This truly is a quirky cottage, perched (and we mean perched) on top of a cliff with the front door only a couple of metres from the edge. Casa Marinero offers 180 degree views of the stunning coastline and the sweep of the Start Point lighthouse illuminates the sea at night. Lovely though it is, this terraced cottage is only suitable for reasonably fit adults as it's a steep climb up from the car park. The open plan living-room has been furnished with a seaside theme in simple pastels. There is a ground floor bathroom, and a small patio to the rear. You can enjoy the marvellous views with an early morning cuppa, on the bench just outside the front door.
Ideal for walking enthusiasts, the coastal path runs just behind the cottage. Alternatively, the lovely towns of Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are just a short drive away, both well worth exploring as they are full of quirky shops, welcoming cafes and one or two excellent restaurants. Talking of good food, you can enjoy a bracing walk along the cliffs towards Beesands where you can sample freshly caught crab at The Britannia Cafe or enjoy a slap up meal in The Cricket Inn pub.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV/DVD player and wood-burner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer
Porch with washing machine
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with double bed
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Public car park
- Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Patio furniture
- 3 electric convector heaters and 1 oil-filled radiator
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.
The view of the coastline looking towards Slapton Sands and beyond.
The open plan living-room.
The kitchen and dining areas.
The front door of this unusual property is right on the clifftop (second house in from the left).
There are sea views from the front windows of the living-room.
There are sea views from the front bedroom.
Looking towards Slapton Sands.
The sea views right on the doorstep, literally!
The property is set above Hallsands pebbled beach.
Hallsands pebbled beach, below the property.
A unique setting.
Watch the comings and goings of the maritime activity.
A little spot for al fresco dining.
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.