It's been donkey's years since I visited Clovelly. I can confirm, it's still picture postcard pretty.
The man of the house who is from the NE said 'It's just like Staithes only more expensive'. Spoken like a true Yorkshireman :)
From a historical point of view, Clovelly had Charles Kingsley, author of The Water Babies and Staithes had Captain James Cook, the famous explorer.
My favourite illustration from The Water Babies, by Jessie Wilcox Smith.