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The Linney

(Ref. 998841)

Littleham, Devon Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Super little cottage well situated to explore the Devon coast."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2024

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

    Lovely cottage, with everything you need, great kitchen. We loved the fire. Bed was very comfortable. Our dog loved the beaches for running.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Thanks for looking after us and providing an enjoyable place to stay."

    We liked the quirky design and presentation of your warm and comfortable property. We were very happy with the convenient car parking space and the quiet, safe location. As a point of information not complaint, we felt that the shower curtain, fridge and TV would benefit from being renewed or upgraded before too long.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2023

  • "Was a lovely place would stay again,really enjoyed everything we needed for our week away"

    Reviewed by Melinda5.0Nov 2023

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

    Very well positioned to enjoy the North Devon coast. Cottage was clean and comfortable. Owner very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a great week at The Linney."

    Beautifully decorated, very clean and a well-designed barn conversion. Although it was a smaller property, there was plenty of room for two to spread out. Parking right outside the door and a very quiet neighbourhood. Pete and Vicky were lovely hosts and it was a real pleasure to talk to them around the property. They were always available and helpful, but never intrusive. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "When we arrived at the property, we were met by the owner and they explained how things worked and where the bins were."

    The property is stunning and even better when you go inside, its ideal for a medium sized dog and ample space and facilities for 2 people. Great set of maps and information to help you with fantastic walks in the area. in all a very pleasant stay and would recommend a visit here

    Reviewed by Rod5.0Sep 2023

  • "Second time staying here."

    I love it. Perfect for me and the dog. Really cosy and well decorated. Quiet location, but easy access to beaches and dog walks. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2023

  • "We both had a lovely relaxing holiday."

    The couple there were so welcoming, but let us enjoy our peaceful holiday. The eggs from the chickens were an added bonus, they were so tasty, best fried eggs l have ever tasted.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at The Linney."

    Accomodation was excellent and the location ideal for visiting North Devon. We would have given 5 Stars however the WiFi needs updating as it continually drops out.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We have taken your comments on board, we are also very pleased to hear you enjoyed The Linney and beautiful North Devon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2023

  • "Just as lovely as it looks."

    We lucked out with some amazing early June weather and ate outside every evening watching the sun set over the hills from the beautiful gardens.

    Reviewed by Rhys5.0Jun 2023

  • "Peter & Vicki were fabulous hosts!"

    Had a lovely time in The Linney. Easily accessible from Bideford and everything was made to make us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2023

  • "Quite a small place, ideal for one but two would need to be friendly."

    Only two saucepans but otherwise well equipped. Warmed up quickly despite some cold weather. Easy to get to but a fair distance to wet weather attractions, lots of good places in reach for good weather days. Good size storage space for clothes. Two rooflights have no blinds so might be an issue in summer if you like a very dark bedroom. Quiet.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely design, with everything you could want for a holiday in this beautiful part of Devon."

    Comfortable bed, quality fittings throughout. Friendly and helpful hosts. Perfect.

    Thanks John and Vicki, glad you enjoyed your stay, hope all goes well with your plans for the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2023

  • "Wonderful relaxing Christmas stay."

    Lovely location, very helpful host and accommodation is superbly equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful comfortable and cosy stay at The Linney, everything we needed to hand in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was clean , well equipped and cosy."

    Lovely log burner for the colder evenings too. Set on the edge of a village with stunning surrounding countryside. We enjoyed our break thank you .

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a very nice break everything we needed was provided."

    Nice quite location

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Oct 2022

  • "Property was in a great location for us to explore Devon."

    The owners met us on arrival and gave us all the information we needed and offered advise throughout our stay. The property was neat and tidy and had everything we needed for our stay. Would certainly recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay for a relaxing break."

    All the facilities you could wish for in such a small building, really nicely converted into a comfortable little place. We were made to feel really welcome by Vicki and Pete, (and Barney of course). Ideally located to visit all the local places of interest. We would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay with two dogs."

    Everything you could possibly need in the Linney and close to amenities and beautiful beaches. Warm welcome by the owners and would definitely recommend it and we will go again. Thank you we had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "2nd time we have visited, perfect base for what we want to do in Devon."

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Mar 2022

  • "This is a very well designed and tasteful property offering a great deal of comfort, very well appointed."

    The area is delightful and I would recommend. The only downside for dog owners is that there is no safe area to release the dogs and they have to at all times remain on leads. This is inconvenient as they have to be accompanied at all times. Some dogs don’t respond to their toilet training while restrained.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Jan 2022

  • "Nice small property, we had everything we needed for this mini break."

    weather was great for the time of year. owner greeted us on arrival. We had no problem finding it. We had a lovely time there.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2022

  • "The Linney is small but very cleverly fitted out to seem much larger."

    All the facilities are spotlessly clean. A very comfortable little barn conversion ideal for two people plus dogs. The grounds are quite large and ideal for that first morning walk before breakfast. We were somewhat surprised to find towels and flannels were provided, not usually our experience. Definitely a plus there. The bed was supremely comfortable and warm. Kitchen facilities covered most requirements, however when on holiday we prefer not to cook but to eat out. Tea, coffee and toast was about our limit! Altogether a highly recommended holiday let.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic accomadation very cosy, everything very clean and tidy owners very helpful had a wonderful holiday"

    Reviewed by Bettina5.0Sep 2021

  • "A wonderful stay!"

    The accommodation was perfect! Vicki & Pete were really lovely & helpful!

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely place, a bit on the smaller side however exceptionally clean and a great spot for exploring!"

    Reviewed by Hayley4.4Jul 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Linney, lovely warm welcome from the owners."

    Beautifully restored barn conversion which gave you everything you needed. A perfect location in scenic North Devon!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Linney is perfect and caters for all needs and is conveniently situated to all attractions and sites to visit."

    It’s clean and cosy and gets a thumbs up from us. We will be back for sure! Awesome hosts and stunning setting!

    Reviewed by Marque-louise5.0May 2021

  • "A really great place to stay,with good access to all the the recreational places including Exmoor,beaches and golf courses."

    Despite the restrictions Peter and Vicky provided a lovely and pet friendly place to stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Pete and Vicky were excellent hosts."

    The cottage is in lovely part of Devon and it’s great for exploring round N Devon and into Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2020

  • "Hosts were very helpful and friendly Property was well positioned and very ..."

    Hosts were very helpful and friendly Property was well positioned and very well presented better than described by Sykes an oasis from the current horrible situation we now find ourselves in

    Reviewed by Les4.7Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with excellent facilities in a small space, everything we needed and finished to a very high standard."

    Very friendly and helpful owners on site. Quite location but not far to lots of places to visit and lovely pub close by . WiFi virtually non existent unless standing in the wood shed ! Dog friendly but no enclosed space , so dogs required to be on leads at all times . During covid restricted check in and out times made the holiday feel very short and having to provide our own towels and bed linen increased the amount of luggage we needed to take and washing when we got home ! Understandable during these difficult times .

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jul 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage!"

    ! A real home from home with everything you could ever need under one roof. Received a warm welcome from the owner with fresh flowers on arrival and fresh eggs delivered to our door the next morning!! Would happily return to the Linney!!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Oct 2019

  • "The Linney is idyllic, spotlessly clean and thoughtfully stocked with everything you need, we stayed with 2 dogs and the only extra thing I did was to cover the sofa and bed with throws to prevent muddy paws all over the pristine white bedding!"

    !. It’s a shame that the local pub does not allow dogs but there are a couple within easy driving distance that do although after a days walking we were quite happy to return to the cottage and cook a quick meal with a glass of wine!. We had a lovely holiday and wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was cosy, very comfortable with everything provided and set in a peaceful location."

    Whilst dog friendly it was a shame that the only pub in the village wasn't dog friendly, which meant driving out of the village to eat at other dog friendly pubs.; otherwise perfect.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely quiet clean village location."

    Be aware that the access roads to Littleham are extremely narrow with passing places. The accommodation (The Linney) was excellent, clean , tidy and well equipped with everything that we needed for an excellent holiday week. The beach at Westward Ho is only a 10 minute drive away and the supermarkets on the outskirts of Bideford are only about 1 mile down Clovelly road just from the entrance to the narrow road which is about 2 miles into Littleham . Hoping to book again next year. Much to be recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "We were made to feel welcome from the moment of arrival,our host Peter showed us around the cottage pointing out all the amenities."

    The cottage was well equipped and in good order,I would certainly recommend it to any one who asked. Thank you again Peter ,we will see you next year

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Aug 2019

  • "It was a lovely cottage which was perfect for us and our dog."

    We enjoyed exploring the area and the fact that we were away from the towns/beaches meant that we explored more than we probably would have done otherwise. The owners thought of everything even providing a picnic basket and flasks for you to borrow should you wish and starting you off with things like washing up liquid and toilet paper. They were very friendly too and it was great to see chickens wandering about the place.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable week at the Linney."

    Perfect location, fabulous cottage, fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The owners were lovely and very approachable.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2019

  • "The Linney is a real jewel."

    It is small but perfect and has everything we and our dogs needed. We also had such a warm welcome from Vicky and Peter the owners.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2019

  • "What an absolute little gem, well appointed, cosy and most of all dog friendly."

    The Linney suited our needs perfectly, our hosts are lovely people and we would recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2019

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area, sitting area with woodburning stove and king-size double bed on a raised platform
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heating with with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, slimline dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer, WIFI,TV/DVD, iPod dock/ DAB radio/CD player
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Ample off- road parking
  • Bike storage available
  • Garden with seating and shared lawn with BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £20 per pet per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 5-minute walk
  • Note: Guests can purchase fresh produce including bread and cakes, free range eggs, fruit and vegetables when available
  • Note: Guests are also invited to make use of the shared 1-acre garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Stabling and grazing may be available for guests' own horse, which can be arranged directly with the owner.

The property

Situated just a short walk from the local pub in the quiet village of Littleham, with a range of Cornish and Devonshire attractions close by, is The Linney.

This studio-style cottage boasts lots of appeal, from the vaulted ceilings and timber fixtures, to the raised platform for the king-size bed.

Surrounded by countryside in a peaceful setting within the owner's grounds, where sheep graze in the nearby fields, enjoy a refreshing stay with your loved one.

Light the woodburner on a cold, winter's evening and wrap yourselves up in the warmth filling the whole room.

There is a split-level, open-plan interior, with a well-appointed kitchen, cosy sitting area and a dining area for those romantic evening meals.

Outside you have a small seating area with bistro-style table and chairs, ideal for soaking up the summer sunshine with a drink in hand.

A short walk will bring you to the village pub in Littleham, which boasts real ale and home cooked food, and just 4 miles away are the beautiful sandy beaches of Westward Ho! You are in a wonderful location for exploring some of North Devon’s most notable attractions, with rugged coastline, the market town of Bideford and the fishing village of Appledore close by.

Visit the famous village of Clovelly and walk the traffic-free Tarka Trail.

There are lots of leisure activities to entertain all including golf and horse riding.

Spend a day at the RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Tapeley Park and Gardens or Lundy Island.

Choose this delightful bolthole for a digital-detox in a superb region of Devon.

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

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About the location

LITTLEHAM, NORTH DEVON

Bideford 2.8 miles; Barnstaple 11.2 miles

The quiet village of Littleham is positioned close to Exmoor National Park, in North Devon, rubbing shoulders with the border to Cornwall. It plays host to active film and gardening clubs, a Methodist chapel and St. Swithun's Church, as well as The Crealock Arms serving real ales and home cooked food. Bideford is a stone's throw away, with a selection of shops, cafes and restaurants, along with the Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre. Explore the dominating coastline at Westward Ho! with plenty of watersport activities to enjoy. Northam Burrows Country Park lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is home to England's oldest golf course, whilst the South West Coastal Path and the traffic-free Tarka Trail offer wonderful walking and cycling opportunities. At the end of the Tarka line railway journey is Barnstaple, a busy, coastal town with a pannier market, shops, restaurants and bars, along with two golden beaches. It is renowned for its floral displays having won a Britain in Bloom award with flowers tucked into the most unusual places around the town. With Exmoor National Park easily reached by car, offering a beautiful landscape of ever-changing moorland and many pretty towns and villages of Cornwall and Devon to explore, choose Littleham as your next base for a holiday.

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 at this property
Note: Electric car charging by arrangement with owner

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas