What’s on at Thatches and surrounding South Devon
Modbury Walk and Talk is part of Walking for Health in South Devon The walks are led by trained, friendly, volunteer walk leaders who will be sure to give you a warm welcome. All walks are free, all you need are comfortable shoes, loose-fitting clothing and waterproofs if wet. And do bring some money if you wish to stop for refreshments afterwards.
Preferential Rates at
Bigbury Golf Club for 2020
Our friends at the beautiful Bigbury Golf Club are delighted to offer preferential green fee rates to Thatches owners and their guests. You’ll need to book in advance for this stunning course which features great sea views – mention you’re staying with us when you call the golf club or pop into our Reception and one of the team can help with your booking.
Our lodges are an ideal location to explore the many golf club in the area.
At Thatches we understand how much your dog is part of the family and four-legged friends are always welcome! We have plenty of great woodland trails from the park and can guide you to the best local beaches, walks and restaurants for you and your best friend Our dog-friendly lodges – Driftwood, Foxgloves, Bay Tree and Lavender – are very popular. Book early so you don’t miss out!.
Farmers Market 2020
Head over to Kingsbridge Farmer’s market for a fantastic range of locally grown seasonal fruit, fresh fish and crab (of course!) meat, baked goods including cakes, pies and pasties, chillies and chocolate. There is also a range of local craft shops – ideal for a mooch! Head to the Town Square on the first and third Saturday of the month from 9am-1pm.
Own your own luxury lifestyle holiday home
Owning a home in South Devon could be more affordable than you think. Investing in a lodge in one of the country’s most sought after holiday destinations could be the best thing you ever do! Take a look at our show home here or call us on 01548 830346 / 831000 to make an appointment to come to our next open day. We also take bookings for private viewings. Chris and his team will be happy to help.
We are constantly investing in the facilities at Thatches and this year we’ve opened up a brand new addition to the Games Room – the Cinema Room! We’ll be showing a selection of films and sporting events throughout the year – look out for the monthly programme. With proper cinema seating and a big screen, it’s almost as good as the real thing – and the best bit is it’s all included in the price of your stay at Thatches.
in South Devon
Whether it’s speed and adrenalin you’re looking for or a pastime that’s a little more relaxing, you’ll find there’s something for everyone on the water in South Devon! The many beautiful beaches, bays, coves, estuaries and rivers in the area provide the perfect backdrop for some fun on the water. We have a large selection of watersports equipment including kayaks, surfboards, paddleboards and wetsuits available for use, free of charge, for guests and lodge owners at Thatches.
At Thatches we host an ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’ each year and all guests and lodge owners are invited to join in! This event has been a firm favourite in the diary for many over the years – it’s a fantastic family event with plenty of fun and games for all to enjoy. Come along for the Easter Egg Hunt, the egg and spoon race, or get cracking in our egg throwing competition. We’ll also be hosting an Easter themed quiz with prizes!
Easter Saturday 11th April.
Live your best life
in fabulous Devon
A recent survey reported in the Guardian reveals that Devon has the best quality of living in England and Wales! You are more likely to enjoy a happy and fulfilling life in Devon according to the study. “If you live here you can be on a beautiful beach in 20 minutes and you can be hiking on Dartmoor in 20 minutes…and enjoy an amazing quality of life.” As if we didn’t know! If you’d like to own your own little piece of South Devon, check out our lodges for sale.
Your perfect holiday
Beat Brexit! Invest in a lodge and enjoy a staycation for you and your family all year round! Take a peek at our luxury lodges, designed for all seasons and nestled in the heart of one of the most stunning and sought after UK holiday destinations. Buying a lodge could be the best investment you’ll ever make! Visit Benefits of Lodge Ownership to find out more. Or why not call us now 01548 830346 / 831000 to arrange a viewing?
Conservation Award Winning Site at Thatches
Caring for our environment at Thatches has always been very important to us and we are delighted to have been awarded the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for the 11th year in a row. Huge thanks to our onsite manager, Chris Duff, and his amazing team for creating a thriving haven for local wildlife that we are very proud of.
Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival May 2020
We can highly recommend a visit to the Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival for a feel good, family day out. It’s a non-profit party designed to showcase the eclectic sounds and tastes of the local area. It’s a three-day extravaganza with a great vibe. There’s also a fabulous Kids Zone with workshops, face painting, craft sessions and more. The festival takes place in May each year – watch out for a new date for 2020. For more info visit their website.
Don’t miss the Modbury Fair which runs over a week in May and is packed with fun for all the family. Pop along to enjoy fairground games and rides, tug of war, the Modbury Mile run, the carnival parade and much much more! With something for everyone of all ages, this is another super event that’s just a short walk from Thatches. Visit their website or look out for the fair programme for the detail.
We love Salcombe and the annual CrabFest is an event not to be missed. The festival is a great day out for all the family. It takes place in Island Street and around the town and it’s free! It’s a celebration of fishing food and all things local, featuring cookery demos, live music, pop up food and drink stalls, and gin tastings. It’s a great non-profit event raising money for local charities. Feel good about having fun? For more information, see their website.
Kingsbridge Fair Week
The fabulous Kingsbridge Fair has been around for over 500 years! It takes place in and around the town in July and features a host of exciting activities for all to enjoy. To find out what’s on you’ll need to purchase a programme from the Kingsbridge Information centre – but expect a host of fun community events including a 10k run, a raft race, ‘Stars in Your Eyes’ night, lantern parade, crazy quiz, street food and live music for starters.
For more fun than you can shake a stick at, head to the Salcombe Regatta which takes place annually in August. Serious sailors can enter the exciting regatta events, and there are plenty of family-friendly festivities for all to enjoy. There’s a Harbour Swim, boat show, fun run, raft racing, beer festival, live music, art exhibitions, hog roast, slime making, donkey rides, face painting, beach yoga and much more! Visit their website for entry forms and more info.
Agatha Christie Fest
For Agatha Christie lovers, a pilgrimage to South Devon is a must! Thousands of fans visit each year to immerse themselves in the area which inspired her imagination and her world-renowned crime fiction. Timed to coincide with Christie’s birthday, the International Agatha Christie Festival takes place in Torquay in September 2020 and features talks, exhibitions and vintage themed events. For more information visit the website.
Modbury Christmas Lights Switch On on Sunday 27th November 2020 marks the start of the Christmas festivities with an evening of seasonal celebration. At 6pm Church Street will be closed to traffic. Get there early to have the best view of Modbury Royalty, the procession of school children and the marching band. Modbury shops will remain open during the switch on and will be offering free food and drinks.
This is a superb community event, and great fun for all the family.
The Thatches annual Christmas walk around the local area for our lodge owners and guests will take place on Wednesday 30th December.
Enjoy a glass of fizz half way round and mulled wine, and bacon and sausage sandwiches at the finish. It’s a chance to catch up with other lodge owners and to hear your news. This festive event is free and your four-legged friends are most welcome. Contact Chris in Reception if you’d like to attend.
This event just keeps getting better and better! Christmas will arrive in Kingsbridge on Saturday 5th December, with a host of festive celebrations. Father Christmas will be sure to make an appearance!
The farmers market will be set up in the town square, and surrounding streets will feature stalls selling Christmas gifts and crafts, and hot food such as hog roasts and Christmas puddings. There will also be live entertainment and late-night shopping