Timber Chalet in Bovisand, Nr. Down Thomas, South Devon, England

Seaside Bolt Hole, The Cosy South-Facing Coastal Chalet With Superb Panoramic Sea Views

Just Minutes Walk To The Beaches, Only A Mile From The Quiet Village Of Down Thomas

Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    £395 - £575WEEKLY
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    • Property type:House/Villa
    • Sleeps:4 (2 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:1


    Property description

    Lovely south facing coastal chalet with superb panoramic sea views. Minutes walk to the beaches. We are a mile from the quiet village of Down Thomas, 1 mile to Staddon Heights, the nearby golf course and 5 miles from the centre of Plymouth with the Hoe, Barbican, theatre, cinemas and shops. Wembury, an area of outstanding natural beauty is 5 miles away. Bovisand is perfect for couples or family holidays, walking the coastal paths, exploring the nearby beaches, surfing, diving, snorkeling or simply relaxing on one of the patioís soaking up the sun.

    Accommodation description

    The front bedroom has a double bed, fitted wardrobes and beautiful sea views. The back bedroom has bunk-beds with single bed to the top and small double beneath, also with fitted wardrobes.

    The bathroom has a large shower, cupboards, airing cupboard and heated towel rail.

    In the kitchen is a double oven, hob, microwave, fridge freezer and washer/dryer.

    Living Rooms:
    The sitting room has comfortable reclining sofas to enjoy the views from, TV/DVD player, dresser and dining table and chairs.

    Private parking space in the car park below the chalet.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Tea towels and oven gloves are provided and changed each week. Please bring your own bed linen, towels/ beach towels. You are requested to leave the chalet clean and tidy and treat it as you would your own. The chalet is no smoking.

    Barbecue, Parking, Garden.

    Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.

    Central Heating, TV.

    Location Type:
    Beach, Waterfront.

    There is a large patio to the front and the side of the chalet. With a built in BBQ to the side it doubles as an excellent second dining area. Please ensure children are supervised at all times, especially as the front patio is not enclosed. The side patio area is.



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    1 April 2015 - 30 April 2015 £ 395.00 -
    1 May 2015 - 30 May 2015 £ 475.00 -
    1 June 2015 - 30 June 2015 £ 550.00 -
    1 July 2015 - 31 July 2015 £ 575.00 -
    1 August 2015 - 31 August 2015 £ 575.00 -
    1 September 2015 - 30 September 2015 £ 550.00 -
    1 October 2015 - 31 October 2015 £ 475.00 -
    1 November 2015 - 30 November 2015 £ 450.00 -
    1 December 2015 - 31 December 2015 £ 395.00 -

    Notes on prices
    There is a minimum stay/charge of 2 nights. Two, three and four night stays may be available on request.

    Changeover day
    Changeover day during busy periods is Saturday. Check out time is by 1000 hours and arrival time not before 1500 hours.

    Booking notes
    You may phone or email requests. A £100 non-refundable deposit is taken on booking. This is payable by bank transfer or cheque. A security/breakages deposit of £75 is taken with final balance and will be refunded once the chalet has been checked over, usually within a week after leaving. The rental balance and security deposit are payable 6 weeks before your holiday start date. Confirmation and arrival details are sent to you once the final balance has cleared.


    Timber Chalet in Bovisand, Nr. Down Thomas, South Devon, England

    About the area

    Bovisand is An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The main beach is a sheltered sandy bay with cliffs either side. Popular with walkers, locals and families, there is a large expanse of flat sand when the tide is out, ideal for games. Itís also excellent for snorkeling and rock pooling. Itís about a 1 mile coastal walk east to Heybrook Bay and the Eddystone Inn or 2 miles east along the coastal path to Wembury and the National Trust beach. Within easy driving distance are the beaches.

    Staddon Heights golf club is 1 mile away with fantastic views across the breakwater to Plymouth Sound. St. Mellion Hotel Golf and Country Club is 17 miles, Bigbury golf course is 17 miles, Thurlestone golf course is 22 miles, Whitsand Bay Hotel Golf Club is 24 miles.

    Situated near the A38 above the Plym valley and approximately 7 miles away is Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre. Ideal of skiers, snowboarders, toboggan and sno-tube rides.

    How to get there
    Plymouth Airport - 14 miles.
    Plymouth Railway Station - 6.5 miles.
    Plymouth Cross Channel Ferry Port - 7 miles.
    Plymouth Coach Station - 6 miles.
    Daily bus service to Plymouth.
    Use of car recommended.

    Plymouth City Centre - 5 miles.
    Langdon Court Hotel - 2 miles.
    Plymouth Hoe/ Barbican - 5 miles.
    Eden Project - 44 miles (1 hour 15 mins).
    Salcombe - 24 miles (45 mins).
    Looe - 29 miles (55 mins).
    Padstow - 54 miles (1 hour 30 mins).
    Dartmouth - 29 miles (55 mins).
    Exeter - 45 miles (1 hour).

    Further Details
    Down Thomas has a recently refurbished pub and restaurant, The Mussel Inn. Excellent food and fresh fish dishes dictated by local Fishermanís catches. There is also a shop/post office and Alltrax a bicycle sale and hire shop. Heybrook Bay a mile away has a pub The Eddystone with a sun terrace overlooking the Bay.

    The nearest supermarkets are Morrisons in Plymstock, 4 miles away on the A379 towards Plymouth or Sainsburys at Marsh Mills, 7 miles away. The nearest banks are in Plymstock Broadway shopping centre or Plymouth city centre. Riverford is an organic farm shop with everything from fruit, veg, meats, cheeses, wine and other groceries located in Yealmpton on the A379.

    The Barbican also has the UKís largest National Marine Aquarium with over 70 sharks.

    Plymouth Pavilions has a leisure pool with 2 waterslides and a jacuzzi and a light and laser ice rink.

    The Drake Circus shopping mall offers a wide selection of top brand shops and places to eat and drink.

    Other local activities include hiking in Dartmoor National Park with over 450 miles of public rights of way there is an abundance of walking and cycling routes to suit all tastes and abilities. Dartmoor is approximately 30 minutes drive.

    The South West Coast Path National Trail is 630 miles of superb coastal walking and is the best way to enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery, wildlife and heritage.

    Surrounding Area:
    Eden Project within 2 hours drive.
    Fishing villages of Looe and Polperro within an hours drive.
    Totnes Elizabethan Fair - Tuesdays.
    Morwellham Quay, Nr Tavistock, 1868 village back to life.
    Dartmoor Zooalogical Park, Sparkwell.
    Buckfast Abbey - Home of Francis Drake.
    Pennywell Farm
    Woodlands Theme Park
    Staddon Heights Golf Course
    St Mellion Golf Course.

    Guest reviews

    4 reviews
    in total with an average rating of



    Reviewed by: Chris, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 8 September 2014

    Date of stay: August 2014

    "The Best Ever"

    This property lived up to everything we had read about it, except it was better. Ever little detail had been thought about and certainly was the best holiday rental we have stopped at. The views were unbelievable and we loved to watch all the shipping. The only thing I could suggest is maybe pictures of the interior, as it gives a good idea what the standard of the property. Just fabulous.

    Recommended for: Sightseeing and romantic getaway

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    Reviewed by: Goff, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 8 July 2014

    Date of stay: June 2014

    "21june 2014"

    We had wonderful break in Sara,s Bungalow at Bovisand Bay. the acommadation was perfect everything you needed for a very cofortable break.

    Recommended for: Age 55+ and sightseeing

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    Reviewed by: gravel scratcher, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 11 May 2014

    Date of stay: April 2014

    "a sea view"

    What a pleasure it was to find out that the place we had booked for the week surpassed our expectations. The amount of time it took me to trawl through the numerous cottages to find this one on the internet proved worthwhile. The view going to the lodge was superb,overlooking Plymouth sound. You can see the Navy battle ships going to port,which is a treat in itself. When you get to the lodge,you basically park under it,as the lodge is on a hill. The lodge itself has two good sized bedrooms.A very well presented sitting room,with patio doors leading out to the front patio with fantastic views all the way to Plymouth.It actually looks like the sea is at the end of the patio. It also has a very modern and well equipped kitchen also the bathroom has a fantastic shower that actually works!! All in all a great place for a short break or long stay,with lots of great places to visit.Or if the weather is great you do not need to go anywhere as there is a shop and cafe on site.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers and romantic getaway

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    Reviewed by: Dave and Sue, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 11 September 2013

    Date of stay: August 2013

    "Great find"

    Hard to fault furnished to a high standard,well equipped,views from patio over Plymouth Sound take your breath away.First time used Owners Direct if this is the standard great.Owner was helpful on the phone and obviously takes a pride in the service she provides. Will use again,this property is a chalet in name only as far removed from a holiday camp as you could imagine.We can recommend ....Not drawbacks but you need a car and as this is a cliff top location you need to be mobile. Well worth the money thanks again

    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    About the Owner

    Hello, I live in a small village in Oxfordshire with my husband and 3 children. For over 6 years we've been renting chalets at Bovisand and in 2011 an opportunity arose for us to buy one in the perfect location for us. It's our place to be happy and active and relax. Being right on the coast is fantastic and therapeutic and we just hope you enjoy your stay as much as we always do.

    Year property purchased: 2011

    Why this location?

    It's our seaside bolthole: the chalet. Even in winter when the coast is at it's starkest we still love it here. There is a wonderful feeling being right by the sea that lets us know we've escaped the rat-race. The children spend hours on the beach and never sleep as well as when they're here.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    It's literally minutes walk to the beaches. We are very lucky to have such wonderful views of Bovisand and a lovely large patio and BBQ area to enjoy them from. We love walking along the coast the Eddistone Inn for a relaxing lunch then back for a quick 'dip' late afternoon. Though my husband will venture into the sea 'all year round'.. It's just the perfect base to return too if we spend the day either at other beaches, the moors, Cornwall. And should we wish for a more lively evening then the Barbican and theatres and cinemas are just 5 miles away. We never leave without visiting the seafood restaurant 'Platters', on the Barbican. The fishmarket is literally opposite the restaurant. Even A. Lloyd-Webber said 'it's the best fish I have ever tasted'. And we agree. Fantastic!

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