Our Cottages

The cottages have been converted from old stone farm buildings dating back to at least the 18th century and contain a lot of character. Tucked quietly down a country lane they are ideally situated whether you want to walk along the cliffs on the coast paths for dramatic and breathtaking scenery, taking it easy and getting away from the hustle and bustle of every day life or visiting the many local places of interest. However you decide to spend your holiday there is always the sauna and spa to spend a relaxing hour.

What's Included

All our cottages have:

  • Bed linen, bath and hand towels, tea towels and dish cloth/sponge
  • Kitchen pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, cafetiere etc
  • Fridge, cooker, microwave
  • Basic cleaning materials, washing-up liquid and surface cleaner
  • WiFi
  • TV/Radio with Freeview
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Oil fired/electric central heating
  • Washing and drying facilities on site**
  • A starter supply of loo rolls, tea/coffee, oil; salt & pepper
  • A starter supply of logs and kindling when it’s cold
  • A starter supply of charcoal and firelighters for barbecues when it’s not
  • Access to shared hot tub and sauna on site (check when open)
  • Access to shared picnic/play area (not for dogs, sorry)
  • Outdoor, off-road parking
  • Do ask if you’d like to borrow a cot and/or high chair 
  • Pets by arrangement – £25 per pet per week or part week. We ask that pets are not left unattended in the cottages or allowed on furniture or beds.
  • The children’s play paddock has swings, climbing, frame, sandpit, swing ball, bats, balls etc. Children using it must be supervised.
  • We ask that guests do not visit or feed the animals unless accompanied by one of the owners of Cheristow Farm Cottages.

* Fridges have small freezer compartments, except in the Tack Room
**The Orchard, Granary & Milking Parlour Cottages have dishwashers and washing machines, & TVs with digital access for streaming.

Protecting Our Environment

The Hartland Peninsula has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, full of fantastic plants and wildlife. We feel a responsibility to do what we can to ensure that it stays this way and hope you do too.

The Hartland Peninsula with its wonderful plants and wildlife has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, We feel a responsibility to look after it and hope guests will too.

Recycling
We do our best to reduce the amount of waste we produce and to recycle the rest. Cottages have compost bins and we ask guests to keep glass, cardboard, paper plastic and tin/metal waste for recycling in the bins in the wooden shed next at the top of the site.

Heating
Our central heating systems are on time clocks and we ask guests to turn the heating off when possible. Most of our cottages have wood-burning stoves to provide extra heat and reduce the need for electric heating.

Lighting
We’ve fitted low energy light bulbs wherever possible and ask that guests turn off lights when leaving rooms and do not leave external lights on unnecessarily.

Washing and drying
Where washing machines are provided they are A Rated energy efficient and we ask that guests do their washing at 30°C degrees when possible (this can reduce energy consumption by as much as 40% versus washing at 40°C). We have a communal washing machine and tumble dryer for guests’ use and ask that the use of the dryer be kept to a minimum. Please use Eco cycles on the dishwashers when possible.

Rain water harvesting
There are several water butts around our site which we use to gather rain water for watering plants etc. We ask that you use tap water conservatively during your stay (by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and evening, you can save up to 8 gallons of water a day).

Shop local
Hartland has many independent businesses and we encourage guests to support them as much as possible during their stay. Nearby farm shops and restaurants provide locally produced foods and we encourage guests to support them.

No smoking
All our cottages and the spa room are non-smoking.

“Leave nothing behind but footprints”
When you are out and about during your stay, try to reduce your footprint as much as possible and always observe the Countryside Code. Bring your rubbish back to Cheristow to recycle it, or try to find a local recycling centre. Keep dogs under close control and on a lead when appropriate and always pick up after them. Leave gates and property as you find them, protect plants and animals and be considerate to other people.

And finally… The Hartland Peninsula is a great place to walk so perhaps you won’t need the car every day.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages in North Devon

Your well-behaved dogs are welcome in all our cottages except for the Dairy and Orchard. The Granary, Milking Parlour & Stables Cottages have small enclosed courtyard/garden areas. The Tack Room has space only for a small and very orderly dog.

Our dog fee is £25 per dog, per stay of up to a week. We have dogs of our own and are happy to help in any way we can. Let us know too if you want to bring any other pet

We ask that pets are not left unattended, nor allowed on the furniture. Obviously, you must always clean up after them and they must be kept under control.

The area has many dog-friendly pubs and beaches. You can take your dog to Hartland’s pubs and the beach at Hartland Quay is dog-friendly between October and March