22 Two Little Ducks
Situated in the Exmoor National Park, this delightful 2 bedroom holiday lodge is located in a tranquil location at Lynbridge on the edge of the cascading West Lyn River. In brief the lodge comprises entrance hall with a door to the open plan living area, with fully fitted kitchen, integrated gas oven with LPG gas hob and fridge with worktops and matching breakfast bar with stools. The lounge area has dual aspect windows with a sunny aspect, two 2 seater sofas and a feature (non-working) fireplace.A TV with DVD player and Free Wi-Fi is available to all guests. From the hall there are also doors leading to 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, both with fitted wardrobes, bedside tables and reading lamps. The bathroom comprises of a 3 piece suite with a toilet, wash hand basin and bath with a shower over. Hot water and central heating is provided by gas boiler. Outside there is a decked area, ideal for outdoor dining and for spotting all the local wildlife. Red Deer can often be seen in the fields overlooking the site, many species of birds are easily spotted from this little gem of a lodge including Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, at least 5 species of Tits and various Finches including Siskins which breed locally. Grey and Pied Wagtails regularly frequent the picturesque wooded river valley alongside the lodge and the Dipper is a common sight bobbing up and down on stones in the shallows. Well behaved dogs are welcome to share your enjoyment of the lodge and many fantastic energising walks are here right on the door step, as well as dog-friendly pubs, but please be aware that all dogs must be kept on a lead within the Holiday Park site. Alongside the Holiday Park is the Cottage Inn Public House which is home to the Fat Belly Brewery (wonderful home-brewed Craft Ales) as well as Nartnapa Thai Kitchen Restaurant (authentic Thai/Asian cuisine – also available as Take away). You can be assured of a warm welcome from the friendly team and you may even be lucky enough to turn up when there is live music in the bar. At night when walking “home” you can hear Tawny and Little Owls in the valley and see other nocturnal creatures like bats and moths. Exmoor is a designated “Dark Sky Reserve” with its low light pollution creating great conditions for star-gazing Both Lynton and Lynmouth are accessible on foot (via The Lyn Way, a 15 minute stroll right into Lynton from opposite the pub) or 5 minutes by car. Lynton offers a range of amenities including bank, supermarkets, medical centre and pharmacy, whilst Lynmouth offers the picturesque harbour with souvenir and seaside shops and both have a good range of public houses, cafes and restaurants. There is also the famous Cliff Railway which runs between the two towns. In addition to this, the scenic Valley of The Rocks is within easy walking distance where you can see the famous “wild” goats. Lynton Town Hall regularly hosts events including the annual Lynton Food Fest when local suppliers show off and give samples of their mouth-watering produce.There is also a Cinema alongside the Town Hall showing most of the latest box office hits. Lynmouth is home to the Exmoor National Park Information Office as well as the Museum and regularly hosts interactive activities for adults and children alike, as well as organising walks and visits to areas of historical and wildlife interest. You can also eat a delicious traditional Devon Cream Tea in the Museum’s Pavilion Café and Tea Room! The Lyn Valley is a central point for walkers. The South West Coast Path, Two Moors Way and The Coleridge Way all converge at Lynton/Lynmouth. There is a metal sculpture for the SWCP on the Sea Front at Lynmouth right opposite the Information Office and The Esplanade Fish Bar (some of the best fish ‘n’ chips in the West Country). The National Trust property at Watersmeet is also a must visit experience. When on Exmoor, no visit is complete without seeing the wild roaming Exmoor Ponies, they can regularly be found on Foreland past the top of the steep Countisbury Hill or on the rugged moorland over Brendon Hill. Other animals abound including many local Devon Red and a few Highland Cattle, plus numerous sheep, and of course Red Deer (several companies offer Deer and Wildlife Safaris). Over the top past Countisbury on the A39 lies Porlock and Porlock Weir, charming twin villages with many interesting cultural and natural history treasures to discover. You can vary the route by using the scenic toll road. For literary lovers the fictional Doone Valley is within easy reach. The Woody Bay Station is home to the steam trains of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway and a great day out is assured with a visit to Exmoor Zoo. Barnstaple town centre is within an hour’s driving distance as are the towns of Ilfracombe and Minehead, all with an excellent range of amenities including both local and national high street shops, banks and leisure facilities including cinemas, theatres and leisure centres. 22 “Two Little Ducks” is ideal for a short break or cosy holiday.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin. Bathroom with a bath and shower over, basin and WC. Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
Amenities for Rental
Gas central heating
Gas oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, kettle
TV with freeview, WIFI
Fuel and power and starter pack inc. in rent
Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
Part covered decking area with furniture
Off road parking for 1 car
Two well behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 15 mins walk (5 mins drive) and pub next door to site
Note: Though tbis property is all ground floor, there are steps up into the property and therefore may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
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