Lynton lies on a rocky stretch of the North Devon coast, in Exmoor National Park. Perched atop a steep, wooded valley, it has spectacular views of the rocky shore and the neighbouring village of Lynmouth, below. The Rivers West Lyn and East Lyn tumble past Holiday cottages in Lynton, on their way to the sea, and the sheer cliff-face that separated Lynton from Lynmouth is scaled by a water-powered funicular railway – the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. There are various footpaths between the two villages, providing far-reaching views across the Bristol Channel, but at least one ride on the railway is a must on self-catering holidays in Lynton.
Dashel Cottage is a charming stone-built coastal cottage with lovely countryside views in the hamlet of Countisbury, Devon. The pet-friendly cottage is set on an organic farm of 1200 acres with its own beach, moorland and woodland, and boasts a sophisticated interior with natural light a log fire.
Seascape is a sophisticated romantic cottage boasting pastel hues and a coastal vibe as well as views across Lynton to the sea. The contemporary coastal cottage occupies a convenient position inside a Grade II listed house and close to the beaches and attractions of the town and the region of Devon.
The School House is a charming Victorian cottage situated in Countisbury, near Lynton in North Devon and surrounded by the beauty of Exmoor. The pet-friendly cottage features a wood burner and other traditional details and boasts a wonderful garden with a running stream and rural views.
Pip’s Corner is a spacious Edwardian cottage located near the ocean in Lynton, Devon. The pet-friendly cottage enjoys an ideal location and boasts tiled floors, a log fire and modern comforts, as well as multiple outdoor spaces and a sun-drenched conservatory. Enjoy Lynton and the wonders of Exmoor.
- Bratton Fleming
- Bucks Mills
- Combe Martin
- Great Torrington
- Lee Bay
- Newton Ferrers
- North Molton
- Ottery St Mary
- South Huish
- South Molton
- Westward Ho!
The South West Coast Path runs past Lynton, heading east toward the ancient fishing village of Porlock Weir, and west, toward Ilfracombe and Combe Martin – both charming resorts with beaches and plenty of independent businesses to explore. Another place you won’t want to miss during your stay in a holiday cottage in Lynton is the Valley of the Rocks, where feral goats are often seen scrambling over the spectacular rock formations. Lynton is known for its fine architecture, including several Victorian hotels and homes which cling to the steep sides of the valley. St Mary’s Church stands in the town centre, with a tower dating back to the 13th century. Lynton is easily explored by foot, with a variety of independent businesses to peruse. There are galleries where paintings by local artists are exhibited, Lyn Candles, an antique shop, and a small cinema, which is housed in a historic stone building on Lee Road. The windswept moors, pastures and woods of Exmoor are a paradise for outdoor pursuits, where wild ponies and deer are often spotted. A scenic drive westward from Lynton, the sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde are glorious spots for surfing and sunbathing.