Dartmouth, Kingswear and Brixham Cottages
The historic town of Dartmouth in South Devon is situated on the banks of the picturesque River Dart and is the perfect year-round destination, ideal for a short break or week-long holiday. The centre of this charming town is made up of narrow streets with a number of properties dating back to Elizabethan time . There is a great selection of unique shops to browse through or cafés to enjoy a coffee or a Devon cream tea.
There are plenty of opportunities to get on the water, jump aboard a pleasure cruiser and head out to sea to fishing town of Brixham or head down river to the Elizabethan market town of Totnes or hire you own little boat and have ago at being your own captain.
Just a short walk out of town, nestling on the edge of river mouth with commanding views out to see is the historic Dartmouth Castle which is well worth the visit. You can also visit the home of Agatha Christie, Greenway, which is a boat trip down river.
Just across the water is the village of Kingswear, built on a hillside lined with colourful cottages and stylish properties with stunning views across to Dartmouth and the River Dart. Positioned at the mouth of the river, it’s a great base for exploring Torbay, a UNESCO World Heritage site just a short drive away or take the car or passenger ferry across to Dartmouth and explore the stunning coastline which sits in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With a little shop and a couple of pubs, Kingswear has enough local amenities to make it a relaxing car free holiday if you choose plus it’s only a short ferry crossing to the busier town of Dartmouth. If you love walking then you can pick up the South West Coast Path where the nearby highlights include: Kingswear Castle, the WII defences at Froward Point, seal spotting or if you have a few hours to spare walk to Berry Head, a conservation area outside Brixham.
The small town of Brixham has a stunning working harbour where fishing trawlers jostle for space with sea faring yachts and pleasure boats. Surrounded by steep hills packed full of colourful fisherman cottages with views over the harbour, this fishing town is a great place to base your South Devon holiday. Watch the trawlers land their catch or walk around the waterfront promenade and along the half mile long breakwater and try to spot a dolphin or two. Relax on the popular Breakwater Beach and enjoy lunch in the beach café or walk a little further and take a dip in Shoalstone pool, an iconic Art Deco seawater lido.
Brixham plays host to a number of events including a very popular Pirate Festival in August and in September FishStock, a music and food festival.