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Beautiful cottage near the sea - West Buckland, Bantham, Devon

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

This is a beautiful 4 bedroom cottage in the charming village of West Buckland.

It is 0.5 of a mile from Bantham, famous for its unspoilt sandy beaches and popular pub. There's a large log fire; private garden and ample private parking in a large courtyard. Think relaxing walks; seaside; surfing; cycling and golf.

Lonely Planet has rated Bantham Beach as the best beach in the UK and the 6th best beach in the whole of Europe. See link:

Perfect for relaxing family holidays.

Particularly well suited for exhausted parents with children who need entertaining, fresh air and activities.

The cottage is light, calming and a great base after a day at the beach. On your doorstep are stunning rural walks, great eateries; Bantham beach, the sea air, surfing and all manner of other outdoor pursuits. The Sloop Inn is about 0.4 miles away and we often stroll down for an evening meal with the children. It's very family friendly.

There's a famous golf course at Thurlestone which is only a mile or so away and wonderful old english pubs are dotted around the neighbouring villages.

In the outbuilding we leave a collection of battered bicycles and old wetsuits which you are welcome to use. We also have a log-store which is well-stocked, and you can help yourself for the evening fire. We always leave a variety of books, board games and DVDs for any rainy day.

Beach, seaside, surfing, country walks, cycling, pubs, local village shop (great coffee and croissants), gastrobus at Bantham (wonderful hot & cold food to eat at the beach). Further afield there's Kingsbridge for shopping (about 4 miles) and Salcombe (about 6 miles). A ferry runs between Kingsbridge and Salcombe which makes for a great day out.

In the cottage, there are 4 bedrooms. Two doubles (both with Kingsize beds); one twin and one single. There are two bathrooms, a lawn to play on and a large courtyard for parking. The courtyard is private and not shared.

It's an incredibly friendly community. You'll find it so welcoming. The local pub know just about everything that's worth knowing. The local marina at Bantham often hosts fun get togethers but the thing I most love is the sense of peace, tranquility and laughter that this stunning area of South Hams seems to generate.

Getting around

The nearest train station is at Ivybridge (about 13 miles away) with faster and more frequent services running from Totnes (about 16 miles away). There are fast, direct services from London to Plymouth (about 17 miles away).

In reality though, it's much, much more practical to have a car.

Other Things to Note

The entrance to the courtyard is quite narrow (see photo). All saloons, convertibles, estate cars and most 4x4s will be absolutely fine. Those with very large 4x4s or massive people carriers will find entering and exiting the courtyard quite challenging though, so much better in an estate car.

More Details

Member since: 2015
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Calendar last updated:
2 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in Thurlestone

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , And sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , And sink
  • 2 bathrooms (1 is en-suite to the Master bedroom)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom - Kingsize bed, ensuite and doors to garden
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , With sink and views over the private courtyard
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • 2 Kingsize beds in 2 bedrooms 2 single beds in a 3rd bedroom 1 single bed in a 4th bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful cottage near the sea - West Buckland, Bantham, Devon
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Extremely well appointed and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely cottage where the owners have obviously gone to a lot of trouble to ensure that their guests stay is enjoyable as possible. Lots of extras, the bikes were a God send to us. We would definitely book again and recommend it highly.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location and cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay at the cottage, the location was great (near the beach and pub but also very pretty) accommodation space wise was good, and had everything you could need in the kitchen/bedrooms/lounge

We are a family of 5 but could have easily had another couple staying as well.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning house. So cosy and had everything we could possibly need. We'll definitely go back.

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fabulous stay. The kids loved the house and we had the fire lit every night which made the house so toasty. The shed was packed with an array of beach equipment so no need to take anything. Perfect location too, so quiet and peaceful yet a short walk from the pub and shop and beach. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A memorable break

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a quiet hamlet close to Bantham which was equipped to a very high standard. Great communication including a well produced information sheet from Jemma the owner. The welcome pack was a thoughtful touch. Lovely scenery and very easy to pick up the nearby coastal path for walking. Just a 5 minute walk to the local pub, The Sloop. Friendly and served great food and ale. All in all the stay couldn't have been better and was helped by amazing weather.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliantly located cosy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a perfectly immaculate house in a great location of West Buckland. Good layout and everything we needed for our short stay. It is close to Bantham beach and Thurlestone, beautiful walks & great coffee, hot chocolates & amazing cheese burgers from the funky camper vans in the beach carpark!. House had a lovely efficient log burner which roared away, lots of logs and hot water. Great selection of DVDs and books. Owners very accommodating and helpful along the way - so a very happy New Year had by all! highly recommend this holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage, lovely break.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely stay in a well equipped homely cottage which was well sized for our family get together.

We had a great time in the cottage which felt homely and had everything we needed and more. Was great to be able to use the buckets & spades from the shed, our girls were very happy to go build sand castles on our Christmas break !

Beautiful area & the beach was amazing.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Nearest Train
15.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Car: necessary

Lonely Planet 2015 has placed Bantham Beach as the best beach in the UK and the 6th best beach in the whole of Europe. See link:


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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