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The Linhay

Chardstock, Devon (Ref. 1020766)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice cottage lovely bathrooms ,we enjoyed this the tranquil feel and the lovely Village."

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time at the Linhay a great base for visiting many places of interest in East Devon Somerset and the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and Devon."

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay!"

    The cottage is absolutely beautiful and its very cosy and comfortable. We could not fault it at all. It’s probably the nicest cottage that we ever stayed in. Our children are enjoyed the garden and they even found a cute little lizard. We will definitely return

    Reviewed by AgnieszkaApr 2022

  • "A modest increase in plates would have been welcome, but otherwise, no!"

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "Holiday home is lovely… decorated well and very calm and peaceful."

    Nice comfy beds and plush carpets. The welcome pack was also VERY generous and yummy… lovely area too and great for exploring the surrounding area! There were (for us) a few issues… No tall drinking glasses, only small tumblers or wine glasses, only 8 hangers which is nowhere near enough… especially if staying for a week. The sofas in the living room aren’t particularly comfortable, the leather one is especially lumpy. The private garden is not at all private, people are constantly walking past and it’s very overlooked(not comfortable with our young son playing out there really) The back door could do with being replaced.. Doesn’t feel 100% secure, The second bedroom had a really unpleasant smell to it(owners obviously aware as there is a scent diffuser in there) felt like we were constantly spraying air freshener in there. Also worth noting, the car parking is tight…. We have a 4x4 and it was snug, we were only able to access the car down one side when parked. (Not ideal when you have small children)

    Thank you for your comments. We have taken on board your suggestions regarding the tall glasses and the hangers. The garden is listed as enclosed and from the pictures, you can see we have neighbors. The back door is a stable type door that has both a deadlock and bolts both of which if used together will secure the door. The cleaner has been asked to remedy any issues on the next changeover. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2021

  • "We made the original booking for 4 people and had wondered whether the cottage looked big enough."

    However we then also added a 5th family member at late notice but we are happy to say the cottage exceeded expectations and was more than sufficiently spacious for all of us, with the additional positive of both being and smelling pleasantly clean! The location was a good base that enabled us to explore several coastal areas across 2 counties. It is just a shame the village pub had closed down during the pandemic. The one feedback point I would make is that as a self catering holiday cottage, it could really benefit from some additional crockery and tall drinking glasses for soft drinks. It was also lacking a couple of useful items like a measuring jug and colander. However, this didn't affect our holiday and we enjoyed our stay at The Linhay and would recommend.

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2021

  • "How clean the cottage was, really made it feel comfortable, and the equipment was fantastic."

    overall a great holiday cottage in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by JamieJun 2021

  • "Very comfortable tastefully furnished cottage in a quiet village, ideal if you need to isolate."

    The only improvement we could suggest is that the fridge is too small for a party of four if you intend to cook but first class venues to eat within a short drive. A most enjoyable stay in a beautiful area and only 30 minutes from the coast.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "The Devon Dorset coast was at its best in the sunshine ."

    The cottage was a delight to return to very well equipped and lots of thought gone into the stylish decor . Fantastic for the summer but also a cosy retreat for a winter visit . The owners were extremely helpful to me as I had left some valuables behind and they did everything they could to locate them . A rating of ten out of ten for me for the company and the owners .

    Reviewed by MaureenJun 2021

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  • 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
  • Note: property will only accept a minimum of 7 nights bookings in the summer

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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter