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Cottage by the East Lyn River in the heart of Exmoor National Park near Lynmouth



Updated: 16-Nov-2016
3 Bedroomed Cottage, Located Within National Trust Land Of The Beautiful Watermeet Estate

The cottage stands on the sunny bank of the picturesque East Lyn river at Rockford in the lovely Brendon Valley of Lorna Doone fame. Situated on National Trust land of the beautiful Watersmeet Estate, Rockford Lodge is approached by a footbridge and is peacefully set in a woodland away from all traffic. The spectacular coast of North Devon is nearby with Lynton and Lynmouth just four miles away. From the garden gate river, moorland and coastal walks abound and the surrounding countryside is a delight for the naturalist, country lover and photographer. Salmon and trout fishing is available on the East Lyn and there is excellent riding nearby.

The cottage has 3 comfortable sized bedrooms, 2 twin and 1 double a large bathroom with separate shower plus an additional loo. Downstairs there is ample living space. In the sitting room is an open fire for the colder months plus there is a large dining/TV room. The farmhouse kitchen has a breakfast table and is kept beautifully warm from the AGA. There is also a stunning River Room overlooking the East Lyn River, the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine! There is a hillside garden with a summer house (deckchairs provided) as well as a private garden. Table and chairs plus a bbq are provided.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Rockford Lodge has been a part of our family for nearly 40 years. My parents with 2 young boys and me on the way spent many years furnishing, decorating and partly restoring it so that it can be shared with others. It is wonderful now that I can go to Rockford Lodge with my 3 children, a new generation. Although my mother still regularly visits the cottage the overall running is now been passed onto me. Please do have a look at our website. The tariff and availability is always kept up-to-date. If I can be of any help then please do not hesitate to contact me. We look forward to welcoming you to Rockford Lodge in the near future.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a wonderful holiday. We were very impressed by Rockford Lodge which had everything we needed and more! A spare rucksack, table lamps, books to read, games to play etc. It was like a home from home which in our experience of self-catering accommodation is quite rare. It was also really nice to be able to do some great walks from the door of the Lodge.'

'May we take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude for letting us rent your beautiful house in that most beautiful setting by the River Lyn. We agreed it was the best holiday home we had been in so far.'

'We had a wonderful holiday and loved Rockford Lodge even more the second time. We hated to leave.'
Aug 2011
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Lee Bay is a small coved beach which can be reached from Lynton and through the famous 'Valley of the Rocks'. Parking is above the beach and there is a short walk down to Lee Bay. Great for rock pooling. There is sand at low tide. A tide timetable is provided at the cottage. 10 mins from the cottage.

For longer sandier beaches we would recommend Minehead and Woollacombe, 30-40 mins drive.


Rockford Lodge is situated in the heart of Exmoor National Park. As you meander along the dramatic coastal road of the A39, you drop down into the valley of Brendon. One mile on, following the East Lyn river you will reach the small hamlet of Rockford. Here you will leave the car in our private car park and walk across a footbridge and down the footpath to reach the cottage.


The nearest shops are at Lynton, approximately 15 minutes away. Porlock and Minehead are 20 and 30 minutes away respectively. There is a Tesco and Morrisons at Minehead. The garage on the A39 at Barbrook, south of Lynton has an adequate shop and is open during garage hours.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Jan, Feb
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov, Dec
28 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The rent includes electricity and oil. There is no VAT. The balance is due 4 weeks before holiday commences. The key and 'information sheet' will be sent on receipt of the balance.
Deposit required is £100 per week payable on booking.
£15 per day for winter bookings - up to £100.00.

Changeover Day:
Jan, Feb, March, Nov, Dec the cottage is let on a 2 night minimum. Christmas and New Year are a 5 night minimum. April through to October has a Saturday changeover. Arrival from 3pm, departure by 11am.

Notes on prices:
Deductions of the weekly or daily rent are given when fewer than 5 visitors stay at the cottage.
3-4 people ~ a deduction of 5%.
1-2 people ~ a deduction of 10%.
Children under 3 are not included in these numbers.
For 2017 the discount is not applicable between February 11-18, April 15-22, May 27 - June 3, July 22 - Sept 2, October 21-28 Christmas and New Year.

For 2016 the discount is not applicable between February 13-20, May 28-June 4, July 23-Sept 3, Christmas and New Year

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The large bathroom has a WC which has been newly refitted in 20016, washbasin, bath and separate shower cubicle. There is also a separate WC. Stair gates are stored in the bathroom for young children as the stairs are quite steep. We also provide a bed guard which is suitable for toddlers.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with washbasin and two further twin bedded rooms. All bed linen provided, beds will be made up for your arrival. Electric blankets in 2 rooms. Folding travel cot provided. Please provide your own towels.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: There is a small private garden with table and chairs and deckchairs are provided. A barbecue is available. A separate hillside garden with patio and summerhouse adjoins the cottage making a delightful addition to the immediate surroundings. Utility Room: The River Room. A very attractive and spacious beamed summer sitting room furnished in old pine. There are beautiful views of the East Lyn. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels are not provided. All bed linen included and made up for your arrival. Spare blankets are provided. The master and front twin room have electric blankets. The cottage is cleaned between each visit. For a 2 week stay the linen will be changed after the first week and the cottage cleaned Other: The dining room and TV area. A large 'through' room with a TV and DVD player. There is a well filled bookcase and maps, guide books, puzzles and games are available. There is also an ample toy cupboard. In the dining area there is a radio/CD player

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