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House With Sea Views And Sunny Aspect

Kingsbridge, Devon, UK
  • House4000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sea view, sunny house in Thurlestone, S Devon.

An exceptionally attractive, light and airy house at the end of a private drive. In a very quiet but central position in this picturesque village in the South Hams, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All modern facilities and furnishings are to a very high standard, including central heating and hot water. Good sized safe garden, mostly lawn. Faces south from suntrap terrace across fields and wetlands (preserved wild life sanctuary) with views to golf course, sea, and Bolt Tail (National Trust). 5 minutes walk to the beaches, coves, golf course, tennis courts, village shop / post office, pub, bird-watching. Within 10 / 15 minutes drive for sailing, water sports, boat-hire and fishing at Salcombe, surfing at Bantham, cliff walks at Bolt Head and Burgh Island, horse-riding. 45 minutes drive to Dartmoor for trekking, horse-riding, walking.


Roger Wood

Member Since 2013
Response time:
within a few days
english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 02, 2018
About Roger Wood

Little Egret has been our holiday home for over 15 years. For 30 years we rented houses in Thurlestone and Salcombe for our family holidays. We have 3 children in their 40s, who between them have 8 children and a yellow Labrador, and we have 2 black Labradors. So the house is well used throughout the year and is arranged so that it is very comfortable and simple to run. An added attraction for us is that we have a number of friends who live locally. My wife and I stay every month throughout the year as we value the quieter periods outside school holidays to unwind, walk the Labradors along the cliff and beaches, play golf, sail, and eat well.

Roger Wood purchased this House in 2002

Why Roger Wood chose Thurlestone

We bought it because we wanted sea views without being exposed to strong winds, a few minutes walk to the beaches, the best weather in the UK, and easy access from our home in Surrey. Our family has holidayed in both Salcombe and Thurlestone for 40+ years because the South Hams has beautiful unspoilt beaches, cliffs, estuaries, rolling countryside, and Dartmoor is on its doorstep. The South Hams has its own micro climate which is often so much warmer and sunnier than the rest of England. Initially the crowds of Salcombe had some appeal to us. But we have matured to Thurlestone (15 minutes away) so that we benefit from a lovely village by the sea without crowds.

What makes this House unique

Originally our very young and then teenage children fell in love with the variety of seaside things to do. They are now 30 & 40 year olds who love the house and the area so much that their children can't get enough of family holidays at Little Egret. There is always so much to do being 5 mins walk to beaches, surfing, golf, tennis, village pub and shop, and within a short drive of everywhere in the South Hams and Dartmoor. Good restaurants and pubs abound. Historical places of interest and childrens places of entertainment are within short distances. Compared with more restricted holiday lets, we offer a fully equipped house, with space and relaxation for two large families or four couples, sea views from the terrace and most rooms, and an enclosed, safe garden for children and dogs.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        2 twin/ single, cot if required
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, cot if required
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, cot if required
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, 2 child bed, child beds are bunk beds
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds, balcony; Bedroom 2 with twin beds, balcony; Bedroom 3 with twin beds; Bedroom 4 with 2 single beds, and 2 bunk beds. 2 cots available. TV sockets.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, WC, heated towel rail, shaver points; Bathroom 2 with bath/shower over, WC, heated towel rail, shaver points.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Village


            • Family
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Fireplace
                      open Jetmaster log fireplace in sitting room. Plenty of logs available.
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      fast wifi and cable
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Spacious, south and west facing room with open, log fireplace, TV, DVD, and video player, door to south terrace.
                    • Parking
                      3-4 cars
                    • Telephone
                      incoming only
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Well-equipped with modern equipment including cooker, hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, micro-wave.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  plenty of local books on walks, OS maps, places of interest, family attractions, what and where to go. Fiction and nonfiction, & reference books.
                                • DVD Player
                                  in sitting room
                                • Games
                                  in sitting room box
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  both wifi and cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  one in each of sitting room, morning room, & study
                                • Video Library
                                  in study


                                    • Balcony
                                      Two bedrooms have balconies with sea views.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      South facing terrace with garden table, chairs, loungers, and BBQ.
                                    • Golf
                                      Thurlestone Golf Club - 5 minutes walk; championship seaside course being a mix of links and cliff-top terrain. Offers 18-holes, 6200-yards and is a very fair par 71. The Course offers rewarding and spectacular views with each hole providing a different challenge - reminiscent of Pebble Beach. Thurlestone Hotel 9 hole course adjoins the property; very useful for beginners (no handicap required). Bigbury Golf Club - 20 minutes drive to a challenging yet forgiving coastal golf course offering 18 holes, 6000 yards and is a very fair par 70. There are stunning views in all directions: Dartmoor to the north, Burgh Island to the west, and on the eastern flank, Bantham Beach and the winding River Avon. Dartmouth Golf & Country Club - 35 minutes drive to 18 hole Championship golf course voted within the top 80 golf courses in Great Britain; and a 9 hole course. Also a superb health spa leisure suite. St Mellion Golf Club - 1 1/4 hours drive to play a challenging Jack Nicklaus course.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      approx 1/3 acre, mostly flat lawn with flower beds.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      at Thurlestone Golf Club


                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Accessibility and mobility features are specially constructed into the property in 2002. Wheelchair access ramp into front door. Garden is mostly level. South facing sitting room, morning room, kitchen have direct access onto terrace. Ground floor study could accommodate one of the single beds in bedroom 4.


                                            • bay/sound
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Notes on accommodation: Dramatically tall hall and bedrooms with ceilings into roof space. Telephone accepts incoming calls only. The rental includes heating, electricity, TV and Sky Sports / News (excludes any extra charges), bed linen, tea towels, cleaner at end of tenancy; but no bath or hand towels. No smoking house. Dogs are allowed with a refundable deposit, subject to any damage or breakage. Outside: South facing terrace with garden table, chairs, loungers, and BBQ. Lawn and shrubs all around house. Safe garden for children, mostly level. Dog fenced. Total property approx 1/3 acre. Utility Room: Equipment available: washing machine, tumble dryer, and boiler Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen included; property cleaned once a week when linen is changed. Towels not included. Other: Good family sized, south facing sitting room & dining/morning room with doors to terrace and open plan to kitchen. Study with door to garden. Very spacious hall into roof-space with cloakroom / WC. Landing with airing cupboard and immersion heater.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              2 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A1 house and location

                                                              Vicki D.

                                                              Fabulous house. Really well equipped. Spacious comfortable spotles have visited many times and hopefully will be visiting many more. A real treat. Close to golf, tennis, beaches, pub, village shop. Great dog walks. What's not to like

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Spotless we hope! This family have stayed many years.

                                                              Perfect Christmas getaway

                                                              Virginia M.

                                                              Just spent 4 days in Thurlestone over the Christmas period. House is wonderful and the photos here don’t do it justice. Spotlessly clean, comfy beds, and the one of the best equipped kitchens I’ve come across. Christmas Dinner was eaten in The Village Inn and was excellent. Really quiet and peaceful, and only about 500 yds to walk to the sea. The owners were very helpful and even put out a few Xmas decorations for our stay. We will be back, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you. We keep the house very comfortable. We always speak to our visitors in advance to recommend places to visit, etc, to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. Roger & Tammy


                                                              Kingsbridge, Devon, UK

                                                              Coast/Beach: 5 minutes walk to Thurlestone beaches and Thurlestone Sands - a mixture of sandy coves and long sandy bays. 15 minutes drive to Salcombe estuary - a haven for sailing, swimming, water skiing, fishing, scuba-diving (including dozens of wrecks). A sizeable local shell fishing fleet exists, supplying fresh fish daily to local restaurants. 10 minutes drive to Bantham Bay - well-known for surfing, paddleboarding, kite surfing and windsurfing. Travel: One hour's drive to both Exeter and Plymouth airports. Use of car is essential. Distances: 10 minutes drive to Kingsbridge, the nearest town. 15 minutes to Salcombe. 45 minutes to Dartmouth, a good shopping town. 35 minutes to Totnes, with regular main line rail services to London and connecting locations for the whole of the UK. Numerous places of interest within 15-30 minutes drive to NT properties-Agatha Christies' home at Greenways; Flete House-home to a Barings banker; Burgh Island Art Deco decorated hotel and 15th century Pilchards Inn-crossing the bar by high-wheeltractor. Further Details: Village shop is 5 minutes walk for everyday items. Kingsbridge (10 mins drive) has good shops including supermarkets, banks, cinema. Salcombe and Dartmouth are recognised shoppers' paradise. Restaurants and very good pub restaurants and bar snacks abound - details are available in the house. Places of interest and leisure activities - details are available in the house.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Booking Notes: Telephone or email owner to confirm availability of requested dates and any special arrangements (e.g. more or less than the normal Friday to Friday weeks). 50% deposit is paid to confirm booking. Balance of payment is due 28 days before start of booking. A key to the house is sent with arrival and departure instructions. Written confirmation of bookings will be given. A refundable deposit of £100 (plus a further £100 if a dog is agreed) is required; refund subject to any charges for Housekeeping damage. Changeover Day: Normally Friday. Subject to other arrangements with owners. The house is available from 3.00 pm on Fridays. Guests are asked to leave by 11.00 am on the final day of their holiday to allow cleaners sufficient time to prepare for the next guests.

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                                                              Property # 8121293