The cottages are set in a secluded spot in Exmoor National Park. Their elevated position provides breath-taking views of the Heddon Valley and the coast.
Martinhoe Cleave Cottages are set in a small private country estate, which overlooks the deep Heddon Valley. This densely wooded valley is known as the “jewel of Exmoor” and is located on the western side of Exmoor National Park. The area is renowned for its unspoilt natural beauty and has some of the most beautiful and dramatic coastal scenery in Britain.
Walk out of your door into this beautiful valley, surrounded by ancient woodland, heather-covered moorland and spectacular views of the coastline, sea and moor. Experience one of Britain’s wild places from your doorstep. Witness the majesty of the stars at night in a designated international dark sky reserve.
The area has many beautiful walks. The South West Coast Path, with its breath-taking scenery, is a short stroll from the cottages. Paths follow alongside the Heddon River and take you to the rugged cove of Heddons Mouth. There are also some challenging routes and climbs for cyclists. Award-winning golden sandy beaches, favoured by surfers and boarders, are within easy reach at Woolacombe and Croyde.
The famous Hunters Inn and National Trust shop are located in the valley, a short walk from the cottages. The pretty twin coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, with their shops, galleries, cinema, restaurants and famous cliff railway, can be reached via the coastal path, or is a 10 minute drive away. Combe Martin is also nearby, while the larger towns of Ilfracombe and Barnstaple are within a 40 minute drive. Other places of interest include Porlock to the east and the traditional cobbled fishing village of Clovelly to the west.
Chauffeur’s and Gardener’s Cottages each accommodate two people and Gamekeeper’s accommodates up to four (two person special rates). All cottages have central heating; Chauffeur’s and Gardener’s cottages also have wood burning stoves. There is a laundry room and all linen and towels are supplied. There is limited mobile reception at the cottage, but there is free Superfast Wi-Fi. The area is very dog-friendly and you can bring your pets to stay with you. Short breaks are available at certain times of the year.