Welcome to Highcliffe House - Learn about the local knowledge of the area
Highcliffe House was built circa 1880 by a reputable Victorian architect/engineer, Bob Jones, who also built Lynton Town Hall and the famous water powered Cliff Railway.
The 1891 census records a retired Major General John Charley in residence together with his wife Mary and 6-month-old son and three servants, a nurse, a housemaid and a cook. We have established that Major General Charley had a distinguished military career serving with the 2nd Battalion 60th Rifles in the Afghan war from October 1878 to February 1880 and took part in the advance on and occupation of Kandahar and Khelat-i-Ghilizie where he was wounded and decorated.
Mike & Karen Orchard discovered this beautiful house in 2003 and have lovingly developed it into the award winning Lynton B&B you see today.
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