Slipway House


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4 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: SLIPK
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


Slipway House is a fine three storey house set back from the ferry slipway on the water's edge, with magnificent views of the River Dart and across to Dartmouth. At the end of a row of period houses, it is ideally placed for both Kingswear, the quieter and sunnier side of the water with a handful of pubs and restaurants; and Dartmouth, the jewel of the South Hams renowned for its lively harbour, Castle, Royal Naval College and remarkable selection of boutique shops, pubs and gourmet restaurants. The house is full of character with an appealing interior which is stylish, tastefully furnished with comfort and a touch of luxury and takes great advantage of the large windows in nearly all rooms that look across the river. Once the car is parked there is no need to drive again. Catch the foot or car ferry across to Dartmouth, or the Paignton and Dartmouth steam train to Goodrington Sands and the English Riviera, or boat trips to Totnes and Brixham. There are magnificent doorstep walks along the coastal path and sandy coves. Sugary Cove for example is within walking distance on the Dartmouth side with the famous Blackpool Sands 4 miles further on.

Short breaks are available across the low and mid seasons. 

"What a great location! 8 People aged between 13 and 71 enjoyed staying at Slipway House .The views are spectacular. The house is spacious and is equipped with everything needed. Altogether a lovely place to stay."  July 2017 

"A very comfortable, welcoming and generously equipped holiday home - there was everything we needed. Lots of room and amazing views over the river." July 2015

Front door into reception hall with door access through to a small garage and bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Spacious, attractive modern kitchen and dining area, with views over the river, extremely well fitted with an extensive range of cupboards and equipment.  Electric oven and hob, two fridges, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, music system and TV, dining table to seat 8 and window seats from which to enjoy the views. Stairs to landing and the comfortable living room, furnished with two 3 seater sofas, two armchairs, flat screen TV with digital Freeview and DVD, CD/stereo and marble fireplace with electric flame effect fire. Twin bedroom with 3ft beds, fitted cupboards, river views and adjacentsecond bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Access from this level to the private terrace. Stairs to the top floor and fine master bedroom with 5ft bed, superb river views and en-suite shower room with shower, wash basin and WC. Second double bedroom, overlooking Priory Gardens, with 4ft 6in bed. Bunk bedroom with a set of 3ft bunks and river views.

The sunny terrace at the rear of the property has a garden table and 8 chairs looking over gardens and wooded hillside beyond.

There is an adjoining garage which is suitable for one small car or boat.  Weekly Parking permits can be purchased in advance for Darthaven Marina Car Park. Additional unrestricted parking at the top of Church Hill.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels) WiFi, travel cot, high chair, electricity and central heating (oil).
  • Pets: Welcome but by arrangement with THC and the owners. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
  • Telephone: No telephone but mobile reception good generally.
  • Local facilities: Beach at Brixham 4 miles, Goodrington Sands 20 minutes by train, Blackpool Sands 4 miles from Dartmouth. Shops, pubs and  ferries to Dartmouth, Yacht club and steam  train terminus a few steps.

April 2019

We had a great time at Slipway House. It was an excellent base to visit the surrounding area's many attractions - all without having to use the car. Although we only had a couple of meals in the house, the kitchen had everything we needed.

April 2019

Enjoyed our stay very much. The kitchen was well stocked with dishwasher tabs,paper towel and washing up liquid.Also good to have enough loo roll,although I did bring one just in case! NB. Bulb not working in lamp in the kitchen

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Slipway House and that it was well-equipped. Thank you for letting us know about the bulb, the caretaker will get that sorted straight away. We hope to welcome you back to Slipway House again soon!

- The Toad Hall Team

May 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed stay

April 2018

Fabulous stay in this peaceful and comfortable spot. Easy access to everything visitors need for an enjoyable stay.

December 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Wonderful location and really helpful friendly people. Would definitely return.

November 2017

July 2017 What a great location! 8 People aged between 13 and 71 enjoyed staying at Slipway House .The views are spectacular. The house is spacious and is equipped with everything needed. Altogether a lovely place to stay.

November 2017

Feb 2017 Great property and location particularly for a winter stay. Well fitted-out house.

November 2017

Brilliant stay - superbly equipped, fabulous location.

November 2017

June 2017 Second family visit, lovely again. Everything you need - will be back again next year!

November 2017

June 2017 The location was perfect. We could even hear lapping of water from our bedroom. House super, fantastic, smashing 10/10.

November 2017

June 2017 What a perfect stay - warm and inviting.

November 2017

Such a lovely property, in a perfect location. Very suitable for our mixed age group.

September 2017

Absolutely perfect in every aspect. Well equipped, spacious and good location. thankyou

February 2017

Very good property and well fitted out. Parking looked complicated but it wasn't once we had worked it all out

June 2016

We had a wonderful time at Slipway House. You have really thought of everything! It was like a home from home! Both my daughter and myself have great memories of her 21 st and my 50 th birthdays! Thank you for making our stay a memorable one and thanks for the wine, we had it on the sun terrace with lunch when we arrived. Will definitely return!

August 2015

A beautiful house, very well equipped and excellent location. The only thing missing was hanging space for clothes in the bedroom with the two single beds.

July 2015

A very comfortable, welcoming and generously equipped holiday home - there was everything we needed. Lots of room and amazing views over the river.

February 2015

Our third stay in this lovely house and each year we seem to enjoy it more.

January 2015

What a fantastic spot! We spent many hours gazing out the sitting room window watching the activity on the River Dart, the steam train come and go, the ferries zig zagging across the water, and the sun setting across Dartmouth. It was bliss and just what we needed at this stage of our round the world bucket list trip.

January 2015

We had a fantastic week in Slipway House. It exceeded our expectations for location as well as quality.

January 2015

Had to say that Slipway House is perfect. Lovely view over the River Dart, perfect for going on the steam train and just to pop over on the ferry to Dartmouth. The house is also very relaxing and ideal for some chilled out days. It is a plus that Slipway House allows dogs. They loved looking out of the window and getting the ferry every day. They would come back! We would definitely come again and will recommend to our friends with dogs.

March 2014

We had a wonderful time. The weather has been fabulous and it has been great to be so close to the lovely little ferry - so convenient. Fantastic house, very comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed the stunning views.

December 2013

We had a superb stay in a wonderful property that had everything we needed including a Christmas tree, thanks very much

October 2013

Our second holiday, with our border terrier and visiting family members, in this lovely house overlooking the lower ferry on the River Dart. Found the people in Kingswear very friendly - none more so than the lovely couple in the Post Office next door to the property. Hope to return for as long as we can manage the stairs!

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