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Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Simonsbath, Somerset

Ashley House

Ashley House

Ashley House was a former gentlemen s residence which was built in 1879. It is a Victorian Villa built of Marland brick under a slate roof. Ashley House and its neighbour were both originally bought by two brothers John Tucker Widgery and Samuel Widgery after they had contested the will of the famous artist J.M.W Turner whose sister had married their uncle. Lord Samuel Widgery the Lord Chief Justice of England from 1971-1980 was born at Ashley house in 1911. br / br / br / br / We have a blue plaque on the front of the house to commemorate this event and the house features on the official South Molton Heritage Trail. br / br / br / br / Set in the heart of the historic market town of South Molton Ashley House Bed and Breakfast offers guests luxury accommodation whilst being perfectly situated to explore the beautiful countryside of North Devon and Mid Devon Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks and the beautiful North Devon coastline. br / br / br / br / Ashley House offers three luxury en-suite bedrooms each with its own distinctive style. Each bedroom is furnished with an elegant blend of antique and contemporary pieces and original artwork. Our beds are fitted with sumptuous pocket-sprung mattresses and fresh white crisp Egyptian Cotton bedding. Other features enjoyed by all rooms include free Wi-Fi internet access a well-stocked tea tray with selection of fine teas and ground coffee from a local tea and coffee merchant accompanied by fresh milk and mineral water. The rooms also feature flat screen HD/Digital TVs with Freeview and a hair dryer. br / br / br / br / Each en-suite has a large walk-in shower white Egyptian Cotton fluffy towels high quality fittings and locally sourced toiletries.

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Bonnicott House Hotel

Bonnicott House Hotel

Martin and Kyle welcome you to this charming Grade II listed house dating back to 1809 the former rectory to the twin churches St Mary s Lynton and St John s Lynmouth nestles at the heart of the village giving unparalleled panoramic views over the sea the harbour the village and the East Lyn valley. All the sea-facing rooms enjoy magnificent views of where the village and the river meet the sea. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the wonderful sea or valley views from the luxury of their room with complimentary tea coffee hot chocolate Alternatively the beautiful lounge offers a stunning sea panorama somewhere to enjoy a book take tea coffee and light afternoon refreshments or savour a drink from the licensed bar enhanced in autumn and winter by a crackling log-burning fire.

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Bracken House

Bracken House

Bracken House formerly known as The Old Rectory is situated on the edge of the popular North Devon village of Bratton Fleming. It is a high quality bed and breakfast with a 5 rating from the AA. It is within easy driving distance of the spectacular coast with Putsborough our favourite beach being about 40 minutes away. Exmoor (about 3 miles away) and many other local attractions including National Trust properties (Arlington Court) gardens at RHS Rosemoor Castle Hill and Marwood are also within easy reach. There are lovely views from the house and gardens over the lovely unspoilt North Devon countryside and also down to Hartland Point in the distance. br / br / br / br / We have four ensuite bedrooms three doubles on the first floor floor and one on the ground floor. The main premium room is Wodehouse which has views to the front and side of the house and also has a four poster bed with en-suite bathroom and a separate shower another has views to Hartland Point in the distance (Wooster) and the other (Jeeves) looks over the garden and surrounding countryside. Jeeves can be made up as a twin if preferred and can have a third bed if need. Anatole is a double bedroom on the ground floor and would be suitable for guests who have difficulty in climbing stairs and the doors have been widened to accommodate wheelchairs users and has a bath with shower over. br / br / br / br / The historic towns of Barnstaple and South Molton are 8 and 12 miles respectively to the south and Exmoor National Park is 3 miles to the east. The stunning coast line of North Devon with its cliff paths and sandy beaches are a short drive away. Nearby villages include Goodleigh Brayford Stoke Rivers Shirwell East and West Buckland as well as the towns of Barnstaple Woolacombe Ilfracombe and South Molton. br / br / br / br / We have named the rooms after characters in P G Wodehouse s novels as his uncle was Rector here from 1875 to 1913 and it is known that PG stayed in this house many times

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East Lyn House

East Lyn House

Welcome to our beautiful area of North Devon. An area noted for its sylvan coastline high cliffs and hills for walking quaint villages stunning views and access to the inner wilderness of Exmoor with its deer and ponies and goats and buzzards. Lynmouth has a harbour and unique water driven Cliff Railway Rhenish Tower sea air boats and challenging surf. There is fishing for salmon and trout and Lynmouth itself is one of the most picturesque fishing villages on this beautiful unspoilt stretch of Devon s rugged North coast. Quaint craft shops jostle for space along the busy waterfront with pretty tea rooms and friendly welcoming pubs. br / br / br / br / Bounded by the Bristol Channel on one side and Exmoor National Park on the other Lynmouth offers unrivalled access to breathtaking coastal walks and drives. Views change constantly and are never less than dazzling. br / br / br / br / Relax in our well stocked bar or enjoy a drink on the river terrace with its spectacular river panorama. Followed perhaps by a stroll around the harbour before returning for the night to be lulled to sleep by the river burbling past your bedroom window.

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Hillside House

Hillside House

Hillside House is a beautiful building dating from the 1790s though parts of it are much older. According to local tradition it was once a dairy and the oldest part may date from as early as the 1400s. It is listed (Grade II) as a building of historical interest. The building has been used as a bed and breakfast since the 1940s. Situated on the East Lyn river at Lynmouth our guest house is ideally suited both to the needs of walkers or those of a less strenuous disposition. We are 400 yards from the South-West Coast Path it is the perfect position to explore an abundance of coastal riverside and woodland scenery: rugged cliffs secluded bays the Exmoor moorland the Doone valley Porlock and Watersmeet. Have a gentle stroll around the village itself with its enchanting harbour quaint fishing cottages and interesting shops. If you prefer you can take a boat trip from the harbour along the Heritage Coast or go up the water-powered cliff railway to Lynton and visit the Valley of Rocks. There are a choice of riding stables nearby. Like many old buildings it has settled a bit and you will fail to find any walls or floors which are straight or corners which are perfectly square. For many of our guests this is part of its charm. The décor sympathetically combines many original features with bright tasteful colours and period furniture. Each centrally heated room has freeview television hair-drier tea/coffee making facilities and either en-suite or private bath/shower room. Double twin or single rooms are available. Free wifi.

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Lorna Doone House

Lorna Doone House

At Lorna Doone House you will find friendly attentive service tastefully decorated rooms lots of little extras and excellent food and drink. We have achieved a Visit Britain 4 Silver Award for Guest Accommodation for four years running which is high praise indeed. . br / br / br / br / We re here to help you enjoy your stay in beautiful North Devon. . br / br / br / br / We have four double bedded and two twin bedded rooms br / br / Children are welcome and two rooms take extra beds br / br / .Licensed br / br / Breakfast is served 8.30 - 9.15 br / br / Dinner is served 7.00 - 8.00 (Pre Booking is Required) br / br / Dinner is served 7.00 - 8.00 (Pre Booking is Required) br / br / A Full 3 Course Meal & Coffee is just £20.00 pp or Main Course Only from £13.00 br / br / Check in is from 2.00 p.m. and check out is 11.00 a.m. br / br / You will be given your own key and front door key so you can come and go as you wish br / br / Special diets can be catered for with advance notice br / br / Pets are welcome with prior notice br / br / br / br / Sharon & Neil Hobbs have spent the past 25 years specialising in providing the best reception to their guests in North Devon. We have run Lorna Doone since 2007 in our home town we will ensure that you have the best experience of this unique area - and enjoy a luxurious experience - at a very reasonable price.. br / br / br / br / We have six bedrooms all en suite set over two floors a guest lounge a dining room and our own private car park. We also have a great terrace for enjoying the afternoon sun with a cup of tea or perhaps something a little stronger!

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Moorlands

Moorlands

Moorlands is a 19th Century bed & breakfast hotel offering stunning views of the countryside thanks to its location set in 4 acres of gardens and grounds within the Exmoor National Park. Situated within two miles walk or drive of the beautiful North Devon coast path at Woody Bay. Only four miles away are the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth which offer a wide range of shops pubs and restaurants as well as Woolacombe and Croyde beaches. br / br / br / br / Our emphasis is on peace and relaxation supplemented with excellent breakfast served in our dining room with views over the gardens towards the Heddon valley Trentishoe common and further towards Wales. Our residents lounge is available to relax next to our real fire with a book from our small library or a nightcap from the bar. br / br / br / br / All rooms are en-suite with bath or shower fully centrally heated with quality furnishings colour TV and beverage making facilities. Two rooms are located on the ground floor if required. We also offer two self catering suites sleeping 2 / 3 up to 6 persons where dogs are welcome in the Dean suite. br / br / br / br / Please be advised the self catering suites are not included in the 3 star rating of the property. br / br / br / br / There are a range of activities available in the area for guests such as horse riding tennis golf fresh and sea fishing. There are acres of Exmoor to explore either with map and compass or one of the many Exmoor Ranger walks arranged by the National Park Authority. br / br / Accessible from our gardens is the lovingly restored Woody Bay Station offering a step back in time with regular steam train rides towards Parracombe.

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Pine Lodge Guest House

Pine Lodge Guest House

Pine Lodge is a Four-Star Silver Victorian Gentleman s residence set on the valley side of the West Lyn river with fantastic views over the wooded hillside of the Watersmeet Estate. Here you will be able to relax unwind and sleep peacefully as the only sounds are those of the river tumbling over the rocks below and the birds in the morning. To add to the tranquillity there is little mobile phone coverage in the house but we do have free Wi-Fi connection. Our hillside garden is also available for guests to enjoy the peace and quiet. br / br / To start the day we serve a full English breakfast in our bright sunny dining room. We also offer lighter alternatives freshly prepared fruit and cereals fruit juice and tea & coffee. Vegetarian and Gluten free dietary requirements can be catered for. br / br / Each of our rooms is individually decorated and is well equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Each room is en-suite 3 rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a shower over and 2 en-suites have showers. Each en-suite has complementary toiletries and soft fluffy towels. There is a hair dryer in each room and an iron & ironing board are available on request. The hospitality tray has a selection of teas & coffee and fresh milk is always available. Each room has a FreeView TV. br / br / Once at Pine Lodge the car can be left in our car park as the walk into Lynton along the Lynway takes 10-15 minutes at a gentle stroll with fantastic view over Lynmouth Bay as you approach Lynton. From there you can walk along the SW coast path to the Valley of Rocks and then on to Lee Bay. From Lynton you can catch the famous water powered cliff railway to Lynmouth where you can enjoy the harbour and sea front or follow the river to Watersmeet (and enjoy a cream tea at the National Trust tea rooms. There are walks for all abilities. br / br / Lynton & Lynmouth have a wide selection of cafes and restaurants from traditional menus to pizza & pasta to authentic Spanish tapas.

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Rock House Hotel

Rock House Hotel

Share the magic of living at the waters edge in a 18th century guest house which stands alone at the harbour entrance. br / br / br / br / Offering peace & tranquillity it is the perfect place to relax. Our rooms some with four-poster beds are furnished to an extremely high standard and all have en-suite facilities and central heating. We can offer doubles twins singles and a ground floor room for easy access from our private car park. br / br / br / br / All rooms have superb views of the either the sea the river or the Lyn. TV hairdryer alarm clock and tea and coffee making facilities are included. br / br / br / br / Our unique candlelit harbour side restaurant offers intimate dining whilst admiring the views of the relentless sea with the second highest tidal range in the world. Our Resident Chefs with their culinary expertise will spoil you with their extensive and delicious menu complimented by a selection of top quality wines. br / br / br / br / We have a fully licensed bar overlooking our picturesque garden where lunches and cream teas can be enjoyed. br / br / br / br / Ideal for walkers there are coastal woodland and riverside routes with Exmoor just a stones throw away. Explore the heritage coast by boat or experience some great birdwatching and photography. Visit the Valley of the Rocks or the famous Doone Valley. There are just so many many activities in the area to try.

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The Captain s House

The Captain s House

Open all year except Christmas The Captains House offers lavishly decorated standard and en suite rooms all centrally heated with tea and coffee making facilities. Children are very welcome with well behaved adults! br / br / br / br / The Captains House hosts a beautiful tea garden a real sun trap in which to sit and enjoy a famous Devonshire Cream Tea. br / br / br / br / Marvel at the magnificent scenery and pretty flowers while watching the world go by with the relaxing sounds of the river s babbling in the background. Go on treat yourself to our mouthwatering freshly baked scones with jam and lashings of farmhouse clotted cream - mmm wickedly delicious! br / br / br / br / The area is a paradise for nature lovers and walkers. The poets Shelley Wordsworth and Coleridge visited the area and wrote lovingly of our village many times. The classic novel Lorna Doone by R D Blackmore was penned and set here.

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The Denes Guest House

The Denes Guest House

Our attractive Edwardian house is situated in Lynton a mere stone s throw from the entrance to the Valley of Rocks. We offer immediate access to picturesque walks and cycling routes in Exmoor National Park as well as a comfortable place of refuge at the end of a full day. br / br / br / br / At The Denes we focus on traditional locally-sourced high-quality food and comfort yet we offer all the essentials of modern living including en-suite bedrooms free wi-fi and free parking. br / br / We have facilities to store and dry outdoor gear as well as a spacious dining room where you will find a selection of information leaflets about local attractions and Ordnance Survey maps which may be borrowed. A range of books DVDs and board games is available for a relaxing evening. br / br / br / br / We are open from February half-term until mid November each year. You can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome whether you are visiting us for the first time or are a returning guest. br / br / br / br / Susan & John Tuck - Proprietors

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The North Cliff Hotel

The North Cliff Hotel

The North Cliff Hotel standing in its own grounds has some of the finest views of the North Devon coastline. br / br / br / br / It is in a peaceful position some 500 feet above sea level on the well known marine North Walk overlooking Lynmouth Bay and the beautiful Watersmeet Valley and a 200 metre walk to Lynton. With car parking facilities on the forecourt the hotel is an ideal base for exploring Exmoor National Park whether it is your annual holiday or off season break. br / br / br / br / Local activities include walking riding tennis and putting and the North Cliff is ideally situated for exploring the coastline and Exmoor National Park. The road in front of the hotel forms part of The South West Coastal Path and the remarkable Valley of the Rocks is a 2-mile walk. The famous water powered Cliff Railway linking Lynton and Lynmouth passes within a few feet of the hotel and is accessed via the stepped garden. br / br / br / br / After a day spent exploring Exmoor or the coast be it walking or touring you will be ready to relax and enjoy a drink on the terrace which has magnificent sea and coastal views. A short walk to Lynton where there is many lovely restaurants. br / br / br / br / Children of all ages are very welcome and if you like walking with your dog they are made welcome as well.

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The Rockford Inn

The Rockford Inn

Just 4 miles up river from Lynton and Lynmouth The Rockford one of England s finest Inns lies in the scenic Brendon Valley and is a great place to stay for those wishing to explore the vast open expanses of Exmoor National Park in North Devon. One of the favourite small hotels in Devon The Rockford is part of a small hamlet hidden away deep in the heart of the most picturesque countryside. The 17th century pub lies at the foot of a gorge overlooking the dramatic East Lyn River as it carves it s way through the wild Devon moors down to the sea at Lynmouth. Fantastic riverside walks abound along National Trust footpaths which take you through woods past waterfalls rocky rapids and deep dark salmon-filled pools lined by lush green ferns and mosses. On top over the rugged windswept moors the wild Exmoor Ponies can be found along with cattle and sheep that roam grazing freely. Down below in the valleys deer badger kingfisher and otter may be seen by those lucky and stealthy enough. You can sit by our riverside patio and enjoy a pint as you watch herons stalking salmon and trout as well as the odd unfortunate frog. The sound of rushing water over the rocky rapids provides a tranquility to behold. After we have locked up and the guests retired to bed the only sounds you will hear are the peaceful tinkling waterfalls and the hooting of owls in the woods. As a traditional North Devon Inn we offer excellent home cooked seasonal foods local brewed real ales and comfortable accommodation in which to stay. With our open fires and wood burners we provide a cosy and convivial atmosphere in which to relax and is popular with local farmers ramblers and fishermen alike. We have two seasonal rate cards winter and summer where double rooms are just 60 UK Pounds per night including breakfast for two. We also have a small single room with shower available for those on a tight budget.

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Twitchen Farm Exmoor National Park North Devon

Twitchen Farm Exmoor National Park North Devon

Stunning 18th century stone built courtyard farmhouse in the Exmoor National Park converted to provide unique high quality en-suite guest accommodation. Fantastic views of the moors quiet location away from any road but still with easy access to Barnstaple Exmoor and North Devon. Close to Challacombe village with its great pub and post office. Fabulous food prepared with local and organic produce special diets can be catered for. Pets welcome only by arrangement. Families welcome. Helen and Jaye look forward to welcoming you to Twitchen Farm which houses our family home and business in separate parts of the building. You will find a friendly relaxing informal atmosphere in the most fantastic countryside. We have a farm walk which you can use to get the the pub and village. For the more adventurous there is an extensive network of footpaths and bridlepaths. The North Devon and Exmoor coast is only 15 minutes drive away and there are a selection of pretty villages national trust properties and gardens to visit.

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Woodlands Guest House

Woodlands Guest House

Situated opposite the West Lyn Gorge within Exmoor National Park Woodlands Guesthouse is a fine detached Victorian house offering 6 luxury guest bedrooms with elegant yet contemporary facilities. Woodlands is an Adult-only destination and the perfect place for a special celebration or romantic break. br / br / br / br / Each Super King sized and Superior Double bedroom boasts a mini bar 32 flat screen TV and complimentary tea tray with range of teas and biscuits. The en suite wet rooms are fitted with power showers underfloor heating and anti-mist mirrors. Complimentary toiletries and mineral water are also provided. br / br / br / br / Guests have the use of an elegant lounge and breakfast is served in a spacious light and airy dining room with views over the West Lyn Gorge. br / br / Steve and Lesley have owned Woodlands since April 2015 and take pride in providing a high quality breakfast menu with a range of vegetarian options in addition to traditional fare. They are keen to promote good health choices and freshly prepared green juices and smoothies are also available. br / br / Steve is a keen and accomplished cook and evening meals are available upon request. Alternatively a range of simple one course plates and sharing platters are also available for those who do not require a three course evening meal. Lesley is a very experienced and accomplished sports massage therapist and guest massage treatments are available on request. br / br / br / br / Woodlands is situated close to many local attractions including the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway The Valley of Rocks the Exmoor Heritage Coast with Southwest Coastal Path. Surfing and body-boarding can also be found at the fabulous beaches of Saunton Croyde and Woolacombe (45 mins by car).

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