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This newly refurbished apartment is in a listed buildiing dating back to 1640.



Updated: 15-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom

About the property

Short breaks accommodated minimum stay of 2 nights, with a minimum price £185.00

Built in 1640, this quaint ground floor apartment and affords a cosy retreat; the lounge boasts original ceiling beams. The kitchen leads off the lounge and has a dining table with 4 chairs, and fitted cupboards, electric cooker and fridge.

The hallway has built in cupboards providing useful storage and hanging space.There is a modern shower room with mirror & shelf. The double bedroom has French doors which open onto a small courtyard

Little Bayards is ideally situated for short and long term breaks

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About the Owner

Mrs Anne Forder
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2017

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.

Why Mrs Anne Forder chose South Hams

This was the first property we bought in Dartmouth and was our holiday home for many years and now newly decorated and refurbished, I have fallen in love with this lovely retreat all over again. Just perfect for a couple or a family with small children. I am sure you will find Little Bayards a lovely place to get away from it all.

6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Perfectly located, well equipped period apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful long weekend in this cosy apartment which is in such a fantastic location! Conveniently situated close to shops and other amenities. The weather was beautiful and we would highly recommend the apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your visit to Dartmouth, especially staying in Little Bayards; as you say it is cosy and convenient and I just love its character. I'm looking forward to our stay in May. Thank you for taking time to write a review.
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Great Flat in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

The property is lovely, well appointed and in a super location in central dartmouth. We had a great stay there for families weekend at the Naval College.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very comfortable holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week in Little Bayards. The apartment was very clean and well equipped, with a lot of attention to detail. I agree with the previous comment about the tiny telly but not the most important thing in a holiday. The location of the apartment is superb, within a few minutes' walk of coastal paths, shops, cafes, buses and ferries, which is just as well because parking in Dartmouth can be quite challenging, so we used the car very little and explored the area on foot, or by bus or ferry - very liberating! I would definitely recommend this town and apartment to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You will be pleased to know, there is a new larger telly in situ, so thank you for your comment, which was very helpful. Anne
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Comfortable, central and unique apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful, quirky and comfortable apartment, set centrally in Dartmouth, with views of the river mouth (if you stand up in the front room!) and a real sense of historical charm, with the property's visible beams. My husband and I stayed with our baby daughter and found everything as described or better - the bathroom is much more modern/spacious than the photographs illustrate; the kitchen is well set out (the addition of a microwave would make the facilities complete) and the bedroom is small but cosy. The heating system works swiftly to warm the apartment and we definitely felt it was a "home from home". I agree with the last reviewer that the sofa rather "swallows you up" as it is low/soft but this is a tiny criticism of an otherwise perfect stay. The booking process and owner communication was swift, friendly and efficient. We would definitely recommend this apartment to friends/family and have already done so. Dartmouth is quintessentially English Riviera country, with a laid-back and indulgent feel; lots of eateries, views, strolls and attractions within a short walking distance of this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely well placed holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Little Bayard is a stones throw from the harbour and within walking distance of everything Dartmouth has to offer. It is well fitted with a new bathroom and has a very comfortable bed in a nicely decorated room. The kitchen/diner is plenty big enough to cook and serve meals for four. It would benefit from a microwave. The living area is large with a sofa bed and two chairs. The sofa was uncomfortable for me as I struggle with a sore back. The TV is tiny but we soon got used to it. The courtyard is not somewhere you would want to sit and relax but as we were so near Dartmouths many eateries and cafés this was not a problem.

We visited the National Trust Greenway House and Paignton by steam railway, took a small boat trip to the castle and enjoyed a cruise to Totnes. The cafe Alf Resco is a must visit, we ate there twice and loved the food, which was cooked to order and served with fabulous coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice, and the relaxed shabby chic seating area and friendly staff impressed. My favourite food was the fresh fish we ate at Rockfish and my husband loved the food at Mammas Kitchen and The Royal Castle Hotel.

We will definitely visit Dartmouth again and stay at Little Bayard.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

I had a magnificent week staying at Little Bayards. Unforgettable!

Apartment was spotless clean, all the appliances were brand new and the bed, one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. Location is superb. The views are breathtaking. You will find everything you will ever need at a short walk distance. In my opinion, you will not need a car to explore the area.

My hosts, Anne & Glen Forder, were an absolute delight to deal with. Communication was clear and precise, instructions were correct and very very helpful. Anne is very flexible regarding booking dates (when possible) and accommodated my requests swiftly.

Their hospitality went beyond all my expectations and I had the pleasure and luck to share a day with Anne and Glen sailing around. An astonishing experience I will never forget. Brilliant.

Thank you Anne & Glen for making me feel so welcomed and looked after.

I highly recommend this property and will be looking forward to my next stay at Little Bayards.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review Carol, I'm so pleased you loved Little Bayards and enjoyed your time resting in this historic retreat; it may have been built in 1640(!) but being newly refurbished makes for a welcome and pleasing holiday destination. I'm always happy to be flexible with dates so it's well worth while checking to see if I can accommodate short or long breaks and I hope to hear from you soon, Carol, as we enjoyed meeting you too! Best wishes Anne
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From the Owner

This was the first property we bought in Dartmouth and was our holiday home for many years and now newly decorated and refurbished, I have fallen in love with this lovely retreat all over again. Just perfect for a couple or a family with small children. I am sure you will find Little Bayards a lovely place to get away from it all.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The apartment is ideally situated for guests who wish to take of advantage of the many scenic walks in and around Dartmouth's coastline.


The local beach is called Sugary Cove and is used by keen swimmers all year round. It is reached via a steep but pretty walk. Sugary Cove is about a miles walk from the apartment.


Nearest airport is Exeter, and Bristol is also used for a wider selection of destinations and is appoximately 120 miles from Dartmouth, so car hire would be necessary.


The apartment is in the heart of Dartmouth which is surrounded by the lovely villages. River trips can be taken to Dittisham and around the coast to Brixham and Torquay.

Further Details:

The local shops are just minutes away as the the many restaurants and tea shops and cafes. Within the town there is a Coop supermarket, Spar and Marks and Spencers Food shop. There are 3 banks with Cashpoint machines all of them within walking distance. There are several shops which bake their own bread and pastries. Market Days are on Tuesdays and Fridays and offer an interesting selection of ware.

Dartmouth has cinema and library and a swimming pool which is located at the top of College Hill where the are also a Lidl and Sainsbury's supermarkets.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
After an confirmation of interest and availability, a Booking Form is sent to guests, this provides all the Terms & Conditiions for booking. A 35% Non-returnable deposit and completed Booking Form secures the booking and the balance is payable 8 (eight) weeks before the arrival date. Payments are preferred using online banking, but cheques will be accepted. It is advisable for guests to take out Holiday Insurance, also for them to telephone me as owner to confirm the booking.

Changeover Day:
Through the last 2 weeks of July and August changeover day is Saturday, throughout the rest of the year I am to accommodate short bookings including 2 nights.
Guests booking commences for 4.00pm on the day of arrival and ends at 10.00am on departure day.

Notes on prices:
I am more than happy to accommodate short breaks, minimum stay of 2 nights, with a minimum price of £185.00 for 2 nights.Bookings of 4 nights will attract 70% of weekly rate.

35% deposit payable upon booking confirmation. Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival date, or at the time of booking if arrival date is within 8 weeks.

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Updated: 15-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...


  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • river
  • town


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The fully tiled bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom so just a few steps away, feeling almost ensuite! The bathroom furniture comprises, toilet, sink, shower and heated towel rail.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Double Bedroom, Sofabed in lounge for children Notes on bedrooms: There is one bedroom in this lovely little apartment with a double bed; no fighting for bedclothes with the king size quilt which makes it feel comfortable and cosy. . There are French doors opening onto the courtyard.


  • Golf ...

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


  • Outside: There is a small outer courtyard between the kitchen and bedroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided and beds made up for the arrival of guests. Guests must provide their own towels and tea towels. Other: The hallway between the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom has 3 wall cupboards, a double wardrobe and chest of drawers.

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