Thorpe Arnold Major


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4 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: MAJOR
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 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
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


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.

Ground floor: Spacious living room comfortably furnished with sofas and armchairs, window seats,  large flat screen TV/DVD, Mini HiFi with CD, open fireplace. Dining room with dining table to seat 8. An additional trellis table can be added to seat up to 12 comfortably. 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, second fridge suitable for drinks. 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 double bedroom with 5ft king size bed (can be split to form two single 2ft 6inch beds - 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. 

Thorpe Arnold Major has a large private terraced patio area with garden table and chairs perfect for al fresco dining which opens from the dining room, with steps leading down to large lawns which stretch out beyond, both at the front and the back, shared by both properties. 

Ample parking in the drive.

  • Included:   Bed linen, (not towels) Travel cot, high chair, Wifi, electricity and heating (night storage).Towels may be hired from an independent hire company - details from Toad Hall Cottages.
  • Pets: Well mannered pets allowed (maximum of 2, Garden not dog proof). Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
  • 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 400 metres. Golf Club 500 metres, (also immediately adjacent to garden) pay to play (handicap required).

June 2019

We did not cook in the house, as everything needed cleaning before you could use them. I did put a downer on our stay.

Thank you for your feedback which we understood was passed on to the cleaners shortly after your arrival, who attended to the kitchen and cutlery cleaning as requested. We are sorry that this wasn't as thorough as it should have been on arrival. The owner has also advised that consideration is being given to renewing some lounge furnishings in order to improve the standards here. We hope that despite these points, you enjoyed the fabulous location and your overall visit to South Devon. From the Toad Hall team.

- The Toad Hall Team

May 2019

We had another fabulous stay at Thorpe Arnold Major - can't fault it or the service from Toad Hall.

April 2019

Yes loved it Thankyou, just hate the kitchen bin situation and steps down to the laundry but otherwise great.

April 2019

Yes loved it Thankyou, just hate the kitchen bin situation and steps down to the laundry but otherwise great.

April 2019

The overall cleanliness of the house was good but the kitchen was poor. The beds were SUPER comfortable - the best we have used beyond our own! The views were stunning and the house flooded with light. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely like to re-visit TAM.

We are very sorry that cleanliness in the kitchen wasn't up to standard. We will pass your comments on to the cleaner, but hope that this didn't spoil your enjoyment of your holiday.

- The Toad Hall Team

May 2018

Will come again and again

May 2018

Always love it. When do we get deposit back?

May 2018

We have stayed here every year since 2011 and love the position of the house and the large windows taking every advantage of the view. It is very comfortable and has everything we need for an enjoyable two weeks.

April 2018

Loved it, All of us, Even the dog was contented.

December 2017

We had a big family get together at Thorpe Arnold Major & Minor before everybody has to go away to various parts of Europe for Christmas. The house was perfect and worked well for our party of eight adults (should have been 10), three young children and three dogs for the extended weekend we were there. Set in a fantastic location we took long exhilarating cliff path walks, had family fun on the beaches, and a slow amble to the lovely pub in the village. We were lucky with the weather, bright clear winter sunshine everyday making the views from the gardens and the house absolutely jaw dropping but I would imagine even on a stormy day the view and ever changing vista would still be as exciting. The family haven't stopped talking about the time we had at Thorpe Arnold since we left, so much fun was had by all due to the superb layout and functionality of the house and the fantastic location its in, we can't wait to go back.

November 2017

The whole Unwin family absolutely loved Thorpe Arnold. The location couldn't be bettered and both Major And Minor were warm, comfortable and well equipped. It was a perfect place for all generations to celebrate my parent's Diamond Wedding.

May 2017

This is a fantastic location and we enjoyed our stay very much. We have been coming for 7 years and hope to visit again in 2018. Nick (the caretaker) is very helpful though we would all be happier if we didn't have to call on his services - this year something broke in the interior of the cistern of the WC in the upstairs bathroom and for the remainder of the holiday the flush had to be operated with a screwdriver. At least we could still use it!

July 2013

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!

June 2013

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.

April 2013

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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