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Merchants Rest in Dartmouth, Devon

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Merchants Rest description

Merchants Rest, set in the heart of the historic town of Dartmouth, is a stylish first floor apartment housed within one of the country’s most important Grade I listed buildings. Lovingly restored to retain many original features, including a stunning Charles I plaster ceiling with cherubs and intricate mouldings, this beautifully finished apartment melds old with new cleverly, offering modern living and comfort, yet with all the character of this former 17th Century Merchant’s House.

Internally, the property has a large open plan living, kitchen and dining area with stunning original mullion windows that span the length of the living room. These cast natural light onto the intricate plaster work, the original fireplace and the chic, high gloss fitted kitchen creating a light and airy feel. Unusually for Dartmouth, the apartment even has its own secure garage just 250 metres away, which is suitable for one car.

Dartmouth is a pretty town perched on the River Dart offering a wealth of charm and character. The town is full of cobbled streets, stylish boutique shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants serving high quality local produce and sea food in particular.

Dartmouth is ideally located for exploring the neighbouring towns and beaches of Torquay, Brixham, Salcombe and the wider South Hams. There is so much to do locally ranging from steam trips on trains and boats to visits to zoos and museums, or you could just take it easy and enjoy the spectacular natural beauty right on your doorstep.

Please note, Merchants Rest forms part of a historic building that features original spiral staircases. Due to the steepness and narrow tread width these may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.


Modern fitted high gloss kitchen featuring an electric double oven, integrated grill, electric hob, washer dryer, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Fully equipped with a range of utensils and accessories including a microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetiere. An iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner are provided.

Dining Room/Area

The dining area features a table seating four.

Living Room/Area

Stylish open plan living, kitchen and dining area with Charles I plaster ceiling, mullioned windows, historic church door and period fireplace. Furnished with two cord sofas seating four, three footstools, a coffee table, breakfast bar with stools, a sideboard and TV cabinet. Features a 30” flatscreen internet enabled TV with Freeview and DVD player.

Master Bedroom

Furnished with a queen-size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror, dressing table and two bedside cabinets with lamps.

Bedroom 2

Cabin room furnished with a 4ft double bed (recommended for one adult or one child) with a 2ft 6 single on top (recommended for one child), wardrobe and two bedside cabinets complete with lamps.

Family Bathroom

The bathroom features a bath with shower over, WC, wash basin, mirror, shaver point, heated towel rail and cabinet.

Garden Description

First floor apartment with one flight of internal stairs.


Garage parking for one car 250 metres from the apartment.


  • Situated in a beautifully restored Grade I listed building.
  • Open plan living space with original mullioned windows and historic features.
  • Enviably positioned in the heart of Dartmouth.
  • Garage parking for 1 car
  • Beautifully presented 1st floor apartment, sleeps 3 adults and 1 child.

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