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House With Sea Views And Sunny Aspect



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
House in Thurlestone, South Devon, England - Peaceful Location; 5 Mins Walk To Beach, Golf, Tennis; Central To South Hams Tourist Locations

An exceptionally attractive, light and airy house at the end of a private drive. In a very quiet but central position in this picturesque village in the South Hams, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All modern facilities and furnishings are to a very high standard, including central heating and hot water. Good sized safe garden, mostly lawn. Faces south from suntrap terrace across fields and wetlands (preserved wild life sanctuary) with views to golf course, sea, and Bolt Tail (National Trust). 5 minutes walk to the beaches, coves, golf course, tennis courts, village shop / post office, pub, bird-watching. Within 10 / 15 minutes drive for sailing, water sports, boat-hire and fishing at Salcombe, surfing at Bantham, cliff walks at Bolt Head and Burgh Island, horse-riding. 45 minutes drive to Dartmoor for trekking, horse-riding, walking.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Little Egret has been our holiday home for over 10 years. For 30 years we rented houses in Thurlestone and Salcombe for our family holidays. We have 3 children in their 30s & 40s, who between them have 8 children and a yellow Labrador, and we have 2 black Labradors. So the house is well used throughout the year and is arranged so that it is very comfortable and simple to run. An added attraction for us is that we have a number of friends who live locally. My wife and I stay every month throughout the year as we value the quieter periods outside school holidays to unwind, walk the Labradors along the cliff and beaches, play golf, sail, and eat well.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have families and golfers returning regularly.

Testimonials focus on the comfortable, spacious, airy house, and on the fun enjoyed from the variety of local activities for all ages.
Feb 2013
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From the Owner

We bought it because we wanted sea views without being exposed to strong winds, a few minutes walk to the beaches, the best weather in the UK, and easy access from our home in Surrey. Our family has holidayed in both Salcombe and Thurlestone for 40+ years because the South Hams has beautiful unspoilt beaches, cliffs, estuaries, rolling countryside, and Dartmoor is on its doorstep. The South Hams has its own micro climate which is often so much warmer and sunnier than the rest of England. Initially the crowds of Salcombe had some appeal to us. But we have matured to Thurlestone (15 minutes away) so that we benefit from a lovely village by the sea without crowds.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Plymouth or Exeter at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Village Inn, Thurlestone at 400 Metres Nearest Ferry : Salcombe at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : Thurlestone GC at 500 Metres Nearest Train : Totnes at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : A38 at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Village Inn, Thurlestone at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Thurlestone at 600 Metres Car: necessary


5 minutes walk to Thurlestone beaches and Thurlestone Sands - a mixture of sandy coves and long sandy bays.

15 minutes drive to Salcombe estuary - a haven for sailing, swimming, water skiing, fishing, scuba-diving (including dozens of wrecks). A sizeable local shell fishing fleet exists, supplying fresh fish daily to local restaurants.

10 minutes drive to Bantham Bay - well-known for surfing, paddleboarding, kite surfing and windsurfing.


One hour's drive to both Exeter and Plymouth airports. Use of car is essential.


10 minutes drive to Kingsbridge, the nearest town. 15 minutes to Salcombe.

45 minutes to Dartmouth, a good shopping town. 35 minutes to Totnes, with regular main line rail services to London and connecting locations for the whole of the UK. Numerous places of interest within 15-30 minutes drive to NT properties-Agatha Christies' home at Greenways; Flete House-home to a Barings banker; Burgh Island Art Deco decorated hotel and 15th century Pilchards Inn-crossing the bar by high-wheeltractor.

Further Details:

Village shop is 5 minutes walk for everyday items. Kingsbridge (10 mins drive) has good shops including supermarkets, banks, cinema. Salcombe and Dartmouth are recognised shoppers' paradise.

Restaurants and very good pub restaurants and bar snacks abound - details are available in the house.

Places of interest and leisure activities - details are available in the house.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
autumn late
28 Oct 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
early Christmas hols
9 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2016 & New Year 2017
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring half term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early Summer 1
2 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
early summer 2
23 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
early summer 3
7 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer hols
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer hols 1
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer hols 2
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
autumn half term
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £100

Booking Notes:
Telephone or email owner to confirm availability of requested dates and any special arrangements (e.g. more or less than the normal Friday to Friday weeks). 30% deposit is then paid to confirm booking. Balance of payment is due 28 days before start of booking. A key to the house is sent with arrival and departure instructions. Written confirmation of bookings will be given. A deposit of £100 (a total of £200 if a dog is agreed), refundable subject to any charges for Housekeeping damage.

Changeover Day:
Normally Friday. Subject to other arrangements with owners. The house is available from 3.00 pm on Fridays. Guests are asked to leave by 11.00 am on the final day of their holiday to allow cleaners sufficient time to prepare for the next guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Originally our very young and then teenage children fell in love with the variety of seaside things to do. They are now 30 & 40 year olds who love the house and the area so much that their children can't get enough of family holidays at Little Egret. There is always so much to do being 5 mins walk to beaches, surfing, golf, tennis, village pub and shop, and within a short drive of everywhere in the South Hams and Dartmoor. Good restaurants and pubs abound. Historical places of interest and childrens places of entertainment are within short distances. Compared with more restricted holiday lets, we offer a fully equipped house, with space and relaxation for two large families or four couples, sea views from the terrace and most rooms, and a safe garden for children and dogs.

Property Type

  • house


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, WC, heated towel rail, shaver points; Bathroom 2 with bath/shower over, WC, heated towel rail, shaver points.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, cot if required
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, cot if required
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, 2 Child Bed, child beds are bunk beds
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, cot if required
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds, balcony; Bedroom 2 with twin beds, balcony; Bedroom 3 with twin beds; Bedroom 4 with 2 single beds, and 2 bunk beds. 2 cots available. TV sockets.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Dramatically tall hall and bedrooms with ceilings into roof space. Telephone accepts incoming calls only. The rental includes heating, electricity, TV and Sky Sports / News (excludes any extra charges), bed linen, tea towels, cleaner at end of tenancy; but no bath or hand towels. No smoking house. Dogs are allowed with a refundable deposit, subject to any damage or breakage. South facing terrace with garden table, chairs, loungers, and BBQ. Outside: South facing terrace with garden table, chairs, loungers, and BBQ. Lawn and shrubs all around house. Safe garden for children, mostly level. Dog fenced. Total property approx 1/3 acre. Utility Room: Equipment available: washing machine, tumble dryer, and boiler Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen included; property cleaned once a week when linen is changed. Towels not included. Other: Good family sized, south facing dining/morning room with door to terrace and open plan to kitchen;TV. Study with door to garden;TV. Very spacious hall into roof-space. Cloakroom WC. Landing with airing cupboard and immersion heater.

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