The Smithy

Lynton, Exmoor

  • 3 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £419 per week
  • £60 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Parking permit provided

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


The Smithy is an intriguing property with a rich history and abundance of charm in the heart of picturesque Lynton. This unique home has been considerately restored to create an eye-catching holiday retreat with many of the original features intact. The substantial open plan lounge, diner, kitchen has the exposed original oak beams and high vaulted ceiling as a reminder of the days of the old forge complemented by contemporary decor. An attractive fireplace with wood burner forms a focal point surrounded by comfy sofas and a roomy dining area sits alongside the well equipped kitchen. There is a minstrel's gallery at the top of the wide wooden stairs, where the iron used to be stored, which has been turned into a unique double bedroom. A second smaller double room and a single room can also be reached off the landing along with a family bathroom.

Historically, the forge was worked by Bill Prideaux, who was still providing a service at the age of 89, claiming to be the oldest blacksmith in the country. The village of Lynton is in an area known as England’s Little Switzerland. This Victorian village has a lovely selection of shops, tea-rooms and cafes and boasts The Lyn and Exmoor Museum, which is housed in St Vincent’s Cottage. It has some interesting exhibitions of Exmoor life, including information about the local lifeboat and the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway. Both Lynton and Lynmouth owe a great deal to Sir George Newnes, who in 1887 along with Thomas Hewitt, began to lay a 900 foot twin track up the steep gradient between the two villages. The unique water operated funicular cliff railway was opened in 1890 and, apart from needing new track in 1908, operates now as it always has. Head inland for the wonders of Exmoor National Park or west to the fascinating town of Ilfracombe


Ground floor:

Lounge/kitchen/diner: TV with Freeview, DVD, video and stereo. Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine


First floor:

Bedroom 1: Double bed

Bedroom 2: Four foot double bed

Bedroom 3: Single bed

Bathroom: Bath with shower over, toilet and washbasin


Pets: Two dogs welcome

Parking: Parking permit available on request for one car in car park 150 yards away please provide car registration at time of booking

Heating: Electric heating

Short breaks: Available all year round (but for specific dates only bookable within 2-8 weeks of the holiday start date)

Notes: Linen and towels are provided (please bring beach towels). Unlimited Wi-Fi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. High chair and travel cot are provided. A selection of CDs, DVDs, books and games. Toddler bed guard. Stairgate available. Baby bottle steriliser

Beach: 1 mile Pub: 0.1 miles


Considering the vaulted ceiling and age of the building, The Smithy was very clean. The kitchen and equipment, the bathroom, as well as the bed linen, was of a very high standard. The location was perfect for walking, amenities and visiting places of interest. We found the parking permit so very useful, allowing us to park in several car parks in Lynton, Lynmouth and Valley of the Rocks. We had a very pleasant break.

Mr Laurie G,