Dartmouth, South Devon Coast

You can book this property from:

  • £600 per week
  • £86 per night
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • On-Street Parking


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Towels provided
  • Shower

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • River views


  • Family friendly


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Barbecue
  • On-street parking

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

You will access along Newcomen Road and take the next right into Swannaton Road. This property is on the right side of this road. 
There are 26 stairs to the entry. There are 7 more stairs to access into the property. The doorway is 80cm wide with one step which is 17cm high.
The entrance has 3 ceiling lamps and 2 table with a lamp, one of them at the end of it.
Laundry room
The doorway is 66cm wide and it has 1 ceiling lamp.
There is 1 washing machine, 1 tumble dryer and 1 freezer.
Dining room
The doorway is 80cm wide. There is a 2 seater fabric sofa, it is lit by 1 ceiling lamp as well, there are 2 lamps and 1 window. There are 2 radiator and 1 log burner.
There are 2 book shelves, which has a flat screen TV.  There is a chest of drawers, which is 86cm high. By the window, there is a wooden table with 4 chairs and a bench.
The doorway is 74cm wide which has one step 8cm high. The kitchen has 6 downlighters and 1 window. There is a hob, oven and 2 inbuilt fridges.
On the corner there is a door to access to the garden.
Living room
The doorway is 79cm wide. It's lit by 1 ceiling lamp and two coffee tables with lamp on the corners. On the right, it has a bookshelf.
There is 2 seater fabric sofa, an armchair and another coffee table in the middle which is 46cm high. There is a log burner and on the corner there is a TV stand with a flat screen TV which is 145cm to top and 73cm to floor.
At the end of this room there is a conservatory, which has 1 armchair, 1 chair, a two seater sofa and 1 coffee table. 

First to second floor
There are 6 carpeted steps to the shower room.
Shower room
The doorway is 65cm wide. The sink is 76cm to floor and the toilet 44cm high.  It has a shower which is 80cm wide.
Totally, there are 15 carpeted steps to the second floor.
Bedroom 1
The doorway is 75cm wide. It has 1 double bed. There is 1 bedside table with a bedside lamp, which is 66cm high. There is wardrobe with mirror and 1 radiator. It has 1 ceiling lamp and 2 windows.
Bedroom 2
The doorway is 75cm wide. There are two single beds. It has 1 bedside table with a lamp, which are 73cm high. There is 1 ceiling lamp, 1 radiator and 2 windows. It has a dressing table with a mirror and 1 wardrobe next to it.
Bedroom 3
The doorway is 75cm wide. There is 1 super king size bed with a metal headboard. There are two bedside tables with lamp which is 74cm high. There is 1 ceiling lamp and 1 big window. There is 1 long mirror and 1 radiator on the corner. There is 1 chest of drawers which is 115cm high and 1 wardrobe which is 330cm long.
Bathroom 1
The doorway is 69cm. It has a sink which is 79cm high and a toilet with is 43cm to floor. There is a towel rail and 1 window. This bathroom is lit by 1 ceiling lamp. It has a bath, which is 66cm wide and 167cm long.
Outside space
Next to the entry, on the left there is a wooden table with 6 chairs. At the end of it, there are two garden benches and  garden chair.
On the right, on the top there are 55 stairs to a sun house. And in the halfway, there are two wooden chairs and a little table.




Melbrake Cottage is a beautiful traditional family property with a range of character features that make you fall in love with the property instantly. This property sleeps up to 6 people, there is a super king bedroom, double bedroom and a twin room that are all spacious and light due to the large windows throughout Melbrake. From both floors of the property and the garden you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the River Dart and see right over to Greenway due to the elevated positon of the property. Melbrake Cottage is within a 10 minute walk to Dartmouth Castle and Dartmouth Town Centre, where you can enjoy an array of cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops or even a cream tea at Bayards Cove.


The kitchen is to the right of the front door in Melbrake Cottage, it has a wonderful country cottage feel and is well equipped for a family of 6. There is a microwave, dishwasher, built in double oven with six ring ceramic hobs, extractor hood and fridge. Within the kitchen there is also plenty of storage space so you'll be able to pack away enough food for all the family!


Melbrake Cottage has a brilliant dining room with huge windows where the light floods in and you can eat and enjoy the fantastic undisturbed view of the River Dart. The dining room houses a large wooden family sized dining table that seats up to six people, an electric fire place, a two seater grey sofa, a CD player, a small flatscreen TV and a vintage display side board displaying a variety of china.


The living room is perfect for the family to sit down and chill out after a full day of adventures. There is a large two seater sofa and comfy armchair to relax in when the fireplace is alight during the winter evenings, a flatscreen TV is placed to the side of the living room for all of the family to see and also comes with a DVD player. Attached to the living room is the conservatory which is glass from floor to ceiling! This conservatory has a wonderful view of the River Dart and has plenty of seating, there a full wicker seating set including a two seater sofa, arm chair, free standing chair, a side table and a coffee table. Perfect for your morning coffee or evening hot chocolate.

Utility Room

The utility room is located to the left of the front door, the utility houses a washing machine and a tall freezer.


There are a total of three bedrooms at Melbrake and all bedrooms are located on the topfloor. The master bedroom has large windows opposite the super king sized bed so you can wake up to an outstanding view of the River Dart. There are also two bedside cabinets with lamps, built in wardrobes that span across one side of the bedroom with a secret door to the bathroom, an otter man for additional storage space, a chest of drawers and a full length mirror. The second bedroom is a double bedroom with one bedside cabinet and lamp, a window and skylight and a gents wardrobe.

The third bedroom is perfect for the children with two single beds, a bedside cabinet with a lamp and a lamp placed on the window sill for the second single bed, a vanity unit with seat and a build in wardrobe.


Melbrake Cottage has two bathrooms, the first bathroom is a shower room, it has a walk in shower, electric towel rail, wc, hand basin, a wall mounted vanity mirror and a wall mounted corner unit with a mirrored front and shelving inside. The second bathroom is a family sized bathroom and is the ensuite for the master bedroom because it is connected by a secret door! Within the bathroom you'll find a bath with a connected shower head, wc, wash basket, hand basin, wall mounted mirror, an electric towel rail and a wall mounted storage cupboard.

Outside Space

The beautiful garden surrounds Melbrake Cottage, at the front of the property, there is a grass area where a bench and sun lounger are strategically placed for guests to enjoy the panoramic view of the River Dart. Next to this is a paved sectioned that houses a wooden table and chairs large enough to seat the whole family and a BBQ which is available to guests. Please be aware the rear gardens are not available to guests. This is a vast garden and we do ask that guests do not leave children unattended in the garden.


Please familiarise yourself fully with the Access Statement provided as this property has steps. 

A suggested nearby supplier of logs, kindling and firelighters for the fire is the BP Garage on the road into and out of Dartmouth.  

Please be aware there are 27 steps up to the property.

This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £250, which is payable to Blueriver Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.


We have stayed here a couple of times and absolutely love the house, location and the distance we are to the town easy walking distance. We will be returning! Great communication from Blue river. Very helpful.

Mrs Catherine G,

There is so much to do in Dartmouth but narrow roads make even short journeys time consuming. However, the location and the natural beauty has so much going for it.

Mrs Rupert W,

The property in an ideal location as long as you are happy with steps, however without steps you don't get the elevation and the amazing view Melbrake has from the back garden and patio doors which is amazing. Lovely big house shared between 5 ladies, would love to stay again.

Mrs Celia H,