The Lynhurst sleeps up to twenty two guests and is a large elegant country house that dates back to the late Victorian era. Affording immense character with accommodation arranged over four floors, The Lynhurst is ideal for big groups of friends of families who are looking to get away together. Formerly built in 1890 as a summer holiday retreat for a wealthy London banker and his family, the house is totally concealed in nearly three acres of grounds with lovely gardens and natural woodland; yet it is no distance at all from Lynton and Lynmouth on the Devon coastline.
Perched in an elevated position some four hundred feet above Lynmouth over looking Exmoor National Park, The Lynhurst exudes wide open space and tranquillity. Enjoy the large garden with barbeque area and relax on the terrace or in the beautiful conservatory both taking in the panoramic sea views.
It is a perfect retreat for those looking to relax in a peaceful setting and whilst it is secluded and nicely tucked away, it is just a short walk from the many local attractions including the Valley of the Rocks' where wild goats roam freely; the majestic waterfalls of Watersmeet and the famous Cliff Railway (dog-friendly!) which links up the picturesque harbour of Lynmouth with Lynton.
Jane Weston joined Independent Cottages in July 2008
The accommodation is well presented with many lovely original features including a tiled entrance hall that takes you to an impressive staircase leading up to ten large bedrooms that are well appointed accommodating twenty two guests in total.
The property also offers two comfortable lounges, one with an open fire place, piano, large flatscreen television and video; and the second with an open fire place, large flatscreen television, DVD player, video and French windows leading out onto a balcony overlooking the garden and the North Devon coastline. There is a large dining room and kitchen on the ground floor.
Plenty of parking can be found in the large public car park just two hundred yards from The Lynhurst, which is accessed by a graduated sloping footpath; weekly passes can be obtained from the Tourist Board. There is access for cars so visitors can be dropped off at the property. Pubs, restaurants and shops are all within easy walking distance (just a few minutes’) and there is a beach in Lynmouth. Wireless broadband is available within the property. Dogs are welcome.
Additional information: Some bedrooms afford private balconies with fantastic sea views. Wireless broadband available within the property. Bed linen, towels, electric and heating (night storage heaters in all bedrooms and central heating on the first and ground floor) included. Outside catering, reflexology, massage and Indian massage can be arranged by guests.
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