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Aeolus House

(Ref. 995038)

Dartmouth, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "A comfortable, well equipped,warm house."

    We enjoyed our stay. The only criticism was the lack of handrail on the lower flight of stairs to the kitchen. We found this potentially dangerous.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was clean, comfortable, well presented and well-equipped!"

    A lovely base for our visit.

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ,well stocked with utensils , we didn’t use the upstairs shower as didn’t want to cause water damage downstairs ."

    Could do with more seating in lounge otherwise lovely

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous little property, location excellent."

    Facilities in property very good just needs a little TLC. Only negative , being over four floors was not made clear until our booking was confirmed. My eighty year old mother did struggle with the stairs. That said it would not put us off booking the property again.

    Reviewed by Kim4.4Jun 2023

  • "Second time at Aeolus House and we really love it."

    Great location in Dartmouth and close to all amenities. As it is set over 4 floors you do get used to your legs having a bit of a workout, with the kitchen in the basement and main bedroom on the top floor! The property is furnished with everything you need and the kitchen is well equipped. The free parking permit for the main car park is a real bonus.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2023

  • "Have visited Dartmouth annually for many years and always lovely to discover a gem!"

    Such a delightful house set in an ideal location, close to shops, amenities and the River Dart. The house was a home from home with everything you might need. The view from the top is worth the price alone ~ and worth climbing all the stairs, simply stunning! Just a couple of things ~ The stairs to the kitchen ought to have a two way light switch. Appreciate having the parking permit for Mayors Avenue car park, could it not also include the Park & Ride? Lastly, loved the quirky items and art work dotted around the house ~ made the house all the more homely.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2022

  • "Just as we remembered the house from our last visit in 2016."

    Great location for town, the views from the top floor still outstanding although we find the stairs from bottom to top hard work now. We also think the on suite shower is due for an update, but does the job. The standard of cleaning when we arrived was excellent and it was apparent that the house had been redecorated throughout with new carpets. Always a nice house to stay in for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2022

  • "We spent two weeks in this lovely cottage in the centre of Dartmouth."

    Having read a negative review just before leaving we were pleasantly surprised. The best thing about the house is definitely the view from the top floor and we spent time just sitting with a cuppa (and occassionally a take-away cream tea) looking out at the comings and goings in the harbour below. For us the house was wonderfully well-equipped. Especially the kitchen. We like tea and usually take our own teapot but the house has one! And a water jug! Half way through our two weeks the agent contacted us and offered us a clean and fresh sheets and towels. They are local so you can easily contact them about any issues you may have - we didn't need to. It was good to have a parking permit for the carpark which is only a short walk from the house and there is space in the road to drop off on arrival and as you leave. Although the house is central to the town it is not overly noisy. The shops have everything you need and many luxuries you don't! We chose to look round the town in the mornings and late afternoons when it was quieter. Fish and chips, fudge, ice cream and cream teas abound as well as lots of pubs and eateries to chose from. There are lots of things to do locally; use the ferry to Kingswear, take a boat trip down the river , walk to Agatha Christie's summer home, visit the castle, take the steam train to Paignton and look round the Royal Naval College. There are also beaches where you can swim and a multitude of water sports. The house is on four floors. The living room is comfortable and has a TV which even technophobes like ourselves can work! The beds are comfortable and two bathrooms mean you can space out a little. The dining table in the kitchen sits 6 and as said earlier the kitchen is well equipped with storage space for our own provisions. The washer dryer was great as was the dishwasher. Two small issues: the stairs between the four floors are quite steep and the water pressure was not great. One small improvement I would make would be a little table in the room with the view for a table to put your cream tea on!

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Aeolus house is well situated in Dartmouth and the view from the top floor is wonderful and really makes up for the lack of facilities, old and tired furnishings and kitchen equipment, stained carpets and marked walls!"

    A clothes airer that collapses when full of clothes, no room in the kitchen cupboards for food as they're full of unnecessary items. The house was tidy but not clean! Dirty pans in the cupboard, food crumbs inside the fridge and stuck to the side. The stairs are quite narrow and steep, something to consider when booking as it's over 4 floors, It became very tiresome to prepare for the day! The top floor bedroom with the king size bed was lovely, although the ceiling slopes away and makes it difficult to get in and out of the bed without twisting your back! The view from the landing at the top is absolutely spectacular, most evenings spent with a cup of tea watching the ferry going back and forth, great viewpoint of Dartmouth! Take ear plugs the seagulls are really really loud from very early on. We were lucky with great weather and made the most of the local areas, Paignton via steam train a must, paddle board off Strete beach lots of fun, Totnes a lovely town with amazing pasties and boat hire on the river Dart. If you love seafood especially fish and chips..... Rockfish is well worth booking a table, absolutely delicious, very well catered for kids too with a wonderful pack of goodies and lovely friendly staff! The Dartmouth arms is good for a pint in a plastic cup that you can take out to sit by the river but don't waste your money on the food it was grim and expensive! There is a lovely large play area at coronation park for kids, tennis court, playing field and a fab cafe. We had a wonderful time in Dartmouth and will definitely return but not to this property!

    We are very sorry to hear about your concerns regarding the decoration and the furniture in our property. The entire house was recorated at a cost of several thousand pounds in 2021, and the carpets replaced in 2020 so I am somewhat surprised at your comments. We have been unable to see the property ourselves this summer because of the volume of bookings. The furniture is almost all vintage so I apologise if this appeared tired to you. With regards to your comments regarding the cleaning, I will refer this to Coast and Country for their response, as they are responsible for cleaning between guests. Our regular cleaners have been very assiduous when we have visited our house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa-margaret2.5Jul 2022

  • "Perfect location and views over the river."

    Could do with a tray to carry food/drinks up 4 flights of stairs! Also no ice cube trays or hairdryer. It would also be nice to receive a small welcome pack! Other than these suggestions we had the most perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Jul 2022

  • "Would have liked two way lights down to the kitchen area"

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2021

  • "A great central location, within easy walking distance of everything in Dartmouth."

    Amazing views of the harbour from the top floor. The house felt very welcoming, although quirky and had some beatiful decorative pieces. The beds were comfortable and the house was clean. The kitchen was very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Rob4.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a great time in Dartmouth with this cottage as our base."

    It is so central to everything - too close to the icecream parlour - perfect for a quick walk down to the harbour. Its so lovely - the pictures dont do it justice as this is a big space. The lounge maybe a bit tight and the sofa not that comfy but for a few hours at the end of long days out it was fine. We were thrilled with this house, the kitchen space is huge with dining table and we found the bedrooms perfect for what we needed. I would rebook this house for location alone.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful house with great facilities and comfortable features!"

    Everything was clean and easy to use, we really felt comfortable and enjoyed our stay. The listing says there isn’t wifi but there is, so that was a pleasant surprise! Parking was the only issue as the car park often got too full so we had to find elsewhere to park. Lovely location right in the town. Would definitely return! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a stunning town."

    Located nearly in the centre just yards back from the river, which to make the most of Dartmouth is ideal. With walks to the Castle & coastal walks possible from the door. Would highly recommend and dog friendly to boot.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Oct 2020

  • "We loved Aeolus house."

    It’s charm, central position and view from the Juliet balcony made up for having no outside space. The parking permit was also a massive bonus and I would suggest this is more clearly highlighted on your website as parking is. We initially t The bed linen was good quality and clean. However, when stripping the beds, the protective undercover came away and revealed a rather soiled, albeit dry, mattress which was a little off putting. Finally the only other negative was the lack of washing machine. We managed for a week but anyone staying for 2 weeks would struggle. There is a washing machine in the property so it was a little frustrating not being able to use it. Maybe the information on your website is incorrect? Overall, we had a wonderful stay. We would definitely use Sykes cottages again and if in Dartmouth, would stay at Aeolus House.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Aug 2020

  • "Aeolus house was a very pleasant surprise."

    From the description and photos, we were expecting it to be small and a bit cramped, but it was huge, spacious and airy! The views from the Juliet balcony are lovely, and we spent time most mornings and evenings in the sitting area on the top floor looking out at the harbour. We paid the extra fee for the third bedroom, so our teenage boys didn't have to share a bed. It was bigger than many bunk rooms we've had in other holiday properties. I'm a bit baffled as to why the property isn't marketed as 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 - there's more than enough space. The only downside of Aeolus house is the stairs. Being a 4 story house there are a lot of them, and making a morning cup of tea to enjoy on the balcony means a trip from the 2nd floor to the basement and back again!

    Reviewed by Rachael3.8Aug 2020

  • "Wi Fi would help as could only get Network at Top of House"

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Sep 2019

  • "The shower hose was fixed in place with tape which meant it was not adjustable, therefore when it was turned on the cold water sprayed into your face !"

    The plug hole in the bath moved so didn't dare take a bath, wasn't sure what would happen. The mattress in the lower floor bedroom wasn't great either. I was also disappointed to be told that in order to stay the complete week which I believe I had paid for but was initially unable to so, that a £30 admin charge would be liable. Not great for customer relations.

    Reviewed by Lorna3.8Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Would be good to have a kettle on the top floor where the master bedroom is situated. Toilet brush in both bathrooms needed attention

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feed back regarding your stay. we will pass your suggestions on to the owner. I can also confirm that we have replaced the toilet brushes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7Jun 2019

  • "The shower on the top floor works well for the first 10-20 seconds and then the power falls off to become feeble!"

    The glass shelf above the basin on the top floor protrudes so far that it is not possible to get your head over the basin, thus washing ones face or cleaning teeth etc is virtually impossible.

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.1Apr 2019

  • "The holiday cottage was ideally located and very comfortable."

    The views from the top floor were lovely. The only drawback was no WiFi or phone signal in some areas of the house but that helped with a digital detox!! Sykes were very good to inform that we could stay an extra night for little extra cost. We enjoyed the break very much.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Feb 2019

  • "Great location, lovely property"

    Mrs Deborah DeeksSep 2017

  • "Excellent"

    ScottAug 2016

  • "The top bedroom floor had to be vacuumed as there were hairs on the carpet."

    Also the lower ground floor was very dark. The property was very handy for facilities and the view of the river from the top floor was lovely

    Sep 2015

  • "Lovely quirky cottage,,,over 4 floors so must be fit."

    .couldn't fault the location, right by bayards floorof the cottage gives spectacular views of the river...watched the Red Arrows from the comfort of the house..also. spotless clean...:).

    Mrs Beverly DolmanSep 2015

  • "Our 3rd stay here & still good on the whole."

    Very noisy plumbing which we mentioned & under blankets on beds could have been cleaner which was also mentioned to office staff.

    Sep 2014

  • "Aelous house is conveniently situated and very comfortable."

    We have just one concern which is a safety one. The kitchen is on the lower ground floor and has no handrail or lighting on the stairs. We suggest this should be addressed. A.S.A.P.

    Jul 2014

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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.


  • Two bedrooms
  • Second floor: 1 x King-size with en suite shower room with shower cubicle, w.c, wash-hand basin and heated towel rail
  • First floor: 1 x Double bedroom
  • Kitchen/dining room and separate sitting room
  • Family bathroom on the first floor with bath, shower (over), w.c and wash-hand basin
  • A small bunk bed room (for 1-2 children only) is available on request
  • Four-ring gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer (in separate cupboard). LCD TV, DVD player
  • Wifi available
  • Gas fired central heating and hot water
  • All duvets, pillows, bed linen and bath/hand towels are supplied
  • You will need to bring tea towels and beach towels. One small dog permitted. Parking permit provided
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

In an ideal, central location for exploring the harbour town of Dartmouth, Aeolus House is located on Newcomen Road, just a minute or so (mostly level) walk from boutique shops, galleries, restaurants and tea rooms, as well as the picturesque River Dart. Aeolus House is a mid terrace cottage, well presented and furnished to provide good quality holiday accommodation over four floors.

The cottage is accessed directly from Newcomen Road at the ground floor level with access to a small but cosy sitting room with leather sofa and chair, LCD TV and DVD player, providing a fantastic holiday base all year round.

On the lower ground floor level is a very well equipped kitchen with a range of white units and appliances, plus a hardwood dining table and seating for six guests.

There are two bedrooms in total; on the second floor is a master bedroom with a King-size bed and en suite shower room.

This comfortable room extends out to a sunny sitting area with a Juliet balcony boasting stunning views towards the River Dart.

On the first floor is a cosy double bedroom.

In addition to the master en suite is a family bathroom.

Perfectly located for a coastal break, the Start Bay coastline is nearby and Blackpool Sands beach is just a 5-10 minute drive away, whilst Woodlands Leisure Park is just three miles outside of Dartmouth.

For those travelling with a dog, several of the popular Start Bay beaches and eateries are dog friendly.

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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Please note the property is split over four floors, if you have issues with climbing stairs then please contact the office for further information.

Parking permit provided.

A small bunk bedded room (for 1-2 children only) is available on request for an additional £100.00 per week.

PLEASE NOTE: The Mayors Avenue car park is closed during Regatta week.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas