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Cottage/Bungalow.Pet friendly.Garden.Wonderful Sea Views.Local Sandy Beaches.BBQ

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

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.

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Mrs J Sullivan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

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 cottage in 1972

Why Mrs J Sullivan chose South Hams

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 Kings bridge have everything you need plus a lovely park. Wonderful walks on the South West Coastal path from the property. Superb choice of beaches. The house is fully equipped, comfortable beds, with a log burner for those cooler nights.

What makes this cottage 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 likes Night Life! 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stunning Views

A Home From Home

Well Equipped Homely Property

We will be back
Feb 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Cottage/Bungalow.Pet friendly.Garden.Wonderful Sea Views.Local Sandy Beaches.BBQ
average rating of 4.882353 based on 35 reviews

Cosy seaside retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a great location within walking distance of Bantham, Thurlestone and South Milton beaches. The views from the garden towards Burgh Island are fantastic. We travelled with our two children and our dog, the house is quite small but never felt crowded. We loved how the owners had decorated, a real modern seaside feel. We stayed at the end of October so the wood burner was lovely in the evenings. The house is very well equipped the owners have been very thoughtful about providing a home from home. Would definitely recommend Peacehaven.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property.
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Superbly positioned bungalow with amazing coastal views

  • 5 of 5
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Our short break at Peacehaven did not disappoint. The property is extremely well equipped and was spotlessly clean. The views from the patio windows and the back garden are spectacular over Bantham and Burgh Island.

The South Hams area provides a wide variety of quality walking routes and there is little need to drive too far once you have arrived in Thurlestone. The property has an excellently equipped kitchen, so eating in is not a problem, though it is necessary to travel to Kingsbridge for a proper food shop. The local pub provides a good choice of food and is within easy walking distance. A ten minute drive gets you to Kingsbridge which has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from.

All in all we were very pleased with our four night stay and the weather was dry and mostly sunny. We will come back again sometime in the future and complete some more of the coastal path walks.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. The team work hard at keeping a standard so always grateful for encouragement. The nearest town is Kingsbridge for shopping however just outside Loddiswell there is a superb butchers and greengrocers, you can also have breakfast or lunch there too! Online shopping is also an idea with Waitrose, Tesco or Morrisons to choose from. Delighted to hear you would return, we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Fantastic location, with terrific views.

  • 5 of 5

The owner has gone to exceptional lengths to provide a great accommodation and cater for everything needed to have a great holiday in Devon. The wife and I love the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We try very hard to provide all that is needed to assist you in having a good holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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  • 5 of 5

We booked this holiday because of the amazing reviews previous visitors had written regarding the service, amazing views and location and we were not disappointed, our holiday was everything we wished for and more, Judy runs things very professionally and there is nothing that hasn't been thought of, even down to the gardens being maintained and our bed linen replaced during our two week stay, you certainly get the feeling Judy really cares about you having a wonderful holiday and we would love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you. You are quite correct, I do care about you having a good time and I am so glad it shows! We would be delighted to welcome you back. Thank you for choosing our property from the many.
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  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a week at Peacehaven. The bungalow is spotless, extremely comfortable and everything is top quality - even down to the bed linen! The view from the lounge is to die for - who needs a television! We, including our dog Lola, loved the sunny garden. We walked, easily, to Yarmer beach which is quiet and beautiful. We ate outside the Beach House at South Milton Sands (best burger I've ever had!), overlooking Thurlestone Rock-perfect. Cafe Asia Thai takeaway in Kingsbridge (who deliver) is also excellent food. Overall we had a fantastic holiday in superb accommodation, couldn't fault a single thing.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our home. Really delighted you found everything of a good quality, I treated myself to the bed linen which is worth it's cost as every launder it still comes out like new and I must admit I struggle to sleep now without 600 + thread count cotton bedding, so cooling on a hot day. Yarmer beach is one of my favourite, a lovely walk over the golf course or along the road at the side of the church and down onto the beach, enjoying a nose at all the millionaire's houses on route! Yarmer beach is, as you say always quiet and used mainly by locals or residents knowing how to get down to it. The Beach House at South Milton Sands is great for lunch or coffee after a walk. Although just a beach shack, the ambience when having meals in the evening is really different, a little expensive but lovely fresh fish. Thanks again for your review and I do hope we can welcome you back in the future.
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what a view!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a week at peacehaven celebrating our pearl wedding we took our dog diesel with us he loved the garden. The bungalow is relaxing & modern really comfy bed & very efficient shower everywhere is clean & appliances easy to use. Our booking went smoothly from start to finish excellent customer service. Our favourite day was a trip into Dartmouth used the park & ride then boat trip to Greenway national trust house the grounds are stunning, looking out from the battery we watched a seal out on the rocks. The village inn has amazing food & the staff are very friendly. Stokeley farm shop is worth stopping for lunch & shopping. We would highly recommend peacehaven & hope to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review our property. We are always very pleased to hear that our visitors are comfortable in our home, where our team work hard with us maintaining standards within the property so, your comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks too for the information about Greenway National Trust House in Dartmouth, i must try to get there on my next visit. We visited Overbecks in Salcombe last summer which also has splendid views across the bay of Salcombe and wonderful gardens. Stokeley Garden Centre found on the way to Dartmouth via Torcross is quite a place, a farm shop, selling everything really along with a cafe which houses a huge wood burning stove producing super pizza's amongst many other dishes. Thank you for choosing our home from the many........ great to hear you would like to return and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Village Inn
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Thurlestone Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Totnes Station
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Village Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles


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

Further Details:

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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 RATE 2
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 RATE 3
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 RATE 4
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 RATE 5
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 RATE 6
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 RATE 7
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 RATE 8
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Rate 12
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Rate 7
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Rate 9
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Rate 10
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Rate 9
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Rate 7
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Rate 11
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Rate 4
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $124
Pet Fee $43

Booking Notes:
1/3 rd 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.
Out of season short breaks available. Minimum 3 day stay. 70% charge of weekly tariff.
4 night stay 80% of weekly tariff

Notes on prices:
No Smoking Property
Short Breaks Available in Low Season
Minimum 3 Nights:- price 70% of Weekly Tariff
4 Nights:- price 80% of Weekly Tariff
Bed linen provided.
No Towels provided
Dogs allowed at our discretion. £35.00 per dog per week max. of 2 dogs
Deposit of 1/3 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Bantham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Fully Tiled Shower Room With White Wash Basin And Wc. Corner Set Circular Enclosed Shower Cubicle. Electric Shower. Bathroom Heater. Extractor Fan. Window To Rear Aspect
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size Bed: Fitted Wardrobe: Oak Furniture.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Single Beds, Wardrobe, Bedside Cabinet and Set of Drawers
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 2 front aspect, twin beds, free standing wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cupboard, stool Bedroom 1 rear aspect, kingsize bed, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers and 2 bedside drawer chests. Chair
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property has been in the family for many years and we try to maintain a homely feel with small personal touches. We provide a selection of board games, dvd films and BT You View. The garage houses the beach wind breaks and some beach chairs all of which you are welcome to use along with bats balls etc. The property offers an extremely comfortable stay. Beds and pillows are maintained with mattress / pillow protectors which are regularly laundered. Price includes electricity and bed linen. Towels are not provided. Dogs allowed at our discretion. Fee per Dog of £35.00 Maximum of 2 dogs.A Security Deposit of £100.00 is payable with final payment 6 weeks prior to date of holiday. Terms and conditions apply which must be read and acknowledged with deposit on booking. Due to facilities at the property no children under the age of 5 are accepted. Outside: The property has a front and rear garden. The front gated garden is accessed from the road and is set beyond a fenced communal village green. Two lawn sections divided by a path leading to the front door is fenced from the front but open to the neighbouring properties. Several mature bushes give a certain amount of privacy from the houses opposite. The front garden has a bench and coffee table to enjoy the morning sun. A washing line is provided on the front lawn. The rubbish disposal bins are sited at the front of the garden nearest the communal path. The rear garden has mature plants partially screening the one side and a fence screens the opposite side. The approach into the garden is open. A circular patio area with outdoor table and chairs, brick BBQ and a sun umbrella is available for use along with sun chairs and a wooden bench. The view from the patio area is super for watching the sunset. Automatic garden lights are sited to illuminate the pathway when approaching at night. Utility Room: Vacuum Cleaner. Clothes Airer, Coat Rack. Mops. Feather Duster. Floor Duster. Pegs. Cool Box. Umbrellas. Ruck Sack. Torch. Hot Water Bottles. First Aid Kit. Games. Cds. Dvds. Books. Electric Oil Heaters. Cushions For Outdoor Chairs. Bbq Equipment Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided. Towels/ Tea Towels are not provided. Electricity is included in the price. The property is cleaned at the end of the rental period. Free WiFi Other: Oak Floored Entrance Hall Leading To All Rooms. Intergrated Storage Areas. Free standing Oak Table With Drawers. Fuse Box. Leather And Oak Chair. Fire Extinguisher. Oak Framed Mirror

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