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Barrington House

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Barrington House is an elegant historical Victorian property standing on its own gorgeous grounds, beautifully restored and furnished with unbelievable views of the River Dart. It is a haven of peace and tranquility yet only a short stroll down to the heart of Dartmouth.

Most importantly, it is our home that we love to share with visitors. We have a stunning self-catering property called The Glasshouse set within the grounds which offers the chance of an exclusive and unforgettable stay for between 2 and 6 guests. It more than satisfies all prerequisites for an idyllic self catering holiday – the space to spread out, comfortable and luxurious accommodation, personal and thoughtful touches and a unique and beautiful setting.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Blackpool Sands 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 35 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 9 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, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Glasshouse is the newly built addition to Barrington House and takes its fantastic position on the site of an old swimming pool within the grounds of Barrington House. It has been architectually designed and as its name suggest is mainly built from glass. We like to think it looks a bit like a very upmarket boathouse and it certainly has a WOW factor. It has its own private gated entrance, a beautiful secluded garden, two parking spaces and amazing views making it a perfect holiday retreat. It has 2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a downstairs cloakroom and an enormous open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area all beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished. Attention to detail and thoughtful planning flow from one room to the next and it has a wonderful open, spacious and relaxing feeling.

Further details outdoors

The outside area of The Glasshouse is wonderful - very private and very pretty. It has a huge decking area with teak garden furniture and Gas BBQ and a circular lawn. The Glasshouse garden is based on a seaside theme and has plenty of pebbles and grasses and beautiful purple flowers. There is also a trampoline for the younger guests.

Further details

Our description of The Glasshouse so far does sound very sophisticated and glamorous but you will be pleased to hear that we are very child friendly. Safety is of course of paramount importance and the one feature of our properties which we must draw your attention to are the balconies. They are not dangerous and are built to building regulation specifications, however children must be supervised at all times when the balcony doors are open. The Glasshouse is very well equipped and the list of facilities provided for children is vast. We hope we have negated the need for a roof box or trailer! As well as the long list of facilities, we have also got lots of 'child friendly' ideas which will hopefully appeal to our younger guests and parents alike!

The West Country region

We are so close to so many beautiful beaches.

The award-winning, Blackpool Sands beach is within 10 minutes drive of the house and recently earned the accolade of being named Britain's Best Family Beach by Conde Nast Traveller and we'd tend to agree 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.

A little further afield there's Paignton Zoo, which has a great focus on conservation and animal welfare, as well as handy indoor soft play areas, should the weather not be ideal. There's also the fantastic Pennywell Farm Park with its animal feeding sessions, adorable miniature pigs and handy indoor play area. Steam train enthusiasts should head to Kingswear where a Thomas-a-like puffs up and down the coast thrilling little fans. Whilst the miniature pony centre at nearby Moretonhampstead is generally a big hit with mini riders too.


Barrington House nestles on a hillside just 10 minutes walk from the very picturesque Georgian harbour town of Dartmouth. 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 14

2 Jul 2014


"Pure luxury!"

Oh my word. The Glass House is simply stunning! Spacious, airy and beautifully decorated. The modern funky interior really is something out of a homes magazine yet still remains comfortable and practi… More

3 Jun 2014


"Marvellous property: marvellous views......"

We had a fantastic time at The Glasshouse; the house itself is gorgeous with numerous special touches and the view across the Dart estuary is magnificent. Travelling with a 2 year old can be stressful… More

26 May 2014



We have stayed in some beautiful holiday homes but this was a notch up from the rest. It is about a ten minute walk into beautiful Dartmouth but the walk back is very steep. The garden is beautifully … More

26 Apr 2014


"Truly Stunning Accommodation, with Glorious Views!"

We had a stunning holiday in the Glasshouse, our first as a new family that didn't involve staying with our extended family. The Glasshouse is truly stunning, great design elegant but totally pra… More

24 Apr 2014


"Stunning views matched by stylish interiors and child friendly to boot"

Our family of four stayed at the Glasshouse in the Easter Holidays. The property is lovely with all the mod cons you could ever want and more plus a range of age appropriate baby gear. Our son had hug… More

25 Mar 2014


"Dartmouth? Look no further..."

This property is simply beautiful, as are the sister rental properties owned by Sarah. They are comfortable and well appointed - and the added garden, decking and trampoline are a real bonus. Plus the… More

3 Mar 2014


"Super Hero Tree House Teas and Classy Glassy Interiors"

Unique blend of grown up style and mod cons in the Glasshouse to satisfy the parents with an imaginative selection of toys, dressing up and outdoor fun to captivate the children. Dartmouth is a great … More

28 Jan 2014


"Peaceful family friendly retreat with outstanding view"

We had a wonderful week here in November. Everything we needed was ready and waiting including various things we'd requested so we could travel lighter. It was a perfect space to enjoy with our 8… More

4 Oct 2013


"A wonderful place - just perfect!"

I stayed here with my husband and 15 month old little boy for 7 days. The house is just stunning. It is impeccably clean, has amazing views, a fantastic garden & is in a great location. Sarah, the … More

3 May 2013


"Stunning views"

The Glasshouse is an absolute delight. Believe the photos and reviews - you will not be disappointed. I hadn't finished unloading the car and my wife was already talking about booking again for n… More

Review 1-10 of 14

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