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A quiet, sheltered sun trap in West Buckland. Only 15 minutes walk to the beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Converted Barn in West Buckland, Near Bantham, South Devon, England

Langmans Bothy is south facing and sheltered from the wind making it a really relaxing place to stay. The spacious living room with mini kitchen will provide you with everything you need to be self contained. This is an ideal space for a couple seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of our busy world.

It is only 4 miles from Kingsbridge, our closest town for shops etc.

The beaches are just a 15 minutes walk away.

David Martin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About David Martin

Anna and David live here permanently in what was the farmhouse in earlier times. Langmans Bothy was a farm building which has had many uses in its time but perhaps its last use was for the farm workers. We decided to restore it into a separate, self contained cottage for a couple seeking the peace and tranquillity in this beautiful part of Devon. We care for and look after the property ourselves and do not rely on contractors or agents for any service and consequently we are always on hand to attend to any of your needs.

David Martin purchased this barn in 2002

Why David Martin chose Kingsbridge

Having spent holidays in this area for years we decided to settle here permanently. The Bothy was perfect for conversion into holiday accommodation. West Buckland is in a peaceful valley but very close to the beautiful beach and estuary at Bantham, and also good golf courses at Thurlestone and Bigbury.

What makes this barn unique

Peace and quiet, convenient access to the beaches and messing about in boats. Walking, both coastal and inland, is a must. We also enjoy playing tennis at Thurlestone. The Thurlestone Hotel has all the amenities of a good hotel, including and excellent restaurant, good bar, hairdresser and beautician.

Guestbook comments from the owner

4 July 2014 - "Exceptional cottage, lovely situation, very peaceful, terrific holiday - perfect."

1 July 2014 - "We couldn't have asked for a lovlier place. Peace and quiet."

9 June 2014 - A lovely, lovely place. I loved the kitchen in the cupboard. The lovely touches - the flowers - the breakfast, the bits and bobs - a great touch"
Jan 2012
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Kingsbridge Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with one double bed and with plenty of storage space. Has underfloor heating.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Notes on accommodation: Laundry and ironing facilities are available in our laundry room which is attached to our house but which has its own access. Outside: Two outside chairs, cushions, a table and sun umbrella are provided on a terrace overlooking our garden. Utility Room: Guests have access to our laundry room which has a washing machine, tumble dryer and double sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are supplied and changed weekly. Guests clean whilst in residence but there is no need for them to clean the property at the end of their stay, although we would like it to be left in a tidy state.


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A quiet, sheltered sun trap in West Buckland. Only 15 minutes walk to the beach
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 18 reviews

Clean, quality and cosy.

  • 4 of 5

Within walking distance of lovely beeches, glorious countryside and characterful pubs.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay in West Buckland

  • 5 of 5

Truly delightful bolt hole. Beautifully appointed accommodation with a really peaceful sunny terrace overlooking nothing but trees and hills! Fantastic to be able to walk from the door to the coast path. Thank you Anna and David.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to you both for staying with us. you were delightful guests and we would love to see you again. Anna and David
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Great base to explore Devon

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Langman's Bothy. Nice setting and within walking distance of The Sloop in Bantham, the beach and the village store (enjoy breakfast with view of the estuary). Great base from which to explore south Devon. Very comfortable accommodation. We plan to visit again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great little weekend bolt hole

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property if you are going away for weekend or week and you don't plan to stay in much. Property is small but adequate for 2 people and has everything you need. No cooker only microwave and hob but we didn't plan to eat at home so not an issue. Well decorated and maintained and walkable to a few pubs. It's a i40 mins walk to the lovely Thurlestine beach but lovely walk along coastal path. Will come again and would recommend to others and great they take a dog too. Was just perfect for what we wanted.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We do appreciate that the cooking facilities are limited by the space available , but just one small correction in that the oven is a combination oven which can be used as a microwave or a conventional oven.
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Peaceful hideaway, amazing views and fantastic facilities. Lovely little extras from the owners too

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location for a quiet getaway but close enough to amenities and beaches that you don't need to spend hours in the car getting places. Plenty to do in the local area.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A well equipped facility in a perfect location with access to walk or drive to a beach

  • 4 of 5

A lovely short break that included our dog , there is limited access to exercise at accommodation .

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice and thoughtful review. Your point about space to exercise a dog is fair but we have small grandchildren who play in our small garden.
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Bantham Beach is our closest beach and is about 15 minutes walk away. There is a lifeguard on duty and the beach is kept clean by the Evans' Estate. Surfing, paddle boarding, kite surfing and boogie boarding are popular here.

There are also very good beaches at Thurlestone about 20 to 25 minutes' walk away and only a few minutes by car.

The South West Coast path is easily accessed at Bantham or Thurlestone..


The nearest train station is Totnes from which a bus will take you to Kingsbridge, from where you have to get a taxi. But the easiest form of transport is by car.


We are 4 miles from Kingsbridge which is our nearest town. Salcombe is 9 miles away and Totnes 14 miles. Plymouth is about 40 minutes drive away, and you can drive the edge of Dartmoor in about half an hour.

Further Details:

At Bantham there is The Sloop Inn and also a shop which is open in the summer.

At Thurlestone there is the Village Inn, Thurlestone Hotel and excellent shop and post office open everyday all the year round.

Sailing at Bantham and Salcombe.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking to be made by email or telephone. The booking will confirmed on receipt of a deposit for 25% of the total price. The balance is payable within four weeks of arrival.

Changeover Day:
No specific day. Arrivals after 2pm and departure by 10am unless otherwise agreed.

Notes on prices:
There is no specific changeover day.
The following variations apply to the standard pricing.

The following variations to the one night and weekly rates above apply:

1 Jan 2016 to 28 Feb 2016 - 1 night £80
- 2 or 3 nights £65 per night.
- 4 to 6 nights £60 per night

1 Mar 2016 to 31 May 2016 - 1 night £85
- 2 or 3 nights £70 per night
- 4 to 6 nights £65 per night

1 Jun 2015 to 30 Jun 2015 - 1 night £90
- 2 or 3 nights £75 per night
- 4 to 6 nights £70 per night

1 Sep 2015 to 30 Sep 2015 - 1 night £85
- 2 or 3 nights £70 per night
- 4 to 6 nights £65 per night

1 Oct 2015 to 31 Dec 2015 - 1 night £80
- 2 or 3 nights £65 per night
- 4 to 6 nights £60 per night

Christmas and Easter - minimum stay of 4 nights

All bookings include ingredients for you to make your own continental style breakfast for your first morning. Thereafter it is self catering.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.