Doone Valley Holidays at Caffyns Farm

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Exmoor is truly unlike anywhere else in the British Isles, and is now officially designated as one of the last three remaining ‘tranquil areas’ of England. It is also one of the last undiscovered parts of Britain, and it’s unspoilt villages, moors, wooded valleys, coastlines, beaches and many attractions are all within close and easy reach of Caffyns Farm, which is only a stone's throw from all the major roads in the area. The whole area is great for individuals, families, couples, young and old alike, who are looking for somewhere different to explore, and Caffyns is the perfect base.

The A39 coast road from Lynton and Lynmouth to Minehead is one of the most spectacular and beautiful drives in all England. Its features and views are probably best appreciated when coming from the Minehead direction. From Minehead the route takes you through the quaint village of Porlock, with it’s picturesque harbour at Porlock Weir, and then up the steepest hill in England to the top of Exmoor’s northern edge where the rolling moorland drops dramatically to the sea. The sweeping views from here and nearby Dunkery Beacon show Exmoor in all its beauty. Even in high summer it is uncrowded here, with acres of space in which to sit or walk and take in the green, purple and yellow patchwork moorland, the roaming sheep and ponies, and the buzzards soaring overhead. Further on, Countisbury Hill, with it’s exhilarating cliffside walks, heralds the descent to the beautiful old twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, joined by one of the last working cliff railways in England. Wander around Lynmouth’s craft and gift shops, enjoy a cream tea by the harbour and then go and explore the delightful town of Lynton, perched on the clifftop above. Of course, the final 'must' is to walk down into the steep, wooded gorges at Watersmeet to see the spectacular streams which cascade there...don't worry, there are seats provided at regular intervals for those needing rests on the way back up!

A twenty minute drive from Caffyns, beyond Lynton and the spectacular Valley of the Rocks, past Woody Bay and through the farmland and valleys of northwest Devon, lies a coastline of magnificent, unspoilt, sandy and shell-laden beaches, crowned by the blue flag resort of Woolacombe, still small, friendly, relaxed and uncommercialised, with a splendid three mile sandy beach and family amenities unlike any other in southern England. Surfing, sand, rockpools, swingboats and tea - an unbeatable combination!

Further afield, there's the medieval town of Dunster with its spectacular hill-top castle, Dulverton, with its beautiful wooded gorges, old village centre and famous bridge over the river (alongside which is a lovely kids playground), and just to the west of it, Tarr Steps, where an ancient and legend-laden stone causeway crosses the river Barle.

And if you want to get out and see the sights but don't want to take the car, then take a trip on the number 300 open-top Coastal Bus Service that runs every day between Lynmouth, Porlock and Minehead. The journey gives you the most spectacular views of moor and coast that you will find anywhere. This really is a 'to do', and with Lynmouth being only five minutes from Caffyns, it's a great way to make your stay with us even more memorable.

The whole landscape of Exmoor and the many villages embedded in it, often hidden in steep wooded valleys, lends itself to relaxed exploration; the area is one of contrasts and there is more than enough for new discoveries on return visits. And then, when you've got to know the landscape, there are always Exmoor’s many other local attractions, from boat trips to adventure parks, aquariums, falconry and animal centres, arts and craft centres, pubs, and much more. The Tourist Information Centre in Lynmouth is well worth a visit for information on all of these and more...

... a week here is seldom enough.

   
 

 

 
Countisbury
Stunning views from Countisbury Hill
Exmoor
Wild and remote Exmoor

Minehead
Minehead, good shops, beach, amusements and a steam railway

Dunster
Dunster, quaint and ancient

Coastal Bus Service
Lynmouth to Minehead Coast Bus
Valley of the Rocks
Valley of the Rocks

Woolacombe beach
Woolacombe beach


Lynton and Lynmouth are less than ten minutes from Caffyns and provide a wealth of amenities.
Lynmouth
Lynmouth main street
Watersmeet is well worth the descent and climb!
Watersmeet
 

 

 

 
     
   
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