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Lovely Country House with Large Indoor Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet


About the property

House near Dartmouth, South Devon, England, UK - Views over Open Countryside and Large Garden

Lovely, spacious house with large indoor swimming pool and large garden and paddock. Looking out over open countryside the house offers the ideal place for a special week away. Recently decorated and furnished it offers generous accommodation for 10 people with sun-lounge / kitchen breakfast area; separate dining room and large lounge with open fire. Situated about 3 miles from Dartmouth and its boating delights it is in easy reach of the splendid beaches of Blackpool sands (2 miles) and Start Bay. The delightful shopping centre of Totnes is about 20 minutes drive whilst 2 golf courses and a leisure park are all within 5 minutes by car.

Why not consider a special meal whilst staying at Western Waters Philip Watts is a well established Dartmouth Chef and he has catered for us with charm and panache on a number of occasions . he can deliver food for you to serve or cook and serve at the house. See more about his work and prices on


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Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Jane

We are a professional couple with adult children. We are happy to share what is essentially a family home retained for holidays and retreat with other families who will care for it as we do whilst enjoying its facilities and splendid location.

Why Jane chose Dartmouth

This is our own house bought 2 years ago for family visits and has been decorated and furnished with that in mind. We are pleased to share it with careful families who will enjoy its quiet ,beautiful setting and the many delights of the South Hams area.

We simply fell in love with Totnes and this part of Devon and then found Western Waters with its generous sunny space,lovely gardens and indoor swimming pool. It is very private and yet most amenities are a short car ride away. We would be happy to pass on tips for restaurants, days out, fishing spots and boat hire locations


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dartmouth in Stoke Fleming

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bed 1 with bath, sink, bidet, WC and separate shower room with power shower. En-suite to bed 2 with sink, WC, bath and power shower / over. Bathroom for beds 4 and 5 P shaped bath with p/shower, sink and WC. Ground floor shower room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with 6ft bed and en-suite. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds. Bedroom 4 with double bed. Bedroom 5 with twin zip and link beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: The house has 2 staircases with 2 bedrooms, lounge and bathroom at top of one and 3 bedrooms at top of other. Outside: The house is set in over 2 acres of pretty gardens with a purpose designed BBQ area. There are 2 outside tables and 12 chairs and 2 sunshades. There is a large paddock area for ball games etc. The paddock has a small lake at the bottom which is fenced off and is not included in the rental for safety reasons. There is plenty of space for parking around the house and in a parking area within the garden but at a lower level. Utility Room: Large American type fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and drinks fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen changed once per let or more often at supplementary charge. Other: Large indoor heated swimming pool (about 27x13ft - 4ft deep) in sunny, south facing room with own shower room all integral to main house.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful house, everything 5 star!

  • 5 of 5

Western Waters was an absolute dream. Very comfortable, spacious bedrooms and living areas. My kids were in the large pool most of the day and we all thoroughly enjoyed. The surroundings are breathtaking and I must say we were very impressed by the high standards of cleanliness and comfort. Definitely a 5 star rating! Thanks a lot. Deb

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning house and gardens!

  • 5 of 5

The house and gardens are beautiful, with so much room and facilities we had a really relaxing and enjoyable stay. Our family really enjoyed the heated indoor pool and the grounds are simply stunning with everything bloom. The beach was less than 10mins away and we really felt like we were in the countryside. We would definitely book here again and come with friends.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very good holiday home for our extended family

  • 4 of 5

A very good holiday home for our extended family, age range 6 months to 64. The house worked very well for both the adults and 5 small children for whom the pool was particularly popular. We were fairly lucky with the weather but, on the one day we did have some rain, the pool proved a great success in entertaining the children.

We are certainly considering a return to Western Waters next year.

The location was very convenient for accessing local sites including Dartmouth which we greatly enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a number of larger houses for family get togethers with our children and grandchildren and Western Waters is very special. It is a large, spacious and very comfortable house set in beautiful rolling countryside. The indoor swimming pool is set at a perfect temperature and provides on the spot entertainment for young children, or relaxing exercise for the older members of the family! Extensive gardens likewise provide space to explore, dine in or simply relax and take in the sunshine in seclusion.

The house itself is clean, extremely well equipped and well organised. Large groups have space to be together or find quiet places for individual/private time. The beds are very comfortable.

It is really very well situated for a whole variety of interests - golf, beach, coastal walks, boats on the Dart, mooching around Totnes or Datrmouth - we all had a wonderful time and highly recommend Western Waters.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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gorgeous retreat near to all the action

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed spacious home. Plenty of room to be together or to find a corner for quiet contemplation.The swimming pool is a great bonus . The location so close to Dartmouth and many other beautiful places is excellent.Wonderful coastal walks a great attraction. We had a super time.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a generous review. We hope you'll visit us again
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see below

  • 5 of 5

can we book next year for the same week

Geoffrey Cowan

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are pleased you had a good time. We are still finalising our programme for next year but we will be in touch soon. Jane
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Approx 2 miles from the splendid clean and sandy beach at Blackpool sands and the coastal path. Less than 5 miles to the beaches of Start bay.


Nearest station Totnes. Nearest airports Plymouth and Exeter.


Less than 3 miles from the picturesque town of Dartmouth with its restaurants, shops, ferries and boat hire and a similar distance from the splendid sandy beach at Blackpool sands. The coastal path is about 10 minutes drive away and there are several notable NT properties in the area. A 20 minute drive also takes in the extraordinary horse shoe beach of Start bay. The delightful shopping centre of Totnes. The craft centres at Dartington. The Woodlands Leisure Park and Sharpham vineyards.

Further Details:

There are a wide range of restaurants and gastro pubs in the area.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Our bookings are handled by a local agent who will ask for confirmation and a deposit. We will now consider short breaks of 3 or more days but not normally in peak season.

Changeover Day:
Friday but may be some flexibility out of main season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.