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Nestled peacefully between the beautiful counties of Somerset and Cornwall, Dartmouth is a little piece of heaven on England’s southern coastline. Sat on the picturesque banks of the River Dart, this quaint town is the perfect year-round destination for a short break with friends and family.
Plenty of festivals and events, delightfully quaint market towns and an abundance of fresh, delicious food – Dartmouth has it all, combining seaside, countryside and city living. As for where to stay, kate & tom’s have the best selection of luxury Dartmouth accommodation for every occasion.
With a strong maritime heritage, enchanting streets and historic locations, Dartmouth is the ideal place to learn about some of England’s most influential spots. Want a glimpse into Britain’s impressive naval history? Head to the Britannia Royal Naval College for a guided tour round the iconic building. The last remaining working military establishment in the UK has been teaching and guiding our naval soldiers since 1863 – and you can wander the corridors for a taste of military life.
For breath-taking views and 14th-century heritage, take a trip to Dartmouth Castle. The fortress looks over the Dart Estuary, with glorious views of the river and surrounding landscapes. Discover how the Tudor’s protected themselves from invaders at Bayard’s Cove Fort. The 16th-century riverside fortress is home to numerous cannons, hidden inside the rocky walls.
As well as fascinating history, Dartmouth is home to one of the UK’s best beaches. Blackpool Sands is a privately managed Blue Flag beach, boasting bathing rafts, kayaks, sandpits and cafes. Pack up a delicious picnic from the local markets and spend a summer’s day lounging and playing on England’s coast. If the kids ever tire of the sand, take a trip to Woodlands Family Theme Park – filled with rides and attractions for all ages.
Train lovers, you’re in luck. The Dartmouth Steam Railway takes you on a 6.7-mile heritage trail of South Devon. Alternatively, if the water is calling your name, take the River Boat along the River Dart for some truly unique, breath-taking views. Dartmouth isn’t just about impressive history, beautiful architecture and fun days out, it is also home to some stunning gardens and greenery. Take a look for yourself at the Royal Avenue Gardens, complete with a spectacular fountain, artwork, grassy lawns and glorious seasonal flowers.
If it’s delicious food and luxury treats you’re after, Dartmouth does not disappoint. Devon is known for its delightful local produce, from fresh seafood to home-churned ice cream. Stock up your luxury self-catering Dartmouth cottage with picks from the nearby market and pack your cases with fudge to take home and enjoy.
Whether you make the most of the private chef, cook up a storm in the large kitchens or head to the coast for a traditional fish and chip supper, you’re bound to fall in love with this beautiful English town. Once you’ve spent the day exploring Dartmouth, head back home to a luxury, peaceful and cosy kate & tom’s cottage.
From large country houses to luxury coastal cottages, we have everything you need and more for a truly unforgettable escape to Dartmouth. Unwind with a glass of bubbles in the hot tub, challenge the kids to a round of tennis on the lawn or teach them to ride their bikes around the grounds.
However you choose to spend your time in Dartmouth, kate & tom’s are here to make sure it’s perfect. Get in touch with our travel team and start planning your ideal visit to southern England today.