Situated on the banks of the pretty River Dart, Dartmouth is a wonderful destination for a holiday on the South Devon coast. Its olde-worlde streets are lined with charming cottages, independent shops, and top-notch restaurants. Our holiday cottages and accommodation place you in the perfect location for exploring Dartmouth, the South Hams nearby, and destinations such as Exeter and the English Riviera beyond.
Why visit Dartmouth?
Dartmouth is a pleasure to explore, lined with independent shops, boutiques, cafes, gourmet restaurants and pubs, with a farmers' market held every Saturday. The South Hams and a beautiful stretch of coastline also lie on your doorstep, close to beauty spots such as Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands.
Things to do in Dartmouth:
Follow the South West Coast Path for beautiful coastal and countryside walks – the circular walk to Blackpool Sands is a must. Alternatively, take the Dart Valley Trail to Greenway, Agatha Christie's former holiday home. Meanwhile, there's plenty to discover in the town itself on the Dartmouth Town Trail.
Why stay in a Dartmouth cottage?
From self-catering cottages in Dartmouth with incredible views over the River Dart to more rural accommodation set in the surrounding South Hams, the town has the perfect place to stay for everyone, close to both the town and the many attractions of South Devon.
Three must see things in Dartmouth:
- Explore Dartmouth and the surrounding area by steam train, riverboat and bus with the Dartmouth Steam Railway Round Robin
- Kids and adults alike will love the play zones, rides and slides on offer at Woodlands Family Theme Park
- Explore the 14th-century fortress of Dartmouth Castle, which overlooks the estuary in a secluded spot downriver