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3 The Drive, Hillfield

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Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed the house."

    Had everything we wanted. Think a small overflow fridge in utility would be worthwhile. Only negative was the smoke alarms. No matter how hard we tried any use of either oven (light cooking) set off the smoke alarms. Never known anything like it. Might not sound much but we have a 22 month old and was terrified whenever it went off. No matter what we tried couldn't prevent it activating.... even went off with an empty oven but when we took a baking tray out. Only complaint we have.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Apr 2024

  • "Had a really lovely holiday at 3 The Drive, Hillfield."

    The house was immaculately clean, spacious and well equipped with all you could possibly need for an enjoyable holiday. We were lucky to have such good weather and benefitted from taking an earlier break than usual with less crowds in the towns and beaches. Situated about 2 miles from Dartmouth, there's a handy park and ride for those taking a break in the high season. Dartmouth itself is handily placed south of the Dart estuary, close to Salcombe and Bigbury Bay, but with links across the river to the Torbay area. The one suggestion I could make about the house would be the addition of an overspill fridge in the utility room. We were only 7 in a house for 10, but struggled slightly with the amount of shelf space available. It's just a small point and no way spoiled our holiday.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was perfect for what we wanted with ample space and well equipped."

    We were lucky and had some great weather. This meant that we could get out and about to enjoy the area. There was plenty to do and the use of the Park & Ride in Dartmouth was easy and very good value for money. The good weather also, unfortunately, meant that the house got very hot, especially the bedrooms and we weren't able to turn the heating thermostats down (this is the sole reason for the rating for comfort). Those working on site were extremely helpful and friendly. Late Sunday afternoon one of the smoke alarms started to beep every 20 seconds indicating that the battery was running low. We called to see if there was any chance that someone could sort for us. Within 30 minutes we were told that Graham would be with us within the hour. He arrived 30 mins later and sorted the matter. Thanks to everyone for being so responsive and thanks for the use of your house, it helped a group of friends have a weekend to remember.

    Reviewed by Sharron4.7May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in the house."

    9 of us stayed there over Christmas and we had an amazing time. The house is spacious, beautiful, well equipped and clean. It’s worth noting that logs are not included for the fire but to be honest you do not need it, the house was very warm, so much so we had to open windows as the temperature is controlled by the owners and was too warm for us even after asking them to turn it down. It’s a short drive to Dartmouth but you can’t walk it, there’s no cross country walks, you will need a car for everything as there’s nothing around the house other than the amenities listed. This was fine though and didn’t detract from the holiday. I saw the scuffs on the walls from previous reviews, these are nothing and just where people carry bags down the stairs, not even worth mentioning. The only downside for us is that the small holding at the bottom of the hill must have lots of dogs that are kept outside and you hear these bark through the night and day. It’s a shame because other than that it would be perfect. It wouldn’t stop us from staying here again though. It’s a beautiful house and would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation but needs some maintenance on blinds which did not work."

    Problems with sinks though were fixed immediately. Needs some painting as well but all in all a lovely stay. Only issue it’s very hard to use the oven as sets the heat/ smoke sensors off immediately even if your just warming plates which is very annoying .

    Reviewed by Julia3.1Nov 2022

  • "Property was ‘clean’ however it is really in the need of decorating as lots of marks/scuffs on the walls."

    The external furniture also is in need of a good jet washing down.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Aug 2022

  • "Did not feel the property was clean enough on arrival, floors were dirty, multiple cob webs were visible and outside area was dirty with birds dropping and leaves."

    The outside furniture was also needing cleaned which we had to do before using which was not acceptable. The stairwell also needs a paint. Building work in progress which was also disappointing. House had a lot going for it in terms of quality of furnishings and finishing. It was a gorgeous and spacious property but attention to detail let it down for the money.

    Reviewed by Ashleigh3.8Jul 2022

  • "Another Lovely stay at 3 The Drive, perfect for a large family holiday of 9."

    House is spacious, clean and well equipped. Dartmouth is only a short drive away and local supermarkets are close by too. Perfect base for exploring the area. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely time away with family."

    The house was very clean and just loved the house. Would definitely think of coming back again

    Reviewed by Maria-paz5.0Jun 2022

  • "We arranged a family holiday for 10, including our 2 daughters, husbands & their 4 children."

    There was everything we needed in the house, which was well furnished & very spacious. We hope to bist again next year & really enjoyed the location

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Just wow. The house was perfect for what we wanted."

    Intimate enough so it felt like a cottage but big enough to disappear if you wanted to be quiet for a bit. Can’t wait to come back again.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Feb 2022

  • "Our stay at 3 The Drive for Christmas was perfect in every way."

    The house was stunning, the development quiet and the location ideal as near a supermarket and not far from Dartmouth. We would certainly choose to stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful, comfortable and extremely well equipped house, with plenty of room for a large party."

    Extremely helpful and friendly staff in reception, willing to resolve any problems. Very peaceful surroundings, but quite a long way from anywhere, you definitely need a car. Bed linen was not fresh in two of the bedrooms, and had to be changed. Sofa dirty and carpets in bedrooms needed a clean. Aside from this, we would all return here for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Erica4.1Sep 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay."

    The only thing that we can really comment on is the poor roads leading to and from the property. It was a struggle in the car and also for some of our party on motorbikes.

    Reviewed by D5.0Sep 2021

  • "This was a fantastic modern large house in a beautiful quiet position."

    The only downside was that there was still so work being completed on the other properties and the little playground was still being built. This I’m sure will soon be completed. It is really in the middle of nowhere but this adds to the beauty. The beach and Dartmouth are accessible with a car along very narrow country roads.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Jun 2021

  • "Originally booked June 2020 when listing stated it had a pool and play-ground."

    In March I recieved an email stateing that as previously stated? these were not available. I complained to Sykes who told me their I.T. dept had checked and the change was stated at the time of booking. When I got to the property I checked with staff and was told that tge work wasn't confirmed until this February. Either Sykes avery much mistaken or they can see into the future. I should not have paid the full price for this holiday. Trust gone! no more bookings!

    Reviewed by Michael3.1May 2021

  • "3 The Drive was an excellent property and everything we could have wished for as a bolt hole for a family celebration, very comfortable, with quality fittings and every eventuality had been thought of."

    The down side was the site itself, really nothing in the way of facilities, we had expected beautiful surroundings and being able to walk in the woodland and gardens, that the children would have the play area to use, and the village green for ball games - sadly none of this was possible because of the extensive building work taking place

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1May 2021

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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.


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x second-floor king-size, 1 x twin bedroom with Smart TV and en suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent (does not include logs/kindling for the fire)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Terraced garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: Strictly no barbeques

The property

Blackawton 1.8 miles.

3 The Drive is luxury, detached holiday home, recently constructed and accommodating up to 10 guests, in the exclusive Hillfield Village development, just a four-mile drive from Dartmouth with its meandering riverside and fascinating history.

Explore this fabulous town and the beautiful coves and beaches found in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or relax in the comfort of your holiday home and the peaceful surroundings of Hillfield Village.

Guests can enjoy the use of beautiful gardens, all-weather tennis court and a children's play area.

Built with entertainment and socialising in mind, 3 The Drive boasts a stunning 35-foot open-plan sitting/dining room with a woodburning stove, and bi-folding glass doors opening on to the terrace and garden – a superb spot for al fresco dining.

The elegantly hand crafted kitchen and utility room are well equipped with Siemens appliances, making self-catering a pleasure.

The property has five good-sized bedrooms, comprising two superb super-king-size bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms and able to be twin rooms on request, along with a twin bedroom with a large TV with Sky and an adjacent shower room.

There are two further bedrooms on the second floor, each with a king-size bed and served by the second-floor family bathroom with a freestanding bath, with a further ground-floor shower room too.

Spend a day roaming around the surrounding countryside in the quiet village of Hillfield, whilst Blackawton is just a short journey away, a perfect spot to stock up on essentials at the village shop before heading out for an evening of fun in the George Inn pub.

Family adventure awaits at the Woodlands Family Theme Park, boasting thrilling rides, various play areas and a zoo farm where you can meet a host of exotic animals, whilst Torquay's Dinosaur World, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park and Go Ape Haldon are also in reach.

Meander along the gentle River Avon, with the starting point located at Dartmoor National Park, travelling down towards Avonwick and the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making a perfect scenic route for an unforgettable day out.

Explore the vibrant town of Dartmouth and visit the 15th century Dartmouth Castle, Coronation Park, the Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth Museum, and the historic Bayard's Cove Fort, as well as an even wider range of shopping, dining options and bars to discover.

For a truly unique experience, put on your walking boots and hike along the South West Coast Path and over to amazing attractions including Hingston Hill Stone Circle, Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Brownstone Battery and the Norsworthy Bridge.

With so much space to relax together as a group, 3 The Drive is the perfect accommodation for a large gathering of friends or family in South Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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 new children’s play area with a climbing frame, slide and swings, along with the outdoor tennis court remains open all year round. Please note - tennis rackets and balls are NOT provided.

Due to the Health and Safety policy, any use of barbecues is strictly prohibited at Hillfield Village.

Please note: 3 The Drive does not allow Hen or Stag parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season