Just got back from a weekend my boyfriend booked for us here. It was a total surprise to arrive to such a pretty place. All I knew was I was being taken to North Devon for the weekend. On arrival it was dark but from our room 9 window on the ground floor I could see the sea very close up from both the bathroom window and the bedroom one which added to the sense of mystery. It felt like being in a lighthouse! Really special view. Even had a little garden outside the window.
The boyfriend had bought some roses and Champagne with him and they didn't mind at all and when we asked for some flute glasses they also bought an ice bucket on a stand with the napkin in the side to the room! and a vase for the roses! Nothing was too much trouble all the time we were there.
We ate in the restaurant that night and the meal was first class. We sat by the window looking at the boats bobbing up and down in the harbour.
In the morning we ate a full english breakfast that was not greasy at all, infact a bit of fried bread would have helped get the bit of a guilty feeling and would not have gone amiss. It was all piping hot. James served us both the evening before and for this breakfast and he was a charming young guy (looked and acted a bit like Jimmy Carr).
The first day we went on the cliff railway up to Lynmouth and it was lovely to look around so many little shops and have a cream tea. We did start to walk up to the valley of the rocks but I didn't like the way we went because it had a quite narrow (for my liking) tarmac path around the top and the drop was so close with me not liking heights I had to turn back but the boyfriend carried on and I made my way back down to Lynmouth stopping at times to absorb all that was happening in the beautiful scene here and there. From high up it looked like a model village. Lots happening.
I particularly loved the little white bridge over to the hotel and the hills/cliffs around the town. Someone told us the Swiss like it there, they call it Little Swtizerland. Good to watch the surfers too, like lots of little tadpoles in the sea. We were changed to an upstairs room the second night so we got to see another view towards The Manor House and up the Gordge. The rooms and shower rooms were very clean with plenty of tea and coffee supplies. When, not if I go again I would ask for a room with a bath, just because I prefer baths but it wouldn't be a deal breaker if one was not available... I would just love to visit it again at any time of year, the summer it may be very busy!.
Thankyou everyone at The Rock Hotel, we had a lovely time.
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