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Bayview Tower

Lynton, Devon (Ref. 989216)


(42 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Bayview Tower surpassed our expectations - the property is huge and the views spectacular!"

    Very clean, every need for a holiday ‘home from home’ thought of, very comfortable first floor bed with a huge bath in the en suite, powerful shower in the top room, plenty of garden furniture on the private patio! The welcome gifts were a very nice touch and to top all of this, an Alexa in the lounge & bedroom! We don’t own an Alexa so thoroughly enjoyed evenings listening to songs from our youth. Perfectly situated for fabulous views of the bay, obviously high up being in Lynton, we were grateful for the funicular railway to get us down into Lynmouth. £3.20 each, each way - an amazing experience. If after 6pm we would get a taxi back up for £3.50. Thank you so much for a holiday full of wonderful memories.

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2022

  • "The property was extremely well equipped."

    The view was superb. The position was peaceful. Excellent.

    Thank you very much John for your feedback and kind comments. It’s much appreciated. We were delighted to see the weather was so good for your time with us which I know makes a tremendous view even better. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "The only thing we could possibly say is as North Devon is an ale drinkers paradise there was no large pint glasses to drink from."

    Petty I know but I can't think of anything else

    Thank you very much for your feedback and we are delighted that you had a great stay. Ale Drinkers will be delighted to know that pint glasses are on order! Thanks for pointing that out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2022

  • "Beautiful views and a lovely setting a little too quiet in the village for us but if you want peace defiantly worth it ,the apartment itself needs a little tlc the top bedroom carpets could do with cleaning and new paint needed ."

    The patio was messy needs weeding and the plants in the reception all had white fly .I think the cost reflects the views mainly.the water power train is great overall a nice place just needs looking after

    Thanks for the feedback Julie. The view is amazing and you are right that this is a big attraction for the property. I have asked the cleaner to check the carpet in the upstairs bedrooms and to report back to us. The property is refreshed as needed in the winter period and we have just installed a new en-suite to the master bedroom. I appreciate your feedback and will look to improve the areas you have pointed out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "Perfect holiday accommodation in ideal location."

    Superb views.

    Thanks for the feedback Angela. Glad everything was to your liking. We really appreciate you staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2022

  • "Had a fabulous holiday the only issue I have is for someone of my height the sofas were uncomfortable the rest of the apartment was fabulous and I would highly recommend it."

    Thanks for the feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry you found the seating a little uncomfortable. We will look at improving this where possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Bayview Tower, wonderful views looking out to the sea."

    Very peaceful environment. A good position to visit surrounding areas like Exmoor Zoo, Dunster, Dulverton, Tarr Steps and the Moors. Comfortable and very clean accomodation. Would recommend and hope to return again one day.

    Reviewed by KimMar 2022

  • "Perfect in every way, parked the car on arrival and didn’t move it until it was time to leave."

    Fantastic views, excellent cleanliness, very quiet, heating perfect. Really comfortable bed. Milk, wine ,cake and biscuits awaiting on our arrival. Toiletries in bathrooms and lots of lovely white towels. Have payed far more for for other places which have been nowhere near this standard. Hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by LeslieMar 2022

  • "I have given a low score on cleanliness as there was a problem with the top bedroom."

    The room was very cold and there was an infestation of flies on the bed and at the patio window which caused us a lot of distress.. There is obviously a serious problem here which should be addressed immediately. Having spoken to the cleaning company, I was told that a pest control company had been to the apartment 2/3 weeks previously. The problem had obviously not been sorted. I found it quite telling that one day a pest control vehicle was parked next to me and was obviously in an adjoining property I find it difficult to understand that you can offer this property for rental knowing full well that there is a health problem. A check on the property had obviously not been taken. It seems to me that you are only interested in taking people's money regardless of any issues as you must know about the state of the room. I should not be expected to sort this kind of issue out when I am on holiday. I came away to relax, not to sort serious problems out. This has really left me with a very low opinion of Sykes.

    Thank you for your feedback, we were sorry to learn that you had experienced issues with flies during your stay and that you felt them to be a health issue for you, we confirm that we have previously had pest control out to deal with a 'Cluster Fly issue' that we were made aware of. You advised you had contacted us the day before your departure, we are only sorry that we were not contacted straight way during your stay as we would have been happy to attend the property and address any issues so that they would not have impacted on stay. Thank you again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2021

  • "This was our second visit to Bayview Tower, and it really is a gem of a property."

    The location could not be better with wide views across the bay, from the lounge, the main bedroom and the balcony in the second bedroom. The apartment is quiet, being just away from the main road through the town, but is well located for visiting other places around the North Devon coast and Exmoor. The kitchen is well equipped and the apartment is well furnished throughout, including an amazing four-poster bed! Everything is well maintained and clean. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by NickNov 2021

  • "Fantastic apartment in a beautiful spot."

    Everything we needed for a comfortable stay. A nice touch was the scones with jam and cream (which were delicious) along with a loaf of bread and milk left for us on our arrival. Was very much appreciated after a long drive. Would definitely recommend this place.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2021

  • "The weather was glorious for a start, i overlooked the coastline, the apartment had everything you could wish for, even a telescope!"

    I was very close to all amenaties, and yes i would definately go back to the same apartment if i chose Devon again.

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2021

  • "The property is fabulous with amazing views."

    We had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped for food preparation and cooking. Loved the option for indoor and outdoor eating, obviously weather dependent! The bed was comfortable and the views from the main bedroom were glorious. Plenty of space for 2 couples, although there were only 2 of us. Loads to see and do in the immediate area. We didn't move the car for the first 3 days!

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2021

  • "This is a fantastic property with stunning views."

    Very well equipped all our needs were met. We would recommend this property. There is a steep bank from the property to Lynton which should be mentioned. The information book in the property was not up to date we needed to get in touch with the housekeeper re the change of bed linen and towels on ringing the number in the book we were told they no longer cleaned Bay Tower she was very helpful and got in touch with the landlord who eventually emailed us and the cleaners eventually arrived.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2021

  • "On a sunny day."

    The views are fantastic. That can rival any european holiday destination. The rooms are big with high ceilings. The windows provide a great panoramic scene. The patio furniture is very stable and the garden walks are so pretty. They lead down to coastal path. The walk to the valley of rocks is spectacular. The four poster bed is a nice touch in the main bedroom. The utility room. Has all mod-cons, including nespresso machine. Each room has a t.v. and dvd player. The wifi signal around the house is great. I would highly reccomend this property, especially in the summer months.

    Reviewed by TomMay 2021

  • "The perfect place to be."

    The view from the rooms are breathtaking. Quiet and relaxing, with everything on your door step.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2021

  • "We were astounded by the standard of facilities and all the little extras that had been provided to make our stay so wonderful."

    Really was great value for the money we paid. Really was not expecting the cream tea, bread , milk and bottle of wine that were waiting for us. Location in Lynton could not have been better. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

  • "Amazing accommodation, amazing location, amazing view"

    Reviewed by GarySep 2020

  • "Beautiful views, well-equipped property and great to either do walks from the property or short drives to other scenic places."

    Reviewed by JonathanSep 2020

  • "The property was tidy but far from clean - the bathrooms under beds all furniture sand in the sofas outside furniture dirty cobwebs everywhere."

    A lovely property but poor cleaners & cleaning.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and for taking the time to talk to Sykes as I take pride in the property and will always look to improve where I can. I’m glad you loved the welcome basket, we do try to include things we know customers will enjoy and that you enjoyed the property. Apologies regarding any cobwebs, this has already been addressed and will be monitored. We did also have some birds nesting nearby recently and they may possibly have flown near the outside furniture and regrettably done what birds do.. We are currently using a dedicated anti Covid spray to ensure customer safety at the property and we are checking whether the sand granules have been residue from the spray when it has dried, thanks for letting us know. We are also leaving extra anti-bac wipes for guest use, along with back up stock of washing up liquid etc Thank you again for the comments which you have also spoken to Sykes about and any issue raised will be addressed and resolved immediately. We do also have two contact numbers in the key details sent to customers and Sykes are also on hand to assist, and I’m sorry neither Sykes or myself were contacted by you at the time of your stay as we would have assisted and resolved any issue straightaway Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "Superb building over three floors."

    Really well kitted out and comfortable. The views are amazing! Such a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by RobJul 2020

  • "Fantastic apartment, great location, amazing views!"

    Reviewed by KatrinaMar 2020

  • "Amazingly relaxing holiday in this wonderful, spacious apartment."

    The position is stunning with wonderful views from most rooms. The flat is well furnished and has everything you need. Would be happy to return any time.

    Reviewed by NickNov 2019

  • "Beautiful location, excellent accommodation which was exactly as the photos and description showed in the advert."

    Reviewed by IanAug 2019

  • "You had told us that the property would be available from 3pm, we arrived just after 3pm and were told, rather brusquely, that check in time was 4pm and would have to wait."

    The supervisor was much more congenial and said she would expedite the final clean. The towels were clean but not very soft and smelt musty. There weren't any kitchen scales or measuring jug. The views from the property were superb and the property was tastefully decorated but we don't think it should be classed as luxury.

    Dear Mr Rogerson, Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I am very sorry about the arrival time discrepancy and the problem with the cleaning team. The arrival time was an error on my part which I appreciate you pointing out. I'm sure this was the last thing you wanted and I will ensure this never happens again. We take great pride in the presentation of our apartment and have given our personal email address as well as a Housekeeper contact number should our guests find any problems during their stay. Finally, I have purchased a set of kitchen scales & measuring jug for the apartment for future guests use as you mentioned. Thanks again for your feedback and rest assured any negative points will be immediately addressed. I was pleased to hear you found the apartment comfortable and you enjoyed the breathtaking view. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2019

  • "The most perfect setting for an english holiday with a sea view."

    Reviewed by JasonJul 2019

  • "The accommodation was really great, the view from the terrace was fantastic."

    The beds were very comfy and the layout, over three floors makes the place very good for two couples as you have complete privacy from each other. Very clean and the dressing gowns were an unexpected touch.

    Reviewed by ZoeJun 2019

  • "The holiday was very good ."

    Bay view tower is a great place to stay with a knockout view.The only thing slightly frustrating was the signal for the TV was hit and miss.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "Fabulous apartment with stunning views."

    Very comfortable, well equipped. Lovely cream tea as a welcome gift! Had a really restful holiday.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2019

  • "The wardrobe in the bedrooms are much to small apart from that we had a lovely comfortable relaxed holiday with a fantastic view of the bay."

    Reviewed by LoraineApr 2019

  • "We had a really great stay the view’s were beautiful."

    The apartment had everything you need to have a great holiday. thanks for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by ValerieApr 2019

  • "Bay View Tower is just the most perfect place to just sit back & relax or central location to visit lots of interesting places in North Devon."

    I would & already have recommended Bay view Tower to family & friends.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2019

  • "The views were amazing even in the worst weather we have ever had on our holidays."

    .. the rain and wind didn't dampen our enjoyment of the holiday at Bay View as we still felt part of the wonderful landscape. The walks from the accommodation were fantastic and we would love to go back to Bay View Tower again.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyMar 2019

  • "Turning into the driveway of the property opened up the panoramic view we were to enjoy for the week ahead."

    Bay Tower looked and proved to be a superb choice for our break. The property led from the old hotel entrance and first impressions were of opulence and fascinating fittings. The advertisement did the property justice and even the small necessities were to be supplied. The bedrooms were great and three late seventy year olds coped with the stairs easily. The provision of all necessary fittings like dishwasher, washing machine etc made staying here even more satisfying. Walking the 20 yards back up the driveway puts you on the Valley of the Rocks coast path providing even more spectacular panoramas of this wonderful coastline. I recommend this special place highly.

    Reviewed by BruceFeb 2019

  • "Bay view tower is a lovely home & place to stay with a family."

    I will be recommending it to whoever I talk to as I absolutely loved staying there. Honestly wish I could wake up to that morning view every morning. We will definitely be coming back! Thank you Adam OKeeffe

    Reviewed by AdamFeb 2019

  • "Wonderful apartment with exceptional views."

    Great walking along the coast path without having to move the car and lots of high quality pubs to discover.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2019

  • "Property was in a spectacular setting and was generally high spec and well provisioned."

    Strange there were a few unfinished jobs: a bit of skirting missing here an unfinished cupboard there but these in no way detracted from a lovely stay AND fantastically comfortable beds. But be warned the hills are steep round here, tough walking and cycling.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2018

  • "This was a delightful property which was beautifully furnished and equipped."

    The property had everything we needed including a dishwasher, washing machine and very large TV with great WiFi access. We were made very welcome by both the owners and housekeeper. Bedding was provided which was good quality and the beds were very comfortable. The house is in a lovely location and the views amazing. It was very quiet but near the village centre so easy to get to pubs and village shops. We loved this property and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2018

  • "Lovely situation, beautifully furnished and maintained, huge comfortable rooms and our hosts couldn't have provided more comfort and facilities."

    You do depend on some decent weather for the views in the pictures! Lynton is a pleasant place, very quiet in winter, and the tourist office were open and friendly even in mid-December. Good eating places in both Lynton and Lynmouth - steep walk to Lynmouth if the cliff railway is not in operation! With both rooms having complete privacy and own bathrooms and televisions everywhere, this would make an excellent venue for two couples who want their own space.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2018

  • "It is advertised as luxury accommodation, but there are a number of ways in which it failed to meet this standard."

    In addition the owner failed to mention the building work going on next door, with banging through the wall and rubble being tipped into the skip outside. We have emailed the owner separately with details of the problems we found.

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2018

  • "Bay View Tower is a lovely holiday cottage with stunning sea views."

    The master bedroom is gorgeous with a very comfortable bed and nice en-suite.

    Reviewed by JuneOct 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four poster bed with en-suite bathroom, bath with shower over, basin and WC, 1 x second floor super king-size with en-suite shower room with shower , basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/ freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private balcony with chairs, patio area with bistro set
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Off road parking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk.

The property

Set in Exmoor National Park, this luxurious three storey, grade II listed, holiday cottage is exquisitely located on North Devon’s breathtaking coastline with an elevated position, boasting panoramic sea views over the Bristol Channel.

Having once stayed in Lynton Cottages, the stunning view so inspired the author CS Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia that he wrote in his journal, “The view from the balcony was beyond everything I have ever seen” (Lynton, 1925).

Set in one of the prettiest coastal locations in England, with opportunities to explore Exmoor National Park and its magnificent natural beauty, this picturesque cottage exudes style and character from top to bottom.

Perfect for couples, or a family of four, the accommodation boasts very spacious bedrooms and an open-plan living space with free super-fast WiFi throughout! The kitchen is equipped with quality furniture and fixtures, and additionally a fridge/freezer and washing facilities are located in the utility room for convenience.

There is also a ground floor cloakroom just off the utility room.

Relax together in the sitting area and feast your eyes on the stunning vistas out across the water that so moved CS Lewis.

The rugged scenery envelopes this fairy tale property with a picture postcard setting.

Bring the view even closer by throwing open the glass doors to the patio and enjoying the fabulous view from your private terrace.

The first floor is host to an impressive hand-carved superking sized four poster bed, in a room overlooking the bay, with an en-suite bathroom.

On the second level you will find another luxury, superking sized bed in a light and airy room with beautiful exposed beams.

From here you can step out on the to balcony and enjoy more of the delightful seascapes from a seated position which catches the late afternoon sun.

Lynton offers shops, pubs and cafes galore, art galleries and craft shops, a wide variety of outdoor pursuits, and spectacular walks for all abilities in some of the most beautiful surroundings in the UK.

The beach and picturesque coastal town of Lynmouth can be easily accessed on foot from the cottage (no need to move the car!) by use of the historic funicular cliff railway which is the highest and steepest totally water-powered railway in the world!

The terminal for this exciting and unusual form of transport is situated just 5 minutes’ walk from the cottage so you can easily enjoy everything that the two towns have to offer.

Why not set off from the cottage along the beautiful South West Coastal Path to the magnificent Valley of Rocks, hire kayaks, go horse-riding in Exmoor, visit Exmouth Zoo or travel on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway?

Little ones will also enjoy the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and the nearby sandy beaches of Ilfracombe and Woolacombe.

Just a few ideas of the many things to see and do in and around this charming area of North Devon.

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas