Hello and welcome back to our Devon Farm Holidays blog. Who got a chance to read last week’s blog? Wasn’t it interesting? If you did not get a chance to read it then you must give it a go as it was all about a small vineyard nestled away in East Devon called Dalwood Vineyard. It was a very interesting read and may just become somewhere you want to visit on your next holiday. This week we are back with one of our ‘Discover’ blogs where we delve into a wonderful location in Devon. This time we discover Hartland, a remote and charming seaside village with stunning coastal walks and sea views.
Things to do
Hartland Point lighthouse is a real focal point of Hartland, the beautiful lighthouse sits right on the edge of Hartland Point looking out to sea. The stunning location is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The lighthouse itself is a grade 2 listed building and marks the western limit of the Bristol Channel. There is a car park nearby which you can park in and then walk down towards the lighthouse. The car park is cash only.
For those who love to explore gardens and delve into the history of Devon then you should make a visit to Hartland Abbey and Gardens. The Abbey is lived in by the Stucley Family and was built in the 12th century, remaining as a monastery for 400 years. It has been passed down through the female line three times and has never been sold. The gardens are as equally beautiful as the house with a stunning woodland garden with Magnolias, Camellias and Rhododendrons. There is also a lovely walled garden and bog garden which you can explore. For more information click here.
Hartland has a few craft style shops and art galleries which you can browse through including The White Hart Gallery and The Calf Street Pottery.
Another one for the garden lovers amongst you is Doctor Gardens and Tea Room. The garden was started in the 1930’s but fell into disrepair in the 1970’s. Then in 1980 the Mill was renovated and the garden was brought back to life with the creation of a new bog garden, borders and a vast number of trees were planted. Then into the year 2000 saw even further developments including a Magnolia Garden, Woodland Garden and a greenhouse area. The tearoom is award-winning and serves an excellent selection of food which is freshly prepared in their Granary kitchen. They are currently closed but will reopen again in March, for more information click here.
Places to Eat
If you are looking for a traditional pub lunch with a warm welcome, then head to The Kings Arms. They stock a good range of local ales and have a lovely log burner you can sit in front of. For summer months they have a lovely sunny garden which includes a play area for little ones.
A quaint pub with chef style food may be just what you are looking for to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy some delicious food. This is just what you can expect when you head to The Hart Inn. The pub went under an amazing restoration and now boasts a lovely walled garden. They serve local beers, an excellent selection of wine and some artisan spirits. Make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Our final choice is Pattard Restaurant, located at Pattard Farm they create an amazing selection of dishes that are inspired by the nature around them. The head chef has over 15 years experience so you can expect a delicious meal for sure!
We hope you have enjoyed todays blog and perhaps have found a new spot in Devon that you want to visit. If Hartland is calling you as somewhere you would love to visit be sure to take a look at our beautiful accommodation which is located close to Hartland by clicking here.