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Seaside Bolt Hole Cosy Southfacing Coastal Chalet w/Superb Panoramic Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Timber Chalet in Bovisand, South Devon - Minutes Walk To The Beaches, A Mile From The Quiet Village Of Down Thomas

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 patio’s soaking up the sun.

Sarah Jackson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Sarah Jackson

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.

Sarah Jackson purchased this chalet in 2011

Why Sarah Jackson chose Down Thomas

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 makes this chalet unique

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Down Thomas in Wembury

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read Bovisand Booking Form attached below for Terms and Conditions. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a large shower, cupboards, airing cupboard and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 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.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: 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. 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. Other: Private parking space in the car park below the chalet.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Really lovely Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Bovisands for over 30 years & this is one of the best chalets we've stayed in .It is really well equipped ,the beds are comfortable and of course there are those wonderful views & sunsets !

We will definatly be coming again .

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're always welcome. I am so pleased you had a lovely time. Best wishes.
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely chalet, very well equipped. Beautiful location!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful piece of tranquility

  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful break in a wonderful setting looking out over Plymouth Sound.

Thoroughly peaceful setting.

We will be back

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful location with breathe taking views. Really enjoyed our stay here. The property is warm and welcoming and beautifully decorated. It had all we needed and was like a home away from home. We would highly recommend it for families or for a couples break away. The location is stunning and we hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Immaculate chalet in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this chalet twice now and it never fails to disappoint. It is immaculately presented and beautifully laid out. It is fully equipped with everything you might need down to Tupperware to take your picnic to the beach!

I couldn't recommend it enough - especially when the sun is shining and the view from the terrace is fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Where do we start? The views from the lounge, the front bedroom and the patio are absolutely stunning. Another thing which struck us was the tranquillity. The only sound to be heard was the wind, the waves and the birds. I usually sleep wearing earplugs, but these turned out to be unnecessary here.

The chalet is well-appointed and great attention has been paid to detail, even including a pair of binoculars which we could use to observe the ships sailing in and out Plymouth Sound. Beds and furniture are comfortable and of good quality. To our surprise, we discovered that the sofas fully reclined! There is also plenty of storage space in the bedrooms. The kitchen is state of the art, as is the bathroom, with a large shower cubicle and a good supply of hot water. We found the chalet spotlessly clean.

We were visiting relatives in Plymouth, which is only a short drive away. The park is also an excellent starting point for coastal walks.

Communication with Sarah went smoothly and pleasantly.

We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


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. It’s also excellent for snorkeling and rock pooling. It’s 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.


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 Fisherman’s 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 UK’s 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Down Thomas, South Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
3 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
5 May 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nightly Rate
19 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
20 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £75

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.

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

Notes on prices:
There is a minimum stay/charge of 3 nights. Three and four night stays may be available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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