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Destination guide

Check out area pubs on a pets-allowed Dartmouth trip

In Dartmouth, everyone knows that dogs need holidays just as much as humans do. Leaving your furry friend behind is no fun so choosing a dog-friendly holiday cottage in Devon will make your break even more enjoyable. Your dog will sleep well at night after fun days of splashing around on Dartmouth’s beaches, chasing butterflies in the countryside or touring around on a river ferry. You can even take your dog on the Dartmouth Steam Railway and into many area pubs, where you'll both be welcomed when you cross the threshold looking for sustenance. The Dartmouth area is a great choice when looking for a dog-friendly holiday in Devon.

 
Things to do

Attractions near your holiday rental in Dartmouth

Whether you've opted for a cosy fishing cottage in the heart of Dartmouth or a Dartmouth holiday rental atop the windswept cliffs of the Devonshire coast, you can look forward to exploring a region that's steeped in heritage and history. Uber-romantic Dartmouth Castle, just outside of town, is a great place to begin. Its keeps and bulwarks spill into the Dart River, and guests can climb up to the turrets and indulge in cream teas, while enjoying views overlooking the Channel. Then there's the diminutive Dartmouth Museum, awash with ship models and tales of the Industrial Revolution.

Activities

Things to do near Dartmouth holiday homes

Puffing steam railways that wiggle their way up to Paignton mingle with cider-tasting sessions in the local alehouses, making Dartmouth undeniably a very English seaside getaway. And the classic pursuits don't stop there. Pleasure boats drift up and down the Dart estuary to reveal hidden coves and soaring castles. There are tearooms, for that essential Earl Grey fix, picnic spots overlooking the pretty Devonshire coast, and country restaurants, where Sunday roasts are compulsory. It's all capped off with a smattering of golf courses.

Weather

Local weather during your stay in Dartmouth holiday homes

While Dartmouth holiday rentals with fireplaces and cosy lounges can be a real hit in the winter months between November and March, it doesn't change the fact that most people flock to this Devonshire gem in the summer. That's when you'll catch the pubs sloshing with cider and echoing with chatter, the nearby beaches at their finest, and all the boat tours on the Dart River in full swing. Booking for any time between May and September should leave you with suitable conditions for going al fresco.

Natural features

At the river mouth in Dartmouth

Dartmouth sits in a unique position between the Devon coast and the winding River Dart. It's included in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a prestigious designation that heralds pristine landscapes all around. You can head inland for the rolling hills and farmers' fields, mooing cattle and lonely walks in oak woods. Go south, and you'll come to the beaches, spreading out like a scythe of yellow at Blackpool Sands, hidden and empty at Sugary Cove. Marked walking trails, like the Little Dartmouth loop, are perfect for getting a quick taste of the sea.

How to get there

How to get to and around Dartmouth

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 27.9 mi (44.8 km) from the city centre.

Family friendly

Family-friendly attractions near Dartmouth holiday homes

Dartmouth has numerous family-friendly attractions to enjoy during your trip. Holiday homes are available near places like Woodlands Family Theme Park, an amusement with rides, indoor and outdoor play, a zoo and falconry displays, and the Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, a large zoo with exotic animals, mini trains, feeding experiences and events. You could also visit the Dartmouth Museum, a museum with maritime, World War I and industrial exhibits in a historic merchant’s home.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Dartmouth

The tranquil scenery and romantic locations in Dartmouth make it perfect for a couple’s retreat. Holiday rentals are available near places like Royal Avenue Gardens, a scenic retreat with colourful flowers, a fountain, artwork and greenery, and Cornworthy Priory, a former priory from the 13th century with scenic surrounds. You could also visit Slapton Sands, a long, sandy beach with a sea wall and a cafe.

How many holiday rentals are available around Dartmouth?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,097 holiday lettings around Dartmouth. From 1,003 cottages to 23 chalets, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dartmouth?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Dartmouth. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Blackpool Sands: 2,544 holiday lettings
  • Royal Naval College: 2,594 holiday lettings
  • Dartmouth Castle: 2,573 holiday lettings
  • Dartmouth Museum: 2,588 holiday lettings
  • Hope Cove Beach: 2,131 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Dartmouth listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Dartmouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 1,003 Cottages in Dartmouth. Our other popular types of Dartmouth holiday rentals include:

  • Chalets: 23 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 391 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 530 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dartmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 266 holiday homes with pool available in Dartmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.