Overview of Large Period House set in Ancient Woodland in Exmoor National Park near Lynmouth

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8 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, WiFi
TV, fireplace, video game console, DVD player
8 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, WiFi
8 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, WiFi

4.6/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationWatersmeet House5 min drive
    Popular LocationSillery Sands Beach7 min drive
    Popular LocationGlen Lyn Gorge11 min drive

Space details

8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 14
3229 sq ft
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 single bed
Bedroom 6
1 queen bed
Bedroom 7
2 single beds
Bedroom 8
1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
Bathroom 4
No shower or bath

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About this area


Located in Lynton, this holiday home is in a rural area and by the ocean. South West Coast Path Section 2 Trailhead and South West Coast Path Section 1 Trailhead are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Exmoor National Park and North Devon Coast. Travelling with kids? Consider Lynton and Lymouth Cliff Railway and Valley of the Rocks. Windsurfing and rafting offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Watersmeet House - 5 min drive
  • Sillery Sands Beach - 7 min drive
  • Blacklands Beach - 8 min drive
  • Glen Lyn Gorge - 11 min drive
  • Lynton and Lymouth Cliff Railway - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Barnstaple Station - 36 min drive


  • Watersmeet - 5 min drive
  • Lynmouth bay café - 8 min drive
  • The village inn - 8 min drive
  • The Ancient Mariner - 8 min drive
  • Riverside Restaurant - 8 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Large Period House set in Ancient Woodland in Exmoor National Park near Lynmouth

Family-friendly holiday home in Lynton
Oaklands is an impressive, 8-bedroom, traditional stone-built detached house sleeping 14 in comfort, situated between the open moor and the spectacular north Devon coast. Located outside the rural hamlet of Rockford with its award-winning local inn where meals can be enjoyed, Oaklands has magical views across the East Lyn River, which falls dramatically to the sea at the village resort of Lynmouth just 4 miles away. Set in 1.5 acres with moorland garden and woods, which make great exploring, and a cascading stream and disused waterwheel from its early Victorian past, Oaklands is surrounded by one of the few remaining areas of ancient oak woodlands in England and has abundant wildlife (designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest). We are presently accepting bookings for 6 people maximum up till Easter in line with government restrictions. The rental price has been reduced to reflect this and Oaklands now represents even better value for money.

Renovated to modern standards with contemporary furnishings throughout, but keeping its original character, Oaklands has a large living room with aspect over the river and oak-beamed snug with Inglenook fireplace. A large separate dining room with an Arthurian round table seating up to 14 overlooks the front of the property and the very spacious and well equipped modern kitchen also offers a smaller breakfast/dining area. The eight bedrooms, many with river and valley views, and four bathrooms are laid out over two upper floors. There is also a small study / games room which can be used as an area for the younger members of the party. Oaklands is large and roomy for one family, or provides flexible accommodation for family gatherings or groups of friends and is a wonderful rural retreat no matter what the time of the year. Parking for 4 to 5 cars. Secure barn for bike / kayak / surfboard storage. Table football, board games and Wii games console available. Pets are welcome.

Surrounded by the splendour of Exmoor, Oaklands is at the apex of Exmoor’s footpaths, cycle routes and bridle ways, offering truly inspiring walks and rides along the river, over wooded valleys and towards the sea abound. Many famous beauty spots including Watersmeet, Porlock Weir and the twin coastal resort villages of Lynton and Lynmouth with their famous cliff railway, tourist attractions for all ages and dog-friendly beach are all within short scenic drives. Magnificent high cliffs, and hidden sand and shingle coves can be found all along the dramatic Exmoor coast whilst wide sandy surfing beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde are within an hour’s drive. Horse riding stables, mountain biking and road cycling, kayaking and angling on the East Lyn and country sports are all close by. Traditional Exmoor pubs and restaurants with fine dining are within easy reach. Adventure centres, golf, surf schools, Exmoor Zoo, a steam light railway and indoor visitor attractions are further afield. Oaklands and Exmoor offers something for everyone all year round.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Televisions come with video game consoles. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Peter Sammonds
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • Children's games
  • High chair
  • Stair gate


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices


  • 8 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 4.5 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • Table football
  • Ping pong table
  • Games room
  • Video game console
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Video library
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Boating on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Bike rentals on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Golf on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Sleeps 14
  • Unit size: 3229 sq ft (300 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Parties and events are allowed on site

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as


Frequently asked questions

Is Large Period House set in Ancient Woodland in Exmoor National Park near Lynmouth pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Large Period House set in Ancient Woodland in Exmoor National Park near Lynmouth?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Large Period House set in Ancient Woodland in Exmoor National Park near Lynmouth?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Large Period House set in Ancient Woodland in Exmoor National Park near Lynmouth located?
This family-friendly Lynton holiday home is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Watersmeet House, Sillery Sands Beach and Glen Lyn Gorge. Lynton and Lymouth Cliff Railway and Blacklands Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stunning location
This house is nestled in the valley of the East Lyn river and the immediate surroundings offer the most spectacular riverside walks. The house is roomy and really well equipped with plenty of high quality bathrooms and a lovely kitchen. So glad we discovered it!

5/5 Excellent

Excellent family time
Ideal location and appointment of property for a family of 11 with very mixed ages. It was a superb family holiday.

5/5 Excellent

Charming short break
We stayed for a week during the Christmas period. The house is located in rural area with great access to walks across the Moors. It's a perfect place to get away from busy life. The house itself is charming and warm and large enough for extended family getaways. If you get a clear night, light pollution is very low so makes for some amazing views.

5/5 Excellent

Great for week with all our family
Great location, loved the noise of the river running through the gorge. We walked to both local pubs, took the steam railway and pottered about locally. The house homed all 13 of us (plus dog) comfortably.

5/5 Excellent

Girls weekend
We were 11 women spending an amazing weekend in this great house set in the most beautiful surroundings . The house is very well equipped, from glasses to cooking utilities to board games , we didn’t miss a thing. Beautiful, modern kitchen and bathrooms, sociable dining room with plenty of spaces around the big round table. Comfortable and nicely decorated bedrooms. The house was warm, cozy and welcoming. We highly recommend the Oaklands.

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