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Your Own River View and Steam Train at the Bottom of Your Garden

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Premium 5 bedroom property sleeping 14 people. Free extended checkout Sundays

Maypool is close to the best South Devon has to offer; Dartmouth, Dittisham, Totnes, Torbay. Family fun, fishing, water sports, crabbing, steam train, river cruises & walk to Agatha Christie's Greenway House. Try the cheese & wine made up-river at Sharpham, the very best local seafood al fresco at the Anchorstone Cafe, amazing fish & chips at Mitch Tonk's Rockfish or go upmarket to his Seahorse restaurant in Dartmouth. Don't miss the Ferry Boat Inn's famous 'Rock on the Beach' festival too.

Getting Around Without the Car:

• Take the steam train North to Torbay or South to Kingswear (and then Dartmouth). Greenway Halt station is a 10 minute walk down the lane

• Take a ferry boat from Greenway Quay (less than 20 minute walk) across the river to Dittisham for the Anchorstone and the Ferry Boat Inn or up to Totnes / down to Dartmouth

Activities in the Local Area

• Crabbing on Dittisham pontoon – pack some bacon for bait and buy your lines and buckets over there!

• Hire a boat, kayak or paddle board

• Visit Agatha Christie’s Greenway House

• Sip wine at Sharpham Vineyard

• Discover Dartmouth

• Tour Totnes

• Explore the English Riviera


• As there’s so much to do in the area we took a decision not to install a TV in the house which has proven to be popular. Give it a try! However, the broadband will stream video if the kids need some entertaining or you need to catch that match!

Nearby Restaurants:

• Breakfast– Churston (and park for the kids):

• Breakfast – Dartmouth (the legendary):

• Lunch – Dittisham (really good pub food and an amazing view. Get the Greenway ferry over but check operating times):

• Lunch – Dittisham (only open 6 months of the year in the summer season but an absolute must for seafood lovers):

• Evening – Churston (we call this the spooky hotel!):

• Evening – Dartmouth (Polish, good simple food with a twist, charming)

• Evening – Dartmouth (Oldest operating restaurant in Dartmouth serving burgers, great steaks and Tex Mex)

• Evening – Dartmouth, Brixham & Torquay (absolutely fabulous licensed Fish and Chip restaurants)

• Evening – Dartmouth (Upmarket English specialising in seafood, will need advance booking)

Do also have a look at this article for some excellent suggestions:

This is our preferred short list but it is only a short list!

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dartmouth in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Enjoy a free extended checkout if your booking ends on a Sunday. Up to 9pm OK for you?
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    WC - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King Size Bed Can Also be made up as a Twin
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King Size Bed Can Also be made up as a Twin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King Size Bed Can Also be made up as a Twin
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King Size Bed Can Also be made up as a Twin
    Bedroom 5 (Family Room) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 4 Single Bed , 1 King Size Double, 2 alcove beds, 2 occasional beds
  • All bedrooms have their own en-suite shower rooms. All except bedroom 2 also have baths.
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy a free extended checkout if you're booking ends on a Sunday. Up to 9pm be OK for you?


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Your Own River View and Steam Train at the Bottom of Your Garden
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful house for a special birthday celebration.

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely perfect for our group it was spotlessly clean, had all the kitchen equipment we needed and the space to let us feel relaxed. The views were simply lovely and the weather even jerks out for us making it the best weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a great stay in Devon. The owner, Sean, was very quick to reply to questions, and offer advice, and easily contactable for any queries. Really friendly and helpful. The house itself is beautiful, and had all we needed.

Location is great and we did not need to use cars at all. One day walking to Kingswear and Dartmouth via ferry and home on steam train, and 2nd day walking to Greenways. Totally relaxing and lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dartmouth Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Booked for a family Christmas, grandparents, parents and 6 grandchildren and dog. We all loved the property and the area and made the most of our time there despite the very cold December weather.

The rooms are excellent, spacious and well appointed. The children loved the dormitory though the sleep time meant they were all a bit slow at breakfast!

Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wow, great place to stay, lots of space, rooms were brilliant and lovely views of the estuary

  • 5 of 5

Superb house and facilities, brilliant bedrooms and ensuites. The view was great and the kids ran out each time they heard the train. Great walks nearby and lots to do.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great for get togethers but Ryanair pricing!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great property for friends and family get togethers. It is well equipped and spacious. The 20 yr olds enjoyed swingball and table tennis and we managed to have a BBQ for many in a storm.

There are 4 double bedrooms and a 'children's attic room' which although it does have 6 beds are more suitable for 12 and under, not really adults.

Sean is a very responsive owner and helpful.

My only criticism is the 'Ryanair pricing system' where the advertised price is nowhere near the final price. We paid over £600 per night yet the property is advertised as 'from £329 per night'.

Also be careful what you initially input as we were charged a supplement per head for both nights even though only 2 people occupied the property on the 2nd night. We did raise this with the owner who said it was the 'Home Away system'

They are a good company to use but expensive.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Catherine, thanks for taking the time to review and also for your positive comments about the house. I'm sorry that there appeared to be some confusion over pricing. If I can clarify: You requested a refund for the final night of your stay as you were going to be a smaller party on that Sunday. The house can serve a wide number of people (from 1-16 guests) and many of our visitors do have smaller group numbers. As explained on email, the supplements per person are to cover additional costs for higher occupancy groups for the extra laundry and cleaning which your party had used prior to scaling down; HomeAway/Owners Direct as a platform doesn't have the functionality to vary a booking cost based on reducing occupancy; All costs are disclosed as standard by HomeAway before any guest can make a booking. At no point are any costs hidden from any reservation and at no point are they altered, what's presented on booking is what is charged. I hope this provides a suitable explanation. We're really pleased you enjoyed the house itself and also your stay there. All the best, Sean.
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The house was amazing in a beautiful location with lots to do.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great holiday in Dartmouth. the house was spacious and lovely. we had a few issues regarding the cleaning of the house when we arrived but the landlord dealt with the issues immediately. He rectified the problems and was super efficient. There is lots to do in the area and the location is fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Ferry Boat Inn Dittisham
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Greenway Quay
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Churston Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Greenway Halt Steam Train
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
The Anchorstone Cafe
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Blackpool Sands


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dartmouth, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year 2018/19
28 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Laundry & Cleaning £175
Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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