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The Linhay

(Ref. 1020766)

Chardstock, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage nice and clean and quiet had a bit of trouble with the downstairs toilet but was resolved very very quickly ."

    I would recommend this cottage and the welcome pack was lovely. We had a lovely time

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Nov 2023

  • "The Linhay is clean and very comfortable and is in a beautiful area."

    We had a lovely stay. We will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful, an ideal base to allow us to explore the local area, ..."

    The cottage is beautiful, an ideal base to allow us to explore the local area, the rooms are a perfect size to allow for a very comfortable stay, but the cleaning service let it down, the dishwasher had no salt or rinse aid, which in our experience is not normal, the kettle, which is not a cheap brand, was full of scale, the kitchen has loads of cobwebs, which we appreciate all homes do, but these were thick and black, the tiles behind the hobb have been splashed with grease, but haven't been wiped since, one of the baths had a scum ring around it, which I found once in it, plus the downstairs loo is constantly running water, therefore wasting water, all in all the cleaners just need to show the cottage a little more love, as it really is a beautiful Cottage, although I would say that the photos on the website, could be a little more honest, as the cottage is very over looked by the surrounding properties, so if you were looking for a more secluded location, this wouldn't be the location for you

    Thank you for your feedback, it is important to us. We are very upset to hear of the issues you have identified and we have immediately asked our housekeepers to address all the elements you have noted. You can see from previous feedbacks that cleanliness is an aspect we take great pride in and we are devastated that it has not met the usual standards we expect our guests to experience. Thank you for your kind words about the cottage, it is nestled within the village and does have neighbours around it. Thank you for staying with us, we hope you enjoyed exploring the region during your stay. Claire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn3.1Jul 2023

  • "Linhay is a very clean and comfortable cottage."

    We were able to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The lovely country walks and friendly village residents made it a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Jun 2023

  • "A wonderful sunny week in a lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Close to many interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2023

  • "The bed was a little too soft for us but this is a personal preference and didn’t take away from the fact that this a lovely well equipped cottage in a superb location."

    A hairdryer would have been nice too. The welcome gifts were greatly appreciated and a lovely personal touch (tasted sooo good too) Thank you

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Apr 2023

  • "In general the property met all our expectations and was very clean and comfortable."

    The only problem was an unsafe drain cover on the path to the front door, which we reported but was not made safe during our stay.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with lots of space."

    Good central location for visiting Devon, Dorset and Somerset. Would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely Property & Location, for our needs."

    We had a really nice experience staying here, very quiet although in close proximity to other properties. We felt there was all facilities met/ needed, except that although the kitchen was was nicely laid out, would have had to move Crockery/ Shelving to accommodate Serial boxes & other Grocery Items. but general nicely/ well equipped. The Bedroom Storage minimal and the Double bedded room only had a Hand held shower head in the bath. Felt some Tasteful way of putting some sort of shelving/cupboard in the bathroom to put wash bag & toiletries on. That being said, we and our friends really enjoyed our stay and will, our health allowing, would look to stay again at sometime in the future. Thank You Roland & Sally Sawyer

    Reviewed by Roland4.4Sep 2022

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

    Reviewed by John4.4Jul 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 Paul4.4Jul 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 Agnieszka5.0Apr 2022

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

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 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 Charlotte3.8Aug 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 Daniel4.4Jul 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 Colin4.7Jul 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 Jamie4.4Jun 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 Paul4.4Jun 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 Maureen5.0Jun 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

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.