Boswell Farm for nostalgic holidays, indulgent relaxation and extraordinary memories

The Linhay

sleeps upto 6*

£350 - 1561per wk

The Linhay was built in the 1890s and was originally a ‘linhay’ or open fronted barn for storing horse drawn carts.

It has been beautifully converted into a spacious and comfortable holiday cottage with one double bedroom overlooking the historic courtyard, and two twin bedrooms that look out over the meadow.

On the ground floor is a shower room, fully equipped large kitchen, a large dining area, and spacious lounge with patio doors opening into the private cottage garden - the perfect place to relax after a day of Devon exploration!


  • Fresh Linen and Towels
  • Television and DVD Player
  • Electric Heating
  • Washing Machine/Tumble Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave Oven
  • Barbeque
  • Ample Car Parking
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Private Garden
  • Farm Walk
  • Lake
  • All Weather Tennis Court
  • 45 Acre Estate
  • Shops within 1 Mile
  • Pilates Classes on site
  • Free Fibre Optic Broadband is available*


CHILDREN WELCOME: Children of all ages can stay – a cot and a highchair are available on request

PET FRIENDLY: Dog and pets welcome - beds, bowls and towels are available on request

WiFi: *Connectivity cannot always be guaranteed due to location or perhaps an issue with your device.

NO SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property

SHORT BREAKS: Short breaks and alternate dates are available. Please contact us by email, telephone or use the enquiries form for more information or a quote for your desired holiday.

The Linhay floor plan for up to 6 guests: Access Statement available on request.

The Linhay cottage at Boswell Farm provided a great base from which to explore this part of Devon. The cottage is lovely and bright. Be sure to try the quieter Sid Road straight south of the road from Boswell to get to Sidmouth over the 'Ford' to the tourist centre. Lovely!

The Lennards - Canada

I would love to live here. It's bigger than our real house! Our family comes over quite a lot. It's beautiful. Tian, Star, Duscha, Frankie, Womble and the geese are fun, cute and I've seen them all. Thanks.

Molly and Paul Australia

Had a lovely time, very beautiful. Very spacious cottage. Have been on lots of walks around the perimeter. The kids have made lots of friends and have enjoyed playing in the Play Area with everyone including Verity and Cordelia. We would definitely come back again.

E L Warwickshire

We have had a lovely break – Thank you. Highlights have been:- the lovely surroundings to the cottage, the farm animals, the great food at the Blue Ball and of course the beautiful beach town of Sidmouth. We have all had a wonderful break, and our 4 year old has especially enjoyed himself. I am sure we will return one day again.

D. Family Maidstone

This is our second visit - now in Linhay. Well appointed accommodation, lovely to see the dogs again. Plenty to see and do in Sidmouth, Beer etc. Holiday over far too quickly. Good place for children.

Sue & Peter, Worcestershire

Thank you so much for a wonderful welcome and a much enjoyed week at Boswell. There is a feeling of great calm here, It is indeed a special place. We so hope to come back.

The Turners October 2015

A lovely comfortable cottage, spacious and clean set in an idyllic quiet location, but not far from local amenities. Good food at the Blue Ball, lots of shops and cafes in Sidmouth. We enjoyed playing tennis. Thank you, we would love to come back.

The Cummings Family April 2016

The end of a glorious week, plenty of time and space to walk, to sculpt, (after a long break) and to visit many places. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A true idyll in the wonderful Devon Countryside. Thank you

The McClaren Family May 2016

Thank you so much for arranging everything at the cottages so perfectly for my family last week - even the weather! They were extremely impressed with the standard of the cottages , found them very comfortable and loved the whole environment of Boswell Farm. It was the first time in about 9 years that they had all been together for any time and they got on so well. It was wonderful to see my 8 year old grandson from London getting to know his 9 and 10 year old cousins from Kent and Northern Ireland, and all of them enjoying watching Amy , our 20 month old grand daughter, learning to walk.The week seemed to fly by packed with fun and outdoor activities

The Hacker Family August 2017

Boswell Farm is spread over 45 acres of pasture, arable land and woodland with the delightful Snod Brook running through its heart.

There is a footpath, with rests, that will take you right around the farm - alongside the brook, over bridges, and through the fields with spectacular views of the Sweetcombe and Sid Valleys.

You might see kingfishers, dragonflies, buzzards, foxes, and other Devon wildlife. Amongst the trees and flowers are ancient oaks, willows, and a whole host of delicate wild flowers.

The tennis court has recently been resurfaced to a very high standard, so for practising your game whilst on holiday Boswell Farm is definitely the place to come.

Tennis racquets are available should you require them.

....and remember, the sea is only 2 miles away if you want to take a refreshing dip afterwards!

A recent and very welcome addition at Boswell has been a small adventure playground for children, making Boswell farm an even more delightful place for them to explore and make wonderful and exciting holiday memories.

Boswell has its own small, serene, natural lake, which is maintained as a natural sanctuary for all kinds of wildlife. It is also well stocked for coarse fishing - a peaceful place to enjoy the beauty of nature and fishing.

There are wooden benches if you just want to take in the calm of the water on a warm Devon evening.

It is the perfect place for an afternoon sitting on the shady bank with a fishing rod or a picnic basket - whichever takes your fancy!

If you should prefer and are an experienced angler, there is even fishing available for brown trout in the Snod Brook which runs right though Boswell Farm.

(We do require the use of barbless hooks and for any fish that are caught to be returned)

Regular Pilates classes are held from the Old Kennels Studios at Boswell Farm.

As a qualified Pilates instructor, Linda Macaulay can advise you on the right class to attend if you so wish. She can also offer one to one sessions, for both beginners and more advanced students, and if required can tailor a complete and personal programme.