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22 Dart Marina

(Ref. 994887)

Dartmouth, Devon Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved our stay, it’s all about the view."

    Apartment very comfortable and in great location. Some things which could do with attention, the oven tripped out a couple of times with no apparent reason, the seal around the window has perished in a few areas, loo roll holder in en-suite has worn down so difficult to replace toilet roll. Minor things, easy to put right. Would definitely stay again. Also staff in Coast and Country Cottages in Dartmouth were lovely and very helpful!

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Mar 2024

  • "Very spacious property, so quiet, loved the underfloor heating in the bathrooms."

    And the view was amazing obviously. We were there for a Christmas break and so pleased at how well the kitchen was stocked with utensils and glasses we needed to entertain, plus a lovely surprise of a Christmas tree, thank you. Defo recommend and book again.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Dec 2023

  • "We keep coming back as we love it so much!"

    Perfect position for just relaxing at the window, always something to watch from the riverside, be it with a coffee, a glass of wine, a book or a crossword! An easy walk into town and a good bus service from there. We no longer drive the distance from Essex & use the excellent GWR train service & arrange a local taxi from Totnes to Dartmouth! Can’t wait to come back next year!

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2023

  • "We’ve stayed at Dart Marina five times and at flat 22 three times."

    The view from this second floor flat across the marina and along the river is spectacular, with a huge bi-hold bay window and two comfortable seats, just right for two people to watch the world go by. The flat is very nice, but too neglected to be described as luxurious. It’s not one big thing but many small ones; the wooden floor is badly marked and coming apart in the kitchen, the paintwork is cracked and marked, the bay window seals are damaged, the main bedroom curtains are faded, the bathroom sink splashbacks are stained, the main bathroom towel rail is loose, the duvet hangs out of the bottom of its cover, the DVD player and radio once in the lounge have not been replaced. It’s worth mentioning that the Dart Marina Hotel is no longer open to non-residents, so no lunches, drinks, or swimming. You can still use the Cloud Nine pop-up van when it is operating, for drinks and sandwiches on the river side of the car park.

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    Fantastic opening bay window with views over the River Dart. Well maintained, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Just one slight moan was the sofa, which was very uncomfortable after about 10 minutes. There was also a problem with the parking space no 57, too many large cars either side and not enough room to open your door to get out, so we resorted to parking in the visitor spaces. Good job they were there. However we had a fabulous holiday in this lovely apartment.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2023

  • "As always, thoroughly enjoyed the time at Dart Marina apartments but think it's ..."

    As always, thoroughly enjoyed the time at Dart Marina apartments but think it's fair to say the unit we had (No 22) was in need of some maintenance - the AV equipment didn't work (not a biggie, but did wish to use it one evening) and the kitchen window obviously requires some repair work - hasn't stopped us from booking for next year

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "Our 2nd stay at 22 & we love it!"

    ! Views, cleanliness, position! We agree with comments of previous guests that furniture lacks comfort for 4 seniors, turn-taking for window view armchairs where all cushions shed many feathers! Would benefit from more breakfast bowls. Towel rails dangerously hot plus the bath should have a grab rail to prevent slipping when stepping out of bath - an accident waiting to happen for older people! Opening/closing of lovely big lounge windows not easy & needs some renovation. Having made all these comments, I would have stayed longer if we could & may be back another time!!!!!

    Reviewed by Gill3.8Mar 2023

  • "After our second visit to 22 Dart Marine we will not be returning."

    The situation of the property is ideal but the need for a refresh is evident. It is clean and the linen well laundered. The kitchen appliances work OK but are difficult to get to grips with in a few days due to their complexity. The microwave is simple but the marker on the nobs is virtually invisible and setting a time is guesswork. There are gaps in the inventory of crockery. Overall there is enough but too few cereal bowls for instance. The biggest bugbear is the incredibly uncomfortable furniture in the lounge. It is built for style but very difficult to sit in comfortably for any length of time no matter how the cushions are arranged. We noticed that the rubber gaskets on the window frames remain badly in need of replacement although, fortunately, there are no draughts as yet. It's a shame that we cannot give a glowing report on this property but feel it needs to be given a facelift and some of the older items replaced with a view to comfort.

    Reviewed by Philip3.1Mar 2023

  • "Overall a lovely well maintaned property in an ideal location with stunning views of the River Dart."

    The apartment is showing signs of ageing around the windows, ie rubber seals around the windows have gone brittle along with the windowcill cracked and letting in draught.

    Reviewed by Haley4.7Mar 2023

  • "Property is absolutely fantastic."

    Only problem during the stay was the heating which we struggled to get working. It was really cold when we checked in and there were no instructions that I could find in the property. Following a second call out later in the week, the engineer advised there had been a previous fault with the heating which had been fixed. Given the office is more or less closed , other than emergencies from 5.30pm, and we are only allowed to get keys from 4pm onwards, I would have thought that the heating should be checked as working , particularly on a February booking and where there is no other heating source and considering previous faults. That said, it was all dealt with quickly and professionally but I did have a 81 year mother with me whom I was concerned about getting very cold. Everything else was spot on, we’d definitely stay again. Just a couple of updates required in the instruction booklets in the property which request keys are returned to the Coast and Country office in the Sail loft, so was a bit confusing.

    Reviewed by Erica4.7Feb 2023

  • "22 Dart Marina is showing signs of neglect."

    The boiler pressure required topping up twice-daily. It failed completely after 5 days, so we had to leave. There are many defective window seals. The gaps are stuffed with tissues, cotton wool and sellotape. The bathrooms are infested with silverfish which appear at night. There is a table lamp on the desk which has a scribbled note stating it is unserviceable. The table mats are stained and chipped. The chopping boards need replacing. It appears that nobody is inspecting this property, yet Coast & Country is still claiming it is luxury accommodation. I am unable to believe any of their other property descriptions.

    Reviewed by Tony1.9Dec 2022

  • "Overall excellent week."

    The listing did not include an iron at the property so we brought our own only to find that there was an iron there. - not the end of the world but annoying to have to bring something bulky when we didn't need to. There was a lot of confusion having to deal with Sykes cottages in Chester when we wanted to know specific things relating to Dartmouth, on one call we were not allowed to talk to Dartmouth direct and the call handler in Chester said she would ring you to get the information and then relay this to us!

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Nov 2022

  • "My wife and I had a relaxing and enjoyable week at 22 Dart Marina."

    We were impressed by the facilities and the wonderful outlook over the river. However, due to our age, we found the furniture a little uncomfortable. I guess it is designed principally for it's appearance and meets that aim perfectly but it does not lend itself to accommodate older bones. There was an excess of feathers everywhere from the hard pillows in the bedrooms and the cushions in the lounge. The inventory listed some items which were not available (only 3 small dishes). No doubt due to Covid restrictions, the hotel spa was not available or access to the restaurant for dinner. This will not deter us from considering another visit however, and we will keep Dart Marina in view when thinking of our next trip away.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Sep 2022

  • "We have been coming to this property since 2014 and overall we enjoyed our stay but there some improvements that could be made."

    1. Some of the crockery is chipped or crazed and needs replacing 2. There are not 4 suitable bowls 3. the door to the ensuite does not close without excessive pressure on it 4. The upholstery is looking a little tired 5. A bin in each bedroom would be good 6. The radio in the lounge did not work 7. the instructions folder is a complete mess and needs sorting 8. There is a security breach as the external door to the building can be opened without a key 9 A few more coat hangers in the wardrobes would be good

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2022

  • "An extremely comfortable and well situated apartment which we have been to several times."

    Easy walk to centre and endless hours watching life on the Marina,. Quiet and restful . Returning again later in the year. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "Luxurious accommodation furnished to a high standard."

    Attention to detail enables a relaxed and enjoyable stay. The location and setting enhances this. All this backed up with great work from the Sykes team.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Sykes & Coast & Country failed to reply to my emails about the after-hours key collection."

    After two phone calls I was eventually given the wrong code. This is very poor customer service. The external repairs being carried out spoiled our enjoyment of the property. The property needs a thorough clean & redecoration in places.

    Reviewed by Tony4.4Oct 2021

  • "We stayed at 22 Dart Marina last year and had a very peaceful holiday, hence booking again this year."

    Several weeks before our holiday was due I saw a review about scaffolding and was concerned. I sent an email asking the question if scaffolding would be up during our holiday as if it was I would cancel. I suffer from anxiety and this holiday was to help with that. The reply was there shouldn’t be any. I again asked as Contractors and scaffolding have to be booked in advance so they should have an idea. They said there may be scaffolding but if there was they would notify us in advance. We arrived early at the apartment and saw scaffolding on the side of the building but obviously couldn’t see to the front. When we got the keys and went in we were horrified. Scaffolding was at the side of the bay window restricting part of the view into Dartmouth and was very unsightly. We picked this apartment as there are two swivel chairs in the window for you to sit and admire the view. The scaffolding was literally 6 inches from the window. I telephoned the office and was told ‘but it only restricted part of the view’ which was not helpful. On the Monday morning as we were sat having our breakfast 3 workmen arrived and came on to the scaffolding through the hatch next to the window. They couldn’t help but look through the window at us. They made several trips up and down the ladder with equipment. I rang the number provided and got through to the Chester office (Sykes holidays) I was very upset about the attitude of the phone call. The lady said they had told us there may be scaffolding and what am I wanting. I told her they had only answered my question and they definitely didn’t fulfil their promise in letting us know beforehand. They said they only had a day’s notice. My sister went to speak to the workmen and they said the scaffolding had been up a week and they had been booked in for the job. In the end I was so upset and stressed my husband took the call. He had the same response and asked why they hadn’t told us there WAS scaffolding not there may be. In the end he came off the phone not getting anywhere. I immediately sent an email with photos to which I am still waiting for a reply. Looking at the 1 star reviews I won’t be getting a reply. Also sent to Coast and Country. I received an acknowledgement stating terms and conditions of booking. On re-reading the terms and conditions I noted it says they are not responsible for any noise or building work on neighbouring properties. The work is being carried out on the property not on a neighbours. We stayed out all day hoping the workmen had gone when we got back and they hadn’t. During the week we were having to get up early and dressed before they arrived at 9.00 a.m. and stay out all day. Not conducive of the relaxing holiday we were hoping for. I have sent numerous emails and not received any feedback yet. By Thursday we had had enough and came home a day early. We handed the keys in at the Dartmouth office early afternoon and briefly told the lady. She looked on the computer at our account. She said she wasn’t aware as she had been working from home last week. We came home Thursday and on Friday morning my husband received a call at about 10.50 asking when we were going to hand the keys in. Obviously this didn’t go down well as we had not received one call during our stay about our complaint. I did write a letter to the owner and left it with her post in the apartment. Hopefully we will get a reply from this. There was an entry in the Visitors Book saying they were an infirm couple who booked it for the view and the holiday was ruined by the scaffolding in June/July. The website states that external decoration is being carried out on the Dart Marina complex from April to August 2021 which incidentally is right at the bottom of the page and obviously inaccurate. As I write this I am still awaiting a response.

    Reviewed by Steven4.1Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic view from the apartment of the marina great spot."

    The only negatives were that the toaster didn't work properly and we did notice that this had been reported before and it would appear that the same toaster is still in the kitchen! and there were lots of cobwebs around the curtain rail.

    Reviewed by John3.8Jul 2021

  • "The Negatives 1."

    The toaster didn't work 2. Pillow protectors missing (four in bed 2) and (one in bed 1) 3. Dishwasher had not been emptied 4. Dirty crockery in cupboard 5. Need to supply more matching crockery and glassware The Positives 1. Apartment had been nicely upgraded from previous visits 2. Still lovely location and amazing views 3. Coast and Country staff very helpful

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2021

  • "It does not work having customer relations in Chester who take thirty minutes to answer and then have no local knowledge."

    We should have been given a number to telephone the old coast and country office who were always more than helpful in the past. You sent an email telling us that there was to be scaffolding around the property which never materialised. It took two long phone calls to get an email saying we would be entitled to compensation should there be scaffolding. In the past coast and country would have telephoned us and the matter would have been resolved instantly. It is a great shame that you have swallowed up a local business and not kept a human touch.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything was spot on and we really enjoyed the flat and the stay however there is one thing that we feel we should mention and that is that the pillows in the two bedrooms only had one pillow protector between them, now we think that they should have them normally but particularly in the present climate and hygiene standards."

    Apart from that no complaints it was all lovely and when we popped into the office to say a couple of lamps were gone they were replaced the same day within a couple of hours, so excellent. Kind regards Tony Hampton

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, it is very much appreciated. We apologise for the lack of pillow protectors, there should have been enough for all pillows and this is something that will be corrected. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2020

  • "Wonderful apartment in prime position."

    Well furnished and equipped. Easy walking to town ,ferries and restaurants. Settee and easy chairs a bit low backed for 6 ft people,otherwise perfect.

    Reviewed by Ellaine5.0Sep 2020

  • "The apartment was gorgeous, with the most amazing views."

    We loved watching the boats on the estuary all day. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed. We did feel though that this fabulous property was let down by the quality of the bedding. The pillows & duvets were very old, worn and of a poor quality, as was the bedding. Overall though we had a brilliant week and would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Georgie4.4Jul 2020

  • "The property was excellent and the location superb."

    Coast and Cottage responded quickly and professionally whenever we had a problem. The only area that could have been better was the provision of the linen service and the cleaning of the kitchen and bathroom.

    Reviewed by Carolynn4.7Sep 2019

  • "The welcome pack is useful but it only provides basic materials, dishwasher tablets, refuse sacks, etc."

    for a one week stay. If you are staying for longer, as we were, then it would be appropriate to provide at least another pack. You are still showing on your website that the apartment has Sky TV whereas it does not. This has been pointed out to you previously but no amendment has been made to your publicity material. Apart from these two issues everything else was fine and our return stay in this apartment was most enjoyable

    Reviewed by D4.4Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful apartment with delightful views of the estuary."

    Great location and Dartmouth our favourite town in the area. Very clean and tidy and well stocked for our one week stay. Good complex with pop-up bar in the next door hotel grounds and good to use their spa too (a little small). Weather was great and apartment was always hot so good to be able to open the bi-folds and sit in the bay window watching the steam trains, ferry and boats on the Dart. Only quibble was that some of the tech could have been better e.g. it doesn’t have Sky TV despite the listing saying to the contrary, and couldn’t seem to get bluetooth to work (old type dock). Overall though, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.1Jul 2019

  • "Enjoyable holiday but."

    ...... All the lights in both bathrooms were not working Glasses and crockery were considerable short of those listed in the inventory The bed linen is really 'tired' and needs changing The wardrobe doors do not close easily - mentioned this a tear ago Some of the mugs had to be washed before they could be used The floor mop was disgusting - gives us concerns about the general level of hygiene

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2019

  • "A superb apartment with stunning views over the River Dart with the added advantage of being able to enjoy the facilities at the excellent hotel which were included."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2019

  • "No,22 very basically equipped compared to other properties in Dart Marina"

    Reviewed by Peter1.9Nov 2018

  • "Spectacular view, very comfortable and great location"

    May 2018

  • "Well appointed everything you need, wonderful views - lift available, Staff at Office always very helpful"

    Mrs M BeresfordJan 2018

  • "The property exceeded expectations."

    A very relaxing place to chill

    Mr D PalmerNov 2017

  • "The apartment was superb."

    It had great views and was very clean and spacious.

    Aug 2017

  • "Wonderful apartment."

    Uplifting views...

    Aug 2017

  • "Fantastic property with stunning views."

    We've stayed at 4 properties within Dart Marina and would rate this one very highly - very nicely furnished and equipped and stunning views from the Windows.

    Apr 2017

  • "The apartment was superb - even more spacious than it looked on the website and with a really stunning view over the river."

    We spent many happy hours sitting, in comfort, in the bay window, being entertained by the boats, steam trains and even the occasional naval exercise. The apartment was very clean, the beds comfortable and the bathrooms were particularly spacious and of a very high standard. The location is ideal - very quiet, yet everything is on your doorstep. We had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing holiday and will definitely return!

    Mrs A CurranApr 2017

  • "A fabulous apartment."

    Very elegant, yet cosy & relaxing. We spent a lot of time in and around Dartmouth, as well as spending time resting & dining at no22. Many an hour was spent whiling away the time, sat in the lovely bay window watching life go by on the River Dart.

    CJul 2016

  • "Just beautiful - clean, spacious, very high standard in every respect."

    Jun 2016

  • "Wow is the words we used when we entered this property."

    The view is to die for, the apartment is pretty good too. We were disappointed, considering the amount of money we were paying) that there were no coat hangers (9 in the master bedroom)in the second bedroom. The oven was a little awkward to use (being so low down). Not a major problem as we ate out most of the time. The beds were really comfortable and the toiletries in both bathrooms were a nice touch. Will we go back - you bet.

    DIANEJun 2016

  • "We just love the apartments at the Dart Marina and will continue to return."

    No 22 was beautifully equipped and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We enjoycoming to Dartmouth and especially the apartments with their fabulous views, you just can sit and watch the river and marina activity all day. The L shaped sofa was perhaps a little hard and not particularly comfy but that's maybe being picky and I don't want to be picky as it was a very relaxing and otherwise faultless stay. The bed was really luxurious and comfortable. A real home from home.

    L. OsborneMay 2016

  • "We were delighted with both apartments our preference was for 22"

    May 2016

  • "The apartment was excellent, the location was perfect, the views were ..."

    The apartment was excellent, the location was perfect, the views were spectacular and the location could not have been better

    Jul 2015

  • "Beautiful apartment with so much to see just looking out of the window!"

    Mrs L GroomeJun 2015

  • "Beautiful place."

    Stunning views. Can't wait to go again.

    Jun 2015

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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

  • Second floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King-size with en suite (Kaldewei bath, spacious separate shower, wash-hand basin, heated towel rail, shaver point and light), 1 x twin (can be zipped together)
  • Family bathroom (Kaldewei bath, shower (over), wash-hand basin, heated towel rail, shaver point and light)
  • Lounge/dining room
  • State-of-the art kitchen.
  • Poggenpohl units, integrated Smeg appliances including magnificent 6-ring gas range and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer
  • Widescreen television with Freeview
  • Wifi
  • Parking for one car
  • All bed linen and bath/hand towels are supplied
  • You will need to bring tea towels, beach towels and oven gloves
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

22 Dart Marina is a luxury second floor apartment, providing superb accommodation for couples or families of up to four people.

The property has fabulous views up the River Dart and across to Kingswear from the wonderful opening panoramic windows. Dart Marina is a stunning development on the edge of the River Dart in Dartmouth, one of the West Country's most sought after locations.

Offering the ultimate in luxury self-catering accommodation each property is individually owned and styled.

Enjoy a leisurely flat walk along the embankment to Dartmouth’s boutique shops and award-winning restaurants, before returning to your outstanding holiday home. The property is stylishly elegant with a state-of-the-art kitchen and a sumptuous living/dining area.

Perfect for one or two couples there are two bedrooms.

The master suite has a King-size bed, and beautiful, fully tiled en suite bathroom with a Kaldewei bath, and spacious separate shower cubicle.

The second bedroom is a twin room with two single beds (that can be zip and linked to create a super King-size bed if requested).

There is also family bathroom with Kaldewei bath and shower (over).

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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The twin beds in the second bedroom can be zipped together to make a super-King. This must be requested at the time of booking.

Pebble effect fire in the lounge is for decorative purposes only.

Children under the age of 6 are not accepted at this property.

PLEASE NOTE - Infants are accepted at the property, however no baby items are supplied.

Strictly No Smoking