Countisbury Hill Cottage

Lynton, Devon
Exterior frontage of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon
Exterior stone frontage of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon
Interior sitting room of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon
Interior kitchen of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon
Interior dining room of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon
Interior double bedroom of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon
Cosy interior of the double bedroom at Countisbury Hill Cottage, Devon
Interior twin bedroom of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon
The bathroom at Countisbury Hill Cotage, Lynton, Devon
Exterior frontage of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon Exterior stone frontage of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon Interior sitting room of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon Interior kitchen of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon Interior dining room of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon Interior double bedroom of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon Cosy interior of the double bedroom at Countisbury Hill Cottage, Devon Interior twin bedroom of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon The bathroom at Countisbury Hill Cotage, Lynton, Devon

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 012021

About Countisbury Hill Cottage

An inviting cottage stay for Exmoor explorers and their canine companion.

For a country escape close to the coast, Countisbury Hill Cottage can offer just that. It sits in the remote hamlet of Countisbury, next to the coast road leading down to Lynmouth. The traditional stone and slate cottage plays host to a homely two-bedroom nook with low ceilings adding to its charm. There’s room for four people and one dog. The large, enclosed garden provides ample space for pup to stretch his legs without escaping.

You’ll be on the fringes of Exmoor and close to the rugged north Devon coastline. Hikes will take you through its wild uplands and wooded valleys and out towards dramatic rocky cliffs. A good place to start is at Watersmeet. Enjoy a cream tea in its historic tea-garden and old fishing lodge before setting off.

You could loop onto the South West Coast Path for longer walks along the headlands and towards the rugged, Valley of Rocks. For the nearest shops and restaurants, head to the delightful town of Lynton, England’s little Switzerland, with its water-powered cliff railway just a 10 minute drive from the cottage.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Sitting room with multi-fuel stove, dining room, kitchen.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 1 twin), bathroom with shower over bath, separate lavatory.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance use only. For up to date images, please see those on the main cottage page.

Heating: Electrorad eco heating and convector heating included.

Parking: There is parking directly outside the cottage or in the car port next to the cottage.

Garden: There is a large enclosed garden at the front of the cottage. This is next to the coast road leading down to Lynmouth. 

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

Fly fishing: From 1st March to 30th September,a complementary day ticket for salmon and/or trout fishing on the East Lyn is available for guests, this can be collected at Watersmeet, open from 8am until 5pm daily, for more information call 01598 763556.

Logs/Charcoal: Watersmeet Estate's own logs can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire. Eco kindling and eco firelighters are also available to purchase. A net of logs costs £6 and should last a day. A fire starter kit consists of 40 eco briquettes and 4 firelighters for £7.50 per bag, which will provide a base for approximately 4 fires.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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