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Penthouse at Barrington House

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 850.00 to 2400.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Sarah Smither

Member since Oct 2012
  • Bookings Accepted:85.71%
  • Avg. Response Time:28 minutes
  • Availability Updated:21 days 20 hours

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BFB's Overview

The Penthouse at Barrington House is a stunning, architect-designed, self-contained apartment set on the top floor of an impressive Victorian villa in Dartmouth. The apartment is breathtaking both inside and out with spectacular views of the River Dart from the impressive deck attached to its spacious lounge area.


Newly completed in 2012, 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment, 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 entrance, two dedicated parking spaces, contemporary interiors, two private terraces and amazing views, it also boasts a great selection of toys and nursery gear, making it the perfect coastal bolt-hole for a large family or several small families holidaying together. 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.

Grown-up guests will discover that the apartment has been lavished with attention both inside and out. The spacious and safely enclosed balcony off the open plan living area is supplemented by further private outdoor space in the form of a rear terrace complete with BBQ, dining furniture and a decent amount of space for little ones to stretch their legs. Inside, it has been beautifully decorated with coastal shades and accessories giving a relaxing and stylish feel. Comfortable contemporary furnishings have been selected to make the most of the apartment's greatest asset with picture windows in bedrooms offering the possibility of breakfast in bed with a view, whilst the floor to ceiling patio doors running much of the length of the open-plan living area, ensures the sweeping valley scenery can be enjoyed whether inside or out.

Bedrooms are luxuriously furnished, two with sumptuous king-sized beds and sleek ensuites complete with powerful showers, and a third with two singles, a wall-mounted TV and a clutch of bean bags making it a great little den for the kids.... perhaps even promising a lie-in for mums and dads as a result! The family bathroom definitely has a wow-factor with a large free-standing tub and wall-mounted taps. But the apartment's piece-de-resistance has to be the large open plan living area with its bi-fold doors that mean the inside blends seamlessly onto the large balcony. So, whether lounging and relaxing on the huge L shaped sofa, sitting and swiveling on the kitchen stools, wining and dining at the dinner table, or cooking up a storm in the very well appointed kitchen, guests can't fail to be mesmerised by the view.

Gadget freaks will be in their element too with the instant hot water tap, wine fridge, induction hob, waste disposal and Nespresso coffee machine


Accommodation Overview:
The Penthouse at Barrington House sleeps 6+cots in 3-bedrooms comprising tow doubles with king-sized beds, each with an ensuite shower room, and a ten with two singles and use of a large family bathroom. The open-plan living area boasts a dining table for six plus highchairs, an L-shaped sofa for four and additional armchairs/padded wall seats for six plus a well-equipped kitchen complete with induction hob, double oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, wine fridge, instant hot water tap, waste disposal, built-in fridge freezer and Nespresso coffee machine. Outside their is a private balcony with toddler-height enclosure and a rear patio with dining furniture and gas BBQ.

Please note: The owners have an attractive tree house in their garden, which is mainly for their own children but mini guests are invited to enjoy it at a pre-arranged 'Teddy Bears Picnic' during their stay.

Location Information

Barrington House and its Penthouse 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: 33%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Rates

11 Nov - 22 Dec 2016 : £850 /week23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017 : £1700 /week6 Jan - 9 Feb 2017 : £900 /week10 Feb - 16 Feb 2017 : £1000 /week17 Feb - 30 Mar 2017 : £900 /week31 Mar - 20 Apr 2017 : £1600 /week21 Apr - 25 May 2017 : £1200 /week26 May - 1 Jun 2017 : £1700 /week2 Jun - 29 Jun 2017 : £1500 /week30 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : £1800 /week14 Jul - 17 Aug 2017 : £2200 /week18 Aug - 31 Aug 2017 : £2400 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2017 : £1500 /week8 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 : £1300 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : £1300 /week27 Oct - 21 Dec 2017 : £850 /week22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018 : £1700 /week11 Nov - 22 Dec 2016 : €999.345 /week23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017 : €1998.69 /week6 Jan - 9 Feb 2017 : €1058.13 /week10 Feb - 16 Feb 2017 : €1175.7 /week17 Feb - 30 Mar 2017 : €1058.13 /week31 Mar - 20 Apr 2017 : €1881.12 /week21 Apr - 25 May 2017 : €1410.84 /week26 May - 1 Jun 2017 : €1998.69 /week2 Jun - 29 Jun 2017 : €1763.55 /week30 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : €2116.26 /week14 Jul - 17 Aug 2017 : €2586.54 /week18 Aug - 31 Aug 2017 : €2821.68 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2017 : €1763.55 /week8 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 : €1528.41 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : €1528.41 /week27 Oct - 21 Dec 2017 : €999.345 /week22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018 : €1998.69 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

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 6 +cots in 3 bedrooms, comprising 2 x double rooms, both with ensuite bathrooms, and 1 x twin room with use of a large 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 Penthouse 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 Penthouse 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.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are available on request.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The Penthouse has spacious private balcony and a private rear terrace which is furnished with a dining table and chairs plus a gas outdoor BBQ.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

The Penthouse has an excellent WIFI connection available to guests.

Golf

There are several golf courses nearby

2+ Cots and Highchairs

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

Reviews

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  • That View! We've just returned home from a thoroughly memorable stay at the Penthouse at Barrington House. The property is excellently located high up on a hill, though only a 10 minute walk from the characterful town of Dartmouth, offering beautiful views of the River Dart and the estuary, flanked by the picturesque village of Kingswear on one side of the river with beautiful rolling hills on the other. It's difficult to imagine a more stunning view of Dartmouth than this, and we spent many hours soaking it in. The Interior The Penthouse makes for a very comfortable, relaxing and luxurious stay, as well as being baby-friendly. We felt well looked after by our hosts who had lavished on us a bottle of Prosecco and coffee capsules for the Nespresso machine. The decor is fresh, modern and relaxing and is a credit to the owner Sarah, who oversaw the magnificent refurbishment of Barrington House. Baby Friendly The property is baby-frien ...Review dated 17/05/2015

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  • Amazing property, stunning views, welcome wine & biscuits nice touchReview dated 12/02/2015

That View! We've just returned home from a thoroughly memorable stay at the Penthouse at Barrington House. The property is excellently located high up on a hill, though only a 10 minute walk from the characterful town of Dartmouth, offering beautiful views of the River Dart and the estuary, flanked by the picturesque village of Kingswear on one side of the river with beautiful rolling hills on the other. It's difficult to imagine a more stunning view of Dartmouth than this, and we spent many hours soaking it in. The Interior The Penthouse makes for a very comfortable, relaxing and luxurious stay, as well as being baby-friendly. We felt well looked after by our hosts who had lavished on us a bottle of Prosecco and coffee capsules for the Nespresso machine. The decor is fresh, modern and relaxing and is a credit to the owner Sarah, who oversaw the magnificent refurbishment of Barrington House. Baby Friendly The property is baby-friendly without compromising on style. There is a stair gate, and anti-slip mats in the bath as well as some colourful baby crockery, toys, highchair and travel cot. Dartmouth and the surrounding area On booking The Penthouse, we had deliberated as to whether Dartmouth would be the best place to have our base, given its more favoured neighbours Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. We needn't have been concerned: it was our favourite place during our stay and we'd recommend a stay here over any of the above! The town boasts many art galleries, a handful of characterful pubs and a number of boutique shops, meaning it offered an independent vibe and avoided the more tacky elements of the average seaside town. Our top recommendation If you do one thing on your visit to Barrington House / Dartmouth, go to The Seahorse restaurant for dinner. It's conveniently located on the water's edge, and the food and service were excellent.

Amazing property, stunning views, welcome wine & biscuits nice touch

Parent Rated*

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

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 4 guests.



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