Back in September, I went on a lovely solo trip around the South West of England exploring some of Devon, Somerset and Dorset’s best spots. My first stop was to the lovely town on Lynton in North Devon where I stayed at The Fernery B&B.
Welcome to The Fernery
I arrived in Lynton and found some free roadside parking then headed slightly uphill to the B&B. I was greeted by host Jo who showed me to my room. It was a lovely double room with ensuite shower room.
The usual tea and coffee tray was included with bottles of water and some nice biscuits. Jo was helpful in showing me a map of Lynton and pointing out the best places to eat for dinner. My room overlooked the cute little garden too which was nice.
The Fernery is called the Fernery as apparently, it used to be one! On the B&B’s website, it states how it used to be a “prominent local retailer of the Victorian’s favourite foilage”. So there you go – I love staying somewhere with a little bit of history and character.
The location of The Fernery is right in the centre of the quaint town of Lynton and it was easy for me to walk to all the nearby shops, cafes and restaurants. I was also able to walk to the infamous Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway which is a cute water powered railway connecting the towns of Lynton and Lynmouth. I took a ride on the cliff railway down to Lynmouth where I enjoyed fish and chips in the harbour.
The Fernery is also a great location for getting outdoors and exploring the coast. I took a walk to see the Valley of the Rocks and was lucky enough to see some lovely coastal views and the sheep and goats that reside on the hills. It did end up raining though, which I stupidly wasn’t prepared for so had to stop off at the funky Charlie Friday’s Coffee Shop in Lynton for a hot chocolate to warm myself up! Of course, the villages of Porlock, Ilfracombe and Croyde are all within driving distance and the stunning Exmoor National Park too.
Breakfast was a very tasty affair. Served in the dining room which has loads of leaflets and travel books, breakfast was a full English served with tea and juice. Fruit salad, yoghurt and cereals were available too so I was certainly set up for the day! There are only three rooms at the Ferenry so there’s a nice quiet feel to it and allows for a very perosnal breakfast experience.
I would really recommend The Fernery B&B for a clean, comfy and welcoming stay in Lynton. It’s perfectly located to explore Lynton, Lynmouth and the rest of North Devon and I would certainly return again!
I paid £48 for my double room in the middle of September and booked via booking.com which I use all the time for booking accommodation as it’s so easy and gives you some great deals!