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Spyglass - Cute, Cosy, Quaint, Quiet, and Views !!

Sitting room with down river views
Up river views and sitting room
Tall ship departing viewed from the sitting room, July 2015
View down the estuary and out to sea past the castle from the sitting room.
Seagulls at rest from the sitting room.
Kingswear from Spyglass sitting room
View from the roof terrace
Our new front door!
All new shower room
The moon over the estuary and dim lights fro Dartmouth castle from the sitting room
The new kitchen with small door onto the roof terrace
Dining table and Kitchen with the terrace behind
Flat screen TV and nautical items
View from sitting room - lovely!
View down over the lower ferry
The 'new' double bedroom
More of the double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom 2.
Games, jigsaws, nauticalia, sailing books.
Nice cosy wood burner installed upstairs.
1 of 25Sitting room with down river views
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Dartmouth, Devon, England
Spyglass is now refurbished and enlarged and is transformed into a lovely cosy 2 bedroom cottage retaining all it's original charm but with a new twist upstairs........the ground-floor kitchen/dining is now a second bedroom. The lounge upstairs has had the roof raised and is a great all-in-one lounge/ kitchen /dining room from which there are full width, glass windows with truly stunning views overlooking the River Dart, with increased views up river, across to Kingswear, and down the estuary past Dartmouth Castle and out to sea. There is also a small door giving direct access to the roof terrace with more fine river and sea views. A high efficiency wood burning stove is installed upstairs and makes the whole room warm and cosy. There are 4 Velux roof windows giving more views and lots of light upstairs. The upstairs in natural plas... Read more
About the Owner, Martin H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 38 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 19 reviews and 1 property
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Tucked away but with the most amazing views this was the ideal place to unwind after a frantic school term. Left the car for five days and explored on foot, by ferry and boat. The accommodation was just what we needed. The vista from the lounge window was picture perfect day and night. Weather was mostly kind with just two...

Management response:

Aw thanks for the review. Only 2 storms coming through is pretty good for a south coast Autumn. You are welcome back any time. All the best, Martin


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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

No need to use the car at all, bus train and boats can take you any where although the view is great and always some thing to see from the big windows. A perfect holiday home.

Management response:

Thanks - I think we are lucky in Dartmouth as there are so many transport choices. And, because it's on a coastal loop south off the A38 we don't get 'through' traffic. Glad you had a fab time. Come again! cheers Martin


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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Compact, comfortable, convenient, with a fantastic view across the Dart. Spyglass makes the perfect base from which to spend your vacation in Dartmouth and surrounding area. It is cosy but as they say, small but perfectly formed. You have everything you need to hand and the view really is fantastic, particularly first thing in the morning with the sun beaming...

Management response:

Thank you for your great review.I'm so glad you had a good time. Please do come again. Cheers Martin.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Small children and the infirm may find Spyglass a problem as there are 32 steps and not easy for a pushchair. Also there is no child gate at the top of the stairs at the property...
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
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R 1 272
R 1 272
R 6 786
14 Apr 2018 -
25 May 2018
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R 6 701
26 May 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
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R 7 888
30 Jun 2018 -
13 Jul 2018
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R 10 094
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices from £295 to £695 through the year per week. Only full weeks in Summer, Regatta , Christmas and New Year.Minimum 3 nights. Weeks are booked Saturday to Saturday.
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About the neighbourhood
This part of Devon is blessed with a rather special microclimate making it one of the warmest, sunniest parts of England.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Exeter International Airport: 55.0 km
Railway: Kingswear: 1.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 65.0 km
Many people drive to Dartmouth ,and, my favourite arrival is to drive along the road to Brixham (A380) from Exeter then head for the Lower Ferry in Dartmouth - it can mean quite a wait in the summer as queues build up for the uniquely odd Dartmouth ferry - there is also the Upper Ferry which is larger and faster but not as quirky! you can also arrive by steam train from Paignton or tie in with Network rail and come all the way by train, then a short ferry hop across the Dart to Dartmouth.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km.
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