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Glasshouse at Barrington House

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 750.00 to 2200.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Sarah Smither

Member since Oct 2012
  • Bookings Accepted:85.71%
  • Avg. Response Time:28 minutes
  • Availability Updated:7 days 6 hours

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BFB's Overview

The Glasshouse at Barrington House is a stunning, architect-designed, self-contained, annexe to an impressive Victorian villa nestling above Dartmouth and enjoying spectacular views of the River Dart from its impressive, almost entirely glazed front aspect.


Newly completed in 2012, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom house, has been designed with young families firmly in mind thanks to the attention to detail of its owners, and neighbours, the friendly Smither family with their own brood of little ones. As well as its own private gated entrance, beautiful secluded garden, two dedicated parking spaces and amazing views, it also boast a lovely selection of toys and long list of handy nursery gear, making it the perfect coastal bolt-hole for a family of four or two couples with a baby apiece. Mini guests will love receiving an invite to meet 'Barrington Bear' over a picnic in his tree house, or saying hello to the Barrington bunny AKA Smudge the rabbit.

Both the exterior and interior of the property have been lavished with attention. The good-sized, private and safely enclosed garden boasts a pretty circular lawn, a raised decked area - ideal for soaking in the views over evening drinks and suppers al fresco - and a comfortably furnished patio linked to the spacious open-plan inside living area via an impressive set of bi-folding doors that allow the whole width of the ground floor to be open to the garden and superb views beyond.

Inside, the house has been beautifully decorated with coastal shades and accents giving a relaxing and stylish feel. Comfortable contemporary furnishings are accented with design-led elements such as the Tulip dining table and chairs, ceiling hung bubble chair and SMEG fireplace, which nestle alongside the comfortable duck egg blue-coloured sofa, love seat, floor cushions and well-equipped white gloss kitchen with bar stools. There is of course a large TV with DVD player and also a high speed Wi-Fi connection but the feeling of light and space given by the floor to ceiling glazed doors (toughened safety glass of course), as well as the amazing views over the garden and valley towards the River Dart, make it seem almost churlish not to simply soak in the scenery as little ones scamper in and out of the house and garden with its ever tempting trampoline.

Gadget freaks will love the kitchen which has all the latest appliances along with an instant hot water tap, induction hob, Nespresso machine and wine fridge.The nearby cloakroom and utility room is very handy for housing the washing machine and tumble dryer and hiding all those things guests don’t really want to see.

Up the cleverly enclosed staircase with its safely glass side panels and treads, the two bedrooms have also been designed to make the most of the scenery, both boasting vaulted ceilings and fully glazed front aspects with patio doors opening into fabulous, safely-enclosed balconies. Both rooms also come with wall-mounted TVs and blackout blinds.

The master suite, or Castle View Room, as it is known, boasts a king-sized double bed and is decorated in neutral tones with light oak furniture. Throw open the patio doors onto a juliette balcony with only toughened glass between the room and the views of the River Dart. Look the other way, and there's a spacious walk-in wardrobe and a beautiful ensuite with a large walk in shower, wc and basin.

The second bedroom or 'Castle View Room' Harbour View Room has a nautically inspired room and is tastefully decorated in navy and white. It is conveniently flexible as it can be arranged as 2 single beds or one super king-sized double. Either way, guests will be blown away by the breathtaking views from its juliette balcony. This bedroom has use of the large family bathroom with its deep bath, walk-in shower and ambient lighting making it a wonderful spot for a pre-bed soak for young or old!

Location Information

The Glasshouse nestles on a hillside just 10 minutes walk from the very picturesque Georgian harbour town of Dartmouth. Known as one of the UK's most popular yachting havens, the town boasts a great selection of independent boutiques, bistros, cafes and convenient shops along its pretty cobbled streets. Boat trips depart regularly from its marina which is backed by a hotel with a luxurious little spa offering lovely treats for frazzled mums.


The award-winning, Blackpool Sands beach is within 10 minutes drive of the house and recently earned the accolade of being named Britain's Best Family Beach by Conde Nast Traveller and we'd tend to agree thanks to its handy car parking, cafe serving healthy kids meals and brilliant sand pit, which is ideal for little ones to sit and play in safety, as well as the wide sandy bay with shallow waters.

A little further afield there's Paignton Zoo, which has a great focus on conservation and animal welfare, as well as handy indoor soft play areas, should the weather not be ideal. There's also the fantastic Pennywell Farm Park with its animal feeding sessions, adorable miniature pigs and handy indoor play area. Steam train enthusiasts should head to Kingswear where a Thomas-a-like puffs up and down the coast thrilling little fans. Whilst the miniature pony centre at nearby Moretonhampstead is generally a big hit with mini riders too.

Foodies will not be disappointed, as well as the HQ of Riverfood Organics with its acclaimed kitchen cafe, there's the lovely Sharpham Wine and Cheese outlet with its vineyard and river tours with tastings, plus its own onsite cafe too. Dartmouth also boasts a wide selection of well respected restaurants from fine dining at The Angel or Seahorse, to gourmet fish and chips to eat in or take-away at Mitch Tonk's family-friendly Rockfish Seafood & Chips.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 0%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 0%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Special Offer - Details:

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Rates

16 Dec - 22 Dec 2016 : £900 /week23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017 : £1600 /week6 Jan - 9 Feb 2017 : £750 /week10 Feb - 16 Feb 2017 : £900 /week17 Feb - 30 Mar 2017 : £800 /week31 Mar - 20 Apr 2017 : £1400 /week21 Apr - 25 May 2017 : £1000 /week26 May - 1 Jun 2017 : £1500 /week2 Jun - 29 Jun 2017 : £1300 /week30 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : £1600 /week14 Jul - 17 Aug 2017 : £2000 /week18 Aug - 31 Aug 2017 : £2200 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2017 : £1300 /week8 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 : £1100 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : £1300 /week27 Oct - 21 Dec 2017 : £750 /week22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018 : £1500 /week16 Dec - 22 Dec 2016 : €1073.88 /week23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017 : €1909.12 /week6 Jan - 9 Feb 2017 : €894.9 /week10 Feb - 16 Feb 2017 : €1073.88 /week17 Feb - 30 Mar 2017 : €954.56 /week31 Mar - 20 Apr 2017 : €1670.48 /week21 Apr - 25 May 2017 : €1193.2 /week26 May - 1 Jun 2017 : €1789.8 /week2 Jun - 29 Jun 2017 : €1551.16 /week30 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : €1909.12 /week14 Jul - 17 Aug 2017 : €2386.4 /week18 Aug - 31 Aug 2017 : €2625.04 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2017 : €1551.16 /week8 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 : €1312.52 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : €1551.16 /week27 Oct - 21 Dec 2017 : €894.9 /week22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018 : €1789.8 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 0%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Who owns this place?

Hello! Barrington House is our family home which we love to share with visitors. We have owned the house for over 10 years and spent 5 of those years lovingly and patiently restoring the house and turning it into a fantastic holiday letting business. We have 3 separate holiday homes available - The Penthouse, The Glasshouse and The Hideaway . All 3 properties are set within the grounds of Barrington House but are all very private, each with their own style and distinctive features. The one thing they all have in common is that they all provideluxury accommodation to families.

Having 3 children ourselbes we know what it is like to holiday with children and how important it is that where you stay is as good if not better than where you live. Holidays are special and should be stress free in every way. Happy children means happy parents so we provide as many things as possible to make everybody happy!

Fast Facts

Sleeps 4 +cots in 1 x double room with ensuite shower room and 1 x twin room, plus a family bathroom.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Conde Nast Traveller voted best family beach in the UK, beautiful Blackpool Sands, is just a 10 minute drive.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The house is just 10 minutes walk from Dartmouth.

Indoor Play Area

The owners private gardens is home to a very special tree house where the owners will arrange a tea party for mini guests.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be pre arranged by request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

The Glashouse has a host of baby-friendly gear including 2 travel cots, 2 x highchairs, baby bath, baby chair, baby monitor, steriliser, potty, stairgates, plastic crockery and plastic cutlery are all available for mini guests. Guests may also make use of the quinny pram.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

The Glasshouse has a good stock of toys for little ones including, Bath toys, kids books, general toys and U-rated kids DVDs and a dressing up box.

Outdoor Toys

There's a tree house nestling in the trees of the owner's private garden and this is offered to guests for a one-off, pre-booked 'teddy bears tea party' during each stay. The Glasshouse's private garden has a good-sized trampoline too.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are available on request.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The Glasshouse has a very private gated garden with beautifully designed with a circular lawn surrounded by pebbles and decked area. Its big enough for a game of swing ball or a bounce on the trampoline but also perfect for an intimate dinner on the deck or a lunchtime BBQ in the sun. Outdoor furniture and a BBQ are all provided.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

The Glasshouse has an excellent WIFI connection available to guests.

Golf

There are several golf courses nearby

2+ Cots and Highchairs

The Glasshouse has 2 x travel cots and 2 x highchairs available for little ones.

Reviews

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  • Outstanding property. Amazing views over Dartmouth. Incredibly thoughtful with the toys left for our toddler.Review dated 02/12/2015

  • Superb property, really high standard and excellent support from the owner. I can't recommend the Glasshouse enough.Review dated 03/10/2014

  • A marvellous property - lots of attention to detail, stunning views over the Dart estuary and ideally situated for exploring South Devon.Review dated 24/05/2014

  • We absolutely loved The Glasshouse. The situation is amazing, the property is beautifully furnished and decorated, and the service and recommendations given by Sarah were first class. We would definitely return to the Glasshouse,and are more than happy to recommend.Review dated 25/06/2013

  • The Glasshouse certainly has the WOW factor. It's a gorgeous base to explore the delights of Devon. The house boasts stunning views down across the town and water. Our 6 month old son loved it and - for the times we were 'housebound' while he was sleeping - it was a pleasure to be there.Review dated 28/04/2013

  • Absolutely stunning property furnished with no expense spared. All the mod cons and everything you need for the little ones too. Highly recommended for a relaxing break.Review dated 20/04/2013

  • We stayed here in March for my birthday with our 4 year old twins and 7 month old son and had a fabulous time despite the varying weather. The house is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need including lots of toys to keep all our boys entertained. Dartmouth and the surrounding area has so much to offer and we visited some lovely places including a boat trip down the river Dart, a walk around the model village in Babbacombe, Pennywell farm (and got to hold a week old micro pig) painted some plates at China Blue and visited a fair few of the fabulous beaches. Always something to do no matter what the weather (we had rain, snow, fog and sun!) Totally family friendly and would love to come back and visit again and have already recommended to my friends.Review dated 12/04/2013

  • Firstly the owner was very accomodating with dats, as we needed to change from our origianl booking to a new date - this was done without any query or hassle. The little touches with toys and bedroom accessories made our son feel very much at home and made for a very happy holiday. Many thanks form us all.Review dated 01/03/2013

  • Beautiful accommodation - everyone's needs catered for and then some. Would highly recommend ths property.Review dated 07/02/2013

Outstanding property. Amazing views over Dartmouth. Incredibly thoughtful with the toys left for our toddler.

Superb property, really high standard and excellent support from the owner. I can't recommend the Glasshouse enough.

A marvellous property - lots of attention to detail, stunning views over the Dart estuary and ideally situated for exploring South Devon.

We absolutely loved The Glasshouse. The situation is amazing, the property is beautifully furnished and decorated, and the service and recommendations given by Sarah were first class. We would definitely return to the Glasshouse,and are more than happy to recommend.

The Glasshouse certainly has the WOW factor. It's a gorgeous base to explore the delights of Devon. The house boasts stunning views down across the town and water. Our 6 month old son loved it and - for the times we were 'housebound' while he was sleeping - it was a pleasure to be there.

Absolutely stunning property furnished with no expense spared. All the mod cons and everything you need for the little ones too. Highly recommended for a relaxing break.

We stayed here in March for my birthday with our 4 year old twins and 7 month old son and had a fabulous time despite the varying weather. The house is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need including lots of toys to keep all our boys entertained. Dartmouth and the surrounding area has so much to offer and we visited some lovely places including a boat trip down the river Dart, a walk around the model village in Babbacombe, Pennywell farm (and got to hold a week old micro pig) painted some plates at China Blue and visited a fair few of the fabulous beaches. Always something to do no matter what the weather (we had rain, snow, fog and sun!) Totally family friendly and would love to come back and visit again and have already recommended to my friends.

Firstly the owner was very accomodating with dats, as we needed to change from our origianl booking to a new date - this was done without any query or hassle. The little touches with toys and bedroom accessories made our son feel very much at home and made for a very happy holiday. Many thanks form us all.

Beautiful accommodation - everyone's needs catered for and then some. Would highly recommend ths property.

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 10 guests.



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