Although the current Covid-19 vaccination programme is considered to be a success, we are still mindful that the virus is still out there and is of great concern to visitors. We are lucky in that North Devon, as a tourist destination, is less sparsely populated as some of the major tourist hot spots. Hartland itself is a quiet, tranquil area renowned for its relatively traffic free country lanes and leisurely country walks. Our three cottages enjoy three separate and private entrances. This makes us a relatively safe holiday destination, as it is possible to avoid the greater person to person contact experienced at the busier tourist locations.

Should a local or national travel / overnight stay restriction be imposed by the UK government due to Covid-19, guests who have made their booking with us directly will be offered a change of date, voucher or refund. Note that a change of date may require an additional payment if the requested dates are at a higher price than the original date booked. Vouchers will be for the original value of the booking, to be used toward future stay(s) at Yapham.

Guests are strongly advised to take out their own travel insurance to cover any other Covid-19 related matters.

Please note that this only applies to bookings made directly with us. Bookings made through third parties will follow the policy of the third party e.g. Sykes Cottages, Airbnb, etc.


An enhanced cleaning protocol is followed by our cleaning staff. This includes cleaning and disinfecting the cottage interior, especially those high touch frequency areas like handles and switches.

A powerful disinfectant is used, tested to EN14476 and effective against Covid-19.

All linens are washed using a laundry sanitiser.

Read our full Covid-19 statement here.

See our risk assessment here.

View our enhanced cleaning schedule here.


Yapham Cottages 
North Devon
EX39 6AN


Phone: +44 (0)1237 441916 

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