Countisbury Hill Cottage

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, Contisbury Hill Cottage can offer just that. It sits in the remote hamlet of Contisbury, next to the coast road leading down to Lynmouth. The traditional stone and slate cottage plays host to a homely two-bedroom nook with classic furnishings. There’s room for four people and one dog. There’s an enclosed garden, so you can rest assured that pup can 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 Lynton which is 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* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


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  • 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 only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website 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.

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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 such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

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.

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