42 Above Town


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2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: 42ABOV
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Quirky and unique, 42 Above Town is ideally situated in the popular area of Above Town in Dartmouth. The spacious accommodation offers the perfect mix of old and new with the original cottage having been extended to provide a delightful open plan living space complete with a contemporary kitchen and fully glazed bi-fold doors. The original part of the cottage has retained plenty of character features with pretty french windows in the comfortable sitting room, and a woodburning stove in the snug.

Upstairs, the master bedroom enjoys lovely views of the River Dart from its bay window and a further spacious twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with a lovely roll-top bath. 

The cottage also has the added benefit of a pretty enclosed garden with steps up to a stylish roof terrace complete with glass balustrading from which to enjoy the views towards the River Dart. 

Dartmouth has much to offer the visitor, with a quayside that enables you to enjoy the spectacle and atmosphere of this busy boating Mecca with its proud naval traditions. Medieval buildings cluster around the quayside and provide a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, inns, boutique and curiosity shops.  The beaches of the beautiful South Hams are a short drive away as is the English Riviera and Dartmoor National Park.  

Entrance porch to hallway. Spacious lounge with two sofas, a feature fireplace with gas coal effect fire, TV with Freeview and DVD, CD/radio and French doors that open onto the garden. Seperate snug with leather sofa, tub armchair, TV and wood-burning stove. Utility room with washing machine.  Kitchen with ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and bi-fold doors opening into the garden.  Dining area with table to comfortably seat 4, corner sofa, TV and sliding doors to the garden. Steps down from hallway to a wet room with shower, WC and hand basin. Stairs to light and airy double bedroom with a 5ft cast iron bedstead and lovely river views. Twin bedroom with views over the garden and two 3ft beds. En-suite bathroom with roll top bath, shower over, hand basin and WC.

Most attractive enclosed garden with steps up to a contemporary roof terrace complete table and chairs and glass balustrading perfect for making the most of those River Views.  

Designated space in Jawbones car park which is approximately 10 minutes walk away and involves a steep hill.  Unloading is possible outside the property.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels (guests are to bring their own beach/dog towels), WiFi, travel cot (please advise if required), water, electricity and central heating (gas).
  • Pets: One dog welcome. Pet Charge: £30.00 per week. 
  • Telephone: No telephone. Mobile reception good.
  • Local Facilities: Beaches from 4 miles. Shops, pubs within walking distance, under 1 mile.

May 2019

It was a great location with easy access down steps to the town. I must commend you on the very polite and helpful staff. This lead me to go into your Kingsbridge office to offer my thanks.

April 2019

We did enjoy our stay and had a lovely holiday

October 2018

Yes, love the new glass fronted balcony. Now can sit and admire the views.

October 2018

We enjoyed it very much love Dartmouth and the fact we could easily walk to the town from the property.

August 2018

Absolutely loved it.. the house was extremely comfortable and perfectly located. We couldn't have asked for a better holiday.

July 2018

The views from the main bedroom were a bonus - great to wake up to. The glass doors to the kitchen / living area really created a pleasant living space. Daughters loved the sitting room - really bright and a relaxing place to retreat and read after a full day.

July 2018

We did enjoy our stay very much, the house more than met our expectations with excellent access to outside via the bifold doors so lovely and airy. And fab view from bedroom. Being dog friendly makes it excellent for us.

July 2018

The information folder needs to be updated,to include the correct parking information. Also I think it is worth letting people,know that the park and ride can be used for a 24 hour period I.e. Cars can be left there overnight. If you are going to leave your car there for multiple days without using it you just by a,ticket for each 24 hour period. Access to the parking for 42 above town on jawbones hill is not for the faint hearted!!

April 2018

We found the property very comfortable, welcoming and in a very private location. It's ideal for central Dartmouth too. We loved the underfloor heating in the kitchen extension, particularly during our first few days when the weather was especially wintery. We spent most of our time in the kitchen area- this space definitely enhances the property overall. The owners have made 42 Above Town a lovely property and the added bonus of a parking space on Jawbones Hill (despite a steep climb) makes this a good place to stay in Dartmouth Unfortunately our week stay coincided with building works that were taking place during the week on nearby properties and at certain times we felt we were living in the middle of a building site (eg scaffolding being taken down at 8.00am to very loud music, dumper trucks relaying past the property). There was also external work being carried out at 42ABOV which we were only made aware of a few hours before our arrival. The builders were, however, very accommodating and considerate, working around us during our stay. The foreman Brendan was particularly helpful and understanding.

We are so sorry that your holiday coincided with the building work, which unfortunately we could do nothing to prevent. However, we're pleased to hear that the builder was accommodating and understood you were on holiday and that you still managed to have an enjoyable stay.

- The Toad Hall Team

February 2018

Yes we did enjoy our stay very much.....lovely property where contemporary meets traditional. Very convenient location to town , not too many steps and fabulous views across Dartmouth and Kingswear from Jawbones. Great area to walk the dog!

October 2017

Yes, so booked again

October 2017

The cottage was very comfortable and the views were amazing even if you did have to be a mountain goat to get to the car! We would definitely stay here again.

September 2017

We loved the property, very well placed in the town. So quiet at night the only noise we heard was the odd owl calling. We only used the snug once and didn't use the lounge at all, we spent most time in the kitchen extension. We'd never visited Dartmouth before but will definitely be coming back.

September 2017

We loved it here and would like to thank Toad Hall and their lovely staff for saving us when we locked ourselves out... The great guy who came with the key was so nice and understanding. Thank you.

September 2017

Very impressive property with added bonus of car parking space only a short distance away

September 2017

Very impressive property with added bonus of car parking space only a short distance away

April 2017

A fantastic cottage in a brilliant location. We are really glad that we have discovered it and hope to come back soon.

October 2016

Everything we had hoped for. Lovely comfortable cottage, quiet and secluded yet very close to the centre of Dartmouth. We enjoyed the circular walk to Dartmouth Castle and Little Dartmouth, perfect for our dog.

July 2016

Excellent stay once again at this lovely property. Great time had by all. We will hopefully be returning next year. Thank you

January 2016

This was our 5th visit to 42 Above Town and once again it was fantastic, the owner has carried out a fantastic and extensive renovation to the kitchen and added another room onto the property as well as a decking area above the extension which provides fabulous views of the River Dart. All in all a great place to stay in Dartmouth and already booked it again for 2016 /2017 New year week. The staff at Toad Hall Cottages offices are always exceptionally helpful and efficient 10 / 10 all round. Thank you Toad Hall b& the owner of 42 Above Town for making everything so perfect for us.

October 2015

3rd visit and 1st with extension.Thoroughly enjoyable.Will return.Very helpful allowing dogs and carparking permits. Thank you dog treats.Much appreciated

October 2015

loved the new kitchen/dining room extension, adds real "wow" to the property! and, it made my day to have a parcel of doggy treats delivered - how lovely and thoughtful!

July 2015

Everything about the house was lovely and had everything you needed, the new kitchen/diner extension was amazing and we will definitely be looking to go again next year.

January 2015

This was our 4th visit to 42 Above Town and we have already booked for the New Year week again 2015/2016. Everything about 42 Above Town is just perfect. It is such a welcoming property and in an ideal position in Dartmouth. It has lovely features, well furnished and so cosy. We love it and hopefully look forward to spending many more New Years at 42 Above Town. Thank you.

September 2014

42 Above town was a comfortable and relaxing property to stay in. The location was very good being 5 minutes walk into town and there was a pleasant garden with views from the top decking to the river.

June 2014

What a wonderful house, with beautiful views across Dartmouth and the River Dart. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and, with our two little Jack Russels, had great walks out to Dartmouth Castle and beyond. It is a perfect base to see all that Devon has to offer. Thank you

May 2014

Really lovely place to stay especially with garden for dog. Very we'll equipped and comfortable. Gorgeous view to wake up to. Thanks for lovely holiday, will return!

February 2014

Gorgeous house and even more lovely than the photos. We felt at home instantly and will definitely return. It was one of the best holidays we have ever had and we were really sad to leave. Also, there is so much to do with a toddler in Dartmouth and the surrounding areas.

January 2014

We have stayed in the same cottage, 42 Above Town, for the last 3 years over the New Year period and we have already booked for next year in the same cottage in Dartmouth. It is truly a beautiful cottage in an excellent position and we feel it is just like home from home for us. The owner is very obliging and the staff at Toad Hall Cottages are always very helpful. Thank you.

November 2013

at our property - could have done with a pair of scales for cooking. otherwise, perfect.

May 2013

Info said no towels/ wifi but there were both , wish we had known

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