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County - Devon | Map
Tel code: 01598 | code search
Postcode: EX31 | code search
Population: 100
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maid’s Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devil’s Stone

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The parish and village of Martinhoe sit high on the cliff tops overlooking the North Devon coast. Its elevated vantage point offers some of the most scenic and breathtaking views of this beautiful part of England. The hog-backed cliffs below are a feature of this part of the British coastline. Steep and rocky cliffs provide great climbing opportunities and have long been favourites with experienced climbers who enjoy the challenge of the irregular and rugged cliff faces. There is evidence that the area was once an important Roman settlement and site of a signal point from where they kept a watch out for invaders. The village of Martinhoe itself is sparsely populated, but there are many excellent places to stay including holiday cottages and B&B’s. The Old Rectory is a welcoming hostelry housed in a converted 19th Century rectory. While “Hoe” Means “High ground overlooking the sea”, it is not from the village church of St. Martin or the powerful Martin family who once owned the parish that the village gets its name, but from a prominent Saxon called “Matta”. Like much of this part of Devon, the area is popular with walkers and those who appreciate its apparent remoteness.

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Old Rectory Hotel (0.08 miles)

Old Rectory Hotel
An intimate relaxed and civilised boutique country house hotel situated on the Exmoor National Park coast in unspoilt North Devon. Come and enjoy some luxury in stunning scenery, wonderful peace and quiet, great local food ... More | visit website
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Heddons Gate Hotel (0.74 miles)

Heddons Gate Hotel

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On the steep slopes of the magnificently wooded Heddon Valley, hidden in a spectacular setting at the end of a quarter-mile private drive, you ... More

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Hunters Inn (0.86 miles)

Hunters Inn
The Hunters' Inn has immense charm and character and holds pride of place in the stunning Heddon Valley, an ideal base from which to explore the wild beauty of Exmoor and the North Devon coastline. ... More | visit website
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Moorlands (1.96 miles)

Moorlands
Discover Exmoor at Moorlands - where countryside and comfort combine ...

MOORLANDS was built in the late 19th Century to provide shelter for travelers on the old Lynton to Barnstaple railway. In recent ... More | visit website
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The Denes Guest House (2.98 miles)

The Denes Guest House
The Denes is a licensed guesthouse situated in Lynton. Lynton and its twin village, Lynmouth, are enveloped within the Exmoor National Park and occupy an area of outstanding natural and coastal scenery. The Denes itself ... More | visit website
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Gable Lodge Guest House (3.12 miles)

Gable Lodge Guest House
Anne, Dave and Rebecca would like to welcome you to Gable Lodge, Lynton, a family run guest house offering family friendly bed and breakfast accommodation with evening meals available on request.
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Lee House (3.18 miles)

Lee House
Lee House is an attractive Victorian residence offering ˜Boutique Hotel' style guest house accommodation at affordable Bed and Breakfast prices. Our sunny South-facing home is situated in a quiet yet convenient part of Lynton, ... More | visit website
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North Cliff Hotel (3.20 miles)

North Cliff Hotel

The North Cliff Hotel, standing in its own grounds, has some of the finest views of the North Devon coastline. It is in a peaceful position some 500 feet above sea level on the well ... More | visit website

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Highcliffe House (3.26 miles)

Highcliffe House
Originally built in the 1870's as a gentleman's summer residence, Highcliffe House, is now a beautifully restored guest house. Standing in its own grounds approximately 500ft above sea level, it commands stunning views of the ... More | visit website
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Valley of Rocks Hotel (3.29 miles)

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 ... More | visit website

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