The Shell House

Dartmouth, Torbay and South Devon

  • 4 Star
  • Contemporary holiday property located in Dartmouth Town centre, close to all amenities and short driving distances from the beaches.

You can book this property from:

  • £632 per week
  • £90 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed


  • Washing machine


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Parking permit provided

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

How far to ...?

  • Beach 4 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: The Shell House
Description: House

The nearest bus stop is: 0.3 The Boat Float
The nearest train station is: Totnes 13 miles away
The nearest food shop is: 0.2 Marks and Spencers Food Hall
The nearest pub/restaurant is: 0.1 Dolphin Inn
The nearest petrol is: 1.5 miles BP Garage
Mobility equipment hire is: Brixham 

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Parking Permit
For what sized cars? Any
Good space to unload once parked? You can pull up in front of the house in Lake Street to unload
Number of spaces available: Mayors Avenue Car Park
The parking surface is: Street
Distance to the property from the parking: 0.2 miles Mayors Avenue Car Park to Lake Street
Is parking level? Yes
Distance to nearest parking area: 0.2 Miles
Is it pay and display? Yes
The width of the path to the property is: 6ft
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance: 3

Main entrance
How many entrances are there to the property? Door height 208cm
The doors widths are: 72cm
Keyhole height: 120cm
How many steps are there to the entrance: 3

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Laminate
The door widths are: 72cm
Is there good space between the furniture: Yes - 55cm roughly
Is it movable or fixed: Movable

The flooring is: Laminate
The door widths are: 72cm
The worktop height is: 91cm
Is the oven set high or low? Low
The fridge height is: Low
The freezer height is: No Freezer
Is crockery stored high or low? Low
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: Yes - glasses on stored on a shelf above the worktop 

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have: 3
The number of steps between floors is: 14
The flooring is: Carpet
The door widths are: 72cm
Bed sizes are: 5' (king) and 4'6" (Double)
Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The door widths are: 72cm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No
Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower? No
Is there a ground floor WC? No
Is there a ground floor bath or shower room? No
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: Yes
Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up? No 
The flooring is: Tiled

Is there a land line for guests to use? No
Mobile reception details: Good with major phone networks
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)? Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No
Any other information: Wood burner in living room


In a side street just off of the main town centre of Dartmouth is The Shell House. The property is in a great location and close to all of the amenities and attractions. The main shops, cafes and restaurants are less than a 5 minute walk away from your front door. The Shell House is within less than a 15 minute drive to Blackpool Sands where you can enjoy a lovely walk, beach day and grab an ice-cream from Venus Cafe. Nearby to the property are the Dartmouth River Boats Pontoon, permission to jump aboard the Paddle Steamer, Kingswear Passenger Ferry or Greenway Ferry. Fantastic activities to get those sea legs working. 

The property itself is beautifully decorated outside, with the use of shells creating a Lighthouse/Sea theme. Inside, the owners have recently refurbished the property to design a modern contemporary style for guests to enjoy during their stay. A very inviting environment for a fantastic holiday!  

Accommodation: Ground Floor - Kitchen/Lounge/Diner Electric Oven, Electric Ceramic Four Ring Hob, Built in Undercounter Fridge, Microwave, Nespresso KRUPS Coffee Machine (Guests to supply their own pods for the coffee machine), Nespresso Milk Frother, Wall Mounted 49" Flat Screen Smart TV with Freeview (Guests can log into their own Netflix accounts), Woodburner (Guests to supply their own wood). First Floor - Bedroom 2 Double Bed (4'6"), Chest of Drawers, Built-In Wardrobe, 32" Flat Screen Smart TV with Freeview (Guests can log into their own Netflix accounts), Bedside Cabinets with Bedside Lights and Full Length Mirror. Family Bathroom Bath with Thermostatic Overhead Shower, W.C., Hand Basin, Heated Wall Mounted Towel Rail and Washing Machine. Second FloorMaster Bedroom King Bed (5'), Bedside Cabinets and Bedside Lights, Chest of Drawers, 40" 4K Flat Screen TV with Freeview (Guests can log into their own Netflix Accounts), Built-In Wardrobe at the top of the stairs. 

Facilities: Parking A parking permit is provided for all year round use on the Mayor Avenue car park on a first come first serve basis, only a short walk away. During Dartmouth Regatta, guests are instructed to use the park and ride at the top of the town. Security Deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200, which is payable to Marsdens Devon 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. Pets Welcome: Maximum of 1 pet; £25 per pet per week Power and Heat: Gas and Electricity included in rent. Heated Towels Rails in the Family Bathroom. Woodburner in the Kitchen/Lounge/Diner (Guests to bring their own wood). Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels are provided (Please bring your own beach towels). Baby Equipment: Travel Cot and Highchair provided at the property. Guests to bring their own linen for the travel cot. Shop:0.1m Pub:0.1ml Notes No Smoking. Maximum of 1 Pet; £25 per pet per week. WiFi Provided. Mobile Phone Signal is Strong. Short BreaksShort Breaks Accepted in Low and Mid Season - Minimum of 3 nights.  


Great house and will be sure to rebook in the future.

Mrs M,

Shell cottage is a very comfortable house in an ideal location for all facilities. Very friendly locals. Lots of shops and pubs close by. We would recommend Blue River cottages as the standards are high and the company is very helpful.

Mrs K,

Shell House is a lovely property which is ideally situated within easy walking distance of town. Every attention to detail has been given, the quality of furnishings and equipment is very high, as is the cleanliness of the property. The parking permit is a really useful addition since parking in Dartmouth can be limited and expensive. I parked up at the start of my holiday and didn’t need to move my car again until I was heading home. I’d be highly likely to rebook in the future.

mrs M,

Great location and a perfect holiday home

Miss F,