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Dartmouth House

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Olney, Buckinghamshire
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Dartmouth House dates back to 1745, great for larger groups of family or friends, Gullivers World and Woburn Safari Park nearby.

Originally owned by the Earl of Dartmouth and situated in the Georgian market town of Olney, Dartmouth House has records dating back to 1745. A spacious and comfortable, stone-built roadside property with the owners’ home close by, it can sleep up to twelve people. It has retained many of the original features - such as flagstone, wooden and quarry-tiled floors, beamed ceilings and fireplaces. The large, south-facing, stone-walled garden is enclosed, and its beautiful aspects may be enjoyed in all types of weather when dining or relaxing on the large verandah, which is attached to the house.
Olney (situated on the River Great Ouse) is one of the most sought-after destinations in North Buckinghamshire and is within easy driving distance of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, in an area with beautiful rolling countryside and many country and town attractions. Olney is located in the middle of England and Dartmouth House is handily set along a main road just 20 minutes from junction 14 of the M1 - making London very accessible. Olney itself has tea rooms, antique shops, boutiques and the William Cowper Museum and are all within easy walking distance of the property. A few minutes’ drive leads to Woburn Abbey, Castle Ashby and Bletchley Park. There is plenty to keep children entertained - from Gullivers World and Woburn Safari Park to the popular Whipsnade Zoo. For the more energetic, there are vast areas of outstanding walking and cycling country, including Salcey Forest and Emberton Park. Milton Keynes offers a different experience with its cinemas, excellent shopping, the Milton Keynes Theatre (the most popular theatre outside London) and a huge choice of sporting activites including the Snowdome. Shops 50 yards, pub 20 yards.

Large, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and flagstone-tiled floor. Spacious beamed dining room with original 18th-century wooden floor. Large, well-equipped kitchen with fitted units and quarry-tiled floor. One step down to utility with shower. Separate toilet. Six steps up to double bedroom with TV. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV. Twin bedroom with TV and additional single. Four steps up from landing to two bathrooms with toilet, anti-slip flooring and heated towel rail; one with two wash basins. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV. All double bedrooms with 5ft bed.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Seven TVs
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large, lawned enclosed garden with paved verandah, patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • No smoking
  • NB: 3 steps in

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • No Pets Allowed
    No Pets Allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 13/02/2017
    A lovely, quirky house perfect for a family reunion, as was ours. Despite unprecedented low temperatures for February, the house was lovely and warm, and the welcome package was a very kind gesture.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2017
    Great house for a group get together. The only negative was that there is only one shower (and that was not great). Could do with at least another shower head in one of the other bathrooms.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 03/10/2016
    Had a great weekend at Dartmouth House. Lovely house and plenty of space for 12 of us. Really appreciated the wine and chocolates on arrival too! Thank you

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2016
    A base for a family get together and to exploit the children's / family attractions of the area. The house has a quirky layout but it was warm and comfortable. We managed to fit in without a struggle, a pair of great grandparent, a pair of grandparents two couples with a toddler and baby each and a childless couple. I suspect it would not suit everybody but nowhere will. So check out the website for pictures and information, and the area for your needs, and make your own mind up. There were a few minor irritations which could easily be resolved, but I would not let them put me off going again i.e. no pint glasses, BBQ and patio lighting not available this late in season, limited wardrobe space in top bedroom. Otherwise perfect for our family holiday base.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2016
    Stayed at Dartmouth House last weekend( May 13th - 16th). It was the Perfect venue for our three generation family gathering. House quirky and very exciting for the younger members of our party. Lovely market town location with Emberton Country Park within walking distance. Great weekend enjoyed by all. Would certainly go again.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 09/05/2016
    Very convenient location within walking distance of lovely town with interesting shops, cafes pubs and restaurant. Beautiful garden with outdoor undercover eating area. One glaring omission was the provision of any information about places of interest and places to eat even those in Olney. The landlady told us " it's not a touristy place"! Makes you wonder why she has a hotel and a holiday home in it. She also said they do not like to publicise other towns!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are disappointed that you decided to deduct our score by 3 marks, despite the fact that you even emailed us, following your stay, to say how much you had really enjoyed your weekend. Your score is one of the lowest we have received so far. There are restaurant brochures / scenic walks around the lake / local amenities information to be found in the lounge of the house. Guests rarely stay here for a 2 week holiday. Our town is very much a ‘short break / long weekend’ destination and this is exactly what you booked. Our house is a wonderful weekend bolt hole to unwind in, after the busy working week. A huge percentage of our guests come from London as we are very centrally located. The house attracts friendship groups and complete family generations. Our guests dine out at the lovely pubs and restaurants on the doorstep of the house and explore all the boutiques and antique shops, along with the cafes and delicatessens that we have just up the road. A huge amount of our guests time their stay to coincide with a birthday / anniversary and eat lots of cake! Also we have brides and their families, going to weddings in summer months. In the winter some guests simply relax, light the log burner /drink wine and watch films. Everyone comes to stay at our house for different reasons. We do mention other towns in the area, as I recommended to you Woburn and the Safari Park, which is 8 miles away and that is where you went on the Sunday of your stay so I am unsure as to your above comments here. You are right in saying that we also run a successful hotel business. We have a 100% occupancy rate and 90% of these guests are business men and ladies, who enjoy our lovely hotel and town after their working day. We have owned it for 17 years. We wish you well with your future breaks away.

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8.4 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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