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 en suite.
The fabulous wood-burner 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 main 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 breathtaking.
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

3730

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

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfectly placed in the rolling hills of Dartmoor, this ancient inn (dates back to around 1413) is an ideal place to stop for a good selection of real ales and traditional pub grub. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

A charming old coaching inn where Conan Doyle stayed while writing The Hound of the Baskervilles!

We knew we had to visit this ancient pub once we discovered that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stayed here while writing The Hound of the Baskervilles (and we watched the Basil Rathbone film the night before to get us in the mood!) We were not disappointed as the pub has retained all its traditional charm and we had a great time playing cards by the beautiful old fireplace. The food is decent trad pub grub, pies and pasties etc., real ales and the staff were very friendly. We also found a little car park just before you enter Poundsgate which was perfect for a glorious walk on the moor (lots of ponies sighted too which delighted our children!)

Nearest beach

Hollicombe Beach enjoys the distinct red sand and cliffs characteristic to Devon. Found in a quiet bay between Paignton and Torquay, Hollicombe's sheltered beach and gently sloping shore make it a great place to play with the family or simply relax under the sun. A fair walk from the nearest available parking and with no facilities close at hand, it doesn't usually get too crowded here. There is no lifeguard cover and a seasonal dog ban is in place.

Nearest walk

A variety of walks start from the Tradesman's Arms and you can choose from an easy four mile saunter to a six mile hard slog. Scorriton is on the eastern edge of Dartmoor and walks take in the lovely views and ancient monuments of the moors. Take a look at the Web site for routes.

Nearest town

Steeped in history, Ashburton is a pretty, vibrant town on the south side of Dartmoor National Park. Wander down the high street and you will find a good selection of galleries, antique shops and places to eat.

Also nearby

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2022

Better than Eden project

Really wonderful visit to greenway ,( the day before we had been to Eden project that was so disappointing compared to Greenway) interesting visit round house, and the gardens are wonderful the trees and plants labelled so helpful, my sister and I went on the ferry from Dittisham only a little ferry but great fun and only five minutes across estuary recommend as you can only park at Greenway for Three hours and it is all so fascinating there we spent longer than three hours. Well done to all at Greenway.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Well worth a visit

Best place we visited


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Greenway

Former house of Agatha Christie


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Beautiful!

Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Having recently undergone a big makeover, the Carpenters Arms is ready to welcome guests with warm hospitality and excellent home-cooked food. Bright, clean and cosy, the pub is very popular so booking ahead is advised.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Carpenters Arms, Ilsington

Village pub popular with both locals,and visitors. Good menu and friendly service.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Great pub

Lovely pub serving classic pub food of very good quality. Seafood sharing platter was a great hit. Draught ales were perfectly kept. Staff were friendly and very helpful. We went twice during our stay. Dog friendly.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2020

Not as good as we had hoped.

The log burner was very smoky so windows had to be opened and the pub quickly got cold. The chef ran out of peas for our fish and chips, and although the steak pie was good, the veg consisted of sliced courgettes which were tasteless. Just a bit disappointing, considering we had booked a week before.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2019

Christine Weston

A really lovely pub serving good food and beer. Friendly service - a relaxing place to eat and drink.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2018

Popular

We were lucky enough to stay at The Old Post Office just around the corner from The Carpenter's Arms and we used it several times. Lovely welcoming atmosphere and the 'pub grub' menu was well cooked and presented. Would happily go back.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2010

Pretty and traditional 18th Century pub in an unspoilt little village. Popular with locals and visitors alike, good wholesome menu and friendly and attentive staff - plus a lovely log fire!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A delightful Dartmoor inn surrounded by moorland and close to the village centre. Food is home cooked and real ales are available. In winter a roaring log fire will keep you warm and during the summer months there's a sheltered garden with access via a bridge over a moorland stream. Dogs are welcome on a lead.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Great pub

Excellent food and lovely characterful pub.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Recommended

Friendly staff, a good range of food and a great setting.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

We ate here twice whilst staying in Widecombe -it's a 'proper' rural pub with an exceptionally friendly landlord and a good variety of guest ales and wine. The menu was really interesting and the meals were generous and well cooked. The pub itself is small, but there is also a larger streamside beer garden. Would highly recommend - always lots of locals here too, which speaks volumes.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2009

Lovely old-fashioned homely pub by Widecombe in the Moor. Locally sourced food and real ales straight from the barrel.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2022

Beach walk

large car park and a short walk to a small ferry to Bigbury on sea, a great beach walk


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Perfect beach

Something for everyone here plus a good cafe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Great beach with views across to Burgh Island

Lovely privately-owned, wide, sandy beach. Beautiful views across to Burgh Island, walking access is possible at times, depending on the tide. Good facilities, lots of parking (there is a daily charge, so check before going). We enjoyed a great pizza from one of the gastro-buses in the car park. There are picnic benches in the gastro-bus area, and hot, and cold drinks, and other food available.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Home to a Roman Catholic community of Benedictine Monks, Buckfast Abbey is a living monastery that is open to visitors. You can pick up some Buckfast Tonic Wine or handmade gifts in the Monastic Produce shop.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

So peaceful

What beautiful buildings and gardens and a really super cafe/ restaurant and so close to where we were stayibg


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011

A Wonderful Surprise

Visiting the Abbey and its grounds was a truly delightful experience. It is quiet, beautifully maintained and utterly tranquil - despite the large number of visitors. There is a remarkable sense of order and purpose about the place, and visitors take their place in the scheme of things rather than over-running it. I would recommend a visit to the shop selling products from monasteries and abbeys all over Europe. It was fascinating.

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