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UNINTERRUPTED S./S.W. SEA VIEWS MODERN VERY COMFORTABLE PEACEFUL PRIVATE CHALET

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Property
chalet
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
0
Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

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Down Thomas Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Bovisand, Down Thomas, near Plymouth, DEVON PL9 0AE - BEAUTIFUL QUIET SUNNY LOCATION, JUST MOMENTS FROM A PRIVATE BEACH AND THE SOUTH WEST COAST PATH

This private, peaceful self-catering chalet is in an elevated position capturing the sun all day. It has the most wonderful uninterupted views of the sea and sunsets which can be enjoyed from either inside or outside.

The private beach is a few minutes walk down the coast path.

The chalet is ideally situated if you want to walk the beautiful South West Coast path; explore Devon, Cornwall, Dartmoor or any other numerous local beaches / estuaries or just sit quietly and watch the changing moods of the sea.

The local beaches are ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing off the rocks, spear fishing or playing in the flat sand when the tide is out.

There is a small lawn and seating area at the front of the property and a large sunny private patio to the side. Outside tables, chairs and two sun loungers are provided.

The property has recently been decorated and freshly furnished to a very high standard.

Allocated parking [for one car] is approx. forty meters from the door. A gentle slope takes you to the door but there is one step at the doorway.

Bovisand Park is set in 27 acres to the east of Plymouth Sound. It is a privately owned park which leases the adjacent beaches from the Duchy of Cornwall...these beaches are dog free but the larger public beach to west of the park [but not in the park] isn't. The gates to the park are locked at night but a key will be provided. The S.W. coast path runs through the estate. The estate boundaries are encompassed by the sea to the south / south west and fields. The park is not a commercial holiday park but it does offer a small shop [for essentials] and a charming licensed restaurant / tea room which is open all year and will open for evening meals on some nights in the summer. Booking is recommended.

The village of Down Thomas provides a village store and an excellent pub for eating out. It is within walking distance but only for the fairly fit....a steady climb along a footpath from the western end of the park.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
KIM THOMSON
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016
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About KIM THOMSON

I have lived in Devon for most of my adult life and always feel blessed to have been able to raise my three children in such a beautiful place. We all love the sea and when we can't be "in it" or "on it" because of the weather, we enjoy walking on any of the beautiful beaches or estuaries in the area.

KIM THOMSON purchased this chalet in 2012

Why KIM THOMSON chose South Hams

We fell in love with Bovisand on our first visit and were very fortunate that the chalet we particularly wanted became available at the right time for us.

The sea views are stunning, access is easy and the location peaceful with lots of private sunny outside space.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet sits on an elevated position looking out across the sea to Cornwall....with no buildings or trees to interrupt the view. The boating activity within Plymouth Sound and either side of the Breakwater offers constant entertainment, and the evening sunsets over Cornwall are fabulous.

Seals have occasionaly been seen in the sea below the chalet and many visitors have enjoyed watching the beautiful gannets dive into the water to feed off sand eels.

The chalet also benefits from its south/south west orientation which gives it full sun from morning to nightfall.

Unlike many other chalets we have a very large private patio area which is perfect for sunbathing, alfresco eating / drinking, or just enjoying the view.

Last year we completely redecorated the chalet so that it looks fresh but still very comfortable.

Easy access to the property is via a short gentle slope from its allocated parking space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kim

It was perfect thank you

Jo
Apr 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

UNINTERRUPTED S./S.W. SEA VIEWS MODERN VERY COMFORTABLE PEACEFUL PRIVATE CHALET
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 31 reviews
5

Ideal holiday position with great facilities,

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay in a very well equiped chalet in a lovely position. The views over the Sound & breakwater are ever changing in the Autumn light. The chalet itself was immaculate with all the services needed. It is excellent for interesting walks or drives to the Devon coast. We visited Buckland Abbey, home of Sir Francis Drake, almost seeing him sailing out of the Hoe to beat up the Spanish Armada! Also Dartmoor, Horrabridge airfiled tea rooms & Widdecombe.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian, Rosemary and Alister, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a kind review for me. Hopefully see you again soon. Kim
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5

Excellent. Peaceful & pristine

  • 5 of 5

Lovely chalet, great for watching the boats, relaxing, reading. Cliffedge cafe on next headland was very good. Ferry from Mount Batten to Barbican was a good way to visit Plymouth.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a kind review for me.
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5

Spotless - very comfortable chalet with everything provided that you could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

The view from the chalet over Plymouth Sound was second to none - every day there was something different going on - made my day when I spotted the submarine - we spotted divers just below the chalet several days in a row and discovered that they had found cannonballs!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this kind review for me. I hope to meet you should you come back to Bovisand again one day.
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5

Faultless ! 2nd visit and hopefully many more to come

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here before. Beautiful place that feels like home. I really can't fault anything and I'm very picky normally. I picked this over any abroad trip and don't regret it one bit. There's a reason why it's always booked !!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James thank you so much for your extremely kind review.
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5

A must!

  • 5 of 5

The views from the chalet are spectacular and neither words, nor pictures, can do them justice. The chalet itself is lovely. It is clean, tidy and very comfortable. Kim was there to meet us when we arrived and made us feel very welcome. There is plenty to do within reasonable travelling distance and I would definitely stay here again in the future.

Thank you Kim for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. I look forward to seeing you again if you decide to have another holiday at Bovisand. Best wishes Kim
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

What I loved about this chalet was the position, it is on the end so it gives you privacy to have a good sunbath!

The chalet itself had everything we wanted and needed, and was a home from home.

The view is breath-taking!

You have the best of both worlds, you don't have to use your car, costal walks provide stunning views, 2 pubs are within

walking distance and both provide good meals and real ale.

Longer coastal walks mean you are able to catch the ferry from Mount Batten to the Barbican in Plymouth or the other way to Wembury.

If you fancy a drive it is a short drive into Cornwall, Dartmoor and easy to explore Devon.

The whole park is very quite in the evenings so perfect for watching the sun go down with a pint.

Will defiantly be going again..

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Bovisand and thank you very much for your kind review. I look forward to seeing you again one day.
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Map

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The park leases the adjacent sandy beach from the Duchy of Cornwall. Dogs are not allowed on this beach. Access to the beach is down a short path and steps cut into the cliff face. A few moments walk from the chalet.

Just outside the parks western entrance is another larger sandy beach. Still within easy walking distance of the chalet. Dogs are allowed on this beach.

Travel:

Use of a car is recommended for obtaining groceries etc.

Plymouth train station - 6.5 miles

Plymouth cross channel ferry port - 7 miles

Plymouth coach station - 6 miles

Plymouth city centre - 5 miles

Plymouth Hoe / Barbican - 5 miles

Exeter - 45 miles

Distances:

Down Thomas - 1 mile

Langdon Court Hotel - celebratory meal out/booking essential- 2 miles

Salcombe - 24 miles

Looe - 29 miles

Dartmouth - 29 miles

Eden project - 44 miles

Padstow - 54 miles

National Marine Aquarium - 5 miles

Plymouth Life Centre [Indoor sports- 50 meter pool]- 5 miles

Plymouth Pavillions [ice skating, water slides etc] - 5 miles

Vue cinema, ten pin bowling - 5 miles

Royal William Yard-[old royal navy vitlyn yard]- selection of restaurants - 6 miles

Further Details:

Grocery shops - basics from village store at Down Thomas or the shop within Bovisand park. Mini supermarket at the petrol station at Staddiscombe 2.5 miles.

Supermarkets Morrisons/Aldi etc]can be found at Plymstock - 5 miles

Rates & Availability

Down Thomas Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Dec 3rd-9th
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$629
 
 
Dec 10th-16th
Dec 10 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$629
 
 
Dec 17th-23rd
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$629
 
 
Dec 24th-30th
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$692
 
 
Dec 31st -Jan 6th
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$718
 
 
March 4th-24th
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$598
 
 
March 25th-31st
Mar 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$598
 
 
April 1st-7th
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
$598
 
 
April 8th-14th
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
$598
 
 
April 15th 21st
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$598
 
 
April 22nd-28th
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$573
 
 
April 29th-May
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$661
 
 
May 6th - 12th
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$661
 
 
May 13th -19th
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$661
 
 
May 20th-26th
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$661
 
 
May 27th-June 2nd
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
$768
 
 
June 3rd-9th
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$730
 
 
June 10th-16th
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$730
 
 
June 17th-23rd
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$730
 
 
June 24th-30th
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$730
 
 
July1st-7th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$787
 
 
July 8th-14th
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$787
 
 
July 15th -21st
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$787
 
 
July 22nd -Sept 1st
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$843
 
 
Sept 2nd- 29th
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$787
 
 
Sept 30th-Oct 20th
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$705
 
 
Oct 21st-27th
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$768
 
 
Oct 28th-Nov3rd
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$692
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total cost at time of booking, with the balance due by 3 weeks prior to the arrival date.
If the balance is not received by the 3 week point then the booking will be cancelled and the deposit retained.
Bookings made within 3 weeks of arrival date require full payment.
Cancellation within the 3 week point will attract no refund.
If the chalet becomes unavailable [eg fire / flood] all monies received will be refunded and no further liability accepted.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible until adjacent bookings are made. Departure at 10:30am please [unless otherwise agreed].
Arrival 3pm unless otherwise agreed.

Notes on prices:
Minimum stays of two nights will be charged at £80 per night depending on the time of year. Short stays can only be booked three days in advance in high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Down Thomas Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Double bedroom plus a Double sofa bed in lounge. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with 1 double bed. Lounge with a pull out double sofa bed... additional 2 seater sofa at far end of lounge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Heating is provided by night storage heaters and additional electric heaters in the lounge and bedroom. No extra charge for electricity. We regret that pets cannot be accepted. Smoking is not permitted within the building. Outside: To the front [seaward] side of the chalet is a small lawn, paved area and seating for two people. This can be accessed from the patio doors or other larger patio. To the side of the chalet is a large private paved patio. Large wooden gates open out to provide an expansive view of the sea looking out over Plymouths Breakwater and beyond to Cornwall. This patio is walled on all sides apart from the seaward side so is sheltered from most winds. Outside dining table, four chairs and two sun loungers are provided....along with binoculars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and tea towels are provided. Bathroom towels and beach towels are NOT provided. Cleaning and linen change will be provided after one weeks use or subject to requirements.

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