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Valley of Rocks Hotel, Lynton

Hotel Summary

  • The Hotel was built in 1835, and retains some of its original Victorian features
  • Panoramic views of the bay
  • At the hotel there is an impressive atrium in the lounge, where entertainment is provided most evenings
  • The Valley of Rocks Hotel is located in the village of Lynton, which has good local amenities and stunning scenic walks only minutes away
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About Valley of Rocks Hotel

Ragged Jack, Devil's Cheesewring and Castle Rock are a selection of strange rock formations which form the Valley of the Rocks after which our hotel in Lynton is named. The valley is a pleasant walk from the hotel in Lynton which is perched high on the cliff top above the fishing village of Lynmouth. The hotel is situated on the main street, commanding panoramic views of the bay from its sloping gardens. Named ‘Little Switzerland of England’ by the Victorians, the lovely cliff top village of Lynton is Devon at its very best! Abundant in Victorian architecture, art and craft shops and quaint tearooms, it boasts magnificent views of the dramatic coastline.

This hotel only has a limited amount of parking spaces, these can be reserved at £5.00 per day. Passes for the nearby public car park are also available from the hotel reception, charges apply.

Valley of Rocks Hotel
Lee Road
EX35 6HS

: 01598 752349

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Room Type Details

Bay Valley of The Rocks Hotel Superior Room

Typical Superior Room at Bay Valley of The Rocks Hotel

Our Superior Rooms are more spacious and tastefully refurbished, they offer luxurious beds, a 26 inch digital flat screen television. The spacious bathrooms have been refitted with shower over bath. These rooms also come with the facilities to make yourself a hot drink.

  • 26 inch digital flat screen television
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower over bath
  • Spacious rooms
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Bay Valley of The Rocks Hotel Standard Room

Typical Standard Room at Bay Valley of the Rocks Hotel

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect. The rooms have digital televisions, tea and coffee making facilities as well as an en-suite bathroom. 

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Digital television
  • Shaving point

Local Attractions

The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from Lynton:

Places To Visit

  • Lynmouth
  • Ilfracombe
  • Countisbury
  • Minehead
  • Rosemoor Garden
  • Valley of the Rocks
  • Barnstaple
  • Exmoor
  • Knightayes Court

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Christine and Trevor Wright

East Preston

19 September 2014

What a great time

Hello to you all at the VALLEY OF ROCKS what a wonderful time we had on our self-drive holiday , we have been there a few time in the past and have loved every visit . yes I know the hotel is a little bit tired but she is old BUT what makes up for that is the wonderful STAFF all working as a team and the food well that was beautiful and great choices it is like a big family when you are there so thank you all for making it a pleasant stay cheers to you all.

Christine and Trevor right

East Preston

19 September 2014

What a great time

Hello to you all at the VALLEY OF ROCKS what a wonderful time we had on our self-drive holiday , we have been there a few time in the past and have loved every visit . yes I know the hotel is a little bit tired but she is old BUT what makes up for that is the wonderful STAFF all working as a team and the food well that was beautiful and great choices it is like a big family when you are there so thank you all for making it a pleasant stay cheers to you all.



9 August 2014

What can I say

Just got back from valley of the rocks start with the positives. Coach driver John was really good friendly and very Informative about the area was a pleasure being driven by him. Excursions were extremely good especially the barge ride. Negatives hotel is not just tired looking but very shabby, room was the same. Breakfast, evening starters and desserts were nice it is the main meal that lets it down too many unpalatable sauces, potatoes and veg not much better. Entertainment was very good.

Annie and Ash


31 March 2014

Lovely break in a wonderland setting!

Just had a wonderful time in Lynton and Lynmouth staying at Valley of Rocks Hotel. Hotel a little tired but nevertheless clean and comfortable room. Food very good and our waiter Ales was excellent!! He was happy, cheerful, attentive and quick, he really made for the most happy dining experience!! Cannot say the same however for the blonde lady who served in the bar area, she was very rude and impolite, and other couples also commented on her attitude. All in all a good value short break!

Ken and Brenda Harvey

Swanage, Dorset

29 December 2013

The best Christmas break

Self-drive in that terrible weather on the Monday 23rd. arrived at the Hotel just before 3.00pm. Warm welcome from the staff. The room No 9 was excellent including the bathroom. The meals was excellent, more than enough for us both, the serving staff deserve a big thank you, and they never stopped rushing around to serve you, especially Eric! Great entertainment every night, singing away with the acts on stage, I can see that parts of the Hotel needs up dating with new ideals on décor!! Give a call.

Margaret Hodgetts


3 September 2013

Lovely Hotel / Beautiful Area

Lovely friendly hotel. My room needed some TLC, but it certainly did not detract from the ambience of the hotel. The Waiting Staff deserve a special mention for the friendliness and efficiency. The food was excellent and the room clean. Great entertainment also. Lynton and Lynmouth are absolutely beautiful, also surrounding areas. Great holiday. Will be returning. The Coach Driver was also excellent. Well done Shearings. 

Chris Rhodes


31 August 2013

Chris and Chris Runcorn

Loved hotel best hotel with been Shearings so far staff & service great, can't wait to go back to Lyndon great area enjoyed the break thoroughly, great company on coach trips as well

Helen and Mark Regan


27 May 2013

Charming Hotel / Enchanting Area

This Hotel break was our 3rd in two months at 3 different Bay Hotels, each has their own unique charm, this wonderful old building needs a lick of paint in some areas (maybe instead of the entertainment?) but our room upgrade felt as though we were the first to stay in this beautifully refurbished sea view room (17) with a very good quality bed and fabrics throughout. The food as usual could not be faulted nor the staff they are all very could almost be anywhere in the world!



25 March 2013


We booked a weekend away for a party of 10 for a 50th birthday on arrival we were greeted with the friendly receptionist who sorted the rooms out and car park without any stress. The rooms were large. Very comfortable. The food was excellent friendly waiting staff Michael and Fabien In terms of value for money it was brilliant 4 free drink vouchers for each day A special thank you must go to Tracey Kirby Shearings agent who arranged the disabled room for our friend Thank you to everyone.

Marg Greensill


17 December 2012

Lovely Winter Weekend Break

Just returned from lovely weekend at valley of rocks hotel where we were comfortable, warm and well fed in a lovely old hotel full of character with beautiful views and walks to keep people happy Staff lovely and friendly and very relaxed and comfortable hotel Wonderful value for money will def return one day!

Howard Ashton

Blackwood, South Wales

17 October 2012

Good - but room for improvement

We wouldn't have been to this hotel five times unless it had something going for it. Good staff, good food, quick service and good value low season unless you want a glimpse of the sea! It could do with a lick of paint and its windows cleaned more often. It's stretching it a bit for the hotel to claim that it commands 'panoramic views from its sloping gardens.' It would have if only it cut those trees! There's much that could be done to improve the hotel garden.

Lean Welling


28 September 2012

Hotel with Beautiful Views

Lynton hilly but lovely walks and views. Nice hotel, imposing entrance with steps. Good sized single en-suite bedroom. Friendly staff, good food & entertainment. What about Sunday night entertainment please? Being mobility impaired a bit concerned about access. But apart from entrance steps the rest of the hotel had good access. Very helpful manager very kindly carried my suitcases up the road to bus stop on departure. Hourly buses to Barnstaple but reduced buses to Ilfracombe and Minehead.

Malcolm Maccabee


26 March 2012

Malcolm Maccabee

Great value break staff food entertainment all excellent rooms clean with great views would recommend to anyone for a great value break will be back.

David Prosser


18 February 2012

Lovely hotel in a lovely resort

My wife have been to this hotel several times over recent years. We have booked a superior room with sea-view each time - the views are worth it! A homely hotel with friendly welcoming staff. Great position overlooking Lynmouth and Countisbury Hill - see my photos on Google Earth. The hotel's car park is small, but the free town car park parking permits allow parking in Lynmouth as well as Lynton - a bonus!

Gina Smith


9 July 2011

My Favourite

I want to say this is my third stay in this hotel since October 2010 and I love it. I stay usually in room 72, they will remember me! I just love the hotel, the staff, the location and Shearings, I hope you are proud of your staff, I have got to know them all personally and they are a lovely bunch. The views are simply stunning and Lynton and Lynmouth has many beautiful memories of my parents, as does the hotel. I would not want to go to Lynton and stay elsewhere.

Joe McNeilage


9 July 2011

Worth a return visit

We have used this hotel several times and have noticed a marked improvement, staff very friendly, food good and room very comfortable all in all very good value. Hotel has a superb position and is great for walking. We have already booked a return in July.

Mrs M Murphy

Ipswich, Suffolk

22 April 2011

Just So Good

We know that Shearings do fantastic good value holidays and we do not not how you do it!. Your hotel staff are so good- and the waiting staff were happy! This means they are not treated badly. The hotel was welcoming and our room was lovely. Very clean and basic but with good views and it was so quiet we got restless as we we could not hear the railway and motorway as we usually do. Food was good. Let your chefs have a bit more leeway please! They know what they are doing! Thank you

Mrs Brown


1 January 0001

Weekend Treat

Just got back from a weekend break at the Valley of Rocks Hotel and we enjoyed our stay. The hotel is very old and could do with a new coat of paint and the room was a bit tired, but for the time spent in it, not a problem. The food was good and the staff friendly.

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