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Beautiful cottage near the sea - West Buckland, Bantham, Devon



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
This is a beautiful 4 bedroom cottage in the charming village of West Buckland.

It is 0.5 of a mile from Bantham, famous for its unspoilt sandy beaches and popular pub. There's a large log fire; private garden and ample private parking in a large courtyard. Think relaxing walks; seaside; surfing; cycling and golf.

Lonely Planet 2015 has rated Bantham Beach as the best beach in the UK and the 6th best beach in the whole of Europe. See link:


Perfect for relaxing family holidays.

Particularly well suited for exhausted parents with children who need entertaining, fresh air and activities.

The cottage is light, calming and a great base after a day at the beach. On your doorstep are stunning rural walks, great eateries; Bantham beach, the sea air, surfing and all manner of other outdoor pursuits. The Sloop Inn is about 0.4 miles away and we often stroll down for an evening meal with the children. It's very family friendly.

There's a famous golf course at Thurlestone which is only a mile or so away and wonderful old english pubs are dotted around the neighbouring villages.

In the outbuilding we leave a collection of battered bicycles and old wetsuits which you are welcome to use. We also have a log-store which is well-stocked, and you can help yourself for the evening fire. We always leave a variety of books, board games and DVDs for any rainy day.

Beach, seaside, surfing, country walks, cycling, pubs, local village shop (great coffee and croissants), gastrobus at Bantham (wonderful hot & cold food to eat at the beach). Further afield there's Kingsbridge for shopping (about 4 miles) and Salcombe (about 6 miles). A ferry runs between Kingsbridge and Salcombe which makes for a great day out.

In the cottage, there are 4 bedrooms. Two doubles (both with Kingsize beds); one twin and one single. There are two bathrooms, a lawn to play on and a large courtyard for parking. The courtyard is private and not shared.

It's an incredibly friendly community. You'll find it so welcoming. The local pub know just about everything that's worth knowing. The local marina at Bantham often hosts fun get togethers but the thing I most love is the sense of peace, tranquility and laughter that this stunning area of South Hams seems to generate.

Getting around

The nearest train station is at Ivybridge (about 13 miles away) with faster and more frequent services running from Totnes (about 16 miles away). There are fast, direct services from London to Plymouth (about 17 miles away).

In reality though, it's much, much more practical to have a car.

Other Things to Note

The entrance to the courtyard is quite narrow (see photo). All saloons, convertibles, estate cars and most 4x4s will be absolutely fine. Those with very large 4x4s or massive people carriers will find entering and exiting the courtyard quite challenging though, so much better in an estate car.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


beautiful cottage for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We visit Bantham annually and highly recommend this beautiful cottage for a relaxing stay, with easy access to all the village’s amenities. The cottage is very prettily decorated, with comfortable beds, wood burning stove and a well-stocked kitchen. It is clearly not just a holiday home for the owners but a second home with a cottage fully equipped and a high attention to detail. Hosts Jemma and Adam were particularly helpful, and very prompt to answer our every query; from offering us bikes for the children to allowing our cat to accompany us. The location is perfect, with Bantham beach and the famous Sloop pub a half mile stroll away. The children, my wife and I had a wonderful, relaxing week away and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this cottage to families looking for the same.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic week at this idyllic cottage. The owners were exceptionally nice and their genuine care that guests enjoy their cottage was very apparent. The cottage is decorated beautifully - there is a log burner in the sitting room and the kitchen is well equipped. The owners have an outside shed full of everything you could want in terms of wetsuits, buckets and spades, body boards, bikes and there are two great beaches nearby - Bantham, which is great for surfing, and Thurlestone. We also visited Burgh Island and Salcombe which are both reached with only a short car journey. The Sloop Inn which is about a 15 min walk away is very nice. We will definitely be returning to the cottage and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Devonian Christmas!

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful cottage which is tucked away in a very tranquil spot. It is warm, very cosy and remarkably well equipped. Ample sleeping arrangements for seven are very well catered for and most importantly, the mattresses and bedding are good quality and particularly comfortable.

Jemma and Adam were great hosts and were always on hand to answer queries in a very helpful and prompt manner. They are a fountain of knowledge on what to do, places to visit and dine etc. They were very kind in leaving some bits in the kitchen cupboards too, which added to the home from home feeling.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful break

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful, tasteful and wonderfully welcoming. We loved visiting the Sloop for fantastic food and the beach at Bantham was wonderful. We loved our stay, would definitely return and would highly recommend this property to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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beautiful family cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful family sized cottage with all our family could require. So many wonderful things about this cottage but I'll try and list some.

Amazingly located only a short walk to the most amazing beach whilst located in the middle of rolling countryside.

Plenty of space inside the house, easy to accommodate all members of the family with lovely bedrooms and great family rooms.

Great outdoor space with plenty of room for parking and a lovely little garden.

Great owners who where very kind and patient whilst answering all our questions.

Facilities provided by the kindness of the owners- all the stuff you could possibly need for the beach and loads of information available about local palaces to visit.

I don't think my family and I could put in words how very much we enjoyed our stay, but would most DEFINITELY return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Away from it all

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage, great for a family reunion. Amazingly well stocked, lovely kitchen ( and great food at the local pub if you are feeling lazy). Internet connection -yay!- and a landline. No mobile reception (try down at the beach, or use WhatsApp which seems to work off wifi , or so the children tell me), but if you have just decided to get away from it all this is your chance to detox from the phone! There is a spa at the hotel in Salcombe for a different sort of detoxing, well worth a visit. Owners very helpful and friendly. Beautiful beach, long walks - this is the life...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 46.3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Kingsbridge at 4.3 Miles Nearest Golf : Thurlestone at 0.9 Miles Nearest Train : Ivybridge at 15.7 Miles Nearest Beach : Bantham at 0.6 Miles Car: necessary

Lonely Planet 2015 has placed Bantham Beach as the best beach in the UK and the 6th best beach in the whole of Europe. See link:



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Cleaning & Linen £160
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • marina

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, And sink
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, And sink
  • 2 bathrooms (1 is en-suite to the Master bedroom)


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Master bedroom - Kingsize bed, ensuite and doors to garden
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, With sink and views over the private courtyard
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • 2 Kingsize beds in 2 bedrooms 2 single beds in a 3rd bedroom 1 single bed in a 4th bedroom


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

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