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

Sleeps4
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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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.

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

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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Amenities

Kingsbridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
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
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:
  • 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
  • sound/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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

'Beach House' style cabin in secluded valley 1 mile from Bantham beach
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 40 reviews
5

A retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and even the hill to walk to the beach was worth the exertion. Perfect for Murray the fit collie. Bantham is a special location. Toad Hall was lovely and the hosts accommodating, kind and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Far from the Madding Crowd

  • 5 of 5

We were attending a wedding nearby so we picked Toad Hall as our base and I am so glad we did. Not only did we have an amazing time at the wedding the 5 days we spent at this place were just so chilled out an relaxing. Close to the beach but tucked away in a little valley with only the sound of nature all around. The cabin was very well maintained and comfortable and had everything we needed for a home away from home stay. In the evening we sat out on the deck with a relaxing glass of wine over dinner and admired the view. I would thoroughly recommend it for anyone needing some time out from the rat race. Bliss

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great comfortable cabin house in the countryside within a short drive of the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin holiday in this lovely part of the South Hams Devon. Great for our family of four as a base to head to the beach and lovely countryside walks. Very clean and well equipped.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Perfect, just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is a cabin/lodge set in a wooded valley at the end of a secluded lane. There are three other cabins nearby. This lodge has two good sized bedrooms, a kitchen area, a spacious lounge, a loo/shower room and an outside deck. The fittings are all top quality, and the lodge is maintained in top order by the owner. There is Freesat television, an X-box, and fast wifi internet. The owner provides everything you could ever thinks needing during your stay - even down to binoculars to watch the wildlife! The location is such that you will need to drive to the village or beaches. The owner is helpful and approachable.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Perfect beach get away!

  • 5 of 5

Toad Hall is a fantastic cosy surfer style cabin, packed full of thoughtful things to ensure your stay is extra special: great wifi, mod cons, powerful hot shower, kitchen essentials, dog treats & bowls, outdoor hose, kids stuff, good dvds, rugs, patio area, garden with entertaining wildlife to keep you amused, superb walk suggestion pull out pages in a file for you to enjoy (we did!), great recommendations for making your stay that extra special with their insider local knowledge. Its set in a beautiful secluded spot with nice views to look out on & explore, plus very peaceful get away to escape to again & agan - we'll be coming back!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic little place in a beautiful setting. Very peaceful and quiet. The cabin has everything you could want and is a short distance from the beach, which is also beautiful. The property iss clean and well maintained. Lots of things were included that you would not expect and many other similar set ups do not provide. Toilet paper, soap, towels. There is a land line to make up for the lack of mobile signal and even a PS3 for those rainy days. Shower/Toilet is compact but plenty big enough. The power shower is very easy to use. My daughter, who really doesn't like showers, found it a synch . There is a fully fitted kitchen but if you don't fancy cooking there are mobile food trucks at the beach, a local pub, and shop which does breakfasts in the morning and snacks/sarnies during the day. Seating at the rear overlooks the Avon Estuary, which, is also stunning. There is unofficial parking at the back but only one or two spaces. So if you like idyll and the beach, no need to drive or walk more than a mile during your stay. But if you do that you will miss out on the plethora of things to do and places to go in the surrounding area. Walks, attractions, stunning scenery and many others too numerous to mention here. But, if I had three months at Toad Hall, I might get to do all I would like and see all there is to see in the beautiful South Hams. Come to Toad Hall, you will not be sorry.

Phil, Alex & India Wingfield.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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

Kingsbridge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$110
$679
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$899
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$103
$640
 
 
Autumn
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$97
$505
 
 
Winter
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$91
$485
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$129
$809
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$91
From
$91
Fri,Sat,Sun
$420
 
 
Easter Holiday
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$103
$640
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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