Downsteps Beach House

Located in Torcross

Downsteps Beach House is indeed located next to the beach in Torcross, Devon, and sleeps 5 across 3 bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Downsteps Beach House is a tastefully restored fisherman's cottage, tucked away in a secluded cove in the seaside village of Torcross. The cottage is a beautiful mix of contemporary and traditional and feels welcoming and homely with a sea view from nearly every room! Step outside and perched above the beach is terraced decking and lawn to enjoy the sublime views. Each of the three bedrooms looks out to sea, so you can hear the waves rolling onto the beach. With a well-equipped kitchen and a sitting room with an open fire, this is a truly special cottage for your South Devon holiday.

Torcross is situated at the southern end of the glorious stretch of beach known as Slapton Sands. This buzzing village has a farm shop half a mile away, the popular Start Bay Inn famous for its fish and chips, restaurant and a beautiful thatched tea toom serving delicious cream teas, along with the Billy Can for traditional sweets and other treats. Slapton Ley, a freshwater lake also stretches up into the village offering a wealth of wildlife for the nature enthusiast to observe. The South West Coast Path is on the doorstep and can lead you over the cliff tops to the quaint fishing village of Beesands or saunter along the Beach towards Slapton and Strete Gate. Access to the bustling market town of Kingsbridge and the distinguished town of Dartmouth is easy via car or bus as this coastal retreat is situated on the scenic coastal road leading to both. Popular Salcombe is easily accessed by road and a day on Dartmoor is just a forty-minute drive away.


Due to the proximity to the sea and terraced garden children should be supervised at all times


Entrance from the back door and steps down into -
Kitchen diner: Fridge, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave.
Dining area, table seating for 5, two tub chairs.
Sitting Room: Three-seater sofa and 2 armchairs, open fire, TV, DVD player.
From rear hall by kitchen-bathroom with bath, WC and basin, large separate shower.

First floor
Bedroom 1-5ft bed
Bedroom 2-3 ft bed
Bedroom 3-4’6’’bed


Utility Outhouse with undercounter freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. To the front (sea side) of the property, terrace leads to decked terraces and sloped lawn, views over the beach. Table, chairs and barbecue. Please note the Coast Path passes next to the garden.


Space for one car in the communal car park (shared with one other property). Please be aware the drive is steep and has a sharp bend so proceed with caution.


  • Included: Bed linen and towels (Guests to bring own beach towels).
  • WiFi
  • Telephone for incoming calls only, mobile reception mixed depending on network.
  • Dogs: 1 well behaved dog. Pet charge £30.00 per week. 
  • Local facilities: Beach in front of the house. Other beaches include Torcorss, over the hill. Beesands via 1 mile cliff top walk or short (2 mile) drive, Blackpool sands 4 miles and East Portlemouth 5 miles. Good pub and cafes on Torcross seafront. Farm shop in Stokenham 1 mile. Garage with good food and leisure shop, East Charleton 3 miles.  Kingsbridge with all facilities 6 miles. Dartmouth 8 miles.


Close to coast
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs facilities
Great View
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine


Area Details


Torcross is a popular village in the South Hams in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located on the southern edge of Slapton Sands, the beach extends for 3 miles all the way to Strete on the northern end, is dog-friendly and has lifeguards during the summer. A bar divides the sea from Slapton Ley, the largest natural lake in south-west England and a National Nature Reserve that you must visit when staying in the area. Plenty of places to eat out with many enjoying the sea views. Directly on the South West Coast Path, it is excellent for walking with wonderful coastal views. This is the perfect location for the family beach holiday.

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