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Riding Light


Very Good 4/5 Score from 2 reviews

Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed


Riding Light is located in the beautiful town of Dartmouth, approached up a steep hill, it is well worth the effort as it offers such fabulous views from its position. The local area is famous for breath-taking coastal scenery, fabulous countryside walks and interesting and varied attractions.

Riding Light was originally the vicarage for St. Saviours, the church you see in the centre of the town. It is an apartment set over two floors and offers welcoming family accommodation, set in an unparalleled location with outstanding panoramic river and country views over Dartmouth and the River Dart. Guests can enjoy a fabulous view from almost every room. A short stroll downhill will take you into the centre of Dartmouth where you can explore the many highlights the town has to offer.

The property offers sunny accommodation with high ceilings, including an attractive spacious reception room with feature fireplace. The fitted kitchen with breakfast table offers guests modern conveniences. In addition on the ground floor there is a large, bright dining room perfect for family meals. There is also a master suite which is tastefully decorated with beautiful views over Dartmouth. On the first floor there are a further three bedrooms and a family bathroom.


From the front door there are some steps upto the spacious landing and accommodation that the property has to offer.


There is a well equipped kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster and microwave. There is also a small breakfast table in there.


There is a large seperate dining room with ample room for everyone to sit round and enjoy family meals.


The lounge is spacious and light with magnificent views out over Dartmouth. It is the perfect place to sit and unwind after a long day sightseeing. It has two three seater sofa's and also has a couple of window seats. There is a television, CD Player and there is also a feature fireplace with working electric fire for those winter nights!


Bedroom 1

The master bedroom is on the first floor and it is extremely spacious and tastefully decorated. It has beautiful views from the two windows out over Dartmouth and the River Dart. There is a chest of drawers and wardrobe with bedside tables also. Next door there is a w.c with hand basin.

Bedroom 2

On the second floor there is a further double bedroom with again beautiful views. There is also a chest of drawers and bedside tables also.

Bedroom 3

Next door there is a twin room with small chest of drawers and river views.

Bedroom 4

There is a further twin room with wardrobe and small chest of drawers.

There is a family bathroom on this floor.


On the first floor there is a bathroom with bath, shower over the bath, w.c and wash basin.

Also on this floor at the opposite end is a w.c with wash basin.

On the second floor there is bathroom with shower, w.c and wash basin.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Blackpool Sands 6 km
Access Car advised
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 No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8

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 the past 250 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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26 Aug 2014


"Lovely property with fabulous views over a picturesque town"

Riding Light is the top 2 floors of a former 3 storey vicarage. It has no outside space save for the garage and parking. It is however very spacious and well equipped, with character and charm, over-l… More

Thank you for writing this great review on Riding Light.
We are so pleased you enjoyed all what Riding Light offer; such as the space (which is unusual for Dartmouth!), it's great to hear you utilised the great positioning.
The roads are “charming” especially in the depths of Dartmouth; with perseverance it will all be worth it when parked in Riding Light's drive.
Thank you for recommending Blueriver Cottages and Riding light to other families, groups or couples, we are here to deliver guests with fantastic and memorable holidays!
Best wishes from the Blueriver Cottages team

1 Sep 2013


"Could be great with a little TLC"

Overall a lovely property,comfortable, great views and location.Slightly tired in parts and could have been cleaner on arrival but overall we had a lovely stay and would return.The shame is this could… More


Thank you for your review.

We agree Riding Light is spacious, comfortable and has a great view.
We apologise for the points made regarding the cleaning, we will pass your comments on to the cleaning company and we will investigate further regarding your comments on the potential maintenance tasks.
We are delighted to hear you would recommend and book the property again.
It would be lovely to see you back again, please contact us for a discount should you decide to return.

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Calendar last updated:31 Oct 2014

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