Cheristow Farm Cottages

Hartland, Devon
+44 (0)1237 441522

Two cosy cottages in a cluster with others close to Hartland Abbey and a heart-thumpingly wild stretch of the South West Coast Path


2 places


Sleeping from 4 – 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

An easy-going, secluded place for country lovers to unwind, with or without children and dogs. Come for simple things: 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. You return to cosy cottages with wood-burners and plenty of space to sit and gaze out to the sea beyond St Nectan’s church tower. Both are traditionally good looking with proper kitchens and bathrooms, seaside touches and books and games in case of rain. Grown ups will enjoy the hot tub after a day of walking, children will adore the playground and helping to feed the chickens and ducks. There’s plenty to visit: Hartland Abbey and 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. Kind owners live in the big house next door and if you want a wider family get-together there are other cottages too.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm, Saturday
Check out
10am, Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. 2-3 nights, £325-£605 when available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pets by arrangement, £25.

Restaurants/pubs 2 miles away.


Nightly price
from £89
Weekly price
from £625
2 nights £208-£384; 3 nights £293-£558 when available. Pets by arrangement, £25.
1 Cottage for 4
From £893 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 5
From £895 beds2 bedrooms



We had a totally relaxing stay in the Milking Parlour cottage - it was very well equipped, really clean and super cosy. The play area was great for the kids and the view of the sea from the patio was very pretty. Annie and her family made us feel very welcome and the children enjoyed feeding the animals and eating fresh eggs for breakfast! We did some lovely walks and enjoyed the stunning views whilst stopping off for a drink at the Wreckers Retreat. All in all, we would highly recommend.

Tracey, Worcester

We had such a fantastic time at Cheristow. Annie and Vicky were great hosts and on hand for any queries about the area- as well as daily chicken feeding which our son loved. Such a special spot looking down to the sea. We will definitely be back. Thank you!!

Rachel, Knaresborough

We had a wonderful stay at The Granary with our two year old. Annie and her family were so welcoming. We loved their warm relaxed atmosphere and the chicken feeding was a huge hit with our son as was the playground and lovely outdoor space. We had an excellent social time with other guests, but there was also plenty of privacy and tranquil moments gazing over the rolling fields towards the sea. The cottage was well equipped and spacious. We enjoyed BBQs and log fires (British weather). The local area has many beautiful walks and fab beaches.

Beth, London

Before arrival we, 4 adults, had clear details about Covid-19 precautions which were made for our safety & similar details to help us to protect the owners. We were so glad we chose this cottage which was comfortable, well equipped, run by a large, friendly family who thought of everything to help make the most of our holiday! We enjoyed walks along the stunning SW Coast Path, visits to local towns & golf at Bude, + a lesson on animal husbandry! We were given excellent ideas for eating out & were sorry to leave such a charming cottage. PS. Plenty for children to enjoy on the farm too!

Diana, Warminster

Cheristow cottages are perfect for a relaxed family holiday. Our three kids enjoyed the large outside play area and feeding the animals in the morning. The kitchen is very well equipped for home cooking. The coastline is stunning and there ware lots of good walks closeby as well as nice beaches. Our hosts were very friendly and did everything to make us feel welcome starting from home made scones to supplies for a cosy fire in the evening. We would very much recommend these cottages.

Andrea, Frankfurt

We had a lovely second stay at Cheristow with a group of friends last weekend, and will most certainly return again (thinking of making it an annual holiday). It is a wonderfully idyllic setting (Hartland Abbey & the beach a short stroll), and the perfect location for families, since the collection of six small cottages allows for privacy amidst community. The kids really enjoyed playing on the wooden play structure & in the sand pit & feeding the chickens, ducks & pigs in the morning and the adults enjoyed the hot tub & sauna in the evening! Running out of room. Thanks, Annie, Vicky & Quentin

Jessica, Bristol

Me, my husband and our German Shepard had an absolutely fantastic stay in these lovely cottages. Annie and her husband was the kindest and most helpful hosts and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. The scones and clotted cream as a welcome made the start feel so special. It is so easy to walk to town and around. We did some stunning walks and they even drove us to make certain journey easier. Got to say hi to their beautiful pigs and ended the nights with hot sauna, jacuzzi and wine by the fireplace. An absolute blizz. Looking forward to go back!

Linn, London

We had a wonderfully relaxing stay for 5 nights in April with one of the warmest welcomes we have ever received. Still warm fresh baked scones and clotted cream, fresh cut flowers and Annie was most helpful in recommending places to visit and what do do. The cottages were stunning and it was a truly blissful stay in a beautiful part of Devon. Myself, my 6 months pregnant girlfriend and Springer Spaniel will certainly be back! We can't recommend it enough.

Gary, London

Our stay at the Milky Parlour was delightful! We were warmly welcomed by Annie who took her time to recommend some places for us to visit. The sitting room is very cosy and warm, with its log fire, the bedrooms very comfortable. There is a terrace overlooking the endless garden that, if you are lucky, will offer you a breathtaking view of the sunset. We had such a lovely time walking along the coastline and saw stunning places thanks to Annie’s great knowledge of the area. We cannot wait to come back!

Laura, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Annie Shillito

  • One of the most beautiful and dramatic stretches of the 630-mile South West Coast Path runs close by (about a 20-minute walk away) and we’re in a great spot for walkers to complete the sections from Westward Ho! to Bude
  • The beach at Hartland Quay is brilliant for rock-pooling, with sand at low tide. Other beaches on the Peninsula are wilder, wonderfully craggy and trickier to get to. For vast stretches of sand head south for SandyMouth and Bude, north to Northam
  • Hartland with its pubs, café, small shops and potteries is a 30-minute cross-country walk away. You can walk too to Pattard Kitchen our nearest gastro-eatery. And in the extraordinary setting of Hartland Quay is the friendly Wreckers Retreat pub
  • Visit Hartland Abbey and Gardens - a short off-road stroll away - and walk through the grounds and bluebell woods to the sea. Nearby Docton Mill Gardens are charming too and the RHS garden at Rosemoor is inspirational , as is Tapely Park, near Instow
  • The Burton Art Gallery in Bideford has the Ackland and Edwards Collection (the artists Judith Ackland and Mary Stella Edwards spent much time painting in the Cabin at Bucks Mills) and the Bideford Heritage Collection (and a good café).
  • 30-or so miles of the Tarka Trail between Braunton and Meeth are open to cyclists. The trail runs on disused railway tracks and provides a safe and pretty easy-going route through the North Devon countryside.