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