Exmoor Bunkhouse, Countisbury, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6NE
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OverviewExmoor Bunkhouse is a converted barn owned and managed by the National Trust. Two large dormitories with bunk beds each sleep 8. There is also a 2 bedded leaders' room. Facilities include central heating, showers, drying room, lounge/dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. Outside there's a barbecue and seating. The bunkhouse is situated on the A39 at Countisbury on the North Devon coast. It is surrounded by dramatic Watersmeet Valleys and Exmoor's breathtaking scenery. Lynton and Lynmouth are nearby and the Atlantic surf beaches at Croyde and Woolacombe are within easy reach. The Blue Ball is an old coaching Inn and well under 5 minutes' walk away. Other local activities include walking, horse riding, boat trips, fishing and cycling. However you spend your time, the bunkhouse is ideal for getting away from it all with an organised group, friends or family. Butter Hill Barn (also in this guide) is opposite for larger groups. Photos ©John Millar, ©Stuart Cox & ©Chris Lacey.
Beds & Rooms:18: 2x8, 1x2
Open:All year. 24 hours.
Price per night:2 nights' minimum stay from £270 mid week and £390 weekend.
Booking:Booking essential via National Trust Holidays on this page. Minimum stay 2 nights
Directions:Grid Ref SS 746 495. On the A39, car park opposite.
Public Transport:Barnstaple train station is approximately 20 miles. There is a rural bus service. Taxis from Lynton approx £5
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is in a National Park, is available only to groups, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on a dark sky area, the The Dartmoor National Park & Exmoor National Park map, the National Trust Bunkhouses map and the SW Coast Path.
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Due to government advice in response to the coronavirus outbreak, The National Trust has canceled holiday operations from Saturday 21 March to Thursday 30 April.
March 26th 2020
We are still accepting bookings from Friday 1 May but will be monitoring the situation and reviewing on a regular basis.
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July 10th 2019
Our guests are enjoying the outdoor furniture and barbecue now summer has arrived.
Perfect for family reunions and group holidays!
Exmoor Bunkbarn- an eco hostel.
April 3rd 2019
They walk the recycling walk with reclaimed wood in the furniture and even a pitchfork curtain rail! The woodburner is fuelled by woodchip from their own land. I could go on…
Exmoor Bunkbarn appears to do exactly what it says on the tin. It is on Exmoor. The address says Bridgetown but it is quite a step from an urban centre. This is A Good Thing. An easy walk takes you to open country on Exmoor`s Winsford Hill. Nestling amongst what they claim is some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, it is also driving distance to attractions such as the Exmoor Pony Centre, Wimbleball Lake and Dunster Castle.
And yes, it is a bunkbarn. It is on a family run farm, Week Farm, of mixed livestock over 500 acres. Exmoor Bunkbarn has been converted from a granary and some machinery is still in place. There is accommodation for groups of up to 25 in 3 bunkrooms. An open plan kitchen, dining room is heated by a huge wood burning stove and all the wood- and stone-work is pleasingly intact. Also, drying room and shower rooms as you’ve come to expect.
If you explore the gallery on their website and on social media, though you’ll also see an element they are rightly proud of but isn’t highlighted in their name: Their Eco-credentials. They walk the recycling walk with reclaimed wood in the furniture and even a pitchfork curtain rail! The woodburner is fuelled by woodchip from their own land. I could go on…
I think it sounds cracking and, as one of the Independent Hostel’s newest members, you should write a review after you’ve stayed and spread the word.