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The Hideaway

Lynmouth, Devon (Ref. 936804)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean good spec."

    everything you need, Not far from everything.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2022

  • "Cottage was clean, well equipped and comfortable."

    Beds were comfy, and it was very thoughtful to have tea bags, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits along with a bottle of white wine for us and some treats for our dog too-thankyou.! We love the area as there are plenty of scenic walks and the cottage is in a perfect location.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2022

  • "Bigger and better then expected,lovely layout very comfortable."

    Very clean and everything you need away from home.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2022

  • "Would be handy if someone could sort out the TV as there were no TV channels i ..."

    Would be handy if someone could sort out the TV as there were no TV channels i think there is a problem with the TV aerial

    Thank you for drawing this to our attention, the television aerial lead has now been replaced as it had started to perish. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinDec 2021

  • "Lovely apartment in a beautiful location."

    Fresh milk left in the fridge for when we arrived and a bottle of wine to enjoy. The dog treats were a particularly nice touch

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "Lovely place."

    The only suggestion is make is the beds need new pillows- they were rather hard. Otherwise this was a clean, comfortable little gem of a place to stay. The welcome bottle of wine was a lovely touch.

    Thank you for your feedback and recommendation to replace the pillows, which has been done. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NatashaJul 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Hideaway at the Lynmouth."

    Cottage is well equipped, clean and comfortable. Loved the walks around the town.

    Reviewed by RamonaJul 2021

  • "Apartment clean & very well equipped."

    A lovely welcome pack for us & dogs. In a really lovely location, great walks for everyone. Settee's really uncomfortable & do really think the outside space can't be classed as a garden!!

    Thank you for your feedback and we apologise for the state of the settees, we had new ones on order but owing to the situation they couldn't be delivered, they have now arrived. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "Visitors need to grocery shop before going to Lynmouth as there is nowhere to buy any essentials."

    The property description needs to be made clearer, it is opposite the Pottery next to the 2nd car park on Watersmeet Road. Make sure you have enough coins (£5 per day) as it dosen’t take cards and the place to buy the weekly pass wasn’t open. The two small couches in the living room need to be renewed as they are the most uncomfortable we’ve every sat on, we almost went through the floor, the kitchen bin also needs to be renewed as you can’t get it open and struggle to shut it. Locks need changing on the door and some alternative way to get the key is needed, it’s impossible to access. There was no phone access for me at the property although there is internet connection, this was inconvenient and didn’t help. The man who looks after the property was very kind and very helpful as I had to call him twice for help.

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay enjoyed it very much Everything was easy and well laid out Minor query - noise of the dehumidifier was a bit annoying and tended to create a very dehydrating atmosphere at night time."

    It wasn’t clear how essential it was to keep this on the whole time.

    Reviewed by RodOct 2020

  • "Myself and my boyfriend will 100% come back."

    Everything about our week was fabulous. We were surprised when things such as washing up liquid, tea towels etc. were provided. The complimentary wine and biscuits were a lovely welcome. The best location to all the pubs and restaurants etc. And lovely access to walks. Will definitely be coming back. Absolutely worth the money!!!

    We are so pleased you had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LydiaSep 2020

  • "The Hideaway was in a fabulous location and in walking distance of the beach which our 2 dogs loved!"

    ! Great welcome in arrival with treats for the dogs and wine for us!! A few things let the holiday down. The sofas are uncomfortable and have left us both with a bad back and we had to go and purchase new pillows as they were extremely uncomfortable. But other than that the flat was extremely well equipped with everything you would need! Shower was fabulous! The parking can be an issue as the car park over the road gets very busy, we came back a few times from days out and were unable to park. We learned very quickly that timing is everything and just ensured we did not return until later in the day to ensure a parking space!! A great location for a laid back break but we did feel slightly unwelcome in some of the local pubs in a few occasions and were asked ‘are you a local’ before being given a table more than once which was disappointing. Not a great deal to do locally but a great base for days out.

    Thank you for your feedback and we apologise for the state of the settees, we had new ones on order but owing to the situation they couldn't be delivered, they have now arrived. We have also replaced the pillows as you recommended. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2020

  • "Ideal location, shame there is no garden however plenty of places in Lynmouth to sit and enjoy the weather."

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you liked Lynmouth. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KerriAug 2020

  • "The first impression was of the front patio area which was badly in need of a clean ."

    The outsides of the kitchen cupboards had to be cleaned. I wiped over the folding table with a new dishcloth and was surprised at the dirt on the cloth . Feeling that the other areas must need cleaning l then proceeded to do that before we could unpack Under the present circumstances l dont feel this was acceptable

    Reviewed by FrankAug 2020

  • "A super little place in an idyllic location, very comfortable and good facilities."

    Ideally situated for exploring North Devon and great pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the property. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "The Hideaway is excellent we all really enjoyed our stay the cottage was REALLY clean upon arrival we would all definitley stay again the beds were comfy it was quiet and a very convienent location the broadband / wifi was good and the cottage is well equipped with pots pans utensils etc."

    We appreciated the flowers the milk and bottle of wine! I think the padlock on the boiler room door could do with a little oil :-)

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2020

  • "The hideaway has everything you could wish for in making you’re holiday a ..."

    The hideaway has everything you could wish for in making you’re holiday a lovely experience The big double bed is very comfortable and the bedding spotless The log fire was equally a great experience going back to the old days in making fires Lynmouth and Lynton is very good for restaurants and pubs also with two supermarkets in Lynton All in all a lovely relaxing holiday we will be back

    Reviewed by LesDec 2019

  • "The accommodation is in a great location and convenient for exploring the area."

    It was very cosy with the log burner and well equipped.

    Reviewed by PennyNov 2019

  • "Lovely little apartment in Lynmouth, very close to all amenities."

    The apartment was equipped with everything you could possibly need. It was situated three minutes walk from the sea and village.

    Reviewed by KathleenOct 2019

  • "We liked the welcome pack of milk, wine, biscuits and dog treats."

    Also liked towels and bedding provided and little touches of hand soap, washing up liquid, scouters, tea towels etc. Good location to Lynmouth. Great for dogs.

    Reviewed by PortiaSep 2019

  • "Great little cottage well equipped in a good location walking distance to the town and beach."

    No shop near by but a big tesco in driving distance we stocked up for the week. We had a teenager with us he used the wifi and had no issues. Thanks for the welcome pack it was a lovely thought

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2019

  • "The Hideaway was located in an ideal location a 5 minute stroll from all the shops / cafe/s / pubs with a minutes walk to the car park."

    Right on the river giving you immediate access to the river walks which were wonderful. So much to see and do with other walks in the top village of Linton where you can do The valley of the rocks a walk worth doing. For the less energetic every thing is easy to access and some nice drives out to Clovelly / Wollacombe and other places of interest.

    Reviewed by RoyJun 2019

  • "No emails were forwarded from the owner of the flat with the codes for the flat locks."

    It was over an hour on the phone to yourself and I emailed Caroline the owner who with yourself got me the lock codes. It don't know who was at fault for not forwarding the information Bookings. Com or yourselves. But after a 350 mile drive we could have done without it

    Reviewed by IanJun 2019

  • "The little flat (I don't think this should be listed as a cottage) was very comfortable but it was extremely dark (this is something that cannot be changed due to the structure), I think this should be mentioned in the description though!"

    Everything thing else was fine - not the best accommodation we've had, but it was sufficient.

    Reviewed by ColetteMay 2019

  • "A beautiful apartment in an idyllic location."

    Very clean and everything you need whilst self catering. Highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2019

  • "Wonderful accommodation,beautiful location all in all possibly the best short break we’ve had!"


    Reviewed by MartynMar 2019

  • "A fantastic location and beautiful cottage."

    Reviewed by MavFeb 2019

  • "This place was a lovely little get away."

    Clean.and comfortable and everything u need for a nice weekend away. The owner goes above and beyond to ensure ur visit was a good one. Thanks you so much

    Reviewed by CathrynJan 2019

  • "The property was in a great location perfect for our needs walking and social ..."

    The property was in a great location perfect for our needs walking and social It was very clean and cosy the log burner was a nice bonus ant the welcome pack left by the owner was a nice touch We can not fault the property in any way and will definitely be back

    Reviewed by LesJan 2019

  • "The Hideaway was so cozy."

    Lovely welcome pack lots of extras in this flat. Perfect location. We will be back.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2018

  • "Whilst the apartment was in a very good position, a small amount of general ..."

    Whilst the apartment was in a very good position, a small amount of general maintenance wouldn’t go amiss, the exterior lighting didn’t work,(quite important as there is no other lighting outside),I’m quite capable of changing bulbs, in fact I changed one inside, but there were no bulbs available to change the outside ones, also a frying pan handle was very loose, again, I was unable to fix it, and a couple of lounge chairs were a bit grubby/marked, apart from these little things the apartment was really nice and we had a fantastic break

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2018

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Great amenities, location and really cosy. Thanks so much for the little touches for us in food and drink.

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, real home from home."

    Set in a beautiful village, where everyone was friendly and helpful. Parking was just across the road. Great base for exploring Devon but also plenty to do without travelling far. Highly recommend the walk along the river to Watersmeet, a beautiful place.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2018

  • "When I booked this holiday,we have 2 dogs and assumed the accommodation would have some kind of garden,all it had was a strip of ground outside the property which was not ideal."

    Although fenced and gated you had to be very careful the gate was closed because of adjoining road which could be busy at times.found the frontage was far from clean and had not been swept for quite some time,not very inviting.would not recommend this property for people with dogs and young families.smell in lounge was quite strong at times although couldn’t find out why? The property is quite tired and not in keeping with photographs as they would have been taken when first advertised I think.dissapointed will not be back.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2018

  • "Absolutely fabulous apartment."

    Like a home from home. Everything is provided for a perfect stay. From a pint of milk to a hairdryer we couldn’t have asked for more. The apartment is 5 minutes walking distance of the pubs and shops of Lynmouth and the stony beach is about a 7 minute walk. One word of caution is that for anything other than milk you will need to go to Linton. We found the Hideaway a great base and would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2018

  • "Smell of dam and tired decor good location ,but we had a good holiday"

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2018

  • "The Hideaway was a perfect holiday home."

    I could leave my mobility scooter in the porch which helped me be more independent while my husband went out walking, as I could get out and about without having to wait for him to get it out of the car. It was a lovely relaxing holiday, and we had many memories relived as we used to come to Lynmouth quite regularly in past years. We had everything we needed in the Hideaway, and the shower was great! We would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Great place for a chilled out break."

    Only let down nothing to do in the evenings. No Wi-Fi so pay phone in property in case of emergencies and to check and book attractions.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2018

  • "The Hideaway is perfect."

    It's a lovely place with a homely atmosphere. Very clean and comfortable. It has an excellent layout with open plan kitchen/ living area. You can watch TV and DVD while cooking. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need and all the equipment is very clean and good quality. There is a brilliant wood burning stove (as well as the central heating) making the apartment very cosy. The décor is good and everything seems new (I didn't observe any sign of dampness or damp smell at all- and I was there in February- also the freezer was fine). The beds are comfortable and all the linen and towels are abundantly supplied. Shower is also excellent. Attention to detail makes this an outstanding holiday apartment, with little things provided that many other places don't have. Okay, there's no Wi-Fi but you can get that at a café across the street and other places if you have to. I would definitely choose to stay at the Hideaway again, and the price seems extremely reasonable. Lynmouth itself is a lovely village by the sea. It's a great place to visit. You can take the very unique old water-powered? carriage up the steep hill to the quaint town of Lynton. It's a beautiful place for walks along the cliffs or sitting in cafes or pubs. I would highly recommend the Hideaway.

    Reviewed by MFeb 2018

  • "Unfortunately because of the position of this holiday home ( below other building ."

    Allmost a basement) there was a very strong damp smell ,the owners did have a dehumidifier in the propert ,but it didn’t stop the smell ,also you had to pay and park in a public car park across the road

    Reviewed by SheilaNov 2017

  • "The property needs a freezer the one in the cupboard hadn't been looked at in ..."

    The property needs a freezer the one in the cupboard hadn't been looked at in months couldn't shut the door for ice so couldn't use freezer items we took had to eat straight away other than that a great place

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2017

  • "Hideaway cottage is comfortable and well equipped."

    The location is perfect for the beach area, Lynmouth town and there are some excellent walks directly from the property.

    Reviewed by SSep 2017

  • "We had a lovely time at the Hideway."

    It was clean and tidy and comfortable. Location was excellent.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2017

  • "Lovely clean accommodation, everything supplied, no wifi ( not a problem for ..."

    Lovely clean accommodation, everything supplied, no wifi ( not a problem for us), suited our needs perfectly will be rebooking

    Reviewed by JoannaJan 2017

  • "Perfect accommodation for us, we wanted somewhere dog friendly and walking distance to the pub, (the 3 pubs we went in were dog friendly) the shore, lovely walks and hopefully great location for views, this place exceeded our expectations in all aspects, the Hideaway was perfect, clean, neat and tidy and has everything you need for your stay, we were fortunate with the weather and out most of the time enjoying the fabulous views near and far."

    Lots of hidden beauty spots. Highly recommend, hope to return.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x 2'6" twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, TV with Freeview, WiFi and DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available in public car park 50 yards from property at cost of approx £20 per week
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

This cosy ground floor apartment is situated in a convenient central location in the popular seaside village of Lynmouth, a stone’s throw from the pretty harbour and small cafes and shops.

This is an ideal base for walkers and cyclists exploring Exmoor and the spectacular North Devon Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A cast-iron gate opens from the street into an attractive cloistered, stone paved patio area with table and chairs and standing space for bicycles.

The front door opens into a cosy open plan living room, with attractive quarry tiled wall with a slate hearth housing a woodburner, ideal for cosy winter evenings after a bracing walk on the cliffs.

The small kitchen and neat foldaway dining table provide adequate space for a cosy meal in.

There is a king-size double bedroom, a small twin room and shower room shared by all.

The front patio is an ideal spot for planning the day ahead, with a cuppa and map of Exmoor in hand, and there are a number of good eateries and cafes in the village just a short stroll from the flat.

The beautiful River Lyn provides fabulous picturesque walks with the dog to Watersmeet, where there is a NT tea room and visitor centre.

The River Lyn has an interesting history which will be revealed when you visit, and runs into the pretty harbour where there is plenty to see and lots of souvenirs to buy.

Take a ride to the charming village of Lynton on the water-operated cliff railway; the views on the train journey are truly breathtaking.

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.

This well-located holiday apartment provides a fabulous opportunity to visit coast and moorland combined.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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