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Lynton and Lynmouth Cottages

Sitting on the edge of Exmoor, Lynton and its neighbour Lynmouth - give visitors the very best of North Devon. 

The Victorians called Lynton and Lynmouth ‘Little Switzerland’ and, with hills clad in woodland dropping dramatically to a pretty valley below, it’s easy to see why. Natural beauty is what this area does best.
Lynmouth is a timeless village that has recovered from the depths of despair following the floods in 1952. The village was ravaged by torrents of water during the summer of 1952 but has since been lovingly restored, and a memorial museum now stands proudly in the village, offering a sobering experience of the moments after the floods struck. Today, tucked into the steep hillside below neighbouring Lynton, Lynmouth is an unspoilt treasure that simply must be experienced.

What’s there to do in Lynton & Lynmouth?

Naturally, owing to its rural location and proximity to the centre of Exmoor National Park, Lynmouth is a haven for adventurers. Here you can walk, cycle, ride, fish and much, much more. 

Walkers are spoilt for choice. From the village, you can easily access the South West Coast Path. There is a stunning circular walk taking in the North Devon coastline, the Valley of the Rocks, and Watersmeet – where the National Trust has a shop and tea rooms. Of course, the heart of Exmoor National Park is packed with hundreds of walking routes, allowing you a diversity of walks. Many of which will take in moorland, woodland, farmland and valleys.

Cycling routes are also prevalent throughout the area, with separate routes available for road and mountain bikes. There will undoubtedly be a route for your requirements from the very challenging, to the very simple. We recommend getting hold of a cycle map from Exmoor National Park which colour codes routes. (Green for easy, through to black for very challenging).

Fitness of a different sort is required for a kayak on the Upper and Gorge sections of the East Lyn river. This is some of the best whitewater rafting available in the UK, which takes paddlers through stunning valleys of ancient woodland. Bear in mind the river is graded 5 in parts, so this kayak is not for beginners or intermediaries.

The Glen Lyn Gorge offers a peek into the ‘power of water’, and allows you to spin water wheels, fire water cannons and view the hydroelectric turbines (a small admission fee is required). The Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall is worth popping into, and down by the sea front you will be able to challenge your closest ones to a game of ‘putting’.

To fully appreciate the splendour of the countryside, coastline and seascapes, most visitors head first to the Victorian water-powered lift that links Lynton with Lynmouth below. It’s a journey of just 300m which offers utterly breathtaking views – on a clear day you’ll see across the Bristol Channel to Wales.

For gentler pleasures, the local beaches are a real treat. You have the shingle and rock of Lynmouth on your doorstep and, just to the west, Lee Bay, which is popular with swimmers. Sillery Sands, at the eastern end of Lynmouth Bay, rewards those who brave the steep path down from the road with a very secluded cove and delightful views.

The sand and shingle beach at nearby Woody Bay is definitely worth a visit. A sparkling waterfall plays down the rocks and it is rumoured that German submariners would sneak ashore under cover of darkness and replenish their supplies of fresh water here during WW11. Rock pools, visiting seals and a part natural swimming pool make Woody Bay a magical place to take a picnic on a fine day.

In Lynton you will be able to wander around the cobbled streets, exploring a myriad of boutique shops and grab a few holiday souvenirs. Oddly enough given its location, Lynton is home to a cinema. Based in a grade II listed former Methodist Chapel, this cosy cinema has seating for just 68 people. While there may be a retro feel to the place, you can still expect the latest releases (but much cheaper tickets), lots of legroom, Dolby SR sound, full air conditioning in the summer months and central heating in the winter. A real treat!

Where can you eat and drink in Lynton & Lynmouth?

Staying in Lynton and Lynmouth means you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to eating and drinking. Both Lynton and Lynmouth are packed with tea rooms, cafes and restaurants to leave you salivating for ever more. Of course no trip to Devon would be complete without a taste of the Devonian Cream Tea. There are several cafes like the Coffee Mill which sit along the quayside and offer outside seating, so you can soak up the sun whilst enjoying your cream tea. But our preferred choice is The Pavilion Dining Room, above the Exmoor Visitor centre, it serves a warm welcome with its traditional afternoon teas and by being next to the famous cliff railway, it offers breath taking views across the harbour and sea.

After a day spent crabbing and rock pooling on Lynmouth's pretty shingle cove, it makes sense to head for fish & chips at the Esplanade Fish Bar, which sits at the base of the cliff railway. Expect a queue in the summer but the wait is worth it. You’ll come away with crispy chips, white flaky fish clad in crunchy batter, mushy peas and a wedge of lemon. On wet or cooler days, sit inside and enjoy the moody black and white photos of the local landscape and coast hanging on the walls.

If you’re in the West Country, the chances are that, sooner or later, you’ll have a pasty. What you might not be expecting is the fillings that The Bake House in Lynmouth cram theirs with. Along with the classics like steak or ‘Cornish’, you can also buy beef and stilton, and beef madras. The perfect way to spice up your beach picnic!

With its exterior festooned with hanging baskets of bright flowers, The Village Inn advertises itself in advance as a cheery and welcoming place. It’s a good indication of what to expect inside. The pub is the kind of place where locals rub shoulders happily with visitors and an unpretentious menu serves up British classics like lamb shank, bubble & squeak or, for a real treat, a plate of Lynmouth lobster. There’s a good selection of local ales, a top shelf crammed with malt whiskies, and renowned local cider, Thatcher’s Cheddar Valley, on tap. Children and dogs are very welcome.

Also, the village of Parracombe offering miles of glorious rolling green fields amidst peaceful Exmoor countryside and its character village inn serving delicious meals and tempting bar snacks is just a few minutes’ drive away.

Take a little time to browse through our selection of holiday cottages in Lynton, Lynmouth and their neighbouring villages. We’re certain you’ll find something just right for a truly special Devon holiday.

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Bay View Terrace, Lynton Cottage

Lynton - Exmoor

An idyllic couples retreat with spectacular sea views. Close to the centre of the picturesque village of Lynton and surrounded by magnificent Exmoor countryside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£479 - £699 per week *

BAYVTE View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
This Property is Awaiting Grading

French doors leading to this lovely garden Garden Suite

Woody Bay - Exmoor

Ground floor apartment in the ground of Ancient Manor House.Tranquil and truly magnificent coastal setting.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Swimming pool available
£262 - £536 per week *

N1779 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Swimming pool available
  • Private parking
  • 5 miles to the nearest pub
  • 0.25 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
This Property is Awaiting Grading

Blue Bay, Lynton Cottage

Lynton - Exmoor

Newly developed spacious duplex apartment in unique coastal setting with lovely sea and coastal views.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£399 - £599 per week *

BLUEBA View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Baronets Quarters, Lynton Cottage

Lynton - Exmoor

Unique hillside location offering stunning sea and coastal views. With easy access and ground floor bedroom and facilities.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£589 - £949 per week *

BARON View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer

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Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Lovely stone character cottage Milkway Cottage

Lynton - Exmoor

Delightful character cottage in elevated position with wonderful sea and coastal views.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
£361 - £829 per week *

N1847 View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.9 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Riverside Hideaway

Lynton - Exmoor

Secluded lodge with wonderful river views with onsite Trout fishing. Local Inn close-by and within walking distance of the Exmoor village of Lynton.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£370 - £750 per week *

RIVHI View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 0.7 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Lovely double bedroom Seafern, Lynmouth

Lynmouth - Exmoor

Stylish and comfortable ground floor apartment with balcony and partial sea views just a short stroll from the harbour, shops and restaurants. A parking permit is provided for car park nearby.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£356 - £829 per week *

SEAF View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Attractive front lawn. Holwill Farm Wing

Parracombe - Exmoor

Ground floor wing of farmhouse. Ideal location for those wishing to explore the delights of Exmoor. Just a few minutes walk to local village shop and character inn serving food.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
£211 - £408 per week *

N1462 View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 5 miles from the coast
  • On one level

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Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Situated in an elevated position above the village with local amenities within an exhilarating downhill walk Treetops, Lynmouth

Lynmouth - Exmoor

A cosy cottage nestling on the wooded hillside above Lynmouth and offering wonderful views over the picturesque harbour and village.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£343 - £709 per week *

TREET2 View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 0.5 miles from the coast
  • Washing machine
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

The Loft At Five Watersmeet

Lynmouth - Exmoor

Delightful two bedroom stylish apartment with lovely views over the East Lyn River and close to all village facilities. Allocated private parking space in the upper Lyndale car park.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£299 - £600 per week *

LOFT View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

External 7 Cranscombe Cottage

Brendon Nr. Lynmouth - Exmoor

Beautifully presented character cottage with a blend of character features and high quality contemporary furnishings. In a peaceful rural setting surrounded by spectacular Exmoor countryside.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
£377 - £884 per week *

CRANSC View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 4 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Harbour View, Lynmouth

Lynmouth - Exmoor

A superb high quality harbour side apartment with wonderful views of the river, harbour and out over Lynmouth Bay. Within walking distance of all village amenities.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Travel cot available
£734 - £1530 per week *

HARBVI View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer

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