Set in a small valley in the heart of the South Hams, The Linhay at Lukesland offers a chance to escape into the real Devon countryside. The property is set in an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounded by farmland. Lukesland is itself a registered holding whose 15 acres of grassland are quietly mown by grazing sheep and whose small flock of chickens lay fresh eggs for breakfast!
The Linhay is a newly converted barn, once used for milking and stables. The Linhay is attached to the owner’s house but has its own, separate entrance from the courtyard, allowing easy access by car for unloading luggage. The spacious 40’ x 13’ room has a king size double bed, underfloor heating, and a comfortable sitting room area with a kitchenette on the mezzanine floor.
Outside, there is a gravelled barbecue area for the exclusive use of guests and a secluded garden, sunny all day, with a bench strategically positioned to bathe in the last rays of the setting sun. Guests are welcome to roam the fields, as are well behaved dogs on leads. You’ll find The Linhay in the village of Diptford, near Totnes, just off the beaten track enough to have its own character, but only a short drive from the market town of Totnes.
There are walks directly accessible from the property but, for the serious rambler, Dartmoor is just 15 minutes to the North and access to the South West Coast Path is 20 minutes south. Surfers will find sport close by at Bantham and sailors will delight in the facilities at Dartmouth and Salcombe. There are a number of golf courses in the area and Plymouth and Exeter offer film, theatre and other entertainments. The South Hams is an especially good base for the food lover; the area is blessed with fantastic restaurants and some famous chefs.