Sam says: Recently having a special birthday in the family I was fortunate to have the chance to spend a few days at the Thurlestone Hotel in Devon.  It’s a wonderful spot with stunning coastal views that would make a superb venue for a range of events, from small family celebrations to weddings, formal banquets or conferences.

Located 5 miles west of Kingsbridge in South Devon, Thurlestone is a picture postcard village. The hotel has been run by the Grose family since 1896 and has an extremely loyal clientele with 70% of guests having previously stayed.

There is a wonderful restaurant with beautiful sea views for smaller events or the Yarmer suite can seat up to 150 people theatre style with additional break out rooms.

Set in 19 acres of beautiful grounds the hotel has great leisure facilities including a 9 hole golf course, indoor pool and spa and tennis, badminton and squash courts.  Children are also very well catered for with a playground and 2 indoor areas for children of all ages.

With 65 bedrooms it has an intimate feel and whilst the facilities are great what I really loved was the wonderful atmosphere. It’s like spending the weekend at a beautiful house party, the public areas which include a bar and lounge for afternoon teas are inviting and comfortable.  The staff who pride themselves on their service play an intrinsic role in this special ambiance and would ensure any event was a success.

With a view like this, what are you waiting for!