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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Pets 2 Welcome Region Devon Town/village Lynton

Cosy Big Cottage, near Lynton (RIVERGMA)


The Property is a large detached country house set in one acre of gardens, meadow and woodland. The grounds border the West Lyn River and all rooms offer lovely river or country views. Situated on a quiet country lane that winds its way directly onto moorland you will feel totally surrounded by nature and yet you are only a few minutes' walk to a local store and approximately a mile from a popular riverside Inn with its own locally brewed ale and restaurant. Ideal for families and groups of friends with ample indoor and outdoor space and offering a great base for exploring Exmoor and the spectacular coastline in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located in the charming Exmoor hamlet of Barbrook, The Property is less than 2 miles from the twin coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth with their choice of amenities including picturesque harbour, beach, choice of shops, pubs and restaurants and is surrounded by superb walking country with moorland, riverside and coastal walks all easily accessible

On the ground floor a large well equipped kitchen has an open plan design with an attractive dining area offering an ideal place for meals with family and friends. French windows open up onto a large stone terrace where al fresco dining can also be enjoyed overlooking the garden, meadow and beautiful wooded valley. This pet friendly property has a large utility room on the ground floor with an external door providing a storage and drying space plus an ideal spot for dog beds. A very comfortable and attractive living room is situated on the first floor to take advantage of the triple aspect views and a woodburner in a feature fireplace makes this a cosy retreat even in the cooler evenings. A double bedroom with en suite shower room can also be found on the first floor with the remaining 3 bedrooms on the second floor. A family bathroom on the second floor and a ground floor cloakroom completes the internal accommodation. This wonderful country house has a rear stone terrace and a fully enclosed garden. Visitors are welcome to explore the adjoining meadow and small area of woodland that borders the West Lyn River (care should be taken with young children). Ample driveway parking for 4 cars at the front of the house.

Whether you wish to simply relax in the splendour of the lush Exmoor countryside, enjoy active pursuits including walking, riding or fishing or visit many of the renowned beauty spots including The Valley of the Rocks, Hunters Inn, Watersmeet and The Doone Valley, The Property is an ideal Exmoor base.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Open plan Kitchen/Dining room with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Utility room with tumble dryer extra fridge, storage and drying area. Cloakroom with WC and basin. First floor: Living room with TV, DVD and woodburner. Bedroom 1 with Double and en suite shower room with WC and wash basin. Second floor: Bedroom 2 with Twin. Bedroom 3 with Double and en suite shower room with WC and wash basin. Bedroom 4 with Twin. Family bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Oil CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. No smoking. 2 pets welcome. Garden furniture. No cot provided please bring your own travel cot. Highchair available. Fitted stairgates on first and second floor landings. Driveway parking for 4 cars. £100 refundable security deposit. Short breaks available. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Stairgates
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Welcome Basket
  • Beach
  • Ensuite
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.


A quiet town perched on the cliffs ideal for an escape from the hustle and bustle, the twin resort of Lynmouth can be reached via the cliff railway. This unique water powered railway offers a stunning view out across to the sea and is an exciting way to travel between the two towns.

Its location within the Exmoor National Park means there are plenty of activities to choose from such as horse riding and spotting the local red deer and moor ponies, also the Valley of Rocks is home to a small colony of feral goats. Glen Lyn Gorge is nice for walks with interesting water power displays for visitors to use. Along the coastline are hidden bays perfect for rock pooling, surfing and boat trips for spotting sea birds are also popular.

The National Trust property Watersmeet House is surrounded by ancient woodland and riverside walks. Just a short walk from Lynmouth are the hidden gardens at Middleham and the East Lyn River is ideal for kayaking. Lynton has a small cinema, Arts and Crafts Centre for picking up unique gifts, and a farmers market. The Lyn & Exmoor Museum and Heddon Valley are worth a visit.


From Tavistock and the rivers Tavy and Tamar to the English Riviera of Torbay, and the nautical town of Dartmouth north across Dartmoor (with its famous miniature ponies) to the surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, there can be few counties in England that offer such a broad spectrum of experiences to the visitor. 

Located in the South Westerly reaches of England, Devon shares a southerly border with Cornwall, and an easterly border with Somerset and Dorset. To the north and south the Bristol and English channels provide miles of beautiful coastline, and numerous attractions to the county. 

Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty (5), National Parks (2) and many other parks and reserves make it very easy to get off the beaten track, but the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are as modern and vibrant as they come.

Inland are a number of country landscapes to explore; Tarka Country to the north, taking its name from a famous novel, offering the Tarka Trail; a fantastic cycle route through the beautiful country landscapes. Centrally, Dartmoor National Park is the largest open space in South England, and offers miles of rugged and wild moorland for keen walkers to explore.

Dartmoor Zoological Park is situated on the edge of the moor. The zoo is the inspiration behind a Hollywood film, and home to an impressive range of exotic animals. Along the south coast is the spectacular Jurrasic Coast World Heritage Site, reaching from Exmouth along into Dorset, and offering a spectacular coastline to discover.

Further south along the coast is the borough of Torbay, home to some of Devon’s most popular seaside resorts and tourist spots, and known as the English Riviera. Devon’s county town is the attractive city of Exeter, offering a mix of historical and modern architecture and culture. To the south is the University City of Plymouth, a historic port, and home to The Hoe, a popular public open space offering a range of attractions.   

Devon is the third biggest county in the UK by area, but it's quite easy to get around. In population, it is only the twelfth largest, so it's really not very crowded! Geographically and in spirit quite unlike the neighbouring counties, Devon is characterised by the granite structure that forms Dartmoor rising out of its distinctive red soil, and the very different Devonian rock structure underlying Exmoor. The Devonian geological period was actually named after Devon since it was here that these rocks were first studied. 

South West

England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.

Area Devon Nearest shop 0.2 miles Nearest pub 1 miles


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