Thorpe Arnold Major



Key Information:
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Short Breaks Yes
  • Dogs allowed Yes (£25 each per week)
  • Changeover day Friday
  • Property Code MAJOR
  • Garden/Outside space
  • Waterside
  • Nearby beach
  • Views
  • Nearby shop
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Village location
  • Designated parking
  • WiFi
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Open fire
  • Garden or outside space
  • Grounds
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Non smoking
  • Security deposit
  • Dogs permitted
  • Nearby golf facilities
  • Bathroom
  • Access statement available on request

Thorpe Arnold Major is the principal half of this superb, very spacious, detached and welcoming family home. With quite outstanding views over the coastline, the open sea and the golf links, it is situated adjacent to the 9th green on Thurlestone Golf Course and has been extended to make two self contained houses sleeping 8 people in each. There are spacious lawned gardens to the front and rear of the property and parking for six cars. The magnificent views can be enjoyed from the living rooms and most bedrooms and the sandy beaches and the centre of the village are within easy walking distance.

Thorpe Arnold Major and Thorpe Arnold Minor (property code MINOR) together sleep 16.

Thorpe Arnold Major Accomodation:

Ground floor: Spacious living room comfortably furnished with sofas and armchairs, window seats, sailcloth beanbags, large flat screen TV/DVD, Mini HiFi with CD, open fireplace. Dining room with dining table to seat 16 (additional leaves available). Sliding patio doors to terrace and garden. Well equipped kitchen with built in electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and hatchway to dining room. Utility/shower room with washing machine and tumble dryer, walk-in shower cubicle,  basin, WC. Back door giving access to garden. First floor: Master bedroom with superking size bedchest of drawers and built in wardrobes, stunning sea views. Bedroom 2: Sea facing twin bedroom with 3ft beds and built in wardrobe. Bedroom 3: Second sea facing twin bedroom with 2ft 6in beds (can be zip linked to form a double - please ask at time of booking if required) and built in wardrobe.  Bedroom 4: Rear facing twin bedroom with 3ft beds and built in wardrobe. All bedrooms have wash hand basins. Family Bathroom with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Separate Shower room with basin and WC. 

Outside: Large gardens both at the front and the back, open between both properties.  

Parking Ample parking in the drive.


  • Included:   Travel cot, high chair, Wifi, electricity and heating (night storage).
  • Bed linen and towels may be hired from an independent hire company - details from Toad Hall Cottages. Please note~; from 5th January all bed linen will be provided. 
  • Security deposit £150 .
  • Pets: Well mannered pets allowed (maximum of 2, Garden not dog proof).
  • Telephone for incoming, and outgoing local and 999 calls. Mobile reception mixed. Wifi available. 
  • Local facilities: Beaches: Cowrie beach 5 minutes walk. Beaches at Thurlestone Sands approximately 10 minutes walk.
    Village Inn and Post Office/shop 300 metres. Golf Club 500 metres, pay to play (handicap required). .



  • Thurlestone Golf Course is ideally located for those who love to play a round and welcomes visitors to relax and unwind.
  • The Village Inn serves food and drink daily and has a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere for anyone who wishes to relax and unwind.
  • Thurlestone is well catered for with a village shop and post office offering all the things you may need for a self catered holiday in South Devon.

South Devon

  • Whether you’re kite surfing, paddleboarding or wild swimming, South Devon provides fantastically scenic opportunities for trying out all sorts of adventure sports.

  • Relax on a South Devon Railway steam train ride up the picturesque Dart valley from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.

  • Walk the miles of stunning South West Coast Path with your four-legged friend, stopping off in quaint villages and deserted coves.

  • Sailors love Dartmouth and Salcombe, but there are plenty of shops and pubs for the landlubbers.


  • Visit the moors and tors of the National Parks: Dartmoor dominates the heart of the county whilst Exmoor hugs the North Devon coast.

  • Devon boasts Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, steeped in seafaring history, or for a spot of retail therapy why not visit historic Exeter.

  • You’ll feel closer to nature whilst in Devon, but if you fancy a more exotic experience, try Paignton Zoo or the National Marine Aquarium for great family days out.

  • Explore the quaint villages, miles of beaches and walk the coast path in South Devon, making sure you stop off for a cream tea en route!

Property reviews for Thorpe Arnold Major

Rated 3.5/5 based on 3 reviews

House is lovely, we would definitely go again however it definitely needs updating. The bathrooms are a little tired as is the carpet throughout the house. This certainly didn't ruin our holiday though, we had the most wonderful time and want to book for next year!

Would much prefer bed linen to be included. Having to sort the linen for 8 bedrooms was a pain in the neck. (Trying to read this green print is quite hard - please use black). I was also surprised that bin liners were not provided. As they cost so little, it seems an unnecessary meanness, whilst having to buy them on a bank holiday was inconvenient.

We were a little worrried about the smoking being allowed - but alas the cottage didnt smell of smoke at all - so this was a great relief. the location and set up of the cottage was fantastic for our family get together - better than expected - The only thing that really bothered me was laundry/ linens - as in bring your own sheets - as you can imagine coming from the states with luggage weight restrictions - you cant plan to bring your own linens - just not realistic - the cost of rental were a high - I could buy and throw away a moderately good set of sheets for less. Other cottages included linens so I will look at them before this cottage - which is a shame as we loved the property - I think an option should be put in place ie higher price to include linens to give you an idea the cost of linens was equivelant to 1 weeks car rental - I think you can understand where our budget drove us. ( My sister bought all her sheets down to accommodate the linens issue) We own a number of proprties to rent - lease and include. linens etc . So this was a new experience - I know at the time of booking we were made aware of this- however I do believe the owners of the property should have this hightlighted as they do I am sure loose busniess, and potentially repeat business - which is what we all want. Overall our experience with Toad Hall cottages was fantastic - we did talk to some of the company representatives(Toad Hall) during booking and they were fantastic - all of them. We will use you again next year. I will also book earlier to ensure we get a cottage we would like - with linens ( sorry to harp on!). Thorpe Arnold Major was a great cottage - we thought it was set up perfectly for us and the open space downstairs with the fireplace - dinning table being able to sit both families at was great - overall a fantastic cottage . Please get them to sort out the linens and add into the price - we potentailly would book both cottages for 2 weeks next year

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