Coachman’s Quarters in Lynton is in one of North Devon’s most popular locations. This pretty town lies inside the Exmoor National Park and is within easy reach of North Devon’s award-winning beaches, the National Trust managed Heddon’s Mouth and the South West Coast Path.
Lynton is more commonly known alongside its sister village Lynmouth, which sits at the foot of the hillside where Lynton lies. Lynton and Lynmouth are linked via a steep road, a footpath and the well-known water-powered Cliff Railway. Together these two settings have a good range of shops, restaurants and cafes, such as Charlie Fridays, The Pavillion and The Rising Sun.
Just within walking distance of Coachman’s Quarters are some of North Devon’s most loved footpaths. The North Walk is famous for its sunsets and is easily accessed from the apartment, the footpath winds its way around the hillside towards Valley of the Rocks and features some of the best sea views. There is also the main South West Coast Path that guests can take from Lynton all the way along through the Valley of the Rocks up to Woody Bay and on to Heddon’s Mouth - be sure to stop off at the tea rooms located by Lee Bay beach or Mother Meldrums in the Valley of the Rocks. Another notable walk includes the riverside footpath from Lynmouth that leads to the National Trust managed Watersmeet.
If looking to explore further afield, Somerset is only a few minutes drive away and provides endless opportunities for exploring somewhere a little different. Attractions within Somerset that are well worth a visit are the Doone Valley made famous for its association with Lorna Doone, Porlock Weir with its pebble beach, and Dunkery Beacon, which is the highest point on Exmoor and therefore enjoys some of the best views. If preferring to stay in North Devon, the award-winning beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are less than a 30-minute drive, as is the Victorian harbour town of Ilfracombe.