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Charming cottage near Kingsbridge, Salcombe and in the heart of the South Hams

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

A comfortable well equipped base for exploring the beautiful South Hams WIFI inc

The Linney is a little gem of a cottage with every modern convenience. From the recently refurbished galley kitchen with its microwave, dishwasher, washer/drier, fan oven and ceramic hob to its gleaming bathroom with a full-sized bath and powerful shower over, to its comfortable lounge/dining room complete with log-burning stove and surround sound TV entertainment centre, the Linney offers comfortable, centrally-heated accommodation for four people (2 double bedrooms) all on ground floor level, excellent for those who find stairs difficult. With its own dedicated parking, and plenty of off-street parking nearby, the Linney can accommodate your transport needs. However, as it is also on a direct hourly bus service which serves Plymouth and Dartmouth, and near other local rural buses, there is even no need for a car!

Situated in the small village of West Charleton, less than two miles from the pretty town of Kingsbridge, with its pubs, shops, restaurants and supermarkets, the Linney is well-placed for enjoying the nearby South Hams' beaches of Torcross and Beesands, and the towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth.

Apart from its proximity to the South Devon Coast Path, there is a great selection of footpath walking straight from the door with close access to the peaceful Kingsbridge/Salcombe estuary and some equally delightful inland footpaths. A paradise for bird-spotters (there is a nearby village hide available for guests to use), the area is renowned for its flora and fauna.

One of our guests said:

"The Linney was a great base for the area, and the property was clean, comfortable and inside had everything you would need. All mod cons and a lovely new shower. The owner was very efficient in emailing info before and after our stay."

Another said:

"Plenty of amenities - more than i expected in the kitchen, shower and bathroom - lovely and if i could have fit it in the car would have brought the bed home with me as it was extremely comfortable. Location also great just 10 minutes one way a beautiful stretch of beach (at Torcross) and nature reserve (at Slapton) and 5 minutes the other way to Kingsbridge with its lovely harbour. Everything was very close - Dartmouth also not too far and we found lots of very pretty bays within close proximity."

There is a no pets policy. A full linen and bed making service is available but there is a small extra charge for this. Please ask for details from the owner. FREE UNLIMITED WIFI

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The owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 March, 2018

About The owner

A former teacher and educational manager for many years in a large Devon comprehensive school, in the final years of my career I decided to make a real leap of faith and work for the Royal Navy, training young Naval officers at the historic Britannia Royal College in nearby Dartmouth.

The owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The owner chose Kingsbridge

As it was too far to commute daily from my home town in Tavistock, Devon I purchased the Linney and my daily commute was the road from Charleton via Torcross to Dartmouth. Do please follow my route if you stay at The Linney, as the views are awesome... even better on the double decker bus which passes hourly through the village of Charleton on most days!

What makes this cottage unique

A cosy, compact place to stay, which will enable you to enjoy some village life, some excellent neighbours, and above all the rich delights of all the South Hams has to offer.....


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in Charleton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming cottage near Kingsbridge, Salcombe and in the heart of the South Hams
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Convenient location

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect. Easy access to towns and beaches around. Lovely owner who provided effective communication throughout our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this 5 star review!
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/The Linney

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable albeit a little small the only thing I did not like.was the busy road but that was bearable. The four stars reflects the road though the Bus journey to Dartmouth was the most scenic bus journey we have ever been on. /We would certainly go again..

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, clean and had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights at The Linney and enjoyed our stay. We stayed with our two young children, aged 3 and 4 months and the cottage was perfect for our small family. We all slept well and found the beds comfortable. There was room for our travel cot in the main bedroom and with a little adjustment to the settee we could all sit at the dining table. Graham, the owner was very attentive and very kindly let us arrive at the cottage and leave when it suited us as there were no bookings either side of our stay which we really appreciated. The area was great and we spent two lovely beach days at Bigbury on Sea and South Milton Sands which was great for the kids as they are sandy beaches. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return again. Paul from Swindon

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this excellent review, Paul. And thanks also for leaving the Linney beautifully clean and tidy too! I am glad you enjoyed the sandy beaches named. There are also some lovely sandy beaches on either side of the Salcombe estuary which is even closer so maybe you'll explore them next time! Graham
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A great, well appointed and clean home base for the beautiful South Hams

  • 4 of 5

All on one level, The Linney offers two comfortable double bedrooms, a well appointed, very clean bathroom, a nice well equipped kitchen and a comfortable lounge/diner with everything you could ever need on holiday, including decent WiFi, DVD and TV with surround sound and plenty of DVD's, CD's and books if you have a dull weather day. The location is excellent, ideal for exploring the local beaches of Salcombe, of which there are many. The Owner, Graham has taken great care to provide pretty much everything you need for a stay, whether it's for a few days or a few weeks and was very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely week there and could easily have stayed longer. There's plenty to do in the surrounding area. I'd highly recommend The Linney to friends or family, the only slight drawback was the lack of an outside area to sit, which was a shame as we had such lovely weather during our stay and it would have been nice to sit out in the evening. That said, the local pubs including the Ashburton Arms (a few doors down the road - but very quiet) and the Seven Stars in Kingsbridge both served exceptional food and were very welcoming. We had one 'bad' meal out during our stay which was at the The Creeks End Inn in Kingsbridge, where we found the food and service really poor. Food was mainly frozen, and really stood out from the nice fresh meals we'd had at the other two local pubs.

The local beaches in Salcombe were fantastic, perfect for children with soft sand, rock pools and lovely shallow, clean (and warm) sea too! The best was North Sands, Salcombe, closely followed by Hope Cove, then South Sands.

Be warned - Blackpool Sands looks like a beautiful beach but is NOT a sandy beach, it's ALL gravel which really hurts your feet! Take shoes with you - not flip flops! The sea also drops off into a deep shelf so isn't the best for small kids, even my 12 year old was scared of the waves as the gravel shore meant it was easy to slip in deeper than you were comfortable with or fall over standing on the steep edge.

All in all we had a wonderful week and we're very likely to return to the Linney again, I can't recommend it highly enough. It was a great, good value place to stay with a nice, helpful owner and good neighbours. My small family of three loved it - we think you will too!

Only missed 5 stars due to the lack of outside seating!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Me and my partner had a lovely time. Really nice man. Are dogs enjoyed to. Located to some really great places. The accommodation made our trip away perfect. Sarah and Michael.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sarah and Michael for this wonderful 5 star review!! Glad you had such a good time at The Linney. Sadly I now do not accept dogs or any pets at The Linney.
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Sweet little cottage with a personal touch

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was perfectly sized for 3 of us in a great location close to lots of great towns & beaches. Beds comfy & great shower/bath. I felt as though I was staying at a friends place, Graham left out some goodies in the kitchen & even a great selection of DVDs! Which I thought was a nice little personal touch .

The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is down to being situated on the busy road but we knew that when we booked. It could get a bit noisy during the day but died down in the late afternoon.

Thanks Graham for a great stay we will be back : )

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andy for the great review and glad you like the Linney. What a long way from Manchester! Pleased you and yours liked the selection of music and dvds for the surround sound system! Also the Ashburton Arms not bad for food and just a short village stroll away! Looking forward to your next visit but I guess I will have to think hard about the surprise goodies and find some new ones! Otherwise they won't be a surprise! Cheers Graham
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National Trust - Greenway
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Ashburton Arms
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Totnes or Plymouth
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

The South West conjures up sunny vistas of glorious beaches, green rolling hills, sparkling seascapes and dramatic emerald estuaries. All these and more are waiting for you in the area of South Devon known as the South Hams. Richly agricultural and unspoilt, this area has its own particularly mild and sunny microclimate.

West Charleton is situated less than two miles outside Kingsbridge, an attractive South Hams market town, with an array of shops and supermarkets, and of cafes and pubs for eating. The Linney is on the coastal road to Torcross and historic Dartmouth. It is also on a direct hourly bus route between Dartmouth and Plymouth on weekdays and Saturdays. The coastal villages of Torcross and Beesands are also just a short drive away and here you can access the magnificent South Devon Coast Path, from which you can access some glorious unspoilt and secluded beaches. The upmarket delights of Gara Rock and Salcombe are within easy reach too. The locality is rich in bird and wildlife, all types of flora and fauna, and there is even a local village bird hive which guests may use overlooking the Kingsbridge estuary. With plenty of idyllic local walks available from the front door, there is hardly any need to explore any further!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Linen and beds service £30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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