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Bight Boathouse

Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 960086)


(36 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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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36 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LJun 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 NinaJun 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 LindaMay 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 KennethMay 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 NickMar 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 JasonJan 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 DawnSep 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 RogerSep 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 DebbieAug 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 JohnJul 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 CharlieJun 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 SusanMay 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 LynnMay 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 KatyOct 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 CeliaOct 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 PhilipSep 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 GarySep 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 NicolaSep 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 BeverleyJul 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 HelenMar 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 RebeccaAug 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 SusanAug 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 RichardJun 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 LisaApr 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 DarranFeb 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 SueNov 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 SharonOct 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 AnneAug 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 ElaineAug 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 PatriciaJul 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 JamesJun 2018

  • "Fantastic views from the property."

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 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 ShaneFeb 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 DavidDec 2017

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

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 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 MelanieSep 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 , 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 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 £30 each per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop/pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Note: May not be suitable for very young children
  • 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 £535 for 2021, £600 for 2022 and £625 for 2023.(Please note - the pool price is the year the holiday takes place, not booked)
  • 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 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...

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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Region Information

Note: May not be suitable for very young children. 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 of £600 for 2022 and £625 for 2023
Note: Disclaimer must be signed before using swimming pool facilities, sent by owner.
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.

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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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