Welcome to Highcliffe House – Access Statement

Approach and External Areas:

Lynton is a beautiful area situated on the rugged coast of North Devon that offers certain challenges and limitations which might prove to be important when choosing a destination for your holiday or break.  The main driving roads are dual lanes but narrow, many local roads are narrow and often single lanes, which can be challenging for larger vehicles.  The general terrain around Lynton & Lynmouth is very hilly, including Lynton which is perched on a cliff with several steep slopes for walking.

Try taking a tour around Lynton from the Town Hall, using Google Street View.

Highcliffe House is situated in its own grounds and is approached from the centre of the Old Village approximately 200m up the 25% gradient Sinai Hill with passing places. 

Check out our location using Google Street View, mid-way along Sinai Hill.

The House is on the left hand side and opens out onto a relatively flat 60m drive with parking for six guests cars. At the end of the drive by the house there is a turning space.

This beautiful Victorian house was originally built as a family home and is not a purpose built hotel. The entrance is accessed via three stone steps with handrails, a turning slab, three more shallow steps with hand rail and finally two more steps into the house.

Assistance with your luggage is our pleasure.

Ground Floor Public Areas:

The ground floor public areas of the house are all on one level with a large lounge and a conservatory dining room. Due to the age and limitations of the building there are no downstairs bedrooms or lift to the first and second floors.

The first floor is accessed by a large Victorian staircase on three levels with two half landings and 19 steps to the first floor.


The first floor opens onto a large landing and has four letting bedrooms, Hollerday, Myrtleberry, Summerhouse and Countisbury; three have en-suite bathrooms with showers over the bath and Hollerday has a shower with a 25cm step into the cubicle.

The second floor is accessed from the first floor landing with a continuation of the main staircase with 17 steps and half landing up to a slightly smaller landing. There are two letting bedrooms on the second floor; The Cleaves has an en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath. Kipscombe has an ensuite shower room with a 25cm step up into the shower cubical.

Our six bedrooms vary in size but are generally well proportioned and are equipped with remote control flat screen TV with subtitles, hairdryer, clock radio and hospitality tray. Each room has a very sensitive smoke detector with loud audible claxons situated in each of the public areas.

It is our responsibility to ensure that all guests are aware of any emergency situation and will give clear instructions and assistance in the event of evacuation. Emergency lighting is fitted to all public areas and the staircase is lit at all times.