Located in Lynton, within Exmoor National Park, The Denes Guest House offers offers bed and breakfast accommodation. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free parking is available on site. The rooms at The Denes feature en-suite bathrooms, a flat-screen TV, DVD player and tea/coffee making facilities. The Valley of Rocks, Cliff Railway and local restaurants and shops are within a 7-minute walk of The Denes. The National Trust sites of Watersmeet is 1 to 1 hour and half away depending on your walking ability, and Arlington Court is 30 minutes by car.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Lynton, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Lynton
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  • Michael
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The Denes is a lovely, comfortable place to stay. We had not visited Lynton before and were amazed by the beauty of the surroundings. The Denes is within easy walking distance of the town & we found an excellent pub there. Our hosts were so...
  • Ronald
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Th hosts, Chris & Lesley made us feel very welcome and were a great source of information for our stay. The breakfasts were very good and cooked to perfection by Chris.
  • Michal
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Fantastic B&B This was our third visit, and we're still delighted! The breakfasts are incredibly tasty, and the owners are very kind and friendly. We will definitely be back here next year - our stay was so good that we can't wait for another one!...

Host Information

Company review score: 9.8Based on 132 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Chris and Lesley retired from their careers in Education to take on the Denes, a popular, well-situated guesthouse. Chris is a former Biology teacher whose passion for the sea drew him to this coastal retreat. "I strive to deliver good-quality, home-cooked food and believe wholeheartedly in the use of locally-sourced products where ever possible. The Denes provides me with an opportunity to meet interesting people and to share experiences in a relaxing and calm environment." Lesley, is the creative brain behind the decor at The Denes. Her passion for crafts is present in the evolving decor. "I love the organic lines of artwork from the Art Nouveau Period. The Macintosh Rose is a particular favourite, which you will see in the wall hangings and cross-stitch on some of the walls. Fortuitously, my fascination with all things Art Nouveau ties in with the Edwardian Period when the Denes was constructed." Please be aware that The Denes is also home to Uggie, a cat who adopted us when she was abandoned by her owners. Uggie is not allowed in the guest bedrooms or in the dining room.

Property information

The Denes, an attractive Edwardian Guest House in Lynton, is a mere stone’s throw from the entrance to the Valley of Rocks. We offer immediate access to picturesque walks and cycling routes in Exmoor National Park, as well as a comfortable place of refuge at the end of a full day. At The Denes, we offer traditional, high-quality food, locally sourced where possible. All bedrooms are en-suite and free wi-fi and parking are available. We have facilities to store and dry boots and waterproof clothing. In our porch and you will find a selection of information leaflets about local attractions. There are books about the local area and ordnance survey maps on the bookcase in the dining room, which may be borrowed. Books and board games are available for a relaxing evening in. You can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome, whether you are visiting us for the first time or are a returning guest. Chris and Lesley

Neighbourhood information

The Denes Guest House is located at the edge of Lynton near to the Valley of Rocks. Lynton is within Exmoor National Park, which is described as the smallest but most tranquil and beautiful of them all. Exmoor has become the walking capital of England and offers a variety of scenic walks from a leisurely stroll to strenuous treks across the open moors. Nearby Lynmouth has a small picturesque harbour and riverside walks and the Exmoor visitor centre.

Language spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of The Denes
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
Media & Technology
  • Radio
  • TV
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Wake up service/Alarm clock
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Carpeted
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages spoken
    • English

    Property practice

    This property has told us they implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

    House rules

    The Denes takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00 to 20:00


    Until 10:30



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children older than 5 years are welcome.

    Children 16 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Mastercard Visa Cash The Denes accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please note that only children aged 6 years and older can be accommodated at the guest house.

    Please inform The Denes of your expected arrival time in advance if outside of normal check-in hours. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Please inform The Denes in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

    Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    FAQs about The Denes

    • Check-in at The Denes is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

    • The Denes is 500 yards from the centre of Lynton. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at The Denes include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Single

    • Guests staying at The Denes can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian

    • The Denes offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Fishing
      • Canoeing

    • The prices at The Denes may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.