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Columbine

Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 995331)

4.4

(11 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We all had another enjoyable and relaxing stay at Columbine."

    Will hopefully be back next year.

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2022

  • "1)Unsightly seagull poo covering a large part of the main lounge window."

    This should have been cleaned off prior to our rental. I made a complaint but coast and country did not offer to clean the window. When I am paying many hundreds of pounds for rental I expect a clean windows. 2) Poor ventilation. Some windows were too difficult to open. 3) The red rubbish bin was locked, but we did not have a key in the flat to unlock the red bin. A new key was presented far too late in the week. 4) There were no written instructions on cooker use which there should have been,we could not use grill 5) Lounge chairs beside sofa were uncomfortable 6) Mattress in larger room was uncomfortable and inferior 7) Only one parking permit for an apartment that takes 4 people is mean. You should supply two parking permits. 8) The floor sloped down noticeably on one side of the apartment. This was unsettling and did not feel right. 9) Ceiling light in main bedroom did not work from day 1. 10) There was insufficient hot water for a bath when following owners instructions and attempts to put this right failed. Problems were reported and involved inconvenient phone calls and visits from coast and country staff.This ruined the enjoyment of my holiday.I can only summise that c&c do not do a thorough check and clean of the property, they do not do their job properly in the first place, or there wouldn't be problems identified.I feel very disappointed. I will not book with coast and country next year as the rental was not worth the money. You charge too much money for your rental accommodation.

    Reviewed by HelenaJul 2021

  • "Our stay at Columbine was amazing, the space is far bigger than how it appears on the photos."

    The kitchen was modern, clean, and spacious. Likewise, the apartment is equipped with extras, such as board games and an iron. However, our only complaint, which is out of Sykes’ control, and is to be expected when staying in a central seaside resort, was the nonstop squawking seagulls. We read the past reviews about the seagulls and disregarded them. Yet, we barely slept all week due to this and with hindsight we would’ve taken ear plugs. Overall, an amazing stay which exceeded our expectations and the location overhauls the noisy seagulls!

    Reviewed by MaisieJun 2021

  • "The only issue we had were the beds are uncomfortable."

    But the rest of the apartment was to a high standard.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Right in the cantre of dartmouth everything is close at hand."

    Only set back three flights of stairs settee dirty shower screen bottom seal needs replacing

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "The apartment was very well equipped and clean."

    A fabulous location right in the centre of town and 1 minute from the harbour. Unfortunately this did mean that it was a bit noisy early in the morning with deliveries- if you are a light sleeper this might be an issue. Dartmouth itself was a lovely town, lots to do and nice places to eat. Would recommend kayaking.

    Reviewed by JoJul 2020

  • "This apartment was superb clean fully equipped and in a ideal location."

    My only gripe would be the very bright lighting on the holiday apartments opposite being on all night. Perhaps some blinds that can shut the light out would be good. Apart from that trivial matter I will definitely be coming back here again.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2019

  • "Very well situated property, plenty of room and extremely well equipped kitchen."

    Sofa, chairs and table seating were stained and uncomfortable as was the master bed. Overall a nice place to stay.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2019

  • "Our apt was fab, very well equipt."

    Shower pressure was very poor. Very noisy street & bar below though.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2019

  • "Just an Idea - needed a T-towel for the dishes - would be nice if included one with the Towels."

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2019

  • "No wheelie bin for the apartment downtairs so was told we had to literally walk around the street bins in public putting our household waste into them."

    Bottle bank was over in carpark so we did spend a portion of our holiday transporting garbage around the town. That was my only criticism.

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2019

  • "Great holiday property, fab location."

    Mr C R IvesOct 2018

  • "Lovely space, light and airy feel, though it was hot outside."

    Kitchen very well appointed.

    Aug 2018

  • "Comfortable spacious and well appointed."

    We have stayed here twice and would love to come back a third time.

    Jul 2018

  • "It was our second trip to Dartmouth so we chose Columbine because of the location."

    It was a toss up between being in the town centre and as close to the river as possible or having a larger apartment with views, outside space etc. We opted for the former and were not disappointed with our choice. It was perfect for the kids to be able to pop out and do a bit of fishing or crabbing on the embankment whenever they wanted and be able to see them from the window seat of the apartment. The main town centre supermarket (co-op) is just around the corner and all the shops and restaurants are within a few minutes walk. The flat itself was spotless, very well equipped and comfortable. Plenty of space for us and our 2 boys aged 9 and 12. (Twin beds would have been preferable but this was unfortunately not possible. this was our main compromise but still worth it for the amazing location.) I was worried that the apartment might be a bit gloomy having studied the location on google street view, but it get's plenty of sunlight being on the top floor, and the main living/dining/kitchen area is dual aspect with lots of windows so it felt very bright and airy and was very welcoming. We didn't experience any problems with noise as other comments have mentioned. The parking is less than 5 minutes walk from the flat and you can drive up the passage for loading and unloading. All in all a brilliant location and very good value for money

    Ms Cat LanyonAug 2017

  • "Very clean, well equipped."

    Location was perfect.

    Mr DAVID SMARTApr 2017

  • "Columbine was a wonderful apartment in the centre of Dartmouth."

    It was as the Danish would describe as Hygge (Google it!) It was like walking into ikea and was set out like those ikea rooms!. The apartment had a stunning well equipped kitchen with all the best ikea could offer as well as denby dinner services, a eye level microwave, dishwasher and large fridge freezer. The dining table was huge and had loads of space around it, the lounge area was large and the whole area was open plan. The whole communal areas had a cosy feel condidering it was huge with white walls. We had to move the tv from the corner and hope they leave it in its new place as its now central to the room. The 2 bedrooms were fine, the blue room was a small double but adequate, the mattress and bedding though could do with a change as they are worn out. The larger double was lovely though. The apartment had a closet toilet that was unheated and didnt have a window but the main bathroom was huge and bright and looked brand new. Overall we had a wonderful week, ok you have 3 flights of stairs in a seriously unappealing hallway and have to park 1/4 of a mile away but you forget all that when you either walk into the apartment or walk out into the middle of town.

    Mr J CornishNov 2016

  • "To be fair I would say it was 'OK' and not poor but there isn't a category for it."

    It was functional and fairly comfortable. The location is good as you literally walk out your door and you're on the quayside however I think there are a number of points that need mentioning/addressing. Firstly, the hot water from the tap is not much more that a trickle so when you're washing up it takes 15mins to fill the bowl - there's just no pressure which becomes frustrating. Having to use the 'boost' switch everytime you want hot water is also a pain particularly in today's world of combi boilers! Also the sofa and chairs are generally uncomfortable and lots of additional cushions on them doesn't resolve the problem. Finally, the noise factors. These were actually mentioned to us by a resident in the same block the first day we arrived - the seagulls and pub. If you want an early night and a lie in forget it! From daybreak there is unbearably loud screeching from seagulls which goes on for a long time... I think it's worth being aware of this because I never 'slept in' once as I was awoken at 5 every morning - not really what you want on holiday!! The pub can also be fairly rowdy until 11:00-30 ish.

    KETURAug 2016

  • "Lovely clean flat, great service, and a great holiday, thank you."

    NORMANAug 2016

  • "Nice and clean apartment, very spacious in a fantastic location (albeit the main stair case was not ideal to gain access)."

    This said, I would recommend this property and would also stay there again.

    Paul HarrisonApr 2016

  • "Third time there."

    Jun 2015

  • "Have used C&C previously and generally very accurate on property details, the only feedback this time was that some of the fixtures and kitchen were a little tired and needs refreshing espeically water heater, I thought immersion heaters went out years ago, cost of a combi boiler will be worth investment."

    Jun 2015

  • "Property well supplied with items and plenty of space."

    Night storage heaters made air a little cloying, but if windows were opened, the heat was lost and it was cold in the evening. Loved Dartmouth so we would definitely return to the place, but would find a property with parking.

    Feb 2015

  • "Excellent location in heart of one of pur favourite places though can be noisy at weekends!"

    Very comfortable, nicely decorated and well equipped apartment Only drawback is the 3 flights of stairs to negotiate on arrival/departure but otherwise great.

    Oct 2014

  • "Holiday let was as described on the webpage."

    Carpets in communal area to all apartments were very grubby as were the walls giving a shabby appearance on entry. Furnishings in apartment did not look as fresh as on the webpage, shelf broken in main bedroom on arrival. Apartment situated in the town centre so could get noisy.

    Sep 2014

  • "Nice apartment."

    Aug 2014

  • "My husband and I were very pleased with the accommodation and all the facilities it contained, it was very comfortable and spacious."

    Jul 2014

  • "Slightly Tired But Clean & Tidy Flat Untidy & Grubby Stairs To The Flat"

    Jun 2014

  • "Would have preferred King size bed in master bedroom, but otherwise cannot fault it."

    Great location.

    Jun 2014

  • "Great apartment"

    Jun 2014

  • "Third time we have stayed there"

    Apr 2014

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 2 x Double bedrooms
  • Family bathroom
  • Cloakroom with w.c
  • Open plan living/dining room
  • Modern kitchen.
  • Heating is via electric storage heaters and immersion for hot water. TV with freeview and a DVD player
  • Electric oven and hob, integrated fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • This property does not accept pets
  • An annual parking permit is provided for the nearby Mayors Avenue car park for one car (subject to available spaces)
  • All bed linen and bath/hand towels are supplied
  • You will need to bring your own tea towels, beach towels and oven gloves

The property

Raleigh Court is a development of apartments on a Dartmouth side street just yards from the embankment and very close to the town's specialist shops, pubs and restaurants.

Columbine is a third-floor apartment offering quick and easy access to the River Dart, ideal for watersports enthusiasts or those who simply want to enjoy peaceful surroundings.

From the ground floor, three flights of stairs take you to the property, where an open plan lounge / dining room has a comfortable sofa, armchairs, dining table and chairs, TV with Freeview and a DVD player.

A bay window has a window seat and provides a partial view of the River Dart.

At the other end of this open plan area is a modern, well equipped kitchen.

The main bedroom has a double bed and plenty of storage whilst the second bedroom has a double bed and similar storage space.

The bathroom suite compromises of a bath with electric shower (over), wash basin and w.c.

There is also a cloakroom with w.c and a hand basin. .

A parking permit is provided for the nearby Mayors Avenue car park for one car (subject to available spaces), offering guests easy access to beautiful Start Bay and the popular beach at Blackpool Sands, just a short drive away.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

DARTMOUTH

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

The property is located on the third floor of the apartment block. There is no lift access.

NOTE - No parking at the property - parking permit supplied (car park is approximately 10-15 minute walk from the apartment). Please note that the Mayors Avenue car park is closed for the Regatta Week.


This property offers the following short breaks:

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