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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.

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                                                                                                      A beautiful hideaway

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                                                                                                      We had a wonderful holiday at Bluebell bank. It was immaculately clean on arrival and very well equipt. We also felt our toddler was very safe and well catered for. We loved the beautiful grounds and used both swimming pools on numerous occasions. The apartment is nicely furnished and very comfortable and very spacious. The only reason for not giving 5 stars is that the kitchen is a little dated. We would definitely recommend this property for a holiday in a beautiful part of Devon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      The view, the apartment, the owners, it's a must!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Apartment lovely, fixtures and fittings all of a very high standard. View out of this world. We spent most morning captivated by the window watching the world go by, the little eight car ferry going back and forth, boats going up and down the river. (Waiting for our three teenagers to wake up wasn't a wasted a morning due to the view.) Loads of lovely places to shop and eat in easy walking distance. Parking permit allocated great! Dartmouth is the English Riviera. Owners really helpful with any enquiries, support. Would definitely recommend to all. Make sure you crab / fish off the sea wall, go over on the ferry and visit Beryhead cafe and watch dolphin fins! Go on the river itself and look back at the Naval College. Thank you for letting us stay, your hospitality was awesome- The Hargreaves Clan.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Stunning location

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                                                                                                      All in all this is a fantastic property in a stunning location. The village has a nice pub (Ferry Boat Inn) and an awesome cafe (Anchorstone). Access isnt easy (dependent on high tide or a short hilly walk round the back which is only for the fit and healthy) but then if you are renting somewhere right on the river front this is to be expected. The tide literally laps the driveway twice a day. Would definitely stay here again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016