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Highcliffe House
Ranked #1 of 24 Lynton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Wonderfully relaxing and peaceful stays”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We first stayed here at the beginning of July for our wedding anniversary and loved it so much that we returned again in August for another two nights. Highcliffe House is just such a relaxing place to be. We stayed in the Myrtleberry and Cleaves rooms and both were lovely, the Myrtleberry had the edge because of the French doors onto the balcony.
The facilities and little extras from Karen and Mike, like the clotted cream scones on arrival, bottles of water and tea/coffee/biscuits in all the rooms, really does make a difference to your stay.
Breakfast was freshly prepared and always delicious. The fresh fruit and yoghurt plus the excellent selection of juices surpasses some of the finest hotels I've stayed in.
The views across the sea and hills and down to the town below are wonderful and we lost all sense of time whilst there. We are thinking of an excuse to go back again!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jason_Broughton, Owner at Highcliffe House, responded to this review, 16 May 2017
On behalf of the previous owners, Karen and Mike, thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review. North Devon really is amongst some of the most beautiful places - what other excuse is needed? We'd love to welcome you back to Highcliffe to experience the new features that've been added.
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Rayleigh
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

We have just stayed at Highcliffe House for a week. The house itself is beautiful and in a great position with superb views over Lynton and Lynmouth, the Bristol Channel and beyond. The rooms are a good size and beautifully furnished and decorated. We stayed in room Chiselcombe. The bed was big and very comfy with great quality bedding. I slept like a log. Breakfast choice is very good and plentiful and beautifully cooked. The breakfast room is a conservatory overlooking the Bristol Channel, superb. The two lounges are just as well furnished and decorated very stylishly again with great views. We had a fantastic stay at Highcliffe House and wouldnt hesitate to recommend it. You will find cheaper accomodation in Lynton but you do get what you pay for. I would certainly love to stay there again. The only thing I would mention is that Lynton is a beautiful old town but clearly not built with motor cars in mind. Highcliffe House has parking for several cars but access is via a very narrow steep road, can be tight to get in and out of. Didnt cause us any issues but may worry nervous drivers.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jason_Broughton, Owner at Highcliffe House, responded to this review, 16 May 2017
On behalf of the previous owners, Karen and Mike, thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review. Since your review, Highcliffe now has parking for 10 cars, which makes our guests stay even easier than before.
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Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

We booked Highcliffe House on a last minute decision to visit Devon and we couldn't have chosen anywhere better. When we stay away we normally go for hotels as opposed to B&B's however staying in such luxurious accommodation has certainly changed our mindset. We arrived mid afternoon on a Saturday and were immediately greeted by the 2 owners who showed us to our fantastically appointed room and subsequently served us complimentary cream tea outside. The views over Lynton and Lynmouth were stunning, probably the best in Lynton. The bedroom had a huge and beautifully crafted bed with all the amenities you'd expect. There is a lovely lounge area and an honesty bar for those wishing to have a drink, the weather unfortunately made sure we frequented the bars in the area rather than having a drink in the house. Breakfast the next morning was varied with a fresh fruit/cereal buffet. The cooked option had plenty to choose from and was cooked beautifully, complements to the chef!!

As you can tell by my review I couldn't recommend Highcliffe House and would definitely return if visiting the area.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jason_Broughton, Owner at Highcliffe House, responded to this review, 16 May 2017
On behalf of the previous owners, Karen and Mike, thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review and recommendation.
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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

We booked at the last minute having had some good news from husband's Consultant at hospital. So, as a means of small celebration, we decided to go away for a few days. We booked on line with no experience of the hotel or the area really. We felt we had fallen on our feet! Lovely house. Lovely room. Fantastic views. Weather a bit iffy for first day but didn't stop us enjoying the area. Some great walks. We loved Mike and Karen and, as dog lovers, we also got to have a cuddle with the family dog! We phoned after booking to say that I am a coeliac and have to live a gluten free life. No problem. Gluten free bread, gluten free cake, gluten free sausages for breakfast. That sort of service is very unusual in even the top hotels around the world. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. No hesitation in recommending Highcliffe House.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jason_Broughton, Owner at Highcliffe House, responded to this review, 16 May 2017
On behalf of the previous owners, Karen and Mike, thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review.
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Highcliffe House in Lynton, Exmoor National Park, Devon, England is one of the most divine B&B's we have ever had the pleasure of staying. Everything was perfection! The rooms are large and extremely well-appointed and decorated. Karen and Mike couldn't have been better hosts - in fact it felt like we were family. Breakfasts were so well prepared that we didn't want the meal to end. Mike is extremely knowledgeable about Devon and is more than willing to share his knowledge. Karen is warm and friendly and always willing to help out with suggestions. The views from the bedrooms are absolutely stunning. There are wonderful pubs for evening meals in the area. We cannot wait to return to Highcliffe House!

Room Tip: Myrtleberry and Summerhouse are the best rooms with the greatest views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jason_Broughton, Owner at Highcliffe House, responded to this review, 16 May 2017
On behalf of the previous owners, Karen and Mike, thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review. North Devon really is amongst some of the most beautiful places.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Booked at short notice, this B&B has fantastic views over the bay. Its up a steep hill from Lynton town centre.
Rooms were lovely, breakfast plentiful - you order the night before to avoid waste, but its cooked when you go down for breakfast. Views from the conservartory are stunning. Easy access for walking to Watersmeet - great place to visit.
Had complimentary afternoon tea on arrival, loved the scones, jam & cream!
There is a honesty bar in lounge - great touch. Lovely relaxing lounge area, and some seating outside for the sunny days.
Run by couple; Karen & Mike who were very welcoming, and gave advice on places to walk to.

Room Tip: Treat yourself to a sea view, well worth the extra!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jason_Broughton, Owner at Highcliffe House, responded to this review, 6 May 2017
Thanks for leaving this lovely review for Karen & Mike. Highcliffe House is under new ownership and there's been some great changes to the house. We've added a new garden terrace which overlooks Lynton and the beautiful Exmoor coastline.

We hope to see you again in Lynton one day - it is the most beautiful location for walking and exploring. And remember to book direct with us to ensure you're getting the best possible price for your stay.
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lakenheath, suffolk
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

We recently stayed in this very clean bed and breakfast hotel. We were met by Karen who was very welcoming and had stated to make ourselves at home, she gave us a key and I enquired
whether we could come and go as we pleased and asking if their was any restrictions. She answered no and also mentioned about the bar they have in their lounge area and that we could purchase drinks from them. No mention of the lounge area being locked and the lights being turned off a certain time. However on our first night here, we returned from a night out and chatted with other guests in the lounge area and a man appeared started turning off lights and
not introducing himself as Karen's husband. I had to assume this by his obvious actions to hurry
us of of the lounge. Not a good way to start the holiday, we found him abrupt at breakfast and impatiently waiting for us to finish. We felt rushed by him at all times and only on our last day was his manner acceptable. We won't be returning here as it was clear he hated doing his job.
What a shame for Karen, we think she should employ a person to replace Mike front of house
as his clearly does not have the right disposition for the job.

The cleaning staff however our thorough and very polite and very informative of the local area.
Karen is extremely good at cooking the breakfasts and really apart from Mike the whole stay would have been faultless.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jason_Broughton, Owner at Highcliffe House, responded to this review, 6 May 2017
Thanks for leaving this for Karen & Mike, the previous owners. Highcliffe House is under new ownership and there's been some great changes to the house. We can assure you that the guest areas of Highcliffe are now never locked, nor are the lights switched off. We want our guests to feel they can come and go as they please, like a home away from home.

Again, we would like to assure you that breakfast is an entirely new experience at Highcliffe. Our guests are encouraged to relax and enjoy our award winning breakfast whilst taking in the incredible views over Lynton and the Exmoor coastline.

We hope to see you again in Lynton one day - it is the most beautiful location for walking and exploring. And remember to book direct with us to ensure you're getting the best possible price for your stay.
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Property: Highcliffe House
Address: Sinai Hill, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6AR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Lynton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Highcliffe House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highclife House stands 600ft above Lynmouth Bay with panoramic views of the Exmoor and North Devon coastline. This romantic luxury guesthouse is exclusively for adults offering Bed & Breakfast in the Boutique style. Stay at this award winning B&B where you can experience the peace and tranquility of this unique National Park with its wooded valleys, waterfalls and dramatic coastline. ... more   less 
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