Sunday, 30 May 2010

Clovelly village



After visiting Clovelly Court Gardens, we walked down the steep hill in to Clovelly Village just in time to have an early evening meal.

Don't you just love this golden evening light.


The views are really quite breathtaking.


















I love the look of this house, all that greenery around the door and flowers growing by the window, very pretty indeed. I think it's my favourite house in Clovelly!




The tea room's door and window are adorned with lovely ornate carvings. Unfortunately, it was closed by the time we got there.












There were a lot cats out and about. Which meant I had to stroke each of them on my way. I can't resist cats!






Time to walk all the way back up the cobbled hill... in my flip flops! I usually wear much more sensible footwear when I go walking but on this day that wasn't the case. Luckily, my feet coped well, no nasty blisters.

All in all we had a fantastic time in Devon, as you will have no doubt gathered from my past three posts.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

54 comments:

Debbie said...

I always imagined of Devon been a wonderful place to live and to visit...
But I never thought of being this beautiful!
Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos.
I`m glad that you had a great time!

DEBBIE MOSS

Lynda said...

what a cozy little village!!!Looks to my like from a storybook!
Not gonna say a thing about your "shoes" *grin*.........
Keep on walkingn girl, love to "go"with you!!!

Greetings
Lynda

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Wonderful photographs - my questions is where are all the rest of the people, I have never seen Clovelly quite so deserted. By the way I take my hat off to you for walking back up I usually take the jeep up when I have visited.
Debbie

It's me said...

Devon is soooo beautiful...i like your posts of the trip !!..beautifil pictures Isabelle............may i used the blue/turqoise window on my blog?? please let me know??

Happy sunday............hugs from me.....Ria

marigold jam said...

Where was everyone? I've only ever seen Clovelly on a summer's afternoon when it was heaving with people it's so beautiful when it's quiet isn't it?

Jane

bijzonder-oud said...

Hi Isabelle,

What a beautifull pictures!! I really enjoyed it, it felt like i was walking next to you :-)

bye bye,
Yolanda

KC'sCourt! said...

I think you went the best time when it was very quiet!
I don't like crowds
Julie xxxxx

All things nice... said...

Isabelle,

That wee village is breathtaking, love it, Devon and the south of England are up high on my list of holiday destinations. I was there a few times as a child but would love to return. In contrast my friends all want to go to the sun or some really cosmopolitan city, I'd rather the countryside :)

All things nice...

Country Style Living said...

How lovely Clovelly village looks, really great photo's.....

melanie said...

How lovely! :) xx

Lululiz said...

Beautiful photographs of a very lovely place. I want to live there!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your gorgeous pictures make my daydream of the holidays, Isabelle. I loved the tour!
Happy thoughts for a great new week. xx

The things I like to do said...

Love your pictures from Clovelly village.
Have a nice sunday.

Pixiedust said...

Thats such a pretty little village. I'd love to live somewhere like that. All the cottages look so inviting. xx

Julies knitting corner said...

Oh thank you for sharing Isabelle, these pictures are nice it looks like my kind of place. I have been too Devon, but not in this area. I love the cobbled lanes and the white washed buildings. Lovely. best wishes Julie.C

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Charming, Charming, Charming!!!
What a beautiful step back in time...

Have a wonderful weekend,
Joyce

Tina Eudora said...

Hi Isabelle, I love your blog and photos. I too love animals and have to stop and pet them and say howdy. I too am a lover of all things vintage so I know I will enjoy my visits to your blog immensely! Have a great weekend.
Tina

Enitram said...

Hello! How are you??????????

sylvia said...

lovely.
soo beautiful.
hug from sylvia

harmony and rosie said...

Such a pretty village, it's no wonder the tourists flock there. I remember going as a child and it was absolutely heaving but it looks as though you had the place to yourselves, lucky things. It's a long drag up again isn't it?

Lovely photos, the sea looks like it was beautifully calm too.

Kate x

MARY PERNULA said...

Goodmorning!!! I like the little white house with all the foliage around it as well, the cobblestone streets are nice. I love the English Cottage look. Thanks so much for sharing your vist to this little village. XO MARY

Hen said...

Hi Isabelle,
Clovelly looks lovely, we really must go. All those cats, I'd definitely have been stopping to stroke them too!
Hope you're all well.
Hen xxx

Diana P. said...

What a stunning place! I only wish I had places like that around here to go and visit! I might never leave though! lol!

Kelly said...

Such pretty pictures! Look like you had a lovely time!!

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful photos of a very beautiful village. I love the house with all the blue on the door and rails. And the green window is just completely gorgeous too!
Lisa x

ilovemyhouse said...

These are some wonderful pictures. I never knew Devon was such a great place. Thanks for sharing i think i found a new holiday destination.xx

English style said...

What a beautiful dream house Isabel
You have made lovely pics,
and the cats are so cute :-)(i have also a black cat)
I hope to vitis you more often, but one of my 4 brothers is very ill (cancer)
so i'm not very active on my blog, sorry!
hugs from Yvon

Catherine said...

beautiful pictures! i love England , the cottages and sceneries. It seems like you had a lovely day out! good week catherine

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Hi Isabelle, I know Clovelly so well from happy childhood memories and loved the pictures, they are really good. It is such a special place and hasn't changed one bit. Thanks for showing. Bettyx

Country Cottage Chic said...

It looks lovely!

Did you know that there is a Clovelly in Cape Town, South Africa?
It is also steep & overlooks the sea. The railway station is right on the edge of the sea & has a "No fishing from the platform" sign!
I don't know if this link will work but you can seea photo here:

di bianco e d'azzurro said...

hallo Isabelle this village is very nice!!!
I love the houses with the little gardens!!!
I think that is a place more relaxing!!!
Hugs from me, Annamaria

June said...

Oh Isabelle what a charming village. I cannot tell you how I love seeing little places like this. It is beautiful. I think that the cobblestone streets make the villages all the sweeter, and the cottages are all so well cared for.
Just a delight to see it all.
hugs

Donna said...

Stunning photos Isabelle my sweet. I know Clovelly is a very photogenic village but you and Alan have really captured it beautifully. So glad you enjoyed your time here, you are welcome back any time x

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Dear Isabelle,
Another beautiful spot to add to my list of 'must sees' when we next travel to England. So Agatha looking! David also enjoyed this post and tells me that they have banned cars in the village part there. If that's true it would only add to the beauty. I remember how serene and dreamlike Venice was with no cars. Hope all is well and thanks again for another wonderful post. xx

VintageVicki said...

Clovelly is a really pretty village.

Shame the tearooms were closed - you need a pastie/cream tea to cope with the walk back up.

Les Cotrions said...

Beautiful Isabelle!!!!! You always give us the chance of visiting your faboulous country! Just adore these so charming villages!!! Thanks so much for the nice trips!!!
Happy new week!
Vale

Madelief said...

Hi Isabelle,

It must have been 25 years ago that I visited Clovelly with my husband (then boyfriend). Thanks for taking me back. It is such a pretty village. I can still remember not only the beautiful houses and the blue of the see, but also the steep climb from the harbour to the top of the hill!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Fleurette said...

Hello my dear Isabelle, Thank you very much for an amazing trip through your beautiful photos!!!
Beautiful houses ... everything is very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a nice evening and new week
Hugs Fleurette

Karena said...

Isabelle, thank you for sharing these wonderful images!! I would love to be there!

Karena
Art by Karena

koralee said...

Thank you for sharing this little bit of heaven sweet one..your images are amazing. hugs for a great new week. xoxoxo

H said...

I absolutely loved Clovelly after a very sedate sunny afternoon there this time last year... crab sandwiches on the beach followed by ice-creams and the obligatory cat stroking... Heaven x

bellaboo said...

Your pictures of Clovelly are wonderful.It looks so quiet there too.When we went it was so crowded!
At one time donkeys used to carry goods down those cobbles poor things.I'm glad they don't have to do that now!

Bellaboo :0)

andamento said...

Wow, that looks a beautiful village, I'd never heard of it before. Gorgeous photographs.

elsy said...

visited clovelly many years ago and its stunning.......love foreign soil but am just rediscovering britain, at its best it cant be beaten especially in your neck of the woods.x

Milly and Dottie said...

I haven't been to Clovelly for years and remember really falling in love with the place, so it was so lovely to see these photos, thank you!
x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ah pretty pretty (and very steep!) Clovelly ~ I love it! So nice to see it again. I really loved the image Sal had of a donkey climbing the slope wasn't it gorgeous?
Hope you had a yummy supper,

Sarah x

Loulabelle said...

Wow what a lovely part of the world!

I will have to add it to our list of places to visit :o)

Yvonne said...

Clovelly is amazing isn't it? It's like time has stood still.... it's one of my favourite places to visit, although you do have to be prepared for the steep climb... worth every step! Glad you had such a lovely time here in Devon... you'll have to come to the south coast nest time!
x

BusyLizzie said...

I don't believe it! (in the words of Victor Meldrew) the last time I went to Clovelly (which is about 20 yrs ago) I took a wonderful photo on a black cat in a window! I must make time to go back there again. Enjoy the weekend, Lizzie x

maría cecilia said...

Dear Isabelle, I had such a wonderful moment walking along with you in this so beautiful and lovely place!!! When I see old places like this one I can`t avoid being sad, in Chile with the last huge earthquake in February so many old buildings, houses broke down and too much of our history was washed out. Is such a terrible thing that happened. Europe has so many historic arquitecture just has it was and is so breathtaking to see them.
Muchos cariños,
Maria Cecilia

Dogwood said...

Oh my...I am drooling all over my computer. Those pictures are so beautiful. I love the building and all those flowers and window boxes. I want to visit there some day! And, I hope soon.

Dogwood

Stephen Perham said...

That's my home and I never get tired of seeing it, my family have lived there for 200 years, I'm pleased you like it.

Chatelaine said...

My sister has always told me I need to go to Devon and Cornwall. I love tearooms, the water, and cats so I think I would feel right at home there.

Lovely post.

Steve PP said...

It's a special little spot here! Great photos!