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“Well run B&B in a very central location”
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Rockvale
Ranked #7 of 24 Lynton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Well run B&B in a very central location”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stopped in room 2 at Rockvale for a couple of nights in Sept 2013. The B&B was well run and we received good hospitality. The room was very clean and the beds high and very comfortable. Our bathroom was very nice but doesn't have a shower - we liked how it was decorated with lots of fish. From our balcony we had a nice view over the surrounding hills. The B&B is only 3 mins walk from the cliff railway which makes it ideal for exploring Lynton and Lynmouth,

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed at the Rockvale last week and really enjoyed it. Rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. You have a friendly welcome from Alwyn and Heather. The breakfast was delicious with a good range of hot and cold choices and the toast was a good quality despite what other reviews may say. The public areas were tasteful and spacious. It was excellent to find somewhere at reasonable cost that provided this level of service and welcomed my husband's guide dog without question. Would certainly recommend this accommodation.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Alwyn and Heather provide wonderful hospitality in their well-run hotel. It is extremely clean and pleasant and the meals are delicious. We were shown considerable kindness and thought which all helped to make our stay a very happy and relaxing time, and the cost was most reasonable.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

The Rockvale is a lovely place to stay. The rooms are clean and comfy, I slept very well every night. The breakfast choice varied, plentiful and very good. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners Alwyn and Heather especially when I needed to make the trip to A&E in Barnstable after a fall Heather drove me there and back. A round trip in a taxi would have cost £80. I would certainly recommend a stay here and consider the a stay here very good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Having read such glowing reviews I had no hesitation in booking myself and my wife into Rockvale b&b.
Good points are that the two ladies that own it are lovely, a friendly and prompt greeting upon arrival. It is very clean.
We paid £70 for one night, if I had paid £45/£50 I would have considered it appropriate.
We were in an attic room. Luckily I am only 5ft10", if you are 6ft, don't book this room! Gents would have difficulty using the loo without hitting their head.
No shower facilities in this room either. The breakfast we opted for was Haddock in poached egg, this was disappointing as it was swimming in milk, not the way I have had it in many other hotels. The bread for the toast seemed to be value bread, not home made or from a bakers and looking around the rather crowded breakfast room other options such as full English looked like value sausages etc, not nice one's from butchers the price should warrant. The breakfast slot is 45 mins 8.30-9.15 so not great if you want to get out early to explore.
The decor is like staying in an elderly aunt or grandparents house.
The view and position on the house are fantastic, but at hotel room prices it's not somewhere we would consider staying at again.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

This was a last minute trip to Lynton so phoned up Rockvale and managed to get the last room. The b&b is lovely, had a very warm welcome, first by the cat, which our 2 year old loved and then by the owner. Our family room was perfect, great size and just what we needed. The room had a lovely double bed and a single. We had taken our own travel cot so didn't use the smaller bed, but still felt roomy. Had our own shower room and loo also. The b&b is the perfect location. We have been to lynmouth lots of times but never to Lynton so we were very pleased with the location of the house. We where recommended by the owner a restaurant called the green house which was about a 3 minute walk away, the food was gorgeous and they were happy to have our daughter there, even though it was a Saturday evening.
The house is also located next to a little cinema, in what I think was a converted church, if we didn't have Elsie with us we would have gone for a film! We caught the tram down to the beach the next morning, again the tram was about a 4 minute walk away then headed into the craft centre on the way back (which is fantastic if your a craft lover) to the b&b where we were aloud to leave our car even though we had booked out. Would highly recommend and will go back if we ever fancy another trip to Lynton. Ps fantastic breakfast!!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Four friends stayed for four nights using this B&B as a base. First impressions were "comfy and clean". This was maintained throughout the stay and the breakfasts were great. Alwyn and Heather were very friendly and often shared a laugh. The rooms were clean, the beds comfy. Best nights sleep I'd had in a while. I guess the worst part was walking up the steepish drive after the pub but I need the exercise. If you are hunting a nice place to stay, you won't go wrong with the Rockvale. I only heard good words from the other guests. Book it!

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Property: Rockvale
Address: Hollerday Drive | Lee Road, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6HQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Lynton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rockvale 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rockvale, the ideal base for your Exmoor adventure. Situated in the picturesque village of Lynton, close to the North Devon coast and with easy access to the stunning countryside of the Exmoor National Park.We have seven bedrooms, a comfortable guest lounge and licenced bar, our breakfast menu offers the widest range in the area.There is free parking and excellent views. ... more   less 
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