OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

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

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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 2017 - please kindly enquire about our rates and availability if of interest.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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!

Call Owner
Speaks English

24 Reviews

4.8
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just spent a week here and were delighted with our stay. The information provided in advance by the owner was comprehensive and detailed, probably the most thorough we have ever had and replies to my eMails were quick and positive.

The apartment enjoys a superb and peaceful location and, being on a hill above the village, provides wonderful views of the bay and countryside (from the lounge) and Burgh Island and the rocky coast (from the bathroom). The large lounge has huge windows on 2 sides so is very light and, when sunny, warms up without the need for heating. In fact the whole apartment was comfortably warm and we didn’t need to switch the heating on before it came on automatically at 5.30pm. It then warmed up very quickly and retained that warmth all evening. The large, modern TV is very nice and the WiFi worked well with only an occasional signal drop.

The kitchen is a good size with plenty of worktop space and all the equipment and utensils that one could possibly want. There is also a nice view of the bay so one has an interesting outlook while doing the washing up. The main bedroom is quite large with a comfortable bed and masses of wardrobe space. The other bedroom, however, is rather small. For a family of 4 the fact that there are 2 bathrooms would be useful. The property was clean and well maintained.

The village centre is only 8 minutes away by road or even less if one takes the shortcut across the lawn and adjacent field. There one finds the village shop and Post Office and the Thurlestone Hotel and attached Village Inn. We had excellent, though expensive, meals at both.

The surrounding area is very attractive and we enjoyed walking the coastal path in both directions. Hope Cove and Burgh Island are both worth a visit; at this time of year, when the little ferry across the Avon is not running, the island can be reached only by crossing the river some miles inland and then walking across the sand bar from Bigbury-on-Sea when the tide is out. In fact we did it as part of a very pleasant round walk starting from the National Trust car park at Ayrmer Cove near Ringmore. Kingsbridge, to which we went by bus, is a pleasant little town and we whiled away 2 interesting hours following the historical Town Trail. We then had an excellent lunch at the busy Mangetout café.

Given the superb accommodation and the beautiful area, we would recommend this property without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Lovely apartment with fantastic views and close to the sea

  • 5 of 5

Overall excellent. Spacious and comfortable rooms and stunning lounge with fantastic views. I loved the kitchen, especially liked the spa option on the bath.

Dog friendly and within a few metres of open fields and footpaths leading to the coast path. Overall a very relaxing winter break and somewhere I would definitely go again but next time for longer.

I would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
4

A super apartment with a great view

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the position and outlook from this well equipped and furnished apartment. All internal fittings to a high standard but the building exterior, entrance areas and services are in need of some refreshment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Lovely, comfortable, well resourced flat with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, comfortable, well resourced flat with stunning views over Thurlstone. The owners are great communicators both before and during the stay.

We would certainly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Very enjoyable stay.

  • 4 of 5

We had a really enjoyable stay at The Downs.

Arrival wasn't great. We arrived just before 4pm expecting to be able to get in, but on reading the instructions again it says 6pm. I have to say I think this is too late. Also probably my fault for missing some info somewhere, but I always assumed from the photo that we would be in the annex, and was surprised to find that it was a first floor apartment in the main building.

Apart from those two things, everything else was great. The apartment is well equipped, very spacious, and has fabulous views.

The local pub is friendly and welcoming, with good food, and possibly the best chips anywhere.

As a dog owner one of the best things was to find out how dog friendly the whole of the South Hams area is. The dog enjoyed lots of beautiful beaches, and endless fuss from people in pubs. The field adjacent to the property is perfect for an early morning walk, and the bench overlooking Bigbury perfect for a glass of wine in the evening.

Al in all a very enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. During the high season check in time is 6pm to allow our housekeepers to clean and prepare the flat. Timing is more flexible during the off season. I have now edited the description of the apartment to ensure it is clear it is located on the first floor. Thanks again for the feedback. Best wishes, Cris
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Lovely property. Stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The location was superb and very close to beaches ideal for children and adults. The village was lovely and the pub provided very good food.

The property was spacious, light and clean and had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Chris was very helpful and was very prompt with answering queries. The information he provided was excellent. We will definitely be returning here and would certainly recommend it to our friends.

Thank you for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter Airport at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Village Inn at 400 Metres Nearest Golf : Thurlestone Golf Club at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Ivybridge at 13 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Thurlestone Hotel at 500 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Thurlestone Sands at 1.5 Miles 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£325
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£725
 
 
New Year
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
£800
 
 
Rate 1 - 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
£250
for 5 nights
£350
 
 
Rate 2 - 2017
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£271
for 4 nights
£475
 
 
Rate 3 - 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Rate 4 - 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Rate 5 - 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£375
for 5 nights
£525
 
 
Rate 6 - 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Rate 7 - 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Rate 8 -2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Rate 9 - 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Rate 10 - 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Rate 11 - 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
Rate 12 - 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Rate 13 - 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£393
for 5 nights
£550
 
 
Rate 14 - 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Rate 15 - 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£286
for 5 nights
£400
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
New Year - 2017
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £25

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Avg/night
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Facilities

From the Owner

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.”

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • marina

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Whirlpool bath
  • Ensuite bathroom includes whirlpool bath, with great views towards Burgh Island from the window. Shower room and toilet and basin.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, 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.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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!

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot