The Bear (not to be confused with Bear Cottage) is a well appointed, cosy and comfortable cottage situated between the village of Hartland and Hartland Quay, in the hamlet of Stoke. The Bear is a great base for exploring the stunning Hartland Peninsula and further afield.
Many beautiful, unspoilt beaches are within easy reach; this is an area for exploring unknown hidden coves with Welcombe beach and Spekes Mill Mouth within a few miles. The Bear is within walking distance of Hartland Abbey and many nearby attractions. The historic fishing village of Clovelly is only 5 miles away, the towns of Bideford, Westward Ho! and Bude 15 miles. The pretty villages of Appledore and Instow are worth a visit; the Tarka Bicycling Trail, The Milky Way and the Big Sheep are good family days out.
From The South West Coast Path, ½mile away, you can walk and see some of themost spectacular coastal scenery and wildflowers in the British Isles. There are many other beautiful inland footpaths and small lanes to explore with stunning wildflowers through spring and summer. In winter the views on the coast are spectacular withraging seas in windy weather. Nothing is better than a bracing walk followed by a hot bath and a good book in the sitting room in front of the woodburner in the open fireplace!
Upstairs the cottage has a king sized double room with small ensuite shower, toilet and basin, two twin bedded rooms, bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and basin, and a child gate at the top of the stairs.
Downstairs, the front door leads into a slate-floored entrance hall off which is a king size double room with shower, basin and toilet. The cosy, half panelled sitting room with woodburner in large, open fireplace, TV and DVD player, a small children’s play room/study and the well equipped kitchen with Rangemaster cooker, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer leads into the sheltered, gated garden equipped with ample seating and table. Free WIFI. One small dog is very welcome by arrangement. Central heating throughout for the colder months and logs are provided from theestate.
All further information can be found on www.hartlandabbey.com