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Clovelly North Devon A Picturesque Fishing Village By The Sea

Covelly North Devon Fantastic places to stay

Covelly North Devon Fantastic places to stay

Clovelly A Feast For The Eyes

Clovelly is a small fishing village in north Devon England. With its cobbled main street, and donkey rides it attracts thousands of tourists every year. Even though its still a fishing village, these days the tourist trade has taken over. The climate is so mild that even if the weather is not very good in other parts of the UK you can guarantee that it will be warm here. The small village is surrounded by thick woods, and the flora flourishes better here than many other coastal resorts.

The population of this tiny village is only 443. This is mainly due to the fact that there is literally only one road from the top of the hill to the beach below. The actual village itself is unique in the fact that it is owned by a Lord of the Manor, who's stately home is situated above the village among vast acres of land. The estate, known as the Clovelly Estate company, is run by the honorable John Rous.

John is a descendant of the Hamlyn family who have owned the estate, village and manor house ever since 1738. He is the son of Keith and Mary Rous the 5th Earl of Stradbroke.

Clovelly Donkeys

Clovelly Donkeys

Clovelly Donkeys

The rocky cleft in the hillside that is Clovelly village cannot be accessed by cars, as you can see by the photos. The steep incline has large steps all the way down and is 400 feet from the top to the bottom near the pier.

Because of the lack of transport donkeys were used to help carry food, furniture and heavy goods up and down the hill. You have to be pretty fit to keep walking up and down it as I discovered on a recent trip. The locals are obviously used to it, but by using donkeys they found it was the easiest way to transport just about anything.

These days the donkeys are still in use but mainly as a tourist attraction. Many people now use sledges which are shared be the villagers.

The houses are a sweet mix of wattle and daub, and there are a couple of pubs and one cafe. which I found to be really useful after walking up and down the hill. The little shops are typical quaint old English, selling trinkets and small statues of boats, pirates and other touristy things.

The village itself has been there for over 800 years, and in all that time it has only been owned by three families. And nearly all of the houses are listed buildings.

Clovelly North Devon


Painting by Turner.  Wiki commons

Painting by Turner. Wiki commons

Artists and Authors In Clovelly

The novelist Charles Kingsley lived in Clovelly back in 1831 to 1836 when he was just a child. And Charles Dickens went on to describe it in his book A Message From The Sea.

Rex Whistler, a famous artist of the time, went on to paint Clovelly cameos on the famous Wedgwood China that is still popular today.

Even the famous Rudyard Kipling mentioned the village in his book Stalky and Co.

Another famous artist, J.M.W. Turner also painted a picture of Clovelly which now hangs in The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin.

If you are interested in painting one of the most picturesque places in England, then Clovelly is the place to visit.

Clovelly North Devon

Clovelly North Devon

Make Sure You Take...

Access by car leading to the harbour for residents of the Red Lion Hotel on the pier. There is an entrance fee to the Visitors Center but this covers the local museums, Fisherman's cottage and slide shows.

Do TakeDon't TakeAccess

Flat shoes

High Heels

No Wheelchair Access

Fold up Buggys


Cars to be left at the top.

Pull along luggage

Too Much Luggage

Steep Incline.

Clovelly North Devon great for weddings!

Clovelly North Devon great for weddings!

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Clovelly waterfall on beach

Clovelly waterfall on beach

Clovelly Pier

Clovelly Pier

My Vacation in Clovelly

I first visited Clovelly a few years ago, and was blown away by just how pretty it was. It reminded me of all those Hans Christian Anderson films, with gnomes and elves peering around the corner of the tiny cottages covered with flowers and hanging baskets!

My first reaction was, wow! It really is a magical place. And standing at the top of the steps and looking down was a real treat.

After talking to the villagers, I was astounded to discover the fact that to actually live there they had a waiting list of, in some cases, ten years. It's a real treasure trove, and people are lining up to live there.

I believe that you have to come from the area, or at least live nearby for many years, but don't quote me on that as it may well have changed since then.

The rent for the cottages was amazing too. Approximately 80 pounds a week! And many people put their names down for moving to another house if a resident leaves. This was about eight years ago, so it may have changed since then.

For example if you live at the top of the hill and want to live near the pier you have to go on a list and wait your turn. When asked, the residents say that they have never lived in such a beautiful spot before, and there was no way that they were going to move out.

It seems that the magic of Clovelly takes over and the charm never leaves. And i can totally understand why.

(c) copyright nell rose

Clovelly Cottages

Clovelly Cottages

Quick Tips.

Entrance to Clovelly village is through the visitor centre.

You can get a bus straight to the center from the train station, and taxi's are always available.

There is an admission fee to view the village.

Prices for Adults £6.50 Child 4.00 Family 17.00 Under Seven Free. This covers the village and local museums, including the Fisherman's Cottage. If you are staying in the village then you won't pay the entrance charge

Don't forget your flat shoes.

The street is called Up along when you are going up, and Down along, when, well you get the idea!

Local Traditions.

When other people are making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, the local villagers in Clovelly are doing something slightly more strange.

They are driving out evil spirits from their village!

The ancient tradition is called Lentsherd. Children gather up all the metal objects they can find, such as coke cans, old pieces of metal and biscuit tins, and run down the hill. Then when they get to the harbor they throw it all in the sea. Taking the evil spirits with them!

Don't worry, they go out and pick it up after the event has finished. All the metal is tied together so it is easy to retrieve.


Clovelly is certainly one of the most picturesque places I have ever visited. And the countryside around it is brilliant for exploring, taking the kids for a walk and just admiring the sea view. So if you are ever in the area go and take a look. You won't forget it.


Nell Rose (author) from England on August 30, 2014:

Sorry to hear your still feeling poorly, you take care of yourself Jo, nell

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on August 30, 2014:

Hi nell am cool stilk have the flu am sounding very snuffy when i speak , there is cold in my head coming down ugh! Also my sis is leaving on the 1st so kinda busy.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 29, 2014:

Hi Jo, lol! I am fine, how you doing? hope your feeling better!

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on August 29, 2014:

Good day Nell Nell this looks and sounds quite interesting :). I have been running out of the clock lately leaving no time behind huh.

Waz up my English friend i need to hear your voice, you seem to be in everything do you whatsapp? LOL

Thank U for sharing it with us

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 17, 2014:

Hi MPG, thanks so much for reading, yes its such a lovely place, and surprising too, I kept saying, it looks like a dolls house! lol!

Maria Giunta from Sydney, Australia on July 17, 2014:

This place looks so gorgeous I'd love to visit it one day and there's only 443 people who live there. It must be so peaceful there so it's just the type of place I'd like to have a holiday. Ah one day can't come too soon. Thanks for sharing Nell. Voted up and pinned.

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 16, 2014:

Thanks Suzette, lol! yes me too! it has that effect on me, smell the ocean! It really is a beautiful place and I would love to live there! thanks as always, nell

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on July 16, 2014:

Revisiting this one Nell. What a beautiful, quaint town and a great place for a vacation. I can see why there is a waiting list to live in this pretty town. Your photos are beautiful and I am amazed at the flowers in the fronts of the houses and stores. Just lovely. I can smell the salt air as I write this. LOL!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 26, 2014:

Thanks Wiccan, I never realised it was there either until a few years ago, I had heard of it but never been, then we stayed there for a few days, it was really nice, glad you liked it, nell

Mackenzie Sage Wright on January 26, 2014:

Wow, that certainly is picturesque, it looks like such a sweet place to visit! Thanks for sharing, I love hearing about different places people visit that I'll probably never see myself,lol. The world is so full of them. I love the pics!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 26, 2014:

Hi CASE, lol! yes me too when I first heard it, I think there is one named something similar, its really lovely there, I will definitely recommend a visit at least for a day, thanks for reading, nell

CASE1WORKER from UNITED KINGDOM on January 26, 2014:

I thought that I knew all the major places in the UK- but then reading the title I thought it was in Wales! Well worth a visit when my back is better and I am wearing flat shoes

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 25, 2014:

Hi Blond Logic, thanks for reading, yes I get your point, its only fair that the locals do get one of the cottages, they usually move down the street as the houses come up for rent, the most popular ones are at the bottom, but they are all gorgeous! thanks, nell

Mary Wickison from USA on January 25, 2014:

I have visited many lovely villages in England but not this one. It looks charming, and I can see why there would be a waiting list to live there. I am glad it has to be locals though, you don't want some Londoners buying up the place for their summer hols.


Nell Rose (author) from England on January 25, 2014:

Thanks Phyllis, it really is unique, the donkeys the houses all of it, its like walking into a fairy story! lol! thanks for reading, nell

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on January 25, 2014:

Nell, I love your hubs on the places in England. This one is lovely. Clovelly is a charming, quaint village and I am so glad to have read about it. The photos and video are so pretty. Thanks for sharing this wonderful village.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 09, 2013:

Lol! Quick on the mark me! Seriously I have been here for about three years now, so I am sure you will too, your hubs are fascinating! Thanks again.

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on October 09, 2013:

Wow that was a quick response. I'm a newbie on hub pages and found some time to look around for other hubbers. Totally impressed by your following rate! WOW!

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 09, 2013:

Hi Nadine, Oh Wow! lol! how strange! I will have to go and look it up! Its amazing how many English town names are around the world! Thanks so much for reading, nell

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on October 09, 2013:

Hi Nell. I was drawn to your hub by the name of Clovelly, since I live there. Our Clovelly is nestled in the pristine and tranquil Silvermine Valley close to Fish Hoek in Cape Town - South Africa. We live walking distance from the beach and Kalk Bay, a quaint harbor village known for it's tourist attraction.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 22, 2013:

Hi Jama, yes Martin Clunes is one of our funniest guys on tv over here, Doc Martin is quite serious for him! lol! I never realised that you performed, it sounds fascinating, and yes I agree, to repeat what a celeb has said is just opening up that can of proverbial worms! lol! For example a friend of mines mother went to stay with Norman Wisdom a few years ago, long story, and phew! if she sold her story to the newspaper she would have been a millionaire! the small guy comedian was not what they thought! (shush!) lol!

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 22, 2013:

Nell, if I'd never seen the Doc Martin "Behind the Scenes" clips where Martin Clunes is his real bouncing-off-the-walls, hysterically funny self, I'd think you were talking about a different MC. But having seen him NOT being Doc, I can picture him over the moon about his first helicopter ride. Alas, I'm not familiar (by name at least) with Michael Praed, but I'll take your word that he's true "hero" material!

As for your friend not wanting to boast at work, I can appreciate that. I stayed mum about a lot of the celebs I met at the performing arts theatre, owing to a philosophy that anything they said or did backstage was not meant for public consumption... ;D

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 21, 2013:

Hi Jama, I wish! lol! she was always very quiet when it came to what he did, I think she didn't want to boast at work. I did actually meet Martin Clunes back in the 90s when he was filming a movie up the pub near my house! He was so excited, he had just done a scene in a helicopter and kept telling me that he had never been in one! lol! I also met Michael Praed, of Dynasty, and Riders. He was my hero back in the day when he played Robin Hood in the series, so it was an exciting night.

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 21, 2013:

I don't know what they're called, either, and I should, since I once worked at a performing arts theatre. Anyway, I love the "behind the scenes" tidbits at the end of each episode, and how they always talk about how quiet and polite the tourists are who happen to be in town during filming. Between Doc Martin and its inspiration movie, Saving Grace, I can't imagine there's anyone left who doesn't recognize "Port Wenn" from the opening shot of the harbor. In fact, the other night I plugged in an old travel DVD called "Discovering England" that was made long before Saving Grace or Doc Martin were ever thought of, and when it got around to Cornwall, I recognized that harbor even before the narrator had a chance to say "Port Isaac"!

That said, how lucky your friend's husband is to be part of the DM crew, and how lucky YOU are for being his wife's friend! Any insider tidbits you can share in a hub? ;D

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 11, 2013:

Lol! I know what you mean Jama! Here's a connection for you, I have a friend called Linda who's husband works on Doc Martin as a 'Scene' man, can't remember what they call it! lol! He sets the scenes and backgrounds!

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 10, 2013:

Yes, money (or lack of it) keeps many of us from living at the shore. Which is why it tickles me whenever I see programs like "Doc Martin" that show villagers making a living as fishermen and others living rather comfortably in cottages that've been passed down through the generations. Life just isn't fair! ;D

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 10, 2013:

Lol! yes still here! I do try to jump on the train and head down to the coast when I can, at least two times in the summer, I would love to live down there but sadly not enough money in the bank! lol!

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 10, 2013:

Wow, you're still up! Oh right, it's Saturday night. That said, besides being shocked at how many miles of coastline England has, I'm always amazed that no place in your fair country is more than a couple hours drive from the sea. If I lived that close, I'd be at water's edge every weekend, or every day if I could afford the prices for housing! ;D

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 10, 2013:

Hi Jama, yes its a huge place, and I do know what you mean about the coast, I only live 70 miles inland but really need to get to the coast! lol! thanks as always, nell

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 10, 2013:

Personally, I think there are very few places on the coasts of Cornwall and Devon that DON'T make one shout "Wow!". But then I've spent most of my life in land-locked Midwest USA, so pretty much any body of water large enough that one can't see the opposite shore constitutes a "Wow" moment for me. I once looked up the length of the coastline around Devon and Cornwall. Was shocked to discover it's in the hundreds of miles for those two counties alone. Wowwww..... ;D

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 04, 2013:

Hi suzette, thanks for reading, its an amazing place, I just stood at the top of the steps and said Wow! lol!

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on August 04, 2013:

Love this hub, Nell. This town is so charming. Yes, I'd love to see it some day. I also love Wedgewood and have a small, small Wedgewood dish on a table in my livingroom. Just love it. I love to hear about England and the great places you suggest to visit. Thanks for an interesting and informative hub - and the photos are beautiful!

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 30, 2013:

Hi Jama, not sure on that, I do believe the pleasure boat trips go around the harbor and along the sea front, but I think anybody could come in that way, thanks again, nell

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on July 30, 2013:

I see in one of the photos what looks to be a pleasure boat (as opposed to a fishing boat) in the harbour. So it occurs to me that arriving at Clovelly from the sea is do-able. But is it allowed? Just wondering....

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 29, 2013:

Hi Jama, really? That's fascinating! what a connection the the Lady of the Manor, wow! you would definitely love it here, its so picture postcard, thanks so much for reading and the info, fascinating connections!

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on July 29, 2013:

Clovelly is already on my Places To Visit! Rev. Charles Haime, an ancestor of a fellow hubber as well as two of my grandchildren, was a circuit-riding preacher in North Devon and Cornwall in the early 1800s, and Clovelly is one of the places where he converted several dozen villagers to Wesley Methodism.

It's also the place where he was famously approached by a woman to come to her home to preach to a gathering of locals. Haime forgot to write down the directions to her home, but set off anyway on his faihful steed the next day. The horse must've remembered the directions, because he took Haime straight to the woman's home several miles away. The woman, it turned out, was a Mrs. Hamlyn, no doubt the Lady of the Manor at that time.

I knew Clovelly was steep, but not so steep that entry to the village is through the visitors center. Nor did I know that because of its location, tucked in among steep cliffs, that one has to be on a long waiting list for a residence. Thanks for that tidbit and the fantastic photos. Clovelly is really prettier than I could ever imagine!

Great hub, Nell. I've bookmarked it for future reference! ;D

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 17, 2013:

Hi Glimmer, yes thank you, this summer is amazing! I loved the donkeys too, it was so quant! thanks for reading, nell

Claudia Porter on July 17, 2013:

Well the donkeys are the pull for me here. I would love to be able to visit this village and see the glorious flowers and donkeys. Thanks for this lovely tour Nell. Hope you are enjoying your summer.

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 12, 2013:

Thanks Guys, been on holiday! lol! so I will be catching up tomorrow, thanks for all your comments, nell

Christopher Antony Meade from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom on July 08, 2013:

Definitely worth putting on a list of places to visit and I can vouch for the climate in Devon. I was in Torquay in October and it was like July.

Anna Haven from Scotland on July 07, 2013:

What a beautiful, special little place. You have sold it to me; the next time I am in that area I will definitely be visiting.

It looks lovely.

Anna :)

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on July 06, 2013:

With all this talk about these wonderful and quaint places, I may just move to England and sell pictures of English birds.

Dianna Mendez on July 06, 2013:

This is a lovely place. I do agree it is picturesque and would enjoy seeing the views. How quaint that the donkey is used for transportation. Thanks for sharing this wonderful spot.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on July 06, 2013:

What a wonderful town for Americans to visit. I like the donkeys most of all -- how are they used as a tourist attraction? Do you ride them or feed them? Voting this Up and Beautiful.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on July 05, 2013:

Awesome! Living Art. But surely the people living there can't appreciate all the visitors - all those people walking up and down will drive me nuts. I have so much admiration for Europeans' sense of beauty and neatness. In spite of all the wars, epidemics and disasters of the past they have evolved into peaceful humans not willing to tolerate chaos and messy environments. Beautiful, Ñell!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 05, 2013:

Seems really magical, this Clovelly North Devon by the sea. Thanks for the information and the pictures. Wish I could vacation there too. Voted Up!

Elias Zanetti from Athens, Greece on July 05, 2013:

Beautiful little village, Nell that I would definitely love to visit. Enjoyed your virtual tour. The pictures are amazing!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on July 04, 2013:

Oh i would love to visit this little village. There is so much to see all over the world. If i ever win the lottery, i'm on my way. Wonderful pictures Nell.....Great hub...

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 04, 2013:

What a quaint, beautiful small village! I can imagine people would not want to move away. I would love to visit this village. Very interesting hub with beautiful pictures.

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi Jackie, place your bets! LOL! its fascinating isn't it? we shall see, if its a boy, well, then I will be amazed!

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi mary, thanks for reading, and the share, so glad you liked it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi drbj, thanks so much for reading, and I am so glad you loved it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi carter, I saw that on the internet when I was searching for photos! lol! Australia! Wow! maybe the first people came over from here? thanks so much for the share, and read! nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi Jaye, Aw thanks so much! it is a lovely village isn't it? thanks!

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Thanks thost, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi Faith, lol! get on that plane! thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi Alicia, thanks so much, I am glad you liked it, there are many like this in England, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi Suzze, yes its totally amazing, I love it! thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi Gypsy, hope you get here soon, you will love it! and thanks!

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi bravewarrior, thanks for reading, glad you liked it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi carol, thanks so much as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi Seeker, it is so beautiful, mind you, its hard on the legs! lol! thanks so much, nell

thost from Dublin, Ireland on July 04, 2013:

Very good article Nell, Clovelly looks like a wonderful place. Vote up.

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 04, 2013:

Hi drmiddlebrook, thanks so much for reading, and glad you liked it, nell

Sallie B Middlebrook PhD from Texas, USA on July 04, 2013:

Wow, you've really done a great job on this Hub. You've made me want to visit lovely Clovelly. It looks/seems adorable!

Helen Murphy Howell from Fife, Scotland on July 04, 2013:

What a beautiful village and what amazed me most of all is that it hasn't been tarnished by developers with their holiday homes and caravan parks. It's not surprising that there is such a long waiting list for people who want houses, it does look like the ideal country village, peaceful and beautiful!

Loved this hub + voted up!!

carol stanley from Arizona on July 04, 2013:

Now I want to move there. Beautiful and quaint and peaceful feeling. I do remember all the villages when living in France and our trips to England. Thanks for the beautiful sharing.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 04, 2013:

What a beautiful little village. No wonder no one leaves once they take up residence. Thanx for sharing with us, Nell!

Gypsy48 on July 04, 2013:

Lovely hub Nell. I love the villages in England and wish I lived there. My favorite trips are the ones to England and am longing for another trip there! Voted up and beautiful.

Suzanne Sheffield from Mid-Atlantic on July 04, 2013:

Lovely Nell. It truly looks and sounds like a fairy tale village. Thank you for sharing. - Suzze

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 03, 2013:

This is a lovely hub, Nell! I wish I had visited Clovelly when I lived in the UK. I enjoyed exploring the village through your article very much. The description, the pictures and the video were lovely. I will share this hub.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on July 03, 2013:

Thanks for taking us along to this truly magical village indeed! What a magnificent hub here.

Such and interesting and most beautiful spot on this earth, and you were blessed enough to get to visit! I would love to visit one day . . . just dreaming.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

Blessings, Faith Reaper

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on July 03, 2013:

Thanks for sharing this charming village, Nell. Love the photos--especially of the flowers abloom everywhere. I enjoyed taking another vicarious trip through an English village, thanks to a generous HubPages writer.

Voted Up+++


Mary from Cronulla NSW on July 03, 2013:

Hi Nell it seems we share something in common as we have a very pretty beach side suburb Clovelly here in Sydney as well..I dare say I don't think we can boast of many famous artists as yours but haven't done my research on that yet!! I can't get over how adorable your English villages are!! Have only seen a few but not nearly enough!! Your hubs are always an enjoyable read ..thanks so much..VUAB & I & Pinned..cheers

drbj and sherry from south Florida on July 03, 2013:

What a charming, picturesque village, Nell. Thank you for this fascinating introduction and the lovely photos. Voted up, y'know.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on July 03, 2013:

I loved being transported into this neat fishing village. So quaint and beautiful. I loved the flowers (and the donkeys).

Very enjoyable Hub. Voted it UP and shared.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on July 03, 2013:

If it is a girl, the world will call her Diana....

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 03, 2013:

Hi Linda, definitely! lol! thirsty work climbing up and down that hill! thanks as always Linda, nell

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on July 03, 2013:

I bet you found that cafe and pub useful after you arrived! :) Only 443 people live there...Wow! This is a beautiful village and if I ever visit I will leave my high heels at home. Thanks for the virtual trip Nell!

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 03, 2013:

Hi Jackie, we are so lucky to have these sort of places, I love them. yes baby diana! I think they will call her something else first, and use that as a second name, I still keep saying Alexandra! or the male version. for some reason I keep thinking its definitely going to be a girl, if its a boy I will be shocked! lol!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on July 03, 2013:

You are so lucky Nell, I would love to see your country, it is just so old world! This is a great hub, just my kind. I came across an old hardback biography of your queen yesterday I have picked up somewhere and tucked away and I don't recall her looking that young. Wow how time flies and now I wait on baby Diana....very soon.

Up and sharing.

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 03, 2013:

Hi mary, thanks so much, it totally blew me away when I visited it. I just stood at the top looking down and thought, wow! glad you liked it, nell

Mary Craig from New York on July 03, 2013:

What an awesome village. You know how I love flowers so seeing all these cottage gardens and waterfalls and beach, you're definitely talking my language.

This is a truly lovely place Nell. Thanks so much for introducing us to it!

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. Oh, and shared.

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 03, 2013:

Thanks as always billy, you would love Clovelly its so unique, glad you liked it, nell

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 03, 2013:

I love the villages you guys have over there. Thank you for showing me all that I am missing. LOL

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