A jaw-dropping retreat for large group stays, gently elevated over the sparkling River Dart for magnificent views of South Devon at its finest.
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Boasting the ‘wow factor’ in spades, The Dart House is the perfect setting for special celebrations with your favourite people (and your favourite dogs!) in tow.

Sleeping up to twelve guests and three furry friends, the breathtaking house is gently elevated over the tidal River Dart, on the outskirts of the pretty South Devon village of Dittisham.

Boasting huge floor-to-ceiling feature windows in the lounge, the panoramic riverside views are truly spectacular… and the rest of your party will be thanking you profusely for choosing such a wonderful place!

Sociably spacious, the ground floor also features a second lounge area, which is ideal for relaxing in front of an evening fire, as you catch up with your favourite TV shows, or laugh together over a fun board game.

Whip up hearty meals in the show-stopping kitchen area, with its electric range oven and hob… there are also two handy dishwashers to help with all the clearing up! On sunny days, simply open the bi-folding doors and head out to the dining patio… a truly heavenly spot with tree-and-river views.

Meanwhile, you’ll have five elegant bedrooms to choose from.  The ground floor is home to a twin with a refreshing en-suite shower room, and its very own patio area that’s ideal for morning coffee.

Continue on to the first floor to discover three more bedrooms, a kingsize with an en-suite shower and Juliet balcony, a second kingsize room and a twin, all boasting mesmerising views. There’s an indulgent bathroom on this floor, too, featuring a roll-top bath you’ll want to soak in for hours.

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At a glance

  • A ‘wow factor’ retreat that sleeps up to 12 guests, gently elevated over the tidal River Dart in South Devon, for spectacular panoramic views.
  • Up to three well-behaved dogs are also welcome.
  • There are five bedrooms, one ground-floor en-suite twin, two kingsize rooms (one en-suite) and a twin on the first floor, and a ‘hideaway’ room with four single beds and an en-suite shower room.
  • Enjoy al fresco meals on the dining patio, with its mesmerising river-and-countryside views.
  • The town of Dartmouth is within easy reach, boasting a wealth of attractions. The nearby beaches are ideal for sunbathing and watersports, and there is a traditional village pub within walking distance.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups
  • Seaside Breaks


Riverside house, sleeps 12 guests.  Entrance via boot room, bathroom with shower and WC, utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.  Stairs to open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining room with seating, Smart TV, well-equipped kitchen with electric range oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, and two dishwashers.  Lounge with floor-to-ceiling feature windows, bi-fold doors to dining patio.  Lounge with seating, wood-burner, Smart TV.  Twin bedroom with en-suite shower and WC, doors to patio area. Spiral staircase to first floor: 2 kingsize bedrooms (one with en-suite shower and WC), 1 twin bedroom, bathroom with roll-top bath and WC. Spiral staircase to second floor: quadruple room with 4 single beds, skylights, en-suite shower room and WC.  Rear patio and garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue.  Parking provided in nearby long-stay car park. Heating, Wi-Fi, basic Sky TV package, basket of logs provided. 

Local Activities

Beaches, watersports, historic sites, villages, shopping, restaurants, pubs, theme parks

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Finally, the kids will love heading up the spiral staircase to the second-floor room – otherwise known as the hideaway! Complete with four single beds, stargazing skylights, and an en-suite shower room, they’ll have all they need for giggly sleepovers.

With five bathrooms in total, there’s no need for awkward morning queues… simply freshen up, then take your coffee out onto the patio, and enjoy watching the gentle rushing of the river for a while.

Feel like exploring the area? The picturesque town of Dartmouth is in easy reach, filled with charming historic streets and countryside views. Why not visit the castle while you’re there, or pop into Agatha Christie’s Greenway National Trust Holiday Home for a dose of culture?

The river is ideal for watersports of almost every description, and there are plenty of Blue Flag beaches close by, including Blackpool Sands and Broadsands.

Let the kids and dogs run wild as you enjoy catch-up chats galore… before heading back to The Dart House for a sizzling sunset supper.

Things to note

Dogs are permitted at a small extra charge. Please note that access to the house involves a short walk across the uneven shingle beach, and steep steps.

Where you'll be staying

Dartmouth, Devon

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