My wife booked this very last minute, to our favourite part of the UK. I have to admit to being concerned when I read some of the terrible reviews however we decided it was too late to change and we'd only be sleeping there anyway.
What a pleasant surprise to find a beautiful old house, with what might not be the latest fashion designers view but seemed perfectly in keeping to us. Comfortable bed, beautiful view of the river and very pleasantly welcomed by the owner. The pleasantness continued for the whole 3 days, despite us coming back very late on the first night and almost certainly waking them up.
They recommended the Risign Sun and the Village Inn to have a drink in and they were excellent recommendations, made some very good new friends.
The breakfast, on the day I got up in time, was very nice and the only slight negative would be the lack of constant hot water, that seemed to be aimed at being provided for the typical walkers timetable, not people used to a night life. But then we were in sleepy devon:)
So quite where all these negative reviews are coming from, we are frankly a little surprised, perhaps some of them should look at just how obnoxious and demanding they are before wondering why people respond in kind. And we saw plenty of behaviour from people who were very obnoxious from the tourists who seemed to think they owned Lynmouth rather than being lucky to have the pleasure of visiting such a beautiful part of the world.
Twice in the Rising Sun, people (OAPs both times) came and sat at our 2 person table, while were were eating, without even asking if it was OK, which it wasn't, to then proceed to talk loudly and pompously and try and join in our conversation. If they were in my B&B I'd be telling them where to go as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set against the mouth of the East Lyn River amidst the magnificent scenery that surrounds Lynmouth, the Captain’s House offers the discerning visitor an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful part of Exmoor and the North Devon coastline. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Captain's House Lynmouth, Devon