Peacefully tucked away, this stylish retreat is the perfect base for couples looking to escape, its traditional cottage exterior gives way to a unique and cosy style.
Peaceful, stylish, cosy and romantic are words that spring to mind when you arrive at this cottage retreat. With your most loved human and hound this could be the place to make memories. The Devonshire village of Hartland is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers visitors a relaxed atmosphere, local shops and country pubs that you can walk to with the dog. Hartland Point is a scenic treasure and, with Spekes Mill Mouth Beach and Shipload Bay both just 3 miles from Hartland village, your cliff top dog walks will be spectacularly dramatic.
Oozing Devon country charm, the pretty beamed cottage is a comforting and restful retreat when you return, windblown and muddy pawed, from the rugged cliffs and unspoiled beaches of the peninsula. The beautifully equipped kitchen has a dining table and all you need to create a romantic feast while the wood burner in the living room will toast your salty paws in cooler weather. For the evening sun, you can sit out front with a glass of wine, a good book and your favourite companions. There may be some early nights on the menu when you discover the fairytale bedroom with its dreamy cottage pastels and sumptuous bedding.
There is so much to discover here. Let the dog sniff out the ancient smugglers’ paths at Shipload Bay. Look down from the cliff top to spot dolphins and seals and gaze across to Lundy Island, the views are exquisite. Next try Spekes Mill, a beach that is fabulous for dogs and humans to enjoy together. Soak up the dramatic rock formations, shipwrecks and famously stunning waterfall as it crashes down the 60ft cliff face. For days out further afield, visit Bude or Bideford, both within 15 miles of Hartland.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.