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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Situated in the stunning seaside village of Torcross in South Devon, Sunnyview is a unique property for couples looking for a break in one of 'the' coastal spots of the UK. The house is like no other, and will intrigue and surprise its guests with its welcoming and charming feel. Nestled quietly into the hillside with magnificent views, and just a stone's throw from the beach, it is the perfect hideaway for people looking to unwind and relax.

• Spectacular coastal location

• Glorious views over Slapton Ley (lake) & rolling hills

• Just 30m from the front door to the beach, Slapton Sands

• Situated on the South West Coast Path

• Unique hillside cottage

• Studio-style layout with bespoke, modern interior

• Driftwood garden with panoramic views over sea & lake

• Patio area with BBQ/chimenea

• Digital TV & DVD player

• Ipod/MP3 dock

• Wireless broadband

• Parking permit (for in village and many other locations)

Located in the heart of the South Hams and conveniently just 7 miles from Dartmouth or Salcombe, Torcross is ideally situated for exploring this magnificent Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether you are looking to relax on a secluded beach with a good book, meander through some lovely seaside towns or have a go at some of the more numerous adventurous activities on offer, this idyllic area of Devon truly has it all.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Torcross 30 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 20 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 69 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 26 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Sunnyview is a unique house for a very special break and has been designed to surpass your expectations from the moment you arrive. The enchanting interior has been carefully crafted to maximise every inch of light and space. Its size, space saving features and finishing touches are more akin to that of a luxury boat than a 'normal' house. Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a solo traveller looking for a comfortable retreat, Sunnyview provides the perfect bolt-hole for your time away.

Studio (First Floor, Single Room)

Gaze - your eyes will be immediately drawn to the magnificent views from the expansive window. From its raised position amongst the trees, you are rewarded with views over the village of Torcross, Slapton Ley Nature Reserve and the rolling hills that typify the Devon landscape.

Dine - the breakfast / dining bar is positioned to ensure you enjoy the view.

Relax - sit back; enjoy a book, watch a film on the flatscreen digital TV, connect to the wifi or just listen to some music. Bring along your ipod / mp3 player to fulfil your musical tastes and take advantage of the electic selection of DVDs. There is adjustable lightning to suit the mood.

Sleep - enjoy a wonderful nights sleep in a custom-made luxurious bed. Designed to maximise space and comfort, the sumptuous pocket sprung mattress with memory foam layer is irresistible! Bed linen supplied.


The bespoke kitchen is positioned on the ground floor with: microwave / grill, hobs, energy efficient slow cooker, fridge with ice box, sink, kettle, toaster, custom-made recycle bins, naturally cooling wine rack built into the wall and under-unit plinth heater (to warm your toes after a refreshing dip in the sea!).


The bathroom is equipped with: the latest digital electric power shower, large heated towel rail, w.c, hair dryer, shaver point and mirror light. Towels supplied.

Further details outdoors


Sip your morning coffee and have breakfast in the sun on the patio. This area is just as pleasant in the evening for a BBQ when you can sit and watch the sun set over the hills.

Head up to the elevated driftwood garden with a cup of tea and piece of cake. The panoramic views are simply sublime. Gaze over the turquoise waters of Start Bay, the azure waters of Slapton Ley, the golden ridge of pebble that divides the two, and the backdrop of rolling Devon hills. With all fencing and garden furniture made from locally collected driftwood, it is lovely area to sit back and relax.

Eco Essentials

Sunnyview endeavours to adopt and promote environmentally sustainable measures both inside and outside the house. The aim is to do as much as possible to operate as sustainably as possible, without compromising on providing a house fora truly fantastic holiday experience in the South Hams.

- Sourcing utilities from green/ethical suppliers: electricity from environmentally sustainable energy supplier Ecotricity, phone/broadband services from the Phone Co-op

- Facilitating waste recycling of; glass, plastic containers, paper, cardboard, tins, cans, kitchen/garden waste

- Using environmentally friendly household consumables; cleaning products, toilet/kitchen paper, Fairtrade tea/coffee, etc

- Using more energy efficient electrical appliances; twin temp setting kettle (tea/coffee), toaster, fridge

- Using low energy lighting where possible and appropriate

- Providing information on ways to engage in the outdoors / natural environment: walks, cycle routes, kayaking, surfing, swimming, nature trails, wildlife centres, public transport options, etc

- Suggestions for purchasing and eating locally-sourced food

- Ensuring Sunnyview is using ethically sound financial service providers; the Co-Operative bank

- Employing local holiday-letting service providers for the: website (Stressfreewebsites), lettings management, maintenance & gardening, and cleaning

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see some feedback about Sunnyview?

Sure, you can find reviews and actual comments from the Visitors Book by clicking on the 'Booking' tab of the Sunnyview website.

How do I make a booking?

First check the availability calendar to check for your preferred dates are free. Then either fill in the request form, email or call.

Can I book a short break?

Yes, Sunnyview is perfectly suited to short breaks. 3 night short breaks are available throughout the year.

What is the changeover day?

Weekly Lets - start on Friday.

Short Breaks - can start either Thursday, Friday, Monday or Tuesday.

How do I go about payment, make a deposit?

Once you have chosen your preferred dates, payment is requested in full to secure your booking. In some cases, a reservation can be made by providing a 30% deposit. This will include a non-refundable admin fee of £20.

Is there a security bond to be paid?

Yes. Prior to arrival, you will be asked for a refundable security bond for £100. This will not be banked, and returned upon departure, assuming all is well with the house.

Where actually is the house and Torcross?

You can view a map here. To get an idea of the area, take a look at this youtube video here.

Do you have further information available?

An Information Guide has been specially produced for guests at Sunnyview. This provides information on travel options, local ammenities, the 10 best walks to do, the top beaches, the best ways to engage in the local area and much more. This will be sent out to guests via email (PDF format) prior to arrival, in addition a hard copy can be found in the house.

We are not as agile as we used to be, is Sunnyview suitable for us?

Staying in Sunnyview is similar to staying on a boat (luxurious one), therefore space is limited. Guests must be aware of the steep stairs and one sided access to the bed. If in doubt, please call before booking.

Where can we park?

Free parking is available in the village centre, a mere 30m from the front door. Additionally, a supplied parking permit allows you to park in one of the many metered parking places in the village, if the free parking places are taken. The parking permit conveniently allows you to park at other council owned car parks across the South Hams, notably; in designated areas of Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes.

Is a BBQ provided?

In summer, there is a chimenea for guests use in the patio area. This can double as a bbq, please take care when using it. Please bring or buy logs or charcoal for your use.

Do we need to bring linen and towels?

No, clean bed linen and towels are provided. But please bring your own beach towels.

Will the house be well heated?

Yes, there is ample heating in the house. There's even a plinth heater in the kitchen to warm your toes after a refreshing swim in the sea!

Is the house well maintained?

Yes, the house is very well cleaned and maintained after each visitor. We do ask however, for all guests to leave Sunnyview in a neat and tidy state upon departure.

Can we bring a dog?

Sorry the house is not suitable for pets.

Can we smoke in the house?

No. Smoking strictly outside please.

Your website is very nice, can you tell me who created it?

The website was developed by Stressfreewebsites, and come highly recommended.

What happens if we need to cancel?

Up until 6 weeks prior to arrival, a full refund minus the £20 non-refundable admin fee will be available. A cancellation made less than 6 weeks from arrival, a 50% refund will be available (minus admin fee). Any cancellation made less than 3 weeks from arrival will unfortunately receive no refund. However, if we manage to re-sell your cancelled week, we'll be fair and refund you (minus admin fee).

The Devon region

Avon Estuary

Hire a kayak and gently paddle down the Avon River, fantastic for wildlife

Go for a surf, kitesurf or a walk at Bantham Beach, a sublime, expansive beach

Catch a sea tractor from Bigbury to Burgh Island; the beer and location of the cosy Pilchard Inn makes the trip well worth it

Salcombe Estuary

Wander through the narrow streets of beautiful Salcombe, situated on the banks of one of the finest estuaries in Britain

Take one of the small ferries to the golden beaches nearby; East Portlemouth, North Sands or South Sands

Catch your own dinner on one of the fishing charter boats

Take some dingy sailing lessons - the setting and conditions are perfect for it

Dart Estuary

Visit the historic naval town of Dartmouth

Take a boat trip on the River Dart; visit Agatha Christie's House, picturesque villages and marvel at the wooded slopes that hug its banks

Sip wine and take a tour of the award winning Sharpham Vineyard

Explore the quirky and magnificent shops of Totnes



Only 30m from the front door lies a 3 mile stretch of unspoilt, lovely pebble beach. Have a picnic, take a stroll, skim some stones or hunt for the most attractive pebble

The clean azure waters of Start Bay are perfect for swimming, fishing, sailing or simply gazing at

The world famous South West Coast Path is the longest national trail in the UK and passes right through the village. The South Devon coastline is undoutedly some of the finest in Britain and there are fantastic walks to be enjoyed

Slapton Ley Nature Reserve is the largest natural freshwater lake in South West England and is a haven for wildlife. It is separated from the sea by a narrow bank of shingle, and is home to many species of birds and wildlife. Some superb bird watching and nature walks are on offer

Take a history lesson; head to the memorial tank to learn of the fascinating history and signifance of the area from WW2

The fish n chips from the Start Bay Inn are infamously good, even better when you can sit on the beach with them

Secret Spots

Head for the lighthouse at Start Point then walk the coast path round to a secluded pristine beach, Mattiscombe Sands – perfect for a picnic and seal spotting

Nestled in the heart of Slapton Village is the Tower Inn. Hidden within the lanes of close-nit houses is a fantastic pub and magical location for a delicious meal

Not so secret, but idyllic none the less, Blackpool Sands is your picture-perfect beach cove

For a pub with character and good ale, take a trip to the Pigs Nose at East Prawle; renowned for its live music on Saturday nights!

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8 Aug 2014


"One word: magnificent!"

I have travelled Devon far and wide, especially the South Hams. And Sunnyview is my favourite place to stay. If you have a sense for what is special, if you love contemporary design, and if you have a… More

1 Jun 2014


"Stylish, imaginative and relaxing hideaway for one or two people"

I arrived exhausted and stressed; after four days in this beautiful cottage and its lovely surroundings, I was completely restored. The imaginative, creative use of space, the cool, clean, uncluttered… More

10 May 2014


"Breathtaking views, welcoming people, relaxing holiday!"

We had an amazing holiday in Sunnyview. The cottage is so cute, modern and stylish in the marine dreaming way. Packed with everything you need from kettle to dishwasher liquid, to great sound system a… More

22 Apr 2014


"Cosy, quirky little hideaway."

Spent a lovely weekend in this compact and bijou little cottage.Fully equipped with everything you could need for a stress free break, the use of the limited space is genius! Hope to return again!… More

11 Apr 2014


"Absolutely perfect - wanted to stay longer"

Lovely comfy holiday home. Brilliant use of space. Excellent quality throughout. And in my favourite place in the world! Couldn't have asked for moreThank you. We will be back.… More

12 Jan 2014


"Very dissapointed and well overpriced !!!"

We booked this property for 11 days as of July 15th 2013 and paid over GBP 700 for it !!!Preadvice from Charlotte (House Management) very informative and contact friendly. She made notation that the s… More

5 Nov 2013


"At Sunnyview everything you need is on hand."

Sunnyview is an ideal getaway for two people, the accommodation is cosy, with wonderful views especially from the seats at the back of the property, The Walks to Dartmouth along the coast, and Hallsan… More

9 Sep 2013


"Relaxing ,quiet ,comfortable hideaway with great views."

Very comfortable 3 nights at this relaxing property ,with great views and comfortable accommodation.Easy check in and departure. Great location for exploring this area on foot or bike.… More

22 Aug 2013


"Perfect location and a unique and lovely place to stay"

Sunnyview is a lovely and unique place to stay for two people. Smaller than you imagine from the outside but expertly furnished and maintained. Much thought has gone into making the most of the space … More

4 Jul 2013


"My boat in the hillside above the sea"

After 6 hours' driving in the car to Devon, my heart gave a lift when I saw this lovely pale yellow house, just up from the beach. Inside, I wasn't disappointed. A lovely little kitchen, nex… More

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