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Dartmouth Holiday Homes


Nestled within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dartmouth is located at the mouth of the famous River Dart and just four miles from the historic Start Bay coastline. Those who love being on or by the water, from sunbathers and beachgoing families to kayakers and sailors, will be spoilt for ways to spend their days.
Walking opportunities abound along the stunning South West Coast Path, which passes through Dartmouth, and the Dart Valley Trail, which leads from the picturesque harbour all the way to the vibrant medieval town of Totnes.
Indulge in some pampering at Dart Marina, where Coast & Country Cottages offers a range of exclusive riverside apartments, or take a 10-minute drive to the Dartmouth Golf Club and Spa. Dartmouth is also loved for its rustic pubs, casual eateries and elegant restaurants, led by the renowned Seahorse.
Dartmouth’s busy social calendar includes the Royal Regatta and popular festivals celebrating food, music, comedy, and arts and crafts. Whether you’d like to time your break around one of these friendly events, arrive in the peak of summer or come to Dartmouth for a winter getaway, you’re sure to fall in love with this scenic, welcoming and characterful harbour town.

Sea Kayak Devon

(less than a mile)

See the wooded banks and sparkling waters of the River Dart and its pretty creeks from the best angle possible, by heading out on a kayaking expedition with Sea Kayak Devon, based in Dartmouth. You can arrange both guided tours and structured courses with their experienced instructors.

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Dartmouth

(less than a mile)

The picturesque harbour town of Dartmouth is just a short drive away and no trip to Start Bay would be complete without visiting this historic gem. Explore the boutique shops and galleries, fantastic pubs, cafés and restaurants, treat yourself to a river cruise or take a ride on the Dartmouth Steam Railway.
Dartmouth

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Dartmouth Steam Railway

(less than a mile)

Dartmouth Steam Railway departs from Kingswear, a quick hop on the passenger ferry from Dartmouth Harbour. These nostalgic trains take passengers on a picturesque journey, first alongside the River Dart and then by the sea, to the traditional holiday destination of Paignton.

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The Paddle Steamer

(less than a mile)

The Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer is one of many vessels providing scenic cruises from Dartmouth. Discover the River Dart on the oldest coal-fired vessel of its kind still operational in the UK, appreciating a succession of stunning views all the way to the medieval town of Totnes.

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Dartmouth Castle

(less than a mile)

600-year-old Dartmouth Castle, now managed by English Heritage, is one of three such fortresses within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take an atmospheric tour of the castle and find out more about its place in the story of this historic harbour town.

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The South West Coast Path

(less than a mile)

Dartmouth is great for both intrepid hikers and those who prefer a gentle stroll to a nice pub. Walk to Blackpool Sands, along the Dart to Greenway, or start from Kingswear and trek to Brixham. Look out for marine wildlife such as seals, porpoises, dolphins and even occasionally whales!

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Greenway

(2.1 miles)

The former home of Dame Agatha Christie, Greenway was described by the author as ‘the loveliest place on earth.’ Tour the beautifully maintained interior of the house, learn more about Dame Agatha, explore the gardens, enjoy lunch in the café, and appreciate the stunning riverside views.

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Woodlands

(4.5 miles)

Woodlands near Dartmouth is Devon’s largest family theme park, with extensive indoor and outdoor areas making it suitable for all weathers. During the holidays, there are extra activities and performances to amuse the kids, from jugglers to song-and-dance troupes.

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Sharpham Vineyard

(5.3 miles)

Sharpham has won numerous awards for its fruity wines, made from grapes raised on the south-facing slopes of the River Dart near Ashprington. Take a tasting tour, sit down for a meal in the Vineyard Kitchen and don’t forget to stock up on a few bottles to take home!

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Slapton Ley Nature Reserve

(6.4 miles)

When viewed from above the unusual layout of the Slapton Ley Nature Reserve is truly impressive. The largest natural lake in south-west England, an amazingly narrow bar separates the fresh water from the salty sea. Housing an impressive array of wildlife, this unique and precious habitat is well worth a visit.
Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve
Slapton Ley Field Centre, Sands Rd, Kingsbridge TQ7 2QP

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Stokeley Farm Shop

(6.8 miles)

Make the short trip out to Stokeley Farm shop, begin your day with a hearty ‘farmer’s breakfast’ in the onsite café, then browse the locally-sourced offerings of the garden centre. With an onsite deli, butchers and country farm shop, why not stock up on some locally produced delicacies and enjoy indulging in a taste of the South West during your stay?
Stokeley Farm Shop
Stokeley Barton Farm, Kingsbridge TQ7 2SE

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Blackpool Sands

(3 miles)

This Blue Flag-awarded fine shingle beach, just four miles from Dartmouth, offers stunning views, a pristine environment and fantastic facilities. These include the excellent beachside Venus Café, watersports equipment hire, children’s sandpits and outdoor showers for washing wetsuits.
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Castle Cove, Sugary Cove and Compass Cove

(6.9 miles)

Next to Dartmouth Castle are two little beaches, ideal for rockpooling, beachcombing or taking a break from your walk along the South West Coast Path. Another ‘secret’ beach, Compass Cove, is just half a mile further on foot.

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Slapton Sands

(6.9 miles)

A mile from Blackpool Sands, this three-mile shingle beach is a must visit, particularly for dog owners since four-legged friends are welcome all year. Right by the beach is the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve, a haven for birdwatchers, a popular pub-restaurant and two enticing cafés.

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Beesands

(8.1 miles)

The traditional seaside fishing village of Beesands is home to a 1.5 mile fine shingle beach, beloved by dog walkers, anglers and other beachgoers. South of Slapton Sands in Start Bay, Beesands is an ideal place to stop on the coast path for a hearty bite at Britannia @ The Beach or the Cricket Inn.

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Hallsands

(8.9 miles)

Just over a mile from Start Point Lighthouse Little Hallsands beach is famous for the haunting history of the lost village that once stood alongside it. Although there are no facilities nearby, this unspoilt beach is well worth visiting for excellent dog-friendly walks and beautiful views.
Stokenham
Kingsbridge

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The Floating Bridge

(less than a mile)

One of Dartmouth’s most popular pubs, the Floating Bridge by the Higher Ferry is ideal for hearty family dinners, with a separate restaurant area, a kids’ menu and other helpful touches like crayons and colouring books on hand.

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The Seahorse

(less than a mile)

You may recognise celebrity chef Mitch Tonks from his numerous television appearances on the BBC and Channel 4, with his best-known show being the 10-part series ‘Big Fish!’ with Matt Dawson for UKTV Food. Mitch’s flagship restaurant, The Seahorse is the place to go for exquisite seafood dishes.

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Rockfish

(less than a mile)

Another of Mitch Tonks’ restaurants, Rockfish is a casual eatery perhaps best known for its delicious take on fish and chips. While battered cod and all-you-can-eat chips has pride of place on the menu, you’ll find a wide variety of tasty seafood options, all sourced with sustainability in mind.

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Saveurs

(less than a mile)

For a daytime bite, the authentic French coffee shop and bakery, Saveurs is hard to beat. From luxurious vanilla-infused hot chocolates to creamy Croque Madams, the quality of the food and drink will have you coming back time and again.

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The Spice Bazaar

(less than a mile)

The Spice Bazaar in St Saviour’s Square is well-known as an excellent Indian restaurant amongst locals, but not always noticed by visitors due to its tucked-away location. Shahar Lashkor’s award-winning restaurant also serves as a takeaway if you’d rather relax in the comfort of your holiday home.

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Venus Café, Blackpool Sands

(3 miles)

Venus café is not a typical ‘chips-in-a-cone’ style beachside kiosk. Looking straight out over the beautiful fine shingle and turquoise waters of Blackpool Sands, you can enjoy organic and Fairtrade coffee as well as organic meats, a fine range of salads and some enticing seafood options.
The Venus Cafe
Blackpool Sands, Blackpool, Dartmouth TQ6 0QR

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The Laughing Monk

(4 miles)

In a 19th century former school building, the Laughing Monk is a casual yet refined restaurant in Strete, a few steps from the South West Coast Path. Fresh seafood from Start Bay and other locally-sourced dishes are the order of the day at this renowned local restaurant.

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Stokeley Café

(6.9 miles)

Options for hearty English breakfasts and delicious cream teas abound in South Devon, but one of our favourites is Stokeley Café, close to Start Bay in Stokeley Barton. This farm shop café is always a good choice for a spot of daytime indulgence.

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The Start Bay Inn

(7 miles)

The award-winning Start Bay Inn is arguably one of the most popular pubs in South Devon. Run by the same family since 1977, it has a cosy traditional feel, complete with a thatched roof, low ceilings and exposed wooden beams. Their menu is both varied and reasonably priced and has an emphasis on local seafood.
The Start Bay Inn
Torcross, Kingsbridge TQ7 2TQ

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The Cricket Inn

(8.1 miles)

On the seafront at Beesands in Start Bay, the Cricket Inn offers enticing interpretations of many pub classics, and has recently added a range of chargrilled options with the installation of a new Josper oven. The Cricket Inn holds an AA Rosette award.

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The Millbrook

(9.9 miles)

In the picturesque village of South Pool, the multi-award-winning Millbrook Inn is a cosy countryside gastro-pub, where traditional English food meets the best French cuisine, overseen by Head Chef Jean-Phillippe Bidart.

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