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Spyglass - Cute, Cosy, Quaint, Quiet, and Views !!

Sitting room with down river views
17 reviews
Sitting room with down river views
Up river views and sitting room
Tall ship departing viewed from the sitting room, July 2015
View down the estuary and out to sea past the castle from the sitting room.
Seagulls at rest from the sitting room.
Kingswear from Spyglass sitting room
View from the roof terrace
Our new front door!
All new shower room
The moon over the estuary and dim lights fro Dartmouth castle from the sitting room
The new kitchen with small door onto the roof terrace
Dining table and Kitchen with the terrace behind
Flat screen TV and nautical items
View from sitting room - lovely!
View down over the lower ferry
The 'new' double bedroom
More of the double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom 2.
Games, jigsaws, nauticalia, sailing books.
Nice cosy wood burner installed upstairs.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dartmouth, Devon, England
Spyglass is now refurbished and enlarged and is transformed into a lovely cosy 2 bedroom cottage retaining all it's original charm but with a new twist upstairs........the ground-floor kitchen/dining is now a second bedroom. The lounge upstairs has had the roof raised and is a great all-in-one lounge/ kitchen /dining room from which there are full width, glass windows with truly stunning views overlooking the River Dart, with increased views up river, across to Kingswear, and down the estuary past Dartmouth Castle and out to sea. There is also a small door giving direct access to the roof terrace with more fine river and sea views. A high efficiency wood burning stove is installed upstairs and makes the whole room warm and cosy. There are 4 Velux roof windows giving more views and lots of light upstairs. We ran out for time for full... Read more
About the Owner, Martin H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 18 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 1 property
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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in August 2017

Compact, comfortable, convenient, with a fantastic view across the Dart. Spyglass makes the perfect base from which to spend your vacation in Dartmouth and surrounding area. It is cosy but as they say, small but perfectly formed. You have everything you need to hand and the view really is fantastic, particularly first thing in the morning with the sun beaming...

Essex, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Where to start? The Spyglass is a delightfully maintained duplex apartment with views overlooking the River Dart and onwards out to sea. There are some old steps up to the apartment that are quite daunting on the first day when you are heavily laden with baggage but a little cardio is good for you and you soon get used to...

Management response:

Wow! thanks for that glowing review - you've sold me on Spyglass and Dartmouth! Reading reviews like yours brings it back to me why I love staying in Dartmouth so much. Like Spyglass, it's a great, compact place that has so many things going for it. Thanks again - and please do come back. All the best. Martin


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Helen H
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Spyglass in Dartmouth, the views are spectacular and the accommodation is ideally placed close to the town centre. We had no problem parking in the main car park in the town as long as we parked the night before or got there before 9.30, in fact we didn't move the cars some days as there...

Management response:

Thanks. I still get a thrill when guests love Spyglass as much as I do! You are very welcome to come again. Regards Martin.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Small children may find Spyglass a problem as there are 32 steps and not easy for a pushchair. Also there is no child gate at the property. The steps may be an issue for older...
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16 Sep 2017 -
20 Oct 2017
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21 Oct 2017 -
27 Oct 2017
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28 Oct 2017 -
1 Dec 2017
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices from £295 to £695 through the year per week. Only full weeks in Summer, Regatta , Christmas and New Year.Minimum 3 nights. Weeks are booked Saturday to Saturday.
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About the neighbourhood
This part of Devon is blessed with a rather special microclimate making it one of the warmest, sunniest parts of England.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Exeter International Airport: 55.0 km
Railway: Kingswear: 1.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 65.0 km
Many people drive to Dartmouth ,and, my favourite arrival is to drive along the road to Brixham (A380) from Exeter then head for the Lower Ferry in Dartmouth - it can mean quite a wait in the summer as queues build up for this uniquely odd Dartmouth ferry - there is also the Upper Ferry which is larger and faster but not as quirky! you can also arrive by steam train from Paignton or tie in with Network rail and come all the way by train, then a short ferry hop across the Dart to Dartmouth.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km.
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