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Period Cottages With large Indoor Pool, Sauna & Hot Tub, Tennis, Golf & Playbarn - The Linhay Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Cottages and Farmhouse in East Allington, Nr. Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Set In A 30 Acre Private Country Estate, With Many Of The Region's Best Beaches On The Doorstep.

In the heart of the glorious South Hams, embraced by stunning beaches and coastline, nestle a cluster of luxurious period cottages & a manor house. Enclosed in a private estate, with parkland, meadows, orchards and woodland, Flear’s small river flows to the estuary towards sandy beaches and the sea beyond, whilst Dartmoor lies to the North. Our facilities are exceptional and offer a huge amount to our visiting families all seasons, all weathers. The magnificent indoor pool complex and giant indoor Playbarn are perfect for rainy days, or dropping-in for some family leisure time without the need for an agenda. Relax in the playground & paddocks, take a turn on the Pitch & Putt course or stroll to our court for a game or two of tennis. Our ponies are always around and there are beautiful walks in the valley and through Flear Wood. The pretty town of Kingsbridge, with its cafés, restaurants and quirky shops is only 10 mins by car, and our village boasts a family gastro-pub within a pleasant mile or so's walk.

Details for holiday cottage The Linhay Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

This lodge has its own private driveway, garden and west-facing verandah overlooking pretty meadows. Its exposed beams and high ceiling give it a sense of space. Stone floors are warmed by underfloor heating. At one end of the living room is the kitchen which boasts granite worktops and an American style fridge-freezer, while the other leads through a doorway to a bedroom and up some steps to a bathroom with a small jacuzzi. Off the gallery, which runs the full length of the cottage, you will find the twin bedroom with its en suite shower. Wood-burning Stove and Central Heating throughout. Fully equipped kitchen, kitchen & bed linen, bath & hand towels are all provided, including a basket of logs for the fire. Private Laundry room. Cot, highchair, stairgates and children’s crockery included as required.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

Flear Farm is family-owned and run by us, Camilla and Barney Fawcett, and assisted by our little boy Reuben. We have always loved the country and after several years chasing our tails in London, we decided that we wanted us and our children to have greater exposure to nature and a more traditional pace of life. Keeping the cottages and the estate looking beautiful has been challenging but very rewarding, and we get a lot of our satisfaction from giving our families a super holiday and seeing them come back again the next year.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

“The perfect family holiday”

We spent five perfect fun-filled days at Flear Farm. We were made to feel very welcome by the new owners, who were incredibly helpful and friendly and helped make our stay one to remember for all the right reasons.

The cottages are set in a stunningly beautiful, tranquil valley and the cottage we stayed in was lovely, with its own private garden. We have an eighteen month old daughter, for whom the (surprisingly large) play-barn and indoor swimming pool were perfect. The pool area is well finished and the pool is warm and large enough to exercise in.

The nearby beaches are lovely.

We will definitely be returning next year, which will be a first, as we have never gone back to the same place twice for a holiday before.
Jan 2014
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From the Owner

We spent several years trudging around with estate agents and looking over properties and saw hundreds of them. Flear Farm, it's period cottages and the surrounding area was so arrestingly beautiful that we stopped our exhaustive search immediately. The estate is in the heart of the South Hams and fabulously situated in the rolling hills of some of England most celebrated countryside virtually surrounded by wonderful beaches and coastline. Flear is a private country estate set away from the holiday hot spots whilst allowing easy access to the regions finest beaches and countryside for those who forage out of the gates and beyond.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Bantham at 4 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Excellent group and private swimming lessons with Starfish@Flear.

Classes specialise by age and ability, 6mths to around 11 years.


There are at least a dozen beautiful beaches within 4-6 miles from the front door, to the South, East and West. A few of the famous ones are:

Bigbury-on-Sea, Bantham, Thurlstone Sands, Hope Cove, Salcombe South Sands, Salcombe North Sands, East Portlemouth, Mill Bay, Sunny Cove, Slapton Sands, Blackpool Sands, Beesands.


Car Recommended.

Exeter Airport 30 miles

Weymouth Ferry port 60 miles

Plymouth port 18 miles.


East Allington Dist. 1 mile.

Kingsbridge Dist. 4 miles.

Totnes Dist. 7 miles.


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    You can book on-line, by email or by telephone.
    A 25% deposit is required at time of booking with the balance payable 8-10 weeks prior to arrival.
    Payment by debit card, credit card, bank transfer or cheque. Some credit card payments are subject to a 2% handling fee.

    Changeover Day:
    Often Flexible, please enquire with us or check our website for cottage availability and booking days.

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Updated: 10-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The facilities her at Flear are truly exceptional. The giant indoor play barn (well equipped for a variety of ages from toddlers to grown-ups); the magnificent 40' indoor pool (filled with natural Spring water and maintained at 30 Deg C.) with accompanying family sized sauna and hot tub; the tennis court; the 3 hole pitch and putt golf course; our secluded valley with it's fruit trees meadows and stream; our magical woods (a sea of bluebells in spring); and of course our Dartmoor ponies Abby & Yara, and our ducks in the valley - are all part of what makes Flear unique. Starfish@Flear offers group and private swimming lessons for toddlers and children right up to secondary school age. Ask us about term-times for the group lessons.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 2 en suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: The Cottages have a mixture of private enclosed gardens and private seating/dining spaces. There is a BBQ terrace with stone chimney and picnic tables overlooking open countryside. The play barn and 40' indoor pool is maintained at 30 degrees C and filled with natural spring water. The pool, sauna and hot tub are all just a few yards from the cottages. Tennis Court, 3 hole pitch & Putt golf course, outdoor play area set in parkland. The pony paddock and riverside meadows lead to the woodland trail.

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