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A cosy cluster of cottages close to the sea on the Hartland Peninsula - The Stables (Sleeps 4 + cot)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine



The Stables (Sleeps 4 + cot)

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.

It has:

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)

Twin bedroom

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

More Details

About the property


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.

Annie Shillito
Member since: 2015
Speaks French
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Annie Shillito

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 4 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

Why Annie Shillito chose Hartland

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)

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
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:
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


Accommodation and facilities for The Stables (Sleeps 4 + cot)in Hartland in Torridge District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Cots and highchairs available. Free use of sauna and spa on-site. Free use of laundry room - washing machine and dryer. Digital TV/Radio. Suitable for children of all ages. Heating - oil fired central heating Open fire (Granary), wood-burner (Milking Parlour) or pot-bellied stove (Stables). Logs, coal and charcoal provided Hair dryer, iron, ironing board in all cottages Cleaning Accessories Towels provided Bed linen provided Outside: Cheristow Cottages have grounds of 14.5 acres with views towards the village of Stoke and the sea. There is a play area with swings, slide, seating, sand pit and a variety of bats and balls. All cottages have their own garden/patio with barbecue and table and chairs. The sauna and spa are shared by all cottages but private whilst being used by individual cottages. We have a quiet setting which helps you to relax and get away from the bustling life of town.


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The Stables (Sleeps 4 + cot)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I with our 2 dogs stayed in between xmas and new year, it was a beautiful cosy cottage. Just nice to get away for a few days to chill out. We arrived to some beautiful home made scones, we didn’t get to use the sauna and hot tub, but maybe next time. Nothing was to much trouble for Annie. A lovely break away.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Trudi & James Forgive me for not thanking you sooner for taking the time to write such a positive review - we really do appreciate it and hope to see you here again sometime. It's been quite a winter hasn't it... it snowing hard again right now and the daffs are taking a bashing! With best wishes Annie
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A lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage and a great base for walking the South West Coast Path. Owners were really helpful and provided a great cream tea.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post kind words about your say with us - it was a pleasure to have you here and good luck with the rest of the SWCP. With best wishes Annie, Vicky, Ian & Quentin
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Wonderful stay on the peninsula!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful set of cottages. We stayed in The Stables and it was a great cottage. Perfect for us as a family of three with an infant. We especially enjoyed feeding the animals in the morning and the lovely sea views from the play and picnic area. Our favourite day out was at duck pool which has a great sandy beach at low tide. It's a beautiful part of Devon and we look forward to going back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a perfect few days at cheristow farm cottages. Beautiful quiet location and great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The stables were clean well equipped and cosy. Positioned in the heart of the countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay - do come again when you can... All best wishes
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Cosy well maintained cottage

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks for taking the time to write - we're really glad you had a good time and appreciate your feedback... we'll do more to highlight the info in the cottages and make a point of suggesting guests ask about good eateries to suit them in the area. Very much hoping to see you here again and with best wishes
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Very cost, clean, inviting including a cream tea. Everything we needed & the woodburner is excellent

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write and for your kind words - it was a pleasure to have you to stay and we hope to see you again. With best wishes from sunny Devon Annie, Vicky, Ian, Quentin
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Kings Arms, Hartland
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hartland Forest
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
56 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Pattard Kitchen, Hartland
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended


30 minutes walk to SW coastal path and nearest beach, Berry, or 5 minutes drive. Heartland Quay and the Wreckers Retreat Bar is either a short drive or a fantastic walk along the coastal path from Berry. Takes approximately 60 minutes walking or 7 minutes by car. Hartland Village is a 20- minute walk through ancient Cheristow woods, full of bluebells and snowdrops in spring and rhododendrons later. The steeply cobbled fishing village of Clovelly is 6 miles away. For nearby sandy, surfing and body boarding beaches head south to Sandy Mouth and Bude or North to Westward Ho! and Northam Bideford.


Use of a car is not necessary although it helps...

Barnstaple has the nearest train station with links to Exeter. Tiverton Parkway is the nearest station for direct trains to London.

The nearest airports are at Exeter or Newquay.


Nearest small town with shops and pubs is Hartland 1.8 miles / 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes walk through woodlands or 30 minute walk by road.

Further Details:

Hartland Abbey Gardens are a 5-minute walk from us. The Tarka Trail is 20-minute drive. We are within easy reach of many places of interest to visit either in Devon or Cornwall.

Well behaved pets are welcomed by arrangement and at a cost of - £25 per pet visit.

We have quite a few golf courses within easy reach of our cottages: Hartland Forest is our closest - 15-minutes' drive away. The Old Links course at the Royal North Devon Golf Club (Westwood Ho!) is the oldest golf course in England and a 20-minutes' drive away. Ivyleaf's nine hole course and driving range is 15-20 minutes drive, on the way to Bude which is around 25 minutes' drive and has it's own 18 hole links course. Holsworthy Golf Club is approximately 25-minutes' drive and has a scenic 18 hole parkland course with views of Dartmoor from the 10th tee. Saunton Sands Golf Club is about an hour away but is well worth the drive. They have two 18 hole championship courses which can both be played in a day if you're feeling energetic.