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Tregonwell - The Old Sea-Captain's House

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Tregonwell - The Old Sea-Captain's House, 1 Tors Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park, Devon, England EX35 6ET

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Riverside, romantic former sea captain's house. Snuggled amidst waterfalls cascades, wooded valleys, soaring cliff tops, lonely beaches, crashing waves. Enchanting Olde Worlde smugglers village, England's Switzerland!


Tregonwell, originally built for a sea captain is an elegant Award Winning Victorian stone built house at the mouth of the East and West Lyn rivers, one of the best positions in Lynmouth. Snuggled amidst deep oak wooded valleys with sparkling waterfalls and cascades, it is surrounded by truly dramatic scenery.

The village where Exmoor meets the sea. Tregonwell is a mere two minute level walk to the select shops of our olde-world smugglers village with enchanted harbour. A wide range of inns and restaurants cater for all tastes and pockets.

Tregonwell hosts a beautiful tea garden, a real sun trap in which to sit and enjoy a famous Devonshire Cream Tea. Marvel at the magnificent scenery and pretty flowers while watching the world go by with the sounds of the river’s babbling in the background. Go on, treat yourself to our mouth-watering freshly baked scones with jam and lashings of farmhouse clotted cream – mmmmm, wickedly delicious!

Open all year except Christmas, Tregonwell offers lavishly decorated standard and en-suite rooms, all centrally heated with tea and coffee making facilities. Children are very welcome and a cot is available. Home cooked evening meals are provided on request.

Tregonwell is a paradise for nature lovers and walkers. The poets Shelly, Wordsworth and Coleridge visited the area and wrote lovingly of our village many times. The classic novel ‘Lorna Doone’, by R.D Blackmore, was penned and set here.
Beckoning you are the glorious silver and green canopied walks to Watersmeet, the Valley of Rocks, the Doone Valley, Woody Bay and Brendon. Tregonwell is an ideal base for more adventurous tours of Exmoor, visit Dunster Castle, Porlock, Selworthy, Horner Woods and ancient Tarr Steps, overall a stunning landscape. A short trip on the steepest railway in the world takes you soaring 500 feet to our twin village of Lynton, commanding spectacular views of our Heritage Coast, the highest sea cliffs in England. Gaze across the Bristol Channel to Wales, where a string of glistening lights appear in the evenings.

No stay at Tregonwell is complete without a boat trip along our rugged coastline. Perched above the crashing waves are nesting colonies of screeching gulls, razorbills and guillemots. A must is a visit to the mysterious Lundy Island, once pirates’ kingdom witnessing many a dastardly deed.

After a Tregonwell full English breakfast it’s the start of another wonderful day. With one of our packed lunches take the whole day to explore the quite lanes with a rich tapestry of country life unfolding before you. A fine young stag tastes the early morning air, blacksmiths shoeing horses for the local riders, sheep being herded in the fields by alert sheep dogs, herds of wild Exmoor ponies and cheviot feral goats on the horizon against an awe-inspiring sunset. An evening beside the log fire in our drawing room for those cooler seasons rounds off a perfect day.

B&B from £28 to £35 Single,
£56 to £80 Double.


Discover Travel & Tour 4 Flags Classification (4 Star Equivalent)
Englands B&B Of The Year Award 2004 (Discover Britain)




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