Exterior | Thimble Cottage, Hartland
Open plan living/dining room/kitchen | Thimble Cottage, Hartland
  • Cottage
  • Hartland
  • HDDB

Thimble Cottage


out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 2

Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

This beautiful holiday cottage is ideal for a couple’s retreat in this quiet, remote setting, and has a cosy, romantic interior.

Step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Bedroom: With super kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Open plan living space: With wooden floor and sloping ceilings.
Living area: With electric wood burner, 48’’ Freeview Smart TV with Freesat recordable box, Blu-ray/DVD player, CD player and patio door leading to patio.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, Tassimo coffee machine and washer/dryer.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial coffee pods for coffee machine included. Doggy extras. Large enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and gas barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a drop in the garden.

Set within a quiet wooded valley on the edge of the remote village of Hartland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this converted shippen (barn), has been completed to a very good standard with a well-equipped kitchen and a delightful cosy interior, making this a romantic holiday retreat.

Approached by a steep, narrow road, Thimble Cottage stands detached within it’s own grounds with an orchard and garden overlooking the river valley below.

This is a remote and wild area yet which has much to offer with a rugged heritage coastline, breathtaking cliff top coastal walks, Hartland Quay, the beautiful gardens at Docton Mill and Hartland Abbey. The popular village of Clovelly with it’s quaint cobbled streets and picturesque harbour, can be reached easily.

There are lots of local walks and footpaths close by, the village has three pubs and a renowned restaurant just a short walk away. The nearest supermarkets are 13 miles away in Bideford and Bude, but the local shops in the village are well stocked. Just a ¼ mile away is a post office, village store, café, fish and chip shop, vet, doctors surgery, potteries and art galleries.

The property welcomes pets and the owners provide a doggy welcome pack. The coastline, 2½ miles away, is rocky with sandy areas depending on the tide. For large sandy beaches, visit Instow and Bude, about 15 miles away. Beach 2½ miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants ¼ mile.


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019


All Ensuite


Coastal within 1 mile

Customers' Choice

Detached Property

Enclosed garden / patio

Fishing nearby

Garden or Patio

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi

Open Plan

Parking-designated on site

Pub within 1 mile

Romantic Getaways


Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 39 reviews


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Overall rating



  • Oldham

  • Couple


out of 10

Great cottage with fab garden enclosed and secure for our doggies. Comfy and home from home ease. Hartland village is 5 minutes walk. What a great village too. We went to all the pubs, the British Legion, shops, chippy and bought some images from the photographer and crochet animals from a really quaint window. Everyone was warm and welcoming. Walks through the woods are literally one minute away from the front door! We walked to Hartland Quays which was about 3 miles away. Footpaths through woods church and fields with only a short walk on the road. We had a fantastic relaxing time and whilst away from main tourist bits of Devon, Hartland offers everything you could possibly need. Highly recommend this cottage in this village. Fabulous.

7 Aug 2022


  • Sheffield

  • Couple


out of 10

The ideal base for two/three people to explore the wonderful North Devon coast and inland attractions. It’s a very comfortable little nest.

3 Jul 2022


  • Hitchin

  • Couple


out of 10

The cottage was more than we expected. Everything about the cottage from cleanliness to garden and location was great. We had a fabulous week thank you.

28 Jun 2022

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