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Coach House Cottage

Strete, near Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 976169)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Very stylish, remarkably cosy and comfortable”
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    • “A wonderful place to stay, with beautiful views across the bay. Everything has been so carefully thought out and there are some lovely thoughtful gestures, such as flowers, milk and biscuits. Although the weather was not good, we enjoyed our stay. We kept warm with the central heating and log burner, and enjoyed watching the ever changing views across the bay. The bed was extremely comfortable and we had some of the best sleep for some time. The kitchen and bathroom are really well equipped and there is also a washer/dryer. We enjoyed delicious meals at The Laughing Monk and at Venus Cafe on Blackpool Sands.The local store kept us up to date with information on transport, as the snow had closed some of the access roads. We also bought groceries from there too. Husband enjoyed walks every day, sometimes across to Torcross and Slapton. Everyone is so friendly and helpful, and he really appreciated the lift he was offered by a couple at the Farm Shop near Torcross. Would definitely consider stayin again.”

    Cath B, York, April 2018

    • “Very clean and well appointed. Heating was good and you needed it in January Double bedroom small but manageable. You would not be disappointed with this property.”

    Mr Ewens, CHESTER, January 2019

    • “Although the weather was bad and we didn’t go out much the views out of the windows were fantastic. A great place to relax and chill out”

    Mr Higgins, Andover, November 2018

    • “A comfortable cottage in a beautiful location.”

    Mrs Griffin, CREDITON, November 2018

    • “The cottage was perfect with everything one needs and more. The kitchen had really everything one could think of.”

    Mrs Werner, Munich, September 2018

    • “We had a relaxed week with a lot of sunshine. Nice costal views and beach nearby. Good pubs in Dartmouth and Stoke Fleming.”

    Mrs Lackermeier, 83539, September 2018

    • “We arrived late at night and the views in the moonlight were stunning and after many years you actually see the Stars just spectacular just like were in a planetarium , and in the Morning after a good night sleep were taken back and overwhelmed by the spectacular views which we just could not comprehend and could not take our eyes away from . The Coach house , was so comfortable and all the furnishings were to a very high standard we would highly recommend to stay not just for the views but the lovely little villages and shops lined up upon the way so friendly and helpful , we loved Dartmouth and the boat trip to Greenway the home to Agatha Christie , just stunning we loved Devon and I could write all day long of our time and places we visited in our Stay at the Coach House and Beautiful Devon”

    Mr Godfrey, Rainham , Essex, August 2018

    • “We really enjoyed our holiday in Coach House Cottage. The garden was enchanting. We had our breakfast there everyday. The house was clean but there were quite a lot spiders but they were harmless. Everything was nicely decorated. Over the bridleway we reached the beach in 20 Minuten where the Lime Coffee is. Great coffee and cake.”

    Ms Kloock, Luebeck, July 2018

    • “It's a lovely cottage in a beautiful location and we enjoyed our stay there - though it isn't really convenient for shopping for groceries as the nearest supermarket is some miles away in Totnes or Kingsbridge; nor is it particularly suited as a centre for touring the area generally due to the distance to major roads. The facilities were good, though one practical suggestion would be to provide a better fridge (one with a freezing compartment and more shelves would have been helpful given the journey required to a supermarket for groceries).”

    Mr Notley, Edinburgh, June 2018

    • “The property was excellent quality, well equipped and furnished and in a very good location. Thoroughly recommended.”

    Mrs Hamilton, GODALMING, April 2018

    • “We enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing week in Coach House Cottage. The property is beautifully furnished and equipped and very comfortable and cosy. So much attention to detail and the provision of flowers, biscuits and milk was a welcome surprise. We arrived on a lovelyl sunny afternoon but by Sunday evening the snow and gales cut off access for a few of days. However the cottage is so cosy it was not a problem, we loved sitting and looking out over the sea and listening to the waves. Enjoyed walks along the beaches at Strete Gate and Blackpool Sands, and also walks across to Slapton and Torcross. Everyone is so friendly. The local shop was useful for emergency supplies and,we really enjoyed the food and the friendliness of the staff at Venus Cafe at Blackpool Sands, and at The Laughing Monk. A beautiful property in a stunning part of the country and we will definitely consider returning. Many thanks to everyone at Helpful Holidays.”

    Mr Black, York, March 2018

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The Property

½ mile from the centre of Strete, set above the A379 between Slapton and Dartmouth and with spectacular sea views along the coast between them, a stunning, Grade II listed, ‘upside down’ coach house. Dating from 1832, it has been beautifully refurbished. Terrific views too from the private, good-sized, enclosed garden with lawn and patio (table/chairs). Inside, elegant and relaxed with natural linens and gentle hues. Front door to stairs up to open-plan living/dining/kitchen with woodburner, TV/DVD and views to Start Point in one direction and the mouth of the Dart estuary in the other. Beautiful kitchen area (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric cooker). Downstairs, two bedrooms - a pretty double, and a single. Bathroom (bath, separate shower, washbasin). Utility room (loo, washer-drier). A fabulous, romantic coastal spot at any time of year.

Strete: cliff-top village (good food pub, restaurant, PO/shop) ½ mile walk from a shingle beach. Coast Path walk to secret cove (¾ mile). Blackpool Sands (coarse sand, The Venus Café, Restaurant, Takeaway and Watersports), 1½ miles, and, a mile away, the magnificent crescent of Slapton Sands and Slapton Ley nature reserve (birdwatching, walks). Dartmouth (restaurants, cinema, river trips, steam railway), 5 miles.


1st FloorGround Floor

Bathroom Double Bedroom Single Bedroom Single Bedroom


Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, basin. Utility room. First floor open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen.


  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone incoming calls only only, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

Regional Information

STRETE Dartmouth 4.8 miles Strete is a village looking over Start Bay just south of Dartmouth. The hills and countryside that encircle the village to the west converge on the memorable coastline forming one of the most visually striking images in the South Hams. There is a post office and general store in the village along with a lovely church plus the well renowned Laughing Monk restaurant. There is a small community area where you can picnic and walk your dog with its wildlife section and notable views of Start Bay. A few short miles in either direction brings you to the magical crescent shaped family beach at Blackpool Sands and the three mile stretch of Slapton Sands. Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon.

  • Note: Sorry, no short breaks
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.