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Chapel House - Stunning River Views - Refurbished June 2015 - Parking available

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Two en-suite bedrooms, small sunny courtyard, parking nearby, perfect location!

A traditional house with a modern twist!

This delightful two bedroomed, two en-suite maisonette has been turned upside down making the most of the stunning views of the River Dart, including the Naval College and the marina.

Bedroom One (Double): You can enjoy views of the river without even getting out of bed. The stone tiled en-suite includes a shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two (King): Benefits from a large en-suite with vaulted ceiling which includes a bath, separate shower cubicle, toilet, basin and heated towel rail. Off this bathroom is a useful utility room.

Upstairs you will find the fully equipped kitchen/diner with seating for four and everything you would expect to find in a kitchen including a dishwasher, microwave, fan oven and induction hob.

The lounge has two, two seater sofas and and a recliner chair, TV, DVD and music system.

All rooms offer spectacular views and there is always something to watch on the water!

Outside Chapel House there is a small sunny courtyard with table and chairs.

Chapel House has undergone full refurbishment, completed June 2015.

Unlimited Devon speed broadband is available at no extra cost.

Bed linen is provided, towels are not.

Please be aware the property is situated on a narrow lane (signposted as 6"6) and may not be accessible for some cars. Approach by foot is up a short (approx 25 meters) but steep hill.

In the peak season, May, June, July and August we need to keep to Friday changeovers and a minimum stay of 7 nights. However, please do contact me with any requests you may have and we will accommodate if possible.

Out of peak season we don't need to keep to a Friday changeover but we do still have a minimum night charge/stay of 7 nights. This helps cover the cost of cleaning and bed linen. If you have a shorter or longer stay in mind please do contact me to discuss if we can accommodate.

More Details

Sarah Gordon-Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
2 February, 2017

About Sarah Gordon-Smith

Hello I'm Sarah.

Graham and I have been enjoying the delights of Dartmouth for many years and decided (after a particularly rainy week) that we had both had enough of camping :-)

We looked at many houses for over 12 months and fell in love with Chapel House in the summer of 2014.

We both went to the same school in Kinver in the West Midlands and have been living together in Wollaston for the past 8 years. We have William (10 years old) and a rescue lurcher called Neville who is fairly well known and loved in Kingswear Village.

We have both booked holidays before using owners direct and so for us this was a sensible way to advertise our House.

Sarah Gordon-Smith purchased this house in 2014

Why Sarah Gordon-Smith chose South Hams

Graham has been holidaying in Dartmouth for around 18 years and introduced me to it about 8 years ago. We have spent many happy days/nights/weeks here.

Experts say you know within 7 seconds whether or not you are going to buy a property....I hadn't even stepped though the gate and I knew Chapel House was going to be ours. It is a beautiful old house, dating back nearly 200 years and it definitely has the cute factor or 'curb appeal'. Did I mention the view?!

The location for us is perfect, less than a 5 minute walk to the Lower Ferry and The Steam Packet, but tucked away from the hustle and bustle. Seeing the steam train come in and leave is always a welcome sight and watching the Higher Ferry is so mesmerising! Time drifts away with you.

What makes this house unique

There are five main features that we love about Chapel House;

Firstly, it has to be the view. Seeing Dartmouth and the Royal Naval College across the water is so magical, the marina is our side of the river and so you can watch people messing about with the boats too.

The 'curb appeal' and cute factor of Chapel House, its just beautiful, outside as well as in!

Wood Lane, its width restriction actually is a real benefit for us! It means very little traffic, only residents of Wood Lane drive down it, being so quiet means a very peaceful nights sleep. Chapel House is almost at the bottom of the hill, meaning an almost flat walk back from the pubs/marina car park/cafe/village shop, its just a final steep push up the last 30 meters!

Two other features that we love is that its 'upside-down' giving the best views from the main living areas, and that both bedrooms are en-suite, the main bedroom having a large bathroom, perfect for couples sharing.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)


Excellent stay at Chapel House

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent holiday staying at Chapel House. The property is as described (well-equipped and very clean) and in a great location, we preferred staying in Kingswear rather than Dartmouth as it was more peaceful and part of the holiday fun was catching the lower ferry each morning to Dartmouth to sample the numerous breakfast and coffee shops. Parking at the marina is very convenient (only took the car out once though as there is so much to do from the door step).

We never ceased to tire of the views from the windows over the Dart and a bonus was the little courtyard (with table and chairs) that was a sun trap late afternoon and a great place to have a tipple while the sun set over Dartmouth. Would highly recommend Chapel House.

There was nothing negative we could say about it and will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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what a great place

  • 5 of 5

such a great base to explore from. amazing views from the kitchen table kept me mesmerised for hours. enjoyed being in the house immensely and really loved exploring around locally. we had a list of places to go and never got to any of them. we were to busy just enjoying the simple life.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic home from home

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying for the Dartmouth music festival. The house has a generous lounge with a picture perfect view of the river. The bedrooms were comfortable and cosy and offered a relaxing sleep. The owners have thought of everything and on a rainy day we had fun playing the board games on offer.

With a quick stroll down the slope you can access the ferry to Dartmouth but don't forget to have a few at the Steam pack inn on kingswear side well worth a stop.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beatiful Chapel House

  • 5 of 5

Chapel House delivered on all fronts; beautifully furnished property, exceptionally clean, superb views and ideally located in Kingswear for Dartmouth as well as attractions further afield.

Good restaurants and pubs within easy reach and places like Brixham, Torquay and Paignton a sort drive away. Plenty to see and do on both banks of the Dart.

A wonderful, wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab week at Chapel House!

  • 5 of 5

A very pretty, comfortable house with great views across the river. Perfectly located - within walking distance from the pub, train station and passenger and car ferries over to Dartmouth town, whilst set back from any noise on a picture-perfert narrow lane.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at Chapel House, the property was nicely furnished and spotlessly clean. The views are fantastic, and it is only a short stroll round the corner to the shop, local pubs, passenger ferry and steam train station. Our three year old loved watching the steam train go past from the kitchen window! We enjoyed catching the ferry over to Dartmouth where we found some super places to eat, all were very child friendly and welcoming. A great place to stay, would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb Half Term 2017
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
24 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half Term 2017
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring/Summer 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Regatta 2017
18 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Chapel House will be inspected after your stay before the £100 is returned. This will be within 7days by bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kingswear in South Devon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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