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The Old Wash House

Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 995679)


(24 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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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23 Customer Reviews

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

    Reviewed by LynnJun 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 TraceyApr 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 LindaFeb 2022

  • "Perfect, just perfect!"

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 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 ScottJul 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 CarolineJul 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 KarenJul 2021

  • "Excellent cottage ..."

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

    Reviewed by PaulJun 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 DawnJun 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 RebeccaDec 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 RebeccaOct 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 BrianSep 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 PatrickMar 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 RowenaDec 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 WendyOct 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 KarenAug 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 JoannaJul 2019

  • "Clean and central location."

    Parking was also a bonus in Dartmouth plus dog friendly.

    Reviewed by DawnJun 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 LApr 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 VictoriaMar 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 PeterFeb 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 ClaireDec 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 AshleyNov 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: 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 TV, Gaming console. Off road parking for one car - 4.9m x 2.8m at narrowest
  • Wifi
  • Pet friendly - two dogs are welcome at the property, with fully enclosed courtyard. Bed linen and towels are supplied.

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 5-10 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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Region Information

The property is a 5-10 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.