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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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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13 Customer Review(s)

  • David

    “We really enjoyed our week's stay at Spyglass.”

    This quirky hideaway is a gem. Be prepared for steps and a view to die for.

    This quirky hideaway is a gem. Be prepared for steps and a view to die for.

    - David, April 2022

    Thank you so much for your feedback...I love Spyglass too! The steps are what they are, all 32 of them, but, it does mean that Spyglass is very quiet, and climbing does mean a great view. Cheers. Property Owner

The property

Spyglass is a quirky and unusual reverse-level property in the centre of Dartmouth, offering fantastic 180 degree views across the river, down the estuary towards Dartmouth Castle and out to sea.

Spyglass is a former sail loft, and maintains much of its naval character, providing comfortable accommodation for four guests, making it ideal for a small family or couple wanting to explore the South Devon coast.The property is accessed via 32 steps up from a public footpath, once at the top, enter the property to find the two bedrooms; the 'Captain's Bedroom', a double with feature wooden panelling, a wall-mounted electric heater and nods to the nautical theme of the property, along with the 'Crew's bedroom', a twin room with fitted wardrobe and electric heater,both painted in a fresh and crisp white.

The shower room has been recently refurbished and has a large, slightly elevated electric shower, perfect for starting each day with a refreshing rinse.

Upstairs you will find a fantastic open-plan living area, benefitting from four velux roof windows and exposed wooden floorboards.

There is limited head height in parts of the room, but the many windows add light and brightness to the room, making it feel more spacious, while the sitting area has a cosy feel, with a comfortable sofa placed in front of the woodburning stove and TV, while you can choose to curl up with one of the provided books or simply admire the views available to you.

Enjoy meals together at the wooden, extendable dining table, prepared in the compact but well-equipped kitchen.

Head out onto the roof terrace for incredible sea and castle views, and enjoy an alfresco meal while soaking up your surroundings.

The popular and bustling town centre of Dartmouth is a short walk away, known for its Royal Regatta and Naval College and steeped in history and unique architecture.

You will find a selection of boutique shops, fantastic restaurants, cafés, art galleries and plenty of local events taking place all year round.

Cyclists and walkers will be spoilt for choice with access to the South West Coast Path and the Dart Valley Trail, as well as enjoying walks along the River Dart, visiting attractions like the Dartmouth Museum and 15th century castle, while Sugary Cove Beach is less than a mile away.

Take a trip along the Dartmouth Steam Railway towards Paington, or hop on a ferry and discover the village of Kingswear, where you can visit its castle and the arts & crafts style house Coleton Fishacre House & Gardens, owned by the National Trust, along with the fishing town of Brixham, with its sandy beach and picturesque harbour, plus Berry Head peninsula and national nature reserve, which offers incredible coastal views to visitors.

Venture south from Dartmouth towards the South Devon AONB and along the way, discover the market town of Totnes, with its Norman motte & bailey castle, museum and family-friendly farm of rare breads, 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.

Spyglass is a wonderful base, well-placed for discovering South Devon and its coastline.


  • 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 with wood burning stove.
  • Heating with wood burning stove and electric heater
  • 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: A parking permit for one car is available for the Mayor's Avenue car park (subject to available spaces).

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

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.

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

There is currently scaffolding at the property above Spyglass, it is having full external redecoration and new roof, please call the office for further information.

Suitable for 2 adults and 2 children

Pet Friendly
NOTE - No parking at the property - parking permit supplied (car park is approximately 5-10 minute walk from the apartment). Please note that the Mayors Avenue car park is closed for the Regatta Week.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas