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.
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
Solstice is a delightful period maisonette style property set over three floors, in an excellent location. The property has stunning estuary views of Kingswear and the mouth of the River Dart.
Raymar House is a luxuriously furnished contemporary cottage in a quiet secluded corner of Dartmouth, forming part of a recently refurbished old warehouse just a 5-minute stroll to Dartmouth Castle and the South West Coast Path. 6 Spa passes included within the rental at the exclusive Dart Marina.
Relax with family or friends in The Old Chapel, a charming character coastal cottage with sea views on the South Devon coast in Stoke Fleming near Dartmouth and Blackpool Sands.
Situated between the countryside and the coast, Otter Cottage is a beautifully presented Mews-style cottage near Dartmouth, Devon. The pet-friendly cottage sits on extensive grounds which capture the sun. It offers spacious rooms, modern décor and an ideal location for a memorable family holiday.
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.
Something of a showstopper holiday rental, The Lookout is a large, luxury coastal cottage in the countryside village of Stoke Fleming between Dartmouth and Blackpool Sands. Sleeps 10 in 4 spacious bedrooms. Pets welcome.
- Bratton Fleming
- Bucks Mills
- Clyst Hydon
- Combe Martin
- Great Torrington
- Hope Cove
- Little Torrington
- Lynton and Lynmouth
- Newton Ferrers
- North Molton
- Noss Mayo
- 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.