view clovelly from beach

Our First Family Holiday to Devon – Visiting Clovelly

When Ethan was 16 weeks old my parents kindly took us to Devon with them for a little break. It was our first-ever holiday as a family and it was lovely to share it with my parents. Due to my work commitments, I’m normally very busy in the summer. We are always advised to avoid taking holidays during this time. So it was nice to take advantage of the summer season whilst on my maternity leave. We did have to hire a bigger car for our trip to Devon. We didn’t factor in how much one little person needs to take with them at such a young age. During our trip, we stayed in a lovely cottage for the week and every day we went out to different parts of Devon. Visiting Clovelly, Castle Drogo, Widecombe In The Moor and The Eden Project.

Visiting Clovelly

Visiting Clovelly

Clovelly is one of my mum’s favourite places to visit. It was only right that visiting Clovelly was one of the first things to do during our trip to Devon.

clovelly north devon sign

Clovelly is a Devon fishing village that is built into a cleft in a 400′ high cliff. It is famous for its cobbled, traffic-free High Street and pretty whitewashed cottages. Clovelly is also famous for its donkeys. They traditionally carry goods up the hill but we didn’t get the chance to see any during our visit.

map clovelly devon

They so advise not to use prams on the cobbles. So we placed Ethan into his carrier for the journey. Darren prepared himself to push the pram down the High Street. The start of the journey is very deceiving and even looked like it would be quite a nice stroll down to the bottom…

sea view top
start cobbled streets

… but Darren started to have some fun pushing the pram down Clovelly’s High Street!

darren pushing pram down steep cobbled street

Clovelly is a very pretty place and the views are amazing. To make the journey manageable we did have to make lots of pit stops on the way down the hill.

jane ethan pretty flower arch
sea view clovelly devon
jane ethan looking down red lion hotel
stone cross memorial garden
cobbled street clovelly devon

We also made sure that Ethan was protected from the sun as it was a lovely warm day.

jane darren putting lotion ethan

We finally made it to the bottom stopping for a quick lunch of pasties in the Red Lion Hotel.

view clovelly from beach
clovelly beach devon
clovelly beach view from inside red lion hotel

After all of Darren’s efforts with navigating the pram to the bottom we decided to let him have a well-earned break and we took the landrover service back to the top of the hill!

Clovelly really is a beautiful place to visit. I really hope we get to visit again in the future and have more time to explore the area.

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