Delightful cottage tucked away in central location
Delightful cottage tucked away in central location
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1.5 baths
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Holly Cottage is a double fronted, stone character cottage dating back to the early 1800's. With luxurious soft furnishings and a welcoming, fresh and cosy feel, it is an ideal property for guests looking for an elegant and relaxing getaway in this vibrant town. Very quiet and well set back from one of the oldest roads in town, it is a short stroll from the many galleries, restaurants, deli's, cafes and the picturesque waterfront.
It is our 'home from home' which we love and hope you will too!

The space

Holly Cottage oozes charm and character and still retains many of its original features with its thick stone walls, exposed brick work and wooden beams. It offers superb holiday accommodation for up to 6 guests, with three bedrooms, a bathroom and large kitchen/diner, a small separate utility room and WC, cosy lounge and adjoining study area.
We are extremely lucky to have two outside spaces, which is rare in town!
In front of the cottage is a large decked and gravel area, perfectly located for al-fresco meals, planted with shrubs and olive trees, with a large teak table, seating and BBQ/fire pit. At the rear, is our newly landscaped garden with a stone terrace and seating, surrounded by planting. Wooden steps lead up to a large deck built around and under our beautiful oak tree, with wonderful panoramic views of the town and water. A perfect spot for a sundowner!!

Guest access

Central heating throughout, which is controlled by a Nest thermostat and there is free Wi-fi. There are three bedrooms; one with a Superking zip and link bed, which can be split into two singles, if required. The second bedroom has a king size bed and the third smaller bedroom has a single bed, which can convert to two singles or a cosy double.
A stone tiled bathroom with WC, basin and bath with shower over. From the rear landing, glazed double doors lead to the rear garden.
Large open plan kitchen, with Victorian pine table to seat 6, a painted dresser and additional seating. The fully fitted kitchen has a large Smeg range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, a Smeg fridge freezer and a small integrated dishwasher. It is well equipped with ample cutlery, crockery and cookware, though Dartmouth has many wonderful places to eat, so the kitchen may not get much use! Off the kitchen is a small utility room with a washer/drier and WC.
The cosy lounge has original, painted wooden floorboards and a fireplace with wood burning stove and wall mounted Samsung TV with Freeview and Amazon Firestick. Adjoining this is a small study area, with a desk, bookshelves and a music system with Bluetooth.
The cottage is perfect for those looking for a centrally located, but very peaceful retreat, which is only a short stroll to the nearby restaurants and galleries.
There is a good sized front garden/deck area which is perfectly located for outdoor dining. At the rear, which is south facing, there are stone steps up to a lovely paved terrace with seating and raised flower and herb beds. Please note access to the top deck in the rear garden is accessed via a flight of wooden steps, which would make it unsuitable for people with mobility problems or young children.

Interaction with guests

We can be contacted by phone or email if any problems should arise or if you have any questions, otherwise we will leave you to enjoy your stay and make yourself at home!

Other things to note

Dartmouth is a small, very old town that wasn't really designed for lots of cars. Our road is one of the oldest roads in town; it is very narrow, with a width restriction of 6 feet and one way! Whilst on the plus side, this makes it extremely quiet, on the negative side there is no parking at our cottage, but it is possible to drop your bags off at the house, provided your vehicle isn't wider than 6ft!!
There is a paying car park opposite the M&S food hall and limited free parking in the town centre, with more spaces becoming available after 5pm.
During the busy summer months, we recommend you use the Park and Ride bus service at the top of the town, with buses running regularly every 10 minutes.
Please also note that we have two Siamese cats who travel down with us when we're at the cottage, so whilst the cottage will be scrupulously cleaned between visits, if you have cat allergies, it may not be suitable.

Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Extra people $20 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $117 NZD
Security Deposit $390 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- Any loss or breakages will be charged.
- No outdoor shoes in bedrooms please.
- We hope that you will enjoy Holly Cottage as much as we do, all we ask is that you leave it as you find it.
Check in from 3pm onwards and check out by 10am

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are stone steps up to the cottage and additional steps up to the top deck in the rear garden, if you want to see stunning view.
No parking on property - We are situated in one of the oldest roads in Dartmouth and have no parking outside the cottage.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

6 Reviews

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Cesar User Profile
October 2017
Holly Cottage is at least as good as the photos and description. Quiet, yet just a few minutes walk from the centre of Dartmouth. Lovely views over the town and the estuary, especially from the top garden terrace. Extremely well furnished and equipped - and lovely beds and bedding. Wendy and Harry were extremely helpful and friendly. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage....

Phillippa User Profile
August 2017
This is the most beautiful house I've stayed in on Air B and B and in Dartmouth. It's so quiet up in the terraces, with a mega view, but still 1 minute from the town/harbour. This is a small example of how well equipped it is but even the kitchen knives are sharp- a first in a rental property! Wendy and Mark are very thoughtful hosts including making sure our daughter could handle the steps. There are a lot and I wouldn't recommend the house for people with small children (say 4 years upwards) or the less able bodied. It's otherwise perfect for up to 6 people.

Eva User Profile
August 2017
Exceptionally beautiful, elegant and charmingly presented cottage as well as being especially clean. Wendy was communitive and amazing friendly host. She provided accurate information for our stay and was very quick to respond. We didn’t meet, but we didn’t need to as Wendy made sure we had everything we needed. The cottage is well equipped for cooking or even a BBQ and the beds were super comfortable. It is situated in the perfect location basically a very cosy and perfect equipped cottage in the heart of Dartmouth. Just a few walking minutes to the habour area and shops. The three terraces provide a grandiose view over Dartmouth and habour. We heartily recommend this property and will be coming back…

Erika User Profile
July 2017
A lovely warm, inviting and very well equipped home. A pleasure to relax in and enjoy those important moments in life - family time! A great way to keep fit;) due to incline and steps to the house and to the decking area to the back but all worth while. The house provides a welcome retreat and a sense of calmness within. Whilst parking is essentially not a problem careful planning of your days out should be considered to make the most of your park and ride fees. Very easy travel to/from the park and ride with a round trip not taking much more than 20-30mins.

Marion User Profile
July 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and are very grateful for the accommodations.

Jana User Profile
July 2017
Wendy's apartment is a dream. And Wendy is a great landlady. We enjoyed the spectacular view of the seafront and the harbour. Three terraces!!! We were fascinated by the decor and furnishing of the house. Old style in an old house. Everything is very tasteful and exclusive. The house is situated on a hill. The street is very small. You can't park there. But every day we found a park place without problem. A very great place for wonderful holidays.

Ipsden, United KingdomJoined in September 2015
Wendy User Profile

Happily married with two sons. I run a small business selling country furniture, antiques and accessories for the home and garden via sales at home, fairs and online. Divide our time between Oxfordshire and Devon.

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