A168 - The Linhay
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
' 1' miles from Lydford and 3 miles from Brentor, in a hidden Dartmoor valley and at the end of a private drive, is this very comfortable apartment built over the owners' detached garage within their moorland garden (direct access to the moor, great views towards Brentor church in one direction, Dartmoor's highest tors in the other). You're welcome to wander the surrounding 20 acres of field, woodland and lake. Horses welcome, by arrangement (extra). Small enclosed patio garden (table/chairs) for your own private use.
Inside, bright, modern and easy. Fifteen steps up to big French windows to open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave) with TV/DVD, woodburner, comfortable sofa bed and views past the owners' house to the moor and sideways along the valley. Beyond this, smart bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower and separate shower). Big, very pretty double bedroom (5' bed). Spring water. A really great base with friendly owners and with the highest and wildest Dartmoor tors within easy reach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.
The West Country region
Dartmoor: "the last great wilderness in Southern England". Great rock-tors top many of its often heather-covered hills. Marvellous for walking, riding, tor-climbing, picnicking, kite-flying, pony-trekking and, if you're at all energetic, not seeing other people. Just off its edge, amid woods, valleys and farmed hills, are many pretty villages (sometimes thatched) and very lively small towns. All is protected from caravans, tents and most ugliness by being in the Dartmoor National Park.
The half of the moor north of the B3212 is the highest and wildest; no villages within it, almost no cultivation. The southern half has the most spectacular tors, best wooded river valleys, a few villages (like Widecombe, Buckland) in green-field 'oases'. The moor's eastern edge is the softest, most wooded, most popular: Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey are among its best villages, and the river Teign is an exceptionally beautiful river valley. The Dart(s) – two of them rise in the moor's middle and join at Dartmeet – is/are equally beautiful all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Very lovely, too, are the valleys of the rivers Avon, Erme, Walkham and Tavy; Tavy Cleave, on the latter, is the western moor's most dramatic place. The quality of a pub can change so quickly we hesitate to recommend, but there are plenty of them; and of places to ride or pony-trek.
Lydford: village (two good food pubs, church) on Dartmoor's western edge, famous for its gorge/waterfall (Nat. Trust, very beautiful walk deep in woods). Trout fishing in the Lyd; riding stables locally. Sea/beaches, about 25 miles, north or south coasts. Roadford Lake, 9 miles. Tavistock, 5. Brentor's tor-top church, 3.
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13 Apr 2014
"All that we hoped and needed it to be"
A beautiful spot and a wonderful rental apartment (though it somehow feels big enough to be a house).I've rented a lot of holiday cottages and this is the best I have found - it was spotless, tho… More
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We're pleased to hear that you so enjoyed The Linhay and look forward to welcoming you back in future. It truly is a fantastic spot, and in our opinion spring is one of the best times to visit Dartmoor. I will pass your comments on to Danielle and Dave, whom I'm sure will be pleased to hear that your holiday went so well, and that your dog also enjoyed their own little treat!
26 May 2013
"Great place to stay on Dartmoor"
We stayed at the Linhay in Lydford, Dartmoor Nat Park for our holiday. We had a fantastic time and were made very welcome by the owners by local treats. Also our dogs were not forgotten! The moors are… More
Thank you very much for your kind comments, I am so glad that you and your canine friends had such a good holiday at Linhay. I will pass on your thoughts to the homeowner as I sure they too will be delighted.
5 Mar 2013
"Amazing Hospitality in a Beautiful Location"
We were made to feel very welcome from our arrival with scones and cream and even the dog was left a treat. The property is beautifully renovated with homely accessories and you can walk straight from… More
Thank you so much, I am so pleased to hear that you had a great holiday. I will of course pass your comments on to the homeowners of the Linhay, and I hope that we will see you again in the future.
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