The Glasshouse Sleeps 4 (2 bedroom), modern and contemporary.
The Glasshouse is the newly build addition to Barrington House and takes its fantastic position on the site of an old swimming pool. It has been architecturally
designed and as its name suggest is mainly built from glass. It has its own private gated entrance and a beautiful garden with circular lawn, decking area and even a trampoline. It has 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a downstairs cloakroom and an enormous open plan kitchen/living area. It has been beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished and has a wonderful relaxing, spacious and calming feeling.
Barrington House is an elegant historical Victorian property standing in its own gorgeous grounds with unbelievable views of the River Dart. We have 3 stunning self catering properties. Choose between The Penthouse (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms), The Glasshouse (2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) or The Hideaway (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms). They all more than satisfy all prerequisites for an idyllic self catering holiday - the space to spread out, comfortable and luxurious accommodation and a unique and beautiful setting. We try and be all things to all people - we are super baby friendly, family friendly and at the same time offer a romantic escape for couples. We tailor our accommodation to our guests and along with the welcome bottle of prosecco you will also find every type of baby equipment, toy chests, dressing up clothes, books and DVD's and array of information on the local area and our very own Barrington House guide to Dartmouth.
About the Owner
About Sarah Smither
We bought Barrington House in 2004 and have spent 4 years turning it from a very traditional B&B into a beautiful family home with 3 exciting self catering properties. It has been a labour of love but we are very proud of what we have achieved. We launched the business in July 2012. We have had a very successful start and received fantastic feedback from all our guests.
We live in the main house with our 3 children and love welcoming guests to stay in either The Penthouse, The Glasshouse and The Hideaway. The main house is very separate from the holiday homes but we are on hand if you need any help or advice or simply want to say Hi!
We offer truly luxurious accommodation and we have made our properties suitable for couples, families and groups of friends.
Sarah Smither purchased this house in 2004
Why Sarah Smither chose South Hams
Dartmouth has always been a special place and is where where I grew up as a child. It was always my dream to get married in the church by Dartmouth castle and to go on a boat in my wedding dress! My dreams came true although it was a very long time ago now!!!
Having lived abroad for the past 10 years, it is now wonderful to be settled back in Dartmouth with my family and to be living in a such a beautiful house. We wake up every morning to the amazing views of the River Dart and just love living in this part of the world - it takes a lot to beat it! We have 3 children ranging from 7 to 15 years old and there is so much to do - whether it be crab fishing at Dittisham, pottering about on the river, popping over to Salcombe or simply hanging out on one of the beaches - we are never bored!
What makes this house unique
Barrington House is a very special place to stay and from the moment you drive through the gates, your holiday expectations however high will be met. The views are amazing, the accommodation is truly luxurious and we are at hand to help make your holiday enjoyable and memorable.
We are also very close to town and have plenty of parking spaces - which are like gold dust in Dartmouth!
We are also very baby, child and family friendly and our list of facilities for babies and children is extensive.
A 33% deposit is required at the time of booking, the full amount is due 6 weeks before arrival along with a security deposit of £250.
We are happy to take last minute bookings and offer discounts for couples. We'd rather see faces than empty places!
Changeover day is Friday but we are flexible especially out of high season. Check in is 3.30pm and check out is 10.00am
Notes on prices:
During the months of April to October we do weekly lets from Friday to Friday. During the months of November, December, January and February we do shorter break options - weekend wonders which are Friday to Monday(3 nights) and mid week marvels which are Monday through to Friday(4 nights). Prices vary depending on the number of people staying and are between £450 - £600 depending on the property.
From the Owner
“Dartmouth has always been a special place and is where where I grew up as a child. It was always my dream to get married in the church by Dartmouth castle and to go on a boat in my wedding dress! My dreams came true although it was a very long time ago now!!! Having lived abroad for the past 10 years, it is now wonderful to be settled back in Dartmouth with my family and to be living in a such a beautiful house. We wake up every morning to the amazing views of the River Dart and just love living in this part of the world - it takes a lot to beat it! We have 3 children ranging from 7 to 15 years old and there is so much to do - whether it be crab fishing at Dittisham, pottering about on the river, popping over to Salcombe or simply hanging out on one of the beaches - we are never bored!”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
We try to be all things to everybody and want you to enjoy your holiday - so please let us know if there is anything specific you would like to do or would like us to organize.
We are so close to so many beautiful beaches. The award winning Blackpool sands is a 10 minute drive and sandy surfing Bantham beach is 25 minutes drive. There are many more beaches along the coastline all within a 30 minutes drive.
Our nearest airport is Exeter Airport, approximately 1 hours drive away. Our nearest train stain is Totnes which is 25 minutes drive away - Trains go every hour to London Paddington.
We are very close to the centre of Dartmouth. It is a lovely 10 minute stroll down the hill and takes about 15 minutes to walk back up again - depending on how fit you are!
If you do fancy getting in the car there are many lovely towns and villages nearby - Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Ashburton, Plymouth are all less than an hours drive away
Dartmouth is a wonderful bustling town offering something for everyone:
Crab fishing, cinema, pirate park, putting green and the best ice cream flavours for the little ones.
Beautiful boutiques, shoe shops, swim shops, home wares shops and galleries for the grown ups
Quaint and quirky pubs, award winning restaurants, wonderful delies and the best fish and chips for the whole family.
From the Owner
“Barrington House is a very special place to stay and from the moment you drive through the gates, your holiday expectations however high will be met. The views are amazing, the accommodation is truly luxurious and we are at hand to help make your holiday enjoyable and memorable. We are also very close to town and have plenty of parking spaces - which are like gold dust in Dartmouth! We are also very baby, child and family friendly and our list of facilities for babies and children is extensive.”
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Heated Pool
- Indoor Pool
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- theme parks
- water parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is truly luxurious in every way. From all the latest modern kitchen appliances to wall hung TVs in the bedrooms, demisting mirrors in the bathrooms, ambient lighting in the hallways and above all - everything is new! Bedrooms are spacious, beds are comfy, pillows are divine, bathrooms are cool and white, the white company towels are provided. The kitchens are modern and contemporary with all the latest appliances. The living rooms are open plan with huge sofas and lovely seating areas. We are very baby and child friendly but unfortunately don't allow pets. Outside: The outside areas for The Penthouse, The Glasshouse and The Hideaway are separate. They are wonderful - very private and very pretty. They have huge decking areas with a mixture of teak garden furniture and modern rattan sofas. The Glasshouse garden is based on a seaside theme and has plenty of pebbles and grasses and beautiful purple flowers. There is also a trampoline for the younger guests. The Penthouse garden is like stepping into Bali with Buddha’s hidden amongst the flowing bamboo plants. The Penthouse also has a fantastic balcony with one of the best views in Dartmouth! The Hideaway has a lower deck and an upper deck. The upper deck is the ultimate sun terrace and has a beautiful rattan sofa and a retractable awning.The lower deck is perfect for alfresco dining with a covered dining area, a children's picnic table and a fantastic cedar wood hot tub.