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

Roger Green

Member since: 2010
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Bigbury-on-Sea Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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

Set in a quiet valley, 1 mile from Bantham beach , 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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Roger Green (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

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 22 reviews
5

Fabulous accommodation in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Booked this accommodation last minute & so glad we did. Roger made the booking process a pleasure, replying to emails promptly. Following the detailed directions we arrived on a wet Saturday afternoon, the cabin was warm, welcoming & the bottle of wine settled us in nicely. The cabin is very well equipped, DVDs, games, everything you need in the kitchen, the halogen hob & new oven were also a pleasure to use. We were extremely lucky with the weather whilst we were there so, also made use of the facilities outside. We ate lunch on the deck, sat on the veranda with our morning coffee, whilst the dogs explored the enclosed garden. For us the lodge was ideally located, a short drive to the beach (dog friendly) with its coastal walks, close to Kingsbridge for its quirky shops & cafés. We ate in the pub attached to the Thurstone Hotel on a couple of occasions, which is close by & very well patronised, good menu choices, dog friendly & lovely staff. We also ate in the White Hart in Modbury, had an excellent meal & also dog friendly in the bar. On one of our many walks from Bantham beach we visited the Beach House, South Milton beach for coffee & cake, next time we will have lunch, the menu looked fantastic (for fish lovers). Thank you Roger for a fabulous week, we'll be back.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests who want to come back again (and again) are the best recommendation we can get so we are chuffed that you loved Toad Hall and the area so much. We do highly recommend The Beach House at South Milton.... lovely food in a quirky hut with great views. Rog, Jen, Alyshia & Leon.X.
5

Perfect for surf or dog walking holiday lodge

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a week's stay at Toad Hall. Absolutely loved it and the location. It's down a windy steep lane and is very secluded. We had all weathers but especially good for November - the lodge was perfect for all weathers - the veranda ideal for hanging wet wetsuits - outdoor tap for cleaning off wet gear and doggie. For us, it was the best of the lodges for hire. Decent and powerful shower. Lodge was comfortable and warm the whole time. Lots of spare blankets and throws and the largest selection of cushions ever to make you comfie if cold (not that we needed it) Rog and the family make it feel like home from home with lots of creature comforts thrown in - including a selection of DVDs if you don't fancy going out of an evening. The new oven and hob were amazing too. Small details like the glow in the dark rechargeable torch beside the door really make a difference. If you're an outdoorsie type or have a mixed group of indoor and outdoor people this is perfect for you. Super quiet and peaceful area. Added to this there's lots to explore in the area - bantham beach is lovely, the sloop pub very nice (dogs allowed) and we had a trip to Dartmouth and salcombe plus a walk to Hope cove. Definitely a place to return to.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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5

Wonderful lodge - perfect for surf and dog

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a week's stay at Toad Hall. Absolutely loved it and the location. It's down a windy steep lane and is very secluded. We had all weathers but especially good for November - the lodge was perfect for all weathers - the verandah ideal for hanging wet wetsuits - outdoor tap for cleaning off wet gear and doggie. For us, it was the best of the lodges for hire. Decent and powerful shower. Lodge was comfortable and warm the whole time. Lots of spare blankets and throws and the largest selection of cushions ever to make you comfie if cold (not that we needed it) Rog and the family make it feel like home from home with lots of creature comforts thrown in - including a selection of DVDs if you don't fancy going out of an evening. The new oven and hob were amazing too. Small details like the glow in the dark rechargeable torch beside the door really make a difference. If you're an outdoorsie type or have a mixed group of indoor and outdoor people this is perfect for you. Super quiet and peaceful area. Added to this there's lots to explore in the area - bantham beach is lovely, the sloop pub very nice (dogs allowed) and we had a trip to Dartmouth and salcombe plus a walk to Hope cove. Definitely a place to return to.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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5

Super lodge in wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a wonderful holiday in Toad Hall. The lodge itself is beautifully done, it is very clean, fresh and very homely. The lodge is very well equipped with everything we needed and more. The location of Toad Hall is stunning, with fantastic walks and beaches nearby. There are also lovely towns such as Dartmouth and salcombe close by. The owner was very helpful and has done a great job in making Toad Hall a delight to stay in. We would definitely recommend Toad Hall and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Peaceful,glorious Toad Hall

  • 5 of 5

Myself,my husband and our dog (Tallie) had the most wonderful time at Toad Hall.The cabin was super clean with every amenity you could wish for.The position of the cabin in the valley by Bantham was so very,very peaceful with the most glorious views of the surrounding countryside.Our dog Tallie (although a large german shepherd) can be very nervy with noises but here because of the absolute peace and quiet she was so relaxed.At home she will not stay in the garden too long but here we struggled to get her in!! She had a lovely garden area to lay in and a beautiful decking area to sit in and survey the cows and rabbits in the opposite fields.In fact we all made great use of both these lovely sitting areas.The surrounding area around Bantham is picture postcard.Beautiful beaches and bays and eating establishments to fit all tastes.Loved The Winking Prawn in Salcombe! We found the area to be very dog friendly,which is always a great pull for us and the walks were numerous.Roger and family have made sure in the chalet there are loads of pamphlets and books on the area and information on things to do.Infact with such a well equipped and beautiful cabin they have ensured that you will have a super holiday! Thanks Roger and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The valley that the cabin sits in is lovely and does seem to attract a lot of wildlife in addition to the cows, sheep, pigs, alpacas and horses in the nearby fields. As another guest pointed out in the visitors book, there does seem to have been a lot of woodpeckers this year although we did not spot any when we were down in early August. Often it is the times outside peak season when the wildlife is most prevalent. The other thing we notice about the valley is that it does seem to have its own mini environment and is usually sunnier and warmer than the surrounding area which is great if the weathermen predict it to be a bit cooler and you actually find that its perfectly warm for a lazy breakfast on the decking. Rog, Jen, Alyshia & Leon. X.
5

Perfect honeymoon location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week and didn't want to leave! We got married the day before we arrived and it was the perfect place to relax after our wedding. It had everything we needed and Roger the owner was extremely helpful and friendly. Thank you for the bottle of champagne and flowers! The location was great and it was the ideal base for exploring Salcombe, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. There are some fantastic places to eat nearby too (the Oyster Shack was particularly tasty, thanks for the recommendation!). We loved having evenings on the terrace and were spoilt for choice with the range of DVDs and games provided - we have rediscovered our love of Scrabble! Overall a fantastic place, would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review..... Choosing somewhere as a honeymoon destination, somewhere to relax and enjoy yourself after such a big occasion as your wedding is such a major decision..... the last thing you want it to be is a disappointment. So we are really happy (and relieved!) that Toad Hall lived up to your expectations and hopes and that you had such a great stay there. Rog, Jen, Alyshia & Leon.X.

Map

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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Rates & Availability

From £65 Per night

Bigbury-on-Sea Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May Bank Holiday 2015
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
£80
£525
 
 
Early Summer 2015
May 30 2015 - Jul 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
£80
£475
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 18 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Late Summer 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
£75
£475
 
 
Autumn
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£75
£390
 
 
Winter
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
£65
£325
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
£80
£450
 
 
Winter/Spring 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
£65
£325
 
 
Easter 2016
Mar 19 2016 - Apr 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
£80
£475
 
 
Spring 2016
Apr 9 2016 - May 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
£70
£390
 
 
May Bank Holiday 2016
May 28 2016 - Jun 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
£80
£525
 
 
Early Summer 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Jul 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
£80
£475
 
 
Summer 2016
Jul 23 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
£675
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes 30% deposit payable on booking. Rental includes extras: linen, electricity, dogs.
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Amenities

Bigbury-on-Sea Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Modern shower room with power shower and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • 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).

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