At a Glance
Stones throw from the sea
Wood Burning Stove
Panoramic North Coast views
Basket of local goodies
Regret No Pets
Walking distance to a pub
Walking distance to the beach
Off the beaten track
Perfect For Couples
Once a granary this cosy little converted barn is in the heart of the working farmstay and the roar of the Atlantic can be heard and seen from the garden. Puffin's Nest is nestled in the farmhouse courtyard, step down into the open plan retreat with high ceilings and quirky granary windows. Snuggle down into the leather sofa and cuddle by the woodburner watching films on the digital TV. Fully WiFi ready and connected escaping has never been so easy!Eating
The little kitchen and its Smeg stove is equipped with all you need for rustling up fresh scrambled eggs from the farm and hot buttered toast for a snug breakfast in bed or a midnight feast. The welcome pack is full of local treats to whet your appetite.Sleeping
Up the spiral staircase on the mezzanine is the most magnificently re-worked driftwood double bed tucked under the original wooden eaves. It is the perfect hideaway after a day surfing on the pretty-much private beach below, a 10 minute walk away down the coastal path.Bathing
After the challenge of the rugged North Devon coastal path just steps away from the cottage, have a heavenly deep soak in the freestanding roll top bath, with luxurious bubbles and atmospheric room lighting.Garden
Puffin's Nest is to one side of the courtyard garden, the family farmhouse is the other, but you also have a dedicated outside place to cuddle up under a blanket whilst watching the sun go down, a seat-with-a view is an understatement! Tucked against the sea facing side of the cottage with an open view between you and the cliff tops. A pathway runs from the cottage, along the edge of the fields, joining the coastal path and dipping down to Berry Beach and then up again along this dramatic coastline. All this is set within 500 acres of rolling farmland so bring your wellies, your surf boards and your walking boots - you will use them all here.Parking
Puffin's Nest has plenty of parking just outside the property - be sure to watch out for roaming chickens (and tractors) as you arrive.Exploring
Hartland is right on the Devon/ Cornwall border so you have the best of both worlds. We recommend nearby:
Docton Gardens in Hartland, RHS Rosemoor in Torrington, The Pier Restaurant in Westward Ho!, Life's a Beach in Bude, The Burton Art Gallery in Bideford, the Tarka Trail Bike Rides atTorrington/Bideford/Barnstaple, Clovelly Village, the Plantwalk in Hartland (pre-booked guided fauna & flora walks with Clare Gurton) and Hartland Abbey.WiFi
Puffin's Nest is fully WiFi ready, so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.Dog friendly
Unfortunately dogs are no longer accepted at Puffin's Nest.Reviews
"The hosts were excellent, friendly and helpful but let us have our own space too!" October 2014Back to cottage list Availability
- 1 Jan - 25 Mar £576
- 26 Mar - 20 May £636
- 21 May - 23 Sep £783
- 24 Sep - 16 Dec £636
- 17 Dec - 31 Dec £783
- Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
- Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
- Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.
- No hidden charges or booking fee.
- A 1⁄3 deposit secures your dates.
- Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
- There is a charge of £30 per pet per week
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