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  • 8 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Another lovely stay, albeit short due to the birth of our 1st Granddaughter!"

    Our American friends were over and came to stay as well and were blown away by Savernake and its location. Tim & Debbie Rix

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Savernake was one of the nicest properties we have stayed in."

    Everything was lovely and clean, plenty of space for everyone and in particular the kitchen was well kitted out for a family holiday. We really enjoyed our time there. One suggestion - It would be great if there was a bit more garden furniture/a couple of sunloungers to enjoy on a sunny day

    Reviewed by Susannah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent house and location, for a quiet seaside holiday."

    We had a lovely time and would book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely holiday home."

    Very clean. Lovely big garden. Good for children. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulously equipped cottage with an amazing location."

    Can’t rate it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2022

  • "We all absolutely loved Savernake, the location on the beach and coastal path, the garden, the facilities."

    . everything we needed and more was available, the sea views from all 5 comfy bedrooms, the copious bathrooms/showers and the beautiful family kitchen/diner. It was just perfect in every way for a multi generational holiday and none of us wanted to leave!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful house in a fantastic setting!"

    A great home from home, with everything we needed, for our family to get together for Christmas. Savernake hosted our four generations well. Spending our grandson's first Christmas with him was priceless. We are an outdoor family and having the beach and coastal path literally on the doorstep was perfect for us. We had two very happy dogs who zoomed around on the beach to their hearts content. Four of us adults even jumped into the sea on Christmas morning! Thank you Savernake for a truly amazing unforgettable week.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous house and location."

    Ideal for big family gathering of all ages!

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "I think the Owners should fit a Log Burning Stove in the Sitting Room."

    This would be safer than an Open Fire as we had to use on our recent Holiday. It would also be cleaner than an open fire. I would also like them to fit a Lazy-Spa Hot Spa. This could be located on the ‘flat ground’ outside the Dining Room, with a Water Supply fitted outside the House. They should also supply Wooden Sun Loungers to lie outside and enjoy the sunshine.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7May 2021

  • "Savernake has a fantastic position, house is very much improved and the kitchen is a great family room, love the beds too."

    We have been since 2003 and it is still our favourite family holiday place.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are very pleased to hear that Savernake is one of your favourite family holiday destinations, we look forward to welcoming you back to the area again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Aug 2020

  • "Cottage location is perfect for a family holiday with the beach and clifftop walks right outside the front gate."

    The front garden is extremely large and with the view it affords, becomes an extension of the beach and countryside. Lovely property, enjoyed the week very much.

    We are so pleased that you had a great time at Savernake, and look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Jul 2020

  • "This house has the best location in Thurlestone."

    You feel at home immediately and it's fun to cook in the new kitchen. We felt very comfortable. The proximity to the beach and the views are just a dream. Only thing we missed was the tumble dryer, which is listed in the offer under´ summary ´(Double oven, hob, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, further fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, TV, DVD, radio, WiFi)

    Thank you for your kind comments - we agree that you cannot beat the location of Savernake! Apologies that a tumble drier was incorrectly listed on teh property notes, we have now amended this. We hope that we see you at South Milton again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jens4.4Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic location, so nice to be able to walk out of the front door and be on the beach in less than a minute."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2019

  • "Savernake has a fantastic position and that is why we return again and again."

    Perfect garden. Cannot rate 5 stars because some light bulbs we had to replace and all heaters were left full on when we arrived that caused the small fridge in the kitchen to leak. After pulling the fridge out and turning off the heater behind it and all the others in the house everything was fine. Oven seal needs replacing and wooden table on patio is rotting and is dangerous for splinters.

    Mrs C HibbertAug 2017

  • "Its a charming house in great location"

    Apr 2017

  • "October 2016 Return to Savernake after 17 years and all exactly as we remembered it."

    Superb house, fantastic situation right on the beach with fabulous views. The house is perfect resist the advice to change, it has a lovely warm family feel. We have been coming here with extended family since the 1980s originally renting the house from the previous owners. My niece had her 1st birthday at Savernake in 1999 and this week celebrated her 18th here. The weather was great, the house very clean and comfortable and the scones delicious. We will return as we have many happy family memories at Savernake.

    Mrs Rachael MeadNov 2016

  • "Enjoyed our stay, like an old friend, as we have been going to Savenake for 20 years."

    Jun 2016

  • "A wonderful house for our family gathering, being able to pop to the beach anytime and a great garden for kids and digs!"

    Apr 2016

  • "Magical as always."

    Wonderful house, beautiful location.

    Dec 2015

  • "Lovely as usual."

    Jun 2015

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite, 1 x super-king size double (zip/link can be twins on request), 1 x king-size bed with en-suite, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC, first floor bathroom with roll-top bath, shower, basin, WC and separate WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug/playroom.
  • Double oven, hob, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, further fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3-4 cars
  • Garden with lawned area to the rear and lawn to the front, with table, chairs and BBQ
  • Strictly No Smoking
  • Shop and pub 10/15 mins walk

The property

Savernake is a 1920’s detached property located near the village of Thurlestone.

This spacious cottage is home to a wonderful beach side view and a well-appointed interior, ideal for a family getaway to the coast.

Upon entering the property, you are welcomed into a hallway, which leads to the ground floor accommodations.

Here, you will find a well-equipped kitchen, complete with ample storage and a feature island unit with breakfast bar opening into the dining room, which poses breath-taking views over the garden across to the South Milton Sands.

Following this is a cosy sitting room, which further benefits from the impressive sea views.

Follow the staircase up to the first floor bedrooms.

There is a master bedroom with en-suite, a double with a super-king size bed, with zip/link function, a king-size bed with en-suite shower room.

The additional bedrooms include a double bed and single bedroom.

Outside, the property plays host to some impressive grounds at the front and to the rear with lawned spaces and mature shrubs.

The shop and pub can be located within a 15-minute walk into the village of Thurlestone.

Whilst visiting, you will have access to Thurlestone Beach, which is a beautiful sweep of golden sands brushing along the shore, where the water is shallow enough for children to safely splash about.

Further afield, is the vibrant port city of Plymouth, situated within an hour’s drive, where you will have a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants to explore, not forgetting the beautiful beach.

This is a fabulous base to choose for your next holiday in Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Salcombe 7 miles; Bigbury-on-Sea 9 miles

The picturesque village of Thurlestone is popular with both beach-goers and watersports enthusiasts, with the beautiful sandy beaches of Thurlestone and South Milton Sands within walking distance. Thurlestone boasts an 18-hole links golf course, a 13th century church, a traditional pub, a post office and the ‘Voyage Spa’, where visitors can enjoy spa treatments or afternoon tea. The sailing town of Salcombe is just a 10-15 minute drive away, and the fishing village of Hope Cove is a short drive away, or can be reached on foot via the South West Coast Path.

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Up to two well behaved dogs permitted.

Property accommodates a maximum of 8 adults.

Strictly No Smoking

There is no cot and high chair at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas