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The Linhay

(Ref. 1068668)

Holsworthy, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved our stay at The Linhay ay not a small cottage at all, lots of space small private garden."

    Very comfortable with everything you need for your break / holiday. Gavin & Karen are super host’s always available for information and places to visit. We had a great week with our three small dogs and would definitely return to The Lindsay in th e future.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic hospitality."

    Lovely location. Just perfect for what we wanted.

    Thank you for such great feedback Lovely guests we look forward to meeting you again soon ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2024

  • "The start of our holiday was not the best."

    Broke down about 10 miles from The Linhay. Gave Karen a ring just to let her know we would be arriving late and she immediately offered to come and pick me and the 3 dogs up. Karen picked us up and my husband stayed with the car. We had no car for nearly 3 days but Gavin took me to Waitrose do do some shopping and they contacted people regarding hiring a car. The accommodation was lovely and cosy and the bed was so comfortable, could get us 2 and 3 dogs on the bed and still have room!!! A lovely place to stay and Karen and Gavin are the perfect hosts. They went above and beyond.

    Thank you ! we wanted as with all our bookings for you to be happy and by assisting you in the first few days it certainly helped relieve your stress ! So pleased you enjoyed ! The Linhay is so very comfortable beautiful big settee and huge Queen bed ! We are so happy you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again one day ! NB ; As much as we all adore our dogs we respectfully ask their own beds are brought with you ..please future bookings note we do ask dogs if allowed up stairs do not use the bed or settee ! Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really good stay, Karen and Gav were great hosts, available when you needed them and left us to our own devices when we didn’t."

    The accommodation was just as described, amazingly comfortable and cosy. Well located for exploring North Devon and Cornwall. The accommodation is located in a quiet area to relax after a day out . We will definitely be returning as my Wife took a real shine to the Donkey’s at the farm and it was great value for money.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at The Linhay."

    The owners, Gavin and Karen, lived next door and are very helpful and friendly, but not at all intrusive. The property is very spacious and comfortable and has plenty of light. The front door (now a “stable door”) allows the top half to be open for more light. Brilliant forceful shower with plenty of hot water and a bath for a soak after those long walks. Garden to the side of the house with seating allowing privacy and somewhere to sit outside in good weather. The only problem we had was the internet connection was bad and we both needed to buy more data and rely on internet connection in local pubs, cafes, etc to catch up on emails. Not a problem if you want a total break from tech, but we were reliant on it for news from our petsitter. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was at a great location."

    There is a road that runs past and sometimes having the big tractors going past late at night was the only issue for me, but wouldn't put me off staying again. The owners who lived next door were great, very welcoming and friendly, great chatting with them.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Aug 2023

  • "Hosts are very helpful and friendly."

    A lovely cottage, very clean and everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Well equipped, spacious and even had a welcoming bottle of wine! Very dog friendly, as is the whole area.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely owners, friendly and very relaxing."

    The cottage is perfect to visit with dogs. Kitchen door shut, no need to tell dogs not to go upstairs. Enclosed garden just outside the front door… and a perfect farm track to walk dogs for loo stops right outside the gate

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely weeks holiday, Karen and Gavin were very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was Lovely very comfortable and cozy we had a very relaxing time at the cottage , The owners Karen and Gavin were very welcoming and friendly absolutely lovely place ."

    I cannot praise them and the property enough . Than there were the Donkeys. Top rated Thank you Karen and Gavin for a great holiday Steve & Debbie Lewis

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022


    Nice big rooms & great location. Mattress & pillows a little uncomfortable. Had to walk past Owners property next door, so not very private, their washing line was right in view of our front entrance & parking the car was across the way, so sometimes mucky. Access to side garden was from main entrance door so had to keep dogs on leads, not ideal during the night as garden was dark and not very secure so a small dog could easily get through the hedge onto the road. As we cooked quite a bit, few accessories, no meat scissors, larger frying pan, bread board or jug, kitchen roll/tin foil, extra cloths, t-towels. Dog bins outside hadn't been emptied. Enjoyed our stay overall. Perhaps French doors could be put in the kitchen where the rear window is & expand the garden a little more?

    Really glad you enjoyed your stay overall and we really appreciate all of your suggestions. I know that mattresses and pillows can be very subjective so I am sorry that they were not to your liking. The remainder of your feedback is not something we have been made aware of before now so I can only apologise for any inconvenience. We felt that the enclosed private garden would give you the privacy you were looking for, it offers you a private location, a safe haven for you and your dogs away from life on the farm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Oct 2022

  • "BRILLIANT WEEK BRILLIANT HOSTS BRILLIANT WEATHER First and foremost the property lived up to the expectations made in the advertisement and to be completely honest it was over and above what was expected."

    Huge bathroom as was the bedroom and bed. Kitchen and bathroom was spotless and extremely well kept which I hope other users will appreciate and treat as if it was their own. Large flat screen TV in the living room but for me having bad knees I found the settee a little low. Other than that everything was 100%. As for the owners Karen ans Gavin, what should I say about them!!! Couldn't wish for a more down to earth couple they were brilliant and that is said with complete sincerity Never once intruded on us during our stay,but we had a great time when having a chat together,we actually.felt as if we had known them for ages, we will most definately stay here again. No need to be concerned about hot water as it is forceful and plentiful.and only a short distance from Bude Westward Ho and many other resorts within 30 or so miles.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Jul 2022

  • "The owners were very welcoming and friendly throughout our stay."

    Great place to stay. Great location. Very comfortable accommodation

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely Dog Friendly Cottage ."

    ...Local pub in Bradworthy also dog friendly !! Local walks around Tamar Lakes ....Bude Aqueduct and Bude beaches....Great walk from Sandymouth to Bude Thank you again Gavin and Karen

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful house in a quiet location yet a short drive to a very nice villages and town and 20 minutes from Bude."

    Gavin and Karen made us feel very welcome and comfortable as did the dogs and donkeys! Would definitely go back

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Sep 2021

  • "An ideal set up for the dogs as there was a space for them outside to rest after a days adventures in Devon."

    The cottage was immaculate and had everything you could have wished for there ready to use. And so nice to arrive and find you have the items in to make a brew or enjoy a glass of bubbles after a long journey

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Sep 2021

  • "Karen & Gavin were excellent hosts."

    We were made very welcome. Linhay is a great place to stay. Harvey and Rosie had a great time going on all the walks that Karen recommended to us. Mike and I had a lovely relaxing holiday and hope to go back again very soon.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2021

  • "Gorgeous little cottage, just right for two (and dog!"

    ). Super clean, nicely decorated and everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. Karen and Gavin, our hosts, couldn’t have been friendlier or more helpful and we enjoyed meeting Jack and Jim the donkeys. Within easy reach of lovely dog friendly beaches and a special mention for the Bradworthy Inn, a couple of miles away, which we visited twice for very good evening meals and were able to take the dog with us while we dined. Fully recommend.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2021

  • "Could not have been better for what we where looking for, and the owners were really helpful and friendly, just loved it."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2021

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  • One super-king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, bidet, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car available
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn and seating
  • Three well-behaved medium sized dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Donkey Haven Charity on-site
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Please note: Minimum of x3 nights for short breaks only

The property

Bradworthy 3.1 miles.

Resting on the edge of the Devon coastline is this charming cottage, a romantic retreat perfectly situated for a couple, surrounded by the idyllic landscape of the Devonshire countryside.

This real home-away-from-home welcomes you into a private driveway, hosting a lovely enclosed front garden where you can spend a summer's afternoon dining alfresco as you relish in the sunshine.

The ground floor hosts an inviting sitting room where you can look forward to cosying up after a day of exploration, kicking back on the plush sofa as the TV entertains you or curling up with a good book and a cup of tea on a rainy day.

Resting behind is a well-equipped kitchen/diner, a stylish room where you will find a microwave, an electric oven and hob, a washing machine, dishwasher, and a coffee maker, ideal for rustling up a romantic meal for two before joining together on the chic circular dinner table for an intimate date night, sharing a bottle of red as you reminisce over delicious food and good company.

As the evening draws to a close, find your way upstairs and prepare for bed in the large bathroom space, choosing between a relaxing bubble bath, or hopping in the walk-in shower, there's plenty of room here to primp and preen during your stay.

The bathroom is an en-suite addition to the gorgeous bedroom, boasting a sumptuous super-king-size bed alongside ample storage, pretty décor, and short windows looking out to countryside views.

Explore your surroundings by visiting the on-site Donkey Haven Charity or venture out on a gentle stroll around the enveloping countryside with your other half, breathing in the fresh country air as you enjoy the peaceful ambiance.

For stocking up on the essentials, journey over to the nearby village of Bradworthy, home to several local shops to keep your fridge full, as well as a traditional pub where you can spend an evening away from the kitchen and a quaint village square.

More options await in the lovely town of Holsworthy, hosting a bustling weekly market, a well-stocked supermarket, a choice of pubs for refreshing drinks, and a fabulous sports centre with its very own swimming pool.

Discover a unique day out and venture over to Bude beach resort where you can delight in a day at the seaside, enjoying the golden sands of the large beach, as well as finding a wealth of cafés, pubs, a golf course and a dramatic castle, alternatively head over to Tamar Lakes and relish in a serene day of fishing and watersports.

Set out on an adventurous journey along the South West Coast Path over to stunning seaside villages, or enjoy days out at Port Isaac, Clovelly and Tintagel further afield.

The Linhay is perfect for making memories with your other half.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Bude 10 miles; Launceston 13.7 miles; Barnstaple 25 miles.

The ancient market town of Holsworthy lies nestled amid the rolling green hills of Tarka Country. There are many different landscapes within the region, from rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to rolling farmland and lush valleys. Holsworthy has much to offer, including a swimming pool, tennis court and splendid park with bowling green. The town centre boasts a varied selection of traditional shops, pubs and cafés, based around the market square. There is an 18-hole golf course just outside the town, while the local area is rich with opportunities for fishing, sailing, cycling and walking. The sandy beaches at Bude are within easy reach, while further afield visitors can explore the changing face of the South West Coastal Path, dramatic Exmoor and Dartmoor, and unspoilt Bodmin Moor, or simply relax in the quiet countryside that typifies North Devon.

Please note: Minimum of x3 nights for short breaks only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season