Genista is a lovely welcoming property located in the picturesque village of Kingswear, which enjoys a marine outlook over Waterhead Creek and the River Dart to the stunning port of Dartmouth and the Britannia Royal Naval College. Genista is an attractive Victorian home with welcoming homely furnishings and a cosy ambiance. The accommodation is arranged over 3 levels with most of the principle rooms having access onto balconies or decked areas from which stunning uninterrupted panoramic views over the river and creek are enjoyed. The rooms are light and airy and there are 4 good sized bedrooms which are all individually styled. A lockable door leads to the master bedroom which boasts its own kitchen, sitting area, bathroom and balcony. This can be rented as a separate apartment to the main house as it has its own access. Kingswear lies on the Eastern side of the beautiful River Dart opposite the port town of Dartmouth. In the village you will find the Royal Dart Yacht Club, local grocery shop, Darthaven Marina and a local pub. Accessed by regular passenger and car ferries Dartmouth has numerous cafes, restaurants and individual shops. Genista is a welcoming home suited to families with young children and groups of friends celebrating a special occasion or reunion.
This luxurious self contained apartment is at the top of the property and can be rented individually. It is open plan and all on one level. The accommodation includes a super king size bed, wardrobes, sitting area with table and TV, kitchen with cooker, electric hob, fridge (freezer drawer), kettle, coffee machine, breakfast bar and utensils etc. There is also a balcony area which offers wonderful views out over the creek to the beautiful town of Dartmouth. There is an outside table and chairs in the kitchen area for you use. The apartment has its own front door and access onto Lower Contour Road where there is sufficient parking available. It would be perfect for a romantic weekend as it is so peaceful and you are within easy reach of Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay.
The downstairs living area is ideal for family living with its home comforts and comfy sofas. There is stripped wooden flooring throughout the lounge area and fantastic views from the bay windows. In the lounge you will find a digital TV with a selection of DVDs and games to keep the children entertained on those rainy days! Access from the front door takes you onto one of the decked areas perfect for those lovely summer evenings where you can sit and watch the world go by!
The modern kitchen with lovely tiles throughout has the up to date appliances one needs whilst away. You will find an electric hob, double spacious oven, washing machine, toaster, microwave and dishwasher.
The dining area can seat 6 people, so perfect for larger families.
There is a cloakroom on the ground floor near to the kitchen with WC and handbasin. The main family bathroom is on the first floor has WC, bidet, bath, shower over bath and wash basin. On the third floor in the apartment there is a bathroom with large walk in shower, WC, bidet and wash basin.
There are 4 bedrooms in the property:
Bedroom 1 - Bunk bed room with views over the creek, chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2 - King size bed with views over the creek, bed side tables, wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 - King size bed with views out to Lower Contour Road, bed side tables, wardrobe.
Bedroom 4 (Apartment) - Super King size bed with sitting area, kitchen & balcony.
The outside space consists of decking on 2 levels, enjoy a glass of champagne over looking Dartmouth and its beautiful scenery. The downstairs decking plays host to a BBQ and seating for six guests, whilst the top floor decking has seats for two. Parking is available at the rear of the property on Lower Contour Road for one car.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 8
- 4 Bedrooms
- 1 Pet allowed
- Sorry, no WiFi
- Nearest pub 0.5 mile
- Ground floor WC
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- No smoking
- Nearest shop 0.5 mile
- 0.5 mile from the coast
- River views
Wonderful views. Quiet location. Lucky with the weather.
We really enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and comfortable and perfect for our needs in terms of bedrooms and bathrooms. And we loved all the quirky bits and bobs. We had to override the heating settings as it seemed to be set only to be on for an hour in the morning and about 3 hours in the evening, but it was easy to put it on when we needed it and off when we were out or at night. Being without wifi was a bit of a problem since all the tourist information referred you to websites. The views were so wonderful we just sat drinking tea for ages in the mornings in the upstairs room watching the egret feeding.Daphne from Monmouth - 18th April 2016
Lovely house and great location
We really enjoyed our stay at Genista. It is a lovely house with everything for a perfect holiday. It should come with a parking permit as the parking space is only suitable for small cars. We would love to come back!Isabel and Alex from Nottingham - 23rd May 2015
Excellent Location and Views
My Partner booked the week as a surprise, so I did not have previous knowledge of where we were going. The property was excellent and as described. The views from the top balcony and terraces at ground floor level are lovely and perfect for sitting out with a glass or three. The top floor is very comfortable and has good facilities. The middle floor double bedrooms and family bathroom are perfectly acceptable.The small bedroom is odd as the door cannot be closed, yet has a double bed with a single bunk above; it would be more sensible to arrange that the door opens outwards instead? There was also only a small chest of drawers in this room....no room for anything else. The ground floor works well as one large through room of Kitchen , dining room and lounge. The Kitchen was well equipped but doesn't offer a lot of food storage cupboards...we had to rearrange the glasses to another Dining Room Cupboard to free a cupboard up ! The Dining Room and Lounge are good and comfortable. The outside terraces accessed through the front door are great.....lovely views.Pete, Derbyshire - 3rd October 2014
Great house in a perfect location
We stayed for Dart week. Perfect location. House very well equipped, but would have preferred twin beds, rather than King size. Great that we were able to book for 9 nights.Mary and crew - 1st September 2014
Amazing house with beautiful views
Really enjoyed our stay at South Devon in Genista, everything was perfect all the family loved it. Blue River Cottages I found were very helful, the girls in the office were lovely to talk to. I have recommended them to my friend for Christmas time. Thanks so much for everthing.Angela from Cardiff - 31st May 2014
Delightful Easter Break!
We had a lovely family holiday at Genista during the Easter holidays. There were many thoughtful touches provided by the owner such as handwash, lotion and kitchen roll. Lovely bedlinen and towels was much appreciated. We will return!Lisax - 24th April 2014
Well-appointed house in good location. Very comfortable, clean. Lovely views across the river Dart. We would be happy to return.Jo from Kent - 10th August 2013
We have had a lovely stay in Genista, what a wonderful location!The Greenslades - 26th July 2013
Great Holiday, Good Location,
We stayed at Genista at spring bank 2013 and had a great holiday. The property was plenty big enough for us all (6 adults, 2 children and 1 baby). Genista suited our needs and we were in a great location to travel to different places and the views from the property were brilliant!!. We would visit Devon and this property again.Family from West Yorkshire - 1st June 2013
Approached from either the parking space to the rear of the property by car or can be
reached by foot from the front door fronting Brixham road.
Access from the parking space into the top floor is via an external flight of 8 steps across a
decked balcony. Or you can continue down a further 28 external steps to the ground floor
and approach through either the rear door or walk along a level pathway to the front door.
Pedestrian access via the front of the property is accessed up 33 steps into the entrance
Front door 850mm wide into hallway. Coir mat upon entering with exposed wooden
floorboards to remainder. Inner basket and shoe rack to side on entering, cloaks hanging,
15 carpeted stairs with handrail leading to first floor. Door 670mm into cloakroom, door to
right hand side not in use
Open plan living accommodation
Door 620mm wide opening into living area. Floor laid with tiles - due to their design the
floor surface is uneven in places. Wooden dining table with six high back chairs, ceiling
light fittings, built in wall cupboards, door to rear, open arch with 540mm clearance into
living room laid with exposed wooden floorboards, large corner suite and single chair,
central low level coffee table, side table. Two floor lamps, corner wooden TV stand ith TV,
DVD and video player. Kitchen open onto dining area with range of base and wall units
with worksurfaces at 900mm high, continuation of same tiled floor, built in cooker, hob,
vaulted ceiling with skylights allowing natural light, spotlights and under unit lighting.
Carpeted landing with a further narrow steep staircase of 14 steps rising to top floor.
Doors all 780mm leading into bedrooms and bathroom
Floor laid with tiles with bathroom suite comprising panelled bath with shower,( no
separate shower attachment) shower screen, low level toilet, bidet, pedestal washbasin
with mirror over, central light fitting, light with shaver point over mirror
Carpeted floor, low level wooden bed with mattress at 300mm high, glass bedside tables
with floor lamp to one side, built in double wardrobe, moveable chair and footstool, chest
of drawers unit to one side. Central light fitting
Carpeted floor, low level wooden bed with mattress at 300mm high, glass bedsides with
floor lamp to one side, built in wardrobe, freestanding wardrobe, chest of drawers, wooden
trunk, central light fitting
Futon bunk bed with double mattress to bottom bunk, chest of drawers, central single
Door 740mm wide into master suite, floor laid with oak floorboards. Super king size bed
with mattress at 540mm high, narrow bedsides to each side with floor lamps, large chest of
drawers with flatscreen TV, two seater leather sofas with wooden coffee table, feature
single chair, built in wardrobes, French doors opening onto glass screened tiled balcony.
Open doorway into
Laid with tiled floor, range if base units with worksurfaces at 940mm high, breakfast table
and stools, french doors leading out to decked balcony at rear leading to parking. Sloping
ceilings with spotlights
En suite shower room
Door 750mm wide into shower room, tiled floor, suite comprising of a large walk in shower
cubicle, pedestal washbasin, bidet, low level toilet, feature table