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Lodge house in beautiful grounds with breathtaking sea views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Strete, Nr. Dartmouth, South Devon, England - Situated Within it's Own Garden in Extensive Grounds Overlooking the Beach



The lodge is sited in one of the loveliest areas in England - a designated area of outstanding natural beauty with the freshwater lagoon of Slapton Ley at it's heart.

The lodge has it's own garden within extensive grounds which overlook the long crescent stretch of Slapton Sands and the craggy headland that curves around to Start Point lighthouse.

Refurbished in a contemporary style the lodge has wonderful sea views and sits above the shingle beach at Strete Gate - just 10 minutes walk away. The award winning Blackpool Sands is a couple of miles away.

Situated at the mouth of the River Dart is the historic naval port of Dartmouth with it's wealth of galleries, shops and cafes and restaurants.

Dartmouth is known for it's narrow streets, overhanging medieval houses and old quays, with the historic Mayflower having set sail for the New World America from Bayards Cove.

A boat trip up river will take you to Agatha Christie's house "Greenways" and "Coleton Fishacre" once the home of the D'Oyly Carte family is at Kingswear.

Further afield the beautiful beaches of Bantham (our local surfing beach) Bigbury and South Milton as well as Salcombe and Hope Cove are all within striking distance.

If you are thinking of holidaying with friends or family Coleridge Place which can accommodate up to 12 guests is also available for letting (property ref 6965456)

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Slapton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and wc. Shower room with shower, basin and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds plus child's fold up bed on request. Travel cot available on request.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This is a no smoking property. Pets are not permitted. Parking is available for 2 cars. Gas central heating and wood burning stove. Outside: Shared access with the owner who lives further up the driveway. The garden has sloping lawns on the seaward side of the lodge with excellent sea views. Garden table and chairs provided. A walkway through the grounds of the main house enables guests to walk to the beach at Strete Gate. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels and bath sheets are included and changed weekly. Beach towels are not included. Other: Entrance with coat and boot lobby, washer/dryer, iron/ironing board.


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Lodge house in beautiful grounds with breathtaking sea views
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful bolthole

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location and views. Perfect size for 4 and so well equipped. Lovely touches with fresh flowers from the garden and immaculate presentation. Hear the sea as you enjoy...

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments - we do make an effort to make sure our guests feel comfortable and it is very rewarding get some feedback Deb
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Wonderful setting, lovely views

  • 4 of 5

Spent an enjoyable week in late September exploring the South Hams district. Cottage was in an excellent location close to facilities and attractions in Dartmouth and the Slapton Sands area. Cottage is well equipped and very spacious for us as a couple. We felt it would have been polite of the owners to ask us when it would be convenient to do a job in the cottage, rather than just letting themselves in whilst we were not there. Also the cleaners arrived at exactly 10 a.m. on the day of departure and virtually pushed past us as we were trying to get our last bags into the car and check that we had left nothing. These incidents unfortunately slightly spoiled an otherwise enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I must apologise - an error on my part and I am very embarrassed about it I had forgotten to tell my guests that the agreed repair date had changed to a Tuesday having previously arranged to enter the property in their absence at the weekend This is useful feedback about the cleaners being a little brusque and I have now spoken to them to ensure that this will not happen again Deb
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Fantastic Holiday cottage, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife & 1yr old daughter had a fantastic time - the cottage is a good size, a great layout, and very comfortable.

We had a typical British seaside holiday (i.e. rain) but still loved every minute of our stay,

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at this beautiful cottage and breakfast on the garden overlooking the sea was a delight. The accommodation is 1st class, modern, spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped and Deb and Ian are welcoming hosts. We would highly recommend and very much look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stylish lodge with beautiful sea views!

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying with our two children (4 and 7), and just as wonderful... The lodge is clean, modern and fully stocked, we enjoyed our breakfasts outside overlooking the sea.

Entertainment for the kids includes the Woodlands play park, there's lots to see around the local area, on this occasion we rode a steam train in nearby Dartmouth.

Would highly recommend a visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Lodge in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic place to explore South Devon. The Lodge has sea views and is a ten minute stroll from the beach through beautiful grounds. Very clean and well appointed accommodation, with nice little touches such as fresh flowers and coffee, tea & biscuits provided. There is a fireplace for colder days. We loved our stay and plan to return. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Deb Cunningham
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Such a lovely cottage on such a beautiful stretch of coastline. We shall remember this holiday long after our tans have faded.'

'A wonderful holiday spent in the best holiday home we have stayed in.'

'We have stayed in many places in the South Hams area, but this has got to be the best. It has lovely views of Start Bay and we have enjoyed them whilst eating breakfast outside almost every day.'
Oct 2009
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Car: necessary


The lodge overlooks the shingle beach at Strete Gate and a short walk through the grounds of the main house will bring you to the coast road - from there it's a 5 minute walk to to the beach. From Strete Gate the coast continues on to Slapton Sands and Torcross both a few minutes drive away. The award winning family beach at Blackpool Sands is two miles away. There are lots of beautiful beaches in the area and the sandy beaches at Hope Cove, Bantham and Salcombe are worth a visit.


A car is essential and you are ideally placed to drive along the coast road to the nearby towns of Dartmouth or Kingsbridge. The nearest train station is Totnes and you are on the main bus route from Plymouth to Dartmouth via Kingsbridge. There is a ferry service across the river from Dartmouth to Kingswear and riverboat services run between Dartmouth and many other riverside locations and harbours.


Driving distances in minutes (approx) - Dartmouth 15 minutes, Kingsbridge 15 minutes, Totnes 25 minutes, Salcombe 40 minutes, Plymouth 50 minutes, Torquay 60 minutes, Exeter 75 minutes.

Further Details:

For provisions there is a nearby farm shop with a deli and butcher as well as the local village post office and store. Alfresco cafes and sea food restaurants can be found on the sea front at Torcross.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please check availability then send me an email with your initial enquiry.

A deposit of 25% of the rent is due upon booking with the balance due at least 8 weeks before your holiday starts.

For short lets (in low season) a minimum of £200 is charged for the first two nights with a lower rate for consecutive nights - please enquire for pricing

Changeover Day:
Friday. Arrival any time after 3.00pm and departure before 10.00am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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