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Totherside

Kingswear, Devon (Ref. 959643)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Hammond

    “Firstly ! I DONT want to take anything away from this beautiful house and our enjoyment of it BUT sadly I do have to start with a bit of the not so good stuff !”

    . I had noticed on an review from SEPT 18 that a guest had encountered some issues on arrival with the key safe and contact numbers for the given caretaker company - so enough time you would have thought to sort that ? HOWEVER it took us over an hour to get into the house - the key safe is now redundant yet we were advised it housed the keys - entry is now gained from a KEY PAD which is located behind you when you arrive and look for a KEY SAFE !!. NO mention of a KEY PAD at all or its location ...

    . I had noticed on an review from SEPT 18 that a guest had encountered some issues on arrival with the key safe and contact numbers for the given caretaker company - so enough time you would have thought to sort that ? HOWEVER it took us over an hour to get into the house - the key safe is now redundant yet we were advised it housed the keys - entry is now gained from a KEY PAD which is located behind you when you arrive and look for a KEY SAFE !!. NO mention of a KEY PAD at all or its location which once you find it and understand what it maybe it is obvious BUT keep in mind you are directed to a KEY SAFE ? . Then we were also left with our car blocking the lane because we hadn't been given the gate code for entry - so we automatically became unpopular to neighbours who couldn't pass and we couldn't get off the lane - no mention anywhere of a gate release inside the grounds !! WORST OF ALL was the phone call to the caretaker who abruptly said we aren't the caretakers and haven't been for months and that they were fed up of being called - they couldn't or didn't want to help - we then had to call Sykes who even at 17.30hrs on a dark Saturday night thankfully answered and tried to assist but couldn't really offer anymore information other than now offer a gate code so we could move the car off the lane THANK YOU for Sykes for at least being there and ringing me back several times until after a process of elimination and head scratching we worked out it WASN'T a KEY SAFE we needed but a KEY PAD approx. 3in x 3in on an opposite wall ALL of this is important to mention regardless of what has been paid BUT even more annoying when you have paid for the DEAREST WEEK of the year XMAS and paid double what you can expect to pay in the height of Summer - VERY DISAPPOINTING REALLY HOWEVER - we SIMPLY love the place it is truly fantastic and we felt as if we belonged there DISPITE ALL of the above we had a FANTASTIC time in this beautiful home in a beautiful area - EVERYTHING we expected to enjoy from this house we did and the owners should be proud to own such a lovely home that they are prepared to share with paying guests SO - PLEASE PLEASE sort out these arrival issues and provide the correct details inc current caretakers etc to avoid this We arrived in the dark on a Winters evening having travelled for 6 hours we didn't need that !! We hope to re-visit in the Summer and again make the most of this GEM I deliberated about this review and how NOT to record a POOR review and I hope I have done that but our initial arrival issues had to be mentioned because it DID cause some level of stress I really thought we were going to have to find a hotel that night BEAUTIFUL HOME though !! FIVE STARS -- HONESTLY Hammond Family - GLOSSOP DERBYSHIRE

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Firstly, we are delighted you liked Totherside and very pleased to hear that you overall enjoyed your stay. We would like to apologise profusely for the inconvenience on arrival at gaining access to the property. We would like to reassure all future guests that we have now fully updated all information surrounding access information and there should be no further issues encountered by guests. Thank you again for your compliments, despite the trouble on arrival we're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon! - Sykes owner relations

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Perched high above the River Dart with breathtaking views across the shimmering waters towards Dartmouth, Totherside sits overlooking the rooftops of the charming village of Kingswear.

A striking and beautiful property, designed to maximize the views from almost every room, it is accessed via a narrow, steep road.

Perfect for groups, a special celebration or simply sharing with friends and family, (unsuitable for the infirm).

A number of stairs lead up through a planted tiered garden to the entrance of this modern reverse style residence.

Three bedrooms lead off the hallway, one with en-suite shower room, and a single that doubles as study or twin with child’s pull out bed.

A further first floor master bedrooms boasts a private seaward facing balcony, a walk in dressing room and en-suite shower room.

Designed to take full advantage of the unique position, an impressive open plan living space featuring a fully glazed gable window that frame the views of the river below.

Unwind on comfortable leather recliners and settees and immerse yourself in the ever-changing river scene.

To one side a smart modern kitchen/diner is equipped with all mod-cons, with patio doors leading onto a sunny terrace perfect for breakfasts, lazy lunches or alfresco suppers.

A rear, enclosed patio allows is useful space to enjoy a game of outdoor table tennis, or choose your spot and a grab a book and relax in the sunshine on one of the sun terraces on the level below.

Wander down to the village for a newspaper or a drink in one of the pubs beside the ferry.

Or jump on the ferry across to Dartmouth and enjoy the café culture of this bustling town, its narrow cobbled streets lined with galleries, boutiques and restaurants.

Explore the coastline, on foot, by water or by train, the Dartmouth Steam Railway at Kingswear taking visitors along the beautiful coastline to Torbay.

For day trips to the beach, the soft sands and safe bathing of Blackpool Sands are just 3 miles and for family days out, Woodlands theme park will keep little ones entertained all day.

Totherside is a truly wonderful property in an unforgettable position, perfect for a memorable holiday in Devon.

Accommodation

Over two floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room, double walk in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower room, double walk in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV, 1 x single with additional pull-out child’s single. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Amenities

  • Electric central /underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Nespresso machine, espresso machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with YouView, Blu-ray, DAB radio/iPod dock, Playstation, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patios with furniture and BBQ
  • Outdoor child?s table tennis table
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop/pub/river 5 mins walk
  • Note: Steep and narrow access to property (Max 6''6)
  • Note: Additional parking may also be found in the chargeable Marina Car park
  • Note: Accessed via 40 steps, may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties
  • Note: Woodburning stove in photographs not in use
  • Note: Max 7 adults 1 child.

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About the location

DARTMOUTH

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. 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 Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands, both extremely popular sandy beaches are a stone's throw from Dartmouth. A relaxing location in South Devon.

Region Information

Note: Steep and narrow access to property (Max 6''6). Note: Additional parking may also be found in the chargeable Marina Car park. Note: Accessed via 40 steps, may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties. Note: Woodburning stove in photographs not in use. Note: Max occupancy 7 adults & 1 child

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