This beautifully renovated family home is the perfect spot for a quiet stay in the riverside town of Dartmouth. Only a short flat walk from the town centre and the river, Old Quay House is set over 3 floors overlooking Coronation Park and the tennis courts towards the river. With 3 ensuite bedrooms this is the perfect spot for 3 couples or large/ multi-generational families to enjoy Dartmouth and the wider South Hams. Old Quay House benefits from a terraced rear garden perfect for summer barbeques and a parking permit is supplied for the nearby car park.
A slight slope and a few steps lead up to the front door, enter the ground floor hallway with space for coats and boots. On the ground floor there are 2 bedrooms, at the front of the house is the ensuite twin room, this bedroom has 2 x 3′ single beds, Smart TV, plenty of storage space and views overlooking the park and tennis courts, the ensuite has a shower, toilet and wash basin.
The ensuite room at the rear of the house kingsize bed, plenty of storage, Smart TV as well as access to a private white washed courtyard with bistro table and chairs. The ensuite has a full bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and wash basin.
There is additional storage in the cupboard under the stairs
Upstairs is the living area with the lounge at the front of the house making the most of the views, comfortably seating 6 guests with a large chaise – longue corner sofa and snuggle chair as well as a Smart TV with freesat, sonos wireless speaker and additional window seat.
Through into the kitchen diner where you’ll find the dining table with built in seating and the well-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge freezer washing machine and access to the patio garden (A tumble dryer can be found in the shed across the patio).
Stairs from the lounge take you up to the master bedroom with kingsize bed, ensuite bathroom and personal balcony. The room has plenty of built in storage, smart TV and patio doors that lead out to the balcony that overlooks the garden. The ensuite has a shower, toilet and basin.
The patio garden is accessed from the kitchen, the first level is covered with a lean-to, up a few steps to the middle level and up again to the top level where you will find outdoor dining furniture with glimpses of the river between the rooftops. A charcoal barbeque can be found in the shed on the middle level.
The car park pass provided is valid for Mayors Avenue car park a 2-minute walk away. It is also valid across the South Hams for use in long stay council run car parks, so as well as Dartmouth you can park for free at Slapton, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Bigbury, Ivybridge and Modbury (details are on the pass). Please note that at significantly busy times of the year such as Regatta and the height of summer the pass does not guarantee a space, on the rare occasion the car park is full the permit is valid for the park and ride at the top of town.
A short walk down will take you to the heart of Dartmouth. Here you will find a great selection of shops, restaurants, pubs, cafes and galleries. From 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 Friday changeovers and a minimum stay of 7 nights. However, please do contact me with any requests you may have and we will accommodate if possible.
Out of peak season we don't need to keep to a Friday changeover.
Please get in touch if you need any advice or tips on places to visit, walks (we're right on the South West Coast path), pubs & restaurants etc.
Parking Permit Supplied
Linen and Towels Provided
Pots and Pans
Cutlery and Crockery
Iron & Ironing Board
On Friday, 27 Sep 2019
We stayed at Old Quay House back in October for a great few days. I understand the cottage has only recently been refurbished and just come on the rental market however, the standard was like a 5 star hotel. It was deceptively spacious with three large bedrooms and a kitchen diner which had everything we needed. We particularly liked it that the lounge was on the first floor giving great views of the river even when the weather was a bit mixed!
It was only a short walk to the centre of Dartmouth where we enjoyed a lovely meal at the floating bridge however, I’m sure we would have taken advantage of the BBQ facilities in the garden if it had been a little warmer!
Thanks again and hopefully we will be back soon!
Kevin and Sarah
On Friday, 20 Sep 2019
Old Quay House has it all, from the moment we walked through the front door you could tell that it has been refurbished to a very high standard. 3 lovely decorated and carpeted bedrooms all with en-suites. The kitchen on the first floor has everything you need, lovely seating area and through to the lounge. The window seat in the lounge was well used during our stay and the view out over Brittania Navy College and Coronation Park to the boats on the river, the Higher Ferry and over to the trees on the Kingswear side etc is just great. The lounge sofas were very comfortable allowing us to relax whilst we watched tv or stream music via the Sonus sound system. The 2nd floor bedroom/ensuite and balcony meant that we could enjoy a coffee on the balcony whilst taking in the morning sunshine. Perfectly positioned and less than 100 yards from the River, we were able to enjoy some of the excellent restaurants and explore the local shops that Dartmouth has to offer, and , only a few minutes’ walk away. Old Quay house is a real home from home, and we will be looking forward to visiting the cottage again.