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“A little bit of heaven.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nonsuch House
Ranked #2 of 6 Kingswear B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
S Yorks
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A little bit of heaven.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Just returned home from 6 nights with Kit and Penny at Nonsuch House. This was our 3rd visit. 3 nights the first time, 4 nights the second and now we have made it to 6 nights!!! It is the most wonderful place we have ever stayed. The hospitality is first class, all the way from the moment you arrive to departure. The food is amazing if you manage to stay on an evening when Kit prepares dinner and breakfast covers just about everything you could want. All the food is very fresh and expertly prepared by Kit in the kitchen adjacent to the dining area. Kit is more than happy to take into consideration any likes/dislikes when planning the evening meal.
The view from the dining area is amazing, it overlooks the mouth of the estuary, Dartmouth Castle and out to sea. It is one long procession of boats of all sizes a constantly changing vista.
The property is extremely clean and comfortable and if by any chance you do have a total wash out of a day you are more than welcome to stay in the lounge or conservatory and just watch the world go by.
Going over to Dartmouth on the ferry is a novel experience and there are many things to do in and around around the area. Try lunch at the winery just up the river.
There are many restaurants in Dartmouth that come in handy on the evenings that Kit does not prepare dinner but we found they are not as good a value for money as the evening meals at Nonsuch.
We had afternoon tea and cake every day at no extra cost, well the extra cost was an expanding waist line!! As the title of this review states Nonsuch House and Kit and Penny are a little bit of heaven. We are hoping for at least another 6 nights next year and maybe more!!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful and comfortable
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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NonsuchHouse, Owner at Nonsuch House, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Lovely to see you again for your third visit. Thanks for your humour and support during a slightly difficult week. Do come and see us again next year - you will need a rest from that important job of yours and we want to hear all about it!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

This B&B is really a small family run hotel in the French style. The proprietors Kit and Penny are friendly and welcoming, with great attention to detail, and the feel is relaxed and informal. Our bedroom was light, spacious and comfortable, with the most wonderful view over the Dart estuary, Dartmouth Castle, and out to sea. The breakfasts and dinners were excellent, also with the best views in town. Dartmouth by ferry is just a stone's throw away, as is the SW Coastal Path. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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NonsuchHouse, Owner at Nonsuch House, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Nonsuch and enjoyed the meals you had with us. We completely agree about the views - they are stunning and something we are constantly reminded about with a continuous stream of favourable comments from all our guests!
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

It's not always easy to live up to awards but Kit and Penny do that with something to spare. Having nailed a "to die for" location there was the small matter of how the place feels on the inside. Lots of words spring to mind but think about being cocooned in your favourite jumper with a great book on a bright Autumn day. And if that's not enough, there's the breakfast you would happily kill for and dinner (cooked by the Kit-Meister himself) that makes you wonder where they keep their Michelin star. These people know how to look after you.
What a fabulous place! We came away thinking about all the people we want to invite next time.
Top marks guys. B&B doesn't get much better than this.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RamanS740
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NonsuchHouse, Owner at Nonsuch House, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Great to see you guys after such a long time. So glad you enjoyed Nonsuch and Kit's cooking - hope you will come and stay again very soon
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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is the secoind time we have been to this amazing B&B and frankly it was even better this time than previously, if possible! There is no part of this venue that is not absolutely fabulous, the rooms (this time in Biscay with a balcony!), the decor, service, food, the lot really. Kit and Penny are the owners and have created frankly the perfect B&B. The views of the mouth of the River Dart with the town below and looking towards the castle at the mouth of the river and out to sea are to die for. Kit cooks some evenings a week and if you are lucky enough to be staying there when he cooks, make sure you book in with him. We did and the food was great from start to finish.

If there is a better B&B in Britain all i can say is that it must be out of this world because Nonsuch House is just perfect. Go stay soon!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark H
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NonsuchHouse, Owner at Nonsuch House, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We've died and gone to heaven with such a fabulous review - see you back here soon we hope!
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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Hello,
My wife and I (Lynn and David) spent a long weekend at Nonsuch House at the end of April 2014 and we wish it to be known we had a wonderful time.
Great location overlooking the River Dart, balcony view.
The food was first class by Kit (the owner with his wife Penny).
The room was very comfortable and wanted for nothing, beautifully clean and welcoming.
This is the first vacation stay I have had where I could find fault with nothing at all!
We cannot recommend this enough and will be going there again.
It is also a good location to travel widely inland or coastal.
Kit and Penny deserve their high ratings.

Room Tip: Balcony view is wonderful, see the boats passing in the sunshine when you rise - but absolutely no n...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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NonsuchHouse, Owner at Nonsuch House, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for such a lovely review - and look forward to seeing you both again
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Surrey
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

It's all been said before and I am so glad we found Nonsuch House. Penny & Kit have got it just right - very welcoming, beautifully decorated house with stunning views & fabulous food (despite some long walks I am decidedly heavier since coming home). We will definitely be visiting again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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NonsuchHouse, Owner at Nonsuch House, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thanks for great review and look forward to seeing you again - don't leave it too long!
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Wiltshire
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

Only a hotel as special as Nonsuch House could have made a wild, wet weekend such a happy one. Our bedroom was beautiful and comfortable, in fact the whole house was a pleasure to the senses. Kit and Penny were amazingly kind and helpful hosts, making us feel we were among friends. We were helped with lifts and even had our very soggy clothes cleaned for us after a rainy walk. Kit's cooking is superb and we were offered tea and biscuits whenever we walked in. The setting and views are amazing and we intend to return again and hope to catch some sunshine next time!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BookandHerbLady
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NonsuchHouse, Owner at Nonsuch House, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Lovely to meet you two too - do hope we may see you down here for Way with Words if not this year then next. Thank you for your lovely review and for those gorgeous flower prints.
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Property: Nonsuch House
Address: Nonsuch House Church Hill, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0BX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmouth > Kingswear
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kingswear
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nonsuch House is situated in a sunny and warm spot perched on the side of a hill with magnificent views over the River to Dartmouth and out to sea. Award winning accommodation, Nonsuch offers a warm welcome on arrival and a fond farewell at the end of your stay. Beautifully situated for the amazing restaurants and shopping in Dartmouth, for long walks straight from the front door or for sitting comfortably in the conservatory or on the terrace watching the world go by on the river, Nonsuch has to be the place to stay. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Nonsuch House Hotel Dartmouth
Nonsuch Hotel Dartmouth
Nonsuch House Kingswear, Devon

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