The Red Linhay
at Hollacombe Farm

The Accommodation

The linhay has been beautifully restored and converted, using a combination of traditional and modem materials. The result is a spacious, comfortable and warm home, with double-glazing throughout and central heating in every room. And for those who really like the warmth we have a modern log-burning stove and a free supply of logs. Outside there is ample parking and a large grassed enclosed garden, front and back, with a pretty fenced-off stream and waterfall. There is also a children's play area with swings and a slide. A barbecue and picnic table is supplied.

The Red Linhay self-catering cottage on Exmoor

On the ground-floor there is a porch
and separate cloakroom with its own
WC and wash-basin. The open plan
living area has two comfortable
settees and two armchairs, plus a
futon which provides an additional
double bed if needed. There is also a
"freesat" TV, DVD player and a wi-fi
internet connection. The kitchen and
dining area is large and well laid out,
benefiting from the usual array of
modem appliances.

We can also supply cots and a
highchair if needed.

Our open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen area

The bedrooms, one double, one twin, have their own ensuite shower, wash-basin and WC. The fitted wardrobes and cupboards in each room provide ample storage space, and the windows give superb views over the surrounding countryside.

The bedrooms have wonderful views across the Exmoor countryside
Things to do
Woodland on Dartmoor in Devon
  • Walk the farm trail designed by the Devon Wildlife Trust.

  • Participate in farm activities, such as feeding the lambs

  • Visit the high moorland and stunning coastal scenery
    of Exmoor National Park

  • Convenient for coastal resorts such as Lynmouth,
    Combe Martin, llfracombe, Barnstaple and Bideford.

  • Surf or swim at the famous beaches around Croyde Bay.

  • Excellent riding and golf are available locally.

  • The National Trust's Arlington Court and The Royal
    Horticultural Society Gardens at Rosemoor are both
    within easy reach.

  • Visit some of the region's pretty villages and enjoy
    their homely country pubs. A good family pub is
    just half a mile away.

  • Take a trip to the island nature reserve of Lundy.

Feeding the lambs

Much of the pasture is steep, and the farm, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book, has many spring fed streams. We have a great affection for our land, and farm it accordingly. We keep traditional Red Devon cattle and Exmoor Horn sheep, which graze the land in a way that encourages wildlife to flourish. Consequently there will be lots for guests to do during their holiday:

Devon wildlife viewed from our B & B on Exmoor
Looking towards the coast over our wildflower meadows

Wildlife to look out for

Spot a wide variety of wildlife, from
Red Deer and Badgers to Woodcock,
Snipe and Peregrine Falcons. Flower-
rich streamside meadows' and steep
pasture banks are good for
butterflies. An excellent wetland
conservation area in the valley
bottom, rich in wildlife, and ideal
otter habitat. The farm is adjacent
to a large area of ancient woodland.
Mosses and lichens, which are a
Devon speciality, are abundant, and
indicate a freedom from air pollution. 
We are proud to have been awarded
the Devon Wildlife Trust’s Silver
Certificate for contributions to local
wildlife and the natural environment.

Hollacombe Farm detached B&B on Exmoor
Red Deer are frequently seen near our self-catering cottage

This really is a lovely base for exploring Exmoor and the spectacular North Devon coast. The scenery around Hollacombe Farm is magnificent and varied: You can enjoy fine prospects of the steep pastures and high moorland of Exmoor, before plunging down, beside the ancient woodland of Cowley Wood, into the secluded valley that forms the eastern part of the farm.

Dogs. Dogs are welcome at certain times of the year. Please see the Terms and Conditions below for more information.

Hollacombe Farm and the Devon Countryside
The Red Linhay and Devon countryside

How to Find Us

Just 45 minutes by road from the
M5 (J 27), Hollacombe Farm is
300m north of Blackmoor Gate (the
junction of the A399 and A39) and
10 miles northeast of Barnstaple. 
Bus services provide convenient
links to Barnstaple, Combe Martin,
Ilfracombe, Lynton and beyond.

Availability and Prices

For the availability and price of your holiday please follow this link to our page on the Devon Farms Website.  The price is all-inclusive, covering bedding, towels, gas, logs, electricity and the wi-fi connection.  We welcome short breaks (min 3 nights) out of season. 

Booking the Red Linhay

You can book online using the link
above or you can call or e-mail.

Please contact Martin & Celia Ryall at:
Hollacombe Farm
Blackmoor Gate
Barnstaple, Devon
EX31 4NR

tel: +44 (0)1598 763286
or email



Hollacombe Farm Bed & Breakfast in Devon
The self-catering cottage at Hollacombe Farm

Terms and Conditions

  1. Dogs  We regret because of our Spring lambing pattern we can only accept dogs from 1 September to 1 April, subject to agreement at the time of booking. Dogs are charged at the rate of £20 per dog per week, payable with the final balance. Dogs must be kept under control at all times and kept on a lead when in the vicinity of livestock. To avoid the possibility of damage being caused, dogs should not be left on their own in the linhay. Dogs must not be allowed on the furniture or up the stairs. If necessary the safety gate at the foot of the stairs should be used to prevent access upstairs. Owners should bring sufficient towels to ensure their dog(s) are kept clean and dry when in the linhay. The towels provided by Celia and Martin are NOT to be used on dogs.
    Damage/Additional Cleaning The costs of any additional cleaning or repairing any damage caused by their pets will be charged to the guests. A deposit of £50, payable with the final balance, will be used in the first instance to cover the cost of repairs or the additional cleaning. Any remaining money will be returned after the guests have departed. We naturally hope and expect that this deposit will be able to be returned in full after every booking.
  2. Non-smokers only.
  3. To allow time for the accommodation to be prepared for incoming visitors, we ask you to vacate by 10.30am on the morning of your departure; incoming guests are not expected to arrive before 4.00pm.  
  4. In the event of a cancellation, the 20% deposit is non-refundable but we will do our best to offer you another available date. Taking out cancellation insurance is advisable to cover any eventuality.
  5. We cannot accept liability for any loss, injury or damage which may occur to guests or their property while they are staying at Hollacombe Farm.
  6. Visitors are responsible for keeping the cottage and its contents in the condition in which it was found, and reporting any damage.
  7. We reserve the right to enter the property if necessary during your stay.