Fancy staying right next to a lighthouse above Start Bay in the South Hams, between Dartmouth and Salcombe on the South Devon coast? It’s all about location, with its awesome views.
Landward Cottage sleeps up to five guests, is one of two holiday cottages, perched on the cliff edge and available at Start Point Lighthouse.
A location that offers a simply breath-taking panorama of sea views to the south and west and across Start Bay to the east.
The lighthouse lies on a dramatic headland above Start Bay in the South Hams, between Dartmouth and Salcombe and was built in 1863, electrified in 1959 and automated in 1993.
Start Point lies 4 miles from the main road via narrow country lanes. The final stretch is a half-mile private, walled, tarmac drive which runs along the side of the headland. The drive is shared with walkers, forming part of the South West Coast Path. Guests can use the path to enjoy breath-taking clifftop walks in both directions.
For sandy beaches, East Portlemouth, Slapton and Blackpool Sands are within a 20-minute drive of the lighthouse.
Small babies are welcome at the property, however for safety reasons, children must be over 11 years old.
This is an operational lighthouse with an automatic electronic fog signal. During occassional periods of fog and mist, ear plugs are provided for your comfort!
Fabulous stay, great weather. Enjoyed exploring the coast line by foot. Didn't have to use the car at all. Excellent meal at the Cricket Inn.
Reviewed by Mrs S
We had a great stay and the weather was great throughout. We took a tour of the lighthouse (well worth it). If you need to buy anything we recommend Ashby's. There are loads of seals and two beaches that are worth going to where you can see them.
Reviewed by C,R and J
For a family day out visit Stoke Beach situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walk some of the South West Coastal Path taking in the spectacular scenery. Come to a beach anywhere in the South West of England, turn left or right and you’ll be on the South West Coast Path. Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline which makes up the longest National Trail in the UK? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.
You could also visit the nearby seaside town of Salcombe. Enjoy the day on a on the sea with Plymouth Boat Trips. Why not try sea kayaking near Dartmouth. Explore the English Heritage site of Dartmouth Castle.
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