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Sixteen Century Cottage



Updated: 22-Feb-2016
Cottage in Lynton / Lynmouth, North Devon, England - Peaceful Location 5 Minuites Walk From Village, Seafront, Pubs & Restaurants

Fishermans Rest provides excellent accessibility for walkers and families alike to explore the breath-taking and unspoilt moors, which surely can only be fully appreciated by strolling through them. For the more extreme of you water-sports & surfers can access the sandy beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe, Puttsborough Ilfacombe, Appledore & Instow which are just 20 Mins away. This holiday cottage is perfect for families, walkers or cyclists who would like to explore the many footpaths and coastal walks that Exmoor has to offer as some footpaths start right from your doorstep! Many examples of the outstanding beauty of Exmoor are nearby including the Doone Valley, Valley of the Rocks, Woody Bay and the Brendon Hills. After a long day out you can relax on the sunny front terrace with the sound of the river as it winds its way down to the sea or stroll down to the harbour and jump aboard the cliff railway to Lynton. This pretty cottage is in a perfect location just off the centre of Lynmouth, a quaint seaside village boasting many pretty tearooms, eateries and thatched inns. You can also head out of Lynmouth along the coastal road, up Countisbury Hill & into Sommerset enjoying the stunning views & famous wild Exmoor Ponies along the way. There are working market towns, pretty harbours and ‘chocolate box’ villages such as; Exford, Blue Anchor, Kilve, with welcoming pubs and other attractions. Others, like Dulverton, Watchet , Porlock & Williton are thriving small towns providing all the day-to-day needs of the surrounding villages and hamlets with butchers, bakers, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants which locals and visitors alike enjoy. Some areas like the Quantocks and Brendon Hills are close by to some villages and offer that extra attraction to visit for that perfect day out! The pace of life in Somerset and North Devon is leisurely, people still have time to stop for a chat, so relax and enjoy some of the places where the modern world seems a million miles away. Shops, Pubs, Restaurants and the award winning Fish & Chip shop are no more than 50 yards away, all in all there really is something for everyone!


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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Great little cottage, clean, well equipped and cosy"

Lovely property in a great little town. Accommodation was well equipped with all new appliances. Inclusive heating and a nice log fire. Spent two days walking, one to Watersmeet and beyond !, the other to the Valley of the Rocks

"Delightful little cottage"

Had a lovely stay in this cottage with my family, very close to Lynmouth village, ideal walking distance but also very quiet. We couldn't get wifi for some reason but it was not a problem at all. The kitchen had everything even tea, coffee, sugar, tea towels and kitchen roll. The rooms were all very clean. It was a truly delightful cottage and I would recommend it. Be aware that the path leading up to it is very steep and can be a little slippery when wet but there is a handrail there and to be honest if you know Lynton and Lynmouth it has steep roads and paths everywhere but that makes it all the more beautiful either tucked in the valley or high on the cliff top. Would recommend a visit to Watersmeet and if you want to go to the beach, Woolacombe has a huge sandy beach. We loved The Village Inn pub in Lynmouth and ate there 3 nights, good home cooked food.

"best long weekend"

this cottage was perfect for our family. We took our 18 month old and was a little nervous since she is very active. The cottage came equipped with a travel cot and baby gates which was a huge help for us. The rooms were great for keeping her contained. The only thing I would have improved would be to add baby locks to at least the cabinet with the cleaning products. Seriously had a wonderful time in town. The cottage was at a great location with the parking lot almost just across the street. It's also at the end of a great 6 mile hike to Watersmeet (great cream tea!). Really enjoyed our stay and the owners communicated clearly about payments and expectations. There is poor internet access and cell phone service all over Lynmouth, which was actually really nice to keep us away from the computer. Just go to Lynton for service.
Jan 2015
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:


The spectacular combination of sweeping moorland with high, rugged, tree-clad cliffs and enticing sheltered bays make Lynton and Lynmouth almost unique.

Lynton and Lynmouth grew up slowly around two splendid deep and wooded river valleys, those of the East and West Lyn which have their origins in a maze of tiny streams high up on Exmoor and meet as they reach the sea at Lynmouth.

It was the Victorians who made these twin towns holiday centres, the quiet charm of which led them to name it the "Little Switzerland of England".

About a mile from the centre of Lynton is the famed Valley of Rocks. It can be reached easily by car but is much more rewarding to approach on foot via North Walk or Hollerday Hill. Dominating the valley is Castle Rock, while other strangely weathered formations bear names such as Ragged Jack and the Devil"s Cheesewring. The valley is populated by wild mountain goats - the only surviving group south of the Scottish borders.


Lynmouth is a Small Fishing harbour however it does have a small shingle beach 5 Minute walk from the cottage, for beautiful golden Sandy Beaches you're only a 20 Minute drive away from Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe, Puttsborough ,Appledore, Instow. Westwood Ho! & Combe Martin

Further Details:

The Devon region

On Exmoor whatever time of year you visit you are sure to experience the full extent of Exmoor's beauty, from early spring with its snowdrops and the bluebell carpeted woods and primrose covered hedgerows of late spring through to summer when Exmoor's moorlands are a vibrant sea of purples, lilacs and yellows, alive with the sound of birds and insects. Autumn brings a wonderful golden colour and rustic charm to Exmoor's oak woodlands, and there's always the chance to hear the sound of rutting stags locking antlers. Winter is also a magical time on Exmoor. When it snows the landscape takes on a whole new beauty and snow covered Exmoor ponies are a sight to remember.

Steeped in history Exmoor area covers a wide range of places to visit from Combe Martin in North Devon along the spectacular coastline of Exmoor National Park, across the Quantock Hills to the tip of West Somerset and inland to rural villages and acres of open space, from rugged moorland to wooded valleys. It's all dotted with pretty villages where you'll find a friendly welcome.

Exmoor National Park covers 267 square miles of the beautiful rolling Devon and Somerset countryside. The Visit Exmoor area, which you will find on this website, stretches well beyond the boundary of the National Park, to include a variety of rural and coastal towns and villages and the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The famous Lynton, Lynmouth Cliff Railway operates at a gradient of 1:1¾ covering a vertical height of approximately 500 feet. The gauge is 45 inches and each car has a 700 gallon water tank which is filled at the top and emptied at the bottom, thus causing the lower car to be pulled up to Lynton, while the heavier car from the top descends to Lynmouth. The Cliff Railway was officially opened in 1890 and is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular rides of its kind offering an unusual trip with fantastic views.


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    A third of your total holiday cost is taken as a deposit to secure your booking, the Balance is due a Month before your reservation.
    A security deposit is taken that will be refunded provided the Cottage is left in a satisfactory condition.
    You can pay Cheque, Bankers Draft, Paypal or BACS Transfer

    Changeover Day:
    Changeover Day is usually on a Saturday, this can be flexible under certain circumstances,

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Updated: 22-Feb-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower-room with Wash Basin & WC


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Children's room - Single beds (2), Master Bedroom - Double beds King-size (1), Travel Cot provided (1), 2 X Hairdryers provided


  • Golf ...


  • Notes on accommodation: Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days) Access Car advised Family friendly Great for children of all ages Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property Outside: As you can see from the pictures the Cottage has a private front terrace where you can sit out on a Summers evening and enjoy a family BBQ in peace. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All Linen, Bed sheets & Towels are provided, the property is cleaned on your arrival & departure, If you're staying for more than 1 Week, all linen & towels are changed on a weekly basis. Other: Internal Boiler/ Storage room in the Kitchen, Log & Coal Store at rear of property.

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