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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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:
February 18, 2018

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 Kingswear

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.


Kingswear House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 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 ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
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.


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Spacious House With Panoramic River Views, Private Hot Tub, Gym And Summer House
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Amazing views, spacious - a lot of steps.

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantasic week here with 8 adults and x2 children. It was a spacious house, with two lounges and four double rooms and at no point did we feel on top of each other. The hot tub was amazing and over looked the most amazing views

I have done a full detailed review here: which includes some great shots of the fantastic views from the huge windows in the house and from the decking.

The property is set really high up - which does mean there are over 50 steps to get to the property, but we did maange it with pushchairs, car seats etc. It just made it slightly more challenging. It wouldn't be ok for the elderly though.

We struggled a little to regulate the temperature of the house, as it isnt your typical heating system, but we eventually got it.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The house was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this stunning property the house had everything you could want. Beautiful views brilliant location and they thought of everything,one of the best holiday homes we've stayed in. And we can't wait to revisit.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a blissful week here. The house itself is beautiful and extremely comfortable. The kitchen is excellently equipped, there are games and dvds in the living room. The teenagers even played chess in the first floor living room.

The house has quite wonderful views and it was lovely to have breakfast on the terrace, watching the boats and the steam trains.

The location is very good for the ferry and the steam train and we used both on numerous occasions.

Would love to stay here again. Keith was very good at communicating and Peter was extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house - up a lot of steps which could be a problem with small children or older people. Well worth the climb. I would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a stay on Dartmouth and Kingswear.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing house with a view to die for

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully decorated house with amazing views. We had a fabulous time celebrating a 50th birthday. The ship inn gave us a very warm welcome and the food was excellent. Would also like to add a special thanks to Keith the owner, he answered all my questions promptly prior to arrival and was even kind enough to post a hairdryer back to us that ee had forgot to pack. Definitely worth the 5 stars. If you book this property you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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World-class beaches are an approx. 10 min. drive including Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands. Salcombe and the many other beaches of Devon are close. The closest beach, Blackpool Sands, looks more Mediterranean than Devon and the waters are unusually clear. Facilities include showers, toilets, food. Lots of water sports available from kayaking to boogie boarding as well as wetsuit and snorkel hire. The popular Venus Beach Cafe serves organic and locally produced food.


All within a 10-20 mile radius are the charming market towns of Kingsbridge and Totnes for eating, drinking, shopping and a bit of history. Salcombe, the vibrant yachting town; Brixham the busy fishing port and Dartmoor, the dramatic 368 sq miles of unspoiled beauty for walkers and cyclists. Beaches galore on the doorstep and fascinating river trips on the Dart with paddlesteamers or ferries and the steam railway and its charming trip to Agatha Christie's summer home and to Paignton.

Further Details:

Dartmouth restaurants include the SeaHorse from well-known Chef Mitch Tonks and his award winning fish and chip place RockFish. Dartmouth and the surrounding towns have plenty of fabulous places to eat including lovely waterside pubs. Boutique shops abound throughout Dartmouth and the various market towns in Devon. Visit Sharpham Vineyards for some local Devon wine and cheese and try many of the farm shops for organic locally gorwn and celebrated produce from Devon.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,052.78

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.