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Boutique chic home, a short walk Town Centre, Lovely Views, Garage Parking, WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Fantastic location of 2 bedroom split level property with garage in Dartmouth - Great Location,Garage, Decking 2 Levels, Wifi, Valley Views, Wii,TV in bedrooms

Penwill has attracted guests from as far afield as Australia & Canada. Regular guests favour Penwill for its close proximity to the town centre and yet surprisingly quiet location with garage parking and all that Dartmouth has to offer. Popular for families or couples. Outside there are 2 very spacious, safe and secluded decked areas with tables & chairs to relax, catch the sun and enjoy the views. The stable front door leads into the large entrance hallway. Free WIFI.The bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen lead off this hall at entrance level. Finished with wooden floors throughout with whitewashed walls and contrasting wood finishing. There are recessed spots in the ceiling and top quality furnishings and extremely comfortable beds. Plenty of storage throughout the property, coat hooks, shoe rack, wardrobes & chest of drawers. The Bath stone clad steps lead down to a spacious living/dining area which has access out to the 'lower deck' where there is a gas BBQ, swingball and fabulous valley views. There is plenty of rooms for canoes etc. 25% discount on green fees and leisure club at Dartmouth Golf & Country Club. Vouchers available at the property

David Waldman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About David Waldman

The owners are former hoteliers with experience in some of the finest international 5 star properties. Not surprisingly, they have very high standards and expectations when they go on holiday and they have assumed that their guests will share these expectations. By putting all their experience and knowledge they have created a fabulous holiday home in which they are sure you can create your very own special memories.

David Waldman purchased this house in 2009

Why David Waldman chose Dartmouth

My husband and I have our own, very demanding event management business and find it impossible to go abroad for holidays. For 4 years, we searched for the perfect spot to create a holiday home to retreat to away from the stresses of daily life. We discovered Dartmouth on a dark, wet January night and knew straight away it was the place to be! Bought Penwill in 2009 as we knew it would be a fabulous holiday home, cosy in Winter and cool in Summer. Spent months renovating, decorating and loved buying gorgeous furniture and accessories to make it a luxurious home from home. Dartmouth has something to offer to everyone at any time of the year. Once there you feel as if you are on a different planet, completely away from the stresses of daily life, it won't take long to adjust to 'Devon time'.

What makes this house unique

Penwill is only 4 minutes walk from the centre, however when you are sitting out in the evening sun enjoying your favourite tipple you would think that you were a million miles from anywhere. The design of the property, makes it a very secluded spot tucked away from the prying, envious eyes of other holidaymakers. South Ford Road is a very quiet road, with no through traffic. The property has its own private garage, which is essential in Dartmouth and saves you driving around for literally hours looking for a space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Beautifully presented to a very high standard. Your pictures do not do it justice at all. Had a wonderful sunny week - thank you'.

'A lovely place to chill out in, just what we needed. What a lovely find, very comfortable, everything here we needed - Thank you, will come back again. Great attention to detail and quality.'

'Wonderful place in a beautiful part of the world. A great bolt-hole superbly equipped! Thank you'

'We have had a brilliant time in this relaxing cottage. We are so impressed by the standard of the accommodation but it still maintains a home from home feel. We can't wait to come back'

'We stay in Owners Direct accommodation a lot and thought that your property was the best one we stayed in! Thanks again; I imagine we'll be back!'

'We are just back from a lovely weekend in Dartmouth. Your property is wonderful and our favourite of all our stays, thank you for making it so welcoming.'
May 2010
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Dartmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Spacious & tiled throughout. Wash hand basin, mirror, glass shelf above basin; Tall wooden storage unit with shelves; W.C. and heated towel rail. White sanitary ware, bath with shower above, hot water on demand. Excellent water pressure, window.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , The room can be set with either a King Size, Twin or Triple
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed with bedside tables, lamps, flat screen TV/DVD, wardrobe, drawers, chair & hairdryer. Bedroom 2 can made up in one of the following configurations: 1. A superking bed 2. Two single beds 3. Three single beds 4. A superking and a single and has a flat screen TV, wardrobe, drawers, bedside tables, lamp.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: This spacious and beautiful holiday home is perfect for families and couples alike. We are proud to say that 80% of our guests are repeat bookings year on year. There is a combi-boiler providing instant hot water with an efficient central heating system which is adjustable in all rooms. The duvets and pillows are all hypoallergenic with warm bed covers available. All the furnishings were chosen for their suitability and are top of the range. most importantly the mattresses are of top quality and there has never been a complaint about a bad nights' sleep!. There are plenty of hangers and storage for suit cases in the property. There is a highchair, bed rail, travel cot and children's 'step', please advise at time of booking if required. Sorry strictly no pets and no smoking. South Ford road is just over 6 feet wide in parts so you might have to fold your wing mirrors in when parking and driving along the road. If you have a very large car ie:Landrover Discovery please ask me for advice. Outside: 2 spacious deck areas on 2 levels with great valley views from the upper deck, which is very secluded and quiet.Teak garden table and chairs on upper level with large parasol. Gas BBQ and swing ball. Outside area catches the sun. There is loads of room to put canoes, bicycles and an outside storage where you can hang wetsuits and store crabbing nets etc. Utility Room: There is a cupboard in the hall which stores the vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, drying rack and pegs, laundry basket, brush, dust pan and brush. The washing machine is in the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (not beach towels) and linen included. The property is cleaned before each arrival and towels and linen changed weekly if staying more than 7 days. We have a caretaker/manager who lives close by to assist guests should the need arise. Other: The entrance hall is spacious, light and airy with a stable front door. Coat hooks for adults & children alike with a shoe rack. Free wireless broadband is available throughout. There are a selection of DVDs, Wii games,boardgames,books & children's games.


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Boutique chic home, a short walk Town Centre, Lovely Views, Garage Parking, WiFi
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Stunning apartment in prime Dartmouth location

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful apartment, just a couple of minutes walk from Dartmouth town. We had a lovely time in Penwill and couldn't have asked for better hosts. The apartment was furnished to perfection with all modern conveniences. The location is stunning, just a short stroll to the harbour where there are so many wonderful cafes and restaurants (too many to do on just one trip). You can get the ferry to Kingswear and then the steam train to Paignton. If you are visiting Dartmouth, this is the perfect place to stay and when we go back, we will definitely be returning to Penwill.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and within short walk of the town centre

  • 4 of 5

Pro - Modern, clean, warm and well located property. Lovely to be able to walk into town and take advantage of all the Royal Dart Hotel has to offer! Really nice and quiet. Good to have garage facility but a smaller car than our Volvo S70 would be easier to manoeuvre.

Very well appointed and lovely fluffy towels. Recommend a visit to Singing Kettle, Royal Dart Hotel and Clayton Fishacre National Trust Property.

Con - Steps down to the property and up a steep hill on the way back from the town centre but no trouble if you don't have any health issues.

Beds could be a little softer but would definitately visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Penwill, it's such a lovely property; very clean, modern decor, but still retains lots of character. The property is a 5-10 minute walk to town where there are several good restaurants and lovely little shops. Perfect base for the weekend and we loved the snug downstairs.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quite Simply The Best

  • 5 of 5

What a marvelous property to be able to stay in Dartmouth in. Dartmouth itself is a joy - whatever the weather - and Penwill just made the whole week's holiday that much better. Lots of space, clean, tidy and so well equipped that we just could not fault it.

Following the faultless directions, the first approach to the cottage up the narrow road is a bit daunting but once completed, you could do it with your eyes shut (although I wouldn't advise it!) - and the garage you will find is such a bonus!

Lots of games, books and videos to play with including a Wii, and a telly in the bedrooms as well as a large screen in the front room made it more home from home than in reality.

We will be back again so please leave space for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent base

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days in this delightful property, it was so well equipped and looked after and the owner was pleasant and helpful. It was so convenient for the town too, we had some great coffees in the deli in Smith Street.

The narrow road and getting into the garage were a bit of a challenge but fine when you got used to them. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The purpose of our week away was to rest and to catch up on some of our craft hobbies that we just haven't had the time to do. This cottage was ideal, with a seperate dining/lounge area downstairs we set ourselves up and didn't have to pack it away all the time. Not only is it well equipped with everything you could need it is ideally suited for walking to the shops etc. Many times I was thankful we weren't up the top of the high hills. The beds were very comfortable and the shower was good, all the things that are important. We visited the Bayard Cove inn every morning, with our paper to do the crossword, over a lovely cup of coffee. Alf Resco do a lovely breakfast and the one evening we dined out, we ate at the Royal Castle hotel and had a lovely meal and friendly banter.

The directions and instructions for finding the cottage were excellent thank you and we didn't have any problems parking in the garage. We were so thankful not to have to find a car park.

I would thoroughly reccommend Penwill and with the warmer weather it just lends itself to sitting outside and bbqing.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

The river dart is a magnet for adventure holidays with white water canoeing; sea kayaking; sailing; fishing; walking and crabbing all available within a short distance. The owners will be happy to give you further information.


Located only 3 miles west of Dartmouth on the beautiful South Devon heritage coast. Blackpool Sands Beach is an award-winning privately managed family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. With sand pits, a bathing raft, kayaks for hire, a range of delicious hot and cold food and a beach shop, it has something for all the family. Lifeguard patrol and no dogs during summer season. 4 miles further along the coast is Slapton Sands, site of the rehearsals for D-Day.


Totnes is the nearest mainline railway station although the Paignton to Kingswear steam train is a special journey and leaves you only a short ferry ride from Dartmouth. It is a good idea to have a car because there are so many beautiful places to see in the South Hams area. There is a good hourly bus service from Dartmouth to Kingsbridge and Totnes. The nearest airports are Exeter (1 hour); Plymouth (45 mins) and Bristol (2hrs) and the nearest port is Plymouth (40 minutes).


Blackpool Sands 8 mins.

Strete 13 mins.

Slapton Sands 16 mins.

Kingsbridge 28 mins.

East Portlemouth 30 mins.

Totnes 25 mins.

Salcombe 40 mins.

Brixham 15 mins (via the ferry).

Paignton 20 mins (via the ferry).

Dartington 26 mins.

Dartmoor National Park 35 mins.

The Eden Project 105 mins.

Further Details:

An historic natural harbour from where The Mayflower set sail, Dartmouth is renowned for its sailing and the beautiful estuary which is home to Britannia Royal Naval College set high on a hill above the town, the college has been training Royal Naval officers since 1863. The ancient narrow streets house boutique shops, delicatessens, cafes and restaurants plus a market on Tues and Fri. Eat at John Burton-Race's New Angel or Mitch Tonks Seahorse. Dartmouth has everything you will need - supermarkets, banks and even a cinema.

There are numerous boat hire places and yacht charter companies in Dartmouth or you can take a river cruise along the beautiful river Dart to Totnes. Alternatively, The South West Coastal path or the River Dart trail are perfect for hikers or bikers. Slapton Ley (3 miles) has been classified as a site of Special Scientific Interest because of the rare bird species which thrive in the unique conditions and Start Bay attracts scuba divers to its colourful reefs - the Eastern Blackstone, Bull Rock, Mewstone, with their abundant life, wrecks of the Benton Castle, Greatham, Elsa and the Dutch Tug.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $103.86

Booking Notes:
Short breaks are available in low season, Friday - Monday or Monday - Friday. back within 7 days upon inspection of the property. No smoking and no pets thank you.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday (and a Monday for short breaks during low season). Those departing must do so by 10am. Arrivals can access the property from 15:00 unless by prior arrangement.

If you wish to have a short break please ask for availability and prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.