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Ground Floor

Living Room Kitchen Bathroom Double Bedroom



The Linhay

(Ref. 975803)

Lydford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, with easy access to the moors."

    Plus an absolutely lovely range of birds that were feeding in the garden. Cottage was always warm and cosy and is a well designed and furnished. Lovely surprise to have scones, cream and jam on arrival. We would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Feb 2024

  • "The Linhay was fantastic."

    We were welcomed with a Christmas tree and lights, which was lovely for our trip in December. The accommodation was clean and provided us with all essentials. Log burner was a treat for the cold evenings. It was out 10 year wedding anniversary and it was made special with the stay at linhay. We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2023

  • "A beautiful place in an idyllic setting"

    Reviewed by Veronica4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in very peaceful surroundings."

    Cottage is well equipped, with everything you need for the stay and was extremely comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Linhay is a beautiful, cosy and peaceful place to stay."

    Accommodation five star in a tranquil setting.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Linhay once again and didn’t want to leave."

    A really peaceful location and comfortable accommodation with everything you need. Woke up to birdsong every morning - it was an extremely relaxing and a great base for getting out and about. Looking forward to our next stay!

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0May 2023

  • "The property was lovely, we felt well taken care of in it."

    We particularly appreciated the outlook, peace, wildlife, access to moor and inside the comfortable bed and luxurious shower. We are missing it now home but hope to return!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "Stayed for a week for a Christmas Break , Lovely Quiet location , and next to ..."

    Stayed for a week for a Christmas Break , Lovely Quiet location , and next to the Moor for walks with our dog Lovely dark skies and plenty of wild birds Owners on hand for anything we needed Would Highly Recommend and look forward to returning in the summer

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic stay at the Linhay, everything you need for a relaxing break."

    Dartmoor on your doorstep. Lots of lovely walks to do, or places to visit. Back to the Linhay to completely chill out. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wonderful hosts a d the best holiday retreat you will ever find"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2022

  • "Just perfect."

    Down a quiet lane, surrounded by countryside. Comfortable, warm, and most importantly for me dog friendly. Even the Oct weather cooperated, was lovely laying in bed hearing the rain lashing down, but waking up to a fine morning. Saw pheasants, squirrels, and lots of song birds. There are both cattle and sheep on the nearby moor, but honestly that’s to be expected. Couldn’t fault, would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent bolt hole in lovely quiet area."

    Thoughtfully equipped and well designed. Comfortable and warm!

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Oct 2022

  • "An a amazing place to stay so quiet and relaxing and piece full and amazing wildlife,couldn’t of asked for more."

    Elaine and mike.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage that contained everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    Situated in a very quiet location it was convenient for many walks and interesting places to visit. I would recommend it to family and friends

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Remote location - perfect for walking our lab."

    Very helpful owners. Ideal location for visiting towns or country. Walk around Lydon Gorge (both ways) to really appreciate the location and do at least one long walk along the Dartmoor Way taking in the church on top of Brent tor. A must if you are fit and keen walkers. We now miss the piece and tranquility (and the cheeky pheasant and his intended!).!

    Reviewed by Malvin5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really loved our stay at The Linhay - I can’t imagine we’d want to stay anywhere else on Dartmoor."

    It was so comfortable and peaceful and we enjoyed watching the different birds from our window! The cream tea that was waiting when we arrived was such a lovely welcome. We enjoyed being able to walk out onto the moor and it was perfectly located for us to easily get to all the places we wanted to go. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cosy accommodation in a beautiful and peaceful location surrounded by wildlife with direct access onto the open moor, perfect for long dog walks."

    Danielle and David are charming hosts. Lydford Gorge is on the doorstep with NT tea room (open in season) and the Castle Inn is dog friendly and does great food. Our week was blessed with glorious spring sunshine, but regardless, we’ll be back. An ideal base to explore what Dartmoor has to offer.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely location, very quiet."

    Stunning walks right on your doorstep. Easy access to pretty much all of dartmoor. The property was well laid out and well equipped. Friendly hosts who respected our privacy. The only complaint i have was the squeaky floors. Definitely recommend though.

    Reviewed by Shaun4.7Nov 2021

  • "A brilliant holiday apartment."

    Tastefully decorated and furnished and so well equipped. Well maintained. Good location and lovely hosts. The communication from Helpful Holidays was excellent.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Linhay."

    The cottage was spacious for two people and a small dog, it had everything we needed and was very well presented, clean and comfortable. We were greeted with a cream tea which was just what we needed after our trip there. The hosts were friendly and welcoming but not intrusive. We felt like we could ask should there be anything we needed and it would be no problem, but the cottage was so well equipped we didn't need to ask for anything! The location of the cottage was great for exploring Dartmoor with our dog, with walks straight out onto Gibbet hill and Black down. The cottage is quiet, peaceful and isolated, surrounded by farm land, nature and bird song. It's ideally located to visit many of the sights of Devon and Cornwall and return home to a comfortable rest.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2021

  • "A wonderful place to stay with everything you need and more."

    The property owners are friendly and welcoming. The location is great for walking on Dartmoor and to explore Devon and Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2021

  • "Brilliant location for walking, whisper quiet at night and a very comfortable place to stay."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Dec 2020

  • "We had a great time at this lovely place, will definitely return soon!"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "Cosy and well equipped comfortable hideaway with access onto the moor and a short walk from the gorge."

    Weather was wet during my stay, but the accommodation felt like a home from home, so I still had a fabulous time. Recommended for those looking for a peaceful location. Around 1 1/2-2miles into Lydford which has 2 pubs, a farm shop and small shop on the campsite (depending on season). The Linhay feels private, but is also near the owners house who are lovely and on hand if anything needed. If you have a dog, you will need to accompany it when it has to go outside. Would be happy to return again.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Linhay is a delightful cottage very close to Lidford Gorge and in a beautiful setting."

    Our host made us very welcome and the cottage is very well furnished with everything you need. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2020

  • "The perfect away-from-it-all retreat, thoughtfully and tastefully appointed with plenty of great walks and places of interest nearby."

    And, of course, the lovely friendly and welcoming host family. If you want somewhere quiet where you feel you are living among the treetops this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location was perfect for exploring Devon and Cornwall."

    The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The Linhay was well equipped and so peaceful right on the edge of the moors.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owners, Danielle and David, were very welcoming."

    The location is great - straight through a gate onto the moors. The accomodation was very comfortable and had everything that we needed. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2020

  • "Couldn’t fault it ."

    It was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2020

  • "A really lovely and peaceful hideaway for two - comfortable and spacious, with direct access to the moors for walking etc."

    Lots to see and do locally, with great pubs for food and drink. Very friendly and helpful owners who live next door, but plenty of privacy too. Wonderful wildlife spotting possibilities, including directly from the main living area. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2020

  • "Location was perfect easy reach of many beautiful walks and the cottage itself ..."

    Location was perfect easy reach of many beautiful walks and the cottage itself had everything you could possibly need and was very cosy

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Feb 2020

  • "Warm, cosy, comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean with welcoming hosts."

    We loved the rural situation and being able to walk out of the door, through a gate and out onto the Moor and so nice to come back to a welcoming log fire. It was our perfect Christmas escape. Wonderful.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Dec 2019

  • "Quiet peaceful and well appointed."

    Feature for us was the busiest bird feeding station ever with a diverse range of visiting birds. The only downside was the lack of a direct access to the garden area which meant we could not let the dogs wander in and out as they like to do. Plenty of areas to walk the dogs on the property though. The hosts were friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by J3.8Sep 2019

  • "Our Hosts were very warm and welcoming."

    Lovely rural setting on the very edge of Dartmoor itself. On the doorstep to Lydford Gorge. Great for walking. Local Inns all good for food and accommodated our little dog without any problems. Our real favourites - liver and bacon in the Bearslake, and steak and blue cheese pie in the Castle Inn.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2019

  • "Totally all we wanted brilliant and such great hosts"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2019

  • "Our 2nd stay and as with the first it was again just perfect."

    Comfortable accommodation in such a great setting. Gate from property direct onto Dartmoor. Location is great for Lydford Gorge and Tavistock for shopping. The location means you can go south,west or north for those days out.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely, setting was lovely, area is beautiful."

    We had a really nice time. Minor, minor issues - it would have been great to be able to open the door and let the dogs straight out into the garden. Also might be worth mentioning there are chickens in the grounds.

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Mar 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant, gorgeous location, and accommodation was just great."

    Can't fault it . Highly recommended, you really must stay here . We will definitely be back for another holiday. Thanks for a lovely holiday, and dog friendly too . !!!. These two dogs enjoyed exploring Dartmoor and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2018

  • "A lovely Cottage with every thing we needed, peaceful and quite."

    Being on the very edge of the moor our dog thought he had gone to doggy heaven. only one sore point, my head, as one wall had a slope which came down to within 2 ft of the floor. Ok when you got use to it. G Denness

    Reviewed by Gerhard5.0Jun 2018

  • "We spent a relaxing week at the Linhay and were really impressed with the accommodation."

    The facilities and furnishings are all of a high quality and the owners are friendly and helpful. We’ll defiantly consider a repeat stay when we visit beautiful Dartmoor again.

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jun 2018

  • "An excellent property which is equipped with quality items."

    Good location. Excellent local pub for food. Congregation at Lydford Church very friendly and interested in visitors. Lots of places to visit within reasonable driving distance.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great holiday experience."

    If anything the property description and photographs didn't quite do justice to the Linhay, a lovely, comfortable and stylish apartment set in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 2018

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  • All first floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Open plan living area with sitting area with wood burning stove, kitchen and dining area
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower shower, basin and WC.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, electric oven, induction hob, fridge, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, 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
  • Enclosed garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry no smoking.

The property

At the end of a private drive on a smallholding in a hidden Dartmoor valley is The Linhay.

This very comfortable apartment has direct access to the moor and great views towards Brentor church and Dartmoor's highest tors.

Inside is bright, modern and easy.

Fifteen steps lead to the entrance via big French windows to the open-plan living area where you can sit in front of the wood burner, on a comfortable sofa and admire the views of the moor and valley.

The very pretty double bedroom has a king-size bed adjoins a lavish bathroom with a roll-top bath and separate shower.

You're welcome to wander the surrounding 20 acres of field, woodland and lakes, and there's a small enclosed patio garden with furniture for your own private use.

The Linhay is a really great base within easy reach of the most dramatic Dartmoor tors.

1½ miles from Lydford, with its spectacular gorge and 3 miles from Brentor, the scenery here is breathtaking.

For the sporty among you, you can walk or cycle along the Granite Way, or Roadford Lake offers an array of water sports.

For a more relaxed turn of pace the beaches of south Devon are within a 30 minute drive.

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

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About the location


Tavistock 6 miles; Okehampton 6 miles.

Nestling among mature woodland on the western slopes of Dartmoor, the historic village of Lydford is a jewel in this area of outstanding scenic beauty. To the north, just half a mile away, the high tors come right down to the village edge, while to the south the River Lyd winds its way through Lydford Forest on its tumbling course northwards. Lydford village has an interesting medieval castle and nearby Lydford Gorge (National Trust) with its peaceful woodland walks and White Lady waterfall is a must. The village also has a Post Office, pub and award-winning restaurant. Whether walking the moors, fishing, watching the amazing wildlife or just visiting the many attractions of this stunningly beautiful area, you'll never be lost for something to do. The moorland market towns of Tavistock and Okehampton are both a short drive away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas