clovelly'. Blog by Ellie Jarvis

Recently the village was used as a location for a film adaptation of ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ — Starring Lily James and Michiel Huisman. Directed by Mike Newell, known for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, plus Four Weddings and a Funeral.


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