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Blue Bay

(Ref. 1036926)

Lynton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Ideal position, lovely holiday and apartment"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "The location of the property in Lynton is excellent."

    We always had a parking spot in the shared car park despite there being around 10 other holiday apartments in the building. The kitchen was also very well equiped. The view out of the 2 front facing windows (one in the lounge, one in bedroom 1) were good but I would say because of the orientation of the windows in the rooms, you could only see the view if you were sat in the right place. The bedroom window was a small bay window side on to the sea view, and in the corner of a very large room. The rest of the windows in the property faced the back cliff/vegatation/back of other apartments in the buildling, so not much natural light coming in through them. Bedroom 1 could have done with a chest of drawers as we had to live out of suitcases all week. We had two quite significant issues with the property overall, which has impacted our holiday, which is a shame. Firstly, the downstairs room. It is described as 'quirky' in the listing but it is in fact somewhat of a cellar type room with an incredible damp and fusty smell, which we think it unsuitable for sleeping in or spending any time in at all. You enter the main building through a shared hallway through a (very) old door stepping on old gravestones as flagstones. The cellar/basement room is off this and has door leading to this area. This is just one of 6 doors in this basement room. One is a back door to the cliff area/back of house, one to the upstairs apartment, one to the bathroom, one is a locked large cupboard, and one is behind the wardrobe. There are 4 windows but all look out on to internal walls or outside walls. It's dark, claustrophic, smelly and the bedding felt damp. My daughter ended up sleeping on the floor in our room upstairs the whole week. The second issue was the bed and bedding in the upstairs room. I realise that comfort is subjective, but we found the bed to be vey uncomfortable, not helped by poor quality duvet and pillows. Synthetic and well past their plumpness, both of my pillows were completely flat. When we took the sheets off at the end of the week as we were leaving, the undersheet had stains, hairs and bits of dirt. It was just not up to the usual standard of Sykes cottages that we have come to appreciate. Such a shame as for the money paid we had high hopes. We'll be returning to Lynton but not Blue Bay.

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad you acknowledged the views which are fantastic from the main bedroom and lounge. Unfortunately we cannot change the orientation of the windows. Both bedrooms have a wardrobe and drawers beneath as can be seen in the photos so I’m not sure why you chose to live out of your suitcase . As for issues with the cleanliness of the apartment, we are disappointed that you made no effort to raise any of these concerns with the housekeeper at the time. It is also interesting that every other guest providing feedback comments on the cleanliness of the apartment. We invest considerable money to refresh the apartment between each guest and there are clear instructions and contacts available in case you are in any way dissatisfied. Please use these contacts as we want you to be happy with your Holiday Home. Many people like the quirkiness and history of staying in an old building , and perhaps you are more suited to a more modern style of accommodation. Many people before your stay and after have enjoyed their time in Blue Bay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie2.5Jul 2023

  • "First impressions as you drive into the property are not great, the external appearance looks a bit travel worn."

    Once inside the apartment is superb, clean and well maintained, comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. The views from the apartment are superb but the garden areas are in need of some tlc.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Blue Bay, the property was fabulous and spotlessly clean, we really appreciated the wine and cake left by the owner most welcome."

    Lynton and Lynmouth are great places to visit with lots to see and do, food is excellent in the area and there is some fantastic walking to be done. Easy to recommend both the property and the area, looking forwards to returning.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2023

  • "Such a nice location with stunning views with just a short stroll into Lynmouth."

    The apartment is well maintained and filled with homely touches and good decor it felt more homely than other holiday accomodation we have stayed in. We liked the bottle of prosseco and cake too. We had a very relaxing week and would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Apr 2023

  • "Blue bay apartment has everything you could wish for in a holiday let A ..."

    Blue bay apartment has everything you could wish for in a holiday let A special mention to the cleaners as the apartment was spotless We had a fantastic stay the view are to die for Also we made use of the local pubs and cafes Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property and will be looking at going back next year."

    The owner is very quick to reply if you have a question and the standard of the accommodation is far more than we expected.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2022

  • "Blue Bay is a wonderful apartment on two floors, beautiful views, great for two couples."

    Very well equipped & attractively furnished & most comfortable. No negatives except steep slopes. Location very close to Lynton town. Hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Blue Bay is a spacious, airy apartment with lovely sea views."

    It has comfortable modern furnishings, was very well equipped, and spotlessly clean. A very convenient location for some outstanding walks.

    Reviewed by David Andrew4.7Sep 2022

  • "Overall had an excellent stay in a great location."

    Reviewed by Amit3.4Aug 2022

  • "Awesome, although this year I hope they finally fix the ground floor shower."

    Last year We didn't get any water there. Luckily there are 2 bathrooms.

    Reviewed by Iwona Nina5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment."

    Kitchen fully equipped with all mod cons. Decor throughout was first class and views were wonderful

    Reviewed by A5.0Jul 2022

  • "A comfortable and well presented apartment in a beautiful and quiet location, conveniently situated in the centre of Lynton and with excellent walks right from the doorstep."

    Access and car parking could be challenging, not helped by the exit from the property being blocked by a fallen tree, and the communal garden was not as accessible as we had imagined from the description, but the views were stunning. There was a slightly damp smell in the ground floor bedroom, due to the lack of natural ventilation.

    Thank you for your feedback . We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful views. We’ll pass on your comments about the downstairs bedroom to the housekeeper for further investigation Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Jun 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Blue Bay."

    This fabulous, spacious apartment with stunning views has everything you need and more. Great communications from the friendly owner we would not hesitate in recommending this accommodation if you want a relaxing holiday. Thank you, already looking forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay, thank you, such a beautiful apartment."

    The only two niggles were that the radiator in the living room would not heat up and the TV in the bedroom

    We are so pleased you had a nice stay . I will ask the housekeeper to check the radiator in the lounge and also the batteries for tv remote in the bedroom Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Mar 2022

  • "A lovely location and the apartment and facilitates were perfect."

    I would recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "Apart from the weather, we had a lovely time in lynton its just wonderfull the dog loved it too ."

    The apartment was just perfect had everything you needed and more would highly recommend this accommodation

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property was spacious, comfortable and designed and decorated to a very high standard with exceptional amenities, fittings, furniture, kitchen equipment etc."

    In fact, everything one may have required and more! Clearly a great deal of thought and consideration have been applied when designing and furnishing this property. The location was amazing - central to the sections of the south west coastal path that we wished to walk during this stay with great restaurants and facilities close by. I would certainly return! The proprietor was exceptionally helpful in returning items that I had left at the property after my stay. He could not have been any more amenable or helpful. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for this.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a very nice stay, the property was spacious, but a bit confusing when reading initially (but there again the property IS a bit confusing) perhaps the description could be better, for example a floor plan."

    Lynton was new to us and we had not realised just how hilly is would be straight from the door, but did make the views magnificent. The lower/family room worked for my mother to avoid some of the stairs, but had not really got any window view at all. We did have a concern over the bed linen, but I only mention to indicate the housekeeper resolved immediately and were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "A few small quibbles:- Toilet brush too large for its pot Local info not up ..."

    A few small quibbles:- Toilet brush too large for its pot Local info not up to date Lounge chairs not very comfortable

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Aug 2021

  • "Kitchen very well equipped."

    Cleanliness in bathrooms not good enough. Everything else very good

    Thank you for your feedback and we're glad you found the accommodation so comfortable .We do pride ourselves on maintaining a very high standard of accommodation and it is most unusual to get such issues and wish that any dissatisfaction is immediately been reported to our housekeeping team who would have taken remedial action. I have followed up with them and made them aware of the feedback so they can be extra vigilant in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely beautiful flat with stunning views."

    Everything worked. We particularly loved the informal approach to enjoying our stay.

    Reviewed by Mischa4.1Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic apartment with the best view I have ever seen from my lounge window."

    The location was amazing! I almost don’t want to recommend Blue Bay in case I can never go back there again because it is fully booked!!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment with amazing views."

    Downstairs family room stayed lovely and cool and was dark enough to keep our 3 month old asleep in the morning! She had a great first holiday!

    Reviewed by Lianne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Second time we've been here and love the cottages, can't fult the facilities, clenliness and quality of the apartments, just a shame that new carpets appeared to have been laid and there was a really bad smell of glue that took a couple of days to go."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location, I didn't know anything about Lynton until I read about the scenic Glen Lyn Gorge in the weekly Waitrose newspaper."

    I was very impressed with Lynton, such a picturesque village, and the apartment is located within a few minutes walk from some lovely pub and restaurants. The apartment in itself is beautiful, very stylish, clean, with all the amenities (if you prefer to cook) and it is perfect for couples or families. There is a spectacular view of the sea from the lounge and 1st floor bedroom window! and it is such a treat to look at the sea first thing in the morning and late at night! We stayed with our baby and our dog, and everything was catered for! If you do have a dog, there are some lovely walks right outside the apartment (there is a poop bin outside the Town Hall, just a few mins walk away) and we were pleasantly surprised at how many shops, pub and restaurants welcomed dogs! The communication with the owner was great, he sent us an email with information about the local area, restaurants, etc, and even allowed us an earlier check in as there were no guests staying the night before. Checking-in and checking-out was very straight forward! I'd highly recommend taking either the funicular (for the beautiful views) or walking to Lynmouth harbour, which is very pretty, and really recommend the fish & chips at Lynmouth Harbour (instead of the one in Lynton). Other restaurants recommended by the owner that we loved were Vanilla Pod (Middle Eastern food), The Oak Room (Spanish food) and Nartnapa Thai Kitchen. A brilliant pub is the The Crown Pub! The staff at the pub and restaurants were so lovely! And Lynton is a great base to explore North Devon: driving along the coast to the beautiful village of Porlock or Woolacombe, one of North Devon's most beautiful beaches! I would definitely like to come back with my parents-in-law!

    Reviewed by Prema5.0May 2021

  • "Nice accommodation in good position very comfortable bed but disappointed to ..."

    Nice accommodation in good position very comfortable bed but disappointed to find dirty knives and forks in draw in kitchen

    Thank you for your feedback and were glad you found the accommodation so comfortable. We pride ourselves on maintaining a very high standard of accommodation and we are astounded to hear of dirty cutlery which should have immediately been reported to our housekeeping team who would have loved the opportunity to have taken remedial action. Thank you again for your valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic apartment, fully equipt and felt like a home not holiday let."

    Best view ever from apartment. Very roomy bedrooms. Lots of places to eat and drink nearby.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent communication beforehand about access, facilities etc."

    Really good. Lovely location of apartment. Ideal for walking and lovely views from small garden area. Upstairs bedroom was great.

    Reviewed by Tim4.4Aug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor family room with 1 x double and single and en-suite shower with basin and WC, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, heated airer, TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Large terraced communal garden with seating to admire the breathtaking sea view
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Check in is 4pm and check out is 10am.

The property

Blue Bay is a delightful two-storey apartment, sitting on the coast of Exmoor in the charming town of Lynton.

A homely dwelling boasting extraordinary views of the sea, this spacious apartment is the ideal location for families or groups of five who seek a relaxing retreat by the seaside.

Enter into the building through the doorway next to the garage and either take the staircase up to the apartment on the 1st floor or use the lift.

Take a seat in the welcoming sitting room where you can turn on the TV and relax with some of your favourite shows, or watch as the beautiful waves from the sea crash into the impressive cliffs right from your window.

Venture into the fully-equipped country kitchen for a light lunch as your family gather at the dining table to map out plans for the days ahead.

Wander down the hallway into the king-size bedroom where you can lose yourself in a movie on the flat-screen TV.

Indulge in a deep soak in the bathtub located within the family bathroom, before taking a seat at your dressing table and spending some time pampering yourself for the evening.

Down a second staircase, you will find a family bedroom consisting of both a double bed and one single.

This spacious bedroom features striking alcoves and has been decorated to a high standard with attractive grey furnishings with deep blue accents to compliment the property's seaside location.

This family bedroom is serviced by a contemporary en-suite shower room with basin and WC.

When ready to explore the area, pull on your shoes and coat and head for the harbour to admire the colourful fishing boats as the bob in the water whilst tucking into a tasty portion of fish and chips.

Visit the Lyn and Exmoor Museum to learn about the oldest surviving dwelling in the town and what it was like to live in the area over 200 years ago, before a walk along the waterfalls of Glen Lyn Gorge.

Explore the Valley of the Rocks to meet the wild goats that roam freely on the clifftops or take a relaxing stroll along the South West Coast Path for outstanding scenery, sure to take your breath away.

For a family holiday like no other, stay at Blue Bay.

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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.

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