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'Beach House' style cabin in secluded valley 1 mile from Bantham beach

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A charming 'Beach House' style two bedroom log cabin with decking & garden area

Set in a quiet valley, 1 mile from Bantham beach (voted best beach in UK and 6th best in Europe by Lonely Planet in 2015), one of only five log cabins at the site, Toad Hall is beautifully presented and equipped. It sleeps 4 in a double and twin bedrooms (DVD player in twin room), and has a shower room, kitchen area with oven and induction hob, washer/dryer, microwave and fridge/freezer, and a sitting/dining area with satellite TV/DVD, PS3, I-Pod/phone/pad dock and a selection of books, DVD's and games. There are electric wall-panel heaters in all rooms. Mobile phone signal is poor but there is a landline for guests to use if necessary. There is also now Wi-Fi internet access (but you don't have to tell your kids as it is all hidden away from view).

Outside is a small lawned and fenced area with picnic table. To the front of the cabin there is an enclosed decking area with table/chairs and parasol. There is also an external Butler sink for washing sandy/muddy shoes and wetsuits.

The cabins share a communal grass area, bordered by a stream running along the bottom of the valley. Toad Hall has 2 allocated parking spaces. Dogs are allowed (2 max.)

Buckland Park is situated on the road to Bantham and separated from Bigbury on Sea and Burgh Island by the beautiful Avon estuary. There is a seasonal foot ferry from Bantham to the Bigbury side.

It is possible to walk from the cabin to Bantham, either across the fields and public footpaths to West Buckland and down a quiet road to the village, or by walking up the drive, along the Bantham road for about 100 yds, turn right and join a public track which runs along the side of the River Avon to Bantham. The only steep bit is the driveway to the road, which is about a 5 minute walk.

There is a large car park at Bantham beach which is privately run by the Evans Estates. They charge £5 a day for parking but a weekly ticket is £20 and 2 weeks is £30. This is a lovely beach for children, surfers and kite surfers. There are lifeguards May - September. Dogs are allowed on the Ham, a large area of grass and scrub behind the dunes, and also on the beach at the western end - at low tide this is a large area of sand. They are not allowed on the main beach in summer.

Beach facilities are limited to public toilets however there is a mobile caterer in the grassy area behind the dunes during the Summer months that does a great selection of hot and cold food and drinks. You can walk to the village for the shop/cafe and pub. Evening BBQs are allowed on the beach.

Bantham Beach is great for snorkelling and rock-pooling as well as being one of the foremost surf beaches in the UK.

The valley that Toad Halls sits in has a huge amount of wildlife with a large variety of birds including Buzzards, plus rabbits, squirrels, weasels, shrews, moles, owls, badgers and so forth (all seen from the property). Deer also sometimes cross the fields in the valley. In addition, the small farm at the top of the lane has Alpacas (Llamas), chickens and pigs (piglets).

During our recent visit in August 2012 there was a Spotted Woodpecker on the decking post plus we also found a Glow Worm in the garden (first I have ever seen!). Best of all, I spend 10 minutes kayaking off Bantham beach with a pair of Dolphins that came to within 20 feet of my kayak and with the water clear enough that I watched them swimming under the boat... exceptionally exciting!!

Due to the sloping site and steps to the cabin it may not be suitable for the disabled.

More Details

Owner
Roger Green
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2018

About Roger Green

Myself (Roger), my partner Jenny and our kids, Alyshia and Leon currently live in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex.

Roger Green purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Roger Green chose Kingsbridge

We had been holidaying in the area for some years and would love to have found a bolt-hole but everything was too expensive or just didn't appeal. The moment we drove down the lane into the valley and saw Toad Hall we knew it was the right place, the destiny that we had been waiting to come along. It captured our hearts from that moment and we love it more with each visit and miss it when we are not there.

What makes this cabin unique

It has just about everything.... in the countryside with great walks yet also really close to some of the most beautiful and diverse coastline in the country (my main hobby is kayaking so it is ideally placed for that). Incredibly quiet with great starlit skies at night. Lots of wildlife. Some fabulous towns and villages close by.

If you would like to discuss dates of Bookings or have any questions please ring me on 01702 478871.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(This is a translation of a review left on the website):



Very cozy and practical cabin. Unbelievably how you can provide everything that you can possibly have on such a small surface, yet it does not look crowded or messy. You notice that it is not just a chalet to be rented but it is also designed to spend your holidays.



Good beds, good seats, practical kitchen, blissful shower ... The kids loved the birds and the squirrels came to the terrace ... Also the DVD player in their room was a success (also movies with Dutch Subtitles) especially because my son had an accident and had a few days off.



The location is fine. In 5 minutes you are on the beautiful beach. The weather was good enough to take a dip. In the chest on the terrace they found two bodyboards ...



As far as we are concerned, it is possible to repeat!



We loved the cozy and comfortable house. Thank you for the biscuits and the prosecco. We felt really welcome!
Jul 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Kingsbridge in Thurlestone

Property Type:
  • cabin (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern shower room with power shower and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms have fitted carpets and very comfortable beds. The double has a wardrobe with hanging space, a large 3 drawer chest of drawers, two bedside cupboards with 2 drawers each, and under bed storage. The twin room has a bedside cupboard with 2 drawers, a wall rack with shelf and hanger space underneath, and under bed storage. The twin also has a LCD DVD/TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The water supply is from a well which is tested for quality every year. It is perfectly safe for drinking, but we ask guests not to waste water unnecessarily, particularly when using the outside tap (useful for rinsing off wetsuits and sandy clothes/footwear).

Reviews

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'Beach House' style cabin in secluded valley 1 mile from Bantham beach
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Lovely cabin in beautiful surroundings and countryside and just a short distance from the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely week here. The cabin was small, but adequate for our little family. Very well equipped and comfortable. Set in a valley, it was very quiet and peaceful with lots of wildlife. Great location, with the beach just up the road and supermarkets etc just a short drive away in Kingsbridge.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A lovely, relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Don’t really want to tell anyone what we really thought.......would hate for it to get fully booked and us not be able to stay again!! It is amazing, was perfect for spending my 40th. The owners have thought of everything, dvds (recent films too), bird seed for the many visitors, ice cube bags(which were needed) & a washer/dryer. The decor is spot on, the bed so comfortable and the gated garden was perfect for our dog. To arrive to the added extras was lovely especially after a 5 hour drive....I won’t say what they were as I don’t want to spoil the surprise for anyone else going to stay. I was afraid that the owners may have to evict us as we didn’t want to go home. Would recommend taking some Tena ladies for the roads around the South Hams area as there were a few times they could have been needed!! If anyone is thinking of booking, it is definitely worth it, just make sure you leave a week for us!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Be back again next year

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Idyllic luxury cabin in a secluded valley

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Toad Hall and it is as wonderful as ever.

The cabin is furnished and equipped to a very high standard and the local lady who looks after it keeps it spotlessly clean. There is everything you need for a relaxing break.

There is a fair sized sitting area, with the dining table and chairs next to the double doors onto the deck area.

There is a well equipped kitchen (induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, washing machine etc).

The two bedrooms are at the back of the cabin, and don't get much light - but that's OK because you sleep in the dark!

There's a shower / loo - the shower is a power shower, and is excellent. Lots of luxury towels are provided.

As well as the deck area (with a selection of beach equipment) there's a small garden area, and lots of communal grass shared by the four or five other cabins on the site.

There is Freesat TV, and fast internet. There's a big TV in the sitting area, and another in the small twin bedroom - lots of DVDs are provided.

The cabin is deep in a valley so, thankfully, there's no mobile phone reception! To make up for no phone calls there's lots of wildlife - particularly birds - that visit the site. There's a stream just beyond the track where you park (parking for two cars).

This really is a great spot for chilling - and you are close to lots of south Devon beauty spots and beaches. The owners are quick to respond to enquiries and very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable welcoming cabin, all amenities catered for. Just the sound of birdsong and wildlife, idyllic. Kick your shoes off sit back and relax. Lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This little place was all you could want it to be. We will certainly be booking up again and hopefully very soon. The owners have thought of everything and were very generous indeed. Many thanks to them for providing a perfect get away.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bantham
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Thurlestone
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Buckfastleigh
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bantham
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Plymouth dry slope
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bantham
Car: necessary

Bantham has a large, unspoilt sandy beach with views to Burgh Island and Bigbury on sea. It is perfect for families, surfers, body boarders, kayaking and walkers. The South West coast path is accessed from the beach with walks to secluded coves, pretty villages such as Thurlestone, Modbury and Hope Cove and the vibrant yachting town of Salcombe. Dogs are permitted on the beach year round, but in the summer season are restricted to the Ham and the western end of the beach (large area of sand at low tide). RNLI lifeguards patrol throughout the summer, and there is a surfing school based at the beach. (See following link for Magic Seaweed surf update and webcam...http://magicseaweed.com/Bantham-Surf-Report/10/ ). The only other facilities are public toilets, but the village is a few minutes walk and has a shop, cafe and an excellent pub (The Sloop Inn). The cabin is within approximately half an hours drive of Dartmouth, Plymouth and the vast, rugged expanse of Dartmoor. The nearest town is the lovely Kingsbridge which has two supermarkets, a delightful High Street, Doctor's surgery/hospital, cinema and lots of excellent restaurants, cafes, pubs and takeaways.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Kingsbridge, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£495
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£390
 
 
Winter
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£375
 
 
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£625
 
 
Winter 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£70
Fri,Sat,Sun
£325
 
 
Easter Holiday
6 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£80
£495
 
 
Spring 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£410
 
 
May Bank Holiday 2019
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
Early Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£525
 
 
Summer 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

30% deposit payable on booking. Rental includes extras: linen, electricity, dogs.
Telephone calls will be charged at cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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