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
Lounge/kitchen/diner: TV with Freeview, DVD, video and stereo. Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
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
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
- Sleeps 4
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Friday changeover
- 1 Bathroom
- Bed linen provided
- 0.1 mile to a pub
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- 1 miles from the coast
- Open fire/woodburner
- Washing machine
We had a fantastic time,accommodation was perfect.Looking at booking the same property Easter and Christmas nxt year.Miss Lissa King - 5th November 2017
Great place! I would most definitely come back to this lovely cottage. Mrs A Juszkiewicz-Szuba - 15th May 2017
A very nice place to stay, would definitely stay there again. Mr Martin Crocker - 27th March 2017
Absolutely brilliant Mrs Marina Sessions - 17th February 2017
The Smithy was FAB. Would go again. Mr T Hagan - 13th February 2017
Has plenty of character and we enjoyed our stay.Mrs L Blair - 1st February 2017
A great fully equipped property in a lovely location.Mrs Monique Kraal - 3rd November 2015
Perfect for 4 people, great location .Mr R Macdonald - 20th October 2015
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