Built over the site of the original boathouse, on a bend in the River Dart, it commands fascinating and panoramic views up river towards the town and Naval College and down to the open sea.
The River House is fashioned similar to a luxury liner, with the `cabins' fully panelled in light sycamore, making it perfect for lovers of all things nautical. The saloon features a huge bay window which overhangs the river taking full advantage of the views.
The ancient port of Dartmouth enjoys a charming mix of old buildings, including the 17th-century Butterwalk (with museum), a splendid castle (English Heritage) set on the rocks at the river entrance, and regular ferries across to Kingswear. The river is thronged with pleasure craft and yachts, and offers good sailing, as well as cruises up to Totnes, taking in the beautiful scenery of the wooded valley.
Totnes is a charming town with a wealth of ancient buildings, as well as good shopping for antiques, crafts and gifts, and an Elizabethan Tuesday market. From Dartmouth the steam railway runs along the coast to the lively seaside resort of Paignton. Local places of interest include Coleton Fishacre (NT), Bowden House, the Butterfly Farm near Buckfastleigh, and Paignton Zoo. Along the coast are some splendid beaches and excellent walks on the South West Coast Path. Further south lies Salcombe, a fishing and yachting centre, where the climate is so mild that many semi-tropical plants flourish at Overbecks Museum and Garden (NT). There are two sandy beaches here and some of the south coast's finest scenery, especially around Bolt Head (NT). Just a few miles inland lies the Dartmoor National Park, with a wonderfully varied landscape of mountains, moors, combes and woods. The area is rich in archaeological remains, and is also excellent riding country.
Two flights of steps down to level entrance on first floor: Living room with open fire, large bay window and door to wooden balcony with external stairs down to garden. Panelled dining-room. Spacious newly fitted kitchen with stripped pine floors and maple units. Master double bedroom with 6ft bed and full length patio doors to balcony. Adjoining bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower. Two further double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed and wash basin. Bunk-bedded room with full-size, hand crafted sycamore beds and wash basin. Second bathroom/W.C. with large Victorian bath and over-bath shower.
All rooms lead onto the balcony surrounding the house and have the benefit of magnificent river views.
Spiral staircase to ground floor: Large games room with table tennis and patio doors to garden.
*Elec, `warm-air' gas CH incl *Open fire - initial logs incl *Two parking spaces 400yds (?mile by car) *Shops 100yds *TV *Video *Radio/cassette/CD *Tel (honesty box) *Auto wm *T/dryer *M/wave *D/washer *Fridge/freezer *Cot *Garden with furniture *Barbecue *Games room with table tennis *Running mooring available by arr *Unsuitable for the infirm and toddlers beware *Duvets or blankets with linen *Non-smokers only
*Friday to Friday
Sleeps up to
typical pricing (per week)
June 23, 2008
July 14, 2008
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.