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Vipers Quay enjoys a unique location about 3 miles upstream from the historic town of Dartmouth on a beautiful and unspoilt section of the River Dart. The property has its own private quay, extensive river frontage, garden with barbecue, and 2 acres of woodland and grounds. Laid out over a single floor the house provides comfortable accommodation for up to 12 people – 8 adults and 4 children or teenagers. It has a large living/dining room with an open log fire-place and picture windows on two aspects giving panoramic views up and down the river. The well equipped kitchen leads off the living room and also enjoys views over the river and garden.
There are 5 bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a 5’6” double bed with en-suite shower & WC Bedroom 2 has twin beds with en-suite bathroom & WC Bedrooms 3 & 4 have twin beds with wash-basins and share a family bathroom Bedroom 5 has four full-length bunk beds and an adjacent bathroom & WC.
The attractive village of Dittisham, dating back to Domesday has two excellent pubs, a popular riverside cafe and a well stocked village shop. A half-hourly water bus runs to Dartmouth from where river cruises go to Totnes. Both these ancient towns have good shopping and excellent restaurants.
The river provides endless opportunities for entertainment, and boats - both sailing and motor - can be hired in the village or in Dartmouth. There is good fishing in the river and several local boats provide sea fishing trips.
The area provides a wide variety of things to do and see - attractions to suit all ages and interests. There are several sandy beaches and golf courses within easy range. Steam railways run from Totnes to Buckfastleigh, where there is an otter centre; and from Kingswear, on the opposite bank of the river, to Paignton. There is a delightful zoo at Paignton, a charming children's zoo at Totnes, a model village (well liked by children) at Babbacombe and an excellent theme park at Blackawton (5m). There are several glorious gardens and National Trust and other historic properties in the vicinity,- Greenway House, once the home of Agatha Christie, is just across the river, reached by ferry from the village.
For weekly bookings changeover day is Friday. Short breaks - weekend (3 days, Friday to Sunday) or midweek (4 days, Monday to Thursday) - can be booked except during high season, bank holidays and school half terms. Short break bookings for these periods is only available 4 weeks prior to the relevant date. For Christmas and New Year flexible arrangements can be made.