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The Linney

(Ref. 976057)

Colyton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed another holiday in this peaceful, comfy, well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay, the location was perfect for exploring the area."

    The farm setting was lovely. The warm welcome was appreciated when we first arrived.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in The Linney. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dayne5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a really lovely stay."

    Only sorry that it wasn’t longer. Sue and Simon were friendly and helpful and made us very welcome. Lovely fresh eggs and apple juice, thank you and the games room was great too. Didn’t mind the stormy weather as it was the perfect place to stay in! Hope to return soon x

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Linney is situated on a working farm with excellent home comforts, thanks for the cake,apple juice and eggs!"

    ! Our hosts for the week were Wendy and Martin and they were always on hand if necessary. The cottage is very well appointed, very cosy and the peace and tranquility of the area is only interrupted by the ducks , cockerel and Guinea fowl but that makes this place very special.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very comfortable and well appointed holiday cottage set on the owners farm and surrounded by a lovely garden with breath taking views of the Devon countryside."

    An ideal setting for total relaxation.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Sep 2023

  • "A very nice place to stay for a holiday in East Devon."

    The setting is great. All of us, including our two year old, loved the company of the various farm animals. We regularly went to see the ducks, chickens and pigs and enjoyed the visits to the back door of the Guinea fowl. The cottage itself has a spacious layout with all you need for a week away. The cottage is located 20 minutes drive from the east Devon coast. Branscombe, Beer and Seaton are all within easy reach along the charming country lanes. The friendly hosts were on hand to help with any questions. A nice touch was the welcome pack of apple juice, cake and eggs on arrival. The freshly laid eggs were particularly delicious!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Had a lovely week. Games room was an added bonus. Owners very nice. Left us some nice homemade cake, and apple juice and some fresh layer eggs.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Jun 2023

  • "It was great to stay in a barn conversion within the boundaries of the owners living farm."

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Linney is a very comfortable place to stay."

    An out in the country property. Very well kept clean and quiet (apart from the cockerel!) I wouldn’t class it as pet friendly. Our lab is just a year and owners requested he was kept on a lead. Meaning we were unable to use the garden. Great shame also made us very aware he wasn’t really welcome there.

    We have welcomed well behaved pets for over twenty years at Northleigh Farm. The visitor’s dog was a young male labrador type who ran loose in the large shared garden towards people barking loudly and in a seemingly aggressive manner and we were concerned that he was intimidating to other visitors, in particular a two year old child next door. We were perfectly happy for the dog to be on a lead or spike and made that clear but the visitors chose not to do this. We make no apology for ensuring that all our guests feel comfortable during their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Linney."

    We appreciated the welcome items of eggs milk and the superb apple juice which had to have more of during our stay ! The setting in the beautiful Devon countryside is beautiful - if you like peace & quiet away from it all this is the place ! We enjoyed being able to sit out in the shared garden at the back in the sunshine with so much space. The property was spotless, well kept & comfortable. Thanks to the owners Simon & Sue. We can definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "The barns are so beautifully restored, and are clean, comfortable and welcoming."

    So well equiped, loads of kitchen stuff, crockery, cutlery. Lovely touch of home produce left for us (cake, duck/chicken eggs, fresh apple juice) The grassy area (meadow) was fabulous, the children had a ball!! Great for family games, cricket/badminton This was our 5th visit, and already booked for net year!! Thank you so much Sue & Simon, for making us so welcome. Best holiday. Thank you Dorset/Devon, you always deliver!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "Wow, this has to be one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in, immaculately clean, beautiful location, so peaceful."

    Would highly recommend and we are looking to rebook for next year. On arrival there was home made apple juice, two slices of home made cake, fresh duck and chicken eggs, Sue and Simon thank you for making our stay prefect.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Linney."

    The cottage is really comfortable and cosy and the grounds and countryside all around are glorious and makes for a very peaceful holiday. Our toddler loved the ducks and pigs and hens pecking around outside our door (as did our dog). We enjoyed a drink at the Mason’s arms in Branscombe too, as well as the donkey sanctuary and pecorama.

    Reviewed by Rose5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely second stay with you, will definitely be back."

    Cake eggs and apple juice was lovely and much appreciated.

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    We were delighted by being greeted with farm eggs, welcome home made cakes and apple juice.

    Reviewed by Dinah5.0Apr 2023

  • "We greatly appreciated the location which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, being also very quiet and tranquil, yet within easy reach of places like Sidmouth, Lyme Regis and coast."

    We were very comfortable at the property, felt at home, relaxed well and had no concerns.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely break."

    Comfortable beds and clean linen. Nice and warm too. My boys loved the play room and access to board games. My only criticism is the lack of large glasses. The kitchen could have done with a few large glasses and less cups and saucers. But apart from that, we had a lovely break away at New year and the location was very quiet and peaceful

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and very friendly."

    Nice touch to have mince pies, fresh eggs and apple juice on our arrival. Loved the games room and lots of books and DVD's too. Beautiful peaceful location. Really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Really beautiful little cottage and an incredibly restful break."

    The owners are super helpful, and delicious apple juice, fresh eggs and sausages are available. Absolutely perfect escape and lovely walks all around - thank you!

    Reviewed by Beccy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great little cottage!"

    Have everything you need, set in lovely nature with awesome views! Also really like the recycling set up, makes it easy! Loved talking to the ducks and chickens! The games room is great (we’ll use it another time!). Sue and Simon are around if you have any problems.

    Reviewed by Malin4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely week spent in a really pleasant cottage."

    The views were amazing! Cottage was very spacious. Really nice garden area to use.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2022

  • "I gave The Linney a 5* review in September 2021."

    We have just returned from a second stay and award it another 5*. It's in a quiet and peaceful location, but within easy reach of the south coast resorts, and is immaculately clean and well-equipped. We had no problems with the phone or WiFi. Sue and Simon, and their house-sitters Martin and Wendy, are perfect hosts and the welcome pack is much appreciated. David and Joy.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Linney is set in a stunning location with an abundance of nearby walks."

    Our accommodation was spotless, contained an extensive range of appliances, and was surprisingly spacious inside. We regularly took advantage of the well-equipped games room and were delighted with our welcome basket containing a delicious sponge cake, orange juice, eggs and fresh milk. I highly recommend this holiday property. and wouldn't hesitate to visit again.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely setting ,and everybody very friendly ."

    Lovely and clean and very pet friendly . Every thing very welcoming .

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage set in a lovely valley."

    Only problem was the lanes leading to it were so narrow and various roadworks taking place which stopped direct access. Hopefully they were temporary. Will definitely return to enjoy the warm frienship and area again.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022

  • "Simon and Sue really nice,property very clean ."

    Had good days out with my friends Spaniel. Had a rare opportunity to see a new born calf. She was born a week earlier. Pleased we took that week.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2022

  • "Myself and my dogs had a wonderful week at the Linney."

    Sue and Simon were very friendly and accomodation was 5 star. I would recommend this property to everyone, spotlessly clean. A welcoming gift of eggs, apple juice and sponge cake much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing property we will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely setting and spacious property."

    Loved our stay. Only negative was internet not great but given the remote location not really avoidable. Property larger than looks in pictures and the outdoor areas are beautiful overlooking unspoilt views of countryside

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2022

  • "A delightful stay in a jewel of a property."

    The welcome could not have been warmer, nor our stay more comfortable. The house was excellently equipped and to a first rate specification. It was terrible to have to leave at the end of our week!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely weekend in a very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    The owners were very welcoming and the eggs, apple juice, milk and delicious cake very much appreciated. Thank you also for the pretty posy of spring flowers.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Was very nice overall good location owners very nice lovely cake cooked fresh by ..."

    Was very nice overall good location owners very nice lovely cake cooked fresh by sue on request only thing I would change is the tv size very small for watching on the dark wet nights in but other than that loved it

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Oct 2021

  • "The Linney was first class in every aspect."

    Absolutely spotless, very well equipped and providing everything needed for a wonderful holiday. The cottages are deep in the beautiful South Devon countryside and are therefore very quiet and peaceful. Despite the rural location all of the coastal resorts are close at hand and easy to get to. Simon and Sue were very warm and welcoming and the scones and jam and fresh-laid eggs were much appreciated. We would certainly go back with no hesitation. David and Joy.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a wonderful week in well equipped cottage."

    It's a great countryside location but within easy reach of the tourist hotspots. Wonderful views from our outside seating area. Even though there are other 2 other cottages it still felt private. Shared washing machine/dryer for a voluntary contribution came in handy. Resident cockeral has an early wake up. The owners are lovely and can provide apple juice, eggs and sausages which we enjoyed. Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2021

  • "I have just returned with my family after a weeks stay."

    We stayed in The Linney. It was very peaceful. The location I would describe as remote although only 5 miles from the nearest town. You are very much in the Devonshire farm country with tiny lanes and no street lighting. I loved that part of my stay. The cottage was great with all the amenities you would need for a self catering stay. The grounds on the farm are very picturesque. Simon and Sue were very accommodating and saw to any issues we had. It was lovely to turn up to fresh eggs and milk and home pressed apple juice. The site suggests that there is WiFi at the location. There is indeed a WiFi but virtually no connection to it. I could not connect all week in fact. I wasn't especially bothered as I went away to forget about that, but just know that if you are going, especially with kids that use WiFi then you may be disappointed. I would pre download stuff to their ipads before you go. Also I'm on O2 and there was virtually no phone signal there either until you got to the nearby town, but that's rural Devon for you. Not a negative, just something to be aware of. Finally, the current photos do not do the cottages justice. They are better than the photos suggest. They are lovely and I would happily go back as a base for South Devon and Dorset, its fab.

    Reviewed by Nathan4.7Jul 2021

  • "Owners live onsite and were friendly and welcoming."

    The cottage was spotless, and had everything that we needed, beds very comfortable, is in a lovely setting, peaceful and picturesque village

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2021

  • "Pictures didn't do the cottage justice; our expectations were exceeded!"

    Great facilities and so much fun for the kids.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2021

  • "A good centre for east Devon."

    Very comfortable and very pleasant hosts. Great for the four legged friends.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at The Linney at Northleigh Farm."

    Set in a fairly remote farming community the views of the countryside go on for miles and the sounds of grunting pigs and the morning Cockerel really makes you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. The accommodation itself was incredibly comfortable and spotlessly clean and we really enjoyed our stay. It was perfect for us and our two little doggies. With lots of places to visit on the doorstep such as Beer, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth we found plenty to do. It was also a lot of fun driving of the narrow country lanes and through the occasional Ford.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    It was in a beautiful setting, so very peaceful. The accommodation was very clean, comfortable and very well equipped. We would definitely recommend it and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2021

  • "The accomodation was excellent, clean, very well equipped and warm."

    The beds were very comfortable, Mr. and Mrs. Potter were very welcoming and we enjoyed a very relaxing week. My granddaughter loved the chickens, pigs and cows. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Linney ."

    The cottage was very clean , warm and comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. Our hosts were very friendly and on site , also welcoming us with eggs, homemade cake and fruit juice . I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday in beautiful surroundings and hope that we may return in the future .

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Cottage very comfortable,eggs , milk and cake for us on arrival, very quiet , lovely garden at the back for the dog to play as all footpaths were across farm fields and had sheep and or muck in them."

    Had enjoyable break !

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Sep 2020

  • "Thankyou so much for a great holiday, we had a wonderful time, The location was perfect very quiet and peaceful."

    Ideal base to access the areas visitor sights. Definitely would go back.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our son and daughter in law stayed here."

    They were made to feel very welcome and particularly enjoyed the sausages produced on the farm.

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Jul 2020

  • "A beautiful barn conversion in a great location."

    The accommodation was very clean and spacious, kitted out with all of the essential you need. The owners were very welcoming and friendly and as they were living in the farmhouse were on hand if you needed them.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable and extremely well equipped cottage."

    Friendly welcome by the owner, and very generous welcoming pack left in the cottage. My grandson loved the ducks & hens on the property. Ideal base for exploring East Devon & West Dorset.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0May 2019

  • "A lovely holiday destination located well to visit a variety of places."

    We had a great time and would definitely recommend the cottage!

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Apr 2019

  • "3rd time and most enjoyable"

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Apr 2019

  • "The actual booking was difficult."

    We had a question for the owners and whilst that was being communicated our week was put on pre-booking without notification us. That made it seem someone else made a reservation that week and so we almost booked something else. The intention was perfect but good have been better communicated. The cottage was more then we expected. It was in a beautiful location. It was very well looked after, complete and the owners were amazing. We loved it! The one improvement that could be made are better mattresses on the beds.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2018

  • "We booked a last minute holiday via the website - we were contacted early next morning and everything booked with ease over the phone."

    Our cottage was lovely and was exactly as discribed on the website. Would recommend booking with helpful holidays and the lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Kym5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday staying at the Linney."

    Everything great, including the weather. Really peaceful, beautiful countryside and superb accommodation.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2018

  • "This lovely cottage is a favourite of ours."

    It is very clean, comfortable and the owners are welcoming and helpful. The views from the garden are amazing and our little dog loved going out to watch the cows and chickens.

    Reviewed by Della5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was our fifth time staying at The Linney, but my parents, brother, sister in law and niece's first time (they were in Battens)."

    Sue and Simon are so lovely and the farm feels like coming home. My daughters are both very fond of the place, as are we. New outdoor furniture was welcomed. The Holmes family.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely, comfortable accommodation."

    Spotlessly clean. Sue and Simon, who're on site, were perfect hosts. We enjoyed the quiet, rural setting and our kids liked the table tennis and table football in the games room too.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Linney was in a perfect spot with wonderful views."

    It is in an ideal position for exploring East Devon. We had wonderful weather and enjoyed some lovely walks with our dogs!! Sue and Simon were perfect hosts welcoming us with cake, milk eggs and wine!!! Would definitely recommend this cottage!!

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very quiet just what we needed for a rest"

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2018

  • "Sue and Simon were very friendly and welcoming."

    They were great hosts and extremely patient with the kids.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0May 2018

  • "The location of the property, being a lovely barn conversion out in the countryside in the peace and quiet."

    Everything was clean and tidy and obviously well looked after. The property owners were really nice and nothing was too much trouble. Home made cake, fresh eggs, milk and wine were all very much appreciated. Able to eat outdoors in the garden, admire the view and just relax and take it easy. We would have stayed longer if we could, but I'm pretty sure it's fully booked. Ideally situated, being just a few miles from Seaton, Beer, Lyme Regis and other great places to see. Would definitely go there again if we wanted the ideal holiday home in East Devon.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0May 2018

  • "This was by far one of the best cottages I have ever stayed in."

    everything was absolutely spotless, no matter what you wanted or needed was there. would recommend this holiday cottage to all. thank you for the eggs, cake and wine that was left also the jug of milk. thank you for such a nice place to stay. Mrs B Wolton

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Ground floor open plan living space with seating area, dining area, kitchen and doors to patio
  • Outdoor shared games barn.
  • Central heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier,TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking.

The property

4 miles from Colyton, deep in thick, lush hedgerow lanes in the Coly Valley, is the sleepy hamlet of Northleigh, 5 to 7 miles from the lovely coastal villages of Beer, Sidmouth and Branscombe.

On the edge of Northleigh, three cottages converted from traditional Devon barns on a small mixed farm raising beef, free range poultry and a few piglets.

The Linney opens from the courtyard on to your open plan living space with seating area for watching TV, a dining area and a well equipped kitchen.

On sunny days, open the glass doors to your patio for eating alfresco and the shared lawn.

Head upstairs to your two comfortable bedrooms sharing a family bathroom.

Ducks on the pond (fenced), cobblestones in the courtyard, a soppy dog and dignified cat make this an utterly charming place to stay, unwind and enjoy a friendly, rural idyll.

This property can be booked with The Shippen (976058) and Battens (976059) and together they sleep 14.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Seaton is a seaside town in East Devon on the south coast. It faces onto Lyme Bay, to the west of the mouth of the River Axe with red cliffs to one side and white cliffs on the other. Axmouth and Beer are nearby.

Note: This property can be booked with The Shippen (976058) and Battens (976059) and together they sleep 14.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas