Malthouse, West Buckland

Guide Price £875,000

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Welcome to The Malthouse, your idyllic haven nestled in the charming village of West Buckland. This stunning property, currently utilised as a successful holiday rental, boasts impressive returns of approximately £65,000 in Gross Profit (GP) last year, making it a lucrative investment opportunity.

Spanning two inviting levels, with its rustic charm and generous living spaces with the added benefit of being bright and airy throughout. With its expansive dimensions, The Malthouse offers a difference from the traditional cottage ambiance, boasting a more spacious and contemporary atmosphere. The open-plan living, kitchen, and dining area features oak flooring and a log burner, creating a cosy ambiance perfect for winter evenings.

 Four bedrooms, including two master suites and versatile ground floor layout, The Malthouse offers flexible living arrangements tailored to your unique preferences. Ideal for holiday rentals, a primary residence, or a lock-and-leave sanctuary, this property caters to various lifestyles.

Step outside to discover your own private patio terrace, a delightful sun-drenched haven perfect for morning coffee while observing the array of wildlife that frequent your secluded grounds, including deer, pheasants, rabbits, and a variety of birds and great for al fresco entertaining while enjoying breathing in the county air. Additional lawned areas adorned with mature shrubs and fruit trees provide a tranquil retreat, complete with integrated garage and ample parking spaces for added convenience.


Discover the idyllic hamlet of West Buckland, a picturesque retreat just a short stroll away from the charming coastal villages of Bantham and Thurlestone. Tucked away from the bustle of main road traffic, this tranquil valley is one of the best in the area. Bantham beach beckons with its renowned surfing opportunities, along with water sports lessons and equipment hire for enthusiasts. While lifeguards patrol the shores during the summer months (from May to September), there are ample dog-friendly walks around the sand dunes and along the riverside year-round. Treat yourself to a dining experiences at The Sloop Inn in Bantham, renowned for its Fish Pie and Sunday lunches, or grab a bite from the Gastrobus stationed by the beach, serving up breakfast, snacks, and pizzas. Embark on a scenic coastal stroll from Bantham to Thurlestone along the dog-friendly 3-mile path, or indulge in more culinary delights at The Village Inn in Thurlestone or The Beach House ( booking required). Nearby Kingsbridge provides all the amenities one could desire, from local shops to supermarkets, along with leisure facilities such as a gym, indoor swimming pool, and tennis courts. With an abundance of activities ranging from paddle-board hire to scenic river trips up the estuary to Salcombe, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant market town.

West Buckland is a picturesque hamlet located within a short stroll from the coastal villages of Bantham and Thurlestone. Set away from the main road traffic, the hamlet is set within a valley which provides protection from the wind. Bantham beach, famous for its surfing, offers a range of watersport lessons and equipment hire. Lifeguards are on duty in the summer months (from May - September) and a no dog policy is in place from May - October but there are plenty of walks around the sand dunes and along the riverside to walk with your pooch!

The Sloop Inn, Bantham, "your local" serves up some of the best food in the area, (make sure you leave some room for one of their fabulous desserts!) There's also the Gastrobus, located by the beach which is open daily 10am-5pm serving up breakfast, snacks and pizzas!

The coastal path leading from Batham to the village of Thurlestone is a lovely moderate 3-mile walk and it's dog friendly! The Village Inn, Thurlestone, is another popular local pub that serves up delish food and for a more rustic beach -themed affair, try The Beach House, located at the far end of Thurlestone beach it is renowned for it's grilled fish and seafood dishes.

The market town of Kingsbridge offers all amenities from butchers, bakers, pharmacies and supermarkets. There's also a leisure centre with a gym and indoor swimming pool, two play parks, tennis courts, pubs, restaurants, take-aways, paddle-board hire and river trips up the estuary to Salcombe.

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax Band: Currently business-rated

Local Authority: South Hams District Council

Services: Mains electricity, water, drainage. Oil central heating.

Directions: Head northeast on Fore St/B3192 toward Mill St. Continue to follow B3192. Turn left onto West Alvington Hill/A381. Continue to follow A381. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Kingsbridge Rd/A379. Continue to follow A379. Turn left onto Church St. Continue onto Church St. Turn right onto TQ7 3AF.

Viewing: Very strictly by appointment only


Key Features

Property Details

Property TypeCottage
PostcodeTQ7 3AF

Energy Efficiency & Environmental Impact



Experience coastal bliss at the Malthouse. A spacious and extremely light 4 bedroom residence with private garden and terraces, garage, parking, within walking distance to Bantham Beach. Successful holiday let history, no onward chain. 


113 Fore Street
Kingsbridge, Devon

01548 852352

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