Yellow Sands Ilbert Road Thurlestone Kingsbridge

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Yellow Sands Ilbert Road Thurlestone Kingsbridge

In this stunning location fronting the golf course on Thurlestone’s prestigious private Yarmer Estate is Yellow Sands a charming arts and crafts detached house enjoying the most magnificent panoramic views of the beaches, beautiful unspoilt coastline and sea. The south facing three quarter acre gardens gently sloping down to the golf course bring the views to every corner and conjour up thoughts of children on carefree summer holidays happily playing before heading for the sandy beaches. Admired by generations for the style and location Yellow Sands was built by Sir Philip Edward Pilditch Baronet in 1929 as a quiet retreat and has remained in the family, this being the first time to be offered for sale in those 88 years. Largely for this reason the accommodation remains unaltered keeping the original style and character of the era and enjoyed by the generations. Walking from the property the wonderful sandy beaches of Yarmer Sands and Broad Sands are within 600 yards and the Golf Clubhouse with tennis courts is 800 yards.

Close by is the fine church, four star Thurlestone Hotel having a spa and Village Inn with other facilities including Post Office stores, Village Hall and Primary School which are all within easy reach. Adjoining Thurlestone, a village with a main street of period thatched and slated roof cottages is Bantham in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where the River Avon enters the sea at the very popular famous surfing beach. The centrally situated town of Kingsbridge within five miles offers a wide range of commercial, retail, health and educational facilities. Just eight miles will take you to the very well known harbourside town and sailing centre of Salcombe with deep water harbour, restaurants, shops and beaches.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a property fronting the golf course in one of the most desirable areas on the south coast affording uninterrupted views with many, like Yellow Sands, remaining in family ownership.

Yellow Sands is of traditional cavity wall construction rendered externally under a slate roof. The oil centrally heated accommodation featuring a wealth of character in the arts and crafts style comprises:  


Key Features

  • Panoramic views of beaches and coastline
  • Fronting the Golf Course
  • Stunning Location

Property Details

Property Type Detached House
Postcode TQ7 3NY
Council Tax Band Band G

Energy Efficiency & Environmental Impact


Room Descriptions

Open Entrance Porch

with slate roof, side lift top seat boxes.


with understairs cupboard, radiator, double doors opening to the Lounge.


with seating, coat hooks, white basin, radiator, plumbing for washing machine.

Sitting Room

6.69m x 5.63m and 4.55 (21' 11" x 18' 6" and 14'11") south facing with large bay having seating affording views over the sea, beaches and coastal lands to Hope Cove and the headland at Bolt Tail. Large brick fireplace and mantle having a built in shelving and drawer unit to the side, beamed ceiling, narrow boarded flooring, TV point, central heating pipes in bay, door opening to covered terrace, double doors opening to:

Dining Room

5.95m x 4.24m (19' 6" x 13' 11") with from the large bay the same amazing views, brick fireplace and mantle, side hatch cupboard through to the Breakfast Room, beamed ceiling, narrow boarded flooring, radiator and central heating pipes in bay.

Breakfast Room

4.24m x 3.19m (13' 11" x 10' 6") with built in dresser, glazed wall cupboard, woodburner in tiled recess and mantle over.


2.78m x 2.73m (9' 1" x 8' 11") with a range of working surfaces, tiled surrounds, inset two bowl single drainer sink top and electric water heater, cupboards and drawers under, wall shelves, electric cooker point, plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, half glazed door to garden.

Passage/Utility Area

with Watts oil fired boiler supplying the central heating and hot water systems, shelved pantry and fuel store. Door to:

Tiled and Glazed Cubicle

having a Mira electric shower.


with airing cupboard containing the hot water cylinder fitted with an electric immersion heater, small storage cupboards, hatch to roofspace.

Bedroom 1

4.6m x 3.94m (15' 1" x 12' 11") with wonderful south facing sea and coastal views, brick fireplace in wood surround, recessed chest of drawers, radiator, white basin having a mirror and light/electric shaver point over.

Bedroom 2

4.53m x 4.27m (14' 10" x 14' 0") lovely south facing views with built in wardrobe and drawers, brick fireplace in wood surround, radiator, white basin having a mirror and light/electric shaver point over. Door to side Store Room.

Bedroom 3

4.27m x 3.14m (14' 0" x 10' 4") with built in wardrobe and drawer unit, brick fireplace in wood surround, radiator, white basin having a mirror and light over. Door to side Store Room.

Bedroom 4

4.28m x 3.2m (14' 1" x 10' 6") with built in drawer unit and wardrobe to side, brick fireplace in wood surround, radiator, white basin having a mirror and light over.


with half glazed door opening onto south facing Balcony with amazing sea and coastal views. White cast iron roll top bath, basin, mirror, electric shaver point, fan heater, towel rail, folding surface.

Separate WC

with electric panel heater.


Gated driveway sweeping down to Detached Garage 5.93 x 2.73 (19’5” x 8’11”), with sliding/folding door, electricity connected.

Attached Summer Bedroom 4.86 x 3.05 (15’11” x 10’0” ), with white basin in cupboard unit having an electric water heater, mirror, light/electric shaver point.

Slate steps between slate topped stone walls lead down to the Entrance Porch from where stone paths lead around to the south facing stone terrace also approached from the Lounge. Sitting on the south facing terrace taking in the view it is easy to imagine yourself in the 1930’s. From the terrace stone steps lead down through grass slopes to a lower lawn.
On the higher side of the drive is a large open lawn area having stone walling at the top and fencing with flowering shrubs and hedges forming the other boundaries.

Service Charge

The roads and grass verges within the Yarmer Estate are in the ownership of Yarmer Estates Ltd. Each property owner is a shareholder of the company and the current annual maintenance charge is £150 PA.


Main electricity, water and drainage.

Charming detached arts and crafts property fronting the golf course affording spectacular views of the beaches, unspoilt coastline and sea. Lounge, Dining Room, Breakfast Room, Kitchen, Cloaks, 4 Bedrooms, Bathroom. Garage, 3/4 acre garden. Energy Rating - G. 


113 Fore Street
Kingsbridge, Devon

01548 852352

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