What an amazing sun-trap. This garden is perfect for relaxing in complete seclusion.
Whipping up a feast in this beautiful kitchen is such a pleasure. Especially with such stunning views!
Relax and unwind in this beautiful living room. The perfect way to finish the day.
Bedroom two is simply stunning.
Looking back at the cottage from the end of the garden.
Step out of this beautiful garden room into your fully enclosed garden. Please mind the slight step.
The perfect spot for soaking up some South Devon sun.
The kitchen is such a welcoming space, which leads into bedroom one.
Looking into the kitchen and beyond from the living room.
Stunning views over the garden and out over the rolling countryside can be enjoyed from the living areas.
Bedroom one offers oodles of space and luxurious touches. This super-king bed also splits into two single beds, offering you extra flexibility when it comes to sleeping arrangements.
A glorious night's sleep awaits.
Beautiful colour schemes run through this beautiful house.
Bedroom one links to this fabulous wet-room shower room ensuite.
The fabulous woodburner sets this beautiful area off perfectly.
Snuggle up on the sofa or simply slip away into this private corner with a good book.
The stunning spiral staircase leads up from the living room onto the first floor.
Bedroom two is this picture-perfect bedroom.
Beautiful touches throughout.
Bedroom two offers a great space to hide away in should you seek a quiet spot.
Bedroom two offers this fabulous bathroom en-suite.
Peeking into the en-suite and down the spiral staircase from bedroom two.
Looking down the stunning spiral staircase from bedroom two.
Looking down into the living room from bedroom two.
Welcome to the Little Linhay.
Even the front of the Little Linhay offers a lovely spot to enjoy the morning paper.
Step into the Little Linhay.
The Little Linhay is such a stunning holiday retreat.
Stunning spiral staircase which takes you up to the master bedroom, down to the garden-room and out to the stunning walled rose garden.
The garden room is such a lovely place to relax and unwind. Allowing you to enjoy the outside, from the comfort of being inside.
Please take care when negotiating the steps in and out of the garden room.
New gym equipment has been placed in the garden room for your pleasure. This equipment is for guest use, however, please use it responsibly and at your own risk.
Your private car parking area is right next to the cottage.
Once parked up, follow this pretty pathway to access your dream holiday cottage.
The rolling countryside views are fabulous.
The views in winter are equally as breath-taking.
The gardens are full of wall to wall colour.
The fully enclosed garden is a fabulous area to let both your little ones and four-legged friends run free.

Little Linhay


1 mile W of Ashburton / Sleeps 4 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £764

Excellent base to explore Dartmoor and a beautifully well kept cottage to relax in.

Loved the clever contemporary conversion of an old building. Excellent location for exploring SE Dartmoor.

The cottage is a nicely decorated property in a beautiful part of the world with lovely views. Dog owners should be aware that there is limited access to the garden and should be confident that their dog can navigate a stone spiral staircase. Comfort and cleaniness is generally satisfactory.

We loved our stay in the cottage, it was perfect location to be quiet and enjoy the views. Easy walk into town for main facilities. easy access to Dartmoor and great local walks. Our teenagers enjoyed a trip to Exeter shopping (30 minute drive). Our dog loved the enclosed garden!

Lovely property in beautiful setting. Very comfortable & ideal for a couple seeking peace & quiet yet close to many great places to visit. Dog happily ran up and down the spiral staircase.

Tolles Cottage, aber sehr schmerzhaft durchgelegene Matratzen, die einem das Schlafen verleiden und die Urlaubserholung stark einschränken. Nur bedingt hundefreundlich, weil unser Retriever hat sich nicht getraut hat, die sehr schmale, offene und für ihn rutschige Wendeltreppe in den Garten runter zu laufen.

Beautiful character property. We stayed as a couple with our sausage dog. The cottage is in beautiful quiet surroundings down a narrow lane just outside of Ashburton. We only came across one car all week on the lane so is nothing to worry about. It is in a great location to visit places like Totnes, Torquay Dartmouth and Salcombe and obviously dartmoor.

The cottage has every possible thing you could need during your stay. We used the washing machine simply to save a sweatshirt from ruin and also used the large freezer. We loved that the cottage was quirky and had a very homely feel.

If I had to give caution on anything it would be for the safety of very small children and dogs of any size on the spiral staircase. My dog was scared of them and wouldn't go up or down! This was fine as I then knew I would not have to worry about her falling on them and could just carry her. They are quite steep stairs and obviously very hard but bring a unique look to the property which we loved.

The owner was lovely and on hand if you needed anything. I would definitely recommend staying at Little Linhay and will more than likely return.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're delighted you found the property to be in a peaceful location but not far from places to visit. Thanks for mentioning the spiral staircase; we agree they do bring a unique look and are a rather stunning feature of this converted hay barn. We really hope you had an enjoyable holiday in Devon and would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support

This property is a real find. It is in a wonderful, peaceful and idyllic location and yet close to Ashburton and all that has to offer, minutes from the Devon expressway and with easy access to Dartmoor. It is full of character, with the feel of a French Gite. The views across to the fields and hills beyond the property are like looking into a painting! It is well equipped and stylishly decorated. We were two guests, but it could easily accommodate 4/a family. It has two beautiful en-suites. It is dog friendly and secure, but dog owners should be aware that there is a spiral staircase to access the garden. We were aware of this when booking, but as other guests have noted, on staying in the property, our Labrador could not negotiate these stairs despite much encouragement! This meant we had to carry her up and down to use the garden which will not be possible for all guests. Highly recommend this property.

Little Linhay was an oasis in paradise and an absolute pleasure to return to after a day exploring the moors and local villages. Tastefully decorated in muted pastels and taupes, luxurious towels and bedding and every convenience to suit modern life you could think of. We couldn’t recommend Little Linhay more highly and would love to return one day to repeat our wonderful experience.

Little Linhay was really beautiful — wonderfully furnished and configured, with a true haven and sun trap of a garden, and in a brilliant position for the Dart and for the delights of Ashburton. We were blessed with the weather but can imagine loving this place in any conditions at any time of year.

Great, well maintained, cottage with a lovely enclosed garden. Ideal accommodation for my wife and I together with my daughter, her husband, our grandchild (under 2 years of age) and a small dog. Close to the town of Ashburton and the Moors. Wouldn’t hesitate to book the cottage again the next time we visit Devon.

We absolutely loved Little Linhay and it is undoubtedly one of the most comfortable and stylishly decorated holiday cottages we have ever stayed in. Such a characterful property, beautifully converted and furnished with a delightful garden and stunning views over the surrounding farmland. It is perfectly situated to explore Dartmoor and conveniently close to Ashburton with its fantastic food shops - two wonderful delis, a proper butchers and the incomparable Creamo's for insanely delicious and inventive ice cream (our children were obsessed!) We were also pleasantly surprised how quick it was to get to the beach though we did set off very early to beat the summer crowds on the one day we went to the beautiful Mothecombe (recommend the excellent cafe above the beach, The Schoolhouse - a real cut above). We had the perfect family holiday at Little Linhay and would highly recommend it.

This is the perfect place to explore both Dartmoor and the South Devon coast. The accommodation itself is just as per the photos... beautifully designed and decorated, clean as a new pin, and very well kitted out with the basics. We really liked that all the cleaning products were eco friendly.

The owners live next door in case of emergencies and the countryside around the cottage is stunning. It's just a 15 minute drive uphill to the moor proper, and just a few minutes to Ashburton, which is a lovely small town with great locally owned shops. Highly recommended.

A truly relaxing break made possible by a fabulous cottage . The owners were on hand if we needed anything.

We very much enjoyed the peaceful location and beautiful views. The cottage was homely and comfortable, and we particularly enjoyed the really comfortable bed, and the shower. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

Really lovely cottage with a stunning view in a great part of Dartmoor. Lovely food options locally and well positioned to explore Dartmoor and the coast. (Spiral stairs surprisingly tricky to get dog out to garden.)

Beautiful place to stay, quiet, relaxed Close to lovely walks , places to eat and the coast. Special place.

Lovely cottage lovely location highly recommend

Great cottage with lots of character. There is everything you need for a great holiday even if the weather isn’t great. Owners are very friendly and helpful. You will need a car as it is rural also I wouldn’t recommend it if you have mobility issues due to the spiral staircase. We are a family with two kids aged 9 and 14

Super location with a fabulous garden. Really nice sun loungers, better than our ones at home! Great views and lovely tranquil atmosphere. All mod cons and the children enjoyed Netflix. Have a care with your pet on the spiral staircase. Very helpful owners.

Little Linhay Ashburton lovely little cottage . Beautiful view ,shabby chic interior. Comfortable bed ,nice log burner . Nice tray of tea ready for arrival . Warm and cosy . Fabulous for a couples break . Nice layout . Easy to find ,close to Ashburton / Buckfastligh . Lovely village great shops and eateries. The old library serves lovely lunches . Dog friendly . Lovely owners very helpful .

A great place to stay - Ashburton is a delightful little town with exceptional shops including an Artisan baker and a fish deli. A real sense of community is buzzing around the place when you pop down for your provisions!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Devon seems to have a weath of craftsmen and independent shops, we can highly recommend a visit to The Devon Guild of Craftsman at Bovey Tracy for a snapshot of what's on offer. Jill, Customer Support

Beautiful cottage with breathtaking views Great stay comfortable and cosy

The cottage felt like home, everything we needed to relax. A perfect holiday in a perfect location. Thank you

We always enjoy staying at Little Linhay. It is located in a beautiful spot, and is a comfortable and well appointed home to come back to after a day out and about on Dartmoor or at the coast.

Lovely welcoming little cottage in a great spot. Handy for the moor and surrounding towns/villages. Cosy in a wet week in March but would be lovely in the sunshine too.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's great to hear that you enjoyed the cosiness of this lovely cottage - hopefully we can welcome you back for another wonderful holiday in the sunshine too. Kari, Customer Support

Lovely cottage in the Devon country side, lots of room and nice views. Internal staircase looks fabulous but a little precarious for the elderly and dogs accessing the garden.

Fantastic location. Beautiful house. We all had a lovely week here.

We had a fantastic week's stay at Little Linhay. The owners were very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. The cottage istelf is absolutely lovely and in a beautiful setting. We really felt at home and we'd definitely stay here again.

This is a well furnished cosy cottage to chill out in , A great location with lovely views of the countryside. glass of wine good book , job done .

Beautiful comfortable property, excellent beds, welcoming owners. Great wifi and TV,etc.

Fantastic rustic cottage but with all mod cons and a fabulous place to retreat to for a quiet restful stay. Superb views of surrounding countryside.

Always been happy with Classic Cottages. A very efficient company

We loved little linhay it was just perfect. If you want a tranquel and peaceful holiday this is the cottage for you. The owners have thought of everything you would need for your stay and more! It's a beautiful barn conversion set on three floors which makes it unique. Set in stunning scenery all around you it's Perfect to relax and unwind. Great location too!! Just wonderful! Thank you. Jane and Paul

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