Thurlestone is situated in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', with a village post office and shop to hand. The nearby Sloop at Bantham, Church House at Churchstowe and the Oyster Shack at Bigbury provide a variety of culinary choice, in addition to local take-away.
The family appeal of Bigbury beach and the surfing opportunities at Bantham are enviably close to this property. The National Trust owned South Milton Sands with its striking dunes, rock pools and dramatic sunsets is only on the doorstep.
Other attractions include golf clubs, walks along the Heritage Coastal Path and South West Coastal Path, the tourist hotspots of Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Dartmouth, and the South Devon Steam Railway at Totnes and the Eden Project botanical gardens.
Non-residents are welcome to enjoy the spa facilities and outdoor pool (limited during July and August) of the nearby Thurlestone Hotel and Voyage Spa.
Visitors can also enjoy a round of golf or a game of squash, tennis and badminton. Winter membership is also available (valid from November-Easter). Full adult members also enjoy a 10% discount off all spa treatments.
Bantham beach is one of Devon's premier beaches in Bigbury Bay which in itself is a shallow sandy bay, which makes Bantham an ideal beach for swimming and paddling for all the family. Owing to the natural topography of the bay, Bantham also has a reputation as one of the best surf beaches in Devon.
At low tide, acres of shallow sandy pools warm up quickly in the sun to create ideal play pools for toddlers. Explore the South end of the beach and at low tide, a fantastic array of rockpools expose themselves below the headland.
The estuary and surrounding area ~ a designated An Area of Outstanding Beauty, are a natural haven for wildlife and enjoyed by walkers enjoying the South West Coastal Path. Bantham remains unspoilt and the beach is managed with the aim of keeping it as natural as possible.