Welcome to our cosy cottage near Clovelly in North Devon. We are are a North Devon Biosphere buisiness partner with marine wildlife aware accreditation, and reinvest profits into the building and the local economy. We are now open for year-round affordable holiday let and particularly encourage vistors to the area out of season, for walks, wildlife and more.

There is a spacious lounge with its inglenook fireplace, TV/DVD and plenty of kids and board gamesa kitchen with its original stove as well as mod cons and a sky lit traditional bathroom with pressure shower. We also have some beach equipment available for reasonable use and entrusted to guests, along with sketching equipment and wifi.

For our and your peace of mind we employ a local professional cleaning company to meet HSE standards. We now have wifi installed, allowing for improved hot water and heating control out of season.   

It can sleep up to 4 adults & 3 children in three rooms, has a stunning garden view of the coast to Lundy Island and is 2-mins walk to the local village social club with traditional skittles, darts, pool and friendly locals.

A picturesque walk downhill to the historic cobbled stone fishing village of Clovelly, once belonging to the first Queen of England has a close-nit community, museum and traditional pubs. Uphill are the North Devon Wake Park, Milky Way Children’s Adventure park, Woolsery local pub and chippy. Further a field fantastic beaches and places of interest for both kids and adults, are accessible by car or the local bus service stopping outside. 

It's been a second home for nearly 40 years, we now run it as an updated affordable holiday home, inviting new guests to stay, get comfy, enjoy this historical cottage and discover this beautiful part of the world.

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What Guests Say

Lovely week of walks, beach time... and more walks. Idle Hours was a great base for a relaxing week. We'd recommend Hartland Quay for amazingly scenic views !

Jo & Nigel

Lovely cottage, great location ! stunning views, enjoyable walks, friendly locals, tasty food in the village, fun atmosphere down in the harbour. An excellent stay. Thanks Dan !

Keely & Darren

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Things to See & Do



The Milky Way, The Big Sheep and the North Devon Wake Park are all nearby



Lots of beautful beaches and close to the South West Coastal Path



The historic cobbled fishing village of Clovelly is a picturesque walk away