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3 bedrooms

Up to 7 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: BYWAT
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Nearby shop
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


This attractive, detached, comfortable and practical house with stunning views from most windows will appeal to many. Families who have a yen for a holiday by the sea and birdwatchers too, as this family home is situated on the edge of the beautiful National Nature Reserve at Slapton where a rich variety of bird life can be observed from the edge of the Ley. Fisher folk can try their luck with sea fishing along the glorious three mile stretch of shingle beach. Walkers will love the marvellous treks along the South West coastal path just a few minutes walk from the house. Set well back from the road, Bywater is surrounded by a most attractive garden and is brilliantly placed in one of the most beautiful parts of Devon.


Back door into rear porch. Door into a smart new fitted kitchen with electric hob, eye level grill and oven, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Door into the dining room with dining table to seat 7, this room extends into a conservatory type room with work bench and access to the garden. Arch into comfortable sitting room with sofa, chairs, flame effect electric fire, flatscreen HD TV/DVD and large patio doors to the garden and views to the Ley. Inner hallway with glazed front door and porch. Front bedroom with range of fitted cupboards, Ley views and twin 3ft beds. Rear bedroom with double 4ft 6in bed and fitted cupboards. Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin. Separate cloakroom with WC and basin. Stairs to the top bedroom with a double 5' bed, fitted cupboard and French door to balcony and fantastic views over the Ley and the sea. Adjacent WC with basin. A further futon chair/single bed is supplied and can be accommodated in any of the bedrooms.  GUESTS MUST ADVISE AT TIME OF BOOKING IF THEY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL LINEN FOR THE FUTON.


Lawns with apple trees, shrubs and flower borders extend around the house to the front where there is a patio area provided with garden furniture and has lovely views.

 The gated driveway provides parking for up to 3 cars.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, travel cot, high chair (please request at time of booking), electricity and central heating (oil). Please advise at time of booking in futon linen is required.
  • Pets: Maximum of two well behaved dogs only. Pet charge £30.00 per pet per week. 
  • Telephone: For incoming calls only and Wi-Fi.
  • Local Facilities: Beach, pub a few minutes walk. Stokeley Farm Shop 1 mile. Kingsbridge 6 miles. Dartmouth 8 miles.

June 2019

Slight problem quickly solved. Really enjoyed stay and hope to come back next year.

May 2019

Superb holiday in a fantastic location

October 2018

We enjoyed our stay in this spacious property which has lovely views from the balcony and an enclosed garden. The area is quiet and there are several good eating places close by.

September 2018

we had a very enjoyable stay.

August 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed stay. Little problem with the bin which was not emptied on its day I let Toad Hall know. As soon as. Y wife has her holiday dates sanctioned for next year we hope to book again. Many many thanks. Booking was easy. And the house was excellent.

August 2018

Excellent. Thank you

July 2018

Had a great week in a very nice house in a super location. Would definitely return.

June 2018

Wonderful stay at Bywater, spacious and comfortable, lovely views from garden and balcony, great to have parking, very easy walk to beach, pub and Farm shop. Will definitely stay again. Please can you sort the TV though for other guests.

The TV signal has been attended too and should now be runny smoothly. Many Thanks for your feedback and we are very pleased you enjoyed Bywater and hope to see you return soon.

- The Toad Hall Team

May 2018

Very relaxing stay with beautiful views from the cottage lounge and upstairs balcony. Very clean and comfortable.

April 2018

We had a great time at this property spending the week with our daughter and our granddaughter. Loved the beach and the great walks around Torcross and Slapton Ley.

February 2018

We loved the cottage and had a great time. Good location and the cottage has everything needed for a good holiday.

October 2017

Brilliant accommodation and a lovely holiday. From day one however we constantly had a problem with the television in as much as after a while all the BBC programmes began to "play up". What can only be described as the picture began breaking up like a mosaic of blocks which then froze completely followed by a blank screen with the words no signal. Perhaps you could adjust the aerial slightly in order to pick up a better picture for BBC. Maybe other guests have experienced the same.

October 2017

It is a good property in a good position for accessing tourist areas along that coastline. The property is on the main road, but was not very busy, but maybe more so in the peak holiday season. The garden is secure for a dog, although a very small dog might get through the gate, and a large dog may jump over the low garden wall. The garden is vey attractive and would be nice to sit out in in warmer weather. The balcony off the upstairs bedroom has lovely views across the Ley and sea beyond, and would be nice to sit on in warmer weathers well. The beds were in good condition and comfortable. It is a short walk around the top of the Ley and along to the coastal footpath. There are two restaurants and a tea room, and a small shop for emergency supplies. There is a farm shop up the road which sold a selection foodstuffs. It is a short drive to Dartmouth, where there are a good variety of shops, supermarkets and boat trips.

September 2017

We did enjoy our stay. This cottage was perfect for us, lovely view, spacious, warm, excellent location. Nicely furnished but not too 'posh' which we do not want, as this cottage was the right price for us. More like this would be excellent.

August 2017

Yes we did enjoy our stay. The jigsaws were really appreciated when weather wet.

July 2017

Excellent as was the case two years ago. Due to me leaving our portable BBQ at home, we bought one down there,along with coal/firelighters and as had no room in the car, left it there for hopefully use by other occupants. Regards Brendan

July 2016

Fantastic property. We had a wonderful time and so did our two dogs. Torcross is so dog friendly. Superb location, excellent shop, super pub, good restaurants and lovely walks. Weather was very kind - what more do you need?!

August 2015

A well equipped spacious cottage in a fantastic location overlooking the beautiful Slapton Ley, then the Sea at Torcross Beach beyond. From the bedroom balcony you can also see the pub on the sea front, a short stroll away. We had fish and chip from there twice, which was very nice! Fantastic being able to walk to the beach in just a few minutes. Cream tea at the Beach cafe and a handy holiday/ general store and gift shop. Cottage offers basic but well equipped holiday accommodation and is comfortable. Good Wifi. The only thing we were missing were BBQ utensils. There is a BBQ though and a beautiful garden to have it in! Good dog property. Our whippet was fine but could have easily jumped the wall as it is low with a main road on other side! Also the dog from next door kept getting in so do check carefully before letting your dog free outside. We would be very happy to holiday in this cottage again.

May 2015

The property was in a fantastic location close to the sea with excellent walks nearby. It meant that the car did not need to be used everyday.

December 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bywater. The location was excellent, great for walking along the coast path, good local pubs within walking distance. The property was larger than we expected with three good sized double bedrooms. Enclosed garden so dog friendly.

October 2014

We had a lovely long weekend in this well-located and well equipped property.

June 2013

Once again we enjoyed our stay at Bywater We have now stayed for a period of eight weeks in all over the last three years Bywater is very central for touring the superb countryside & coastal area of South Hams. We have holidayed in the South Hams for over 2oyears and never fail to be impressed. with its beauty.

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