Olive House


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4 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: OLIVH
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Nestled in the heart of the popular South Devon village of Slapton and a pleasant walk from the sea and beach that curves around to Torcross , Olive House offers comfortable accommodation for larger or smaller parties in a period property with plenty of charm. There’s a large sitting room with wood burning stove opening into an attractive dining room. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms and the owners have cleverly converted a basement room into a cosy double bedroom and en suite with wall mounted smart TV, DVD player and X Box, providing a perfect place for the kids or even adults to have a separate entertainment space.

The pretty village of Slapton has two welcoming pubs, one with a fine restaurant, and a village store. There are plenty of country walks to enjoy, including the trails around the extraordinary fresh water lagoon of Slapton Ley situated behind Slapton Sands. If you like the beach, there are plenty of others within easy driving distance.  The coast around here is beautiful and you can take full advantage by walking along the South West Coastal path. Alternatively spend lazy days wandering around the interesting shops in Dartmouth, Totnes or Kingsbridge, towns all well worth visiting.  Devon has a great deal to offer the visitor and Olive House is a perfect base for a wonderful holiday.

Front door and separate outside door to boot room with plenty of space for wellies, coats and wet dogs. Sitting room with two sofas and an armchair surrounding a fireplace with woodburner. Smart TV with DVD and Sky digital. Dining room with table to seat 8, dresser and window overlooking rear garden. Kitchen with hob, dual oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and Nespresso machine. Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. Downstairs cloakroomwith WC and hand basin. First floor. Master bedroom with 5ft bed and en suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Twin bedroom with two 3ft single beds and hand basin. Double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed and hand basin. Family shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Family bathroom with bath, shower over hand basin and WC. From boot room stairs down to double bedroom with two 2ft 6in zip link beds (can be arranged as double), smart TV with separate Sky Digital, DVD and X Box. En suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

From utility room access to private enclosed rear patio with garden table and chairs. Small area of lawn with garden seating.

No designated parking, but parking for two cars normally available outside the house. Alternative parking can usually be found within the village. There is also a “Park and Walk” area close to the house.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels (guests must bring their own beach towels), electricity, central heating and Wi-Fi.
  • Non smoking property.
  • Pets: One well behaved pet welcome. Pet charge £30.00 per week. 
  • No telephone. Mobile reception poor.
  • Local Facilities: 2 local pubs with restaurants, one within 150 yards. Local village shop. Beach and National Nature Reserve ½ mile. Torcross with excellent pub, Boathouse restaurant, Sea breeze cafe, local shop and butcher 1½ miles. Stokeley Farm Shop 2 miles. Kingsbridge and Dartmouth with all facilities, both 6 miles.

July 2018

We had a lovely holiday and, despite some issues with equipment and cleanliness, Olive House is still our favourite place to stay in Slapton.

July 2018

great stay as usual. The Caretaker/Owner may want to look at the carpet grip between the lounge and dining room as there are some sharp metal grips poking out slightly., We covered it up with a tea towel to protect Dudleys paws, with the intention of hammering them down before we left but completely forgot until we were going out the door. Only noticed it in the first place as I trod on one!

April 2018

This is the 5th time I have stayed at Olive House and myself and my guest have always thoroughly enjoyed our holidays here. The only issue this time was the damage caused by storm Emma and the road at Slapton Sands which had been washed away making the day trip to Dartmouth awkward around the rds we had to use and doubling the mileage. I also came in via Dartmouth /Slapton rd only to find it blocked off and felt the council signage was totally inadequate to warn of this. I appreciate Toad Hall gave different routing away from this rd issue and coming in via Kingsbridge but for those of us who know the area and travel in via Dartmouth it would have been good to have a warning that this was a major travel issue.

Sorry you were unaware of the problems caused by the winter storms. We have so many guests staying in the area that it's very time consuming to contact each one individually, consequently we have been alerting visitors via social media. Apologies that you missed the alerts, but glad to hear you still had a good holiday.

- The Toad Hall Team

April 2018

A beautifully presented and well equipped house perfect for groups or a large family. The house is located in the beautiful village of Slapton, just a short walk to two fabulous pubs, the community shop, Church and of the course the Ley and the beach. There is a good wifi connection, SKY, and a well stocked book shelf and choice of games - perfect for rainy days at home. We are regular visitors to Slapton and this was our second stay at Olive House. It's the perfect combination for a family holiday.

July 2017

Enjoyed our stay although parking is an issue Very comfortable beds Nice pubs within walking distancey?

June 2017

We enjoyed our stay but the parking was an issue, especially on arrival and departure. I appreciate there is not much that can be done about this.

May 2017

Really enjoyed our recent stay, we are regular visitors to Slapton. We love the area as there is so much to do and visit. Queens Arms really great and they made us feel welcome as always, good food, drinks and a lovely garden area....Jail Ale highly recommended.

May 2017

We all love Olive House and will be back asap

May 2017

Five star property in my view. Brilliant holiday yet again.

April 2017

Great holiday yet again in Olive House helped by wonderful weather.

September 2016

Brilliant cottage and location. I think that the owner has presented the cottage superbly and has been extremely fair in discounting for smaller parties out of season. The holiday was the best I've had in years ,helped by the lovely weather. Can't thank you enough.

September 2016

Superb comfortable property which is in a stunning location. Plenty of very good local pubs, lovely walks and very handy for Dartmouth with its diversity of shops and eateries. Hope to book again in 2017.

July 2016

Thank you to The Team at Toad Hall Cottages for helping us keep our holiday a surprise. Olive House was spotlessly clean well equipped and in a beautiful location. We had a fantastic family holiday. Mention for Sandra at the Queens Head Slapton lovely pub, great food, Friendly staff Perfect!!!.

May 2015

Olive house is a beautiful home with so much space and everything you could possibly need. The village is quiet but has a shop and a pub and the walks from the village round the nature reserve are lovely. The bed was so comfortable (despite me being heavily pregnant I slept amazingly!!) Thank you for an amazing holiday!

November 2014

Lovely homely cottage in a great village. Hope to return soon

November 2014

The cottage was exceptional!

October 2014

Beautifully decorated and furnished. A real home from home -the televisions and tv package were pretty good too!

July 2014

Olive house great location albeit quite a trek from main road along narrow devon roads . Parking tricky if more than two. families but one car can park outside the property . House fantastic well equipped clean and tidy . Beach 15 minute walk can be a little hilly on the way back but easily done if reasonably fit . Amenities of surrounding area perfect loads of local pubs doing great local food inc fresh fish . Would return without doubt .

June 2014

The property was a credit to the owner and caretaker. It was extremely well equipped with high quality furnishings and very comfortable throughout. Some may find parking an issue, although I'm sure this is often the case in Devon villages, but we had no problem parking outside the property. There is a village car park opposite the campsite which could be used as and when necessary. The village is lovely with a very useful shop and the locals very friendly. In the evening it was very pleasant to stroll round the village and call at each of the two pubs which were both excellent. It was lovely to stay in such a delightful cottage that accepted dogs and the surrounding area is very dog friendly. Please pass our thanks on to both the owner and caretaker.

June 2014

WE had a wonderful stay and would use the company again

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