Steppes by name, steps by nature, this incredible six-bedroom property sleeps thirteen guests and enjoys the most spectacular of views up and down the River Dart, reaching as far out as the mouth of the Dartmouth estuary.
This stylish, spacious, and family friendly property is accessed via several steps that lead down to the river from the road above. Once inside you are treated to the most incredible views. Outside there is ample space to enjoy along with ‘The Boathouse’, sleeping five more guests and available on request. The property is centrally positioned, with Dartmouth located just a two-minute walk away.
Entering through the front door, the hallway leads you to the open-plan living area. The lounge overlooks the River Dart, with floor-to-ceiling windows along the whole wall. There is a dining table to seat everyone comfortably, plus an island in the kitchen for extra seating. The kitchen is modern and immaculate, with everything you could need and more from a home-away-from-home. The kitchen will be supplied with t-towels and a sundry pack.
A separate snug can also be found underneath the main lounge area, offering lots of room to spread yourselves out. The snug is fit with a telescope, ideal to keep the kids entertained when the sun goes down. The snug opens onto a grand decking area complete with outdoor furniture, perfect for an afternoon of relaxing and watching the boats sail by.
Steppes sleeps thirteen comfortably across six bedrooms. One is located on the same level as the living area, with the rest downstairs. The bedrooms consist of three super kings, one king, one double, and one cabin-style room with three single beds. All bedrooms come prepared with good quality linen and towels for extra comfort.
There are two family bathrooms, one with a large bath, and two separate toilet rooms. A starter supply of toilet rolls and hand soap will be available in the bathrooms.
Start the day sipping coffee from one of the balconies, laze in the afternoon sun, and finish the day with a family barbecue on the Astro-turf garden. Steppes is directly on the water’s edge and less than a two-minute walk into central Dartmouth, boasting some fantastic bars, restaurants, shops and parks. There are a number of more adventurous walks certainly worth exploring as well, with the entrance to Steppes located on the South West Coast Path.
Additional to the main house is ‘The Boathouse’. Located on the waterfront below Steppes. The Boathouse accommodation is self-contained, with a small but functional kitchen, bathroom with shower, and two bedrooms sleeping five guests. There is a double room and a double with single trunk. Please advise when booking if you would like to add this additional space.
Although the property is located right on the river, there is no boat available to use and we advise that the property isn’t suitable for young children due to the proximity of the water’s edge.
We advise that, on arrival, you drop off luggage and park the car for most of your stay. Parking within the town is often not the most convenient, especially during the summer months. We recommend using the Park and Ride service located at the top of the town next to Dartmouth’s two main supermarkets. For more information and guidance, please ask when booking.
Dartmouth is an all year round destination hosting a variety of regional events like the yearly Dart Music Festival (May), the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta (August), and the Dartmouth Food Festival (October).
All in all, Steppes provides waterside living at its best whilst allowing you to access the town with ease. The car can be left behind for the entire duration of your stay!
We advise that you pull up on the road above and unload before parking the car, the property guide that we provide ahead of an arrival offers advice of where best to use but detailed information on parking can be found here »
The Boathouse is available as an extra to the main house and sleeps 5 guests over 2 bedrooms in 3 beds. The additional charge is £200 per night and should be added to the booking form as an ‘extra’ when making a reservation.