An incomparable view. Perched on a gentle hill overlooking the comings and goings on the river and estuary below, Nonsuch House is a luxurious bed and breakfast with its own unique 'wow' factor. With breathtaking views, deeply comfortable, south facing bedrooms and a conservatory and terrace upon which to contemplate the maritime activity below, Nonsuch House is a very special place to stay.
Kit, a Kiwi, came to the UK in his mid 20s. Having taught for 4 or so years at a well known London prep school, he joined his parents in setting up and running Langshott Manor, a well-known hotel in Sussex. Kit came down to Kingswear in 1997 where they set up Nonsuch House – it quickly became well known. Meeting up with Penny, who had come to live in Kingswear having completed a leg of a round the world yacht race, they got married in 2003. She did not have to change her surname! Penny continued working as a Practice Manager of a firm of solicitors until 2006 when she joined Kit in running Nonsuch House full time. Kit is a great chef and creates the most fantastic meals from local produce, whilst Penny is front of house, administrator and chief bedmaker!!
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Inhouse cuisine: With stunning views from the conservatory, enjoy a wonderful breakfast each day of the week. Home made muesli, jams, bread and fruit compotes, together with our own smoked fish, are complimented by locally produced eggs, bacon, sausages, freshly squeezed juices, fresh tomatoes and mushrooms. If you yearn for something different, you need only ask.
Nonsuch House offers dinner to guests four nights a week - Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. Dinner consists of 3 to 4 courses and guests are encouraged to say what they like to eat.
Three course dinner: £37.50 per head inluding service (menu can be influenced by guests!)
Eating out: There are many excellent local restaurants and we are happy to give you any help and advice. We can also provide you with a list of our favourites and make any bookings for you. It is essential to book ahead particularly at the weekend in the summer months.
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Situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Devon and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Nonsuch House offers breathtaking views over the Dart estuary and its bustling maritime activity. Whilst the delights of Dartmouth are only a short ferry ride away, there are also some outstanding walks to be had straight from Nonsuch House - the South West Coast path is on the doorstep and Dartmoor is close by. With the river Dart and the sea beneath the terrace, sailing, canoeing, sea fishing or a more leisurely picnic trip up the river to Totnes are just a few of the delights to be enjoyed during a stay at Nonsuch House.
On the map: Detailed driving instructions will be provided on booking
By car: Driving from central London 4-5 hours depending on time of day and driving conditions
By train: From London Paddington to Totnes Station in approx 3 hours. Taxi from Totnes that takes about 20 minutes (cost about £25). There is a local car hire company a few minutes from Totnes Station
By air: To either Exeter or Bristol airport. A car hire will be needed from either of these airports. The drive to Kingswear will take about 2 hours from Bristol and 1 hour from Exeter
From £57.50 per person per night, double occupancy, including homemade cake and tea and a full English breakfast. Seasonal rates apply.
From £57.50 per person per night, double occupancy, including homemade cake and tea and a full English breakfast.
Low Season : November 2015 – 25 March 2016
Sunday to Thursday: Double/Twin £115.00 per room per night
Friday and Saturday and Public Holidays: Double/Twin £125.00 per room per night
High season rates apply at Christmas and New Year.
Low Season Breaks
Sunday to Thursday: Double/Twin £105.00 per room per night – 3 night minimum stay excluding Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year and weekends.
High Season – April 2016 to October 2016
Sunday to Thursday: Double/Twin £150.00 per room per night
Friday, Saturday and Bank Holidays: Double/Twin £160.00 per room per night.
Dartmouth Royal Regatta: Double/Twin £180.00 per room per night
Stays of 7 nights or more are available at a discounted rate – please ask.
Christmas, Easter and New Year: High Season rates apply
Double/Twin Tariff less £25.00
Additional Bed in Room £35.00 extra per night
Reservations are to be confirmed by telephone, email or in writing and held on a credit/debit card. A deposit of one night's stay will be taken at the time of booking. If a booking is cancelled within 21 days of the intended date of arrival, Nonsuch House reserves the right to charge the full amount less breakfast unless the room is re-let. If the cancellation is within 48 hours of the intended arrival date, the total cost of the booking will be charged. If the room is re-let this charge will be waived. Special conditions apply at Christmas, New Year, Easter and Regatta.
Balance payment to be made prior to departure by debit or credit card, cheque or cash.
Arrival time: after 3.30pm
Departure time: by 11am