Beautiful cottage near the sea
7 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
7 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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This beautiful 4 bedroom cottage is in the charming village of West Buckland. It is 0.5mile 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.

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

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.

Guest access

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.

Interaction with guests

Always happy to help. Best is by phone or email and will respond immediately on receiving any message.

Other things to note

The entrance to the courtyard is quite narrow (see photo 16). 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 better in an estate car.


Amenities
Internet
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $305 NZD
Security Deposit $477 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $570 NZD / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

No smoking.
No pets.
Otherwise, look after it as you would look after your own home. If something gets damaged then we'd always rather know and are pretty reasonable and relaxed. We understand that accidents can happen. So, if a bowl breaks or a glass smashes then it's no drama. Please try and replace with an equivalent. Likewise, if you help yourself to a bottle of wine (there's always some in one of the cupboards) then please just replace before departing. Enjoy the cottage. Have a load of fun but treat it with respect so that others can enjoy it likewise.


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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

Availability
3 nights minimum stay.
From Jul 21 - Sep 7, 2018 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

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Andy User Profile
September 2017
My team of 6 plus a supporter so 7 adults came to bantham for a large (160 teams) competition called Tribal Clash on the beach and surrounding area. The cottage was perfectly located within walking distance to the beach which made things so easy for us. The cottage is a great size, so no problem having 7 adults and full of lots of great little touches like the fireplace. Beds v comfortable and showers decent. Communication was fantastic. Parking was tricky for our large 9 seater but our driver managed to get it in and out twice! Nothing I can fault other than not being able to spend much time in the cottage! Highly recommended :)

Emma User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful week at Well Cottage. Jemma and Adam are superb hosts and have thought of everything to make it as comfortable and easy as possible. Extremely comfortable beds, fantastic showers, well equipped kitchen, everything tastefully done, décor not overdone but nice touches. The garden is up some steps but was a good space for the kids to run around and it got lots of sunshine. Best thing was the location, easy walk to the pub and then on to the beach, and the general peace and quiet of the countryside was very welcome. We shall definitely be back again, thank you Jemma and Adam.

Gail User Profile
August 2017
The whole cottage is beautiful, the location great. The cottage itself has pretty much everything you could need. Our family all enjoyed doing different things, separately and together. Bantham Beach has so much going on and it's definitely for the more active especially those who enjoy watersports. The single track roads down to Bantham Beach can be a bit like 'whacky races' at times and I learned that there is a rush hour in the morning to get the ferry across the estuary and a rush at night when everyone seems to leave the area en masse. It's probably a lot quieter outside the school holiday period. The cottage graden is raised up on a terrace and is great for relaxing and chilling. We sat outside on 12 August spotting meteorites with our nephew. I enjoyed listening to the unfamiliar birdsong and watching the swifts and / or martins flitting about. The coast path between Bantham and Thurlestone is fantastic; three of us did that one eveing and finished at the Sloop Inn where all seven of us ate on our last night. The portion sizes were generous, the fish and chips massive. The landlady (did not get her name) was lovely, really friendly. The Inn emptied quite rapidly after 8.30 as the gates to the beach are locked at 9 in the evening and as this is pretty much the only place to park cars in Bantham, again there is a mass exodus of cars to bear in mind.

Andrew User Profile
August 2017
Bantham is a very special place and Jemma & Adams cottage Is a great base to explore the area. The house is wonderfully decorated and maintained to a high standard, powerful showers and comfortable beds..just what you need after a hard days surfing/walking/cyling/Kayaking etc etc.. Paring is a little tight if you have a big car but we manged to get in ok with our SUV and there is a space on the road nearby if you cant quite squeeze in. Hope to come back another time !

Emma User ProfileEmma is a superhost.
July 2017
We had an amazing stay here, the house is so well equipped, we made use of the log burning stove, wetsuits and beautiful sunny spot with table in the garden. The house is delightfully clean and furnished beautifully, communication with Jemma and Adam was friendly and clear and we found the property easily. As others have mentioned the parking is tight but uncle you've done it once you have the confidence to do it again with gusto (we have an Audi Avant

Dean User Profile
June 2017
We had a great weekend stay and you can tell Jemma and Adam take great pride in the cottage. It was spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished and equipped with all the gadgets we needed. Parking in the courtyard is rather tricky if you have a big car but once it's done you can just use the bikes to get around on, or it's a 10 minute walk to the beach.

Rose User ProfileRose is a superhost.
June 2017
Loved staying in this super cottage, just a short walk to the beach. The cottage was super comfy and well equipped. Would certainly like to return.

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