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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.

Robson Green, saves man at Clovelly

Robson saves Man who fell down the cliff in Clovelly whilst filming, Tales from the Coast,   Clovelly featured in this first episode after Ilfracombe, when Robson travelled to North Devon, a 90-mile stretch of coast holding fond childhood memories for him. Robson said: “There are parts of North Devon that make you feel like you’re stepping back in time, so I’m hoping this journey will help me understand just how

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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

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Clovelly named in best road trips in the UK, by Ashley Gilmour

The Atlantic Highway spans 134 miles across North Devon and North Cornwall. Passing fishing villages, beautiful coastlines and some of the rural South West’s finest scenery, this epic driving route is often overshadowed. Though it technically begins in Barnstaple, the A39 actually stretches all the way along the coast north of Devon into Somerset. The tree-lined Exmoor cliffs at Lynmouth and Porlock can be enjoyed on this route, before joining

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‘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. Living on a film set was quite an experience. There was 24 hour security, much interest from the press and a real air

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“Neighbourhood Views”. Stephen Perham’s blog

  When you set foot upon the cobble stone pathways and byways of Clovelly’s quaint and ancient honeysuckled trails you have begun a journey that meanders through the lives and centuries of one of Devon’s finest maids. But in order to admire such beauty sometimes it is better to stand back and gaze afresh at the startling white cottages with their windows on the sea trickling randomly down the vibrantly

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“Clovelly Lifeboat Station”, Stephen Perham’s blog

 It’s not everyone’s idea of fun, some may even wonder why! Downing the tools, dinners left to go cold on the table, half started conversations interrupted by the excited bleep of the pager, the running stumbling out of doors, uncombed hair, and that odd sock moment. The call, the shout, the lifeboat requested on service, the reason for the training, the endless training, the heavy booted stomp of the hurried,

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“Winter in Clovelly” Ellie Jarvis blog

In many respects time has stood still here in Clovelly and for most, the hustle and bustle of modern life seems to melt away as you set foot on the famously steep cobbled street.  People are naturally fascinated by the difficulties and quirks of living in such a beautiful and unique village and I’m often asked what it’s like to live here. Clovelly is privately owned, and although many thousands

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Escape to the Country filming for BBC2 at Clovelly

  In a forthcoming episode filed at Clovelly, viewers can follow a couple who are keen to find a house in North Devon.  Clovelly was filmed in the village and harbour to show how beautiful the area is and offers a calm reflection of the days when speed, noise and stress were not what they are today.

A Pawfect Weekend in Clovelly by Kate Taylors blog “dotty4paws”

  If I had to name one thing that makes any holiday (in fact any day) complete, it would be having Poppy dog at my side to share new experiences, discover new places and make ever-lasting memories together.  So when I was invited to write a blog about the dog-friendly village of Clovelly in North Devon, I was just a little bit excited! Okay, paws-up, I was in fact elated and extremely honoured!   From the moment

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