Why not ‘take tea’ in stunning surroundings?

Set in a dramatic river gorge and surrounded by ancient woodlands, this tea room and National Trust shop are well worth a visit.

watersmeet (1)The area of Watersmeet and Countisbury comprises 2,000 acres of wonderful walking country with breath-taking views and many opportunities to spot the local wildlife.   It is so named as it is the meeting place of the East Lyn River and Hoar Oak Water.  Watersmeet 4

You can explore the rich woodlands of the Lyn Valley and stroll along the riverside at Lynmouth, Combe Park and Rockford.  As a contrast, the South West Coast Path runs along the dramatic Glenthorne Cliffs toward Devon’s most northerly outcrop, Foreland Point.

countisbury-hillWatersmeet is a haven for many visitors.  Built originally as a fishing lodge and secluded retreat, with connections to the romantic poets, it has been a tea room since 1901.

Opening times:

Shop – 11.00am –  5.00pm

Tea room and garden – 10.30am – 5.00pm

*In March and October it closes at 4.30pm

Watersmeet is off Watersmeet Road (A39), Lynmouth, Devon EX35 6NT.  There is a Pay & Display car park on the road above, with a short, steep walk down to the tea rooms.  You can also walk along the river from Lynmouth.

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