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Lorna Doone House
Ranked #5 of 15 Lynmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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2 reviews
“SPECIAL BREAK”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

A lovely break at a special location. Well looked after by the owners. Decent sized rooms with
great food and a warm welcome

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, 5 May 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our guest house. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope we may see you again
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Reviewed 15 April 2012 via mobile

We had a fantastic Easter weekend staying at Sharon and Neil's lovely guest house, it's a really friendly atmosphere in a beautiful location, the hosts were wonderful, Sharon attentive and full of advice about the local area which included recommending a visit to the local cinema at Lynton, which is tiny but a lovely little place to visit,(although Judy's still frightened to go near a window in the dark after watching "woman in black!!), and Neil's very filling breakfasts and tasty evening meals! The scenery around Lynton & Lynmouth is stunning so all in all we think this is a perfect place to stay in a perfect location, (Dave & Judy St.Austell)

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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Thank you both for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay and we are glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again in the future.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

An all-too-short stay booked at short notice in a favourite part of the world (previously stayed in a nearby cottage for walking holidays as a family). Travelling on my own on this occasion, I was delighted to have a comfortable double room at a competitive single rate which ticked all the boxes for me in terms of practicality and setting. Sharon was friendly, helpful and welcoming from the start and I was made to feel very much at home. A number of thoughtful extra touches made this stay special beyond a standard B and B experience (provision of bath robes, toiletries, sewing kit in case of need, internet, homely living room, access to the room during the day, provision of dinner if required). Breakfast was great and certainly set me up for a day's walking: some of my favourite walks begin from the door. I understand the evening meals are excellent, too. Very many thanks, I certainly hope to return.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, 11 March 2012
Thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having your company. We are glad you emjoyed your stay - Lynmouth really is a great location and we are pleased that you think we are good too.
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Arrival felt like we were visiting old friends. Sharon is so charming and disarming that you are instantly put at your ease. The room and the whole guest house are charming, spotlessly clean and our 7 year old just wanted to ignore Devon and stay there!
When the 7 year old wasnt well - both Sharon and Neil couldnt have been kinder or more considerate. What else to say great view, great breakfast and idylic location. Try the conundrums and games in the sitting room and the DVD collection.
This is our first trip to Lorna Doone House but we already consider this to be a regular from now on and look forward to our next visit.
We left again feeling like we just visited old friends and it doesnt get much better than that

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, 16 February 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves despite little one being poorly for part of the time. We look forward to seeing you again in the future
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

We read the reviews and so made the decision to stay at the Lorna Doone House. We arrived on a fairly grey afternoon but we're immediately welcomed and offered hot drinks. The room was lovely, warm and spotlessly clean and overlooked the river. We did not have a meal at the hotel as we only stayed the one night as we were due to be in Plymouth for the next evening, but reading the reviews will eat here next time.

There were excellent touches: complimentary bottled water, high end coffee and tea (not the usual tasteless type) and like another visitor Sharon offered us the ability to leave our car in the car-park even after we were checked-out as there were no immediate challenges for the space (although understandably I suspect that this may not be possible in the months when all the rooms are booked out). We did borrow one of the huge array of DVDs as we had been out walking all day, but quickly fell asleep to it due to the comfortable bed; we will definitely be back for another visit!!!

Room Tip: If you like the sound of the river, a room at the front of the house is wonderful.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, 27 November 2011
Thanks for your lovely review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in 2012. Many thanks.
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Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

Sharon is this place - or vice versa, not sure which. We arrived in teeming rain and had barely pulled up when she appeared to help us unload our baggage into the house. She then bombed backwards and forwards getting us fresh milk for our drinks tray and sorting out the heating in our room which initially declined to work for us before pointing us to the local eating places as we hadn't 'phoned early enough to arrange to eat in. As we were the only guests we were upgraded to an inevitably spotless, four-poster room overlooking the river so, like a previous contributor, fell asleep to the sound of running water. Breakfast was excellent and my wife, who suffers from a number of food intolerances, was well catered for. The rain having stopped by the morning, we wanted to look at Lynmouth so asked if we might leave our car for 1/2 hour while we walked into the village. "Leave it as long as you like" came the immediate answer. Very difficult to fault - so why try?

Room Tip: Worth trying to get a room overlooking the river.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, 19 November 2011
Thank you so much for your warm review. We are glad you managed to enjoy yourselves despite the appalling weather and that you liked your room.
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Westward Ho, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

There are not enough superlatives to describe our stay at Lorna Doone House. Sharon and Neil made us feel very special. The room we had was spotless, cosy, warm and comfortable with a river view. The en-suite was lovely - warm and roomy with soft towels. The food was amazing with a very substantial breakfast to set us up for the day's walking and a magnificent evening meal with a marvellous choice of dishes. We have tried various places in the area over many years and this is definitely the best.

Room Tip: River view rooms are lovely and the sound of the water very soothing
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, 18 November 2011
Thank you for your great review. It was great meeting you and we hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again in 2012
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Property: Lorna Doone House
Address: 4 Tors Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6ET, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Lynmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Lorna Doone House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer a friendly service in a great location. Guests can enjoy a four course evening meal as well as a great breakfast. We are licensed so you can enjoy a drink whilst watching the sun go down. ... more   less 
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