Fisherman’s Cottage is traditional. It is built in cob and stone and lies just past the Kingsley museum.
Come inside the cottage to see how a Clovelly fisherman and his family lived in the 1930s.
First of all, you will see a parlour decorated with domestic treasures of the period, such as simple cottage furniture, pictures, religious engravings, china and ornaments.
Then a tiny kitchen, which is plain, but full of period charm.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one small and the other even smaller. Above there is an attic with straw mattresses.
You will find the cottage packed with fascinating information and old photographs, which give a vivid picture of Clovelly’s fishing heritage.
You can view an unplastered wall in the downstairs room to show how it was made. The bottom layer is stones from the beach and the layer above of cob (earth mixed with a little straw).
It is also interesting to see a typical village well in the front room. Clovelly’s water was once supplied by such wells.
This fascinating cottage is well worth a visit as it offers you valuable insights into Clovelly’s rich fishing past.
As fishing is the very core of Clovelly, come in and find out more.