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Onedin House

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "A really lovely house!"

    immaculately clean (apart from the grill...tiny point!) I've never stayed anywhere that had everything you could possibly need, including binoculars to look at the amazing view. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you

    Thank you so much for such a lovely review, Margot! The grill will be attended to on Saturday! Malcolm Malcolm Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margo5.0Mar 2024

  • "Amazing house very well equipped great location did not want to come home best place we have stopped in"

    Thanks very much for such a great review, following on from the marvellous one in your text to me while you were enjoying Onedin House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "Loved the house, certainly kept us oldies fit walking round town and up your ..."

    Loved the house, certainly kept us oldies fit walking round town and up your road and up the stairs to the great top floor second lounge with stunning views

    Dear Mavis, Thank you so much for a great review! You will all have returned home fitter by the end of your week. Kind regards, Malcolm waste waste Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mavis5.0Nov 2023

  • "A wonderfully well appointed place (comfortable indoor temperatures, hot waterfall shower in the family bathroom, comfortable beds & plenty of kitchen facilities) with fabulous views of Dartmouth from the snug at the top of the house (which has its own tea facilities)."

    Malcom the owner was super friendly & helpful ahead of our stay. Great location to explore the town & you can go on lovely walks straight from the front door. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Flo5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The house was home from home comfort. Cleanliness, equipment, garden, linen, etc all very high standard. The best bit of this property was "The Snug" which was on the top floor commanding a magnificent view and was such a lovely place to relax in real comfort. We can highly recommend this property. You've got to like stairs and a steep hill though!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2023

  • "Amazing property no faults, had a great week away and the weather was a bonus."

    Pictures do not do it justice.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was exactly what we wanted: beautiful location, clean, extremely comfortable beds and all the facilities needed to enjoy a wonderful weeks holiday."

    Thank you so much Malcolm, we’ll be back and definitely recommend you to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "An amazing house would use it again ."

    But no up to date gas safety certificate and the floor in the bathroom is not non slip I got our shower ended up flat on my back hit my foot and ankle bruised but not broken. Did report when handing in keys but no information was taken and not put in any accident book (did not see a book in house). But saying this We loved our holiday

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous views over the whole of Dartmouth Harbour!"

    Beautiful and well tended (and safe for young children) garden and patio. Scrupulously clean house, stocked with high-end fixtures, fittings, crockery, etc. Quaint nautical touches around the house, with a range of interesting hardback books on the Dartmouth area, and its history. The photos don't do the Snug on the top floor justice.. it really is the cherry on the cake! Property owner Malcolm responds promptly and helpfully. A real gem of a property!

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Jul 2023

  • "The house is in a great location; just a few minutes walk from the centre of the town."

    The last few yards are steep, but we didn't have any problems (we are in our late 60s). The parking pass was a bonus as we didn't move the car all week, just using local buses and ferries to get around. The view from the 'snug' on the top floor of the house was our favourite view out of all the homes we have stayed in. You can see over the town, the river estuary and Kingswear on the other side of the River Dart. The view out of the bedroom on the second floor was also great to wake up to. This was a great holiday destination and house; we couldn't have wished for better.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0May 2023

  • "Sorry we had to leave Love the top floor room"

    Reviewed by Desmond5.0May 2023

  • "Firstly let me say we loved Onedin House - the central location into town is fantastic, the views are awesome, the house is so well equipped (with the exception only of a rolling pin and pastry brush!"

    ) and the garden with outside seating areas just lovely. The parking arrangements worked well and unloading/loading the car wasn't a particular issue for us although it is a narrow, steep road and larger vehicles may have problems. I don't think we were quite prepared for the number and steepness of the stairs in the house - but that's a small price to pay for the other positives. The only real criticism I have is the double bed mattress on the first floor. It was like trying to sleep on a marshmallow - some people may love it, but all the members of our party tried that bed out and the opinion was unanimous - it is too soft and for anyone with back issues, it is very uncomfortable. Fortunately we were able to spread around the house and use the other beds, but if 6 people were in the house together, I suspect that 2 of them would be rather unhappy with sleeping arrangements. That mattress aside, the rest were firm and supportive. Thank you, Malcolm, for sharing your beautiful house with us - I am fairly certain we will return soon!

    Hi Clare, Thanks for such positive feedback, earlier this year. I believe the house already has more than usual home cooking items for a holiday home because these were enhanced for a couple who were house-hunting, and stayed for several months during lockdown. Anyway, the rolling pin and pastry brush have now been added to the inventory for your return visit. Your report about the mattress in the first floor bedroom was more concerning. All mattresses in the house started off life as firm, but your feedback was the first one to report that a new mattress was needed on the first floor and that was installed soon after your stay. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back with a roller and a firm mattress! Malcolm Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Apr 2023

  • "An amazing property, equipped to a very high level."

    Views are stunning.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely very comfortable stay."

    The cottage was extremely well fitted with everything you could want , in fact we couldn’t think of anything that was missing .The only improvement that I would make is to make the lower bathroom into a shower room , as if you are not very nimble the bath/ shower is not easy to use, we all used the main bathroom on the upper floor.lovely cottage, wonderful views , shame about the steep hill ,if you are not so young !

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Onedin House."

    The house is very comfortable, has wonderful views and is very conveniently located for the shops and restaurants. Parking in the Mayor’s Avenue car park wasn’t a problem. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susannah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our 3rd stay here; a beautiful house in a very convenient location."

    Generally a great stay. Recommend you update the photos as they’re the same as 14 years ago, to do the property justice. Excellent value added with the snug! However, the mattress in the top suite needs replacing, it’s very uncomfortable as you sink like you’re in a bucket. Most people of average weight would find this uncomfortable. Also, there appears not to be enough water pressure as the taps & showers upstairs cut out completely at the most inappropriate times-two issues easily rectified. Other than that, it was great!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Jul 2022

  • "A wonderful stay in this warm, comfortable and well-equipped property."

    The views from the double bedrooms and the snug are stunning. The location is fantastic with shops, restaurants and the beautiful river only a couple of minutes’ walk away.

    Reviewed by Lizzie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage with fantastic views from many rooms."

    Incredibly well equipped and well heated with efficient plumbing. Choice between relaxing in snug at top of the house or kitchen/dinner with adjacent mini garden on ground floor made for very flexible socialising for mixed age groups or joint parties. Yes, there is the hill and two flights of stairs, but definitely worth it.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2022

  • "The house was tremendous and exceeded our expectations, it is well fitted out with excellent equipment and with nice art etc."

    Quality was high and particularly enjoyed the snug and felt it very thoughtful that there was a kettle and crockery there. The location was excellent being close to the town, but very quiet. It was noticeable that our fitness improved over the week as we climbed the hill to the house!!

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Mar 2022

  • "A wonderful week, thank you"

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2021

  • "The views over the River Dart from the property are absolutely stunning, this made the holiday extra special for us."

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Sep 2021

  • "A wonderful house with fabulous views."

    We had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Dartmouth is a lovely and interesting place with lots to do and see. Thank you Malcolm for letting us stay at your fantastic house.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Location suited us."

    The house was amazing and the decor was fantastic. A 3 o’clock check in is too late . We were only given one set of keys. The beds were not that comfortable.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Jul 2021

  • "Amazing location , views spectacular, house was everything we could've wanted, ..."

    Amazing location , views spectacular, house was everything we could've wanted, lounge upstairs was our favourite part of the house,will definitely recommend this house,

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Jul 2021

  • "If you want possibly the best views over Dartmouth then I think you will struggle to find anywhere better than Onedin House."

    However it comes at a price and that is Onedin House is located on a very steep hill. Maybe not a good choice if you have any issues with mobility. Loading and unloading the car is interesting as you have to park on the single track hill, while trying not to hold the traffic up to much. Our party consisted of two adults and our two sons aged 6 & 7 the set up worked perfectly for us, The property is well kitted out with all the basics that you need and the two bathrooms make life abit easier The kitchen and garden are all on the ground floor, the first floor is accessed by a steep stair case, here you will find two bedrooms, one as a double and the other as two singles there is also a bathroom on this floor. Accessed again by a steep stair case is the 2nd floor, here is where you find the spacious master bedroom with excellent views, you can lay in bed and watch the lower ferry go about it's business. There is also a very large bathroom on this floor. Now to our favourite room The snug at the top of the house (another staircase) but this room has French doors that open onto a small balcony, from here you can see most of Dartmouth and Kingswear. The snug has a couple of sofa's and TV. You really can spend hours there just watching the world go by. Finally a great house with superb views and great location close to town.

    Reviewed by S4.7May 2021

  • "Wonderful house, very well furnished with modern facilities and spectacular views over the busy Dart river."

    We hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful views - the on-line images barely did the actual views justice."

    There was little advice about how we should carry out normal recycling e.g., what were we supposed to do with it? Surely a basic piece of advice nowadays.

    Reviewed by David4.1Aug 2020

  • ""Our tenth stay at Onedin House."

    We never tire of Dartmouth or this house!"

    Mr LongAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Onedin House."

    Everything about it exceeded our expectations. It was perfectly situated. The property was spacious enough for our family of 5 adults to either sit together or lose each other completely within the house! It was tastefully and comfortably furnished with a full range of kitchen equipment etc. The level of cleanliness was high throughout. The snug at top of the house with it's wonder harbour views was a bonus. The delightful well tended garden and the patio space was a lovely little sun trap for morning coffee. We appreciated the seaside touches around the property and enjoyed the references to the property's history. Our estate car struggled to get up the hill beyond the house on the day of our arrival so all passengers jumped out and took our bags out so that the driver could drive to the top and turn around.The Mayor's Avenue car park is a very short walk from the house (approx 5 mins) so on our last day we carried our bags and belongings to the car park in a few stints to avoid parking on the hill outside the house to load up. Lovely coastal walks beyond the castle. The town seemed to be coping well and respectfully within Covid guidelines. We had such a lovely tranquil week. It was perfect!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2020

  • "What a fantastic house, everything you could possibly need was available and more."

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fantastic, well equipped house."

    Stunning views and very comfortable. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2019

  • "Onedin House exceeded all our expectations; a most beautifully presented property that is so close to the shops and restaurants that climbing the hill isn’t too much of an effort!"

    All bedrooms are of a good size, the kitchen is well equipped, and the whole house was pristine. There is a small garden with lovely roses and lavender. The living room at the top of the house is a wonderful bonus. We enjoyed sitting there in the evenings, admiring the spectacular view. The owner has thoughtfully provided many books on local history, attractions and walks which helped us plan our days. Parking in Dartmouth is a challenge (and some of the roads are very narrow!!), but there is a permit provided for the main car park.

    Reviewed by Niki5.0Jun 2019

  • "House is very nice, location good and very well equipped (particularly snug with lots of DVDs, music and lots of local information and walks)."

    However when we arrived the house was very, very dusty and the cleanliness was definitely not as I would expect. I called the office (Carl was helpful) and the cleaners did come round on the Saturday evening and did some dusting and hoovering of major areas eg chest of drawers, mantelpieces and the heated towel rails in the bathroom! And the bath. My other disappointment was that when I booked I had a conversation with one of your colleagues and specifically said I was looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful. She did point our that two of the properties I was interested in had building work in the close vicinity. However, Onedin House has a major renovation project in a house just across the street, and work was being done mostly starting at 8am. Another house opposite was having a decking put down in front of it and looked like it was also being renovated, and that went on all through the Bank Holiday weekend. So not as quiet and peaceful as I would have liked! Building and renovation work is transient, however it would be helpful if your office had up to date information.

    Reviewed by Andrea3.1May 2019

  • "Amazing views from almost every window."

    Outdoor space was a bonus. Well equipped kitchen and great range of useful books and guides

    Reviewed by Gayna4.7Apr 2019

  • "With regard to Onedin House - we had such a lovely week with our daughter and family."

    The property more than lived up to our expectations. It is very well equipped with the customer arguably not short of anything they need. It is very well heated throughout including underfloor heating in the kitchen. The phone call from the owner to check that we were happy with everything and to wish us “Happy New Year” was much appreciated. In all, highly recommended and all being well, we will return

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Dec 2018

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

    The view from the snug was stunning and we spent many evenings up there. Highly recommended.

    Mrs Paula GoddardJul 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday home, would definitely recommend it."

    All the home comforts you need at the house. Lovely outside space, and the benefit of a fourth floor snug with views over the river Dart. Great location, only a very short walk to the shops and river.

    Jul 2018

  • "Excellent customer service"

    Sep 2017

  • "I cannot fault this house, its location, its view and the standard of finish inside."

    Lovely rooms, especially the top floor along with its stunning view, great level of utilities, lots of stairs, 39 to be precise which is why they have a 39 steps poster at the top - nice touch. Its quite a steep hill to the property with a 33% gradient. Sink and fridge on the top floor is a great idea so that you don't continually go up and down to make a brew! I have one criticism but its not about this property which I cannot fault, its the parking, You have a permit to park in the local car park about 5 minutes away. I had 3 bad experiences with this car park all within 1 weeks stay. My car was scratched on 2 separate occasions and then one morning I arrived to find my rear number plate was ripped off. Thankfully it was left on the ground beside the car and wasn't broken so I was able to drive to the nearby Sainsburys and buy some double sided tape to re-attach it. But I have to say I would walk from the house down to my car wondering what else would be done to it. The parking is tight and perhaps the 2 scratches (one was considerable were from other cars parking / leaving), I don't know but the number plate ripped off was clearly vandalism. Ive attached a picture of one of the scratches to my car

    JON MILLARJul 2016

  • "Everything we wanted and more."

    Jul 2016

  • "This was our 4th stay in Onedin House."

    Unfortunately the first floor bathroom is looking a little tired now and could have been cleaner (particularly the towel rail which was very dusty and had a couple of hairs stuck to it!.) However the house retains it's charm and is well situated for the town centre. Over the years we have found that the view from the garden is becoming less due to the neighbour's growing plant life! but it's still a pleasure to sit out in this well stocked little garden.

    Jun 2016

  • "Brilliant holiday home, lovely views especially from the small balcony on the top floor."

    Very well stocked everything you could need. The walk up the hill is steep and i was gratefull it wasnt further up, but it was not too bad, and worth it for the views. Disappointed there was no welcome pack though. Every other holiday rental I've stayed in provides one of some description. Milk for a cup of tea on arrival after a long journey is always appreciated, bread, butter etc. But apart from that it was one of the nicest places I've stayed in, I would say the photos don't really do it justice.

    Jun 2016

  • "Onedin house is very well appointed and convenient for Dartmouth centre."

    It is clean and cosy with a well equipped kitchen. The views are stunning. We would definitely return.

    HelenApr 2016

  • "Great location, great views, homely property with some pleasing quirks."

    Nicely appointed, comfortable and to be commended.

    BRADLEYMar 2016

  • "Excellent"

    Aug 2015

  • "Fabulous house, everything perfect about it."

    Apr 2015

  • "Lovely house , very clean & well equipped ."

    Christmas trees a nice touch ! Good views of Dartmouth ! We have stay at Onedine on many occasions & I'm sure we will return soon !

    Jan 2015

  • "Place excellent, great views!"

    Not sure it could be matched

    Jan 2015

  • "Fantastic house."

    Dec 2014

  • "Fabulous property, we would not want to stay anywhere else now!"

    It would have been helpful if we had been told where the 'property information' book was kept- we found it on day 4 of our holiday (as it turns out this didn't cause a problem).

    Jun 2014

  • "Onedin House is one of the best rentals we've ever had with a high standard throughout."

    We have stayed twice in two years and would definitely go back. Everything is well maintained, the views are amazing and yet you are just a two-minute walk from the Dartmouth town centre. Excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, all within walking distance. Can't say enough good things about this rental!

    Jun 2014

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  • Three bedrooms: on the first floor are 1 x double and 1 x twin, on the second floor is 1 x king-size bed
  • Two bathrooms: On the first floor is a fully tiled bathroom with bath, shower (over), wc, wash-hand basin and heated towel rail
  • On the second floor serving the master bedroom is a tiled bathroom with bath, separate shower, wash basin, w.c and heated towel rail
  • On the ground floor is a lounge, dining area and kitchen
  • Top floor sitting room
  • 4-ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine (inside cupboard), fridge/freezer and oak units with granite worktops
  • TVs in all three bedrooms, ground floor lounge and top floor sitting room
  • Top floor has a 40in 4K/UHD Smart TV with Freeview, linked to a DVD player offering over 100 DVDs
  • Gas fired central heating throughout
  • Strictly no pets
  • Telephones in three rooms for incoming calls and local outgoing calls
  • All bed linen and towels are supplied, guests will need to bring their own beach towels
  • No parking at the property –but parking permit supplied (car park is approximately 7-10 minute walk from the house)
  • Pubs, restaurants, take-away outlets, fashion and gift shops, and supermarket all within 0.1 miles
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Onedin House is a delightful late Victorian house, boasting magnificent views of the River Dart and out to sea.

Exceptionally well equipped, this centrally located holiday home is spread over four floors and provides a ‘home from home’ that equally suits two families or three couples.

Located only five minutes from the town centre, there are a wonderful array of boutique shops, award-winning restaurants, art galleries and tea rooms within easy reach.

With the Start Bay coastline just a 10 minute drive away, this is truly a fantastic base for a coastal holiday. The property was named by its former owners, the leading actors in The Onedin Line (the famous television drama series in the 1970's which was filmed locally).

Enjoy stunning views from the sitting room, balcony, two of the three bedrooms and delightful South-facing garden.

The property has an attractive, comfortable lounge area, a kitchen/dining room and a top floor sitting room with a dormer window opening out onto a small balcony.

Sleeping up to six guests are three bedrooms - on the first floor are a double bedroom with river views, and a twin bedroom.

On the second floor is a master bedroom with King-size bed and stunning water views.

There are also two family bathrooms, one on the first floor, and one on the second floor.

With a wonderful patio and a mature garden, plus an annual parking permit provided for one car for the Mayors Avenue public car park, guests at this property are very well catered for! Ideally located to explore Devon's coast and countryside, Onedin House is a fantastic choice for a holiday in this picturesque region.

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 situated towards the bottom of Crowthers Hill, (which is a steep hill) and is only a 5 minute walk from the town centre. Crowthers Hill is also narrow in places.

Please note for 2023 week commencing 20th May there is the Dart Music Festival on in town.

The property is set on four levels.

NOTE - No parking at the property - parking permit supplied (car park is approximately 7-10 minute walk from the property). Please note that the Mayors Avenue car park is closed for the Regatta week.

Strictly No Smoking

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