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Devon - Lynton and Lynmouth

Lynton is a small town in Devon, England. It lies on the northern edge of Exmoor and is located at the top of a gorge above Lynmouth, to which it is connected by the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Lynton was once the terminus for the narrow-gauge Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, which served both towns.
The two communities are governed at local level by Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council.
In Lynton is the Parish Church of St Mary, which stands overlooking the sea, surrounded by shops and hotels. The tower is mainly thirteenth century but the church itself has been enlarged and altered ó most notably in 1741, when the nave was rebuilt, and later in Victorian times.
Many of the town buildings were constructed in the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. The Town Hall was given to the town by Sir George Newnes, Bart., a major benefactor of the town; it was opened on 15th August 1900. He also gave the town the Congregational Church on Lee Road.
Evidence of Iron Age activity can be found at the nearby Roborough Castle.
The novel Lorna Doone was set in the Lynton area.
The South West Coast Path passes through the area, and the The Two Moors Way runs from Lynmouth to Ivybridgein South Devon.   

Guest House/B&B Hotel Self Catering Holidays


Tel: 01598 752279

For a holiday that you'll want to repeat, come to Rockvale, the ideal base for your Exmoor adventure. Situated in the picturesque village of Lynton, close to the North Devon coast and with easy access to the stunning countryside of the Exmoor National Park, Rockvale is the ideal base from which to explore North Devon. With attractive rooms and comfortable beds, Rockvale offers a warm and friendly atmosphere, unrivalled views, excellent food, with the bonus of a licensed bar. In addition every room has free Wifi and a free parking space in the private car park. Situated close to the amenities of Lynton, on the quiet, sunny side of the valley Rockvale has uninterrupted views all across the roofs of the town and very little noise other than bird-song and the occasional bleating of a lamb.

All bookings include breakfast, which is chosen from the most extensive breakfast menu in the area. As well as the usual Full English, several alternative options such as pancakes, fish or the very popular Rockvale Special. Eggs are from our own hens wherever possible.

When not out and about you can relax in comfort in Rockvale's cosy lounge with its cheerful log fire, have a drink in the well-stocked bar or why not sample the delights of a delicious home-cooked evening meal from the extensive menu. All dishes are made on the premises and ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible. Most diets (vegetarian, vegan, coeliac etc) can be catered for with 24 hours notice and guests have been pleasantly surprised at the range of food choices available to them. 

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The North Cliff Hotel

Tel: 01598 752357

The North Cliff Hotel, standing in its own grounds, has some of the finest views of the North Devon coastline. It is in a peaceful position some 500 feet above sea level on the well known marine North Walk overlooking Lynmouth Bay and the beautiful Watersmeet Valley, and a 200 metre walk to Lynton. With car parking facilities on the forecourt, the hotel is an ideal base for exploring Exmoor National Park whether it is your annual holiday or off season break.

Local activities include walking, riding, tennis, and putting, and the North Cliff is ideally situated for exploring the coastline and Exmoor National Park. The road in front of the hotel forms part of The South West Coastal Path and the remarkable Valley of the Rocks is a 2-mile walk. The famous water powered Cliff Railway linking Lynton and Lynmouth passes within a few feet of the hotel and is accessed via the stepped garden.

After a day spent exploring Exmoor or the coast, be it walking or touring, you will be ready to relax and enjoy a drink on the terrace which has magnificent sea and coastal views. A short walk to Lynton where there is many lovely restaurants.

Children of all ages are very welcome and if you like walking with your dog they are made welcome as well.

We have eleven rooms in total, all of which are en-suite. Our rooms are ideal for couples and families. We accommodate groups and we are pet friendly. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. We do not have a lifts or ground floor rooms.

Please Note: There is a small charge for Dogs.  

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Dean Steep Holidays

Tel: 01598 753272

Self catering accommodation, Lynton and Lynmouth, Exmoor, North Devon. Great location for walking, cycling and fishing holidays. Children and dogs welcome.

Located in Exmoor National Park with 2 acres of gardens and 10 acres of hay meadows, yet only two miles from Lynton & Lynmouth, 'Dean Steep' provides an ideal base for exploring Exmoor and North Devon.

12 cosy holiday cottages, in our peaceful setting, the well equipped cottages provide everything you should need for the perfect holiday.

Stunning views, panoramic views over Exmoor from our sunny, south-facing location.

We are also in an International Dark Skies Reserve, so you will be rewarded with some amazing starlit nights.

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Brendon House

Tel: 01598 741206

Welcome to Brendon House, a 4 Star country Guest House, restaurant and tea garden nestling in the tranquil Brendon Valley at the very heart of Exmoor. Formerly a farmhouse, Brendon House was built circa 1780 and still retains many of the original features and character and sits in around an acre of mature gardens in a very sunny and tranquil location on the outskirts of Brendon village.

We are located only a couple of miles from the rugged North Devon coast and the coastal fishing village of Lynmouth. There are truly wonderful walks through wood areas by the river, Moorland, traditional Exmoor farmland and the dramatic coastal path to be enjoyed. From the house the Brendon Valley sweeps east to Malmsmead, brought to fame by the book "Lorna Doone", and west to Watersmeet then onward to the villages of Lynton and Lynmouth.

Exmoor National Park has been designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe and is home to some of the darkest skies in the country so it's a great place to gaze at the stars. Good spots are Holdstone Hill, County Gate, Brendon Two Gates, Webbers Post, Anstey Gate, Haddon Hill and Wimbleball Lake.

There is a comfortable residentís lounge with log fire in the winter and an award winning restaurant. Owners and restaurateurs Ian & Sandra Rigby take great pride in serving delicious, wholesome country style dishes, prepared from local meats, seafood and game. Seasonal vegetables are sourced locally and supplemented with fresh organically grown produce from the kitchen garden.

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Pine Lodge Guest House

Tel: 01598 753230

Pine Lodge is a beautiful Victorian built Guest House situated in a sunny sheltered location away from the road on the West Lyn Valley but only a short stroll to the centre of Lynton Village.

Pine Lodge enjoys a frontal view of the thickly wooded hillside on the Watersmeet estate. From this idyllic vantage point we can watch the seasons change from the delicate greens of early spring through the warm summer colours to the autumnal tints at the yearís end.

Our landscape gardens are open to all our guests where they can relax to enjoy the spectacular views and watch the vast amount of bird life, which are attracted to the garden.

We can safely boast a lovely AA 4 star graded Guest House, which welcomes our guests with a warm and friendly atmosphere to help you relax and enjoy your stay. Advise you on places to visit and suggest various short or longer walks, which can start directly from our house leading into Exmoreís National Park where you can explore an abundance of spectacular views and sites.

The bedrooms are spacious and quietly decorated ,offering comfortable well equipped rooms with TV, hospitality trays, and serviced daily. Also for the guests that need to keep in touch with the outside World we have wireless Internet connection for their laptop.

Our breakfast ranges from full English with a selection of fresh fruits and cereals plus catering for dietary needs when informed. 


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