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Merchant's Rest

A stylish apartment within a historic Grade I listed building within the centre of Dartmouth.



Merchant’s Rest is located within the heart of the historic naval town of Dartmouth, South Devon. It is a contemporary first floor apartment within a prominent Grade I listed building. The former 17th Century Merchant’s House has been tastefully restored and renovated with modern amenities whilst retaining many original features including a Charles I plaster ceiling and mullion windows. It is a comfortable and modern apartment with plenty of character within walking distance of Dartmouth’s quaint shops, wonderful restaurants and famous harbour.

This property:
  • Sleeps 4
  • Dog friendly
  • Private, off-road parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


Merchant’s Rest has a high-gloss modern kitchen with an electric double oven, integrated grill, electric hob, washer dryer, dishwasher and fridge freezer. It is fully equipped with a microwave, kettle, toaster and a cafetiere whilst the cupboards and drawers are stocked with a range of crockery and utensils.

*An iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner are also provided

Living Area

The interior of this apartment benefits from a large open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. The original fireplace and mullion windows remain yet the kitchen has been upgraded with high-gloss doors and stone work surfaces. It also has a breakfast bar with two stools meanwhile the living space has been furnished with two cord sofas, a coffee table and three footstools. There is also a 30” flatscreen internet-enabled smart TV with Freeview. The dining space has a glass table which seats four. The result is a contemporary, light and airy feel; perfect for relaxing after a day spent exploring Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coastline.

Master Bedroom

Merchant’s Rest has two bedrooms. The first is a master bedroom furnished with a queen-sized bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and two bedside cabinets with lamps.

Second Bedroom

The second, a cabin room, is furnished with a 4ft double bed with a 2ft 6 single bed on top. We recommend that the double bed is only used for one adult or one child and the single bed, given its size, is used for one child. The cabin room is fitted with a wardrobe and two beside cabinets complete with lamps.

Family Bathroom

There is one family bathroom at Merchant’s Rest which features a bath with shower over, WC, wash basin, shaver point, heated towel rail and a cabinet.


Exterior / Parking

Merchant’s Rest benefits from a secure garage only 250 metres away, located on Oxford Street, which is suitable for one medium-sized car. Please note the dimensions are 16ft x 14ft. There are two parking spaces however the second space is reserved for our other property Merchant’s Rise.

more information about merchant's rest::
  • Private, off-road parking (maximum 1 car)
  • Dog friendly (maximum 2 dogs)
  • Close to the coast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Key safe
  • Child friendly
  • Bed linen and towels are provided. Beach towels are not.

Check in: from 4pm / Check out: until 10am

This property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.*

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What Our Guests Say

Location was perfect. We loved the apartment it is so beautiful inside and it was lovely and warm in November. The bed was very comfy too.

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Visiting Dartmouth

Dartmouth is a renowned coastal town on the River Dart with a strong naval background. It has charming cobbled streets, stylish independent boutiques alongside household name brands, many galleries, and cosy cafes and restaurants serving local produce.

When staying at Merchant’s Rise one can easily explore the beauty of the South Devon coastline and visit the popular town of Salcombe, the long sandy beaches of Blackpool Sands and Bigbury on Sea, and visit local historic attractions such as Dartmouth Castle. To learn more about Dartmouth and read about our favourite places to visit please CLICK HERE.

Getting here

0.4 miles to Dartmouth Lower Ferry Terminal

45.6 miles from Exeter International Airport

14.5 miles to Totnes Train Station

3 hours train ride from London Paddington to Totnes Train Station

4 miles to Blackpool Sands

20.8 miles to Salcombe

Other Important Information

*This is a first-floor apartment which is accessible via one flight of stairs. It is an original spiral staircase which, due to its steepness and narrow tread width, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or children under the age of eight.
Smoking is not permitted at this property. Dogs are charged at £20 per night.

Things To Do In Dartmouth

With Dartmouth's quaint streets, fashion boutiques, steam railway and historic attractions there's lots to see and do.
For tips and inspiration read our guide to Dartmouth.

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