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The Linhay

Braunton - Devon

Get off the grid and back to nature enjoying a delightful Devon break in this wonderful stone building located in a secluded valley near the coast

  • Sleeps: 2 +2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
£110-165 per night
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
2 nights low season & 3 nights high season

How to book...

The Linhay is owned and managed by Caroline Welch.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Caroline Welch.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Restored stone building sheltered by Butterhills woods in a secluded North Devon valley.
  • Local materials, including oak trees from the wood were used in the restoration to create a restful haven of peace and tranquillity..
  • Spacious open plan living with wood burner, exposed stone walls and private outside space for relaxing and dining.
  • Mezzanine level with king size bed offers a comfy night's sleep in the quietest of places.
  • Off-grid and eco-friendly lighting, heating, and water sources.
  • Guests are welcome to explore the surrounding woodland & stream meadows at Butterhills.
  • Close to the beautiful North Devon coast and village of Braunton and within walking distance of the village pub.

  You should know...

  • Access only by foot. Car park is two minutes away. A wheelbarrow is provided to transport your luggage.
  • Off grid no electric sockets in the Linhay but charging points for phones etc and a fridge-freezer close to the car parking.
  • Access to mezzanine bedroom via a ladder.
  • Children over 5 are welcome. Please be aware that this is a natural site, with open water, firepits etc so parents are responsible for their children at all times.

  The Detail...

Reconnect with nature at The Linhay, an off-grid holiday spot where the noises of hustle and bustle are replaced by the sounds of birdsong and the bubbling river. This stone built retreat is located in a secluded valley near the North Devon village of Braunton & the golden sandy beaches of Croyde & Woolacombe.

The Linhay has been lovingly restored from a three walled ruin, with all the materials locally sourced - including oak trees from the surrounding Butterhills woods being used for the roof timbers and floor. It is an eco-friendly property with solar battery lighting, and heating provided by the cosy wood burning stove and its own spring water supply. The accommodation can sleep up to four people in its cleverly designed, spacious interior.

After parking the car and walking down the old cart track, guests head inside into the open plan living space. Here they will be treated to a homemade Devon cream tea and an assortment of organic eggs. There is a comfy futon sofa which converts into a double bed, as well as a dining table seating up to four people, and a well equipped galley kitchen with a four-burner gas hob. The wood burner also has a small oven. With exposed stone walls and French doors that open out onto the superb outside area overlooking the beautiful stream meadow and countryside beyond, this is the perfect space to relax and unwind.

A wooden ladder leads up to the mezzanine bedroom where there is a king size bed. Despite the off-grid status there is a modern en-suite shower room with basin, flushing toilet, and plenty of hot water heated by gas.

As well as being set in an idyllic location, the outside space has a charcoal barbecue and rustic dining furniture so guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the fresh air. There are also benches and a hammock to while away those lazy afternoons and an open fire pit for evenings under the stars toasting marshmallows and sharing campfire stories. Alternatively, those staying can get out and about and explore. Braunton itself is just a 10 minute drive away and has plenty going on as it is considered to be the largest village in England with great places to eat out, plenty of surf shops and excellent grocers selling local produce.

Just a little further beyond are the beautiful golden sands of the North Devon coast. Surf, swim, paddle, or just take in the rays at one of the glorious beaches at Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe, or Saunton. Stunning Exmoor National Park is also a short drive away; with its breath-taking landscape, rugged coastline and wild ponies its definitely worth a visit during your stay.

There are plenty of guides and maps in the Linhay to help you plan your excursions why not walk to the nearby Crown Inn at West Down for a delicious pub meal? Or for a car free holiday the bus stop is just 1 mile away with buses running every 20 minutes. The Linhay is also a great destination for cyclists, with amazing scenery and challenging hills or more leisurely level cycling along the Tarka Trail where you can take in the glorious sights surrounding the Taw and Torridge Estuaries there are lots of places to stop for refreshments too!


Essential Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub

West Down village with community shop and excellent pub is one & a half miles from the Linhay


  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

Close to excellent surfing beaches, the SW coast path and Exmoor National Park

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Exeter Aiport 62 miles, 1 hour 15 minutes

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Peak season: Fri - Sat: £165 p/n / Sun - Thurs: £165 p/n

High season: Fri - Sat: £160 p/n / Sun - Thurs: £145 p/n

Mid season: Fri - Sat: £145 p/n / Sun - Thurs: £125 p/n

Low season: Fri - Sat: £130 p/n / Sun - Thurs: £110 p/n

Extra Guests
Adult - £10 each per night
Child - £10 each per night
Dog - £20 one max per stay

Changeover days - Fri, Mon & Weds*
*at certain times of the year



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£110-165 per night
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
2 nights low season & 3 nights high season

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How to book...

The Linhay is owned and managed by Caroline Welch.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Caroline Welch.

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