Restored fishermans cottage on secluded shingle beach
Listed by The Times as of one the 50 Best Cottages in Britain, Downsteps Beach House, Torcross is a lovingly restored beachside cottage in a secluded cove. Relax by the open fire in the rustic beamed living room and enjoy sea views in all seasons. There's a spacious modern kitchen with skylight, a dining/living room and a family bathroom on the ground floor. The first floor has three bedrooms: a king-size, a double plus a single room. The garden leads down to the beach and has a picnic table for dining with a waterfront view across Start Bay.
Stroll out onto your own shingle beach and enjoy paddling in the waves or reading in this peaceful spot.
Downsteps Beach House, Torcross is in a peaceful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ideal for walking, beaches and birdwatching. Torcross has a pub, farm shop and cafes with more amenities including a market in Kingsbridge seven miles away. Enjoy the lengthy sand and shingle beach at Slapton Sands, check out the Sherman Tank from WW2 and explore the Slapton Ley Nature Reserve. Start Point Lighthouse is open to visitors in summer. Salcombe is a pretty sailing town with shops and restaurants and Dartmouth has boat trips and an historic steam railway. The tidal Burgh Island is accessible by tractor from Bigbury-on-Sea for a cream tea.