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The historic town of Dartmouth has a rich naval tradition and is located in a picturesque bay on the banks of the River Dart.

The town has strong connections with the Royal Navy and is famous as the location of Dartmouth Naval College. It's also been the place where in times past plundering pirates would set out to plunder and the Pilgrim Fathers set out for America.

This characterful town has winding narrow streets, quirky shops, art galleries and delicatessens. By the quayside you'll be able to watch the brightly coloured boats come and go. Visitors are able to board the ferries that ply the River Dart or climb aboard the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

From your holiday cottage enjoy the beautiful surrounding coast and countryside including Blackpool Sands, a stretch of well-maintained shingle beach offering safe swimming and ample parking. Further along the coast you'll find Slapton Sands, where a tank stands as a stark reminder of the military history of this place and the ill-fated D-Day training operations during WWII. Now it offers a scenic haven, with a lake and nature reserve behind the beach. You could also pay a visit to Agatha Christie's holiday home, which she called the 'loveliest place in the world'; Greenway is now a National Trust property with beautiful river views, woodland and walled flower gardens.

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Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Maple Cottage Ref: HEEA

Located in the charming, coastal village of Slapton, this delightful 17th-century Grade II listed, detached cob cottage is found just a short walk from Slapton Sands beach and Slapton Ley Nature Reserve. Renovated to a high standard, it retains many original features such as exposed stonework, beams and curved walls. Dartmouth, Totnes and Kingsbridge all are a short drive, whilst many Blue beaches can be found dotted around this stunning part of the South Devon Coast. Slapton itself boasts a village shop and church, and two excellent pubs with gardens. Horse riding, fishing, bird watching, sailing and water-skiing can be found locally. Shop ¼ mile.

Two steps to entrance. Living room with multi-fuel stove in inglenook fireplace and pine wood floor. Well-equipped traditional kitchen/dining room with electric wood-burner in inglenook fireplace and slate floor. Separate toilet with drying area. Beamed throughout. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with antique cast iron bed. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Multi-fuel stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electric woodburner included
  • Electricity and electric radiators included (£30 per week, £15 per short break October-April)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • No garden
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£324-£1271
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Chartloft Ref: HQE

This quirky and cosy loft property has the most fantastic panoramic views of the river estuary from Dartmouth Castle at the mouth of the River Dart and towards Kingswear. The Chartloft forms the top floor of a fabulous villa built for a wealthy sea captain. The living room features warm oak panelling, reminiscent of a captain’s cabin, whilst the bedroom walls are decorated in shipping charts and the bathroom is painted with maritime flags. This is a very unique holiday property set right in the heart of Dartmouth town. Ideal for golfers with 2 golf courses situated close by. Horse riding nearby. Shops 500 yards.

Flight of steps to entrance. Spacious living room with gas ‘living-flame’ fire. Spacious, modern fitted kitchen. Double bedroom. All with spectacular views. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Gas ‘living flame’ fire included
  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • No children under 12 yrs (except in July/August)
  • NB: 14 steps down from parking bay

WAS
NOW
£342-£931
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Seacliffe Ref: 27863

Panoramic sea views.

This unique holiday property has been furnished to a very good standard and enjoys uninterrupted, panoramic views over the sea and the beaches down below from its strategically placed cliff-top position. Indeed, sea views can be admired from almost every room in the house. Located mid-way between the beaches of Blackpool Sands, and the resort of Slapton Sands, close to the road, this is an ideal base for seaside holidays. Dartmouth, with its rich seafaring history, lies a mere 5 miles away and offers a wide range of boating and fishing activities, as well as an annual Regatta in August. Here visitors will be greeted by a colourful collection of yachts and other vessels lining the quayside, as well as pastel-washed houses clinging to the hillsides. Places of interest in Dartmouth include the 17th century Butterwalk shopping arcade, Bayard’s Cove (featured in the ‘Onedin Line’), the castles of Dartmouth and Bearscove, as well as several naval museums. Travelling further up the coastline, the popular beaches of Goodrington Sands, the much acclaimed resort of Torquay and the superb zoo and botanic gardens at Paignton are all well worth a visit. Kingsbridge, Totnes, with its Tudor summer markets, and Newton Abbot all easily accessible. Fishing, walking and bird watching available locally. Woodlands Adventure Park and Dartmouth Golf and Country Club close by. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Ground floor: Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with wooden floor. 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Dining room with patio doors and wooden floor. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sitting room and patio doors, 1 single. Shower room. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to second floor: Living room with patio doors.

Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Balconies with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£986-£2139
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

"Colourful gardens amidst acres of farmland – just a mile from South Devon’s golden sands . . ."

Just a mile inland from the beach and sea at Man Sands, these five cottages enjoy a gloriously secluded rural situation on a 47-acre working farm, yet are convenient for the delights of picturesque Kingswear (1½ miles) and historic Dartmouth. Imaginatively formed within a charming group of barns, they are set in superb landscaped shared gardens. An indoor heated swimming pool and a sauna have been created in a separate building, and a further barn offers facilities for table tennis, pool table, ‘fun’ netball and badminton. A spacious play area within a walled garden is equipped with swings, a sand pit, adventure playground, large outdoor trampoline (with safety netting), a large lawned area with raised decking, complete with garden furniture and views over the surrounding countryside; and here there is also an indoor playroom with ball pool, climbing frame and a range of children’s ride-on tractors and cars for outdoor use. The gardens are a riot of colour, with flower beds, tubs, hanging baskets and an intriguing network of brick paths, courtyards and paved terraces. Further afield the estate includes a well-stocked one-acre fishing lake (rods not supplied). Children are welcome to help feed the animals; and there are goats, ponies, kune kune pigs, sheep, lambs, rabbits and guinea pigs to make friends with. The taste of rural life at Nethway continues with walks through the fields.
The cottages themselves have been meticulously converted, with careful use of traditional stone and slate. All are tastefully furnished and decorated throughout, and comprehensively equipped. All of the properties have their own patios with furniture (Hyssop and Lovage Cottages have their own lawned garden), and all enjoy shared use of a separate barbecue area. They are ideal for holidays at any time of the year – all properties are cosily heated throughout and this region is especially beautiful in the quieter off-season months. For Christmas and New Year holidays, each cottage has a festively decorated Christmas tree and the roaring log fires in all living rooms are ideal for the Autumn and Winter months. This peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is renowned for its coastline, which offers coastal walks and a choice of footpaths leading to secluded beaches. The village of Kingswear itself is set on the Dart estuary opposite Dartmouth – which can be reached via ferry. Here you will find a wealth of things to do, including the Kingswear–Paignton steam railway, Paignton Zoo and Woodlands Leisure Park, to name but a few, and many Blue Flag beaches and hidden coves are within easy reach. Coleton Fishacre (NT) is 1 mile away. Torquay, Brixham and Paignton offer an array of seaside attractions and are within easy driving distance. Dittisham and Totnes make excellent river excursions from Dartmouth, and Dartmoor is only 45 minutes drive. Golf, sailing and riding can all be enjoyed locally and the nearby coastline boasts a choice of surfing beaches. Shops 1½ miles.

Attractive living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Modern fitted kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Private enclosed lawned garden with decking and furniture

  • Wood-burning stove - logs included
  • Electricity rads (£35per week, £20 per short break October-April)
  • Radiant fire
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair by arrangement
  • Satellite TV (Freeview)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared landscaped gardens and farmland grounds
  • Garden furniture
  • Shared barbecue
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 12ft x 4ft), open 24 hours a day, all year round, except Saturday mornings
  • Sauna (coin-operated)
  • Games room with table tennis, pool table, ‘fun’ netball and badminton
  • One-acre coarse fishing lake (rods not supplied)
  • Children’s play area and playroom
  • Free-range eggs available from neighbouring farm
  • Grocery and daily paper delivery by arrangement
  • Natural spring water supply

WAS
NOW
£406-£1197
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Rosehill Ref: HSST

Rosehill is a well-loved holiday home which would suit a family or group of friends and makes a great choice whether looking for a summer destination or a cosy winter hideaway. This lovely country cottage is a spacious detached period property, set in an elevated position in the quaint little picturesque seaside village of Slapton which is dotted with pretty thatched cottages, and just a short walk away from the well known and much favoured beach at Slapton Sands. There is no other place like Slapton Sands - a wide stretch of beach and a fresh water lagoon divided by the coastal road that runs from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth, the beach itself is a beautiful pebbly beach that stretches for almost 2 miles along the South Devon coastline. It is a firm favourite with families and tourists and has a well-documented history, being the rehearsal area for the D-Day landings. A Sherman tank now sits alongside the beach as a memorial. The wildlife in the area is abundant with the fresh water lagoon located right next to the beach road. Today, Slapton Sands is a beach where families and friends can enjoy great holidays. South Devon’s Mediterranean-style climate means that the sea is calm and there are plenty of water sports such as surfing, windsurfing and canoeing to try out. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months and there is a flag system in place advising holidaymakers where it’s safe to swim and when to stay out of the water. Many visitors come to observe wildlife in the nature reserve. Throughout the year the plants and animals living in the freshwater lake, Slapton Ley, vary according to the seasons. The whole stretch of this particular piece of coastline has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a great destination at any time of the year. Shop 20 yards, pub 40 yards, restaurant 2 miles.

Large living room. Dining area with patio doors to patio and garden. Kitchen. Wooden floors throughout. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet (also accessed from hallway). Twin bedroom. Single bedroom with additional pull-out single bed (for +1). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Electricity, ‘Economy 7’ NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garden with patio, terrace and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Rear garden is sloping. Covered pond on terrace.

WAS
NOW
£666-£1878
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Emily’s Ref: 26785

Nestling on the front overlooking the picturesque Dart Estuary, locations do not come better than the one this apartment enjoys, within reach of all the West Country’s premier resorts. Emily’s has been renovated to offer a bright and well laid out holiday apartment, decorated and furnished to a very good standard with a balcony to enjoy the views. The ferry taking you to Dartmouth is a few minutes walk and there are many beaches nearby, perfect for walking and bird watching. Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Steps down to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and laminate floor/dining room with laminate floor/kitchen with tiled floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with laminate floor. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£212-£800
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3

"Colourful gardens amidst acres of farmland – just a mile from South Devon’s golden sands . . ."

Just a mile inland from the beach and sea at Man Sands, these five cottages enjoy a gloriously secluded rural situation on a 47-acre working farm, yet are convenient for the delights of picturesque Kingswear (1½ miles) and historic Dartmouth. Imaginatively formed within a charming group of barns, they are set in superb landscaped shared gardens. An indoor heated swimming pool and a sauna have been created in a separate building, and a further barn offers facilities for table tennis, pool table, ‘fun’ netball and badminton. A spacious play area within a walled garden is equipped with swings, a sand pit, adventure playground, large outdoor trampoline (with safety netting), a large lawned area with raised decking, complete with garden furniture and views over the surrounding countryside; and here there is also an indoor playroom with ball pool, climbing frame and a range of children’s ride-on tractors and cars for outdoor use. The gardens are a riot of colour, with flower beds, tubs, hanging baskets and an intriguing network of brick paths, courtyards and paved terraces. Further afield the estate includes a well-stocked one-acre fishing lake (rods not supplied). Children are welcome to help feed the animals; and there are goats, ponies, kune kune pigs, sheep, lambs, rabbits and guinea pigs to make friends with. The taste of rural life at Nethway continues with walks through the fields.
The cottages themselves have been meticulously converted, with careful use of traditional stone and slate. All are tastefully furnished and decorated throughout, and comprehensively equipped. All of the properties have their own patios with furniture (Hyssop and Lovage Cottages have their own lawned garden), and all enjoy shared use of a separate barbecue area. They are ideal for holidays at any time of the year – all properties are cosily heated throughout and this region is especially beautiful in the quieter off-season months. For Christmas and New Year holidays, each cottage has a festively decorated Christmas tree and the roaring log fires in all living rooms are ideal for the Autumn and Winter months. This peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is renowned for its coastline, which offers coastal walks and a choice of footpaths leading to secluded beaches. The village of Kingswear itself is set on the Dart estuary opposite Dartmouth – which can be reached via ferry. Here you will find a wealth of things to do, including the Kingswear–Paignton steam railway, Paignton Zoo and Woodlands Leisure Park, to name but a few, and many Blue Flag beaches and hidden coves are within easy reach. Coleton Fishacre (NT) is 1 mile away. Torquay, Brixham and Paignton offer an array of seaside attractions and are within easy driving distance. Dittisham and Totnes make excellent river excursions from Dartmouth, and Dartmoor is only 45 minutes drive. Golf, sailing and riding can all be enjoyed locally and the nearby coastline boasts a choice of surfing beaches. Shops 1½ miles.

Farmhouse kitchen with dining area. Steps to living room with wood-burning stove and doors to patio and garden. Cloakroom and toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms; one double and one twin with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Private enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture

  • Wood-burning stove - logs included
  • Electricity rads (£35per week, £20 per short break October-April)
  • Radiant fire
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair by arrangement
  • Satellite TV (Freeview)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared landscaped gardens and farmland grounds
  • Garden furniture
  • Shared barbecue
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 12ft x 4ft), open 24 hours a day, all year round, except Saturday mornings
  • Sauna (coin-operated)
  • Games room with table tennis, pool table, ‘fun’ netball and badminton
  • One-acre coarse fishing lake (rods not supplied)
  • Children’s play area and playroom
  • Free-range eggs available from neighbouring farm
  • Grocery and daily paper delivery by arrangement
  • Natural spring water supply

WAS
NOW
£504-£1265
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

"Colourful gardens amidst acres of farmland – just a mile from South Devon’s golden sands . . ."

Just a mile inland from the beach and sea at Man Sands, these five cottages enjoy a gloriously secluded rural situation on a 47-acre working farm, yet are convenient for the delights of picturesque Kingswear (1½ miles) and historic Dartmouth. Imaginatively formed within a charming group of barns, they are set in superb landscaped shared gardens. An indoor heated swimming pool and a sauna have been created in a separate building, and a further barn offers facilities for table tennis, pool table, ‘fun’ netball and badminton. A spacious play area within a walled garden is equipped with swings, a sand pit, adventure playground, large outdoor trampoline (with safety netting), a large lawned area with raised decking, complete with garden furniture and views over the surrounding countryside; and here there is also an indoor playroom with ball pool, climbing frame and a range of children’s ride-on tractors and cars for outdoor use. The gardens are a riot of colour, with flower beds, tubs, hanging baskets and an intriguing network of brick paths, courtyards and paved terraces. Further afield the estate includes a well-stocked one-acre fishing lake (rods not supplied). Children are welcome to help feed the animals; and there are goats, ponies, kune kune pigs, sheep, lambs, rabbits and guinea pigs to make friends with. The taste of rural life at Nethway continues with walks through the fields.
The cottages themselves have been meticulously converted, with careful use of traditional stone and slate. All are tastefully furnished and decorated throughout, and comprehensively equipped. All of the properties have their own patios with furniture (Hyssop and Lovage Cottages have their own lawned garden), and all enjoy shared use of a separate barbecue area. They are ideal for holidays at any time of the year – all properties are cosily heated throughout and this region is especially beautiful in the quieter off-season months. For Christmas and New Year holidays, each cottage has a festively decorated Christmas tree and the roaring log fires in all living rooms are ideal for the Autumn and Winter months. This peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is renowned for its coastline, which offers coastal walks and a choice of footpaths leading to secluded beaches. The village of Kingswear itself is set on the Dart estuary opposite Dartmouth – which can be reached via ferry. Here you will find a wealth of things to do, including the Kingswear–Paignton steam railway, Paignton Zoo and Woodlands Leisure Park, to name but a few, and many Blue Flag beaches and hidden coves are within easy reach. Coleton Fishacre (NT) is 1 mile away. Torquay, Brixham and Paignton offer an array of seaside attractions and are within easy driving distance. Dittisham and Totnes make excellent river excursions from Dartmouth, and Dartmoor is only 45 minutes drive. Golf, sailing and riding can all be enjoyed locally and the nearby coastline boasts a choice of surfing beaches. Shops 1½ miles.

Living room with dining area and wood-burning stove. Modern fitted kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: Three bedrooms; one double, one twin and one single. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Shared enclosed patio

  • Wood-burning stove - logs included
  • Electricity rads (£35per week, £20 per short break October-April)
  • Radiant fire
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair by arrangement
  • Satellite TV (Freeview)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared landscaped gardens and farmland grounds
  • Garden furniture
  • Shared barbecue
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 12ft x 4ft), open 24 hours a day, all year round, except Saturday mornings
  • Sauna (coin-operated)
  • Games room with table tennis, pool table, ‘fun’ netball and badminton
  • One-acre coarse fishing lake (rods not supplied)
  • Children’s play area and playroom
  • Free-range eggs available from neighbouring farm
  • Grocery and daily paper delivery by arrangement
  • Natural spring water supply

WAS
NOW
£454-£1479
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Shambles Ref: 29898


The Shambles is a quirky ground floor holiday apartment, equipped with a flatscreen TV and eclectic styling, it is located right in the heart of what used to be the Old Shambles trading area in the heart of the old town area of Dartmouth. Ideal for couples looking for a special hideaway within walking distance of the town centre which has a superb selection of restaurants, bistros, pubs and interesting individual shops and boutiques. Dartmouth is a unique town nestling on the banks of the River Dart. From the quay, fishing trips and boat cruises up the river can be taken, or catch the ferry across the river to Kinsgwear on the opposite bank and catch a steam train into Totnes or Buckfastleigh. Along this stretch of south Devon coastline there are many lovely beaches for summer days and spectacular walks, pretty villages nestling down leafy narrow lanes and two beautiful National Trust properties to visit. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 2 steps to 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Car park 300 yards (£32 per week). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£190-£605
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Kittiwake Ref: HPPO

This three-storey town house has spectacular views of the Dart Estuary and across to the village of Kingswear from all rooms in the house. A delightful patio leads off a large kitchen/dining room and makes the most of the estuary views. Leading down from the decking is an enclosed garden. Situated just a few minutes’ walk from Dartmouth’s many varied shops and restaurants, this is an excellent location for those wanting a beach or an activity holiday. Shop and restaurants 500 yards.

Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with toilet. Stairs down to spacious living room. Single bedroom. Further stairs down to large, modern open-plan kitchen/dining room with oak floor and patio doors to garden. Walk-in utility cupboard.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with raised deck patio area and furniture
  • Public car park 500 yards (permit provided)
  • Garage (for 1 small car at cost)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Unsuitable for the infirm
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children or infants (babes in arm)

WAS
NOW
£325-£1274
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Boathouse Ref: HHG

Built over the site of the original boathouse, on a bend in the River Dart, it commands fascinating and panoramic views up river towards the town and Naval College and down to the open sea. The Boat House is fashioned similar to a luxury liner, with the ‘cabins’ fully panelled in light sycamore, making it a perfect holiday home for lovers of all things nautical. The saloon features a huge bay window which overhangs the river taking full advantage of the views. The ancient port of Dartmouth enjoys a charming mix of old buildings, including the 17th-century Butterwalk (with museum), a splendid castle (English Heritage) set on the rocks at the river entrance, and regular ferries across to Kingswear. The river throngs with pleasure craft and yachts, and offers good sailing and cruises to Totnes, taking in the beautiful scenery of the wooded valley. Charming Totnes has a wealth of ancient buildings, good shopping for antiques, crafts and gifts, and an Elizabethan Tuesday market. From Dartmouth the steam railway runs along the coast to the lively seaside resort of Paignton. Local places of interest include Greenaway (home of Agatha Christie), Coleton Fishacre (NT), Bowden House, the Butterfly Farm near Buckfastleigh, and Paignton Zoo. Along the coast are some splendid beaches, including Blackpool Sands, and excellent walks on the South West Coast Path. Just a few miles inland lies the Dartmoor National Park, with a wonderfully varied landscape of mountains, moors, combes and woods. The area is rich in archaeological remains, and is also excellent riding country. Shops 100 yards, many bars and restaurants within 200 yards.

Two flights of steps down to level entrance on first floor: Living room with wood-burning stove, large bay window and door to wooden balcony with external stairs down to garden. Panelled dining room. Spacious fitted kitchen with stripped pine floors and maple units. Master double bedroom with 6ft bed and full length patio doors to balcony. Adjoining bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed and wash basin. Bunk bedroom with full-size, hand crafted sycamore beds and wash basin. Second bathroom with large Victorian bath, over-bath shower and toilet. All rooms lead onto the balcony surrounding the house and have the benefit of magnificent river views. Open-tread, spiral staircase to ground floor: Large games room with TV and table tennis and patio doors to garden.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial logs included
  • Electricity, ‘warm-air’ gas central heating included (September-May £50 per week)
  • Bed linen included
  • Travel cot
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Video
  • Two DVDs
  • Stereo/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Two parking spaces 400 yards (½ mile by car)
  • Games room with TV, DVD and table tennis
  • Running mooring available by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: River close to the property

WAS
NOW
£1281-£2819
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

"Colourful gardens amidst acres of farmland – just a mile from South Devon’s golden sands . . ."

Just a mile inland from the beach and sea at Man Sands, these five cottages enjoy a gloriously secluded rural situation on a 47-acre working farm, yet are convenient for the delights of picturesque Kingswear (1½ miles) and historic Dartmouth. Imaginatively formed within a charming group of barns, they are set in superb landscaped shared gardens. An indoor heated swimming pool and a sauna have been created in a separate building, and a further barn offers facilities for table tennis, pool table, ‘fun’ netball and badminton. A spacious play area within a walled garden is equipped with swings, a sand pit, adventure playground, large outdoor trampoline (with safety netting), a large lawned area with raised decking, complete with garden furniture and views over the surrounding countryside; and here there is also an indoor playroom with ball pool, climbing frame and a range of children’s ride-on tractors and cars for outdoor use. The gardens are a riot of colour, with flower beds, tubs, hanging baskets and an intriguing network of brick paths, courtyards and paved terraces. Further afield the estate includes a well-stocked one-acre fishing lake (rods not supplied). Children are welcome to help feed the animals; and there are goats, ponies, kune kune pigs, sheep, lambs, rabbits and guinea pigs to make friends with. The taste of rural life at Nethway continues with walks through the fields.
The cottages themselves have been meticulously converted, with careful use of traditional stone and slate. All are tastefully furnished and decorated throughout, and comprehensively equipped. All of the properties have their own patios with furniture (Hyssop and Lovage Cottages have their own lawned garden), and all enjoy shared use of a separate barbecue area. They are ideal for holidays at any time of the year – all properties are cosily heated throughout and this region is especially beautiful in the quieter off-season months. For Christmas and New Year holidays, each cottage has a festively decorated Christmas tree and the roaring log fires in all living rooms are ideal for the Autumn and Winter months. This peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is renowned for its coastline, which offers coastal walks and a choice of footpaths leading to secluded beaches. The village of Kingswear itself is set on the Dart estuary opposite Dartmouth – which can be reached via ferry. Here you will find a wealth of things to do, including the Kingswear–Paignton steam railway, Paignton Zoo and Woodlands Leisure Park, to name but a few, and many Blue Flag beaches and hidden coves are within easy reach. Coleton Fishacre (NT) is 1 mile away. Torquay, Brixham and Paignton offer an array of seaside attractions and are within easy driving distance. Dittisham and Totnes make excellent river excursions from Dartmouth, and Dartmoor is only 45 minutes drive. Golf, sailing and riding can all be enjoyed locally and the nearby coastline boasts a choice of surfing beaches. Shops 1½ miles.

Living room with dining area and wood-burning stove. Modern fitted kitchen. Single bedroom. First floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Shared enclosed patio and small lawned area

  • Wood-burning stove - logs included
  • Electricity rads (£35per week, £20 per short break October-April)
  • Radiant fire
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair by arrangement
  • Satellite TV (Freeview)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared landscaped gardens and farmland grounds
  • Garden furniture
  • Shared barbecue
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 12ft x 4ft), open 24 hours a day, all year round, except Saturday mornings
  • Sauna (coin-operated)
  • Games room with table tennis, pool table, ‘fun’ netball and badminton
  • One-acre coarse fishing lake (rods not supplied)
  • Children’s play area and playroom
  • Free-range eggs available from neighbouring farm
  • Grocery and daily paper delivery by arrangement
  • Natural spring water supply

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