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Where to stay in North devon

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Where to stay in North devon


I am looking some advice on where to stay in North Devon / North Cornwall.

I am looking at going at the end of the month (July) for 2-3 nights with my wife. Ideally we would like to be staying in a small pretty town with good restaurants and boutique style accommodation.

I've not been to Devon since I was a child so my knowledge of the areas is pretty limited. I've been to Newquay on a few surf trips with friends but I dont think Newquay fits the bill for the kind of place we would like to go.

Last year we stayed in Burnhmam Market in Norfolk which was very busy but still a very pleasant experience. So any suggestions to similar places would be gratefully received.

Many thanks in advance

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1. Re: Where to stay in North devon

If you want a small village with a super beach have a look at Croyde. Not sure about lots of restaurants but worth a look.

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2. Re: Where to stay in North devon

try this official page link it'll surely help you finalise and its very informative too.


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3. Re: Where to stay in North devon

Try Lynmouth (the Rising Sun is good for food and I understand for accommodation) & it's "twin" village Lynton. They arelovely with stunnin coast and Exmoor on your doorstep. Croyde is more beachy by trade the Thatch pub is popular but not boutique-y really. Morthoe is a lovely village but again not boutique type places but does have three good food pubs and the wonderful Mortehoe Shellfish restaurant.

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4. Re: Where to stay in North devon

I'd second Lynmouth for beauty. There is a well rated boutique hotel (I'm not sure what they are but this advertises as just that) http://www.seawoodhotel.co.uk/ another was called boutique style http://www.highcliffehouse.co.uk/. Just search Lynton or Lynmouth boutique hotel to see the accommodation. Plenty of varied resturants and a little cinema with the lates films & other things to do

Known a little Switzerland it is beautiful with coast woodland and on Exmoor National Park + National Trust properties.

Croyde is a surfing village. Easily accessible if you feel the urge to surf is Woolacombe (Morteho & Croyde) about 3/4hr away.

But if you are looking at just 2-3 days this month you are in peak season so it would be wise to seriously think of booking asap.

Edited: 05 July 2013, 21:51
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5. Re: Where to stay in North devon

Chulmleigh. It won't get any other mentions on here, but that's its beauty - a lovely small town untouched by tourism. Stay at The Globe, drink at The Old Court House, meet the locals, step back in time.


I know you won't go there - but I do like to mention it on here once in a while !


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6. Re: Where to stay in North devon

As you mentioned 'North Cornwall' look at Bude., or Hartland or Welcombe Mouth (where Kirsty Thingy who does the crafty programme had her 'House in Devon''). Lovely, and very much overlooked.

Edited: 06 July 2013, 22:40
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