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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

7 Nelson Steps is a recently renovated 3 bedroom detached cottage situated just 5mins walk from Dartmouth's bustling town centre. This lovely property has the most amazing views over the beautiful river Dart and out towards Dartmouth Castle and sea.

The patio gardens offer a wonderful way to watch the waterborne activity on the River whilst sipping away at a glass of chilled Pimms! If you're looking for somewhere special to stay then you've just found it! 7 Nelson Steps has a light and airy feel throughout. High quality fixtures and furnishings have been used throughout the property adding to the 'wow' factor that you will feel the instance you walk into the lounge and see those amazing views!

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Blackpool Sands 6 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 55 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Living Room

This lovely room is situated on the first floor and is flooded with light and has views from both windows of the river and the sea beyond. Relax in the sumptuous sofa or window seat and take in those gorgeous views.

Kitchen/Dining Room

Off the living room is an open plan kitchen/dining room. The kitchen benefits from a fan assisted oven, fridge with small freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave. There is a dining table with seating up to 8 people.

Bedroom One

Situated on the ground floor off the hallway is the master bedroom. It has a king sized bed and en-suite shower room with under floor heating and heated towel rail. The room also benefits from river views

Bedroom Two

Also situated on the ground floor is a pretty twin room benefiting from 2 single beds and a separate door to the main bathroom.

Bedroom Three

The second twin room is located on the lower ground floor and has a bunk bed and a small single with a truckle bed underneath which can make 2 singles or a small double. There is a small wall mounted flat screen TV


The bathroom has a double entrance from the twin room or from the landing. It benefits from a bath with shower over and heated towel rail.

Further details outdoors

Nelson Steps is a public right of way.

The property is accessed from either Above Town or South Town via steep ancient steps.

There are two terraces with seating areas outside affording wonderful views of the river

At the top of Nelson Steps, in Above Town, there is a garage which is not suitable for large cars. However, it will accommodate a normal estate car.

Special Notes

There are some narrow stone steps leading to the lower patio area and care should be taken whilst accessing this area.

There is a wooden gate that leads from the upper patio to the property next door. Children should be under the supervision of adults whilst outside on the patios

There is a small patio area to the lower elevation of the property with four white metal chairs and table. This area is accessed via a small metal ladder and guests must take great care whilst climbing or descending the ladder and whilst on the patio due to the steep drops down to the properties below.

The West Country region

Devon is a popular holiday destination in South west England.The scenery and climate have made the area a favoured destination for a few hundred years. Over that time much has changed, yet much of the character and many of the local traditions have remained.

The coast and countryside are still extraordinarily beautiful, which is why more than two thirds of South Devon is carefully protected as a national asset, either in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or as part of the Dartmoor National Park.


Dartmouth is characterised by its narrow lanes, stairways and corridors and plenty of medieval and Elizabethan features. It is a beautiful town steeped in history with many of the buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The oldest building in Dartmouth is the Cherub Public House which dates back as far as 1380!

The Britannia Royal Naval College famous for training the Royal Navy's Officers sits majestically overlooking the town and down the River Dart towards Kingswear and the Dartmouth Castle and out to sea. The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway is on the Kingwear side of the river and trains run regularly offering a traditional and unique blast from the past.

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Review 1-6 of 6

28 May 2013


"Stunning Views"

Have a great stay at this lovely cottage. The views were the best ever. Very comfortable beds great heating and hot water. It will need a bit of a refurbishment soon though. As it says there are steep… More

Hi there, thank you so much for your review of 7 Nelson Steps. I agree, it has the most stunning views over our beautiful River Dart and out to sea. It's certainly worth climbing all those steps, but i get what you mean. I think I would enjoy a few glasses of Dartmouth's best each evening, that should help to get you up all those steps without feeling the burn! Please feel free to come back to us anytime, it would lovely to see you down here again. Best wishes Phil

13 Oct 2012


"When they it has a view, it really does!"

OK, first things first, finding the property from the top road was a little tricky as it wasn't exactly opposite the garage and the steps down weren't easily signposted but that's a sma… More

Hello, thank you for you review on 7 nelson steps, glad you made the most of the beautiful views and enjoyed your stay. fantastic to hear you are already planing to come back, look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks again. Blue River Team.

16 Sep 2012


"The Good the Bad and the Ugly"

The Good - The house was lovely. Beautiful views and very nicely decorated.

The Bad - Blue River holidays, who we rented through, were very unhelpful. They also tried to take £10 from our damage deposit for two light bulbs! One of them didn't even work when we arrived. They did reimburse this, but as a goodwill gesture, which I still don't understand. Don't bother asking if you can get into the property earlier. Despite offering this if pre-arranged, as we had a young baby in our party we asked and were declined. suffice to say, the property was ready early and although they had my mobile number, they didn't bother to let us know. What a shame. After coming to Dartmouth Regatta for 23 years and renting through lots of different agents, we've never been treated in such a petty manner.

The Ugly........Blue River holidays :-)

Hi Jane

Thank you for your review of 7 Nelson Steps. I am so glad you enjoyed the property and your holiday in Dartmouth.

We are sorry that you feel that Blueriver are the 'Ugly' part of your holiday. We try to meet the expectations of all our customers and make every effort to ensure they have a comfortable and pleasant stay for the duration of their holiday.

The reason we wanted to charge you £10 was because you removed some fittings from the property and we did this upon the Owner's request. In fact, we took the decision to refund you £10 because we wanted your repeat business and therefore, felt that it was a goodwill gesture that we were willing to offer you.

As far as gaining early access to the property, yes of course we always try to accommodate guests requests for this where possible. On this occasion however, the property was not ready for occupation as it was being cleaned from the previous guests who stayed and therefore we could not offer you early access.

We take feedback from our guests very seriously and therefore, we are very disappointed at your review of Blueriver Cottages. We have not only met the expectations of many of our guests but have also exceeded them. We continue to receive compliments and sometimes even flowers and chocolates from our happy customers who return year after year.

Best regards


26 Jun 2012


"Stunning property ... "shame about the letting agents"!"

No doubt a "wow factor" when you walk into this property. Views that will brighten any dull day and a sympathetically decorated house. Just the right balance of decoration and homely comfort… More

Hi there, Thank you for your review. I am sorry you feel that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. We did apply a 10% discount for your holiday and this was at a time of the year that attracts a higher rate for this property. Of course, we always try to extend offers but we are governed by the rates for each property and our Owners expectation of us to take bookings at those rates.

I hope we can meet your needs for future holidays here in Dartmouth.

Best regards


25 Feb 2012


"Perfect retreat, wonderful view."

Just returned from a lovely week at Nelsons Steps. The house is up a steep flight of steps, but well worth the climb. house is immaculate, styled and furnished to a high standard, far more than t… More

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nelson Steps. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Phil

13 Oct 2011


"Delightful - wonderful all round views"

Lovely accomodation with all home comforts. We thought the pictures may be like Estate Agents' over glamourising things, but the opposite was true - the pictures cannot properly illustrate what you get here. Walk in and you are satisfied with what you find in respect of facilities and comfort, but then walk up the stairs for the Wow Factor ! All the rooms are comfy - only complaint being the double bed in the master bedroom - the duvet hides the sharp hard corners of the bed legs, which floored me three times in the week (sober) and left me in severe pain. The childrens bedroom was perfect for our three to share. The access steps may not be suitable for everyone, but for the able bodied, they are worth climbing over & over for the superb views.

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at 7 Nelson Steps, as you say it is a stunning property. I hope you'll be back next year, or sooner perhaps! Best wishes Phil

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