Hillside House

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

22 Watersmeet Road
EX35 6EP

Hillside House, Lynmouth

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Hillside House is a beautiful building dating from the 1790s, though parts of it are much older. Situated on the East Lyn river at Lynmouth.

According to local tradition it was once a dairy, and the oldest part may date from as early as the 1400s. It is listed (Grade II) as a building of historical interest. The building has been used as a bed and breakfast since the 1940s.

Situated on the East Lyn river at Lynmouth, our guest house is ideally suited both to the needs of walkers or those of a less strenuous disposition. We are 400 yards from the South-West Coast Path it is the perfect position to explore an abundance of coastal, riverside and woodland scenery: rugged cliffs, secluded bays, the Exmoor moorland, the Doone valley, Porlock and Watersmeet. Have a Or a gentle stroll around the village itself with its enchanting harbour, quaint fishing cottages and interesting shops.

If you prefer you can take a boat trip from the harbour, along the Heritage Coast, or go up the water-powered cliff railway to Lynton and visit the Valley of Rocks. Like many old buildings it has settled a bit and you will fail to find any walls or floors which are straight or corners which are perfectly square. For many of our guests this is part of its charm.

The decor sympathetically combines many original features with bright, tasteful colours and period furniture. Each room has a television, hair-drier, tea/coffee making facilities and either en-suite or private bath/shower room. Double, twin or single rooms are available.

 4 star rating

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Heritage Information
Hillside House was home to Thomas Green, a mason and sea merchant from 1833 to 1863. He led the revolt against harbour tolls imposed by the Lord of the Manor. His son, Charles was born here in 1840. Charles was the founder of the Electric Light Company in 1890, the first of it kind in the world.

Theodore Charbonnier and his family lived here from 1899-1920. He was an artist and was also headmaster of the Barnstaple School of Art during its most successful period. His collection of English delftware was bequeathed to Bristol Art Gallery.

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