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Cliff Top House, Stunning sea views, Sleeps 8, 2 Dogs welcome. Car parking.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

4 bed detached house, seaviews, with private garden and car parking.Sleeps 8.

About Cliff House

Welcome to luxury holidays in Devon - and a hugely more enjoyable, and modern way to enjoy self catering whilst on holiday in the West Country. Cliff House has been designed and equipped to provide you with the “feel” and modernity of a boutique hotel whilst at the same time allowing you the comforts of being totally independent. We have recently just shot a short film showing Cliff House and some of the places you can visit whilst you are here - see the Youtube link at the bottom of the page [below the facilities section] to watch 'A Postcard from Torcross'.

Cliff House is one of the oldest houses in the village, brimming with extensive period features and character, including stone walls, flagstone floors, original timber beams, doors and fireplaces. Recently redecorated, doors from virtually all the rooms lead out to the secluded terraces or balconies that make the most of the wonderful seaviews and track the sun all day long. Several reception rooms means that everyone has room to relax and four large bedrooms sleep 8 in comfort. Spacious, light-filled and very welcoming, this house really is a must for those looking for something special.

Located on the top of the cliff, the stunning views across the sea are uninterrupted ; from the Mew Stone and the mouth of the Dart Estuary, sweeping around Start Bay and including Slapton Sands and Ley to Start Point Lighthouse and over the beautiful South Hams countryside. From local croissants and coffee at breakfast to the very last glass of Sharpham’s wine before bed you will find it hard to tear yourself away from an ever-changing vista of boats, sunrises, sunsets, seagulls and stars – all accompanied by the soporific breaking of the waves directly below.

Cliff house is the ideal location for an extended family or two families holidaying together who are looking for relaxation right by the sea, but close enough to Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe, if you are feeling more energetic.

Further details indoors:

The accommodation at Cliff House comprises of plenty of space for everyone to be able to relax and enjoy themselves with a family room, drawing room, sitting room and dining room. A large, modern kitchen adjoins a morning sun room/wet room and lobby alongside a downstairs WC/shower room. Upstairs, there are four large bedrooms [one king-size, one double and two twins] , two of which have balconies and stunning seaviews. There are two en-suite bathrooms [ one with a further balcony] as well as a separate WC. There is also a lovely upstairs sitting area with French windows.

Further details about the house includes;

Ground Floor: Entrance door into a decked walk-through sunroom with plenty of storage for all your wet suits/body boards/beach stuff. Delightful L-shaped family room with inset woodburner and sofas, and includes our art gallery [see more details on this later]. The dining room with a large table has patio doors to the terrace and spectacular views. A central hallway opens out to the seaward side of the house, off which are two further comfortable sitting /drawing rooms both amply furnished with sofas; one for children and provided with games, TV / DVD and featuring an ornamental fireplace; the other, a more formal room for 'grown-ups' and featuring an open fireplace, music system and ipod speakers. Both rooms have feature window seats and sea views. The new fully fitted, well equipped kitchen overlooks Slapton Sands/Ley and Torcross and has a range cooker with double oven and grill, integrated dishwasher, microwave, American fridge/freezer and radio. A utility cupboard houses a washing machine and tumble dryer. Downstairs Cloakroom with shower, basin and WC.

Upstairs: Master bedroom, with kingsize bed, French doors to balcony and glorious en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, heated towel rail, WC and basin with a further door to another balcony. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC. Spacious twin bedroom with wash basin and stunning views over the sea, Slapton Ley and Torcross. Further twin bedroom with hand wash basin and French doors to balcony and sea views. Landing with quiet seating area with views through French doors to balcony. Separate Cloakroom with basin and WC.

We have begun an art gallery within the family room and you will find that there are empty frames already hung on the wall and water colours/paper and a table top easel available. Please paint or draw us a picture, sign and date it and put it in one of the frames....at the end of the year, which ever one we judge the best at depicting a holiday at cliff house, will win 50% off a week's holiday back with us in cliff house the following year [excluding July/August/Xmas]. So, don't be shy - unleash the inner artist in yourselves.....

Throughout the house there are plenty of local books, O.S maps, board games, cushions, candles and throws. Please make plenty of use of everything – we really want you to feel at home and relax. After all, it’s your holiday, and you deserve it!

Included: Duvets, pillows, bed linen, towels (not beach towels) night storage heating , electricity. The telephone is free to use for local calls, but calls to national, international, premium rate or mobiles will be charged and deducted from the security deposit. Wireless broadband is also free to use but you must bring a wireless-enabled laptop to use it. Please note that mobile reception is patchy. We do have one travel cot [with a basic travel mattress] but no linen for it and 2 travel high chairs that attach to the dining room chairs. They are suitable for babies that can sit up un-aided and up to 15kgs.

No smoking

Dogs – we accept two, well behaved dogs @ £25 per dog per booking. Please note – the dogs are not allowed upstairs or on the furniture, and we expect the garden to be free of any unwelcome “presents” on departure! Dogs are allowed on Slapton sands all year round.

Further details outdoors:

Outside, there is a secluded Mediterranean-style garden with terraces and balconies providing different vantage points for the panoramic sea and beach views. The kitchen, sun room and Ley Terrace capture the morning sun, the first floor balconies, Garden Terrace and Lookout enjoy sun throughout the day, while the Lighthouse and Western terraces are ideal for the setting sun. There is a BBQ provided but you will need to bring your own charcoal. Please note that the Lookout patio is perched on the edge of the cliff, and whilst all of the garden is railed, supervision of all young children whilst in the garden is required. There is plenty of outdoor seating and a mature tree and other shrubs offer shade as required. Finally, from the garden you can descend the 69 steps onto the beach/promenade and into the village or, go the other way , and go down onto Cove beach.

Approached by its own lane there is parking for 2 cars.

Further details

Whilst all of the garden is railed, supervision of all young children /dogs whilst in the garden is required.

Facilities

Luxuries: Log fire, DVD player, Sea view

General: TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool / Snooker table, Wi-fi available

Standard: Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer

Utilities: Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine

Rooms: 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 en suites and 1 shower room

Furniture: Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 12

Other: Linen/towels provided,

High chair available

Outdoors: Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ

Access: Parking spaces

More Details

Property Manager
Tracy Rist
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About Tracy Rist

We had been looking for a holiday property for some time before we found Cliff House in Torcross. It is a spectacular property with panoramic sea views, white washed walls, open fireplaces, first floor balconies and terraced gardens which together create a unique coastal property with a lovely 'beach house' laid back ambiance. Cliff House is still used today by the Royal Navy as a navigation aid and some of the training for the D-Day landings was overseen from the house. We loved its location ,its history and importantly for us, dogs are allowed on many of the local beaches all year round.

When we were trying to decide how we needed to furnish Cliff House, each member of the family had to say what was important to them- particularly when you're on holiday. The results were illuminating! My husband said a decent sized t.v and a good pub in walking distance [surprise, surprise!], my children wanted an internet connection and an ipod docking station and I wanted sparkling bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen [if only for breakfasts!] and ready made-up beds. We also wanted the furnishings and accessories within the house to reflect and highlight its location on the Devon coast.

When you stay at Cliff House, hopefully, the only things you’ll have to bring are your clothes, some food and drink and an appetite for enjoying yourselves...oh, and a sense of humour/patience for driving around the Devon lanes. Welcome to a modern self-catering holiday in Devon - and welcome to our home at the coast, we know you’ll love it.

Tracy and David Rist.

Tracy Rist purchased this house in 2011

What makes this house unique

Cliff top location.

Beaches on two sides.

A different view from every balcony, patio, window.

Private, secluded garden.

Panoramic views.

Slapton Ley and coastal path, close to Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Salcombe.

Sleeps 8, 2 dogs welcome, car parking.

Great local pub, restaurant, cafe, dog-friendly beaches.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you. Staying at Cliff House exceeded our expectations - we all had a wonderful holiday. The house is perfect for an extended family. There are plenty of rooms so although we had three people who had to work/study for part of the time, they could find a quiet place and the babies could play and make noise without disturbing them.



We enjoyed two meals at the Britannia at Beesands, a couple of lunches at the farm shop on the way to Stokenham, crab sandwiches at the Start Bay Inn, but found the kitchen at Cliff House very well equipped and we all took turns cooking dinner the rest of the time and were grateful to relax afterwards over a couple of glasses of wine, and not have to negotiate the narrow lanes to return home. Although the weather was mixed, it didn't stop us getting out for walks and we had two rucksacks to carry the babies in. I especially enjoyed the longer walk to the lighthouse. We also managed to visit Dartmouth, Salcombe and Sharphams Vineyard.



It was kind of Quintin to say that we were good guests (we tried to look after the house as though it belonged to us). He is very personable and approachable - well suited to what he is doing.

We would love to return in a few years (we are saving the tractor ride over to Burgh Island until the boys are a little older).
Jun 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

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Fabulous House in South Devon

  • 5 of 5

What a great house to stay in with family and friends. Fantastic views from every room, lots of space for everyone and everything you could need for a 'home from home' stay. Lovely welcome pack and lots to do come rain or shine.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic New Year with friends in this amazing house. The location was stunning, literally on the edge of a cliff (but very safe with lots of fencing!), with views over beautiful beaches from both sides of the house (and from most of the rooms). The interior was beautiful with lots of interesting seaside related features and it was very thoughtfully equipped - both in the kitchen and beyond (lots of maps and walking guides which I always like!). If you come in the summer, there are even bikes and wetsuits on offer!

Although we were only there for 3 nights, we made the most of our stay, and did a lovely walk from Pawle Head to Start Point (left cars in both car parks!). Look out for the rare Cirl Buntings at Pawle Head and we also saw 2 seals near Start Point! There are also lots of walking routes from the house - at low tide you can walk westwards along the beach to Beesands. We had a lovely fishy lunch on New Year's Day at the Start Bay Inn - monkfish tails in garlic butter comes highly recommended!

Salcombe is a lovely place to explore and don't miss the Winking Prawn café on North Sands Beach - also a great walk from there to Bolt Head with fantastic views.

The house was very dog friendly with bowls provided and handy stair gate to prevent any visits upstairs! There was also a small outdoor area with high walls just outside the door so useful for letting the dog out into! And the two beaches within a minute's walk were very popular with Poppy! (especially the beach to the west which was sandy).

Would love to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cliff House is very dog friendly and so are most of the beaches, cafes and restaurants. We think that a holiday wouldn't be the same without your furry friend so why stay somewhere you cant bring them, when Cliff House welcomes them? Check out our live availability if you're thinking about a visit to us in the summer as we only have a couple of weeks left.
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A "home" rather than "rental" in fantastic setting

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the dark .. we could hear the waves breaking below .. but it wasn't until sunrise the next morning that we could truly appreciate this house. The setting is simply stunning with a 180 degree view of Start Bay and Slapton Sands. We slept with curtains open because we wanted to be woken by the pink sun peering over the horizon. As owner of a rental ourselves, the best compliment we can pay Cliff House is that it feels more like a home than a rental. The spaces are beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated with nautical touches throughout (unlike some rentals where everything is vinyl /washable, nailed down with little character). Th kitchen is also extremely well equipped. Because it was mid winter we couldn't use the beach toys ut we would have no hesitation in coming back in the summer and / or recommending Cliff House to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a very insightful review - we work hard to ensure that everyone feels like they can relax , enjoy themselves and feel like Cliff House is their home by the sea, and it is very rewarding when that is achieved. We too, like to have the curtains open overnight so that you wake to the sun peeping over the horizon and the seagulls wheeling almost below you. It is a magical place.
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We love Cliff House!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Cliff House. Torcross is such a delightful place, but staying at Cliff House made it even better because of the stunning vistas! What a view of of the bay! Absolutely stunning views from all aspects of the house but in particular the master bedroom suite with wonderful views out to lovely cove beach from the luxurious en suite bathroom. The house had great amenities too and there was plenty of space to unwind and relax. The outdoor balconies and terraces were very special and a great place to admire the views, soak up some sun and enjoy a glass of bubbly or two! Our dog also had a great time as there was plenty of space for him to run about and with the steps down to cove beach just a stones throw away, he had a great time running on the beach and swimming in the sea. Our only criticism of Cliff House is that we can't live there permanently!! We highly recommend Cliff House and will definitely be returning in the near future

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have dogs ourselves so we never have a problem with dogs staying here at Cliff House. They are part of our family which means they have to come on holiday too! The garden is enclosed and there are two beaches just minutes away which they can go on all year round. There are also many local pubs which also welcome dogs so it just makes your stay here all the more relaxing. So you will want to come back. And, so will the dogs.
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5

Beautiful, spacious, relaxing, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

The nicest place we've ever stayed! Location perfect with glorious views and beach only a couple minutes walk climbing down the steps. We stayed with 4 teenagers, a dog and parents- it was lovely to have the space to relax- lots of different sitting areas inside and out- a pool table as well as wetsuits, bikes, surfboard and a large undercover porch area for muddy boots, dog to sleep, etc- it seemed everything had been thought of and the place was simply but beautifully furnished. I particularly liked the patio area and the master bathroom with bath overlooking the views and lighthouse! Half an hour from any bigger shops but we found that wasn't needed with a corner shop and very good farm shop (Stokely- fresh veg, bread, deli and brewery) within 5 mins, fantastic cafe (Seabreeze- fab cakes/scones) and some lovely pubs locally- 1 at the foot of the cliff; another 1 mile's walk along the beach; several in the local villages of Slapton (we particularly liked The Tower Inn) and Stokenham as well as the fish shack (Brittania, BYO) at Beesands- recommended to book tho the latter also does take-away. Gara Rock and Dartmouth castle cream teas were to die for and gorgeous coastline walks to walk them off plentiful. The owner was also very helpful and easy to communicate with. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much! The Cliff family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are blessed to have so many good places to eat around the Torcross/Start Bay area and it looks like our guests have found most of them! What could be better then walking the coastal path and then stopping for refreshments with a wide choice of local beers and wine and seafood so fresh that tomorrow's menu is still in the sea? Other than, of course, starting with the pub and then doing the walk...!
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Happy holidays

  • 5 of 5

Cliff house is a stunning property, situated in a lovely part of Devon with views that can't be beaten! Situated close to Dartmouth but also has access to (almost) your own private beach! Tastefully decorated, and equipped with everything you could possibly need. Great pub within easy walking distance, and great fishing too- I can not rate this property highly enough!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
10 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
31 Mar 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
19 May 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,900
 
 
7 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
 
 
1 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,700
 

Notes

  • Booking deposit of 25% with booking. Security deposit of £400 with balance refundable on return of keys and no damage. Balance due 6 weeks prior to holiday start date.

    Dogs - 2 well behaved dogs permitted at £25 per dog per booking.
    Use of garage @ £70 per week.

    Discount of up to 15% available for late availability booking.
  • All prices shown are in pounds sterling and includes electricity, night storage heating, bed linen, towels, use of the telephone [for all landline local calls – national/international calls, mobiles and premium rate numbers are chargeable], use of the wireless internet. Change-over day is Friday and whilst prices shown are for a weekly let, shorter stays are available. Cliff House is non-smoking.

    Short breaks

    Short break holidays can normally be arranged outside of the main holiday periods at the following percentages of the weekly rate, 3 nights 70% (Friday to monday) 4 nights 80% (Monday to Friday), If you wish for a short holiday break that does not conform to these set dates, please do ring as we can be flexible in most cases.

    Deposits- We require a non-refundable deposit upon booking of 25% of the total rent. The balance is due 6 weeks (42 days) prior to the commencement of the holiday.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Torcross in South Devon

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2863 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom, with kingsize bed, French doors to balcony and glorious en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, heated towel rail, WC and basin with a further door to another balcony. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC. Spacious twin bedroom with travel cot and wash basin and stunning views over the sea, Slapton Ley and Torcross. Further twin bedroom with hand wash basin and French doors to balcony and sea views. Landing with quiet seating area with views through French doors to balcony. Separate Cloakroom with basin and WC. Linen and towels provided - bring beach towels. You will need to bring linen/baby blankets for the travel cot.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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