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

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 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.


Noss Mayo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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.


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Delightful Cottage Close To The South West Coastal Path and Sandy Beaches
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

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: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quality must be improved

  • 3 of 5

the oven did not work,the shower there was no pressure on the water to wash normally,mould aroun bathroom sealants and ceiling ,the table is very sticky, the cobwebs everywhere,snot napkins under sofas pillows

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was most disappointed to receive this review (in contrast to all the others) as I pride myself in offering the highest possible standard of accommodation and cleanliness. This was the the first I had heard of the complaints and would have acted immediately had I known at the time, particularly in relation to the cooker. This cottage is in a very rural location so spiders do weave their webs but all aspects of this review will be addressed meticulously. The number of repeat bookings received are, I think, a testament to the fact that most people love it here.
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Cosy property with a great wood burner

  • 4 of 5

We turned up just ahead of Storm Brian but had a comfy, cozy stay. The in door pool area was warm and a real bonus to the cottage. the cottage was within easy walking distance of Noss Mayo

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The kids loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very well laid out cottage, everything you would need and more was available in the cottage. Not used to the absolute quietness at night but beautiful! A bit off the beaten track but that's why we picked the cottage, so no problems there, just country lanes. The indoor swimming pool was fantastic! Our 3 young grandchildren were in there everyday, giving a bit of respite to their mother and grandmother.

Noss Mayo is a lovely coastal village with an excellent pub/restaurant but book your meal at low tide, the quayside is the parking space.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: April 2017
  • 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: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pauline Whitney
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

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 Noss Mayo

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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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.




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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.