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Bight Boathouse

(Ref. 960086)

Dartmouth, Devon Show on map


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  • 11 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything about this place was absolutely perfect."

    Perfect location, amazing space, amazing pool. Had the most amazing holiday

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jan 2024

  • "Another enjoyable visit to the Boathouse."

    So nice having breakfast on the balconies with such a magnificent view. With all the facilities (including the gym and pool and a well equipped kitchen) it would be so easy to just stay and relax all day but it is also such a good starting point for so many walks that we drag ourselves away to appreciate the fresh air and exercise but always nice to come back! So pleased I found this listing and next year is booked for another return. Thank you

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Sep 2023

  • "I do not usually complain even if I have a really bad meal but because this property costs a fair bit, I felt I had to."

    The view was outstanding...... but what a dump. The smell of damp as soon as you arrive hits you hard. There are not enough toilet facilities to accommodate the amount of bedrooms and the whole (hole) place needs gutting and updating.It feels dirty everywhere. My sheets on the bed were still damp from having been washed (hopefully) there is no downstairs loo but plenty of room to install one.... only mentioning this as it could be a big issue for people with mobility issues. The outside terrace needs a good tidy up with the removal of a large pot which contained numerous cigarette ends. We were greeted with the previous occupiers rubbish bags in a downstairs (outside) cupboard which had not been emptied before our arrival. The carpets are stained and have seen better days. I would advise anybody to think again before booking. What a shame as it could be stunning if completely knocked through and started again.

    I do not usually respond to feedback but I suspect this property was only booked as few would allow your three hairy dogs or early arrival. There are two baths, two seperate shower units and three toilets in the property, We advise not the least because Dartmouth is hilly that it is not suitable for those with restricted mobility but many come. The one thing the property is not is damp, but yes if open the window you are adjacent to the estuary, a bonus in clement weather.There are plenty of photos which accurately reflect the property and there are many returning guests. Not many better locations in world than Dartmouth and surrounding areas, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan1.3Sep 2023

  • "House was very tired and a lot of things didn’t work."

    It would have been lovely 20 years ago. It was clean and spacious, with great vies across the water. We made the most of it and all had a great time.

    Reviewed by Davina2.8Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful setting and outstanding views of the river Dart."

    Felt airy and space for a large group. To improve rating really need to upgrade main bathroom for 8 guests to include shower. That bathroom was the main let down in facilities. Definitely looking a bit tired in places and sofas have definitely seen better days. Leisure facilities were a bonus but quite an expense on top of cost of holiday (still glad we paid the extra though!). Parking is restricted in location, avoid taking more than 2 cars.

    There is normally plenty of free roadside car parking towards the castle approximately a five to ten minute walk from the property. It is also possible to park at the park and ride car park and renew the fee currently £5 per day charge on a daily basis, see park and ride for details . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Morag2.8Aug 2023

  • "We had a great week celebrating our daughters 30th birthday."

    The accommodation was comfortable and suited our family. We also hired the pool which was a bonus for the youngsters. Dartmouth is beautiful lots to do, property very central so we only used the car twice which was a winner.

    Reviewed by Julile5.0May 2023

  • "This property was everything we needed and more."

    The grandchildren loved the pool, along with the adults. The snooker table was excellent for the adults to unwind. Kitchen had excellent array of utensils. Even managed to use the balcony for one breakfast ☀️☀️☀️ Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "This property is dated and dirty, it needs a complete overhaul, carpets need replacing, bedding and towels are awful and need to be updated to match the price spent, all the awful dusty pictures everywhere and ornaments need removing, there are stains everywhere, the sofas are covered in blankets to cover up the mess and the blankets were covered in dog hair, the place smells and the bedrooms smell."

    Really not great and despite the amazing views and the fact it has a private pool, the extortionate price paid for both house and pool is just unrealistic

    I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your return trip to the property, having stayed previously. I am a little surprised about your comments about decor as there are extensive photographs on website of the property. The swimming pool is expensive to run and despite the energy crisis charges have remained the same and many pools are obtaining assistance from government due energy crisis. The cleaning company does their best, we use hotel quality towels and provide cleaners details in travel directions if there are any issues you have on arrival. This is a user friendly, pet allowing 3 star property. We are not a minimalistic, new , not pet allowing five star property and would encourage people not to book if that is what they are looking for. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen1.6Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderfull week at The Bight Boathouse for my son's 21st birthday."

    It had everything we needed and more ( I even mamaged to bake and decorate a cake having only took my own tins!). The pool was definitely a fab extra as the kids were hardly out of it (adults also and sauna). The views were absolutely amazing! Yes the decoration wasn't to my taste but that was personal preference but that didnt ruin my experience, same as the mattress situation, mine was too soft yet another of the party said hers was perfect and wanted to take it home!. Was a bit apprehensive reading some reviews but we had an amazing time! Plenty of contact with owner via email too making sure all was OK.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Mar 2023

  • "We have just got back from a week away at the Bight Boathouse and we were disappointed to leave."

    We will miss the stunning views from the balcony and windows. The property is nicely located with a short walk to both restaurants/take-aways and pubs, as well as the main town centre. We have always previously stayed in more rural locations but loved being so close to the town without it feeling like we are that close when inside the property. The property had everything we needed, with one of the best stocked kitchens we have experienced which made cooking for when we stayed in nice and easy. The kids loved having their own snooker/pool table as well as the swimming pool. We will definitely be looking at returning again

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Feb 2023

  • "We spent half term at at Bight Boathouse and had a fantastic time."

    It’s in such a beautiful location with stunning views. We really enjoyed walking into the town, just a 5 min stroll to a great choice of shops, pubs and restaurants. The house had everything we needed and the kids loved the pool and games. Lots of space for everyone with plenty to do. We would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Sara4.1Feb 2023

  • "We were two families looking for a relaxed week away after Christmas."

    It was perfect for our needs, and didn’t matter that it rained a lot as we had everything to keep us and children entertained (age 10+). The swimming pool, sauna, running machine , chess, casino and pool tables were a massive hit! We had a small snag while we were there but the owner was very attentive and helpful. We were literally also a 5 min walk from shops, lovely pubs/Inn’s, coffee shops, bakeries, M and S food store and co-op. Everything on your doorstep basically. We would definitely recommend it. Not suitable for very young children (as the advert says) but we had children aged 10 -16 and they loved it.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great property, the bed in master bedroom needs new mattress as I didn't get one good night sleep."

    The curtains all need renewing as most are off rails or not straight. But we all had a really good stay and so we should for £2500, dispite our good time, unfortunately it's not worth that kind of money. If it was new like the when the pictures were taken then maybe. Don't get me wrong the house is fantastic but we feel like we massively overpaid. The pool was a great feature but again not worth the extra £600. Not cleaned, mouldy tiles. Dirt and sand left in the bottom of the pool. Also there is a pool up the road by Lidl so just go there. Sorry but will be looking for something else next time

    Glad you all had a really good stay. The swimming pool is an optional feature and the charge merely reflects the very considerable cost in providing this private in house facility which includes constant running of multi sourced dehumidification system and air source heat pump. The pool is serviced by personnel almost daily and the tiles are not mouldy but merely reflect natural colour of the ceramic grout. The pool is both chlorinated and filtered under pressure through a large sand filter to maintain crystal clarity of the water which is the sign of health of the pool present throughout your stay. It is inevitable that there might be tiny collections of sand on bottom of pool from time to time. This was put in place many years ago as a necessity as people do not shower before pool use so that all filtered material can be backwashed out of pool circuit. It is not considered that a charge of £250 per person per week for a great property is overpriced when one considers the overheads. We have a snagging book in the property and always attend to things brought to our attention on a rolling basis including feedback and we want everybody to have a really good stay for a fair and reasonable price. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon2.8Oct 2022

  • "Amazing property, probably the best views in Dartmouth - absolutely stunning."

    The property was fully equipped with pool, gym, games room, snooker table, chess, Plasma TV in each room, ample a parking, really close to the town. Each room had access to beautiful verandas overlooking the harbour. I’ll definitely rebook this property again!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and we loved the property especially the views and the swimming pool and it was in a very convenient location."

    There was an issue with the swimming pool and sauna but they were resolved swiftly. The only other issue was that the window in the bedroom without the balcony kept blowing shut and we found it difficult to keep cool.

    Reviewed by Vivien4.4Jul 2022

  • "Place was dirty had to wash all cups ect before use coffee maker not fit to use ..."

    Place was dirty had to wash all cups ect before use coffee maker not fit to use shower not working in ensuite if we had not paid extra for pool we could not have had a shower property well over priced very let down noel chandler

    Reviewed by Noel1.9Jun 2022

  • "We had an absolutely great week at Bight Boathouse."

    Yes as some reviews say, it could benefit from some TLC but that in no way detracted from our enjoyment. It is very spacious, with a retro vibe and has all you could need for a comfortable stay. There are lovely views from every room, with a balcony running from three of the bedrooms and a large terrace off the living room. It is ideally situated for a five minute walk into Dartmouth and a ten minute walk to woods, coastal walks, Dartmouth Castle and a small cove ideal for a dip. The swimming pool was the icing on the cake, enjoyed by all five adults (two who are seventy year old) and an eight month old baby. None of us wanted to go home.

    Reviewed by L4.7Jun 2022

  • "The check in directions and instructions were accurate."

    The views were outstanding but due to location and natural beauty of the harbour. Pool area photos need updating as some listed equipment no longer there. TV in snug very difficult to work due to lack of remotes. I did contact owner who responded immediately. Overall cleanliness really needs immediate addressing for such a beautiful house in a stunning location. Likewise quality of bedding needs attention. The instruction to take bottles to park and ride car park was not expected. You wouldn’t necessarily need a car to stay here so not sure how that would be achieved. If some of the negatives were addressed we would definitely return.

    The council provide two large bottle bank facilities for recycling of glass bottles in Dartmouth. One is in their town centre car park which is only a five minute walk from the property, the other is in their park and ride car park which is by the large Sainsburys store which is a five minutes drive. There is a specific empty bottle shelf by the refuse bins of the property for storage and this is how glass bottle recycling is undertaken . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nina2.8Jun 2022

  • "The property is in a lovely location."

    There was 11 of us in the property and it was big enough for us all. The property was quite tired and some of the electronic games didn't work the TV room TV didn't work either so no videos could be watched. Kitchen was well equipped but tired. The furniture was well worn and the throws on the settees were covered in dog hairs so needed washing or replacing. The vacuum wasn't safe as it sparked when used. One of the mattresses in the family room needs replacing very uncomfortable it looks like there's has been another mattress placed on top of a worn one. The windows are extremely dirty cant have been cleaned in months and its a shame as the views are great. We paid extra for the swimming pool which the kids enjoyed. Left a snagging list in the property when we left so hopefully these things will get sorted. Also sent 2 email to sykes whilst we was there they still havent answered them so wasn't happy about that. The location and the views really good easy walk to the town and amenities.

    Reviewed by Linda3.4May 2022

  • "Windows dirty, whole place could be cleaner and decor a little dated but overall its a great place, great facilities, everything you need and great location."

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4May 2022

  • "Nice short stroll into town, two parking spaces, swimming pool, sauna, gym equipment, ping pong, snooker table and stunning views across the river, what more can you say?"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property.

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Mar 2022

  • "Property in a lovely part of Dartmouth and Views were amazing ."

    The only thing that I would say about the property it needs a bit of a update and windows look like they hadn’t been cleaned in a while.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete some feedback which has been passed on to the owner. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and the fantastic views. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason3.8Jan 2022

  • "Great location and it definitely had the wow factor when we arrived."

    It felt very spacious and we were a party of 5 adults over 70 and 2 over 40 and accommodated all our needs including enough kitchen equipment to cook a Sunday Roast! Great that there was private parking for 2 cars and the owner was very responsive when sorting out the pool and this was checked twice whilst we were there (stayed a week). Property was clean although also given details of the cleaning company if we weren’t satisfied which we didn’t need to use. Overall a great property for socialising as well as space to take time out if needed.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous view."

    Very spacious accommodation. Comfortable. Good pool and gym. To be picky not everything works but there is so much in the place it hardly matters. Great family holiday home close to shops, restaurants and transport.

    Reviewed by Roger4.1Sep 2021

  • "Great communication from Sykes throughout the process."

    The Boathouse was in an excellent location. The large kitchen was extremely well equipped.We were four generations, aged from 1-84 years. As was made clear in the description, the property is not ideal for toddlers but we managed without incident. We also hired the pool, which gave us access to a second shower, which was important with so many of us. There are two bathrooms, but only one boasts a shower. The Boathouse is spacious. The snooker table provided hours of fun. The views from every room are spectacular. It was a great choice for our family holiday.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Aug 2021

  • "Due to covid our biannual Christmas get together was cancelled and we rearranged a summer family holiday at byte boathouse at the end of July."

    Previous reviews I feel are very unfair. Such a great house with loads of space; big bedrooms, 2 massive balconies with views from every room up and down the river, an enormous split level open plan lounge with 3 huge settees, a pool table and massive dining table that seats 11 comfortably. The pool and sauna were a definite must and worth booking and kept the children happy when the weather let us down, for keen gym users the equipment is limited and unusable. however, I whole heartedly recommend this property, it is quirky in places and has an 80’s vibe but we loved the feel of the place it was clean and spotless and we will definitely rebook.

    Reviewed by Pat and John5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Bight boathouse was perfect for our group which included 2 babies and 2 under 5s."

    We were a bit apprehensive due to some bad recent reviews and while the property is a little tired in place it is certainly not deserving of some of the reviews on here. The pool was a godsend, (definitely book that, you won’t regret it) as was the pool table and sky TV (including sports) and the living area is incredibly spacious. The only issue is the bathroom situation which isn’t ideal given that one is en-suite and can’t be shared with the room next to it without having to go in the actual room (there is no door between the room the bathroom is in and the bathroom itself so you can’t really share it at nighttime if someone is in bed) and there is only one other bathroom (which is the smaller, less well equipped of the two). The whole place could do with a few hundred hundred K chucked at it and then it would be off the charts amazing. The views are something else and the location perfect.

    Reviewed by Charlie4.1Jun 2021

  • "Location excellent for walking into centre of Dartmouth & harbour."

    Wonderful views. Property as expected. Little tired in places but facilities good for a family week with children. We all had a great time.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1May 2021

  • "Client thought the location of the property is fantastic but the property is just very tired and there were lots of issues that the client had and didn't have the time to fill in the snag list as it would have taken a while to do so."

    Client had to hoover when they 1st arrived as the floors were filthy and they have a 7 month old who likes to crawl on the floor. Client is not best pleased to be honest. This was a £1643.00 fee for the 7 nights and the property should have been in better condition, they have sent me loads of photos as well this is what they have said: Both vacuum cleaners were full and didn’t work well anyway. The doors didn’t close properly and there was a huge draft. No battery in the fire alarm. The bidet drain was broken and water was still in it. The shower tray wouldn’t drain quickly. The glass was blown. But all the windows were filthy as well. Cobwebs everywhere. And a leak on the balcony. Oh, I had to ask for a bbq even though it was advertised. The radiators needed bleeding and weren’t heating up all the way so was cold

    Reviewed by Lynn2.5May 2021

  • "Dartmouth is a beautiful town and an excellent place to explore."

    At Bight Boathouse we all loved having our own pool. The sauna got a lot of use, as did the snooker table. Faster broadband would have been nice. The location means it has wonderful views of the River Dart. We would all go again!

    Reviewed by Katy3.8Oct 2020

  • "A spacious house which was lovely and clean upon arrival."

    A perfect location for walking into the town and uniquely has parking which is important in Dartmouth. Great views of the River Dart. The house's décor is amusingly outdated but good for children as nothing inside of any value or can easily be broken. Many of the machines by the pool need removing as they do not work.

    Reviewed by Celia3.8Oct 2020

  • "Although the property was amazing and beautiful views just one bathroom for three bedrooms was inadequate."

    Also the furnishings very dated but this does not reflect on our enjoyable holiday experience. Regards Gary Marshall.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Sep 2020

  • "Lovely setting, well positioned just a very short walk from the town centre."

    The house had lots of space with great facilities to entertain everyone. Well equipped kitchen. Only downside is that for such a large place it has limited bathroom facilities on the two floors. Pool area is a fantastic amenity, and good off-road parking for two cars which is definitely a bonus in Dartmouth’s picturesque but narrow streets.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Sep 2020

  • "There were many positives about this property, space, quirkiness, position."

    Sadly though it feels barely cared for. Pots full of weeds, tatty odd cutlery, threadbare carpets, dusty and unclean in corners, under furniture. My main issue was that we were looking forward to using a jacuzzi which was out of order. These things happen, I accept that, but when I told the owner of my disappointment his answer was “noted”. He simply did not care. He did say it would be repaired however this did not happen. There are only a few properties in this area that accommodate the numbers we wanted but this one I will not be booking in the future. Dr N Steel

    Reviewed by Nicola2.8Sep 2020

  • "This is home from home, excellent facilities, has everything you could need, the views are amazing but they was spoilt by the smeary windows and it's only a short walk into Dartmouth town center, definitely recommend Beth's Cafe and Alf Fresco Cafe, caters for everyone ie vegetarian and vegan, the pool was an added bonus that made our holiday, so much so we didn't leave Dartmouth all week as there was plenty of shops and entertainment, recommend a river boat cruise."

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Jul 2020

  • "As there is a lack of bathroom facilities compared to the bedroom accommodation, ..."

    As there is a lack of bathroom facilities compared to the bedroom accommodation, it would be very easy to make the huge en-suite into 2 or even just put doors on to make it a 2nd family bathroom

    Reviewed by Helen2.5Mar 2020

  • "Fabulous property!"

    Our party age group ranged from 5 to 87 and we all loved it, from the pool to snooker table to the breathtaking view. Everything was there, kitchen fully stocked and there was a huge range of arcade games, board games, dvds and even videos for all the family. Very spacious and well set out, we will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2019

  • "Brilliant accommodation."

    Fantastic views. Location was central to access everything that we wanted to do. The accommodation had everything supplied in it that we needed and the facilities at the accommodation, more than catered for all age ranges. The owner was also very helpful and friendly. We had a truly amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2019

  • "When originally booking bight boathouse with sykes it was advertised with swimming pool and gym etc ."

    ..however this was extra should not be advertised at the lesser price that seems to include the extra facilities .I felt that your info was lacking clarity in pricing. however the extra cost of the facilities provided an amazing holiday .. in an amazing location... absolutely beautiful.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at Bight Boathouse, the location was brilliant and the view from the patio spectacular!"

    The house itself had everything you needed for the amount of people it will hold however, if you’re not paying extra for the pool facilities there is only one shower, which is a struggle when your all queuing to use it in the morning. The mattresses on the beds could also do with changing as we were all suffering with bad backs by the end of the week!! On the whole though, a lovely holiday let with a very hospitable owner.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Apr 2019

  • "When we got there all looked fine."

    On opening door to balcony there was a deep ash tray full of cigarette ends in water which my dogs tried to drink. I was very disappointed to see so many stains on the carpets as I have 3 Dogs and didn’t won’t the blame for. The sofa settees were not very comfortable as they have had there day. Carpets very shabby. The gym and pool looks very impressive but running machine didn’t work , even though they said it did , it didn’t , 1 of the machine blew as it was being used and blew the electrics which took 2 days to sort , they did replace the machine on the 3rd day. Jacuzzi didn’t work. And under the furniture was felthy. Over all for what you charge it was very disappointing and would never book it again.

    Reviewed by Darran2.5Feb 2019

  • "Wow !!!"

    ! What a view to wake upto As a large group we were all delighted when we arrived and all was as described. And importantly Plenty of room for everyone ,great space for large groups , The house was well stocked with everything you need for a few days away, We would definitely go again an wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to our friends

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2018

  • "OMG! What a beautiful view to wake up to every morning."

    The cottage was amazing with a great pool, table tennis and snooker table to keep our teenagers occupied. I would recommend this cottage to anyone with a large party. We met the owner who was also very pleasant to talk to. Wished we had another week there, missing it already. Devon is so picturesque and the locals are so friendly.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was not as advertised on several accounts."

    Sykes staff were always pleasant on the phone but nothing was resolved.The promised return calls did not happen.

    Reviewed by Anne2.2Aug 2018

  • "The situation is stunning The black bathroom lesss than satisfactory in that the loo didn’t flush ( even on two as directed) I had to fill a bowl and remove the back for additional fill!"

    ! I mentioned to owner but he didn’t feel it to be a problem!! Not something I think is acceptable. The taps were sooo hard to turn off I had to use a towel to do so!! Just not ok for the price paid ... or at all !! One bed seemed very poor for daughter in terms of comfort ... she spoke of a large dip Many bulbs not working so may be useful idea to check all before each let A flick knife found under black bed ??!! NOT OURS! So whilst lovely place in terms of setting and good facilities...... key needs ie plumbing needs attention Thankyou

    Reviewed by Elaine3.4Aug 2018

  • "Perfect family holiday."

    Eight of us and two dogs. We all had a fantastic time. The swimming pool was bigger and better than expected and we made good use of it. The space in the house was great for a large group. The views were breathtaking. Will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Jul 2018

  • "Even though we have stayed many times before, there are always new editions to ..."

    Even though we have stayed many times before, there are always new editions to the facilities, it just keeps getting better and better

    Reviewed by James4.7Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic views from the property."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2018

  • "Just come back from a delightful few days at The Bight Boat house."

    The house itself is a lovely house. We went with a party of 10 and there was plenty of room to accommodate us. The house is well stocked with everything you need for a nice break. The kids enjoyed the pool area and kept them amused. There are plenty of things to keep everyone amused, swimming pool, pool table, gym, sauna, games,books and films. The view is gorgeous, so relaxing to wake up to in the morning and to sit and have breakfast looking over the harbour. The kitchen is fully equipt and has plenty of room. As it was February not many of the shops nearby were open but there are so many cafes, resturants and pubs to visit. Very pretty and quaint shops that are about a 10 minute walk from the house. Very easy transaction with the owner for the trip. There are plenty of information books in the house to find things to visit in Dartmouth.

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Feb 2018

  • "1) The accommodation was excellent."

    Everyone had plenty of space everywhere...critically so in the bedrooms and the kitchen. 2) The furniture was good with plenty of big comfortable sofas, and with excellent breakfast and dining tables. 3) The pool was bigger and better than the photos suggested. Our grand-children aged 7 and 9 are keen swimmers and were in the pool two or three times a day. 4) The view of the Dart estuary is breath-taking. 5) A nit-picker might make some minor criticisms, but we would not like to spoil our over-whelming impression which is that Bight Boathouse is an amazing place which we all loved.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2017

  • "We had a great week , next time we will take the grandkids who will love it especially the pool"

    Reviewed by Michael4.8Nov 2017

  • "Fantastic property, very luxurious with beautiful views of the river Dart."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bight Boathouse, central to many locations - didn't want to come home. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with jack and jill entrance to family bathroom
  • 1 x double with TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • 1 double and a smaller 4ft double with TV and vanity basin
  • 1 double and 1 single bed
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC (this is the previously mentioned Jack and Jill bathroom)
  • Pool room changing room, shower, basin and WC - (only available with pool facilities)
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor utility room
  • Sitting room with dining area and pool table
  • Snug room
  • Lower ground floor lobby with arcade games
  • Lower ground floor swimming pool and poolside gym, sauna, changing rooms and table tennis room.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob
  • Microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, 2 x washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 1 x smart 55" TV with basic Sky and 4 x TVs with Freeview, 4 x DVDs, Hi-Fi, Wii Sports with balance board, WiFi, Variety of games, arcade and casino games, DVDs, books and toys
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Balconies with furniture, electric heaters and BBQ
  • Three dogs welcome at £40 each per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop/pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Note: Not suitable for children, under 5 years of age, unless by prior arrangement with the owner
  • All children must be supervised on balconies
  • Note: May not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties
  • Note: Swimming pool/gym facilities attract an additional cost payable directly to the owner £650 for 2024, £675 for 2025 and £700 for 2026(subject to change).(Please note - the pool price is the year the holiday takes place, not booked)
  • Note: The pool is filtered under pressure through a large sand filter to maintain crystal clarity of the water and so there maybe tiny collections of sand on bottom of pool from time to time
  • Note: No Grocery Van is allowed on the Roof top car park, there is a 2 ton weight limit
  • Note: Disclaimer must be signed before using swimming pool facilities.

The property

Perched above the banks of the River Dart and just a short stroll from the centre of Dartmouth, this landmark building part of the historic Bight Boatyard occupies one of the most desirable riverside positions.

Boasting fabulous river views in either direction and across to the pretty village of Kingswear, this spacious, traditionally styled and furnished property boasts its own private gym and indoor swimming pool and is a firm favourite for larger groups and holidays with family and friends.

A flight of steps lead down to the entrance and first floor landing where you will find 4 large bedrooms each boasting fabulous views.

The front two rooms enjoy access to the upper balcony, one with a lavish en-suite bathroom.

A family bathroom serves the other bedrooms and a spiral staircase leads down to middle floor and main living area with wall to ceiling windows and doors that span the width of the room and lead onto the balcony to the front.

A great family room with dining table, pool table and comfortable seating area.

A separate snug is equipped with a whole host of different games including a roulette wheel and blackjack tables for casino nights in!

A spacious kitchen is equipped to cater for large parties and is furnished with a dining table for morning breakfasts and lunches on the go!

On the lower ground floor you will find even more to keep the family occupied on rainy days including arcade games and a separate swimming pool with poolside gym, sauna and a table tennis room, all available at an additional cost per week.

The two upper levels come with terraces and balconies equipped with patio furniture for alfresco dining and relaxing outside, where you can simply kick back and relax in the best spot along the riverbank and watch the comings and goings of the river traffic.

Meander into town and soak up the café culture, your choice of restaurants range from fine dining to award winning fish and chips best enjoyed on the promenade overlooking the river!

Take time to enjoy the art galleries, boutiques and the history of this beautiful town, and an evening walk along the riverbank will take you to Dartmouth castle.

For days out on the beach, head along the coast to Blackpool Sands, a beautiful sheltered bay with a great beach café and watersports tuition and hire.

A round of golf can be enjoyed at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club and for family days a trip to Woodlands will keep little ones entertained.

With so much to do at this fabulous riverside holiday home, with the town right on your doorstep, a holiday at Bight Boathouse is one for sharing with family and friends!

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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Note: Not suitable for children, under 5 years of age, unless by prior arrangement with the owner. All children must be supervised on balconies.
Note: May not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.
Note: Swimming pool/gym facilities attract an additional cost, payable directly to the owner £650 for 2024, £675 for 2025 and £700 for 2026. Prices might change if there is an increase in the utility's costs.
Note: Disclaimer must be signed before using swimming pool facilities, sent by owner.
Note: The pool is filtered under pressure through a large sand filter to maintain crystal clarity of the water and so there maybe tiny collections of sand on bottom of pool from time to time.
Note: No Grocery Van is allowed on the Roof top car park, there is a 2 ton weight limit on the access road to the car park.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas