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Starre House

Starre House, Beer, Devon

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Sleeps a maximum of: 10

Pricing From: £694.00

This semi-detached manor house is situated in the village of Beer in Devon and sleeps ten people in five bedrooms.

Starre House is a 16th century manor house situated in the Devon seaside village of Beer, near Seaton. This cottage sleeps ten people in five bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double with en-suite free-standing bath, two doubles, a twin with pull-out bed and a ground floor single, as well as a bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with breakfast area, dining room with woodburning stove and two sitting rooms, also with woodburning stoves. Outside there is off road parking for three cars and a lawned garden with furniture. Starre House is an ideal family base for a holiday exploring Devon and beyond.


V relaxing
10 of us stayed here, 8 adults 2 children. Loved it! Yes, there are a lot of little things that could be improved-one of the fridges is faulty and freezes everything, only 2 showers, 1 in the ensuite and no locks on any bathroom doors. Perhaps not maintained to the highest standard and it would be nice to have tea and coffee as a little welcome gift! But it's gorgeous! Beautiful gardens, 2 huge sitting rooms and comfortable! In an amazing location, couple of minutes stroll to Beer. We had a fantastic week and would all definitely return.

Beautiful old house, shame about the cleanliness!
We booked this property last year as a Christmas present for our children and their young families. Beautiful old house in the pretty village of Beer, BUT that is where it ends! Although we appreciate that the property is old and creaky it is the modern features that well and truly let this property down, not to mention the lack of cleanliness. On the day of our arrival the kitchen crockery, cutlery, glasses etc., had to be washed as they were not clean, along with the work surfaces. The oven itself and baking tins were not the cleanest either. The 'American' fridge didn't seem to get very cold and the additional fridge froze everything (not good when storing babies bottles). The dining room table looked clean but on wiping it the cloth was filthy. The W.C's and bathrooms had hair on/in them and just didn't seem clean in general. The cold water tap in the main bathroom wasn't working and all three toilets were slow to flush. The one 'proper' shower in the property was well worn and again had to be cleaned. The towel radiator in the en-suite didn?t work properly and the window in this room wouldn?t shut, so it was a bit chilly. One of the front upstairs windows where a child was to sleep didn't close properly and the downstairs loo lights wouldn't work, although these were rectified by the owner/caretaker. There also seems to be no hot water getting through to the downstairs cloakroom. Carpets, rugs and settee's really needed a good clean. The banister at the top of the stairs was very wobbly and the baby gate at the top of the stairs was broken causing a hazard to our young grandchildren. Even the beds were really uncomfortable! Only two of the three log burners were working but nothing to say which ones, and we also thought a 'starter' pack was included but we couldn't find anything. The heating went off at approximately 9pm and did not come back on around 7.00am. At the end of October, beginning of November the property was really cold at night. We never expect the 'Ritz' when we rent a property, but cleanliness and a comfortable bed is not a lot to ask for.
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Great location, house needs some TLC
A group of 8 of us stayed for a long weekend. The location was perfect. Walking distance for beach, coastal walks etc The downstairs of the house was perfect. Warm, roomy, lovely kitchen but sadly it was let down by the upstairs. There really does need to have a lock on the only shared bathroom especially as three bedrooms share it !! Also we had real difficulty getting the key out of the lock box everytime we entered the house. Could do with replacing. Dont let this put you off - its lovely. Owners spend a little bit of money and sort out the locks!!
tracy w

Had a lovely stay, so much history
This house was really lovely, we stayed 7 of us for my dads 70th inc my 6 month old daughter. The house was really well equipped with highchair, toys, pushchair, outdoor furniture, washing machine etc. The kitchen was big and well equipped. The bedrooms were well kept and clean. The house is very old with beams, stone walls and creaky floorboards, but we all liked the character and was a lovely short walk to town, which was really handy. Only thing to point out is there is only one shower cubicle in the main bedroom ensuite, which also has a separate bath. The main bathroom has a showerhead over the bath. The garden was also lovely to enjoy as we had amazing weather.

The location is perfect and the house has more history than you could believe. Starre House is a gem.
Mrs Tyson



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Gas central heating with woodburning stoves
Rayburn with two ovens, electric ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Off road parking for 4 cars
Lawned garden with furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 2 mins walk
Beach 5 mins walk

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Beer Quarry Caves - 0.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Branscombe - 1.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Axmouth, St Michael's Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Branscombe, St Winifred's Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Southleigh, St Lawrence Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Blackbury Camp - 3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Colyton, St Andrew's Church - 3.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Musbury, St Michael's Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Northleigh, St Giles Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Salcombe Regis, St Mary & St Peter's Church - 4.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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