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Coast & Country Cottages know the importance of careful consideration and planning, when buying, owning and letting a holiday home in Dartmouth. To guide you along your journey, we draw on the intrinsic knowledge and expertise of our New Property Consultant, Rachel Farley. Living in the area, and having worked for Coast & Country Cottages’ Dartmouth office for over seven years, Rachel is on hand to offer support and give you insight into what to know when buying a holiday home in Dartmouth.
Use the quick links below for specific details on what to know when buying a holiday home in Dartmouth, or continue reading for our complete guide:
Dartmouth is a lively historic naval town, enveloped in South Devon’s enchanting countryside. With views of boats swaying on the gentle tide of the River Dart, and of the picturesque town of Kingswear just across the water, it’s difficult to imagine a more enticing holiday destination. The allure of the town’s scenery is complemented by a fantastic calendar of events, a multitude of activities and a vast array of eateries and pubs that draw visitors year after year.
Owning a holiday cottage in Dartmouth can provide you and your loved ones with a wonderful retreat to escape to, and you could offset the costs by renting it out to others.
In addition to the more obvious allures draws of this South West coastal town, we’ve chosen to highlight a few unique key factors as to why that make Dartmouth is an ideal place to invest.
In the absence of travelling abroad, more people are choosing to book a ‘staycation’, particularly in Dartmouth. In fact, the latest Sykes Staycation Index, which paints a picture of the UK’s self-catering travel and tourism trends, has not only revealed that Dartmouth is one of the top 10 fastest growing holiday locations in 2021, but also one of the top 10 most popular locations for the school summer holidays!
Dartmouth’s spectacular views of the countryside, the River Dart and the numerous historic landmarks form one of the main reasons that the town has such high demand for holiday homes.
Properties that capitalise on the gradient of the hill, with an unspoilt outlook over the horizon, naturally add that immediate wow factor. Similarly, homes situated in the heart of the town with an aspect across the River Dart and over Kingswear are also well-sought after and popular among guests.
Dartmouth is in an ideal geographical spot, perfectly located to access the rest of South Devon. There is an array of fantastic family-friendly attractions on Dartmouth’s doorstep – theme parks, animal farms, pristine beaches, National Trust houses and watersport activities just a stone’s throw away.
Dartmouth has a vibrant events scene, giving it all-year-round appeal as a holiday destination. Crowds flock year after year to enjoy the numerous music and food festivals, art and culture events and seasonal celebrations! For those looking to let their holiday home, properties in Dartmouth enjoy a longer letting season, thus increasing the likelihood of you receiving a significant return on your investment.
One of the town’s main events is the annual Dartmouth Regatta which brings a flurry of bookings at the end of August. Find out more about all the events and attractions in our blog on 10 brilliant things to do in Dartmouth.
Dartmouth has an unusual claim to fame when it comes to four-legged friends, which makes sense considering how dog-friendly the town is. Dartmouth born Reverend John Russell is recorded to be the one who bred the first Jack Russell Terrier in the 1800s!
We understand that canine companions are an important member of the family. Dog-friendly properties are amongst the most popular choices with Coast & Country Cottages. Having pet-friendly accommodation broadens the scope of guests who will book your property.
Offering a vast array of pubs, restaurants and cafés, foodies flock to the area at all times of the year to experience the cuisine. Whether your prefer dining out on the holiday favourite of fish and chips, or finer cuisine in the form of Michelin star fare, there is something to suit everyone’s taste.
From one-bed bolt holes tucked away in the heart of the town, to large family homes with space to roam, Dartmouth has a property for every requisite and budget.
Properties located centrally and within a short distance of the river are always considered prime real estate, whether buying or letting. Generally, you will find smaller properties in the middle of town which prove to be an attractive enticement for couples, foodies, culture vultures or outdoor enthusiasts. If you are thinking of buying a holiday home in central Dartmouth, here are a few factors you should consider.
While a central location may be an essential for some, others may prefer the benefits of venturing a bit further out of town. Properties away from the heart of Dartmouth can be more spacious and boast further-stretching views over the River Dart and out to sea. Here are some key points to consider when looking for a property to purchase:
Luxury holiday home facilities
Access to communal facilities
Connected via the stunning River Dart and beautiful coastal driving routes, you don’t have to invest in a property in Dartmouth itself to capitalise on the town’s benefits. There are a number of picturesque villages and hamlets within quick and easy reach of the town, either by boat, foot or car, that are also popular with guests. A few fantastic areas to consider are:
Working closely with estate agents, and with ample experience of the area and holiday let requirements, Rachel Farley can guide you through finding your perfect holiday home.
If the thought of running a holiday let feels daunting, you don’t have to do it all yourself. Coast & Country Cottages offers different levels of service, dependent on how hands on you want to be with your holiday home. From advertising and marketing your property, to managing guest changeovers and any property maintenance that may be required, there is an option to suit everyone. The locally-based in team in Dartmouth will get to know you and your property, and support you throughout the letting process. To find out more, read our blog on whether to choose an owner or agency managed service.
At Coast & Country Cottages, we market and manage over 450 holiday homes in South Devon. With over 20 years’ experience, our locally based teams in Salcombe and Dartmouth are here to offer expert knowledge, advice and support to our owners, or to those thinking of investing in a second home in the region. That’s why we’ve put together a selection of blogs to help answer any of your queries and take the hassle our of holiday letting:
Whether it’s a home in Dartmouth, Salcombe or anywhere in the beautiful South Hams, Coast & Country Cottages are the experts in holiday letting. For more information and guidance, contact Rachel Farley on 01803 227990 or pop into the Dartmouth office at the Sail Loft, conveniently located in the middle of town.