With stunning views from the living room and private garden as well as private on site parking 6+7 School Steps has the key elements for a fabulous holiday in Dartmouth year round. A short walk from the river Dart and the town centre this reverse level holiday home suits families or couples looking to enjoy this beautiful riverside town or the wider South Hams.
The front door opens from the parking area to a small landing with stairs down into the open plan living area. The kitchen is well equipped with electric oven and gas hob as well as dishwasher, fridge and microwave. At the rear of the kitchen is a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer as well as stairs down to the bedrooms, bathroom and garden.
In front of the kitchen area there is the dining table which comfortable seats 6 as well as the living area at the front of the room with log burner and sofas along with TV and additional window seating to take advantage of the unrestricted views out towards the mouth of the river and towards Kingswear. Separating the dining area and lounge area is a second staircase down to the ground floor.
The stairs from the kitchen take you down to the ground floor hallway with access to the garden immediately in front, the family bathroom to the right and master bedroom to the left. The family bathroom has a bath with overhead shower, toilet and basin. The master bedroom has a standard double bed and built in hanging space and windows onto the garden.
The single bedroom can either be accessed via the master bedroom or via the second staircase in the living area and has a 3' bed and built in hanging space. The third bedroom is at the very front of the property and benefits from excellent views via the dual aspect windows in the corner, this room is accessed via the second staircase.
Central heating and woodburner (sorry logs not provided)
There is a covered patio area with built in BBQ and garden furniture as well as a small grassy lawn that truly makes the most of the views. The garden is beautifully presented with mature shrubs and climbing plants and the perfect spot to relax, and watch boats come and go.
At the front of the property is a parking bay for one medium size car. Longer vehicles may hang over the parking bay onto the pavement.
It is possible to get to the town centre via School Steps or via Crowthers Hill, It’s about a 5-minute walk down (but a bit longer on the way back up) In Dartmouth you will find a selection of shops and restaurants as well as pubs, cafes and galleries. On the embankment you will find ferries to Kingswear or a longer walk will take you to the South West Coast Path which runs out the mouth of the river past Dartmouth Castle. Blackpool Sands is the closest beach, a 5-minute drive away in the village of Stoke Fleming.
In the peak season, May, June, July and August we need to keep to a Friday changeover and a minimum stay of 7 nights stay. However, please do contact us with any requests you may have and we will accommodate if possible especially for bookings at late notice.
Out of peak season we don't need to keep to a Friday changeover and do offer short breaks.
Unfortunately due to the layout of the property we do not feel the property is suitable for children under 5.
Linen and Towels Provided
Pots and Pans
Cutlery and Crockery
Iron & Ironing Board
On Friday, 13 Sep 2019
“Great views over sunny Dartmouth. Once we’d parked up (my Ford Focus fitted the space but at an angle), we decided not to use the car. The road up is steep and narrow but not busy so we didn’t meet anyone when arriving or departing, thankfully. There are fantastic views from the lounge and twin bedroom. The kitchen is generally well equipped; the beds were comfortable and the bath and shower both efficient. We sat in the garden too.”
Gillian, Richard, Calum, Wilma and Dave
On Friday, 16 Aug 2019
“After a long drive from Ipswich we arrived to this lovely house with a stunning view!! We certainly made use of the corner table and chairs each evening!! – all in all a good holiday”
Derek, Helen, Evie and Marcus
On Friday, 09 Aug 2019
“Great location & spectacular views! Quirky house that has all you need, parking keeps you on your toes as Above Town tight but I managed in my Q5. Highly recommended, get fit for the steps down to & back from Town but you’re on the front in 5 mins… All in all spending tiem with family was what was important and this house made it extra special – thank you.”
On Friday, 02 Aug 2019
“Enjoyed a great week in Dartmouth after several years holidaying elsewhere in the UK and abroad. We have stayed in Dartmouth before, but not in such a central location with easy access (albeit 113 steps) to the town. The reward for this climb were the fantastic views from this upside down property. We could have spent many hours watching the movement of boats on the river, the crossing of both the lower and passenger ferries, and just enjoying the vista. The property is well equipped and functional, although only one toilet in the bathroom could have been more problematic. Access between two of the bedrooms and the bathroom did involve climbing the stairs and then descending another flight, but wasn’t an issue for our teenagers. We’ve always found lots to do in and around Dartmouth and after parking our car at the property we didn’t use it during the week. This did have something to do with the steep ascent, narrow road and difficult turning options, but we utilised the local ferries and buses.”
On Friday, 05 Jul 2019
“Stunning view from the house and garden. The house and garden have a wonderful view of the Dart and out to sea. It is a real bonus to have both a garden and a car parking space!”
On Saturday, 25 May 2019
“Loved the quirkiness of the house and the children enjoyed the two staircases (7 & 9 years old). Enjoyed our stay”
Jim and Theresa
On Friday, 17 May 2019
“Its a long drive from St Albans but well worth it. Had a few problems finding the house but, once here, loved it! The view is superb. The walk down to the river and back is a bit of a challenge! Found Dartmouth to be lovely – excellent weather, lots to see and places to visit. Will happily come again.”
On Friday, 10 May 2019
“The views over the River Dart from this house are just amazing. The light constantly changes, so it’s never the same twice. Our kids loved this upside down house: front door in the roof and their bedrooms 2 flights of stairs down. It’s very handy for walking into Dartmouth town (if you don’t mind the steps back up): lots of lovely shops, cafes, pubs & restaurants to visit.”