Discover the timeless village of Clovelly, where the steep, cobbled streets tumble down past white cottages to the tiny deep harbour ..........
A privately owned village, in the ownership of one family, reputedly the most beautiful village in the UK. You cannot purchase property here, only rent, but generations of families never leave, and rarely come up for rental.
The streets are far too steep for motor vehicles, which to this day is still vehicle free. (Parking for visitors is just outside of the Visitors Centre). There is a charge for entry to the village, which helps with the maintenance of this special village. Your entry fee covers parking, and other facilities provided by the Clovelly Estate, as well as admission to the 20 min. film show which tells of the fascinating history of Clovelly. Also, admission to the Fisherman's Cottage, Kingsley Museum and Clovelly Court.
For centuries the main form of transport were donkeys. Clovelly still has its resident donkeys and children can enjoy rides in the summer season. All goods in the village are now transported by sledge, from groceries to furniture, especially during the winter.