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The Linhay

(Ref. 1102965)

Bridport, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • comfortable (6)
  • welcome (6)
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14 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was nice, beds were comfortable, the shower was terrible, no water pressure at all."

    I'm sorry about the water pressure, we will check the issue and ensure it is resolved. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe3.1Oct 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay."

    The cottage was just perfect for me and my dog. Thank you also, for the welcome gift. With intolerances, I really did appreciate that Esther had provided gluten/dairy free shortbread and nut milk, along with some lovely flowers. Also, the meadows around the site had freshly cut pathways through them, making the early morning and late evening walkabout easier to navigate. Perfect spot to visit all the local attractions along the Jurrasic coast. Many thanks

    It was lovely to meet you. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Thank you so much for going to the extra effort of fitting a stair gate, we really appreciate the trouble. Lovely cream tea gift on arrival and the sheep and view were such a welcome surprise! Kids had a great time playing on the field and we loved being about to eat outside and enjoy the sunset. The Linhay was clean, comfortable and had everything we could need. We loved the artwork and decor throughout and would definitely recommend it to others.

    It was so lovely to see meet you and see you in the evenings enjoying the late summer sun. Absolutely no problem. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is in a good location to explore West Dorset."

    The adjacent road could be heard but did not disturb our stay. The owners were friendly and welcoming. The beds were very comfortable and you can clearly see how improvements are being made. However, the kitchen and bathroom are tired. The kitchen contained too many unnecessary items eg butter dish/toast rack, but no large glasses or bowls. This made it hard to find space to store our food and lack of work suface made it hard to prepare meals. The bathroom also lacked storage space and the shower was mouldy. This did not affect our enjoyment but with further improvement and updating this could be an even better place to stay.

    We're glad you enjoyed your stay and apologise for areas you found wanting. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo3.1Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay at the Linhay."

    Esther and John are very friendly, attentive and helpful hosts. We followed their suggestions and had great meals in nearby local restaurants (The Crown Inn and New Inn). The nearest beaches and shops are just a 10-minute drive. The Linhay has breath-taking views and fields close by to walk a dog. The cottage is well appointed, very clean and comfortable with attractive artwork on the walls by Esther herself. We were greeted with complimentary clotted cream, scones and Dorset cider. The kitchen is well equipped and includes milk, sugar, coffee and tea. Our children loved the complimentary games and settee with flip-up foot rests and our dog could explore the enclosed courtyard safely. It is a beautiful spot and we would thoroughly recommend it. Sykes also made the whole booking process easy and straight forward Thanks again for a lovely holiday!

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We were made very welcome at the Linhay by Esther and John."

    The cottage was homely and comfortable. The bedding was excellent. The gifts were most enjoyable and appreciated...thank you. We would definitely stay there again and recommend to others.

    We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "The shower is moldy and the upper Windows are Not cleen when you open them, you can See a Lot of dust."

    .. It is directly in Road A35 and therefore not so quiet

    I'm so sorry, we've always had great feedback on cleanliness. I can't apologise enough. I clean the shower myself, I am cleaning today, I will double check these details. Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jens3.4Jun 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Nice welcome gifts of local cider and scones with clotted cream and jam. Lovely artwork on the walls. Great location with amazing views. We'll placed to vist good beaches and attractions.

    We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2023

  • "Whilst we enjoyed our stay, we felt that the road noise was not highlighted on the listing."

    This was incredibly loud and made it difficult to sleep especially when it got busier in the mornings. If this had been noted on the listing we would probably not have booked the property. There are no images showing how close the property is to the road and it is described as a rural setting. The shower was also an issue - I'm not sure if this was faulty or not, but we could not get this to regulate temperature, despite both trying each day of our stay. When left on a setting, it still ran both freezing and boiling throughout the shower. Even when the temperature was turned down to the coldest setting mid-shower to mitigate the hot temperature, it still ran hot. The windows in the bedrooms also seemed to have faults - one did not stay open properly and kept self-closing, the chains were broken and the double bedroom had no blind on one of the windows, making it bright in the mornings.

    Reviewed by Katharine2.5May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful peaceful break in this lovely cottage which was close to both coastal and town amenities."

    The cottage was cosy, clean and inviting. Ester our host made us feel very welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed our cream tea, cider and flower welcome pack. We will definitely enjoy another visit. Thank you Ester. Alan and Dawn

    It was lovely to meet you both and we'll look forward to seeing you again. Take care Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely, comfy, clean cottage, everything you need for a home from home stay."

    We didn't have good weather and was lovely to come back to a warm cosy cottage to dry off (airer provided for wet clothes) and relax. Outside space is great for sitting out and checking out the view of the surrounding countryside (weather permitting) and enclosed for your dog/children to be safe. Kitchen fully equipped for cooking or just warming your take away in the oven or microwave. Sofa has recliners which is such a bonus when been out walking all day. The bed was really comfy great bedding and pillows (the only issue was the frame was a bit 'squeaky' something the owners are probably not aware of but didn't disturb us too much). The cottage is well decorated and has beautiful artwork all around which we learnt was all the owners work. The only thing we felt was missing was somewhere to put your toilet bag in the bathroom – there is plenty of room to put a shelf or small table All in all this is a fabulous cottage as a base to explore and the owners go above and beyond providing more than you would expect when you arrive, from extra loo rolls to the award winner bottle of cider in the fridge, tea, coffee, sugar, a fabulous cream tea and fresh flowers on the table. Lots of books to read, games to play and even your four legged friend is not forgotten as they even have a puzzle for them to do too! Would we recommend this cottage to family/friends? We already have and will be back.

    What lovely feedback. Thank you. We will have a look at the bed and sort out the creaking. I spotted some shelves today. We hope to see you again. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Mar 2023

  • "The welcome note with the cider and mince pies was a lovely touch."

    Good location - close to beaches and walks. Bridport is a nice little town with lovely small, independent shops.

    Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Dec 2022

  • "We found this holiday cottage outstanding, absolutely home from home, views were breath taking in the winter so only can imagin they are even more stunning in the summer, the cottage is perfectly placed leaving a short drive to towns and beaches, the cottage its self is warm cosy, beautiful decorated and has everything you need , the owners of the cottage can not do enough to make your stay absolutely perfect, we can not recommend this cottage enough."


    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. Your note made me very happy. Good luck with the shop. I hope it goes really well. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2022

  • "This cottage was perfect for our family of three, including our six year old."

    It's safe, very comfortable and we loved the art! The owners are a lovely couple, quick to respond and gave us ideas for what to do in the area. It rained a lot during our stay so we didn't get to sit outside much, which was a shame because the views are indeed gorgeous. It was a little bit hard to find the turning off the main road in the night, we checked in late. The trick is to point your GPS to 'The Travellers Rest'. The shower room is downstairs, not on the 1st floor - so we did have to go downstairs in the night, not a problem for us but may be an issue for some. It's a comfortable little cottage - the shower has good, strong pressue - much better than in my house! Lots of electricity plugs, all the lights worked, nice to have bedside tables and lamps. Lots of storage space in both bedrooms. It was our first trip to Bridport, what a lovely town. We went to the markets on Saturday and it was glorious, so many stalls and shops, people, music etc - really great markets. We will come back with more friends next time and hire a couple of cottages.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and exploring West Dorset. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elite4.7Oct 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio area with furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: Road noise is to be expected
  • Note: Check-in from 4:30pm, check-out at 10am

The property

A delightful stone-front barn conversion resting on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Bridport, The Linhay stands to offer a small family or group of friends the opportunity to explore this scenic region of Dorset.

Step inside to uncover the delights of the open-plan living space, home to an amply-equipped kitchen where you can prepare your favourite meals, a dining table to enjoy your feasts around and a plush sitting area where you can unwind into your evening, this room is sure to be the social hub of your holiday.

On the first floor you can find two equally as charming bedrooms, consisting of a double and twin, the property caters for a variety of group structures in its sleeping arrangement, as well as being serviced by a gleaming shower room.

At the front of the property is your own private patio, where you can enjoy the panoramic views of Dorset, Devon and Somerset in the morning with a cup of tea in hand as your canine companion runs around freely.

The Linhay is a delightful base for those looking to explore the coast and countryside of Dorset.

Note: Road noise is to be expected.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs.1099459, 1102966 and 1102968, together sleeping 16 people.

Farm Cottages At The Traveller's Rest

These four idyllic barn conversions rest amidst the rolling countryside of Dorset and within striking distance of the impressive coastline, where you can look forward to discovering the scenic beauty of the chalk and sandstone cliffs. Enjoying a rural position and a real home from home ambiance, these cottages promise a wonderful escape for groups of all types, whether it be couples, friends or families. Each property offers everything you could possibly need for a self-catering holiday with your loved ones, an inviting sitting room for relaxing in the evening and lovingly prepared bedrooms, where you can catch your rest each night. If you and your loved ones are visiting during the summer months, gather together at the patio areas, where a spot of alfresco dining can be enjoyed with a glass of something refreshing in hand. For local amenities, venture into the market town of Bridport, where you will be delighted to find a superb selection of supermarkets and shops, as well as bars and restaurants to cater to all tastes and budgets. To enjoy your wonderful surroundings, head to the coast and admire England’s only natural world heritage site; the Jurassic Coast, offering opportunities for fossil hunting, observing a variety of natural wildlife and admiring the scenery. Be sure to stop off at Lyme Regis where you can hop onto a boat to enjoy the clear waters and the breath-taking scenery from a different angle. As well as picture perfect scenery, the surrounding area is popular for its windsurfing, sailing, golfing, walking and cycling amidst the unspoiled landscapes. Farm Cottages at the Traveller's Rest offer you and your loved ones a tranquil base from which to explore one of the finest English countryside settings.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Lyme Regis 10 miles; West Bay 2 miles.

The attractive market town of Bridport grew up around the River Brit, and was shaped by its extensive history of rope and net making. The long, wide streets and alleyways between the houses were once where the flax strands were twisted into rope, while today those streets are filled with an interesting variety of shops, restaurants and inns. Bridport’s market is regularly featured on the River Cottage TV programme. 2 miles south of Bridport is the dramatic Jurassic coast at West Bay, now a World Heritage Site, home to the backdrop for TV's Harbour Lights and the coastal setting for popular Broadchurch, whilst the picturesque resort of Lyme Regis is within 10 miles. A superb base for exploring wonderful West Dorset.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas