The Cart Linhay
Located in Bideford, Devon
This single-storey farm cottage is situated two miles from the Devon town of Bideford and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
The Cart Linhay is a neat single-storey cottage on a 130-acre working farm two miles from the historic Devon town of Bideford. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, a double and a twin, with a family bathroom. On the same level are a sitting room with a dining area and a kitchen. Outside, shared with three other cottages, is an outdoor pool for seasonal use with a paddling pool, a sunbathing terrace, an orchard and a picnic area. The cottage has its own enclosed garden with lawn and furniture. Two miles from the town amenities, The Cart Linhay is a special cottage for a memorable Devon break.
On a 130 acre farm on the side of a valley, two miles from Bideford is this single-storey cottage, one of four converted from barns. With extensive grounds and a shared seasonal outdoor pool, this is welcoming accommodation for families. Head up a couple of steps into your sitting room, a relaxing space with TV, a dining table and a door to the garden. The kitchen is well equipped for preparing delicious meals from fresh Devon produce. The two bedrooms are light and bright and share the smart family bathroom. Outside is the brilliant outdoor pool, solar heated and with a handy paddling pool for the little ones. When you've done your lengths, stretch out on the sun terrace loungers whilst the children play in the orchard. Enjoy alfresco meals in the shared picnic area or lay your outdoor table in the private enclosed garden to the side of the cottage which has great valley views. Beyond the cottages are paddocks to roam on this traditional working farm. You can also walk or cycle on the fabulous car-free Tarka Trail starting from Instow, or why not catch the boat from Bideford to Lundy Island? Bideford is an interesting old town to explore, with its pannier market and heritage railway, or maybe try some bird watching along the picturesque Torridge estuary. Pop your boards in the car and head to Westward Ho! beach to catch some waves and there are more excellent surfing beaches at Saunton and Woolacombe. The Cart Linhay is a characterful cottage on a lovely old farm with great coast nearby.
- Central heating
- Microwave, fridge, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Cot and highchair available on request
- Off-road parking for two cars
- Enclosed garden with outdoor heated pool
- One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
- Note: The pool is available from mid-May to mid-September
- Note: Check-in time at 4pm
This pretty group of cottages, all but one with its own private sunny garden - the perfect spot to enjoy an alfresco supper or a lazy breakfast whilst you plan your day, is in rural North Devon at tranquil Pillhead Farm. The cottages have been furnished to a very good standard providing the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life and the ideal location to make some glorious holiday memories. The beach is just three miles away, whilst the shop and restaurant are located within 1 mile; these properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 22 guests. Outside you will discover 130-acres of extensive, natural grounds and a fabulous heated swimming pool and a small separate pool designed for the toddlers all set around a sunny terrace with loungers and a shared picnic area with benches. The pretty beach at Instow is just 3 miles away, or the wide golden sandy beach of Westward Ho! which is popular with surfers is 4 miles away. Walkers can join the coastal path, or alternatively, cycle or walk the famous Tarka Trail which passes close by. The delightful port town of Bideford has a good selection of town amenities and a weekly market. Garden lovers will appreciate the nearby RHS Rosemoor and Docton Mill. There really is something for all the family to explore, including The Ultimate Adventure Centre, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks, not to be missed. Take a boat trip to the nature reserve at Lundy Island, or uncover many of the fishing villages, including nearby Clovelly (National Trust), and Hartland.
The historic maritime town of Bideford lies on the River Torridge on the North Devon Coast and makes for an excellent base to explore this area of Devon. With a great selection of shops, cafés, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants you won't need to leave the town for anything but there is so much to see and do in the area you will surely want to. Just a couple of miles away is Westward Ho!, with 2 miles of spectacular coastline and a Blue Flag awarded sandy beach. Just sit and enjoy the views or perhaps make a sandcastle or partake in one of the many water-based activities on offer including surfing. The walking is especially good around here with both the South West Coast Path and the Tarka Trail within easy reach. North Burrows Country Park provides 253 hectares of diverse landscapes to enjoy while the award-winning Big Sheep all-weather family attraction and the Ultimate Adventure Centre are just 1 mile away. In summary, this area offers so much for all ages with breathtaking scenery thrown in for free!