At the mouth of the winding River Dart lies the hidden gem of the South Hams, Dartmouth. Surrounded by spectacular countryside and the fabulous river Dart, Dartmouth and the neighbouring community of Kingswear a short ferry trip across the river, are a treat for the whole family. The river is host to some fantastic boat houses alongside the normal range of great holiday cottages.
The South Devon coast is host to fantastic beaches, with clear waters and gentle waves inviting swimmers and paddlers alike. Choose between alluring coves such as at Blackpool Sands, or the big wide beaches at Slapton where D-Day was rehearsed. Dartmouth is incredibly tempting for all those who love to stay in beautiful places.
Nestled in the attic of a stone-built former farmhouse, Lower Norton Apartment on the outskirts of the South Hams town of Dartmouth, Devon, is a romantic flat with inset balcony offering magnificent countryside views and boasting exposed beams, quality furnishings, and king master with en-suite.
Cherry Cottage near Slapton Sands in South Devon was built at Buckland Court in 2001. This spacious rural holiday cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, It is furnished to a high standard including W-Fi. Central heating and modern insulation ensure this cottage is ideal for off-season use. Pets welcome
Lower Norton Farmhouse is a luxurious rural cottage boasting seclusion and wonderful views near Dartmouth in Devon. The pet-friendly, stone-built cottage is surrounded by lush countryside and promises a spacious landscaped garden plus a sunlit conservatory, open-plan design, elegance and log fires.
Butterwell Barn is a Victorian barn conversion turned into a comfortable South Devon holiday home that sleeps up to eight near the seaside town of Dartmouth, Devon, a pet-friendly rural cottage offering reverse-level accommodation with high vaulted ceilings, oak beams, and four en-suite bedrooms.
Buckland House is a large elegant Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse c1750 and later rebuilt in the Regency style Set in a gorgeous sheltered South Devon valley two miles inland from beaches at Slapton and Blackpool Sands. Pets welcome.
With fabulous waterside views across the beautiful River Dart and the Marina beyond, 40 Dart Marina is a fabulous location within walking distance of central Dartmouth, within an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty.
- Bratton Fleming
- Bucks Mills
- Combe Martin
- Great Torrington
- Lee Bay
- Newton Ferrers
- North Molton
- Ottery St Mary
- South Molton
- Westward Ho!
But, the natural beauty of the area isn’t the only attraction of Dartmouth. There’s so much to see. There’s a stunning castle located on the banks of the River Dart with beautiful views of the estuary and the grand houses (and holiday cottages of course) climbing its steep sides. Wander round the town visiting the Dartmouth Museum to experience a wealth of heritage and culture.
Enjoy river trips to Dittisham on a graceful Edwardian paddle steamer or converted World War II Motor Torpedo boat (the torpedoes having long-since been removed). From Kingswear, travel by Great Western steam trains along the river, perhaps alighting to visit Greenway, Agatha Christie’s old house with its spectacular gardens and estuary views.
There are also a wonderful array of town walks and hikes to be explored with art galleries, chandlers, bookshops, boutiques, pubs and café stops along the way. Reward yourself at the end of the day with a scrumptious meal from any of Dartmouth’s critically acclaimed restaurants and bistros.