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Spring Cottage

Lynton near Lynmouth, Devon (Ref. 8624)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Upon arrival we found Spring Cottage larger than expected."

    There was a welcome pack with plenty of information regarding our stay use of utensils (eg cooker, microwave etc) and on the surrounding areas. The cottage was very clean and equipped with appropriate utensils etc. Lack of WiFi didn't bother us as it was nice to get away from Internet. Tv was available if we wanted it. Shower and bathroom facilities were more than adequate. It was nice and quiet away from city life. Having no blinds on the skylights was no problem as we wore eye shields. If you like to sleep in a dark room I advise that you take an eye shield.Lots of great places to visit, Valley of the Rocks, Minehead, Dunster, Ilfracombe and plenty more. Would we stay again - yes we would.

    Reviewed by BryanJul 2022

  • "The cottage is clean, comfortable and adequately equipped."

    No WiFi but good phone signal. TV channels very limited but we weren’t there to watch TV. The electric shower wasn’t powerful but the corner bath and plentiful hot water more than compensated. Lynmouth and Lynton and the surrounding areas are lovely. The cottage is walking distance from the bus stop in Barbrook but the lane is very steep. The pub / Thai restaurant at Lynbridge is excellent.

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2022

  • "Lovely property but : 1."

    No welcome pack and no nearby facilities to get provisions, which could have caused problems if we hadn't taken milk etc with us 2. No blinds on bedroom windows so we were woken at 4.30 each morning with the bright sun 3. No instructions for any of the appliances cooker,microwave, television etc 4. Garden not entirely dog proof - gaps in hedging 5. No extra bedding and it was very cold the first night of our stay

    Reviewed by RodneyJun 2022

  • "Pretty surroundings."

    Very quiet. Beautiful garden. Access very steep with passing places. Immaculately clean. Shops not within walking. No curtains/blinds in bedrooms a problem in Summer with bright light. No WiFi caused problems.

    Reviewed by KerrynMay 2022

  • "Lovely warm and cosy holiday cottage in ideal situation for exploring exmoor."

    Good walks from the door as well as further afield. Good eating pubs within a short drive. Road up to cottage was not a problem for us as a few people had mentioned. Steep at first and narrow but fine! Only criticism I have about the cottage is the shower. A new shower head would solve the problem I’m sure. Also in the kitchen it would be nice to have a bigger range of crockery and cooking pots, especially if 4 were staying. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning in the near future.

    Reviewed by MarilynnOct 2021

  • "We have stayed at this cottage before and made comments about the poor lighting inthe bath room."

    Also the shower has a very poor flow, almost have to move around to get wet.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "The owners are very helpful and friendly to welcome, and advise on walks and points of interest."

    They have a long history with the area, which is so nice. For a get away in the hills this is a remote location and very quiet.

    Reviewed by JulietteSep 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Lovely, safe, peaceful and enclosed garden for our two small dogs. The owner, Keith and his family did everything possible to help to make our stay enjoyable. They even bought a new TV for the cottage when the old one broke down. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We would definitely visit again and we highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by OJun 2021

  • "Second stay at spring cottage ."

    Comfortable little cottage in lovely area. Enjoyed the 2 weeks here . Stags and hinds came to visit the bordering fields. Owner very helpful when tv wasn't working on arrival and was up a ladder first thing next morning to fix the aerial. Only grumble we had was owners dog left us several 'presents' on the grass to clear up . Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by CherylOct 2020

  • "We still have not had a refund from your insurer despite full Doctors support."

    PLEASE HELP? Mike J Charles

    Reviewed by MikeOct 2020

  • "Second time at Spring cottage Great place to stay."

    Look forward to getting down next september.

    Reviewed by RonSep 2020

  • "The owner Keith gave us a very warm welcome - what a pleasant gentleman."

    The cottage is ideally located in a beautiful area and is totally peaceful. It was well equipped, beautifully furnished and very clean and there was no unpleasant doggy odour within the cottage. (We have unfortunately found this to be the case on other dog friendly holidays we’ve taken.) The Cottages’s location is ideal for short drives to Linton and Lynmouth and for those wanting a walking holiday there are numerous walks in the area. We would definitely stay there again and can highly recommend this cottage to anyone who is seeking a peaceful and tranquil holiday.

    Reviewed by JanineSep 2020

  • "One of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in."

    We especially liked the beautiful lounge, the fully-equipped kitchen and the secluded garden. Our host was very friendly and welcoming, but respected our privacy, for which we were grateful.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "Me and my mum spent a week at Spring Cottage and had a wonderful time."

    The cottage is very cosy and the location is brilliant for exploring Lynton and Lynmouth. The owner Keith was lovely and even dropped a pint of milk round when we first arrived so we could have a cup of tea. My only compliant was that the kitchen equipment could do with some upgrading. We tended to go out for lunch and come back to the cottage in the evenings to cook dinner. There were plenty of glasses, plates and cutlery etc but there were no wooden cooking implements, the knives were very blunt with no sharpener and the pans and were a little scratched. Also worth noting that there’s no WIFI and the TV is very small and only gets channels 1 to 5. We didn’t mind too much as we were happy to relax, read and listen to music but WIFI or a DVD player etc would have been nice so we could have watched a film in the evening. Other than that we had a lovely time and would come back again.

    Reviewed by KatieAug 2020

  • "It was comfortable and everything we needed."

    Views out of all windows was lovely see all kinds of wildlife especially the dear every morning

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2019

  • "The house is remote and wonderfully quiet and well equipped (soap dispensers would be useful)."

    We would have appreciate some extra touches like comfortable pillows, a couple of throws to cover up with on a chilly evening, and a rug on the cold kitchen floor. The walks information was helpful, so would be an OS map of the area.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2019

  • "A lovely little cottage set in wonderful countryside and just a short drive to Lynton and Lynmouth."

    The Cliff Railway was amazing and the Craft Centre in Lynton was a great find. The only thing to consider when booking this cottage is that the ceiling in the living room is a bit low so beware if you are particularly tall.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, only one little niggle the shower had a poor flow and the lighting in the bathroom left a lot to be desired."

    Would go back again. Loved the peace and quite.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage but very cold downstairs."

    Only one radiator which is located ubder the stairs so the heat just goes up. Log burner but no logs . Bathroom freezing . All downstairs tiled so very cild under foot. No heating in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and set in a lovely peaceful place, the track up to the cottage is a little precarious but we managed it fine."

    Really enjoyed our holiday and it was a lovely break.

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in a very peaceful situation."

    This suited us as a couple as we live in the countryside.I would recommend this cottage for its cleanliness.Really close to all the North coast of Devon.Thanks Keith

    Reviewed by LeslieOct 2018

  • "Please note , no towels provided, I missed this when reading the information."

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2018

  • "Lovely quiet Cottage with only the wildlife to keep us company, we even had a Roe Deer passing by on the drive one morning as we awoke."

    The cottage is convenient for Lynton and Lynmouth which also made it a very good location for travelling both east and west to visit other coastal towns and villages. The owners were very helpful if you required anything and left us to enjoy our stay for the week we were there. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2018

  • "On arriving at Spring Cottage ."

    ..found it to be great , clean tidy and seemed every thing we needed . Then we went into the bathroom

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2018

  • "The enclosed rear garden is not really enclosed on all four sides our dog is not only a pet but also a top winning show dog so had to keep him on the lead when we went out there but other than that it was a great holiday and very comfortable lovely and warm."

    The notes in cottage say rear is not enclosed but your discription said it was which is reason we booked it with you.

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2017

  • "A wonderful, isolated, hillside setting with very friendly and helpful owners."

    Nothing was too much trouble for them. The holiday let is down a narrow lane which is quite steep and twisting but it is well worth the effort negotiating these. There are no traffic or other noises and the surrounding hills and trees are wonderful. The property is only a few miles from the moors. I have to say that the owners leave you alone but are very helpful indeed. Thank you Keith.

    Reviewed by Michael JSep 2017

  • "Very pleasant cottage the owner was very friendly."

    It was cosy and it needed to be as weather was terrible the week we booked.

    Reviewed by IainSep 2017

  • "Beautiful location and so peaceful."

    This was the third time we have been to Spring cottage and I am sure we will be going again.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2017

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Ragstone."

    We enjoyed the fantastic location without noise, air and light pollution. The cottage is modern and tastefully furnished. With a lovely display of flowers from the garden, we made feel very welcome. Our two teenagers enjoyed the cottage very much too. We enjoyed the information about all the walks in the area. The communication with the owners was really good and helped us getting ready for our stay. Thank you!

    Reviewed by DorisMay 2017

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Summary

  • Two double bedrooms
  • Ground floor bathroom with corner bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area and woodburning stove
  • First floor sitting room with door to balcony.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Oil and electricity inc in rent, Logs for stove to be purchased locally
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned rear garden with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Low head height in sitting room
  • Note: Land surrounding cottage is sloping and uneven
  • Note: Towels are not provided at property.

The property

Lynton 3.2 miles. A charming detached barn conversion situated off the beaten track in woodland above the coastal resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth.

Enjoying a peaceful location, this cottage provides an idyllic holiday retreat near some dramatic stretches of North Devon coastline, within Exmoor National Park.

Furnished comfortably and with slate flooring and a woodburning stove on the ground floor, the cottage gives a real taste of rural living.

The spacious sitting room is on the first floor, as are the two double bedrooms, and all these rooms have sloping ceilings and Velux windows.

The setting is most appealing, approached along a farm track and surrounded by mature woodland, farm meadows and with its own private enclosed garden, ideal for relaxing after some fabulous walks, some of which can be started from the property.

There is a cosy village pub within half an hour's walk downhill and the pretty village of Lynton boasts a wealth of small shops and cafes.

The area around Lynton and Lynmouth offers a wealth of experiences amidst magnificent landscapes and majestic seascapes, including horse riding, surfing, canoeing and fishing.

A welcoming cottage, an ideal year-round rural escape.

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About the location

LYNTON

Ilfracombe 18 miles; Minehead 18 miles.

Lynton and its twin Lynmouth are nestled within Exmoor National Park on the North Devon coast. Lynton and Lynmouth enjoy one of the prettiest and most unspoilt coastal locations in England, offering breathtaking scenery and some of the best opportunities to admire the sheer rugged beauty of Exmoor’s coast and countryside. Great heritage, cosy fireside pubs, tasty local food and 'green’ credentials make North Devon an inspiring place to stay. There is a wealth of wildlife including magnificent red deer, the rare Exmoor pony, wild birds and rare butterflies. There are plenty of outdoor pursuits including horse riding, golf, walking, surfing and fly fishing on the beautiful Lyn river. Exmoor National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in the country so it's a great place to gaze at the stars. Lynton has a fabulous range of shops, pubs and cafes where you can wander between the picturesque cottages and meet the friendly locals. There are a number of attractions for the family including Exmoor Zoo, Lynmouth’s water-powered cliff railway, and the Owl and Hawk Centre. Experience one of England’s last remaining tranquil areas - there is something for everyone during a stay at Lynton and Lynmouth.

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