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Forestoke Linhay

Holne, Devon (Ref. 967288)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage we had a fantastic time, other than maybe a hand rail on the ..."

    Lovely cottage we had a fantastic time, other than maybe a hand rail on the steps outside as they are quite steep everything else was great

    Reviewed by JoMay 2022

  • "This is a delightful cottage on the very edge of Dartmoor, with stunning views and access to the moors from the end of the drive."

    The cottage is quite simple but adequate for 4 adults. The kitchen was well enough equipped that self-catering was possible, although it is a little tight for storage space. We really appreciated the 'rustic' conservatory - a really nice space with access to a small courtyard garden. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

    Reviewed by DannyMay 2022

  • "We have been going to this cottage once or twice a year for some years now - and it certainly suits us."

    As does the moor adjacent.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2022

  • "Exactly as described and everything we hoped for."

    We will definitely be asking to go back again after our wedding.

    Reviewed by DouglasApr 2022

  • "Third time here and can’t wait to book again."

    Lovely time once again.

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, nice and secluded, with great views, and despite being on a working farm, it was very quiet and private."

    Superb location for walking or cycling around Dartmoor as well as visiting National Trust sites, or other areas of interest, in South Devon. Buckfast Abbey, just a few miles away, is a must-visit! We had a thoroughly great week.

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Forestoke LInhay, and definitely hope to go there again."

    The cottage is simple, but very warm and comfortable, and we very much enjoyed being there. Margaret is extremely helpful and welcoming, but without being over-present, the kitchen is very well equipped, and everything was straightforward to use. And the view from the kitchen and upper bedroom window - it's a wonder I managed to detach myself! Lovely place - we'll be back.

    Reviewed by GillApr 2022

  • "Excellent place to stay for the walker, comfortable and cosy, with everything you need."

    A great Christmas hideaway!

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "About the seventh time we have stayed at this cottage over the last four years or so."

    The views from the cottage and the moor beyond are still great.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "Cosy cottage, everything we needed, no fuss, just the way we like it"

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2021

  • "2nd visit and will be rebooking again for 2 weeks in May."

    Lovely time again.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2021

  • "Our host, Margaret, had kindly provided tea, coffee, milk and sugar ready for our arrival as well as a lovely Madeira cake to help us settle in."

    When she discovered it was my wife's birthday she gave her some flowers and a bottle of wine! Lovely, thoughtful touches to make our stay that little bit more special.

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely inside."

    It’s certainly big enough for four people. Excellent and secluded court yard garden. Ideal for remote get away and walking across Dartmoor. The moor is literally at the gate. Be prepared though for a cramped bathroom and challenging plumbing. The bed mattress is very soft. Overall a lovely place it doesn’t feel like your next to a working farm the views from every window are stunningly.

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2021

  • "Cottage was beautiful, with stunning views and a lovely host who was very welcoming."

    In need of some maintenance work with regards to taps needing new washers and repair work needed on the conservatory but this would not stop us from returning as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2021

  • "I think this was our fifth visit to this cottage and it continues to suit us well."

    Both location of and views from the cottage are great. Plus there were cuckoos on the moor, not something we hear much of in Epsom.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2021

  • "Views were stunning, very comfortable cottage, there were some faults, the hand shower in the bath was poor, kitchen was small but adequate, loved the log burner, location was the best, thank you all for a great holiday, want to go back tomorrow."

    Reviewed by AApr 2021

  • "It is a beautifully situated cottage with great views from the main bedroom and kitchen window."

    Its great asset is immediate access to Dartmoor, 100 yards from the back door. The cottage is very comfortable, the wood-burner functions perfectly. A stand-up shower in the bathroom could be a useful addition, but we managed quite well without one.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "Perhaps our fourth visit to this cottage."

    We like it (and its splendid location) and will be going again.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2020

  • "The property was great but perhaps a note ought to be made of the 5 miles of ..."

    The property was great but perhaps a note ought to be made of the 5 miles of twisty -sometimes steep country lanes to get to the place

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Very comfortable and safe."

    Had a mobile phone signal in the house most of the time, so could connect to the Internet.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2020

  • "Our only gripe is that there is no lighting from car parking area that shines on the steps down to the accommodation."

    Found this quite daunting returning after walking on moors. Otherwise, all was very pleasant

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2020

  • "A lovely cosy little cottage very close to the moor."

    A lovely sun room.

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2020

  • "Nicely secluded and private cottage, although I never met the owner physically we spoke on the phone a couple of times and she seemed very nice also leaving a cake for when we arrived and bottle of milk."

    I wouldn't recommend the cottage to anyone with mobility issues as bath could be a little difficult to get in and out off with no real shower facility. The double bed could also be a little firmer, I am ok as I can sleep on anything, but my wife found it uncomfortable, however my son found his bed super comfy. Generally roads are super narrow, but lovely beaches & little towns.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "Was a lovely holiday cottage in the middle of a secluded country surround which was beautiful."

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "A warm welcome from the host, an excellent cottage right on the edge of beautiful moorland, a very enjoyable and comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2020

  • "A very beautiful location in a pretty part of Dartmoor."

    The converted barn cottage has its own walled garden, with plenty of greenery; very peaceful. For views of the area, and of the lovely landscaped gardens belonging to the farmhouse, you have windows from the ground floor and upper floor bedroom.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2020

  • "Our third or fourth visit to this cottage, which speaks for itself."

    Convenient to our purpose and in some splendid country (with public houses) for the down times.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2019

  • "A comfortable, quiet, well-equipped, private and thoughtfully arranged cottage with a lovely garden in heavenly Devon."

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "The bathroom was very basic without proper shower facilities, just a hand held shower and small bathtub."

    Although I knew that the property did not have Broadband (WiFi) you sure as hell miss it when you don't have it. I just managed to us my phone as a hot spot as long as the phone was up stairs.I needed the internet to plan cycling routes on Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2019

  • "Clean cottage in excellent location."

    Only yards from the Dartmoor National Park. Two things that need mentioning, not suitable for people with disabilities or issues with walking, two sets of stairs to enter either side of the property are what you would expect in the country as they fit in with the cottage, but not very safe especially if wet. Also the hand shower is only suitable for hair washing and not using as a shower.

    Reviewed by FrancisMay 2019

  • "Very well equipped romantic cotage, we liked the place very much."

    Location in the heart of nature, best for tors and river walks.

    Reviewed by PavelMay 2019

  • "Third visit."

    We like the location and we like the cottage - with views from kitchen and main bedroom being a particular bonus.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage (converted barn) right on the edge of the open moor."

    Holne shop a short drive or 15 minute walk away.

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2018

  • "The cottage was comfortable, clean and in a prime position for seeing all that Dartmoor offers."

    Two niggles and the first could easily be rectified. The lighting in the lounge/living area was very poor making it very difficult to read, this was especially regrettable as tv consisted mainly of football/tennis during our visit. Improved lighting is needed. The second which would be impossible to improve, but I believe should be made clear is the bathing problem. The ceiling is too low to shower although the information did say there was a hand shower. I think it should be made clear that it is not possible to stand to take a shower. The bird/wildlife in the garden was a joy to watch and a real treat.

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2018

  • "The owner made us very welcome and had supplied everything we could have possibly required."

    Best view in the world.

    Reviewed by SMay 2018

  • "My Family and I had a wonderful time staying in the cottage."

    The views are fabulous and the cottage is beautiful. The host was very friendly.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2018

  • "What a delightful cottage and the owners could no5 have been more welcoming or helpful, I had a wonderful week."

    I explored the area thoroughly but always enjoyed coming back to my home away from home in the evenings, this us an absolute gem!

    Reviewed by GlennMar 2018

  • "The views from the bedroom and kitchen are really nice."

    Reviewed by RhiannonNov 2017

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  • Ground Floor: Open Plan Lounge/ Kitchen/Diner
  • Rustic conservatory (unheated)
  • Mezzanine Floor: Bedroom 1 with twin beds, washbasin and en-suite WC
  • First Floor: Bedroom 2 with king-size bed
  • Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and washbasin.
  • Central heating and wood burning stove
  • Gas cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • TV/DVD
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Gravelled and paved terraced patio areas, furniture and BBQ
  • Regret no pets
  • No smoking
  • Shop 1/4 mile where WiFi is available
  • Note: This property does not accept any children under the age of 12.

The property

The landscape of the Dartmoor National Park is a unique mix of dramatic tors, wooded valleys, stunning gorges and a sprinkling of picturesque villages.

On the south-eastern slopes of the moor is the quiet village of Holne, where village life centres around the 13th century church and Community Shop & Tearoom.

The Two Moors Way, a long-distance route stretching between Dartmoor and Exmoor, and Buckfastleigh and the ancient stannary town of Ashburton are both four miles away.

Forestoke Linhay is a detached, barn conversion on a small working farm on the edge of Holne.

With open moorland just outside the farm gates it’s an ideal location for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers.

The cottage is traditionally furnished and full of character with exposed stone walls, wooden beams and vaulted ceilings.

The living area is small and cosy, warmed by a wood burning stove.

Adjoining the lounge, there is a rustic conservatory with doors opening onto the enclosed, terraced patio garden.

From the twin bedroom, doors open onto a small patio and the pretty double bedroom has extensive views towards Torquay and Teignmouth, taking in Hembury and Holne Woods.

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About the location


Newton Abbot 8 miles; Torquay 17 miles; Plymouth 25 miles

The ancient Stannary town of Ashburton lies on the southern slopes of Dartmoor and is an ideal spot from which to explore the rugged high moors to the North and a beautiful coastline to the South. The scenery in this area of South Devon is glorious in all weathers and offers visitors opportunities for walking, pony trekking, canoeing, fishing and lazing on the beach. Ashburton has some interesting artisan shops and with its interesting history and museum, has built a reputation for its high standard of antiques and fine collectables outlets. It also has lovely tea rooms, a wine bar and a fantastic food deli providing fresh fish and olives. In the surrounding area, Dartmoor has many picturesque villages and hamlets with old thatched cottages and ancient churches, surrounded by a patchwork of fields and woodland. Lustleigh, North Bovey, Chagford and Widecombe- in- the- Moor are fine examples. The attractive seaside town of Teignmouth is a half hour drive and the popular Blackpool Sands, although a little further down the coast, is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed 'Blue Flag' family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. So whether it is moor or coast that you’re seeking for your getaway, Ashburton is a really central town from which to be based.

Region Information

Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £25.00 will be added to the cost of your holiday.

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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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