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Delightful Cottage Close To The South West Coastal Path and Sandy Beaches

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - Peaceful Location, Ideal For Families And Walkers

Linhay is in the tranquil hamlet of Netton, a collection of barns and cottages that were once Netton Farm. The cottage is spacious and comfortable with three bedrooms and two bathrooms (both with showers) plus a galleried second sitting room that can be used as a twin/double bedroom. The main sitting room has a wood burning stove for a cosy experience in the winter months and the dining area opens on to a sunny patio and terraced garden. The sitting room, dining room and kitchen are all inter-connected in an open plan layout. A shared heated indoor swimming pool is adjacent (open from April to October) and the meadow next to the cottage provides extra space for sitting out and for children to play. The village of Noss Mayo is within walking distance, as is Newton Ferrers at low tide. The villages boast three superb waterside pub-restaurants and excellent local amenities; Noss Mayo has two newly refurbished tennis courts and a well equipped children's playground. In Newton Ferrers there is a convenience store, butcher, post office and other small, useful shops. The South West Coastal Path is less than half a mile from the cottage and from where many miles of scenic walking open up. There are beautiful sandy beaches all along the coast and for golfers, a number of excellent golf courses are also within easy reach.

Pauline Whitney
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Pauline Whitney

We are a couple from Derbyshire who have loved this area since one of us was a student at Exeter University (many years ago!). We spend as much time as we can at Linhay ourselves - it is very much a second home.

Pauline Whitney purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Pauline Whitney chose South Hams

Linhay is in a truely peaceful location but with a the nearby village life in Newton and Noss to go with it. The open plan arrangement of the living space makes Linhay ideal for family groups - the large dining table makes a great place round which to relax and the dining area leads on to a very comfortable sitting room. The log burning stove transforms the cottage into a cosy environment in the winter. There is a heated indoor swimming pool close by available 8am to 8pm.

What makes this cottage unique

There is no passing traffic in the vicinity so the property is very safe for children. The heated indoor swimming pool is open from Easter to October, and is available from 8am to 8pm - invaluable if the weather disappoints! The coastal walks are amazing at any time of the year and in any weather and there is no need to get in a car to reach the coastal path. Noss Mayo is within walking distance and here, the Ship Inn on the River Yealm is one of the best pub-restaurants in Devon. The Ship is very family friendly and is not to be missed. The beaches and rivers are a joy to explore, not to mention the local pubs and eating places. No car is needed to enjoy the

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful family holiday at Linhay last August.

The cottage was comfortable, clean and well equipped. We enjoyed the selection of books, maps and magazines too.

The area was excellent for coastal walking and in close proximity to the local villages and good pubs. Plenty to explore further afield as well.

We have been visiting South Devon for many years and would highly recommend this cottage and beautiful coastal area.
Dec 2012
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Newton and Noss Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite shower room to master bedroom with shower, wc and basin; Bathroom with bath and shower over, wc and basin; Both with heated towel rails.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Gallery with guest bed - completely private as bedroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room; Bedroom 2 with twin beds; Bedroom 3 with bunk beds; Gallery with guest bed suitable for 2 guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The gallery is above the sitting room and can be used flexibly either as a bedroom or a separate sitting or play area. A travel cot and high chair are available for use if required. Outside: Patio has seating, table and barbecue. An adjacent field belongs to the property and may be used by guests. The swimming pool (10mx5m) is nearby and shared with other properties in Netton. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble drier, iron and ironing board, boiler and central heating controls, outdoor chairs, high chair. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included. The property is cleaned after each let or by agreement. Clean linen and towels are provided weekly for longer lets.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Delightful Cottage Close To The South West Coastal Path and Sandy Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Our second wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property and its surroundings so much last May that we came back in 2017, and this time we had wonderful weather! Three sixty-somethings, a couple of thirty-somethings and a 15 month old, we all agree that Linhay is just about perfect. The house itself is spacious, comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. The surrounding little lanes were a glorious riot of wild flowers and a short walk away at Stoke Point we enjoyed the wonderful sea views, gorse covered hillsides and sweet little lambs with their mums. In the warm April sunshine we played and paddled on beautiful Mothecombe Beach, and at Bigbury on Sea we rode the sea tractor over to Burgh Island. Thank you to the helpful owners for letting us stay in your lovely house again, we hope to be back next year if you'll have us!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Spending Christmas 2016 at Linhay was a great choice. The cottage is spacious and comfortable, lots of room for the kids to play and to explore outdoors. Dining area and kitchen are spacious and modern, easily coping with five of us for christmas breakfast and dinner The living room is comfortable for everyone to relax and stare at the fire.

Everything works!

As well as this the local towns are close by (we drove but could have walked) and the pubs are all a delight. Overall this get away in south Devon is definitely value for money and helped us enjoy restful family festivities.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place and ideal accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful property, we had everything we needed. Lots of space and we felt very at home. The indoor pool is a real benefit on the less sunny days. Great communication from the owner. Absolutely stunning surroundings with lovely walks and pub meals. Short drive to some gorgeous beaches. Definitely recommend a visit to mothecombe and Bigbury beach. It's hard to please the whole family with teenagers included but this holiday really did please us all. I would highly recommend a visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceptional cottage in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We thought Linhay looked wonderful in the photos but even so, when we arrived we found it exceeded all our expectations. It's spacious, spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and exceptionally well equipped - especially the kitchen which has every utensil you could wish for. We were five adults and a small baby; the parents and baby had plenty of room in the master bedroom and ensuite for all the baby paraphernalia. The other two bedrooms are smaller but perfectly adequate.

We had a couple of days of rain when we were mostly confined indoors, but there was plenty of room for us all to spread out and relax comfortably. There are a great many books, magazines, board games, TV and DVD player and a CD player (not listed among the facilities but luckily we had brought CDs with us).

When the weather cleared we walked for just a few minutes along a lovely, flower-filled lane to the coastal path where there are fabulous views in both directions. The villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers and the surrounding countryside are picture postcard pretty, especially in May with its profusion of wild flowers. We only regret that the rain prevented us from exploring properly, however we would all love to return to Linhay, so maybe another time ...

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Linhay over Christmas 2015

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I live in West Dorset, but our daughters and grandchildren live 90 miles away in Hampshire. This Christmas (2015) we all decided to get together and enjoy a Christmas week somewhere away from the norm. Knowing the tranquillity of Newton Ferries and the Noss Mayo area we chose Linhay for our week and have to say it was an excellent choice. The property is immaculate, deceptively large and the bedroom layout suites both adults and children. The kitchen is well equipped allowing easy food storage, preparation, cooking and in our case a traditional Christmas meal, all eaten at the dining table which can accommodate 8 persons. The mezzanine area is great for children to amuse themselves whilst adults can relax in the lounge area which boasts a traditional log fire. The owner contact was excellent having gone the extra mile by installing a large Christmas tree which we enjoyed along with the log fire. Local shops and the keyside pub is a good walk but serve good food. The market shop at Yealmpton has a nice cake & coffee area. If required the nearest supermarket (Tesco) is approx 7 miles. Local to Linhay the Devon coastal paths are only minutes away and offer stunning walks and views even in winter. The complex has an indoor heated swimming pool and it should be noted this is not available out of season. However that didn’t stop us having an excellent week and I would recommend Linhay to anyone who wants to getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property in idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the website struggle to do this property justice. Linhay is somewhat of a tardis. On arrival you are greeted by a lovely courtyard encompassed by a hamlet of beautiful properties. When you first enter Linhay you cannot help but be surprised by what greets you. The stone clad exterior hides a spacious and well laid out interior that is both homely and inviting. It is a credit to the owners in every way. You could not wish for it to be better equipped, from the kitchenware to the books, games and toys for children, full laundry facilities and two great bathrooms. Everything is where you expect it to be and we have never stayed in a property where I can genuinely say I didn't miss a single home comfort.

The owners have put together handbooks to explain everything relating to the property, and also a very handy local guide which we found so useful. The attention to detail to ensure guest satisfaction is second to none.

It is a short and beautiful walk away from the local village which has the usual shops and pubs you'd hope for in a small Devon village, and the scenery is stunning. Once you have your bearings, and with the aid of the tourist info at the property, you will soon find yourself familiarised with the local area and heading off to the stunning beaches and attractions, and the added luxury of a dip in the on-site pool at the end of the day was yet another bonus.

Communication with the owner was superb, the property is all you could want and more. I would recommend this property to anyone, and we can't wait to go back. Six stars out of five from us!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
113 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Noss Mayo
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Noss Mayo
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Stoke Beach
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The area is ideal for walking and the South West Coastal Path can be joined less than half a mile from the property. Dartmoor is also only 8 miles away with miles of moorland paths. Maps, books and leaflets with information and ideas for walks are provided.

Golf: Several golf courses are within easy reach. Bigbury and Thurlstone golf courses are within 15 miles and both are in spectacular settings overlooking the sea. Both welcome visitors as do most courses in the area.


There are beautiful beaches all along the coast; the closest (pebbly) beach is Stoke beach 1¼ miles away. The stunning Mothecombe Bay and Erme estuary with their expanses of sand are 3 miles. Burgh Island is 15 miles, accessible by tractor at high tide. For sailing enthusiasts, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth are some 20 miles.


Bristol airport is 108 miles; Exeter (M5 J31), 40 miles. A car is essential to travel to Linhay and to enjoy the surrounding area.


Noss Mayo - ¾ mile

Newton Ferrers - ¾ mile or 2 miles, depending on the tide!

Modbury - 8 miles

Ivybridge - 8 miles

Dartmouth - 20 miles

Plymouth - 12 miles

Further Details:

Full details are provided in the cottage of local places of interest. However, Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers are an easy walk, less than a mile away on the estuary of the River Yealm. At low tide they are connected by a walkway, a spot that is a Mecca for crabbing enthusiasts. The villages have excellent amenities - post office, village store, chemist and 3 pubs. All the pubs serve good food and are family friendly. There are wonderful opportunities for walking along the coast and on Dartmoor, 8 miles inland. The south west coastal path follows the cliffs of the South Devon coast east and west of Linhay, intersected by beautiful rivers.

The area is well endowed with National Trust properties such as Greenway (Agatha Christie's home), Coleton Fishacre (originally owned by the Doyle Carte family), Cothele, Killerton House, and many more. The Eden Project is a day trip away.

The nearest towns are Ivybridge, with leisure centre, supermarkets and cinema, and Modbury, an attractive Georgian town with independent shops, art gallery and a small supermarket. Both are about 8 miles away. Plymouth with its interesting maritime history is 12 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Newton and Noss Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Summer Half Term
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 26 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required to secure the booking, with the balance to be paid four weeks prior to the arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Friday. Arrival after 3pm and departure by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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