10 Bedroom Elegant Country House in England, Devon, Lynton

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The Lynhurst
10 Bedroom Elegant Country House in England, Devon, Lynton
Stunning bedroom views The Music Room Family room with seaviews Part of the Garden
The Bridal Suite seaviews Kitchen Conservatory Lynmouth Bay
The Terrace with seaviews Lounge with seaviews The Dining Room
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Nestling some 400 feet above where Exmoor meets the sea, overlooking Exmoor National Park, The Lynhurst exudes wide open space and tranquillity. Sleeping up to 23 people, this Victorian country house is a hidden gem, offering stunning sea views and access to the beautiful beaches and coastline of North Devon.

General Info

The Lynhurst is an elegant late Victorian country house, with great character and panoramic views over the sea and Exmoor. Built as a summer retreat in 1890 for a wealthy London bankers family but more recently used to provide self-catering in Devon. The house is totally hidden in almost 3 acres of gardens and natural woodland yet just a whisper away from Lynton and Lynmouth. It is perfect for those seeking self-catering in Devon with peace, solitude and seclusion. It is only a short stroll to all of the areas attractions such as Valley of the Rocks, the beautiful waterfalls of Watersmeet and the famous 'Cliff Railway' which takes you to the picturesque harbour of Lynmouth. There are pubs, restaurants and shops a few minutes’ walk away and also a beach in Lynmouth. So for those people who require self-catering in Devon this is the perfect venue.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

Lynhurst is virtually on the South West Coastal path and is situated in Exmoor National Park and is a 5 minute drive upon to Exmoor itself. The Lynhurst is within driving distance of many sandy beaches. These include Woolacombe, Puttsborough, Saunton and Croyde. There are a variety of local attractions to entertain the family, including wildlife parks, gift shops, surfing, quad biking, horse riding and many more. The championship 18 hole golf course at Saunton is approximatly 40 minutes drive from Lynton. Lynmouth is a picturesque village with its own harbour. There are places to eat and drink, including fish and chip shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. There are places of interest such as an art gallery, brass rubbing centre and gift shops. Walking, hiking, cycling, horse riding, painting and photography are popular activities on Exmoor. Many of the views are breathtaking. The moor becomes a carpet of blooming heathers around the end of August and the beginning of September.

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
Approximately one hour from the M5 by car. Frequent bus services to Lynton from Barnstaple and Minehead. Rail station at Barnstaple connects to trains from Exeter. Taxi services in Lynton.

Nearest Airport:
Bristol and Exeter 70 miles

Nearest Train Station:
Barnstaple 25 miles

Nearest Bus Stop:
Lynton 1/8 mile

Nearest Ferry:
Southampton

Nearest Restaurant:
The Oak Room

Nearest Beach:
Lynmouth

Nearest Market:
First Saturday of the month Farmers' Market

Car Hire:
Optional

Accommodation Details

Interior Details
The Lynhurst offers self-catering accommodation in Devon which is presented to a high standard retaining many original features including a tiled entrance hall that leads to an impressive grand staircase which takes you to 10 well appointed bedrooms some with sea views and balconies. Off the entrance hall are two large comfortable lounges: one with an open fireplace, baby grand piano, colour TV and DVD; the second with an open fireplace, colour TV and CD player. The ground floor hosts a dining room with a large table and ample seating with views out over the terrace. The dining room adjoins the spacious farmhouse style kitchen. The kitchen is well equipped with a three oven Aga, double oven, hob, microwave, two large fridge freezers and a dishwasher. A separate laundry room is accessed from the outside with washing machine and tumble dryer. Central heating throughout.

Exterior Detailss
French windows from the lounge lead out onto a balcony overlooking the garden and beyond to Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Coastline. The outside terrace with gas and charcoal BBQ has stunning seaviews. Enjoy the large garden with a barbecue area and relax on the terrace or in the large conservatory, all taking in the panoramic sea views. The garden is laid to lawn and fully fenced. Erect a marquee in the garden for extra guests for a party or wedding. Two gas BBQs and one charcoal BBQ. Plenty of parking can be found in the large public car park just 300 metres from The Lynhurst, via a graduated sloping path. Weekly passes can be obtained from the Tourist Board. There is access for cars to The Lynhurst so visitors can be dropped off at the property.

Further Details
Take a ride from Lynton to Lynmouth on the water powered venicular cliff railway whilst enjoying stunning views of the North Devon Coastline as you glide up and down the 862 foot length of track; from Lynton perched 500 feet above to Lynmouth nestling at the foot of the cliffs. Alternative routes to Lynmouth are either a short trip by car down Lynmouth Hill or you could take a stroll down Mars Hill. Lynmouth is also situated on the South West Coast Path walk. The countryside around Watersmeet near Lynton is one of those special areas of deeply wooded coombes, with sparkling waterways and peace and quiet even in the busiest times of the year. Close by is The National Trust tea and gift shop, once a fishing lodge. Fishing is still a popular pastime in the area. The Valley of Rocks is a popular tourist spot situated half a mile west of Lynton. It is accessible by road and a scenic footpath ‘The North Walk’ from Lynton. Formed in the Ice Age with spectacular rock formations. Herds of wild goats and Exmoor Ponies can often be seen.

Conditions of Rental
All heating, electric, linen, towels and VAT are included in the rental price. Two high chairs and two travel cots are provided (bring your own linen for the cots). There is also wireless internet access available. Dogs are welcome.

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Price: From £307.00 per night
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Property Info
Accommodation Type
Country House
Property Setting
  • Near the Sea / Beachfront
  • Village / Rural
Holiday Type
  • Relaxing
  • Family
  • Sports & activity
Exterior Facilities
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Interior Facilities
  • Cot / Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Internet Access
  • Linen provided
  • Log Fire
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
Activities
  • Beach within 30km
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf within 30km
  • Horse Riding
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Watersports
Bedrooms
10
Conditions
  • Child Friendly
  • Sea View
  • Cook available
  • Ideal for honeymoons
  • Pet Friendly
  • Short breaks available
  • Suitable for events
Guests
23
Catering
self-catering
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