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

Sitting room with down river views
14 reviews
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.
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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. We ran out for time for full... Read more
About the Owner, Martin H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 16 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 14 reviews and 1 property
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Martin E
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in June 2017

The owner's photos don't exaggerate! The view is actually better than shown - down the estuary, to Kingswear opposite and upstream - worth the rent on its own and more than justifying the effort required from the slightly challenging external steps. The accommodation is well and imaginatively furnished, clean, comfortable and perfectly equipped for a stay of a week or...

Management response:

Aw thank you! We love it too! all the best and you are very welcome to stay again anytime. Cheers Martin


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Reviewed June 6, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The cottage has good views but with some obstruction from the roof in front. The living area is very light and there are partial views of the river and trees from all of the windows. The owners have made good use of the limited space available with a generously sized shower and well equipped kitchen. There is a small cloakroom...

Management response:

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Spyglass. Guests have described the views as 'panoramic' 'incredible''amazing'and even 'mesmerising' . All the numerous photographs are taken from Spyglass itself. Some people do find the steps difficult so they are mentioned twice in the property details, and I do not recommend Spyglass to the infirm or those with small children....


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David R
1 review
Reviewed March 13, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

A really charming old cottage with a great modern loft conversion with kitchen, sitting area, a fantastic log burner (if you're staying in the winter) and panoramic views over the River Dart. Lovely place to stay - would highly recommend

Management response:

Hi - thanks so much for your review. It's great that people coming out of season get to use the log burner! I have the same one at home and love it. All the best, Martin


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • 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)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Small children may find Spyglass a problem as there are 32 steps and not easy for a pushchair. Also there is no child gate at the property. The steps may be an issue for older...
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Jul 1, 2017 -
Jul 21, 2017
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Jul 22, 2017 -
Aug 18, 2017
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Aug 19, 2017 -
Aug 26, 2017
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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 neighborhood
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: 34.2 mi
Railway: Kingswear: 0.6 mi
Ferry: Plymouth: 40.4 mi
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 this 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: 2.5 mi.
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