Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Right in the heart of Lynton, a quirky, semi-detached cottage on three levels, cheek by jowl with similar properties. Its origins are 18th cent. with 19th cent. alterations, and it now offers modern comfort with slate floors downstairs and wood floors upstairs. Access is through a small enclosed paved area (table/chairs) around the edge of which, in typical 18th cent. fashion, a neighbour has occasional access.
Door into living room with inglenook (woodburner) and TV/DVD, through to smart fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer) with table/chairs. Stairs up to a double bedroom, and a single; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower); a few more stairs (stairgate) up immediately into a third room with single bed plus pull-out truckle bed and cupboard with games/toys. One parking permit included. Brilliantly convenient for pub, shops, cafés, funicular railway, stunning Valley of the Rocks walk.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3.5 star.
The West Country region
Exmoor: exquisite National Park beside the sea: beech trees, sheep, wheeling buzzards and heather hills, from many of which you look over the sea to Wales and its mountains. Below are the most gracefully carved of steep oak-filled valleys where rushing, bouldered little rivers are paddleable and the red deer spend the winters, and perhaps the most dream-like rose-covered cottage villages of them all, where the pace of life is leisurely. At night, marvellously unpolluted skies for stargazing (recently designated an International Dark Sky Reserve).
Porlock Vale is one of the most beautiful farmed bits of England, Dunkery must be ascended, the area of The Chains is wild and wonderful for walking or riding; the Oare valley (Lorna Doone country) is an excellent place to take Granny for a visit to tiny, fascinating Oare church, a cream tea in Malmsmead and a sunset drive afterwards through the Valley of the Rocks to Woody Bay (if you drive well). Minehead, the main town, is good for sandcastles, has a Butlins (and a good golf course and a harbour) and isn't too big. Medieval Dunster is very pretty and has a fine castle (inhabited, National Trust); Dulverton, on the southern edge of the moor and popular with artists, has interesting shops and galleries; Culbone church, one of England's smallest, is worth walking to. Lots of good food pubs in 'hidden' villages, like Luxborough, where the welcome is warm and the atmosphere relaxed.
Lynton: small cliff-top town/Edwardian resort in stunning scenery. Below - winding road and funicular railway connect - is Lynmouth (famous harbour village, boat trips) where two rivers pour from steep oak-wooded valleys. On Lynton's edge begins the very spectacular Valley of the Rocks. Marvellous walking country, valley or hill-top. Woolacombe (superb sand/surf beaches), about 20 miles (decent road).