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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "The bungalow was lovely, some of the view was blocked by trees."

    The bathroom, downstairs cloakroom and what was described as a shower in the master bedroom are in need of updating. The shower in the master bedroom was not used as it looked ancient. Such a large room screams out for an ensuite

    Reviewed by Avril4.1Sep 2022

  • "Blackgate is a lovely house with perfect views of Dartmouth Naval College and Dartmouth harbour."

    The house has everything required for a lovely holiday and is ideally situated for walk into Dartmouth or short drive to Blackpool Sands. We felt at home staying there and didn’t want to leave! Thoroughly recommend the property for families who want to stay local to Dartmouth but can use as a base to venture further afield.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful home which was very nice to stay in."

    The main bedroom sliding doors and balcony was a real treat , and the view truly stunning. The home was well equipped and things like dvds and board games /books a welcome addition which we took advantage of .Ideally I think the bathroom could do with updating .I also think the washing machine is well past its best and certainly did not clean our clothes very well even when it eventually worked. The beds were comfy and extra pillows etc provided. As a party of 6 we found the kitchen of a high standard with the pull out table and separate dining room very good. The home is very nice and as with all our Sykes bookings we were not disappointed. However a negative for us was having to collect and return the key to an office in the town , as we had a large van this required us to walk and was not as convenient as a key safe . The country cottage personnel where not too friendly and seemed disinterested when my wife arrived. The cleaning was adequate but was not spotless , I include this as I'm sure the owner would like to know if they are paying for this . As a final comment I would say , lovely home , beautiful views , well equipped and comfortable. Maybe with a view of some updating in bathroom/ ensuite .Thankyou for our stay.

    Reviewed by Craig3.8Jul 2022

  • "We’ve had a wonderful first holiday in Dartmouth made thoroughly enjoyable by the generous accommodation at Blackgate."

    Plenty of room for everyone and a bonus that the lounge furniture meant there was a choice of comfortable seating for everyone. The views are wonderful especially from the upstairs and we spent most mornings and evenings gazing across at the River Dart and the rolling green hills beyond. In rain and shine, the views were amazing and as I have a disability, it meant that staying in on a few of the days was no disappointment, in fact it was a pleasure! There is everything and more available for self catering and the house has a very comfortable feeling about it. If anything, the house is better in reality than in the photos! Thank you Blackgate, we hope to visit you again

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2022

  • "We had a magical Christmas week at Blackgate."

    The property was enjoyed by both the children and the adults. It was spacious and light and the views were gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2021

  • "We enjoyed our holiday, have been several times and the WiFi has made a total difference."

    Home from home, happy as always with our stays, long May it last, thank you to the owner. The kitchen is so lovely, love the splashback.

    Reviewed by Valtra5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house was perfect very comfortable with everything we required."

    However the description of the property was 5/10 minutes walk from the town of Dartmouth what you fail to state is it’s at the top of a very steep hill and impossible to climb for the elderly. It was also very difficult to get a taxi at any time and if you took the car to the center you could only park for 2 hours anywhere. In the day was fine to use the park and ride but that service stopped at 7pm.

    Reviewed by Ellen4.1Sep 2021

  • "Washing machine tricky to operate and temperamental."

    Spacious house. Master bedroom was big with views of the river and we spent most evenings sitting up there. If anyone was considering major works on the house, consider making it an 'up-side down house', with bedrooms on the ground floor, living area on top.

    Reviewed by Caroline3.8Jul 2021

  • "We were very comfortable in this lovely spacious and well-appointed family home."

    Having off road parking and being so close to town was great but with young children in our party it would have helped if there had been a gate.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2021

  • "Almost impossible to contact the local office by telephone as the local area dialing code links to your national call centre and a very, very, long wait."

    If I'd needed to contact them to say we were delayed and unable to be in the office for the key during office hours (times not stated)...... We would have had to sleep in the car! Local office staff all very cheerful, friendly and helpful. House is lovely and my only gripe would be the absence of thick bin bags, advertised on several laminated notices and adhered to worktops. Would I stay at Blackgate again?Oh, yes. I'd love to live in the property and spend all my time admiring the views.

    Thank you for your feedback we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Blackgate, and that you would like to return. We do make a courtesy call to all guests that have not arrived before the office is due to close to let them know how to collect their keys, we would also send an email with the information. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dartmouth. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2021

  • "The house is absolutely lovely."

    It was spotlessly clean and very large, certainly big enough for our party of six people. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen very well equipped (there is nothing we were without and we ate in most nights), and the lounge has plenty of space and sofas/chairs. A nice surprise was the kitchen that had been recently refurbished to a really high quality. The views are superb especially from the main bedroom where you can lie in bed and watch the boats on the estuary. In all a lovely property that we very much enjoyed and a testament to the owners/agency who have equipped it so well and to such a high quality. It will be top of our list for a repeat visit to the South Hams.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Kitchen is fantastic, very spacious and comfortable with amazing views."

    The only thing is the shower in the master bedroom is no good.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2021

  • "A really super house in a fantastic location with amazing views over Dartmouth."

    Just as advertised.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was great perfect for a relaxing break."

    The views from the house exceeded are expectations and really added to the comfort of everything else the cottage had to offer.

    Reviewed by B5.0Oct 2020

  • "Blackgate was a wonderful holiday property for our family; the rooms are very spacious and clean with great views over the river, and there is enough space around the house to park your cars (and store some kayaks in our case)."

    The walk down into the centre Dartmouth takes only about 10 minutes and passes lovely, almost Mediterranean-looking houses; the way back uphill takes a little longer depending on your fitness level. Conveniently, there are shops and a petrol station just a few minutes up the main road. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to come again!

    Thank you for your feedback, we are really pleased to hear that Blackgate was ideal for your family holiday with its spacious rooms., parking and wonderful views. We hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2020

  • "Blackgate is a very nice house but needs updating!"

    The decor and furnishings are very dated. The electrical equipment (washing machine, microwave, etc are archaic! ) The kitchen, though very big is in dyer need of replacing, there is no cupboard space for food at all and the table and chairs in the kitchen are very rickety. One of the gas rings didn't work. The shower curtain in the bathroom needs replacing with a proper screen. The view shown on the website from the garden can only be seen from the bedroom as the garden shrubbery has blocked it out.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. Your comments have been passed on to the owner and we are pleased to advise that the owners are looking to fit a new kitchen during the winter down period. Unfortunately, due to the window placement in the bathroom, it is not possible for a shower screen to be fitted. Thank you for you constructive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Dartmouth at some point in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances2.8Sep 2020

  • "Blackgate was lovely, a spacious and very clean house, lots of room for 2 families of 4."

    The kitchen was well equipped (decor is quirky!), with a good size fridge-freezer plus second fridge in the utility room. The carpets throughout looked new, and the garden well-tended. Amazing views of the Naval college and harbour, particularly from the large master room. It was sunny when we were there (hurrah!) and was therefore very light in the bedrooms in the morning, so advise taking eye masks if you want to sleep beyond 6 in the summer! Great location to walk into town, very steep walk back for working off the fish & chips!

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jul 2020

  • "Fabulous place, home from home just a shame the garden has overgrown and spoilt the obstruction of the lovely view of Dartmouth."

    Photo on website a bit misleading.

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Jul 2020

  • "We love this property."

    it offers everything needed for a family break and feels very home from home. Fabuloys views from the lounge and bedroom.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Dec 2019

  • "Blackgate is positioned high up in a lovely road overlooking the quay and the Naval College."

    The house is spacious and clean and all home comforts are included. The kitchen was great as it had all the crockery / cutlery/ utensils and facilities that you could ask for. A washer / dryer would have been a welcome addition but the clothes airer was very handy as well as the line in the garden . They both served their purposes. The washing machine was situated in the kitchen and may be better positioned in the utility room as there is plenty of space out there. We have holidayed in Dartmouth on many occasions with a variety of our family and Blackgate is the best property that we have stayed in. There is so much to do in and around Dartmouth and on the coast in both directions that makes Blackgate an ideal base. All in all , the accomadation and the holiday itself were very good indeed and we hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2019

  • "Need proper shower screen for bath plastic curtain really doesn't do the job battling with water going over the bath"

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jul 2019

  • "Located in a quiet area with a lovely view of the harbour from the balcony in the master bedroom."

    Hills to and from town may be a problem for some but having parking outside front door compensates for this. Beds and living room furniture very comfortable after a day out. Would make excellent base for anyone wishing to explore Dartmouth and Devon.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Jun 2019

  • "The photo of the patio table in the garden is misleading, from the photo you assume that this is the back garden but the table is actually positioned in the front garden !"

    We were expecting to sit in the back garden and see this view but as the garden trees and bushes are overgrown you can only see this view when standing in front garden. Cottage is in an ideal location and is a short walk to Dartmouth Town Centre but walk up to cottage is up a steep hill.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, We are sorry that you found the photo of the table in the garden misleading. As you now know, Blackgate is on a corner plot and has only a small back garden. The property is bordered by two very quiet roads and the mature shrubs offers seclusion to the side garden. As well as from the front garden, we hope you enjoyed the river view from the master bedroom and balcony which we think is particularly special at night with the backdrop of the Kingswear lights. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Apr 2019

  • "Loved the property"

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very homely Clean tidy & well equipped All facilities were local & easy to find."

    Oct 2018

  • "It was a lovely place in a peaceful location."

    It may be in need of a bit of updating but it was still a charming, spacious and welcoming house.

    May 2018

  • "Excellent house fantastic views very central to town couldn't fault"

    Mr Roger MurdochSep 2017

  • "As I said, needs wi-fi to make this a perfect base."

    Mr D MorganJul 2017

  • "Excellent, spacious property with amazing views over Dartmouth, the Estuary and Naval College."

    Decoration may be a bit tired but makes no difference to the experience.

    Jun 2017

  • "Wonderful property ."

    Beautiful location . Massive amount of space . Best place we have stayed in .

    LEILAAug 2016

  • "There was a group of 7 of us, had a lovely time, cant fault anything, we had stayed at this property a few years ago."

    The only issue we had was using the washing machine, but did manage to get it started.

    S TurnerAug 2016

  • "Only problem we had here was that we are not TV watchers, we prefer the internet and there isn't an internet facility here, however, we knew this when booked but this improvement would upgrade it to excellent."

    Jul 2016

  • "We have stayed at Blackgate on several occassions."

    Great accomadation we will be returning.

    SJun 2016

  • "Very clean, tidy, spacious and comfortable."

    As many reviewers say it needs some TLC and updating but has most things that are needed A few basic utensils like a cheese grater would be welcome but mainly very well equipped Washing machine not commucative but C & C are aware and sought to sort the problem out - did not affect our holiday in any way

    JOHNJun 2016

  • "Nice house to stay in & great location."

    Very clean & tidy. Decor a little tired, but this didn't detract from our stay. Overall good value for money.

    Mr P LincolnAug 2015

  • "Blackgate is an ideal venue for a Dartmouth holiday, comfortable and spacious."

    The decor is a little dated in areas but this does not detract from the enjoyment of the holiday.

    Mr R FryJun 2015

  • "We are very pleased with all aspects of the property, especially now that the windows have been cleaned."

    Sep 2014

  • "Excellent. Will return for future holidays."

    Aug 2014

  • "We have stayed a number of times at blackgate but will not do so again."

    This property is a fantastic size and well equipped but it has not been maintained to a satisfactory level at all. The upstairs bathroom toilet has been changed but the remainder of the bathroom suite continues to be in the garage (it was there last year!!) the downstairs toilet floor is continually wet as something is leaking, the place looks like it needs every window professionally cleaned, some of the curtains are not hooked and look like they are about to come off. I could go on. There were also cob webs in the property suggesting it hasn't been thoroughly cleaned and perhaps isn't let that often now, I don't know. It is not what I would expect from a property costing just short of a £1000 per week.

    Aug 2014

  • "Blackgate is an excellent venue for a holiday, the property is old-fashioned but very comfortable with good views good location and good parking."

    My only criticism is that some of the windows never seem to be cleaned.

    Jun 2014

  • "Appears good value awaiting our stay"

    May 2014

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king (can be a twin) with wash basin and shower cubicle with a Mira thermostatic shower
  • 1 x double 2x sets of bunk beds (3ft) A folding bed and bedding is available on request for an additional guest
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Cloakroom with w.c and hand basin
  • Family bathroom has a bath with shower over, wash basin and w.c
  • Well-established garden which contains many pretty shrubs and flowers.
  • Wifi
  • TV with HDMI input
  • Hob, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Baby friendly: a highchair, two travel cots and a stairgate are available
  • The garage and driveway at the front of Blackgate provide parking for approximately 4 cars or boats
  • The property includes gas fired central heating and hot water
  • Pets are not accepted and the property
  • Strictly No Smoking
  • Bed linen and towels are supplied (excluding beach towels).

The property

Blackgate is a comfortable, spacious family house set within its own well established garden with ample parking, only 5-10 minutes’ walk from the centre of the historic town of Dartmouth, with its boutique shops, award-winning restaurants and pretty waterfront.

Ideally located for exploring the surrounding South Devon countryside, the Start Bay coastline is just a 10-minute drive away, whilst the all-weather family attraction Woodlands Leisure Park is just four miles.

This delightful family house boasts excellent views towards the Britannia Royal Naval College from most rooms.

With a living room, dining room and large kitchen, there is plenty of room for the whole family to relax.

Also on this floor is a utility room and cloakroom.

The property accommodates eight people in three bedrooms.

The master bedroom can be configured as two twins or as a super King-size, and has stunning views of the river from the balcony.

Bedroom two has a double bed, whilst bedroom three contains two sets of bunk beds making it ideal for children.

Baby friendly facilities are provided.

The family bathroom has a bath with shower over. French doors from the living room lead to a balcony and steps down into the well-established garden with garden furniture.

Parking for approximately 4 cars on the driveway. Whilst homely for smaller parties, Blackgate is ideal for two families and is an excellent base for those looking to be close to Dartmouth yet conveniently located for exploring beautiful South Devon

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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