Just a Cottage

Located in Thurlestone

Just a Cottage is a quaint Grade II listed thatched cottage in Thurlestone, Devon, and sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Just A Cottage is a beautiful, newly renovated Grade II listed thatched cottage, located in the heart of Thurlestone, only a short walk to the fabulous local beaches, village pub and excellent village shop.
Thought to date from the 17th century, this quintessential and bijou ‘chocolate box’ cottage offers stylish accommodation with a gorgeous sprinkling of luxury – Egyptian Linen sheets and fluffy Turkish cotton towels, a large comfy sofa and contemporary interiors, accommodating up to 4 people.

It should be noted that whilst 4 adults have stayed at the cottage, we feel that the experience is much better if the number of adults is limited to 2.

Admired locally with much fondness, this iconic treasure of a cottage, which has even had books written about it, is a wonderful holiday destination with fantastic facilities on the doorstep. Whilst there is plenty to occupy people in the immediate area, there are many glorious places of interest within an easy drive of this popular and sought-after location.


The front door leads into a beamed lounge with a large comfortable sofa and armchair, Smart TV, electric wood burner, dining table with pretty cushioned window seat and chairs to seat four.
Kitchen with electric hob and built-in oven, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave. Door to the rear passageway and outside tap.
The short cottage staircase, typically narrow and fairly steep, winds up to the first floor where there are two cosy bedrooms with high vaulted ceilings.
Bedroom 1 has a King size 5ft bed, Egyptian cotton sheets and slimline wardrobe, and beautiful high beams which are softly back-lit.
Bedroom 2 has Twin 3ft beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, open wardrobe, high beamed ceiling. Please note space is limited in this bedroom.
Luxurious Bathroom featuring Fired Earth tiles and large walk-in shower with rainfall and handheld shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail.


To the front of the cottage is a small patio with a table and chairs, perfect for a morning tea or a glass of wine whilst watching the world go by. To the side of the cottage, a gated passageway leading to the rear kitchen door provides an ideal space for muddy boots and shoes, buckets and spades.


Permit provided for two parking spaces at the nearby Parish Hall. On-road parking is possible as available nearby.


  • Included: Egyptian cotton Bed linen, fluffy Turkish cotton towels (guests are requested to bring their own beach towels), electricity, electric thermostatically controlled radiators.
  • Pets: 1 well-behaved dog welcome (strictly not on furniture or upstairs) £30 per dog per week.
  • Smoking: Not permitted
  • Telephone: Not provided. The mobile signal is good. Wi-Fi available.
  • Beaches and South West Coast Path half a mile.
  • Golf and Tennis half a mile.
  • Kingsbridge 5 miles, Salcombe 7 miles


Close to coast
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine


Area Details


Thurlestone is an increasingly popular holiday destination located in the South Hams area of Devon. Just 5 miles from Kingsbridge, the coastal village has one of the most dramatic coastlines along the South Devon Coast with the impressive Thurlestone Rock, an arch-shaped rock just off the main beach which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Made up of two beaches, both beaches are sandy, sheltered and the waters are shallow enough to allow children to have a safe paddle in. This is the perfect location if you are looking for a beautiful sandy beach, stunning countryside without the crowds that some of the other South Devon beaches attract. The beach is pet-friendly all year round, has won an award from the Marine Conservation Society thanks to its clean waters and has lifeguards between May and September.

Walk along the coast a short way and you will find South Milton which has a beachside cafe and plenty of water sports to try. Many of our Thurlestone holiday cottages are just a couple of minutes walk from the beach and have sea views. We can cater from romantic breaks for two to accommodating large families or groups of friends. This is a special area to visit and relax in.

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