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The Borrowers

Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 1004315)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Very dirty, all the kitchen utensils had food on them, the sofa was the most uncomfortable thing I have ever sat on."

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2021

  • "Had everything we needed great location, lovely and clean."

    Only downside was living room furniture a little uncomfortable but it was no major issue.

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2021

  • "Firstly the directions received from Sykes to find the cottage (once we entered the venue) was very poor."

    It was misleading and wrong and we spent extra 30min to find the cottage at the site. The cottage was generally clean but not adequate to COVID19 standards. Inaccessible and hidden areas (e.g. under the beds and over the cupboards etc) have not cleaned from ages. Visible areas are generally clean. Kitchen cutleries (mugs, plates, toaster etc) were there but dirty. The only good thing was that the fridge was not functioning. When called in the morning, it was replaced immediately. The only downside is that there is no way to contact the support team during the out of normal hours and there is no person to speak at the site regarding any emergencies.

    Reviewed by AnandaAug 2021

  • "Overall we did enjoy the week in dartmouth However the chalet was disappointing and wasn't somewhere I looked forward to returning to each day."

    Cleanliness was inconsistent; the bathroom seemed clean and tidy. However there was a food wrapper under the double bed and a lot of dust. This is clearly an area that is missed.regularly There are also dust collectors under the bed which must make it difficult for the cleaner. I think one item is a foldaway chair but I didn't really want to touch it to pull it out. We also had to clean the handles of the kitchen units which were also dusty. The furniture was uncomfortable; mattresses thin and I could feel the metal of the bed frame. One tiny cupboard for clothes as other full with brooms, highchairs etc. There appears to be pointless furniture in living room (small corner book case, unit near door), perhaps a tall unit would enable better storage. The living room furniture was also uncomfortable for more than a quick sit down. Luckily we were out and about a lot but it would have been nice to have returned to a proper sofa/comfortable chair. Electric went off whilst it was dark , whilst it is good that the coins are provided, trying to get around to find my phone for a torch to sort it out was a pain I think the meter needs removing . Reviews also said it was quiet but I didn't find it so. People passed the unit regularly and ball games happening right outside. This was a particular issue for us as my rescue dog is reactive to people passing and balls hitting the window. I wouldn't have minded as much otherwise..however if I'd have known I would have avoided booking this particular chalet and looked more closely at the site plan for one with on the end of a row with less passes by/footballs Whilst we knew in advance there was no WiFi, I think it would be good if there was. My brother booked another chalet on same site for less money and it was far better equipped with WiFi included. I know it is summer hols and everywhere expensive but it felt overpriced for what we got

    Reviewed by MaxineJul 2021

  • "Was lovely and peaceful location."

    Had all that we could of needed.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Nice place to stay."

    Near Dartmouth, however it is not possible to walk into town as no footpaths on busy narrow main road. Both bedrooms are compact with little wardrobe space. Place was clean overall apart from the Vent-axia in the bathroom that was covered in dust.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "There were several cobwebs lurking."

    The fan in the bathroom is covered in a lot of dust. The frying pans and saucepans could do with updating. We had to wash everything up before we could use it as the standard of cleanliness was rather low. We felt that the place as a whole looked very tired. On a good note when the toilet started to get blocked it was dealt with very promptly. The park and ride into Dartmouth was very near as was Sainsburys and Lidl.

    Reviewed by PamelaJun 2021

  • "Chalet was clean with all that we needed."

    We struggled with hot water but when we reported the problem this was resolved quickly. Future guests would benefit from being advised that the shower needs to be run on full power to get hot water and also that the property's door locks automatically so be careful not to lock yourselves out. Otherwise we found the the site to be spacious and quiet with a bridleway track nearby which was good to walk our dogs.

    Reviewed by LoisMay 2021

  • "Probably the worst accommodation I have booked with Sykes."

    Shower temperamental, no WIFI, no lock on bathroom door, one tea towel, no oven gloves, wardrobes cluttered with hoover,brooms etc hence no much room for clothing, furniture not very comfortable, double bed very low and would be difficult for elderly people to get in and out of. First accommodation for years where you have to put money in the meter. Very old freezer in kitchen, not many appropriate kitchen utensils. For what we got the price was far too expensive. Shall never return.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "We were very pleased with the accommodation."

    The rooms were very clean and tidy. The bathroom was excellent. We did, however, need to wash two frying pans before we could use them as they were very greasy and dirty There was also a cup, which had obviously been used for cleaning teeth, as it was very stained with toothpaste and had some hair in it! We also felt that a full-length mirror would be very useful ,perhaps one which could be hung on the back of the bedroom door. I also felt that the double bed was very low. Overall, we were very pleased with the accommodation. The park was in a very good position, being very close to Dartmouth and local shop We had a very enjoyable stay, the lovely weather was a bonus, and would be happy to recommend it to friends etc.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020

  • "No Lock on Bathroom door."

    When it rained noticed a bad leak on guttering between Kitchen and Bathroom windows.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2020

  • "Cleaning issues On top of cupboard by door, what looked like rings left by cups on top."

    All windows in cabin needed of a good clean. Food splatters on cupboards in kitchen. Not hovered behind opened doors in both bedrooms near skirting. Not swept or cleaned under mat in main room or under seating. Bits of mud , dust and other small stuff. Other issue Noise every time you flush the toilet. Comfort issues Main bed not very comfortable Having conservatory furniture is not very comfortable after a day of walking about. I will also be placing my own reviews on websites and other media sites.

    Reviewed by WayneSep 2019

  • "Brilliant little plave ideal for us and our 2 year old."

    Only minor downside, not that we needed it, is a dishwasher is listed amongst the facilities but was not there. Otherwise, a great venue, loads of room for playing outside. Great distance from the Park and Ride and easy to access other areas of Devon.

    Many thank's for your feedback, sorry there was no dishwasher, we will pass your comments onto the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2019

  • "The bed in the main bedroom is listed as a double bed."

    People should be aware that the bed although it is a double is more like a put you up bed as it is very low to the floor. There is also very little room to walk along the bottom of the bed so whoever sleeps on the side by the window has to walk like a crab to get past the bottom of the bed to get out. Luckily we had asked for the 2 single beds to be made up so we slept in those as there is no way we would have been able to get in and out of the double bed. There is not much hanging space in the wardrobes in the main bedroom. One side had the Hoover, ironing board etc in so we had to take those out and leave them in the bedroom so we could hang clothes up. Because of the very small space between the end of the bed and the wall we could not get to the wardrobe by the window. People should also be told that the freezer is in the cupboard under the sink. It took us a while to find it as you would not expect it to be in that cupboard.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete our feedback form, we are sorry that the property was not as expected, we always take this kind of feedback on board so we can operate in a clear and concise manner as to not misrepresent our properties. On this occasion we feel as though the images do represent the property well and it is clear that this is one of our smaller, cosy properties. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further or in more detail, we are open 7 days a week 9am-7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SMay 2019

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The property

The Borrowers is a superbly appointed, chalet set within Norton Park, two miles outside of Dartmouth.

This delightful accommodation comes within close reach to all of the delights of Devon and is close to the centre of the historic naval town housing a selection of award-winning restaurants, traditional pubs and boutique shops.

After situating your car within its superb off-road parking space, walk through the endearing communal grounds to find The Borrowers, tucked in a small terrace of chalet-style cottages.

Be welcomed into an open-plan living room which houses all the essentials you and your loved ones could possibly need during a week-long stay.

Unwind on the plush sofa and tune into the TV, whilst the warmth of the electric fire fills the room with tranquillity before heading the bed.

The sitting area is joined by a well-presented dining area, where you and your loved ones can gather around to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal prepared within the amply-equipped kitchen.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to one of the brightly decorated bedrooms, comprising a double and a twin, offering a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit a family of four.

Completing the interior is a delightful shower room, complete with a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

If you can tear yourself away from this base, venture into the centre of Dartmouth and choose to dine within one of the superb restaurants or pick up any treats from one of the independent shops.

For a taste of history, spend an afternoon at the 14th-century castle or explore the 16th-century, riverside landmark of Bayard's Cove Fort.

If you are visiting with younger guests, unwind on the sandy beach of Blackpool Sands or venture out to the Woodlands Family Theme Park.

The Borrowers is a charming spot for a refreshing getaway with the whole family.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, sitting area and dining area
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, TV, CD Stereo and Bluetooth speaker
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Communal lawns
  • 2 small dogs accepted
  • No smoking or WiFi
  • Shop within 0.6 mile, and pub within 2 miles
  • Note: You will need to bring your own beach towels.

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

No Wi-Fi available at the property

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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