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Regatta House

Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 976236)

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(22 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "This house is a 4 storey house with great views but not for anyone with mobility issues as it’s a bit of a shock to the system having to traipse up and down the different levels all the time."

    I do a lot of dog walking and excise classes but because it’s situated on SUCH a steep hill, continually going up and down was hard work, especially to our allocated parking space. My knees would have suffered a lot more had we stayed for a 2nd week. There were lots of lovely dog friendly eating places but it’s definitely advisable to book in advance. Our teenagers enjoyed the local outdoor pool and skimming pebbles on some of the nearby beaches.

    Reviewed by DouglasAug 2021

  • "Some items missing eg: table football, incomplete fairy hunt for the kids, small items but nonetheless not as per welcome pack in the house."

    Great location & space for 4 adults & 2 children. Everything worked!! Property will require a bit of a refurb soon.

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we have contacted the owner who has now updated the welcome folder to reflect that these items are no longer available. Despite this we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2021

  • "The house is in a great position to enjoy Dartmouth and around."

    The house was well equipped and the Wii and welcome hamper were much appreciated. If there was any niggle it was just the shower was a bit mouldy but this didn’t stop us having a really enjoyable stay. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2021

  • "We love Regatta House and the owners have done a great job."

    It really feels like the home I wish I could own. I am very jealous. The only drawback is gravity (it's a long haul up the hill from the town and even further to the car parking area). But it's well worth the effort.

    Reviewed by MikeMay 2021

  • "Excellent property - spacious and well equipped with beautiful river views."

    Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2021

  • "I wasnt overly impressed that we couldnt gain access to the property for over an hour."

    The cleaners had left the latch down and slammed the front door shut. The door had to be levered open with a crowbar. Other than this the house was great!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Regatta House. I understand that the housekeepers responded straightaway and were able to help you to gain access within 30 minutes of your phone call to them. The tool used (a prising bar) is the size of a ruler so not quite as dramatic as a crowbar but we are pleased to hear that they were able to resolve this unfortunate incident so swiftly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2020

  • "Beautiful and comfortable house."

    We've always had excellent properties from you and this was no exception

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "The house in the main was lovely but the lower ground floor; kitchen and dining was not up to standard."

    -floor was filthy; we ended up hoovering when we arrived - fireplace was dusty and had crumbs all round it - coffee mug ring marks on table cloth - childs highchair was absolutely disgusting - ended up fully cleaning all of kitchen/dining area before unpacking. Also on entering the front bedroom on the first floor there was an item of clothing on the floor (presumably underwear but didnt get close to look) from the previous guests. In the current circumstances extra cleaning is supposed to be done; but in this case even the basics werent. It was a disappointing start to our stay. The rest of the house was clean and we enjoyed our stay at Regatta House. I did think it would be good to explain the directions to the car park a little better before arrival and that it is even further uphill!! We also found it difficult to understand where to park a second car and the cost of it. Some info on this would have been good. There is a brief guide hanging in the house but this didnt answer our queries on cost and how the charges work.

    Reviewed by AmyAug 2020

  • "A lovely house within easy (steep!"

    ) reach of the town. Exclusive parking space up the hill a must although not recommended for the unfit.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2019

  • "Great fun staying in Regatta House, we loved having a games room and the views over Dartmouth every morning set us up for the day."

    We would stay here again, the parking is a big plus too.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2019

  • "A great stay in a great house in a great wee town."

    Regatta House is lovely. Don't think I've ever had a bath in a bathroom with such a lovely view!

    Reviewed by BridgetSep 2019

  • "Little touches like the basket with tea and scones, plus dishwasher tabs and washing liquid provided"

    Reviewed by ShaunAug 2019

  • "Enjoyed our stay at regatta house."

    Lovely fixtures and decor. Few issues. Toaster got extremely hot difficultly getting out toast. Dining chairs a little low. We didn’t mind the steep hill as it kept us fit especially pushing up a twin pushchair!

    Reviewed by KatrinaJun 2019

  • "We had a great time, the house was as promised, be prepared for steep hills (Crowther’s hill is a 33% incline) but with steep hills you also get fantastic views from most of the house."

    If you think you can do the hills it’s definitely worth stopping at.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

  • "Lovely spacious cottage, only real drawbacks were we hadn’t appreciated just how steep it was and parking wasn’t really suitable for us as my husband is blind and we had a toddler with us, but this didn’t stop us enjoying the holiday."

    We just think these points should be stressed more .

    Reviewed by KateMay 2019

  • "Regatta House is an impressive ex Merchant/Sea Captain's residence built high on a near-vertical slope."

    This means that you can see the harbour and the town from virtually all of its windows which is magic. However, it's high ceilings mean that you'll be going up and down four extensive flights of stairs - on top of the walk into town which is extremely steep, if very rewarding. So this lovely spacious house is not for the faint-hearted or those with arthritic knees. We loved the house and the town. Both have plenty to offer. The kitchen and bathrooms are very nicely done and we spent a lot of time with our family sitting round the dining table with its views of the town. We struggled to get comfortable and/or warm in the lounge as it (and the patio garden) are North facing and never see the sun. The log burning stove played us up all week and we are experienced with the eccentricities of real fires. It kept going out (probably due to damp logs). The sofas need replacing and offer no support/comfort whatsoever. It's a fine line between squidgy and sack of potatoes. Crowther's Hill is so interesting and historic. It would have been good to get some information on the history of the house. Overall, the house was very good value and we would recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by StuartFeb 2019

  • "We booked regatta house to escape building work at our house and enjoy the candlelight parade and festivities."

    We had a lovely week but we should have been pre-warned that obvious building work was going on next door and was noisy - this was one of the reasons we came away so that was disappointing and annoying - especially early in the morning! Good: The house was well-equipped, well-located and comfortable. It was handy to have dishwasher tablets left and plenty of facilities for washing and drying clothes. Very nice house. Not so good: The highchair slanted so wasn't very safe for our toddler. The kindling and firelighters were missing. It is very steep access to the front door so just be aware if you have young children and buggies. The building work going on next door - which helpful holidays should have made us aware of in advance.

    Reviewed by SophieNov 2018

  • "The communication from Sykes Cottages was excellent alll the way through the booking and up to the stay."

    I appreciated the reminders and also the helpful information provided to get the best out of our stay. I also had a text from the owners to check everything way ok during our week. It was all very well managed and added to the holiday - thanks!

    Reviewed by KeirAug 2018

  • "The house was a good size for our party and in a great location for the town."

    Unfortunately, we felt misinformed about the car parking space which is at the top of another very steep hill from the house. Even being pretty fit, it was tough to climb the two hills from the house. The downstairs area (kitchen) had a very dirty floor on arrival and was also sticky underfoot. I can only assume this floor was missed when cleaning as the rest of the house was fairly clean, bathrooms were spotless. Sadly, this spoilt the excitement of the arrival as we had to vacuum and wash the floor before unpacking.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2018

  • "Great place, great location and only thing to prepare for are the hills."

    ...but that gets easier and the views they afford you are stunning! Lots to see and do locally and some really nice pubs and restaurants too. Received a phone call from the property owner on the eve of our travel to Dartmouth......really nice touch! Recommended!!!

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2018

  • "We spent a great week at Regatta House."

    The house is lovely.Thank you!

    Reviewed by LaurenceJul 2018

  • "We loved Regatta House."

    It was our second stay there. We are big fans of Dartmouth, but you will need to be fit to make the most of it. It is very hilly and even the old ladies in Dartmouth have leg muscles like Geoff Capes. There are great walks from the house, on both sides of the river and plenty of good places to eat out, or chill with a coffee.

    Reviewed by MikeMay 2018

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  • Four levels
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor family bedroom with king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) and single, 1 x first floor super king-size, 1 x first floor king-size
  • Second floor bathroom with bath and hand-held shower, double basin and WC, second floor shower room with basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC, lower ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electic
  • Snug.
  • Central heating, electric fires with woodburning effect
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, phone incoming calls only
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in a reserved parking space 100 yards way up a steep hill
  • Enclosed patio garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Note: This property is not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: This property is best for maximum of 6 adults
  • Note: This property has a 4pm check-in.

The property

On a steep hill which leads down to the waterside and town centre and with period features complemented by modern comforts, this is ideal accommodation for enjoying the popular town and its surroundings.

Step into the hall and from there into your spacious sitting room, a lovely space with its high ceilings, wooden floors and sash windows.

You can snuggle up beside the woodburner to watch...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Region Information

Note: This property is not suitable for those with limited mobility. Note: This property is best for maximum of 6 adults.

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