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7 Nelson Steps

Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 995169)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

13 Customer Reviews

  • "Constructive observations: Steps to the property are uneven and awkward for small children and anyone with mobility issues."

    Not easy to access the garage due to scaffolding around property above obstructing the pathway (temporary closure notice posted on scaffold). Evidence of recent external building works resulted in us sweeping the lower garden to save walking a considerable amount of grit and dirt back inside the house (we didn’t use the upper garden). Not a major issue but at this price point I wouldn’t have expected to be having to do this. Concrete blocks left near front door (possibly leftover from scaffold) are a trip hazard and need removing. Rainwater down pipes need installing as without them there’s a bit of noise when raining due to splashing of water on to the paths. Privacy blind required in the en-suite. We couldn’t find a mat for the bath or shower; which would have been appreciated. Positive points: Incredible location. Beautiful property. Garage parking (we didn’t use our car once during our stay). We’d definitely stay here again!

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are so pleased to hear you loved the property and its location. We can only apologise for the matters you have raised. We have passed on your concerns to the owner who has taken steps to rectify them. The gardens have now been attended to, we are just sorry that they were not as desirable for your stay! We are thrilled that you would stay in this property again and look forward to welcoming you back to Dartmouth soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "Very nice property and ideal for a New Years break with the family."

    Amazing location and an amazing view from the living room across the harbour / estuary. Yes there are steps to the property but that is explained well in the property description but there is a garage and nearby parking so no issues.

    Reviewed by RobDec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with stunning views ."

    Had an amazing holiday mainly because of how perfect the property was. Had everything we needed , well equipped, warm, comfortable , great location. There were 6 adults for three days of the break and it still felt spacious . Would definitely return and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by SaraNov 2021

  • "As we looked around we found the property hasn’t been cleaned that good."

    In the bathroom there was black mould around the top of the bath which we bleached and cleaned it. In the kitchen we opened the oven door and found the inside of the door all greasy which we cleaned before using. Also someone has loaded dirty plates in the dishwasher and found it not working and must of unloaded it and where food came off the plates it was all inside the door and in the bottom, so I had a look and found the water had been switched off after that it worked. In the en-suite the door had to be lifted to shut it as it was dragging on the floor, so we looked at the toilet and found it hasn’t been cleaned we lifted the lid to find hair and wee stains on the toilet

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "We absolutely love this property and have stayed here at least 8 times."

    It needs a little tlc in places but I’d still like to stay here again.

    Reviewed by KimSep 2020

  • "Yes, although the cottage did have stunning views and was very comfortable, it does have issues that need to be made more clear; steps - it’s not the number that’s an issue it’s the steepness and unevenness of them, also that fact that the cottage is half up a very narrow passageway so you need carry luggage either up or down the entrance."

    Secondly ; the outside spaces aren’t secure and the main one is slightly detached from the cottage up steep steps. Thirdly; the parking ; it’s not just that the garage is small but it’s the access to it is up extremely narrow and twisting roads that are very difficult to navigate unless you have a fairly small car. However the biggest issue was the lack of cleanliness upon our arrival- the kitchen and living areas were not clean at all; greasy fingers prints all over the windows, coffee table filthy , information book dirty , kitchen surfaces not wiped clean and food debris in sink/drainer. We spent well over an hour cleaning everything with antibacterial spray, very disappointing in current circumstances and after waiting until 5 to get into the cottage. On a positive Sykes did respond quickly when contacted about the cleaning which was good.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2020

  • "This is a wonderful cottage and it's the second time we've stayed there."

    The access would be difficult for anyone who can't climb 42 steps with luggage, but we're OK with that and the bonus is getting a bit fitter. The only real issue I had was with broadband, which kept dropping out in true BT style. I was trying to work some of the time and this made it very difficult and frustrating. Oh, and someone had taken the batteries out of most of the remote controls! Other than that, the best views in Dartmouth and a great base for the week. I'd really recommend this property and Coast and Country are a pleasure to deal with.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "Cottage was gorgeous and well-appointed."

    There were heated floors in the bathroom and views to die for from the living room. Very comfortable and no neighbors on either side so nice and quiet. It was fabulous. They are not joking about the stairs though!! The cottage sits right in the middle of a steep staircase, so there are narrow, streets climbs to access the property. Just be warned if you have mobility restrictions. Also, roads are very narrow, so large vehicles will struggle to park.

    Reviewed by HilaryDec 2018

  • "Fantastic views nice house needs a touch of paint"

    Mr Chris MorganAug 2017

  • "Sleeps 7 - 8 people so suitably priced."

    Mrs Alex ClareJun 2017

  • "Fantastic place - quality through and through."

    Awe-inspiring views of the river and lots of outdoor space too. Loved it and can't wait to return.

    Mrs S BluntMay 2017

  • "Lovely stay in a wonderful cottage."

    Great views and so near everything. Just mind the steps

    Ms Sharon AllenMar 2017

  • "Good"

    Mr L LambourneOct 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: 1 x King-size with an en suite featuring a large shower cubicle (electric shower), w.c., wash-hand basin and heated towel rail
  • 1 x twin, 1 x bunk room with additional 'truckle' bed available on request only
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen/dining room seating up to eight
  • Family bathroom with 'Jack and Jill' entrances so can be used either as an en suite to the twin room or as a shared bathroom to bedrooms 2 and 3
  • Bathroom with bath, gravity shower (over), w.c., and wash-hand basin
  • Two terraces.
  • Four ring electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge and freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV with DVD player
  • Gas central heating and hot water with immersion back-up
  • WiFi
  • There is garage parking for one small/medium sized car in Above Town (some larger models may not be suitable - please contact the office for dimensions if required)
  • Two small dogs are allowed
  • Two terraces - both with views of The River Dart All bed linen and towels supplied
  • You will need to bring your own tea towels and beach towels.

The property

7 Nelson Steps is an elevated three storey pet-friendly property enjoying stunning river and sea views.

The property provides a delightful base from which to enjoy the delights of Dartmouth with its array of pubs, restaurants and boutique shops and the wider South Devon coast and countryside. The property is accessed either up or down 43 external steps into the spacious mid-level hallway with staircases leading up to the living accommodation and down to the third bedroom.

The sitting room is a light and spacious room with triple aspect windows and is furnished with a double sofa, armchairs and two large window seats offering river views.

The kitchen/dining room has a well-equipped kitchen with attractive Shaker-style units and a wooden dining table seating up to eight guests.

There are three bedrooms in total.

Bedroom one is furnished with a King-size bed and benefits from an en suite shower room, bedroom two has two singles beds and a en suite/shared family bathroom with panelled bath and shower over.

The third bedroom, situated on the lower floor, is primarily designed for children with bunk beds, single bed and a trundle bed (available on request).

Outside there are two terraces, the upper terrace, accessed from the dining room, has a table and two chairs, whilst the lower side terrace has a table with chairs and bench seating. Garage parking is available for one small/medium sized car in Above Town.

The property is child friendly, but not suitable for babies in prams due to the access.

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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Region Information

Please note there are 43 steps down from the garage in Above Town to the property. Access from Newcomen Road is up 43 steps. Steps are steep in places and uneven.

The garage is not suitable for 4x4 or large car.

Above town is a narrow road that runs 'above' and parellel to the River Dart. Access to Above Town is via a steep road.

Please note the property accepts two well behaved dogs.

Please bring a torch if arriving at night.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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