The Quillett is a 350 year old traditional Devon thatched cottage, situated a mile from South Milton National Trust Beach. Perfectly situated to explore this idyllic rural area of the South Hams, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Steps lead up to the large traditional door, into the spacious lounge with a large inglenook fireplace. The lounge has two double sofas, an arm chair, dining table and chairs, 42 inch Smart TV, and bluetooth stereo and DVD. A few steps down from the lounge is a well-equipped farmhouse style kitchen with a small breakfast table and chairs, which looks out to the front of the cottage. There are steps leading out of the lounge to the back of the cottage and a sunny patio area with seating and the steps continue up through the pretty winding cottage garden to a second secluded patio area with dining table and chairs to catch the evening sun. There is an off-road parking area for two cars at the back of the property accessed via a private lane.
The newly renovated bathroom is half way up the stairs, and includes a roll top bath and a seperate shower unit. Further upstairs, there is a good size main bedroom with a king size bed and plenty of storage. The cosy second bedroom has twin single beds with a built in wardrobe and drawers. Both bedrooms look out on to the peace and quiet of the gardens.
The property includes newly installed electric radiators in addition to the wood-burning stove, Bed linen and towels are included in the rental, along with a complementary basket of logs for the fire in the winter season. The cottage is no smoking and sorry, we do not take pets.
This area of South Devon is loved for its rugged cliffs, sandy coves, peaceful countryside, pretty villages, rolling hills, secretive estuaries and dark night skies.
South Milton village is a traditional village with a beautiful old church and village hall. The local National Trust beach is famous for Thurlestone Rock and is walking distance from the house. The village is equi-distant between Kingsbridge , a bustling market town,set on the beautiful river estuary and Salcombe, with its beaches and prime coastal position. In addition to South Milton beach, the famous surfing beach of Bantham is only 2-3 miles along the coast with Agatha Christie's Burgh island within sight.
The South-West coast path is at its most beautiful here. There are lovely walks each way on the coast path from the cottage itself. We especially like Hope Cove - a lovely fisherman's cove with great eateries and spectacular views as well as the winding coast path round to Bantham surf beach via Thurlestone , overlooking the river estuary and Burgh island.
There is lots to do in the area from visits to naval historical towns Dartmouth & Plymouth to delightful Totnes. There are lots of activities for children on the doorstep as well as further afield. And last but not least a plethora of pubs, cafes and restaurants to frequent!
The Quillett is owned by Paul & Averil, from Poole.
"We are great holiday-makers and thought we'd never buy a holiday cottage as we don't like going back to the same place - but South Hams is different! Loads to do in summer or winter and ever-changing scenery to enjoy. We bought The Quillett in 2017 and spent a year slowly renovating the cottage and exploring the area ourselves. This year, we’re delighted to see it re thatched too!
An important note : The cottage has a lot of steps inside and out , with a windy staircase, and is not suitable for anyone unsteady on their feet.
For bookings please check current availability. Our change-over day is usually Saturday but we are willing to take 10 day bookings in the summer so please ask!Get the full listing »