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17 at the Beach

(Ref. 1000463)

Torcross near Slapton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was in an ideal location for us, On the beach almost."

    The bus stop for the Dartmouth and Kingsbridge bus was about 100 yards from the apartment. Nice views all the way. Bus Pass or £2 fair. There was plenty of car parking space allocated to the complex. With a fob operated security barrier. The apartment was modern and clean, spread over 3 floors so you had 2 good bedrooms, 2 bath rooms, large lounge and up to date kitchen.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Oct 2023

  • "This is a great apartment to explore South Devon, however i didn't like it that ..."

    This is a great apartment to explore South Devon, however i didn't like it that the living and dining area is on a different floor to the kitchen

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2023

  • "This is the second time we’ve stayed at 17 at the Beach."

    We love the location and the property has everything we need. Our only criticism is that the air fresheners in the main bedroom were very strong so we moved them to the bathroom and the dining chairs were a bit wobbly. Very minor things. The property is very clean and tidy. We will definitely be back again!

    Reviewed by Jason5.0May 2023

  • "The central heating is timed to shut down at 10."

    00pm, the programmer is sited behind a locked door so there is no means to overide it . The sitting room uvpc window with worn hinges hidden behind the venetian blinds results in a loud powerful cold draught requiring at times in having to turn up the television volume. Having to sit there watching it with your coat on after 10pm because the central heating has gone off is just not acceptable. Oh! I almost forgot an alocated parking space is available located adjacent to the property complete with a security barrier and access code. Extremely convenient you may think, well that is if you are happy to see the faulty security barrier stuck permanently in the up position allowing a large metal wastage bin to run under it and to smash in to the side of your car causing £750 worth of damage......... and the flat owners response "you parked at your own risk!" Thanks for the advice..

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that you were disappointed with your stay at number 17 at the Beach.  We are very conscious of our environment and try to be as energy efficient as possible, that being said, our contact details can be found in the blue file, and we would have been more than happy to adjust the timer for the central heating if you had asked.  As the property is right next to the beach we can experience strong winds when there are adverse weather conditions, but have never had a guest complain that the windows cause a noise so loud the tv needs to be turned up, something I will look into at the weekend.The car park is available for all guests staying at the apartment, but the parking is not allocated. It is there for guests to use on a first come first served basis and we are sorry that your car was involved in an accident whilst parked in the car park. The barrier was set in the up position as we had experienced some erratic behaviour from it, and therefore thought it better to be up so that guests could get in and out before the engineer arrived. The council who emptied the bins failed to lock the wheels when they emptied them, causing the issue. Cars are parked in the car park at the owners risk (like the vast majority of car parks you will visit, hence our suggestion that your insurance company contact the council.  I do hope that your experience will not deter you from returning to this wonderful area in South Devon and hope you may consider staying with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie2.5Mar 2023

  • "This property was a very convenient place for us to stay whilst walking the coast path."

    It was very comfortable, good amount of information and provided almost everything you would need. I was slightly perplexed that there was only one pan lid for 4 pans but if you aren’t going to cook as we did that would probably not be of bother. This apartment was very well organised with the lounge on the top floor, kitchen facilities in the middle and the bedroom at the bottom. For us this meant no noise issues when one of us is up later and the other rises earlier.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely time and enjoyed our stay."

    Owners need to keep on top of maintenance.Carpets were very stained really need a clean especially as some people bring pets! Some of the kitchen cupboards doors need mending. Plug in the ensuite washbasin was broken once pushed down it will not come back up again. Also a small point but only providing hand wash in one bathroom and only one toilet roll in each is a bit mean. We stay in cottages all the time and most places provide the basics of soap and plenty of toilet rolls.

    Reviewed by Kate4.1Sep 2022

  • "Our stay at 17 at the beach was wonderful."

    On arriving and seeing the outside of the building we did feel a little concerned. This is the only negative comment we have. The outside is in need of painting. However, we were not disappointed once inside. The accommodation was spotless, spacious, comfortable and a perfect place to come home to. Set in the most beautiful part of South Devon we would certainly have a return trip . One of our best holidays to date. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent location Excellent property A couple of minor things we couldn't ..."

    Excellent location Excellent property A couple of minor things we couldn't find a washing machine manual and the cupboard door on the far right in the kitchen is dropping badly Everything else perfect and we will return

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "A clean, nicely decorated and comfortable property in an ideal spot in Torcross."

    " Easy and direct access to the SW coast path plus a few lovely cafes, sweet shop and bars a minute’s walk away (cake in the Billy Can highly recommended!). The property had everything we needed and was very cosy. Plenty of storage for personal items and some cupboard space, the shower was great (will miss now I am home) the parking was no problem as the barrier was in use and always 4/5 spaces left, might be different in August but ok early July. All in all, a great stay and would very much recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Comfortable apartment in a beautiful, peaceful location, we had a great holiday ."

    3 storey so quite a few stairs! A short walk to the beach, coast path and The Start Bay Inn. Parking is over the road, could be busy in high season as the spaces arent allocated. We appreciated the coffee pods. Thank you

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation, visited numerous times and will definitely be back as soon as we can."

    Reviewed by Jimmy5.0Feb 2022

  • "Another great holiday at no 17 At the beach (our 3rd visit)."

    Very comfortable cottage with everything we needed. Perfect location so close to the beach and the coastal path. Lovely and quiet, friendly locals, delicious fish and chips on the beach. We swam 5 days out of 7, took our blow up kayak and had fun ‘trying’ to stand up on a borrowed paddle board! Really dog friendly and Bonnie our Cockapoo loves it as much as we do. It’s our Devon home from home and we’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "The flat and location are great."

    We have visited At The Beach flats three times now. This time though, parking was really difficult. The car park was over-subscribed with no "reserved" parking and the nearest available parking was half a mile away - at a cost - when we arrived due to the beach being really busy. We had to wait a long while before we could bring the car close enough to unload. We never we able to park in the car park all week.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jul 2021

  • "Codes provided for car park were incorrect."

    Key safe wouldn't open on our arrival. Someone had to be called out which wasn't ideal. One of our party was unable to use the shower cubicle due to the door only opening partway. This needs reviewing. Any larger person, also for example someone well into their pregnancy, would not be able to use the shower. Would recommend changing the door to be fully opened and not just one partition. The accommodation was lovely otherwise, and would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit this area of Devon.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2021

  • "A basic welcome pack to include tea coffee and milk would have been helpful."

    More complete instructions for the dishwasher and washer/drier would have been helpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jun 2021

  • "17 at the Beach has everything you could possibly want for a perfect home from home Staycation."

    The only one criticism would be the washer/dryer. Although the manual was there it would be useful if an idiots guide could be put together, as I could not work out how to continue drying my washing once the wash and wear cycle had finished :( and I'm usually good with things like that. Our dog was welcome in the apartment and a nice little touch was the duvet cover with dogs on. It didn't go unnoticed :). The only thing that let our break down was the weather, which was in now way the fault of 17 at the beach. In fact it was a godsend that the accommodation was as perfect as it was, to spend time in. Highly recommended :)

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2021

  • "No 17 was just what we needed after lockdown ."

    It is located in a beautiful area, plenty of beach walks , good pubs and cafes . The apartment itself is lovely inside, very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The weather initially was appalling , wet and very wild but as the week was about recharging our batteries it was great to curl up and read in peace!! When the sun came out, we loved the beach and cliff top walks, all dog friendly as are the pubs and cafes. Would recommend the Billy can for bacon and egg rolls and cream teas, tables outside watching the world go by and the duckery (slapton ley) also the Start Inn for a pint by the beach and delicious fish bar meals, the staff at both were excellent.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely clean apartment right on the beach and John the host was awesome always there to help!"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2021

  • "A really clean, nicely decorated and comfortable property in an ideal spot in Torcross."

    Easy and direct access to the SW coast path plus a few lovely cafes, sweet shop and bars a minute’s walk away (cake in the Billy Can highly recommended!). The property had everything we needed and was very cosy. Plenty of storage for personal items and some cupboard space in the kitchen for food/ drink. I’d say the only thing missing was a welcome basket (this is one of the few times there hasn’t been one provided) and more information about the local area. All in all, a great stay and would very much recommend.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2020

  • "A fabulous apartment within two mins of the beach and the lovely beachfront cafe's and pub."

    We had a relaxing week exploring the area which has breathtaking views around every headland, and some lovely food in a number of the local pubs. The apartment was really clean, comfortable and warm, a great place to come back to and relax after a busy day. The only thing missing was a beach view as the apartment is around the back of the building, saying that the beach is very easy to access and a great place for Seal spotting in the evening, and as there are no street lights star gazing at night. We will definitely be back. The free and secure car park is an added bonus with a keypad access to lift the barrier, although the walking access gap is a struggle to get through when you are trying to take suitcases and bags of food from the car to the apartment, we opted to pass them under the barrier then walk around to pick them up at the other side.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent location and excellent apartment"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2020

  • "The allocated parking space was not available - suggest parking bays are numbered to apartment, difficult unloading with a 93 year old."

    The key entry box was very difficult to open. Kitchen was difficult to eat in for more than one person and not really feasible to carry food upstairs, no coffee pods provided and no recycling bag for rubbish. Some of the bulbs in the inset lights in the lounge and the cream lantern table lamp not working. The refuse was piled up in the car park as the commercial bins were full to overflowing. No where to put toiletries in bathroom and shower. Bedrooms were lovely and everywhere clean.

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Aug 2020

  • "Really great holiday."

    One negative comment - I have received so many emails from Sykes. I couldn’t block them because they it would have stopped important emails too! This would stop me recommending you to others.

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0Jul 2020

  • "Good quality accommodation as described in the brochure."

    Very quiet location.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2020

  • "We were disappointed that there was no radio in the property, especially in the kitchen, as we like to listen to the radio at breakfast to catch up with the local weather etc."

    It was not a problem however as we used one of our phones! The apartment was very comfortable and otherwise more than well equipped and proved to be a very good base for lots to do, even with the poor weather!

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Feb 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor king-size with storage room and en-suite Jacuzzi bath, basin and WC and 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First-floor sitting room with dining area and electric fire
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Shared terrace and decking area with furniture
  • Two small or one medium well-behaved pet(s) welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.03 miles

The property

Slapton 2 miles.

Situated on the coast of South Devon and bordering the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve, 17 at the Beach makes a wondrous base for exploring both the coast and the countryside.

A terrace-style, three-storey property, the quirky layout of this dwelling is best suited to a small family or group of friends looking for a tranquil base just a short trip away from the action and main attractions.

Stepping into the ground-floor of the property will bring you to the well-equipped kitchen with a modest dining area; take a seat in here with a cup of tea in hand before exploring the rest of the property and unpacking your belongings into the bedrooms.

The layout of the resting spots consists of one twin bedroom on the ground-floor and a king-size on the lower-ground-floor, both oozing stylish decor and contemporary fixtures, each room is sure to be a brilliant spot to re-energise in between your fun-filled days of adventure.

The property also benefits from both a ground-floor shower room and an en-suite Jacuzzi bathroom on the lower ground floor, so you can choose how best to prepare for your day from a refreshing splash in the shower to an indulging soak in the bath.

The first floor is home to the sitting room, also holding a dining area, but this one being more spacious making a delightful area to gather in the evenings to enjoy a home-cooked meal before reclining into the sofas amongst the electric fire.

On a warm day, take a seat in the shared courtyard area and enjoy a spot of sun-soaking before slipping on your flip flops and taking the short stroll to the beach.

Slapton Sands beach is in easy reach and makes a fabulous family day out, as well as being dog-friendly!

Enjoy an afternoon of sandcastle building before heading into Slapton for a delicious dining experience in one of the two pubs.

Ideal for the nature lover, the property is placed on the outskirts of Slapton Ley, the largest natural lake in the south-west of England, here you can find an abundance of nature and fantastic walking routes.

Further afield is the popular resort town of Salcombe, home to even more sandy beaches offering watersports and plenty of tourist attractions, it’s well-worth a trip.

Situated in one of the most scenic spots of South Devon, 17 on the Beach is a superb base for families to create precious memories together amongst both the countryside and the coast.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Torcross 2.2 miles; Kingsbridge 7.5 miles

The unspoiled little village of Slapton lies just inland from the nature reserve at Slapton Ley and the two mile-long beach at Slapton Sands in the heart of the South Hams in South Devon. A picturesque and peaceful village with a two excellent foodie pubs, The Queens Arms. Visitors come from far and wide to observe the wildlife that live in the nature reserve and the beach stretches as far as the village of Torcross and is popular with families being patrolled in summer months by the RNLI. Nearby popular towns of Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe can all be easily reached. A lovely destination for a beach holiday or simply exploring on foot.