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Coach House Cottage

Strete, near Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 976169)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We have been visiting South Devon for many years and this was the best cottage we have stayed at, and definitely the best location - even the weather was kind to us."

    Spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated, the cottage had everything we needed for a great holiday walking the coast path. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by CaroleApr 2022

  • "Beautiful warm cozy cottage with stunning views out to sea."

    Very clean with a modern cottage vibe. We found the bed small but we are used to a super king size - we had a lovely relaxing week and would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage is really comfortable, it is nicely furnished with quality fittings and unlike some places we have stayed in we didn't have to clean it first, it was lovely and clean."

    We enjoyed making it our home for a week. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "My wife and I chose this cottage for firstly the view and location."

    it is a special year for us and we’re looking for special. Special we found and a memory was made. The cottage was superbly appointed with all we needed in regards to equipment clean and tidy with a box of goodies from Jan who was very attentive. There was a small freezer in the top of the fridge which was perfect for our needs. This is a ‘Little Gem’ and we will be back. John and Sue

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2022

  • "A very nice cottage."

    Facilities were very good. Amazing views. Walking from the cottage is a little tricky as the road is very winding. But when you get to the coast road the walks are amazing.

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2022

  • "Double bed small and uncomfortable, duvet to small for bed."

    Rubbish and recycling arrangements unclear. Checkout time of 9am too early. No information on operation of appliances. Living accommodation excellent, also the bathroom. Freezer too small. Excellent location.

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that you found the freezer to be too small. We don't actually advertise the property as having a freezer, but the larder fridge does have an icebox. The bed is a standard double, and there is a local authority sheet detailing the bin collection information. We are pleased to announce that with the easing of restrictions, we have revised the check-out time to 9:30 and the check-in time to 3. We hope you choose to stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2022

  • "We enjoyed our late Autumn break at Coach House Cottage."

    The sea views from the property are wonderful. The photographs of the kitchen do not do it justice - it is superb and very well equipped. The coastal themed decor is excellent and a lot of clever design touches have gone into the conversion. The only downsides for us were that space on the ground floor is tight, as is the car parking area outside. Unfortunately, taking a stroll from the property is hazardous because of the nature of the road, but this is balanced by the two minute car journey from the property to the beach below. Richard and Deborah, Truro, Cornwall

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here."

    It was very comfortable, very clean and beautifully furnished. It's well-equipped and all the kitchen appliances were easy to use (for once we didn't need an instruction manual to use the oven/hob!) It's close to some lovely beaches but on lazy days we enjoyed sitting in the well-kept garden and the sea views from the lounge. A really special place.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2021

  • "Not clean enough for me, considering how you are pushing the fact due to covid your cleaning is spot on, sorry not this time."

    I have never in all the years given you such a bad report.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback, we take it very seriously and are sorry to hear this. Had you contacted us during your stay we would have happily arranged for the housekeeper to re-visit. We have brought this to the owner's attention and confirmed that there will be more attention to detail in the future. You will see from all previous feedback that this is a one-off comment and generally cleanliness is of an excellent standard. Aside from this we hope that you enjoyed your stay at Coach House Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2021

  • "Comfortable, stylish home from home."

    Great spot for exploring the surrounding area. Wonderful ocean views. Hope to revisit!

    Reviewed by ChristinaMay 2021

  • "Excellent holiday; beautiful beautiful location with lovely views."

    The cottage was beautiful and decorated to a very high standard with beautiful fixtures and fittings. The bathroom was lovely and the quality of towels superb. We were able to sit outside in the garden which was lovely, very private. Just a little criticism- the food cupboards could have been cleaned a bit more thoroughly- and there were a few cobwebs around all the windows - some we couldn’t open. Having said that I’m probably being a bit picky. We would definitely go there again it was lovely, and so many lovely places to visit. Dartmouth and the river was stunning, a lovely town. Loved it.

    Reviewed by HilarySep 2020

  • "This cottage is lovely and nice small garden which doesn’t get much sun because of the trees."

    The only thing I found a little difficult was getting on and off the drive as it is rather tight As the drive goes to other property and you need to pull right round the wall the road outside is quite busy and not very wide so if you want to come off your drive and turn right it can be difficult I have no idea but apart from that it was beautiful I can highly recommend a stay at thisBeautiful cottage I can highly recommend a trip to Kingsbridge it is a beautiful place at the end of an estuary and also SalcombeBut my advice is to do the park-and-ride bus parking there is quite difficult also if you going to Dartmouth use the park-and-ride for there as well

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2020

  • "All very good except we had many problems with the wi fi and spent some considerable time with Patrick and Open Reach trying to resolve but was service very poor throughout our stay."

    Reviewed by RogerFeb 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage that benefits from being in an idyllic location, with lots to see, explore and experience in the beautiful Devon countryside."

    The only slight downside to our stay in order offer an opportunity for improvement to the cottage owners would be to equal the classy fixtures and fittings, a more modern entertainment system that would benefit the requirements of clientele that now desire/need in this internet age i.e. large screen SMART TV with iplayer / Netflix / NOW TV / Amazon Prime connectivity, rather than a small screen TV with just freeview that was provided. Thankfully, the adequate internet connection provided enabled our laptop to be connected to the TV to act as the medium to watch our favourite programmes and box sets.

    Reviewed by GregoryDec 2019

  • "Perfect for a couple."

    Will come again. Fire place made the Cottage cozy despite horrible weather.

    Reviewed by SabineJun 2019

  • "The cottage was hidden by a stone wall with no gates but a difficult parking area, having to be clear of the main drive but not block the entry into cottage."

    The garden was untidy and in need of attention. The cottage was not clean, soap scum on both wash basins from previous tablet soap. Dust everywhere, so deep on the rim of the bath you could write in it. My husband dropped a pill and when we saw the dust under all the furniture finding it we were disgusted. I self cater because I have a compromised immune system due to medication, so we thoroughly cleaned the kitchen and bathrooms before we could use them. This wasn’t the holiday I hoped for. Sorry I know it’s actually with another cottage company but for your reputation I feel you should check things more. They even state that if you are not out of the cottage by 10:00 there is a charge as the time is needed to clean for the next tenant, I ask clean! One other point no recycling tou have to find a local recycling centre, need I say more, Sykes you let me down. ***Owner Response*** We were upset to read your feedback as we usually receive such positive reviews. We had noticed the grass in the garden was looking over grown, the gardener will now trim it shorter so it lasts longer between visits. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback, we will take all of your comments on board.

    Reviewed by MollyMay 2019

  • "The perfect getaway to regroup the mind."

    A very well presented property with excellent decor that is close to the beach and SW Coast Path. Strete is a mile or so walk to spend that lazy, Sunday Roast afternoon in the local pub. A local artist, (K. Lightfoot), exhibits her brilliant works there. Failing that, Slapton is equal in distance in the opposite direction. Dartmouth is a bus ride away to explore further, or Kingsbridge might take your fancy. With peace and tranquillity in abundance, you had best be quick to book as we intend to repeat our booking! M & K Killner, Southampton.

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2019

  • "The cottage feels more like a home than a holiday let."

    Top quality fixtures and fittings and decorated to a high quality. Stunning location.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2019

  • "Outstanding property, furnished to a high standard."

    House is located in a lovely area. Great local pubs, restaurants and beaches. Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth within a 30 minute drive. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AndyApr 2019

  • "Firstly the lovely surprise of flowers , milk , and biscuits , tea as well now what more could you ask for after a four hour journey!"

    It was warm, comfy and had exceptional facilities .The cottage was spick and span in fact the cleanest we have been to, and wonderful views from the lounge. it was so peaceful yet not isolated.The kitchen was very well equipped as well , in fact we wanted for nothing .The coach house cottage is exceptional and I must also thank Jan for the way she looks after it. Many thanks for a lovely lovely holiday which was much needed , thank you again.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2019

  • "I have just returned back from an amazing week at the Coach House at Strete."

    The accommodation was beautifully appointed, the decor stunning and all mod cons you need. I definitely recommend staying in this property. To wake up to the views of the ocean was amazing.

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2019

  • "Very clean and well appointed."

    Heating was good and you needed it in January Double bedroom small but manageable. You would not be disappointed with this property.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJan 2019

  • "A comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2018

  • "Although the weather was bad and we didn’t go out much the views out of the windows were fantastic."

    A great place to relax and chill out

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect with everything one needs and more."

    The kitchen had really everything one could think of.

    Reviewed by MartinaSep 2018

  • "We had a relaxed week with a lot of sunshine."

    Nice costal views and beach nearby. Good pubs in Dartmouth and Stoke Fleming.

    Reviewed by MarionSep 2018

  • "We arrived late at night and the views in the moonlight were stunning and after many years you actually see the Stars just spectacular just like were in a planetarium , and in the Morning after a good night sleep were taken back and overwhelmed by the spectacular views which we just could not comprehend and could not take our eyes away from ."

    The Coach house , was so comfortable and all the furnishings were to a very high standard we would highly recommend to stay not just for the views but the lovely little villages and shops lined up upon the way so friendly and helpful , we loved Dartmouth and the boat trip to Greenway the home to Agatha Christie , just stunning we loved Devon and I could write all day long of our time and places we visited in our Stay at the Coach House and Beautiful Devon

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday in Coach House Cottage."

    The garden was enchanting. We had our breakfast there everyday. The house was clean but there were quite a lot spiders but they were harmless. Everything was nicely decorated. Over the bridleway we reached the beach in 20 Minuten where the Lime Coffee is. Great coffee and cake.

    Reviewed by KathrinJul 2018

  • "It's a lovely cottage in a beautiful location and we enjoyed our stay there - though it isn't really convenient for shopping for groceries as the nearest supermarket is some miles away in Totnes or Kingsbridge; nor is it particularly suited as a centre for touring the area generally due to the distance to major roads."

    The facilities were good, though one practical suggestion would be to provide a better fridge (one with a freezing compartment and more shelves would have been helpful given the journey required to a supermarket for groceries).

    Reviewed by SomerledJun 2018

  • "The property was excellent quality, well equipped and furnished and in a very good location."

    Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by TrudyApr 2018

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing week in Coach House Cottage."

    The property is beautifully furnished and equipped and very comfortable and cosy. So much attention to detail and the provision of flowers, biscuits and milk was a welcome surprise. We arrived on a lovelyl sunny afternoon but by Sunday evening the snow and gales cut off access for a few of days. However the cottage is so cosy it was not a problem, we loved sitting and looking out over the sea and listening to the waves. Enjoyed walks along the beaches at Strete Gate and Blackpool Sands, and also walks across to Slapton and Torcross. Everyone is so friendly. The local shop was useful for emergency supplies and,we really enjoyed the food and the friendliness of the staff at Venus Cafe at Blackpool Sands, and at The Laughing Monk. A beautiful property in a stunning part of the country and we will definitely consider returning. Many thanks to everyone at Helpful Holidays.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2018

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, basin
  • Utility room
  • First floor open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone incoming calls only only, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: in the double bedroom, the room narrows into the recess where the bed is located as shown in photo 12.

The property

This beautiful Grade II listed cottage converted from a 19th century coach house is located above the A379, half a mile from the centre of Strete and between Slapton and Dartmouth.

Exceptionally well refurbished by an experienced designer, it is romantic and elegant accommodation on a stunning coastline.

From the front door, head upstairs to the open plan living space, all light and calm with natural fabrics and views to Start Point and the River Dart estuary.

The seating area is cosy with a wood burning stove, a lovely place to sit and chat to the cook in the gently curving kitchen area.

The two comfortable bedrooms are downstairs, each individually designed.

You can enjoy the same fabulous views from the garden, which is good sized and enclosed and has a lawn for sunbathing and a patio where you can eat outdoor meals.

Stroll down into Strete to eat out at the restaurant or head into Dartmouth for a choice of seafood eateries and a cinema and trips on boats and the steam railway.

Whether you are a serious hiker or a stroller, the coastal vistas along the South West Coast Path are not to be missed, with blue and golden Blackpool Sands, a secret cove and the crescent of beach and nature reserve at Slapton Sands.

Coach House Cottage is a very special place to stay.

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

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About the location


Dartmouth 4.8 miles

Strete is a village looking over Start Bay just south of Dartmouth. The hills and countryside that encircle the village to the west converge on the memorable coastline forming one of the most visually striking images in the South Hams. There is a post office and general store in the village along with a lovely church plus the well renowned Laughing Monk restaurant. There is a small community area where you can picnic and walk your dog with its wildlife section and notable views of Start Bay. A few short miles in either direction brings you to the magical crescent shaped family beach at Blackpool Sands and the three mile stretch of Slapton Sands. Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon.

Region Information

Note: Sorry, no short breaks
Note: Parking for one car at the property
Note: This property does not accept short breaks

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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