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Long Linney

(Ref. 1088026)

Littleham near Bideford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous stay it was so lovely, clean, warm and well equipped Really enjoyed the hot tub My dog loved watching the sheep Well located to explore the area Thank you !"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a very lovely stay at Long Linney."

    The cottages was very comfortable, well equipped, everything you could want, home from home. Lovely secure garden for the dog. We look forward to visiting this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Cherry5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely, clean and comfortable cottage with everything you need for a holiday away."

    Hot tub was great for relaxing in at the end of the day. Bed linen was good quality and comfy beds too for a good nights sleep. There’s nothing we didn’t like. It was in a good spot to get to other places. A few local food places and an Aldi and Asda up the road which was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay."

    On arrival the place smelt so clean and fresh. The beds were so comfy. The kitchen was fantastically equipped. We would stay here again

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was exactly what we wanted for a restful week."

    Lovely quiet location. Owner friendly and welcoming. Fantastic base for North Devon exploring

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Jul 2023

  • "Had a fab stay at long linney."

    Comfy beds, everything you could need for a relaxing holiday. Loved the hot tub to end a busy day exploring....only one thing missing....a couple of loungers to enjoy the devon sunshine

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location"

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

  • "What a beauiful holiday and staying at Long Linney was absolutley First class."

    I have a disabled wife with moving difficulties but found this property perfect for her and my two little shih tzys thought they were in heaven. There is lots of space around this propert and plenty of car space area. The kitchen had everything you would ever use to make and cook meals. The hot tub was first class clean and very warm ready to use. The main bedroom is very spacious with a very large bed with ensuite bathroom. Any problems if any would be sorted out very quickly by the hosts Kim and Rob. Very nice people to talk too. I can recommend this property to anyone thinking of Long Linney. A big thankyou to Kim and Rob.

    We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Long Linney. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2023

  • "Long Linney is a lovely cottage, extremely spacious, comfortable and well equipped."

    Beautiful living room, super views and of course the hot tub is a real bonus. Our main issue was that the description states the property is suitable for those with limited mobility, ground floor bedroom, bathroom etc...which was the reason I booked, as my partner is a wheelchair user. Unfortunately, nowhere in the description did it state that there are actually several internal steps which made it an extremely difficult and at times, tiring for him. I feel that this needs to be included in the description. As another guest suggested, larger towels are needed (we had to buy bath sheets from b&m down the road) as the ones provided are small, and there are no spares for the hot tub...maybe suggest guests bring their own for the hot tub, if it's not possible to provide them? Overall we enjoyed our stay, and the owners were quick to secure the gate so our little escape artist dog couldn't squeeze through the gaps, which was appreciated!! I would recommend, but I do think the description needs amending.

    Thank for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your holiday but very sorry that you found the two small internal steps, one going up to the bedroom area and one going up to the main bedroom a problem. Unfortunately accessbility and access can encompass a wide range of requirements for individual needs and although Long Linney has been used very successfully by people with a walking frame or walking stick as the steps and walk in shower have professionally installed grab rails we do not advertise the cottage as suitable for anyone in a wheelchair so I am sorry that you didn't ask in advance of booking for a copy of our accessibility statement which would have have provided information on floor surfaces, door widths and internal layout. Sykes offer a number of accessible cottages in a separate section on their website (we don't feature in these) and they recommend even with these properties that guests phone in advance of booking just to check a specific cottage will meet specific needs. Finally I have asked for the description to be altered to make it clear that we provide hand and bath towels (not bath sheets) and that guests need to bring their own towels for the beach and hot tub Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful location and very well equipped."

    Gorgeous garden with lovely views and very peaceful. Liked the hot tub, and the books & games. Would have valued larger towels and extra towels for hot tub/ a refresh during the week. I was very disappointed not to be able to host my sister, as a hard working NHS worker, one of the planned highlights of our holiday was to cook her dinner and give her a breather, but despite saying guests would be accommodated where possible there was no conversation or flex given beyond a flat no. No visitors should be clearer on the up front booking details, as I wouldn’t have booked it if I’d known.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and thank you for your positive comments about Long Linney. We appreciate your comment about the size of the towels we provide and it has been something that we have previously looked into. However, at this current moment in time we are not able to supply bigger bath sheets as we do not have the washing and drying facilities currently (as everything is done in house) to be able to process them for the number of cottages we manage. We are hoping in the future to install an industrial washing machine so that we can then be able to supply bigger towels. Regarding your comment about a midweek refresh of towels, we feel that we provide ample towels for a week stay and all of our self catering cottages are equipped with a washer/dryer and laundry detergent for guests to use if they require. Finally, i appreciate that you were disappointed about not being able to host your sister and her family for an evening. But Sykes make it very clear in their booking terms and conditions that guests not stated on the booking form are not permitted on site (point 7.3.2 in the booking terms and conditions). And this is reiterated via the pre- arrival email sent to you by the booking agent. We also send a pre-arrival email, which states that non resident guests are not permitted on site without prior agreement due to insurance policies, health, safety and fire protocols which are carried out for the maximum capacity of the cottage, which for long Linney is 4. We are sorry that we were unable to accommodate an additional 5 visitors but as you were already at maximum capacity the cottage does not have the appropriate facilities to host a total of 9 people for dinner as in your request. We are saddened by your last comment as we do believe it is made very clear by the booking agent and we regret if you missed this when you booked. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Mar 2023

  • "Extremely pleased with everything."

    I have never seen such facilities even a pair of binoculars. I would certainly recommend this property.

    Thank you so much for giving us your feedback. We are please you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was the nicest we had ever stayed in."

    It was extremely clean and well equipped , very cosy and roomy and in a good position for exploring North Devon. The garden was very safe and secure for our two dogs.

    We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to give us feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by W5.0Feb 2023

  • "My fiancée and I recently stayed for a second time nearly 2 years on from our last stay."

    The cottage was absolutely perfect in every way again, the location is wonderful, the level of security for our dogs is great and the cottage was so well kitted out for any length of stay. We loved being able to watch the sheep in the field and the owners were so attentive and responsive to when we contacted them for anything. The hot tub is always a happy bonus and we loved spending our evenings watching the sunset and the stars come out. We absolutely love the cottage and look forward to many more stays there in the future :)

    Reviewed by Callum5.0Jan 2023

  • "It was out second visit to Long Linney and we enjoyed it very much."

    Very relaxing break in comfortable surroundings, with a lovely view and the hot tub is wonderful.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really good, to the extent that things like tinfoil and clingfilm were available in the draws along with wipes and dishwasher tablets."

    Ideal for Wilson (the dog) and ideally located for trips to the coastline. Hot tub was a winner and beds were really comfortable, feel well rested. Microwave was really hard to work out.......(ha) that's the only fault we had so that says it all. ☆☆☆ 3 star plus

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Little Linney, the cottage has everything that you need & more."

    We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Very well equipped. No complaints at all. Throughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Long Linney, excellent facilities and place."

    Beautiful views and peaceful location. Only thing we felt it lacked was a comfortable outdoor seating area. There are a couple of wooden benches and wooden table and chairs but a nice comfy garden sofa or loungers would of made it perfect, to enjoy the lovely weather in comfort.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.1Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was stunning, absolutely all our needs were catered for."

    I would highly recommend and would stay there again. Truly beautiful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had the pleasure of staying in Long Linney cottage, it could not of been better for us."

    Felt like a home rather than holiday accommodation, everything you could need and all very clean. My mother has limited mobility and it was perfect for her too. Secure big garden for the dog. Hot tub was very welcome after days out visiting some stunning seaside towns. Couldn’t recommend highly enough, the owners are lovely too.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Jun 2022

  • "This property is so private and really quiet."

    So much wildlife in the garden too. Property is well equipped and our family of 4 were well catered for. Hot tub looking over fields for miles, while the moon rises, is the perfect end to the day.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a beautiful cottage!"

    We have just returned from spending a week in this stunning cottage, the views are beautiful, facilities fantastic. Everything that you need for a home from home. Even a dishwasher! The area is stunning, in the countryside with a short drive to some absolutely beautiful beaches. We took our two mini daschunds and most of the beaches are dog friendly which is fabulous! Lots of little villages with plenty of places to eat and pick up gifts. Long Linney is definitely somewhere we would stay again, even though it’s on a working farm not once did we feel intrusive. We spent every night in the hot tub and it felt very private. Beautiful gardens for the dogs to run in, a bbq and hot tub. Did I mention the hot tub??! All in all a lovely place to stay and we would definitely recommend it!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautifully presented cottage sitting in a quiet domain on a working farm."

    The owners have made every effort to think of everything you may need for your stay and even leave out some very tasty tea time treats. My only criticism is a housekeeping one and that was that all of the windows and internal glass doors were dirty. When the rest of the cottage was so lovely and you spend your time looking out at the beautiful views, this was extremely noticeable. Easily remedied.

    Thank you for your comments and we really appreciate your feedback. The internal glass is done every change over by the cleaner. I will however follow up with the cleaner to make sure that they are more vigilant with this in the future. On inspection since we have noticed streak marks left on the internal glass after cleaning rather than dirt. I will speak to the cleaner to look into changing the product used on the glass in the future so that the glass is not left streaky. In regards to the external glass, we clean this ourselves once a month (the first change over in a new calendar month). We do appreciate that the outside glass would have been dirty as over the past couple of weeks the fields surrounding the property have been ploughed and cultivated. Which mixed with the extreme wet - dry weather we have had has kicked up a lot of dust. We have also experienced during this time the dust settling on the windows of our own property which is situated in the same courtyard as long linney. Thank you again for taking the time to feedback to us as we do really appreciate it and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally4.4May 2022

  • "We stayed here last week … would recommend it was spotless and the hot tub was lush ."

    . the hosts very helpful x

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "A couple of loungers in the garden would have been a great addition"

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Apr 2022

  • "We stayed from the 8th of April until the 15th."

    The owners' Rob and Kim couldn't have been more helpful. On our arrival everything was ready. There was a treat for the dog including a roll of dog poo bags, we'd brought our own, but this was a nice touch. A pint of milk and some biscuits were left for us too. The cottage was clean and there was ample cooking equipment to use. The garden with several seating areas was a nice addition. The hot tub was hot and ready for us to use on the evening of arrival. We were also lucky to have a field full of the owners' sheep and their lambs in the field during our stay too. We would highly recommend this cottage to everyone.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in a wonderful location!"

    We had a lovely holiday at Long Linney cottage, recommended by our family who had previously stayed there. Such a beautiful, cosy and immaculate cottage equipped with every home comfort you could wish for. We loved the tranquill setting and incredible panoramic countryside views especially while relaxing in the hot tub! An ideal location too within easy reach of many lovely places to visit in North Devon. We hope to return again some day soon, thank you! Lindsey

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Feb 2022

  • "Loved our stay at Long Linney!"

    Beautiful cottage which was clean and beautifully kept. Lovely secure garden for the dog, hot tub was fantastic and the cottage was so comfortable and homely and everything you need is provided. So good my In-Laws booked in straight after us!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Paradise so peaceful and relaxing"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2022

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  • Single storey (please note there are 3 small individual internal steps within the property)
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oli central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, selection of DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc in rent and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent October - March
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (bath and hand towels provided, not bath sheets), please bring your own towels for the beach and hot tub
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture, barbecue and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Suitable for people with limited mobility (please note there are 3 small individual internal steps within the property)
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200
  • Note: The property is on a working farm
  • Note: There is a £25 fee for each dog
  • Note: EV charging not permitted at the cottage
  • Note: Arrival not before 5pm
  • Note: Departure by 10am

The property

Bideford 1.5 miles.

Settled on the outskirts of the quaint village of Littleham near Bideford, surrounded by beautiful countryside, is this superb barn conversion, Long Linney.

Located near the owner's home and adjacent to a working sheep farm, this charming, single-storey home is ideal for family and friends alike.

Park up outside with three spaces to choose from, where you soak in the rural location before entering your holiday home.

Step inside to discover the stylish kitchen which hosts an electric oven and hob, a microwave, as well as a washer/dryer and dishwasher to do the cleaning up for you.

Moving through the home, find the sitting room, with a toasty woodburning stove nestled into a feature fireplace, an exposed stone wall, and a Smart TV to enjoy a movie marathon.

When stomachs begin to rumble, head to the dining room, where you can settle down together to enjoy a feast and afterwards why not stay here for a board game?

On sunny evenings, gather outside in the enclosed garden to enjoy dining alfresco and melt your stresses away in the hot tub to watch the sky grow dark.

As the evening draws to a close, head inside to the warmth and choose between two spacious single bedrooms or the super-king-size bed with an en-suite shower to rest your head.

In the morning, there is a sleek bathroom to get ready for the day or enjoy the privacy of the en-suite shower room.

For a recuperating escape to rural Devon, secure a stay at the unique, Long Linney.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1088027, together sleeping up to 9 guests.

Littleham Court Cottages

Littleham Cottages consists of Long Linnney a barn conversion with views over Exmoor and LIttleham Court Cottage, a traditional farm cottage on the outskirts of Littleham, Devon. This collection situated in the rolling countryside adjacent to a working sheep farm, offers one single-storey and one two-storey, both with enclosed gardens, hot tubs and woodburning stoves, ideal for small family or group gatherings, as well as romantic getaways for two, while the surroundings enjoy stunning countryside to wander across unspoilt landscapes. If you don't fancy cooking, dine at the one of the nearby Inns, The Thatched Inn at Abbotsham which accept dogs and serves traditional pub meals, or take a short journey into Bideford for a wider selection of eateries to choose from. Venture along the North Devon coastline, offering something for every guest from surfing to sunbathing, while walkers should take to the renowned South West Coast Path. The pretty fishing villages of Instow and Appledore are close by, or perhaps make your way to popular attractions such as the Tarka Trail, Tapeley Park, Hartland Abbey, Clovelly and RHS Rosemoor Gardens.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Barnstaple 10 miles.

Straddling the Torridge estuary, the quaint bustling town of Bideford boasts a medieval bridge, town quay, quaint pannier market and vibrant shopping area - all well worth a visit. For the more active, several major surfing beaches, golf courses, theme parks and other attractions are nearby and the South West coast path passes close by on its way into Cornwall. The beautiful cliff-top fishing village of Clovelly is half an hour by road, and the delights of Exmoor and Dartmoor can be reached in under an hour. Surf the waves, stroll through pretty villages, wander along the Tarka Trail, visit a famous garden or have some fun at one of the local theme or farm parks – it’s all on the doorstep.

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