|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The Stables is part of what was once a medieval linhay and is now a grand-level cottage with a small enclosed courtyard, with seating and barbecue.
Open-plan kitchen/dining/living area with beamed ceiling - electric oven, microwave, fridge and a good range of kitchen units and equipment
Double bedroom (alarm clock. hairdryer)
Shower room. Shaving point
Towels: bath, hand, tea towels
Digital TV, DVD and video
Full oil central heating
Free washing and drying facility on site
Access to children's play area on site
A cosy, countryside cluster of self-catering farm cottages close to Hartland Abbey and a heart-thumpingingly wild stretch of the South West Coast Path. Very child and dog-friendly, with Atlantic views from the play area, pet animals, hot tub, sauna, woodburners, private outdoor spaces and barbecues.
An easy-going, secluded place for country lovers to unwind, with or without their children and dogs. Come for simple things like silence, clean Atlantic air, star-gazy skies and Scrabble by the fire. Walkers love the wild, craggy beauty of the South West Coast Path around the Hartland Peninsula. Surfers take to the waves at the slightest opportunity. Everyone gathers at Hartland Quay, for sunsets, swimming, and a pint at The Wreckers. And there’s plenty to visit too – Gardens, galleries – cream tea rooms of course - steeply cobbled Clovelly, and Lundy Island - a helicopter hop from the Point or a boat trip from Bideford.
The 6 of us: Annie Shillito & Quentin Craven, Vicky & Ian Irving and their young children, live in Cheristow Farmhouse and look after our guests in the cottages and the animals down by the pond. We've 3 cocker spaniels between us and your well-behaved dogs are very welcome too. We hope you will all enjoy being here and exploring the area as much as we do.
Annie Shillito purchased this cottage in 2015
We wanted to live somewhere wild and beautiful, yet not too far from a small town and engaging people - Cheristow fits the bill!
It's close to a craggily dramatic stretch of the South West Coast Path, not far from sandy beaches and the walk to Hartland, through ancient woods, takes about 20 minutes (to drive there takes 5)
We came here for simple things like silence, clean Atlantic air, star-gazy skies and the wild, craggy beauty of the South West Coast Path around the Hartland Peninsula. So, there's great walking and surfing, swimming and sunsets and there’s plenty to visit: gardens, galleries, cream tea rooms, steeply cobbled Clovelly, and Lundy Island - a helicopter hop from the Point or a boat trip from Bideford. We're 15 miles from both Bude and Bideford, 3 miles (10 minutes drive) off the A39; well-placed for exploring North Devon and North Cornwall.
2017 prices for The Stables range from £325 to £780 for 7 nights. Rates are given too for the shortest stays possible - please contact us about longer short break rates as it's not possible to show every permutation.
Deposits are needed to confirm bookings and balance payments are due 10 weeks before the date of stay.
We ask for full payment at the time of booking when this is less than 10 weeks before the date of stay.
All major credit and debit cards accepted.
Changeover day depends on which cottage you choose and is either Friday (Linhay & Stables) or Saturday (Milking Parlour & Granary) though this is flexible out of the peak periods 21/7/17-2/9/17.
Arrival time 4pm. Departure time 10am. Contact us about short break rates
The stables were clean well equipped and cosy. Positioned in the heart of the countryside.
Cosy cottage which suited two of us plus a dog. Would've been a squeeze with four.
Friendly hosts, very welcoming but not in your face 😃
Lovely area but very few/no good places to eat out locally. Take groceries like we did!
Lots of good walks & relaxation
Very friendly & helpfully owners. Hot tub is fantastic & great you can book. Really nice to relax after a long walk along the coastline. We had a fantastic holiday. Thank you
We received a warm welcome and enjoyed the delicious scones! The cottage is perfect for venturing out on foot or bike. Somewhere to keep muddy boots dry outside would be useful. We really enjoyed our stay.
Clean and well equipped and the spa room was a real treat. Good base to explore the local area. The owner was very helpful and the delicious cream tea a lovely touch. We enjoyed our 3night stay.
We had a wonderful break in 'The Stables' with our two dogs. The cottage was beautifully appointed and had everything we could need. We were all made to feel very welcome and enjoyed the 'cream tea'. Lots of information available about local walks and places of interest. We will definitely return for a longer stay. Thank you Vicky and Annie :)