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The Linhay

Washford near Watchet, Somerset (Ref. 958641)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Main bedroom could do with blackout blinds and the floor in the main bedroom and landing very creaky ."

    Otherwise we had a fabulous stay and it was a lovely place to stay and close to many towns and villages

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2022

  • "The property was exceptional and in great location."

    It was nice to stay somewhere that is local to places to visit. The hot tub and sauna was well used by all. The house was comfortable and clean. The field out the back of the property was great for the dogs to stretch their legs in the mornings. I would highly recommend this place to anyone .Although the property is close to the road the noise wasn't an issue. If i was to stay in the area again i would certainly use Linhay.

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2022

  • "First lots of positives."

    Easy parking, very spacious, superbly well equipped for a larger group. Hot tub, sauna, giant chess, pool table, lovely grass paddock, kids play equipment, BBQ and giant chess board. Plenty of outside seating. Secure, super dog safe. Copious hot water and a really nice building. welcome hamper an unexpected bonus. communications with owner very good. Full laundry facilities. Cot, stair gates, airers, mood lighting. Lots going for this location The negatives. The lounge fabric sofas were very stained and the support is gone. Some of the mattresses are in need of replacement and very lumpy. Some Duvets clumped and need regent replacement. Some general maintenance required in kitchen and handrails on stairs.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and we take all Customer comments very seriously. These are very out of character for the usual feedback that we receive. All the furniture and furnishings are in excellent condition but we are in the process of replacing mattresses and changing from a fabric to a leather sofa. Once again, thanks for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeniseMay 2022

  • "We hadagreat week here at theLinhay , itwas perfect for our week of relaxation , having the hot tub , Sauna and The field to run the dogs in was Brilliant ."

    Hannah was fab , nothing too much trouble for her , even jumping fences to check on sheep in the field

    Reviewed by JuliaMar 2022

  • "The Linhay was fantastic."

    A beautiful property, perfectly located to house our family for a glorious week. The rooms were light and spacious, clean and comfortable. Outdoor spaces and amenities really enhanced our stay.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "Lovely spacious property."

    Excellent for dining for a large family holiday, good kitchen facilities, good enclosed gardens, fab hot tub, spacious bedrooms well laid out. Floorboards on landings extremely creaky and noisy, showers took some getting used to to get consistent temperature flow. Great idea to have a games room - pool table too large for the room needed smaller cues to get round the table properly. Sofas in lounge in need of new cushions/springs looking at. We were a family of 6 adults 3 children and a baby and the house was excellent for our stay. Had a great time.

    Reviewed by JimMar 2022

  • "Great set of facilities which was ideal for a get together for a small group of males (post COVID catch-up)."

    The faculties were brilliant for cooking, sleeping, playing and relaxing in the hot tub and sauna.

    Reviewed by CraigFeb 2022

  • "Absolutely first class contact for the Linhay, Sarah was awesome."

    Really helpful , the cottage was outstanding, clean, well equipped. Really cozy with the Christmas trees, hot tub checked daily. Really awesome place and great location. Really looking to book again. Loved it

    Reviewed by LeeDec 2021

  • "Perfect, loved it we had a wonderful Christmas."

    It’s probably time to replace the sofas in the living room as the springs are pretty shot, otherwise no issues at all and a wonderful, wonderful stay. Would and have recommended to others. Thank you x

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "Perfect property for a family gathering."

    The hot tub was amazing

    Reviewed by IrisDec 2021

  • "Positives: this is an exceedingly comfortable place to rent, central to a very diverse group of places to visit (the lovely villages of Dunster - with castle -, Lynton/Lynmouth, Kilve Fossil Beach, the steam railway etc."

    ) and full of things to do you might not have at home (giant chess, hot tub, table tennis, pool table). It was well-equipped, had lots of parking and the owner was friendly and helpful, and the hot tun was serviced daily. Howevers’ the radio and tv in the games room we could not get to work. Negative: the only minus was the road. The A39 is busy and there is no pavement so extreme care has to be taken leaving the property in a car, and leaving on foot, you quite literally take your life in your hands! We would certainly rent a property like this again.

    Reviewed by JeremySep 2021

  • "Linhay is a wonderful location to then visit areas of Somerset and fantastic to come back to after a hard days walking to relax in the hot tub and steam room."

    I would recommend this accommodation to anyone staying in the area it is a beautiful property.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2021

  • "The accommodation & facilities were ideal for our extended family group."

    There cottage had plenty of space for us & the fact that each bedroom had an en-suite bathroom was a big reason for booking in the first place. The facilities were very clean and had all the conveniences we needed regarding white goods. The road noise from the busy A39 took some getting used to & we had to be very aware when leaving the property by car. Otherwise we were very happy with our stay at The Linhay.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2021

  • "Perfect holiday home for a large family or two small families as there is so much space."

    Facilities were really great and made the stay perfect

    Reviewed by CeliaAug 2021

  • "Lovely well wiped home in a really good location."

    Reviewed by SueJul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous week away at the end of July 2021."

    The accommodation was beautifully presented and catered for all ages within our family. I would 100% recommend for extended/large families wanting to visit the Somerset area. It is also a great location for travelling into Devon.

    Reviewed by TomJul 2021

  • "We stayed at the Linhay at the end of April for a week as our first holiday since restrictions have been relaxed."

    The holiday exceeded our expectations! The house itself was well equipped especially the kitchen. We are foodies who love to cook and all the things needed to make amazing meals were there. The welcome basket was also much appreciated! The amenities were also top notch. The pictures do not do the place justice! The games room is roomy and perfect to while away time! The lounge was massive and so comfortable. The hot tub and sauna were both well maintained and we used daily. Someone came to check the hottub twice daily which was much appreciated. Our puppy loved the adjacent field with the small stream that you can use for dog walking. We had several walks and picnics in the second larger field as the views were amazing. One thing that the site pics don't showcase is that you have 2 enclosed garden areas. One to the front and one to the side. One to the front is lawned so perfect for meals outside and kids and dogs to play and the other laid to hard service where the hottub and sauna as well as kids play area and outside table tennis and sitting area are. As we were leaving we were lucky enough to bump into the owner who was so gracious. He gave us a tour of the larger adjacent property with the pool and we will definitely consider it when we book with a larger group. Thank you so much for an amazing holiday! Will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by AmberApr 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous place to holiday."

    Everything you could want was there.really good break

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2020

  • "Lovely clean and safe cottage with facilities to suit different age groups."

    The hot tub was a great favourite.

    Reviewed by ColletteAug 2020

  • "The Linhay cottage was one of the best my family group have stayed in."

    Very clean and tidy.All the things needed for self catering .Hot tub excellent and was regularly checked daily by owner.Table tennis and games room added to family fun as did the sauna to relax in. Would like to go again in future,maybe the bigger property when family numbers even bigger Ian

    Reviewed by IanJul 2020

  • "The Linhay is a great property for a large family holiday."

    Very spacious inside with two outdoor areas to enjoy. The pool table, table tennis and hot tub were used by everyone. I would definitely return and also try the property next door as it has a swimming pool!

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2020

  • "House really lovely and owner very welcoming and answered any queires promptly before and after the trip."

    Reviewed by KateMar 2020

  • "Photos online did not do it justice, beautiful home!"

    Reviewed by JulianMar 2020

  • "Great place, exactly as advertised, we all had a great stay and would go again any time."

    Reviewed by DaveFeb 2020

  • "Lovely place with great facilities, the hot tub is just amazing."

    Some of the things could do with updating (chairs in main bedroom) and some of the pillows weren't that comfortable but these are just small things. Owner was lovely and sorted any issues or very quickly, would highly recommend

    Reviewed by LauraJan 2020

  • "The Linhay is an unforgettable place to stay, the place is stunning and so much nicer in person than it is in the pictures."

    The owners are really nice and nothing was too much for them. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to rent a property of this size, we had 9 adults, 5 children and a dog and there was so much room for us all. We came home yesterday and are already looking to re-book again

    Reviewed by JDec 2019

  • "We stayed here as a family of 9 adults, 3 young children and 2 dogs."

    It was the perfect weekend break with excellent facilities. The accommodation was sparkling clean and tidy. The hot tub and sauna were perfect entertainment for the wet days. Beautiful local walks for the dogs which were also good for pushchairs. Thank you for the perfect weekend, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SophieNov 2019

  • "We had a lovely week in the Linhay, it made a great base for exploring the surrounding area."

    The house was beautiful, with excellent facilities. We had all ages with us, from an 8 month old baby up to grandparents. They had everything you could need for children, cot, stairgates, highchairs and even lots of toys. The welcome basket of goodies was a lovely touch and the hot tub was amazing and so well maintained. Perfect relaxing holiday!

    Reviewed by StephNov 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic accommodation and location."

    Local pubs were great, loved hearing the steam train whistles as it went by. We can well recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2019

  • "Our stay at The Linhay was absolutely amazing."

    We had our own hot tub which we all enjoyed and the games room was a big hit with my teenage children especially on wet days!! Our Golden retriever Bailey loved running around the field next to the property.A first class holiday which is to be highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2019

  • "The Linhay exceeded our expectations, it was so well appointed and well stocked with glasses and crockery."

    The rooms were very comfortable, the only problem for those facing the road (A39) was the amount of traffic, but that of course is Because the Road is so busy, as a main route to the West. We have nothing but praise for the cottage, and the surrounding villages and coastline. The HotTub was a great hit with all the family, and the adjoining field was great for our family dog, Baz. Thank you for your very good service, and recommendations

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "The Linhay is very well equipped and safe for children to play."

    The additional mowed field adjacent to the property was a bonus. Great location with easy access to many places of interest. It's such a lovely place to relax with all the family. A great place to holiday!

    Reviewed by AlecJul 2019

  • "A beautiful place with plenty of room for 7 adults and 2 dogs."

    Large field was a big bonus and the hot tube and games room big favourites particularly as the weather was not great. Sarah was very attentive and helpful and the hamper was excellent. All in all a great place and a great holiday.

    Reviewed by ShaunJun 2019

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, and a nice surprise basket of goodies, to greet us on our arrival"

    Reviewed by AudreyJun 2019

  • "This beautiful property exceeded all of our expectations,our ages ranged from ..."

    This beautiful property exceeded all of our expectations,our ages ranged from 4months to 71 years and it was great for all

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2019

  • "Great holiday cottage with hot tub and sauna."

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2019

  • "Best holiday home I've ever stayed in."

    Wonderfully equipped, clean and in perfect decorative order. Very friendly and helpful proprietors

    Reviewed by DMay 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation, lovely and clean, well looked after, was perfect for a girls weekend away to celebrate a 50th birthday."

    Close to train station and local pub if you fancy a walk. We enjoyed so much we have already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by EllaMay 2019

  • "The house was lovely and big , had a lot of games and the wii console was a hit in the evening , a lovely house to stay in we would go back !"

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2019

  • "This property has everything required for a comfortable & relaxing stay , more than enough room for it's nine occupants , plus a large Paddock area to exercise your pets I would recommend this property to anyone at any time of year."

    Just take along a towel for the Hot tub & a spare toilet roll for each of the Ensuites .and with Local shops such as Tesco, Sainsbury's & Lidl's in Minehead a short drive away all needs are met for a fabulous holiday. then on top of that your have the beautiful countryside around you . Heaven !!

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "We had a brilliant stay early on this year (sorry I thought I had already left a review) ."

    Our kids really enjoyed the hot tub especially plus the cottage was huge!! With 5 kids with us this was amazing . Cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. Location was great too for kids and they also enjoyed playing on the field. My partner is disabled and on the last day cleaners were very patient whilst I hurriedly tried to vacate the building but it didn't phase them. We would defo come back! Thanks again.

    Reviewed by StaceyApr 2019

  • "We rented this property for a family get-together and the accommodation was ideal for our needs."

    En-suite bedrooms are a must for us and those facilities were first class. The owners were extremely helpful and we appreciated the lovely welcome pack. Although it is near a busy road, we were never aware of any traffic noise.

    Reviewed by JuneMar 2019

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

    It was well equipped, comfortable and perfect for the 8 of us. The hot tub and sauna were great and there was plenty of room to relax in the games room, dining room or at the dinner table. Would definitely recommend this property and would love to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2019

  • "A beautiful holiday home."

    Very well equip and perfect for groups. We loved the hot tub.

    Reviewed by NatalieMar 2019

  • "Rooms were big, hot tub was fantastic."

    very enjoyable weekend.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2019

  • "Pictures don’t do this justice, is a lot bigger than it looks."

    We really enjoyed our stay here, communication before and during the break was brill and we loved the hot tub and sauna. The kids and dogs loved the field attached and helped keep them occupied.

    Reviewed by JenniFeb 2019

  • "We were 7 adults and 2 dogs and we really enjoyed our stay at The Linhay."

    All the usual good points such as cleanliness, equipment, comfort and location were there in abundance but Sarah and Marco go the extra mile. The welcome hamper was very generous and useful, they are so friendly and efficient and although they were on site doing maintenance to the other barn they were only obvious to us when we needed them. We had a couple of minor issues which were rectified immediately. The best thing we noticed was the lack of 'dos and don'ts' which was pretty unique. We are in our 10th year of these get togethers (in fact 4 times a year now) and this is up there with our favourites and we hope to return. Thank you Sarah and Marco.

    Reviewed by JudyJan 2019

  • "Fantastic stay at the Linhay!"

    My family and I had a wonderful Christmas, which was made even better with the decorations and tree that were up when we arrived. The property is stunning and very clean, with all facilities that you would need. Visited Dunster Castle, drove to Minehead for some shopping and would recommend catching the steam train from Washford Station for a relaxing afternoon trip. Thoroughly enjoyed by all, will hopefully be back soon!

    Reviewed by EllieDec 2018

  • "The Lindhay provided safe and secure gardens for the children to play outdoors as the latch to open gates was placed at adult height, thus making it difficult for children to press the latch."

    The house is really modern and spacious and with 2 families joining the Grandparents, you didn’t feel cramped. There’s a good selection of walks to take from the property, especially if you have a dog. The most enjoyable walk was the 40 minute amble to Watchet Harbour following the railway track Dogs and children loved it! So did the adults. Having a hot tub and sauna so close to the house was another bonus, less shivering, or enduring cold winds, especially when you holiday in the autumn/winter months!. There’s lots to discover in this area, especially Dunster Castle that was operating a timed tour of the “house” during the winter months....something they’ve just introduced. One word of caution, finding the property in the dark, in the winter months (we did November) was challenging as lighting/ highlighting the entrance to The Linhay on the A39 was difficult. Thankfully we arrived at 3pm which allowed us a modicum of era.........I did have to stand in the access to the holiday home with a powerful torch to help late arrivals......especially our family. SatNav only gives the area it’s in, but not the actual location. Perhaps the photo of The Linhay could be updated to give a more accurate representation of the property/location, thus giving new occupants a visual to look-out for. Sarah, the owner is friendly and very helpful, and nothing is too much trouble if something isn’t quite right. In all, a perfect stay at a perfect house in a perfect location.

    Reviewed by BrendaNov 2018

  • "A beautiful four bedroom four eusuite cottage with bags of space so that you have a very enjoyable stay."

    We very must enjoyed the games room and the hot tub. Will definitely come back again next year.

    Reviewed by SandriaNov 2018

  • "The Linhay exceeded all our expectations!"

    Very spacious property, spotless and beautifully decorated. Well equipped with everything you could need and a gorgeous hamper of locally sourced products was a lovely treat on our arrival! The kids loved the games room and of course the WiFi. The hot tub and sauna are fantastic - hot tub checked twice a day by the owners and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect for 7 adults and a toddler for the week!"

    It felt really spacious with plenty of room for everyone. The hot tub and sauna were lovely too! The owners were very helpful and ensured we had everything we needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2018

  • "Family holiday of four generation of 7 months baby to great grand mother of 84 years old in a nice size family home with all necessary facilities available you could ask for."

    Location was ideal to explore various areas of the county or beyond and upon return of journey relax by using the sauna or hot tub or both to relax the mind and body.

    Reviewed by TonySep 2018

  • "On the listing it says it is the bigger of the 2 Properties this is in fact not true"

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2018

  • "Group of 8 young ladies - for a weekend getaways."

    This cottage is so beautiful - the owner is lovely, she showed us around and was very welcoming. She gave us a our privacy throughout the weekend. The hot tub is fantastic - so big and really good temperatures. The cottage is much bigger than expected, the rooms are seperated within two wings of the cottage. Every room was very nice and clean. We had the best time here, and it made our 4 hour journey from London well worth it! And for a brilliant price too! We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by ShabanaMay 2018

  • "Wonderful property."

    All good. A minor point- some serving spoons and a larger cafetiere would be usedul. Thank you

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2018

  • "Beautiful location,the owners very helpful ,the house had everything you needed and more ,had a lovely weekend break"

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2018

  • "Amazing accommodation."

    The pictures on the website doesn’t do it justice.

    Reviewed by AdamNov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for our family."

    Very lucky with the weather so able to use the facilities available and get about. Duvets on beds very lumpy and heavy, and traffic noise from the busy road at night were the only negatives.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2017

  • "Facilities were excellent and the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    We didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by RhodriJun 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 8)
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and patio doors to decking
  • Games room with pool table and table football.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVDs, CD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, sauna charged via coin meter
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private patio and small lawned garden with furniture and BBQ leading to shared lawned garden opening on to accessible field
  • Sole use of hot tub and outdoor sauna (coin-operated)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk (some walking along road, no pavement)
  • Note: There are outdoor steps and a stream in the grounds
  • Note: The drive at the property is only large enough to accommodate family-sized cars, up to people carriers
  • Note: There may be some road noise
  • Note: This property has a Good House Keeping bond of £200.00

The property

The larger of the two properties, this cottage is tastefully and beautifully decorated to a high standard.

Providing spacious, welcoming accommodation across two wings of a barn, it sleeps nine people in four lovely en-suite bedrooms.

Boasting a modern, fitted kitchen, a spacious sitting room, a games room and a hot tub, this cottage seamlessly combines original character with modern living.

Note: This property is next to Ref 968441, together they sleep 25.

Linhay Holiday Cottages

Situated in the delightful village of Washford in West Somerset are these two luxurious cottages. Sleeping a total of twenty five people between them, these two cottages have been beautifully decorated and furnished to a high standard. With most bedrooms having en-suite bathrooms, these two fabulous cottages offer all of the luxuries that you would expect from a holiday home. With country-style kitchens with flagstone floors, cosy sitting rooms with inviting woodburning stoves and exposed beams and stone walls throughout, these two cottages provide accommodation for the discerning holidaymaker. There is a private outdoor area at each of these cottages plus use of a large grassed area with access to a stream. Both cottages also have their own sauna. Just two miles from the coast, there are some beautiful coastal resorts to explore, including the ancient port of Watchet and Blue Anchor Beach. A fabulous holiday destination, there is a huge variety of attractions for everyone from these cottages, including the West Somerset Railway, historic houses and gardens and plenty of walking and cycling.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Watchet 2 miles; Minehead 6 miles.

Washford is a West Somerset rural village, on the A39 between Minehead and Bridgwater. Located two miles from the pretty coastal port of Watchet, this is an ideal base from which to explore Exmoor National Park and The Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many pretty coastal and inland villages to explore including Porlock with its steep hill and pretty winding streets, Dunster with dramatic castle perched above the historic village and the busy resort of Minehead with sandy beach, golf course and traditional seaside attractions. An excellent choice of holiday destination for rural beauty, dramatic coastline and splendid walking.

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