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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Half Nelson House

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews


Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

The view of the River Dart from the living room window is breathtaking. The apartment, which dates from the time of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson, comprises a bedroom, bathroom, fully fitted kitchen and living room on the first floor, and a bedroom and en-suite bathroom on the ground floor. There are external doors to both floors. Dartmouth has many craft shops, restaurants and hostelries, and is an ideal base from which to explore the River Dart and south west coast, whether on foot, by boat, steam train or car, as well as the nearby towns of Totnes, Dartington, Kingsbridge and Salcombe, and Dartmoor itself.

Guest Book Comments: "Our 4th. visit to Dartmouth. The best accomodation by far; warm & welcoming, wanting for nothing & spotlessly clean." Sue & Steve, Essex (Sept. 2012); "We came by train & found public transport very good down here. The Apartment is wonderful & the view unbeatable. Thank you for a marvellous holiday." Norma & Carl, Kent (Sept. 2012); Thank you for making your wonderful residence available. After a number of visits to England we were unaware such a beautiful place existed." Alan & Iris, Melbourne (Sept. 2012).

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Blackpool Sands 7 km
Will consider House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 51 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 22 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Boat available, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
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 Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The apartment has a naval theme, particularly in the tiling of the kitchen and 2 walk-in showers. There are prints of Lord Nelson and a fine telescope. The living room window, beneath which the dining table can be placed, can be fully retracted to maximise the view (see photos). The downstairs French bed can be converted to a sofa to provide a second living room during the day, if required.

"The best place we ever stayed in.The house is spotless and so well equipped. So much happening on the river. Saw seals and dolphins" (Peggy & Maecolm. Manchester, Sept. 2013).

"A great base to explore the area. Wonderful views everywhere & so much lovely food" (Pete & Jane, Kent Sept. 2013).

"Great house. Well equipped. Great location" (Julie & Ian, liverpoool, Sept 2013).

Further details outdoors

Boat trips on the Dart, including to Dittisham and Agatha Christie's house, can be arranged.

About this location

The Devon region

With temperatures in the summer that enable sunbathing and swimming in the sea, beautiful countryside to explore, unspoilt country lanes leading to remote beaches, excellent walking and fishing, scenic drives along the coast and Dartmoor only half an hour away, this part of Devon has it all. A ferry will take you to the charming village of Dittisham, and Agatha Christie's house above the Dart, and a steamer to the historic market town of Totnes. You can take a steam train from Kingswear to Paignton, a bus to Totnes and a boat from there back to Dartmouth. The craft centre at Dartington and Buckfast Abbey are nearby.

South Town

The ancient port of Dartmouth, from which the Mayflower set sail for America in 1620, is home to the Britannia Royal Naval College (which can be visited), and has many craft and boutique shops, restaurants and olde worlde pubs, as well as being an important yachting centre. The sea fishing is excellent. There is always something going on in town, and there are annual music, Shakespeare, drama, comedy, arts and crafts, Agatha Christie, walking, fishing, and food festivals, as well as the Royal Regatta, the largest in England after Cowes.

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Review 1-7 of 7

31 Jul 2013


"Everything first class with a fab view"

This property has everything going for it - the location (5 mins from the town centrte), the fabulous view from the 1st floor bay window (you can see upstream to the ferry crossing and out to the harb… More

19 Jul 2013


"One of the best rentals"

My wife and I rent each year and this one is in the top 5.The premises are spotless and well equipped and the view from the window would take some beating.Centrally situated there is shopping and eati… More

1 Jun 2013


"Wonderful views, very comfortable stay"

This is a great option in Dartmouth. After a very long 6 hour car journey (long delays on the dreaded M5!!) we were greeted by a wonderful unexpected surprise... a lovely chilled bottle of compliment… More

2 Nov 2012


"Breathtaking View and fantastic property"

The view will transfix you, but if you ever do go out(!) you are in the centre of Dartmouth in a couple of minutes and on the river front at Bayards Cove in less than a minute.Everything you need is h… More

29 Sep 2012


"Relax, unwind, and enjoy."

This was the second time that we have rented this accommodation and it just gets better each time. The owner has thought of everything that you could want for a holiday get away in beautiful surroun… More

23 Jul 2012


"A fantastic holiday accommodation."

My wife and I stayed a week with a close family couple and the apartment really made the holiday. We have had self catering before, but nothing compares with the cleanliness and attention to detail t… More

28 Dec 2011


"Best ever"

We have been staying in self catering accommodation for years and the quality of Half Nelson House is A1. The quality of furnishings, nautical theme and location are the best we have experienced. The owner takes great pride and care for their guests including a welcome gift for the adults and children. Everything has been thought of even the toothpaste.

Strongly recommend to anyone

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  • 5 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:10 Jan 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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