Start Bay Lookout

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This stylishly furnished apartment sits high on the cliff top in the hamlet of South Hallsands in between Dartmouth and Salcombe with jaw dropping panoramic views of Start Bay. Along with a double bedroom there is a single bedroom, for flexible sleeping arrangements.

At a Glance

From £506 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Foodie breaks Heated flooring downstairs Ideal Honeymoon spot Al Fresco eating Autumnal escapes Pet-free property Short drive to beaches Stone's throw from the sea Tennis court access Coastal Sea views Swimming Pool Walking distance to a pub Walking distance to the beach Perfect For Couples Parking
Just a pebble's throw from the door you will hear the sea as it playfully shapes and reshapes the coast; come and experience the magic of the South Devon coast and stay in this fabulously chic sea side apartment.

Start Bay Lookout is finished in a fresh nautical style by the interior design company PHI Concepts. Step through your private front door to a beautifully light and airy room which is all about chic nautical living. Ralph Lauren and Lexington cushions adorn the smart leather sofa and contemporary armchairs and the aluminium trunk coffee table is offset with vintage nautical finds .The knotted rope table lamp and Andrew Martin wood plank wallpaper complete this cool and contemporary coastal look.

After a day by the pool there's plenty to keep you entertained from the TV with DVD, a digital radio, iPod dock, landline phone and of course Start Bay Lookout is fully WiFi ready, so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can. The room is flooded by natural light and the front windows have long sea views. The bay window door opens onto the whitewashed sun terrace complete with loungers and bistro table and that panoramic view!


The kitchen is very well equipped with a fully integrated oven and hob, full size fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven and sparkling granite worktops. Everything you could possible want for has been thought of including a Dualit toaster, Porsche kettle and Nespresso coffee machine. A plentiful supply of quality white porcelain, cook and bake ware and glasses will ensure that whatever you decide to cook will surely taste sublime!


When you wake in the morning drift out onto the private terrace from the master bedroom and enjoy a morning coffee while taking in the beautiful views of the rolling Devon countryside. The painted king-size bed has a high quality pocket sprung mattress and topper for a perfect night sleep and is dressed with white Lexington bed linen offset with a denim quilt and Ralph Lauren cushions. You'll find plenty of hanging space is provided with a double fitted wardrobe and a beautifully designed en-suite shower room.

The second bedroom has a pretty single cast iron bed with pocket sprung mattress and is also finished with high quality Lexington white cotton bed linen and quilted star bed covers and flag cushions. The Ralph Lauren wallpaper and driftwood bedside add a fresh nautical twist, whilst the galvanised locker provides a quirky hanging space along with a bureau should you need a quiet place to work.


Pour a glass of fizz and sink into a bubbly bath in the relaxing and contemporary bathroom, fully equipped with German designed sanitary ware with a bath and shower. Grab a fluffy white Lexington towel from the full length heated towel rail after indulging with the complimentary Start Bay toiletries. The en-suite shower room is equipped to the same high standards with painted tongue and groove to add a hint to chic coastal living.

Outside space and facilities

Start Bay Lookout is situated opposite a large private cliff side garden exclusively for all guests at the apartments. Take a seat and soak up the sun and the panoramic views of the coast and lighthouse. The pretty rear gardens have a fantastic heated outdoor swimming pool (set at 28 degrees) available for guests from 1 May to 30 September.

There is ample space poolside to sunbathe or read or otherwise relax on the decking area or on a deckchair on the lawn. The rear gardens have lovely views of the old orchard and countryside. The grounds also feature a tennis court. The apartment has its own private front and rear outside terrace with tables and chairs, loungers and parasols provided. Perfect for al-fresco dining or relaxation.


A parking space is provided for Start Bay Lookout plus further parking is available 400m away.


Start Bay Lookout has WiFi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


Start Bay Lookout is one of 9 apartments in the former Trouts Hotel right on the stunning South West coastal path. Reached by tiny Devon lanes this incredibly picturesque location offers a wonderful unsurpassed holiday destination on Devons South Hams coast.

The apartment is situated upon the cliff top in the small hamlet of South Hallsands. The coast path from the front door leads you down to the former ruined village of Hallsands washed away one stormy night in January 1917. The viewing platform gives a wonderful perspective of the former village and its incredible location.

Hallsands is a delightful shingle cove just a 5 minute walk from Start Bay Lookout. The coast path continues over National Trust land to the fishing village of Beesands with its famous food pub The Cricket Inn, where a warm welcome and delicious locally produced food await. The South Hams coast continues onto the incredible Slapton Sands with its beautiful freshwater ley. Blackpool Sands is Devons premier sandy cove and is just 20 minutes by car - it is the perfect sandy beach in the most beautiful of locations with a superb organic beach café and shop. The incredibly beautiful coast road continues to the delightful historic naval town of Dartmouth with its superb shops, pretty town gardens, harbour and castle. River trips are available up the Dart to historic Totnes a delightful small town in the heart of the South Hams offering a unique independent shopping experience- whether its organic groceries, kitchen ware, handmade shoes or art! The coast path continues westerly to Start Point Lighthouse where in season, tours are available to the top of the tower with unsurpassed views in all directions.

The hidden sandy coves at both Great Mattiscombe and Lannacombe are secluded and offer fantastic bathing opportunities! The tiny harbour ferry takes visitors from East Portlemouth over to Salcombe with its beautiful beaches at North and South Sands, delightful shops and cafes and the stunning tropical gardens at Overbecks. The whole of the South Hams is criss crossed with flower filled lanes and footpaths and offers numerous opportunities for walkers whether it is coast, creek, river or country.

There are delightful villages and market towns, great pubs and restaurants and of course tearooms to enjoy a traditional Devon cream tea!


This is one of our pet free properties.

Child friendly

Children of all ages are welcome at Start Bay Lookout.

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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