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“welcome break whilst walking”
Review of Watersmeet House

Watersmeet House
Ranked #4 of 7 things to do in Lynmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 the Reverend W.S.Halliday, the son of a rich businessman. The stone for the house was quarried at Watersmeet, above the East Lyn River. Sitting in a beautiful wooded river valley, Watersmeet and its surrounds are a fantastic place to walk, and enjoy the abundant wildlife and nature of this part of Exmoor. Please visit the National Trust Website for more information on opening times and the history and wildlife of Watersmeet and the surrounding countryside. Visit the "Things to Do" page to download a great walk to see the best the area has to offer.
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“welcome break whilst walking”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

very good value and much needed sit down. Lovely garden to sit in, and places indoors if weather poor.

Visited July 2014
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somersetengland
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142 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Picturesque”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Once a fishing lodge, now a NT cafe- a great place to refresh after
walking up from Lynmouth. Overlooking the river and surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Visited July 2014
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“a lovely cup of tea!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

lovely tea room great meals and set in a large garden,there was nothing to dislike and everything to like especially if it was sunny and warm

Visited July 2014
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We always visit Watersmeet when we are in Lynmouth. To us it is 'heaven on earth'. A special place of stunning beauty. A bit of a challenge to get to but well worth it.

Visited July 2014
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“oasis”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

You can take a car and just walk the last little bit but if you walk from Lynmouth for example as I did you will be delighted to find this little oasis for cream tea or light lunch. A wonderfully beautiful place hidden in the woods by the rivers

Visited July 2014
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