Fingals Folly and Wisteria Balcony Suite

Dartmouth, Devon

Play grass tennis, swim in the pool - and cosy up in your own pad at this charmingly laid-back country house close to river and sea


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


Fingals is groovy, a jumble of a place in a hidden valley in one of the loveliest parts of south Devon. It’s run with charm, humour and a dash of idiosyncrasy by Richard and Sheila. Each year, a little more accommodation is added onto the Queen Anne farmhouse. The one-bedroom Folly is one of the later twists, a mad-cap scheme to add colour and genius, with a cleverly conceived little ‘deck’ area where a boat has been laid to rest so that you can loll in dappled sunshine beside a brook. The Wisteria Suite can sleep up to four people – the two bedrooms open onto a balcony with tables where you can have your breakfast, and views over the garden and tennis court Walk down to the river or the pub, hire canoes, paddle, laze on the beach, a 20-minute drive. Fingals is generous, unusual, laid-back and great fun.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Weekend breaks off season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from £62
Weekly price
from £440
Price for 1 room for 3 nights £150-£400.
1 Apartment for 4
From £623 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 2
From £621 bed1 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Richard & Sheila Johnston

  • Painting courses in next door barns
  • Greenway (Agatha Christie) House short ferry accross river
  • Greenlane walks from front door and coastal walks a short distance away
  • Dartmouth a 20 min boat ride away on the Dart river
  • Dartington hall with literary festival and Summer music school 20 mins
  • Beaches coves and estuaries to swim in