4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sea view, sunny house in Thurlestone, S Devon.
- english, french, spanish
About Roger Wood
Little Egret has been our holiday home for over 15 years. For 30 years we rented houses in Thurlestone and Salcombe for our family holidays. We have 3 children in their 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.
Roger Wood purchased this House in 2002
Why Roger Wood chose Thurlestone
We bought it because we wanted sea views without being exposed to strong winds (the house is sheltered from the prevailing westerlies), 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.
What makes this House unique
Originally our very young and then teenage children fell in love with the variety of seaside things to do. They are now 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 ideally for two large families or four couples, sea views from the terrace and most rooms, and an enclosed, safe garden for children and dogs.
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
great house, great location
A very enjoyable stay over new year, with a large group of family and feiends
Lovely family home, superbly equipped.
About the fifth time we have stayed at Little Egret, which should speak for itself, but it has always been a true pleasure. The location is brilliant with Ten minutes walk to the sea, with fantastic beaches, and five minutes walk to the excellent pub.
The house is well designed, and Roger has always made us feel very welcome.
Thank you for your 5 star review. We equip the house for ourselves and family to enjoy, so it is reassuring that it also pleases others who return many times.
Amazing location, beautiful cosy family home. Loved it x
Thank you Roger for sharing your beautiful home with us. Had a wonderful stay and was mesmerised by the beautiful views. Hope to return again soon. My parents had a fabulous time too. Many thanks.
Our house is very comfortable with all amenities. The sea views are lovely and the surrounding places to visit, plus water sports, golf and tennis make it ideal for all generations.
Perfect Christmas getaway
Just spent 4 days in Thurlestone over the Christmas period. House is wonderful and the photos here don’t do it justice. Spotlessly clean, comfy beds, and the one of the best equipped kitchens I’ve come across. Christmas Dinner was eaten in The Village Inn and was excellent. Really quiet and peaceful, and only about 500 yds to walk to the sea. The owners were very helpful and even put out a few Xmas decorations for our stay. We will be back, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Thank you. We keep the house very comfortable. We always speak to our visitors in advance to recommend places to visit, etc, to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. Roger & Tammy
A1 house and location
Fabulous house. Really well equipped. Spacious comfortable spotles have visited many times and hopefully will be visiting many more. A real treat. Close to golf, tennis, beaches, pub, village shop. Great dog walks. What's not to like
Spotless we hope! This family have stayed many years.
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.
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 including many National Trust houses are available in the house.
AONB / SW Coast Path
Thurlestone is an attractive village situated close to the spectacular Devon Coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the South West Coast Path is the only hike in the UK to have made it into the highly respected Lonely Planet Adventures Guide Book. A short stroll takes you across to Thurlestone Sands with the landmark Thurlestone Rock, the popular ‘Beach House’ café and Thurlestone Marsh, one of three small wetlands south of the village. Thurlestone has a vibrant community with popular primary school, a busy village hall, shop and post office, pub and church. There is even a converted BT Red Phone Box providing ‘The Thurlestone Book Exchange’. The Thurlestone Hotel has a superb health club with spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and there is a fine 18-hole links golf course. The nearby market town of Kingsbridge provides a good range of shops, a health centre, leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, library, schools and churches.