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Old Lyn Cottage

(Ref. 967309)

Lynmouth, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic location in a beautiful fishing town Very comfortable and well equipped"

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic week we had and a lovely property to stay in well located parking not ..."

    Fantastic week we had and a lovely property to stay in well located parking not a problem for us as we went in March so the street outside has no parking restrictions however you can buy a weekly ticket from the Lynmouth national park centre which is just round the corner 2 min walk doggies loved it thank you

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Everything was lovely!"

    Great location! Great place! Dogs loved the balcony!

    Reviewed by Toni4.7Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely, spacious well equipped property."

    Loved the balconies & beautiful views! The owners John & Lenka were warm & welcoming & we will be back one day. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a wonderful time really relaxing, great base for the area."

    The Cottage is very spacious and practical. Liked the blend of vintage features and modern. wonderful views and the sound of the river and sea at night was very soothing. It was really hot during our stay so maybe a fan would be handy and also a non- stick frying pan.

    Reviewed by Chris1.6Sep 2023

  • "Lynmouth is our kind of place - beautiful, quiet but plenty to do."

    Old Lyn has everything you need for a stay here. Didn't want to come home.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay could not fault it."

    Love Lynmouth so beautiful, one of our favourite places. Wonderful cottage with great views and a lovely balcony to sit & watch the world go by when you've had enough walking!! Highly recommend this property. Hopefully will stay again in the future. Many thanks !

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this apartment!"

    3adults, 1 child & 2 dogs and there was plenty of room. Fantastic views on both balconies, comfy beds, clean throughout. There isn't a designated parking spot but if you are savvy you can make use of all the free parking in the area. The main car parks are all free between 6pm-10am, a couple of free parking areas for 2 hours. Perfect base for exploring the area. Great for crabbing in the rock pools, lots to find including eels! Thank you for a wonderful stay, the welcome fudge & biscuits were delicious! Even milk in the fridge for a brew after a long drive down.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Big thank you for such a lovely apartment."

    Lovely little touches with tea coffee and biscuits and fudge as a welcome pack. Home from home ☺️ super views, fabulous comfy beds. Couldn't ask for more. Would certainly return again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jul 2023

  • "Delightfully located holiday cottage, right in the centre of the village."

    Beautiful views from the balconies. For us, the fact that the bathrooms are located on a different floor to the bedrooms was a slight inconvenience, as there are steep and creaky steps to negotiate between them. Excellent new shower. Helpful, friendly owner.

    Reviewed by Penny4.1May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time at Old Lyn Cottage."

    The accommodation was perfect for us and our dog and had everything we needed. The accommodation is set over two floors with a balcony on both floors offering wonderful views across Lynmouth, the Bristol Channel and towards Wales in the far distance . We have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2023

  • "An excellent cottage with views to die for in a beautiful village."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was a lovely house, very clean, warm and comfortable with a fantastic view over the river and coast from all rooms."

    There are chairs to sit out on the balcony and watch the world go by. Well stocked on arrival (included tea/coffee//pint of milk, washing up liquid, kitchen roll & 2 tea towels, shampoo, body wash and hand soap at all sinks). Whilst dog friendly once in the lounge with a large uncarpeted area, the initial flight of stairs up to the apartment is quite a steep one. What we didn’t realise is Lynton is a significant vertical climb from Lynmouth so the Londis/Costcutter shops are not just around the corner!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fabulous holiday in Lynmouth."

    A substantial part of that was staying at Old Lyn cottage. Every expectation was surpassed with no surprises. The views from the windows were fantastic come wind, rain or shine ... especially at night time. Info pack and supporting books gave us all our activities for a week.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Most enjoyable stay at a lovely, well equipped cottage ."

    The highlight of this property is definitely the view over the river, harbour, sea and beyond, with 2 terraces to take advantage of these wonderful views. We hardly left the immediate area as so much to do. With Watersmeet and Valley of the Rocks literally on the doorstep, plus much more just a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property , very well equipped and a lovely position"

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay here, the owners are genuinely nice and friendly and helpful."

    The property was beautifully situated with a view of the beach as well. I would recommend this to anyone and looking forward to our next stay here.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property; comfortable, clean and well appointed."

    Brilliant views from the balcony! This will be our go-to place to stay when we are in Lynmouth next.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Jul 2022

  • "The toaster and kettle were old and need replacing and past there best."

    The location was good although you have to pay for parking during your stay.

    Reviewed by Edward4.4Jul 2022

  • "This was our second stay and we enjoyed it just as much with more family staying this time and our 7 month old."

    It’s an ideal location for staying in Lynmouth and the views are stunning especially at sunrise/sunset.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation with sea and harbour views from the balcony."

    Well furnished and comfortable with shops, cafes and pubs all within a short walk. There is a small supermarket in Lynton easily reached via the cliff railway or a short drive up the hill. We didn't have any problems parking in either the carpark at the end of the esplanade or on the road outside (Parking restrictions allowing) but it might be more difficult in peak season. Only criticism would be that the bathrooms could possibly do with updating, but that didn't spoil our stay and we would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7May 2022

  • "This is a lovely apartment in a beautiful setting."

    We spent two weeks exploring the area around Lynmouth and Lynton on foot, walking each day along the coast path or in the wooded valleys, with stunning scenery in every direction. Old Lyn Cottage made the perfect base, comfortable and well equipped, it had everything we needed for our stay, though the bathrooms are a little tired. The hosts were friendly and helpful, and there was a lovely welcome pack of local goodies when we arrived. The apartment is above the owners' shop selling cider and fudge, and next door to an excellent chip shop. What could be better?!

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and tidy spacious."

    The locaton was wonderful with good views. We will be looking to be booking the cottage again for our next stay in Lynmouth.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was our second visit this year to Old Lyn Cottage ."

    It’s in a lovely setting in the middle of Lynmouth overlooking the river and the sea . It’s very clean and comfortable with everything you could need for a self catering holiday. We have already booked a week for next year .

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is absolutely superb with every home comfort you could wish for whilst the view from the balcony is breathtaking."

    Cannot wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable stay in a great apartment."

    Not super modern but very comfortable and clean and everything you needed for a nice holiday. Very central to everything and great walks nearby and lots of places to visit. Our second visit to this apartment.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous area, loads of eating places nearby,the owners left loads of information for us to look through, a lovely welcome gift of biscuits and fudge, and was close by if needed but never bothered us, all in all a lovely apartment in a lovely area, will definitely go back there again."

    Book with confidence.Gill

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Old Lynn Cottage and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in North Devon."

    The cottage is clean, the beds are very comfortable and we loved curling up on the comfy sofa at the end of a long day walking in the amazing countryside nearby. Lynmouth is a beautiful small seaside town, nice and quiet and very picturesque. We visited Ilfracombe, Tintagel and Bude during our stay and were very happy with our choice of Lynmouth. It's easy to ride the funicular railway up to Lynton where there's a few more shops, or walk up the river to Watersmeet. Our favourite pub in Lynmouth is the Ancient Mariner, the food's great and staff are friendly. If you're driving to Lynmouth from the west along the A39 via Minehead, prepare yourself for Porlock Hill. With a 1 in 4 gradient on hairpin bends it's... an experience, not suitable for some vehicles. All the roads out of the village are very steep, but that was part of the fun. We'd definitely stay at Old Lynn Cottage again. Thank you John for our wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location in a great little town."

    Apartment catered for our needs very well, very much home away from home.

    Reviewed by Sherry5.0Jul 2021

  • "We spent a lovely week from 4th June at Old Lyn Cottage in Lynmouth."

    The accommodation was very clean and comfortable with everything you could need for a self catering holiday . The owners were very friendly and helpful . The setting was stunning overlooking the river with beautiful views out to the sea . There are so many good walks in the area including Watersmeet, Valley of the Rocks, the Doone Valley and Heddon Valley . It’s also not too far from Croyde, Woolacombe and Ilfracoombe beaches .

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we needed."

    The views were great. Perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely central location and the cottage apartment was perfect for our needs."

    Nice modern kitchen facility and open plan dining/lounge area great to relax after long walks. Amazing views from balconies! Hope to come back next year with the whole party! Since Covid restrictions meant two households couldn’t both go this year. Highly recommended for two couples or a small family. My husband loved the ice cream from the shop below! We got a week parking permit for £20 to park in the main car parks near by and parked outside the apartment after the restricted hours.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Apr 2021

  • "It was a beautiful location."

    Lovely clean and well equipped apartment. Nice touches from owners.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wow what great place for U."

    K. ,Never even heard of the place,Lynton-Lynmouth fantastic views Apartment was very clean plenty space. Dog friendly

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely light and airy apartment in a fantastic location with a wonderful view."

    Reviewed by Tracy4.1Jul 2020

  • "The apartment was very clean and tidy and the kitchen had everything you need for a perfect holiday."

    The views from the balconies were exceptional and stunning. The only thing is that there are parking restrictions outside and the internet and mobile reception was very slow or none at all. Would definately recommend Lynmouth/Lynton.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely apartment, lovely setting."

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Sep 2019

  • "The balconies were large with a panoramic view of the river and sea."

    Accommodation was very comfortable and the location was great for a lot of walks on the doorstep. One of the best places we have stayed in and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Aug 2019

  • "The front door was a clue would some varnish be too costly?"

    Look behind the toilets-disgusting feel the dust on skirting boards and dado rails, the ring around the bath was the limit. Inside the microwave had not been cleaned, crumbs from previous visitors in bread bin! How about sweeping the balconies and painting or varnishing wood on balcony. People cook with steamer pans now for healthy cooking. Finally, get under the bathroom sinks and clean the ruddy waste traps I had to sit on the toilet and look at the dirt , this is the worst accommodation we have ever had in Lynmouth, last time I saw taps like those on the bath was in a national trust property. Come on Sykes do your job and inspect these places properly or adjust the prices to account for less than 2 star rating.

    Reviewed by Jon1.9Jul 2019

  • "The property has been restored sympathetically, e."

    G. the original sanitary ware is retained, giving a real charm and style to things.

    Reviewed by K S5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a very good week in Lynmouth."

    Comfortable and spacious apartment set over 1st and 2nd floors, balconies on both levels with great views over the river.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2019

  • "Property in a perfect position in this pretty village."

    Plenty of places to eat and drink within a few hundred yards but still peaceful. From the property I could look over the small park opposite and then out to sea. The harbour was only 3 minutes walk away where you could take a boat trip along the coast. Everywhere was dog friendly which made life easy. John and Lenka the owners of Old Lyn where very helpful. A lovely stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely position, well equipped."

    Everything needed was there. Lots of good places to eat and a good selection of cream teas and ice cream!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic location, comfy and cosy accommodation."

    A great base for our family holiday.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2019

  • "Prime location lovely town and plenty of dog friendly places."

    Would definitely recommend cottage. Lovely owners too. Thanks for a fab holiday break

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2019

  • "We took an Autumn break in Lynmouth staying at Old Lyn Cottage."

    We have stayed in Lynton previously at another beautiful cottage but decided to have a change. The accommodation is of a very high standard. It was spotlessly clean and had everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay. The location is really quite spectacular with the river trundling down to the sea outside the property. Two magnificent balcony's were used well to fully enjoy the sound of the river and the beautiful views both in the day and at night. We enjoyed some great food in the local pubs and the beautiful Watersmeet walk and café. I would highly recommend this accomodation

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great accommodation , very confortable and spacious."

    Very nicely situated in the centre of Lynmouth, close to all amenities. We loved the balcony and spent many a time sitting out there with a glass of wine watching the world go by. Would highly recommend this apartment to anyone, a very good base.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2018



    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2018

  • "Old Lynn Cottage was a great find."

    Well equipped and furnished with fantastic views across to Wales.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2018

  • "The apartment was absolutely perfect with lovely touches like tea coffee biscuits and milk waiting for us."

    The views were spectacular and Lynemouth itself is a beautiful place with lots to look at. Lots of dog friendly places and even doggy ice cream for sale. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely apartment, very spacious and comfortable."

    The balconies were nice with lovely views over the river. We really enjoyed our stay here and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2018

  • "Old Lyn Cottage is spacious, comfortable and well equipped."

    The balconies on both levels were a real bonus. John and his wife were both very welcoming and helpful. Located in the centre of the village you are within easy reach of the pubs but the location isn't noisy. The walk to Watersmeet is a must with the reward of a cream tea when you get there. There are plenty of walks in the area of wonderful countryside. Fully recommend. We were there in late June and were able to park in the street outside overnight without problem.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "Well appointed “cottage” equipped with everything we needed."

    Great location & the view over the river, park & sea is great, we sat out on the balcony and watched the world go by. Owner was very helpful with local advice. A lovely holiday in a busy and beautiful little village.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2018

  • "Excellent location in a beautiful coastal village"

    Reviewed by Iris5.0May 2018

  • "Apartment was comfortable home from home, John and his wife were very helpful and friendly, the area was spectacular with beautiful views all around us, we loved that everywhere was dog friendly."

    We shall be back to stay at the old Lyn cottage. The shop underneath the apartment was outstanding. We definitely did not want to go home. Thank you From Heather and Rod Jones

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Apr 2018

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  • First Floor: Open Plan Kitchen/Diner/Lounge with double convertible sofa
  • Two steps up to shower room with shower cubicle, WC and washbasin
  • Utility Room
  • Bathroom with bath, WC and washbasin
  • Second Floor: Bedroom 1 with double bed
  • Bedroom 2 with zip and link 3ft beds and washbasin.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • Washing machine
  • TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Roadside parking in front of the property
  • Balcony
  • Up to two pets accepted
  • No smoking
  • Shop 1/2 mile
  • Pub 100 yards
  • Beach 300 yards
  • Please Note - there is a balcony at the property that is 2ft 6 inches - all children must be supervised at all times
  • Please note, this property accepts a minimum of 3 nights

The property

Lynmouth is located on the northern edge of the Exmoor National Park, noted for its breath-taking natural beauty and unspoilt landscape.

Once a fishing village, today it is popular with tourists.

Lynmouth, with the River Lyn running through it, near the sea, nestles right next to Lynton on the cliffs above and the two are connected by the famous funicular cliff railway.

Old Lyn Cottage is in a wonderful location right next to the River Lyn, with beautiful sea views.

Situated above a small gift shop, this stylish apartment is set over two floors.

The open plan living area is bright and spacious with a smart, well equipped kitchen and has wonderful views.

On the second floor are two bright, colourful bedrooms, a double and a twin bedded room, both have access to a balcony which has elevated views of the river and pretty harbour.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


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 fisherman’s 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.

Note: Children and dogs must be supervised on the balcony. The front entrance at pavement level has shared access to the owner's office.
Note: Pets are charged at £30.00 per pet, per week (or short break)
Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £25 will be added to the cost of your holiday.
Note: Strictly no smoking