North Devon


Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Nov 2011 1:02PM
I am thinking of going for a long weekend in North Devon.
Of course Hartland Quay is in my to do list. I am just wondering if you have any B&B or cottage or hotel to recommend? Preferably less than 50 for a double room if possible.
Also, is Hartland Quay a location for sunrise or sunset?

Other than Hartland Quay, I heard there is also Welcombe Bay that is not far from Hartland Quay, so how far is it?
Any other locations you can recommend?

Cheers.
Stubill 12 107 England
16 Nov 2011 1:22PM
Cole, Hartland Quay is a sunset location, assuming you want the sun/light over the sea.
As a suggestion of convenience, how about the Hartland Quay Hotel
Welcombe Bay is around 5 miles south of Hartland as the 'crow flies'
Stu
mattw 16 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2011 1:24PM
If you pop over the border, there is Bude and Widemouth Bay - even Trebarwith Strand.

Welcombe looks just a few miles south of Hartland - and Sandy mouth is a few miles further south as well.

When are you planning on comming down?
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Nov 2011 1:25PM
Thanks Stu.
Hartland Quay Hotel is way over budget. I should have said 50 for 2 people in a double room.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Nov 2011 1:25PM
Don't know yet, Matt, in the next couple of weeks, I suppose. You fancy meeting up?
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Nov 2011 1:34PM
Oh, btw, is Hartland Quay better when high tide or low tide, ie accessibility, getting water around the rocks?
Stubill 12 107 England
16 Nov 2011 1:34PM

Quote:I should have said 50 for 2 people in a double room.

Ah, OK Smile
BTW - might be worth noting that at this time of year, from the classic jagged rock spot at Hartland, the sun will
set behind the headland there and put it in shadow. Maybe not a problem depending what you had in mind, but
thought I would mention it Wink
Stu
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Nov 2011 1:35PM
Not a huge problem, Stu, just have to work with it, but great to know...Smile
mattw 16 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2011 1:40PM
If I'm free Cole, definately - but I don't have many free weekends at the moment (pre christmas fairs)
Stubill 12 107 England
16 Nov 2011 1:40PM
Mid tide (falling) is best for access and for water around the rocks.
High tide makes access below the harbour wall tricky and you'll get wet Smile
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Nov 2011 1:43PM
OK, Matt, I will let you know.
Thanks Stu again, very useful...Smile
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Nov 2011 1:43PM
Anyway, any other suggestion for accommodation? Smile
LensYews 11 1.3k 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2011 9:26PM
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Nov 2011 9:29PM
cheers, will have a look.
Cristian 15 950 1
16 Nov 2011 10:36PM
Hartland is one of my favourite places in Devon. If I could chose somewhere to live it would be there! Despite some bad memories as I slipped on Hartland Quay and smashed my camera!

As mentioned above, the Quay itself is great for sunsets, but also look out for the other small beaches along the coast. Widemouth Bay, or Black Church Rock is worth the trek if you are into walking. You are also a reasonable drive from Tintagel Castle, although the National Trust will charge you a few quid for the privilage of the views from the top of the castle ruins.

We always stay at Mettaford Farm, but I don't believe they offer B&B, just cottages.

Where ever you stay, I'm quite envious and pretty sure you will get some great photos.

Cristian

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