At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 012048

About Compass Cottage

A cosy, quiet cottage in the woodland just behind Dartmouth Castle with glorious views of the river Dart, perfect for a peaceful, relaxing break.

Walkers and families will love this little retreat, perched in glorious leafy woodland on the Dart estuary portion of the South West Coast Path - which pretty much guarantees you’ll find glorious walks all around. When you’re taking a break from all those wonderful walks, then nip into the beautiful foodie town of Dartmouth where you’ll discover all sorts of delicious treats.

You’ll love the contemporary feel of this charming cottage, which is set over three floors. Open the door and you’ll find the large light-filled kitchen/ diner, sitting room and utility. On the first floor there’s a double and a single bedroom, a bathroom and then head up again to the master suite on the second floor.

Less than a mile from the cottage, you’ll find the pretty and vibrant harbour town of Dartmouth, which has a programme of festivals, events, exhibitions and markets to enjoy throughout the year. It’s also a food lovers paradise with everything from seafood to fudge (and of course ice cream as well). If you need to feel the sand between your toes then beach lovers should head to Blackpool Sands, nearly a mile of gorgeous golden sand flanked by steep, wooded cliffs that’s very popular with families.

With the South West Coast path outside your door, and also the fact that you’re inside the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there’s so much to explore when you stay at Compass, whether you’re a slow stroller, serious walker, nature lover, watersports enthusiast, beach goer or a foodie traveller. The stunning south Devon coast and countryside with its myriad tiny towns make great days out whether by car, foot, bike or boat. Pause to take in castles (Dartmouth and Compton), marinas, forts, galleries, historical houses like Greenway (Agatha Christie’s holiday home) or Coleton Fishacre, ferry trips or simply retreat to one of a number of beautiful beaches to relax and enjoy your break.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available


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  • Ground floor

    Kitchen with dining area, sitting room and utility.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (one double, one single) and bathroom with shower over bath.

  • Second floor

    Master bedroom with en-suite shower room.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Electric car charging: There are two parking spaces available, one of which has an electric car charging point.

Offers: Guests can benefit from a late Sunday checkout time of 4pm.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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