|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Upper apartment with stunning sea views and own private gardens. Sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms, this spacious apartment boasts incredible sea views from most of the rooms. Large living room with open fire. Dining room and large kitchen. Large enclosed gardens. Unlimited dogs welcome.
Little Byfield and Lower Byfield are the only apartments within a large detached house, each with their own private enclosed gardens and car parking. Located in the exclusive Yarmar Estate, Thurlestone, they are a 5 minute walk to the beach and less to the village centre with shop and dog friendly pub. Yet, situated on a private road, it is a quiet location with breathtaking views. Both apartments have 3 bedrooms (Little Byfield sleeps 6 and Lower Byfield sleeps 7); and generous living space (see detailed description for each). Each has a fully equipped kitchen if you wish to eat in and both have outside eating areas for sunny days. Large living rooms, unlimited wifi, DVDs to borrow. A real home from home. Little Byfield has unrestricted panoramic sea views over Thurlestone Rock and Bolt Tail with dual aspect windows in the living room. Lower Byfield also has a sea view, but it is more restricted.
This is our childhood holiday home. We think it is the most special place in the whole world and love to share it with others.
Isabelle McKenzie purchased this apartment in 1977
Our holiday home from when we were little. Our parents bought the apartment to give us a special place to holiday. All our holidays were spent here and we were even married here. Perfect place for children with wonderful beaches. Fantastic for walking with amazing walks along the coastal path which joins at the end of the road. Close to the village centre with a great pub and local shop - yet quiet with incredible sea views.
Very easy access to the beach
Coastal path access at end of the road
Private road with little traffic
Near golf & tennis (Thurlestone Golf course ranked 64 out of top 100 courses in UK)
Area of outstanding natural beauty
"We have just returned home from a great break at your fantastic property in Thurlestone. We all enjoyed our time there and everyone we spoke to locally were so friendly. We visited the beaches every day and your direction instructions were great as was the itinerary." Miller Family
Booked for our short honeymoom break with our 3 mutts. We had a wonderful time and our only criticism is we didn't want to leave. Perfect get away from it all location and arrived to find a bottle of wine and doggy treats. So thoughtful. Planning going back next year for longer.
We had a great holiday here, lovely to have the open fire to make it nice and cosy in the evening, the views are to die for, very doggie friendly treats bowls toys etc etc! The property is equipped with everything you need, great coastal walks just a stones throw away and u don't even need to go near a road! We will def come back!
Wonderful place, very comfortable and great that we could take our 3 spaniels
What a fabulous place to stay " Little Byfield" with Amazing views from almost every room in the place. Little Byfield is located on a quiet private road, with beautiful beaches (5mins) and lots of beautiful coastal paths almost from the doorstep. We enjoyed the window seats with views across the bay. The living area is very light with big Windows throughout, big comfortable beds, a lovely Balcony from the lounge to sit and enjoy the sunshine or just watch the ever changing view of the bay, the heating keeps everywhere warm & cosy and everything you need is at hand in the kitchen, we cooked some days and enjoyed sitting on the well sheltered patio ( with full Sun even in October) at lunchtime.
The coastal walks are wonderful in both directions. The walk to Hope cove is lovely and if you go a little further along the coastal path to Bolt Tail (when you reach the top you are standing on the furthest point you can see from the house) and its a Breathtaking view.
On the way back you could stop at the Hope & Anchor for lunch (we can recommend their award wining fish & Chips) Walking to Bantham in the opposite direction gives you marvelous views of Burgh island and Bigbury on sea. Another place well worth a visit, walk to the island at low tide or take the sea tractor. The Venus cafe at Bigbury sell fabulous Pasties and snacks. You can sit and watch the surfers and boats from here.
We had two dogs with us and they were also well catered for with their own towels and doggie treats. There are doggie poo bags, spare leads a bowls too if you want to use them. They are even allowed to sleep on the super king size bed! when using the throws provided, I had never slept in such a big bed!!
From the moment we enquired about " Little Byfield " to the moment we left to return home, Isabelle the owner answered our messages promptly. Isabelle also gave us lots of detailed information before we got there, which was invaluable.
We were even able to park the car on the drive when we arrived early, and leave it there while having lunch at the village lnn before returning later.
We would definitely recommend Little byfield to our family & friends or anyone who enjoys quiet, relaxing holidays with their pets in gorgeous surroundings either walking the public footpaths through lovely countryside or going to the dog friendly beaches and "good" dog friendly places to eat all within walking distance "Little Byfield" will be very hard to beat!
We will be back soon
This is my second visit to this property. As before, the house is perfectly cleaned and has everything you may need.
Stunning private location, a short walk to the nearest beach, shop and pub.
Many exciting walks to be found. The locals are friendly and willingly to share their beautiful village.
Since I was last here, some work has been done on the garden and provides a secure pleasant area to sit outside with dogs.
Can t wait for my next trip back south
Just returned from a stunning week at Little Byfield. The house was so comfortable and provided everything we could possibly need. Walks on the coastal path, a really nice local pub and really friendly fellow walkers. The gardens gave us a great place to grill and enjoy time with our dogs. But overall - the views from lounge, bedrooms and kitchen were incomparable. Would go back in a heartbeat.
Nearest beach, Yarmar, is a five minute walk through delightful pedestrian paths. Fantastic beach for children, it has rock pools to investigate and a stream to dam. Broadsands also 5 minute walk (has steep cliff path access). Bantham and South Milton Sands within 20-30 minute walk or short drive (10 mins with pay for parking) - both have coastguards in season. Bantham has surf school during summer holidays.
Golf: Thurlestone Golf Club (rated 64 in survey of top 100 golf clubs) is a 5 mins walk and accepts golfers with a handicap. It also offers lessons and has a pro shop. Other golf clubs in Dartmouth and Bigbury.
Tennis: Thurlestone Golf Club has hard and grass courts for hire and has regular tournaments. Courts can be hired by non members.
Spa: Thurlestone Hotel has a spa which can be used by non-residents. It includes a treatments suite. (5 mins walk)
Restaurants: village Inn (5 mins walk); Thurlestone Hotel has a range of restaurants from fine dining to casual (5mins walk); Beach hut at South Milton sands (20 mins walk/20 mins drive due to drinking inland to cross a river) casual dining specialising in sea food - need to book in peak season.
4 miles to Kingsbridge, 5 miles to Salcombe, 15 miles to Dartmoor, 17 miles to Plymouth.
National Trust properties with easy reach: Overbecks, Coleton Fishacre, Saltram, Cotehele, Lanhydrock and long stretches of local sections of S W coastal path.
English Heritage castles including Dartmouth Castle.
National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth. Pennywell Family Farm for children.
Many other family attractions close by including otter sanctuary, steam railway, Woodlands Amusement park with all weather activities.
Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan both within a day's excursion. Surf school at Bigbury. Board hire at Thurlestone Sands. Fantastic sailing at Salcombe. Excellent coastal and estuary bird-watching. Many great local restaurants and interesting shops in Kinsgbridge, Salcombe and around. Thurlestone is in delivery area for very good takeaway restaurants in Kingsbridge. Most supermarkets will deliver.