Bumble Cottage


Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Pets Allowed: 1
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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.

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.
within 100m from the beach
Pets Accepted
Enclosed Garden
+ 12 More
Woodburner / Open Fire
Children Welcome
Cot Available
Family friendly
BBQ area
Coffee Machine
Hair dryer
High Chair
River View
Tumble Dryer

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.
  • 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 is where you'll find the 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 as well as a gas BBQ
  • 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 £350 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.

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 history that’s fascinating. 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. And for the foodies, just wait until you taste the fresh catch of the day… 

More about Torcross

I love that the cottage is within walking distance to the local beach, the pub and has views across Slapton Ley Nature Reserve, making it a wonderful base to enjoy all that South Devon has to offer. Bumble Cottage also accepts your four-legged friend, so they get to enjoy the three-mile shingle beach which welcomes dogs all year round!

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James Rogers Luxury Coastal Team
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