North Devon is the perfect place for a romantic coastal break.
If you are looking for a romantic break or getaway in North Devon, Highcliffe House is the perfect place. Our luxury Bed & Breakfast is perfect for a romantic Valentine's getaway. Exclusively for adults the house has six romantic rooms with feature beds and stunning sea views. And, if it's a really special occasion you can pre-order champagne, chocolates or flowers for your room. Each morning enjoy a delicious home-cooked breakfast whilst absorbing the panoramic sea views of the Exmoor coast.
Exmoor has a landscape uncommon to most national parks. The park offers a diverse collection of sea cliffs, wooded valleys, waterfalls and big open spaces. Highcliffe House is the perfect choice for special occasions.
The romantic poets Shelley, Wordsworth and Coleridge were frequent visitors to Lynton & Lynmouth. The Doone Valley is a favourite local walk for those wishing to escape to a romantic setting along the river.
Anniversaries to celebrate a special milestone in your lives
Valentines break for just the two of you
Honeymoon to getaway and relax after the big day
Proposing to the one you love
Romance at the Movies
Lynton even has its own cinema, which is the perfect place to enjoy the latest blockbuster complete with popcorn and candy. The cinema is a 5-10 minute walk from Highcliffe House and on the doorstep of the local cafés and restaurants. Check out the Lynton Cinema here.
Lynton & Lynmouth are the walking capital of the Exmoor National Park, and when you arrive it's easy to see why. There are miles and miles of walks and trails, many of them starting at Highcliffe's front door. Two of our favourite walks are the Valley of Rocks and Watersmeet.
The walk to the Valley of Rocks takes you on a section of the South West Coastal Path and it's breathtaking. This is a precipitous cliff walk with spectacular sea views, ragged cliffs and crashing waves. It's one of the best places to enjoy a very romantic stroll to watch one of Exmoor's incredible sunsets. Take a bottle of bubbles, a rug and stretch out to watch the day fade into darkness as star after star dots the night sky. Exmoor is a Dark Sky Reserve which means there is very little light pollution - it's magical.
The walk to Watersmeet is probably as romantic as it gets. This is the most wonderful valley walk along the East Lyn River to the picturesque water haven of Watersmeet. The East Lyn River is icy cold and torrential with one cascade after another, with rock pools and bijou waterfalls. Walk past some of Lynmouth's long lost heritage washed away by the great flood of 1952 to Watersmeet House. The National Trust owned property is like a magical fairytale cottage serving delicious snacks and drinks, in beautiful riverside gardens. It's really special - no wonder it's one of Julia Bradbury's favourite UK walks.
A romantic dinner for two
There are some exceptionally good places to eat in Lynton & Lynmouth and the surrounding area. Enjoy a light and breezy meal at the Vanilla Pod, Mediterranean-style food with a Middle Eastern twist. Love tapas? Head to the Oak Room for some deliciously authentic Spanish classics with an excellent selection of wine. How about really setting your taste buds alight? Try one of Nartnapa’s Thai meals at the Cottage Inn, they’re the best you’ll eat outside of Thailand.
Or if you’re looking for something a little more local and down-to-earth. Tuck into a hearty home-cooked meal at the Fox & Goose, or a gourmet dish at 7 The Bistro - real crowd pleasers. If you really want to splash out, try the Rising Sun or one of the more fancier Mitchelin-star restaurants like Micheal Caines ‘The Coach House’. Whatever your palate or budget, there’s something special everyone.