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The Linhay

Chardstock, Devon (Ref. 1020766)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “The fridge was far too small, however, we were assured it was going to be replaced, also requires more cooking utensils ie: pans and baking trays.”

    Although these are justifiably negative comments, they are just opinions. We had a great holiday in a beautiful, clean, comgotable Cottage.

    Although these are justifiably negative comments, they are just opinions. We had a great holiday in a beautiful, clean, comgotable Cottage.

    - Mr Heywood, July 2021

The property

Sitting peacefully within the breath-taking Blackdown Hills ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ is the traditional stone-built cottage, The Linhay.

This delightful rural getaway provides the perfect base for one or two couples, or a family of four, to explore the enchanting Devon and Somerset countryside.

Traditional exposed stone walls add rustic charm to the interior; Make yourself at home in the inviting sitting room, relax in front of the flat-screen TV or rustle up a bite to eat in the country-style kitchen.

A generous hallway takes you to two sizeable bedrooms including a king-size, boasting a fitted wardrobe, and a twin bedroom that can be turned into a spacious super-king for flexible sleeping arrangements.

Each bedroom has the benefit of a bright en-suite, with the master complete with a bath and a shower over so that guests can choose between a rejuvenating rinse or an indulgent soak.

The cottage can accommodate up to 6 people using either the truckle beds in the twin bedroom (more suitable for children) or the sofa-bed in the living room.

Grab your groceries from the well-stocked village shop or the local farm shop and delight in a quiet night-in within the comfort of your cottage, alternatively try the wonderful seasonal menu at the 16th Century Coaching Inn less than a mile away in the next village of Tytherleigh.

Make the most of warm evenings, dine alfresco in the pretty enclosed garden.

Chardstock is a small village on the eastern border of Devon off the A358 road between Chard and Axminster.

This historic village was listed in the Domesday Book The attractive village is surrounded by farmland and woodland and is within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The River Kit runs through the village and the village church dates from the 19th Century; The village also has a well-stocked village shop and post office.

The village is the perfect base for exploring the region from the Blackdown Hills and woodland to it’s Jurassic cliffs and sandy beaches.

Walkers, hikers, horse-riders, cyclists or wild swimmers, in fact, all adventurers are all catered for in this beautiful part of the county.

The wealth of activities to enjoy from the Linhay’s doorstep includes a host of National Trust properties including Forde Abbey, Barrington Court or Montecute House.

For younger visitors, spot wild creatures at the nearby Axe Valley Wildlife Park or try a trek like no other, walking with friendly llamas and alpacas through the picturesque countryside at nearby Shute.

Discover local history at Axminster Heritage Museum and the awe-inspiring landscapes of the National Trust’s Lambert’s Castle or hike through the Blackdown Hills and uncover Castle Neroche fort.

The wonderful beaches of West Bay, Sidmouth, and Branscombe as well as the curved pebble bay and cove at Beer are only a short drive away; West Bay is the major gateway to the Jurassic Coast with breath-taking landscapes to explore.

Less than half an hour away is Lyme Regis, styled as ‘the Pearl of Dorset’ it is famed for its fossils found in cliffs and beaches on this World Heritage Site.

Explore this historic and picturesque town, see it’s famous harbour wall ‘The Cobb’, a popular venue for filming and trace the steps of Mary Anning.

Experience the South West like never before with a holiday at The Linhay.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be a super-king-size upon request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven with gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available for two cars
  • Enclosed back garden lawned area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 0.9 miles; shop 0.2 miles
  • Please note; The cottage can accommodate up to 6 guests using either the truckle beds in the twin bedroom (more suitable for children) or the sofa-bed in the living room

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About the location


Axminster 4.2 miles; Chard 4.2 miles; East Devon AONB 5.5 miles.

Nestled on the edge of the beautiful Blackdown Hills AONB, is the pretty village and civil parish of Chardstock. The village has a convenience store and local pub for picking up the essentials, as well as easy access to the bustling market towns of Chard and Axminster only a short drive away for a larger choice of amenities. Discover a wealth of countryside trails for walking and cycling opportunities, with the chance for keen birdwatchers to spot those exotic birds, whilst photographers will delight in this picturesque setting. You are within reach of the thriving coastline for a choice of white sandy beaches for sunbathing, swimming and even surfing, whilst the market town of Axminster provides an array of traditional pubs/restaurants for some real Devonshire ale and some fine food options. Chardstock is well-placed for those looking to explore all this rural area of Devon has to offer.

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