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Fairview House

(Ref. 995408)

Dartmouth, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the second time that we have used Sykes Cottages and unfortunately it is the last."

    Our accommodation was very disappointing and it meant that we cut our holiday short. We only stayed as long as we did as we loved Dartmouth.

    Reviewed by Jorgen1.3Jul 2024

  • "3rd time staying at this beautiful house , accommodation, space , location, parking , couldn’t ask for more and will be returning again ."

    Thankful to the owner for sharing their home

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic house in a wonderful location with great views."

    Fairview is one of the best holiday homes we have ever stayed in and thoroughly enjoyed our week in this lovely home. It was clean, spacious and well equipped with everything we needed, no moans from us about anything! Dartmouth is a very nice town and we appreciated places nearby too. Great ferry service too! We tend to visit different locations for our holidays, but if we were coming back to South Devon, wouldn’t hesitate in booking Fairview House again. Thanks for everything.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2024

  • "Fairview House is a lovely holiday cottage."

    Very clean on arrival, lots to do in the area. 10 minutes walk into town, but very energetic coming up. Gets your heart pumping. The house itself has everything you need to enjoy your stay Mark

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2024

  • "We loved the house, the location with the views across Dartmouth old town."

    The house was spotless and the kitchen well provided for all we needed throughout our stay. The hot water was HOT and it arrived in quick time too!!! We must add here, however, we needed additional blankets on the colder nights. We will be looking to book again for our next visit to my home town.

    Reviewed by Russell4.7Mar 2024

  • "Fairview House is a very well furnished and well equipped property."

    Sadly our stay was spoilt by scaffolding around the property, which we were made aware of on the Friday evening before travelling, also that it should be removed by the Monday. This didn’t happen. We were not told that the very restricted parking space was half taken up with scaffolding planks and poles, making it extremely difficult to park. The entrance to the property was also made precarious by the scaffolding particularly when it rained as we were unable to use the hand rail to descend the steps. Phone calls to Sykes Cottages were made with a promise to call back, no one called me back for each of the 5 calls that I made. A financial agreement was reached, but of course this did not solve the problem. It could have been a lot more straightforward if Sykes had been more transparent and honest with me. We should have been offered alternative accommodation, or at least the opportunity to consider another property. A very disappointing experience.

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Sep 2023

  • "Amazing holiday house in a great location"

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "Would highly recommend staying here ."

    Photos dont do it justice

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "The house is large enough to give all our party ample room."

    The house has fantastic views and great amenities. The walk up from the town is a challenge but well worth it!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2023

  • "The place was lovely."

    My wife ran her own cleaning service and she said that the cleaning of the place was 'top notch'. View was marvellous, although my family were transfixed that the hills were that steep (having grown up in the area, I knew!) . Had a wonderful week, thank you

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Apr 2023

  • "My family and I stayed here for my 40th and returned 10 years later for my 50th birthday, it was still as great as we remembered and actually even better as we used the downstairs kitchen area more since having TV and sofa area included."

    Definitely looking forward to booking up again

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Accommodation comfortably sleeps two couples and 4 children, outside space is great though elevated eating area often needs a clean due to seagulls."

    Toilet facility on each floor is useful. Road up and down to the accommodation is very tight requiring driving on the path and parking spaces are also tight though welcome (compared to parking on the road). Thoroughly enjoyable accommodation with great views across Dartmouth and within a 10 minute walk to the centre of the town.

    Reviewed by Edward4.4Jul 2022

  • "2nd time we have stayed here better than the first."

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely, very well eqipped house in a very beautiful location, with lots of character."

    We felt fitter after using steps and stairs at this property ( there were four generations of our family staying for a short period of our stay) - fortunately there was a loo on every floor! Some of the decor and kitchen bathroom facilities would soon benefit from an update. The steep access roads were a shock at first but they were worth it for the amazing view and we did just mange to get our two cars on the allotted space. There are some very pretty walking routes to and from the town. The external upstairs seating area had not been cleaned for a very long time which we were not able to use, however the lawn was mowed very soon after our request. We enjoyed our stay in Dartmouth very much.

    Reviewed by Belinda3.8Jun 2022

  • "This house had everything you needed and more for a rental property and was really comfortable."

    Stunning house on three levels and gorgeous sun rise and sun setting views and plenty of room for our family of five. All adults. We parked the cars up on the gravel area which was a little tight for two cars and a little awkward on the narrow lane especially with cars parked right opposite. However we did lots of walking into Dartmouth sometimes 3 times a day which wasn’t too far. Really a chilled place to relax. Although not good for anybody with limited mobility because you would have to drive in. We Would highly recommend this house and would hopefully revisit.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great house fantastic views from garden area, thou the garden could do with improving slightly but overall great place to visit we shall return!"


    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2021

  • "Grandchildren, 10 and 7 boy and girl didn't want to go home."

    Arthur loved the big teddy and carried him around the house. Wanted to take him home but said that he needed to stay for the next child to enjoy. Best equipped kitchen I've seen. Enjoyed a BBQ, sitting in the covered area to eat lunch. The wood floor and table here needs stripping and repainting as it is peeling. Need better info. on the steep stairs to top floor and down to kitchen, house only suitable for able bodied persons. But the house is beautifully furnished. Scary sharp bend to access road, and riding car half on the pavement to get past parked cars. Would be an asset if you built up one side of the garden so that you could do a better hard standing for us to park our cars. A hot tub would fit nicely behind the table on the high rise place where the table and chairs are.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Jun 2021

  • "When we booked the holiday it said the Cottage overlooked the river Dart, and you had to go up to the top floor of the house, or up onto very high raised decking outside to actually see it."

    There were multiple issues from marks on furniture, stains, damp, damaged items (that we had to report to Coast and Country Cottages asap due to threat of liability), air fresheners everywhere that cause asthma, multiple windows glazing failed/inner condensation, dust and debris, food left under table, the bed on the middle floor was dirty and unchanged as it clearly had been slept on on the left side as you looked at the bed it also had sand in it too and made this room uninhabitable, numerous broken blinds, broken chair, floors not mopped, rubbish left from previous guest, being forced to open a gate for a gardener when the gate just needed a push, no welcome tray, toilet seats on all 3 toilets broken, dirty cooking pans, not enough cups for size of property, radiators closed off so rooms did not get warm especially in kitchen, BBQ absolutely filthy, stairs that able bodied people struggle with as there was no banister, issues in guest book that are still present. There is a need to inform guests of certain requirements like needing black bin bags to put bedding in. Width restrictions for vehicle access to the property and parking would be a struggle with more than 1 car or a larger wider vehicle, also parked cars directly opposite make access and egress challenging.

    Reviewed by Diane2.2Jun 2021

  • "The house was lovely, in a great location and as described."

    The lay out of the house was good for 2 families. The lawn wasn't cut when we got there but we let you know and it was mowed the same day which made a real difference. The blinds in the super king room were not effective at all so the light shone through really early every day and woke us up. I brought a sleep mask which helped. There was a lot of dust under the furniture and on the blinds, it didnt affect the stay as only noticed the floors when hoovering on the last day. Overall a great stay.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1May 2021

  • "Tv not working in main bedroom."

    One of the two radiators not working in the kitchen/diner. Had to run a lot of water from the kitchen hot tap before water ran hot. Reported the above two items to the Dartmouth office during our first week and was told the maintenance man would fix them but he never came to the house and carried out the work! This resulted in us being cold at times in the kitchen/diner and not being able to watch tv in the main bedroom for the whole of our stay.

    Reviewed by William3.4May 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at the house."

    Very nicely situated. Has a great sun deck (it's a sun trap, which was very useful for our stay in April). Comfortable rooms. Nicely equipped kitchen. Downsides? not many. Perhaps not suitable for elderly/infirm as there is a steep walk up from the town (and steps down to the front door). And the road to the house is somewhat challenging-don't bring a wide car! But the driving is entertaining... I've noticed that some other reviewers have commented that it needs updating/minor repairs, but I didn't spot much that needed doing. Overall a very happy holiday. Would happily go there again.

    Reviewed by Mike4.1Apr 2021

  • "Holiday was great, really great house."

    wifi wasn't working at all but for a short trip it was fine.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Oct 2020

  • "I've already sent a list and a formal complaint about the cleanliness (especially the kitchen), not a good thing during this pandemic."

    Also a number of issues with the cottage and it's facilities, several of which weren't available. When added to your failure to call back when promised and the potentially misleading description on line, I'm disappointed not to have heard anything for well over a week.

    Reviewed by Nick2.5Sep 2020

  • "The property was overall lovely, and comfortable."

    The issues we had were as follows... Accessibility: the description of the access to and within the property is limited on the site. The road to access is incredibly tight and difficult to navigate, especially for large vehicles. The layout of the house was not clear from description I.e two separate flights of steep and narrow stairs to access kitchen and bedroom. Not a disabled friendly property at all. Garden area: no furniture provided aside from a bench! No shaded area or parasol and the raised decking area very unkempt and rundown. Not helpful in a heatwave. Area just needs a good paint and clean up. Equipment: TV very dated and instructions unclear on how to use. Tv’s in bedrooms missing remotes so could not use freeview. Tumble dryer not working correctly. upstairs electric shower head needs a clean as holes blocked and water spraying outside of bath. Storage: every cupboard in the kitchen in use so limited space to store a weeks worth of food that had been delivered. The whole house needs some TLC, e.g finding room chair pads stained and quite damp, general re-decoration. However, we did have a wonderful week, excellent base for Dartmouth, and house more than met our needs, with a bit of attention paid to it would be an outstanding property.

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Aug 2020

  • "The House was very well proportioned with plenty of space for all 7 of us."

    The house certainly had a 'wow' factor, with really lovely furnishings and interesting pieces of art work. Views from the house were lovely and it was only a brief walk into Dartmouth, which is a picturesque coastal town. There are antique shops, ice cream parlours and lots of pubs and places to eat. Steep walk back up the hill, but we'll worth the effort.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2020

  • "Dartmouth is an absolutely beautiful place with lots to do for three generations of a family in the local area."

    The house exceeded expectations in terms of its space and character: we were a group of 6 and we had lots of space. One small point is that we would have appreciated a few bits to “get us going” before our shopping arrived - ie some hand soap/loo rolls. Anyway, we would definitely return to Fairview House and Dartmouth.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to hear the you enjoyed your stay at Fairvew House in Dartmouth. All our properties are advertised as self catering, however we do provide 1 toilet roll in each toilet and a starter pack of dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, j cloth and a sponge for the kitchen. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dartmouth soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely House ."

    Photos don’t do it justice ! Perfect location with excellent garden and amazing views . House was very comfortable and far better than expected . Couldn’t ask for anything more . Will be back to Dartmouth soon I hope !

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2019

  • "The location was perfect, only a short walk from the harbour."

    Fairview house was fantastic, it had everything we needed and was well equipped. The house had so much space to allow everyone to do their own thing if necessary. The garden and views were amazing, we’d love to go back during the summer months to really appreciate it. A good time had by all.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2018

  • "Large well equipped house with stunning views and wonderful kitchen area."

    Mrs Joanne HiggsSep 2018

  • "Good large clean house on top of a (very) steep hill with good views from the decking areas."

    The house is 3 storey and has plenty of room, it could easily accommodate 2 small families. A short walk downhill into Dartmouth town, back up the hill is a challenge (burns off the food and ice cream !)

    Jun 2018

  • "Lovely, comfortable house."

    Sep 2017

  • "House was ideal for a big family holiday and garden was safe for young children to play in."

    Mr J LeachJun 2017

  • "Great house in excellent location"

    Apr 2017

  • "Excellent property."

    Have already booked to return next year.

    Oct 2016

  • "Like: Location, spacious, wonderful garden area, excellent car parking facilities."

    Dislike: Kitchen equipment needs going through and more attention needed in cleaning kitchen area e.g. floor dirty all round edges and under unit by french doors, and chairs still had food on them from previous occupants.

    JohnJul 2016

  • "Basically a lovely, roomy house with plenty of sunny outside space and superb views of "The Hill" across the valley in Dartmouth."

    Needs updating, however. Only 8 mugs provided and half of them chipped. Dodgy dishwasher. Lack of kitchen equipment. Opaque TV instructions and no pause/replay/record facility. Smelly bathroom (mould on shower curtain and around bath) with over-engineered shower. Shower room potentially quite cold and desperately in need of major update. Heating/hot water very good, with full access to controls. Parking for 3 cars, but access/egress tricky, to say the least. Fairview Road is aptly named and is a quiet backwater well up out of the bustle of Town. Utterly ruined, however, by the minority of dog walkers who leave mess everywhere – including just outside the gate and on the private parking bay behind the car. Also regularly dropped into the gull-proof refuse collection sacks. A major spoiler.

    Jul 2016

  • "Lovely house with a garden, views and parking."

    Ideal for a big family holiday. Have visited 5 or 6 years running.

    RichardApr 2016

  • "Lovely house, perfect for 3 generations of our family."

    Beautiful views and easy walk into town/ harbour. Perfect!

    Aug 2015

  • "Fairview House is a lovely property for young and the not so young."

    It is large, clean and spacious with the added bonus of parking for three cars, which is exceptional in Dartmouth, where it is so hard to park. The large garden with decking and grass is provided with barbeque, picnic benches and table and chairs. Plenty of room for children to run around in. We were a party of 4 adults and two very young children and the accommodation worked perfectly for us. You can walk down to the harbour in 20 minute, but beware it is a steep hill down and feels twice as steep coming up! However the no. 90 or 90a bus from the Station Restaurant is every 15 minutes and stops at the top of Fairview Road, and it is then only a few minutes walk to the house. Altogether a lovely property in a beautiful location and would return.

    Jun 2015

  • "Large house and views."

    Kitchen could be be equipped

    May 2015

  • "High standard of interior furnishings & fittings but let down by minor items missing in bedrooms ie side tables & mirrors correctly positioned."

    Also builders/decorators who had just finished renovating the exterior had not removed all of the debris from outside the property. In spite of this criticism we enjoyed our stay & would return

    Aug 2014

  • "Very pleased with the property we rented"

    Jun 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.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x King
  • 1 x Twin
  • 1 x small bunk bed room
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Boot/utility/cloakroom with separate w.c
  • Study
  • Shower room
  • Family bathroom on the first floor with bath, overhead shower, w.c and wash-hand basin
  • Garden.
  • Five ring gas burner, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV and DVD player with surround sound
  • WiFi
  • High chair and travel cot included
  • Gas fired central heating & hot water
  • Charcoal barbecue
  • Strictly no pets
  • Parking for two cars
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

This incredibly stylish semi-detached period residence offers a spacious stay throughout three modern floors. Situated on the hillside overlooking breath-taking views of the surrounding town and River Dart.

Take advantage of the 10-15 minute walk from Dartmouth’s town centre, the perfect fun-filled break for all the family or a large group getaway. On the ground floor is an open-plan dining and kitchen area.

Along with a TV to keep you entertained whilst you are whipping up your favourite recipe, there is an eight-seater dining table perfect to fit all the family.

As you continue to walk past the kitchen you will find yourself in a small study area.

the perfect escape from all the frenetic family fun to collect your thoughts. A quirky large lounge area with a featured fireplace overlooking a spacious garden with surrounding views can be found on the first floor.

No need to panic about that extra bed room with a king size bedroom on the first floor and a super-king size, one double and a small bunk bedded bedrooms situated on the top floor you’ll be spoilt for choice.

There will be no fighting with loved ones over who’s turn it is in the bathroom, in addition to a family bathroom situated on the top floor there is also a first floor shower room and separate W.C.

within the utility room.

French double doors lead out to an enclosed yet expansive garden with two good-sized decking areas as well as an area of lawn with a built-in charcoal BBQ perfect for a sit down meal to enjoy with your loved ones. Whether you are sat outside taking in the views of valley down to the River Dart or relaxing in one of the many spacious rooms, Fairview House offers everything needed to explore Dartmouth and its surrounding areas. Just a short distance to the centre of Dartmouth famed for its local shops and restaurants this location is perfect for shopaholics.

Adventure seekers are also spoilt for choice with Dartmouth Boat Hire and Bayard’s Cove Fort only a short walk away.

Fairview House is the perfect escape for you and all the family.

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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The property is located on Fairview Road, which is very narrow in places.

All bed linen and bath/hand towels are supplied. You will need to bring your own tea towels beach towels and oven gloves.

A gardener will attend between Monday and Wednesday during bookings. He will not need access to the property. Please get in touch if you DO NOT wish for a gardener to attend.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas