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Strete, near Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 976246)


(13 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Accurately described so suited our requirements perfectly."

    Very well located and walking distance of the local shop and pub which are well worth supporting. The view is lovely and access to the coastal path excellent which is something we were looking for. Plenty of space for parking our 3 cars. Looking forward to booking again.

    Thank you for your excellent feedback. Great to hear of your support for the local pub and shop. Look forward to welcoming you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2022

  • "We loved "Skerries" which was spacious, comfortable and clean."

    It was perfect for all ages from 2 years and over! The house had breathtaking views from nearly all the rooms and a great patio for eating outdoors. It was perfectly situated for daily trips to the fabulous beach at Blackpool Sands as well as trips further afield to Salcombe and Hope Cove which has a superb restaurant on the beach. Strete is only a short walk away from the house and we found the local people extremely friendly.

    Many thanks for your fantastic feedback. Delighted to hear you had such a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CeliaMay 2022

  • "Skerries is a stunning property with amazing views."

    It is furnished to a very high standard and extremely well equipped for self catering. Another bonus is that it is only a five minute walk to the village pub and the post office that sells almost everything. Although the property details advise that there is space for 3 cars on the drive we were able to park all five of our cars.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "Had a lovely time at Skerries- a house with the best views ever, especially from the master bedroom, but also most of the other rooms."

    Once you get past the wow factor of the views - the house has everything you need, including 5 good-sized bathrooms and a very well- equipped modern kitchgen, with top-of-the range appliances, Dekton work surfaces and a steam oven alongside the conventional oven. Lovely clean and modern decor, comfortable sofas and lots of space for 7 people. The only negatives I can think of are -1.Lack of clear directions about the intricacies of recycling and refuse collection- the directions provided were very confusing- we put out the green bin on Tuesday only to find that nobody else in Strete had... 2. It is a bit difficult to turn into and out of the property, and park, due to it being directly off a busy road.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will relook at the instructions but believe they are as clear as they can be. We find there to be enough room to park 3 cars off the road and enough room to turn the cars round so you can drive forwards onto the road. We have not had other guests raise these kinds of issues before. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AditiFeb 2022

  • "Excellent property & location though a few things would make it better : *Better quality and larger bath towels * Larger TV in kitchen / family room * Speaker or better music system * Working towel rail & underfloor heating working in main bedroom * We we’re very disappointed that the house was not decorated for Christmas on arrival as we had asked this when booking ."

    Don’t expect to then have to decorate yourself with very dated decorations that were found for us. A hot tub would be an added bonus !!

    Thank you for your comments. As regards the decorations we were unfortunately let down by our maintenance person. I understand she did find the decorations for you and helped you put them up. Apologies this wasn't done for your arrival. As regards the TV in the kitchen area we do intend to replace this with a larger model during 2022. The underfloor heating and towel rails do work they were just turned off on the control panel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NeilDec 2021

  • "Skerries is a lovely property which is fitted out to a high standard ."

    It has everything you could want for catering for yourselves with a large, modern kitchen /dining area. The location is stunning and just a short walk to the village pub! We stayed as a three generational family and the different living spaces meant there was room for everyone to have their own space. The only thing that would have improved the stay was air conditioning, but we were there over the hottest week of the year. I would not hesitate to recommend this property and hope to visit again .

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "An amazing house with stunning 180 degree views."

    Able to travel to Dartmouth and Salcombe and the coast between, it makes an ideal base for touring and visiting many attractions.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2021

  • "Skerries is an amazing house with stunning views."

    It had everything we needed and more. The surrounding area was beautiful and a short drive to Blackpool Sands beach. The house was very clean and comfortable and decorated to a high standard throughout. if I had any queries they were dealt with quickly by the team at Sykes Cottages. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "Feedback about Skyes Cottages the organisation is good - everything went smoothly."

    Feedback about the house Skerries in Strete near Dartmouth is excellent. A lovely place to stay. Great views, plenty of space, clean house. Good kitchen, comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "This house has the most amazing views and the majority of it was refurbished to a very high standard with unexpected additions such as a Quooker tap!"

    The two bathrooms downstairs do not live up to the high standard of the rest of the house, the lower ground shower would not stay up to get underneath, and the adults staying in these rooms opted to use the upstairs showers when available. In the lower room the bed had not been made up otherwise it would have been noted that the mattress was covered in biscuit crumbs. The small bath towels would not dry as the radiators were not on and labelled not to be switched on, these we draped in the bedrooms where the sun is. When we tried to hoover areas that were missed unfortunately the hoover was ineffective. The saucepans had the teflon scratched in all cases, which is unhygienic so were not used and the oven pan had not been cleaned, there were no other baking trays. There were no clear waste bags and we did feel that perhaps the house had not had the same clean and attention usually given by the Sykes cleaners. The house has many positives, the scones milk etc on arrival were very much appreciated and was a lovely touch. The house itself is in a fabulous position as we discovered staying at Landscombe last year, the views are amazing. We would very much like to consider returning to Skerries and feel the above areas could be very easily addressed and would very much like your comments. You may publish our comments if you wish but have not agreed in the box due to some negatives.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2019

  • "The house was just what we needed for a party of 10."

    The views and location was stunning and it catered for our every need. My only comment is, I wish you could bring a dog as the walks around the house were made for dog walking!

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2018

  • "Super property!"

    There were 8 of us and although there were plenty of dining chairs, we felt that there could be a few more chairs with the patio set. Also, the page about the bin collections was missing - we did make enquiries locally and got some of the rubbish removed on the correct day. These are just a couple of observations and did not detract from the holiday. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and we found everything else we wanted. Have booked with Helpful Holidays and would certainly do so again. Great time, many thanks, Meriel Ovens

    Reviewed by MJun 2018

  • "The house is set on the top of a hill with wonderful panoramic views of the countryside and sea."

    It is an ideal location to relax and enjoy what Dartmouth and the surrounding area has to offer. The house easily catered for the 7 of us and had all the requirements you could think of - we were welcomed with scones, Cornish cream and jam which was very nice after along journey.

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2018

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  • Three levels
  • Five bedrooms
  • Three first floor bedrooms: 1 x king size double with dressing room and bathroom with bath, two basins, separate shower WC), 1 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x family room with three singles (two 2’6” and linkable to king size double) with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x double with balcony
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchen with dining area and doors to terrace
  • Sitting room with open fire and doors to terrace
  • Lower ground floor sitting room with doors to lower terrace
  • Lower ground floor shower room with shower, WC, basin.
  • Central heating, open fire with underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

Skerries is a stunning detached house close to the heart of Strete.

Carefully refurbished, it is stylish accommodation with great views to the sea from big windows.

At the heart of the house you will find the big...

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

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About the location


Dartmouth 4.8 miles

Strete is a village looking over Start Bay just south of Dartmouth. The hills and countryside that encircle the village to the west converge on the memorable coastline forming one of the most visually striking images in the South Hams. There is a post office and general store in the village along with a lovely church plus the well renowned Laughing Monk restaurant. There is a small community area where you can picnic and walk your dog with its wildlife section and notable views of Start Bay. A few short miles in either direction brings you to the magical crescent shaped family beach at Blackpool Sands and the three mile stretch of Slapton Sands. 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas