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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 2 Pets Not accepted Region Devon Town/village Lynton

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Cosy Family Retreat, Lynton

This property could not be in a more perfect location for those who want to admire the craggy North Devon and Exmoor coastline in splendid isolation. Woody Bay Cottage, a uniquely positioned detached cottage has been in the same family ownership for many decades and is modestly furnished yet cosy and well equipped. Approached by a long private road, a footpath leads down to the rock and shingle beach below, ideal for bathing and rock pooling. The South West Coast Path runs through the bay and walkers stop to picnic on the rocks but at the end of the day the beach is often deserted. Surrounded by wooded hills, this peaceful location is around 4 miles in either direction to the nearest shops and restaurants so it may be advisable to stock up on necessities before you arrive. For those wishing to leave this coastal idyll, the pretty 'alpine-like' twin towns of Lynmouth and Lynton have a good range of amenities, and the market town of Barnstaple is 30 minutes drive by car. Exmoor National Park offers plenty of opportunities for walking, fishing, horse riding and cycling. Unparalled views from the windows grace the cottage walls like oil paintings and entice visitors to spend most of their time outside exploring. A cosy low-ceilinged lounge has an open fire and comfy seating and there is a separate dining room. A well-fitted modern kitchen has large windows displaying the views. Five bedrooms are reached by steps and steep staircases in true cottage style. Outside a lawned area is surrounded by mature shrubs and a patio with garden furniture overlooks the bay.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Lounge with open fire, TV, DVD, low ceiling (6'6"). Dining room with low ceiling, table for 8 and woodburning stove. Kitchen electric fan oven, grill and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer. Bathroom (3 steps up from living room) with bath, hand shower attachment as well as washing machine and tumble dryer. Bedroom 1: Single with TV/DVD. First Floor(Accessed by steep staircases with some low thresholds): Bedroom 2: Double with basin and staircase down to door to front terrace. Bedroom 3: Double. Bedroom 4(directly accessed from main staircase): Twin, leading to Bedroom 5: Single with cot. Bathroom with electric shower over bath, WC and basin. Separate WC with basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Air Source CH. First basket of logs free and more logs available locally. WiFi. No smoking. No pets. Highchair available. Short breaks available. Telephone with contributions mug. Purified spring water supply. Not suitable for more than 6 adults. Ample parking. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.

This shows the sand and shingle cove.Delightful scenery all around. View of the sea from the kitchen. This cottage was once two adjoining dwellings for limekiln workers. Exceptionally desirable location offering peace and privacy. This shows the sand and shingle cove.
  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Water Views
  • Beach
  • Parking, Private

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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.

LocationLynton

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.

Devon

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 5 miles Nearest pub 5 miles

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