Countisbury Lodge is in Lynmouth, on the beautiful North Devon coast.
It is on Tors Park, up Countisbury Hill, and overlooking Lynmouth and Lynton.
Lynton & Lynmouth
The twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are a magical place known as 'Little Switzerland' and 'the Walking Capital of Exmoor' as well as other monikers.
There is plenty to do outdoors plus great food and shopping and local attractions.
The villages and their setting are the main attraction. There are so many amazing places to see but the most well know is probably the Valley of the Rocks with it's massive rocky peaks, and famous feral goats, not forgetting the cricket ground and tearoom of course (in Summer).
A busy little place with lots going on, from the Regatta and Summer Markets to the Dark Skies Festival
See Visit Lynton and Lynmouth events section for more events.
And the Lynton and Lynmouth facebook page has even more.
Eating & Drinking
All of the pubs in the area do good food as well as plenty of options at the bar.
- The Rising Sun
- The Ancient Mariner
- The Rock Inn
- The Village Inn
- The Crown, Lynton
- The Queens, Lynton
- The Blue Ball, Countisbury
- The Cottage Inn (and Nartnapa Thai Restaurant)
- Charlie Fridays
- The Old Coach house, Abi's Cafe
- Exmoor Escape
- Pavilion Dining Room
- The Cliff Railway joins Lynton & Lynmouth
- Hole in 1 putting with a view (& icecream)
- Lynton Cinema
- Toy Museum
- Lyn & Exmoor Museum
- Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
- Exmoor Uncommon local art & crafts
- Lyn Valley Arts & Crafts
- Lyn Candles
- Ginger Nut homeware and gifts
- Lynmouth Soapery
- Lyn Valley Dog House and Nose to Tail for your 4-legged friend
This is a walking haven.
Local walks along the stunning coast or all over the East Lyn Valley including Watersmeet (made famous by Julia Bradbury and Kate Humble), over to Hollerday Hill and Valley of Rocks are just the starting point. There are miles of tracks directly from our door.
See Walkers are Welcome for more inspiration.
We have several very local horse riding centres where you can enjoy the pleasure of riding on Exmoor with views of the sea.
While the weather and water is warmer, taking a dunk in the sea or the pools of the Lyn River is a great way to refresh. Both Blacklands Beach and Lee Bay are good for swimming on the right tide and in calm seas. The town is planning to renovate its own sea pool and it has been known for a portable sauna to turn up in Lynmouth Harbour on occasion. Many other fantastic swimming spots can be found in North Devon including Ilfracombe's Tunnels Beaches just a drive away.
Cyclists are also catered for although it is very hilly so not for the faint-hearted.
Lyn Electric Bike Hire can supply rentals and ideas for local riding adventures.
Lynmouth's point break is not well known as a surf location except by locals, where it can be very popular in the right conditions (mainly during Winter).
The lower East Lyn river is a grade 4-5 kayaking location in the Winter when the water is flowing over boulders rather than around them.
There are beautiful drives out along tiny winding roads all over the coast and moors, visiting other lovely villages throughout Exmoor.