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8 Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EP England
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#1 of 4 hotels in Lynmouth
Stay where 19th-C English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley honeymooned during the Summer of 1812. Shelley's in Exmoor National Park is an award-winning hotel with commanding spectacular views across Lynmouth Bay. We have lovingly restored it to a very high standard throughout to create a warm, friendly and welcoming ambience. Under our personal supervision it has developed it's very own unique character, elegance and style that comes only from attention to detail.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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tutticutey wrote a review Apr 2017
London188 contributions133 helpful votes
Nice enough stay but room walls quite thin and could hear next door guests. Needs more sound proofing. Hosts were pleasant enough. Decor could do with an upgrade perhaps. Breakfast was ok too. Good location but view of road is not great. Would prefer to be closer to the sea. I knew this to be the case before booking though.
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
martinaga wrote a review Mar 2015
Farnham, United Kingdom4 contributions15 helpful votes
Very well done on the award, my husband and I returned last Autumn for a short break, hosts Jane & Richard work so hard to make guests welcome, they are always available, always on hand with advice on walks, places to eat and attractions to visit. Sea views, sunsets, perfect location, delicious breakfast. Thoroughly recommended - very well done again.
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Date of stay: September 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
a66root wrote a review Feb 2015
Bristol, United Kingdom10 contributions24 helpful votes
Well done Richard & Jane on your award. We stayed at Shelley's last Autumn for the third time in 4 or 5 years and as usual thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. As ever a friendly welcome awaits, they are always have time for their guests, just that little extra that you never get in managed and corporate hotels. Shelley's has a warm and friendly ambience with an informal atmosphere which makes it just ideal with its glorious sea views out over Lynmouth Bay for a short relaxing break, well done again...
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Date of stay: September 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Margaret H wrote a review Jan 2015
West Midlands, United Kingdom3 contributions12 helpful votes
Congratulations to Jane & Richard on winning a TripAdvisor award for another year. We stayed at Shelley's last summer and have off and on over the past 10 years. We've always thoroughly enjoyed the way Jane & Richard run Shelley's in a light, informal style and their generous hospitality. They're always round and about, always on hand to chat, to give advice, make suggestions and help in any which way they can. For us Lynmouth is the perfect location for a relaxing, get away from it all short break and makes an ideal base from which to explore Exmoor National Park. Jane & Richard richly deserve this TripAdvisor award, very well done again.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Bay Room is our favourite room
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Max W wrote a review Jan 2015
Lincoln, United Kingdom4 contributions12 helpful votes
'Shelleys ' - A timeless location and a very warm and friendly greeting. Rooms fantastic and very comfortable (home from home). A fantastic breakfast every day which really sets you up to walk the coast paths. Five star the best break you will have had in years.
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Date of stay: August 2014
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms facing right give stunning views over the Bristol Channel. Probaly one of the best...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shelley's
Which popular attractions are close to Shelley's?
Nearby attractions include Lynton Cinema (0.9 km), Watersmeet Trail (0.5 km), and 21 Mile Drive (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shelley's?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Shelley's?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Shelley's?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lynmouth Bay Cafe, Charlie Friday's, and The Oak Room.
Is Shelley's located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Lynmouth.
Are there any historical sites close to Shelley's?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parracombe (7.4 km) and St John the Baptist Church (0.3 km).
Is Shelley's accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.