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Roger Green

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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

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

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Overview

South Hams 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 (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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Roger Green (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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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based on 27 traveler reviews

'Beach House' style cabin in secluded valley 1 mile from Bantham beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Tranquil beautiful stay at Toad Hall

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Toad Hall and had a wonderful time with our dogs. Such a beautiful peaceful place! Amazing design beach house with everything you need inside. Cosy interiors and stunning wildlife and surroundings. Roger was very helpful and lovely to communicate with. Such a pleasant stay and we would 100% stay again and recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We only went for a few days wish it was for longer the cabin has all you need, we were pleasantly surprised to find a bottle of fizz and cookies waiting for us.

With only having a few days we decided to stay local so spent a lot of time on the beach with our dog or in the local pub, the beach was lovely and allowed dogs on and the pub also allowed dogs in or out the back in their small garden.

We found a nice coastal walk easy to follow just a bit hilly at the start and finish.

Back at the cabin it was lovely and quiet, private with no one able to look in, with plenty off outside space to sit and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

I will definitely be returning and have recommended to all my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
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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

Bigbury-on-Sea Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 23 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$883
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$98
$648
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$98
$517
 
 
Winter
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$85
$425
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$85
From
$92
Fri,Sat,Sun
$425
 
 
Easter Holiday
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$98
From
$105
Fri,Sat,Sun
$622
 

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

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Amenities

South Hams 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
  • 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:
  • 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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