Watersmeet National Trust

Watersmeet National Trust

Watersmeet National Trust is located near Lynmouth in Devon. The house was built in 1832 as a fishing and hunting lodge for Walter Stevenson Halliday. Since 1901 it has served cream teas and enjoys a truly idyllic setting.

What is there to do at Watersmeet National Trust?

The house stands at the bottom of a deep gorge on the east bank of the river. Near the house, there are lime kilns dating from the late 18th or early 19th century. Surrounding the house there are acres of woodland, streamside and seaside walks.

There are four walking trails listed on the National Trust website. These range from 2.2 miles through to 6.5 miles. The Lynmouth circular walk via Watersmeet and Countisbury is an interesting and varied walk and is 5.5 miles in length. You will enjoy some spectacular coastal views, woodlands, waterfalls, Iron Age archaeology and some intriguing wildlife.

Further Information Watersmeet National Trust

Is there food and drink available?

There is a tea room serving food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

House at the bottom of a gorge with acres of woodland, streamside and seaside walks. There are toilets and a tea room.

What are the ticket prices?

It is free to visit.

Is there parking?

There is parking that is not run by the National Trust. There is a charge to park.

When are they open?

Watersmeet is open for most of the year from dawn to dusk, the shop and tea garden are subject to opening hours and are not open all year round. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome outdoors.

Are they accessible?

Please contact the venue.

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