- Property code: BYRE
- Changeover day: Saturday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Discount for small parties
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
This is an exceptional cottage, a most individual home of great character in the delightful, very peaceful, tucked-away hamlet of Start, just a mile from the sought after South Devon village of Slapton and the glorious sweep of Slapton Sands beyond. You could be in Provence once you have stepped into the charming enclosed courtyard garden of The Byre. It has a unique flavour, from the south facing sun terrace, the inglenook fireplace, to the very spacious beamed rooms that are all most handsomely and comfortably furnished.
A covered verandah/porch opens into the most attractive dining area with a table to seat 8 and a large comfortable sofa. The room extends into the kitchen, well equipped and fitted with solid wood worktops, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven with grill and fridge/freezer. Set in a beamed recess is a magnificent four oven oil-fired Aga (use of from end October to Easter only) with a double electric hob included. Adjacent tiled utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. The superb sitting room with wood block floor and handsome rugs is very comfortably furnished with large sofas, chairs, 32” wide screen TV with DVD, CD player and features an inglenook fireplace inset with a multi-fuel burner. French double doors and a single door open to the terrace. A lobby area off the sitting room leads to a smart bathroom with bath with mixer shower attachment, basin, WC and large open shower cubicle with shower. Stairs from the sitting room to the landing. Spacious master bedroom with standard double bed, fitted cupboards, attractive valley views and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment, basin and WC. Compact bunk bedroom with 3ft full size bunks and window to the courtyard. Spacious twin bedroom with 3ft beds, that can be zip linked to form a large double, and fitted cupboards. The studio bedroom is on the ground floor through the covered entrance porch. An unusual, spacious room with stained wood floor, large windows that overlook the courtyard and features the original linhay pillars. A sofa-bed (4ft 3in), chair bed, table and cupboard are provided.
The cottage is approached through a solid timber gate. The garden is totally walled, very private and has borders well stocked with plants and shrubs. Running the length of the sitting room is a raised terrace provided with table and barbecue.
One parking space in courtyard. (Access maybe difficult for very low slung cars). At the rear of the cottage, via a shared driveway is a further parking space for one medium sized car.
- Included: Bed linen and towels, WiFi, electricity, central heating (oil), travel cot, high chair and basket of logs.
- Pets: One dog over 12 months welcome, further dog by arrangement with the owner and THC. Pet charge £30.00 per pet per week.
- Telephone: For incoming and outgoing local calls only.
- Local Facilities: Beach at Slapton 1.5 miles, shop and pubs 1 mile.
Yes, we had a lovely week. It's a beautiful area with lots of nice walks and it's not too far to walk from the cottage into the village and down to the beach.
Yes we really enjoyed it. The home was lovely and had everything we needed to feel comfortable.
We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage and had gorgeous weather , our only problem was with the parking through the gate into the courtyard with our wide car . Slapton village and the beach and nature reserve are gorgeous
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. the parking takes a bit of practice however we were prepared given other feedback. overall a lovely house with plenty of room and peace and quiet.
Absolutely loved our stay. The road to Dartmouth was closed, so it was a bit more remote than we thought, but that wasn't really a problem. Would definitely recommend it and stay there again.
We had a very relaxing time in this superb property. Everything we needed was there. Will definitely use Toad Hall cottages again.
Yes fabulous week and lovely cottage. Lots of beautiful places to visit nearby. Narrow lanes a challenge!
We had a great stay and the property allowed plenty of space for a party of 8. Such peace & quiet!
Yes, we enjoyed our stay. We were all in need of a totally relaxing break for a variety of different reasons, and we certainly found The Byre very good for our souls!!
The Byre is a beautiful property and very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and exploring the area.
we all enjoyed a wonderful holiday at the Byre and would recommend it to other families looking for a restful and enjoyable break
We have just returned home from our fabulous christmas week long stay at The Byre and all I can say is thank you soooooo much. The Byre is so welcoming as soon as you come in the door, the Aga was a dream to cook our christmas dinner on and your kitchen and utility room is better equipped than my own !!!! The beds and sofas were really comfy and the wood burner added to the cosy, country feel. The location is rural (and at the top of a steep hill)with a few friendly neighbours, which is just what we were looking for, the sloped driveway to The Byre took a little practice but only added to the adventure !!!!! Absolutely fab place to walk the dog in the woods or on the beach. Perfect break from start to finish, really chilled out,we really didn't want to come home.