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Middle Watch

(Ref. 995633)

Dartmouth, Devon Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Another great stay in Middlewatch."

    Amazing views, lovely house. I’m sure we will be back again.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2023

  • "I would like to thank the owner for being so understanding regarding my wife."

    Right up to the last minute we didn’t know if she would make the step’s but she did. The location of the property was first class.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved staying in Middle Watch."

    The balcony and front bedroom views are amazing. The property has everything you could need- we loved being able to go out on ferry or train without the car - it made a lovely change. Dartmouth is lovely- we may well be back :)

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "A welcome pack would be good especially when you have travelled hours to get there."

    Otherwise it was a lovely place to stop at,views were perfect.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage - comfort and cleanliness outstanding."

    Problem with leak from bath on last day, but these things are unavoidable and help was at hand once reported. It would have been nice just to have a little welcome pack with milk and teabags, which would be appreciated after a long journey. We stay in holiday cottages all over UK and we’re surprised this was not available at Middle Watch. We would definitely return to this property

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you found the property to be comfortable and spotless. Many thanks for your understanding with regards to the bath, these things do indeed happen, but we are happy to report this has now been rectified. Complementary tea, coffee and sugar are typically available in the property on arrival. On this occasion it had not been replenished in error - please accept our apologies for this oversight which has now been rectified. We do hope you had very enjoyable holiday and that we can welcome you back to Middle Watch soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn Frances4.4Jun 2023

  • "We absolutely loved staying at Middle Watch."

    For us, it went way beyond usual holiday homes and was the best place we have ever stayed in. Delightfully decorated and furnished with stunning views of the River Dart. We just loved looking out of the top window watching the ferries, boats and steam trains....wish we could have stayed another week

    Reviewed by Corinne5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was the third time we have stayed at Middle Watch, and we have always enjoyed our stay !"

    We came to Dartmouth this time in order to go on the Train of Lights with our young grandchildren. They loved the train and were also excited to see it steaming in to Kingswear from the lounge ! Thank you for the Christmas tree which was lit when we arrived, and for the warmth which greeted us as we entered - particularly appreciated in light of us all watching our heating bills closely . We hope to return again as we love Dartmouth !

    Reviewed by Julia4.1Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a stunning location."

    Everything we needed for a few days away.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2022

  • "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.

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, we are thrilled you loved the property. We do of course inspect and change the mattress protectors regularly and can only apologise that this was not done on this occasion for your stay. This will certainly be rectified and will not be repeated. We do hope you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed all Dartmouth has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna4.4Aug 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

    Thank you for your feedback. The back garden will be fully open again as soon as the decking area has been completed. We apologise for the inconvenience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 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 Elaine4.7Jun 2022

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

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2022

  • "Great place to stay!"

    Can’t wait to stay again!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 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 Judith5.0Mar 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 Graham5.0Oct 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 Dawn3.1Sep 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 Jane5.0Jun 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 Michelle4.7May 2021

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

    Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2021

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

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 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 Scott5.0Jul 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 Anna5.0Jul 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 Catherine5.0Sep 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 Louise4.7Jul 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 K5.0May 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 Julie4.1Nov 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.


  • 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
  • Strictly No Smoking

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 courtyard area with steps up to a paved terrace and decking area with dining table and six chairs with views to the sea. 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


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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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.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas