May's Cottage


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2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: MAYBEE
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


May’s Cottage, located on the seafront at Beesands is just a perfect example of a tastefully and sympathetically refurbished fisherman’s cottage. Soft décor and comfortable furnishings combine with modern conveniences to make this a relaxing and welcoming destination for couples and small families who value a special venue close to the sea. Stable doors allow the sounds of the ocean to permeate into the light and airy sitting room and double bedroom, and a woodburner will create a cosy hideaway on those autumn and winter evenings after a brisk coastal walk.

The cottage itself has everything required for an enjoyable stay, with a modern kitchen, two comfortable bedrooms with the master bedroom enjoying lovely sea views and an en suite shower room.  There’s a great pub with restaurant just along the seafront, a good cafe serving locally caught seafood, breathtaking coastal walks and easy access to the market town of Kingsbridge and historic Dartmouth. We recommend this cottage very highly.

Stable door to porch. Sitting room with sofa and 2 armchairs surrounding a woodburner stove. Wall mounted 42 inch TV and DVD. Modern kitchen/diner with electric cooker, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer and microwave. Dining table and seating for 4. Rear lobby and utility cupboard housing washing machine.  Rear ground floor family bathroom with bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Cottage stairs to landing.  Master bedroom with 5ft double bed and sea views. En suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Twin bedroom with 3ft bunk beds.

Rear passageway (occasionally used by other residents to access their out houses leads) to a small rear garden up a few steps, furnished with garden table and chairs.

Plenty of unrestricted parking available on the seafront, usually very close to the cottage.

  • Included: Linen, towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels), Wi-Fi, electricity, night storage heating, initial basket of logs in the winter.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.
  • Telephone: No telephone, mobile reception variable. 
  • Local Facilities: Beach 10 yards. Pub 100 yards. Seasonal village shop and café selling basic provisions and freshly caught seafood. Farm shop 2.5 miles. Dartmouth 10 miles. Kingsbridge 7 miles.

June 2019

We enjoyed our stay very much

April 2019

May’s Cottage is absolutely beautiful, you couldn’t ask for more! Everything was perfect! It’s in the most beautiful position nearly at the end of the village with the sea & the coastal path on your doorstep you couldn’t ask for more! This cottage is so comfortable, warm & so well fitted out it’s home from home! We will definitely be back love the area so much! 10/10 for everything.

March 2019

We enjoyed our stay greatly, the cottage was lovely and warm with plenty of firewood available. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped.

February 2019

May's provides a very similar experience to next-door Sail Cottage. Both highly recommended.

February 2019

Beautiful cottage very individually furnished. We loved our stay.

February 2019

Really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very nice and furnished to a high standard. The log burner was wonderful. The only comment I’d make, the electric shower is a little pitiful. I’d would upgrade this.

October 2018

We had a lovely holiday at May's Cottage. The cottage and location was brilliant. Thank you.

June 2018

Yes overall we had enjoyable stay and will book again in the future.

June 2018

This was our second time staying at May’s Cottage. It once again lived up to our high expectations. The cottage is so comfortable and the kitchen very well stocked, the location is perfect and we all enjoyed the sea views.

May 2018

Yes, the best property we have used in nearly thirty stays in devon.

May 2018

Mays cottage was just perfect for us and we really enjoyed our two week stay.

April 2018

Perfect little cottage , very well equipped , stylishly and comfortably furnished. Beesands itself is the most relaxing place and lying on the sofa looking out through the stable door at the perfect view is my favourite spot .

April 2018

This was our second stay at May’s Corttage. It was lovely last year, and has been redecorated throughout (inside and out) since our last visit. The location is fabulous, and we recommend that you sample both the Cricket Inn and Britannia at the Beach (if you can get in) for food. The attention to detail in this beautifully finished cottage is great - really feels like a home from home. Great location for exploring South Devon - just be prepared for the very narrow local roads.

January 2018

Really lovely cottage, could easily live there! Very reasonable price for facilities delivered.

December 2017

Lovely cottage in a great location. The suggestions mentioned above didn't detract from a great stay - hopefully we'll be back.

October 2017

We have just spent a very enjoyable week in Mays Cottage. Very cosy,warm and comfortable. Everything provided that you need, re kitchen tools and crockery etc. Would highly recommend Brittania on the Beach, food really good, and staff very friendly. Also The Start fish restaurant at Torcross. Farm shop about 2 miles for provisions.

October 2017

On the whole a lovely place , very attractively furnished in beautiful position

July 2017

We very much enjoyed our stay in May's Cottage. For me it was the second time back this year. I was very pleased to see the new shower unit in the en-suite bathroom, and can confirm that the shower is now so much better.

July 2017

We had a fantastic stay and would not hesitate to rebook this property with ToadHall Cottages

June 2017

We had a lovely time and would recommend the situation and accommodation.

June 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and had an absolutely fantastic week. The cottage was so welcoming and beautifully furnished. We couldn't fault the location, the view of the beach was just what we were hoping for. We took our two young boys on holiday and have made some wonderful family memories. Thank you to the owners of the cottage and Toad Hall Cottages. We would LOVE to stay again next year.

May 2017

We had a lovely stay in May's cottage and were very lucky with the weather during the week. I look forward to returning in July. We did notice that the pipes underneath the kitchen sink were leaking somewhere as there was some water that had dripped into the pans in there.

So pleased you had a lovely stay in this delightful cottage. Thank you for your warning about the kitchen sink pipes. We'll have a look to see what's the problem. Fingers crossed the weather's as good when you return in July!

- The Toad Hall Team

May 2017

Our stay at Mays cottage was exclellent and cottage well fitted out We will be booking again in future. Thank owner for exclellent standard. Your service very good. K Flood

April 2017

Had a fantastic week in Beesands. May's Cottage is perfect for small families - very tastefully renovated property with a high standard of furnishing. In a nutshell, it didn't feel like a rental property, a real home from home. Location is superb, though I imagine the local narrow country lanes are fun during the summer months. For locally sourced seafood I heartliy recommend the Britannia at the Beach - but do book in advance, so popular they are already taking bookings for the Summer months. We love this part of the World, and would definitely recommend May's cottage, Five stars

April 2017

What a beautiful and tastefully decorated and equipped cottage. Our week was a slice of pure luxury.

April 2017

Mays cottage was in a wonderful location and perfect holiday however I found the general maintenance on this property not as good as the previous seven properties that we have stayed with Toad Hall. The light above kettle was not working, although there was a note to say this. Main bedroom hot water tap did not work, neither did the towel rail or bedside lamp. We replaced main bedroom lamp but no other bulbs were available so when landing light bulb went we had to use light from second bedroom. I did leave a note in cottage to state the above

Thank you for your feedback, we will pass your comments to the caretaker to rectify the points raised with regards to the maintenance. We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday overall though and hope you return soon. Many Thanks The Toad Hall Team.

- The Toad Hall Team

August 2016

Mays cottage was better than we had expected, Beesands is a beautiful place, very friendly and family orientated. Britannia on the beach serves fabulous food but book well in advance as it's very popular. Would highly recommend to friends.

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