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The Smithy

Lynton, North Devon Coast
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Highchair available
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Family friendly
Romantic
Fishing onsite / nearby
Internet access
Open fire / woodburner
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Unique and fascinating cottage steeped in local history, set in a former working smithy
  • Renovated to a high standard, blending original features with contemporary comforts
  • Located in the heart of Lynton, yet set back from the main road in a tranquil spot

Property code: OC-SMITHY

This unique and fascinating cottage, steeped in local history, has been lovingly restored to provide a wonderful holiday retreat. Formerly a working smithy many of the original features remain. This property provides guests with an opportunity to step back in time and experience the atmosphere of this genuine forge where Mr Bill Prideaux, working up to the age of 89, claimed to be the oldest blacksmith in the country.

The huge open-plan living area with original oak beams and a high vaulted ceiling is complemented by contemporary styling. Comfortable sofas surround the fireplace where a log burner and an adjacent Smart TV invite cosy evenings, and a spacious dining area is ideal for leisurely breakfasts. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with everything you could need and more. A wide wooden staircase rises to the landing and onto the minstrels’ gallery where a half loft, originally used to store the iron, has been transformed into a unique double bedroom. This is open to the high-vaulted ceiling and has a balustrade overlooking the living room below. A second compact double bedroom and a single bedroom with views over the town are found off the landing, together with an attractive bathroom.

You’ll be ideally located right in the heart of Lynton with a choice of shops, restaurants and village inns nearby. You can ride the world-famous Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway (which is powered by water) and take in the stunning scenery of the North Devon coast at the same time. Watersmeet (2 miles) is a delightful National Trust spot with wooded gorges, tumbling Exmoor rivers and some of England’s tallest cliffs. The Valley of the Rocks (1.5 miles) is also a superb destination for a walk and a picnic, and you can even take the steep walk down to Wringcliff Beach. Back in Lynton, why not play a round of golf or head to Lynton Cinema?

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king size, 1 double, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Highchair, travel cot, stairgate, toddler bed guard
  • Wood burner
  • TV, DVD, video, stereo
  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • Parking in a public car park
  • A selection of CDs, DVDS, books and games available
  • Shop and pub under 200 metres, beach 1 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Katie Ellis

This property is personally managed by Katie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paula 3rd January 2024

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We had a lovely stay at The Smithy. It is in a great location and a truly unique property. We had a cosy New Year with the log burner on watching the fireworks!

Reviewed by Lindzi 10th December 2023

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We loved staying in this property! It was very characterful, had everything we needed, and was perfectly located within Lynton. It was very clean and the beds were super comfy. The only negative was it was very cold in the property when we arrived, Noteably, it was one of the coldest days of the year - within a couple of hours with the heating on iRead moret was comfortable. Despite this, we would visit again and recommend it to others. Hide

Reviewed by Natalie 26th November 2023

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Reviewed by J 6th November 2023

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Reviewed by Chris 2nd November 2023

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Reviewed by Kesinee 28th October 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 28th October 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 10th October 2023

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The Smithy was not only so convenient to everywhere, it was extremely cosy, beautifully quirky, with its little bits of history around. We would have loved to return over the Christmas period but, as we thought it would be, it is already booked up for then. We would certainly go back there.

Reviewed by Lisa 10th September 2023

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 21st August 2023

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Lovely property, great location. Everything you need

Reviewed by Jennie 12th August 2023

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Reviewed by Katherine 11th July 2023

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Reviewed by Helga 8th July 2023

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I have stayed at The Smithy a few times and it has never disappointed. I have given a slightly lower score in terms of quality and equipment as the bedding for the single bed was all in double size. This meant that over night the sheet and mattress protector moved across the bed creating huge folds and creases, and the double duvet kept sliding oRead moreff the bed. The wardrobes, particularly in the smaller bedroom, were a bit shabby and worn with large areas of paint free or bare wood. The vale is on the whole good, but I do think that a non-refundable damage charge of 20 is a bit steep. Theres no reason why the 20 couldnt be refundable or absorbed in the cost. The Smithys black bin isnt labelled so we used the first empty bin available., but no one seemed to mind. Hide

Reviewed by Jan 17th June 2023

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Reviewed by Gordon 4th June 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola 1st May 2023

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Thanks we loved the house and the facilities were good. A minor issue that was disappointing, was the lack of consumables eg we were only left 2 rolls of toilet paper which wasn't particularly good quality and no where near enough for 3 adults for 5 nights, 2 dishwasher tablets, no replacement bin bag, and no washing machine detergent. We thereforeRead more had to purchase these items. I just feel that if you had been more generous on these minor items, which are relatively cheap, it would complete the positive experience and not cause unnecessary shopping trips and frustration for your visitors. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 24th April 2023

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Reviewed by James 8th April 2023

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Reviewed by Jack 1st April 2023

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Property was gorgeous, we loved our stay and didn't want to leave. The communication ahead of our arrival was really helpful, we had all we needed and more. The property was well equipped for our stay. Would have been useful to have more supplies for a seven night stay: there were less loo rolls, dishwasher tablets, dish cloths and tea towels thanRead more we'd expect. But that's fairly minor. Thank you for a brilliant holiday, we'd love to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 1st March 2023

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Reviewed by Adrienne 16th December 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 9th November 2022

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Reviewed by Richard 1st November 2022

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Reviewed by Amy 19th October 2022

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Reviewed by Keith 27th September 2022

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Reviewed by Rodney 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by Gemma 20th August 2022

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Reviewed by Loraine 21st June 2022

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Reviewed by Keith 18th May 2022

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Reviewed by Karl 18th April 2022

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This was the second time we had visited The Smithy and our experience was just as good as the first. The Smithy is in an ideal location in Lynton, close to all the shops and other attractions, yet set back away from the main road so quiet too. The property has everything we needed and is a quirky yet comfortable and welcoming place to stay.

Reviewed by Alison 30th March 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 4th March 2022

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