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7 Nights See prices

  • £1750  to  £2850

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Short Breaks From

  • £477 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Beach Nearby

About Shepherds Patch

Shepherds Patch is surprising, because whilst it looks the sweetest and cosiest of thatched cottages, it actually comfortably accommodates large parties of up to ten guests in five bedrooms. Sitting in one of the most beautiful and dramatic coastal areas of South Devon, this delightful cottage is well placed in the picturesque village of Thurlestone in the South Hams, just half a mile from the golden Blue Flag beach and sea.

Picture post-card pretty, Thurlestone is a dream of a Devon village with its gorgeous thatched cottages, ancient church, village shop for provisions, traditional inn for a pint and cliff-top golf course. Surrounded by glorious undulating countryside, the village is perfect for a relaxing holiday as well as a base for exploring the area and its many attractions.

For those who enjoy outdoor activities, bring your bike along and enjoy leisurely cycling along the flower-filled lanes in the warmer months, or lace up your walking boots and explore the South Devon Heritage Path, accessible in the village.

Thurlestone has two beaches so plenty of space to lay your towel. Children will love exploring the rock pools of Thurlestone Sands, the smallest beach near the golf course with its fascinating arched rock (which the village takes its name from). The other beach also offers a nice mix of sand and pebbles and is popular with those who enjoy windsurfing, canoeing and lazing, and is further round the coast towards South Milton.

This popular part of the South Hams has plenty of other beaches including Bantham, Hope Cove and Bigbury (all within easy driving distance) as well as attractions for day trips out. Take a trip to Burgh Island, a famous writing retreat for Agatha Christie; the Salcombe Estuary (a popular haunt for sailors with fine restaurants); Kingsbridge with its interesting boutiques to browse; Totnes, Dartmouth or Dittisham; and the Dartmoor National Park. For those wanting some culture, there are many art galleries and exhibitions, craft markets, open air theatre and amateur theatrical shows and live music in the locality.


Contact the owner

Owner details:

Prestige Holiday Cottages (Rachael) joined Independent Cottages in July 2006

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • You enter the cottage via its pretty thatched porch leading into...
  • Sitting room with feature fireplace (housing an electric fire), comfy leather sofas, television, DVD player and tiled floor. This leads into...
  • Conservatory accessing the patio area for alfresco dining and garden.
  • Country kitchen with rustic charm including a central island perfect for food prep, dishwasher, range cooker, microwave, fridge as well as freezer and washer/dryer.
  • Dining room with long oak table comfortably seating up to ten guests - a lovely place to catch up over supper of an evening or enjoy a celebratory meal.
  • Cloak room with WC and wash basin.

First floor

  • On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, each benefitting from an en-suite. Each bedroom has lovely views over the garden, an en-suite (with shower or bath - one has a Jacuzzi bath!) and two rooms have romantic four-posters.

Second floor

  • Two twin bedrooms can be found on the top floor, each with two single beds.
  • Bathroom for the shared use of the top floor bedrooms with WC, hand basin and bath.

Outside: The garden is enclosed so safe for children and dogs and offers a private setting for relaxing during the summer months with lawn area, patio with outdoor furniture and a parking space to the side of the cottage (more parking available closeby in the village).

Additional information: Well behaved dogs are accepted at an additional charge of £50 per pet, per week or short break stay. Prices include bed linen, towels (please bring beach towels), heating and electricity. Short breaks (two night minimum) available out of peak season - please enquire with the owner.

Shepherds Patch Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 15th Jun 2024 - Fri, 28th Jun 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £1,000 | 3 nights: £1,250 | 4 nights: £1,500 | 5 nights: £1,800 | 6 nights: £1,800

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sat, 29th Jun 2024 - Fri, 12th Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £1,285 | 3 nights: £1,745 | 4 nights: £2,205 | 5 nights: £2,550 | 6 nights: £2,550
Additional Notes: Short break prices of 2, 3 and 4 nights are calculated on a percentage basis (not a nightly rate) and 5 – 7 nights will cost the full weekly price. All prices quoted are taking maximum occupancy into account,.

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sat, 13th Jul 2024 - Fri, 19th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Mon, 12th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Tue, 13th Aug 2024 - Fri, 16th Aug 2024
Changeover: Tuesday, Min Nights: 4
Short break prices:
4 nights: £1,700

7 Nights

Min. 4 nights:
Enquire with Owner

Sat, 17th Aug 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms (3 Doubles, 2 Twins)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Prestige Holiday Cottages (Rachael)
Member Since July 2006

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Shepherds Patch 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th May 2024