There are walks galore from Longmead House. Many of our guests don’t get in their cars between arriving and departing at the end of their stay with us! We can loan you OS maps of the area and are happy to suggest many different routes from our front door. The South West Coast Path, Tarka Trail and Two Moors Way all pass through and can form the basis of some spectacular circular day walks.
A spectacular rock-strewn dry valley inhabited by wild goats (as featured on BBC Countryfile) and Exmoor ponies. Fantastic for walks!
There are plenty of interesting shops, restaurants, cafes etc in Lynton and Lynmouth. There is also a bank, chemist, cottage hospital and tourist information centre. A petrol station can be found nearby in Barbrook (1 mile).
Lynton Sheepskin shop
Exmoor Flowers & Gifts
Gallery @ 500 Feet
Churchills outdoor shop
You can enjoy these activities on Exmoor
Stroll along the harbour-side and stop in one of the many cafes for a traditional Devon cream tea. See the Rhenish tower which was washed away in the flood of 1952 and subsequently rebuilt.
Cliff Railway is a masterpiece of Victorian ingenuity and a very interesting way to travel down the hill to Lynmouth harbour and back again.
Lynton has a small 68 seat cinema which shows current release films just a few minutes’ walk from Longmead House..
Watersmeet is a beautiful National Trust secluded valley with Victorian hunting lodge (now a tea room) waterfalls and riverside walks.
Real steam trains on this short stretch of track at Woody Bay Station. This narrow gauge track used to link Lynton with the town of Barnstaple in the last century.
babacombe Model Village on the english riviera is famous for its miniature landscaped gardens, leading it to be branded as one of Europe's Premier Model Villages and one of Torquay's most beautiful gardens.
The gardens cover nearly four acres and require on-going attention throughout the year by our team of professional gardeners. This ensures that they are kept in an immaculate condition and the scenes are kept to scale.
Whether a keen garden enthusiast or just a casual admirer the beautiful landscaping never fails to impress our visitors.
Hundreds of varieties of plants, shrubs and trees and many new ones planted each year mean that the gardens are ever-changing and offer a visual delight throughout the seasons. Colourful in the summer with pretty bedding plants and even during the winter months the abundance of conifers makes this a lovely green and lush visitor experience.