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Atlantic Rest Natural Burial


Here you will find quotes from families who have chosen to lay their loved ones to rest at Penlow.

Below are answers to a few of the questions on the ANBG feedback forms from our families:

How would you describe the burial ground?

  • Magical, totally peaceful, a place to rest - Mrs F

  • Peaceful, very natural, very personal, wonderful countryside surrounding the site - Mrs C

  • Tranquil - Mr D

  • Excellently presented, beautiful area - Mrs D

  • Peaceful, beautiful and a wonderful place for a final resting place - Mrs S

  • Perfect, peaceful, restful - Mr B

  • Beautiful (when dry) - Mrs D

  • Beautiful, stunning views - Mrs W

  • An idyllic, peaceful, beautiful place to lay your loved ones to rest - Mrs S

  • Peaceful, tranquil, good views out to sea - Mrs P

  • Beautiful, open ground, wonderful views, rolling grass land - Mrs B

  • Wonderful, peaceful, a perfect resting place - Mrs S

What made you decide on this burial ground rather than any other?

  • Exactly what my husband would have chosen, also total faith in Sheridon and how she runs the site - Mrs F

  • It is so peaceful and natural, also very near M's favourite place - Hartland Quay - Mrs C

  • Dad lived in the area for 40 years - Mr D

  • Well tended and cared for - Mrs D

  • A most beautiful place to be laid to rest.  Support and advice from Sheridon and family excellent - Mrs S

  • The place allowed me to subsume - Mr B

  • It is close to family - Mrs W

  • The area, the peacefulness, because it was so natural, no headstones, ornaments, obvious graves.  Overall beauty of the place and kindness of owners - Mrs S

  • My husband was born nearby so know the area well - Mrs P

  • We love the Atlantic Highway - its seemed appropriate - Mrs B

Overall comments - 

  • A beautiful site run in a most humane and professional manner.  I was happy to put my husband (and in the future me) in their care - Mrs F

  • To lay M to rest in such a peaceful, magical place was so fitting.  The whole experience was truly wonderful for such a sad day - Mrs C

  • A big thank you to Sheridon and family for all the help and support during this sad time, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Atlantic Rest - Mr D

  • Atlantic Rest is a truly wonderful, beautiful, soulful location to visit loved ones who have this as their final resting place.  Sheridon and family are so very lovely and helpful, nothing is too much trouble for them and offer good advice and great support.

  • It is the place I chose to accept my parent's ashes; therefore it must be the best, the most suited.  My family in attendance agree with that statement 100% - Mr B

  • I am writing to say what a very special day we all had with you, to thank you first for the existence of the lovely site, second for your help on the day - Mrs B

  • So very peaceful, personal and exactly what we wanted.  We thank Sheridon and her family for all their help and support, they were fantastic - Mrs S

  • Very happy with our family funeral in such a lovely spot, will be paying regular visits.  Good to have this alternative choice - Mrs P

  • My husband's funeral was quite lovely.  Everyone commented on the lovely site.  The simple natural service - Mrs B

  • Our friends and family all expressed their absolute approval as to the choice of site for my husband.  Wonderful, beautiful were words expressed by many.  Some did not know of these natural burial sites.  Completely uncommercialised - Mrs S.


If you are visiting our website because you are due to attend a burial with us - please read the following.


Thank you for reading, we understand that this may be a difficult time for you but please read to the end as it will benefit your overall experience on the day.


There will be two temporary signs out in Woolley, the first is a floor sign that indicates you need to turn left, this is a black and orange sign.  You will then reach our banner that will be at the end of the lane.


Parking is limited at Atlantic Rest. If you know that there is likely to be a high number of people attending the burial - please arrange to car share. This doesn’t need to mean from your start point; but can be done from very near your destination.  There is a very large lay-by just after you turn off of the main A39 into Woolley.  Please park there if necessary, and ride down to the site with others.


Please do not in any circumstances drive into Woolley and leave your vehicle on the green (where the first sign is) or on any verges nearby - we have a good relationship with the locals, that we need to maintain.


When you get to the end of the lane, please stop and wind your window down to receive instructions of how and where to park your vehicle.  We manage the parking as best we can but it does require your cooperation.  We ask people to reverse park where possible, so that you can all easily filter out when it is time to leave.


We do have overflow car parking but it is limited.


When parked and congregating with others, please be mindful of other vehicles manoeuvring.


There is a gravel path through the main part of Penlow but you will likely need to walk on the grass too. Please note that high heels will sink.


If you require assistance with mobility - we do have a scooter that we can use for you.  You will only need to sit on it and we will operate the scooter.  Please call in advance if this is required - 07775 726 907.


Thank you for bearing with, and reading this till the end.


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