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Coastal Farm Cottage near Salcombe. Less than a mile to beach - The Linhay: spacious single level cottage with private garden.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



The Linhay: spacious single level cottage with private garden.

Situated in the corner of the farm courtyard - a lovely single storey cottage (originally the farm's cartshed) featuring a secluded private garden with patio and BBQ, balustraded sun deck overlooking a fenced wildlife pond. Ideal for a family holiday, special anniversary or romantic break for two.

A large triple aspect open plan dining, kitchen and living area with log burner which can accommodate up to 12 people dining if several cottages are rented.

Spacious double bedroom with king-size four poster and luxury ensuite with whirlpool bath with shower over. Wheelchair accessible wc and basin. A spacious twin bedded room leads off the double bedroom and has a wheelchair accessible ensuite wet room with roll in shower, wc and basin. A pet and feather free cottage. No smoking. M2 disabled access accreditation.

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About the property


Beeson Farm is a non working farm located just 0.6 miles from the beach at Beesands. Beeson is a small village in the idyllic South Devon countryside, equidistant between the harbour towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth. We are surrounded by stunning coastal scenery, perfect for days on the beach, walking, crabbing, rockpooling, swimming, surfing and kayaking. The traditional fishing village of Beesands is 0.6 miles away and offers a popular pub and a wonderful seafood cafe (serving local fish and shellfish caught in the bay outside). The countryside around is dissected by beautiful estuaries, rivers, lakes and nature reserves. Beeson Farm offers 5 cottages in total (sleeping between 4-6) perfect for relaxing with friends and family. Each cottage offers comfortable living and sleeping arrangements, well equipped kitchens and their own dedicated outdoor spaces. The Trap House and Linhay have their own gardens and the Dairy, Shippon and Bull House have patios overlooking the courtyard, perfect for a glass of wine whilst planning your adventures. For families we have highchairs, travel cots, changing mats, childrens cutlery and plates, toys and books. The Dairy and Linhay offer disabled access.

We have an indoor games room, under 10's play area in the cider orchard, fenced wildlife ponds (with supervised pond dipping in the school holidays). Children are welcome to help feed the chickens and collect eggs. 2 person off season discounts and short breaks are available. Homemade cider from our orchard is available from the farmhouse, and guests are welcome to help with apple pressing in the Autumn. We offer a choice of dog welcome (in The Dairy, Shippon and Bull House) or pet and feather free (in The Linhay and Trap House) cottages.

The South Hams has many picturesque villages and interesting historic towns such as Salcombe, Dartmouth and Totnes to explore. There are National Trust properties nearby, including the home of Agatha Christie. Ideal for walking enthusiasts, the South West Coastpath is less than a kilometre away, offering walks towards Start Point Lighthouse or Slapton Sands, taking in small traditional fishing villages in either direction.

Day trips will take you further afield to attractions such as The Eden Project and National Marine Aquarium. The wild splendour of Dartmoor is within a 40 minute drive.

Beeson Farm has 5 cottages in total (sleeping up to 22), and is ideal for a family holiday, romantic retreat or as a base for exploring the glorious South Hams.

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About Us

Louise Cross
Beeson Farm Holidays
beeson farm
TQ7 2HW Kingsbridge
VAT Reg NoGB260133349

Property Manager
Louise Cross
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Louise Cross

We believe we have managed to do what many people dream of doing - our own escape to the country! We escaped from the rat race of crowded suburbia, having fallen in love with Beeson Farm, an historic, disused and derelict Devon farm nestling in a wonderfully tranquil valley less than a mile from a wonderful, unspoilt beach. We are a family run business and are delighted to offer you beautifully restored cottages which have retained their character whilst providing every comfort. We have achieved AA 4 stars rating and recommendations from the Guardian, Express and Woman magazine. Our environmental efforts have resulted in being awarded a Gold Green Tourism Award.

We offer a range of quality accommodation which is child friendly, dog welcome or pet & feather free and wheelchair accessible. We look forward to welcoming you to our corner of Devon.

We can now also offer you our beautiful, fully equipped, architect designed villa in Kastellos near Rethymnon, Crete. It is most wonderfully and privately located with stunning views of the Aegean Sea and White Mountains, has 3 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, fully equipped kitchen, lounge, entrance vestibule and a large swimming pool with roman steps. There is a very attractive pool area with BBQ and pool house which contains a kitchenette and shower room so you don't need to go into the villa when you are settled next to the pool. The villa is surrounded by extensive grounds containing trees, shrubs and pretty flower beds.

Louise Cross purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Louise Cross chose Kingsbridge

Beeson Farm is in an idyllic, peaceful, sheltered South Devon valley. Less than a mile from Beesands beach (with great pub and seafood cafe) we are an ideal base for those wishing to explore the SW coastpath, with its lovely beaches and coves. The local beaches are perfect for swimming, surfing, kayaking and fishing, or for quiet picnics. Although we are in a quiet village- all you can hear are the birds and the occasional tractor, we are not remote - the villages of Stokenham and Chillington with village shops, farm shop, great pubs, bus service and the A379 Dartmouth to Plymouth road is less than 2 miles away. The interesting historic towns of Kingsbridge (7 miles) and Dartmouth (8 miles) offer banks, supermarkets and lots of independent and boutique shops. Many wonderful NT houses and gardens are nearby including Greenway (Agatha Christie's house & garden on the banks of the river Dart). Dartmoor is within easy reach for day trips. We hope to welcome you to our delightful corner of Devon.

What makes this cottage unique

Being less than a mile from the beach at Beesands we are ideally situated for walking, spending quality family time on the beach, rockpooling, crabbing and of course swimming in the sea! Children (and adults too!) can play in our play area in the orchard and play table tennis in our games room. We have a badminton net on the lawn in the summer and offer supervised pond dipping in our fenced wildlife pond in the school holidays. There are lovely local green lane and coast path walks, bird spotting, diving, surfing, kayaking, sailing and of course, swimming.

Popular days out include steam railways, boat trips, Paignton Zoo, Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium, Dartmoor and visitor attractions like Woodlands Adventure Park and Pennywell Farm.

At night you can enjoy a superb meal of locally sourced food at one of our local pubs or enjoy a BBQ and star gazing whilst the light from the lighthouse sweeps over the farm.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for such a perfect stay in South Devon. We loved the Linhay, suited our family of 5 beautifully. Our kids had a wonderful time and were so excited to see toys and DVDs and chickens, not to mention the little play area! Thank you for all the special extras for the baby, so thoughtful and it made the travel so much easier for us! Your fudge is divine Louise ... Absolutely loved staying at Beeson Farm. Can't wait to return! Xxx
Mar 2016
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Booking Notes:
Please check the Owners Direct online calendar and our own website ( as we also have another cottage (Bull House which sleeps 4 and is dog welcome which is not on Owners Direct), ring or email to check availability. We will then reserve your chosen cottage for you for a few days to allow you to send the booking form and deposit to us. Alternatively see our website for full booking information and online booking if preferred using cheque, BACS or Pay Pal.

Changeover Day:
All cottages changeover on Fridays. Arrival is not before 3pm ( 15.00 hrs ) and Departure is no later than 10 am ( 10.00 hrs)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in Stokenham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Kingsize fourposter bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Twin bedded room with ensuite wet room suitable for wheelchair user.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All our cottages are child and baby friendly and are suitable for preschool and school age children, as they have stair gates at both the top and bottom of the stairs, free travel cots and high chairs, baths with bath mats, children's books games and DVD's. This is complimented by other outdoor and indoor play facilities. Dogs are welcome in the Shippon, Dairy and Bull House at an extra charge of £25 per dog pw. All cottages have central heating and either electric (coin operated) or conventional log burners, TV's, DVD players, radios, fridge/ freezers, microwaves, dishwashers, washing machines and full size cookers. There is free WiFi in all cottages. Bedlinen is provided within the price but not towels unless travelling from overseas. Towels can be hired ( POA ) There is a coin operated tumble drier available outside. The courtyard is a haven for swallows in the Summer. Outside: Two cottages (Trap House and Linhay) have private fenced gardens with patios, picnic benches, parasols and BBQ's. The Linhay also has a secluded balustraded sun deck with table, chairs and parasol overlooking the fenced wildlife pond covered with colourful water lilies. Three cottages (Dairy, Shippon and Bull House) have patios with picnic benches and chairs and face onto the characterful courtyard with ancient granite apple mill as a central feature. A real suntrap. There is a one acre cider apple orchard with free range chickens and an under ten's play area with swings, slide, wendy house, sandpit, goalposts etc. and picnic benches. A large lawned area is available for badminton in the Summer. Indoor games room with table tennis. A small separate dog exercise area with dog bin is available. Wonderful countryside views and nearby local footpaths to the coast and surrounding hills. Plenty of off lane parking for cars, boat trailers etc. Cycle storage barn.


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The Linhay: spacious single level cottage with private garden.
average rating of 4.875 based on 10 reviews

Idyllic Spring Stay

  • 5 of 5

A magical stay in a really beautiful cottage. We spent Easter in the Linhay and installed friends in the other cottages. The set up was perfect for families; the cottages overlook a peaceful farm yard and there was heaps to do. The owners ran an excellent pond dipping session for our little ones and a fabulous Easter Egg Hunt. The children loved the baby guinea pigs and little playground. Beyond Beeson, but very close by, we found several gems of beaches that were perfect for sandcastle building and dog walking. Some great pubs and farm shops too. The countryside and coast about the village is gorgeous. There was loads to do for the children (aged 1-8 years).

The cottage itself was immaculately clean and well-found with everything we needed for the week. The En suite bedrooms were very comfortable and the large dining space was excellent for entertaining our 8 friends. The logburning stove created a particularly cosy atmosphere. The owner’s farmhouse cider, made from apples grown in the farm’s orchard, was a special treat. We also borrowed their BBQs for a sunny evening cook out.

A really wonderful stay in a very beautiful spot. I can’t reccommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, it was wonderful having you all to stay and seeing the children enjoy the outside spaces and play area. We hope to welcome you all back soon!
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All you need for a restful refreshing break

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation is clean, warm, well-maintained and above all cosy and comfortable. Every need or detail has been carefully thought through and provided. I received a very warm welcome and cannot recommend the properties more highly.

Beeson Farm is situated close to not just one but a number of stunningly beautiful deserted beaches with clear blue unpolluted water and great vistas of the coast line in both directions. Access to the national trail, the South West Way, is within 5 minutes walk and local towns of Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe all within a 40 minute drive.

Would I go again? Absolutely but next time I'm taking the kids as there's so much to do.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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All you need to rest and be refreshed...

  • 5 of 5

High class holiday accommodation containing everything you need for a restful, peaceful time. Situated conveniently close to not just one but many beautiful quiet unspoilt beaches with breath-taking views in every direction.

The accommodation was warm, quiet, modern and above all, comfortable. Great welcome and good customer service from the owner throughout my stay. Next time I'm bringing all the family!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

I booked this cottage because my dad had recently started to use a wheelchair and needed somewhere disabled friendly. This was just the place! Everything about this accommodation was first class - the access to the property, the terrace overlooking the pond, disabled facilities in both bathrooms and wide corridors. We were warmly welcomed by the owners who took time to explain everything and where everything was. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a fabulous break and will definitely booking this property again next year. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased the Linhay ticked all the boxes for you and we look forward to welcoming you to Beeson Farm next year.
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FANTASTIC for those with disabilities!

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with The Linhay. On arrival, there was a welcome tray and the property was very warm and welcoming; complete with a fully decorated Christmas tree! I received a very warm, personal, welcome from the owners.

The Linhay was spotlessly clean throughout and very well maintained.

I found the wet-room to be a fantastic asset, as I am mostly wheelchair bound.

There was plenty of space to move around, with well positioned grab-rails. The shower seat was actually a fold-down armchair, which made showering very easy for my carer and I. The Linhay is extremely spacious with good access throughout. (There is a portable ramp provided for ease of access).

Due to its location, it is much to your advantage to have your own transport.

For disabled people and their carers, I would highly recommend a stay at The Linhay. I have already booked a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A short break at the Linhay.

  • 4 of 5

We found the Linhay to be clean and well maintained, it contained everything you could need for a self catering holiday and a bit more. The owners were welcoming, friendly and always available as well as being a wealth of information about places to see and places to eat in this wonderful part of Devon. My wife has MS and needs to use a wheelchair, it was refreshing to find a property that described itself as being wheelchair friendly and really was! The detailed access statement was absolutely accurate and we were able to access everywhere in the chair, the well equipped wetroom was a delight. So much thought had been given to making the property accessible to the less able, we shall certainly be looking to return and have already recommended to to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased the Linhay was really suitable for your wife and that our Access Statement is accurate and useful.We hope to welcome you back to Beeson Farm. Veronica
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Car: necessary

Less than a mile from the traditional fishing village of Beesands, your cottage is in a quiet rural location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beeson Farm is a non working farm but we do have petting animals and chickens as well as sheep grazing in the orchard. We produce our own cider which we are more than happy for guests to try! Beesands beach is also home to an excellent pub and seafood cafe. From here you can take The South West Coastpath towards Salcombe, taking in the breathtaking views from Start Point Lighthouse, or towards Dartmouth. The light from the lighthouse can be seen sweeping over the cottages at night. You will discover a stunning coastline with many hidden coves and beaches to explore. Hallsands, Slapton Sands and Blackpool Sands, Rickham Sands and Mill Bay are all within easy reach of Beeson Farm (less than 15 mins). Further afield are Bantham and Bigbury beaches and Burgh Island - 30 to 45 minutes by car. These are popular spots with surfers.

The villages of Stokenham and Chillington are approximately 2 km distance and offer excellent pubs and a farm shop selling local produce and a cafe. The picturesque towns of Dartmouth (12 km,) Kingsbridge (11 km), Salcombe (19 km), and Totnes (25 km) all have a fantastic selection of small traditional independent shops and have very distinctive characters. The historic port of Plymouth with its famous Barbican, Hoe and harbour is an hours drive.

Further Details:

Supermarkets and banks are in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. Plymouth and Exeter offer a huge range of shops. See our website for a more detailed description of our local and wider area e.g. large selection of NT houses and gardens, steam railways, boat trips, boat hire, National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth, Paignton Zoo, Woodlands Adventure Park, Pennywell Farm etc.

We are always happy to give guests detailed recommendations of our favourite places to go, please ask. You will find a comprehensive welcome pack in your cottage with details on the local area.