Sunday, 7 July 2013

Clovelly, England
Clovelly is a small village in the Torridge district of Devon, England. It is a major tourist attraction, exceptional in its history and beauty, its extremely steep car-free cobbled main street, donkeys and its location looking out over the Bristol Channel. Thick woods shelter it and render the climate so mild that even tender plants flourish. As of the 2011 Census the civil parish itself that includes the Isle of Lundy had a population of just 443 people, 50 fewer than ten years previously.The village has one public house and one hotel.
The village main street is not accessible by motor vehicle, although there is a road leading to the harbour with parking limited to staying guests of the Red Lion Hotel centre, where there is a café and shops selling gifts, books, and fudge. A taxi service operates in summer between the car park and the harbour, using Land Rover vehicles.
The Clovelly Visitor Centre is served by Stagecoach bus service 319; the route includes Barnstaple, Bideford and Hartland.The estate is run by the Clovelly Estate Company, under the leadership of the Hon. John Rous, a descendant of the Hamlyn family who have owned the village, estate and manor house Clovelly Court since 1738. John Rous is the eldest son of the Hon. Mary Rous and Keith Rous, the 5th Earl of Stradbroke.



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