Burnt House


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5 bedrooms

Up to 10 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: BURNT
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Nestling deep in the South Hams, Burnt House is really special, a completely refurbished country house set on the side of a peaceful wooded valley on the edge of the village of West Buckland, itself a mile from the superb beach of Bantham, a premier South Devon beach. Ideal for family groups the house has been superbly renovated to a very high standard, now a handsome south facing home on three levels, light and bright with very spacious rooms that include a magnificent kitchen and superb living room that extends out to a patio area for those summer evening barbecues. The five fine bedrooms each have their own top class bathroom or shower room. Here there is surfing, watersports for every enthusiast, a beach lover’s paradise and doorstep walks to the South West coastal path that offer beautiful scenery and panoramic views over Bigbury Bay and the famous Burgh Island. This great house is perfect for a very memorable holiday.

Steps up to paved patio area and open porch with benches on either side. First floor front door to hallwayUtility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and boiler. Cloakroom/shower room with power shower, basin and WC. Inner hall with cloaks cupboard and access to rear of the house. Very spacious double aspect kitchen with farmhouse table to seat 10, a fine range of fitted units with Neff appliances, ceramic hob, eye level double ovens, integral microwave, dishwasher, central island with two bar stools and American style fridge freezer with ice maker. The living room is large and extends across the width of the house with 2 sets of folding glazed doors that open to a paved patio with attractive valley views. Three large sofas surround a wood burner, 42” TV with DVD, iPod dock and a further generous corner sofa faces the patio doors. This is a lovely spacious room.Top floor: There are four bedrooms, three of which have fitted cupboards and smart contemporary bathrooms with showers over the baths, basins and WCs. Bedroom 1. Very spacious with 5ft king size bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2. Another spacious room with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 3. Roomy twin bedded room with 3ft beds and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 4. Twin bedroom with 3ft beds, fitted cupboards and en-suite shower room with double shower head, hand shower, basin and WC. Ground floor: The original front door is on this level with access to the garden. Cloakroom with basin and WC. Bedroom 5. A large double room with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC.

Landscaped driveway leads up to a large parking area for up to five cars with steps up to a paved patio area in front of the porch. The house is surrounded by extensive sloping lawns, with a lawn and walled garden at the front and steps down to the lane below. The west facing patio off the sitting room has a high quality table and chairs for outside dining and steps from here lead down to the lower terrace.

Ample, maximum of five cars.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels (no beach towels), WiFi, initial supply of logs, electricity and central heating (oil).
  • Pets: Maximum of two dogs only. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
  • Telephone: For incoming and outgoing local calls only.
  • Local Facilities: Beach patrolled by lifeguards in summer, 2 miles. Pub (The Sloop Inn) at Bantham, 1 mile. Village shop in Bantham, half a mile and Thurlestone, 1 mile. Kingsbridge 4 miles. Salcombe 9 miles.

January 2019

Burnt House is a beautifully decorated fully equipped property maintained to a high standard. Highly recommend. Lovely local walks and we had a delightful meal on NYE in The Sloop Inn.

September 2018

We enjoyed our stay very much thank you.

August 2018

Wonderful stay. The property accommodated three families and gave us room to sit together and eat together.

August 2018

We did enjoy our stay, the weather was very kind to us. The information pack needs up dating. e.g. the harbourmaster has changed and has a different contact number. We enjoyed a very good lunch at the Beach Hut on the National trust beach at Thursestone.

July 2018

This one of the best holiday houses we have ever stayed in.

June 2018

Yes we had a wonderful holiday

April 2018

Despite the bad weather, we had an excellent time. Burnt House is a very comforting base to return to after the daily battle with the elements on Bantham Beach. This was our third year in Burnt House; our 12th with Toad Hall Cottages; and about 60 years since we first came as children ourselves. Now we come with our children and grandchildren.

We are thrilled and delighted that you had another enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you and four family members back in teh not too distant future. From the Toad Hall Team

- The Toad Hall Team

February 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Burnt House which proved to be perfect for our family reunion, everyone thought the house to be ideal, spacious,well appointed and homely. Loved by all

January 2018

We very much enjoyed our stay at Burnt House. The place was imacculate when we arrived, and so well equipped. Comfortable bedrooms and sitting room- very cozy with the log burner. We're already planning on making it an annual trip! Wonderful house, thanks so much for such a fab holiday.

September 2017

We loved our stay at Burnt House - the property was in a fantastic location, rooms were really spacious and kitchen was perfectly equipped to cater for our whole party. Would love to come back next year!

August 2017

Despite the comments above we did enjoy our holiday. The house was lovely and spacious. We appreciated the concern of the owner ring ing up on Monday to see we were alright.

July 2017

We would certainly rebook for the same week in 2018 and would like first refusal on any other weeks which might become available in August .

June 2017

Had a lovely week,excellent house and garden.

May 2017

The best holiday cottage I have ever used. Will certainly be booking it again in the future. Many thanks.

April 2017

The semi-permeable fabric table covering on the main dining table was difficult to keep clean. It tended to absorb stains, making them almost impossible to wipe off and its rough surface tended to hold crumbs! The slipped slate on the north-east corner, which we mentioned last year, does not seem to have been restored to its correct position. Other than those items, we once again really enjoyed the house and its facilities. On a wider perspective, I am already looking at possibilities for 2018 but am finding the new Toad Hall web site awful to use.

September 2016

We had a fabulous family holiday at Burnt House. The village location was perfect for us all, including the dog! The house was excellent and very well equipped. Tastefully furnished with luxury bathrooms, fresh linen and an abundance of fluffy white towels. We were lucky with the weather so were able to take advantage of morning coffee on the patio admiring the beautifully kept gardens and extensive grounds. We didn't want to leave!

August 2016

We all loved Burnt House so much ( a mix of adults and three teenagers). Really lovely bedrooms and we all had our own bathrooms so no queuing after a visit to the beach. Great social living spaces for a big family. The surrounding grounds and gardens set in the quiet valley were idyllic. The gorgeous Bantham beach just a 10-15 minute walk away...what more could you want.

July 2016

Simply one of the best holiday properties we have ever had the pleasure of staying at. To find a property with 5 such spacious bedrooms , all with excellent en-suite facilities is almost unbelievable. We very much look forward to going again next year

July 2016

One of the best holiday homes we have ever visited . Cannot wait to return next year

April 2016

The combination of brochure, website and personal service via phone or visit to the office in Kingsbridge provides excellent service. The standard of the properties available is similarly very high.

August 2015

Burnt House was a wonderful holiday home for our family of ten. We loved the space, layout and location. It had absolutely everything we needed.

April 2015

A great house - spacious, beautifully presented luxury accommodation for a group of friends in a wonderful location for walks and access to the rest of South Hams- our friends described it as a five star break!

October 2014

Very satisfied with Toad Hall across the board. Excellent properties in lovely locations at a good price.

August 2014

We had a perfect week at Burnt House. The owners had thought of everything and we all loved the sunny aspect of the house. We were two families with 5 children between us aged 10-14 and we enjoyed the nearby beaches, and the lovely garden. We hope to return soon.

June 2014

Burnt House is excellent in every respect and the description and website do not do it justice. We were a party of 10 but were not on top of each other as it's such a large property. It is somewhere I would definitely return to and would recommend it without hesitation.

June 2013

This is a beautifully presented house - that was perfect for our holiday of three generations - Suited everyone from grandparents to energetic childeren and babe. Large spacious, well equipped and comfortable. Thank you

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