Kittiwakes Coastal Cabin with it’s cliff top location is in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and just a stones throw from our family run 500 acre arable, cattle and sheep farm which situated on on the South West Coast Path and is perfectly located for exploring this idyllic part of North Devon. You are always welcome up at the farm to see the lambs being born, the cows and calves, ‘Hank’ the donkey, as well as the pigs, ducks and chickens.
The quaint historic village of Hartland is just 3 miles away and has a range of shops selling locally sourced produce, fresh bread, local meats & fish, pasties, homemade cakes, fruit and vegetables, off licence and newsagents. There is also a lovely café, Pubs & Restaurants and Fish & Chip take away. There are two potteries, Photography Galleries and White Hare Studio Gallery. .Just on the outskirts of Hartland village there are beautiful gardens and nurseries for the keen gardeners to explore or you can always enjoy a delicious cream tea as many of them have their own tea rooms. There is also a Health Spa if you fancy a spot of pampering.
Blegberry and the surrounding areas have many beautiful walks through wooded valleys, green lanes and on the beaches. A short walk through our fields will take you to Berry Beach with its sandy gullies and countless rock pool to explore. There are many circular walks through leafy green lanes, ancient woodland footpaths, bridleways and the south west coast path, taking in sights such as Hartland Point Lighthouse, Damehole Point where the final scene of the film “King Arthur” was shot starring Kiera Knightley and Clive Owen and where are Ruby Red cattle can be seen grazing freely, Berry Head and Blackpool Mill where much of the recent BBC series “Sense and Sensibility” was filmed. Hartland Abbey is just a 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk away and the beautiful St Nectan’s Church is just a little further on.
A 45 minute walk from Blegberry along the coast path will take you to Hartland Quay with its Maritime Museum, gift shop and The Wreakers Retreat pub with its family friendly beach and breathe taking views. Why not enjoy a traditional pub lunch and a pint and then meander your way back through the beautiful ancient Abbey woods. It is sometimes possible with prior arrangement to collect those guests who do not feel like the walk back.
Blegberry is halfway between Bideford and Bude, whether it’s swimming, surfing, fishing, sailing, body boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, rock pooling or just relaxing in the sun we have a beach for you, there are also instructors in the area to teach you the many water sports available.
For the adventurous visitor day trips by helicopter or boat to Lundy Island run regularly through the season.
The neighbouring fishing village of Clovelly is a two and a half to three hours walk away, on route you past the Hartland Lighthouse, with its beautiful cobbled street leading down to the harbour where you can take a trip on one of the fishing boats or charter your own for more serious sport fishing.
There are several fishing lakes nearby for those of you who fancy a relaxing day by the water and catching you own supper. You could also hire a boat and row up and down the beautiful Bude canal.
By car there are many more beaches and walks around the area to explore. Sandy beaches such as Bude, Sandymouth and Westward Ho! are all within a 20min drive away. A little further are the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor.
The main shopping towns are Barnstaple with all your main high street stores as well as the local independent retailers, Bideford town is an old historic fishing port it has mainly independent retailers but also has Atlantic Village outlet shopping centre on the outskirts and finally Bude which is a lovely seaside town with many cafes, independent shops including many surf.