Apartment in Dartmouth, Devon, England - Central Location, Close To Market Square, 2 Mins To River Dart And Restaurants
Mrs Sharon Bennett
About Mrs Sharon Bennett
We live in England, Buckinghamshire, which is just about as far away from the coast as we could possible be! We have two grown up children, who are now living in London. Sharon`s family come from Dartmouth, it has always been a very treasured destination with loads of family memories. Anyone, who has ever visited with us, have fallen in love with it too!
Mrs Sharon Bennett purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Mrs Sharon Bennett chose Dartmouth
We bought the flat because Sharon`s family come from Dartmouth and we love the beautiful South Hams area. Our flat is in the heart of Dartmouth, and has such easy access to everything but still with a lovely relaxed, holiday feel. It is opposite the beautiful Market Square and 2 minutes walk to the gorgeous river front and a further 10 minutes to the beaches.
What makes this Apartment unique
In the centre of the town. Only a few stairs from road into the flat. Very unusual in Dartmouth, most holiday homes are a steep climb away! So easy to pop back to, forget the car and catch boats, buses or walk for a stress free holiday! Fantastic restaurants on your doorstep. The Seahorse owned by Mitch Tonks, fantastic fish cuisine and The Angel, with a new chef, Elly Wentworth, new and exciting cuisine .... a must if you are a real foodie!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Superb little holiday pad.
What a great stay. This property is clean well equipped and close to everything. The first day unfortunately the three parking spaces outside the property were taken but on driving round for a bit found a temporary parking space on the car park where the market is held just around the corner 5 minute walk and one of the market traders we got chatting to said we could leave it there for the duration of our stay bonus. On the second day we were able to park outside the property. Nothing is to much trouble for the owner of this property. 100% will be returning to this little haven in lovely Dartmouth.
Mind the steps..
Very clean and well equipped. There are three parking spaces right outside the door. Once you get one it’s best to stay there and travel by bus or boat, (or by foot). The market square is nearby. You can park there 24 hrs free of charge BUT you must remove your car from 6am to 6pm on Tuesdays and Fridays to make way for the ONE market stall that set up on those the two market days we were there. It’s such a joke that as soon as everybody realised there was only going to be one stall they filled up the whole car park with their cars! Overall I reckon Dartmouth Council are pretty fair with their parking rules, doing their best to accommodate the cars that bring in the visitors that bring in the money they spend there.
Back to the flat: firstly, the key box is box A. I somehow didn’t know that and messed about for a while trying to open the wrong ones. (There are three). The other spoiler are the two steps in the flat: the nine-and-a-half inch high one into the lounge was so unmissable I named it the White Cliffs of Dover! However, its the five inch step up into the bedroom that’s a killer; so dangerous in fact that I named it ‘the Dreaded Doom Bar’ !
For we men of a certain age who need a night time tinkle in the toilet, it’s quite dangerous — not that I managed to trip up it. I used my mobile to see where I was going.
Summing up: good value accommodation, very personally equipped ( there’s even a pair of binoculars), the bedroom’s rather claustrophobic— especially with that huge basket on top of the wardrobe, and no proper window, but my wife and I would certainly stay again.
Many thanks Sharron!
Thank you for your very honest review Tony and sorry the steps into lounge and bedroom caused you any problem at all! Also perhaps you didn’t realise that there is a large electrically opened window, in the ceiling of the bedroom , operated by a switch next to the bed. Maybe you didn’t pull the sail blind back? Also the positioning of the key safe is given, when I send the key code, but I will definitely try to make that clearer in the future! Thank you again for staying at my apartment. Kindest regards Sharron
Nice little flat close to the town
Quite a nice little flat to stay in, on the plus side it's close to the town centre of Dartmouth, where everything is in walking distance. The flat was clean had loads of extras to help make the stay go smoothly.
On the down side parking is an issue as there is no designated parking for the flat and the town suffers from a shortage of parking especially in the holiday season and town parking is metered and restricted to so many hours at a time.
I managed with some trouble to find a space and when I did get a space outside the flat I was scared to use the car again in case I lost the space.
In short if you take your car park it out of town, maybe the park and ride.
I also had a nest of noisy seagulls who took in shifts to squawk all night, every night above the bedroom skylight. Remember your close to the sea and seagulls present a constant problem to those who aren't used to it.
Tidy base for visiting the coast
Tidy little flat at bottom of hill and close to all Dartmouth shops and riverfront. Very helpful owners too. Great base for visiting local coastal areas.
Another fabulous holiday in Dartmouth
We have now visited this property 4 or 5 times which obviously shows how satisfied we are with it. The property is always clean and well-equipped and excellent value for money. It is ideally located in the heart of beautiful Dartmouth. Cannot fault it. We shall be staying again next year 😁😎☀️
Great host. Very easy to communicate when needed. Cute flat. Very welcoming and convenient to everything in the area. Completely recommend!
Blackpool Sands is 8 minutes drive or 3 miles. This blue flag beach is set in a sheltered bay surrounded by evergreens and pines. A privately managed family beach with turquoise blue sea and home to the award winning Venus Café. 2 miles on is Slapton Sands with its 3 mile long beach and Slapton Ley, a 1.5 mile lake and national nature reserve. The North end of the beach is called Pilchard's Cove and is popular with naturists. 30 mins drive is East Portlemouth's sheltered and fine sandy beach.
Airports: Exeter (Flybe) and Plymouth 45 mins, Bristol (Easyjet, Ryanair) 2 hrs.
Train: Totnes 25 mins, 2 hr 45 mins journey time from London Paddington.
Port: Plymouth 45mins with regular ferries to Roscoff in France, Cork in Ireland and Santander in Northern Spain (Brittany Ferries).
Blackpool Sands 8 mins. Strete 13 mins. Slapton Sands 16 mins. Kingsbridge 28 mins. East Portlemouth 30 mins. Totnes 25 mins. Salcombe 40 mins. Brixham 15 mins (taking the ferry). Paignton 20 mins (taking the ferry).
Dartmouth is renowned for sailing and a beautiful estuary. The ancient narrow streets house boutique shops, delicatessens, cafes and restaurants plus a market on Tues and Fri. Dartmouth is Devon's foodies heaven. Stay for the famous regatta the music festival or food festival (21st-23rd Oct 2011). Dartmouth has everything you will need -supermarkets, banks, a cinema etc. There are numerous boat hire places and yacht charter companies in Dartmouth. Just take a river cruise up the Dart to 'alternative' Totnes. It is the the most beautiful stretch of water in the country. The South West Coastal path is here for those who love to take a hike. There are also some pretty walks inland through remote valleys and the lovely River Dart trail. Slapton Ley (5 miles) is a bird watching paradise. It has been classified as a site of Special Scientific Interest because of the rare species which thrive in the unique conditions. Start Bay has lots for divers with its colourful reefs - the Eastern Blackstone, Bull Rock, Mewstone, with their abundant life, wrecks of the Benton Castle, Greatham, Elsa and the Dutch Tug.