This cosy getaway, tucked away in a peaceful valley offers a rustic homely atmosphere amidst beautiful rural surroundings, 1 mile from Bantham's sandy beach famous for its surfing. It is well presented and equipped, sleeps 5 in two bedrooms, bathroom with shower, kitchen/dining area with hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, and fridge/freezer. The lounge has satellite TV/DVD and Internet, selection of books, games, DVDs. All rooms have electric heaters. As mobile phone signal is poor there is a telephone for use if necessary. Outside is a veranda and lawn area with picnic bench and barbecue to enjoy alfresco eating, a decking area to enjoy the sun and sounds of the stream running along the valley. Willows has parking at the top of its driveway. The site has slopes and steps and may not be suitable for the disabled. Well behaved dogs and responsible owners allowed (2 maximum) at an extra charge of £20 per dog. A travel cot is available on request.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bantham and Bigbury-on-Sea, Thurlestone and Hope C|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 21 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||TV, Video player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
Bantham and Bigbury-on-Sea is part of an area of outstanding natural beauty known as the South Hams in South Devon. The history of South Hams goes back to Roman times and William the Conqueror when Abbots and Monks were building their Churches and Abbeys and selling their liquor to fund these buildings, many of which exist to this day, both Pubs and Churches. Tourists are attracted here for the scenery and climate which, when the sun shines often compares to the Mediterranean. There is plenty to do for every age - from walking and cycling to watersports, surfing, sailing, paddle-boarding, waterskiing, wakeboarding as well visiting places of interest such as the many interesting shops and art galleries in Kingsbridge and Salcombe, Buckfast Abbey and its gardens, the quaint town of Totnes with its castle and there you can take a boat ride down the River Dart to Dartmouth and return to Totnes via the old steam railway. If the children like to experience an adventure then there is Woodlands Family Theme Park near Dartmouth. The Rivermaid Ferry will take you from Kingsbridge at the head of the Estuary down to the famous international sailing centre of Salcombe where you can hire a boat to explore the many creeks off the Estuary. And there is plenty more - too many to mention.
Bantham has a beautiful unspoilt sandy beach with views to Burgh Island and Bigbury-on-Sea at the mouth of the River Avon. Ideal for families, surfers, body boarders and walkers. The S.W. coastal path accessed from the beach or from a path in the field opposite Willows will take you to smugglersâ?? coves, quaint villages and the international sailing centre of Salcombe. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year, but in summer are restricted to the western end (the Ham) which reveals large areas of sand at low tide. RNLI lifeguards patrol throughout summertime and there is a surfing school based there. Other beach facilities are the Gastrobus Beach CafÃ©â?? and public toilets. Bantham village, a short walk, offers a shop, cafÃ©, and The Sloop Inn with excellent food! There are 2 golf courses nearby at Thurlestone and Bigbury-on-sea. Nearest town, Kingsbridge, has two supermarkets, medical centre/hospital, cinema, leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, and a variety of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Dartmouth, Plymouth and the vast rugged area of Dartmoor is about half an hourâ??s drive from the lodge.