Things To Do

  • Valley of the Rocks
    Valley of the Rocks

The Hayloft is located in the twin villages of Lynton & Lynmouth in the heart of the National Park where Exmoor meets the sea. Whilst it is in the centre of the village it is just a few hundred yards from The Valley of Rocks, Hollerday Hill and the panoramic SW Coast Path with views over the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coastline. You can explore historic Lynton with its shops, bars and restaurants. From your accommodation it is only a 5 minute walk to the water-powered Cliff Railway which takes you down to the beautiful harbour of Lynmouth with its pretty streets and lovely tea rooms, pubs and restaurants and the beach with its rock pools at low tide.

The local area is criss-crossed with paths and trails for the walker, either along the spectacular rocky coastline or inland over the high moor or up the deep gorges cut by glacial melt waters into the soft sandstone thousands of years ago. Explore Glen Lyn Gorge with its hydro-electric scheme or follow the East Lyn River up its gorge to Watersmeet and enjoy a cream tea in the National Trust tea rooms there. Enjoy the rich wildlife and perhaps, in late summer catch a glimpse of the Atlantic salmon at the end of their long journey coming upriver to spawn.

The whole of the beautiful Exmoor National Park is on your doorstep available for exploration and you can plan your days out with information from the National Park Visitor Centre located on the esplanade in Lynmouth. Journey across the breathtaking high moorland and discover the picturesque villages nestled down in the river valleys that dissect the moor. Visit the NT properties of Dunster Castle, Knightshayes Court and Arlington , with the national carriage collection, all within a short drive on the fringes of the national park. Sea, game and coarse fishing are all available locally along with boat trips and guided safaris to spot the red deer. Or enjoy a round of golf at one of the many local courses.Buy oysters from the local beds in Porlock Bay.

The traditional seaside towns of Ilfracombe and Minehead are only a short drive away, and just round the coast towards Bideford Bay you will find the expansive sandy surfing beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde and the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows which stretch along Saunton beach all the way to Crow Point and the mouth of the Taw estuary. On the other side of the estuary the historic harbour towns of Bideford and Appledore are waiting to be explored along with the famous beach resort of Westward Ho.

There are numerous visitor attractions in N Devon for adults and children and full details on these can be obtained from the Tourist Information Center located just 100yards from your cottage in the Lynton town hall, to help you plan your trips. They will also have a diary of all the special events that are staged locally throughout the season, such as the Lyn Classic car weekend and Shakespeare performed al fresco in the valley of Rocks.

All of this within 45 minutes of The Hayloft in Lynton – there really is moor to sea!! Why not come and find out for yourself.