Thurlestone Hotel (Thurlestone)

Luxury coastal hotel overlooking the beauty of the East Devon coastline

Nestled in the picturesque heart of South Devon, the Thurlestone Hotel emerges as a premier destination for golf enthusiasts seeking an exceptional base for their golf tour in this renowned region. With its luxurious amenities, stunning coastal views, and proximity to some of the finest golf courses in South East Devon, Thurlestone Hotel offers a unique blend of relaxation, recreation, and unparalleled golfing experiences.

The family-owned Thurlestone Hotel has been welcoming guests for generations, boasting a rich heritage that complements its modern comforts and elegant charm. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the hotel provides a serene backdrop against the dramatic landscapes of the South Devon coastline, making it an ideal retreat for golfers and non-golfers alike.

Accommodation at the Thurlestone Hotel is designed with sophistication and comfort in mind. Each of the beautifully appointed rooms and suites offers stunning views, either of the lush hotel gardens or the expansive sea, allowing guests to wake up to the breathtaking beauty of Devon each morning. With a range of room options available, from classic rooms to spacious family suites, every guest’s needs are thoughtfully catered to.

Dining at Thurlestone is an experience in itself, with several options to suit every palate. The hotel’s AA Rosette-awarded restaurant serves a menu of exquisite dishes crafted from locally-sourced ingredients, celebrating the rich culinary heritage of Devon. For a more casual dining atmosphere, guests can enjoy the relaxed setting of the Village Inn, the hotel’s traditional pub, offering hearty meals and a selection of fine ales.

Golfers staying at Thurlestone Hotel are perfectly positioned to explore the wealth of golfing opportunities in South East Devon. The hotel itself is just a short drive from several top-rated golf courses, offering a variety of challenges from cliff-top links to parkland courses. The hotel’s concierge service can arrange tee times, transportation, and even guided tours, ensuring a seamless golfing experience.

Beyond the fairways, the Thurlestone Hotel offers an array of leisure facilities to ensure guests’ stays are as relaxing as they are enjoyable. The on-site spa, with its range of treatments, indoor heated pool, sauna, and fitness suite, provides a perfect antidote to a day spent on the course. For those looking to explore the natural beauty of Devon, the hotel offers easy access to coastal walks, sandy beaches, and the charming towns and villages of the South Hams.

Thurlestone Hotel stands as a jewel in South Devon, offering golfers a luxurious base from which to embark on a memorable golf tour. With its blend of historic charm, modern luxury, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, it promises an unparalleled stay for those looking to enjoy the best of South East Devon’s golfing landscape. Whether it’s the challenge of a new course every day or the tranquility of coastal living, Thurlestone Hotel is where every golfer’s journey should begin.

Hotel facilities

  • facilities hotel bar
  • facilities breakfast
  • facilities en suite
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    Free Parking
  • facilities gym
  • facilities restaurant
  • facilities sauna
  • facilities hotel spa
  • facilities steam room
    Steam Room
  • facilities pool
    Swimming Pool
  • tea coffee
  • facilities toiletries
  • facilities tv

Room types available

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Deluxe Rooms

With extra space and delightful features, these rooms include larger bedrooms, luxury bathrooms and balconies with fine sea views looking out over the beautiful South Devon coastline.

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Premier Rooms

Welcoming, finely furnished rooms with added luxury features. All have lovely sea views, while some also include a private balcony or additional space to provide perfect family holiday accommodation.

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Classic Sea View Rooms

Classic sea view rooms are bright and comfortable with and en-suite facilities. There is a choice of some rooms with balconies and some rooms without balconies.

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Inland Rooms

Bright and welcoming rooms, delightfully comfortable with ensuite facilities and views overlooking the village of Thurlestone (non sea view).

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Family Rooms

Many of the rooms and suites make ideal family friendly accommodation. Choices such as the deluxe, premier and sea view categories can take extra beds, bunk beds or cots, while we also have special premier and sea view family rooms.

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Accessible Rooms

A selection of the rooms are ideally suited to guests for whom accessibility is a priority. These include carefully considered features such as disabled friendly showers and toilets with grab rails.

Hotel location

Parkfield, Thurlestone, Kingsbridge TQ7 3NN

Local area

Situated near Kingsbridge and Salcombe, Thurlestone Hotel is beautifully located in the South Devon Area of Natural Beauty. From wild coastal walks to pretty seaside towns and a huge range of activities, there is always plenty to enjoy and experience. Despite it's rural location, the hotel is easy to find, and is just a short drive from the A38.


General FAQs

  • Who are Golf South West?

    Founded in 2015, we are first and foremost the West Country golf travel specialists. We provide our clients with bespoke golf tours and stay & play golf packages for small groups and golf societies alike.

    We are both a domestic golf tour operator working directly for our clients and regional golf DMC who act as an agent for international outbound operators hoping to have their clients experience the beautiful West Country and it’s golfing delights!

    We work closely with our venues to ensure our customers receive the best value and service available for golf travel within the region.

    In 2023 we welcomed 2 new brands into the GSW family. Golf South East and Golf North West. Both offering the same expert service which our clients have come to expect from Golf South West, with experts in each respective region.

  • Which regions are covered by Golf South West?

    Golf South West is the West Country’s premier golf tour operator covering the regions of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Dorset, South Wales and Hampshire.

    We also work with selected, popular golf resorts across the UK including those under the management of Marriott, plus 4 time Ryder Cup host The Belfry, Celtic Manor and many more.

    If you are planning a golf break, we are the only call you need to make.

  • What is the best way to get in touch?

    We are available by phone 0117 256 5966 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm), WhatsApp, email, enquiry form or via social media channels.

  • Why choose Golf South West as your tour operator?

    GSW is run by golfers and endorsed by golf professionals across the South West of the UK.

    We are a fully insured, experienced and recommended golf tour operator, who are insured by an ABTOT bond, meaning your money is secure and safe.

    We offer tours to a largely exclusive and unrivalled selection of venues across the Southwest of England and Wales, including some courses which can be tricky to access.

    We are also proud members of Golf Tourism England and IAGTO, who only work with only the best and most reputable companies in the industry.

    You can rest assured that as a client of Golf South West you will not only receive the best service, advice and choice, but you will also find the best value golf breaks in available in the West Country.

  • Who are ABTOT?

    A name and logo you will very likely recognise if you have taken a holiday in the UK. ABTOT insure non-flight inclusive package travel.

    ABTOT is an approved body (approved by Department for Business and Trade) which oversees the bonding process to ensure that ABTOT Members financial protection are at an adequate level to meet their insolvency requirements in the event of their financial failure as defined by The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018.

    In plain English, ABTOT work closely with their members to ensure that we as a tour operator are keeping your money (as our client) money is safe and secure in the event of any solvency issues.

    The rules for membership acceptance are stringent so you can rest assured that any tour operator displaying the ABTOT logo is a trusted company in their sector.

  • How do GSW keep money safe?

    We are extremely proud of the service we provide and a large part of this is ensuring our client’s money is safe. Our practices comply with the 2018 package travel directive meaning that your money is safe with both ourselves and the venues your choose to visit.

    Our bond is provided under our ABTOT membership. The ability to display this recognisable and trusted logo does not come easily and only the most trusted tour operators pass the application. We are proud to be members of ABTOT and by booking with an ABTOT member you can rest assured that you are dealing with the industries finest and most trusted tour companies.

  • What happens if we can’t go on our planned trip?

    Holding deposits are non-refundable, but they are transferable* to a new date or break. We aim to be as flexible as possible and will treat each situation on a case by case basis. Full deposits are non-refundable so please only commit and pay for those in the party who are definitely able to attend the trip.


    * Some venue restrictions apply. Terms vary depending on the venue and cancellation term booked. Phone GSW consultant can advise you of this.

  • Can we make changes to our break?

    Managing a group can be a thankless task and changes to the group leading up to your break are an accepted element. We make changes as stress free as possible (just see our reviews for evidence of this!). Changes can be made up to 6 weeks prior to your break. Some changes are unavoidable so for legitimate reasons we will endeavour to make last minute changes after this period, but as we would have paid our venues at this point, this would be at the discretion of the venue(s) you are visiting. Please note a £25 admin fee will be applied for changes inside 6 weeks.

  • Why book with a tour operator?

    Good question, could you not do this all yourself? The answer is yes you could. You are able to locate the ideal hotel with the accessibility you need to the clubs you plan to play. You could go back and forth with your target venues and line up the tee times.  You could also contact each venue individually to advise them of group number changes and requests during the build up to your trip.

    Alternatively you could;

    – Talk to us about the trip you are planning.

    – Receive quotes for perfectly crafted package meeting your ideal requirements.

    – Secure the booking with small deposits staged in a way to make your life easier as an organiser.

    – Have your funds fully insured and independently held by PTS, our client trust provider.

    – Have changes made to whole tours with just one call or email.

    – Receive exclusive extras such as free places.

    – Pay less with our packages than going direct to venues.

    Why can we do this?

    Quite simply we have spent years (since 2015) forging strong relationships with hotel, golf club and golf resort venues across the South West. We are the expert tour operator for the region and are know for our high quality and personal service to our clients (just see our Google and TrustPilot reviews).

  • Who uses Golf South West?

    The majority of our clients are UK based domestic travellers. We deal with groups of any size, from single travellers and couples, to large golf societies.

    We also are the favoured golf DMC for the South West of England and preferred regional partner of Golf Tourism England. We regularly work with tour operators from Europe, America and elsewhere to provide bespoke tour packages allowing overseas travellers to experience the beautiful West Country.

  • How are package prices displayed on our website?

    Prices on our our website are displayed in two ways. The first is on our Resort pages where pricing tables show the from prices for low, mid and high season golf stay and play package rates at golf resort venues.

    The second is on our example tour package pages. There are often 4 prices shown here, two for low season and two for high season. The struck through price typically shows the highest price the tour can be and is often active over weekends in that season. The offer price is typically a mid week price.

    Every tour quote we offer is bespoke and will vary based on a number of factors including the date, availability, group size, room type, time of day for the tee time, etc… Our package pricing is a guide to the cost of the package and is not a firm price. Please enquire for an exact cost.

    We aim to provide as accurate a price as possible and therefore try to avoid using shoulder/mid season pricing or twilight green fee rates when displaying rates. You may find an intermediate price for breaks in months of April & October at certain venues.

  • Why are golf resort prices the same as elsewhere?

    Put simply, all tour operators work from the same contracted rate card when it comes to stay and play golf resort packages. When it comes to golf tours, that is a different matter, but golf resorts are a level playing field.

    If you find a vastly different price, it’s likely you’ve been misquoted and usually this does come back to bite.

    The question this poses is why book a stay and play golf break with Golf South West if you can book direct or with one of the large operators and receive the same price?

    Benjamin Franklin once said “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after
    the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

    We have a small team so booking through us means you receive a personal service. You are more than just a number to us, we are a tour operator where you will likely get to deal with the same contact throughout the process, who will get to know you and your group and respond efficiently to your queries.

    We know our venues and the people who work there. This ensures a smooth process from initial enquiry to the end of your stay.

    Financially you have an extra layer of protection as your money is securely stored in an independent trust account and is fully insured when it is released to the venue(s) you are visiting.

    We are fortunate to have some exclusive “extras” with selected venues across the South West. We offer 1 in 16 free on most trips AND run an exclusive credit system to reward repeat bookers.

    We often feel we add further value to our clients when it comes to our bespoke golf tour packages, but you can rest assured that when making a stay and play golf resort booking, Golf South West will offer you an extremely high level of service, financial protection and may even offer you a saving or an exclusive extra!

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