Casa Marinero is perched on the clifftop above the pebble beach (the house painted terracotta second in from the left).
The open plan living-room and dining-area.
The view of the coastline looking towards Slapton Sands and beyond.
Master bedroom has spectacular views out to sea.
This stunning secluded beach is a hop, skip and a jump away from your front door.
Delightful kitchen to prepare any meal in.
The fabulous little patio is a wonderful sun-trap.
Bedroom 2 has beautiful countryside views.
Water as far as the eye can see.
Family bathroom.
Looking towards Slapton Sands.
The sea views right on the doorstep, literally!
Hallsands pebbled beach, below the property.
A unique setting.
Watch the comings and goings of the maritime activity.
The steps to the property are very steep!
The beach car park and approach lane to the property.
Start Point lighthouse.
The public car park on the beach.
Looking back along the coast from the beach.
The Cricket Inn in Beesands is a walk along the cliff - not for the faint-hearted.

Casa Marinero


6.4 miles SE of Kingsbridge / Sleeps 4 (no children under 16)

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7 Nights from  £374

July 2019

We loved staying here: it is so quiet and restful, and the views from windows and the front bench are superb.

It's worth bringing all provisions for a whole week with you: it's such a wonderful spot that you won't want to leave it for the bother of getting in the car and driving back along all those little lanes to find a shop!

The steps up to the house are steep, just as described, and everything you bring has to be carried up them, but the remoteness was the main attraction for us.

We had a wonderful, restful week and returned home refreshed and revitalised.

July 2019

A comfortable cottage in a stupendous location. stupendous views. the sound of the sea during the night. the seals just off the cliffs. the east prawle cafe and their generous crab sandwiches. the kingsbridge fish shop.

June 2019

Agree with the last reviewer about the cottage and its stunning location (especially exciting when the sea is rough!) and also re The Cricket Inn at Beesands. We can also recommend Britannia @ The Beach there (NB it's not licensed, so BYO only) - both are excellent fish restaurants & you need to book at both. And at this time of year, you can walk to dinner along the coast path - just be sure to set off home half an hour before it gets dark!

June 2019

We had a lovely stay at Casa Marinero. The cottage and location are well described and the remoteness and sea views are why we booked it. We weren't disappointed. We did some great walks from the cottage, including a hike along the coastal path to Salcombe. We got the bus back to Torcross then walked back via the Cricket Inn (which became our local for the week). The food at the Cricket Inn is superb. Book early though!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Marinero - it's certainly in a very unique location and we can see how walkers especially will be attracted to this beautiful and dramatic coastline. Thanks also for the top tip about the Cricket Inn at Beesands - the number for table reservations is 01548 580 215, just in case anyone wants to be ahead of the game! Tanya, Customer Support

April 2019

Thank you for the honesty about the remote location and very steep access. This enabled us to make an informed choice about the whether or not to take our elderly dog, and to bring plenty of provisions! But it is this remoteness that makes this cottage so unique and real treat.

The biggest surprise was being able to sit on the bench with a cup of tea and watch the sunrise over the sea each morning, and for one special evening, to see the moon rise too.

April 2019

Lovely location by the sea, it is remote so be prepared to travel at least 20 min to half hour to the nearest shops via Devon lanes

July 2018

Hallsands and South Hallsands share the same postcode but are about 2 miles apart so sat nav doesn't work. As honestly described, property is very remote and on a steep little cliffside but as long as you are prepared for that it's fine.

October 2017

Cottage was excellent; location a bit remote for us, especially as the weather was not so good. Great for very keen walkers who don't mind steep hills !

September 2017

This is an ideal cottage to stay at if you wish to be away from the madding crowd. The cottage is located in the South Hams right on the coast at the top of low cliffs, and affording fine views north and south across Start Bay. It is of course very remote, some ten or more miles from the nearest towns (Kingsbridge and Dartmouth) and certainly not readily accessible to supermarkets or even small shops. To reach Hallsands, it is necessary to drive down narrow sunken and banked Devon Lanes that will allow vehicles in one direction only, though there are frequent passing places. You step out of the house and are confronted with wonderful vistas along the coast and over the surging sea, and looking down on the quiet expanse of Hallsands beach. There is immediate access to the Coast Path so that the location is ideally suited to walkers. Dartmouth and Salcombe are especially worth visiting, and there are fine walks towards for example,East Prawle, over beyond Salcombe, and to Start Point lighthouse and Slapton and Dartmouth. The cottage itself is comfortable and well appointed and ideal for a week or more hidden away from the more crowded and hectic world.

September 2017

Well equipped property in a great location. Mr Walker

August 2017

Beautiful secluded situation, with wonderful views and superb walking just outside the door. It's a quirky and charming little house. We were very happy with it.

June 2017

The cottage is lovely with the internal space being larger than we expected.

The bedrooms upstairs were surprisingly spacious, with lovely views of the sea from the windows at the front and hills from the windows at the back. Downstairs the property was spotless, and I had no hesitation in using all the equipment provided (I usually wash it before use). The property is very well equipped with everything you could really want for a self catering holiday.

As mentioned in the property literature, the cottage is at the top of the cliff, and there are steps to negotiate to get to the cottage, so you need to be 'able footed'.

There are no local shops and we went prepared, but milk, tea and coffee were left for us as well as a bottle of wine, thank you for that.

We felt at home there from the minute we entered the cottage, and spent a lovely week there.

June 2017

Great easy walks to Start Point and Beesands especially good for nice pub and fish restaurant

April 2017

The location provided an excellent base from which to hike sections of the South West Coastal Path.

April 2017

Fantastic location, away from it all, but very narrow access roads!

September 2016

Absolutely amazing location - perfect for watching the sun rise over the horizon with a coffee, or just watch the sea in the evening with a glass of wine. Lots of lovely walking right from the doorstep - just make sure you leave enough time to take in the views. Wonderfully cosy and homely - just a shame it wasn't cold enough for us to light the log burner whilst we were there!

August 2016

Great location for swimming,walking and getting away from stuff. The cottage was nicely decorated and equipped with a lovely living space downstairs. Everything was spotless and we really appreciated the bottle of wine left for us,thank you.

August 2016

We enjoyed an amazing honey moon there & would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from the hustle & bustle of every day life

July 2016

Casa Marinero is fabulous for a short or long break. The location is absolutely stunning: sea, cliffs and seagulls. It's private and secluded and it's like ones own piece of paradise. It's also perfectly located for shorter or longer walks along the costal path - the great advantage is that it's in a small bay with very few visitors so it's never busy. It's quite far from any shops so make sure you bring all you need, at least for the first few days of your stay commences on Friday. And, go and explore! It's magnificent.

May 2016

What an amazing location! A beautiful cottage with everything we could ask for. Breathtaking views right outside the front door.

May 2016

A beautiful location,- the climb up definitely a workout, but worth it for the views. The swallows arrived while I was there and I watched a magnificent sunrise while nursing a cup of coffee from the bench outside the front door. In the afternoon I followed the sun to the back terrace where I took tea and read a John Grisham novel - one of the many provided. I did sortie into Dartmouth and Kingsbridge and made a trip to Cornwall. I walked the cliff paths and chatted to a friendly neighbour. A wonderful holiday, relaxing in the evening by the woodburner. Reluctant to leave.

May 2016

Beautiful cottage in stunning location. Not for everyone due to access, but well worth the effort. Just back from 4th visit!!!

September 2015

A really comfortable and clean cottage with spectacular views of the sea in one of the most picturesque areas of Devon. Great for walks and just chilling out.

August 2015

We had a lovely, relaxing holiday at Casa Marinero. The views are stunning and the coast path is beautiful to explore in both directions. The house is cosy and welcoming and has everything you would need. The beach is also great for a quick swim with a warm shower only a short walk away. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for peace and quiet, or looking to explore the coast path/ south hams.

June 2015

Stunning location, easy walk to pub with good Restaurant, + fish shack restaurant. Chill-out place.

June 2015

Our 3rd visit now and we love it. So peaceful with an amazing view. Easy access to SW coastal path and on a good day the whole beach to yourself! What more needs to be said!!

May 2015

The cottage was exactly what I expected from the pictures and description. It was very well equipped, clean and tidy. The bedding was of high quality and was totally kept us warm and cosy. We regarded the cottage as our home for the week, not just a cottage.

September 2014

Excelent location

September 2014

Idyllic setting, comfortable accommodation with plenty of thought given to equipment - and a bottle of wine on the table awaiting our arrival. What more can you ask?

August 2014

A miraculous, quiet place with Cliffs, beach and Coast Path directly outside the front door. Ideal for relaxing, swimming, walking, reading and pondering, for switching off and settling down.

August 2014

very beautiful and perfekt to relax!

August 2014

We enjoyed our stay and had really good weather & calm seas. Plenty of books in cottage for bad weather but I imagine the location would be a bit bleak in stormy weather.

June 2014

Lovely cosy cottage, far away from the madding crowd. Literally a step away from the edge, you almost feel you might be on a ship!

September 2013

had wonderful stay ,very quiet and peaceful with fantastic views.would definitely book again.

September 2013

Excellent place to relax, walk and sea watch.

May 2013

Gorgeous setting, off the beaten track.

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