Hartland Abbey

Only one mile from Hartland Quay, Hartland Abbey lies across a narrow, sheltered valley which winds its way to the spectacular Atlantic Coast. Within a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ visitors may wander around the beautiful gardens and grounds which lead to the rocky cove. Peacocks and guinea fowl roam at will, whilst donkeys and Black Welsh Mountain sheep graze the Old Deer Park.

Hartland Abbey is the lived-in family home of the Stucley family. Although it was built in the 12th century, remaining as a monastery for 400 years and passing through the female line three times, it has never been sold. Consequently, it contains collections of pictures, furniture and porcelain which have accumulated over many generations. The story of the Abbey mirrors local and national history at every turn. It has a friendly and lived-in atmosphere, so often absent in many of our nation’s historic houses, a point continually remarked upon by those who visit us.

Official Hartland Abbey website


"Cracking hotel combining rustic charm with comfortable rooms, excellent food and proper ales(not gas forced, straight from the keg). Stopped in room 5, four poster bed and well nice. Room overlooked main road but traffic noise was not a problem. Pity i couldnt pick the hotel up and take it with me for my next stop out." Oct 2012

- via Tripadvisor