Cracklefield Cottage


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4 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: CRACK
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Designated parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Written on some old deeds in rather ancient script were the words ‘a field called crackle’ referring to the land adjoining Bantham House, hence the name Cracklefield Cottage! Some 200 years old and originally part of Bantham House (but now entirely separate) this charming property is in the heart of the village of Bantham, situated a few yards along a quiet lane from the main street with its pretty thatched cottages and the ever-popular Sloop Inn. A short walk through the village, with its spectacular views of the Avon estuary and on across the ‘ham’ brings you to the dunes and the very special beach of Bantham. This is a paradise for surfers, beach lovers and walkers alike with its rolling surf, vast stretches of golden sand, and beautiful headland walks along the coastal path to Thurlestone and beyond. The cottage is friendly and comfortable, a real family home with a delightful fully enclosed courtyard garden.

Very comfortable, cosy, good quality. Wonderful location in this beautiful estuary. Everything works, interesting and well chosen pictures and lovely days on the beach. Thank you.”

“Another lovely stay at Cracklefield Cottage. Thanks for the cream tea on arrival.”

Hallway. Spacious attractive kitchen/diner with laminate floor and oval table to seat 8. Well equipped fitted kitchen area with ceramic hob and built-in electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice box, small chest freezer and door to paved courtyard. Charming, cosy and attractive carpeted sitting room, with sofas, chairs, large flat screen TV and DVD and large open fireplace inset with woodburning stove. Door to the garden. Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC. Upstairs: Cupboard on the landing housing a washing machine. Large double bedroomwith range of fitted cupboards, washbasin and king size 5ft bed. Twin children’s bedroom with steeply sloping ceiling and 3ft divan beds. Further double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed, sloping ceiling and wash basin. Bathroom with bath and handheld shower attachment, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Steep stairs up to the attic bedroom with velux windows and twin 3ft beds.

Please Note: If at full occupancy, this cottage will only sleep a maximum of 6 adults (plus 2 children).

The cottage, protected by a castellated wall, is alongside a quiet lane. From the kitchen there is access to the enclosed garden (a suntrap) with a paved courtyard area, table and chairs. There is a raised level area of lawn with a bench and apple trees.

Off road parking for one car opposite the cottage, further limited on road parking on the main street. Weekly parking permit available from main beach car park.Off road parking for one car opposite the cottage, further limited on road parking on the main street. Weekly parking permit available from main beach car park.

  • Included: Duvets, pillows, all bed linen, (not towels - these can be hired from an independent company, please enquire with Toad Hall for details) electricity, central heating (oil), cot, high chair and stair gates, Wireless Broadband.
  • Telephone: For incoming & outgoing 999 calls only. Mobile reception poor.
  • Local Facilities: Beach a third of a mile, patrolled by lifeguards in the summer. Shop 100 yards (summer only). Pub 20 yards. Kingsbridge 5 miles. Salcombe 9 miles.

September 2017

June 2017

The key box arrangement was very useful - saving us a trip to collect/drop off the house key from another location. We appreciated the cream tea awaiting us on arrival - thank you!

April 2014

Another lovely stay in Cracklefield Cottage and beautiful Bantham. Love the paintings, love the sunny kitchen, love the Sloop Inn literally just round the corner and love the long beaches. Love BBQ'ing in the sun-trap garden! Can't wait to come again.

July 2013

we were just disappointed that the bath was dirty and the dishwasher hadnt been emptied upon our arrival. We do wish the property had a tumble dryer due British Climate!! We do however hope to come again! Many thanks

July 2013

Lovely cottage, beautiful furnishings and wonderful artwork on the walls. Really does need a washing line though. Thanks for the cream tea on arrival.

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