Winter Ridge Trailer

Filmed on location in Lynton and Lynmouth we are happy to have played a minor role (providing accommodation for most of the crew) in this award winning production. There are several glimpses of the fantastic scenery which this area has to offer. (Apologies for the expletive at 36 seconds!)

It is hoped that the film will be on general release in the UK before too long.

Lynmouth Raft Race

The Raft Race returns to Lynmouth on 11th Aug 2018, starting at 4:30pm for a couple of hours. Come and join in the fun. Watch the rafts parade through Lynmouth before they are launched into the harbour for the start under the bridge and the race out to a buoy. You can help them on their way by buying flour bombs and pelting them from the bridge and harbour wall. It’s a good laugh and a great way to raise money for charity.

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Spring Gala – May 12 & 13

The railway is holding its annual Spring Gala on the above dates. Most of the engines will be in operation with unlimited rides. There will be a marquee with various additional attractions along with a model railway, craft stalls, BBQ  as well as a beer tent with real ales.

We are only just over a mile down the road and you could even walk the scenic route across our field then down the back lanes and a footpath (slightly further) if you wanted to leave the car and make a day of it.

We still have our 2 night breaks available if you are looking for somewhere to stay.

Winter Ridge – Film premiere

Winter Ridge is opening the London Independent Film Festival 2018. The première is being shown in London on April 13th at 9pm.

It is hard to believe that it is only 12 months since we were having discussions about providing accommodation for the majority of the crew.

We are looking forward to seeing the film at Lynton’s own private screening. Let’s hope the press like it and that it is picked up by a major distributor.

We still have places available for Easter, if you want to come and see where the film was made.

Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series: Exmoor 2018

endurancelife logoThe Endurancelife Coastal Trail series returns to Exmoor on Saturday April 7th.

There are 4 distances available from 10k to Ultra Marathon. More details here https://www.endurancelife.com/exmoor

The start / finish  at Heddon Valley is only a few minutes drive away.

We already have some participants from Belgium booked in to stay with us but we still have places available for anyone competing in the event who is looking for local accommodation.

Coastal Trail Series
Coastal Trail runner

 

Guest Wi-Fi

We are really pleased to announce that we now have a fast Wi-Fi connection available in all of our cottages. No more having to traipse to the Guest Room to experience the painfully slow  connection we had before. Thanks again to Connecting Devon and Somerset and Airband Community Internet.

Airband – Wireless Broadband

Yippee! We’ve finally got faster broadband, thanks to Airband Community Internet Ltd and Connecting Devon and Somerset. It all works by a ‘Line of Sight’ radio link to a nearby transmitter. Yesterday we had a meagre 1.7Mbps, today we are up to 30Mbps – a considerable improvement.

Next step is to install a ‘Campus Network’ so that we can provide WiFi in every cottage without guests having to go into the Guest Room. We’re hoping to get this up and running within the next 2 to 3 weeks. Watch this space!Airband aerial

The Walker, Lynmouth

A new sculpture by Richard Graham arrived in Lynmouth this week.

It was unveiled by BBC Countyfile’s presenter, John Craven. ‘The Walker’ stands at the end of the Coleridge Way walk at the very point where the South West Coast Path and The Two Moors Way intersect on The Esplanade in Lynmouth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to have a closer look, you’ll find him opposite The Pavilion at the bottom end of the Lynton/Lynmouth Cliff Railway.

Red Bull Steeplechase 2017

RED BULL STEEPLECHASE – SPECIAL OFFER THIS WEEKEND ONLY

2 NIGHTS FROM £150. Contact us

The Red Bull Steeplechase returns to Exmoor on 18 June 2017.  Starting and finishing in Lynmouth, this is a knockout race over 23 miles. There are four ‘steeples’ to reach and at each of the first 3, the slowest competitors are eliminated, leaving only 20 males and 20 females to complete the final section.

Click here for details

https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/events/steeplechase

There’s a party atmosphere at the finish on Manor Green at Lynmouth with food and drink for those with enough energy still to be standing.

We are only 3 minutes walk away from the Park & Ride (assuming that it will be the same as last year) should you want to stay for a few days and explore the area.