Lovely Clovelly

We could hardly stay in Higher Clovelly without visiting Clovelly Village. We got there nice and early before it was too busy and made our way down to the harbour on the rain slippery cobbles, planning to stop and look at the shops and museums and tearoom on the way back up.

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so many cats in Clovelly!!

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it really is steep! no cars allowed so deliveries are made on cooble-sledge type of things

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looking back up the hill from the harbour

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Mark laughing at me because I don’t like high up places without barriers so was hugging the harbour wall somewhat

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ah the cottage tearooms – a chance to catch our breath over a cup of tea and crab sandwich

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those cats get everywhere!

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Charles Kingsley museum (he wrote ‘Westward Ho’ and ‘the Waterbabies’)

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Fisherman’s cottages museum

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This cat made us laugh – we saw it using a couple of flower pots on a front door step as litter trays then going back to his own house for his breakfast! He had a cat-flap in the window and his food bowl on the windowsill.

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more cats

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brave OAPs

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At the top of the hill are the donkey stables…

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…and Clovelly Pottery. I fell in love with this rabbit bowl and cover, and Mark offered to buy it for me but we have nowhere to display it and it would be a waste to hide it in the cupboard.

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Included in the price of the Clovelly entrance ticket is Clovelly Court gardens. This house sits at the top of the drive – I like the slogan.

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pumpkins for sale

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imagine a garden with this view!

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I have a real thing for terracotta rhubarb forcers…not sure why, I just love them!

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Outside the church berries had fallen on the cobbles and I just thought they looked lovely

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2 responses to “Lovely Clovelly

  1. Forget about November, I’ll jiust book a flight as soon as I can. The cottage tearooms, the quaint and lovely Clovelly and those donkeys!!! – they did it. I definitely live in the wrong country.

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