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Elegant Victorian country house with sea & Exmoor views

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Bedrooms 10
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 10 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Lynton - The Lynhurst

10 Bedroom Victorian house to sleep 22 on Exmoor National Park with sea views

Lynhurst is an elegant Victorian country house with great character arranged on 4 floors. Totally hidden in a large area of gardens and natural woodland yet just a whisper away from Lynton and Lynmouth that is known as little Switzerland where Exmoor meets the sea, and is possibly one of the most beautiful places in England. Although secluded it is a short stroll to all amenities. The accommodation is presented to a high standard including TEN well appointed bedrooms many with sea and Exmoor views and balconies. 7 en suite rooms, 1 with shower and basin, 1 with basin, 1 twin, one family bathroom, separate WC, a mix of double and twin beds. Farmhouse style kitchen with Aga and electric double oven and hob, large fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. Dining to seat 22. Two large comfortable lounges, open fires, 42' flat screen TVs. free view. DVD, videos, and broadband Internet, baby grand piano. Enjoy the garden with terrace and BBQ, overlooking the sea.

Lynton and Lynmouth water powered railway takes passengers up and down the cliffs with the most amazing views of the sea and Exmoor. Every aspect of a holiday is catered for whether it be a stag or hen party, family gathering or any type of celebration. Children will be entrhalled by Watermouth Castle or The Big Sheep in addition to Exmoor Zoo. Locally there are championship and links golf courses within 30 minutes drive and if you are a good surfer Lynmouth offers excellent waves and 30 minutes away are the beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. Horse riding stables are prolific because of the vastness of Exmoor, The Doone Valley and woodlands. Walkers are well catered for with the South West Coast Path virtually on the doorstep of The Lynhurst.

Excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants are a short walk away or if you wish to travel by car the choice is endless.

Visit The Valley of the Rocks with its ferrel goat herd and amazing rock structures like The White Lady and Mother Meldrum's cave.

Walk to Watersmeet, in the National Park where the two rivers meet and create lovely waterfalls or visit Tarr Steps further afield on Exmoor.

There are National Trust properties such as Arlington Court within a 30 minute drive.

Visit the Exmoor Pony sanctuary and visit the native breed.

Explore the area by electric bicycle or take an Adventure Tour in a four wheel drive vehicle.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

About Us

Jane Weston
The Lynhurst
Lyn Way
EX356AX Lynton
VAT Reg No

Jane Weston
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2016
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About Jane Weston

I purchased the property as a bed and breakfast, but turned the house into self catering accommodation in 2002. I live about half an hour away, so am always on hand if guests require anything. I do not intrude on your privacy unless invited to do so. The management of the Lynhurst is carried out myself. I do the cleaning with help from a local lady, some gardening and maintenance. Other assistance is brought in for things I cannot do.

Jane Weston purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Jane Weston chose North Devon

The Lynhurst is in a glorious location within Exmoor National Park 'where Exmoor meets the sea' and is often referred to as 'Little Switzerland'. The views from the house over the sea, Exmoor and Lynmouth are spectacular. The property has been enhanced over the years, putting in many ensuites, carpets and furnishings. The house is very comfortable and has everything a guest would require. The kitchen is very well equipped as I used to own and run a restaurant and tea room locally.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

9 ensuite rooms, two comfortable lounges, spectacular seaviews, secluded and private location, yet within walking distance of all the amenities in Lynton.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just wanted to thank you again for the use of your beautiful house for our wedding weekend in June. It provided the most amazing setting for our celebrations, our guests couldn't get over the views and how well kept everything was! We will definitely recommend you to anybody who is looking to do something similar, and you never know, we may well see you again for a future celebration of our own one day.
Jun 2012
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1 holidaymaker review

Elegant Victorian country house with sea & Exmoor views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A beautiful house in a lovely location

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This large house made a an excellent location for a large gathering of family and friends. The property was clean and well-maintained, without being "over luxurious" - I think this was an advantage in that everyone, adults and children alike, could feel at home in it.

The listing was accurate regarding the layout, though there were two of the bedrooms (one double, one twin) which were on the small side. I would advise people coming to follow the instructions carefully, since it is quite tucked away and not easy to find for the first time.

We had excellent customer service from the owner who was very welcoming, helpful and flexible.

Lynton is a great location for walks, near good beaches, plus plenty of lovely country pubs.

For a large group, it works out to be good value. I would thoroughly recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Set in the heart of Exmoor National Park alongside the South West Coastal Path. The famous Cliff Railway, the Valley of the Rocks home to the feral roaming goats, Exmoor ponies and Red Deer and the beautiful waterfalls of Watersmeet. This is Johnny Kingdom country. There is a secluded sandy beach at Lynmouth for swimming and surfing. Lynton has its own cinema. Explore the North Devon Atlantic coastline and Blue Flag beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands which are half an hour by car. There are the Tarr Steps, Lorna Doone Valley and the seaside town of Minehead with its steam railway and locally there are traditional based country pursuits such as golf, fishing, tennis, riding, walking, cycling and Woody Bay station with its steam train. Further afield is Lundy Island and Ilfracombe. Local amenities include many restaurants and public houses, post office and shops.

Other Activities: National Trust properties of Dunster Castle, Holnicote, RHS Rosemoor Gardens and Arlington Court


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Lynton, North Devon

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

£300 Refundable Security Deposit.

Dogs are charged at £15 for a short break and £25 for a week per dog

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Lynton in Devon

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , wash basin - toilet along same landing
    Bathroom 8 - wash basin, use family bathroom
  • Room 4 can be en suite or general bathroom Extra separate WC on same floor as room 3 In all there are 8 bathrooms en suite There is one general bathroom One bedroom has en suite shower and basin One bedroom has washbasin Please telephone the owner to establish exact bathroom arrangements
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , balcony, garden view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , balcony, sea view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , balcony, sea view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 4 poster, sea view
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin ensuite
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking ensuite
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Family room sea views
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , Twin sea views
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , Balcony garden views
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Single Bed , Twin ensuite
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 , 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 all en suite Bedroom 3 en suite shower and wash basin - toilet down the corridor Bedroom 8 wash basin 2 cots available
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 22 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Dogs are welcome and a charge is made Outside conservatory with sea views accessed from outside. Fully secure garden safe for children and pets

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