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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Firstly ! I DONT want to take anything away from this beautiful house and our enjoyment of it BUT sadly I do have to start with a bit of the not so good stuff ! . I had noticed on an review from SEPT 18 that a guest had encountered some issues on arrival with the key safe and contact numbers for the given caretaker company - so enough time you would have thought to sort that ? HOWEVER it took us over an hour to get into the house - the key safe is now redundant yet we were advised it housed the keys - entry is now gained from a KEY PAD which is located behind you when you arrive and look for a KEY SAFE !!. NO mention of a KEY PAD at all or its location which once you find it and understand what it maybe it is obvious BUT keep in mind you are directed to a KEY SAFE ? . Then we were also left with our car blocking the lane because we hadn't been given the gate code for entry - so we automatically became unpopular to neighbours who couldn't pass and we couldn't get off the lane - no mention anywhere of a gate release inside the grounds !! WORST OF ALL was the phone call to the caretaker who abruptly said we aren't the caretakers and haven't been for months and that they were fed up of being called - they couldn't or didn't want to help - we then had to call Sykes who even at 17.30hrs on a dark Saturday night thankfully answered and tried to assist but couldn't really offer anymore information other than now offer a gate code so we could move the car off the lane THANK YOU for Sykes for at least being there and ringing me back several times until after a process of elimination and head scratching we worked out it WASN'T a KEY SAFE we needed but a KEY PAD approx. 3in x 3in on an opposite wall ALL of this is important to mention regardless of what has been paid BUT even more annoying when you have paid for the DEAREST WEEK of the year XMAS and paid double what you can expect to pay in the height of Summer - VERY DISAPPOINTING REALLY HOWEVER - we SIMPLY love the place it is truly fantastic and we felt as if we belonged there DISPITE ALL of the above we had a FANTASTIC time in this beautiful home in a beautiful area - EVERYTHING we expected to enjoy from this house we did and the owners should be proud to own such a lovely home that they are prepared to share with paying guests SO - PLEASE PLEASE sort out these arrival issues and provide the correct details inc current caretakers etc to avoid this We arrived in the dark on a Winters evening having travelled for 6 hours we didn't need that !! We hope to re-visit in the Summer and again make the most of this GEM I deliberated about this review and how NOT to record a POOR review and I hope I have done that but our initial arrival issues had to be mentioned because it DID cause some level of stress I really thought we were going to have to find a hotel that night BEAUTIFUL HOME though !! FIVE STARS -- HONESTLY Hammond Family - GLOSSOP DERBYSHIRE”

    Mr Hammond, Glossop, December 2018

    • “You emailed us the wrong key safe number and quoted a phone number for a company called WHK services in case of any problems. When we called this company to ask what was the correct key safe number they said they had stopped all responsibility for Totherside several months ago and could not help us. We could have done without this stress on arrival. Otherwise, the property was perfect.”

    Mr Coombs, Horsham, September 2018

    • “Great holiday had by all, house was amazing and couldn’t ask for a better view of the river. Everything was of a high standard and lovely welcome gift left by hosts! Would recommend to anyone!”

    Miss Munton, Dukinfield, September 2018

    • “Second time here. Fabulous. A superb holiday home with views to die for.”

    Mrs Martin, Weston-super-Mare, May 2018

    • “Fabulous property. Superb views over the estuary and marina, hence 2nd time of staying here! Nice touch to get the essentials on arrival. Tea, coffee, milk, bottles of wine! Had a few issues with hot water running cold before everyone had showers even though pressing the extension dial. Room stats set up for wrong time of day. Didn't seem to be provision for recycling glass. (took down to marina) These minor issues certainly would not put me off returning to this amazing property. Despite the rain, had a great time in this picturesque part of the world. Lots of walks with the family and many challenging steep slopes and steps, including up to the property! Lovely places to drink and eat, especially Rockfish. Catered full menu for gluten free. Thankyou”

    Mr Tickell, Bognor Regis, March 2018

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The Property

Arguably with the best views in Kingswear, Totherside aptly named for its Kingwear location is a magnificent 4 bedroom holiday home, enjoying a prime coastal position overlooking the River Dart towards Dartmouth and Waterhead Creek. A perfect choice for family and friends who desire a holiday home of supreme comfort with year round appeal.

Designed to take full advantage of the uninterrupted views, a distinctive glazed gable end provides breathtaking views from the spacious lounge that has been furnished with understated luxury. On sunny days, relaxing on the magnificent decking area, screened with glass for privacy and shelter, is pure heaven. Furnished with hardwood patio chairs and tables, where better to enjoy the catch of the day, or sizzling hot dogs on the barbecue. A further rear patio with child's table tennis table, is enclosed allowing safe play for children. If reclining in the sun is your preferred method of relaxation, enjoy the sun loungers on the lower patio, the occasional unmistakable sound of the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam train that runs along this spectacular coast, transporting you to a bygone era. There are four tasteful bedrooms the master bedroom is en-suite with walk-in wardrobe and has a private river facing balcony. A children room, equipped with pull out guest bed and desk can double up as study if preferred.

A five minute ferry trip will bring you to the boutiques, cafes and fine dining restaurants that line the historic cobbled streets of Dartmouth, and a short drive will take you to the Blue Flag beach of Blackpool Sands or the sandy beaches of Torbay.

As the evening shadows begin to fall over Dartmouth, the true pleasure of being positioned across the river becomes apparent, as the colourful houses of Kingswear are bathed in glorious evening sunshine and where sunsets and evening barbecues on the deck at Totherside, become the envy of all on the other side of town!
This magical spot is approached via a steep and very narrow road, unsuitable for large or wide vehicles (max 6'6''). Alternative parking can be found in the marina car park at the bottom of the hill. Access to the front door is via 40 steps up through planted terraces. May not be suitable for the infirm.


Over two floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room, double walk in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower room, double walk in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV, 1 x single with additional pull-out child’s single. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Electric central /underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Nespresso machine, espresso machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with YouView, Blu-ray, DAB radio/iPod dock, Playstation, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patios with furniture and BBQ
  • Outdoor child?s table tennis table
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop/pub/river 5 mins walk
  • Note: Steep and narrow access to property (Max 6''6)
  • Note: Additional parking may also be found in the chargeable Marina Car park
  • Note: Accessed via 40 steps, may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties
  • Note: Woodburning stove in photographs not in use
  • Note: Max 7 adults 1 child.

Regional Information

DARTMOUTH Totnes 12 miles. Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon. It offers a stunning waterfront, ancient narrow streets lined with boutique shops, restaurants and art galleries plus many local events such as the annual Dart Music Festival and the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta. There are many interesting cycling and walking routes around Dartmouth, including the South West Coast Path, the Dart Valley Trail and plenty of quiet country lanes. A trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway through picturesque countryside to Paignton is a must, and so is a boat trip across to Kingswear and on to Brixham, a pretty little harbour town. For those seeking some beach activities, there is a wide choice in the South Hams area such as Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands, both extremely popular sandy beaches are a stone's throw from Dartmouth. A relaxing location in South Devon.