From £515

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3 bedrooms

Up to 6 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: BAYV
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Designated parking
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Short Breaks available
  • Garden or outside space
  • Washing machine
  • Near Beach
  • Waterside


Bayview, a tastefully converted end of terrace coastguard cottage, is perched on the cliffs at Hallsands in South Devon and boasts breathtaking sea views from the lighthouse, across the wide sweep of Start Bay to Dartmouth in South Devon. The cottage provides comfortable seaside accommodation with fantastic views from every window. The nearby, historic ruined village of Hallsands is well worth a visit or explore the famous South West Coastal Path, which is right on the doorstep. Alternatively, the family can pack up and head along the coast to the beach for the day.  Enjoy a refreshing drink and a delicious meal at the Cricket Inn at Beesands or venture further afield to the excellent seafood restaurant, The Start Bay Inn at Torcross. Bayview, a perfect base for a seaside holiday, is a very well equipped, practical family home in a fantastic location and benefits from a large, private garden that can easily entertain the children for hours, so the parents can enjoy sipping wine and relaxing in front of the views when they have tired of the outdoors.


Rear entrance via shared pathway into conservatory porch area with hanging space and table and 2 chairs. Well-equipped tiled kitchen with fitted cupboards, touch screen hob, built-under electric oven, microwave as well as a built-in dishwasher and fridge. A separate outside utility room has a large fridge/freezer, sink, washing machine and dryer. Open plan living/dining area with 1 large sofa, 2 armchairs, 2 bean bags, flat screen TV, separate DVD player, radio/CD player (DVDs and CDs provided), feature fire place (not functional) and fantastic views out to sea. Downstairs WC and basin. Stairs up to first floor, where both bedrooms face the sea. Double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed and basin. Children’s bunk room (2 x 3ft bunk beds), including toys. Small shower room with separate shower, basin and WC. Family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC. Further stairs up to a lovely master bedroom with 5ft bed, built-in wardrobe and fabulous views of both the sea and the countryside.

The property is accessed via 2 sets of steps and a relatively steep slope up to the house. Front private garden facing the sea with table, chairs and umbrella. Gate to large private, rear garden (not totally enclosed, so please keep dogs under control) with wide expanse of lawns and patio picnic bench. Path from rear garden to gate with access to the South West Coastal path and steps down to the beach.

Please note that there are paths to the front and rear of the property with right of way to next door, although the front path is very rarely used and use of the rear path would not be intrusive.

Designated parking space for 1 car on shared drive. Alternative parking available at the public car park for the Hallsands ruined village, about two minutes walk away.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, electricity, heating (night storage and electric), stair gate (on 1st floor ) travel cot and high chair.
  • Pets: One well behaved dog permitted. Pet charge £25.00 per week.
  • Telephone: With honesty box.
  • Local Facilities: Mattiscombe Sands (sandy), 20 minutes walk along the coastal path. Lannacombe Sands (sandy), 10 minutes drive. Pub, The Cricket Inn at Beesands, 3.5 miles. Village shop in Torcross, 10 minutes by car. Farm shop in Stokenham, 4 miles. Ashby Superstores with well stocked shop, leisure store and fuel 6 moles. Kingsbridge with all facilities, 8.5 miles.

October 2017

The location and cottage were just perfect for the relaxing holiday we were after, views are amazing front and rear and everything you need come rain or shine is right there for you. Yes there is a bit of travelling to get to shops but with a bit of planning you can stock up and then just enjoy everything this gem has to offer.

September 2017

The property enjoys the MOST amazing position and is well appointed and equipped - allowing for a very comfortable and restful week in South Devon.

July 2017

We really enjoyed our week at Bayview. However , there was only 2 of us, so we certainly didn't have any issues with space but I'm not sure that I would have been as happy if there had been more of us, as there was no storage or hanging space in the 1st floor double bedroom and only a chest of drawers in the room with 4 bunk beds. We would however be happy to return ( but not with a bigger group!) as we thought the location and standard of furnishings and equipment were excellent.

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Like many holiday cottages they can be some aspects which are not ideal and we accept that there isn't masses of storage space in Bayview. However, as most guests only stay for the week they appear to get by and hopefully the location and high standard of equipment make up for this small inconvenience.

- The Toad Hall Team

May 2017

We had a lovely stay. Accessibility is a bit tricky as v narrow lane but wonderful view when you get there! Location good if you don't mind being remote.

April 2017

Bayview was outstanding and so well equipped, they thought of everything! If I were to pick a fault and I am being very picky here, was that there was nowhere to hang clothes in two of the bedrooms. We had the time of our lives and loved every minute, I will really miss waking up to THAT view every morning.

September 2016

Our holiday at Bay View was fantastic, we were blessed with amazing weather and the views from every window were truly stunning as our garden led on to the South West Coastal Path facing the sea and looking towards Start Point lighthouse. The cottage was on 3 floors and was exremely well equipped with so many extras such as binoculars on most windowsills, tubs of children's toys, basic medicines, numerous DVD's and paperbacks. We enjoyed 6 out of 7 breakfasts on the patio overlooking the sea and scenic countryside. We would love to return!

August 2015

The property is practically perfect in every way. Amazing location with quick and easy access to the fabulous beach. Lovely having the fascinating lighthouse in full view. Great walks from the house, we hardly used our car all week. We even managed to do an Internet grocery shop (Tesco) timed perfectly with our arrival! The house is well equipped with a workable kitchen and huge living space. Al Fresco eating possible on the front patio and rear garden in suitable weather. The main living area is huge with comfortable seating and a huge table. The main bedroom in the attic is beautiful and huge. Both bathrooms are on the middle floor and this involves coming down a steep staircase during the night to go to the loo which may be a disadvantage to some. The second bedroom is very cramped and there is little room around the bed, and very limited space for clothes storage. There is only one underbed drawer which was only really big enough to put shoes on. We had to store all our clothes on some of the spare bunkbeds in the childrens bedroom which was a little tricky at times and would have been difficult if there had been 4 children ( we only had one). Having said that, apart from the second bedroom the property was a favourite for us. The location and the downstairs living space being the major draws!

August 2015

A fantastic location on the clifftop with views right across Start Bay. A well equipped comfortable cottage with lots to do and places to go right on the doorstep. Walks, boat trips and paddling in our kayak. Comfortably accommodated the five of us but would feel somewhat cramped if the full eight bed capacity was used.

November 2014

Bayview is a gorgeous place to stay and will most certainly be back, although it has been booked for the week we wanted next year already :(

October 2014

Thank you very much, we had a wonderful stay at Bayview, the views were spectacular and the situation fabulous, the bed was extremely comfortable and the cottage had everything you could possibly need whilst on holiday, with classy decor, fabulous walking on the doorstep, and a beach 2 min walk away, also in between Dartmouth and Salcombe so lots of lovely places to visit nearby, wish we could of stayed longer.

October 2014

The cottage was very well equipped and presented. Fabulous sea views to enjoy - only downside is the narrow roads! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have no hesitation in booking with you again.

April 2014

The house was much better than expected and very well equiped with everything we needed. The location was even better than the photos showed.

March 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Bayview. It is an outstanding location and the cottage provided for all our needs during our stay. Although slightly off the beaten track local facilities (shops, farm shop, pubs etc) were no more than 10/15 minutes away by car. We have put Bayview on our 'return visit' list!

October 2013

Our second visit to Bayview this year. A fantastic location and property. Very well furnished and equipped, we love the attic conversion with views of the sea from our bed! Our dogs love the walks, literally on the doorstep. A minor issue with keys on our arrival was quickly resolved by Toad Hall and the caretaker.

September 2013

Excellent coastal property, one of the cleanest holiday cottages I have stayed in. It has everything you need for a comfortable and luxurious stay. Amazing walks from right outside the door. The beach is a couple of minutes walk away. The views are fabulous. This really is the place to stay if you want a quiet, peaceful, get away from it all type of holiday.

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