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Excellent 5/5 8 reviews

Lynmouth Bay and Countisbury Headland from our lounge window

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

This luxury first floor apartment, part of the former Royal Castle Hotel, is on a small and secure development. Enjoy stunning sea views from all rooms and marvel at Exmoor and the Bristol Estuary. The accommodation comprises two bedrooms, bathroom, and spacious open plan living room/dining area and kitchen. We have lift access and designated car parking.

There are so many things to do and places to visit. Lynton and Lynmouth boast a varity of shops and tearooms. There are several golf corses within easy drive.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lee Bay 2 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking, Lift access
Further details indoors

Countisbury Views is well equipped to include the following: Sony flat screen TV, FreeSat connection, DVD, CD and radio. Hair-dryer, iron and ironing board, telephone (honesty box), full size oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dish washer, washing machine and tumble dryer, toaster. There is a selection of DVDs, CDs, family games, jigsaws, fiction books and guides to enhance your stay.

An initial stock of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, dish cloths, bin liners, toilet roll, and kitchen roll is provided.

Bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided.

Further details outdoors

Countisbury Views is less than a minute's walk from the centre of Lynton. All day to day needs are catered for by a good selection of shops including two small supermarkets, chemist, library and Lloyds TSB bank with ATM. The village also caters for the many tourists with a lovely craft centre, cinema, antique and gift shops, public houses tea rooms and restaurants including an award-winning French restaurant opposite the apartment.

Lynton is linked to Lynmouth by a Victorian funicular railway where the lovely picture postcard village can be enjoyed.

For those looking to walk or drive in the area there is easy access by bus to Barnstaple and Minehead. Exmoor and the beautiful countryside of North Devon is easily accessible.

Further details

Our lettings are normally from Friday to Friday. Out of season we may be able to cater for periods of less than 7 days. Please feel to enquire.

Arrival time is 3.00pm and departure 10am.

We require a 25% deposit with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival.

Cancellation insurance is recommended to be taken out by the holiday maker.

Special offers may be available- please enquire for details.

The West Country region

North Devon ranks as one of the most beautiful and varied areas of England. The stunning beaches of North Devon and its world renowned reputation for wildlife, nature and beauty set a most amazing backdrop for the coastal towns and countryside villages that make up the area.

The largest town in the area,Barnstaple, dates back 1000 years. With it's Pannier Market and diversity of shops it is a hub for retail therapy. For nature lovers, see the puffins on Lundy Island or visit the Exmoor National Park to discover the most stunning views.

Exmoor, one of the smallest of Britain's National Parks, is also known as Lorna Doone country as it is was the base of RD Blackmore's famous novel of the same name.

From the miles of fabulous golden beaches to the wild moorlands of Exmoor, from tiny villages tucked away in hidden valleys to bustling seaside towns, North Devon has it all.


The twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are known as the Little Switzerland of England.

These two little villages grew slowly around two deep wooded river valleys in Exmoor. The Victorians made holiday centres of the towns and opened a cliff railway in 1890 to connect Lynmouth to Lynton, creating some stunning views. The railway still operates and is a magnate for tourists from all over the world.

The area offers something for everyone. For the sun seeker, the surfer or sandcastle builder there are some wonderful beaches. Just outside Lynton is Lee Bay. Within an easy drive the beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton Sands, Croyde, Puttsborough Sands and Westwood Ho! beckon. The National Trust has a number of properties open to the public, not to mention the miles of coastal footpaths. A visit to Arlington Court, Knightshayes Court or Dunster Castle will take a lot of beating. There are also many gardens to appreciate, especially RHS Rosemoor at Great Torrington and Marwood Hill near to Barnstaple. For the golfer there are courses to suit all abilities- Saunton Sands, Westwood Ho! at one extreme to the more gentle Willingscott Valley, Ilfracombe or Morthoe.

Exmoor National Park is on the doorstep waiting to be explored by horse, foot or cycle. There are plenty of riding stables in the area that cater for all abilities. The cyclist is well catered for. Tackle the Tarka Trail or navigate the area by mountain bike! Cycles can be hired locally. There is even a Jeep Safari to spot deer and other local wildlife. There are many walks from the apartment and it is easy to leave the car parked for several days. An example is the walk from the apartment to the intriguing Valley of the Rocks via North Walk, where you can spot buzzards and wild, yet docile, goats!

Water is important for the tourist. The sailor can launch his own craft in Lynmouth Harbour or take a trip on one of the organised excursions. The fisherman can try his luck at sea, in the local rivers or even in the reservoirs. Again, something for all tastes.

There are so many other ways to spend the days. Exmoor Zoo, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Quince Honey Farm, Tropiquaria, The Milky Way Adventure Park or Ilfracombe Aquarium are but a small selection.

For those looking for shops there is Atlantic Village between Barnstaple and Bideford and further afield Exeter. The market and other small towns of the area, South Molton, Dulverton, Dunster, Porlock and Tiverton for example, are worth a visit.

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Review 1-8 of 8

22 Oct 2013


"A truly lovely,comfortable,happy and relaxing experience."

The apartment is light and spacious.The view from all windows is very pleasing.if you're looking for peace and quiet this is for you.We thought it very comfortable and well equipped.We did find the electric cooker a bit of a challenge-but then we are used to gas!(plus you are on holiday after all!!) One more helpful tip-when using the over the bath shower you are advised to angle the shower head to the back wall or you'll get water on the floor! Otherwise-we highly recommend 18 Countisbury Views-you won't be disappointed!!

11 Sep 2013


"North Devon Getaway impresses Kiwi Holidaymakers"

We are from a quiet sleepy town in New Zealand and have recently visited this Apartment situated in Lynton, North Devon. My family come back to North Devon every year and we love our stay - this holi… More

30 Jul 2013


"Small comfortable flat with amazing views"

Beautiful flat, well appointed, ideally located in village of Lynton. Clean, comfortable and FANTASTIC views. Friendly, helpful owner. Would love to go back.

4 May 2013


"Super Vacation Apartment"

Nothing but praise. Always clean and well maintained with a lovely layout. All modern conveniences. Overall grounds also well maintained as are the shared stairs, landings and lift. Good parking facilities.
Location amazing, great views over the bay at Lynmouth and easy motoring access to the southwest.
Have been a guest here on several occasions and fully intend to return again and again.

4 May 2013


"Truly excellent self catering accommodation."

Superb location, with easy, secure access.
Stunning views from all rooms.
Very well furnished and equipped.
Immaculately clean, and well presented.
Very friendly and most helpful owner.
A joy!

1 Aug 2012


"Delightful accommodation in a lovely place!"

We stayed at Countisbury View in July 2012 - so we saw Lynton & Lynmouth in all weather conditions! The accommodation is excellent - well-equipped, comfortable, and with excellent views. It's a… More

3 May 2012


"Lovely apartment in a convenient location"

We stayed at this apartment for a short break. It is well equipped and very comfortable. In fact it is even better than the pictures on the website. The views from all windows are wonderful and the cl… More

20 Sep 2011


"A dream come true!!!!"

We booked Countisbury View for the week of our wedding in Lynton. With all the organising of the wedding we did not really have much time to think about the accommodation we were booked into. All I can say is when we walked in the apartment it was a "dream come true". The views from all rooms were magnificent. Being from the city made it even more breath taking. The owners of the apartment communicated well and left a lovely card wishing us a wonderful wedding which was a beautiful touch. I really do not know what more I can say other than this is a real gem and should not be missed.

Mr & Mrs Perkins from the Midlands

Review 1-8 of 8

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