Homefield - Chic charm with unrivalled river views

Dartmouth

Nestled into the hillside of the Kingswear headland, this handsome 5-bedroom family home delivers space, privacy, and spectacular scenery. Styled with warm elegance, the open-plan living space maximises the valley views, which extend out onto the terrace. There’s a further...

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HIGHLIGHTS

Sleeps:10 Bedrooms:5 Beds:6 Bathrooms:3
Sea View
Family Friendly
Garden
WiFi
Pets friendly
Suitable For Children
Suitable For Infants

PROPERTY DETAILS

THE SPACE

Homefield is an immaculate 5-bedroom detached home in the hugely popular village of Kingswear. A blend of period contemporary and characterful décor, the open-plan ground floor makes for superb social gatherings, plus a separate sitting for some quiet time.

OPEN-PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/LOUNGE AREA
Let the gentle sea breeze flow through the dual aspect glass walls maximise one of Devon’s most-iconic views, with added sky lights bathing the space in more natural light. Sultry summer days are made refreshing with state-of-the-art air conditioning.

KITCHEN
The sleek white modern kitchen is fully equipped with top-end built-in appliances – two Siemens ovens and a multi-function microwave, electric hob, and large American-style fridge freezer with ice maker.

Take breakfast at the kitchen island breakfast bar, or come together as mouth-watering meals are prepared. Then gather around the 8-seater glass dining table, next to the vibrant yet delicate conversational wallpaper with elements of the natural world.

SITTING ROOM & SNUG ROOM
The separate sitting room is infused with the maritime spirit of the area. Two plush sofas and an armchair reflect nautical blues, with the ornamental fireplace framed with a feature wall covering reflecting life on the water. Simply sit back for movie night in front of the large smart TV. There’s also a further snug room in soothing earthy and aquatic tones, and two comfortable sofas. Adjacent is the downstairs cloakroom with WC and the utility room.

BEDROOMS & FAMILY SHOWER ROOM

On the ground floor to the rear of the snug living area there is a large bedroom with a king size bed and ensuite shower room. There is also access to the side decking area via the adjoining patio doors in this bedroom.

Floor-level lighting guides you upstairs to Homefield’s four individually-styled bedrooms – two with balconies to enjoy the astounding views when you waken. The elegant master bedroom with king size bed, in soothing neutrals, has an en suite bathroom with free-standing bath, shower, vanity unit basin, wc, and heated towel rail. Start the day taking in the view of the wooded hillside from the bedroom’s private balcony.

Bedroom two basks in deeper earth tones, with a semi Chesterfield double bed frame, and French doors onto a private balcony.

The twin single beds of bedroom three are framed by striking marine-striped walls. Sense the blue of the sea with the white sands of nearby beaches.

Bedroom four has an invigorating vibrancy, in dark strawberry red accents, complemented by modern Queen Anne-style furniture and a double bed.

The crisply minimalist family shower room has a distinctive long wash basin and double shower area.

OUTSIDE
From the kitchen-diner, the room flows out through the glass walls onto the terraced decking, giving a choice of seating and dining areas. Gather to enjoy the incredible Dart estuary views from the lower terrace; there’s dining for up to 8 on the middle terrace, where you can also lay back to enjoy the Summer warmth on the sunloungers.

PARKING
A large double garage comfortably fits two cars, and is secured by an electrically-controlled door. There’s further on-street parking (which has seasonal restrictions). Unrestricted street parking is available a few minutes along the road.

PETS
Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Homefield. They must sleep only in the snug room, and are not allowed onto the furniture, in accordance with our Pet Policy.

STAYING RULES

No smoking please
We would accept 2 well behaved dogs. However, they are
not allowed upstairs or on the sofas
Children to be supervised in the steeply sloping garden at all times
No fires or charcoal BBQ's. A gas BBQ is provided.
( The lounge fireplace is decorative only and cannot be used)

GUEST ACCESS

Fresh Escapes will provide access details to the property exactly 48 hours before your check-in time. Homefield is for your exclusive use.

INTERACTION

Fresh Escapes is a professional holiday letting and management company with years of experience marketing, managing, and even owning holiday homes in and around Devon. We’re proud of our family roots and aim to provide this same family feel to all our guests. We know that many of our guests come on holiday to escape the stresses and strains of daily life, and so we won't disturb you too much during your stay. We'll check in with you after you've arrived, and we'll be on hand if you need anything during your visit, but the house is yours to enjoy and we hope you'll love it as much as we do.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE

No smoking please
We would accept 2 well behaved dogs. However, they are
not allowed upstairs or on the sofas
Children to be supervised in the steeply sloping garden at all times
No fires or charcoal BBQ's. A gas BBQ is provided.
( The lounge fireplace is decorative only and cannot be used)

GETTING AROUND

It’s just a minute’s drive to the historic Lower Ferry for services to Dartmouth. These run from early morning to late evening every day except Christmas Day. The nearest bus stop a few minutes’ walk towards the village, from where there are regular services to Brixham and Paignton.

The Dartmouth Steam Ferry runs almost year-round with services to Paignton.

There are also frequent ferries from Dartmouth to key points along the valley and to Torbay.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Within a few minutes' walk, you’re in pretty, boaty Kingswear. Some of the best coffee anywhere on the Dart is available at the Kingswear Coffee Company at the lower ferry slipway, where you’ll find passage to Dartmouth and the village post office. Kingswear Village Stores is packed with everything you need for supplies back at the house.

Cross via a funny little car ferry – an eight-vehicle float that's pulled across the water by a tug – to Dartmouth, on the opposite bank, where you will discover a plethora of chichi shops and galleries, an Elizabethan butterwalk, Mitch Tonks' Rockfish seafood chippy and countless fantastic restaurants and pubs. It’s well worth popping over to Dartmouth just to see the beauty of Kingswear from another angle. Back on the ferry, dive into Kingswear's old-fashioned Ship Inn or head to the Steam Packet Inn for stone-baked pizza and south-west sourced gins before strolling back to Homefield – just in time to watch the sunset over the river from the terrace overlooking Waterhead Creek and the river.

As well as its scenic estuary setting, Kingswear gives access to some superb coastal and country landscapes nearby, sitting as it does on the South West Coast Path. On a headland to the east is the National Trust’s Coleton Fishacre, an Arts and Crafts-style house with an art deco interior, built in the 1920s for Rupert D'Oyly Carte, son of impresario Richard. The grounds are a gardener's delight, incorporating woodland and sub-tropical species and paths leading out to the cliff edge.

The Dartmouth Steam Railway & Riverboat Company operates a wonderfully nostalgic service, which runs from Kingswear to Paignton, taking in some spectacular riverside, coastal and rural scenery. You can also stop off at Greenway Halt and enjoy a short walk down to Greenway Estate to explore another National Trust treasure: the former home of Dame Agatha Christie.

Although it departs from Dartmouth rather than Kingswear, don’t miss the Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer. A sight to behold along the Dart, this historic vessel, built in 1924, is the UK’s only coal-fired paddle steamer in operation. Join a cruise up the Dart to Totnes and explore this beautiful stretch of river in style.

AMENITIES

  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • BBQ grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Free parking on premises
  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Emergency exit
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on street
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Luggage dropoff allowed
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Ocean Front
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Patio or balcony
  • Private entrance
  • River
  • Smoke detector
  • Stereo system
  • Sea view
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless Internet
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About DARTMOUTH

Clinging to a steep hillside and cradling an exceptionally pretty harbour, Dartmouth’s ancient narrow streets are filled with independent shops, art galleries, delicatessens and chic restaurants. Don’t forget the pubs: the town’s naval history means there is a roaring trade in traditional nautical inns. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding things to do. Crime writer Agatha Christie’s home Greenway is a delight, while stunning walks, the ancient Dartmouth Castle, a fascinating museum and the royal naval college are real treasures to be explored. 

There are many beaches within easy reach of the town – each one offering a different experience, whether it is building sandcastles or walking along the coast. Further afield, quirky market towns, fish markets, stately homes and theme parks abound. Woodlands Theme Park is a great day out for all the family, National Trust property Coleton Fishacre ticks boxes for history buffs and gardeners, and Brixham and Totnes offer great restaurants, character and scope for atmospheric ambles.

Where to eat and drink
The Seahorse

Celebrity chef Mitch Tonks has put Dartmouth on the foodie destination map: try the Seahorse, which has a sensational seasonal fish menu that changes daily. Dishes are cooked over a charcoal fire.

What to do
Watersports

Visitors flock to the harbour to enjoy the sights as well as to get out and enjoy the watersports on offer. From sailing, paddleboarding and sea kayaking to rollicking RIB rides and scenic boat and ferry trips, there is a water-based activity for all ages and abilities in Dartmouth.

Where to walk
The Dart Estuary

The Dart estuary – a challenging ramble that skirts the magnificent estuary of the River Dart and also explores part of Dartmouth on the South West Coast Path.

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Homefield - Chic charm with unrivalled river views
Dartmouth