The Smuggler – Cycle Sportive

Smuggler logoSunday 4th June 2017. The British Cycling registered sportive, organised by Bike Shed in Barnstaple, takes in some of the most fabulous scenery North Devon has to offer. There are four distances to choose from – 80, 50, 40 and 20 miles. The 80 miler features an awesome 2707m (8881 ft) of climbing. There are feed and rest stations along the routes. This promises to be a great family fun day out, as well as raising money for North Devon charities.

Smuggler map

Check our accommodation page for details of our cottages if you are looking for somewhere to stay. We have a limited amount of cycle storage available too.



Lyn Valley Classic

The Lyn Valley Classic returns to Lynmouth on Sunday 11th June 2017.

It is the culmination of a great weekend of activities in Lynton & Lynmouth. It all kicks off with the comedy of ‘Dr. Phil’s heath revolution’ in the Town Hall on Friday 9th, followed by the music of Led Zepplin tribute band ‘Hats Off to Led Zepplin’ on Saturday 10th (also in the Town Hall)

A Classic car show with vehicles from all ages with up to 200 entrants on display.

Events on the day will include a Ferrari tour which will park in Lynton for a couple of hours, the Miinehead Car Club who will arrive in Lynton with about 70 cars and then proceed to Lynmouth to join the main display.

There will be a bouncy castle and rides to entertain the children.

Acrobat Challenge

You wouldn’t believe it, listening to this, that before we moved to Devon to run Dean Steep, I used to work as a professional trombonist in the orchestra of  ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in London’s West End.

This is my contribution to the ‘Acrobat Challenge’ to raise funds for a fellow  trombonist suffering from a nasty form of Hodgkins Lymphoma. Donations at

This was shot in the corner of one of our fields which is mown to make a small football pitch for our guests. From here you can walk up the field and down the lane into Lynton, The Valley of Rocks and Lee Bay.

Winter Ridge

We’re looking forward to having several members of the film crew of ‘Winter Ridge’ staying with us for the next 3 weeks, whilst they are filming in and around the local area.

Winter Ridge: Written by Ross Owen Williams, directed by Dom Lenoir and starring Matt Hookings, Olwen Catherine Kelly, Hannah Waddingham, Alan Ford and Michael McKell  is a psychological thriller –

Tearing himself away from the bedside of his coma-bound wife, a Police Detective investigates a series of suspicious deaths, only to discover the nature of the crimes are far closer to him than he first thought.

Set in a vast and remote landscape in a fictional town, Lynton & Lynmouth and Exmoor have provided the film makers with the perfect location.

We can’t wait to see the film when it is released in June.