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).
The sitting-area.
There are sea views from the front windows of the living-room.
There are sea views from the front bedroom.
The bathroom.
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.

Casa Marinero

2440

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

7 Nights from £359 - £780

Nearest pub

The Cricket Inn (1 mile)

Located in the small village of Beesands where you will find a mile long shingle beach backed by grassland and a fresh water lake, the Cricket Inn is a welcoming meeting place for tourists as well as residents. The Inn has a wide selection of traditional ales and fine wines and the food has a great reputation.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mulcrone August 2015

Great food and friendly service. Always busy so best to book. Lovely location and views of the sea as you dine in or sit outside for a drink. Dogs are welcome too which makes life easier for dog owners. We ate at The Cricket Inn 4 nights out of our 7 night holiday and enjoyed their varied menu.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The Cricket Inn, Beesands

Open all day; practically on the beach; plenty of parking; food delicious - fresh fish and seafood and local meat too; staff really friendly and helpful.

- Dr P Frost

Nearest beach

Beesands Beach (1 ¼ miles)

Backed by a freshwater lake this mile long beach is mainly made up of shingle and pebbles. There is plenty of parking and toilets nearby.

Nearest walk

Beesands and Hallsands (1 mile)

A walk along the coastal path taking in lovely sea views, green lanes and fields. You'll stroll past the "village that fell into the sea" which is certainly a talking point.Take a look at the southwestcoastpath.org.uk website for further details.

Nearest town

Salcombe (4 ¾ miles)

Long the favoured destination for yachties, Salcombe is in an exquisite location surrounded by sheltered water and a string of tiny, sandy bays. There is a distinctly upmarket feel to the town itself; boutique shops and chic cafes and restaurants abound throughout Salcombe’s quaint streets. Activities revolve around the wind and waves; sailing is the number one sport here and there is plenty of opportunity for lessons for the beginner or boat hire for the more experienced. For much of the year (March to October) you can also leave the car behind and use the South Sands Ferry.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Salcombe

Salcombe is located in the most southerly part of Devon.
Because of the narrow streets and the priority given to pedestrians, a park and ride scheme operates during the summer from the outskirts of Salcombe. Plently of shops, galleries and cafes/restaurants for relaxing with a cuppa. Sit by the marina to end off a perfect day. Visit Overbeck's a National Trust Gardens, and enjoy the views over the Salcombe Estuary from the house and garden. There are 2 lovely beaches in Salcombe, South Sands & North Sands.

Also nearby

Greenway (11 miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

East Portlemouth Beaches (4 ¾ miles)

Along with Sunny Cove, Mill Bay opposite Salcombe on Kingsbridge Estuary can be reached via a regular pedestrian ferry from Salcombe, there is also parking available. The beaches are lovely, there is a stream and good facilities.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Stewart September 2012

Great place to sit and watch the coming and goings of the boats and ferries. It catches the evening sun so a lovely end to the day if the tides permit


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Mill Bay

Lovely safe beach with best views of Salcombe! Constant stream running down one side- generations of children have dammed this stream- we often meet Granny and Grandpas with their grandchildren- and they remember doing the same with their grandparents!! Can beach dinghies and sailing boats or anchor RIB's offshore. NT carpark (with loo's) best visited before 10am to get a space or parking further back on road side. Best activity after stream damming is strolling northwards along the foreshore in the surf from Mill Bay up to the Venus cafe at East Portlemouth beach for an ice cream or cake and tea and then ambling back- or catching the foot passenger ferry over to Salcombe to peer in the trendy shops.

Winking Prawn Beach Cafe & BBQ (5 ½ miles)

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and BBQ's in summer! The menu is created using locally sourced produce where ever possible, with crab from Salcombe and fish fresh from local boats.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Bottrell June 2014

Perfect location

My wife and I enjoyed lunch at the Winking Prawn. Excellent location facing North Sands beach. Very varied menu for all tastes. First class food. Idyllic ambiance. Will definitely revisit.

Blackpool Sands (6 miles)

Just around the corner from Dartmouth, Blackpool Sands is known for its clear waters. Backed by heavily wooded cliffs, this crescent-shaped beach is one of the prettiest in the area and being privately managed means it is clean with good facilities.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

A Great Beach

A beautiful privately managed beach with an excellent cafe. The beach is shingle with 2 sand pits for children (or adults) to make sand castles.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

A great cafe

A beautiful, well protected beach with a great cafe. Not a sand beach and forget the surf boards because it shelves steeply.

Coleton Fishacre (9 ¼ miles)

A fine example of Arts and Crafts style architecture, with lovely Art Deco interiors. The gardens cling to the valley sides and feature a rare collection of exotic plants. An events listing is available on their Website for both the house and gardens.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

We walked to this property from Dartmouth which was a lovely quiet stroll along empty Devon lanes rewarded by a fascinating house with interesting period pieces and historical commentary followed by beautiful gardens with plentiful spots to sit and enjoy all the different styles and views within. For those wanting a snack the tea-room provided a good choice of quality foods served in either courtyard or an airy cafe. The walk back to Dartmouth can be by the same route or take in the Daymark and WW2 relics and SW coastal path if you are feeling more energetic


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Brooks November 2011

Walking Bliss - if you're up for it!

We park near this property and rather than visit the house, take to the coastal path. You have a choice of directions, towards Brixham or Kingswear. It's not for flip-flops, buggies, small children or the infirm; you need good stout boots and ankle support but the walk and views are breathtaking. I wouldn't recommend it in very slippery weather, unless you stop when you get to the cliff, but if, like me, you enjoy feeling the weather in your face to feel alive then this is great. Hard core steep in parts.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Beautiful garden - don't miss it

Fantastic garden walk with sea view at the end.

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