Nestled away in the rolling countryside of North Devon, there are four quaint cottages. Aptly named North Devon Cottages, they are located in the rural village of Chittlehamholt, which is tucked away on the moor side of North Devon.
Surrounded by stunning scenery, Chittlehamholt, which lies in the valley between the River Taw and River Mole, is a beautiful hideaway in one of the most scenic counties in England. It lies just a few miles from the bustling nature of Exmoor National Park, where you can find gentle rivers, a wealth of wildlife, and miles and miles of walking, hiking or riding to find the most stunning views Devon can offer.
Nearby there are plenty of pathways surrounded by lush greenery that connect local countryside pubs, perfect for walkers in need of some home cooked food and good local beer.
There is also a plethora of riding stables to pick from to enjoy an exciting day out on horseback.
As well as being surrounded by astonishing country views, Chittlehamholt is also nestled behind the picturesque town of South Molton. Dating back to Saxon times, this little village provides handsome architecture and plenty of features to keep the family occupied such as shops for pleasure and purpose, a swimming pool and many local independent places to eat.
Within the vicinity of South Molton you can find Quincy’s Honey Farm, home to an enormous number of honey bees. Or spend the day browsing South Molton's Pannier Market picking up local produce from farms and families.
Further down through the countryside you’ll find a multitude of picturesque towns and villages to explore. Barnstaple is the largest in the area and is perfect for a day of shopping and exploring the local heritage.
The ocean is only just a short drive away from Chittlehamholt and features beautiful stretches of award winning beaches. Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe Bay all provide hours of walking, swimming, surfing and basking in the pride and beauty of North Devon. Whilst visiting the coast enjoy some of the local cuisine with restaurants providing wonderful sea food alongside traditional Devon pasties.
For the keen walkers and cyclists there are plenty of coastal pathways taking you from bay to bay with outstanding views across to Lundy Island. Head over to the east side of North Devon’s coastline and explore the Valley of the Rocks and lose yourself in the incredible scenery, or head west and visit the quaint hill tops above the village of Clovelly and trek up and down the cobbled traffic free paths leading to the sea.
Chittlehamholt is the perfect location for guests who want a little taste of everything in North Devon. With the beautiful Exmoor National Park literally on your doorstep and the bustle of the coastline a short drive away, there will always be something to entertain the entire group.
For alternative day trips the nearby railway station at the Portsmouth Arms allows visitors to experience the Tarka Line travelling between Exeter and Barnstaple. Reputed to be one of the most scenic train rides the line gives travellers the chance to see some of the beautiful countryside from the comfort of the train as its winds its way along rivers and through valleys.