As well as being a wonderful location from which to explore the area, Lynmouth itself has much to offer including a number of traditional Inns, tea rooms, restaurants and gift shops. All of these are within easy walking distance of the cottage. Nearby, Lynton has a larger variety of shops including a small supermarket, chemist and Post Office.
Daisy Hill is located at: 15 Tors Road, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35 6ET.
Directions to Daisy Hill
There are three possible routes to Lynmouth:
From Bridgewater to Lynmouth
This is the A39 coastal route which takes you through Dunster, Minehead, Selworthy and Porlock. This part of the journey takes approximately 75 minutes but passes through beautiful countryside with lovely views over Exmoor and the Bristol Channel towards Wales. As one approaches Lynmouth from this direction the A39 brings you down the steep Countisbury Hill. Towards the foot of the hill, shortly after passing the entrance to 'The Tors Hotel' on the left and before you cross the bridge over the river, is Tors Road. Turn left into Tors Road and proceed with care as it is a narrow lane. Daisy Hill (No. 15) is about 300 yards up on the left hand side.
From Taunton to Lynmouth
This is a lovely route over the top of Exmoor which passes through Wheddons Cross, Simonsbath and Exford. This part of the journey will take approximately 75 minutes at a steady pace. From Taunton follow the signs for the A358 to Watchet and Minehead. Just after the Cedars Health Club on the right, turn left onto the B3224 and follow the signposts all the way to Wheddons Cross. At Wheddons Cross go straight over continuing on the B3224 to Dunkery Beacon & Exford. Pass through Exford, then Simonsbath and then pick up the B3223 to Lynton and Lynmouth. Eventually you will come to a 'T' junction at which you turn right, signposted A39 to Lynmouth and Porlock. As you enter the village you will come to another 'T' junction with'?The Shelleys Hotel' on your left. Turn right, cross the bridge over the East Lyn River and turn immediately right again into Tors Road. Proceed along Tors Road with care as it is a narrow lane. Daisy Hill (No. 15) is about 300 yards up on the left hand side.
From Tiverton (or Junction 27 on the M5)
This route avoids most of the windy roads and takes approximately 60 minutes. Follow the A361 towards South Molton and Barnstaple. After approximately half an hour turn right, off the A361, onto the A399 towards Lynton, Lynmouth and Ilfracombe. At Blackmore Gate (with the Station Inn on your left hand side) turn right onto the A39 and follow signs to Lynton and Lynmouth. At Barbrook (with the only local petrol station on your right) filter off to the left and follow the signs for B3234 to Lynton. After a few hundred yards the road to Lynton takes a left. Follow the signs to Lynmouth. As you approach Lynmouth you will descend a steep hill and as you enter the village the road will take you over the East Lyn River. Once over the bridge turn immediately right into Tors Road. Proceed along Tors Road with care as it is a narrow lane. Daisy Hill (No. 15) is about 300 yards up on the left hand side.
The Surrounding Area
Lynmouth and the surrounding area is a walkers paradise. There are plentiful coastal and country walks of various grades in unsurpassable countryside. Walks can be accessed both from the front door of the cottage or within a short car or bus journey.
There are numerous beaches in the area too - some quiet and isolated and some offering superb surfing or fishing most of the year round with miles of golden sand. Close by, on the Devon and Cornwall Coastal Path, is the famous Valley of the Rocks with its Feral goats. This is also the location for the highest sea cliffs in Britain. A visit to Lundy Island or Clovelly can also be achieved in a day. The Doone Valley, made famous by R.D. Blackmore's novel 'Lorna Doone' is close at hand too.
Lynton sits on the hillside above Lynmouth and is accessed via road, footpath or by the famous Cliff Railway which is powered by water and was built around the same time as Myrtle Cottage.
The nearest large towns are Ilfracombe (15 miles) & Barnstaple (20 miles) along the coast to the west, and Minehead (20 miles) to the east across the county border into Somerset. Taunton is approximately 40 miles across Exmoor to the South East.
Things To Do
This corner of North Devon is bursting with interesting history and natural beauty. For guests staying at Daisy Hill there is a comprehensive information folder in the cottage. However, for those wanting to do a bit of planning in advance the Lynton and Lynmouth Tourist Information office is a useful place to start looking for such information as 'Things to do', 'Where to visit' and 'Where to eat'. The web site also has information about public transport in the area and gives information about any annual or special events to watch out for.
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