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5 The Manor House, Hillfield Village

Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 1054876)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Richard

    “The condition and cleanliness of the apartment were very good indeed.”

    The coffee maker issue was sorted very quickly with de-scaling pods - many thanks. Unfortunately the noise from the visitors (possibly their children) running about in the apartment immediately above was most disturbing and at one stage sounded like they may come through the ceiling (it would start, then stop, then start again and it went on like this for hours - without exaggeration). We put up with it for as long as we could and when we knocked on the door in the morning of Monday to ask ...

    The coffee maker issue was sorted very quickly with de-scaling pods - many thanks. Unfortunately the noise from the visitors (possibly their children) running about in the apartment immediately above was most disturbing and at one stage sounded like they may come through the ceiling (it would start, then stop, then start again and it went on like this for hours - without exaggeration). We put up with it for as long as we could and when we knocked on the door in the morning of Monday to ask them to please keep the noise down that day/evening, there was no one there where they had departed the building. Within No5, we noticed the bathroom extractor fan did not operate with the bathroom light switch (with the fan isolator switch above the bathroom entrance door in either position and all the MCBs in the power panel were in the ON position) so we kept the bathroom window open for best ventilation. Also the electric heated towel rail did not have an immediately obvious method of switching it off (resulting in it being on 24 hours a day with electric being consumed continuously). On the first evening, it was a warm evening and we couldn't find a method of switching off the underfloor heating. There were several low level isolator switches in the rooms/hall but they were not identified as to what they isolated so we did not touch them. The TV was ok, if a little small these days for the size of room when viewing from either sofa. Unfortunately watching /listening to the TV picture/sound was problematic where we had to regularly adjust the aerial cable into the back of the TV to try and get a steady picture/sound that wasn't pixelated/broken. We were contacted by Sykes on the Saturday morning (we arrived Friday at 16:00) and were asked if there were any issues with the apartment. I explained about the coffee machine and also mentioned the problem with the TV picture/sound (the noise from the apartment above was not obvious at that stage). The coffee de-scaling pods were ordered and supplied by the owner very quickly via Amazon/Royal Mail to the door and enabled us to then use the coffee machine. We were informed by Sykes during their curtesy call they were aware of the issue of the TV picture, it affected the whole building, they would however report it to the building maintenance people again and ask them to check and see if they could try and improve it but they didn't hold out much hope and suggested we don't view any HD channels to get the best results....... (we never heard from Sykes again - i.e. asking if the TV issue had been sorted). Not the answer we were expecting when, from the advert for the apartment, it states '.....snuggle up with your partner on the large corner sofa, and settling in for a movie night'. There was no corner sofa and although we wanted to watch a movie on the TV - we couldn't due to the poor picture / sound quality (oh, and the thumping through the ceiling from the apartment above the sitting room). Thank goodness we had brought an I-pad and we watched our own Netflix in the relative quiet of the bedroom via the wifi in the apartment...... A frustrating and expensive weekend for what was supposed to have been a relaxing one for us both and a surprise for my partner (well it was but not what I intended). Would we stay again - not unless the issue with the TV signal is rectified (and in this day and age this should be le to be done easily by a suitable aerial company for relatively low cost), a larger TV to relax in front of and view said movies, instructions on how to switch the heating off were included within the apartment instructions (oh, and less noisy neighbours above - not sure how you can control that one though). Sorry if it wasn't what you were expecting, but we have tried to be open and honest (we own a rental apartment ourselves and regularly check with the occupier if all is okay and act on their feedback to quickly rectify any issues found, which thankfully are few). As we first said in the opening sentence, the apartment condition and cleanliness were very good indeed. That was our experience but not one we want to repeat.

    - Richard, April 2022

The property

Dartmouth 4.1 miles.

This delightful and elegant first-floor apartment, 5 The Manor House, lies just over four miles from Dartmouth in beautiful South Devon in Hillfield Village, offering four guests a stunning rural retreat.

Within easy reach of the many surrounding attractions, 5 The Manor House boasts style and finesse, and is benefited by some wonderful facilities including an all-weather tennis court!

Be welcomed into the neutral tones of the open-plan living space, with chandelier lighting above and quality furnishings, you’ll have no trouble relaxing here at the end of the day.

Get settled on the sofa while you enjoy the Smart TV, before coming together at the contemporary dining table with bench seating to share a meal and discuss the best moments of your holiday so far.

A sleek fitted kitchen has all you need to rustle up some delicious dishes, when you’re not out sampling all there is to offer in the vibrant town of Dartmouth.

The fully-tiled bathroom makes a calming place to indulge in a relaxing soak in the bathtub, with a heated rail to keep your towel toasty, and an overhead shower for a refreshing morning rinse.

Fall into a slumber in one of the elegantly-styled bedrooms, with the king-size bedroom featuring a lovely Juliet balcony, perfect for opening up first thing and taking a deep breath of fresh morning air, and the second bedroom being home to twin beds.

Hillfield Village is a delightful place for a rural retreat and is benefited by wonderful features for guests to enjoy including an all-weather tennis court offering the chance for a competitive couple’s match, and a children’s play area too where any little ones can be entertained!

For all of your needs, be it food shopping or days out, the vibrant riverside town of Dartmouth is the place to go, perched on a hillside with quaint streets lined with a wealth of local businesses, it’s a dream holiday location.

Discover the history of the town by taking a self-guided tour of the heritage trail, coming to all the historic places in the town, including Bayard’s Cove Fort, all the way up to the dominating Dartmouth Castle standing watch over the mouth of the River Dart.

Dine out in the wondrous restaurants with fresh seafood being a delicacy, find traditional and welcoming pubs to enjoy a well-deserved drink after a long walk, or head to the pretty Royal Avenue Gardens for a picnic.

Head along the South West Coast Path for seemingly endless stunning coastal scenery, coming to charming towns and villages along the way, with the Blue Flag Award beach of Blackpool Sands being well-worth a visit, with lovely waters for bathing and watersports opportunities too!

Near to Hillfield Village is the Woodlands Family Theme Park, offering a great day out for a young family with rides, attractions and even a farm zoo where you can meet lots of cute creatures up close, it’s sure to be an exciting outing for any little ones!

Delight in a memorable stay at 5 The Manor House in idyllic South Devon.

Summary

  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Juliet balcony, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with Juliet balcony
  • Electric heating with underfloor heating and wall mounted radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking on-site
  • Communal gravelled area with furniture, all-weather tennis court and children’s play area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: All guests can exclusively enjoy green fees, leisure and gym facilities at the nearby Dartmouth Golf and Country Club at Members Guest Rates, plus 10% off all spa treatments and 10% off all food and beverages in the Clubhouse Bar and Restaurant

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location

DARTMOUTH

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.

Plans are being produced to redevelop the previous swimming pool area during 2022, replacing it with an outdoor recreation area available for all year round use. We will provide further details when available.

The children’s play area has been fully redeveloped with a new climbing frame, slide and swings, which along with the tennis court remains open all year round. Please note - tennis rackets and balls are NOT provided.

Construction of eight new 3-bedroom properties and associated site works will be completed in the Spring. Further redevelopment is planned to commence during the Autumn. During the periods of property development Hillfield Village will continue to operate with as little disruption as possible, with continued access to the tennis court and play area. Please contact the Coast & Country Cottages office for further details on how the above may affect your specific accommodation.

All guests can exclusively enjoy green fees, swimming pool, leisure and gym facilities (subject to availability) at the nearby Dartmouth Golf and Country Club at Members Guest Rates, plus 10% off all spa treatments and 10% off all food and beverages in the Clubhouse Bar and Restaurant. Golf MUST be booked in advance via the Hillfield Village Reception. Any golf booked directly with the Pro Shop will not include the Members Guest Rate discount.

Due to the Health and Safety policy, any use of barbecues is strictly prohibited at Hillfield Village.


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas