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Gooder House

(Ref. 995452)

Dartmouth, Devon Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great stay in Gooder House."

    It was very nicely decorated and the kitchen was well equipped. Plenty of hot water. We were a group of 5 adults and two Labradors and there was ample room for us all. If travelling with dogs you can access the tiled kitchen & dining area via a side door and don’t have to worry about wet or sandy dogs on the carpet! The car park was large enough for an Audi A3 hatchback. The lanes up to Above Town are narrow and best approached via the Crowther Hill end and there is a turning area 30m after the house. We would certainly recommend Gooder House to others.

    Reviewed by Debora5.0Apr 2024

  • "Stunning very clean."

    Exactly how it looks on the website. Well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jara5.0Dec 2023

  • "Hot water didn't work, heating didn't work, no tumble dryer - so took two loads of wet clothes home with us, coffee machine didn't work, got concussion from the overhang on the way up the first flight of stairs - no warning or padding in place, scratched car on the super narrow road to property when dropping of luggage, downstairs bedroom smelled of damp."

    We have stayed in Dartmouth twenty times in ten years and would never stay here again.

    Reviewed by Daniel2.5Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful place, very well equipped."

    Supper happy and have booked again for next year. Highly recommend the place.

    Reviewed by Tammie5.0May 2023

  • "I discovered that the sliding door of shower room next to the back door had become detached from the runners."

    The Maintenance chap tried his best but this is a job requiring the pelmet to the door to removed to rectify this and therefore we had to put up with the door being permanently open the whole 2 weeks of our holiday. It was also noticed that the door to the kitchen from the hall drags on the floor, it was like this 2 years ago! In fact most of the doors don't shut shut correctly and need some maintenance. The family bathrooms fan struggles and is either in need of a clean or the bearings worn out. The TV in the dining room and the main bedroom have only a few usable channels. They either need to be connected to the home WiFi so they can be used with streaming channels or connected to the BT TV. Despite this we really love this rental and the rest of the facilities make up for the shortfalls with the garage parking being the cherry on the bun.

    Reviewed by Martyn4.4May 2023

  • "Gooder house is a fabulous place to stay in Dartmouth."

    It was spotless, nicely furnished and really well-equipped. The kitchen/diner and upstairs lounge are really lovely bright spaces and even though the outside space isn’t very big it gets some lovely sunshine much of the day.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful house, loved it."

    A great space for families to enjoy. The kitchen was very well equipped and the beds were so comfy. Garage was very useful and it is a steep hill but the views are worth it. Would love to return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Gooder House, ‘Home from Home’ we love Gooder House with its central location is always lovely and clean, very welcoming, cosy, comfortable and well equipped."

    The staff at Dartmouth Coast and Country Cottages are always very helpful and accommodating. Thank you again to everyone involved we have had a fantastic holiday break.

    Reviewed by Lucie5.0Mar 2023

  • "4th time at Gooder House, this time for Christmas !"

    Loved the Christmas trees and decorations, plus mince pies and bottle of fizz on arrival. Always feel immediately at home (I wish it was)

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property is great."

    Good location, easy access down the hill into town and the garage is the clincher for us. We have stayed at Gooder House quite a few times now, in spring, summer and winter. The dodgy water supply this visit was a bit inconvenient but out of your control and the water bottles were much appreciated. The only downside was that on arrival the heating thermostat was set to 13C! We assumed the property had not been used for some time and no thought was given to making the house comfortable for us. My husband was able to adjust the thermostat but the house was freezing cold for several hours until a decent temperature was reached. The loft radiator remained cold so we had to bleed it ourselves to get heat upstairs. We would have expected the heating to have been checked before we arrived! Other than that, we had a good time.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Dec 2022

  • "Gooder House is delightful."

    Beautifully furnished and well equipped. We were very comfortable as 6 adults and a small dog. Great position on Above Town. Have already booked again. One smallnote, the shower in the main en suite bedroom doesn't flow very effectively but it wasn't much of an inconvenience.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Oct 2022

  • "We stayed at the property before, but it’s starting to look tired."

    We had a water leak through the garage ceiling, and the main bedroom shower packed up, there are also mould patches in the shower area.

    Reviewed by John3.1Sep 2022

  • "Gooder House is an absolute gem."

    The owners have done everything they can to ensure guests feel comfortable and at home. The furnishings and fittings are top quality and the interior decor is very coastal chic. This was probably the best equipped holiday property we have ever booked, all that was missing was some means of drying clothes - the airier having been sadly broken by a previous occupant. It was very difficult to leave at the end of a fabulous week in Dartmouth. Thank you for sharing your wonderful holiday home.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gooder House."

    The house itself is very well equipped & a perfect location to the town & local amenities. Loved the split levels as it meant our party of 6 wern't tripping over each other. The garage even housed our Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, despite being listed as only suitable for a small car :-) Staff on arrival were extremely pleasant & helpful. Would definitely recommend!!!!

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Feb 2022

  • "The owners and agents were very kind and accommodating with our disruptive travel plans due to Storm Franklin."

    The facilities are impressive and of good quality, making for a comfortable and relaxing stay. My husband raved about how comfortable the bed was and slept very well. The social spaces have a great flow and the house also allows for everyone to have their own privacy. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Feb 2022

  • "This was are 7th time in Gooder House and we love it."

    Coming back again in March for 2 weeks. The location and the comfort of the house is amazing. It feels like we are home when we arrive every time. We can’t praise the staff in the coast and country cottages, Dartmouth office enough they are lovely so welcoming and friendly. Thank you. See you in March.

    Reviewed by Lucie5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay in Gooder house it was pure luxury for us and so well equipped and beautifully furnished I did not want to come home."

    The bed was extremely comfy, the house was cosy with very homely feel and the views to the river were lovely.The location was good only 5 minute walk to the shops and river. We were concerned about wether the Toyota Rav 4 would fit in the garage but it did just, in case anyone like us wondering if their car will fit, and such a bonus to have that facility. There is nothing you should need whilst staying in Gooder house its perfect. Hopefully we can stay there again one day.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great location and quiet even though close to the town centre, garage a real plus my Range Rover evoque fitted just, anything longer may be a problem."

    Well equipped kitchen and comfortable to stay in

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Dartmouth; the weather was fabulous and Gooder House was a fantastic place to stay for 3 generations of our family."

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Another fantastic holiday at Gooder House."

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2021

  • "We were very impressed with Gooder House."

    It has been renovated and furnished to a very high standard. It is quiet at night but only 5 minutes walk into town. The outside courtyard is a real bonus. We would highly recommend this property and will certainly stay there again. Congratulations on such a gorgeous property.

    Reviewed by Dale5.0May 2021

  • "Second time at Gooder house and just as good as the first time."

    Beautiful house and so clean and welcoming. Feels like home ! Wonderful location for walking into Dartmouth for the shops and restaurants etc. My BMW X3 fitted into the garage, just ! We were a bit concerned if it would but it did. We will definitely go back next year.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage perfect location."

    Everything you need! So cozy and welcoming! I think the advert should mention parking is a issue. House has room for one small car. We got a parking ticket while parking outside. Overall would 100% return!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you encountered issues with parking. The property details mention the garage size and that it can fit a small/medium car. Dartmouth is packed with beautiful lanes, however, this isn't always easy when it comes to access and parking. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay regardless and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful house which is ideally located close to the centre of Dartmouth."

    We were so impressed that we have immediately booked for October! Service from CC was excellent. We did not have a seagull sack which was provided within hours, excellent service! One of the tiles came loose in the main bathroom, along with a loose toilet seat but neither of which were an issue and to be expected from a holoday home.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had made a huge error and booked the wrong dates for the property, the staff were so friendly and helpful and managed to turn the property around within 20 minutes so we could relax and enjoy our stay."

    The photos of our property didn't do it justice, it was a lovely space for a much needed break. SO grateful for their help, very professional and friendly.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2019

  • "Garage was able to fit a Prius plus in, crucial as no parking by the house."

    Reviewed by Louisa4.4May 2019

  • "We were very disappointed with the overall cleanliness of Gooder House on arrival."

    As l informed the Coast and Country Cottages office on the next day. The whole house was covered in cob webs. The downstairs bedroom was particularly poorly cleaned. In fact I did question if it had been. There was a lump of chewing gum on the window sill, loads of cob webs and the bathroom floor was filthy. The lady in the office did offer us a re clean but by that time we had all arrived and were keen to get on with our break. I was also very disappointed that no one had seen fit to give us warning of the building work going on next door. This proved to be very disruptive on a daily basis. The builders arrived every weekday morning at 7.30 am with their radio blaring, which continued all day. When they started the drilling the noise in Gooder House was horrendous. In fact one day some plaster came off the wall in the hallway. Considering the cost of the holiday I cannot describe it as a relaxing holiday.

    We are sorry to learn of your experience whilst staying at Gooder House on this occasion. We value your feedback as a very valued Coast and Country Cottages customer. As a previous guest at this property on several occasions we understand your disappointment in not having meet your expectations during this stay. We do have strict procedures in place to inspect all properties prior to guests arriving. On this occasion we have failed to meet the high standards required of our housekeeping team. Please be assured we have and will continue to address your comments with our team. We have contacted the owners concerning the building works in the neighbouring property. We understand they visited you during your stay to apologise for any disturbance. They did not expect the works being carried out to be so extensive at this time, as the property has only recently been purchased. The building contractor has been contacted and informed of the disturbance experienced during your stay. A number of issues have now been addressed to facilitate the least possible disruption and to meet future guests continued enjoyment of Gooder House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.1Apr 2019

  • "Practically Perfect in Every Way, We've stayed in Gooder House more times than I can remember, it is just perfect and relaxing."

    Very comfortable and ideally situated for our stay in Dartmouth with lovely views over the water to Kingswear from the living room. Having the use of the garage is such a bonus because parking in Dartmouth is getting harder nowadays, Currently the property next door is being renovated and the builders are on site early in the morning (this is so they can get their trucks parked early) but they are a good group of lads who get on with the minimum amount of disturbance, Would highly recommend Gooder House for its central location, comforts and high standards.

    Reviewed by Lucie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Third visit to this wonderful home."

    It has everything we could hope for in a holiday home and a friendly community around it. Views of the sea from upstrairs. Light and airy kitchen with doors opening onto back patio. The Owners even called with a bottle of Sharpham wine. So local!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2019

  • "A short break and Coast and Country could accommodate our awkward dates for our convenience ."

    Returned to this wonderful house for a second time. Its just like home. And I can park my car in the garage and bring my dog!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2019

  • "This is one of the nicest places we've stayed in , down in Dartmouth."

    And we've visited too many times to remember! The house is so beautifully furnished and loved and tastefully coastal. We saw the photos of the house before renovation and it now has such a clever design. Even the car fitted in the garage which was a great bonus.. As ever Dartmouth is a great place to come back to . And all the locals so friendly and welcoming , especially letting us take are little wire fox terrier everywhere with us.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2018

  • "Second time at this house."

    We love the quiet location and garage. Yet so close to the shops and restaurants. The house is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. This year we used the gas BBQ quite a few times. Looking forward to a third time.

    Mrs Michelle CrellinSep 2018

  • "Great location, well kitted out!"

    Great to have the garage. Lovely friendly atmosphere

    Aug 2018

  • "Great cottage very comfortable, lovely location"

    Apr 2018

  • "It was our second stay at Gooder House and both times have been wonderful."

    The house is so homely we did not want to go home - so much so we ended up extending our stay! I would highly recommend Gooder House, it is in the perfect location with the added extra of a garage for parking. The house is beautifully decorated and very spacious. As a keen cook and baker, I enjoyed the kitchen/dining area most! The fact this property is also pet friendly is wonderful, my dog loved her stay as much as we did!

    Mrs L BroomJan 2018

  • "Great location providing you don't mind hills and dealing with steep narrow lanes."

    Great to have the garage to park in otherwise would have been difficult. House has everything you need. Could do with some redecoration in places, but that is certainly not a big issue.

    Nov 2017

  • "Absolutely lovely house in all aspects!"

    Mr T SewardMay 2017

  • "Everything you coild ever wish for was in this outstanding property, well laid out, wonderful views, all equipment was of a high standard, and dog friendly, if you are thinking of staying in Dartmouth then this is the place to stay !"


    ROBINSep 2016

  • "A great house in the beautiful town of Dartmouth, very comfortable and airy with a gorgeous top floor lounge to take advantage of the stunning views."

    The garage is a real bonus in a town so tough to park in. A real find..we will be returning to Gooder House.

    JaneAug 2016

  • "Stunning property."

    Fantastic location. Garage was a huge bonus. We look forward to staying again :).

    MEGANAug 2016

  • "Lovely house, with view of the river from lounge."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    SarahApr 2016

  • "Excellent home with beautiful kitchen and sitting room."

    The bathrooms were gorgeous and brand spanking new too! Really appreciated the garage since they're such a rarity in Dartmouth.

    Mrs CockburnDec 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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x twin with fully tiled wet room with shower, w.c, heated towel rail
  • 1 x Super King-size (can be made as twins on request) with en suite with large, walk-in shower, wash-hand basin, w.c., heated towel rail and under-floor heating
  • 1 x double
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Utility room
  • Shower/Cloakroom with a shower cubicle, wash-hand basin, w.c and heated towel rail
  • Sitting room
  • Family bathroom on the first floor with bath and shower over bath, w.c, wash-hand basin and heated towel rail.
  • Five-ring gas hob, electric eye-level oven, microwave, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine located in the utility room
  • Flat screen TV, DVD player
  • Master bedroom has Flat Screen TV
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Integrated garage for one small/medium car
  • All bed linen and bath/hand towels are supplied
  • You will need to bring your own beach towels
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Gooder House is a tastefully furnished and well presented pet-friendly property providing comfortable accommodation over three floors.

Situated in Above Town, the property enjoys glimpses of the stunning River Dart.

From the entrance doors lead off into a twin bedroom and the garage - stairs lead up to the first and second floor accommodation.

The second floor attic sitting room is a light and sunny room comfortably furnished with two large sofas, armchairs, TV, DVD player and with a feature electric ‘wood’ stove.

Dormer windows and a Juliet ‘Velux’ balcony offer lovely River Dart glimpses.

On the first floor the open plan kitchen/dining room features a contemporary fully equipped kitchen with built-in appliances and a large wooden table and chairs to seat six comfortably.

Bi-folding doors lead out to the rear enclosed terrace with outdoor dining table and chairs. There are three bedrooms in total, the en suite first floor master bedroom has a super-King size bed (which can be made into two single beds on request), bedside units, wardrobe, flat screen TV.

En suite with walk-in shower, wash-hand basin, w.c., heated towel rail.

Bedroom two has a double bed, bedside units and walk-in cupboard.

The third bedroom is furnished with two single beds with en suite wet room.

There is also a family bathroom with bath and shower over and a further shower room. Dartmouth’s town centre with its array of boutique shops, restaurants and the river itself is a 5-10 minute walk away.

From the embankment try your hand at kayaking or stand up paddleboarding.

Guests benefit from integrated garage parking – dimensions provided on request.

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 house is situated in Above Town (Steep and narrow access road and steps to town centre).

The garage dimensions - Length - 12ft Width - 8ft Height 6ft

The Building work that was taking place in 2019 have now all be completed.

Strictly No Smoking