A week to remember…

Cabins in the snow
Well it’s been a week of firsts at Coastal Cabins!
I can’t actually remember the last time it snowed this much in Hartland – and i’ve lived here on and off for nearly 35 years! #stormemma and #thebeastfromtheeast have a lot to answer to, this really is one to remember.  As you can see from the pictures we got quite a bit of snow at the cabins, and our poor resident geese had their lake almost completely freeze over.
The drifts of snow on the lane made the road to us completely impassable for a good few days.
Lane snow
Just as the snow started to melt away the water in our taps went down to a trickle and then eventually stopped all together.  The thawed pipes had created a water mains leak that resulted in a water shortage for the whole area.  We can thankfully say that our water is back up and running now, but some villages locally have been cut off for nearly a week now!
After the chaos of the past week I look outside and it’s hard to believe any of it even happened.  The landscape is back to normal, the geese are swimming around merrily and the birds are out enjoying the Spring sun.  What a difference a few days can make!
We’re back to work getting all the cabins ready for our first guests of the season in a few weeks.  The new windows are all in and have kept the cabins water tight and snug over this cold spell.
For those of you still looking for a break over Easter we do have a few cabins left.  Book online here: https://secure.supercontrol.co.uk/availability/availability_weekly.asp?ownerID=9745&siteID=26955


Where can you find the Easter Bunny?

It’s a great time of year Easter, and it’s really a great time to be in North Devon. Once we get this ‘Beast from the East’ over and done with I’ll be glad to get out and about to enjoy all that our beautiful area offers.
The Easter holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with family and loved ones. It’s not often that we get 2 bank holidays in a row so it’s time to make the most of it!
Here’s our round up of the best events in the area over Easter:
Clovelly Village (10 mins from Coastal Cabins)
Visit the stunning village of Clovelly and you’ll feel like you’ve leapt back in time by about 100 years. Car free and totally unique, Clovelly will capture your heart. This Easter it’ll even win over the hearts of your kids too – even the most tantruming toddlers and sulky teenagers. How I hear you ask? With lots of chocolate of course! You’ll be given a village map on arrival and entasked with the job of finding the hidden Easter chicks. If they spot 10 chicks they win an Easter egg and for 15 chicks a bigger mystery prize!
Come along and join the fun.
Hartland Abbey (5 mins from Coastal Cabins)
In Hartland we are very lucky to have the beautiful Hartland Abbey right on our doorstep. The grand manor house with lovely 18th Century gardens, and the adjoining rugged Atlantic cove and cottage have been the location of many TV dramas and Films. The Abbey welcomes visitors from Easter onwards and celebrates two fun filled days of Easter Egg Hunts and traditional games in the gardens. The tea rooms are a real treat too.
Choc Fest @ Atlantic Village (20 mins from Coastal Cabins)
Back by popular demand, our local outlet shopping village has brought back Choc Fest. Celebrating all things chocolate there will be a range of local chocolaty stall holders to tempt you with their delicious treats. Once you’ve stuffed your face full of as much chocolate as you can, you can burn some of it off hitting the outlet shops. Highlights include M&S, Gap, Nike and more. There’s also a great indoor and outdoor play area for the little ones.
The Big Sheep (20 mins from Coastal Cabins)
For those of you yet to visit The Big Sheep then you’re in for a treat. No unfortunately there aren’t any actual giant sheep, but there are rather a lot of normal sized sheep! Plus at this time of year you’ll also get to meet lots of tiny cute baby sheep (otherwise know as lambs). The lambing season will be in full swing. Oh and there’s also…you guessed it…an Easter egg hunt! The Eggstravaganza Festival is a true celebration of all things Easter with no less than 30,000 chocolate eggs hiding in the park.
The Milky Way (15 mins from Coastal Cabins)
Another classic local theme park that’s worth a visit. Ever wondered where the Easter Bunny’s magic is made? Apparently it’s at the Easter Bunny’s Grotto just up the road from us, how handy! Take your children to meet the Bunny him/her self and get ANOTHER chocolate egg! You definitely can’t have too many chocolate eggs at Easter.
Rosemoor (35 mins from Coastal Cabins)
There are only 4 RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) gardens in the whole of the UK, and one of them is RHS Rosemoor. It’s stunning and a must see at any time of the year, but Easter in particular is a real winner. The garden will be bursting into bloom and there’s fun activities for all the family scheduled every day. Hop along the trail and solve the clues in the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt (EVERYONE loves Lindt bunnies don’t they?), and drop into the Learning Centre for daily craft workshops. Oh and did I mention the fluffy hatchling chicks? Plus the garden restaurant is to die for!
Arlington (50 mins from Coastal Cabins)
This one is a bit of a drive but it really is worth the trip. Like all National Trust properties, Arlington Court is a stunning house with extensive gardens. Get outside this Easter and take part in their new wildlife trail and collect your prize at the end. You’ll also have the chance to meet their new flock of lambs and learn more about how these little fluffy friends help the Arlington estate thrive.
Now if that’s not enough to keep you busy over Easter then I don’t know what is! If you are yet to book in with us for your Easter break then what are you waiting for! We have limited availability in our Cabins over the Easter Weekend and Easter Holidays.
Couples Cabins for the Easter weekend are available at £460 for 3 nights running from Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April
Family Cabins and Couples Cabins are available for short breaks at £530 for 4 nights running from Monday 2nd April to Friday 6th April.
Book online at www.coastal-cabins.com or contact us at info@coastal-cabins.com


Father’s Day Glamping at Coastal Cabins

If you’re looking for a memorable Father’s Day gift – try a glamping weekend in the stunning Devon countryside.  Coastal Cabins are offering 10% off a weekend break in one of the unique cabins this weekend (Friday 17th June – Monday 20th June).

The Cabins are truly luxurious, with kingsize beds (and bunk beds for the kids – if you can’t get a babysitter!), an en suite shower room, handy kitchenette and flat screen TV.

With a fully stocked fishing lake just metres from your cabin door, a tennis court for those Andy Murray wannabes and a very manly BBQ cabin with a huge fire pit – Coastal Cabins is the perfect Father’s Day treat.

Spend your evenings tucking into great food at the local Hartland pubs, or take the kids rockpooling at one of the many local beaches just a few miles from your cabin.  The award winning Hartland House Spa is also a must, with it’s relaxing massages and bubbling hot tubs.

A three night stay for up to 4 people staying over Father’s Day weekend (Friday 17th June – Monday 20th June) costs just £378, reduced from £420.  To book call 01237 441407 or visit www.coastal-cabins.com to book online.



10% off Wimbledon Special

To celebrate the start of Wimbledon we are offering 10% off all holidays in June.
Guests can challenge friends and family to a match on the all-weather hard court tennis court. There’s also a BBQ cabin where you can cook up a storm between matches.
Set in the stunning North Devon countryside, the luxurious Coastal Cabins are grouped around a picturesque fully stocked fishing lake. This is glamping at its finest with king sized beds, an en suite shower room plus flat screen TV. The cabins are double-glazed and heated ensuring they stay cosy whatever the weather.
Evenings can be spent tucking into delicious food at one of the local Hartland pubs. The cabins are also just half a mile from the award winning Hartland House Spa, which offers coastal inspired beauty treatments and spa.
A four night stay for up to four people arriving throughout June costs £432 and a three night stay costs £378 (prices include 10% discount). Cabins are available sleeping either 2 or 4 people. To book call 01237 441407 or book online www.coastal-cabins.com


As featured in Sunday Times Travel!

We were very proud to see Coastal Cabins feature in the this weeks Sunday Times Travel Supplement  (Sunday 5th June 2016). If you have a copy then flick to page 12 and you’ll find us in pole position within the article ‘You can still find a summer break (just!)’.
Thank you Sunday Times for featuring us!
To book email us at info@coastal-cabins.com or book online at www.coastal-cabins.com
Sunday time travel 1
sunday times travel


Hartland Farmers Market – One not to miss!

If you’re visiting us then you have to visit the infamous Hartland Farmers’ Market! Held on the first Sunday of every month in Hartland Parish Hall it’s really popular with locals and tourists who come for miles for the fresh selection of amazing local produce.
There’s also a pop up Farmers’ Market Cafe where you can tuck in to one of the best breakfasts around, made with delicious food straight from the market.
Farmers Market
The stalls are varied and include organically grown herbsHolsworthy Organics vegetablesRed Dog Bakery fresh bread and cakes (a favourite of mine!), locally ground Sabins coffeeKT’s Kitchen sauces, Local meats, honey, the famous Dan the Clovelly Fish Man and SO much more!
The next market is on Sunday 5th June.  See you there!
For even more info about the amazing stallholders search Facebook for ‘Hartland Farmers’ Market’


The sun is on its way!

According to the latest predictions from the Met office, this summer is set to be one of the hottest on record. A band of heat is due to arrive in early June and should last through the summer.  June is a fab time to visit the West Country! All of the attractions and restaurants are open for the season, but the roads and beaches are lovely and quiet.  
Read more here:
(This is from a Cornish paper, but we’re only a few miles from the stunning Cornish beaches!) 


15% off May Bank Holiday Weekend

Do you fancy a relaxing break away next weekend? We’ve got a few cabins left for bank holiday weekend, so have launched an amazing last minute offer. 15% off all remaining cabins for May Bank Holiday weekend!
Book soon as they are likely to go fast!
Normal price: £420
Sale Price: £357
Please note that this offer is for the Bank Holiday weekend only for 3 nights, Friday 27th May – Monday 30th May in a cabin sleeping 4 people maximum. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Booking must be made via our website www.coastal-cabins.com and full payment is required upon booking.


New Cabin – BBQ Hut!

We’d like to welcome our newest cabin – our BBQ Hut! This can be hired by anyone staying in the cabins. Accommodating up to 21 people it’s a great place to get together and toast some crumpets, whatever the weather!
Inside the shared BBQ cabin