Review for Lynmouth Holiday Retreat

Country:                                    England

Co-ordinates:                        51°13’07.6″N 3°49’40.0″W

Address:                                  Lynmouth Holiday Retreat, Manor Farm, Lynton, North Devon, EX35 6LD

Good for visiting:                Lynmouth & Lynton, Cliff Railway, Watersmeet, South West Coast Path


01598 753349


Date Visited:                         27th – 31st July 2020

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr 769 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

A mix of grass and a few hard-standings.  The grass pitches are not really suitable for motorhomes as they are a bit too sloped.  Some of the hard stands have a ‘lip’ up to them as well.

Is there water on each pitch?            

No, but easily accessible everywhere

What is the electric like?           

Good, once we had moved out of an old socket.  They are in the process of replacing all the old ones.



What’s the site access like?        

Good access from the main road.  BUT – do not approach from the A39 via Somerset and do NOT go down into Lynmouth with your unit (unless it’s a small one).  Even the signposted road out of Lynmouth (A39) is steep, narrow in places and very windy (including hairpins).  The other road (which we took accidently…) is almost as steep as Porlock Hill – which should be avoided at all costs!!  See my post regarding our experience here.  You need to follow the A361 and A399 even though it looks like (and indeed is) a major diversion.  There’s a reason why people go that way.

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

1 large facilities block.  Quite old, but perfectly clean and acceptable.

Toilets:                              Good enough.  Numerous cubicles.

Toilet paper provided? Yes  – plentiful                                                                                                Showers:                          4 or 5 showers in each of the ladies and gents.  There were also a couple of individual cubicles and a baby change cubicle.

What other facilities are there?    

Bins and CWD

Dishwashing area (including a dishwasher for £1 – fancy 🙂

Information area


Wardens (very pleasant, visible and helpful)

Pub at the entrance (The Beggars Roost)

Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?    

Not that I’m aware of – ours works perfectly


How much is it?     

We paid £26 per night including electric – remember this is in July.

What’s the area like?            

Wonderful!! So many walks (although you do need a certain degree of fitness – there are alot of steep hills!)

More detail:

We liked:-

The location overlooking the Bristol Channel

The friendly welcome

Footpath from the site to go to Lynmouth, Watersmeet and beyond

We didn’t like so much:-

The only negative was being asked to reverse onto our pitch as with the slope we would have been better off driving on in this instance

We hated:-


Moving On:

We headed on to the Symonds Yat area (much further than we originally thought as we couldn’t use the A39!)

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