Bugle Rocks was once part of the country residence of Lord Mildmay, whose family estate covers much of the area. The building also served as a school until 1985, together with neighbouring Battisborough House. It is now a spacious and welcoming home which guests are invited to share, offering en-suite and private facilities. Bugle Rocks is a no-smoking house, but because all rooms are on the ground floor, with doors to a furnished patio garden area, residents are able to enjoy a cigarette in a sheltered and attractive setting outside.
This means too that guests can have their own keys to come and go independently.
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate pets.
Rooms are elegant and spotless, and from the breakfast room there are stunning views down to the sea.
There is ample parking for cars and small boats at the front of the house, and the rear courtyard garden is a sun-trap, with more views of the countryside and the ocean.
It has a English Tourist Board 4 Diamonds listing and a Silver Award.
From house and grounds there are views across a secluded valley with a stream and down to the sea. The South West Coast Path is in striking distance.
Bugle Rocks is in the South Hams, on the south Devon coast, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sheep and cattle graze the fields - it is difficult to imagine a more peaceful and natural setting. The sounds you hear are the rustling of the trees, the waves breaking on the shore and bird song. The South West Coastal Path follows the line of the coast and offers spectacular views.
The nearest beaches are at Mothecombe on one side of the Erme Estuary only five minutes away and Wonwell Beach is on the other, and at low tide it is possible to walk between the two.
The local beaches are quite unspoiled, as nature intended, with soft golden sands and fascinating rock formations. They are lovely for children and sheltered for sunbathing and swimming.
Meadowsfoot Beach is a short walk from Mothecombe. Other sandy beaches nearby include Challaborough, Bigbury and Bantham, which are also popular for wind surfing.
The pictureque village of Mothecombe, with thatched cottages and the manor house, is less than a mile from Bugle Rocks.
The Dartmoor National Park is just 9 miles away. Plymouth is also close by with many attractions including an impressive aquarium, shops, docks, and the historic areas of The Hoe and The Barbican.
Nearby on the Yealm Estuary are the charming villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers, with the old cottages clinging to the hillsides and the fishing boats and dinghies rising and falling with the tide. Here you can mess about in boats, and there are creek-side walks and friendly village pubs with good food.