House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A stunning coastal abode with views that will hold you spellbound. Totherside is a gorgeous example of a luxury family holiday home, its unique setting overlooking the River Dart towards Dartmouth, visible from almost every room in the house. Seafacing decks, a private veranda, terraces and patios afford relaxation and sunbathing opportunities a-plenty. The interior is furnished with understated luxury, vaulted ceilings, oak floors and reclining leather settees and chairs that swivel to allow you to gaze at the breathtaking vista.
Entertain on the deck, the river providing an unforgettable backdrop, or kick back and relax on recliners on the lower patio, the occasional unmistakable sound of the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam train that runs along this spectacular coast, transporting you to a bygone era.
Inside the property:
There are four tastefully furnished bedrooms including an en-suite master bedroom with private deck, and a child's room equipped with pull out guest bed and desk to double up as study if preferred. A sleek open plan kitchen/diner equipped to cater from formal banquets to family picnics, leads through patio doors onto the deck. To the rear a secure patio provides additional space for children to play.
This is a lovely holiday home for families with children. Every effort has been made by the owners to ensure that balconies, gardens and external stairs are gated and secure. There is a whole host of games provided, a card table and child's table tennis table outside.
Sleep 8 (max 6 adults & 2 children). 40 steps to front door. Ground Floor: Hallway. Bedroom 1 Twin with 27'' TV, Bedroom 2 with 5 Bed. Study/Bedroom 3, 2'6 Single with additional 2'6 pullout guest bed. Bathroom with bath, shower over and WC. First floor: Sitting Room with 46'' TV, stairs to reading area with card/games table. Open plan Kitchen/Diner with doors to deck and rear patio. Bedroom 4 with 5' bed, walkthrough wardrobe, doors to private deck. En-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and WC. Other amenities: Apple TV with Youview Unit, Free WiFi, Blue Ray DVD, DAB radio/Ipod Dock, Dishwasher, Fridge freezer, Macerator, Electric Coffee Maker for ground coffee, Nespresso Coffee Maker (pods need to be purchased online prior to stay), Webber charcoal barbecue, 5ft table tennis table for use outside. Towels, bed linen and under floor heating included.
A five minute ferry trip will bring you to the boutiques, cafes and fine dining restaurants that line the historic cobbled streets of Dartmouth, and a short drive will take you to the Blue Flag beach of Blackpool Sands. But as the evening shadows begin to fall over this ancient maritime town, the true pleasure of being positioned across the river becomes apparent as the colourful houses of Kingswear are bathed in glorious evening sunshine and where sunsets and evening barbecues on the deck at Totherside become the envy of all on the otherside of town!
Dartmouth Royal Regatta
You won't find a finer position to enjoy The Dartmouth Regatta than here at Totherside, where you can look down on the Red Arrows as they wow the crowds that line the embankment on the other side. Enjoy the spectacle whilst relaxing on the Upper Deck with a cool drink, or take the passenger ferry across to Dartmouth and join in with the festivities.
This magical spot is approached via a steep and narrow road, unsuitable for wider vehicles (max 6'6''). An average sized car will fit along the road even an estate. Alternative parking can be found in the marina car park. Access to the front door is via 40 steps up through planted terraces, May not be suitable for the infirm. We recommend that you park a smaller car at the property and any larger cars in the Marina Car Park £5 per day.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Blackpool Sands 6 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 70 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 20 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, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
The jewel in Devon's crown, the South Hams of Devon is a scenic region to explore. An area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' that encompasses picturesque estuaries and a stunning coastline with miles of unspoilt beaches and hidden coves to a lush hinterland that extends to the wild untamed heathland of Dartmoor, there is variety for all. From the richly wooded Dart Valley and the historic deepwater port of Dartmouth all the way to Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can discover the charm of charismatic coastal villages and towns.
Kingswear overlooks the River Dart and the historic maritime town of Dartmouth. The village itself is quiet and relaxing and benefits from the afternoon and evening sunshine. There is a car and passenger ferry that runs until late for trips across the river to enjoy the shops and variety of restaurants that you will find in the town. Take a ferry trip up the river or day trips with the stream railway up towards Paignton.
For children Woodlands adventure park is just outside Dartmouth and less than 30 mins drive. Also there is a waterpark at Goodrington Sands just along the Torbay coast less than 30 mins drive.
You have a great selection of beaches. Blackpool Sands is roughly 3 miles on the Dartmouth side. The beach has been awarded Blue Flag status for its cleanliness and purity of water. There is a great beach shop and you can hire all types of water sport equipement from here. Eat at the Venus cafe for local delights.
There is also a fine selection of beaches along the Torbay coastline again within a half hour drive. Goodrington and Broadsands are your nearest good beaches, perfect for families.
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