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Merchant's Rise

A tastefully restored apartment within a historic Grade I listed building located in the heart of Dartmouth.

Electric car charging is now available for Merchant's Rise guests.



Merchants Rise is a contemporary second floor apartment within one of Dartmouth’s most important Grade I listed buildings. The former 17th Century Merchant’s House has been stylishly restored and features modern amenities whilst retaining many original features including wood panelling and mullion windows. It is a comfortable and modern apartment with plenty of character within walking distance of Dartmouth’s quaint shops, award-winning restaurants and harbour.

This property:
  • Sleeps 5
  • Dog friendly
  • Private, off-road parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • En-suite bathrooms


It has an open-plan kitchen and dining area with contemporary high-gloss units, an electric double oven, hob, integrated grill, washer dryer, dishwasher and a fridge freezer. The kitchen also has a microwave, kettle, toaster and a cafetiere. The cupboards and drawers are equipped with a range of utensils for those wishing to stay in and cook. There is also a breakfast bar with two stools and a dining table with seating for six.

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

Living Area

Merchant’s Rise has a characterful living room with a period fireplace, wood panelling and original 17th Century mullioned windows. It has been comfortably furnished with two sofas, a coffee table and a 30” flatscreen internet-enabled smart TV with Freeview. There is additional sleeping space available for two guests on a sofa bed.

Master Bedroom

Merchant’s Rise has two bedrooms. The first is a master bedroom located on the top floor, it is furnished with a king-sized bed, an integrated wardrobe and two bedside cabinets with lamps. It also has a comfortable lounge area with two leather chairs and a flatscreen TV with Freeview.

Master bathroom

The master bedroom’s en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower cubicle, a bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail, shaver point and cabinet.

Second Bedroom

The second bedroom, a cabin room, is furnished with a 4ft double bed and a 2ft 6 single bed on top. We recommend that the double bed is used only for one adult or one child and the single bed, given its size, is used by one child. The cabin room is fitted with a walk-in wardrobe and a beside cabinet complete with lamp. This bedroom boasts roof top views of Dartmouth.

Second Bathroom

This family bathroom, across the landing from the second bedroom, is equipped with a walk-in shower cubicle, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail, shaver point and cabinet. Please note: it does not have a bath.


Exterior / Parking

Merchant’s Rise also 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 Rest.

more information about merchant's rise:
  • 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

Wonderful break, facilities in accommodation excellent, cleanliness of a high standard.

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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 second-floor apartment which is accessible via two flights 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 and is not recommended for children under the age of eight. Smoking is not allowed 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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