Moorlands is set in 5 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds within the Exmoor National Park, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, offering visitors, seeking quality and comfortable accommodation, a warm and friendly welcome. Special offers are usually available throughout the year for those wishing to stay that bit longer (see the Booking page for more information).
Surrounded by arable farmland and wild moor, the beautiful Woody Bay and the stunning South West Coast Path are within a two mile walk or drive. The twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth and the world famous valley of the rocks are only four miles away, offering a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Only 30 minutes by car is the beautiful beach of Woolacombe and a little further on is Croyde for those who prefer the sun, sea and surf.
Colonel Benjamin Green Lake built Moorlands in 1884 as a gentleman’s residence as part of his plans to develop the Woody Bay Estate. Subsequently at the turn of the century Starkey Knight and Ford, a local brewery, re-opened the property as the Station Hotel to provide shelter for travellers on the Lynton and Barnstaple railway (see a history of Moorlands page). In recent years it has been extended to provide bed and breakfast and self-catering suites, our emphasis now being on quiet relaxation.
Horse riding, tennis, golf, fresh and sea fishing are all available in the area. Explore Exmoor either with map and compass, or step back in time with a short stroll through our gardens and you will find the Woody Bay Station a beautiful restored narrow gauge steam railway offering rides (approximately 1 mile) to Killington Lane, from which walks are available to Heddon Hall, Parracombe or through the beautiful Heddon Valley to the sea.
5 individually decorated bed and breakfast rooms and 3, 1 and 2 bedroom suites (available as self-catering units or on B&B rates) all within our Victorian country home.
Available all year including Christmas and New Year, the accommodation is comfortable and quiet, with large double bedded rooms; one with a second double room suitable for use as a family suite. All rooms are en-suite with TV, beverage making facilities and complimentary WIFI.
All bed and breakfast rooms are inclusive of full English breakfast served in our dining room from 8am to 9am weekdays, weekends from 8am to 9:30am.
Please note dogs are only allowed when booking the Dean suite