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Family And Dog Friendly With Fabulous Unrestricted 180 Sea Views - Little Byfield - upper apartment

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Little Byfield - upper apartment

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.

About the property


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.

Isabelle McKenzie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2017

About Isabelle McKenzie

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

Why Isabelle McKenzie chose South Hams

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.

What makes this apartment unique

Fabulous 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

Guestbook comments from the owner

"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
Apr 2015
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Booking Notes:
Change over day is Saturday. £100 security deposit. £200 initial payment. Balance due 3 weeks before start of holiday. £25 surcharge for dogs. Cost of outgoing calls deducted from the security deposit (passed through at cost). Deposit usually returned within 3 business days after checkout.

Changeover Day:
Saturday during summer season. Thursday during winter season.


Kingsbridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Toilet 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Power shower over bath. Also washing machine
    Toilet 1 - toilet , Ensuite to master bedroom
  • Family bathroom has power shower over bath, toilet, basin and washing machine. En suite toilet to master bedroom Separate toilet by front door
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Either superking or 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Full single sized bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , King sized bed and ensuite toilet. Lots of storage
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious master bedroom has king-sized bed & en suite toilet, sea views. Hairdryer. Bedroom two has zip link twin beds which can be set as super-king bed, sea views Bedroom three has full sized bunk beds, travel cot and selection of children's toys (brio and duplo).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Dogs welcome. Dogs allowed in second bedroom (with zip link superking bed) and on furniture (throws for bed and furniture provided). Secure garden for your dog to enjoy. All Thurlestone beaches DON'T have dog restrictions. To discuss your pets holiday requirements, please contact us. Outside: Private walled upper and lower gardens. The upper garden has a barbeque stand where you can use a disposable barbeque (f. Wooden table and chairs for 6 people. Lower garden is lawn and mature shrubs with a bench with sea view. Off road parking for two cars. Utility Room: Washing machine located in family bathroom Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding, linen and towels (bath, hand towels, bath mat & tea towels) are provided (excluding beach towels and travel cot bedding). Change of linen and clean can be provided on request for stays longer than one week. Other: Dining room with seating for 6 plus high chair and booster chair. Lovely views over the sea. House has oil fired central heating. Telephone accepts incoming and outgoing calls. Outgoing calls deducted from security deposit at cost.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Little Byfield - upper apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

Great second stay

  • 5 of 5
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One of our very favourite places to stay. Great apartment in a beautiful setting. Fabulous dog friendly beaches nearby too. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Cosy, comfy with stunning views

  • 5 of 5
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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.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Amazing home from home with fab sea views!

  • 5 of 5
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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!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little Byfield

  • 5 of 5
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Wonderful place, very comfortable and great that we could take our 3 spaniels

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Location Location!

  • 5 of 5
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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

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5
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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

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Village Inn Thurlestone
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.1 Kilometres
Thurlestone Golf Club
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Village Inn
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
5 mins walk
Car: recommended


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.

Further Details:

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.


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