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Dart Retreat

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Stoke Gabriel, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely dwelling to stay in."

    The contact Beth was exceptional in her attentions. The Dart tributary is 5 min walk so is the well stocked store with Post Office and two pubs that are different but equally welcoming.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2024

  • "Stayed over Christmas as my mother lives in the village, kitchen very well equipped for a rental, cooked Christmas dinner with no issues."

    Requires a bit of maintenance on the windows, the seals have perished (which are replaceable) so woke up to dripping windows every morning, other than that would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Douglas4.7Dec 2023

  • "A lovely, bright modern house with everything we needed situated in a beautiful village."

    Good quality furnishings, a high spec kitchen and a lovely secure courtyard for our 2 dogs. We had a wonderful stay. My only very small suggestion would be to provide some bowls for visiting dogs.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Dec 2023

  • "An excellent property in an excellent location."

    Everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was very pleasant, extremely well equipped, in a lovely tranquil location yet easily accessible to other areas."

    Had a lovely meal at the Castle Inn - a very friendly place & welcomes four legged friends. Hope to return again, maybe in the autumn if not possible then definitely next spring!

    Reviewed by Catharine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic property in a wonderful village."

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Dart Retreat is a lovely property in a lovely village."

    It was clean, comfortable and well equipped and had everything we needed. If you have dogs the secure garden is a real plus. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Jul 2023

  • "The property had everything you could wish for and was super clean, so important."

    The owner contacted us prior to our stay which was a very nice touch. There was also a welcome pack which was such a thoughtful gesture and much appreciated.

    Reviewed by A5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely, well equipped, clean and comfortable house in beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house in a great location."

    Very well equipped kitchen with everything we needed for our stay. Rooms were very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Brilliant all around.

    Reviewed by Aida5.0May 2023

  • "This was a wonderful holiday commencing the moment we opened the door to “Dart Retreat”."

    The accommodation had everything, well presented, spotless, comfortable, roomy, light with all the latest modern facilities. The garden area was a sun trap with comfortable seating to while away our day eating and drinking alfresco. I must mention the local area and the people in it. Beautiful walk to and along the river finishing with lunch at the local riverside cafe. In the evening a trip to the local Castle Inn where Becky made us really welcome and the locals such as John made us feel at home. Definitely on our list of places to return to. Thank you to Dart Retreat and thank you to Becky and Friends. Bernie, Mandy and Jim

    So glad you had a great stay Bernie, hope to welcome you back again soon. James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay, well equipped and beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely 5 night stay."

    This property has everything you could need and is a real home from home. Stoke Gabriel is a lovely, friendly village and so close to the bigger towns. If you’re scrolling, stop and stay here!

    Thanks Emma, glad you had a great time. Hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2023

  • "Delightful property, well situated and extremely comfortable."

    Plenty of room to park. Already making plans for a return visit.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you, very comfortable and location is ideal."

    Reviewed by Maxine4.1Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed at Dart Retreat before it's in a great location, clean, has a nice little garden to sit out in, and suits our needs."

    We were there for 2 weeks, I did speak to your office before we went as I wanted to ensure we would have clean bedding for our 2nd week, I was assured we would but this did not happen. If I had booked 2 separate weeks the house would have been cleaned and had fresh bedding.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property was superb and no problems at all, unfortunately the only disappointing ..."

    Property was superb and no problems at all, unfortunately the only disappointing aspect was the attitude of Sykes Holidays themselves when refusing point blank a request after a tragic incident

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was so clean and very welcoming and very light."

    We loved the view of the river. This is our second visit to Stoke Gabriel just love the village and the property was so convenient for all the facilities.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jun 2022

  • "On the whole, the house is very good, comfortable and perfectly situated."

    I would suggest a few things. The back yard is a sun-trap and it would be a good idea to get a parasol. Also, on occasions, it would be nice to have a higher table (and parasol) in that area to allow eating comfortably. We loved it.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2022

  • "This is our second time at this holiday home, and we will definitely be returning again."

    There’s nothing to change! The owner has definitely got it right.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely warm, comfortable apartment with a great location."

    The holiday was spoilt by a rude neighbour, she referred to us as, ‘You Tourists’, who thought it okay to let her house guest use the allocated parking space for the Dart Retreat. We asked her to let us know when her guest.was leaving, as there were no free spaces left on the car park, so we could move our car. Later in the week we came back to the apartment when again another car was parked in the allocated space and someone had removed the nameplate which identified the Dart Retreat parking space.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful location, does exactly what he says on the tin !"

    Hopefully will be returning next year

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely everything you could wish for as a location and just a wonderful cottage."

    (Could have been a little cleaner but generally where it mattered it was spotless) The beds were comfy and the living room ideal for 4 persons. We have already booked to go back in march 2022

    Reviewed by Leigh4.7Oct 2021

  • "The house was very clean and bright and in a great location."

    there were however 2 problems that affected our enjoyment of this holiday break. 1. The blinds in the main bedroom, once let down, could not be rolled up again. This meant we had them down all day and we had no view from our window. This had clearly been a problem for the previous tenants as there was a comment on the blackboard in the kitchen for comments. We phoned the contact person who contacted the owner, but we were told the owner had said the blinds needed a replacement part that had to be ordered. This was all very annoying. 2. There were no instructions about how to turn on the central heating, and despite several attempts we were unable to do so. This meant we felt cold in the evenings and were sitting with rugs and blankets round us. These problems need to be addressed by the owner urgently.

    Reviewed by Graham3.4Sep 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent like home from home especially all the little personal touches beds were very comfortable kitchen was really well equipted there was nothing forgotten."

    The colour scheme was really nice and peaceful it even felt like when you sat in the lounge the garden felt part of it as the colours all flowed through. There is a very nice patio area with comfortable garden furniture and a nice BBQ. The area is very pretty with 2 nice pubs and local store. The store stocks every day bits and piece but not fresh meat. Sainsburys is approx 2 miles away if you needed BBQ foods. Would difinately return

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jul 2021

  • "Great holiday home, very well located."

    Home from home everything has been thought about, would be outstanding if it had a balcony like a lot of the other properties as the views would be great. One tiny negative , the stairs were a little bit slippy as no carpet on them so just take care.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jun 2021

  • "The property is in a great location, within easy walk of all the village facilities and 20mins driving to all the outstanding local visitor sights."

    I rang to ensure that the 'twin' room was made up as a double as per the property description, however on arrival, this instruction had not been actioned even though I had been assured there would be no problem with my request. There was lots of information of how to dispose with rubbish ecologically but no instructions as to where to take/leave it.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Oct 2020

  • "The holiday cottage was brilliant."

    The owners had thought of lots of little things to make our stay easier. They had supplied little things like handsoap, washing up liquid, toilet roll, coffee, tea and milk. Really made the stay easier. Well equipped kitchen, clean and tidy living room with a great TV. The master bedroom was really luxurious. I was initially concerned upon booking that there would be pet hair as dogs are allowed at this property. This wasn't the case at all! It was fresh and clean. The village of Stoke Gabriel was pretty with great amenities. The house is a two minute walk from the Mill Pond, which is really beautiful. We wore wellies and waded in the water. Lots of children were enjoying crabbing. The village shop was well stocked with friendly staff and the park was brilliant for the kids. We got takeaway pizza from a local pub which was also great. We don't often go to the same house twice but would definitely visit this one again!

    Reviewed by Adrienne5.0Oct 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, separate shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, Freesat TV with DVD, iPod dock, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Two well-behaved pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Dart Retreat is a welcoming cottage nestled in a tranquil cul-de-sac, boasting far reaching views of the River Dart in the village of Stoke Gabriel, ideal for a quiet family escape.

Make your way into this stunning abode and into the well-equipped kitchen, fitted with an oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine, decorated to a contemporary standard with marble counter tops accompanied by a handy breakfast bar.

Spend an evening gathered around the intimate dining table, enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal over a refreshing bottle of wine, before unwinding on one of the plush blue sofas and being entertained by the large Smart TV.

Downstairs, you'll also find a convenient cloakroom situated next to the Breakfast bar.

The rear of the property benefits from secluded outside space, a modest suntrap, perfect for your furry friends to run around, where you can down alfresco in the summer months, or store any sporting equipment you've brought along including bikes, kayaks, and paddle boards.

Retire upstairs to one of the two nicely-decorated bedrooms, the king-size benefits from a large wall-mounted TV and picturesque views out to the River Dart whereas the twin room can be transformed into a super-king-size on request!

Wake up to either a invigorating morning shower before a jam-packed day, or indulge in a peaceful bubble bath on a lazy Sunday in the family bathroom, letting a warm towel from the heated rail hug you as you exit.

Right next to the property is Stoke Gabriel Stores and Post Office where you can stock up on fresh meat, fruit, veg and bakery products, as well as local crafts, gifts and artwork from the Country Gallery before making your way over to one of the country pubs for a refreshing pint, or take a break from cooking at one of the many village restaurants.

Stroll down to the serene River Dart, a stunning location with calm waters and local wildlife, trying your luck at the variety of watersports activities including kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding.

Alternatively, take the kids over to Mill Hill Pond, grabbing a crabbing line and bucket to catch some crabs as part of a local pastime, or relax at The River Shack café for an afternoon treat, or a morning coffee.

Venture over to the quaint towns of Totnes and Dartmouth, home to a variety of fine eateries, art galleries, and historic attractions, or visit Torquay for an evening of theatre.

The Devon coastline is just a short journey away from the property, with a wide selection of sandy beaches, walking trails, secret coves, cycling routes, and much more at locations such as Paignton, Babbacombe and Brixham.

A memorable holiday to Devon awaits at the stunning Dart Retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Paignton 4.0 miles; Brixham 6.5 miles; Kingswear 8.9 miles

Positioned alongside a picturesque creek of the River Dart in South Devon, Stoke Gabriel is a delightful unspoiled village, a firm favourite for many visitors who come for its beautiful tranquil riverside setting. You need not venture far from the village, with a village pub, children’s play park, an apple orchard, restaurants, tea rooms and local stores. The River Shack beach café provides refreshments on the quay, a popular spot for the local pastime ‘crabbing’. Ideally placed for exploring South Devon and the South Hams, with Kingswear, Dartmouth and Brixham all within easy reach and the magnificent Torbay beaches on the doorstep.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas