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Make a holiday home in Dartmouth your home away from home

Situated at the mouth of the River Dart, Dartmouth is a popular holiday town with lots to offer holidaymakers. It has a wide range of attractions and points of interest, and is also very near to Dartmoor National Park, several notable beaches, and the English Riviera. Dartmouth is the kind of place that appeals to everyone: couples; families; groups. Regardless of the season, there is always a lot going on.

HomeAway has a number of great holiday homes in Dartmouth available for rent. Some are located right in town, within walking distance of a number of attractions. Others are situated in a more secluded area and are perfect for a romantic retreat. One-bedroom apartments start at under £150 per week, with larger luxury rentals priced at up to £800 per week. In addition to being fully furnished, Dartmouth cottages often come with great amenities, like easy access to tennis courts, golf courses, and swimming pools.

Things to do

-Watersports: Near the coast and the River Dart, Dartmouth is a great destination for watersports. Bigbury on Sea and Blackpool Sands, both located nearby, have excellent watersport centres where visitors can try their hand at windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and sea kayaking. Canoeing on the River Dart is also possible, as are sailing lessons and a multitude of different boating trips directly from Dartmouth. For days simply lazing on a gorgeous beach, HomeAway offers holiday homes in Brixham, Torquay and Paignton, across the River Dart in Torbay.

-Family activities: Woodlands Family Theme Park is not far from many holiday homes in Dartmouth and offers a whole day of family fun through a series of rides, play areas, and interactive attractions. Paignton Zoo isn’t very far from town either, and offers five different habitats housing animals from all over the world. Another great animal attraction that children will love is Living Coasts at Torquay. The award-winning coastal zoo features all sorts of marine life and is as educational as it is entertaining.

-Food and drink: Foodies can visit the weekly Dartmouth farmers’ market, held year-round. Excellent local cuisine and locally produced wine can be sampled at Sharpham Vineyard, which sits in an enviable location overlooking the River Dart. One of the specialities of South Devon is crab, which can be had in a number of restaurants and pubs in central Dartmouth. For fine dining, it’s hard to go wrong with River Restaurant, which holds an AA Rosette. Casual takeaways are also prevalent in Dartmouth. Try RockFish Seafood & Chips for the best fruits of the ocean.

-Historic sites: Visitors staying in a holiday cottage in Dartmouth can take a guided tour of the Britannia Royal Naval College, which just marked its 150th anniversary. Berry Pomeroy Castle is a favourite with visitors in Totnes holiday homes but is close enough to Dartmouth for an interesting trip. The castle is said to be one of England’s most haunted places. History buffs also won’t want to miss the opportunity to take a ride on the Pilgrim, a Brixham Sailing Trawler dating back to 1895.

Weather in Dartmouth

The high tourist season in Dartmouth coincides with lovely weather. High temperatures average more than 15°C from May to October. Warm weather peaks in July and August, when temperatures can often exceed 20°C. In the winter and early spring high temperatures dip down to 10°C, with lows around 4°C. October, November, and December are the wettest months of the year.

Travel to Dartmouth

Dartmouth does not have a rail station. The best way to reach the town is by car. From the M4, drivers should transition onto the A38 to the A384, then continue onto the A381 and finally the A3122 to Dartmouth. Drivers looking to hire a car can fly or take the train into Exeter as an option.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (25 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Barn #6511932
    25
    Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (29 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #6897
      29
      Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (20 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #8082877
        20
        Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (11 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Bungalow #1796023
          11
          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (13 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 6
            Apartment #8155426
            13
            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (38 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 3
              Apartment #8066582
              38
              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (37 reviews)
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                • 5 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 12
                House #439067
                37
                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (20 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilets
                  • Sleeps 7
                  House #1346119
                  20
                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (7 reviews)
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                    • 5 BR
                    • 5 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 14
                    House #6801963
                    7
                    Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Apartment #8120596
                      2
                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (7 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #6507114
                        7
                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (21 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #8125694
                          21
                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 4 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Cottage #8127747
                            2
                            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                              Very Good! 4.1/5
                              (14 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Chalet #8154868
                              14
                              Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (15 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Bungalow #8166724
                                15
                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (10 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #8079208
                                  10
                                  Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (13 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #8125094
                                    13
                                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (5 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 9
                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8071630
                                      5
                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (5 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Apartment #1896584
                                        5
                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Very Good! 4.2/5
                                          (10 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          House #8124228
                                          10
                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                            (17 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #8151777
                                            17
                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              Bungalow #6856995
                                              2
                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                House #8227848
                                                1
                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Cottage #6929887
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #6916546
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8071630
                                                      11
                                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #8181084
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                          (12 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 5 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                          House #6729555
                                                          12
                                                          Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                            House #8019819
                                                            3
                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (26 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                              House #8171969
                                                              26
                                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                House #8166525
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (18 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Apartment #8133260
                                                                  18
                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (4 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #8144231
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Apartment #8152921
                                                                      9
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                        (3 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #1170370
                                                                        3
                                                                        Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Multiple rentals House #8113517
                                                                          1
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #8151175
                                                                            8
                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              Cottage #6816429
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #6847150
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #6961351
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    House #8131541
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Barn #8054965
                                                                                      5
                                                                                      Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1823253
                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          House #8236418
                                                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            House #8072937
                                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #8113517
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Chalet #6779492
                                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (1 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Apartment #6934178
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #1877518
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Beach End provided a good break for a mixed age group

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Beach End is in a truly lovely setting and the kitchen/living space is dominated by views of water and changing light. Everything works well and beds are good and bathrooms aplenty. . . . One nuisance. In the showers and bathrooms there is little or no space to put things or hooks to hang things! Also, in the kitchen , a shortage of good big serving dishes.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                    The property was brilliant. It had everything we needed and nicely furnished

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a brilliant week. The bungalow was great. Also as we had a dog with us it was good that the outside was fenced. Beautiful views . Galmpton village had a very useful shop. The site itself is beautifully set out and a very useful dog field at the bottom of the site. So all in all a great place to stay.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017