Clovelly features in The Telegraph

Thank you to The Telegraph for their article about Clovelly. All of our decisions are guided by our core objective: to preserve Clovelly as a living community for future generations to enjoy. The entrance fee (which has actually been in place since 1926!) helps with the essential maintenance of a village perched on a 400ft cliff with limited access.

Read the article here. 



Devon Life: Life on the cobbles

A big thank you to Devon Life Magazine for their article in February’s issue about living in Clovelly. It highlights the community that we, in Clovelly, are so lucky to have (some families have lived in Clovelly for over 300 years), as well as some of the challenges of living in a village with no car access. It touches on tourism and how the entrance fee supports the essential maintenance and restoration of the village and surrounding woodland/coast path.

Most of all, it shows how Clovelly is not just a tourist destination but a working, living, breathing community.

Thank you for coming to visit us!

‘The picture-perfect fishing village’ – The Sun

‘Clovelly has received a 4/5 star rating from more than 2,000 reviews on TripAdvisor. One person wrote: “It was like stepping back in time, Clovelly is traffic-free and remains unchanged.’

‘A second added: “A spectacular place to visit, it was totally different from anything else we’ve seen on our various travels.”

‘There are plenty of things to do in the small village including Clovelly Court Gardens – a Victorian kitchen garden with restored greenhouses and carefully tended gardens.’

Thank you to The Sun for the feature!

Read the full article here.

Clovelly named ‘beautiful seaside village’ by The Mirror

“Situated on the north coast of Devon perched on a 400ft cliff a four-hour-plus drive from our county, the fishing village has its roots all the way back to the days of William the Conqueror.”

“You can even stay overnight at The Red Lion Hotel where there are 19 rooms of various sizes on offer and you can mingle with locals in the adjacent Snug Bar in the evening. Come the morning you’ll wake up to the sights and smells from the hustle and bustle of the harbour below.

And what’s more, there is even a waterfall tucked away to the east of the uneven big pebbled beach. It is a slight trek and it is advised to wear some sturdy shoes. The walk from the top of the village to the waterfall takes about 90 minutes.”

Read more from The Mirror’s article here.

The beautiful seaside village frozen in time – Surrey Live

“The ancient fishing village of Clovelly has a rich history and was originally in the hands of royalty.”

“The term “hidden gem” can sometimes be overused, so when you find out about somewhere genuinely off the beaten track it is a must-see. While Surrey has plenty of these, if you fancy a family holiday in the UK further afield then you should look no further than the picturesque settlement of Clovelly.

Situated on the north coast of Devon perched on a 400ft cliff a four-hour-plus drive from our county, the fishing village has its roots all the way back to the days of  William the Conquerer when he gifted the estate to his wife. It remained in the hands of royalty until the 1200s when it was acquired by the Giffard family but remained unknown to the wider world until the mid-19th century.”

Thank you to Surrey Live for featuring us.

Read more here.

Clovelly Maritime Festival

Sunday 21st July 2024

Watch the exciting Clovelly Cup yacht rally against a backdrop of live music, street entertainment, activities and games for the whole family. Join us for a day full of fun, all in aid of The Mission to Seafarers.