The Linhay

sleeps 2 + 2

​A short walk from your car along the cart track brings you to our beautiful stone Linhay which has been lovingly restored using traditional materials and converted into a cosy off grid escape.



Set in its own landscaped area overlooking the stream meadow and tucked under the wood, the Linhay offers you a place of calm and quiet, of magical seclusion. The space is yours and yours alone during your stay, no neighbours, no traffic sound just the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful valley. We call it divine isolation.


The open plan living area has a comfortable sofa which converts into a good-sized double bed, dining table & four chairs and a very well-equipped galley kitchen with 4 burner gas hob. As we are off grid, there is no electric power so chilled food is stored in a large cool box - big enough for an upright bottle of wine or mineral water which was our benchmark! The brilliant Chilli Penguin woodburner will not only keep you toasty warm all year round but also has a wood-fired oven and hot plate on top to help keep you nourished from within too!

Climb the wooden ladder to the mezzanine platform and you'll find a king size bed - ideal for couples but large enough for two singles to share in comfort as well. Gaze up through the Velux windows and enjoy the stars twinkling amongst the branches above you or the sun shining through the gable end window in the morning.

Off grid with mod cons

The en suite shower room has a good-sized shower with plenty of hot water as well as a basin and a flushing loo giving you modern comfort in a traditional off-grid setting.

Lighting in the Linhay is powered by Solar PV and a battery storage system and there are also two wind up lanterns which can be charged via usb & a smaller wind up lantern and torch. You can recharge the torches and mobile devices in the open garage by your car parking space where there is also a fridge freezer. Please feel free to use this for re-freezing ice blocks for the cool box and storing your food and drink.

Wonderful outside space

Cook and eat in the freshest Devon country air! Rustic dining furniture, a charcoal barbeque, firepit, benches and relaxing hammock to while away a few hours. This is your own private space where you can experience total privacy and you are welcome to explore the stream meadow, woods and fields at Butterhills too.


The Linhay sleeps 2 formally in the kingsize bed on the mezzanine, there is space for 2 additional people on the futon sofabed in the living area. Please state how many extra guests if any when booking. Children over 6 are welcome with supervision from their parents. We're sorry but the Linhay is not suitable for children under 6.


Dog friendly

Guests are welcome to bring 1 dog which must be kept under control at all times as there are no fenced areas and due to the presence of livestock & wildlife.


A 2 and a half minute walk from your car along the level cart track brings you to the Linhay. We'll meet you and show you the way and there will be a wheelbarrow for you to transport your gear to and fro during your stay.

Download The Linhay Inventory (pdf)

Butterhills Escapes, Butterhills, Braunton, Devon EX33 2NJ

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