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“My favourite place on earth”
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Sitting room with down river views
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Sitting room with down river views
Up river views and sitting room Tall ship departing viewed from the sitting room, July 2015
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21 reviews
Sitting room with down river views
Up river views and sitting room
Tall ship departing viewed from the sitting room, July 2015
View down the estuary and out to sea past the castle from the sitting room.
Seagulls at rest from the sitting room.
Kingswear from Spyglass sitting room
View from the roof terrace
Our new front door!
All new shower room
The moon over the estuary and dim lights fro Dartmouth castle from the sitting room
The new kitchen with small door onto the roof terrace
Dining table and Kitchen with the terrace behind
Flat screen TV and nautical items
View from sitting room - lovely!
View down over the lower ferry
The 'new' double bedroom
More of the double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom 2.
Games, jigsaws, nauticalia, sailing books.
Nice cosy wood burner installed upstairs.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dartmouth, Devon, England

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“My favourite place on earth”
Reviewed 9 December 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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My husband, children and I have stayed at Spyglass twice now, and are hoping to return to celebrate my 40th birthday next year. I have fallen completely in love with Dartmouth, and the views over the Dart from this characterful, cosy little property are simply stunning. The cottage would suit a couple, but we managed quite nicely as a family of four (as a family of five last time, actually, with the older children in the twin beds and Nancy in the same room in her travel cot!). The castle is a little under a mile from the property, and my favourite morning run is there and back - steep on the way, more gentle on the return! We found Spyglass to be exactly as advertised: it is quiet, comfortable and original, and nautically themed. One thing we did have a quandary over was recycling, but Martin (the owner) was very helpful with this and told us where to find the recycle bins next to the main town car park. Martin was fantastic all round, actually; really friendly and helpful. Do take care with the steps up to the property and the steep ladder up to the roof terrace (where we sat in the glorious August sunset, basking in the views, after the kids had gone to bed - bliss!). That said, none of us - even my accident-prone son - ever came a cropper. Spyglass is one of those real gems you feel lucky to have found and, if you're anything like us, will want to return to again and again. As an added bonus, it's mere metres from the top notch chip shop and pub (if you are so inclined), and to take the kids crabbing we simply had to walk down the steps and then down a few more to the Dart. It's also virtually opposite the ferry, which we used a lot (worth buying the book of tickets for multi-crossings if you're going to cross more than 3 or 4 times).

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Liked best: Location and views
Liked least: Very little to fault! although parking in town and walking back was a bit of a pain for my hubby - then again, we often got a spot outside the property, even in high season
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jul 2016
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review, it is much appreciated. We have made some pretty big changes to Spyglass, especially the first floor, but don't worry - it has lost none of the character. Cheers Martin
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