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Armorel House

(Ref. 1044650)

Dartmouth, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a really great break staying at this lovely property in Dartmouth."

    A big house with loads of comfortable spaces to chill - inside and out. Very close to the town’s pubs and restaurants, but set back from the hustle and bustle ensuring a restful haven to return to at the end of the day! Really well equipped and beautifully decorated throughout! Lots to see and do in the vicinity - fantastic walking and a steam railway just across the estuary! Who could ask for more!!!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2024

  • "We had a really lovely Christmas stay at Armorel house."

    Christmas trees were up which was nice. The downstairs was much bigger than it looked in the pictures, we enjoyed cooking Christmas dinner in the kitchen. Very well equipment kitchen. The 2 living rooms were great for us as a family. TV system was great all channels accessible Netflix, prime etc. Just a couple of points the bathroom window upstairs we couldn’t open so couldn’t air it out. Also the dishwasher needs some rinse aid or salt or both as it didn’t wash dishes properly. The road leading to the property is extremely narrow even with a Mazda 2. We hope to come back again maybe in the summer time. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic house perfect in every way for a family stay."

    Lovely furnishings with everything we needed. Beautiful and relaxing environment wish we didn’t have to leave.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really nice layout and great location."

    Parking is fine but SUVs will struggle. There are posts at the start of the lane which will indicate wether you will fit or not. Honda civic was fine. Need to remove the wooden shelf in the bath as it’s mouldy but this isn’t a criticism of the house as the general cleanliness was brilliant

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Photos hardly do justice to the quality of the house and how spacious the house is. We weren't sure that we'd use the second living room but this was a lovely bonus. Our first time in Dartmouth but can't think of a better place for a holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Angus5.0Jul 2023

  • "Armorel House is a beautiful, well-maintained and quiet property about 5 mins walk from Dartmouth's restaurants and shops."

    We had a wonderful stay and will absolutely be back again - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It was great having two parking spaces and we had no trouble getting our medium sized car into the space although it is rather tight. My only recommendation is to bring fans (we did) since in the hot weather, the bedrooms are warm and for security reasons, you can only open the windows a little. Well done the owners...we had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything was as described but when we got there it seemed even better and rooms were lovely and large."

    Furnishings of a very high standard it certainly felt like a real home not a holiday rental. Very quiet and we took a small car so we’re able to park in the space beside the house which was very handy. Definitely want to come back again. One little negative was there was not a wardrobe to hang clothes in one bedroom upstairs even though the room was large.

    Thanks for your helpful feedback Audrey. As you rightly spotted, this is our home and we love sharing our house with others when we can. We will take on board your thoughts about the third room, and will try and see if we can fit in a wardrobe as well as the large chest of drawers without spoiling the feel of the room. Let us know what you think when you come to visit again! Vanessa & Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Jun 2023

  • "As previously reported, the turn into the parking space at the property is very tight."

    The additional free parking option in the main car park is a viable and convenient alternative - 5/10 mins walk f you are unsure.

    Reviewed by Peter Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you for allowing us to stay in your property at short notice."

    It was very well appointed & had everything we needed. Lovely position for walking into town and a good view along valley. We didn't use car park space as drive to house was a bit hairy as very narrow in places. But we used the carpark pass which was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property & convenient for centre of Dartmouth."

    Property was well equipped, and the equipment was all working and in good order! Information provided for the area was good and we did make use of it. One comment, we couldn’t find a vacuum cleaner though, otherwise we would have done a quick run through before leaving.

    Thanks Brian for taking the time to give our house some great feedback. It's helpful to know the local information was useful. Sorry that you did not find the vacuum cleaner which lives in a cupboard in the utility/washing room - I'll make a bigger sign for the next time! Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really lovely, clean and very well kitted out place."

    No negatives, a real home from home (also very spacious) and very well located near to town and harbour. We rent holiday homes regularly and this was in the top 2 places we have rented to date. For those concerned about the car parking space comments in other reviews. My car is a 4.87m by 1.85m estate and I managed to get into space ok. It is tight and needed help to manoeuvre in and out. However, the additional space provided in Mayor Ave car park is easy walking distance. We met friends in Dartmouth for lunch so was useful to have both spaces.

    Dear Graeme, We are very grateful for you taking the time to write this terrific review, especially from such seasoned travellers! Perhaps we will see you again, when we will be looking to hold on to or perhaps even improve on our top 2 place ranking! Thanks again, Vanessa and Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a lovely house."

    Roomy, comfortable, great location - it felt like someone’s well loved home. We would definitely stay there again.

    Dear Kristen, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your time in our home. We are glad you felt the house and Dartmouth met your expectations. Phil and Vanessa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kristin5.0Oct 2021

  • "There is a lot about this house that is great (as previously noted) however for us, the constricted access and ‘parking space’ mean that we will NEVER return."

    It is curious that the previous reviews have not made any reference to the to the horrendous access and parking issues with this house – a massive elephant in the room! The neighbours actually joked with us about their ‘Sport’ of watching people trying to negotiate the ridiculously narrow entrance road and then access the even more ridiculous parking spot in their city dwellers cars. They in their small cars – dented and scratched with lost hub caps and damaged wheels trims drive like maniacs up the narrow streets as if it were a contest. We have a Volvo XC60 which leaves about a 1.5 cm gap on each side entering the road. You may then need to pass/negotiate scaffolding and obstructions on either side reducing the width still further as we did. When you eventually reach the property, you are further hampered by the parking spot being at a 90-degree angle to the narrow road with further restrictions on the opposite side of the road. It will probably take a perilous 10+ point turn to get your car into the parking space, if you are lucky. Ditto when you try to get out. The curbs and walls take no prisoners. If your vehicle is longer or wider than a Volvo XC60 you will need to park in the town, but only if you are up early enough to find a space – which are like hens teeth. If you have more than one car then it will be more problematic because you only have a permit for one vehicle and the restrictions mean that you can’t stay for more than 4 hours. If you have to leave your car in town the walk up to the house is steep and so if you have any mobility/health issues it will be challenging. I repeat that there is lots about this house which is great.

    Dear Sheila, We hope that despite the difficulties you encountered, you enjoyed your 2 week stay at our house. We are grateful that you have recognised how great the house is as a place to stay in Dartmouth. We are very lucky to have our own private parking space at the side of the house. Most central Dartmouth properties have none, and have to rely on roadside parking which is limited. In addition, we also pay for a parking permit for our guests that gives limitless car parking 5 minutes away for an extra car. Part of Dartmouth's appeal is its narrow streets and position in a valley. Our road is typical of the town. It is one way, quiet and only used by the 20 houses for access. There is a 2.1m width limit, as we describe in the house details, which is sufficient for all cars, and most delivery vans. Turning into our car parking space requires care but all our previous guests have been able to manage it. We always appreciate feedback from our guests and hope that overall, you enjoyed your stay in Dartmouth. Vanessa and Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila2.8Jul 2021

  • "This was a fabulous holiday cottage which was close enough to the centre of Dartmouth to be reached by a short stroll."

    The house was very well equipped and we thoroughly enjoyed being able to sit outside for meals.

    Thanks Mark, We are always grateful to receive positive feedback from guests at our house. We are lucky to have some great outdoor space so hope the weather was good enough to let you make the most of it when eating outside. Phil and Vanessa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely property furnished to a very high specification and only a short walk to the town centre."

    Would highly recommend.

    Thanks for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed our house, and it's position so close to the centre and the Dart. Vanessa and Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Smon5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely, spacious house, beautifully furnished, very comfortable and in an excellent location."

    We were fortunate with the weather and enjoyed all the different sitting out areas - different parts of the garden were sunny throughout the day, a real bonus. The approach to the house is indeed very narrow as the description notes. An excellent property.

    Dear Alison, We are so pleased that you were able to make the most of our house and its gardens with the great Dartmouth weather! Like many properties in Dartmouth, access is along narrow lanes, but hopefully the car parking space made it worth it! Vanessa and Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "Armorel House was extremely well equipped and very comfortable."

    We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend this house to friends and family.

    Dear Gwen, We appreciated your feedback as you came to stay after we had spent some time sprucing up the house and gardens. It is always great to hear that you would recommend to friends and family as that is the ultimate commendation! Vanessa and Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0May 2021

  • "Superb property that could not be faulted in anyway, with furniture and fixtures all top class."

    Our only observation of note was that there was no barbeque and we were unsure whether bbqs were permitted at all? With the extensive timber rear deck and a relatively narrow verandah and an absence of anyone else barbequing, we decided not to. The location was excellent and only a short walk to the Quayside. As advised, the road access is 6ft restricted but that has the benefit of virtually no passing traffic noise. The car park licence was also a welcome bonus on the one day that we did go for a short drive. All in all, an excellent property.

    Dear Andrew, Thanks for the helpful and supportive feedback. We are currently reviewing our approach to having a barbeque available for our guests, perhaps in the part of the garden with the patio. Like many of the houses in Dartmouth, we are located on a narrow, one way lane, and ours is only used by the house owners. Like you, we look upon it as a advantage! Vanessa and Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "House was fantastic, great location and very comfortable!"

    We enjoyed every moment!

    Dear Michelle, We have only recently made our house available to guests so it was great to hear that you had a fantastic stay at our home. It sounds like you enjoyed it as much as we do! Vanessa and Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Aug 2020

  • "Excellent location and a beautiful house."

    Dear Sarah, Thanks for your positive feedback. You are our first guests so it is encouraging that you love it as much as we do! Vanessa and Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

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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 (can be split into twin on request) 1 x King-size with en suite shower cubicle, wash-hand basin and toilet, 1 x King-size
  • Kitchen has large gas/electric range cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer
  • Open plan living/dining room
  • Utility/cloakroom with washer dryer, separate toilet with basin
  • Separate sitting room
  • Family bath/shower room on the upper floor incorporating bath, shower cubicle, toilet, wash-hand basin and towel rail
  • Terraced balcony and further lower garden patio and decking.
  • Gas-fired central heating and hot water
  • Superfast fibre broadband internet
  • The lounge offers a wood-burning stove, Smart TV with Sky Q HD
  • A second living space offers a Smart TV with Shy Q HD - Please note that the open fire in this room is not in use
  • There is off-road parking for one car at the property (please note that access via South Ford Road is one way and narrow, entry to/from the parking space requires some care)
  • Suggested maximum car width 2.1m
  • An annual parking pass - as an alternative or for one additional car - is provided for the Mayors Avenue car park (subject to availability of space)
  • All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels (excluding beach towels) are supplied
  • A supplement of £150.00 is payable if the sofa bed is required for 2 additional guests
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Armorel House is a spacious well-presented property on three floors situated within a short distance of the centre of this historic town and its array of restaurants, pubs and boutique shops. There are three double bedrooms sleeping up to six guests, one with an en suite shower room and one with a super king-size bed that can be split, on request, to provide two singles.

On the lower ground floor is a spacious living and dining room, with wood burning stove opening into the well-equipped kitchen.

There is an additional tastefully furnished sitting room at entrance level, with a sofa bed that can be used for 2 additional guests for a £150 supplement.

Approached through French doors off the dining room is a good-sized terraced balcony – ideal for al fresco dining – with a table and six chairs, whilst the lower decking has a lovely five-seater garden suite.

With the added benefit of an off-road parking space for a small/medium car and an additional parking permit for use in the town centre car park (subject to available spaces). Armorel House provides an ideal base for guests looking to explore the town and the surrounding countryside.

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 there is a supplement of £150.00 if you require use of the sofa bed

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas