Holiday Cottages in Lynton, Lynmouth and Combe Martin
A seaside or a country holiday? Why not enjoy both in North Devon and Exmoor?

Prime Spot Cottages, self catering cottages in Exmoor

Self Catering Cottages in Combe Martin, Lynton and Lynmouth

Why Prime Spot?
It’s not miles to the beach - it’s yards!
It’s not miles to the eateries - it’s yards!
It’s not miles to get a bottle of milk - it’s yards!
But it’s also not miles to find solitude on spectacular walks - it’s yards!
Enjoy a meal or drink a stroll away - no drink drive worries.
You can leave the car and buy cream teas not parking fees!
Relax in your own home from home with no petty restrictions.

Things to do

Here are some ideas of things you could do while staying at any of the cottages.

Beaches Attractions
Gardens Walking
Cycling Surfing
Horse Riding Angling
Adventure Golf
Eating Out Tourist Information

Beaches back to top
Combe Martin provides a rocky cove which is perfect for rockpooling and is sandy at low tide. The beach at Lynmouth is predominantly rocky with a small area of sand and dogs are welcome all year round. There are several little beaches between Lynmouth and Combe Martin that are sandy at low tide. There are three excellent sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. Combe Martin Bay is increasingly popular for kayaking. Photo above is courtesy of 'Surfside Kayak Hire' (tel 01271 883220).

Attractions back to top
Ilfracombe Princess provides excellent boat trips along our impressive coastline from Ilfracombe harbour. There are also boat trips occassionally from Lynmouth harbour.

Trips to Lundy Island run from Ilfracombe harbour regularly in season.

There are theatres at Barnstaple and Ilfracombe with regular quality shows.

Exmoor Zoo is just a 15 minute drive from all cottages, near Bratton Fleming.

Watermouth Castle is a fun attraction for all ages near Combe Martin.

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park offers a day out with lots of fun things to do.

Barle Valley Safaris offer trips across Exmoor to see the red deer and Exmoor ponies.

For children there is The Milky Way near Clovelly has plenty to keep children happy for the whole day.

The Big Sheep is close to Bideford and will keep you and your children amused for hours, with sheep races, racing ducks and a massive play area for children.

At Borough Farm near Mortehoe there are displays by "Mist" the sheepdog, well known from T.V. and falconry.

Clovelly is an old fishing village clinging to the steep cliff, with cobbled streets, a picturesque harbour, souvenir shops and pubs. A step back in time.

Ilfracombe Aquarium is down on Ilfracombe Harbour and shows the life of a stream starting high on Exmoor along its journey to the sea and beyond.

Ilfracombe Beer Festival takes place each April or early May with a wide choice of local ales to sample.

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway is a narrow gauge railway with steam engines running along a picturesque line in Exmoor.

The West Somerset Railway is a preservation steam railway running from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard in Somerset.

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a unique water-powered line joining the two villages, saving a steep cliff walk.

There is also in Lynmouth a model railway and an exhibition of Lynmouth Flood Disaster in 1952.

Ilfracombe Victorian Week takes place each June and Ilfracombe returns to its Victorian roots. Come and join in the fun.

Gardens back to top
Marwood Hill Gardens are between Ilfracombe and Barnstaple and are delightful. They were created by Dr James Smart who developed them from about 1960 onwards to the joy they are now. You can purchase plants while visiting the gardens.

RHS Rosemoor is at Great Torrington and these gardens have matured into a wonderful display of different gardens within the whole complex. They include the original gardens created by Lady Anne Palmer and cover some 65 acres. There is a restaurant and plant sales so you can make a great day out here.

Walking back to top
Walkers are WelcomeThere are plenty of walk ideas in each cottage, or just follow your nose! You can find self guided walk routes from West Country Walks who run the walking festival. Many of these walks have been led during the festivals. North Devon and Exmoor provide some superb walking with the South West Coast Path being only a short distance from us.

Cycling back to top
The Sustrans cycle routes are close by, following the old railway from Ilfracombe to Barnstaple and then on along the Tarka Trail cycleway into mid Devon. You can find self guided cycle routes based on the Tarka Trail from West Country Walks. Or ask Martin about on-road routes. For mountain biking routes please ask Martin.

There is quality cycle hire at Barnstaple, Bideford and Great Torrington.

Surfing back to top
Woolacombe and Croyde are perfect centres for surfing with various surfing schools always providing lessons. The beach is patrolled by the Coastguard. Lynmouth is also popular when conditions are right.

Horse Riding back to top
Exmoor is perfect for horse riding. Two stables we can suggest are Outovercott Riding Stables, Lynton, 01598 753341 or Spirit of Exmoor, Ilkerton, Lynton, 01598 753318.

Angling back to top
There is a wide choice of fishing in this area. Salmon, Sea trout, Trout fishing in the local rivers, at fisheries and at sea. Full details can be obtained from Lynton TIC.

Adventure back to top
Do you like the thrills of rock climbing, abseiling, high ropes, coasteering, kart racing, quad biking, or the less hairy kite flying, mountain biking, kayaking or paintballing. Exmoor Adventures also provide a range of similar activities.

Golf back to top
The Ilfracombe Golf Club welcomes visitors to the club. Willingcott Valley Golf Course is near Woolacombe. Minehead Golf Course is by the beach between Minehead and Dunster.

Eating Out back to top
Devon has some excellent restaurants and pubs. Lynton, Lynmouth and Combe Martin and the surrounding villages are home to a wide choice of good food. There are Indian restaurants at Ilfracombe and Barnstaple. Barnstaple also has a Chinese restaurant.

Tourist Information back to top
For further information on anything in this area please contact the local tourist information centres.

Lynton: +44 (0)1598 752225
Email: info@lyntourism.co.uk

Combe Martin: +44 (0)1271 883319
Email: mail@visitcombemartin.co.uk

Ilfracombe: +44 (0)1271 863001
Email: info@visitilfracombe.co.uk