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1 bedrooms

Up to 2 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: FAIRW
  • Changeover day: Thursday
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby shop
  • Village
  • WiFi


Fairwinds is a recently renovated private wing that although attached to the owners own property is entirely separate with its own parking, enclosed private patio and access. Situated on a quiet residential lane in the coastal village of Strete, a stone’s throw from Dartmouth and Slapton Sands. A light airy and well-presented property which makes a delightful bolthole for couples to hideaway after a long day exploring the coast path. Fairwinds has a good size bedroom, shower room and a comfortable lounge/diner and a newly fitted galley kitchen which opens out onto the generous patio area, perfect for a sunny al fresco breakfast.

Strete is situated on the South West coast path and a fifteen minute drive from the historic naval town of Dartmouth, while Slapton Sands is a five minute drive. Strete Gate, the easterly end of the beach is accessed via a twenty minute walk on the coast path or the wide sandy beach at Blackpool Sands, with cafe and facilities is a pleasant walk or short drive towards Dartmouth. The village also boasts a popular pub The Kings Arms and a village shop making it an excellent base for those wanting to explore the coast path, Slapton Nature reserve and the quaint villages and towns of this area of outstanding natural beauty.

THE BED AT FAIRWINDS IS NOW A SUPERKING/TWIN BED PHOTOS WILL BE UPDATED SHORTLY, Please specify if you require the bed as a twin and not a double.

Please note that Fairwinds is designed and equipped for 2 people only.

Gate from parking down 3 steps to a private patio. Step to front door leading into the modern galley style kitchen with electric oven, fridge with ice box, kettle, toaster, microwave, dishwasher. Lounge/Diner with armchair, 2 seater sofa, TV and DVD player, stereo with CD player, dining table and seating for 2, french doors to patio. Shower room, shower cubicle, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail. Double bedroom king or 2'6'' twin beds, wardrobe, feature fireplace. Oil fired central heating separate from the main house.

Please specify at the time of booking if you require the bedroom made up as a twin instead of the king.

Patio area accessed from kitchen or French doors in living room, small bistro table and 2 chairs and an additional table with 2 small benches.

Private parking for one car by front gate.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, (Guests to bring own beach towels), electricity, heating. 
  • Wifi
  • No telephone, mobile reception fair.
  • Pets: Pets welcome. Pet charge £30.00 per pet per week. 
  • Local Facilities: Strete gate beach 1.5 miles (accessed via coast path, no dog restrictions), local village shop half a mile, pub half a mile. Dartmouth with all amenities 5.5 miles.

July 2019

We did have a lovely stay, the welcome pack was very nice although it contained ground coffee and there was no cafetiere in the cottage.

June 2019

As we had such good nights sleep better than at home, would it be possible to find out make of mattresses and quilt. Many thanks.

May 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - not long enough. So peaceful - blackbird woods across the road ideal for dog owners.

August 2018

Fantastic location for visiting the south hams. Although in a quiet area village has good amenities. Very dog friendly with secure outside space. Perhaps tv in the bedroom would be helpful for alternative choice. All in all an excellent let a let I would revisit.

June 2018

Lovley host perfect cottage.

May 2018

A lovely warm+comfortable holiday home. All home comforts+with the enclosed garden perfect for 2 + dog! Would def recommend +hope to return in the future. Very pleasant helpful owner next door.

April 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 'Fairwinds' which was spotlessly clean and very well furnished and had an excellent bathroom. We would recommend this holiday cottage and with the service from Toad Hall are looking forward to our stay at another cottage from their website in September .

October 2017

Had a lovely time ,accommodation was comfortable and homely perfectly placed for visiting surrounding areas .

October 2017

Very comfortable and immaculate accommodation inside and out. Lovely welcome from the owners, who also provided a great welcome pack of wine, coffee, tea and sugar, bowl of fruit and even milk in the fridge. Very impressed that even the dog was catered for with blanket, towel, food bowls and biscuits! The bed was extremely comfortable and a lovely strong shower. The courtyard garden was very attractive, well lit at night and totally secure for our dog. Lovely coastal walks nearby and plenty of dog friendly eating places. Ideal spot to visit all the towns and attractions no more than an hours drive away. Nearby Slapton Sands and the nature reserve became a favourite early morning walk. All in all the best cottage we have stayed in and great value for money. Highly recommend!

October 2017

Fairwinds is a fantastic cottage, everything you need is provided, Janice and John are so helpful and the perfect owners, made our stay extra special, Fairwinds is definitely the best cottage we have stayed at in Devon and Cornwall over the past 10 years,

September 2017

Enjoyed stay very much

July 2017

Loved it, once we found it! Forgot to check your directions. Lovely owners, very welcoming. Really comfortable stay with great new kitchen with dishwasher. Ideal for couple and small dog. Thank you for the doggy gifts too.

July 2017

We enjoyed our stay very much .We had an excellent welcome .The bottle of wine and the food basket as well as milk in the fridge were very much appreciated. The bed was comfortable and the provision for the dog excellent. The property was extremely clean , well decorated . The owners couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful. The apartment is well situated for access to many of the lovely beaches and local towns. There was lots of books to read and videos to watch had we chosen to use them because of bad weather but fortunately we were able to get out every day and enjoy the surroundings.

July 2017

Had a perfect stay at Fairwinds. John and Janice could not have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful. Everywhere was clean and fresh, all the little extra's were lovely. Even treats for our dog. Could not fault this property in any way. Ideal location and great places to visit. Would like to visit again.

June 2017

Janice and John made us very welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Fairwinds. Everything was perfect. We will spread the word!

June 2017

Great place to stay. Can't fault the accommodation

May 2017

We loved it at Fairwinds, John and Janice are so lovely and friendly. Nice to have a parking spot at the property as well. Thanks.

May 2017

Really good place, well equipped and very comfortable. Courtyard is very handy when the sun is out and the small wood opposite is great for a quick dog walk. The beach is only a mile away although would not recommend walking on the road. Boat and train trips from Dartmouth are great. The pub in the village is closed but the restaurant looks good.

April 2017

I would highly recommend this property. We had a fantastic time in Devon and the property we stayed in made our holiday more enjoyable. It really felt like home from home. Very clean and tidy on arrival. Presently furnished.

April 2017

Have had an absolutely fantastic stay. The accommodation is really fab, the scenery,the walks,the food(loved the Tower Inn Slapton)- very dog friendly too. would love to come again

April 2017

We really enjoyed our stay.The accommodation is absolutely fantastic & a very homely feel. We loved the fact that books & games were provided too. The surrounding area is beautiful & we enjoyed long walks with our dog & 6 month old son. Many many thanks.

February 2017

We were recently the first couple to have a wonderful , relaxing stay at the newly renovated apartment above . The apartment was really lovely and so well thought out , with a very private outside patio space . The bed was ultra comfortable and the rooms throughout the apartment are decorated to a high standard and spacious too . The apartment was spotlessly clean and well equipped with all we needed to ensure a very enjoyable stay. The owners, Janice and John were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. We will most definitely make a regular visit to this great spot and wish them lots of success with this little gem Susan and David Richards

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