parking

buttery  If renting The Buttery: you can park 1 car right outside in the free private parking space.
cromlech  If renting Cromlech House: you can park 1 car right outside in the free private parking space.
crescent  If renting The Crescent (both houses): you can park 2 cars right outside in the free private parking spaces.

Additional cars can use Mortehoe's convenient and cheapm public car park. Instead of repeatedly buying 24-hour tickets it may be cheaper and more convenient (especially in Summer) to get 4 day or 7 day permits.

In car park be sure to park with wheels within marked lines.  There are no specific size restrictions for parking at car park except that vehicles must be parked within marked bays. Marked bays are slightly larger on the tarmac area of carpark than on the grassed area, so if you have a large vehicle e.g. van/camper best to try to find a space in tarmac area if possible.

You can pay for parking via RingGo (no need to display any ticket), or with coins at ticket machine, or by getting a multi-day permit from North Devon Council by post or from Mortehoe Museum. If any of the information on this page is wrong or unclear please let Dominic know. THANKS!

RingGo permits (see more info below): you can buy these paperless permits in advance or as soon as you arrive by phone or internet. RingGo permits for Mortehoe car park are not valid in other car parks, i.e.. they are not 'rover' permits. Paper permits: the council needs to snailmail these to user, so please ensure at least a couple of weeks for this.

Do not use the car park of the Chichester Arms pub. This is a private car park for use by pub customers while they are actually in the pub. The Chich is a great place and our guests make very good use of the pub, but parking in their car park is not acceptable.

Vehicle types: there is one parking tariff in Mortehoe: 'car'. This applies via machine or via RingGo. But a minibus or a van (under 3.5 tons) parked wholly within a marked bay can park as if it were a car. If paying by ringgo, select the 'car' vehicle type even if your vehicle is a van or minibus. (Source of this info: customerservices@northdevon.gov.uk correspondence ref 101000568175 10/09/2015). You can use any bay that your vehicle fits into, but the larger bays are in the upper part of the car park.

Motorcycles: if there is insufficient space in the motorcycle bay for your motorbike you can park it in a car bay but you wuld then need to pay as if parking a car.

Mortehoe public car park.

The Buttery / Cromlech House / The Crescent.

The car park is always open and almost always has plenty of spaces. Charges apply from 08:00 until 18:00. Council info on this car park is here.
You can pay for parking via RingGo (no need to display any ticket), or with coins at ticket machine, or by advance purchase of a multi-day permit from North Devon Council by post or from Mortehoe Museum. If any of the information on this page is wrong or unclear please let Dominic know. THANKS! 

'All day' means 24 hours, e.g. 14:00 to 14:00. A 7-day permit can for example be valid from 16:00 on a Friday to 16:00 the following Friday.
(Mortehoe car park photos 9 April 2013)

RingGo

Parking at Mortehoe car park can be paid via RingGo.
ringgo
You can book RingGo parking in advance or after you have parked. Mortehoe car park is location 3638. You can buy parking by the hour, or for 1, 4 or 7 daysRingGo parking prices are approximately the same as paying the meter, though there is a 20p surcharge per transaction. You will need to specify the car registration number and make and colour. If for some reason the RingGo system is not accessible to you after you park, you will have to use the ticket machine for a daily ticket.So it is best to purchase in advance to avoid relying on phone/data signal. Get your RingGo permit via any of the following methods:
  • Web
  • App for Android or iPhone
  • Text/SMS.
  • Phone 01271-823825 or 020-30460010. You can always call RingGo on 020 3046 0010 to purchase a parking session regardless of whether you are calling from a landline or mobile. If you do call RingGo from a landline, the automated telephone system will ask you to enter your mobile number (if you have never used RingGo before you can pre-register at https://www.myringgo.com/register). At this point you need to enter your RingGo-registered mobile number and associated PIN in order to Fast-Track you. If you do not have a mobile number registered with RingGo, you can enter the landline number you are calling from and the system will then continue as normal asking for your details such as vehicle registration, location code and payment card information, in order to park you.

Ticket machine in Mortehoe car park.

Pay at machine with coins or mobile phone / credit card.

Summer: 15 March to 31 October
Period        Charge (including VAT)
1 hour        £1.00
all day       £3.50
         
Winter: 1 November to 14 March
Period        Charge (including VAT)
2 hours      60p
all day        £1.60


Multi-day paper permits

You can also buy 'seasonal' 4-day and 7-day permits to display in windscreen. These allow you to park for 4x24 hours and 7x24 hours, and allow you to park without buying a new ticket every day. You specify what time you want permit to start.
  • 4 day permit £12.10. Valid at several North Devon Council long-term car parks: see this map though check permit for latest info.
  • 7-day permit £20.80. Valid at several North Devon Council long-term car parks: see this map though check permit for latest info.
  • 7-day rover permit £30.00. Covers all North Devon Council car parks, except Lynton, Lynmouth, The Cattle Market in Barnstaple and The Pier in Ilfracombe.
Permits by post: you can order multi-day paper permits in advance from North Devon Council at 01271 388279 or by emailing customerservices@northdevon.gov.uk. You can pay by debit card, or (for a fee) by credit card. Permits will be posted to you. You need to specify car registration plate, address to send permits to, time/date of start, and which type of permit you require. Some staff at council are not aware that permits for Mortehoe are for multiples of 24 hrs starting at a user-specified time - if council staff wrongly insist that this option is not available please let me know at dominicparkinson@gmail.com.

Permits in person: visit any of the following offices when open.
Mortehoe Museum (closed on Mondays, and Friday opening is only in July & August).
Barnstaple Civic Centre reception,
Ilfracombe Tourist Information Centre, and
Ilfracombe pier Lundy Office

Woolacombe Esplanade parking

Great for parking if you don't fancy the walk to Woolacombe / Barricane / Combesgate beaches.
1 Oct - 31 March FREE.
or pay at machine 08:00-21:00 weekends and bank holidays 1 Apr - 31 May and 08:00-21:00 every day 1 Jun - 30 Sept.