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Woodlands

Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 976245)

4.9

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  • 13 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Review(s)

  • Rachel

    “I was very nervous about booking this property as it clearly stated that it’s not suitable for those who are mobility impaired.”

    5/7 of us fell into that category. Fortunately, it’s possible to drive up and unload directly outside the house which was a game changer. The most able of us enjoyed the top two bedrooms. The others were able to manage the stairs to the other 4 rooms. Each of which has a view to the river. Everyone was able to get to the veranda even though most are in their mid 80’s. The house is gorgeous, and even the piano is in tune. It’s extremely well equipped, although the Aga was a bit ...

    5/7 of us fell into that category. Fortunately, it’s possible to drive up and unload directly outside the house which was a game changer. The most able of us enjoyed the top two bedrooms. The others were able to manage the stairs to the other 4 rooms. Each of which has a view to the river. Everyone was able to get to the veranda even though most are in their mid 80’s. The house is gorgeous, and even the piano is in tune. It’s extremely well equipped, although the Aga was a bit of a challenge as there are no temperature dials on the oven. Still, magnificent meals were prepared, and I enjoyed ringing the dinner bell. Alas, there is a road collapse, so vehicle access to town is via the long way. We coped, and it’s not a bad walk for people into their 60’s. For the more elderly, we drove them down to the road closed sign. My cousin did have slight difficulty driving his people mover up the steep driveway when it was wet. However, I had no problem in my mid sized, but powerful car. Grocery shopping is very handy. Lovely walk to the castle. During dinner one evening, we enjoyed watching deer bound up the opposite hill. The garden is gorgeous. Everything is well maintained. It was a real treat to stay in such a historic home, that has been clearly loved for almost 225 years.

    - Rachel, May 2024

Summary

  • Three levels
  • Six bedrooms
  • Four first floor bedrooms: 1 x super king double with smart TV, walk-through wardrobe and en suite bathroom with roll top bath, hand shower, separate shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size double and 1 x twin with interconnecting door
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, hand shower, separate shower, WC, basin
  • Two second floor bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with day bed (available for use when house is booked to full capacity, or by prior arrangement only), smart TV and en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin
  • Children's games/sitting room
  • Ground floor WC with basin
  • 2 x sitting rooms with wood burning stoves
  • Dining room with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with WiFi, Phone incoming calls only only, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two travel cots and highchairs available on request
  • Off road parking for four cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (charge applies for 2nd dog), Sorry no smoking
  • Sorry no fireworks
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Nearest beaches for paddling and stone skimming, about a 15 minutes stroll to Castle or Sugary Coves towards the mouth of the Dart
  • Blackpool Sands about 4 miles away
  • Note: Check-in time 16:30, departure 0930.

The property

In the historic Warfleet area of Dartmouth, near the creek from which ships sailed to the Crusades, a majestic, Grade II listed, late Georgian house with lovely long views of the River Dart, built by a wealthy merchant for his daughter.

It looks across to National Trust woodland, through which a footpath leads to the Coast Path. A sharply sweeping driveway climbs up steeply from the road through the sloping garden (unfenced stream) to the parking area.

Along the front of the house, a romantic terrace (table/chairs, barbecue) for enjoying the view; on a lower level, a graveled terrace (bench) and, down a flight of steps, a lawned area for games and fun.

Porch (for boots/coats).

Comfy reception area/sitting room with woodburner and Bluetooth music system.

Living room with woodburner, smart TV and those views.

Dining room with piano and woodburner.

Kitchen (dishwasher, freezer, larder fridge, electric 'Masterchef' range-style oven/gas hob); utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, loo). Stairs up to first floor and four bedrooms: a double with smart TV, walk-through wardrobe to en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower and separate shower); a double (5' bed, footboard) with en suite shower-room (suite); and a double (5' bed) and twin (limited clothes-hanging space) with inter-connecting door.

Bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower and separate shower). More stairs up to two further bedrooms under the eaves: a big room with double (6' bed, zip-linkable), day bed (available for use when house is booked to full capacity, or by prior arrangement only), smart TV and en suite shower-room, and a twin with sloping beams.

Children's games/living room with smart TV.

Bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). The owners live in the small cottage attached to the side of house.

Damages Deposit £750.

Arrival after 4.30pm. A fabulous family house within walking distance of Dartmouth's vibrant town centre with its excellent restaurants, family-friendly cafés, interesting shops and galleries.

Dartmouth: once a famous Elizabethan port, it has the loveliest old town centre in Devon, beside the harbour and broad-wooded river full of boats and with views to Kingswear.

Many 16th/17th century timbered buildings (including pubs), narrow streets, pretty shops, good restaurants.

Nearest beach, 2 miles.Boat trips to Totnes or (car ferries) to Torbay.Tours of Britannia Royal Naval College.Boats for hire (fishing).Golf, 4 miles.

Regatta in August; music festival in May and Food Festical October half term.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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About the location

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, along with the Dartmouth Food Festival held every October. 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 Blue Flag Award winner Blackpool Sands, and Slapton Sands, both extremely popular and just a stone's throw from Dartmouth. A relaxing location in South Devon.

Note: The owners live in the small cottage attached to the side of house.
Note: Arrival after 4.30pm.
Note: The garden is steep and sloping with an unfenced stream. Children and pets should be supervised.
Note: No fireworks please.
Note: The day bed in the second floor master bedroom is by default set up as a sofa, it is made up as a bed only when the house is booked to full capacity, or by prior arrangement only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas