Swan's Nest

Torcross, Devon




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A lovely cottage for couples in the pretty south Devon village of Torcross, South Hams

2 nights from £433 Book Now

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Footsteps From The Beach

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River View

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Near Lake

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Near Coast Path

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Washing Machine

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Tumble Dryer

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Hair Dryer

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Tastefully refurbished, within metres of the beach, and with gorgeous views over Slapton Ley. This lovely detached couples’ hideaway in the small South Hams village of Torcross, is what dreamy coastal getaways are all about.

Set over two floors, Swan’s Nest offers an attractive master bedroom with shower room on its ground floor, and a terrific open plan living room with kitchen and dining on the first. The upper floor makes the most of its beautiful views over the ley, and a chaise positioned under the window means guests have the perfect spot from which to enjoy them.

Designed with comfort in mind, the cottage is both stylish and well kitted-out. The bedroom is attractively furnished with a king size bed and lots of storage, the bathroom is contemporary with a double walk-in cubicle, and the kitchen has a full range of appliances including a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. There’s a big flat screen TV in the lounge for evening entertainment, and of course plenty of space to relax and unwind in after days spent out exploring the coast.

Torcross is uniquely positioned on the Devonshire coastline, with the village splicing the landscape between its freshwater Ley and its 3-mile shingle beach. There are beautiful walks in the area including the scenic coast path route to Beesands, Hallsands and Start Point. Virtually equidistant from the towns of Dartmouth and Kingsbridge there’s plenty to see and do. Waterborn SUP on the Kingsbridge Estuary offers paddleboarding excursions for all ages and abilities, and the town is awash with antique shops, art galleries, and gift shops. In the opposite direction on the River Dart, the historic naval town of Dartmouth is crammed with first-class restaurants and riverside eateries. Visitors can enjoy day trips around its Royal Naval College as well as perusing its boutiques and independent shops.

Torcross itself is home to the seafront Start Bay Inn, so for a good old fashioned pub lunch (the battered cod and chip is huge) it’s ideal. 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 delicious full English and fresh wood-fired pizzas but be sure to get there early as it’s popular!
  • Things to know

    Check in time: 16:00
    Check out time: 10:00
    Security Deposit: We ask our guests for a £75 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: No pets allowed
    Number of steps: 2 external access steps, 1 internal flight of stairs
    Type of heating: Central Heating
    Linen & Towels: Bed linen is provided for your stay. 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.
    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
    Living area
    A lovely, light and airy room on the cottage’s upper floor with an open plan layout and beautiful views over Slapton Ley
    Furnished with a comfy sofa, armchair with matching footstool, chaise longue, Smart flat screen TV, cabinet and coffee table
  • Kitchen & Dining
    Positioned on the upper floor and offering plenty of work top surface and storage
    Electric oven, grill and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, kettle, toaster, blender / mixer, travel size iron with small ironing board, and vacuum cleaner
    A range of utensils, cutlery, glassware, crockery, pots and pans as well as a cafetiere

    Dining area
    Incorporated into the kitchen space
    Furnished with a table and four chairs
  • Bedrooms
    Master Bedroom
    The Master bedroom can be found on the ground floor off the entrance hall
    Furnished with a king size bed, large free-standing wardrobe, one pedestal table and reading lamp, a tall boy set of drawers, and a full length mirror
    A hairdryer is provided
  • Bathrooms
    Beautiful modern bathroom with double walk-in shower (rain head and hand held attachment), wash basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Outside
    The property has a small back yard with a retractable washing line and hooks for wetsuits and wet beach wear
    The yard is also a storage place for the recycling and bins
  • Parking
    A parking permit for one car in the opposite car park is provided. Please note that parking will still be on a first come first served basis

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Good Housekeeping Bond
We ask our guests for a £75 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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Swan’s Nest was fantastic. The location could not be better with delightful views over the Ley. The layout of the property has been carefully considered to take advantage of this with all the open plan living accommodation upstairs, being flooded with light, through two very large picture windows but because you are upstairs it is also private. The bedroom and bathroom are both very comfortable. The bathroom is a good size with a lovely large walk in shower which has both an overhead rain-head and adjustable wall mounted shower. The entire space is immaculately clean and has everything you could possibly need. Torcross never feels crowded but the best time is in the evenings when day trippers leave and you can just enjoy looking out over the Ley watching the wildlife, fantastic entertainment.

Jan, 05 Jul 2024

Hi Jan, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review following your recent stay at Swan's Nest. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the property and its location. The wildlife in the Ley is wonderful and Swan's Nest is perfectly positioned to enjoy all the activity. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Laura - The Luxury Coastal Team - 05 Jul 2024

Just lovely

Swan’s Nest was immaculate. Everything went so smoothly from booking right through to leaving the property. The owner is friendly, very kind and concerned that all is well with your stay. Swan’s nest is contemporary in design & very well equipped. We could cook full meals when we wanted to easily. As for the views….. they are glorious! We were there mid January so we had short days but for parts of the days we were indoors was wonderful to look out at the lake. Torcross is lovely too. We would certainly come back.

Mary-Louise, 23 Jan 2024

Hi Mary-Louise, Thank you so much for your review, so glad to hear you had a smooth stay and enjoyed the beautiful views. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, Luxury Coastal

Chloe-The Luxury Coastal Team - 23 Jan 2024

Nice spot for a weekend away

Swans Nest is a thoughtfully prepared and cosy retreat just a stones throw from the beach. Comfy lounge with views over Slspton Ley. A well equipped kitchen makes self catering easy. Or if you prefer, the Start Bay Inn is a short stroll away, offering a variety of dishes and excellent fish and chips. We’d stay again and would recommend.

Richard, 10 Dec 2023

Hi Richard, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay. We are so delighted to hear you had a nice weekend getaway at Swan's Nest and enjoyed being so close to the beach. We do hope to welcome you to stay again in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 10 Dec 2023

Lovely 5 day stay

Lovely stay in a clean, comfortable. Super comfy bed, well kitted out kitchen- has everything we needed. Beautiful views of the ley, watching the birds and sky. Seconds to walk to the beach. Nice local cafes etc and great nearby village pubs. Highly recommend staying here.

Angela, 03 Nov 2023

Hi Angela, Thank you for leaving a review on your recent stay with us. We are so delighted to hear you had a lovely stay at Swan's Nest and enjoyed that beautiful view! We do hope to welcome you to stay with us again. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 03 Nov 2023

Beautiful stay at the Swans Nest

We had a lovely stay at the Swans Nest! It was very well equipped and clean and beautifully decorated. Perfect location for a relaxing stay, and loved ooking at over the beautiful lake view every day!

Sophie, 21 Oct 2023

Hi Sophie & Dan, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay at Swans Nest and loved the property. Waking up to the view of the lake is a perfect wake-up, isn't it? We hope to welcome you back in the future, Best wishes - Luxury Coastal

Dan - The Luxury Coastal team - 21 Oct 2023

Very clean and nicely furnished house with a lovely view over Slapton Ley.

The house was very nicely furnished and decorated. The upstairs lounge area has lovely views over Slapton Ley from big windows. The kitchen was well equipped and the owners provided welcome milk, tea, coffee and biscuits. Downstairs there is a lovely bathroom and comfortable bedroom. Outside there is only very small yard (accessed via the alleyway). OK for storing wet or sandy gear but not suitable for sitting outside, however the beach is only a few steps along the alley so not a problem! We very much enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.

Guest, 13 Jul 2023

Hi Joanna, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is so wonderful to hear the house was nicely furnished and you enjoyed the view over Slapton Ley from the lounge! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we do hope to welcome you to stay with us at Luxury Coastal again in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 13 Jul 2023

Beautiful holiday home

Every thing you needed there for us wonderful accommodation good communication with host will definitely go back

Julia, 03 Jul 2023

Hello Julia, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased you found the property wonderful and experiences good communication from your host. We would love for you to stay again in the future. Best Wishes, Luxury Coastal.

Emily - Luxury Coastal - 03 Jul 2023

Super stay

Incredible views over the lake while only minute to the beach.the local farm shop is top notch for beer and pizza.dartmouth is a fabulous place.

Ian, 22 Jun 2023

Hi Ian, Thankyou for taking the time to make a review on your stay at Swans Nest. We are so glad to hear you had a great stay, with incredible views over the lake. We are also happy to hear you found a local farm shop that you enjoyed. We hope to welcome you back to one of our properties again in the future. Kind Regards Luxury Coastal

Katie - The Luxury Coastal Team - 22 Jun 2023

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