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.
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.
Top Traveller Review
Perfect little cottage. Spotless and had everything we needed.
About the Owner
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 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
Why Annie Shillito chose Torridge
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.
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
(6 traveller reviews)
Everything we needed
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.
Perfect little cottage. Spotless and had everything we needed.
The Stables cottage was one of several farm outbuildings that have been perfectly done up. Lots of evidence of the original buildings but homely and comfortable. Sorry about killing the oven glove used for putting the logs on to the woodburner - we forgot to take it off the top when we fired it up! The hot tub and sauna were brilliant for the cold nights and what a great idea for booking hour slots so we could have it all to ourselves! Would recommend and hope to return in better weather. Thank you Annie.
Cheristow farm cottages.
The listed description was accurate and the cottage clean and warm on our arrival. It was well equipped, warm and cosy throughout our stay with great views from some cottages. Hot tub and sauna very warming on cold winter evenings and excellent walking nearby. Helpful and friendly hosts. We would return and recommend.
A last minute booking for a long weekend away and wow what a find! These lovely little cottages are all that you would need and more, the hot tub and sauna are a very welcome addition for the adults after the days adventures. The cottages are ideally located as you can walk through well laid out footpaths straight to Hartland Peninsula where the views are simply stunning. We then walked the coastal paths and back, the children thoroughly loved exploring, the waterfalls, the woods, just about everything. As they raced back to the cottage they still had the energy to play on the climbing frames
I was well in need of the hot tub!
The owners of the cottage were warm and friendly and simply could not do enough to help, this included lighting the wood burner so that the cottage was toasty.
We will return for longer next time!
Fantastic cottage stay!
Just returned from a wonderful stay at the brilliant Cheristow Farm Cottages - we stayed in The Stables, cottage. The cottage had everything we could possible need, including a word burning stove to enjoy in the evenings. The rooms (a double and a twin) were large compared to other properties we have stayed in, and the 4 of us (mum, dad, and two growing boys) and Jack Russell dog didn't at any time feel cramped. The hosts were excellent too - wee were welcomed with scones, cream, and jam. Extra firewood, no problem! A visit to watch the farm animals being fed, no problem. My youngest son insists that the weekend stay at Cheristow was even better than a week in the South of France earlier in the year - can't say better than that. I would have no hesitation in recommending Cheristow Farm Cottages as the ideal base for a break in North Devon.
Very comfortable stay in glorious surroundings
The cottage is comfortable and well furnished with everything you need to feel at home. Though we'd expected to eat in the pub in the evenings the cottage was too lovely to leave so we cooked there. There's a wood burning stove, and what could be better than an evening by the fire after a sauna and the hot tub. The cliffs are fantastically rugged and beautiful and Hartland village seems full of interest. I definitely hope to revisit.
From the Owner
“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)”
Activity and Interests
30 minutes walk to SW coastal path and nearest beach, Berry, or 5 minutes drive. Hartland Quay is either a short drive or a fantastic walk along the coastal path. Takes approximately 60 minutes walking or 7 minutes by car. Hartland Village is a 20- minute walk through ancient Cheristow woods where bluebells and snowdrops abound in spring and rhododendrons later. The steeply cobbled fishing village of Clovelly is 6 miles away. Sandy beaches going towards Bude 15 miles or Bideford 15 miles
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.
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!
From the Owner
“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.”
- Sports & Activities
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- DVD Player
Pool / Spa
- children welcome
- pets considered ...
- botanical garden
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Golf ...
- 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.