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The Linhay

sleeps 2 + 2

Green Holidays in Devon - Sustainability is extremely important to us, we focus on our green credentials and maintaining as low a carbon footprint as possible whilst providing a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Our guests can enjoy eco holidays that have been provided with passion! 



We're off-grid

The Linhay is off grid with solar powered battery lighting and heated by a wood burner using timber from our own wood which is carefully and sustainably managed. Locally and sustainably produced charcoal is provided for the BBQ. The water supply is from Butterhills’ spring fed well – it makes the best cup of tea and as our water is soft you don’t need as much soap or shampoo etc.

Sustainably built

Rebuilt using local and sustainable materials where possible including our own oak timber from Butterhills wood and reclaimed roof slates, the Linhay itself is an upcycled ruin!

Re-use, recycle & tread lightly on the earth

We recycle and compost waste as much as possible and use environmentally friendly cleaning materials. Eco handwash and washing up liquid is provided for our guests along with Who Gives a Crap? recycled loo paper. (50% of their profits help build lavatories for those in need)

Car Free Holidays

Car free holidays are encouraged  - we are 1 mile from the bus stop; the local pub and village shop are within walking distance (1 ½ miles/ 2.4km) and we offer a home shopping service too in partnership with the community shop. Whilst most of our guests do opt to travel to us by car they frequently enjoy being car free during their holiday for the ultimate relaxing break. If you would like to travel to us by public transport then pick up from the local bus stop can be arranged or alternatively you can take a taxi from the train station in Barnstaple. 

Careful land management
The meadows surrounding the Linhay at Butterhills are farmed organically, they have been accepted into the Countryside Stewardship Scheme meaning the land is managed sympathetically and the continued diversity of wildlife and wild plants is assured. There is a County Wildlife Site at Butterhills and the water meadows which are overlooked by the Linhay are a feeding corridor for the rare Greater Horseshoe Bat. Butterhills Wood is an ancient woodland with special protected status.

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