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Excellent 5/5 21 reviews

Bay Tree House

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Relax & unwind in a home from home in beautiful historic Dartmouth. Stylish, spacious & fully equipped this period character property combines creative interiors with comfort & attention to detail. Bay Tree House is an elegant light and airy Georgian house, in the heart of town owned by resident artist/designers Theresa & Simon Hart who personally manage & maintain the property themselves.

Top floor looks out over the town, church & rooftops to the river. Spacious bedrooms look over the colourful layers of houses in the town. Babies & Children are most welcome & well provided for with high chairs, booster seats, sterilizers, 2 travel cots available, bed side guards, bathrooms steps, toys, books, dvd's & even a push chair. Third floor in the eaves has a twin room and an adjacent play room, chill area. All baby items are discreetly stored for use when needed. Comfy beds, down duvets, professionally laundered linen & a welcome pack with tea, coffee, sugar milk & most importantly wine!! all await our newly arrived guests.

Bay Tree House has now been selected and recommended by Alastair Sawday's Special Escapes, self catering in Britain and is available for weekly rental Friday - Friday & short breaks throughout the year.

Sawdays description "The sky-blue façade and white windows inspire thoughts of puffy clouds and sunny days spent sailing, swimming, lazing. Squeezed into the heart of Dartmouth – the street so narrow you can shake hands, almost, with the opposite neighbours – this pretty Georgian house is minutes from sea, clifftop and river. Front steps (perfect for evening drinks) lead into bold, bright rooms that showcase the owners' artist-designer skills: zinging colours, original paintings, prints and quirky objets. There are comfy sofas, a generous dining table and funky lights. The long kitchen, smart in beech and chrome, has plenty of kit and workspace. Upstairs are two pretty bedrooms, with painted floorboards, vintage and modern furnishings, splashes of colour.

One peeps over the harbour, the other has a terrace for al fresco meals. Up again is a children's room with its own landing play space. You'll also find a highchair, cots, books and games; the owners (who live nearby), have thought of everything. Forget the car (it's permit parking in the nearby car park) and get on with the fun: boats, walks, harbour, galleries, restaurants."

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Blackpool Sands
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 55 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 45 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking

The West Country region

Dartmouth is in the South Hams, an area of outstanding beauty within South Devon with its rugged coastline, beautiful beaches and rolling countryside. It has some of the most commended beaches in England close by, ideal for that relaxing lazy day. The award-winning, Blackpool Sands beach is within 10 minutes drive and recently earned the accolade of being named Britain's Best Family Beach by Conde Nast Traveller thanks to its handy car parking, cafe serving healthy kids meals and brilliant sand pit, which is ideal for little ones to sit and play in safety, as well as the wide sandy bay with shallow waters. Further along the coast, North Sands Salcombe, Lanacombe & Bantham to name a few among our favourites.

A spectacular deep-water harbour has enabled Dartmouth to boast over 900 years of maritime history and discovery. The river provides a fascinating and continually changing panorama of activity with fishing boats, ferries, yachts, and on occasions, cruise ships or frigates and submarines visiting the Britannia Royal Naval College. For those who like to let their hair down, there's Dartmouth Regatta, Dartmouth Music Festival, or New Years Eve when the whole town comes out in fancy dress.

As a prosperous port her architectural legacy is also impressive with Elizabethan and Tudor buildings lining the streets. As well as Dartmouth's rich history there are also many specialist shops, great restaurants and bars. If you would prefer a less strenuous way of discovering the area, why not take a trip on the Steam train, which travels through beautiful scenery all the way along the coast to Paignton. The Dart Estuary can also be explored by taking one of the many riverboat trips available from the Quay. The trip up the river to Totnes reveals a wildlife haven and superb views of this undulating landscape. A wonderful day out is a combination of the steam train and boat to make the popular circular trip known as 'The round Robin'.

There are many local attractions to keep children happy such as crab catching along the embankment, otter and butterfly sanctuaries, Pennywell children's farm, Woodland Leisure Park just 5-minutes drive out of the town - a spectacular adventure filled experience guaranteed to tire out the whole family. Dartmouth is a great base for the action activity/holiday, with lots of fantastic walking and cycling on Dartmoor, or experience the South West Coast path. Dartmouth is of course synonymous with sailing; there are lots of opportunities to take to the water. Take a boat trip up the river Dart for a picnic at your leisure or charter an ocean going racing yacht. Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for, with the interesting golf course at Dartmouth golf and Country club a short distance away, with another 3 great courses in the area.


Known as one of the UK's most popular yachting havens, the town boasts a great selection of independent boutiques, bistros, cafes and convenient shops along its pretty cobbled streets.

Dartmouth is a wonderful bustling town offering something for everyone:

Crab fishing, cinema, pirate park, putting green and the best ice cream flavours for the little ones.

Beautiful boutiques, shoe shops, swim shops, home wares shops and galleries for the grown ups

Quaint and quirky pubs, award winning restaurants, wonderful delies and the best fish and chips for the whole family.

Foodies will not be disappointed, as well as the HQ of Riverfood Organics with its acclaimed kitchen cafe, there's the lovely Sharpham Wine and Cheese outlet with its vineyard and river tours with tastings, plus its own onsite cafe too. Dartmouth also boasts a wide selection of well respected restaurants from fine dining at The Angel or Seahorse, to gourmet fish and chips to eat in or take-away at Mitch Tonk's family-friendly Rockfish Seafood & Chips.

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Review 1-10 of 21

27 Apr 2014


"A wonderful holiday home."

We stayed here in February as a base for visiting my husband's parents in nearby Slapton. The property was delightful and I can't recommend it enough. It was very comfortable and attractivel… More

11 Oct 2013


"Superb Property !!"

Bay Tree House is a lovely comfortable property, well presented with attractive furnishings. It is like a 'home from home'. Very well positioned, within a short walking distance of the town and river.
Plenty of good quality restaurants within easy reach of the property. An excellent place to stay if you wish to visit anywhere in the South Hams area.

Thank you for staying with us twice this year & honoured you chose Bay Tree for your wedding anniversary.

11 Jun 2013


"Perfect self-catering home in Darmouth"

Both Theresa and Simon were an absolute pleasure to deal withand we very much appreciated all of their warm touches which made us feel at home and instantly relaxed. The house is beautiful, very taste… More

Thank you so much, makes it all worthwhile!!

5 Nov 2012


"Best Place To Stay"

Simon and Terri are the best hosts ever, and the place is lovely. Great art and tastefully done.… More

5 Nov 2012


"A fabulous stay!"

Have just returned from a great week at Bay Tree House! The house is beautifully decorated and has everything you could need! It's centrally located and although there is no parking at the house… More

26 Aug 2012


"Fantastic House!!!"

We found Baytree House on trip adviser and was really impressed with all the positive feedback and we were not disappointed. The house is fantastic with extra touches that will make your stay even mo… More

11 May 2012


"Gorgeous Gergian townhouse in a great location"

We stayed for a week in May in this immaculately presented property. The furniture and fittings are all great quality - lots of one-off pieces and lovely art works make for a relaxing atmosphere. Th… More

14 Apr 2012


"Just lovely!"

We thought Bay Tree House was fantastic. It's decorated and kitted out really beautifully. It feels luxurious and welcoming. We have a toddler and find places of this calibre can sometimes make u… More

23 Dec 2011


"It's the most thoughtful, comfortable and stylish holiday let we"

Baytree house is a delight.It is in an excellent position, only a short walk from the river and the Boat float and has lovely views from the top of the house.The whole house is decorated with such ima… More

Thank you Ruth for your review. Hope to see you in Dartmouth in 2012. x

21 Dec 2011


"Bay Tree House Superb Holiday House"

We had the most wonderful relaxing stay at BayTree House. The house is beautifully designed with gorgeous fabrics, and everything you may need is provided for by the lovely owners Simon and Theri. T… More

Thank you the Robert Family. Such lovely guests always welcome & we look forward to seeing you again in Dartmouth.

Review 1-10 of 21

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