Cowrie House Ilbert Road Thurlestone .


Cowrie House Ilbert Road Thurlestone .

The Property

Cowrie House lies within a quiet and tucked residential location in the well known and much sought-after Yarmer Estate just a few minutes walk from the Thurlestone Sands beach and an 18 hole golf course. Marketed for the first time in over fifty years Cowrie House offers bright well-proportioned accommodation arranged over two floors.  From the large entrance hall, with an open fireplace, doors lead into a number of reception rooms to include a drawing room with an open fireplace, sitting room, dining room together with an impressive sunroom and conservatory. There is a fitted kitchen as well as a separate utility room. There are four bedrooms on the first floor to include a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, guest bedroom with an en-suite shower room, together with two further bedrooms and a shower room with a separate WC. The property is in good order although is in need of refurbishment and modernisation. Cowrie House enjoys a south-westerly aspect with many of the rooms affording sea views. The property is approached via a private drive which in turn leads to the parking area located behind the house, the drive continues before leading onto Warren road.

Cowrie House sits more or less central of its mature landscaped gardens with level lawns and well-stocked borders. There are numerous shrubs, trees and bushes which provide a profusion of colour throughout the year.

Planning Permission – ( (Reference 0216/19/FUL) has been granted to build a detached three bedroomed property with double garage within the grounds. The property would be approached from Warren Road road and accessed via its own private drive.          


Thurlestone is an attractive and popular village situated on the spectacular Devon coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South West Coastal Path is the only hike in the UK to have made it into the highly respected Lonely Planet Adventures Guide Book. A short stroll across Thurlestone Sands with the landmark Thurlestone Rock, “thirled stone”(arched- shaped rock formation) takes you to the popular ‘Beach House’ café and Thurlestone Marsh, one of three small wetlands south of the village.

The village has a vibrant community and is renowned for its 4-star hotel together with pub, post office/general stores, church and a highly regarded primary school. There is even a converted BT Red Phone Box providing ‘The Thurlestone Book Exchange’. The hotel has a superb health club with a spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and there is a fine 18-hole golf course.

The market town of Kingsbridge, approximately 4 miles to the west, provides a comprehensive range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities including, a health centre, leisure centre with an indoor swimming pool, library, schools and churches. The popular town of Salcombe is within 6 miles and the market town of Totnes 16 miles where there are rails links to London Paddington.


Key Features

  • Sought after location
  • Wonderful sea views
  • Lovely garden area
  • Close to village amenities
  • Short stroll to a range of beaches
  • Substantial family residence

Property Details

Property Type House (unspecified)
Postcode TQ7 3NY


Room Descriptions




Mains electricity, water and drainage.


Approaching Thurlestone continue into the centre of the village passing the Village Inn on your left-hand side. Continue a short distance and follow the road round to your left passing the village store and church on your right-hand side. As the road narrows take the right turn onto Warren Road. Follow the road until the nameplate for Cowrie House will be found on your right-hand side.


Being marketed for the first time in over fifty years a substantial family residence together with a separate development opportunity to build a detached property within the grounds just minutes from the golf course and Thurlestone Sands beach.      


113 Fore Street
Kingsbridge, Devon

01548 852352

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