Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Clovelly - Cottages, Cobbles, and Cats

This week we visited the ancient little Devon fishing village of Clovelly. Clovelly is family owned (none of the residents own their own cottage), there are no cars allowed. Goods are transported through the steep cobbled streets by sledges and donkeys. The little ol' cottages are all white-washed wattle and daub. I just love the little white cottages, particularly the ones with the blue painted windows, they remind me of the little white houses on Greek islands that I just love.  The South West coast is one of my favourite places in England.

This kitty was snoozing outside the visitor centre until a pigeon caught her attention.  Here she is scoping out the birdies.

We stopped at some workshops first to make some dishes.  This is Squidge.

And now Chatterbox making hers.

View from the top of the hill towards the sea.

Squidge looking down the steep cobbled street.

So pretty, but can you imagine this street in icy weather? :)

Inside of the Fisherman's Cottage.

Another kitty, this one didn't stop to chat but was on some kind of mission.


Hubs and the girls looking out across the bay.

Some really gorgeous cottages, I would post all my photos but it would take hours!

Down to the little harbour.




This kitty did come to say hello



Start with a kitty, end with a kitty.

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! Looks like a peaceful visit to a lovely historical spot...someday, I will make it to England and you and my other British (and Scottish) friends will have to take me on a massive tour.

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  2. SO gorgeous Sarah. And you're so right, same kind of streets and village type as the ones in Portugal. Beautiful :)

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    1. I SO want to live there! Especially with all the cats, lol. But the cottages are so pretty with all the flowers, and the views are amazing!

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  3. It is a magical place. I remember going years ago and admiring the donkeys going up and down the cobbled street.

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    1. I went as a child but don't remember it a great deal. It is a little gem.

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  4. I would love to see this place. So beautiful and quaint. Glad you were able to visit. Joyce

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  5. Ooh! Gorgeous! I've never been to Clovelly, but it is definitely now on my list of places I would like to visit.

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    1. It is an amazing place, well worth the visit.

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