Foreland Bothy, Lighthouse Road, Countisbury, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6NE
Foreland Bothy offers very basic accommodation, however you are rewarded by a fantastic location right on the South West Coast path, treat it like camping but without the tent. This spot is ideal for a night or two for those who want to explore the area on foot. If you want to escape the modern world and all its technology then this could be the place for you. Soak up the incredible views as you make the mile jaunt by footpath to the local pub and why not make the most of the dark skies and sit up stargazing. Apart from the lighthouse further down the road your only neighbours will be the wildlife. Nearby Lynton and Lynmouth have numerous places to eat, a cinema and plenty of coast to explore. Pack as if you were camping as there is no heating, light or cooking facilities.
One double (4’6”) raised platform, one single platform and one single raised platform that visitors can put their own mats or air beds on. There is storage space under the platforms and there will be hooks on the back of the main door. There is also a sink and a cold water tap. The composting toilet is outside the hut, there is no sink or light. The bothy is ideal for those looking for an active break, walkers, any one wanting to escape technology and the daily grind. Up to 2 dogs welcome but there is no enclosed garden so they need to be kept under close control. Photos ©National Trust Images/Mike Henton.
or call Foreland Bothy at National Trust Holidays on
0344 335 1296
Traveling on the A39 from the East take the first right turn after the turn for Brendon and the cattle grid. go past the National Trust Car Park and take the left fork. The approach to the bothy is challenging as the long narrow, metalled road descends steeply with three hairpin bends. The drive is not recommended for nervous drivers. There is parking outside the bothy.
Barnstaple train station is 20 miles away, there is a rural bus service.