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The Old Wash House

(Ref. 995679)

Dartmouth, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is in a great location and really lovely and cozy."

    It was very well equipped and we loved the digital showers and LED lights. The dogs loved the built in dog house and the huge tin of dog treats! Would certainly recommend!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous comfortable cottage with everything and more you could possibly need."

    It’s also in very easy access to the town.My only small issue,is the parking a real bonus,,it’s best for a small car,a bigger car needs careful parking to consider the car next door.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Old Washouse was in a perfect location for accessing everything Dartmouth has to offer."

    The property had everything to make the week comfortable and parking was not a problem.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed staying at the Old Wash House."

    The facilities were exceptional and the welcome with all the little extras gratefully received. The information folders were very useful and the hosts had obviously thought carefully about their customers needs. Many thanks for providing a superb place to stay and we would recommend it to all.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our second visit to the Old Wash House."

    Lovely accommodation which contains all the essentials plus more. Ideally situated for Dartmouth with the benefit of parking. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful and tastefully done ."

    It’s our second stay and appreciated the treats left for us . Lovely outside courtyard which we enjoyed later in the evening as we were blessed with good weather and warm evenings. Only thing that needs addressing is the outside seating is looking tired now , but generally the whole house is very stylish and well maintained. Games console upstairs and lots of games and information about the resort in the cupboard. The house has a small parking space which is a bonus and is on the flat which is another onus . Just a 5 minute stroll to the centre. Would definitely stay again .

    We look forward to welcoming you back for your third visit! We have now upgraded the patio furniture - thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage and location were pretty perfect."

    Everything in the property was well thought out and we all loved our time there. With great weather, we spent a lot of time in the lovely courtyard. The only thing we thought could be improved was the outdoor furniture which has seen better days. Most of the seats are starting to sag and one of the sofas in particular was bent in at the end meaning the seat on top didn’t sit right and the cushions kept sliding off.

    Delighted you had a really good time. Thank you for your feedback - we have acted on it and upgraded the patio furniture. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house is beautiful and very comfortable."

    It’s home from home. Once there you don’t want to leave. Comfy beds. Lovely outside space and parking. It’s an absolute delight. 10/10. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2023

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable property in a very accessible location for the town centre."

    Could have done with one or two medium sized saucepans- they were too big or too small, but only a minor quibble.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful place."

    Felt like luxury, not a thing I would recommend to change and dogs loved it too. Parking and enclosed garden was a real bonus as parking looked horrendous on busy days. Thank you for an amazing holiday. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Leon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with fabulous facilities in a central location."

    The cottage had everything you would need for a short stay and it instantly felt like a home from home. It was clean, comfortable and we loved the courtyard garden for lounging with a drink after a day out exploring. The car parking space was a bonus as parking in Dartmouth looked horrendous

    Reviewed by Greg4.7Apr 2023

  • "The Old Wash House is such a beautiful cottage."

    It was equipped with everything you could possibly wish for. Beds were so comfortable and the shower is just luxury on earth. Our dogs absolutely loved their "Dog House" and especially the abundance of treats the were supplied. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2023

  • "Parking spot is a big plus as parking in town is difficult."

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great location and furnishings / finish."

    Very well equipped kitchen, comfy beds. Dog friendly We had a fabulous stay!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks holiday here, such a warm and comfortable place to stay, all our needs had been catered for, Lili loved her dog bed too ❤, We're planning on returning sometime next year."


    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Dec 2022

  • "An absolute gem!"


    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a very handy location, just a few minutes walk from the town centre."

    All needs are catered for and we couldn’t have wished for more.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "A second stay at The Old Wash House in beautiful Dartmouth."

    Lovely, comfortable and very well-equipped cottage. Delicious welcome wine and fudge (we bought some Roly's fudge to bring home as it was so yummy). The location is great and the information provided by the owners is also very helpful. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2022

  • "What's not to like ?"

    This must be the best-appointed rental property in the UK - quite amazing. Also characterful and within easy reach of the front. So nice to come into a place where the basics have been provided, e.g. plenty of tabs for the dishwasher, etc. All it lacked was a cosy for the teapot !

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our third stay at The Old Wash House."

    As ever we had a great stay. Not short of anything we needed. The freezer was so useful during the heat wave, we could keep plenty of ice and lollies. The courtyard is brilliant for sitting out and we used it everyday. It does get very hot 36 degrees according to the helpful thermometer and it might be useful to have some seating in the shadier part of the outside space. We are gutted that we won’t be staying again next year as we don’t need a property as big as The Old Wash House as there will just be 2 of use plus the dogs. Thank you again for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely property good location, extremely well equipped in beautiful Dartmouth."

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2022

  • "WOW Excellent property a real home from home."

    Very clean fresh and comfortable had everything you needed and more. A truly fabulous property. Looking forward to coming back next May.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2022

  • "I would like to share a big thank you to the owners of their cottage."

    It is the second time we have stayed in their home. A really relaxing cottage with everything thoughtout so well. I just love the showers..a complete treat as we are renovating our 16 Century house at the moment. The kitchen has everything you need and televisions everywhere are a treat. A big thank you to Country Cottages too..well organised and easy to work with. I truly recommend the Cottage and company. Linda Atkins

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfect, just perfect!"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "Maybe a bit more info needed for the hot water and heating and the TVs need auto retuning to get the channels available…very minor but overall a gorgeous home two min walk away from the centre."


    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jul 2021

  • "We loved The Old Wash House and Dartmouth."

    Excellent location and lovely property, everything you could need to self-cater is provided and the courtyard was wonderful in the sunny weather. Short walk on the flat to the riverside and many restaurants. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is the second time we’ve stayed at The Old Wash House and yet again we have had a lovely stay."

    Everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The showers are a particular highlight. Beds are comfortable and we all slept really well. The smart TVs in every room are also a fantastic addition for bad weather days on when it’s the Wimbledon final and it’s lunch time. All in all a great stay and we booked for next year before we left.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent cottage Real home from home and excellent position for Walks into ..."

    Excellent cottage Real home from home and excellent position for Walks into Dartmouth Already recommended to family and friends

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was our 2nd stay at The Old Wash House."

    The house is a 5 minute walk into Dartmouth was clean and had everything you needed. Car parking space is a bonus for Dartmouth and the house allows dogs too. We would have no hesitation in recommending TOWH.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, kitchen was fully equipped, every room had a smart TV, and the Christmas decorations added a really nice touch."

    We also had a card, prosecco and chocolates left out for us. We were blown away, it was a lovely gesture.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2020

  • "The house has everything you could possibly need and was in a great position in Dartmouth, with the added bonus of having a parking space!"

    It was very comfortable and we didn’t really want to leave.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2020

  • "Everything provided we could not ask for more."

    One of the best we have stayed in. Would have no hesitation in recommending The Old Wash House.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2020

  • "Not only were we impressed with the whole booking process but also when arriving/staying at The Old Wash House we loved the accommodation which was very modern (even though a Grade II listed building), well equipped and comfortable!"

    The location was also perfect for getting around Dartmouth itself but also travelling around the South Coast of Devon plus having a designate parking space at the rear of the property was a real bonus. Can honestly say that it made our first trip to Dartmouth a memorable one - such a lovely town - especially as we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary! The "Wright Crew" can be proud of their little gem!

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Mar 2020

  • "Having stayed in many holiday cottages I think this is among one of the best."

    The cottage is very comfortable and extremely well equipped - they have thought of everything. The house was lovely and warm when we arrived and a complimentary bottle of Prosecco was a very welcome touch. The location is ideal and an off road parking space is a luxury in Dartmouth. I would not hesitate to recommend this property and could be very tempted to stay there again. Thank you for making our break extra enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Dec 2019

  • "Spent a week in The Old Wash house, it’s a lovely 3 bed property which is extremely well equipped, very comfortable beds and fabulous bathrooms, we all loved the showers, our son loved the lighting!"

    Well set up for dogs, you can secure them in the court yard if wish to. We did manage to sit out one eve for a short time, weather was great for October! The house is in a great location for a easy walk into town, a small parking space is a bonus! We would definitely return to the Old Wash House.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Oct 2019

  • "The Old Wash House in Dartmouth is a beautiful property."

    Perfect location for getting into town and it’s a flat walk. We also had parking which is always a bonus. Everything was just about thought of in the house, if they had put clothes in the wardrobes don’t think we would have needed anything. The showers were amazing and the smart TVs a real bonus it meant we could sign into all our steaming services, Netflix, Prime and Now as well having all the catch up services. The courtyard was lovely sit out, once we found the cushions doh! a tiny niggle would be that it’s not secure for the dogs and we quickly learned you have to tie them up or hold their lead to avoid an escape. The third bedroom is up in the eves and isn’t really suitable for anyone older than a teenager, which was fine in our case as that was who was using it. Because of its location that bedroom was also very hot but there is a fan which helped. All in all a great stay and we would come back.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic week at The Old Wash House."

    It’s well appointed, clean, and comfortable and in a super location for strolling into Dartmouth. Having car parking was a real bonus, and the sun-trap courtyard was a lovely space. Thanks for accommodating our three Border Terriers - they appreciated the blankets and the biccies. We’ve stayed in Dartmouth many times over the years, and by far this house was our favourite.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2019

  • "Clean and central location."

    Parking was also a bonus in Dartmouth plus dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2019

  • "Here is a little ditty feedback I sent to the old washhouseThe Clark Clan Holiday break Easter 2019 Outstanding Luxury Dartmouth dwelling Woofers well catered for Action packed week of walking and eating Sipping local beers and wines Happy family times House positioned perfectly, on the flat Outdoor adventures close at hand Unbelievable sights all around Simply special Exceptional place to stay Thank you The Wright Crew for the loan of TOWH."

    We will be back

    Reviewed by L5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Old Wash House."

    It was beautifully decorated and furnished and immaculately clean. The location was perfect and it was great having the private parking space. Really good service from Coast and Country Cottages too. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable accommodation within a few minutes stroll of the town."

    Gas fire gave the lounge a really cosy feel for those chillier evenings. Altogether a really enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Old Wash House."

    It is in a lovely position, in walking distance to town and the Castle. Great facilities, clean and comfortable. Scaffolding didn’t really cause a problem and the man working on the next door house was very friendly. Little sitting out area would be lovely in the summer months. Booking was very easy.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, all good quality facilities required as promised and clean and comfortable."

    The gas fired wood burner in the living room was great, no mess and easy to use and made the room cosy. Great location just a short walk on the level to town. Only comments would be that the courtyard area was not dog proof which was not an issue for us visiting in November as we did not use the courtyard to sit outside but in the summer this would be more awkward as the dog would have to be on a lead when outside. Don't know how this could be addressed though with the parking spot which is a big plus in Dartmouth where parking is difficult. Overall, really enjoyed our stay. Thanks

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Nov 2018

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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 each with a smart TV: 1x King-size bed with an en suite shower room featuring a shower cubicle with LED lighting, w.c., wash-hand basin, light with shaver socket, and a heated towel rail
  • 1x Double
  • 1x Single
  • Family bathroom on the first floor, equipped with a walk-in shower with LED lighting, w.c., wash-hand basin in a vanity unit, and heated towel rail
  • Kitchen / dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating. Fridge, dishwasher, electric double oven with hob, and a wine fridge, washing machine and freezer
  • Smart TV, Gaming console in the sitting room with additional smart TV in the kitchen. The sitting room, kitchen and all bedrooms have the added benefit of USB charging points. Off road parking for one car - 4.9m x 2.8m (at narrowest)
  • Electric Car Charging Point available on request. Full fibre wifi broadband
  • Pet friendly - two dogs are welcome at the property, with fully enclosed courtyard. Bed linen and towels are supplied
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

The Old Wash House, winner of the 2019 Visit England ROSE Award, is a delightfully presented and recently refurbished Grade II listed property in historic Dartmouth.

Retaining many original character features, including period fireplaces and the remains of the original wash house within its enclosed courtyard, this is a fascinating holiday home in a truly beautiful location. The property is in the Ford area of Dartmouth, just off Victoria Road and a 5 minute level walk into the town and its array of boutiques, galleries, restaurants and tea rooms, as well as the picturesque River Dart.

Blackpool Sands beach is just a 5 - 10 minute drive away whilst Woodlands Theme Park is just three miles outside of Dartmouth, making this an ideal retreat for families looking to explore the Start Bay coastline and local attractions. The property is finished to a very high standard and has off-road parking for one car.

The sitting room is comfortably furnished with a log burner effect gas fire, whilst the kitchen/dining area is beautifully equipped with built in appliances.

There is also a fabulous ‘dog house’, a designated home for your dog to enjoy, plus a utility cupboard and dining area.

With three bedrooms (two doubles - one en suite - on the first floor, and one single in the attic), plus a family bathroom, it is very well equipped for a family.

Outside the property is a sunny paved terrace within the enclosed, walled courtyard, with seating.

There is also off-road parking for one car.

Whether you are travelling with family or friends, this fabulous holiday home is perfect for up to five people and two dogs, looking for well-located Dartmouth accommodation.

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 a 5 minute level walk from the town centre.

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

Up to two dogs are welcome at the property and the courtyard is fully enclosed.

Strictly No Smoking