Foreland Bothy, Lighthouse Road, Countisbury, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6NE
Call Foreland Bothy at National Trust Holidays on 03443 351296
OverviewForeland 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.
Beds & Rooms:4: 1x4 platforms
Open:All year. All day
Price per night:From £23 sole use.
Booking:Book via the email or phone
Directions: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 an unloading point outside the bothy and then all cars must be returned to the carpark.
Public Transport:Barnstaple train station is 20 miles away, there is a rural bus service.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is in a National Park, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on a dark sky area, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the The Dartmoor National Park & Exmoor National Park map, the National Trust Bunkhouses map, the camping barn 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.
Ditch the phone and breathe in Devon this Easter
January 13th 2020
For a simpler Easter break look no further than our Foreland Bothy. The Devon countryside offering a welcome break from modern life.
Small, basic and a fun alternative to camping, Foreland Bothy offers a beautiful place from which to explore the South West Coast Path. Leave all your gadgets at home and opt for a simpler pace of life in this rustic retreat.
Soak up incredible sea views on the short mile stroll along the footpath to the local pub. On the way home, make the most of the areas spectacular dark skies (some of the darkest in Europe) and spend the evening stargazing. With the sea so close, the opportunities for watersports or simply enjoying time on the beach are endless. A little further afield, Lynton is a great destination if you’re missing ordinary life. If you’ve had enough of cooking on a camping stove, the town has a number of cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy a hearty meal.
May 18th 2019
A dog friendly National Trust property.
The simplicity of this rustic accommodation contrasts to the vibrant colours , crystal clear skies, and smooth musical atmosphere of the surrounding Exmoor Coast.