Valentines Weekend in The Linhay

The Linhay makes a perfect couples (or family) retreat all year round- but especially at Valentines.

The Linhay has the largest living/dining area of all our cottages, with a triple aspect view out onto the courtyard, the wildlife pond and its own private garden.

Settle down on one of the squishy sofas in front of the log fire (logs provided from our own woodshed) and relax with a good book or a film. For those with musical talent there is also a piano in the living room!

The kitchen is well equipped should you wish to rustle up a romantic meal but there are also a plethora of excellent local pubs to choose from should you wish to eat out. We recommend The Cricket Inn at Beesands, The Bear and Blacksmith in Chillington and The Tradesmans Arms in Stokenham.

There is step free access out onto the sundeck which overlooks the wildlife pond, home to a nu mber of wild ducks and perfect for watching the ducklings in the spring.

A small number of steps takes you down into the garden which has both grassy and paved areas, perfect for a BBQ or for children to play.

The master bedroom has a romantic kingsize fourposter bed and ensuite with whirlpool bath- perfect for a soothing soak after a day out exploring the South Hams.

Put your boots on and enjoy a quiet walk through the village down to the beach at Beesands (which is just under a mile). The Cricket Inn is the perfect pub to enjoy a drink before strolling along the beach or following the coastpath towards Start Point Lighthouse (where you have a good chance of spotting seals at this time of year).

For Valentines Day we are offering a short break in the Linhay from Feb 16th-19th at the discounted rate of £220 with a bottle of Prosecco on arrival.

A romantic retreat for Valentines Day

We love Devon and with Valentines Day approaching we thought we’d share our top romantic ideas with you!
1. Beach strolls
There are plenty of beaches, sheltered coves or romantic clifftop walks to choose from. Walk along the sandy shore of Bigbury on Sea and head over to Burgh Island at low tide. Follow the coast path from Mill Bay to Gara Rock, where you can settle down in the relaxed ambience of Gara Rock, kick back and enjoy a drink or bite to eat while soaking up the panoramic views across the sea. Try a bit of beachcombing at Lannacombe (great for sea glass) or Blackpool Sandsspring-2009-290
2. Natural Beauty
South Devon is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Get out and explore the coast, Dartmoor, strolls along the Dart or the River Avon
3. Time to Feast
There is so much choice when it comes to dining out in South Devon. Book a table at Wild Artichokes in Kingsbridge where chef Jane Baxter and her team will cook up a generous feast of flavours and dishes for you (please note this is served at sharing tables with fellow diners). We would also recommend The Beachhouse at South Milton, The Laughing Monk in Strete, The Milbrook Inn at South Pool, Rockfish in Dartmouth or The Cricket Inn at Beesands.
4. Take the train
Step back in time and hop on the steam railway from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. The seven mile route runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart to the historic town of Totnes.
5. Visit Greenway House
Take the little ferry from Dittisham or travel up the river from Dartmouth to Greenway House, home of author Agatha Christie. A fascinating family home with extensive woodland walks in the grounds and along the river.
6. Explore the towns
Wander around the towns of Salcombe or Dartmouth. Both have a mix of unique shops, boutiques and cafes, and offer lovely views across the water. Head to Kingsbridge to explore the mix of antique and shops selling quirky vintage bits and bobs.
7. Sunset at Start Point
We cant think of anywhere more romantic to watch the sunset go down than over Start Point lighthouse as it beams out over Start Bay. (photo below courtesy of Timmy Vowles Photography


The Trap House and Linhay at Beeson Farm both have log burners for you to snuggle up in front of. The Linhay also has a four poster bed and whirlpool bath.
Check out our special offers or get in touch- we would love to welcome you to Beeson Farm.