This Grade II listed Georgian Country House is set on a cliff top, 500 feet above sea level, with panoramic sea views over Lynmouth Bay. Set within the heart of Exmoor National Park, the accommodation comprises 10 newly renovated Luxury Holiday Apartments.

The apartments are all Self Catering.  One, Two and Three bed are available and some with ground floor facilities. All have new bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen and a lounge/diner. As a historic building, all the rooms retain the spacious charm of a bygone era. Some feature four posters, twin beds, balconies or private terraces. The semi detached villas are particularly large.Some are suitable for family groups to rent neighbouring apartments, but we do not accept stag, hen or large wedding groups.

Free on-site parking and superfast broadband are available for all guests. Utilities, linen and towels are also included in the tariff. We are only 200 metres from the village centre and conveniently accessible for local restaurants. We are located on North Walk which is part of the South West Coastal Path. The famous Valley of the Rocks is nearby too. There are over 600 miles of public footpaths on Exmoor.

Please email or telephone Bill (the Owner), to discuss any special requirements. We are only 200 metres from the village centre of Lynton.


We are located in the heart of Exmoor National Park. This area of outstanding national beauty was nicknamed "Little Switzerland" by the Victorians. Where Exmoor meets the coast, the cliffs and scenery are breathtakingly beautiful. Exmoor is full of hidden valleys and was the background for the Lorna Doone story.
Lynton is a convenient touring base for both Exmoor and other places of interest along this stretch of the North Devon coast.

The History Of The Lynton Cottage

The building was originally constructed in 1815, by William Sanford of Nynehead Court in Somerset. He was a very wealthy man and an influential politician of his time. He fell in love with the views and built the House to be his Country Residence. He then retired to it, later in life. Several parts of the building pre-date his arrival by at least another 100 years.

It remained a family residence for approximately 100 years. At this time, wars in Europe made it unsafe for the rich and powerful to travel to their usual European holiday destinations. Consequently they had to find somewhere closer to home. The scenery of Exmoor gave the area the name of "Little Switzerland" because of its likeness. The hosting of house parties at Lynton Cottage, to the wealthy and powerful, also established Lynton as "the place to be".

For the last one hundred years the building has been a Hotel. The stunning views continue to amaze and delight visitors, from the original Georgian era, through to todays visitors, who visit this spot from all over the world. The current owners, Bill & Cita, have been renovating the building over the last four years, and 2017 sees the completion of the project. The premises have been sympathetically converted to provide contemporary accommodation, whilst maintaining the period features and character of the building.

The conversion to ten Holiday Apartments and Villas with sea view, will allow the Accommodation to be open 12 months of the year. Following the changing Tourism trends towards quality self catering accommodation, the premises now boast spacious, renovated holiday Apartments & Villas for Lynton & Lynmouth.

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  • Panoramic sea views
  • Free Super fast Broadband
  • Free on site parking for ALL Guests
  • King Size beds
  • Non-allergenic bedding
  • Flat screen TV's with Freeview & DVD player
  • 3 acres of Hillside Gardens
  • New Kitchens
  • New Bathrooms & Power Showers
  • Regret NO Pets
  • No Smoking Premises