Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Mortehoe in Devon, the perfect place to visit

Maybe even the perfect place to live.
Last week, Seven of us, five adults and two small children stayed in the most glorious house in Mortehoe, it was perfect, with views of the sea and the coastal path from the living room window:
I couldn't really believe it, the village itself has 3 pubs, here's one, the Ship Aground:
 a cream tea restaurant, a chippy, gift shop, food shop, post office, village hall, heritage centre and a 12th Century church:

The church has some lovely stained glass windows:

is famed for its pew ends:
And has a lovely mosaic:
 There was even a request to change a light bulb when Rich's height was noticed:
 We set aside Friday to visit the heritage Centre, unfortunately it's closed on Fridays, so we played in the play area attached and enjoyed looking at the Millenium Sundial:

Being west facing, from Mortehoe, you can see wonderful sunsets, particularly fine if you walk to the beautiful Morte Point:
There are countless walks from Mortehoe, Bennett's Mouth being the nearest destination, here's a photo of the woods on the walk to it:

 And the bay itself, hard to photograph, but worth the walk through the woods:
Other places to walk to from Mortehoe include Woolacombe, Lee, Ilfracombe and Croyde.

Walking around Mortehoe was voted one of the top ten walks:
I will be returning there I hope.

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