Set apart from the farmstead on the dramatic north Devon coast with panoramic views.
The gorgeous living space - and look at those views!
The contemporary kitchen with sea views, could be the perfect place to create a masterpiece.
French doors in Bedroom 1 open onto the terrace, you can lie in bed with a cup of tea and breathe in the sea air.
Look out across the ocean from the terrace.
The gorgeous open plan living space.
Time to relax...
Where better for a spot of afternoon tea.
Cheerful Bedroom 1 has a lovely 5ft double bed.
The wet-room.
Gorgeous Bedroom 2 is up three steps and has a super-king size 6ft bed, which can be made up as two single beds.
Fabulous views from every room in this stylishly renovated cottage.
Even the bathroom is stunning.
The huge bathroom has a walk-in shower cubicle in addition to the bath.
The sheltered courtyard catches the morning sun.
Set at the top of a field with 180 degree sea views.
Ilfracombe is a bustling seaside town on the north coast.
Verity stands guard overlooking the harbour at Ilfracombe.
The north coast has lots of stunning beaches, this one is Woolacombe.
Westward Ho! has a lovely sandy beach at low tide.
Take the passenger ferry from Appledore to Instow.
Instow has miles of sandy beach to enjoy.

The Linney


3.8 miles E of Ilfracombe / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from £685

Super cottage, very well presented and equipped. Great location for walking the coast path and exploring North Devon. But it really is all about the view, amazing!!!

The linney was an beautiful place to stay, with amazing views out to the sea. There were plenty of coastal walk within easy reach. And a great place to explore North Devon from. Would definitely stay at the linney again.

This is a beautiful, comfortable, well-equipped cottage in a lovely part of North Devon, with stunning views. We'll be back whenever we are able. Thank you Sian!

We did enjoy our week at the Linney which was well furnished and with fully equipped kitchen. In consideration of the price we paid for this particular property we considered it to have been over marketed by the rental company. For a property which in most respects was 5 star, we did not expect the TV and Unsecured broadband reception to be quite so poor (0.4mb/s absolute max) considering that the adjoining farmhouse had an apparent Superfast and Secured Broadband connection. In fairness to the owners they could have been given better advice regarding the type of broadband link to each of their rental properties.

A lovely warm cosy cottage with stunning views. Everything provided to make a relaxing easy stay. Very well equipped and a generous welcome basket. But be aware the TV and Internet reception are poor and mobile signal non- existent. We had a wonderful week there and loved watching the rabbits!!

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's so nice that you enjoyed the warmth and comfort of this gorgeous cottage with its lovely terrace to enjoy those glorious views and watch the rabbits. We're sorry that you had signal difficulties whilst on your stay - signal can be affected on occasion in such exposed coastal areas and we do try to highlight this with a mention in the description. We'd love you to return to Classic again in the future and we're here to help with any questions you may have ahead of your booking. Donna, Customer Support

A wow cottage! Luxuriously comfortable. Wonderful views. Great location for walking the coast path.

As soon as I drove up to this very special place, I knew I’d made the right choice. It was a dream come true. The scenery, the decor, the cleanliness, everything was just perfect. Had a great week, lovely coastal walks and some nice pubs nearby. The owners were really nice and helpful. Just idyllic!!!!!!!

Reply from Classic Cottages

How lovely to hear that The Linney really was a " dream come true " for you. We hope to welcome you back to explore more of the stunning coastline soon. Julie, Customer Support

This property is exactly as the pictures are shown. Extremely clean and well equipped with high quality. That view is stunning whatever the weather!

Wonderful location and views exceptional. Steep road to access property. You would need a car but there is a bus stop at the bottom of the hill near the Watermouth Castle We have holidayed in this area for many years and never tire of its views.

It exceeded our expectations both with its location and fixtures and fittings. They had thought of everything we could have needed. Exceptional property. You will need transport to appreciate the area unless you are ok with walking and hills.

Previously stayed here before the refurbishment and loved it so hoped it met our expectations. It did and more. ! The cottage is amazing and maximises the 180 views. Beautiful spot and delightful cottage.

Very comfy, cosy property with views to die for. Everything you could possibly want - take binoculars to see seals playing in the bay below. Returned home totally relaxed Can't wait to go back

Absolutely wonderful place to stay! The location is tremendous, overlooking the Bristol Channel. We found entertainment watching the colours and wave changes in the sea as well as the activity of boats, large and small and the twinkling lights of South Wales across the water. Plenty to see and do nearby too. We especially liked the walk down to the Storm in a Teacup, Boat Café (lovely) which you can access directly from the property via a well kept path. Very well equipped, comfortable and peaceful place to stay. The site shop selling delicious freshly baked croissants and ciabatta and a variety of essentials is a marvellous facility too.

Second time at the Linney and it does not disappoint. Truly magnificent views of coastline and the Bristol Channel, excellent accommodation kitted out to a really high standard. Would highly recommend this property to anybody looking at a North Devon holiday.

The Linney is a beautiful barn conversion in a beautiful location. It’s very well-designed and environmentally friendly. The kitchen was more equipped than expected- we only needed to bring food. We were really impressed. It was very clean and comfortable- home away from home. We really can’t praise Sîan and her team enough. We will definitely be recommending the Linney to friends and family!

Amazing property. Views from inside are wonderful and when you get outside - stunning! Spacious and very tastefully furnished throughout. Great kitchen area to cook in and very sociable, large open plan space in which to spend time together with family/friends. Can't fault it! Great little farm shop down the lane, with essentials. You can pre-order croissants for the morning and walking down to get them, with the coastal views in front of you, is a great way to start the day. There is also a path down through the little campsite which takes you to Watermouth bay and a great little cafe called Storm in a Teacup. One thing to note - the wifi is ok for sending messages and looking up the odd thing, if you're not in a rush. It wouldn't be quick/reliable enough for anyone wishing to work while away. We loved this property and highly recommend it.

The view is absolutely spectacular.

A lovely house in a beautiful location

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your lovely comment - we hope to welcome you back. Sarah, Customer Support

We loved our week at the Linney with the ever changing views over the Bristol Channel in such a comfortable setting, it met our expectations in every way. The underfloor heating really made the cottage very cosy and it was great to have the laundry room too. We loved the Linney, in fact we wished it was our home!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are delighted to read that you loved your week at The Linney. It does have beautiful views and it's great to see that you enjoyed them. We so hope to welcome you back to your very own home from home. Sarah, Customer Support

A perfect holiday cottage,comfortable,cosy,well equipped,with wonderful sea views.

We thought that The Linney was possibly the nicest holiday cottage we have ever had the pleasure to stay in. The views were second to none, the beds were comfortable, the bath was luxurious, the local walks were brilliant........we had a lovely time and would love to return one day (if there is ever a gap in the bookings!).

Oct 2021. A very popular cottage as we waited over a year for any vacant week. We were not disappointed. Beautiful walks from the property with a very good bus service from the main entrance. Incredibly cosy cottage during our bad weather week which was great to come back to. We loved the peace and scenery especially looking over to Wales and their twinkling lights at night. Another highlight was fabulous cloud watching. Would love to return but fully booked yet again. Says it all really.

Amazing accommodation, comfortable, clean with amazing views, we had a totally relaxed and chilled holiday. Couldn’t have asked for any thing better ??

We had such a happy time at The Linney, we’d love to book in again to return soon.

Great location with stunning views. Very comfortable bed and an amazing bathroom. Well equipped

What a perfect retreat. The barn is exactly as described, the location is fab and as for that view - WOW! A totally relaxing and lovely place. I hope to be back one day.

Beautiful cottage! Lovely stay with amazing views! Has everything you need. Will be rebooking for next year.

We had a fantastic stay. Beautiful cottage and amazing views. Really comfortable beds and the cottage is equipped for everything we needed for a week's holiday. The host was really helpful and friendly and we loved getting fresh baked croissants from the farm shop each morning!

Property is absolutely stunning. The most amazing setting and the cottage is beautifully styled and equipped with all you could need. Very spacious.

We were so sad to leave. Would highly recommend.

All the wow factor — just stunning.

Everything as described - great location - warm welcome - will return!!

Warm, cosy, comfortable, relaxing, quiet, well equipped, everything we wanted. Thanks.

The Linney has an amazing location with the most superb sea views . Even in poor weather it was fantastic to watch the changes in the sea and clouds. A great place to take time out to chill.

utterly fabulous views, very pleasant owner, so much to do in the local area

Excellent cottage , amazing location.....please update the settees and it would be perfect!!!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your review of The Linney - it's great to hear you had a wonderful stay overall and enjoyed the lovely location. We've forwarded your thoughts regarding the sofas to the owner and she is discussing their replacement with the local Property Manager. Bryony, Customer Support

Very comfortable, fantastically equipped with one of the best views in Devon, would highly recommend!

The Linney is extraordinarily good, it’s not your average holiday house. Well thought out and designed with breathtaking views of the sea. There were no disappointments for us with this property, and the site owners are very welcoming. The place is so relaxing, and the North Devon coastline in this area is rugged and interesting. It ticked all boxes for us and we would not hesitate to recommend it.

Lovely property with unrivaled views!

Very comfortable and warm cottage with spectacular views. No one bothers you it's very peaceful.

The Linney is an amazing place, it is truly a little gem. It is, if not the best holiday cottage we have every stayed at, it is home from home with everything you could possible need. The views are absolutely to die for. Sitting on the terrace in the evening around the 'fire pit', with a glass of wine watching the beautiful sunsets, so peaceful and relaxing. We were given a very warm welcome from the owner Sian. The welcome basket and the milk in the fridge ready for a cuppa were all part of the little extras. Thank you for a wonderful holiday, so glad we have put in an advance booking for next year.

Best we have stayed in. Clean, comfortable. Welcome pack was lovely. Views outstanding. Hope to return.

Great place to stay the extra touches were fantastic milk tea bags etc . The kitchen was fabulous with everything you needed. The view was the best getting up every morning to that was brilliant seen the different kind of birds flying by and the ships .

We had the most wonderful stay. Everything in The Linney was perfect for us. We woke up to that magnificent view after a great sleep, made breakfast and then out everyday. We rushed back for sundowners on the terrace every evening followed by dinner prepared in that fabulous kitchen. So much to do and see. We will have to go back again and again to take in all that North Devon has to offer. We loved every minute!!!!

Anyone wishing to offer their accommodation for holiday letting should visit the Linney to see how it's done. Even without the wonderful views the cottage itself is immaculate and everything one could need for a holiday has been thought of. Then add the views and you have a perfect place to stay.

Reply from Classic Cottages

You couldn't read a more glowing review that this! Thanks so much for sharing your experience, we hope to see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

Superb property with stunning views. Would like to go back this year but it's fully booked. Next year for sure.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted that you enjoyed yourselves so much that you'd like to return. It's a very popular property as you can see, but we're happy to take an advance reservation for the following season so that we can give you first refusal when the next year's booking calendar opens - just call our Sales team with your preferred dates. Tanya, Customer Support

Perfect cottage. Perfect holiday.

An exceptional property, tastefully done, modern facilities yet retaining it's character. Would wholeheartedly recommend.

This is a wonderful property that lives up to expectations. Very high quality fixtures and fittings, comfy beds, fluffy towels and an amazing view. I have stayed in a lot of different holiday cottages and this is one of the very best. The owners were lovely, met us on arrival and were on hand if needed. I would love to be able to go back again but it seems so does everybody else so I can only recommend very early booking, it's worth it.

A perfect place to stay! We could live there......

A delightful experience at each stage of the process. Well done to all those involved who endeavour to make a holiday plan come to fruition. The property is maintained to the very highest standards and is a credit to the owners for all their hard work.

We enjoyed our week here once the weather improved and we could get out walking. The views from most of the windows where fabulous, we watched lots of boats going back and forth. We had some lovely sunsets over the back fields with the horses rolling about in the mud, so funny. Access to the cottage is narrow and full of pot holes, our only real downer....apart from the cobwebs....

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your review of The Linney - we were pleased that you enjoyed the local walks and those fabulous views over the sea and surrounding countryside. The access lane is a farm track so may be a little bumpy in places. We are very sorry that some cobwebs had been missed. Alison, Customer Support

A beautiful cottage, commanding views, quality white goods, superbly fitted out bathrooms, friendly hosts and lovely comfortable beds and linen

The cottage was exactly as expected the photos on this occasion didn't lie. We enjoyed our week of peace and views greatly. We would definitely recommend this property.

Simply an amazing place to stay - views over the campsite and sea below. Very clean and tidy and stylish interior. A great place to explore North Devon.

Really lovely place to stay and get away from it all. Very well appointed, well located and lots of thoughtful touches to make your stay comfortable. It was very difficult to leave this cottage. Cosy and comfortable, and extremely restful.

We had an absolutely fab time at The Linney.
This property was more that we expected. The views are incredible and the weather! The owners were very friendly and there for you if needed. So lovely to stay in a holiday accommodation that has good quality appliances and good quality fixtures and fittings. It's not very often you get that!
We would definitely recommend The Linney, gorgeous accommodation.

Veiws spectacular. Wi fi practically non existent. No mobile phone signal at all and tv signal very poor. Cleanliness terrible.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were so sorry to receive your review, especially as this property usually scores very highly in our feedback system and is always very well loved by guests. The WiFi is just a basic package (the very rural setting means that this is the best available - it's not really suitable for business use as you found) and regrettably the thundery weather did affect the TV signal intermittently; we can only apologise but unfortunately this was out of our control. We were surprised and concerned by your comments about cleanliness as this really doesn't match our experience of the property over the years that we've been marketing it. We've spoken with the owner and she does agree that unfortunately the freezer was iced up and needed cleaning out, there was some bird muck on the garden furniture and there were two dead woodlice inside. She is very sorry for these small oversights and would have gladly put them right during your stay if you'd let her know when you saw her. These areas have been quickly addressed and we're very confident the the cottage is back up to the very high standard that guests have always found. Tanya, Customer Support

A place we would love to have found 20 yrs ago, when we were a lot younger.

This is a lovely location but expect to eat in and order an on line shop as there arent many decent places to eat near by and the shops are village stores.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased that you enjoyed the location of The Linney. One of the most appealing features is its rural position and tranquility, but of course this does mean that restaurants and supermarkets are a little further afield. We'd always encourage visitors to the area to support our lovely local shops and villages, as they rely on this business to continue to trade. Many are absolute treasure troves with delis, wine cellars and local produce all being available alongside post office facilities and a very friendly face at the till! Tanya, Customer Support

Please don't book The Linney - it makes it really difficult for the rest of us to find any available dates! We loved our stay and only wished it could have been for longer. Simply has to be one of the nicest places we have ever stayed - loved everything about it!

This is a lovely place. A huge number of small thoughtful details added made the visit a pleasure. Thanks so much. Sure to be back again.

Anyone saying anything negative about this cottage is pretty definitely only trying to make it easier for themselves to book it next time.

Wonderful views and a warm welcome from the owners. A peaceful spot but close to all the amenities and local pub.

My search for a lovely English cottage to stay for holiday ended when I came across The Linney. In fact, I planned my travel dates around the availability of the cottage, and I am glad I did. Truly luxurious and comfortable accommodations. A very short drive to either Ilfracombe or Combe Martin for market finds, the views from the cottage are stunning and the soaking tub is a dream. I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed my stay.

Beautiful property in a fantastic location. Very cosy and warm during our Autumn stay, beds extremely comfortable. Owner is very helpful with local information. No mobile signal at all at this property, but wifi is available if you need to keep in contact with the outside world! We hope to visit again in the future.

The cottage was even better than we expected. We would certainly recommend this cottage for walking holidays, for peaceful breaks and getting away from it all. It is very well furnished and comfortable for four people. The property is spacious and with an excellent view of the Bristol Channel and on a clear day the coast of South Wales.

If you are looking for privacy in beautiful surroundings then this is the cottage to choose, very welcoming owners who leave you to do your own thing but are across the field if you need anything. Stunning scenery and a truly luxurious cottage.

Excellent, amazing cottage in a stunning location 5 star

The Linney is an excellent cottage in an ideal position. The owners are friendly but unobtrusive but are there if needed. I have stayed at the Linney 7 or 8 times now. This was my first stay since it has been refurbished and it has improved something that I already thought was perfect. I have already booked for next year.

What a retreat for a family... quiet home from home with fantastic views , regardless of the weather. A complete culture and environment change for us coming from flat Suffolk...

Seriously thinking about us moving here in the future, this area has so much to offer a family with it's laid back way of life and out doors lifestyle. Coming from a large city it was so refreshing to experience this different way of life.... loved it loved it loved it..... did we mention we LOVED IT!!!!!

Booked this cottage as soon as it became available and was definitely worth the eleven month wait. Stunning views, perfect location and welcoming owners made the long journey worthwhile. Wished we could have stopped longer.

Fabulous cottage and fabulous location.

A superb property in a wonderful location.

Very nice cottage with a wonderful view

Very simple really. Like no doubt many other guests, I wish it was mine. The ultimate accolade.

This is a carefully looked after property with excellent facilities and wonderful views. The bed was the best we have slept in!

Beautiful warm and cosy cottage with a stunning view.

One of the best holiday lets we have had.

Ideal location for ideal escapism, peace and tranquility. The owners couldn't do enough to ensure our well being and happiness for an enjoyable stay. Wouldn't want to go on too much on how ideal this cottage was as I don't want it too booked up for us to miss out next year.

This cottage was perfect for our holiday. The views from the large windows were amazing. Our hosts gave us a very welcoming and warm welcome and we would certainly like to return again.

Mike and Lynne Nicholls

Wonderful peaceful location. Owners helpful and friendly but not intrusive. Well appointed accommodation which was perfectly cleaned, warm and comfortable. Beautiful area to explore.

The Linney is a beautiful property that is furbished to a very high and comfortable standard. Its position is perfect with gorgeous views over the Bristol Channel and close to all major roads and footpaths in North Devon giving you the chance to explore to the full. We had a wonderful New Year stay and could not recommend it more for however long you decide to stay. You will not be disappointed so book now!!! We will definitely be going back. :0)

A delightful, well-heated cottage – excellent for our winter break.

Five star property in a great location.

A beautiful property in an excellent location with stunning views and only 5 minutes walk to the South West coast path! Perfect!

Lovely light, spacious open plan barn conversion with 2 excellent sized double bedrooms. Stunning location with views over the Bristol channel. Easy access to the coastal path for spectacular scenery and good walking. Car probably necessary for days out to Ilfracombe, Linton and Lynmouth, porlock weir and Exmoor.

The view from this idyllic holiday cottage is fantastic! and the Linney has style and quality, therefore not only can you enjoy beautiful uninterrupted views of hills and sea and sky, the pillows are full and soft and the bed linen is crisp and white, the power showers are bliss and all the kitchen and bathroom drawers are soft close! want more? okay, how about wild rabbits hopping round outside, horses grazing in the adjacent field, birds of all types all day and little bats at twilight. Not forgetting friendly helpful (not intrusive) owners to welcome you and the great location. Just book it and go!

The pictures say it all.

This property is stunning, with spectacular views, stylish modern interior without loosing any old world charm ... The view alone was worth every penny !

Wow what a truly beautiful cottage with outstanding views. Very tastefully decorated with everything you could need. We felt very lucky to be the first guests to stay. The only thing we would have liked is to stay another week!

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