May Cottage


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4 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests



Key Features

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


This beautiful 17th century, traditional Devon thatched cottage has a wonderfully welcoming feel and is a perfect holiday destination for families wishing to holiday in South Devon. Located in the peaceful hamlet of West Buckland,  a short stroll from the fantastic golden sands of Bantham beach it really does offer everything a guest could wish for. There’s a large sunny lounge with a wood burner and a spacious dining room to seat up to 10 guests, ideal for those noisy family reunions. Upstairs there are 4 comfortable bedrooms, whilst outside there is a sheltered verandah, where one can enjoy that early morning coffee whilst you plan the day or relax in the evening with a welcome drink. Furthermore there’s a private sunny garden and plenty of parking. We have no hesitation in highly recommending this much loved family home for your holiday. A complimentary tea tray with local freshly baked cake provides a warm welcome to guests on arrival.

Entrance Hall. Large, comfortable lounge with wood burning stove, picture windows with window seat overlooking the garden. Three sofas,  flat screen TV with Sky HD, Sky Sports package and DVD.  Dining room with large farmhouse table to seat 8, plenty of books and Wifi. Fitted kitchen,  ceramic hob, electric oven and grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave,  breakfast table and chairs. Separate utility area with sink and washer/dryer. Downstairs shower room with electric shower, heated towel rail and WC, perfect for sluicing down after a day on the beach. From the kitchen steep original stairs wind up to Bedroom 1 Master bedroom with 4ft 6in bed, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers, hairdryer and hand basin with mirror and shaver point. Door to Bedroom 2: twin bedroom (also accessible from central landing), with two 3ft beds, fitted wardrobes, and chest of drawers. Family bathroom, with bath, electric shower over, hand basin, WC, shaver point and heated towel rail. Separate stairs from hall to landing and Bedroom 3:double bedroom, with 4ft 6in double bed, fitted wardrobe, overhead storage cabinets and chest of drawers. Bedroom 4: Large twin bedroom with two 3ft beds, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and hand basin with mirror and shaving point.

Stable door from hall to covered verandah with table and chairs overlooking the beautifully kept garden and views of the valley beyond. Steps down to a fully enclosed sheltered garden, with lawn and sunny south facing terrace with sun loungers and garden chairs. Separate walled enclosure with washing line.

For 2 cars in private parking bay adjacent as well as 1 on road parking space beside cottage.

  • Included: Bed linen (not towels), stairgate,  WiFi, Sky Sports Package, electricity, heating (night storage and oil filled radiators),  initial supply of logs in winter.
  • Pets: Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week 
  • Towels may be hired from an independent local company, please enquire for details.
  • Telephone: For incoming and outgoing local calls.
  • Local Facilities: Bantham beach 3/4 mile.  Thurlestone beach 1.5 miles. Superb village pub serving excellent food within walking distance (750 metres). Golf in Thurlestone 1 mile. Village Shop/Cafe at Bantham less than a mile. Kingsbridge 5 miles.

June 2019

After a eight hour drive May Cottage was a welcome sight. We had a fabulous week during the May half-term break. A great location and only a 5 to 10 minute walk to the Sloop Inn and nearby beach at Bantham. A lovely house to relax and unwind. We definitely want to visit again in future.

May 2019

Very nice cottage, beautiful garden, just a shame about the old furniture, also is there some local restrictions on BBQs there was not one , I always provided one in my gite in France.

Thank you for your feedback which we will pass on to the owner. Unfortunately being a completely thatched cottage, insurance (and safety) doesn't permit a barbecue although the garden is indeed a beautiful spot for enjoying a meal nonetheless. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

- The Toad Hall Team

November 2018

We come regularly and enjoy the cottage and location. It would be good to update the electric hob and sofas at some point

November 2018

Gail and I and our two dogs enjoyed our stay very much, being able to walk to both the beach and the pub was a real bonus, we will be looking to stay again in the not to distant future.

May 2018

Lovely cottage & garden in beautiful area.

August 2017

Our 2nd visit to May Cottage having visited Bantham for the last 18 years and by far our favorite in the area

June 2017

Enjoyed our family holiday, ideal spot for a mixed Age group. At 6 and 9 yrs, granddaughters loved living in such a quirky place. Cake on arrival was a good touch after a long journey, thanks.

April 2017

Love staying here...perfect situation, and weather usually! House is always lovely and clean and welcoming..we enjoyed the Easter goodies thanks.

October 2016

May cottage was fantastic we felt like it was our own home is was so cosy and comfortable thankyou

July 2016

We loved May Cottage, thank you!

April 2015

We had a great week in this house as for many years we had stayed in a property nearby which is no longer available. We were pleasantly surprised, it was much better than we thought it would be. The glorious weather that week made us really appreciate the sun trap garden and loungers. We have rebooked for next year!

November 2014

Hello lovely cottage thanks for the stay!

July 2014

Charming cottage in a wonderful location. Will definitely book in the future.

July 2013

This was the second time we have visited May Cottage and I don't think it will be the last. Wonderful holiday from start to finish in a wonderful location. It was so peaceful yet only a short walk to the most lovely beach with access to coastal paths and countryside walks.

April 2013

A beautiful stone thatched cottage with 3 genereous sized bedrooms and a cosy double (ideal for soft bed connoisseurs!) Beautiful views from all the windows,lovely garden,a very well stocked kitchen, board games /jigsaws/a few DVDs in the living room for those rainy afternoons and a gorgeous wood burner that we throughly enjoyed!! On arrival we were welcomed to a warm cottage (heating had been turned on) and tea pot,tea bags, mugs, a pint of milk in the fridge and a bowl of mini easter eggs(yummy) ready for us! Wow, what a lovely gesture throughly enjoyed by all (from grandparents to a 6 3/4 years old granddaughter). Lovely neighbours including the chef next door (see Milla's flyer on the pinboard in hall way) and we met Chris, the thatcher. Would highly recommend Creeks End Inn, Kingsbridge (had a simple lunch here that was really lovely, very friendly staff -special thanks to Terry for ordering us some logs and being so so accommodating) and BiBi Living Cafe,Salcombe (scrumptious coffee

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