The Linhay

Sheepwash near Great Torrington, Devon (Ref. 920335)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Sheepwash 0.7 miles.

This welcoming, detached barn conversion is situated within its own enclosed garden in the grounds of a small, working livestock farm, within walking distance of the Devon village of Sheepwash.

In a rural setting and with gorgeous views of grazing animals in fresh green meadows, this lovely cottage offers an escape to the countryside for a couple or young family.

This charming holiday home has a friendly and cosy feel and the owners in the adjacent farmhouse provide a superb Devon welcome to their guests, as do the farm animals that visit your doorstep, which include sheep, goats and llamas.

There is a spacious sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and original wooden beams, wooden floors with cosy rugs and double doors opening to the sunny patio and garden, from where you can watch the farm animals and plentiful wildlife.

The sitting room also boasts a woodburning stove and a dining area, making it an ideal place to relax or dine in at any time of the year.

Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with French doors leading into the garden and a beautiful, freestanding claw foot bath, so guests can bathe in comfort in front of the TV, or gaze out at the Devonshire countryside.

On the first floor is a mezzanine landing and a small twin bedroom leading off, which is a great room for children.

A wonderful bonus to staying at this delightful cottage is that there is a private, grass airstrip available, so if guests have use of a helicopter or small plane, why not fly here and leave the car at home?

Flying in Devon and Cornwall is a sheer delight, as the magnificent, rolling coastal farmland and high moorland scenery is largely untouched.

Add to this a variety of small airfields, a large number of private farm strips and of course, the beautiful Scilly Isles, and you have all the markings for a superb flying holiday.

Sheepwash village is less than a mile away, with a good pub, a shop and friendly locals.

The stunning River Torridge runs close by and provides a quiet spot along its banks for some trout fishing, or a riverside walk to the village.

A short drive away, the historic market town of Great Torrington and the larger towns of Bideford and Barnstaple, are easily reached, while the spectacular North Devon beaches are only a short drive away, offering surfing, miles of golden sand and fun-filled sunny days.

An excellent cottage for exploring Devon.

Accommodation

Mostly ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and freestanding bath, 1 x first floor twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove. Shared external utility.

Amenities

  • Biomass central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Chest freezer, two washing machines and tumble dryer in utility, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Sloped ceiling in twin room
  • Note: Part of the property’s electricity is supplied by solar panels and the water supply is from the owner’s bore hole
  • Note: Private grass landing airstrip on the farm available free of charge, subject to weather conditions
  • This needs to be pre-booked with the owner
  • Note: Day tickets to go fly fishing on River Torridge can be purchased from the local pub, or an adjacent farm for around £15 per day

About the location

SHEEPWASH

Great Torrington 9 miles; Okehampton 12 miles; Bideford 16 miles; Bude 20 miles.

Sheepwash village is set in the peaceful Torridge Valley in Devon. The village offers a shop and a friendly traditional pub set in the village square, serving good food and locally brewed ales. Sheepwash is ideal for walkers and country lovers, being located in the heart of Ruby Trail Country and within easy reach of the Tarka Trail or the coast. Stroll along the River Torridge where you are more than likely to spot an otter family and maybe a Kingfisher or two. There are many places of interest in the surrounding area, including the coastal towns of Bude, Clovelly, Bideford and Westward Ho!, where you will find traditional seaside activities, surfing and the South West coastal footpath. Dartmoor is within 20 minutes’ drive, as is the RHS Rosemoor at Great Torrington and several National Trust properties, and a good variety of visitor attractions, ideal for families or couples, such as the Big Sheep at Bideford, Trethorne Leisure Farm at Launceston, the Miniature Pony Centre at Moretonhampstead, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are all within reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas