Accommodation on the South West Coast Path

North Walk House was originally built in 1856 on the edge of Lynton.  It is situated in a simply stunning cliff-side location, right on the South West Coast Path with incredible views of both Exmoor and the sea, looking across to South Wales. The House stands in its own grounds of 1.5 acres offering a steep wooded hillside to explore, some 400 feet above the village of Lynmouth.The bedrooms all have sea views and are furnished to a high standard with comfortable, king sized, double beds, made up with Egyptian cotton linen to ensure a good night’s sleep. Original wood floors with attractive rugs create a relaxed atmosphere. All have ensuite bathrooms decorated with hand-made tiles.North Walk is a quiet no-through road, used by walkers, and only interrupted by sounds of the sea. When you step out of the house, you find yourself on the coast path a short walk from Lynton.  Dogs are welcome by agreement although it is only in some of the rooms that we take dogs as we keep some rooms suitable for guests who have allergies.Our ethos is to provide a warm and welcoming environment so that our guests experience a relaxed and uncomplicated stay, taken in comfort with that unique blend of feeling at home combined with attentive but unobtrusive service.We aim to be environmentally friendly, which is particularly reflected in the food we offer to our guests.  We use organic, locally sourced ingredients.  Dinner is available to guests on request. The aim is to provide a seasonal menu with a quality taste, well prepared and carefully cooked on the Aga. Sit around the large refectory style dining table, with sea views, and a log-burning stove in winter. To compliment the food we are licensed, allowing us to serve drinks and wine from our carefully selected wine list. Relax and enjoy the experience, candlelight and a little gentle music.

Although Boswinger is now connected with free WIFI in communal areas, the hostel still retains its particular charm as one of the most remote hostels in Cornwall: a perfect place to retreat to and surrender to the outdoors.With miles of beautiful coastline and tucked away beaches on the doorstep, this hostel provides an ideal base for walkers, nature-lovers, paddle-boarders, kayakers, sunbathers and cyclists.If you’re planning a visit to the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan, or would like to admire the floral delights of Caerhays Castle – famed for camelias, magnolias and rhododendrons, then Boswinger is the place to be – these attractions are just minutes away. For those hoping to explore the un-spoilt treasures of the Roseland Peninsula, our staff will help you build the perfect itinerary, cherry picking the most atmospheric spots.The opportunities are endless, from the hypnotic fishing-village sleepiness of Portloe, to the fairytale enchanted-ness of Veryan, with its idyllic thatched roundhouses and classic country pub. Travelling just a little further down the road you will emerge in the famous sailing town of St Mawes, – a perfect jumping off point for a day trip to hip and funky Falmouth.FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

Martinhoe Cleave Cottages are located in the Heddon Valley, the “jewel” of Exmoor National Park, renowned for its unspoilt natural beauty. Walk out of your door into this beautiful valley, surrounded by ancient woodland, heather-covered moorland and spectacular views of the coastline, sea and moor. Experience one of Britain’s wild places from your doorstep. Witness the majesty of the stars at night in a designated international dark sky reserve.Chauffeur’s and Gardener’s Cottages each accommodate two people and Gamekeeper’s accommodates four. All cottages have central heating; Chauffeur’s and Gardener’s cottages also have wood burning stoves. There is a laundry room and all linen and towels are supplied. There is no mobile reception at the cottages but there is a payphone and free Wi-Fi is available. The area is very dog-friendly and you can bring your pets to stay with you. Short breaks available outside of our high season.The area has many beautiful walks. The South West Coast Path, with its breath-taking scenery, is a short stroll from the cottages. Paths follow alongside the Heddon River and take you to the rugged cove of Heddons Mouth. There are some challenging routes and climbs for cyclists. Award-winning golden sandy beaches, favoured by surfers and boarders, are within easy reach at Woolacombe and Croyde.The famous Hunters Inn and National Trust shop are located in the valley. The pretty coastal town of Lynton and Lynmouth, with its shops, galleries, cinema, restaurants and famous cliff railway, can be reached via the coastal path, or is a 10 minute drive. Combe Martin is also nearby, while the larger towns of Ilfracombe and Barnstaple are within a 40 minute drive. Other places of interest include Porlock to the east and Clovelly to the west.