Welcome to Longmead House...


Lynton Bed & Breakfast accommodation at Longmead Guest House & Restaurant

Hello & welcome to our comfortable Exmoor Guest House in Lynton, North Devon.

Longmead Guest House is a beautiful old Victorian home with plenty of free parking, picturesque gardens and ensuite rooms.

We are ideally placed for access to the Valley of Rocks, the South West Coast Path and Lynmouth via the Cliff Railway, whilst Lynton’s cafes, pubs, shops and restaurants are just five minutes stroll away.

Please take a look at our website, we hope that you get in touch soon!  Lauren & Henry Tongue



Longmead House opens from early spring until late autumn.  Each season shows Exmoor in a different light - the spring flowers and autumn colours being especially popular, making the many walks from our front door truly spectacular.

Maps and guide books of Exmoor are available to borrow, and if you need to dry your boots after a long days walk then we can help there too. Our comfortable licensed guest lounge is an ideal place to relax in the evening.

We aim to make your stay at Longmead Guest House an enjoyable and memorable one.  We pride ourselves in old fashioned hospitality and encourage a friendly, relaxed and informal atmosphere.

  • Parking (Free on-site parking for all guests)
  • WI-FI is available free of charge
  • Maps and Guides available
  • Walks a-plenty from our front gate
  • Licensed guest lounge (with games and books to borrow)
  • Payphone
  • Toilet on ground floor
  • Garden with guest seating area
  • Good location - walking distance to shops, restaurants, bank etc


latest Review

"Hugely Enjoyabe Stay" We had a superb 2 night stopover at Longmead House on our return from a week in Cornwall. Lauren & Henry gave us a great welcome, and made us feel at home. The room was very comfortable with great facilities, and Impeccably clean. Breakfast was a revelation compared to your usual hotel fayre, a good choice is available too, for us the full english was the only way to go after tasting it on the first morning. The quality of the ingredients is clearly apparent an don't go missing the jam and marmalade, on the home made bread toast. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in North Devon now we've sampled the Longmead.
Stayed June 2016, travelled as a couple

"Superb Motorcycle Friendly Accommodation" This was a very off the cuff, hastily arranged few days away on the motorbike. I read no reviews and did not research the area. I simply booked it and the next morning jumped on the Harley and headed for Exmoor. Somebody was smiling on me, what a gem of a place. As soon as I walked through the door of Longmead House I knew I was going to have a fun time. I was immediately made to feel welcome by Lauren, nothing was too much trouble and you could tell that the greetings were indeed very genuine and from the heart. I used the word "fun" because both Lauren and Henry are actually fun people to be around. Always an issue on a motorcycle is safe, secure parking, no worries here. Off road with a good firm surface, gravel but not deep and I didn't need anything under the side stand on the Harley. I honestly found this property to be simply perfect as a base from which to explore the local region. Both on the bike and on foot. Breakfast - Yum! Henry is by profession a Chef & it shows! everything cooked fresh. Great choice as well. Would I stay here again, very definitely without question....
Stayed June 2016, travelled solo

"Longmead House is special because of the level of service" We spent 3 nights at this B&B and loved it! Our room # 8 had a super comfortable Super-King bed with lovely linens, the breakfasts were great and the owners Lauren & Henry go above and beyond to make sure you are very well looked after. In addition, the location is a 4 minute walk from one of the most spectacular sights you will see, the Valley of the Rocks - a must see, not to mention the various walking paths steps away with magnificent scenery.
Stayed June 2016, travelled with friends

"A lovely stay in a lovely corner of Exmoor." My friend and I stayed at Longmead House while on a cycling tour of Devon. Henry and Lauren were incredibly hospitable and helpful from the very start. We were given plenty of advice about the area and the breakfast was wonderful (they even had gluten-free bread for me to enjoy which was nice). All in all a lovely place. I will come back again!
Stayed May 2016, travelled with friends

"Longmead House third visit" Third visit to Longmead House in Lynton. Once again, the level of service from owners Lauren and Henry was faultless. We upgraded to a higher spec double room this time and were very pleased with the facilities. Breakfast was a delight; we definitely needed a long walk later to burn off the calories!
Stayed May 2016, travelled as a couple

Third visit to Longmead House - This was our third visit to Longmead House. Once again we enjoyed our stay. Henry & Lauren made us very welcome. The rooms were spotless and very comfortable. Henry's breakfast was great. All produce locally sourced. Longmead House is a great base for exploring. There are great walks wonderful scenery and lots of places to eat. We would highly recommend this B&B and look forward to our next visit.
Chris & John
Reviewed & stayed April 2016, travelled with friends

Fantastic stay, amazing hosts - We have just returned from a weekend with Lauren and Henry and have had a fantastic stay. As hosts they were spot on. I have Coeliac Disease and they were able to fully accommodate gluten free sausages and bread for breakfast. Lauren was also able to advise on local eateries where we could find gluten free food.

The room was spotless and has everything you would hope to find. The bed was big and comfy with lovely crisp linen.

It's hard to believe that Lauren and Henry have only been at Longmead House for a year. The professionalism they show cannot be surpassed. I would recommend Longmead House to anyone visiting North Devon. It is just on the edge of where the Valley of The Rocks meets the town so is perfectly situated for walks and visits to the various shops and restaurants etc. on offer.
Reviewed & stayed 15 March 2016

The welcome we received was the best that we have ever experienced in more than 30 years of travel. The owners Lauren and Henry went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Which was so appreciated by us, in a world where everything appears so much to be taken for granted. A big thumbs up for 'Longmead House'.

- There was absolutely nothing not to like.

Reviewed & Stayed March 2016

Advance Party Visit - “Two couples, forming the advance party for a 15 person visit later in the year, had a very warm welcome from Lauren and Henry, a delightful couple - who are entirely prepared to put themselves out to meet our requirements. All the rooms are clean, well presented and comfortable. Henry cooked an excellent breakfast and both he and Lauren gave us a warm and enthusiastic stay with much helpful advice.”

Reviewed & Stayed February 2016, travelled as a couple.

Fabulous Weekend - “Devizes, UK We had a great stay at Longmead House and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. The rooms are clean and very comfortable; the breakfast is one of the best we've had and the hosts are extremely welcoming. We did some wonderful walks and local trips around the area which Lauren and Henry were able to recommend. All in all, a fabulous weekend and we will definitely be back. ”





Why not cast a glance at the culinary delights that await you...


Our Rooms

View a selection of our excellent rooms, wide range of facilities and also view our current availability for each room type...


Arrival / Departure

Check in: 4pm - 7pm Check out: by 10.30am
Free Parking Available...