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Malcom Norris
We are a group of golfers and this is the best location we have found in North Devon, not only are the cottages luxurious and spacious they are also close by to the best golf courses in the area, this now our regular golfing home from home.

How to make the most of spring in North Devon

Published: 30 January, 2017


Spring is one of the most magical times to enjoy the stunning beaches and countryside surrounding our luxury cottages. Milder weather and longer evenings offer the perfect opportunity for woodland strolls, trips to North Devon’s top family attractions, and invigorating sea-based activities. After a day exploring the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around our 60-acre farm, you’ll be ready to unwind in your bespoke holiday cottage and fall asleep to the sound of the Atlantic. Whether you’re seeking fun-packed family days out or a romantic afternoon on the coast, here are a few of our recommendations on how to make the most of North Devon this spring.

Hit the waves

Our bespoke accommodation is a stone’s throw from the golden, Blue Flag beach of Westward Ho!. The waves here break onto a gently sloping, sandy bottom, making it the perfect spot for surfers of all levels. Spring also offers some of the year’s best conditions. North Devon Surf School is one of the country’s longest-established surfing schools. Located just metres away from the ocean, it offers heated changing rooms, showers and an on-site café to warm up in after a bracing dip in the sea.

Take a cliff-top stroll

Our  cottages have private access to the spectacular South West Coast Path. Spring on the North Devon coast tends to be quiet, despite the rapidly increasing temperature, so there’s no better time to enjoy this world-famous walking route. Head east over towering cliff-tops towards the pretty market town of Bideford, or west, to the enchanting fishing village of Clovelly.

Enjoy a family day out at The Big Sheep

Following its winter hibernation, this award-winning attraction opens its doors once again. The Big Sheep offers visitors of all ages the chance to feed lambs, ride ponies and enjoy thrilling rides –  all just a short drive from our luxury cottages. Don’t miss the sheep race or sheep-shearing display!

See spring in bloom at Hartland Abbey

The scenery on the Hartland Peninsula is some of North Devon’s most dramatic. A short distance from the rugged coast is Hartland Abbey, an extravagant, historic house set in beautiful gardens. Visitors can enjoy the Abbey’s circular walk to the sea, which is particularly magical in spring, as the ancient woodland route is carpeted with primroses, bluebells and wildflowers.

We want to make sure you have an unforgettable time during your stay with us, so we'd be delighted to provide personalised recommendations on how to make the most of your spring holiday by the sea.