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  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Our holiday was made all the better by being here at Amberley."

    We will definitely be back! Many Thanks. We have had a lovely week at Amberley. The House is well Equipped, very comfortable and well located. (despite the killer hill we had to walk from the town back to the house!) The weather has been hit and miss but we didn't let it spoil our holiday. Some lovely places to try are Buckfast butterfly farm and Dartmoor otter sanctuary, Babbacombe model village, The Chilli farm in Kingsbridge, Brixham and a must is a boat trip up the river dart from Dartmouth. We have eaten lovely meals at the seahorse, Bushell's and rockfish in Dartmouth and Brittania at the beach in Kingsbridge. All amazing.

    Tim And Kelly RaynorFeb 2024

  • "This is a lovely house for a holiday home, very well equipped and very comfortable, also well placed for the town and facilities, views of the river and passing steam trains are charming."

    We did have a minor problem at the house, but this was dealt with promptly and with no hassles.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "We found Amberley clean, comfy, spacious exactly as described including a lovely garden and easy parking."

    The walk into town both up and down did not present a problem it was a good way to keep fit and tire the kids! We we're let down with our original choice of property but have no regrets whatsoever with our 2nd choice so much so we have already booked Amberley again for 2 weeks next year. Dartmouth is a lovely place to holiday, one of our party rated the whole holiday as possible the best ever.

    Dear Mrs M, Thank you for your generous feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Amberley and hope you enjoy your next visit even more. Jim and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely house, very well equipped."

    Loved the walk into town and finding new ways there and back every time. The garden is great for sitting out in the sun. Lots of great walks nearby so you dont have to drive far to find them. Thank you to the lady in the Dartmouth office who was very helpful and friendly when we called in with a query.

    Reviewed by Elisa4.7Aug 2023

  • "A gate from the garden to the top road would be helpful - to provide walking access to JS etc."

    It was along, hilly way round otherwise.

    Several guests have suggested a gate from the garden to the adjacent road but unfortunately this is not possible for two reasons. Firstly, behind the wooden fence is a wall which is owned by Devon Highways and was there long before the houses were is a retaining wall to separate the road from what was originally an old orchard. Secondly, there is no pavement on either side of that road and with limited visibility to the right it would be very dangerous to exit the garden that way. If you do catch the bus up, it is possible to walk down College Way for 150 or so yards and then take a cut through to Redwalls Close. While this would still have some uphill walking, it would halve the amount of uphill walk. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolut tolles Haus, wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und würden das Haus jederzeit wieder buchen."

    Perfekt wäre es, wenn es einen Ausblick auf den Hafen hätte und nicht ganz so hellhörig wäre, aber das ist jammern auf hohem Niveau. Besser direkt bei Sykes buchen, über Casamundo war es deutlich teurer.

    Dear Guests ( I have been told not to use names) We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Dartmouth and at Amberley. Thank you for your kind feedback. We did send you an email after your stay to thank you but it may have gone to your junk mail. We hope you enjoy your return visit if and when you come back to Dartmouth. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thorsten5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is our favourite holiday property in Dartmouth and we've stayed several times before."

    It's spacious and comfortable with easy parking. It's a steep walk down into town that feels steeper on the way back! But you can always get the bus. We enjoy the walk and I'm sure it does us good. The walk down Browns Hill is a hidden gem of Dartmouth - a winding picturesque cobbled alley with wide steps between pretty properties bursting with plants and flowers in pots and overhanging walls. You're only a short drive from supermarkets and petrol at the top of the hill but there isn’t a shop nearby so you just have to plan. It's a quiet and relaxing house and neighbourhood, away from the screeching seagulls you get nearer the harbour. We're already looking forward to our next stay!

    We are very grateful to all the lovely guests that have given Amberley such pleasant feedback over the years. On the occasional instances of critical feedback we have tried to rectify the issues where possible but sometimes they are due to services etc that we are not responsible for and Coast and Country are very responsive to any such issues. We like to give a small “token” of our appreciation to our returning guests and if you have not had anything waiting on arrival please contact C & C. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phill5.0Jul 2023

  • "Stayed in Dartmouth many times before and this is our second time in Amberley."

    This is a lovely home from home! The detached house is well equipped and can't think of anything else that might be needed / required. Beautiful garden to sit outside on the days when you just want to chill! There is also a much appreciated parking space for two cars. Lovely walk into town, but be aware it really is a steep uphill walk back! Though you can get a bus part the way back or a taxi. The staff at Coast and Country holidays offer an exemplary service ~ always polite, efficient and helpful. A minor issue on the first day re lack of bath towels (an omission) was resolved within 5 minutes, literally! We love Amberley so much we have already booked again to stay next year!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Amberley."

    House was well equipped, lots of space, with a lovely garden, great for a BBQ. Such a great stay in Dartmouth and would definitely come back again. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Dartmouth,but the house was lacking slightly from what we have rented before on skykes."

    The small brown sofa was very uncomfortable,there are stains on the carpet in the front hallway,and green stains in the carpet under the radiators. The 2 single beds were extremely uncomfortable we could feel the springs coming through,they would benefit from a good mattress topper. There was no mirrors in the single rooms so I had to keep walking down to the double room everytime. Also a small welcome pack would of been nice,and because the fridge was turned off it took so long to cool down enough,for us to put our food delivery in. In all the houses we have stayed in the fridge has always been on when we get there. The decoration inside and out is very tired,and even though we had a great 2 weeks here in Dartmouth we will not be staying here at Amberley again.

    Reviewed by Derek2.2Sep 2022

  • "A really lovely house."

    Beautifully presented and very well equipped. Fabulous position with lovely views and a cooling breeze. The walk back up from town was brutal....we drove up to the P&R when going for days out by boats & trains!! Well worth the £5 charge.First visit to Dartmouth and we had a really good week. Would recommend Amberley to anyone with good mobility!! The instructions for finding the house could be a little clearer for the section from the Sainsbury's roundabout.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amberley was a delightful, well equipped house with all that you could wish for in a holiday home."

    Onsite parking and a beautiful garden an added bonus. Yes, it's a steep walk from town, and not for the fainthearted, however the location and views far outweigh this fact (for me). So happy with the house that already booked to come back next year!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very good not recommended for people with any walking problems."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2022

  • "The property was excellent, well equipped & comfortable"

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Feb 2022

  • "Amberley house was a great place to stay."

    It was very clean all through and very well equipped. We went in October so needed the heating, it worked well and the house was warm throughout. Hot was also good whenever needed. The house is at the top end of a cul-de-sac in a nice quiet residential area. The walk down into Dartmouth took about 15 minutes and was steep in places coming back up. We really enjoyed staying at Amberley and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Really clean and comfortable, had everything you could need to enjoy your holiday."

    Parking is a bonus, walk up and down from town is difficult and not for those with mobility issues but we're not too fit and we managed it. Recycling is easy if you read on the boxes & bag what needs to go in each one. Lovely view from the front of the house and you can see the steam train go past at the bottom of the hill. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2021

  • "Clear guidance on how to get there and access."

    Good range of equipment with detailed instructions. Very comfortable and roomy house. The walk to the town centre is steep but picturesque. Will return!

    Reviewed by Phill5.0Sep 2021

  • "A clean tidy, well equipped property."

    Pleasant garden. About 20 min. walk down a steep hill down to the town, The return walk - not for the faint hearted. A garden gate to the adjacent road would be ideal, a bus stop to the town is quite close. Only negative things - we experienced a blocked downstairs toilet, and a cheap Wi.Fi. Would recommend this property.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback after your stay at Amberly. All the points you have raised will be looked at by the owner and ourselves. Please note that if you had brought the blocked toilet to the attention of the local office, we would have investigated this straight away. I can confirm that this has now been checked and is all working fine. We hope to welcome you back to Dartmouth again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house was well furnished and spotlessly clean."

    Lots of facilities and plenty of kitchen appliances and a beautiful large garden with table and chairs. 4 bedrooms with lots of wardrobe space and a separate dining room to enjoy your meals. Lovely views of the yaughts and boats down on the river. A bonus having ensuite, family bathroom and downstairs loo. Also parking for 2 cars. It is on a steep hill and a hike up from the town. Not for elderly or disabled.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very clean and tidy nice large property with parking space we walked into town had no problem,chat to nice neighbour gave us tips places to visit, did have to report stain mark on hallway carpet also not given any black bin bags to place used bed linen in after end of stay we would return again."

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Jul 2021

  • "We wanted something clean, comfortable and functional with space for all of us and parking, which it fulfilled."

    We are reasonably fit so the walk back up the hill was not too trying. However there are places you can park down in the town, especially if you only want to park for 1-2 hours. There are steps up to the front door which some might find difficult and there is a bit of traffic noise from the road behind. The beds are comfortable. An unexpected bonus for our 3 year old grandson was the view from the front down to the steam trains on the other side of the river. They announced their presence with a whistle.

    Reviewed by Andrew James5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a spacious clean family home that is very well equipped and comfortable."

    The south facing garden with chairs and picnic table is great for relaxing. It is a very steep climb from Dartmouth so we walked down and got a taxi back for about £5, much easier! There are some lovely restaurants in Dartmouth but booking is essential. The attractions are fantastic with ferry trips to suit all needs. The beaches are a relatively short drive along very narrow roads but have spectacular views especially towards Salcombe. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "Amberley was a very comfortable and enjoyable place to stay."

    It was very clean and well equipped in a lovely quiet part of Dartmouth. Whilst it was a ten minute walk into the centre, the walk was enjoyable and it meant there was parking for at least two cars which was very handy. The garden was pretty and an enjoyable place to relax in. I would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2020

  • "The house was brilliant."

    It had everything we needed and was so clean and we would thoroughly recommend it. The only thing that would have helped is a gate in the back garden giving access to the road at the back of the house making it easier to catch and alight from the bus. This would have eliminated the need to walk up and down steep hills which was not a problem for us as we are both fit but would present a challenge to people with mobility issues, but this is more of a wish list item rather than a fault with the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "Amberley is a clean, comfortable and well appointed house in a lovely area."

    I would recommend it to anyone and would use it again if we revisit the area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely house, has everything you need to make a great holiday in Dartmouth."

    We will definitely stay there again when we stay in Dartmouth. Just wish there was a back gate, as the bus stops into town, are very close to the house, but you have to walk the long way round at present. Not a problem for most, but, if you have walking difficulties ( like us oldies) it can be a problem, especially the steep climb back up to the house. we had to go everywhere by car.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2019

  • "Amberley was very comfortable and well equipped."

    The acommodation was spacious and the garden was a treat. The only downside was a very steep walk to and from Dartmouth. Overall bars lovely week.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is a lovely house in a quiet position from which it is possible to take a variety of day trips."

    We found it very well equipped and prepared with a pretty garden and easy parking. The directions are very exact and easy to follow. The Devon weather and Devon hills were a bit of a challenge but the coast path, Dartmoor scenery and local gardens (Coleton Fishacre and Overbecks) are so gorgeous that can be forgiven.

    Reviewed by Winifride5.0Jun 2019

  • "Generally, position, facilities, property was acceptable."

    However, we wish to bring a couple of Issues we found that may help you. Entrance mat by front door is filthy, needs either throughly cleaning or preferably, replacing. To be met with the site of it every time we arrived ‘home’ was depressing to say the least. Didn’t want to walk on it in stocking feet!! Also, there were was considerable staining to the ground floor carpeting. Surely for the beginning of the season that cannot be right? Although the bedding was changed at the end of week one, which we appreciated, we were not told this would happen, or how. We were prepared to wash and change ourselves since we had no advice as to what arrangements had been made. Quite embarrassing for us and the lady ‘who does’ to confront each other on our return from town, not expecting ‘visitors’. Please mention such in your literature. We wouldn’t use this property again, although we intend to visit Dartmouth on a regular basis, we love the place

    Reviewed by Derek3.4May 2019

  • "The house is very comfortable, clean and well presented."

    The only downside was the lack of a door on the lounge. This meant sound from the tv or people talking, carried upstairs where people were sleeping. The location is ideal, a10 minute walk into Dartmouth although it is very steep hill on the way back up.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great to be able to park on driveway outside the house and walk down hill into Dartmouth."

    A lot of properties have no parking in Dartmouth House extremely well equipped and warm, beds very comfortable, sofas not comfortable but otherwise house was great.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Mar 2019

  • "Very clean and comfortable property with everything we needed and we'll located."

    Mr Simon UpcottAug 2018

  • "High standard of accommodation at competitive cost and good company to work with."

    Mr S UpcottAug 2017

  • "Very nice cottage in good location, but let down but let down by a couple of things so does not get a perfect score."

    On the positive side, it is comfortable, clean and in a good location. it offers almost everything you could need. Close to town, but it's a very steep hill to navigate on foot. The only negative is the showers. The ensuite shower is very underpowered, with the water dripping rather than flowing from the shower head - they need to install a pump. The shower in the bathroom is slightly better but both showers would benefit from a safety handle.

    Mr K LeahJul 2017

  • "Clean and well furnished - exactly what we were looking for in Dartmouth - off road parking for two cars"

    Mr P SteeplesApr 2017

  • "Cottage was very well presented."

    Everyone enjoyed the break.

    Mr A BradleyJan 2017

  • "Claen, contained all we needed"

    Mr D DuckettNov 2016

  • "Very well equipped house, luxious nice garden, quiet surroundings good basis ..."

    Very well equipped house, luxious nice garden, quiet surroundings good basis for trips in neighborhood Dartmouth and close region is fantastic to stay Might be improved: -some pillows for chairs in garden -better shower head in both bathrooms (the economic/sustainable type of head did give just a limited amount of water)

    NathalieAug 2016

  • "I booked the property at very short notice for a week away at the end of October with my husband and my daughter, son in law and 20 month old granddaughter."

    We have visited Dartmouth for many years and are truly in love with the place. We needed somewhere that catered for families and found the house comfortable and well equipped although, despite several comments from previous customers, there were no oven gloves. It was clean but there were rather a lot of cobwebs in the lounge particularly around the fireplace which was strange. The showers were extremely slow and inefficient, it may be that the water pressure is poor although elsewhere in the house the water flow was fine. There was also no equipment for babies such as a highchair, cot or a few toys which would have been helpful and could put off families with young children. We were also disappointed at the meanness in the supply of toilet rolls for a family property (no spares!) and expect a carton of milk for a cup of tea when we arrive.. However, there were many positives including its location, parking for 2 cars, garden, good heating system and well equipped kitchen. We really enjoyed our stay and would go to this property again with our family. It was well priced and with a few improvements would be excellent.

    Nov 2015

  • "Marvellous house in a great location."

    Spotlessly clean and modern. Easy walk down to Dartmouth and frequent bus service back up which runs till late at night. Would recommend to anyone.

    Sep 2015

  • "A well kept and very comfortable property with fantastic views."

    Dr ALISON AckroydAug 2015

  • "Amberley was spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    We had a very enjoyable stay with our grandchildren. Hope to return. Thoroughly recommend it for other families looking for a holiday property. Returned fitter than when we arrived after walking up the steep hill every day.

    Aug 2015

  • "Excellent well prepared and equipped house, very hilly location"

    Jul 2015

  • "House was very good, we had the space we needed and we would book again if we return to the Dartmouth area."

    May 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.


  • Detached House
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x King-size with en suite shower room with shower, w.c and wash-hand basin
  • 1 x Double bedroom
  • 2 x Single rooms with 3ft beds (suitable for children only)
  • Kitchen opening into utility room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Family bathroom with panelled bath shower (over), w.c and wash-hand basin
  • Terrace with table and chairs which extends out to a large, mature garden
  • Cloakroom with w.c and basin.
  • Gas fired central heating and instant hot water
  • Wireless broadband internet available
  • Strictly no smoking
  • No pets permitted
  • Flat screen TV, DVD player, feature stone fireplace, Four-ring electric hob and oven, integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher, and views over the rear terrace and garden
  • Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and door out to the terrace
  • For 1-2 cars on private driveway. All bed linen and bath/hand towels are supplied
  • You will need to bring tea towels and beach towels.

The property

A well-presented detached house located in a residential cul-de-sac, approximately 10-15 minutes’ walk from Dartmouth's shops, restaurants and tea rooms, within easy reach of the River Dart.

Blackpool Sands beach is just a 5-10 minute drive whilst Woodlands Theme Park three miles or so away. From the driveway, a few steps lead to the main entrance and ground floor hallway with access to the cloakroom and living area, kitchen and utility room and stairs leading up to the first bedrooms and bathrooms. The modern kitchen is fitted with electric hob and oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher and opens in to the utility room.

Door out to the terrace.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a dining area seating six comfortably.

The light and attractive sitting area has a double sofa, two armchairs, flat screen TV, DVD player and a feature stone fireplace with sliding French doors that lead out to the terrace and garden. Four first floor bedrooms in total.

The master bedroom has a wooden-framed King-size bed and en suite shower room.

The second bedroom has a double bed whilst the third and fourth bedrooms are both singles (suitable for children only).

There is a family bathroom with panelled bath shower (over), w.c.

and wash-hand basin.

Outside, to the side and rear of the property, is a large area of paved terrace with table and chairs extending out to a large, mature garden.

Parking for 1-2 cars on a private driveway.

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 located 15-20 minutes walk from the town centre.

Strictly No Smoking

Single bedrooms suitable for children only.