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Watersmeet House

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A quaint little cafe providing a welcome break

Very pretty with outside seating and lots of beautiful birds often come to join you. Quite... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Catherine M
beautiful stop just off the main road

stunning place, fabulous waterfalls, quiet, full of bird life, and the real icing on the biscuit... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
sarah N
Dartford, United Kingdom
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Where the lush valleys of Hoar Oak Water and the East Lyn river tumble together sits Watersmeet House, a 19th-century fishing lodge, now a National Trust shop, tea room and information point. Watersmeet House was built in 1832 as a fishing lodge by...more
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Watersmeet House Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6NT, England
+44 1598 752648
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All reviews scones national trust cream tea the river beautiful setting tea room car park fishing lodge cake rivers meet lovely walk outside seating long walk riverside walk tea garden lovely spot sunny day
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Very pretty with outside seating and lots of beautiful birds often come to join you. Quite expensive, but then it is the only outlet there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 30 October 2018

stunning place, fabulous waterfalls, quiet, full of bird life, and the real icing on the biscuit? the tearooms...delicious home baked food...in the shop itself, very knowledgeable kind and informative lady in the National trust shop that is!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sarah N
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Great place to stop and have a cuppa, hidden n the woods. Beautiful surroundings. A little hidden gem.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Geoff H
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Perfect stop off after our long walk. With the most delicious slab of cake and a cup of tea, sat in the most idilic spot was heaven.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KatieK293
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The house is a welcome stop off after a walk which can be as short or as long as you have the energy for. Cups of tea and toilets are available to all after a stroll along one of Somersets most beautiful rivers. There is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank lawrencecc
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We went on a long hike from Countisbury Hill via Rockford and we were in need of refreshments by the time we got to Watersmeet. The tomato and fennel soup with crusty bread was very tasty followed by a big old scone with jam and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Willwood8
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Watersmeet house in Lynmouth is a good stopover when you are hiking in the Exmoor National Park. Service is swift . Location is very nice with a beautiful view on the waterfall while you are having your drink or a small meal. Value for money

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank on4ajt
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Set at the confluence of two rivers, with rapids and waterfalls, the Watersmeet cafe is a wonderful place to visit. In a woodland clearing only accessible on foot, it has a lovely peaceful garden, full of birds and amazing walks. Oh, and the tea and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 621simonf
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Lynton & Lynmouth is a lovely area, well worth a visit. After a long walk around Lynton and the Valley of Rocks we drove to Watersmeet rather than walk the 2miles each way from Lynmouth. We enjoyed a walk there along the river, up to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TrewinDorset
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Get there early in the morning before the rush, and this is a magical place for a walk along the river. Beautiful scenery and wonderful cake in the Cafe. Can’t wait to return next holiday.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank christopher g
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Robert B
18 September 2018|
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Response from MrsHdsw87 | Reviewed this property |
There’s a big outside area where there were dogs I’m sure but not inside I don’t think
26 May 2018|
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Response from 945gary | Reviewed this property |
In the years I have been coming here I have never seen a bus or a bus stop. However if you don't have a car it's a short taxi ride away. alternatively you can walk by the River up to the house takes about 1 hour but... More
3 January 2018|
Response from rod w | Reviewed this property |
Will do, it is a lovely setting