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.
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.
Unique four-bedroom coastal property near Dartmouth in South Devon sleeping up to eight. Suitable for large groups or extended families including an outside hot tub and outside covered sauna.
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
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.
- Bovey Tracey
- Bratton Fleming
- Bucks Mills
- Budleigh Salterton
- Cheriton Bishop
- Combe Martin
- Gara Bridge
- Great Torrington
- Hope Cove
- Lee Bay
- Newton Ferrers
- North Molton
- Noss Mayo
- South Molton
- Stoke Fleming
- 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.