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Within 100m From The Beach

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River View

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Pets Accepted

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Enclosed Garden

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Woodburner / Open Fire

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Children Welcome

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Near Coast Path

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BBQ Area

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Family Friendly

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Cot Available

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This beautiful holiday cottage in a small South Hams village is what dreamy Devon holidays are all about. Forget pokey and dark, Bumble Cottage is light-soaked and spacious with oodles of tastefully styled room to unwind in with all the family, including the dog.

Leave the door, and it’s mere steps to the nature lover’s paradise at Slapton Ley. Amble two minutes in the opposite direction and you’ll find yourself on miles of pearly white beach edging one of Devon’s most beautiful bays. Sunny days are spent lazing on the beach or paddling in the ocean while cooler days are whiled away over a seafood lunch in nearby Dartmouth. Of course, if you’d prefer to hang out at home you’ll be able to do so in complete comfort, either playing boardgames in the lounge in front of the fire or curling up in one of four fabulous bedrooms to catch up on your reading. Cook dinner in the fully fitted kitchen, potter the nearby coast path, throw sticks into the sea for the dog, then enjoy dinner and a G&T on the front terrace in the salty air. The cottage also has a second garden to the back which is accessed via the kitchen. Beautifully designed, it includes a gravel terrace with bench and BBQ on one level, and a pergola with festoon lights and a dining set on another.

Bumble Cottage is delightfully traditional on the outside and fabulously chic on the inside. Lovingly restored by its owners, every room has been immaculately designed and styled. Stroll up the front path and through the main entrance and you’ll discover a gorgeous airy space that’s peppered with original features of exposed stone and timber; beautifully balanced with sea-foam green walls, contemporary Scandi-inspired furniture and textured soft furnishings. There are areas to get cosy in like the ground floor snug with cast iron bread oven (uncovered during the property's restoration), while the open plan kitchen / diner with its breakfast bar is where you can converge for a frothy coffee and conversation. Upstairs is all about having your own sanctuary to retreat to, and with four luxury bedrooms to choose from (two with waterside views), you’ll be able to indulge in blissful afternoon naps and deeply comfortable nights of sleep.

Torcross is a uniquely positioned slice of idyllic village life on the Devonshire coastline. Sporting a Mediterranean-like seascape to the front, it is backed by the lushest of countryside behind, both spliced by the Slapton Ley Nature Reserve which is also the largest natural lake in south-west England. Virtually equidistant from the towns of Dartmouth and Kingsbridge there’s plenty to see and do in the area so, for a special occasion meal out or a spot of boutique shopping you’re no more than a short drive away. Torcross itself is home to the seafront Start Bay Inn, so those in the mood for good old fashioned pub food will be delighted by the quality of food and its colossal portions. Slightly further afield but not by much, Stokeley Farm Shop is a great spot for stocking up on locally made gifts and homegrown produce. They also serve a mean full English and wood-fired pizzas but be sure to get there early as it’s one of the worst kept secrets in the South Hams.
  • Things to know

    Check in time: 16:00
    Check out time: 9:00
    Security Deposit: We ask our guests for a £250 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved (held as a pending transaction) and then released afterwards if there is no damage or additional cleaning. This will be held on the card on file 7 days prior to your arrival.
    Pets: 1 pet allowed, £25 per week, in line with our house rules we do ask that pets are not left alone in the property, do not use the furniture or go in the upstairs/bedroom areas
    Number of steps: 1 internal flight of stairs, garden set across several levels
    Type of heating: Central heating & Underfloor
    Linen & Towels: Bed linen is provided for your stay, however, if you require use of the travel cot you will need to bring your own cot linen. Each guest will be supplied with one hand towel and one bath towel for their stay. (if your holiday is longer than 10 days, please contact the Luxury Coastal team to discuss a mid-stay linen change)
    Wi-Fi: This property offers free Wi-Fi for guests, however, we cannot guarantee the speed and connectivity. Therefore, if you are planning to work during your holiday, we recommend bringing a wifi dongle.
    Wood Burner: Guests are requested to please supply their own logs for the log-burner and will be able to restock at the local farm shop
    Coffee Machine: Nespresso coffee machine (please bring your own Vertuo pods)
    Smoking: All of our properties are non-smoking and we ask that any party member who smokes, do so off the premises.

Room Information

  • Living
    Entrance hall with staircase and snug / study to the right (leading to the kitchen / diner), living room to the left.

    On the ground floor, this beautiful room features two stylish sofas, an armchair and occasional furniture pieces including a mirror and bookshelf. A log-burner sits centred at the far end with a 36" Smart TV mounted to the wall. There are books and games provided as well as a Bluetooth speaker for entertainment. Guests are requested to please supply their own logs for the log-burner and will be able to restock at the local farm shop. This room has underfloor heating

    Snug / study
    Furnished with a sofa, armchair and console table, it has views towards the ley and makes the perfect reading spot
  • Kitchen & Dining
    Kitchen / diner
    Accessed through the snug the kitchen / diner features a hardwood table and chairs, and a kitchen island with bar seating. Bright and contemporary, the kitchen abounds with storage, worktop space and appliances. There’s an electric hob with extractor fan, electric oven, fridge, freezer, microwave and integrated dishwasher as well as an exceptional range of cookware, utensils and appliances including a slow cooker, food processor and Nespresso coffee machine (please bring your own Vertuo pods).

    Utility area
    Housing a washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Bedrooms
    All bedrooms are located upstairs on the first floor and have USB sockets

    Master Bedroom
    This spacious bedroom features exposed roof beams and stunning views over Slapton Ley. The room is furnished with a king-size bed, bedside tables and an armchair as well as a free-standing wardrobe, chest of drawers and mirror

    Bedroom Two
    Also boasting incredible ley views, this lovely bedroom is furnished with a double bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers and an armchair. The original fireplace (which is not in use) is a charming decorative feature

    Bedroom Three
    Located at the back of the cottage this spacious room is bright and inviting and features a double bed, bedside tables and hanging space

    Bedroom Four
    Perfectly configured for versatility, this light and bright room features twin beds which can be linked to form a king size (on request), bedside tables and a gentleman's wardrobe with hanging space and shelves.

    ​There is a travel cot available to use but please note that guests will need to bring own cot bedding.
  • Bathrooms
    Family Bathroom
    Situated on the first floor, this bathroom has a large walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail, illuminated mirror with demister pad, shaver socket and WC

    Bathroom Two
    Situated on the ground floor, this bathroom has a bath with shower over, heated towel rail, mirror, handbasin and WC
  • Outside
    ​The front of the cottage you'll find a garden with a bench and paved dining area with a rattan-style outdoor suite of table and chairs. The garden is laid to gravel and overlooks the ley so the views for your alfresco dining are pretty spectacular. This area also features a fire pit with grill
    To the back of the property there is a beautifully landscaped tiered garden with a gravel terrace, bench and gas BBQ on one level, and a pergola with festoon lights and a dining set on another. This garden area is accessed from the kitchen and has several steps leading to up each level
  • Parking
    One permit is provided per guest party for parking located just less than 150m away. Guests are asked to please load and unload outside property. For additional parking in the area please click here

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Good Housekeeping Bond
We ask our guests for a £250 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved and then released afterwards if there is no claim. We will contact you nearer the time of your arrival to arrange this.

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Welcome to Torcross

There’s nothing like a seaside village with plenty to discover. Torcross is home to spectacular scenery, a friendly community and a fascinating history. If you’re dreaming of days spent in flip flops, you’re going to fall in love with the three-mile sandy beach that seems to roll on forever. There are plenty of tranquil trails for the walkers, and everything just feels calm and spacious all year round.

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Beautiful cottage in great location

We loved our stay in Bumble cottage. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped. We loved the views from the cottage of Slapton Ley. The kitchen had everything you would need. It’s beautifully decorated with quality furniture. Excellent area for coastal walks. Luxury Coastal were extremely responsive and helpful, as was the owner.

Sue, 28 Apr 2024

Hi Sue, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad to hear you loved your stay in Bumble cottage and found the property to be comfortable and well equipped. It is lovely to hear you loved the views and the kitchen had everything you needed for your stay. Thank you for the kind words regarding Luxury Coastal and the owner. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Chloe-Luxury Coastal Team - 28 Apr 2024

Super comfortable coastal cottage with many thoughtful touches

We very much enjoyed our stay here and it was delightful for a short break. We were very impressed by all the thoughtful touches in the house. The kitchen is incredibly well equipped and the whole property is in great condition and obviously very much loved. It is a huge pleasure to overlook the Ley and to be 2 mins from the sea in Torcross. So many wonderful things to do and see in the area, The only downside for us was being right on the road because ideally we would have liked to sit in the front garden with a view of the Ley, but being on the road makes that less tempting.

Claudia, 20 Nov 2023

Hi Claudia, thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear how much you loved the property. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, the Luxury Coastal team

Fionnuala- Luxury Coastal - 20 Nov 2023

A super property

A super property, recently beautifully refurbished throughout and including a wonderfully equipped kitchen. The accommodation was perfect for us - 5 adults and a dog! A great location too, just a few minutes' walk to the sea and a wonderful view of Slapton Ley. We even saw a small murmuration of starlings one evening. The ideal place for a relaxing break.

Jan, 13 Oct 2023

Hi Jan, Thank you for leaving a review on your recent stay at Bumble Cottage. We are so pleased to hear you love the refurbished kitchen and had a relaxing break away! We do hope to welcome you to stay with us again in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 13 Oct 2023

Beautiful location and lovely cottage

Beautiful location - Torcross was lovely - great beach with a fantastic pub / fish and chip restaurant, lovely local walks, especially over to Bee Sands. The cottage was lovey, well renovated, well equipped and the outside 'deck' gets some sun.

Lindsay, 23 Aug 2023

Hello Lindsay, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear you thought the location was beautiful and the cottage was lovely and well-equipped. A fantastic fish and chip restaurant is very key part of all beach holidays! We would love to welcome you back in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team.

Emily - Luxury Coastal - 23 Aug 2023


What a beautiful cottage! It was so wonderful to arrive at a holiday home and it turn out to be better than advertised.. Super clean, very comfortable, great shower, romantic bedrooms with amazing views! A lot of care and hard work has gone into this loved cottage, you feel the love as you walk through the front door. Excellent sleep on comfortable beds. Stunning walks along the Ley towards Strete beach, my favourite with an excellent coffee van, the best vegan flapjack. Cute Inns in Slapton, worth the walk. The BEST holiday home… We would totally recommend this cottage

Lorraine, 25 May 2023

Hi Lorraine, Thankyou for your very kind review about your stay at Bumble Cottage. We are so glad to hear you had stunning walks and found an excellent coffee van on the way. We are also very happy to hear you found the beds comfortable, had fantastic sleep and also the feeling of love you had walking into the cottage. We hope to welcome you back to one of our properties again. Kind regards The Luxury Coastal Team

Katie - 25 May 2023

A beautiful well equipped cottage.

The cottage is well equipped, perfect location and we loved coming back to the luxury and of course an open fire

Guest, 13 Feb 2023

Hi Zoe, Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a lovely time and we hope we can welcome you back to book again soon. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Emma - The Luxury Coastal Team - 13 Feb 2023

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