Accessibility Guide

The Coastal Cabins Accessibility Guide

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Coastal Cabins Glamping provides wooden cabin accommodation in ten architecturally designed octagonal wooden cabins: Welcombe Mouth, Barley Bay, Widemouth Bay, Speke’s Mill, Duck Pool, Sandy Mouth, Berry Bay, Shipload Bay, Blackpool Mill, Hartland Quay.

Each of our cabins are set in a private 3-acre field next to a fishing lake on the Hartland Peninsula.  We are just over a mile from the North Devon Coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Easy Access Cabins

All of our cabins are on a flat site with gravel path access.   Our car park is in an adjacent field with Hartland Quay (Couples Cabin) and Welcombe Mouth (Family Cabin) being closest to the car park and therefore the most accessible.

Other Cabins

All 10 cabins are the same in layout and size.  Access to all is via a flat gravel path.  There is a small step up to the decking in front of each cabin, however once inside the cabins there are no steps.  If you are unsure about access then please do ask us to recommend which cabin would be best for your needs.  You are welcome to request a specific cabin for your stay.

The Cabins Bedrooms/Living Areas

Each cabin has the same layout with all accommodation on the ground floor.  There is a small step to enter the cabin over the threshold.  Firstly, there is your living area where you will find a Kingsize bed, bunk beds (in our family cabins) or a sofa bed (in our couples cabins).  All of our bedding does not contain feathers.

For further information and photographs of the inside of our cabins please click on this link to each cabin page

Shower room

To one side of the cabin there is a neat shower room with sink and toilet. There is a constant supply of hot water and electricity.  There are no steps: they are on the same level as the bedrooms.  Our showers are corner showers with a curved base and there is a small step to enter the shower cubicle.


To the other side of the cabin there is also a kitchenette with electric hob, oven, sink, fridge and all cutlery and essential kitchen equipment.

External Areas

Each cabin has its own decked area with seating and a BBQ. There’s also plenty of space on the site, with over 3 acres of fields, a fishing lake and a nature path around the lake.   The site is level throughout with either gravel or grass paths.


All of our cabins have full electricity with a number of power sockets throughout.  These are standard UK 3 pin sockets and can be used to power medical equipment, phone chargers etc.

There is excellent 4G mobile phone reception on site.  There is no WIFI.


All cabins have full electrical mains lighting.  It is bright and safe.  There are LED lights around the side of the cabin which can be used for night lighting and also bedside lights for reading.  The shower rooms also have separate lights and extractor fans.

Each cabin has its own electric outside light to illuminate the private decking area.  We also provide citronella candles for use outside to deter insects.


Coastal Cabins is not located on a farm, however we are neighboured by working farms.  There will often be farm animals/farm vehicles in neighbouring fields.  We also often get visits from wildlife on site such as ducks and geese on the lake, deer and rabbit in the field etc.


Coastal Cabins is situated on the North Devon Coast, 1.5 miles from the village of Hartland and 1.5 miles from the Coast.  We are 5 minutes from the pretty fishing village of Clovelly.  It is 25 minutes South to the coastal town of Bude in Cornwall and also 25 minutes North to the town of Bideford in Devon.  There are plenty of beaches nearby with Hartland Quay just 5 minutes away and more sandy beaches such as Sandy Mouth and Westward Ho! just 20 minutes away.  We are one and a half hours from Junction 27 of the M5 and four hours from London.

London – South West 210 miles 4 hours
Birmingham 208 miles 3 hours 30 minutes
Bath 141 miles 2 hours 40 minutes
Bristol 118 miles 2 hours 20 minutes
Bournemouth 143 miles 3 hours
Cambridge 296 miles 4 hours 50 minutes
Cheltenham 153 miles 2 hours 50 minutes
Exeter 56 miles 1 hour 40 minutes
Manchester 278 miles 4 hours 50 minutes
Oxford 201 miles 3 hours 30 minutes
Reading 194 miles 3 hours 20 minutes
Southampton 163 miles 3 hours 20 minutes
Swindon 156 miles 2 hours 50 minutes

Distances and journey times according to Google Maps.  Please be aware that journey times will vary depending on the day and time travelled.


Please be aware that Coastal Cabins is in a very remote location where there is limited public transport.  We highly recommend that you visit us with your own vehicle.

If you do wish to use public transport then the nearest train station to Coastal Cabins is Barnstaple (24 miles away), however train routes and connections often make Tiverton Parkway a more convenient station, though it is 59 miles away.  If coming from Barnstaple the Stagecoach South West number 319 bus stops by the primary school in Hartland.  You would then need to walk 1.2 miles from there to Coastal Cabins.

There are no Taxi companies in our local village of Hartland.  If you need a Taxi you will need to hire one from either Bideford or Bude.  These towns are 15 miles away so even a short journey can be very expensive. We also recommend booking in advance.  Recommended taxi companies are: Value Taxi’s’ (taxi): 01271 327777, ‘B-Line’ (taxi): 01271 322117, Hills (small bus): 01805 601203, Heards (bus): 01237 441233, Robs Travel (6 seaters): 07771 824141.

If travelling from further afield our nearest airports are Exeter (70 miles/1 hour 40 minutes), and Newquay (56 miles/1 hour 30 minutes).

Directions to Coastal Cabins

You will need these directions as Sat Navs will not take you to the right place. Google maps however is accurate.

Coming from the Bideford direction

From the A39 towards Bude, after passing Clovelly Cross take the right hand turning to Hartland and after a few miles take another right hand turning to Hartland Point and Lighthouse. Follow all signs to Hartland Point and Lighthouse until you reach a Cross Roads (Youltree Cross). Go straight on at this cross roads (signposted Cheristow, Stoke and Hartland Quay), then take the next right at Pattard Cross (signposted Hartland Point Lighthouse). You will see Coastal Cabins on the left-hand side.

Coming from the Bude direction

Follow the signs into Hartland. When you get to the top of the hill with The Anchor pub on your left then take a right, and then immediately turn left up School Lane. Turn left at the top of School Lane, then turn right behind the school. Go over the bridge at the bottom of the hill and the road will go around to the right. Follow this road until you reach Youltree Cross. Go left at this cross roads (signposted Stoke and Hartland Quay), then take the next right at Pattard Cross (signposted Hartland Point Lighthouse). You will see Coastal Cabins on the left-hand side.

Arrival and Car Parking

Please follow the directions to Coastal Cabins as explained above.  The last 2.5 miles of your journey to Coastal Cabins will be on a single-track road.  There are plenty of passing places and it is not a busy road, however people often drive fast so please drive slowly.  Due to Covid-19 we are currently operating a contactless check in.  Therefore, when you arrive at Coastal Cabins please park in the car park and walk to your cabin.  The cabin will be ready for you with the key inside from 4pm.  If you plan to arrive late then please do let us know.  Outside each cabin you will find a wheelbarrow to help with transporting luggage.  It is not far from the car park to the cabins.  We operate a car free site for the enjoyment of all.

The car park and the paths around the site is gravel.  There are no steps on the site.  If there is anyone in your party who is unable to walk/finds it difficult to walk then when booking please do request one of our cabins closest to the car park.  We would recommend either Hartland Quay or Welcombe Mouth so that it is a short flat walk to the car.  We also suggest arriving in daylight when possible as despite some outdoor lighting it can be very dark on site.

Emergency Procedures

All 10 cabins have the same layout.  Access both in and out is via the front door, however there are an additional 4 openable windows: 2 in the main living/sleeping area, 1 in the kitchen and 1 in the bathroom.

There are no stairs within the cabins.  Everything inside is on one flat level area.  There is a small step into the shower cubicle and one small step outside onto the decking area.

Each cabin has fire blanket and smoke alarms.  We do not permit smoking within the cabins or on the wooden decks.

A first aid box is kept in our office and if needed please call 07966 192116.  The nearest doctor’s surgery is in Hartland Village 1.5 miles away (01237 441200).  Hartland surgery operates a pharmacy, or alternatively there is a large pharmacy in Asda Bideford (01237 427720).  There is a minor injuries department at Stratton Community Hospital near Bude (13 miles).  North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple is the closest A&E department (20 miles).


We are afraid we do not allow dogs at Coastal Cabins, we are a dog and pet free site.


On site we have a communal BBQ cabin.  There is a small step up onto the deck area and also on the threshold of the cabin.  Once inside there are no steps.  There is seating all around the sides of the BBQ cabin and the BBQ is at an accessible seated height in the centre.

There is also our Wild Spa hot tub area.  This is an adult only facility.  The sun loungers and chairs are on a level gravel area.  The hot tub is on a deck with a small step up for access.  The Hot Tub itself is above ground and is accessed via a set of 3 steps.  This is an outdoor area with no shelter.

There is a fishing lake on site.  It is free to use for all our guests.  Around the lake is a grass path. There are no steps but there are undulations on the path.  There is a large fence around the lake for safety with access through a gate with a latch.  There is also a life buoy located by the entrance to the lake.

Our cabins are located in a relatively level 3-acre field.  There are gravel paths however most of the site is grass which can get slippery when wet.  The field is kept well mown. Please also note that the wooden decking areas can also get slippery when wet.  Please take care.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about Coastal Cabins, the cabins, our land, locations, activities, surrounding areas, eating out…we have endeavoured to include as much information on our website as possible.  We also regularly update our social media @CoastalCabins on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter so these places are full of useful information.  However please don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions you may have.

Address: Coastal Cabins, East Long Furlong, Hartland, Devon, EX39 6AT

Telephone: 07966 192116