Historical B and B
Ideal base for walkers
Well behaved dogs are welcome
B & B from £45-£50 pppn
Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Lynmouth, Devon
PLACES TO VISIT
A lovely short break
‘We had a lovely weekend break at Hillside , such a friendly welcoming B & B especially the welcome given to our Collie Skye. Our room was so comfortable, Denise and Geoff fabulous hosts , a great breakfast including a sausage for Skye ! It’s situated perfectly for exploring north devon which we found very dog friendly. We will certainly book again.
‘This B & B is in a great location just barely 5 minutes walk from the harbour. As someone who sleeps badly when travelling, this time was very different. I can report that room 4 has a blissful bed! Good breakfast and welcoming hosts.’
‘Had 2 nights at Hillside House with my daughters and 2 Labradors. Couldn’t of been made more welcome. Everything was clean and breakfast was great. We all really enjoyed ourselves and the b&b was reasonable – would go again. Bonus that the weather was good too!’
A nice homely feel and great breakfast, everything was spotlessly clean.
Devon Bed and Breakfast in Lynmouth
Hillside House is a beautiful building dating from the 1790s, though parts of it are much older. According to local tradition it was once a dairy, and the oldest part of the house may date from as early as the 1400s. It is listed Grade II as a building of historical interest. The building has been used as a bed and breakfast since the 1940s.
Like many old buildings it has settled a bit and you will fail to find any walls or floors which are straight or corners which as perfectly square. For many of our guests this is part of its charm. The décor sympathetically combines many original features with period furniture.
Hillside was home to Thomas Geen, a mason and sea merchant from 1833 to 1863. He led a revolt against harbour tolls imposed by the Lord of the Manor. His son, Charles was born here in 1840. Charles was the founder of the Electric Light Company in1890, the first of its kind in the world to store electricity successfully.
Theodore Charbonnier and his family lived here from 1899-1920. He was an artist and also headmaster of the Barnstaple School of Art during its most successful period.
Situated overlooking the East Lyn river, our guest house is ideally suited both to the needs if walkers or those of a less strenuous disposition. We are a mere 400 yards from the South West coast path. It is a perfect position to explore the coastal, riverside and woodland scenery, rugged cliffs, secluded bays, Exmoor moorland and the Doone Valley to name just a few.
A gentle stroll along the river to Watersmeet is a must when visiting Lynmouth. Walk through the village with its enchanting harbour, interesting shops and a good and varied choice of eating establishments.
Take a boat trip along the coastline or ride on the famous water-powered cliff railway to Lynton. Follow the coast path to the Valley of Rocks.
Lynmouth had many famous visitors including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey and Shelley (who honeymooned here in 1812). They were inspired by the area, and the beauty and serenity they found and can still be found today in this unspoilt and magical corner of England.
Check in time is between 4pm-9pm. Check out is 10.15am.
- Valley of the Rocks
- 21 Mile Drive
- Heddon Valley
- India Cruise Packages
- Watersmeet House
- Lynton Cinema
- Doone Valley
- Watersmeet Trail
- Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
- National Park Centre Lynmouth Pavilion