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

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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.
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27 Reviews

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based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

5

Absolutely stunning in every aspect

  • 5 of 5

From the start our 'mini- break' was perfect. The view through the bay window when we first arrived at the apartment, of Dartmouth just giving into night was immense. So tranquil and the opposite hill was beginning to come alive with glimmering lights. We knew we had picked well.

Nearly every product was provided (except food/drink & towels/personal toiletries) so we needn't have brought all the extras for kitchen basics. Brilliant home from home facilities. We had a parking space outside for the entire visit too :) Happy days!

The apartment was warm and cosy for our November stay, and with two fussy teenager girls with us, we knew it was good as there wasn't a peep of negativity about anything. We will definitely be booking again. Thanks Anne, a complete joy to get away to your apartment for the weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you all enjoyed your stay in Above Bayards. Indeed the view is just wonderful, it's hard to pull yourself away sometimes. Short Winter breaks are great and popular so make sure you get in touch to book your next one! Best wishes and thanks. Anne
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Once again another amazing stay at this wonderful apartment this is our third stay and it did not disappoint a real home from home comfortable fantastic views across the river which tells a different picture every day if you are looking for a to stay in Dartmouth I recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's always encouraging to hear from guests who have returned time and again. I do think that capitivating view has a real allure that certainly makes me want to return too! I look forward to hearing from you again - the next time you need to enjoy all those Dartmouth Delights! Thank you Anne
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5

Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

From the minute you enter the apartment you feel relaxed. Step through the door, look right and the view does the rest! The apartment is open plan, so whether you're sitting, eating or it's your turn to do the dishes you will always be able to see across the water. We opened the windows, even in October, and the apartment still feels cosy. All the reviews so far are absolutely spot on, the bedrooms, lovely modern hot showers so what ever you do don't pass up a chance to stay here, you'll love it. We hadn't been to Dartmouth before and just needed a place for the weekend, Anne is so accommodating and made the booking really easy. Staying here made our visit to Dartmouth a special one.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am so pleased you had a great weekend. As Autumn takes hold visitors will be able to discover the changing beauty of this beautiful spot on our South West coast. Just the right place to enjoy coastal walks on a crisp Wintery day, or maybe just a sedate stroll around the lovely shops for some 'stress less' Christmas shopping. Then round off the day in the warmth and comfort of the apartment and soak up those wonderful watery views with a hot drink - or a glass of wine. Plenty of dates available for short Winter breaks, go on treat yourselves. Anne
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5

The view, the apartment, the owners, it's a must!

  • 5 of 5

Apartment lovely, fixtures and fittings all of a very high standard. View out of this world. We spent most morning captivated by the window watching the world go by, the little eight car ferry going back and forth, boats going up and down the river. (Waiting for our three teenagers to wake up wasn't a wasted a morning due to the view.) Loads of lovely places to shop and eat in easy walking distance. Parking permit allocated great! Dartmouth is the English Riviera. Owners really helpful with any enquiries, support. Would definitely recommend to all. Make sure you crab / fish off the sea wall, go over on the ferry and visit Beryhead cafe and watch dolphin fins! Go on the river itself and look back at the Naval College. Thank you for letting us stay, your hospitality was awesome- The Hargreaves Clan.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful stay in this very well equipped apartment. The views and location must surely be one of the best in Dartmouth. The apartment itself was clean with fantastic showers !!! We loved the area but as other reviewers have already stated you do find yourself being drawn back to simply stare out of the window at the ever changing stunning view.

We had delicious meals at The Bayards Cove inn, The floating Bridge and Kendricks and a breakfast visit to cafe Alf Resco which was superb. I have to say though that a trip to Beesands and The Britannia seafood shack was a real foodie highlight for us but booking in advance is a must. We enjoyed day trips to Salcombe, Brixham and Totnes all within easy reach.

Our teenage girls had a super 3 hour supervised kayaking session which is also recommended for the more active. (Opposite cafe Alf Resco).

The owners Ann and Glen have a boat in Dartmouth marina and very kindly took us out on a beautiful sunny evening for a 2 hour trip up and down the river. What an absolute treat, our two girls felt like famous movie stars !!! We had a truly perfect week and when not if we return we wouldn't even contemplate staying anywhere else.

Many thanks again for your hospitality and kindness.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well I am so pleased you had such a great holiday and you certainly made the most of Dartmouth's delights and its surrounding area; it really is a jewel in the South West. Whilst you discovered some of the great places to eat in town - and out, I'm reminded of the couple who decided they preferred to eat in because they felt they had a better view from the apartment than the restaurants! It was lovely to meet you all last week and really hope you, too, will return again. Kind regards Anne
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Great location, amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Just a few minutes from the centre of all that Dartmouth has to offer and with views you won't want to leave behind. A lovely oasis of tranquility to return to at the end of each day. I recommend the jubilee pass to make the most of train/boat trips. Many places to eat out but not many that can match the view if you decide to eat at 'home'. Rockfish fish and chips just down the steps are excellent but be prepared to wait, it is very popular.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so good to hear that you too were captivated by the view from Above Bayards, and yes it's true, there are so many great places to eat out in Dartmouth, but few where you can eat and gaze across the river and out to sea. Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and I hope you may become one if the growing number of guests who return time and time again. Best wishes Anne
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
4 Dec 2016 - 19 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£475
 
 
End of Feb
20 Feb 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£595
 
 
Spring
5 Mar 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
£495
 
 
Easter
10 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
£595
 
 
Spring 2
23 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£495
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
28 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£397
for 4 nights
£695
 
 
June
4 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
£695
 
 
July
17 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
August
5 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Regatta
20 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
September
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
£595
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
 

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.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • town

Attractions

  • 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

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

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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

Outside

  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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.

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