Riding Light was originally the vicarage for St. Saviours, the church you see in the centre of the town. It is an apartment set over two floors and offers welcoming family accommodation, set in an unparalleled location with outstanding panoramic river and country views over Dartmouth and the River Dart. Guests can enjoy a fabulous view from almost every room. A short stroll downhill will take you into the centre of Dartmouth where you can explore the many highlights the town has to offer.
The property offers sunny accommodation with high ceilings, including an attractive spacious reception room with feature fireplace. The fitted kitchen with breakfast table offers guests modern conveniences. In addition on the ground floor there is a large, bright dining room perfect for family meals. There is also a master bedroom which is tastefully decorated with beautiful views over Dartmouth. On the first floor there are a further three bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The master bedroom is on the first floor and it is extremely spacious and tastefully decorated. It has beautiful views from the two windows out over Dartmouth and the River Dart. There is a chest of drawers and wardrobe with bedside tables also. Next door there is a w.c with hand basin.
On the second floor there is a further double bedroom with again beautiful views. There is also a chest of drawers and bedside tables also.
Next door there is a twin room with small chest of drawers and river views.
There is a further twin room with wardrobe and small chest of drawers.
There is a family bathroom on this floor.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 8
- 4 Bedrooms
- Sorry, no pets
- WiFi available
- No garden/courtyard
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Nearest shop 1 mile
- Nearest pub 1 mile
- 4 miles from the coast
- River views
|Band||Date Range||7 night price *|
|3rd June 2017 - 22nd July 2017||£751.00|
|22nd July 2017 - 19th August 2017||£966.00|
|19th August 2017 - 2nd September 2017||£1,218.00|
|2nd September 2017 - 30th September 2017||£751.00|
|30th September 2017 - 21st October 2017||£640.00|
|21st October 2017 - 28th October 2017||£782.00|
|28th October 2017 - 23rd December 2017||£520.00|
|23rd December 2017 - 6th January 2018||£782.00|
* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.
Spacious accommodation, lovely views
Riding Light is a lovely property in the harbour town of Dartmouth. We arrived and found it quite challenging to navigate the quaint little roads to find the appartment but once we'd negotiated the parking situation all was well! It is ideal when you come to Dartmouth that you find somewhere with its own parking space so Riding Light is perfect. The property is located on a hill above the town so be prepared for a fairly steep climb to get home, certainly not suitable for all (we all came home a little fitter!). The two storey appartment has lovely high ceilings and is very spacious which was great for my family. A real bonus for a family with teenagers is the excellent WIFI! The kitchen was well equipped and clean. Super views of the harbour from most of the rooms, the back bedroom had a nice view of the valley. We had a seagull's nest on the roof of the lower property which was a little smelly and noisy in the mornings but it was interesting to see the comings and goings of the birds. This property is great for a family - my husband and I had the lovely double room on the first floor while the children and friends had the upstairs three bedrooms and bathroom to themselves - perfect! There is a slight problem with the sash windows which look like they have fairly new sashes but they don't all work right - a couple of upper windows fall quite fast and are not held up correctly - this could be a dangerous with little children so be careful. Overall, this is a super location for a holiday in South Devon, I would certainly recommend it. Lucy from Hampshire - 23rd July 2016
Perfect Position for exploring Dartmouth and surrounding areas
House was great size for 8 people. unfortunately it needed hoovering and loo rolls in the toilet would have been nice. Dead flowers in the lounge not a good look. No Oven gloves in Kitchen. Set of matching wine glasses would be useful and more pint size glasses and a whisk. Lower bathroom u-bend was leaking in the cupboard. In the small bedroom the chest of drawers middle drawer runner broken. We found the views fabulous and would recommend the house to others. Blueriver: Hello Gill, we are so sorry about the issues you experienced during your stay regarding the cleaning and sundries. Please be assured that we have since rectified these problems, the owners are aware and the cleaners notified. We would very much like you to stay with us again and would be happy to offer a Loyalty Discount for re-booking. Best wishes, The Blueriver Team. Gill from Cranleigh Surrey - 15th May 2016
Very pleasant and comfortable.
The property was lovely - great views, warm and generally well equipped. Louise from Cambridge - 1st November 2014
Fantastic and relaxing
We stayed in "Riding Light" in Dartmouth, top two floors of a former vicarage. Lovely property with lovely views down across Dartmouth, handily placed for the town and the roads out of town. Very well equipped. Parking, or rather, manouvering into the parking space was a bit challenging. By way of constructive criticism, there were no correct light bulbs for the dining room and one had gone before we arrived, there were only two tea towels that were little bigger the face cloths, and the hoover was completely choked. Ventilation of the top shower room really needs to be improved upon. None of this detracted from our enjoyment of our stay in the house and Dartmouth, and I would certainly book the house again. Ian from St Neots, Cambridgeshire. - 23rd August 2014
Stunning views over Dartmouth
Fantastic, spacious house with amazing views and just a short stroll into Dartmouth. 4 kids with us who benefitted from such a large house to spread out in. Only down side was the kitchen, units and appliances are very old as is all the crockery, could do with being updated. Lynne from Derby - 2nd January 2014
A great place to stay with lots to do in the area.
This is a property with character and lots of space - except for parking. Knowing if the people who own the ground floor are likely to be around would help, especially if a group are staying with more than one car. Directing people up Vicarage Hill and then left into Fairview Road is OK if you are walking but not in a car as it is not possible due to the acute angle. Better to come down Fairview Road (driving on the pavement at times to avoid parked cars)then reverse into the drive. This area is not for those with mobility issues as the hills are steep and the passageways often have many steps. Having said that it is a lovely place to stay and explore the area whether by car, train, bus or boat. But there are also plenty of walks to do and we'd recommend the circular walk around Slapton. Philip & Muriel - Basingstoke - 28th September 2013
We loved our stay in Riding High!
Fantastic house with a lovely homely feel . Very clean and very well equipped.We loved it !Close to town with great view. Highly recommend it and all at Blueriver Cottages . would always use them again .Suzie Reid London - 16th September 2013
A very pleasant stay at Riding Light
Our first trip to South Devon and what better way to visit Dartmouth than to stay at Riding Light. This is a large comfortable house more than enough room to accommodate our party of 6 adults and 2 children. It has all modcons required and at no time did we lack anything. I cannot find fault with the accommodation and we enjoyed the week of sunshine we had. Dartmouth will be getting a second visit from us in the future. Only as a precautionary note we parked two small hatchback cars at Riding Light (one in garage) one on drive but it was very tight. There is a steep hill/steps down to the town and this may be a consideration when booking. when bookingMick from Herts - 24th August 2013
We had a great time. The property suited the 7 of us. We found it warm and comfortable and the Blueriver team gave an excellent service.pf - 5th January 2013
A beautiful house with a very homely feel. Everything we needed for a very comfortable break with excellent views which we all enjoyed. Proximity and access to town was good. We appreciated the peace and quiet and the large sized rooms, especially the separate dining room and well equipped kitchen. We needed the heating on (it was December!) and were very pleased with the provision of radiators and the volume of heat provided, needless to say, it was not needed all the time. We would recommend this beautiful house to anyone and would love to revisit ourselves sometime in the future. Thank you, we had a superb holiday. Thomas family - 29th December 2012
Lovely, spacious accommodation
We had a week at Riding Light. One of the largest we have stayed in, and so our teenagers had space to relax. Kitchen well-equipped. House cosy for autumn temperatures. Fabulous views and house was more central than I expected; only short walk to Dartmouth. KA Lancaster - 3rd November 2012
The apartment was very spacious and catered well for our family. Home from home, overall a lovely setting and great views. Alison from Chesterfield - 23rd September 2012
Long weekend stay September 2012 - very enjoyable!
We stayed at Riding Light for a long weekend in September 2012 for my Mum's 70th birthday. It was a family get together of 6 adults and 3 toddlers, and we found that there was plenty of space at Riding Light for all of us - it was particularly good to have the lovely spacious lounge, with enough space for us all to sit down and relax and for the children to spread out their toys and books and play. We also thought the views were fantastic - we arrived in the dark but the next morning we were really delighted to look out of the lounge window and see the gorgeous view of the harbour and boats. The provision of towels and kitchen equipment etc was all good - the kettle was leaking but it was quickly replaced after a quick call to the office so no complaints there. Overall the apartment had a bit of a "lived in" look, but we didn't mind this at all being aware of the need to stop our toddlers making a mess of things - we actually thought this gave it a more homely feel. The only small down side was the parking, which we can see is difficult due to the steep and narrow lanes surrounding the cottage - we had three cars and found that it was too difficult to get one into the garage so we just parked one in front of the garage and two up the lane outside. It would be worth giving future visitors some suggestions about where else to park, especially for people who arrive late in the evening after a long journey. Overall we loved it and would love to come back some time in the future - thanks! Helena and Ben - North London - 16th September 2012
Riding Light is a Duplex Apartment situated on the second floor of a detached Villa. There is parking available at the property in the form of a garage which is 4400mm long x 2225mm wide plus a parking space in front of the garage. The apartment is accessed directly off Fairview Road through a wrought iron gate down three steps and along a short pathway leading to the front door.
Door 800mm wide into the property with coir matting underfoot. Six carpeted steps lead up to the spacious landing area with doors leading to the living accommodation with a further staircase leading to the top floor.
Door 800mm wide into the kitchen with vinyl flooring laid. The kitchen includes of a range of base and wall units with appliances comprising of an electric oven with gas hob over, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer with worktops at 920mm high. A folding table and 3 stools is also available.
Door 760mm wide leading into bathroom with a vinyl flooring laid. The suite comprises of a panelled bath with shower over and shower curtain, low level WC, washbasin in vanity unit with large mirror over, radiator towel rail and central light fitting.
Door 780mm wide leading into the lounge with a carpeted flooring laid with a large central rug. The furniture comprises of two large sofas plus additional wicker chairs, two moveable wooden coffee tables and side tables, feature fireplace with inset electric fire with shelved alcoves to either side housing flatscreen Freeview TV with DVD player. Lighting is provide by wall light and two standard lamps.
Door 760mm wide into Bedroom with a carpeted flooring laid. Kingsize double bed with bedside units and sidelight, freestanding wardrobe and 4+3 chest of drawers unit. Wicker chair and feature fireplace and a pendant light fitting.
Door 680mm wide into Cloakroom with a vinyl flooring laid. Low level WC and wall mounted small washbasin.
Door 760mm wide into dining room with a carpeted flooring laid. A large extending table with eight chairs provides dining facility with further furniture of 2 low metal sideboards and a steamer lounger located in the bay window to one side.
15 carpeted stairs with a half landing leading to the top floor with a spacious landing area.
Door 780mm wide into bedroom 2 with a carpeted flooring laid. Kingsize wooden bed with matching bedside cabinets and chest of drawers with a freestanding clothes rail. As this property is located on the attic floor there are some sloping ceilings.
Door 780mm wide into bedroom 3 with exposed painted floorboards with 2 small rugs. The furniture comprises of two single beds and a small chest of drawers – this room is more ideally suited for the younger guest.
Door 780mm wide into bedroom 4 with a carpeted flooring laid. Spacious twin bedroom with furniture comprising of twin single beds with beside cabinets and a chest of drawers unit.
Door 740mm wide into shower room with a vinyl flooring laid. Shower cubicle, low level WC and pedestal washbasin with mirror over.