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Immaculate 3 Bed 3 Bath Holiday Home In Beautiful Gardens with Pizza Oven

Kingsbridge, Devon, UK
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Cottage in West Buckland, Nr. Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Peaceful Location 5 Mins To Bantham Beach, Pub & Shop And Thurlestone Village, Golf & Tennis

Grove Cottages is our family holiday home which we completely renovated for our personal use in 2008. The house is furnished with original art work and a mixture of modern and restored vintage furniture, it has a large private wooded garden which we have been returning to its former glory since 2004 including installing two large ponds. The cottage is conveniently located for Bantham beach and estuary where it is possible to go surfing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, fishing and 'rock pooling' in a wonderful unspoilt environment. Thurlestone is also very close and here you will find, golf, tennis, a hotel (for spa treatments, fine dining and cream teas), pub, Post Office and shop. Recent work commitments have made it impossible to use the cottage as much as we would like and so we have decided to make it available to others as we hate to see it sitting empty. Outside in the gardens there are two large patios furnished for outside eating with a gas BBQ, open fireplace and a big Jamie Oliver wood-fired pizza oven. Wifi is accessible throughout the cottage.

Our usual changeover day is Friday but we try to be flexible where possible


Ruth Hatton

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
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Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Ruth Hatton

Housewife from West London

Ruth Hatton purchased this House in 2001


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs Bedroom 1 with double bed and vanity unit Bedroom 2 with twin beds Downstairs Bedroom 3 with twin beds and ensuite shower room


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Shower room 1
      • Shower room 2
      • Toilet 1
      • Upstairs Shower room with power shower, vanity unit and WC Bathroom with bath/shower over, washbasin Separate WC Downstairs en-suite shower room to bedroom 4, with WC and vanity unit

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      This is a large room with a well furnished seating area comprising 2 big sofas and occasional chairs, wood burning stove and large TV (with Sky). At the opposite end to the TV there is study area with desk, music system and second wood burning stove
                    • Heating
                    • Telephone
                      WE use an honesty box to pay for phone calls - there is no mobile reception at the house.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Aga Neff double oven, induction hob, microwave and warming drawer Miele dishwasher Very well quipped with food processor, hand mixer etc Underfloor heating
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Samsung American style fridge freezer with filtered water dispenser and ice maker
                        • Stove


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Satellite / Cable


                                    • Golf
                                      Thurlestone Golf Club (5 mins). 100 year old course, according to Peter Allis it is reminiscent of Pebble Beach in Florida and one of his favourite courses Thurlestone Hotel (3 mins) - a fun 9 hole course good for beginners Bigbury Golf Club (15 mins). Fine coastal headland course with panoramic views of Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island Dartmouth Golf and Country Club (30 mins) Designed by Jeremy Pern with 2 exceptional golf courses, all built to USGA Championship specification Wrangaton (30 mins) Rugged moorland course with sheep grazing ! St Mellion Golf and country Club (40 mins) designed by Jack Nickalus with two European Tour courses including the recently-refurbished Kernow Course.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • bay/sound
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • playground
                                            • pond

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Notes on accommodation: Usual Changeover day is Friday, but this can be flexible. NB Christmas & New Year 2015/16 The changeover date between these 2 weeks will be Sunday, 27th December Sorry no pets and no smoking Outside: At the front of the cottage there is one acre of woodland gardens with two ponds (and a resident family of ducks), vegetable plot, pizza oven and a large patio with dining table and chairs. Part of this garden is wild with Woodpeckers, Buzzards, Nuthatches, Dunnocks and lots of other lovely woodland birds and there is a small stream running at the bottom. At the rear of the cottage the garden sits above the house and there is a big deck and terrace which are perfect for sitting out and watching the sun set. Once night falls, there is outside lighting and a fireplace ready to be lit so you can be warm while watching the shooting stars and satellites travel overhead. There is plenty of parking - to the side and in front of the cottage plus overflow spaces in the garden (well out of sight of the house !). There are sun loungers, dining tables and chairs in the garden so you can relax properly and eat outside, when the weather allows. Utility Room: The utility room is a brick building which used to be the village laundry, we still have the copper which is now used as a planter. Additional fridge freezer Washing machine Tumble drier Sink Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before and after your stay. All bedding (except for the cot) and bath towels are provided. For stays longer than one week the bed linen and towels will be changed on a weekly basis. Extra cleaning can be organised on request Other: TV Room/snug Upstairs is a second TV room, it has French doors overlooking the garden. Cot, high chair, stair gate available on request. Telephone is on an honesty box basis (there is no mobile reception at the cottage)

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

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

                                                              7 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Repeat stay as we loved it so much

                                                              Kate C.

                                                              Another lovely stay in this beautiful house. Weather wasn't as warm as last year so we didn't make as much use of the gardens although they were great with everything coming into flower. The gardens are on different levels with plenty of suntraps - just needed to be a few degrees warmer. Plenty to keep us occupied with walks along the headlands and visits to the local pubs- very steep hills and very dark at night so take torches!

                                                              Kitchen is wonderfully equipped and we enjoyed using the AGA for casseroles and roasts.

                                                              Love the peace and quiet.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return again next year - repeat visitors like you are a delight.


                                                              Clive B.

                                                              This is such a beautiful property in a glorious location.

                                                              We have stayed at many rental properties and this has to be the best equipped that we've found - wine and milk in the fridge, logs and kindling for the fire, more kitchen equipment than we own!

                                                              It was a delight to stay here - and Ruth was very helpful at all times.

                                                              Light, airy, spacious, amazingly well-appointed and beautifully located for Bantham and Thurlestone

                                                              Felicity H.

                                                              Couldn't have been better

                                                              Beautiful property in relaxing location. Every amenity provided. Cottage & grounds immaculate

                                                              Christine B.

                                                              We loved our stay here whilst attending a family wedding in nearby Kingsbridge & Bantham. After the wedding we stayed on for the rest of the week for a family break and to catch up with relatives living in Chillington. Our timetable was dictated by a 5 month old baby (& 48 hrs of Devon rain)so we didn't get out as much as we usually do and it was lovely to have a spacious cottage for 5 adults and the gardens too. A recommended walk for all abilities is from the cottage to Thurlestone and along the costal path through the golf course to Bantham beach which was about 90 minutes with lovely views and an ice cream or tea/coffee at the outside cafe at Bantham before the final bit to home.

                                                              Grove Cottage West Buckland

                                                              Brian E.

                                                              Being a family party of 5 (ages 50 something to 86 ) this property offered everything we could have wished for. Immaculate in every sense of the word, both the cottage and the gardens were so thoughtfully created. The kitchen was so well equipped we'd challenge anyone not to find exactly the right utensils for the job. There was even an aga, on which we made the most wonderful casserole and jacket potatoes---m-m-m! Our weather was a little mixed but we did get to sit outside on several occasions, the quite was only broken by the sounds of the pheasants. We need to return to make pizza in the pizza oven. Perfect.

                                                              The area is stunning, so much to see and places to visit. We returned home feeling very happy, relaxed and planning our next trip to Devon.

                                                              Fabulous house in a fantastic location

                                                              Kate C.

                                                              We know the area well, having holiday'd here for many years. We love the peace and quiet in the valley.

                                                              The house is lovely, well furnished and plenty of space. We particularly loved the light and airy kitchen.

                                                              The gardens are fantastic and we were fortunate to have a perfect week weatherwise to enjoy all levels of it chasing the sun.

                                                              We will be back as its our new favourite house


                                                              Kingsbridge, Devon, UK

                                                              Coast/Beach: 5 minute drive to Bantham Beach - beautiful unspoilt beach with great surfing (lessons available), sailing (on the estuary behind) , kayak, paddle board hire available too. Panoramic views over Bigbury Bay and the famous Burgh Island. The 'Gastrobus' in the car park serves great locally sourced food till 5pm every day in the summer South Milton Sands 10 mins by car, overlook Thurlestone rock, Beach House Cafe Bigbury Beach 20 mins by car - surf/paddle board school, Venus Cafe Travel: Nearest Airports - Plymouth (40 mins), Exeter (1 hour). 3.5 hours drive from Heathrow and Gatwick 1 hour from Plymouth Docks Car essential Nearest train station - Totnes, 30 mins away Distances: Bantham 0.7 miles Thurlestone 0.7 miles Kingsbridge 5 miles Salcombe 8 miles Totnes 16 miles Dartmouth 17 miles Plymouth 20 miles Exeter 41 miles Further Details: Thurlestone village is a five minute drive away. At Thurlestone you will find the hotel (complete with spa), pub, village shop/post office selling lovely local strawberries in the summer and the Golf Club which has hard and grass tennis courts as well as a great 18 hole course containing Peter Allis' favourite hole. Bigbury Golf Course is 15 minutes West of the cottage. 15 minutes away (by car) is the market town of Kingsbridge. The sailing centres of Salcombe and Dartmouth are 15 and 30 minutes away. Totnes, the 'alternative' capital of England is about 1/2 an hour away as is the Riverford Fram organic shop/cafe at Flete. Within an hour's drive is Dartmoor (great for country pubs and walking and Plymouth - Saltram House, Plymouth Hoe, ten pin bowling, multi screen cinemas etc. Woodlands amusement park is on the way to Dartmouth, it's a great family day out for the younger family. All of these towns/villages have great one-off shops which sell the fantastic local produce - organic meat and veggies plus superb eggs and dairy produce, bakeries selling bread, cakes, pasties, pies and quiches that take you back in time to the days before everything was smothered in plastic. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants serving good food but it is also very easy to eat extremely well at home - in Kingsbridge the bakery at the bottom of Fore Street sells possibly the best scotch eggs on the planet, the fish shop has some of the finest smoked salmon we have ever tasted and the beef fillet from the butchers is second to none, and that's before you have moved onto the bacon, sausages, scones and pasties...Plus a trip to the Reel Cinema in Kingsbridge is a 'must do'

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Changeover Day: Friday changeover day, but this can be flexible - for Christmas and New Year 2015/16, the changeover date between these two weeks will be Sunday the 27th December Notes on prices: All prices are for 1 week's full occupancy, bed linen (except for the cot) and towels included

                                                              7 Reviews
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