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Manor Studio

(Ref. 1026283)

Dartmouth, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • steps (10)
  • well (8)
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  • property (6)

17 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is fantastic, very well maintained and lovely smell and feel to it."

    However, may the property be fantastic, it comes with a warning ! To get to it is NOT suitable for older people (60 plus) as the steps to get to the property are simply very dangerous. I am sure if you ask, Sykes (et al) will furnish you with a representative photo of what people are saying. Lest, the risk thy own, it was worth it for us !!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "The flat was lovely with a wonderful view and everything that you could possibly need."

    The sofas were very hard and uncomfortable and were an issue. The steepness of the steps was not indicated and could be an issue for some people.

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property with fantastic views across estuary."

    Very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "If you wish to enjoy the best views in Dartmouth, Manor Studio must have some of the best, if not the best."

    I spent hours on the balcony, fabulous. The flat was spotlessly clean on my arrival, excellent !. The negatives.... whether you're sat watching TV or on the balcony enjoying the views, you will be sat on garden furniture, (even 4 spare garden chairs stored in the lounge) very uncomfortable garden furniture at that. From the flat I could see people lounging in their gardens on better furniture than the flat has. During the summer it is bad enough but I imagine if spending long winter evenings at the property, watching TV would become very unpleasant. Wicker furniture, no where to put your arms, dreadful. There are a few other bits and bobs that need addressing, but on the whole a super flat. Alas, having stayed here twice the steps have got the better of me, at almost 70, a sole occupant negotiating the steps with luggage has beaten me, I can't endure that experience again. (Due to the single track road that accesses the flat and to prevent obstruction to a minimum, it is necessary to get all your luggage to the top of the steps, leaving it unaccompanied while collecting your car from the car park on the other side of town. I suggest that you use one of the neighbours 'bays' to turn the car around and leave the property by the same direction by which you approached ) I have another flat booked with Sykes in September but one on street level. If it were not for the steps I would have chosen the Manor Studio without doubt. The double bed is comfortable and the flat well equipped, as mentioned before a couple of further small points that need addressing but are un note worthy, simply frustrating.

    Reviewed by Antony4.1Jun 2023

  • "We booked this apartment for the view, it was too die for, absolutely fantastic."

    Just a pity of position to get to and from. Access was just as it said, we are quite fit 61 year olds but the steps to it were challenging. Loading in and out with all our luggage was most challenging!!!! Won't book again for this reason. Having said that we enjoyed another beautiful week at the music

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2023

  • "This is a super property."

    Spectacular views from the balcony. We had a wonderful week and would hope to return.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a fabulous apartment!"

    Comfortable and very well equipped. The views are amazing. The steps could be tricky for some and the bridge/walkway not suitable for those who don't like heights, but if that doesn't bother you then this is a perfect spot. We would happily return for another stay!!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely apartment with stunning views, well worth the effort of the steps up and down!"

    Fabulous to be able to sit on the balconies and watch the river. Sofa cushions now replaced so fairly comfortable. Kitchen very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The apartment is lovely but the view is absolutely stunning. We would definitely recommend you.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "Manor studio was very clean and had everything we needed, but it's not a good place to relax on a rainy day for one reason, the sofas."

    There are two in the lounge area and they are both awful. They are uncomfortable with rock hard cushions. I like to relax and read on a rainy day without having to do so lying on a bed. Everything else was great, but the lack of a comfy sofa does make a difference. I'm not a fan of wicker conservatory furniture.

    Reviewed by Marc3.4Jul 2021

  • "I really think that the WiFi should be reliable, and it was disappointing that much of the time this just failed to work - not enough signal for even simple email tasks."

    That was the only reason for marking down on "facilities" - everything else was excellent

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Jul 2021

  • "Amazing views and everything you need in the accommodation."

    If you are not a fan of steep hills or steps I would not recommend you stay here.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jun 2021

  • "Well kept and very clean accommodation."

    Beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Agree with previous comment that the sofa's are hard. The weather was not great but it didn't matter as the accommodation was very warm and the views fantastic. The description of the steps and uneven floor are accurate but did not detract from our enjoyment of staying at Manor studio. We would book to stay here again

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2021

  • "This property had fantastic views and was very modern comfortable and clean."

    The kitchen was well equipped and had a dishwasher which is a bonus.The owners are very thoughtful,there was a rechargeable torch plugged in the hallway to use of a night-time. it wouldn't suit anyone with walking difficulties as there are several steps to the property which are very steep.Also the floors slope in the apartment which might be disconcerting. the road is steep and very narrow to negotiate with a car and there isn't any parking facilities.The apartment comes with a parking permit for the car park in Dartmouth,this was around a 10 minute walk. We enjoyed our stay in Dartmouth,we especially enjoy morning coffee sitting watching the river Dart.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback. Manor Studio is in a unique location, benefitting from stunning views! This location does mean that the property is not for everyone. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Oct 2020

  • "Manor Studios was superb."

    Both bedrooms and the living room had fantastic views of the river Dart. The best view I've ever had with a holiday let. The bed was really comfortable. The decor tasteful and muted. Kitchen appliances and utensils were all good quality. It was great to have the use of the washer/dryer in the laundry shed. Nice to have an en-suite with a bath, and a separate bathroom with shower. Large TV, the use of a stereo and two coffee tables, one just the right size for a 500 piece jigsaw meant we were happy to stay in the flat on our only rainy day. We are already looking forward to staying here again in a couple of years time.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved the views."

    They are quite spectacular. Generous sized bedrooms and very comfy beds. Great bathrooms. Only negatives are the settees are too firm and the lounge floor slopes quite dramatically! Can't do anything about that though. I would love to visit again, it's a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Aug 2020

  • "The apartment has fabulous views across the estuary from both bedrooms and the living room, and as 2 couples sharing we particularly appreciated the separate balconies, where we could all enjoy the views while remaining socially spaced."

    It was clean and sufficiently spacious for our needs, and well-equipped. The listing was accurate in that it explained about the steps: it is quite a climb down to the property, and does require a degree of fitness - but we felt it was worth it! It is also made clear that there is no parking at the property, but we found that the provision of a space at the Mayor's Avenue car park worked well, as it's only a 10 minute walk away, and it was possible to drive to the property to drop off luggage. Communication from Coast and Country was effective and pick up and drop off of keys straightforward.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 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.


  • All entrance level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with balcony and en-suite bath, basin and WC and 1 x twin (one short length), both with balconies
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with rear balcony
  • Sitting room with balcony
  • External utility room.
  • Electric storage and panel heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD player, radio, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • An annual parking permit, for one car, is provided for the Mayors Avenue public car park (subject to available spaces)
  • No pets
  • Strictly No Smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.3 miles
  • Note: Due to the age of the property, some of the floors slope
  • Note: There are 47 steps down from Above Town and then over a bridge to the front door.

The property

Offering scenic views and a highly desirable location, Manor Studio is a stunning apartment, perfect for friends and families to enjoy the delights of Dartmouth.

Boasting a stylish interior and a wide range of appliances to assist you on your self-catered stay, there's no better base from which to explore Devon.

Enter the property via a large set of steps down to which you will reach a bridge bringing you to your enticing abode.

The sitting area makes the perfect place to unwind at any time of day, with two inviting sofas situated around the television, as well as a step up bringing you to a separate seating area with a balcony looking out towards the River Dart and Kingswear Castle; the perfect backdrop to enjoy your morning coffee or a good book taken from the extensive selection in the dwelling.

The kitchen/diner also holds its own rear balcony, so the chef of the group can enjoy a fresh breeze as they prepare a delicious feast making the most of the appliances in the contemporary-styled kitchen, as the rest of the group create a plan of action for your fun-filled days ahead at the dining table.

At the end of your adventures, retreat to the bedrooms to catch up on your rest, choosing from a double with an en-suite shower room and a twin serviced by a shared shower room, both with their own private balconies so you can watch the sun set as you snuggle up in the crisp linens.

Take a stroll into the town to be greeted by a wide range of shops to explore accompanied by eateries serving tasty treats for an indulging afternoon snack, and be sure to explore the historic wonders of Dartmouth Castle and selection of cultural delights dotted about the area.

Slightly further afield is Blackpool Sands, perfect for the summer months, or choose to spend a day in Paignton offering family-fun all-year-round.

Manor Studio is a marvellous base for a group of four looking for an adventure in 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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Property is accessed from Above Town and down a flight os steep stone steps (47 steps) and across a footbridge and is therefore unsuitable for those with walking difficulties.

Strictly no BBQ's on Balconies.

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.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season