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Watersmeet House

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Great place to stop for refreshments

Having seen this Cafe on the Julia Bradbury Walking Series we wanted to walk the route and made... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Trek to watersmeet

Today I hiked from lynmouth to watersmeet. It's about 2 mile trek along a river which is a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Where the lush valleys of Hoar Oak Water and the East Lyn river tumble together sits Watersmeet House, a 19th-century fishing lodge, now a National Trust shop, tea room and information point. Watersmeet House was built in 1832 as a fishing lodge by...more
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Watersmeet House Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6NT, England
+44 1598 752648
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All reviews scones national trust cream tea the river beautiful setting tea room car park fishing lodge cake rivers meet outside seating lovely walk long walk riverside walk tea garden lovely spot worth the effort
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Having seen this Cafe on the Julia Bradbury Walking Series we wanted to walk the route and made sure we stopped here for a cream tea. No obvious wifi here but toilets at rear. Seating seemed to be only outside but as it was a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank WidleyTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today I hiked from lynmouth to watersmeet. It's about 2 mile trek along a river which is a great view and picturesque. Watersmeet is a cafe and gift shop run by national trust, so you can get something to eat and drink and pop in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a walk up the river path from Lynmouth. The path was steep and uneven in places but worth the effort as the scenery was stunning. Took about an hour and a half to get there. The house and tea rooms were basic but...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank richardtB6328GE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watersmeet House is a hidden gem perfect for a rest while undertaking The Watersmeet Trail. Originally it was a fishing lodge. It is now owned & maintained by The National Trust & houses a lovely tea room, rest rooms & a National Trust gift shop....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

A beautiful place a fab greeting mid walk. Scones were lovely coffee even better setting stunning sat in the garden with a cheeky robin joining us.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rowanderson
Reviewed February 21, 2019

Lovely way to finish a walk from Lynmouth. You can walk by the river and you end up in this cute outdoor tea room overlooking the hills. Pure bliss! The waitress was very friendly, as they all are in Lynmouth!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Yann64
Reviewed February 17, 2019

A very long way to walk to discover that they don't take dogs. Otherwise a very nice cup of coffee and though we didn't eat the selection looked very appetising.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

What a lovely place to stop after your stroll around the beautiful water falls. Great cheese and onion pasty too!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Warwick-Woolie
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Exquisite setting and a welcome site after the stunning two-mile trek up the river from Lynmouth. But I struggle to understand why they don't serve simple, healthy food that everyone can eat. The young lady serving me didn't understand what 'vegan' was so couldn't tell...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank earthboy1977
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Come here to savor this clotted cream tea tradition -- even if not quite the English equivalent of the Japanese tea ceremony. The ritual consists of, after serving tea, slicing a scone into two discs, then generously layering each with a first strata of butter,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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April 20, 2019|
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Response from Susan L | Reviewed this property |
You can drive to the car park above, but I'd say the walk down would be too difficult for someone of 90 unless they are superfit for their age.
Robert B
September 18, 2018|
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Response from jeannettewilkinson | Reviewed this property |
No but loads of seating outside
May 26, 2018|
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Response from 945gary | Reviewed this property |
In the years I have been coming here I have never seen a bus or a bus stop. However if you don't have a car it's a short taxi ride away. alternatively you can walk by the River up to the house takes about 1 hour but... More