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

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Kingsbridge - Toad Hall

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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Roger Green
Member since: 2010
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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 South Hams

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What first struck me about Toad Hall was the remote location at the bottom of a small vally, ideally located a mile from the beach, and when your caught up in the hustle and busel of modern life finding somewhere to fully relax and enjoy the peace and quiet is hard.

Caravan holidays offer some home comforts but you are all clusterd together and hiding for privacy behind net curtains, Toad Hall looked like a perfect retreat and something diffrernt to the norm.

Toad Hall upon arrival was evrything I wanted it to be, the setting is beautiful and the Cabin is like something we would all dream of owning ourselves with lots of space for the kids to play without having to worry about what they might get up to.

It wasent just the outside of the cabin and the setting which fitted the bill but also the decor and facilities the Cabin provided, it is obvious that the owners have gone to great lengths to provide a true home from home experience with decor from NEXT and local Art on the walls it looked like soemthing from Ideal Home magaine.

The Beach is a little to far to walk it laden with kids stuff but a weekly carpark ticket can be purchased for £20 which made a great saving, the area itself is a place of astounding natural beauty and I fully reccomed an early walk along the esturay to the beach, if your a keen fisherman it's a great spot, or take the kids crabbing they will love it.

The Large Tesco in Kingsbridge a 15 minute car journey away will have you well stocked for the week and allthough a small town has a a number of beautiful shops and makes a nice change from the Beach mid week, Torquay is a good 45 minute drive and I thougrhally reccomed Kents Caverns, be sure to drive down the coast road to Slapton Sands you wont regret it.

All in All a remarkable find and very glad I made it too, Toad Hall see you next year !
Jul 2013
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'Beach House' style cabin in secluded valley 1 mile from Bantham beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Second time back. Place is stunning if you need a place to relax while taking in the scenery then this is the place to go.The cabin has all you need and a short walk from the village shop, pub and beach. See you next year :-D 10/10 x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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A cabin set in a beautiful quiet country location.

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location for touring S.Devon coast between Plymouth and Dartmouth.The cabin is very comfortable and extremely well equipped,there is everything you need and more.The info pack was extremely useful,enjoyed a huge fish and chips lunch at the Victoria in Salcombe,the Gastro van at Bantham,and the beach and facilities at South Milton (probably our favourite dog friendly beach).The vet details in the pack also very useful as our dog chewed a wasp and looked like he was sucking a tennis ball.

Really recommend this very comfy cabin in a beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Brilliant Escape to Countryside

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cabin is well-furnished and well-equipped with all (and even more) you can think you would need for a break. It is a modern and very cosy place with heating, if needed, WI-FI, TV, radio, etc. Easy to be accessed by a car, a parking is located just outside of the cabin. The location is stunning, away from any noise and still close enough to the sea. It was so lovely to wake up to the birds' singing and having a morning tea on the terrace. Rog, the owner/manager, was very responsive to the emails and when we arrived the complimentary gifts were waiting for us. Our stay was very pleasant and if I ever plan to stay in South Devon, I will definitely stay in this cabin again. Already recommended to a few friends!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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A truly tranquil place

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with the property, every thing you need is provided.

And of good quality, would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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A beautiful, peaceful, picturesque home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed and more, from a dishwasher to bird nuts. We watched an array of birds feeding just inches away from our window. We saw lambs gamboling across the hill opposite the lodge, we had clear nights and were able to star gaze which was spectacular. Bantham beach was 1 mile away by car , looking beautiful at 7 a.m walking dogs in the sunshine. The lodge is very clean, well maintained with upto date equipment, and very comfortable. A great place to re-charge your batteries. We would recommend Toad Hall to all age ranges and found it a very safe place to stay as it is off the beaten track although in a valley with 4/5 other similar lodges. Go to The Sloop pub down the road- excellent food and a good crowd of locals/ holiday makers.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three days with the dogs and loved every minute of our time here. A quite tranquil location with perfect surroundings. A short drive to the beach and the local pub. Everything you needed was supplied towels, toiletries,tea, coffee, a bottle of wine and too many more to mention. The decor of the beach house is second to none, it's a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Plymouth dry slope
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Kingsbridge, South Hams

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Holiday
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Bank Holiday 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Kingsbridge in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cabin (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern shower room with power shower and heated towel rail.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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).

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