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Pet friendly and family friendly detatched home with enclosed gardens near the

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue


About the property

5 Bedroomed house with lovely gardens

Close Bye is a spacious family home which would suit two families holidaying together. There are 2 king size rooms, a bunk room, a single room and a twin. The house has enclosed gardens at the back and front. Grass, decking and patio out the front on the seaside of the house. The house is child friendly and has some steps. There are sea views from the bedrooms upstairs and the house is nice and private.

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We would definitely recommend “Close By” - the house is lovely, huge and very well equipped. We had two families sharing it and there was plenty of room."

"The South Devon area and nearby attractions for families were great. We easily filled a week with enjoyable days out."

We had a fantastic time here, coming with our 3 boys between Christmas and the New Year. The house has plenty of space, and has a large kitchen area and a separate living room with TV etc, which is great on rainy days or when people need space. Another couple with a kid came for a few days and it was not crowded at all. You could easily come here with grandparents etc. The house is in a beautiful spot, with sea views, and wonderful unspoilt coastline all around. I imagine it must be fantastic with good Summer weather. We got lucky with some of the weather, and even had a proper day at the beach in late December. It's a special part of the country and as well as great walks there is lots of good sea food to be had if, like us, you like the fruits of the sea. As to the hosts, we couldn't have been made to feel more welcome - a freshly baked and delicious chocolate cake awaited us on arrival, which was a really wonderful touch. Both the owners are really nice, and Katy was extremely responsive and gave us loads of local tips, all of which were winners. She went the extra mile and even arranged a charming babysitter / child minder to enable us to feel like we had a true break.

"We booked the house for my mother’s birthday surprise and we all had a great time and felt comfortable in the cottage"
Jan 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dartmouth in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 King Bedroom 2 King Bedroom 3 Twin Bedroom 4 single Bedroom 5 bunk room
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
There is no smoking permitted in the house. £30 per dog per week. No Towels are provided. Only tea towels and hand towels.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Pet friendly and family friendly detatched home with enclosed gardens near the
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a lovely two weeks, two families of four, there was plenty of room kitchen was well equipt except the tin opener didn't work so if your taking cans make sure they have a ring pull 😉 and a big pan would have come in really handy. Kids loved the range of dvds and the piano in the living area was a lovely surprise. Beds were Comfortable and there is plenty of storage space. Only down side we found was parking being two families we had two large cars....wouldn't exactly call it parking more space on the side of the road, however we had am amazing two weeks and would return to close bye....The locals were friendly and the kings arms serves lovely food, the start bay Inn also serve lovely food but is a bit more like a cafe than a pub....The Queens arms was absolutely lovely too

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, warm spacious house in an unspoiled area of countryside right by the sea.

We were 2 families and a single adult, there was plenty of room for all of us and everything was spotlessly clean. The communal areas were large and it was nice to have the TV area completely separate from the kitchen/ diner. The dining table is huge which was great.

The house is very well appointed with a dishwasher, a washing machine and a full size freezer. Having 2 fridges was really useful. There were also some really lovely touches such as toilet paper, tea and milk and wine being there for our arrival. The stereo system, DVD player and the DVDs were all great for entertaining the children.

We were there during some really stormy weather, but the house stayed very warm. It has good sized enclosed gardens but unfortunately we didn't get to spend much time in those - they were great for the dog though.

The sea is a short walk away down a very steep path so not recommended for young children, however you can also get to a small beech car park in under a mile by car. Blackpool Sands with its lovely beech and beech side cafe is about 2 miles away.]

If I were being ultra picky I think the house could do with a large pan for cooking (there are frying pans and smaller pans) and a tin opener that works properly.

We really enjoyed our time in Close Bye and are very likely to visit again. We would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Dartmouth Gold and Country Club.
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Slapton Sands

The nearest beach is a shingle beach 3 miles long. Dogs are allowed all year round. A spit of land separates the beach from a fresh water lake which is a nature reserve and very popular with walkers and bird watchers. Lovely walks can be taken around the lake. Black pool sands is a lovely fine shingle beach and has a natural paddling pool for is safe for children. There is a beach cafe here and a seaside shop. The sandy beaches can be found across the water from Salcombe which involves a ferryboat by foot or yu can drive to Eastportlemouth and park in the national trust car park. These beaches are beautiful and the sand is proper sand castle sand. Dogs are allowed on this beach.

Local towns are Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Totnes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dartmouth, South Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer hols W1(Fri-Fri)
21 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer hols W2(Fri-Fri)
28 Jul 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer hols W3(Fri-Fri)
4 Aug 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer hols W4(Fri-Fri)
11 Aug 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer hols W5(Fri-Fri)
18 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer hols W6(Fri-Fri)
25 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Changeover day Friday. Departure time 10.30am. Arrival time 4.30pm

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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