We decided on seven nights in Devon and Cornwall with day hikes and other adventures. The first three were spent on the edge of Exmoor National Park at Sinai house. Setting is beautiful. We had a splendid view past the English flag and over part of Lynton to the cliffs and water beyond. Beds and furnishings were excellent, room was a nice size. We were on the top floor. Breakfast was full English and more...basically anything you wanted...served in a very nice breakfast room.
Nigel and Debbie were outstanding hosts. We arrived a little after 8 the first night. We had called ahead and Debbie offered to make dinner reservations so we would be sure and find something good. Lily May's Teashop and Restaurant was a perfect choice. On both days we took Debbie's suggestions for walks. They could not have been better...with a tearoom in the middle of each walk, set in each instance in an idyllic place...we stopped for lunch at both. I'm sure you could easily spend a week there and Debbie would come up with a splendid day, each day.
Sinai House has a trove of maps, books, memorabilia in the nice sitting room on the first floor, adjacent to the full bar that has a range of drinks made available on the honor system if Debbie and Nigel happen not to be immediately present.
Sinai House also has a nice place to sit outside with the view to the cliffs and the sea. It doesn't get much better than, after a vigorous day's walk to relax with a beautiful view with a draft or glass of wine, glancing at the book in your hand as you look down from time to time from the surrounding scenery.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in the 1860s, this beautiful Victorian gentlemen's residence is set high up above the lovely town of Lynton, in Exmoor. With views over the sea, on a clear day you can see the Welsh coast! Set in an acre of terraced gardens, you can sit outside for tea and cake or a cold drink from our licensed bar. Stay in and enjoy our wine and local ales! Have a bar snack or walk down the short path into the village to eat in one of the many eateries. We have our own car park. Choose from one of our 8 bedrooms, all with sea views. 2 Kings en-suite, 2 Doubles en-suite, 1 twin/SKing en-suite, 1 single ensuite and 2 single with private facilities. Our buffet breakfast is a fresh fruit salad, fresh croissants, yogurts, cereals some homemade goodies and juices, then you can choose from the extensive hot menu. There is so much to do in this beautiful area and a lot of history. We are just above the South West Coast Path. Look forward to welcoming you. AA 4 star Silver rating ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sinai Hotel Lynton
- Sinai House Lynton, Devon