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The view through the valley from Loveland Farm

Hartland

Loveland farm sits in a small valley just a mile from the coast and in an area of outstanding natural beauty just outside the village of Hartland. Just a few miles off the A39 Atlantic Highway, the village sits directly between Barnstaple and Bude on the Devon and Cornwall border. Hartland is a popular tourist spot with visitors coming through to see Hartland Quay, the Abbey and the lighthouse at Hartland point.

Just a few miles down the road is the picture postcard village of Clovely an old naval village known for still using donkeys as the village's main form of transport. Further up, are the towns of Bideford and Barnstaple, between which runs the Tarka trail, a 30 mile path/cycleway that follows the old coastal railway lines. Then there are the beaches, and we really are spoilt for choice, Woolacombe which was voted Britain's Best Beach, then there is Croyde Bay and Braunton both popular amongst surfers and then there is our favourite, Welcombe a sandy beach outlined with dramatic deep slate rocks. To the South in the direction of Bude is Sandymouth Bay a National Trust pebbled beach and also

 

directions

Ok so the google map does look kind of daunting with not a town in sight, but it's pretty simple....honest!

from the North

Take the M5 south towards Exeter, leave at junction 27 signposted Barnstaple. Take the third exit for the A361, follow this road to Barnstaple. When you reach Barnstaple continue over the 3 ring road round abouts following sign for the A39 Bideford, this will bring you onto the Atlantic Highway. Follow this for 20 miles (you will go past Bideford continuing towards Bude), just after the Clovelly Cross roundabout (there's a petrol station on your left) take the first right, signposted Hartland (B3248). Follow this road for 2 miles and you will come to a sharpe left hand bend, following signs for the lighthouse, take this right - although really its more of a straight-on. You'll reach the country roads...your close...follow this road around until you reach a junction at this junction go right. Loveland Farm is down the road 500 yds on the right.

from the South

Join the A39 following signs for Bude. Continued along the A39, once you reach Bude, follow signs for Bideford continue 28 miles from Bude. At Baxworthy take a left onto the B3248 (if you reach the Clovelly Cross roundabout you've gone to far). Follow this road for 2 miles and you will come to a sharpe left hand bend, following signs for the lighthouse, take this right - although really its more of a straight-on. You'll reach the country roads...nearly there...follow this road around until you reach a junction at this junction go right. Loveland Farm is down the road 500 yds on the right.

Hartland