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Spacious flat with stunning views, set in 4 acres - family and dog friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed, 2 bath flat with stunning views, set in 4 acres of grounds

Our changeover days are either Thursday or Saturday so please enquire with us directly for availability for short breaks or longer stays. We are flexible in the off season.

A spacious first floor apartment with a master bedroom with en-suite (including whirlpool bath) and a second bedroom with a double bed. There is a separate shower room which includes washing and drying machines, toilet and basin. The lounge is spacious with fabulous views towards Thurlestone Sands, Thurlestone Rock and rolling countryside at the rear. There is a dining area with room to seat 6. The apartment building is set within around 4 acres of grounds, and includes dedicated car park.

Thurlestone is a pretty village with thatched homes, and village church. The flat is 5 minutes walk from the local pub, and also Thurlestone Village Store and Post Office. Four excellent beaches are all within walking distance.

It is great for dog walkers, with direct access to South West Coastal footpath and local dog friendly beaches.

The flat is located only 8 miles from Salcombe and 4 miles from Kingsbridge.

We are starting to take advance bookings for 2018 - please kindly enquire about our rates and availability if of interest.

More Details

Christopher Osborne
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Christopher Osborne

My wife, Sharon and I, have been holidaying in Thurlestone for the last 5 years or so. In the last 2 and half years we have been lucky enough to share this amazing location with our energetic daughter who absolutely loves visiting the local beaches.

Our flat is great for couples and families with children of all ages. We have accommodated the needs of families by providing a travel cot, high chair, monitors and toys based on our own experiences of renting holiday homes and have tried to think of everything to make life easier and enjoyable for you!

We hope you enjoy the flat as much as we do!

Christopher Osborne purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Christopher Osborne chose South Hams

The most relaxing location we have ever stayed in. Amazing views and great location. Fantastic for couples and families, golfers, bird watchers, walkers (we are literally on the door step of South West Coast path), surfers, paddleboarders, fisherman, or for those that purely wish to relax and take in the views.

What makes this apartment unique

Stunning views, quiet location in close proximity to four amazing beaches, village with local pub and great walks. Bantham beach has recently been voted one of the top 10 beaches in Europe and is described by Lonely Planet as “a true all-rounder, good for surfers, families and walkers.”


Kingsbridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Whirlpool bath
  • Ensuite bathroom includes whirlpool bath, with great views towards Burgh Island from the window. Shower room and toilet and basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Double bedroom (with travel cot)
  • Spacious master bedroom (kingsize double bed) with ensuite bathroom with whirlpool bath (and views towards Burgh Island). Fitted wardrobes, dressing table with mirror and side tables. Second bedroom with double bed and drawers. Double sofa bed in lounge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is an old set of golf clubs at the flat if you wish to use them. We have tried to be as comprehensive as possible in our description of the flat. However, if you have any questions please let us know!


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Spacious flat with stunning views, set in 4 acres - family and dog friendly
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

Clean, comfortable apartment with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was spacious, clean and had lots of extra additions to make our stay enjoyable. Lovely smart kitchen with all the appliances you could need, smart lounge and two nicely decorated bedrooms. Jacuzzi bath and separate shower, would be lovelier perhaps without the carpet in the bathroom. Location is perfect and the local pub delicious. Only comment would be some amenities in the outside space would be good.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment in a superb setting......

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I, along with our chocolate lab, Hershey, have had many holidays throughout the UK. The Downs is up there with the best accommodations we have stayed in and definitely number one for location and views. No. 5 is without doubt a real home from home. Well stocked kitchen, big comfy sofas you can stretch out on after a day's walking/activities and we slept soundly every night. There is an amazing power shower and a relaxing Jacuzzi bath. Chris texted us on the evening we arrived to check we were there, that everything was OK and wished us a good holiday, which I thought was a nice touch. The area and beaches are outstanding, with loads of places to eat and drink. If I was to sum it up in one word it would be........Perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Downs, the best vacation home we stayed

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay last year and upon checking out, immediately booked it again this year. Despite a couple days of not so good weather, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Owner Chris Osbourne is very helpful and though we never met, he is like a friend to us. Despite being a very long way from our home in Singapore, we will come back again.

We strongly recommend this wonderful holiday home.

Ong Family - Singapore

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wow what a view

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this flat with a stunning view,you can watch rabbits in the garden and swifts swooping at eye level! Everything you need is provided including an induction cooktop. Any problems or queries are answered and dealt with promptly by the owner. We thoroughly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment. Clean and nicely decorated and furnished with everything you need for a comfortable holiday

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We had the most amazing week in this fabulous flat. The views are simply sublime.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time staying in this great apartment in the week before Easter. The flat is spacious, perfectly kitted out and has the most incredible views. We made the most of the lovely weather with lots of coastal walks and long days on the beach. We very much hope to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Village Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Thurlestone Golf Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Kilometres
Thurlestone Hotel
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Thurlestone Sands
Car: recommended

The apartment is walking distance to the Village Inn pub (excellent food and drink), and village shop/ post office plus Thurlestone Golf and tennis club.

The Downs is within walking distance to both Thurlestone Sands (overlooking Thurlestone Rock) and Bantham beaches. Bantham is a small village with amazing beach, and pub (The Sloop). The beach is wonderful and overlooks Burgh Island. You can hire surf boards and there is a gastro van in the car park. It has recently been voted by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 beaches in Europe!

The apartment is around 5 miles from Kingsbridge and 8 miles from Salcombe.


Rates & Availability

Kingsbridge Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 12 - 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 13 - 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Rate 14 - 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 15 - 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year - 2017
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32.18
Damage Deposit $257.43

We will consider stays of less than 7 days in off season - please contact us. Change over days are either Thursday or Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.