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Highcliffe House Sinai Hill, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6AR England
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Highcliffe House is a Luxury AA-rated 5-star Bed and Breakfast in Lynton, overlooking Lynmouth and across the Bristol Channel to Wales. This elegant Adults-Only Victorian residence offers panoramic views of Exmoor and the North Devon coastline. Highcliffe House recently featured by Harper's Bazaar as one of the region's most luxurious places to stay has also been selected by Tripadvisor for the Traveller's Choice Best of the Best Award 2022. and is AA Guest Accommodation of the Year, England 2022. This positions the property in the Top 1% of Bed and Breakfast's in the UK. Experience the peace and tranquillity of Exmoor National Park. Leisurely ramble through its leafy wooded valleys, timeless waterfalls, and extraordinary Coastline. Lynton and Lynmouth are both charming historic towns with some of Exmoor's finest shops and restaurants. On our doorstep, explore the Magical and Dramatic beauty of the Valley of Rocks or walk along the enchanting river to Watersmeet, one of Julia Bradbury's best walks. Hop on the famous Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway gliding majestically between both towns. Sit back and Relax in the drawing room at Highcliffe House over a nice cool Prosecco, Beer, or G&T in the Gin Bar. Later retire in one of the sumptuous bedroom suites and enjoy the silence of Exmoor. As a new day dawns, experience a locally sourced Award-winning Breakfast from the orangery conservatory with stunning Sea views.
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Adults only
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Tom wrote a review 7 Nov
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed here for one night at the end of October and had a really fantastic experience. The standard of service could not be faulted, the room was excellent, breakfast and cream tea was delicious (and filling!) and the location amazing with great views. Very highly recommended!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Amazing words . Thank you so much for staying. Regards, Robert and Richard
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oldagerambler wrote a review 6 Nov
Bath, United Kingdom52 contributions43 helpful votes
Definitely a 5* break with Richard and Robert giving absolute attention to detail to every aspect of our stay. The whole house was spotlessly clean, food was deserving of a Michelin star and our room extremely comfortable with breath taking views.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Robert Walshe, Owner at Highcliffe House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wow! Thank you so much. Hope you return to us again. Regards, Robert and Richard
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RoseinSurrey wrote a review 5 Nov
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
I have had the most amazing mini break again staying at High Cliffe House with Robert and Richard. As always the attention to detail is just amazing, breakfast was fabulous, fresh fruits, local products. The view across the bay is stunning. Robert and Richard are amazing hosts nothing is too much trouble. Thank you for my wonderful stay
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Rose, Thanks so much for staying with us and delighted you made the trip down from London. We look forward to your return . Regards, Robert and Richard
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Jennifer H wrote a review 4 Nov
Stayed at the beautiful Highcliffe House for 4 nights. We were treated like royalty and spoilt rotten. Receiving a hamper and tea and scones on arrival. The attention to detail and customer service was excellent. The room was immaculate, with a huge and very comfortable bed. We also had a balcony overlooking the sea, which was lovely to chill on in the mornings/evenings with a cup of tea. Breakfast was delicious. Take note of the extensive beautiful teacup collection. Thank you Robert & Richard for making our Honeymoon truly special.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
It’s so wonderful to welcome honeymooners to Highcliffe very often. Thank you for choosing to stay with us on such a special occasion. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Wishing you health and happiness for the future. Regards, Robert and Richard
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Laul_88 wrote a review 3 Nov
Berlin, Germany15 contributions12 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 2 night break and had a fantastic stay. It is certainly a 5 star guest house! Our room was beautiful, with the comfiest and largest bed I have ever slept in. The hosts, Robert and Richard, were so welcoming and friendly. The breakfasts were great with a fantastic choice and topped off with a great view. It is very well organised and with amazing attention detail. Thank you both so much for a great weekend!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking to time to share your recent experience with us here at Highcliffe House with Tripadvisor readers. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves on our service culture here and we appreciate your mentioning it. Regards, Robert and Richard
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Tourist23192412440 wrote a review 1 Nov
My friends and I stayed in Highcliffe House. What an experience. Beautiful rooms, stunning views, breakfast superb, location amazing. Hospitality second to none. It was great to have two towns to explore nearby. The valley of the rocks was definitely a highlight of my stay. Thank you Richard and Robert, you made my first time in Devon a wonderful, memorable experience. Teresa
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Robert Walshe, Owner at Highcliffe House
Responded 3 weeks ago
Teresa, How kind of you to say. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and experience Exmoor and North Devon. Regards, Robert and Richard
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Louise AW wrote a review 1 Nov
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Working in the hospitality industry and having the opportunity to travel a lot it can be hard not to be overly critical. We had the joy of visiting Highcliffe House for a weekend break and to say it was 5 star is an understatement! The house itself is spectacular overlooking breathtaking sea and mountains views. The bedrooms cater for every conceivable request, majestic bed, finest bed linen, tea/coffee making facility, Devine toiletries, robes etc not to mention binoculars! The breakfast was incredible and the service exceptional. Th team bend over backwards to make you feel special Absolutely everything was faultless. We will definitely be back! Can’t wait to explore more of Devine Devon.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Robert Walshe, Owner at Highcliffe House
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Louise, How wonderful to receive the stamp of approval from a hospitality professional like yourself. We are thrilled you enjoyed your short trip to North Devon. Your feedback and comments above are gratefully appreciated and we look forward to your return for longer in 2023. Have a great winter. Regards, Robert and Richard
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Karen wrote a review 1 Nov
A beautiful Victorian house on a hill with breath taking views, stunning décor throughout and spotlessly clean. The house exudes luxury and elegance and is perfectly located within walking distance to the Valley of the Rocks and Lynton centre with its fabulous restaurants, shops etc. We stayed in the Myrtleberry room for three nights which has a private balcony and great views of Lynton and the coast. The room is beautiful with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Robert and Richard are fantastic hosts and went over and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our stay. Great ambience, service and amenities and the breakfast is exceptional. We loved our stay. Five star and highly recommended. Karen P.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Robert Walshe, Owner at Highcliffe House
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Karen, how kind of you to say such wonderful things. We genuinely appreciate your efforts to make the trip over from Ireland. After the early stages of the pandemic it’s wonderful to welcome friends back from our nearest neighbour and across Europe. Regards, Robert and Richard
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Phil E wrote a review Oct 2022
Have just returned from a 3 night break at this fantastic 5 star guest house. It was a last minute booking but were accommodated by switching between two wonderfully luxurious rooms. The hosts, Robert and Richard, couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly. The attention to detail and thought that has gone into the bedrooms is outstanding and the breakfasts were delicious. Thank you for a great three days and we look forward to visiting again in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Phil and Diane, So lovely to meet you both and delighted we were able to arrange your stay at short notice. As regulars to the area we are thrilled you enjoyed Highcliffe so much and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Thank you for your gracious words. Regards, Robert and Richard
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Fonblanque wrote a review Oct 2022
Winchester, United Kingdom26 contributions4 helpful votes
What a wonderful find! This guest house is an absolute treasure. Hosts Richard and Robert extend a very warm welcome to those who cross the threshold of their beautiful home. No attention to detail is spared, the rooms are immaculate, the service impecable and as for the breakfast (locally sourced), words fail me. I will definitly be making a return visit. A charming fishing village on the doorstep and wonderful Exmoor offer plenty to explore. I did not get the chance to ride down the cliff on the funicular, which I gather is the oldest steam powered funicular in the world, perhaps next time.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Beautifully written and we are very grateful for your wonderful words. Thanks for staying and be assured of a warm welcome back anytime. Regards, Robert and Richard
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US$158 - US$194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandExmoor National ParkLynton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Highcliffe House
Which popular attractions are close to Highcliffe House?
Nearby attractions include Lynton Cinema (0.4 km), Watersmeet Trail (0.3 km), and 21 Mile Drive (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Highcliffe House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Highcliffe House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Highcliffe House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Highcliffe House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Highcliffe House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Bank, Lynmouth Bay Cafe, and Charlie Friday's.
Is Highcliffe House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Lynton.
Are there any historical sites close to Highcliffe House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parracombe (6.8 km) and St John the Baptist Church (0.5 km).
Does Highcliffe House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.