£24 per person (B&B) - £30 per day
Sleeps Up To 16
Ingleside Hotel Grading : 4
Children Allowed : welcome
Pets Allowed : sorry, no pets
Smoking Policy : NOT permitted inside residence
Alcohol License : sorry, no sales
Parking Available : present
Wheelchair Access : sorry, no wheelchair access
|Ingleside Hotel Lynton -
Ingleside is a unique hotel built in the 1890s as a 'Gentleman's Residence'. The hotel still maintains the tranquil atmosphere from when it was first built & still retains many of its original features.
Ingleside is built on the side of Hollerday Hill primarily to take advantage of the fantastic views the location affords, overlooking Lynton, Countisbury Hill & the Lyn Valleys. However, it is located only a minutes' walk from Lynton village centre. You just have to step out of the front door, leave the car & enjoy some of the best walks in the UK. From the side access gate is the footpath to the summit of Hollerday Hill. A short distance away is the spectacular Coastal Path which is easy to walk and weaves along the coastline 500 feet above waves crashing below. The hotel is also located within Exmoor National Park.
Diana & Keith create a friendly & relaxing atmosphere, nothing is too much trouble to help our guests enjoy their stay at Ingleside.
In all Ingleside has 7 ensuite bedrooms, each one is furnished to the highest standards, all with TVs, radio, tea & coffee making facilities. We also have 2 premiere rooms, both are spacious and one has a spectacular balcony where you can sit out and watch the sun set on Lynton & the Lyn valleys.
We have a large tastefully furnished guest lounge with local books, music, games and jigsaws. For our younger vsitors we have a childs' playroom. Children are more than welcome. At breakfast our guests not only enjoy a full English home cooked breakfast cooked in the AGA, but also glorious views across Lynton and the Lyn Valleys. In the evening our guests can enjoy sunsets from the dining room.
Keith, our chef, cooks a great selection of locally-sourced three course evening meals, with fish being a true favourite for our guests. The hotel is not licensed but guests are welcome to bring their own drinks which we can chill and serve with your dinner. Diana serves coffee and mints in the lounge after dinner.
Set within the grounds we have our own secluded car park next to the hotel with enough parking spaces for each room, an acre of ground set in the hillside where you can walk, or sit and enjoy the spectacular views. In summer guests can sit under the shade of the trees drinking in the unique atmosphere .
Ingleside offers guests a warm welcome, great hospitality, good food, quality ensuite rooms and a stunning location in which to enjoy a short break, long weekend or a full week.
Imagine the peace and quiet of an unspoilt England with charming villages, miles of moorland and deep valleys, rushing rivers, dramatic rocky cliffs with sheltered coves making up the most spectacular coastline you could possibly imagine, and you have Lynton and Lynmouth. Because of the stunning setting of this area the Victorians called it "The Little Switzerland of England".
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The two villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are linked by a unique water-operated cliff railway which opened in April 1890 and is still one of the most remarkable in the world. Lynton, which stands high above, is a bustling village retaining a quaint mix of times present and times past.
From here it is an easy walk to the famed Valley of Rocks and the dramatic North Walk which provides a breathtaking path high above the ever-changing sea, with long vistas of headlands and plunging cliffs along the spectacular North Devon coast and wide views of the Welsh coast across the channel.
Down in Lynmouth, the thatched cottages and shops cluster around an enticing harbour of gently bobbing boats. There are pleasure trips and boats for hire, tennis courts and a putting green. There are leisurely walks along the East Lyn River to Watersmeet, set within a deep valley, where Hoaroak Water joins the main river.
Lynton and Lynmouth are the main centres for exploring the Exmoor National Park and its surrounds. This is an area of rushing streams, deep wooded combes and winding country lanes. Spectacular views are 'round every corner. This is the land of the red deer and Exmoor ponies, and the romantic and turbulent setting for Lorna Doone. Only a short drive away and you're in Tarka the Otter country.
There are abundant opportunities for both sea and river fishing and pony trekking. Photographers will have a field day and those interested in nature will be well rewarded - over 250 different species of birds have been recorded on Exmoor !
Sunbathing Swimming Sailing Surfing Angling Fishing
Lynton and Lynmouth are also ideal centres to explore the other delights of North Devon. Tucked away in the countryside are dozens of attractions and places to visit. Many National Trust properties are within easy reach, also farm parks, cider, honey and fish farms, bird gardens, nurseries and sheepskin and crystal factories.
Walking Cycling Pony Trekking Bird Watching Hiking
There are many things to do, there is something for everyone - the rider, boater, bowler, walker, pony-trekker, angler, picnicker, wildlife watcher, painter and photographer, surfer, swimmer and golfer, etc - or the motorist, who just enjoys exploring the quiet lanes of this most beautiful and unspoilt part of England. Information on these activities is readily available at the Ingleside Hotel and the local Tourist Information Centre situated near the end of the Hotel's private drive. There are many interesting places to see within easy reach of Lynton and Lynmouth:-
Valley of the Rocks
In addition, the towns of Barnstaple, Minehead, Bideford etc. are always worth a visit. Arlington Court Regency house with collections of model ships, shells, snuff boxes, etc. Also extensive grounds, heronry, nature trail and exhibitions of 19th century vehicles.
Chambercombe Manor Delightful old manor farmhouse. Interesting collection of furniture and herb garden.
Clovelly Long steep cobbled main street leading down to the harbour. Attractive cottages. Cars must be left in the car park above the village. Nearby Hobby Drive (toll) is a three-mile coastal drive through trees.
Doone Valley Drive or walk this area, rich with associations with R.D. Blackmore's Lorna Doone. Go to Malmsmead and walk the Doone Valley. Visit Oare Church where Lorna Doone was supposed to be married and then continue on to Robbers Bridge.
Dulverton Situated in wooded valley of the River Barle. Small sleepy town. Fishery nearby at Exebridge. Visit Tarr Steps, an ancient clapper bridge providing a causeway over the River Barle.
Dunkery Beacon Highest point on Exmoor with wide extensive views over several counties. Nearby Horner Woods and Luccombe, together with Allerford, Bossington and much more, provide an area of heather-clad heights, wooded valleys and hillsides and pretty villages. A visit to this area is a must during your stay.
Dunster A village worth exploring. Visit the priory church, yarn market, medieval dovecote, nunnery, gallox bridge, Grabbist Hill ('All things bright and beautiful' was composed here) and its splendid castle (National Trust).
Hartland Quay Built in the 15th century, breached by storms in the 19th century and never repaired. Dramatic coastal scenery and rock strata. Church of St. Nectan at Stoke dates from about 1350, spacious interior and fine wagon roofs. Molland Old church with white plastered walls, high box pews and three-decker pulpit. The London Inn with its hand-operated pump, open log fireplace and cages birds is worth a visit.
Porlock / Porlock Weir A bustling attractive village with pubs and shops. Porlock Weir is a small picturesque harbour amidst magnificent scenery and stunning coastline.
Selworth Thatched cottages around village green. White painted church, superb views, walks to Selworth Beacon.
Sports & Leisure Indoor facilities at Barnstaple's North Devon Leisure Centre offer squash, badminton, superb swimming pool, etc. Somerset World (Butlins) at Minehead is open to day visitors.
Minehead West Somerset railway - steam trains.
Ingleside Hotel - Lynton - Devon
Contact: Keith & Diana Gray Tel: 01598 752223 - Website: > (Click Here)