Elmscott Hostel, Elmscott, Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6ES
Call John, Thirza and Kate on Hostel 01237 441367/ Owners 01237 441276/ Kate 01237 441637
OverviewElmscott, 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 £23-£25, under 16s £16-£18. 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.
Public Transport:Nearest trains Barnstaple (25 miles). Buses from Barnstaple to Hartland (4 miles from hostel). Phone hostel for taxi service.
Walks:Long Distance Walks South West Coast Path
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Explore the wonders of Devon from Elmscott Hostel
May 21st 2021
Elmscott Hostel is on the Hartland Heritage Coast with views to Lundy Island, the surrounding area is superb for walking, with the coastal footpath just a few minutes away. Nearby are the famous Hartland Quay and the pretty village of Clovelly with its cobbled street reaching down to the sea.
We’re currently closed
December 1st 2020
But we’d love to wish you all a happy Christmas.
Unfortunately due to restrictions we will remain closed until further notice. But we hope to see you all soon, when we can.
Elmscott YHA has re-opened and is available this Autumn
June 25th 2020
We are offering 6 Bed rooms to let. Households have their own toilet and bathroom facilities and the use of a self catering kitchen allocated for themselves. We can not offer the shop, communal sitting room or drying room under the current guidelines. To keep you safe we are issuing cleaning protocols and we will be asking for prompt check out times to put these in place.