Fingals Folly

Dartmouth, Devon

Suitible for: 2 Humans icon 2 Humans
Suitible for: 2 Dogs icon 2 Dogs
Suitible for: undefined Children welcome icon Children welcome
Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

  • Owner pets on site
  • Livestock on site
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Why we love it

Riverside walks and beach time, plus a pool, croquet and tennis to enjoy from a place bursting with character and colour

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • Heading down to rockpools on secret beaches
  • Exploring the sights and smells of the estate
  • Splashing around in the river Dart

Humans will love

  • The covered pool, croquet and tennis out on the lawn
  • The boat bench on the deck by the stream
  • Taking the foot ferry and hiking the coast

The place

There’s nowhere quite like Fingals. Owners Sheila and Richard have turned their land into a place of character and variety, creating six different places to stay on the estate, each with its own unique feel. You can make your stay as sociable or secluded as you like, sitting on the boat bench by the stream in peace, or heading over to the pool or the croquet lawn to see who’s around. There may well be other dogs for yours to meet but even if there aren’t then walks alongside the riverbanks, plunges into the Dart and trips to the many local beaches will provide all the entertainment they need. There are plenty of great places to try some of the local cuisine as well, from dog-friendly pubs to fancy restaurants, scattered through the countryside in every town and village.


  • 1 x King room
  • 1 x day bed in the sitting room


  • En suite bathroom with bathtub and shower

Living and relaxing

  • Indoor heated pool and sauna, shared with other guests
  • Grass tennis and croquet, shared with other guests
  • Table tennis and snooker, shared with other guests
  • DVDs to borrow
  • Wifi
  • Communal piano
  • Wood burner with wood provided
  • Communal grounds
  • Outdoor seating on boat bench on the rear deck

Cooking and dining

  • Kitchen including gas hob, induction hob, microwave, BBQ, gas oven, electric oven, fridge freezer
  • Cooking basics suppled- salt, pepper, oil, coffee, tea, sugar and a welcome pack with local goodies
  • Communal BBQ
  • Dining table for two in the kitchen

For the dog

  • Dog towels for muddy paws and soggy coats
  • Advice on dog walks nearby
  • Resident friendly lurchers to play with

Booking information

  • Check in 1500
  • Check out 1000
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the property
  • £5 per dog per night

Optional extras

  • Additional firewood can be purchased at £7 per bag

You should know

  • There are six unique places to stay at Fingals, all of which share the pool, sauna and other facilities hat can be booked on an exclusive basis
  • Two friendly lurchers live on site
  • There is a private, unfenced deck above the stream
  • Goats, ducks and chickens in attached walled garden so be aware if your dog's a chaser
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In the neighbourhood

  • There are tonnes of great beaches nearby, many of which are dog friendly, but Richard and Sheila like to keep some of them secret, so ask for directions when you arrive
  • Dogs are welcome on the Dartmouth foot ferry, which can carry over the river to Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway
  • Learn to sail on the River Dart just a mile away, try canoeing from the creek or crabbing on the village pontoon
  • The weekend market in Totnes is a great place to both shop and people watch, thanks to the town’s foodie scene and cosmopolitan vibe
  • Sharpham Vineyard is just round the corner and runs informative and delicious tours and tastings
  • Don't miss the chance to join the FBI, as the Ferry Boat Inn at Dittisham is known locally. It’s dog-friendly, has great views from the window and is easily located – it’s the huge pink building on the corner
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