Local Area Information

Southdown is set in the very rural area of Higher Clovelly in North Devon, and about 2 miles from the unique car-free village of Clovelly - often described as England's prettiest village - and an absolute 'must see' for anyone visiting the area. Guests love the relaxed atmosphere of the local villages, the very friendly local people, and the wonderful Devon Cream Teas! It is a great walking area and there are many stunning walks in the area for all abilities including some of the most rural parts of the South West Coast Path. We're in a great location for exploring North Devon and North Cornwall. There are many local gardens to visit, including the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Rosemoor at Torrington. Other local attractions include Lundy Island, Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, Hartland Abbey & Gardens, Tapeley Park and Gardens, the Tarka Trail, Barometer World Museum, Appledore, Dartington Crystal, Hartland Quay and the Shipwreck & Smuggling Museum, Milky Way Adventure Park, the North Devon Maritime Museum, the beaches of Westward Ho!, Instow, Bude - and many many more! We are in an ideal location for walking several of the most isolated sections of the SW Coast Path at Clovelly and Hartland, and for guests attending weddings at Clovelly, Hartland Abbey and The Barn. There are several film and TV locations to visit, and, for our German visitors, we are in an ideal location to start your Rosamunde Pilcher tour into Cornwall. Whatever the reason for your visit, we have a selection of maps, guides and leaflets here to help you plan your stay, but the following links may help you before you come, and whilst  you're here:

PLACES TO VISIT
Bus Journey Planner
Lundy Island Day Trips from Bideford or Ilfracombe



TRANSPORT

LOCAL(ISH) WALKS & LENGTH OF WALK

PLACES TO EAT
The are several lovely pubs and restaurants for lunch or evening meals within a very short drive from us.

THEATRE

GARDENS TO VISIT

FILM AND TV LOCATIONS NEARBY(ISH)
Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing - Tamar Lake & Clovelly
Element of Doubt (BBC Drama) - Hartland Quay


Please let us know if there are any broken links - southdownhartland@gmail.com