Swan Haven


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6 bedrooms

Up to 12 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: SWANH
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Swimming pool
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


With views of the sea this amazing holiday home is tucked away in the popular seaside village of Torcross on the Devon coast and really has something for everyone. Swan Haven is perfect for either large family reunions or smaller parties. It has an indoor swimming pool which is open all year round, a games room, a sunny terrace with views of Start Bay, plenty of living space and a large rear garden. There are six bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a snug/TV room, a dining area to seat 12, a large sitting room with woodburner and a conservatory, so if you’ve had enough of your fellow guests you can always get away from them for some peace and quiet.
Alternatively wander down to the beach, walk through the Slapton Ley bird sanctuary or go for a bracing cliff walk along the south west coastal path.
Torcross is midway between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge, both well worth visiting and many of the local attractions, as well as the beaches and picturesque Dartmoor are easily accessible.

Steps up to front terrace and door to hallway. Large sitting room with leather sofas, 50” TV with Freesat and woodburner. Patio doors to conservatory with cane furniture. Large kitchen with Rangemaster cooker with 5 burners, two ovens and warmer, dishwasher, fridge with icebox and microwave. Adjoining dining room with sea views and seating for 12. Patio doors to front terrace. Snug with twin sofas, TV (BT Vision service), DVD and Wii.. Master bedroom suite at front of house with sea views, 6ft Super King bed. Modern en suite shower room with shower, hand basin and WC. Office with Wi-Fi. Utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Rear double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed. Bunk bedroom with 3ft bunk beds.(foldaway cot available).  Family bathroom with stand alone bath, shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Stairs down to ground floor. Pool room with heated swimming pool and slide. Seating area with table and chairs, cross trainer, ab-coaster and exercise bike. Small shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Double bedroom with 4 poster bed and cloakroom with hand basin and WC. Poolside twin bedroom with two 3ft beds. Twin bedroom with two 3ft beds and en suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Door to large garage with parking and games area with table tennis table, dart board, half size snooker table and table football.

Please Note: Swan Haven provides a stair lift for guests with mobility problems, but only available on request.  Please ensure that you let a member of the booking team know at the time of booking if you require this facility.

Front terrace over pool room with garden table and chairs to seat 12. Rear garden with patio area, plenty of lawn and thatched dining area with table and chairs to seat 8 (available from May to September) and barbecue. Side lawn with football goals.

Plenty of parking for up to 5 cars on driveway and garage.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, (guests must provide their own pool and beach towels), central heating, 2 cots, (please advise the caretaker if you require them to be assembled and in which room), high chair and child dining seats, electricity, complimentary basket of logs in winter, Wi-Fi.
  • No telephone, mobile reception good.
  • Games room.
  • No smoking.
  • Local Facilities: Torcross beach 400 yards. Other beaches within 4 mile radius. Excellent pub, boathouse restaurant, Sea breeze cafe and local shop all in Torcross. Stokeley farm shop 1 mile with good butcher. Kingsbridge and Dartmouth with all facilities both 5 miles.

June 2019

Brilliant house everything you would need for a good holiday whatever the weather

May 2019

Enjoyed our stay, house and pool were brilliant. Just let down badly with outside!!!!!

May 2019

Our stay was absolutely wonderful. The house is beautiful and wonderfully equipped. Location excellent, close to the sea and the grounds were beautiful and serene. Had 4 generations of the Howse family and we all loved it and didnt want to leave.

April 2019


April 2019

Yes we had a great week and want to book again for next year

March 2019

Yes we really enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again :)

March 2019

We loved the property and made a provisional booking for next year before we left.

January 2019

Wonderful accommodation and location.

January 2019

Excellent stay and wonderful home.

December 2018

Lovely property. Really enjoyed games room and indoor pool.

October 2018

Swan Haven proved to be ideal for our family from Australia and we cannot find fault whatsoever and will recommend it to our friends.

August 2018

A lovely property, excellently appointed with plenty of space. It was hard to take advantage of all the amenities in a week!

August 2018

Three generations of the family all really enjoyed the stay and didn't want to leave.

August 2018

We loved the house and its location and found Torcross to be delightful with a pub, a restaurant and a cafe. Our daughter lives in France and has been to many beaches but said that some of the beaches she visited in the area were beautiful. She loved the way the rolling hills go right down to the beach making them particularly attractive. It was really good to have a main sitting room with a large TV and a smaller room with a screen and computer games which worked well with children of different ages. The indoor pool was an asset but incredibly hot as we couldn't open the door to the outside. All in all we had a great time.

August 2018

(HAVING STAYED IN SLAPTON ON A PREVIOUS OCCASION we did find it inconvenient that the road was inaccessible to Dartmouth (and thus onward to Torquay etc) and Blackpool Sands other than a long drive around. - we tried the diversion but that was not much better either. Not your fault of course, but a definite niggle. Luckily with the fabulous fabulous house having so many great amenities it was not as disastrous as we may have found it where we stayed last year.

July 2018

We always enjoy our stays at Swan Haven. It feels so homely and welcoming. We are always sad to leave.

June 2018

Swan Haven is a beautiful place, located in a lovely part of the world. There were lots of facilities at the property for the younger ones (and young at heart) to occupy themselves. Great coastal walks and fabulous views. There was ample room for all 11 of us and the second sitting room was a real bonus for us older members of the group. The younger ones really enjoyed the outside space and the chiminea in the evenings. Fabulous holiday - enjoyed by all.

June 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the house and know we made the right decision to celebrate our 40th Wedding anniversary at this house. The peace and quiet was amazing. no matter what the weather there was plenty to do and enjoy yourself.

May 2018

Lovely, spacious house. Idyllic location. The house was well equipped, clean and well looked after, we had a great holiday.

May 2018

There were 3 couples and every one of us were highly satisfied with the house and its location.

October 2017

Returning for the 2nd time great house, great location close to pub and shop. Hope to return next year !

August 2017

We had a fabulous holiday.Everything you could wish for in the house.The house was spotlessly clean and had a homely feel to it.The pool and games room and garden were enjoyed by us all.There is lots to do nearby.Enjoyed Blackpool Sands beach and the coastal footpath.Greenways House Overbecks and Coleton Fishacre NT properties all well worth visiting.We liked the location of the house very peaceful and Torcross unspoilt with nice beach and pubs restaurants. Please thank the owners for us.

August 2017

Yes. Exceeded expectations.

July 2017

The holiday was just great.

July 2017

We found this property to be a beautiful and peaceful place to enjoy our holiday. The house was definitely a home from home with everything we could have wished for and more, definitely didn't want to leave.

May 2017

As always Toad Hall Cottages did not disappoint.

May 2017

A wonderful second stay in this lovely house that suited us down to the ground. Although we only had a couple of good weather days, the outside space was fully used by everyone right down to eating a BBQ on the front terrace as the sun went down. A lovely house that we are so happy to be have been able to stay in. A real home from home (although about 10 times bigger than our home!!)

May 2017

I would recommend the property for large family reunions, plenty to do, even if the weather isn't perfect, and plenty of space for all. Well done to the owners!

April 2017

Great house, great location. Well equipped - although 2 tea towels not enough for 12 people for a week! Everything really was fantastic. We met the owner who was delightful and welcoming to his family home and garden. Pool was cooler than advertised. Otherwise a great week.

Thank you for the feedback, this was investigated during the weekly pool maintenance visit and the filter had been blocked and will then take 2-3 days to return to normal temperature. The pool is maintained at 82 degrees. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Many Thanks The Toad Hall Team.

- The Toad Hall Team

April 2017

An extremely well equipped large property, excellent standard. Would recommend SWAN HAVEN for a family holiday Only one unsatisfactory situation - the pool temperature failed to reach the advertised temperature which was very disappointing as the four Grandchildren commented on how cold the pool felt. The problem was not recified even after a pool maintenance visit.

April 2017

Thanks great property. Really impressed that there was lots of cutlery, sharp knives. Cake prosecco and milk was a nice touch. Only small downsides were the BBQ wasn't ready to use - It was surprisingly hot and the outside table and chairs had leaves under them. Gas oven was hard to control for us. Pool was great - did go cloudy for a while but it cleared up.

March 2017

We had a wonderful week in Swan Haven. A really great house for a big party with so many features that the younger members of the group just didn't want to venture outside. This is what we had hoped, for a week in February when, as expected, the weather was very changeable. Very grateful to you for tracking down the item of jewellery that I left behind.

February 2017

This was a perfect place for us to celebrate a couple of special birthdays. The grandchildren loved the pool and the games room and enjoyed playing on the Wii. The house was very comfortable, spacious and extremely well equipped. We would certainly like to stay here again to enjoy this beautiful part of South Devon.

September 2016

Idealic location, beautiful house. Pool was great for the kids. Great to be so close to the sea with only a few minutes walk to the beach.

May 2016

A beautiful house, large, comfortable, and very well equipped. The pool was fantastic and we enjoyed swimming every day. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the house, regards to the cleaners! We would love to return, preferably for longer. Torcross is our favourite place for holidays.

December 2015

Christmas at Swan Haven was a total delight. My 60th birthday fell just before Christmas Day so this was a double celebration which we shared with our 2 daughters and partners. It was a totally relaxing experience, even cooking Christmas dinner was enjoyable and stress free. Swan Haven provided the space and facilities that anyone could ask for. My only regret is that is was so mild we did not light the log burner. Anyone thinking of booking for next Christmas should not hesitate.

July 2015

Fantastic holiday in a fantastic property,we really felt we were millionaires for a week, swimming every day, everything we needed and more, lovely walks nearby, we didn't want to come home, but we had to,. We definitely will return next year.

April 2015

What a great spacious, clean and inviting house! The facilities were spot on and the kitchen catered for everything. The twins thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool and wii. A fantastic time was had by all. Definitely coming back again!!

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