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Lynmouth, near Lynton, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
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Cheswood is set in idyllic and tranquil grounds, overlooking the River Lyn, ideal for walkers, on the edge of Exmoor with unspoilt moors to stroll through.

Idyllic surroundings

Cheswood is an absolutely stunning detached holiday home set in idyllic and tranquil grounds, guests will feel very special and welcome while staying at the property. It is perfectly situated high above the valley over looking the River Lyn in a secluded and private location. The property itself is finished to a wonderful standard and set in ¼ acre of spectacular grounds. Perfectly placed on the edge of Exmoor National Park, Cheswood provides excellent accessibility for walkers and families alike to explore the breathtaking and unspoilt moors, which surely can only be fully appreciated by strolling through them. Enjoy walks on the moors, taking in the scenery or going out for the day on a journey to one of the many holiday attractions. A holiday home you will want to return to again and again. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

First floor: Dining area. Kitchen. Second floor: Living room. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Third floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathroom. Separate toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Two satellite TVs (basic package). DVD. CD. Microwave. Freezer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Payphone. Washer/dryer. Courtyard with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: The grounds have very steep areas. Steep and winding roads to the property. Drops in grounds.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Telephone Chargeable
    Telephone Chargeable
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/04/2018
    I came here for my hen weekend and had a brilliant time, friendly locals excellent places to eat and drink, and plenty to do, cheswood cottage was clean and tidy and beautifully located, very comfortable and homely, only downside was access driving into the cottage, very steep climb and very tight corners, would recommend reversing into the cottage driveway if you can turn your car around. All in all we had a lovely time and would definitely stay there again.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2018
    Location was dreadful even local taxis refused to take you up. Also information provided was ‘ample parking’ however when we got there the information book stated no more than 2 cars, we had 3. Great for people who love walking and have no joint issues. Cottage beautiful.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2018
    A cottage with lots of potential. A wonderful location, lovely and spacious with a lot of character. The balcony was gorgeous. We stayed in March so the prices were very good for the property in its current condition, but I would have been dissapointed if I was paying summer prices! The mattresses were very uncomfortable and the cottage just felt a bit grubby, I had to wash the banisters down as I was feed up with the sticky feel! Also it would be nice to have a few cleaning products and a broom!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2018
    Absolutely beautiful house with a magical feel to it, the views were beautiful no matter which window you looked out of and in the summer the balcony and porch would be fantastic to sit on. We went down as a group of 7 with 2 dogs and all fitted comfortably without feeling squashed. The whole house was light and spacious. A little bit cold but the extra heaters the owners left were a very thoughtful added extra.. The driveway up to the house was a little bit difficult but this was stated in the original information when booking. The weekend we chose was to visit was freezing cold but beautiful bright blue skies and some fantastic walks nearby. Most of the local amenities were closed in Lynmouth due to the time of year but we were visiting friends nearby so it didn't matter much to us. The local pubs were fantastic and allowed dogs which was great. Would definitely look at booking again if we were going down as a big group.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 15/12/2017
    The house is in a great location on the hillside overlooking the river Lyn, the approach Road is narrow but navigable with care. The house is well equipped, comfortable and adequately heated. Shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants are all close by in either Lynmouth or Lynton, great walks are available from the doorstep for all levels of ability. In summary it's a large house, well positioned, for all types of holiday needs.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 24/11/2017
    We loved the house, it was so well equipped and had everything we needed. The little touch of biscuits and dog treats were very appreciated. The drive up the house is a little tricky especially as the drive was very slippery when we went so our advise is to try to arrive in daylight as it's so much easier when you can see clearly. The location was fabulous apart from the drive and just a short walk down to the sea and local shops. It is quite a steep road down so not ideal for anyone who can't walk too far. The garden needs a little more work on the fencing to make it safe to leave your dog off lead exploring but we just made sure to only take our dog out on lead as he had plenty of exercise walking along the beach. All in all we thought it was a lovely location, the couple of things we've mentioned were not a big deal to us but worth mentioning as some people might struggle with them. It definitely offered value for money in a beautiful location.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Cheswood really delivered on tranquil location close to main areas of the delightful village of Lynmouth. The balcony offered protected seating that appeared almost within the canopy of a tremendous old pine tree with views of the river and buildings between branches. The accommodation is very comfortable and though requiring lots of stair work provides a great base to explore the wonderful local sites. Yes the cottage is accessed by steep driveway or alternative footpath, but this is made clear and so only the active need to stay. Hairpin bends on shared driveway are easily negotiated with a few turns and the turning point within Cheswood itself enabled me to turn a large estate car with a 6 point turn so visitors should not be put off by access issues. Leaving the property there is a footpath at the first hairpin bend downward which is easily missed but offers an alternate route to the bottom of Tors Rd. Definitely made a great choice choosing Cheswood for our stay!

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    House and surrounds in need of TLC. House very smelly of dogs I suppose to be expected but a professional deep clean needed. Owners must be aware as an abundance of oil infusers to disguise but not the answer. The hand rail at the top of the lower stairs could easily be extended making decent safer. All hand rails/paintwork sticky. House well equiped for self catering. Garden paths very uneven and a good sweep round/tidy needed. The garden area between the planters would benefit from garden table and chairs this being the only sunny spot.No sun reaches the balcony due to the very large trees. The access/drive we were aware of when booking. I would not rate this a 4 star and would feel happier if priced as a 3 star rating.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner. Thank you for review, we value customer’s feedback. We are sorry to hear of your disappointed following your stay at Cheswood cottage. We do accept pets in our property and is clearly stated in both the description and features before booking. Following your correspondence before your stay, advising of your party members dog allergies, we tried our utmost to ensure all evidence of pets was irradiated. However we did clearly state that we cannot guarantee this to be the case, as we do accept pets as the Cheswood cottage and the surrounding area is very pet friendly. We would like to reassure you that the cottage is thoroughly cleaned upon every guests departure to ensure a comfortable clean stay for the upcoming guests. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our cottage and wipe down hand rails and wood work regularly. The cottage is situated on national parks and the tree’s surrounding Cheswood are protected however the garden is regularly maintained. We do also have an outdoor picnic table as visible on the photographs. The grading is rated by visit England and therefore all criteria’s for a 4* have been met in order for Cheswood cottage to be awarded with this grading. We did try our utmost to assist your party members with dog allergies prior and during your stay

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2017
    Enjoyed a wonderful stay at Cheswood with the family. All the comforts of home and more.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2017
    Lovely house, good location although road up is difficult. Nice garden with lots of parking space. Kitchen and dining room nice size and we'll equipped.? Living room lovely - comfy sofa and had sky. One uncomfortable mattress in middle bedroom and difficulty closing door to bathroom. Balcony was lovely.

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