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Spacious House With Panoramic River Views, Private Hot Tub, Gym And Summer House

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Kingswear, Dartmouth, South Devon, England - Stunning Hillside Location, Short Drive To Beach And Ferry Hop To Attractions & Dining Of Dartmouth

The Tower House is a stylish, commanding river front house that boasts uninterrupted panoramic views over Dartmouth, the river, the Royal Naval College and marinas from every room on its hillside location. Beaches, fine dining, and sports from sailing to golf to walking are on the doorstep. Four individually styled bedrooms all with amazing views including a master bedroom suite with unique wet room. Gracious rooms for entertaining include two drawing rooms and a well-fitted, sophisticated kitchen dining area with doors to the outside. A magnificent front deck sports a private hot tub and barbecue. A gym within the beautiful tiered gardens keeps you fit and a summerhouse on the grounds is perfect for drinks or quiet reading. Five minutes away is the ferry to Dartmouth, the PaddleSteamer boat to Totnes and the steam railway to Paignton. Enjoy all that glorious Devon has to offer with its outdoor activities, sports and great dining all within a short distance of this magnificent home.

Keith Marsden
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 June, 2017

About Keith Marsden

The owner of the Tower House has travelled to many beautiful places in the world, but finds that nothing quite beats the constantly changing views from the deck of the Tower House: the busy river with its ships, sailboats and ferries, the marina, the steam train and the wildlife on the river, as well as the shifting weather from glorious sunshine all day to wet and wild storms as they roll in off the sea. The house is filled with many things from travels across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas creating a unique and worldly atmosphere.

Keith Marsden purchased this house in 2012

Why Keith Marsden chose South Hams

This area of Devon is fantastic for sports enthusiasts. Cycling, sea sports including kite surfing, surfing and kayaking, hiking, golf and more are all nearby. The house sits in an enviable position gazing over the Dartmouth estuary and the town of Dartmouth which hosts fabulous festivals, shopping, restaurants, and bars. Pristine beaches are nearby.

What makes this house unique

Built into a hillside offering an amazing panorama, there are few properties in Kingswear or Dartmouth with such sweeping views from both inside and out of the property. The decks and gardens benefit from all day sun till it sets. The house is built for entertaining with generous sized rooms and a delightful summer house in the gardens to sip cocktails and watch the sunset.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kingswear in South Devon

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 2 full bathrooms: One en-suite bathroom to master bedroom with fully tiled wetroom with wc, bidet and a further room with double sink and tub; Family bathroom with wc, bath, sink, shower Cloakroom with wc, sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom Suite: top floor with spacious seating area, king bed, sofa, flat-screen tv, walk-in closet, bathroom and separate wet room. Bedroom 2, 1 queen bed with foldaway bed for child; 2 closets. Bedroom 3 and 4, both with king beds; wardrobes.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Outside: Multi-tiered garden with plenty of seating. Main terrace to the front of house includes a private hot tub, dining furniture for 8 and a built-in barbecue. Also wind sails that can be rigged to dampen wind on blustery days and an outdoor heating lamp to keep the terrace warm on colder days. The main terrace gets late morning sun through to sunset and is particularly sunny. A back garden to the rear gets morning sun. For the protection of the house and guests, the exterior of the property is covered by CCTV. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the price. The property is cleaned before guest arrivals. If you require further linen changes or additional cleaning or maid service on a daily basis, this can be organised at an extra charge. Other: Charming office with computer; stationery and views. Hot tub changing room with beach towels. Summer house with comfy chairs and great views for lazing away a day reading; Fitness room with elliptical, weight bench and pro weights, yoga mats, dvd and tv.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)


Fantastic house in great location!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this property. Fantastic accommodation with the most amazing views. Brilliant location and fantastic local pub (The Ship Inn) within a stones throw. A lot of steps to climb up but you would not have the view without it. Superb!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, spacious, well equipped house with incredible views

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 friends stayed at The Tower House while the Dartmouth Music Festival was on. It was perfect and has the most comfortable beds! The kitchen is really well equipped. The hot tub was hot!! (And lovely). The evening sun is lovely to sit out in on the huge balcony that goes across the whole front of the house! Would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well equipped home fabulous holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous long weekend at the tower house children, parents and grandparents all loved it. The steps up to the house (although we did know beforehand ) were a challenge it was so worth it. The house was spacious well equipped and the views were stunning.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing house!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for somewhere we could get together as a family to celebrate my twins 30 th birthday and what a find.

The house was amazing..the views... you could just sit there and watch the river activities all day.

The house had everything you could possibly wish for.... we decided to eat in with a small toddler in toe and the kitchen held every utensil you could possibly wish for to prepare lovely meals with the beautiful lights of Dartmouth as a back drop.

The jacuzzi was used as an after dinner treat... watching the stars and totally enjoying the tranquility of the location.

I suppose the only draw back was the lack of direct parking and numerous steps to the front door but when you reached the house it was worth it!!

We aim to return again to celebrate other birthdays and relive our lovely memorable weekend in a beautiful part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

It's an amazing house in an amazing location!

It's just a short walk to the ferry which takes you over to Dartmouth and also to the train station where you can get the steam train to Agatha Christy's house or Paignton.

It's also well located to drive to great beaches and pretty towns.

We stayed here for a week with our children and our parents and we all had a great time.

The house is located on a steep hill so there are a lot of steps and steep slopes to contend with, ok for most people but quite an effort for the oldies. Also there isn't any parking nearby so it's a bit of an effort to get your cases up the steps, but well worth it once you are there!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fabulous property with the most amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic week at the Tower House at the end of August 2016 - myself, husband, 2 children and my Mum and it was one of the best holidays we've ever had. You need to be prepared for the lack of parking and the 74 steps up to the house but it is worth every bit of effort to reach the huge decked terrace that looks out over the River Dart. Beautiful accommodation, luxury in every room, spotlessly clean, all gadgets and mod cons throughout. Spoiled rotten by the outdoor hot tub and the panoramic vista - especially at regatta firework time - and we came away totally relaxed and refreshed. Exceptional customer service from both the owner and the local all round fab gent Peter.

We would whole heartedly recommend the property and will be doing our very best to get back there again.

For breakfast/brunch/lunch Cafe Al Fresco is a must and the cafe at nearby Slapton Sands does the best Devon cream tea in the history of mankind. Trip up the Dart on the Adventurer was excellent as was the visit to Totnes and the ride to Paignton on the steam train.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Regatta Week
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £750

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturday arrival 4pm, depart by 11am. Changeover can be flexible

All Bookings subject to Tower House Terms and Conditions of Business (version3)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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