Detached House in Strete, near Dartmouth, Devon

Holiday Cottage, Strete With Sea Views

Perfect Location For Families With A Dog, 5 Min Drive To The 3 Mile Long Beach Which Allows Dogs

Sleeps 9 + Travel Cots (5 Bedrooms)


Rates: (GBP)

£500 - £1200WEEKLY
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  • Property type:House
  • Sleeps:9 (5 bedrooms)
  • Bathrooms/Toilets:2
  • Pets accepted


Property description

Available from July2014 "Close By" is a comfortable spacious house. The house is set on the dramatic coastline of Start Bay half a mile from the beach. Strete is conveniently situated between two very different beaches. Blackpool Sands which is child friendly and dog free during the summer and Slapton sands which is 3 miles long allowing dogs all year with restaurants along the promenade. 35min drive to East Portlemouth is the closest for sandcastle beaches and dogs are allowed here too. Across on the foot ferry from East Portlemouth is Salcombe which comes alive in the summer. All within a 30 min drive are three bustling towns. Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes which are full of quaint streets, interesting shopping, excellent restaurants and inns, and a variety of boat trips and water activities. Over the water to Kingswear the south Devon railway can take you along the coast by steam. A little further afield and you can explore Dartmoor national park, fish the river dart, horse ride or have a round of Golf.

Accommodation description

Bedroom 1, king size bed
Bedroom 2, king size bed
Bedroom 3, twin beds
Bedroom 4, bunk beds
Bedroom 5, 1 single bed

Bathroom 1, large bath, wc, wash basin
Bathroom 2, shower, wc, wash basin

Large open plan kitchen, sofa area and dining table to seat 10. Two fridges and seperate freezer, dish washer, microwave, oven and hobs.

Utility Room:
Washing machine, coat hooks, mop and bucket, hoover and brush.

Living Rooms:
Sofas and coffee table in a separate living room with TV and DVD player.

There are some lovely sitting out areas for alfresco eating wherever the sun is shining.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
All linen is provided and changed weekly.
If you wish to provide your own linen there is a discount of £60. Towels are not included. The house is cleaned between each set of guests.

Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.

Central Heating, Cot, High Chair, TV.

Location Type:
Near ocean, Village.

To the front of the house there are 2 small steps upto the house and from the side of the house there are 2 steps down into the house. The ground floor is all on one level. All bedrooms are on the first floor.

The house has one enclosed garden and patio at south west facing with table and chairs under a pergola. To the east of the house there is a sheltered decking area with tables and chairs also and some steps which lead to a grassed area with a mature apple tree for shade.

Important notes on accommodation

The house is decorated and furnished to suit families with children and a family dog. It would also suit two couples very comfortably with 2 dogs. There is plenty of enclosed outside space.
There is no smoking permitted in the house. Dogs are welcome. £25 per dog.



Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
29 August 2014 - 5 September 2014 £ 800.00 7
5 September 2014 - 12 September 2014 £ 600.00 7
12 September 2014 - 19 September 2014 £ 600.00 3
19 September 2014 - 26 September 2014 £ 600.00 3
26 September 2014 - 3 October 2014 £ 600.00 3
10 October 2014 - 17 October 2014 £ 600.00 3
17 October 2014 - 24 October 2014 £ 600.00 3
31 October 2014 - 7 November 2014 £ 500.00 3
7 November 2014 - 14 November 2014 £ 500.00 3
14 November 2014 - 21 November 2014 £ 500.00 3
21 November 2014 - 28 November 2014 £ 500.00 3
28 November 2014 - 5 December 2014 £ 500.00 3
5 December 2014 - 12 December 2014 £ 500.00 3
12 December 2014 - 19 December 2014 £ 500.00 3
19 December 2014 - 26 December 2014 £ 1200.00 7
26 December 2014 - 2 January 2015 £ 1200.00 7
2 January 2015 - 13 February 2015 £ 500.00 3
13 February 2015 - 20 February 2015 £ 750.00 3
20 February 2015 - 27 March 2015 £ 500.00 3
27 March 2015 - 10 April 2015 £ 950.00 7
10 April 2015 - 22 May 2015 £ 750.00 7

Notes on prices
House available from July 2014 A deposit of 25% is required to secure your booking and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to your holiday. Please note that the house sleeps 9 and there will be an extra change for a 10th person. Dogs staying are £25 per pet

Changeover day
Changeover day Friday. Departure time 10.30am. Arrival time 4.30pm

Booking notes
Available from July2014.
A deposit of 25% is required on booking your holiday. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to holiday.


Detached House in Strete, near Dartmouth, Devon

About the area

Slapton Sands is a shingle beach 3 miles long. Dogs allowed all year. A spit of land separates the beach from a fresh water lake which a nature reserve and very popular with bird watchers and nature ramblers. 30 min walk from house.
Blackpool Sands is a fine shingle beach with a natural pool safe for children to paddle and play in. There is a beach cafe on the beach. 10 minute drive from house. East Portlemouth beaches are 35min drive. Sand castle sand. Dogs allowed.

Dartmouth Golf and Country Club is 15 minutes away by car. There is a gym, heated indoor swimming pool and health and beauty salon.

How to get there
A car is essential for staying in this area.

Totnes 30mins. Kingsbridge 20 mins. Dartmouth 15 mins. Salcombe 40 mins.
Torquay 45 mins. Plymouth 50 mins. Exeter 1.5 hrs.

Further Details
In the village there is an excellent restaurant called The Laughing Monk. There is also a very good village store. 10 minutes away in the Dartmouth direction is Blackpool sands which doesn't allow dogs but is a lovely beach with a very good takeaway and restaurant. 10 mins in the other direction is Torcross where you can find a pub which serves good family meals and a café which serve food during the day and a great breakfast.
In Dartmouth there are many places to eat. For Poshnosh eat at the Sea Horse, try the Dolphin for pub grub or if you want a great atmosphere and a scrummy breakfast go to cafe alfresco.

House swap
House swap would be great. We require 3 bedrooms and would like to be in a ski resort or by the beach. Location - Not in Great Britain.

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Guest comments

"We would definitely recommend “Close By” - the house is lovely, huge and very well equipped. We had two families sharing it and there was plenty of room."

"The South Devon area and nearby attractions for families were great. We easily filled a week with enjoyable days out."

"We booked the house for my mother’s birthday surprise and we all had a great time and felt comfortable in the cottage"

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