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Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 1048415)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Pell

    “I think it is very poor that we could not get a parking permit for our stay.”

    We could not park in the town centre for more than 4 hours this meant that we could not go on any of the trips on boats and rail. This left us with having to drive out of Dartmouth rather than park and visit the nearby sites.

    We could not park in the town centre for more than 4 hours this meant that we could not go on any of the trips on boats and rail. This left us with having to drive out of Dartmouth rather than park and visit the nearby sites.

    - Mr Pell, May 2021

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.

The property

An unusual, reverse-level property in the heart of Dartmouth, with superb 180 degree views across the river, towards Dartmouth Castle and out to sea, Spyglass is a charming former sail loft, maintaining its naval character throughout.

This quirky property sleeps four and would be suited to a couple or small family wanting to enjoy exploring the South Devon coast and AONB.

Spyglass is approached via 32 steps up, which form part of a public footpath, once at the top, enter the property at ground-floor level and find two bedrooms; the 'Captain's Bedroom', a double bedroom with feature wooden panelling, a wall-mounted electric heater and subtle nods to the nautical theme, and the 'Crew's bedroom', a twin room with fitted wardrobe and electric heater suitable for children.

The recently refurbished shower room has a large, slightly elevated electric shower, where you can start each day with a refreshing rinse.

Head upstairs to find a wonderful open-plan living space, which does have limited head height in places.

The space has exposed floorboards and a cosy woodburning stove, while four wonderful Velux roof windows add a bright and spacious feeling to the room.

Relax on the sofa and enjoy a book from the window shelf, or enjoy flicking through the TV to find your favourite show, or just simply admire your incredible view.

The extendable dining table is a great space to enjoy meals together, prepared in the compact but well-equipped kitchen, with a fridge and dual microwave that doubles up as an oven and grill.

Outside, there is a roof terrace with a table and seating, which you must take advantage of and soak up those sea views.

The bustling town of Dartmouth is known for its Royal Regatta and Naval College and is steeped in history and unique architecture.

Find a selection of boutique shops, fantastic restaurants, art galleries and plenty of local events taking place in this popular tourist destination, all within short walking distance of the property.

Cyclists and walkers will be spoilt for choice with trails they can join nearby, including the South West Coast Path and the Dart Valley Trail, as well as walks along the River Dart, visiting attractions like the Dartmouth Museum and 15th century castle, while the closest beach, Sugary Cove, is less than a mile away.

Enjoy a trip along the Dartmouth Steam Railway towards Paignton, or hop on a ferry and discover the village of Kingswear, where you can see its castle and the National Trust's Coleton Fishacre House & Gardens, along with the fishing town of Brixham, with its picturesque harbour, sandy beach, Berry Head peninsula and national nature reserve, offering walkers some incredible coastal views.Venture south from Dartmouth towards the South Devon AONB and discover the market town of Totnes, with its Norman motte & bailey castle, museum and farm of rare breads, which makes for a lovely family-friendly day out, while the South West Coast will bring you to a host of glorious sandy beaches and charming hidden coves in Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Bantham, as well as the dramatic cliffs at Bolberry Down.

With incredible scenery and plenty of things to do from your doorstep, Spyglass is a fantastic retreat within a couple of minutes walk of the heart of Dartmouth.


  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living/kitchen/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Heating with woodburning stove
  • built-in oven, grill and microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roof terrace with furniture
  • Pet Friendly - charge of £25 payable per dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, Pub 0.1 miles, Note: Property accessed up 32 steps, which form part of a public footpath

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.

Region Information

Please note that as the property is accessed up 32 external steps it is not suitable for families with babies or small children or the infirm

Suitable for 2 adults and 2 children

Pet Friendly

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas