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The Linhay

(Ref. 975794)

Throwleigh, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "A stunning dog friendly cottage with all the comforts of home."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more for our weeks stay. The large enclosed garden and leisurely stroll to the lake were much appreciated by our furry friends. It’s located in a very tranquil area but within less than an hours drive to many beaches in the Devon, North Cornwall coastlines along with being very much in the close vicinity of the Dartmoor National Park and it’s wonderful walks and history. Meldon and Fenworthy reservoirs are a must visit and within easy driving distance from the accommodation. We enjoyed reading in the information booklets provided by the owners the amazing story and pictures of how the farm and building conversions were developed by the present owners family. We used the local pub The Post Inn which was recommended and very dog friendly for a Sunday carvery and an evening meal both of which was superb. We will definitely return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was our third stay at The Linhay, we love the walk to the pond/lake as we have two dogs who also enjoy it."

    There is all you need for a comfortable stay here, the area is very quiet & beautiful.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was excellent, as described: very well equipped, very comfortable throughout, certainly dog friendly and a great location from which to explore Dartmoor and Devon."

    Sykes Cottages are efficient, to the point of being officious, hardly a company to warm to - and £15 to return any small item left behind by mistake? Ridiculous attitude.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "3rd time staying at the Linhay, we keep coming back with our dog who enjoys the peaceful and secure garden and the private field and lake which makes walks very convenient."

    A characterful but modern property with everything you need for the week. Although on a narrow country road, the Linhay is less than 2 miles from the A30 and very conveniently located, we've never had any problems navigating the country lanes. There are numerous walking opportunities a ten minutes drive on Dartmoor. I'm sure we will be staying again soon.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2023

  • "I found long blond hairs on the settee, rubbish in bin by front door, a dirty knife in the drawer"

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Jun 2023

  • "The Linhay is a beautiful cottage with an amazingly large walled ..."

    The Linhay is a beautiful cottage with an amazingly large walled garden It’s very comfortable with plenty of crockery The bathroom is great and large and the downstairs toilet a blessing

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just the most wonderful place to be!"

    I’d like to say it’s awful so I can reserve the best dates for us every year… but I can’t! In every way it is truly delightful and we will just keep on coming back… a haven of tranquility, wildlife and with the wealth of Dartmoor in all its glory on the doorstep. A massive thank you as always to all at the Linhay… it never disappoints! ❤️

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Nice quiet break,stairgate to keep the dog downstairs a very good idea, garden ..."

    Nice quiet break,stairgate to keep the dog downstairs a very good idea, garden large and secure plenty of space for our G/shepherd to run around nice walk down to the lake all in all a very enjoyable time, looking to return next year

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely stay again."

    Issues when parking car as gate too close to road making it quite dangerous when trying to park. Cake was scrummy and cottage just as we remembered - wonderful

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property would stay again."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Lindsay was an ideal place to stay for our holiday break in Dartmoor/ North Devon."

    It s lovely quiet place,in a peaceful location in stunning countryside. The cottage conversion from a Stabling building has been tastefully done given idea space for 2 although the additional small bedroom would make it super for a 3rd. The walk to the private Lake was fabulous where we picked fresh wild blackberries along the way after a nice chat with the friendly farm neighbour who helped build the Linhay and the Chilvery. We would highly recommended this place to stay and would certainly revisit .... it’s again well positioned for a National Trust places which we took advantage of. We also managed to go to Exeter Cathedral to sign the Book of Condolence for HRH Queen Elizabeth11.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay at this heavenly place!"

    I can’t recommend it enough. Such a cosy retreat with secluded, beautiful, peaceful garden. Always spotless and perfect for staying with four legged friends, though sadly this time we didn’t have our little fella as he passed away a couple of weeks before

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "The first thing that blew us was the size of the garden, fully enclosed so we felt safe in knowing that our two mini schnauzers couldn’t get out."

    It’s big enough to build another house in and have a decent garden by todays standards. I was a bit concerned after booking this property after reading you’re allowed to unload your car on arrival but it has to be parked through a gate just down the narrow road. This isn’t anything to worry about because where you park your car is by the garden gate which also a private lane to the pond so when going out in the car we used the back gate all the time. It was a pleasant walk down to the pond which had a pair of Canada geese in residence with two young. Also saw some roe deer chasing each other in the field next to us. Large bedroom with a comfortable bed. Linhay was well equipped with everything you’d need and we would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage that is very well equipped, and has a lovely secure garden, we will be back to stay again."

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Mar 2022

  • "Great cottage with everything you need."

    Flowers and cake welcomed us. Our dog Freddie loved the large safe garden.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful, well appointed and equiped property in a super location."

    Plenty of excellent activity and visiting suggestions in the visitor information folder.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2022

  • "Linhay is a little gem, clean, warm, cosy and was very comfortable during our stormy week."

    Well maintained with attention to detail. Boot room an added bonus for wet dogs! The walled garden a joy and through a wooden gate a lovely walk over stream , through meadow to a small lake. Plus , a handy shed to shelter from the rain . We didn't do much walking on the moors but a few outings to local pubs, Chagford and Moretonhampstead entertained us. We had a very relaxing week recharging our batteries We will visit again to see the garden in full bloom in Spring and Summer .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "The Linhay is a warm, clean and comfortable cottage close to some great areas for walking."

    The property has everything you need and is well~equipped with thoughtful touches like torches and more than enough crockery to stock the dishwasher. Beds were particularly comfortable and bedding of excellent quality. The walled garden is charming and would be a great asset in the summer for pets or children. The only drawback is that surrounding roads are very narrow…it involves a lot of reversing into passing places and not for the faint~hearted. Similarly, access to the parking area is awkward. Car has be left in a narrow lane while a gate is opened and closed.

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Feb 2022

  • "Warm, cosy cottage with an excellent (safe) garden for our furry pooch."

    The welcome cake was a nice touch

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had such a comfortable time at The Linhay with our dog, Bracken."

    And we loved the sense of it being a family holiday home as much as a holiday let, with the shared family history dotted about the cottage. We loved the lake and spent time writing and daydreaming there if we were not out on a long walk across the moors. We sampled several pubs in Chagford and other villages and found them all friendly and with good food. We got a bit lost trying to work out the TV system, but I imagine it would be self evident to others who are more up to date with TV tech. - it did not bother us at all and I have no hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location, Very comfortable with a lovely feel to the cottage, Brilliant garden for the dogs"

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent Cottage in a great location."

    Lovely garden and walk to the lake.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean on arrival and quite a few "extras" were included which was appreciated."

    The privacy and walk to the lake is idyllic in the early morning with the birds singing. A well appointed cottage and despite temperatures of over 30 degrees some days the downstairs was very comfortable and the garden provided a high degree of shade if you moved around.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Jul 2021

  • "High quality accomodation."

    Amazing garden and private walk and lake

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely area, will maintained with character."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "A very comfortable, nicely furnished property."

    The garden is secluded and and secure (except for dogs who can jump a 3ft garden gate) and it is a pleasant walk down to the pond. A great base for exploring North Dartmoor. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2021

  • "We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the premises, much more upmarket than our usual places."

    The large garden with the high walls was safe for the dog and was a favourite of our greyhound who just loved zooming around in circles. Lovely walk to the pond , safe in the dark as off road. Parking by the garden gate very convenient. Glad to see there was recycling here. Convenient for exploring Devon, great location. Property is very popular so it's starting to to it's age and usage. We will be back

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2020

  • "Shower may require upgrade."

    Water doesn't drain away well and could be partially blocked. Otherwise warm and welcoming with comfortable beds and excellent walled garden.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Our dog loved the safe garden and walk down to the lake. Even though the Dartmoor Weather was, shall we say, a little ‘mixed’, we would definitely book The Linhay again. Note that cottage description says sleeps 4 but now only beds for 3 so needs amending!

    Reviewed by Moira4.7Aug 2020

  • "The Linhay is a lovely comfortable cosy cottage, well equipped with a lovely rural walled garden."

    Lovely bedrooms (single is small compared to the generous main bedroom) - everything you might need.

    Reviewed by Grania4.4Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was wonderful, just what we needed for our holiday."

    And the garden was safe and perfect for the dogs, just as described. Having the pond to walk to from the back gate was a lovely addition. We loved waking up, getting a cup of coffee and enjoying the morning sunshine. An ideal base to access Dartmoor from and take on some long walks in the day. We will be back again I am sure.

    Reviewed by Ash5.0Jul 2020

  • "Good facilities, clean and well located for days out walking."

    Secure and large garden was great for our dogs. This visit was in November so would like to stay in the summer. Ample off road parking though would benefit from gate being set back to allow the gate to be opened with the car off the road. This was the best cottage we have stayed in so far (2 adults 2 Beagles) and a credit to it's owners.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2019

  • "We have holidayed in this cottage several times and love it so all expectations met."

    My first trip is always the garden to see and smell the roses and just generally soak in the peace and tranquillity and breathe clean fresh air. The cottage itself is so cosy and just right for 2 people and dogs. Our two cockers also love it as well as it's doggy heaven for them. They love the bit of grass that's been left uncut to smell out where the mice and other creatures go. We were lucky to be visited by a hedgehog this holiday which was lovely. Comfy beds and everything you need. Lovely friendly owner too who recognised us from previous stays. We'll be back next year again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2019

  • "Stunning cottage in a great central area for all the walks on to the moor and visiting nearby attractions."

    Plenty of good restaurants and shops close enough. Garden and house dog proof They had a great holiday too Would definately stay again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great location to go and explore the area."

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings , well furnished and presented ."

    Fabulous master bedroom and a n amazing garden with a super walk on its doorstep . Loved it

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is so lovely & homely!"

    The garden is spectacular, very secure and a lovely space for dogs and children to play & explore safely. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking anything you can imagine. The little walk down to the lake was an added bonus which was delightful. We wanted for nothing and had a lovely relaxing time, thank you :)

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2019

  • "One of the best places we have ever stayed I would gladly live there if I could it really felt like home felt so relaxed and comfortable there could not fault it at all."

    It was bliss wakubf up there every morning!!

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2019

  • "A fantastic little property and a walk around Your own huge pond was beautiful ..."

    A fantastic little property and a walk around Your own huge pond was beautiful feature We could of had anouther week with out a doubt A real battery charging break We didnt see much of the dog he played for hours in the large well sucured garden Brilliant

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was so well equipped."

    Although small it fitted in everything perfectly. Great condition and homely. The walled garden was charming and I almost wished I had a dog as would have been perfect with one.

    Reviewed by Doris5.0Mar 2019

  • "Although only a short drive from the A30, this cottage is situated on a peaceful country lane leading down to the moor."

    The cottage was elegant and brilliantly equipped - nothing had been left to chance. The mattress on the king size bed was firm and fabulous - and ensured good sleeps. The beautiful and well-tended walled garden was happily secure enough for even the most adventurous of springer spaniels who spent many happy hours hunting the flower beds for squirrels whilst I lazed on the bench reading books. Genuinely dog-friendly, there is a stair-gate ensuring dogs can't accidentally explore upstairs and a roomy utility room where dogs can enjoy their own space. Peace of mind for everyone. Ideally suited to those who enjoy walking and those who appreciate the beauty and quiet of Dartmoor, the cottage offered a warm and cosy haven after a morning yomping across the moor.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had stayed at this cottage before and returned because we liked it."

    Still very comfortable and convenient for lots of places. Hi

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage and garden was ideal for ourselves and the dogs ,the garden being completely enclosed and safe ,with the gentle walk down the lane to the lake ,for an evening stroll ."

    the situation in a quiet village was perfect ,with lots of things of interest in the area for days out . truly first class.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2018

  • "Had a lovely holiday easy to book and was kept up to date with all i needed to no"

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage setting with enjoyable stroll to nearby lake"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2018

  • "We are always very satisfied with Helpful Holidays and certainly with the cottage Linhay."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2018

  • "Had fantastic time, appreciated the welcome touches of tea milk and yummy biccies and flowers."

    Really enjoyed the outside space and access to a stream for our daughter. We asked for a nearby stream and got a lake too !

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2018

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  • Over two levels
  • Two upstairs bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-shower, shower, WC and basin
  • Downstairs living/dining/kitchen with French windows
  • Boot room/lobby
  • WC with basin.
  • Central heating
  • Microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome charge for second dog, Sorry no smoking

The property

Set in peaceful countryside, this lovely cottage converted from a traditional Devon linhay is a wonderful place for walking a spectacular area of Dartmoor.

The quality fabrics, carefully chosen colours and original paintings create a haven which is relaxing and characterful.

On the ground floor the large open plan living area is a sociable space, leading through French windows to the garden patio.

The two bedrooms upstairs are restful, with beams and views of fields from the pretty double.

Surrounded by a granite wall, the garden is a welcoming space to sit out, or you can wander further along a track to a meadow and stream where dragonflies dart.

A friendly, traditional Devon inn is just over a mile away, or you can go a little further to the bustling small towns of Chagford or Okehampton, which offer a choice of inns, interesting shops and eateries.

This is a brilliant base for walking Dartmoor and the ancient Mariners Way.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 982185, together they sleep 8.

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

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About the location


A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, Chagford is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a village of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the village as well as an annual running race. Just over 15 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas