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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
    (28 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Barn #6511932
    28
    Viewed 54 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 67 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 40 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (40 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 3
          Apartment #8066582
          40
          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (13 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Bungalow #1796023
            13
            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (7 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 5 BR
              • 5 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 14
              House #6801963
              7
              Viewed 94 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (20 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 7
                House #1346119
                20
                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (38 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 5 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 12
                  House #439067
                  38
                  Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Apartment #8131471
                    3
                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                      (15 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Apartment #8155426
                      15
                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Apartment #8120596
                        2
                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Cottage #8127747
                          2
                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (21 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 8
                            House #8125694
                            21
                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                              (15 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Bungalow #8166724
                              15
                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (11 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #8079208
                                11
                                Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (7 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #6507114
                                  7
                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (6 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Apartment #1896584
                                    6
                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (13 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #8125094
                                      13
                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (6 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 9
                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #8071630
                                        6
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                                          (12 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          House #8124228
                                          12
                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Very Good! 4.1/5
                                            (16 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Chalet #8154868
                                            16
                                            Viewed 39 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 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                (6 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Apartment #8058060
                                                6
                                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (19 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #8151777
                                                  19
                                                  Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                    Bungalow #6856995
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #8181084
                                                      1
                                                      Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        House #8227848
                                                        2
                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Cottage #6929887
                                                          Viewed 9 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 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #6916546
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (5 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #6982674
                                                                5
                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Cottage #8049902
                                                                  9
                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                    House #8019819
                                                                    3
                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (13 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 5 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                      House #6729555
                                                                      13
                                                                      Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                        (7 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        House #8166525
                                                                        7
                                                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (18 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Apartment #8133260
                                                                          18
                                                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (5 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #8144231
                                                                            5
                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (1 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Apartment #6934178
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (9 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Apartment #8152921
                                                                                9
                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #6961351
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Multiple rentals House #8113517
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #8151175
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Chalet #6779492
                                                                                        Viewed 14 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
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (9 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              House #8058339
                                                                                              9
                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #8131541
                                                                                                11
                                                                                                Viewed 37 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 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Apartment #8075606
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                      (3 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #1170370
                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Really great

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Barn, location, activities - all great. Just take care with the narrow roads. Would thoroughly recommend a stay at the barn
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Absolutely lovely apartment with the most amazing views. Faultless !

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic holiday. Lovely apartment , so well placed to explore Dartmouth. Wonderful walks along the Coastal Path and many options of places to eat. Great place for a relaxing holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017