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Watersmeet House

Watersmeet House Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6NT, England
+44 1598 752648
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Lovely setting

A beautiful National Trust tea room which used to be a fishing lodge. It is a nice walk from... read more

Reviewed today
Tony J
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Stunning

Food is average but the location is stunning everyone should visit here, its a mile or two walk... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carl K
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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Where the lush valleys of Hoar Oak Water and the East Lyn river tumble together sits Watersmeet House, a 19th-century fishing lodge, now a National Trust shop, tea room and information point. Watersmeet House was built in 1832 as a fishing lodge by the Reverend W.S. Halliday, the son of a rich businessman. The stone for the house was quarried at Watersmeet, above the East Lyn River. Sitting in a beautiful wooded river valley, Watersmeet and its surrounds are a fantastic place to walk, and enjoy the abundant wildlife and nature of this part of Exmoor.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (65 reviews)
“national trust” (101 reviews)
“cream tea” (120 reviews)
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Watersmeet House Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6NT, England
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Reviewed today

A beautiful National Trust tea room which used to be a fishing lodge. It is a nice walk from Lynmouth alongside the river. As well as the cafe there is a small NT shop.

Thank Tony J
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food is average but the location is stunning everyone should visit here, its a mile or two walk from Lynmouth or you can park on the road and walk down

Thank Carl K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There was an event on, which we got the wrong time for so turned up and there was no food left and the event was coming to a close. Parking is extremely limited and the lane to get down there is very narrow and bumpy....More

Thank Katie P
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Reviewed yesterday

Less able People should not attempt the path down to this very excellent N T property, the path down is extremely steep and very tiring coming back up, I am a very healthy 67 year old and it made me breathless!! Once down though the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Up to normal national trust standard with a good choice of cakes served by friendly staff. Great to be able to sit outside with shade and take in the wonderful scenery.

1  Thank courtlodgefarm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Claims of wonderful food are excessive but oh what a pretty place with fab walks and gorgeous river. Sweet Cafe nice tables ordinary food. Usual nice NT toilets no free parking for members but worth it for the location and ambience

1  Thank Beatrice H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the Lyn valley one has to stop and have tea and cake here. It is one of the most beautiful locations in England.

1  Thank BobDunda
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and chilled out. They do a good variety of food for a small café. Staff are very friendly and good under stress. We were there about 13.00 and it was very busy, so if the sun is shining expect long queues. Once you have...More

1  Thank nighthaul
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Lynmouth many times and almost always walk to Watersmeet, however we tend to visit in the winter months around New Year so the cafe is closed, but still a pretty place to walk to. On this occasion we visited in June and...More

Thank SophieandAaron
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The car park on the main road is not NT so you need to pay then it is a short walk down hill but a bit of a challenge if you are not fully mobile. There are walks along the river to/from Watersmeet and the...More

Thank 66AMS
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holly2236
27 May 2018|
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Response from 945gary | Reviewed this property |
In the years I have been coming here I have never seen a bus or a bus stop. However if you don't have a car it's a short taxi ride away. alternatively you can walk by the River up to the house takes about 1 hour but... More
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juliemawby
3 January 2018|
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Response from rod w | Reviewed this property |
Will do, it is a lovely setting
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JulieIles
15 October 2017|
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Response from sjh1404 | Reviewed this property |
You can't park at the actual site but up at the road side parking on the main road. There is then a steep walk to the House. You can park in Lynmouth and walk the riverside. A very pleasant walk if you are capable. Not... More
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