The Old Linhay

The Old Linhay is an idyllic barn conversion in the heart of the South Devon countryside
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  • New for 2023
  • Characterful cottage in a beautiful rural setting
  • Within easy reach of towns and beaches
  • Private garden with open views
  • Large roof terrace

Tucked away in a peaceful setting, this chocolate box thatched cottage is a delight to the eye.  You really feel like you have stepped back in time as you enter the courtyard with mature shrubs and an enticing garden with stunning countryside views.


Step through the wooden stable door into the welcoming interior which is simply oozing with charm.  The open-plan living space presents a well-equipped kitchen with handmade oak units.  Views over the pretty front gardens can be enjoyed from the kitchen windows.


The dining area has a table and seating for four.  The wonderful feature windows, with bespoke oak sill offer views of the walled front borders and the courtyard beyond.


Continue through into the inviting lounge with large log burner for cosy nights in; and bifold doors that open out onto the wonderful south facing garden, with the most spectacular uninterrupted rural views.


A wooden staircase takes you up to the first floor. The charming arch window is the centre piece of the landing, it is hard to walk past without admiring the detail and workmanship framing the picturesque view.


The beautiful oak beams continue throughout the upstairs and into the master bedroom.  Enjoy the large super king bed; throw open the patio doors onto the roof terrace where you can relax, enjoy a morning coffee and take in the views.


The quaint twin bedroom offers two 2’6″single beds which can be zipped together to make a further king bedroom; and has pretty views over the front garden.


Outside, there is a large lawned garden overlooking the farm and the countryside beyond.  There is a private driveway for one car with additional on-road parking if required for an extra vehicle.

  • Super King bedroom with doors onto the roof terrace
  • Twin/king bedroom with two 2’6″ beds that can be zipped together to make a further king bedroom
  • Kitchen with washing machine, single oven with hob, fridge with freezer box, microwave and toaster
  • Lounge with log burner and bi-fold doors to patio and beautiful rural views
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Downstairs WC and shower room 
  • Garden with patio, lawn and dining bench
  • Off road parking on private driveway
  • Please note, The Old Linhay is located next to a working farm and does experience farm animal related noises.  Many guests enjoy this as part of the countryside experience but please take note when booking this property.
  • No smoking or vaping.
  • Sorry, no pets.

Blagdon is located in the heart of the South Devon countryside. The Old Linhay can be found tucked in a beautiful rural setting away from the hustle and bustle, offering a peaceful haven for those wishing to enjoy a relaxing holiday surrounded by natural beauty.


The historic market town of Totnes lies just 3.5 miles to the west offering a range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.  Totnes is well noted for it’s vibrant indie scene and sits on the banks of the River Dart, making it a great spot to jump on one of the river boats that can take you to nearby Dartmouth.


Three miles to the East lie the popular seaside towns of Torbay, offering an abundance of beaches, excellent visitor attractions and the beautiful South West Coast Path where you can walk for miles and take in breathtaking coastal views.


Half an hour’s drive inland is the magnificent Dartmoor National Park. It is a paradise for nature lovers and those who enjoy walking and exploring.


Find out more here:  The Local Area and Blog.



Nice cottage, great views, thanks for the welcome provisions.
Had an absolutely amazing time. Firstly really good location, really lovely surroundings and then lots of nice near by towns to visit as well. Very comfortable and relaxing, would honestly recommended this place to my friends and anyone else that wants a break from city life.
Great place and perfect for us as working away from home. Peaceful and relaxing. We will be back again.
It was really lovely to stay the cottage, it was peaceful and beautiful place. We had everything which we needed. Thank you so much for letting us stay.
Really nice cosy private cottage with free parking and a great communication from the host nice little hamper on arrival recommend to stay here if in the area
Lovely stay at a beautiful cottage. Hosts really helpful and accommodating. Easy check in and thoughtful provisions left on arrival.
A little remote but not far from amenities and within a few minutes drive of Paignton and Totnes.
Would recommend!
Lovely cosy place, very peaceful but close enough to shops and amenities. Perfectly palced for driving around south devon
We were so gutted to leave.
This place is such a gem! So peaceful and calm - exactly what we were looking for and needed.
Everything about the cottage is just beautiful, our jaws hit the floor when we arrived.
Friends and family are desperate to know where we stayed after seeing photos.
We had a tiny hiccup with the heating However the owners and Katie were unbelievably friendly and so helpful!!

Honestly if you’re hesitating on booking, this home will not disappoint.
Thank you so much for letting us stay and helping us when needed.

Kye & Hollie
My parents and I had to travel to the UK from Australia for a week to attend my Nans funeral. Although a sad trip, our stay in The Old Linhay made it less so. The log fire was wonderful in the cold winter evenings and the house is everything you would expect from a traditional thatched cottage. The surrounding farm and view of the Devonshire countryside gave us the peace and quiet we needed for our trip.
Despite the circumstances, we very much enjoyed our stay.
Wonderful stay!
We booked because the cottage looked so cozy, when we got there it was like a home from home and much bigger than the photos. It was warm and homely with the most beautiful views. The host was friendly and helpful, and made sure we were stocked up with wood for the fire.

You have Totnes and Dartmouth near by, with a few National Trust options. Great location for a quiet get away. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage which was quiet and remote yet only minutes away from all the amenities you need
Had a lovely relaxing week. Ideal location for car trips around south Devon. Cottage is lovely, tranquil and well equipped.
Lovely cottage, with a few issues, which were quickly dealt with or responded to by both the owner and host. Lacking a few things in the kitchen, like trays to use in the oven but could work around. Beautiful building and situation and easily accessible, although follow the instructions kindly provided by the host if you don’t like narrow lanes. Would recommend this for a stay in south Devon, with loads to do in and around the surrounding area.
Quaint , quiet and quirky . Beatiful views from back garden . Extremely comfortable accommdation . All you need for a truly restful break .
Beautiful quaint little cottage
A beautiful well presented Cottage with absolutely stunning views. Easy to locate and friendly hosts. Very clean and lovely decor. Grateful for the welcome pack of bread, milk etc.
We had the most wonderful time at this location and felt at home at once. The Cottage is cosy and beautifully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen. The garden and the surroundings are just marvelous. What we liked the most was our wonderful host, the owner of the cottage who lives next door. We were welcomed so warmly and could always ask for help. We will definitely return!