Moonstone is a perfect bolthole, peaceful, beautifully presented and with paddocks to walk in as well as the enclosed courtyard garden.
The sitting-area has French doors that open out onto a fully enclosed private patio at the side of the cottage.
The kitchen is fully equipeed for your enjoyment.
The bedroom is beautifully presented.
The open plan living, dining, kitchen area opens onto one of the two outside areas that are dedicated to Moonstone.
Moonstone is a beautifully presented detached single-storey cottage with an enclosed patio, and the bonus of two lovely meadows if you bring a dog.
The light and bright exterior.
This beautiful open plan room floods with light.
Time to sit back and relax!
There is a useful utility-area as you come into the cottage.  Great for your walking boots and for drying off the dog.
The bedroom windows look out onto your patio.
This is the bathroom, offering the option of both a bath and a shower.
This is Milo, who lives on site with the owners,  showing off the wonderful space that your four-legged friends will have.
Here is another view of the paddocks, a fantastic area for exercising your dog.
Clovelly is a delightful village with pretty cobbled streets and a lovely harbour.
The pretty cobbled streets of Clovelly.
Head to the coast and enjoy the sea air and the dramatic cliftop walks.
Instow has miles of golden sands, perfect for families.
Instow faces Appledore and a passenger ferry can take you between the two during the summer months.
Westward Ho! has a fabulous beach at low tide.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site at Braunton Burrows - 1000 hectares of sand dunes leading to the three mile long beach.

Moonstone

1980

3.7 miles SE of Clovelly / Sleeps 2 + cot*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Hoops Inn (1 ¼ miles)

A traditional part thatched pub set in eight acres of landscaped grounds. You'll find cozy inglenooks and a blazing fire in winter and out door seating for al fresco dining in summer. The menu is created using local, seasonal produce.

Nearest beach

Westward Ho! Beach (8 ¼ miles)

Two miles of sand stretching into the distance backed by a pebble ridge which divides the beach from Northam Burrows Country Park, a magnificent stretch of salt marsh, grassland and dunes.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Beautiful beach

A beautiful, slightly windswept beach. Brilliant for surfing or a walk, with a lovely beach cafe in the dunes. Although the access from a private toll road comes with a (fair) price, this is much easier than getting to the beach by parking in the town (which makes a slightly run-down and shabby impression). Great beach to spend half a day with a picnic!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2016

the pier house

Gorgeous restaurant serving lovely food. Stunning views while you eat.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2012

Awesome beach for surfers/bodyboarders!

This beach is incredible...2 miles of the most incredible surf I've ever seen and however busy it gets it never seems crowded.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Felt like I was a kid again

The beach is huge....3miles of it! Although it's a sandy beach, the sand never actually dried out during our visit. But that was great for sandcastle building. Plenty of surfers make use of the beach and the rock pools are fantastic. Great fish and chip shop just up from the beach. Parking is easy. Definitely worth a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2010

Vast expanses of golden sand

Westward Ho! beach is a 'Blue Flag' beach, offering vast expanses of golden sand. Good for surfing, it is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area. An added attraction for youngsters are the many rock pools to explore at low tide.

Nearest walk

Bucks Mills to Clovelly Walk (1 ½ miles)

A lovely walk (described on the Web site) which takes you through woodland and along footpaths to the coastal path and stunning views of Clovelly.

Nearest town

Clovelly (3 ¾ miles)

A beautiful, unspoilt fishing village enveloped in green countryside. From Clovelly it is easy to take a boat trip across to Lundy Island, a pristine little wilderness just off the coast. Unusually, this village is privately owned and has a modest entrance fee to help maintain its upkeep.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Clovelly

We walked to Clovelly which was a beautiful walk , Clovelly was really busy and you can pre book the pub in the village . Its a great place to visit but was so crowded .


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Historical but a bit of a rip off?

We visited Clovelly as they were promoting their crab and lobster festival. Great we thought - some lovely local produce to sample. We joined a large queue to pay £5.95 to get in to the village. That was a surprise. We walked the half-mile down an extremely steep and cobbled slope to the quay which had a handful of tiny stalls selling cupcakes, stir fry and local crafts. No lovely local crab or lobster in sight. It's a tiny place so became packed very quickly and made it difficult to get around. We left pretty quickly.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Wonderful day out, fantastic cliff top walks with stunning views. Village was delightful - well worth the climb! Good cream teas and lovely harbour.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Beautiful but steep

A chocolate box seaside village that tumbles down the hill to the sea.

Also nearby

RHS Rosemoor (8 ½ miles)

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Stunning gardens

Beautiful selection of show gardens and fabulous fruit and vegetable gardens. Well worth a visit and a cream tea


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Rosemoor RHS

Well worth a visit and 25 minutes from Forest View. Beautiful well kept gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mr

Lovely


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

Tea on the Green (6 ½ miles)

A retro delight, to take tea back in the forties and fifties close to the seafront at Westward Ho!. A traditional tearoom with cakes and light bites to be washed down with a variety of teas and coffee. This lovely little cafe was voted the best for 2011/2012 in the North Devon Food Awards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2019

You need to feel hungry before you call in here.

Fantastic small retro café serving hot and cold light meals along with cream teas to die for. Sit outside looking at the sea and town green on inside and wallow in an era gone by. Food excellent, portions enormous and staff were efficient and friendly.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2015

Still fantastic!

We first found Tea on the Green in 2012, and whenever we've been anywhere close (that means within a 1 and half hour drive!!) we've always spent the day at Westward Ho! and included something to eat here. The lunches are great, with excellent choices (you won't go hungry) and the cakes are magnificent. It's always busy though, so you have to be prepared to wait or maybe sit outside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

A visit a must if you are in Westward Ho

What a lovely little place to stop for tea and cake. Although it was next to where we were staying whatever time of day we walked past it was always full and we determined to try it during our week in Westward Ho so waited across the road until a table outside was empty and ran across before another lucky person was able to sample their lovely food and surroundings. Just amazing.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

WOW!!!! The MOST incredible tea shop!

You MUST visit this tea shop! From the outside it's easy to miss or walk past as its not big but once inside it is just fantastic. all decor and music is 1950's and there is so much attention to detail especially the lovely crockery. But best of all the menu is amazing. Cakes are delicious and such a great choice of drinks and food. I'd recommend booking a table to avoid any disappointment!

Northcott Mouth Beach (13 miles)

Visit this unspoiled beach and fall in love with the breathtaking views. If you head to Northcott Mouth Beach at low tide you may be able to see the remnants of the steamship ‘Belem’ which ran aground here in 1917. At high tide, you can take in the stunning panoramas from the clifftops surrounding the beach. A secluded haven as it is, there are no facilities nearby.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Amazing beach!

Amazing dog friendly beach. Very clean and scenery amazing. Lifeguards present so makes you feel safe. There is the Rustic Tearooms nearby serving hot food and drinks. Only problem , no toilets!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Excellent beach

A wonderful beach and much quieter than Bude. An added bonus is the Rustic Tea Garden which is a lovely cafe just behind the beach. You can eat in their lovely garden or take away back to the beach. Great hot dogs, jacket potatoes and very yummy cakes.

Instow Beach (9 miles)

A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

A dog’s paradise

We came in November and there were so many dogs and owners on the beach. My little dog was in her element.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Great to visit whatever the weather

Great walks based around a village with good pubs, a fantastic deli (John's) and an amazing fish shack near the beach and car park The Glorious Oyster, serving great no fuss fish dishes


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Instow John's deli near the beach

Great deli for picnic boxes, fresh crab sourdough roll. Amazing cakes


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Instow John's deli near the beach

Great deli for picnic boxes, fresh crab sourdough roll. Amazing cakes


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

John's of Instow

Chocolate brownies to die for. Melt In the mouth and very chocolatey.

The Farmer's Arms (2 miles)

The Farmer's Arms is the historic local pub in Devon's 'village with two names'. The original name, Woolfardisworthy, was a bit of a tongue twister, so locals shortened it to Woolsery; one village, two names, one great pub. Stop by and visit the resident ghost.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

April 2022

Amazing pub!

Really lovely pub. We heard how popular this pub gets so booked in advance, also being aware it's closed Mondays and Tuesdays. We were not disappointed. Great service and delicious home cooked food - I recommend the Shepherds Pie! Our dog was welcome and afterwards we enjoyed a coffee and game of Scrabble upstairs in the Games Room. Really handy being able to walk here from Straw Cottage. The fish and chips next door smelt so good that we went back the next day and they were incredible! Highly recommended.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Great food and friendly staff

Booked online a week ahead for Saturday lunch as all other meal times were fully booked and now understand why as the quality was excellent - one of the best meals we have had for a long time. Was refurbished 3 years ago to a very high standard, waiting staff are very friendly and familiar with the menu - nothing too much trouble for them.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Sadly closed.

The pub was not open when we visited, it is only open for certain days of the week we later discovered, very disappointed!!


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Lovely

July 2021. This is a lovely pub/restaurant which has been fully refurbished. It gets very busy so booking required if you want to eat. We did - and it's worth it!


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

March 2013

Now closed

This pub unfortunately closed in October 2012


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

March 2010

Historic pub

Really good historic pub (thatched) with great food and interior.

Dan Lloyd

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