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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a comfortable and relaxing stay at Windwhistle Cottage."

    It is luxuriously furnished and the beds were lovely to sleep on. The views from the house are magnificent and we will definitely be booking again- thanks for a wonderful week.

    Hi! We're glad you had a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Windwhistle."

    The beds were comfortable, the property was clean and well furnished. The only thing we couldn't find in the kitchen was a pair of scissors.

    Hi David - So pleased you enjoyed the comfort and the furnishings in Windwhistle. We do pride ourselves on keeping it well equipped, including the kitchen which has a full Sabateir range including scissors. These must have been accidentally packed and taken home by a recent guest. I have since purchased another pair following your comment, so thank you! Guests are encouraged to contact Coast & Country if there are any niggles like this, as we like to keep everything as we would at home. Roz Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "We have had a very enjoyable stay at Windwhistle."

    The Cottage has been perfect for out weeks stay in South Devon. The views from the balcony will stay with us for many years. We were lucky to have great weather for our week in Dartmouth. We enjoyed 3 swims in the sea. Recommend the steam train and ferry boat. Lots of great walks and enjoyed drinks at the floating bridge watching the higher ferry.

    Mr BrotherhoodSep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Windwhistle, very clean and comfortable accommodation with wonderful views."

    Thank you and throughly recommended.

    It's great to hear you had such a lovely time at Windwhistle. The views are hard to beat! Thanks for leaving your feedback Wendy. Dartmouth makes a really good holiday location - good food, good walks and the river is delightful - not to mention the National Trust properties. We hope you have plenty of happy memories to take away with you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at windwhistle cottage, the property suited all our needs in terms of comfort, resources and location to activities for the family."

    The only downside was access to the cottage via the 33% road.

    Thank you for staying at Windwhistle. It's a beautiful spot - with fantastic views - one of the benefits of the steep hill. Keeps us fit though! We are so pleased you found the cottage to be comfortable and a good base for your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property with fantastic views."

    ..we were very fortunate with the weather. Beds were comfortable, showers good everything clean and tidy Only small thing...a toilet brush in each toilet (rather than 1 for 3) would be good Ps...I wish we didn't have to strip the beds when we slightly spoils the holiday feeling.

    Hi! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Windwhistle. It's a real escape isn't it, with some stunning walks and restaurants. Thanks for your feedback too. I'm pleased to say that more toilet brushes are on the way as I write this. We have a team of excellent cleaners, so just stripping the sheets means that they can spend extra time making sure Windwhistle is spick and span for our next guests. We do appreciate your help with this. I hope you find time to visit Dartmouth again - it's our favourite UK holiday destination! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2023

  • "We had a great holiday."

    The property is superb. It is in a good location and has off-road parking. The house is on a steep hill parts of which are about 1 in 3 gradient so he elderly or people with walking difficulties should take note. Horn Hill steps are an alternative route. Plenty a of taxis are available but order in advance. Enjoy wonderful Dartmouth

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday in beautiful Dartmouth and liked staying at Windwhistle. The views from the balconies and top room are stunning (one of the upsides of being at the top of Crowthers Hill). We're pleased you found Horn Hill! It's a good solution to the climb. Hopefully the bluebells and Rhododendrons were in full bloom for you. Thank you for visiting! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "A really lovely house with a great view over Dartmouth."

    We were three couples and perhaps the house was a little small as the sofa area seated four comfortably but struggled for six. The bedrooms were fine but we're advertised as three en suite but one room only had a shower room but did not have a toilet which wasn't made clear in the description and two couples had to share a toilet. We probably wouldn't have booked if we had realised this! Crowther Hill was also quite steep and sometimes after a lovely meal in Dartmouth was a bit of a bind!

    Barbara Pleased you loved the views – we also think they are some of the best overlooking Dartmouth being at the top of Crowthers Hill. Would love you to come again, and after eating out in Dartmouth, I definitely recommend Horn Hill steps instead of Crowthers Hill – much easier. I have taken on your feedback regarding the description of the property to be very specific that the second shower room has no w/c. Thanks for your feedback Roz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Apr 2023

  • "Wind whistle,Wow!"

    Amazing facilities beautiful and clean breathtaking views from every window or balcony. Parking spot and garage easy access and such an important asset. Great location for popping into Dartmouth for some fabulous food drink and Dartmouth hospitality ❤️ Already looking at dates to re book . Perfect holiday destination! ❤️

    Reviewed by Russ5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved the property so open and fresh."

    Whilst there is plenty of bedroom for 6 people not sure how you would accommodate 6 adults in the living space. There was only 2 of us and it was comfortable. View from the balconies was worth getting up for, loved to have eaten on the balconies but of course the seagull make it impossible. Also don't seagulls sleep at night???

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed Windwhistle very much."

    The standard of the property was as good as we knew it would be and was very comfortable (except for the hill!). An ideal property for a young family with lots to do in the area. It was quite easy for us to leave our car in the parking space in front of the garage and go for walks and trips on the various ferries including a steam train trip. We had a slight issue with an oven that needed to be cleaned but this was addressed immediately by Coast and Country with the cleaners leaving us a bottle of Proseco as an apology. It was not a big deal but we were impressed by the way it was handled.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2022

  • "Maybe an extra armchair now you have three bedrooms."

    We slept on the top floor and the blinds work quite well blocking early morning sun. If we had slept in one of the other rooms it would have been too bright for us with the early morning sun. We had a lovely stay and would definitely book again if we go to Dartmouth

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2022

  • "We really loved our stay at Windwhistle, even the hill as views are amazing."

    If I was being very picky it would have been nice to have a couple of blankets for the chilly evenings, but otherwise really comfy space.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2022

  • "Great place."

    Bigger than it looks in the photos, it really is quite spacious. Spotless, and well equipped. Bed very comfy.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely house, comfortable beds."

    Could have done with more glassware (only 3 red wind glasses and tumblers) and snack bowls, but otherwise great.

    Reviewed by Lynda4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and great views."

    Need to be clearer about the steep hill and steps for people with mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Sep 2021

  • "The accommodation is exceptional and the stunning views over the town and harbour are well worth the walk up the steep hill."

    Not recommended to anyone with difficulty climbing a hill but overall fantastic accommodation

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Sep 2021

  • "Windwhistle is a fabulous property with one of the best views of Dartmouth and the river Dart we have ever experienced."

    As regular visitors to the area we were expecting a good view, but from either of the balconies or the garden terrace below, you could easily lose yourself watching the world go by on land and water. BBQ and outdoor eating is a lovely option on the lower terrace, just need to navigate the steps down and back up - but well worth the little bit of effort. Accommodation is generous, bedrooms and bathrooms comfortable - the en-suite shower room useful for teenagers / 2 couples sharing etc. Very clean and fresh on our arrival. And although not an issue if you’re going to be eating out often as we did, but a dishwasher would be a useful final addition for the property. Parking place was a godsend as access up the road from town is steep, narrow and quite tricky to navigate. However, turning up the hill from the property rather than back down into town takes you on a more typical Devon road with plenty of passing places and is only 5 mins longer to get into the centre of Dartmouth by car going that way. Walking into town and back is good for a workout, very close - only 5 mins. But anyone with mobility issues will need their sticks! If you want a week where you don’t even need to take car out, then Windwhistle can offer you that. Several passenger ferries can take you over the river or up and down it to many destinations.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely house, fabulous views."

    Very comfortable furnishings. Recommend highly.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7May 2021

  • "What a lovely comfortable, cosy house, we have been visiting Dartmouth for 40 years and this is one of the nicest properties we have rented."

    Everything was clean and fresh. This was great as weatherwise it has been very wet unfortunately. It would have been nice to have used the balcony more, but just too cold and wet, however we loved the view. Did some of our favourite walks over to Kingswear and around to Colyton Fishacre and along to the Castle for a walk uo to Gallants Bower, the bluebells are spectacular.

    Mrs WilliamsMay 2021

  • "Windwhistle has the wow factor in terms of holiday accommodation."

    It is beautifully appointed and must have some of the best views across Dartmouth and the river Dart in the the area with two balconies and a decked terrace to chose from. It is close to all amenities, shops and restaurants as well as boats trips, stunning walks and and the Dartmouth Steam Railway. All in all it is a lovely place to stay for a holiday and we can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

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  • 3 floors of a period property
  • First Floor: 1 x king-size with En-suite shower room (no WC), 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Second Floor: 1 x superking-size (zip/link can be twins on request) with en suite bathroom
  • First-floor shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Entrance floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Entrance floor kitchen
  • Entrance floor living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking and garage for two cars
  • Entrance-floor and first-floor balconies with furniture
  • 41 steps lead down to multi-level garden with furniture, outside kitchen area and summerhouse
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Strictly No Smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: there is no bedroom door leading up to the second floor bedroom
  • Note: Step access and several steps lead down to the rear garden, please take care
  • This property sleeps 4 adults comfortably with a maximum of 6 guests.

The property

An exceptional three story apartment positioned in the vibrant town of Dartmouth, Windwhistle offers all you could want and more for a memorable stay in Devon.

Boasting spectacular views over the river and Naval College with the advantage of an elevated position, this contemporary-styled abode offers couples or families a luxurious base from which to explore both the coast and countryside of this desirable area.

Park up outside the property and venture up 6 steps to the entrance porch where you can hang up your coasts before stepping into the warmth of your home-from-home.

Find before you a convenient cloakroom before discovering the amply-equipped kitchen hosting a range of high-quality appliances including an electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, SMEG toaster and kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and even a washing machine to assist you on a week-long stay.

Move through into the equally attractive living/dining room, where you can sit around the table and raise a glass to your wonderful retreat, or choose to dine alfresco out on the adjoining balcony amidst the fresh coastal breeze.

Let your little ones make the most of the binoculars to get the best views of the bustling town below, while you sink into the corner sofa with a good book in hand.

Venture upstairs to the first floor to find two well-presented bedrooms; both rooms are king-size, with both offering a stylish interior, while one has handy zip/link beds to be a twin on request to suit your group needs.

On the second floor is a further bedroom with en suite bathroom (new for 2022) and new carpets throughout.

Begin the morning on the first-floor balcony with a warming cup of tea, or venture down the stairs to the rear garden to find plenty of spaces to relax, with a summerhouse and outdoor kitchen being found here too!

Sitting near the centre of Dartmouth, you won't have to venture far to find a wonderful selection of amenities and attractions; from its ancient narrow streets lined with boutique shops, restaurants and enticing art galleries, to its scenic waterfront offering wonderful walking routes, boat hire so you can explore the waters from a different view, and the wonder of the Royal Avenue Gardens, there's something here for every taste.

The town also benefits from a multitude of local events, including the annual Dart Music Festival, the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta and the Dartmouth Food Festival held every October, finding something to explore at anytime of the year, while the avid explorer will delight at the ample opportunities for walking and cycling along both the popular South West Coast Path and the Dart Valley Trail, letting you soak in the scenery at your own pace.

Embark on a journey on the Dartmouth Steam Railway letting you observe the beautiful countryside of Devon before arriving at the wonderful seaside town of Paignton where you will find a whole host of family-friendly attractions such as beautiful beaches, adventure golf, a picturesque pier and plenty of shopping opportunities, while Brixham, Kingswear and Salcombe are all well-worth exploring too, each offering their own unique experiences and charming atmospheres.

Surrounded by plenty of excitement at any time of the year, Windwhistle is the perfect choice for your escape to Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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 third bedroom with en suite shower room is a new addition for 2022 and please note that there is no door leading up to this bedroom

A flight of 41 external steps lead down to the garden.

Please note the house is situated on Crowther's Hill. (Steep and narrow access road).

Strictly No Smoking

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