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


I can only rave about this Inn arrived for a two night stay DBB. The warm welcoming was lovely and we stayed in room 2 a beautiful 4 poster bed and luxury bathroom with a bouquet my husband had organized. Dinner was outstanding all the staff were wonderfully accommodating and nothing was to much trouble. Our second night was to celebrate my birthday and was presented with a personal card and cake with candles totally unexpected if your looking for a gem of a place I can highly recommend this Inn you wont be disappointed the food is 5 star as well as the service and staff we will return.

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