Barbrook's Victorian chapel & school flourished for many years, but when we came to live here in 1998 the building needed careful repair and a new use. We fell in love with this place and project, slowly converting it into a large, comfy, and hospitable home for our family and friends to enjoy. Now we'd like to share our enjoyment of our special home with you. Choose from 2 rooms (see also Camilla's Room @ Chapel Hill) for a great base - and breakfast! - while you explore Exmoor by the sea.
“A gorgeous converted chapel and school that immediately makes you feel at home when you walk through the door. The room was spotless and there were lots of thoughtful little touches, not to mention an incredible breakfast! Only wish I could have stayed longer!”
Ground Floor Studio Apartment. Great sea views, quiet location.
“I didn’t stay at Sarah’s as it was a Christmas present for my daughter and her boyfriend. My daughter said that it was lovely, cosy and cute, with everything that they could have needed or wanted. She said that they had all that they needed ie it was very well equipped, which was just as well as they were there in the ‘worst weather’ that Devon and the west has experienced for many years. There were ‘things to do’ in the apparent ie games etc, so they had a lovely time, even though they couldn’t go out and walk anywhere. My daughter said that the apartment was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, the view from the garden was gorgeous, if a little stormy, but that just added to the cosiness of it all.”
A second floor apartment with views over the river to the sea. Clifton House is nestled in the heart of Lynmouth and is steeped in history, as the local Post Office it played a central part in the Louisa Lifeboat Overland Launch in 1899 and also the devastating flood of 1952. The doorway of Crocombe's shop, underneath Clifton House, has a plaque showing the height the flood waters reached.
“Postman's Rest is a lovely space in an ideal location in the heart of Lynmouth, and as a bonus has its own parking space. The flat was sparkling clean with a nice personal touch for new arrivals. The only slight disappointment during my stay was an issue with the Wifi which was weak and intermittent, but I am assured by Jo that this has now been rectified. All in all a great stay and I would happily visit again.”