Cliff top, luxury, detached house, sleeps 8. Allows dogs.

Cliff top, luxury, detached house, sleeps 8. Allows dogs.


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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Welcome to Cliff House 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. Self-catering has, at last, come-of-age and no longer means putting up with swirly-patterned sticky carpets, broken mis-matched crockery and floral duvets. Instead, Cliff House is furnished to a very high standard and includes a large flat-screen T.V, broadband wireless internet, ipod speakers, a fully fitted modern kitchen, luxurious bed linen and towels and even includes a picnic set, beach chairs and windbreak. We sleep 8 and even welcome your canine furry friends.

Cliff House is simply unique - an historic, detached house, it occupies an outstanding cliff top position offering privacy and seclusion. Set on an elevated, rocky promontory above the small village of Torcross, the stunning views from nearly all the rooms are un-interrupted and spell-binding; 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 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 views 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.

Holidays in Devon have always had a nostalgic rosy glow about them, and Torcross is no exception. It is an unspoilt coastal village located in a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty and enjoys glorious views of Start Bay which extends from the Mew Stone and encompasses the famous Blackpool Sands beach, the glorious 3 mile sweep of Slapton Sands and culminates in the craggy cliffs that curve round to Start Point Lighthouse. The village nestles between the beach on one side and the freshwater lake of Slapton Ley on the other and is a great location for bird watchers, walkers, sailors and beach lovers alike. Small as it is, Torcross offers all the facilities you need for a successful and enjoyable self-catering holiday with a celebrated inn and restaurant, cafes, post office/village store, family butchers, pottery and nearby farmshop. Cliff House is a mere 5 minutes walk away from the centre of the village [this is downhill– its more like 10 minutes going back!] and as we offer 2 dedicated car parking spaces you won’t want to take the car.

As holiday accommodation in Devon, Cliff House is ideally situated for exploring all of the best local attractions including the historic port of Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Dartmoor, the coastal path and many local beaches and coves. Have a look at our “Out & About” section on our website for extensive details on where to go, what to eat, what to do etc over a wide area of Devon. From walking to kayaking, from pubs to fine dining, from farmers markets to pick-your-own, from beaches to spas, from gardens to golf, from sailing to ferries, we hope to give you so much to do that one week won’t be enough!

Please note - we rent out Cliff House with most bookings from June to September so we can only consider swops outside of these months.


More about us

  1. We are a semi retired couple with 2 teenage girls who may/may not come with us.

  2. I love interior design, travel, socialising and good food & wine.

  3. He loves rugby, his dogs, working with wood and me [ probably in that order].

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
The Start Bay Inn
Cool bars
The Torcross Boathouse
Cozy cafés
Sea Breeze Cafe in Torcross or Alf Resco in Dartmouth
Retail therapy
Dartmouth [ most shops!]
Bit of culture
Go to the Reel Cinema in Kingsbridge
Walks in the park
The coastal path - runs right by the door
Spot of exercise
Go sailing/kayaking/diving from Dartmouth or Salcombe
Day tripping
Bigbury for beach and Dartmoor for wild walks

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