Our favourite beaches in South Devon.

Bantham Beach and South Milton Sands  are two of our favourite beaches in South Devon within  a short drive from  our Luxury holiday barns at Lower Grimpstonleigh. The two sunset photographs taken this year show how  beautiful two of our favourite beaches in South Devon can be . Bantham beach is one of the best surfing beaches in South Devon. South Milton sands near Thurlestone .

There are many more fabulous beaches to explore from Lower Grimpstonleigh – all are listed in our Welcome Book. The coastline in the South Hams is well known for its safe sandy coves – Sunny Cove and Mill bay in East Portlemouth with a ferry ride to Salcombe. North and South Sands in Salcombe itself. Hope Cove which in August Bank Holiday hosts a family fun day. Bigbury –  Soar Mill Cove – Thurlestone Sands . Gara Rock with its walkway down to a glorious cove – Torcross is stones and shingle if you prefer and great cafe’s and restaurants with Slapton Ley Hides to watch the many different species of birds.  Further on the coastline is Blackpool sands with the Venus Cafe, a private but well kept beach.

So many more to explore and if you are a National Trust member then most car parks are free.


Sunset, champagne and Burgh Island!

Bantham Beach at Sunset


Sunset at South Milton Sands

South Milton Sands

  • What a phenomenal place ! Perfect setting for a September week away from it all - the surroundings are beautiful and our little one loved exploring ..Pool was great and would definitely recommend...expecting to be back next year !"
    B.B.& A. Warwickshire
  • "There is something magical about a destination at the end of a road. Your destination is truly magical ! I cannot think of anywhere more quintessentially Devon, England, rural,welcoming,reviving,calming,unique. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with those of us passing through who wish to return"
    Th M-J's London
  • "There is something magical about a destination at the end of a road...your destination if truly magical !' I cannot think of anywhere more quintessentially Devon England. rural, welcoming, reviving, calming,unique..thank you for sharing your wonderful home with those of us passing through, who will return"
    The M-J's from London
  • ‘We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Top Barn 0 thank you, you have included so many thoughtful touches which make a real difference. We don’t want to leave.”
    A & P – London
  • ‘We had a wonderful escape from London to Celebrate D’s birthday – the Top Barn is the perfect base with all the amenities to travel and explore the coastal villages and sample the delicious seafood ….Our hosts Kevin & Lorraine are excellent hosts and are available without being intrusive – providing a home from home”
    The H’s from London
  • ‘Our fourth stay at this special place, made even more special with the addition of the swimming pool – we have certainly made use of it !... when we could drag ourselves away we visited our favourite beaches…thank you for another lovely holiday!’
    The W’s from Surrey
  • ‘The is such a magical place ! We love the house, views and pool (amazing!) and the way that everything is so beautifully don. Thank you for a wonderful stay’.
    The P’s from Oundle
  • 'What a place ! Could have stayed for the rest of the summer ! Can't wait to come back !'
    The H's from Bristol...
  • A truly wonderful place to stay in a tranquil & beautiful setting
    J & I, Southampton
  • Beautifully restored accommodation! better than the photo's if thats possible ! A place you want to keep as a secret to yourselves but just cannot ! Too wonderful not to share! Thank you for a wonderful time - really looking forward to bringing the children back at Easter.
    Darren & Sara
  • The peaceful location and high quality of Top Barn draw us back time and time again. ...many thanks once again Kevin - We'll be back
    Jackie & Bob Berkshire
  • Thanks very much Kevin for letting us have this wonderful place to stay. Such a cozy great venue for a special occasion- we are sure we will be back in the future.
    D & S, London
  • The friends we brought here understand completely why we have returned so often, and are equally besotted ! You bring something extra to what is already a lovely holiday. Thank you Kevin.
    Muriel and Mark Cheshire