Barrington House

Barrington House Amenities

Barrington House Amenities

The Glasshouse 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.
Recently converted this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom house, has been designed with young families firmly in mind thanks to the attention to detail of its owners 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.
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!

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The Owner / Manager

Sarah Smither

Member since Oct 2012
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  • Availability Updated:26 days 9 hours


  • It's absolutely fabulous - modern, clean and so baby friendly.Review dated 13/05/2017

  • 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

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.


Babysitting can be pre arranged by request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

The house 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

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

The Glasshouse's private garden with play boat

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are available on request.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The house has a very private gated garden with beautifully designed with a circular lawn surrounded by pebbles and decked area.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

The house has an excellent WIFI connection available to guests.


There are several golf courses nearby

2+ Cots and Highchairs

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