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Lynmouth near Barnstaple, Devon

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The Property

Lynmouth 1 mile. This delightful, imposing Edwardian house occupies a cliffside position, and sits in a beautiful, secluded location, close to Lynmouth's harbour and town in North Devon. The interior of this Lynmouth cottage combines elegant period features with modern furnishings to create a warm and inviting base, ideal for any large group. Most of the rooms benefit from magnificent sea views that stretch out across the Bristol Channel towards Wales, and with four spacious bedrooms with en-suite facilities, and a further single bedroom on the second floor, this Lynmouth cottage provides an excellent base for a family gathering by the sea. There are two sitting rooms at this cottage in Lynmouth, a large kitchen with dining area and French doors that open onto a sunny balcony and terraced garden, from where guests can sit for hours watching the busy seaside town below. From your Lynmouth cottage you can take a road that leads down to the pub, village and harbour, a fifteen minute walk on the way down, but much longer on the return back up, so stop to catch your breath and admire the outstanding views! There is private parking available at your Lynmouth cottage, and plenty of attractions in the immediate area, meaning that you can take a rest from the driver's seat for a few days and explore the region on foot. Take a ride to Lynton on the water-operated cliff railway; the views on the train journey are truly breathtaking, and Lynton has a variety of gift shops, tea rooms and restaurants to sample. A walk to the spectacular setting of the valley of rocks, which is about a mile walk from Lynton, where you may meet the resident herd of goats is a must. Enjoy a stroll along the River Lyn valley from Lynmouth, one of Britain's deepest river gorges, to Watersmeet where there is a NT tea room and visitor centre. This fabulous cottage sitting in a dramatic setting is sure to inspire, and is not to be missed.

Accommodation

Over three floors. Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 adult bunks and 1 single with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Two sitting rooms (both seat 7).

Amenities

Oil central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, PlayStation 2, WiFi, selection of books, games, PS2 games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Stairgate. Off road parking for 4 cars. Balcony with furniture and sea views. Side terraced garden with patio and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Property accessed via steep steps from the car park, may be unsuitable for the less mobile. Note: There is restricted turning space for long vehicles. Note: The stairs to second floor are narrow and steep and there is restricted headroom. Note: This owner requires a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

  • Winter
  • Off Season
  • Last Minute
  • Christmas

At a glance

Rating:TickTickTickHelp
Sleeps:10
Bedrooms:5
Bathrooms:5
Pets:No

Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

About the location

Lynmouth

Minehead 17 miles; Ilfracombe 19 miles.

Set directly on the coast at the foot of the Exmoor hills, this charming village draws visitors from near and far. Quaint Lynmouth sits between the river, shore and hills and offers small restaurants, tea rooms and inns. There are plenty of things to see and do, including a unique water-powered cliff railway with outstanding views, which links Lynmouth with neighbouring Lynton, the pretty harbour town where the fishermanís cottages creep down towards the quay, and the distinctive Rhenish Tower sits proudly on the harbour wall. The National Trust own nearby Arlington Court and Watersmeet, a stunning riverside walk, and within the National Park boundary, the hills of Exmoor drop down to the sea where they shadow the Exmoor Heritage Coast. Romantic Porlock, home of Lorna Doone, is just 16 miles to the east, the coastal resorts of Minehead and Ilfracombe are both within 20 miles, with the hills of Exmoor dotted all around, and there are good shopping opportunities in Barnstaple, 20 miles away.

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There was plenty of room to accommodate everyone. The views were wonderful.

Mrs Hitchcock, Newton Abbot, October 2013

Overall a splendid location, and comfortable house for a family holiday!

Mr Cooper, Andover, July 2013