Dartmouth is another of South Devon’s gems. Situated at the mouth of the River Dart, it is a town that boasts beautiful scenery as well as fascinating history. Dartmouth’s deep water harbour has been used for thousands of years by naval ships, as well as for trade and leisure.

A visit to Dartmouth is special at any time of year thanks to its community feel, excellent local produce, and stunning landscape. Whether you are searching for your next family holiday or are after a more romantic retreat, Dartmouth offers the perfect destination.

The wonderful and wild Dart Valley, combined with the buzzing River Dart, make Dartmouth the perfect setting for a Swallows and Amazons-style adventure with the family. Take the time to indulge in the great outdoors and use nature as the ultimate escape from our busy, digital lives.


It makes a great day trip, but if you truly want to discover Dartmouth and its surrounding areas, consider staying for a luxurious long weekend or an extended family holiday.

Located in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a holiday in Dartmouth offers more than the town itself. Almost all of South Devon’s beautiful coastline, countryside, and historic towns are within easy reach. Various in its landscape and coast, South Devon is the place for that all-important getaway.


Imagine waking up in a luxury cottage on the harbourside to a view over the ribbon-like River Dart and beyond. The holiday homes we select at Salcombe Finest are specifically designed to ensure your holiday is always this memorable.

There are some really wonderful places to stay in Dartmouth. From idyllic harbourside cottages to exceptional countryside manor houses, we can show you our favourites. Sign up to be the first to know about our new Dartmouth holiday homes and cottages.

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Water lovers will feel especially at home in Dartmouth. Like the rest of South Devon, the opportunity for adventure is in abundance. This is what attracts most visitors to the area. There is no better playground for small boats than Dart Harbour. Hire a canoe and explore the winding creeks or try your hand at some dinghy sailing from Dartmouth Yacht Club.

In the Dart Valley, explore the oak woodlands and temperate rainforests that are managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust. This is especially wonderful on a hot summer’s day, where you can relax in the shade the valley provides and learn about the diversity of its habitats and species.

You will soon discover that Dartmouth has a rich and fascinating history. If you are intrigued by mystery, visit Agatha Christie’s Greenway House and return to Dartmouth on a ferry from Greenway Quay. The Dartmouth Museum offers the opportunity to delve into the town’s maritime past. The beautiful 1640s terrace of rich merchant’s houses that the museum occupies is worth a visit, even if you don’t go inside!

Getting out and exploring the coast is a must. Picnic at Castle Cove or Sugary Sands before hiring a paddleboard at Blackpool Sands. These beaches are all found on the South West Coastal Path. Follow the path up to Little Dartmouth and take in the impressive, panoramic views it offers across the Estuary and beyond. If you are a fan of long coastal walks, Dartmouth is the perfect starting point.

From Dartmouth, you can make day trips to numerous other harbour towns in South Devon. Situated just over twenty miles west of Dartmouth, Salcombe is the place to visit if you want to browse independent shops (from art galleries to boutiques) and indulge in locally caught fresh seafood. Brixham is also just a half an hour’s drive from Dartmouth. Brixham Harbour is home to Devon’s largest fishing fleet.


Salcombe Finest has been helping people make their perfect holiday in South Devon for years. We are experts in ensuring that your holiday experience is truly special and runs smoothly.

Our luxury holiday homes and cottages are all unique. No matter what your holiday needs are, we have a property to suit you. We add personal touches to each of our South Devon holiday homes to make your stay even more memorable and our Dartmouth holiday homes are no different. The team at Salcombe Finest hand-picks each of our properties so that our guests experience only the best.

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If you own a beautiful home in Dartmouth and want to let it out to our wonderful holidaymakers, do get in touch. We would love to get to know you and what makes your holiday home so special.


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