Elmscott Hostel, Elmscott, Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6ES
Independent Youth Hostel on the coast near HartlandElmscott, a former Victorian school, offers a next-to-nature retreat, surrounded by unspoilt coastline with sea views of Lundy Island. Great for walking, cycling, surfing and bird watching, there are amazing rock formations and quiet lanes to explore. The famous fishing village of Clovelly is a few miles away with its cobbled streets and pretty harbour. Elmscott is a few minutes' walk from the South West Coast Path which passes spectacular coves and river mouths. The accommodation is in one unit of 20 beds and another of 12 with mixed dorms, single sex dorms and private rooms. Access is available from 5pm in the afternoon to 10am in the morning (unless by prior arrangement). In winter accommodation is only available for groups. There is a new spacious large kitchen and dining area which is a great addition to the school room and the original well equipped kitchen in the school house. Games room and shop.
Beds & Rooms:32 (35 in winter): 1 unit of 20: 2x6, 2x4; 1 unit of 12: 1x6, 1x4, 1x2. Extra 3 bed room for sole use in winter.
Price per night:Adult £25-£27, under 16s £18-£20. Discounts for groups or longer stays.
Booking:In summer book direct with the hostel by phone or email. In winter book via the YHA website or for last minute bookings call the owners.
Directions:The hostel is in the small hamlet of Elmscott 4 miles from the village of Hartland. Grid Ref 231 217.
- Nearest trains Barnstaple (25 miles). Buses from Barnstaple to Hartland (4 miles from hostel). Phone hostel for taxi service.
- Long Distance Walks South West Coast Path
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