East Lyn House

Accommodation in Lynmouth, Devon

Lynmouth and Local Area

The twin villages of Lynmouth and Lynton are located within the beautiful Exmoor National Park and have been a popular holiday destination since before the Victorian era. The area became known as England’s ‘Little Switzerland’, due to the 600ft height difference between the harbour and Lynton village, and because of the hilly nature of the countryside.  No trip to Lynton and Lynmouth is complete without a visit to the world famous Cliff Railway which links the two villages.

Lynmouth is ideally situated for you to explore the spectacular coastline and the delightful moorland reaches of Exmoor with its rolling hills and quaint villages; ideal base for walking the Tarka Trail and Heritage Coastal Path; or take a trip to Lundy Island, a completely unspoilt nature reserve.

Almost literally on our doorstep are the 2,000 acres of Watersmeet and Countisbury, a haven for wildlife, breathtaking waterfalls and walking to suit all abilities.

Watersmeet is one of Britain’s deepest river gorges, where the lush valleys of the East Lyn and Hoar Oak Water tumble together. Watersmeet House is the perfect spot to indulge in one of their wonderful cream teas!

You can explore the rich woodlands of the Lyn Valley and stroll along the riverside at Lynmouth, Combe Park and Rockford.

As a contrast, the South West Coast Path runs along the dramatic Glenthorne Cliffs, towards Devon’s most northerly outcrop, Foreland Point.

To the east are the is the lovely village of Porlock, to the west the delights of Clovelly and the market town of Barnstaple with its shops and the famous Pannier Market and Butchers Row


Take a walk and enjoy Exmoor National Park’s unique landscape with its breathtakingly dramatic moorlands.  Straddling parts of west Somerset and north Devon, Exmoor is actually a patchwork of different landscapes, encompassing wild uplands, thickly wooded combes (valleys), ancient farms, sheltered villages and a stretch of coastline – with its dizzying hog’s-back cliffs – that is unsurpassed.


The South West Coast Path National Trail – 630 miles of superb coastal walking. From Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset it is the best way to enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery, wildlife and heritage.

For golfers there are plenty of options in North Devon – including the renowned courses of Saunton and Royal North Devon at Westward Ho!

Things to do!

  • Diving
  • Surfing
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking
  • Coast steering
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Cycling and mountain biking
  • Boat trips
  • Horseriding
  • Quadbiking

The list of things to do is endless!  We would be happy to advise on any of the above activities if you would like us to.