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“3 day mid-week break” 5 of 5 stars
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Lorna Doone House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Tors road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6ET, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 Lynmouth B&B and Inns
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
1 review
“3 day mid-week break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Very friendly and helpful, clean and tidy throughout, we had a comfortable room on the first floor overlooking the river. With just a matter of minutes to walk into the village and situated on a quiet cul-de-sac this is an ideal place to stay and explore the surrounding area or just stay local and walk the area. The evening meals are to be recomended, drinks are available, and at sensible prices, so with car parking on-site as well (not a lot of places have parking) this is the ideal place to stay to visit Lynmouth.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thanks for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our lovely evening meals. We hope we may see you again next year
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We have just returned from a long weekend in Lynmouth North Devon.
We stayed at the Lorna Doone House as usual.

The place is spotless, Lovely rooms, Wonderful food and a very warm
welcome!

It,s the only place to stay in Lynmouth.

Looking to staying next year,

Room Tip: The front rooms have the best veiw
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Thanks for another lovely review. It is always a pleasure to see you and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights in this lovely house in beautiful Lynmouth. Sharon and Neil are fantastic hosts, creating a lovely warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere - many thanks for the coffee on arrival on a cold, wet Sunday afternoon. We had a room at the front of the hotel with a great view of the East Lyn river and the valley (the sound of the river made for a really relaxing feel) - the whole room was very clean, tidy and comfortable with loads of storage space for all bits and pieces and the bathroom was very spacious with a brilliant power shower to refresh after a day's walking.

Breakfast was excellent, well served, always plenty of choice and more than enough to set you up for the day. We also took dinner on one evening and this again was faultless - plenty of choice and plenty of food!

We have stayed in many B&B's and would say that in this price range, Lorna Doone house ranks as good as any and better than many. In addition to being ideal for Lynmouth itself (and Lynton) it is a very good base for the surrounding coast and countryside. We would have no hesitation in recommending this B&B to others and would stay there again ourselves next time in North Devon.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front have great river views. Room 9 has a good king size bed.
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Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Thanks for your really great review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always lovely to meet new guests who enjoy their time with us. So pleased the magic of Lynmouth worked its charms on you!
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We only booked for one night unfortunately, as I was running the Doone race the next day. The facilities were great, powerful shower, plenty of tea and coffee, comfortable bed, and all in well decorated order.
We have stayed in lots of B&B's, and for the price this is easily the best we have come across.
Sharon and Neil were very kind and accommodating hosts, and due to this very fact we will definitely be booking a week in 2013 with them.

Room Tip: Our room had no view which we didn't mind, but the front rooms overlook the river.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves despite the weather! We do hope we have the pleasure of your company again next year .
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We booked this as a last minute holiday on our way back from Cornwall.
I had always wanted to go back to Doone Valley which I visited as a child.

The room and en suite were very well decorated and kept exceptionally clean. Breakfast was lovely and filling each morning, and there was great attention to detail.

Hubby and I were not to organised re the route to Doone Valley. We asked Sharon about any suggested walks around the Valley and offered to have a look on the internet for us. In the morning we she had provided us with three alternative routes printed out. Going back round Doone valley was fantastic and the welcoming attitude at Lorna Doone House where nothing was too much trouble was great.

We had Dinner at Lorna Doone House for a couple of nights and it was really good no complaints.

We would definitely recommend staying here to anyone and are planning to come back next year.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your short break. We look forward to seeing you again next year
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed at the Lorna Doone for 5 nights, Sharon and Neil were fantastic hosts with a welcoming pot of tea after our long trip. The room and en suite were very well decorated and kept exceptionally clean. Breakfast was lovely and filling each morning. Lynmouth is a very cute village with great surrounding areas for both walking and driving around. Neil and Sharon were very helpful in giving us directions and places of interest to visit. I would recommend the Lorna Doone to anyone wishing to stay in Lynmouth. If we ever decide to visit Lynmouth again we would stop here.


It was also nice to see how well dogs were welcomed in both the Lorna Doone and Lynmouth. If we had a dog we would be more than happy staying here as we feel we would be made as welcome as everyone else.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
So glad you enjoyed your break with us. Lynmouth is a great base to explore. You must come again and find even more to see!
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Enjoyed 4 wonderful days in Lynmouth last week. We were looking for accommodation that would allow our small dog to join us so we could enjoy some of the fabulous walking in the area. Sharon & Neil not only welcomed him (and us!), but treated him as one of the family. He even had his own sausage specially cooked each morning for breakfast! And on the subject of breakfast, it was delicious. Neil is not a cook, but a chef & everything was beautifully presented. The hotel's location is perfect for either a short walk to the town or as a starting/end point for some serious walking up stream or onto the coastal path. We will definitely be back to lovely Lynmouth and the Lorna Doone.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Thankis for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You are right this area is perfect for walking - hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again
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Address: Tors road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6ET, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Lynmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lorna Doone House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer a friendly service in a great location. Guests can enjoy a four course evening meal as well as a great breakfast. We are licensed so you can enjoy a drink whilst watching the sun go down. ... more   less 
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Lorna Doone House Lynmouth, Devon

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