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Little Mead, Brendon, Devon. Little Mead is an idyllic area, on the edge of the village of Brendon, surrounded by wooded hills, providing complete seclusion – ideal for walkers, horse riders, golfers or fishermen. Quiet and tranquil Brendon is only 3 miles from the Doone Valley and the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth.
Footpaths criss cross the area over the open moor, through wooded valleys and along the spectacular Exmoor coast line
It is an easy drive to the pretty village of Porlock along the dramatic scenic coast road
To the west are the superb beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe.
The Exmoor Cottage Facilities: Sitting room: colour T.V.(Sky) plus D.V.D. player / Wi-Fi Kitchen/diner: electric oven, microwave.fridge/freezer and dishwasher Utility Room: washing machine and tumble drier Second Sitting Room: Large T.V.(Sky) plus D.V.D. player and dining table with seating for six. Beautiful views up the East Lyn Valley. Sleeps 6: 1 kingsize double bedroom downstairs 1 Double and 1 Twin room upstairs 1 bathroom and WC 1 shower room and WC Central heating is provided by the rayburn which is lit from mid September to early May. There are night storage heaters in the hall and the second sitting room. Oil for Rayburn: £20 per week extra. Electricity is included Ample parking for three cars All bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided We regret no children under twelve; the river in the garden is not fenced Well-behaved SMALL dogs are permitted by arrangement. We make a small extra charge for them! (£20/week)
There is fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing on the East Lyn River from Brendon to Lynmouth. known as the Glenthorne and Watersmeet fishery, tickets can be purchased from the Tourist Information office within the Lynton Town Hall building. Tickets also available upstream of the cottage on the Badgworthy Water – ask at the shop or eatery at Malmesmead.
Riding: There are plenty of stables in the area but we recommend either Brendon Manor Stables, or Clouds Hill Farm Stables at Malmsmead.
Golf: There are golf courses at Ilfracombe, Minehead and Saunton Sands
Walking: The walks are too numerous to mention except to say that from the cottage you can either walk along the river, up onto the moor or along the coastal path. All are within easy reach.
Eating out: There are any number of excellent eating places. The Stag Hunters Inn is only 250 yds from the cottage and the Rockford Inn a mile further on and the Blue Ball at Countisbury. Also the Rising Sun, Lynmouth at just under 4 miles away. A particular favourite of ours is the Fox and Goose at Parracombe about a twenty minute drive away.