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Middle Watch

Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 995633)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities

24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely holiday home and stay."

    this was our second time in this property. just a shame that on day of leaving property you are asked to strip beds and as doing so it was very apparent that the mattress protectors are not changed every time and was faced with lots of stains from other couples that had previously stayed all over the protector and not nice when you realise you had been sleeping on this during your stay! This to me is disturbing. Left a bad feeling after stripping beds as requested. House is very homely and is very well equipped otherwise.

    Reviewed by DonnaAug 2022

  • "The house was great, the location was perfect."

    The description was accurate especially informing us about the steps to the property. It keeps you fit. It would have been nice to use the back garden as the sun is there in the evenings

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2022

  • "A lovely homely house with all that we would want for a comfortable stay in Dartmouth."

    Great location - 5 minutes walk to Dartmouth eateries and a nice distance from the centre so it was very quiet.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2022

  • "Stayed here on a number of occasions and never disappoints."

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2022

  • "Great place to stay!"

    Can’t wait to stay again!

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2022

  • "Middle Watch is a lovely well cared for property."

    The new sofas are very comfortable. Also like the freshly painted walls. Plus the on going work of the decking in the back garden. All in all a delightful holiday cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JudithMar 2022

  • "Middle Watch is in a beautiful quiet position with wonderful views of the river Dart and on the far bank the Dart Valley steam railway."

    The house is very comfortably appointed and an ideal base for Dartmouth and surrounding locations.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2021

  • "The beds were uncomfortable and creaked every time you moved."

    The bed linen was cheap man made and itchy. The rooms were too hot especially considering the nylon affinity. We had 3 couples staying. There was one bathroom that was ok and one that was really a box toilet with electric shower - really not good enough, especially considering the price. In the sitting room there was seating for 5 and the front patio sat 4. But we were still 6. What was maddening was that last year we stayed at another of your properties that exceeded expectations. We asked you which of the properties was better. I really don't get how this house is so desirable. Finally,I suggest that it is stated in your advertising, the steepness of the stairs in the house. For those with any mobility issues, it would be a challenge

    Thank you for your feedback. As agents, we source all the bedding for most of our properties. We confirm that the bedding is cotton mix (not nylon). We shall update the property details so guests are aware of the steeper stairs to the top floor of the property. We are disappointed to hear you found the beds uncomfortable as we have not had a comment of this nature in the past, however we understand that the comfort of beds is very much a personal thing. The owners will look into the squeakiness of the beds. The photos of the property on our website give an accurate view of the accommodation at Middle Watch and the size and nature of the rooms in the property are clearly visible from the photos and the descriptions so we were surprised to hear that you were disappointed with the accommodation. We do hope that in spite of these issues, you had an enjoyable stay and we hope to welcome you back to the area soon. Response from the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2021

  • "Lovely house, well equipped, short walk to the centre."

    Comfortable and clean. There was no live tv which seemed strange as we’ve never come across this before and with a baby we didn’t go out every night so live tv (for the euros) would have been good.

    Response from Owners: We are sorry to hear that you were not able to get live TV working on the television during your stay. We asked the agents to check whether the live TV was working and they reported that the aerial cable had come loose at the back of the TV and that the live TV is now working perfectly. I hope this didn't impact your stay too much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2021

  • "The house is fantastic, in a great location with great views."

    House itself is really lovely and well equipped. Parking arrangements aren’t ideal but that’s just Dartmouth!

    Reviewed by MichelleMay 2021

  • "Fantastic trip to Middle Watch in Dartmouth, we already have another trip booked to return!"

    Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2021

  • "Possible for simplified instructions on the use of the fire and cooker"

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2020

  • "We where very happy with Middle Watch as the location overlooking the river is super and the house had everything we needed for our family."

    A real home from home. Dartmouth is a lovely town and the surrounding area offers lots of beautiful places to explore! We will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by ScottJul 2020

  • "We loved the house and it was better than expected inside - big, clean, comfortable, great location."

    The reviews about the steps up to the house meant we knew it was steep access but with older kids it was fine. The key pick up and drop off was efficient and all the information provided was spot on.

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2020

  • "Even though there were fourty steps up to the property,which we knew in advance, we would definitely stay here again."

    Perfect just off central position with lovely river views. The decor was immaculate throughout as if it had all been recently painted and was equipped with everything we needed. Could live here!!

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2019

  • "Middle Watch is a lovely property, well furnished with everything needed."

    We were a family of 6 age ranging from 8 - 70yrs. The decking was a wonderful sun trap during the day with amazing views and then when the sun went away you could enjoy the back garden which although had no views was lovely to sit in and enjoy the evening sun - should include more photos in the description. Location in Dartmouth is perfect with the steps to property not being a problem even for my parents. Will be booking for next year.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2019

  • "This is the second year weve stayed here, we came this year for the music festival and really enjoyed that too."

    The house is so lovely and clean and fresh with views to die for, both on the decking at front and 1st and second floor bedrooms. Its now had an extra bathroom added which is super. You need to be able to walk up steps 40ish to stay here with an incline before the steps start, so bear this in mind. Parking is in Mayors car park so we arranged a tesco shop and they carried it up steps! Lovely pub 2 mins away with roof terrace. Will definitely come again in a couple of years as love the house and Dartmouth.

    Reviewed by KMay 2019

  • "Lovely position and the views from all floors were terrific."

    It’s a house more suited to families who don’t mind sharing a bathroom however. The queue for a shower in the morning was a bit irritating with no en-suite S. I’m sure there would have been room for a shower in the downstairs extension. Lovely living space for the 6 of us.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback regarding your recent stay at Middle Watch. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the stunning views. The owners are looking to put a new shower in the downstairs extension, which should be completed ready for the summer of 2019. We do hope you choose to stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2018

  • "Great cottage, spacious rooms with great view."

    Mrs Jan WillardJan 2018

  • "Property was in an excellent location, beautifully furbished and perfect for ..."

    Property was in an excellent location, beautifully furbished and perfect for families with smaller children as everything was provided for our needs

    Mrs Helen FarrMay 2017

  • "Average"

    Oct 2016

  • "Everything we needed."

    Lovely position. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Sep 2016

  • "Very clean, well appointed, a short walk but not far to Dartmouth centre."

    Only downside is the number of steps up to the house

    RikApr 2016

  • "It was as described and suited our family of 5 very well"

    Mar 2016

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms
  • 1x King-size bedroom
  • 1x Twin room
  • 1x Double bedroom
  • On the first floor is a family bathroom with freestanding bath (with hand-held shower), separate shower cubicle, w.c and wash-hand basin
  • Utility and shower room with a shower cubicle and w.c
  • Open plan kitchen / sitting / dining room.
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Hob, double oven, microwave, integrated fridge and dishwasher, coffee pod machine
  • Utility room houses a fridge/freezer, washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Freeview Smart TV
  • All bed linen and bath/hand towels are supplied
  • You will need to bring your own beach towels

The property

Middle Watch is a superbly situated three-bedroomed terraced period property boasting spectacular views across the River Dart towards Kingswear and beyond.

Situated just a mile from central Dartmouth and its array of boutiques, galleries, restaurants and tea rooms, and close to the nearby River Dart and beaches of Start Bay, it’s an ideal base for those looking for a central location from which to explore South Devon.

A series of steps lead up to the properties main entrance, and into the ground floor hallway, providing access to the open plan living accommodation.

The ground floor, living area is bright and sunny, with a large bay window offering spectacular views of the river.

The sitting area is comfortably furnished, enjoying large sofas, flat screen TV unit and coal-effect gas stove opening out to a dining area with a large oak table seating six, behind which are double doors opening to an area of decking.

Adjacent to the kitchen with fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and sink is in the utility room and shower room with a shower cubicle and W.C, with a door leading out to the rear terrace.

The property has three bedrooms in total.

At first floor level is the master terrace, with king-size bed and river views.

Also at this level is a twin bedroom with two single beds, and separate bathroom with freestanding bath and shower cubicle.

On the second floor is a large bedroom with a double bed, and panoramic views.

Outside, to the rear of the property is a two tiered paved terrace.

A parking permit for one car will be issued.

The property is baby friendly, with a travel cot, high chair and stairgate available on request.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

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Region Information


NOTE - No parking at the property - parking permit supplied (car park is approximately 10-15 minute walk from the apartment). Please note that the Mayors Avenue car park is closed for the Regatta Week.

Please note that the stairs leading to the top floor of the property are steep.

There are approximately 40 steps to the front door.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas