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Cottage/Bungalow Thurlestone,Kingsbridge,South Devon.Sleeps 4.Sea Views,Gardens.Private Parking.Thurlestone has a Golf Club and Inn.Local Sandy Beaches
Commanding wonderful sea views, tucked away on the edge of the village you will find the tranquility of Peacehaven. The well equipped and comfortable two bedroom bungalow is set in mature well maintained gardens enveloped by magnificent views sweeping across the valley, capturing the Avon Estuary, Bantham Beach, Burgh Island and out to sea. An ideal retreat to explore the finest beaches and coastal footpaths of the South Hams, many within walking distance. The nearby picturesque towns of Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Dartmouth offer an array of shops and low key attractions. Thurlestone is a popular village with pretty thatched cottages, an old church and post office. The
Village Inn partially constructed from a stricken armada vessel draws an eclectic mix of local characters and visitors eager to sample the local ales. The village boasts one of the best hotels in Devon offering a restaurant, health spa and a 9 hole golf course open to non residents and a superb 18 hole links course.
The property is accessed from the private car-park via a short path. Entry may be made from both aspects.
Mrs J Sullivan
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 6, 2018
About Mrs J Sullivan
I live in the Midlands with my partner. I try to regularly visit Thurlestone,my favourite place in the South Hams, as often as commitments allow. The property has been in the family for over 35 years, during this time it has been the hub for fabulous family beach holidays. I have tried to make the bungalow comfortable, as it is so important to me that you enjoy your holiday. I have repeat visitors year after year with some visitors even settling on their retirement in the neighbourhood. I would say if you love nature and walking and peace and quiet you will love the South Hams.
Mrs J Sullivan purchased this Bungalow in 1972
Why Mrs J Sullivan chose Bantham
This property has it all really as it is tucked away in a corner of the village, but just a short stroll to the center of Thurlestone. Amazing views across the valley and out to sea. Shops in Kingsbridge have everything you need plus a lovely park. Wonderful walks on the South West Coastal path which can be accessed from the property. Superb choice of wonderful sandy beaches, many within a 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive. The house is fully equipped, comfortable beds, with a log burner for those cooler nights. The garden at the rear of the property is secure, with wood fencing on both sides and wire fencing at the end So this does not impair the wonderful view we have across the valley and out to sea, with Burgh Island being a central point. We have a private parking space outside our own garage.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Thurlestone is an ideal place to stay if you like Walking, Bird Watching, Beaches, Nature, Golf, Tennis etc. A central position to explore the South Hams, with Salcombe, Hope Cove, Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth amongst the many places for a great day out. The Bungalow provides a Welcome Book giving you all the information you will need to maximise your stay including a list of local eateries. In the Summer you may see fantastic sunsets, a perfect end after a day at the beach, sitting in the garden enjoying a G&T while the BBQ sizzles away and the sun goes down. I would not recommend the area to anyone who wants busy night life. Entertainment here is more a great chat whilst enjoying a good meal ! There are 2 local Pubs one in The Village with good food and occasional quiz nights and music nights but we provide loads of Games and Videos, DVD's for your use.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely bungalow in a great location
Our first visit to Peacehaven where we enjoyed a wonderful holiday - beyond our expectations, lovely cottage, great location, fabulous walks & local pubs, Judy makes sure everything runs smoothly and is very helpful with clear communications and useful information. We are looking forward to visiting again soon!
Wonderful property with excellent views
We had a really great week holidaying at this property. It is well equipped and very comfortable. We will definitely return.
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, so pleased to hear you were comfortable. Delighted to hear you will be back. Thank you
Impressive views and cosy
Amazing location. Lovely local pub. Well equipped (though important to note no towels or tea towels or cloths which is highlighted but would be nice to have them). Warm and cosy and comfortable. Really enjoyed the location and the view.
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. So pleased to hear you felt warm, cosy and comfortable throughout your weekend. Regarding the towels, we have found over the years that people prefer a slightly lower rental price and to bring their own towels and tea towels, so this is how we advertise.
We always provide an abundance of disposable cloths provided in the kitchen cupboard along with cleaning sponges and scourers. Should your personal preference be to have bath towels and kitchen towels supplied this can easily be organised incurring a small extra charge. I do hope we have the pleasure of you returning to Peacehaven, please let me know if the towel rental is a better option for you and we will get it arranged. Thanks again. Best wishes for the Festive Season.
Lovely week spent at Peacehaven, walked miles on the coastal paths. If you like peace an d tranquility in the fresh air this is the place to stay. Lovely home from home accommodation, lovely local people and plenty of good pubs to eat. Visit the new Ocean Reach restaurant food very good and coastal path walk. Love the village.
Thank you for taking time to review our property, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. The walks are fabulous in all seasons, the colours changing with the time of year.
I must check out the new Ocean Reach restaurant at Bolberry Down, I’ve not been up there for some years . Thanks Jan
A perfect stay .
The care and attention to detail in this property is everywhere. Decorated to a high standard with interesting ornaments . Spotlessly clean( and I am very fussy) Beautifully comfy bed and bed linen on the king size bed. The welcome cream tea that was left was a thoughtful bonus.
The outside is fabulous for the view, eating and drinking. The only let down was the grass needed cutting when we arrived and I pulled a few weeds ! but this didn't spoil it.
We know this area well . It's wonderful for walking, beaches, pubs and relaxing. Mrs Sullivan obviously cares a lot about this property. Thank you.
Thank you for taking the time to review Peacehaven. We are always grateful for these comments as it keeps us informed as to where we can improve. So pleased you found the property comfortable. The garden is maintained by a professional gardening company who cut the grass every fortnight during the summer. I will check with them why the grass was so long on your arrival. The reason may be due to the weather we have had which has perhaps delayed their visit. I do appreciate you pulling some weeds for me, even though I am at the property every 6 weeks maintaining the house and pulling weeds, they soon spring up in the gravel on the path and in the wonderful red soil.
Thank you for booking with us, I do hope we can welcome you back in the future.
Peacehaven, Thurlestone, Devon
Peacehaven lives up to its name, a beautiful bungalow set in one of the most picturesque and tranquil villages in Devon. We were so impressed with all the bungalow's gorgeous accessorised furnishings. An absolutely immaculate property with every thinkable item catered for to make your stay perfect. Stunning views which were equally as beautiful in all weather, we were so fortunate to see it in all its glory from "wall to wall" sunshine to being shrouded in sea mist and on the last night an hour display of lightening over the hills, amazing to watch, not to forget its crowning glory every night when the sun went down. The Village Inn pub is so welcoming with excellent quality and good value food. There are many walks to suit all ability, fantastic beaches that were dog friendly too, managed to get our 9 year old beagle to take her first paddle ever. So impressed with our holiday the first email I sent when I got back home was to enquire about a booking for next year. Thank you so much Mrs Sullivan for sharing this with us.
Thank you so much for this review, greatly appreciated. We have had the property in the family since the early 70's when my parents had the forsight to buy it after visiting friends in the village. The view has hardly changed over the years and we hope it never does. The property itself has, as we keep trying to improve where we can, maintaining a standard, and providing what we feel visitors require whilst on holiday.
Delighted you have booked for next year.
The choice of good beaches are excellent. Some very close to home and easily walked to. Some a few minutes in the car. Bantham beach is overlooked at a distance from the bungalow. This is easily driven to approx 3 minutes in the car up and down steep hills. Parking fees are applicable for the day. It is a beautiful white sand beach with life guards in the summer months. The tide ebbs to leave huge rock pools. Minimal catering facilities. Wc available in the car park.
Nearest airport is Bristol. Approx 80 miles. Nearest Port is Plymouth approx 16 miles. Nearest main train line,Totnes approx 12 miles. A car is essential.
Kingsbridge Approx 4 Miles
Salcombe Approx 6 Miles
Dartmouth Approx 11 Miles
Plymouth Approx 16 Miles
The surrounding areas have various attractions. Kingsbridge offers many restaurants including a Spanish tapas bar. Steak house, and an Indian restaurant. The leisure centre provides a varied programme of activities. Various banks, a launderette, cinema and supermarkets. Neighbouring village of South Milton has a fish restaurant on the beach. Slightly further away Salcombe boasts a huge choice of eateries, various ferries, sailing facilities, Overbecks gardens. Closer to home The Sloop at Bantham is great for good pub grub and in Bantham village a ferry service crossing the estuary to Cockle Ridge. Burgh Island reached by walking the causeway when the tide is out or using the sea tractor. The Pilchard Inn an old smugglers inn offers coffee and light bites but the art deco hotel is strictly residents only, however a walk to the top of the island rewards with fabulous views out to sea. Occasionally seals are present and it has been known for dolphins to be seen in the bay. Bantham is very popular with surfers and wind surfers. Privately owned, dogs are not allowed on the main section of beach May to September, However they are allowed to right side of the beach accessed by the dunes.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 25% of Weekly Tariff required as a Deposit payable to secure booking. Balance including security deposit payable 6 weeks prior to holiday commencement date. Conditions must be read and acknowledged on booking. Keys are posted by recorded delivery prior to the holiday.Dogs are allowed at our discretion, a charge is made of £35.00 per dog per week, maximum of 2 dogs. Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture. No children under 5 allowed. No smoking. Changeover Day: Changeover day Saturday. Arrival after 3.00pm departure by 10.00am. OUtT OF SEASON SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE: November and December, January and February except half term week. Minimum 2 night stay. Special prices 2 nights £199.00 for 4 people, £159.00 for 2 people. Special prices 3 nights £239.00 for 4 people, £199.00 for 2 people. Dogs £5.00 per dog per night Notes on prices: No Smoking Property Short Breaks Available in Low Season Bed linen provided. No Towels provided Dogs allowed at our discretion. £35.00 per dog per week max. of 2 dogs Deposit of 25% Tariff price payable on reservation Balance payable 6 weeks prior to holiday Security Deposit:- £100.00 Payable With Final Payment 6 Weeks Prior to Holiday Date. Prices may be subject to change.