Clovelly Court Gardens are a must see whilst visiting the famous village. Plants thrive in this sheltered sunny corner of North Devon, which has the added benefit of the warmth the Gulf Stream brings.
You’ll find neat, carefully tended gardens and beautifully restored Victorian greenhouses within its old walls. The incredible variety of fruits & vegetables grown here supply the Red Lion Hotel. You can even take some home with you!
Check out our shops, galleries and museums. Try your hand at our arts & crafts workshops, charter a boat for a fishing trip or take a stroll along the beautiful cliffs, beaches and through the village. The choice is yours in Clovelly!
Originally the estate was owned by William the Conqueror, King of England, gifted to his wife and then had many royal associations until 1242 when first acquired by the Giffard family. Until the middle of the 19th century Clovelly was unknown to the outside world. It was partly as a result of Charles Kingsley’s ‘Westward Ho!’, set in and around the village, that visitors began to come.
‘Lucky’ dog rescued by Clovelly R.N.L.I.
A drama unfolded this week when an adventurous pup got into a bit of trouble 120 meters from the shore! Thanks to the swift action of the Clovelly RNLI crew, […]
‘The template for the idyllic English coastal village’ – The Guardian
We’d like to offer The Guardian a warm thank you for our latest feature in the press. We couldn’t agree more that Clovelly is the ‘template for the idyllic English […]
‘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.’ […]
The story behind Clovelly’s Woolsery Show – The Cornish and Devon Post
We would like to thank the Cornish and Devon Post for featuring Clovelly in their recent post about the 121st Woolsery & District Agricultural Show. ‘You couldn’t get a […]
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 […]
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 […]
See the Sea! Coastal Stays – Issuu
“Whether you want to fall asleep to the sound of waves or pop outside for a pre-breakfast swim, we pick the best hotels across the British Isles with rooms beside […]
“Clovelly’s Seaweed Festival makes a splash with artisan delights and beachside fun” – Devon Live
“Visitors to an artisan market made a splash in Clovelly as the village hosted its Seaweed Festival. The event attracted crowds to see the stalls alongside the harbour all, as […]
“The most beautiful seaside villages in the UK” – The Telegraph
“Scattered up a hillside and clinging to a 400-foot cliff overlooking Bideford Bay, Clovelly has to be one of Devon’s most famous villages. While donkeys used to be the main mode […]
“The village once owned by England’s first queen” – BBC Travel
We are extremely grateful with the BBC’s Travel section for writing their article, “The village once owned by England’s first queen”, where they describe the beauty of living in Clovelly. […]