We arrived after a dreadful drive around 7:30 PM. Tito readily agreed to put something together for us to eat from what he had available in the kitchen and we had a fantastic meal in the bar. He is a fascinating educated man who took us on a tour of the garden which is set into the hillside and which he has restored with plants from all over. He and his wife have professional training in cooking; the first throw together meal was so wonderful we ordered dinner for the next night, and had another wonderful meal beginning with lobster obtained in the market that day. Breakfast was excellent.
We had room two, one of the better rooms, which faces the sea and the cliff to the right (on which the sun casts changing shadows and colors) has an alcove window, a small balcony and two windows that open for cross ventilation. The bed was great the bathroom modern, the decor rich if very "period". It's an old house-- there's no lift and you might need a space heater (provided) to warm up the room on a cold night. But you'll never forget your stay.
The house has to be seen to be believed--a real period piece and beautiful but no fawlty towers by a long shot. Grand staircase sprawling and well decorated public room, a patio facing the sea, a snug bar, many interesting collections to look at, and a glorious nineteenth century leaded glass portrait of Hewitt's wife at the top of the stairs.
The town of Lynton is charming, as is Lynmouth down below. The walks along the coastal paths are speactacular, the funicular ride is a hoot, and the surrounding countryside is gorgeous (go to Porlock Weir).Tito will advise you on everything you need to enjoy the area.
- Also Known As:
- Hewitts Hotel Lynton
- Hewitts Villa Spaldi Lynton, Exmoor National Park