Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Come Rain Or Shine You Will Enjoy Magnificent Views from Above Bayards

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Dartmouth, Devon, England - Just Minutes From The Heart Of The Town Where You Will Find Wonderful Shops, Pubs And Res

Built in the late 1800's this historic building was a former public house. Above Bayards is a 1st floor apartment which commands a great position overlooking the River Dart. This spacious property offers a great holiday base for 5 people. I am now able to offer accommodation for friends and family next door but one in Little Bayards, built in 1640

and newly refurbished. See Property Ref E20588.

Mrs Anne Forder
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Mrs Anne Forder

My name is Anne, I have successfully let our apartment for several years. We fell in love with Dartmouth way back in the 1980's! As a family with young children we enjoyed so many wonderful holidays together. Our children are now adults - but we still find that Dartmouth is a favoured destination. We love the little shops, pubs and restaurants. I keep myself busy being a wife, mother, grandmother, School Governor, a Trustee for a Family Support Centre, volunteering in a local secondary school as a Counsellor/Mentor to young people and delivering Relationship and Sex Education lessons. (Emphasis on the relationships)! I love to travel - but you will always find me back in Dartmouth for several weeks in the year. Why not try it yourself - you won't be disappointed.

Mrs Anne Forder purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Mrs Anne Forder chose Dartmouth

Above Bayards, is a spacious apartment affording comfortable accommodation for a party of five or just the two of you. The magnificent windows offer a commanding view over the River Dart and out to sea. Overlooking historic Bayards Cove, visitors have been captivated by life on the River Dart, either in the daytime or evening - there is always something to watch and there is something very calming about watching the ebb and flow of the river.

The newly fitted bathrooms with wonderful power showers with offer a touch of luxury. There is a small outside Terrace which catches the sunshine for an hour or so around 11.00am - 12.00pm, just nice to be away from all the activity.

Above Bayards, is just a few minutes walk into the heart of town and conversely just those few minutes provide quietness in the evening. It's location also offers an excellent base for keen walkers, details of local walks can be obtained at the Tourist Information Office.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Above Bayards is the perfect holiday accommodation. This was our second stay in the apartment and it was even better than last year. The already fabulous views were enhanced by the new folding windows - other improvements had been made too, including a very handy dishwasher. There is plenty of room to move about in the apartment and the two bathrooms make it perfect for families. We love it so much we have booked it again for next summer. We would have no hesitation to recommending it to family and friends or indeed anyone who wishes to explore Dartmouth.
Jul 2012
  • 1 of 1


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1, with power shower, washbasin, toilet, and and heated towel rail En suite bathroom with power shower, washbasin and toilet and heated towel rail
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King Size bed, 2 double wardrobes and 4 drawer chest. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, 1 double wardrobe, and Z bed, Bedroom 3 with single bed, 4 drawer chest hanging space
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Our investment in having magnificent Trifold windows fitted has proved so popular we are delighted with the result and are sure you will be too. This Autumn we have completed the creation of a third bedroom and an en suite bathroom off the main bedroom and the refitting of the main bedroom. The bathrooms are beautiful and I'm sure the third bedroom will prove to be just right for some of my guests. A Parking Permit is available for your use between 1st May and 31st October. Outside: Outside off the main bedroom is a small terrace garden where you will find a Chimnea - one of those little log burners - and a Barbecue - handy if you have children and want to eat in. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen included and made up for arrival of guests. Guests required to supply own towels and tea towels. Apartment is cleaned at the end of weekly stay. Can arrange for additional cleaning for longer bookings. Other: The apartment offers light, bright, airy and deceptively spacious accommodation.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

90% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Come Rain Or Shine You Will Enjoy Magnificent Views from Above Bayards
average rating of 4.9 based on 41 reviews

A beautiful apartment in a beautiful town!

  • 5 of 5

Really wonderful apartment with everything needed for a happy stay. Mrs Forder left all the information we needed, even the best places to eat. The fold back windows are amazing and bring the whole of the scenery into the room. Dartmouth never fails, it really is an absolutely beautiful town. Will be back and couldn't think of a nicer apartment!

p.s. Coleton Fishacres must be one of the nicest National Trust properties to be found, the gardens change with the season and there is always something different to admire, never tire of visiting!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I really pleased you enjoyed your visit to Above Bayards. Like you I love the apartment especially those folding windows. Dartmouth is a town to return to time and time again. Yet I always seem to find something new. Thanks again Anne
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A fantastic location, great apartment in beautiful Dartmouth

  • 5 of 5

The property condition was slightly below what was expected, but it was still very comfortable and the perfect location for a long weekend stay in Dartmouth for my family and I.

The owner called me the day before our stay to advise that one of the light fittings in the property had fallen down and asked me if that would cause me a problem. It didn't but I thought that was a nice touch to call and check with us before arrival.

The shower in the bathroom, whilst new and modern, had a blockage which meant you had to limit the time in it to a couple of minutes or risk flooding the bathroom. That needs to be fixed and I'm sure it will be.

The general cleanliness of the property was satisfactory but not great. The bay windows, which are an amazing feature, were dirty and are in need of a good clean. It didn't spoil the magnificent view though. The entrance and stairs area leading up to the property are dirty , which again didn't cause a problem, but is something I would expect the cleaners to focus on before new guests arrive, just to ensure it doesn't become a negative factor in reviews. If it was my property I would invest now, before the main season, some extra cleaning time to do a proper deep clean of the place.

Everything else was as described and had everything we needed for a great stay. We would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great location, fabulous view, spacious areas, clean and tidy.

  • 4 of 5

Short break comprising 4 adults. Apartment very well situated, with excellent views over river Dart. (stunning sunrise in mouth of river). Very clean and well maintained. Spacious living room and kitchen with modern appliances and fixtures. Pubs, shops and restaurants are on the doorstep. Excellent communication and very clear instructions. Overall a very pleasant experience

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

No. 29 is an amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Anne for a lovely place to stay for David and I. Stunning ever changing views over the Dart and out to sea. Such a handy location to get around by foot, shops, restaurants, bars etc.

Beautifully clean with lots of space. We intend to book again, but two weeks next time. One week just not long enough. Many thanks Jan Coates

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so pleased that you too, loved Above Bayards and I'm delighted that you wish to return and I will be happy to do my best to accommodate you. It's great that you enjoyed your time in Dartmouth in the Winter, I just love spending time down there out of season, just as much as Summer time. Thank you Anne
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Outstanding property and location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is furnished to a very high standard and equipped with everything you would need for your stay. There are fabulous bay windows with spectacular panoramic views of the river Dart, come rain or shine you can easily relax for many an hour with the brilliant views available from the windows of this stunning apartment.

The location of this apartment puts you within easy reach of all the amenities and is well within walking distance. We found it great when travelling to Torquay, Paignton or Brixham to use the ferry's which is only a short distance from the apartment

It was great using the car parking permit provided by Anne, using it in the town centre car park on the days when we just wanted to relax and enjoy all that Dartmouth has to offer.

The apartment itself is very homely and comfortable with fabulous showers. We had 2 wonderful weeks staying in this apartment and would love to return soon.

Thank you Anne for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely apartment with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

This is the first time in this apartment, though not the first time in Dartmouth. The view from this first floor apartment is excellent, the refurbished shower rooms really good, though the beds would benefit from some new mattresses!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your Dartmouth holiday and enjoyed Above Bayards. Whilst may guests comment on the comfortable beds, I'm very sorry you found the mattress uncomfortable, so taking this in board there is a comfy new mattress topper is in place. Best wishes Anne
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Dartmouth Arms
Nearest Ferry
31 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Too many to list!
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sugary Cove


Within walking distance of Above Bayards lies Sugary Cove. Located through a woodland walk leading from Dartmouth Castle, this little cove offers adventure for those who enjoy scrambling over boulders and venturing in for a dip.

Blackpool Sands is approx 3 mile drive from town. Has safe cordoned area for bathers, toilet facilities, cafe and car park. As a privately owned beach there is

a fee for parking.


Nearest airports Exeter and Bristol. Nearest ferry ports, Plymouth, Weymouth and Poole. Car hire would be required from both airports and ferry ports.


Dartmouth is surrounded by many wonderful little villages, and further afield is Totnes, thirteen miles by road, but can be reached by River boat trips. Kingsbridge is approx fifteen miles away another pretty town with tidal estuary.

Agatha Christie's famous Greenway home lies up the River Dart towards Dittisham, reached by small ferry boat ride or from Kingswear side of the river it's a short drive, but car parking must be booked in advance.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Dartmouth, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
35% Deposit taken on booking, balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. Returnable £150.00 security/key deposit taken. Access details supplied when balance has been received. Booking forms sent by email, and payments preferred using online banking.

Changeover Day:
I'm more than happy to arrange short breaks in mid and low season. Minimum 2 nights stay at £225.00. Saturday is the usual changeover day in high season, being last 2 weeks in July & August.

Notes on prices:
There is a premium of £50.00 per person for 5th and 6th person.

I am more than happy to arrange short breaks and prices are available on request. Minimum of 2 nights stay at £225.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.