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Price and Availability Index in Dartmouth
Holiday Letting Price Information in Dartmouth
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months. The week with the highest average prices is in August (10/08 - 17/08). During this week, a night will cost on average £156. Opt for a getaway in March (09/03 - 16/03) for optimal savings when heading to Dartmouth.
Holiday Home Availability Information in Dartmouth
This graph shows the holiday letting availability rate for the next twelve months. In January (11/01 - 18/01), only 46 are available. It will be easy to find a holiday home that suits you in one week in October (05/10 - 12/10), when 92 of the rentals are still available.
The Weather in Dartmouth
Here is our climate diagram for Dartmouth. On average, the warmest month is July. Conversely, January is the coolest month in Dartmouth, with temperatures falling below 2°. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is March.
Book a Dartmouth holiday cottage for a relaxing coastal holiday
Dartmouth is a town in Devon, situated beside the River Dart. This part of south west England has some fantastic coastal scenery, and the River Dart is certainly one of the main highlights. Those renting a holiday home in Dartmouth can visit some intriguing historic sites, and go on day trips to the beautiful beaches, gardens and countryside of Torbay.
How to get to Dartmouth
Overseas travellers can arrive at Exeter International Airport, which is the closest airport to Dartmouth. It has flights from many European and UK destinations such as London and Edinburgh. Those who have booked a Dartmouth holiday letting can then take a train to Paignton, and from there take the steam railway line to Kingswear on the other side of the River Dart. Devon bus operators also have a Paignton to Kingswear route.
The weather in Dartmouth
Dartmouth has a similar mild climate to the rest of the West Country. The best time to book a Dartmouth holiday home is the summer, or at least late spring, which runs from June through to September. At this time of year you can expect relatively dry weather and temperatures of around 20 degrees. In winter there is more rain and less sunshine, but the town still remains a delightful destination - why not escape the weather to relax by the fire in one of its cosy pubs?
The top sights in Dartmouth
Renting a Dartmouth holiday letting gives you the opportunity to visit some fascinating historic sites. One of the most notable landmarks is Dartmouth Castle. This is an English Heritage site located just by the River Dart estuary. The castle offers terrific views of the River Dart and the surrounding coastline from its towers.
The Newcomen Engine Museum is also a must-see attraction. It displays Newcomen's engine, the first steam engine built, in all its full glory. If you're lucky you might even see the engine in operation.
The Dartmouth Steam Railway is another highlight. The station is at Kingswear, across the river, and the steam railway line runs from there to the nearby town of Paignton, running through some spectacular countryside en route. Note that this line also links with river boat cruises that ru nfrom Dartmouth up the River Dart to Totnes, stopping en route at Dittisham.
Day trips in Devon
Those staying in a Dartmouth holiday cottage can also visit some great sites in Devon. Dartmouth has a shingle beach, Blackpool Sands, but if you take the steam railway to Paignton you'll find a number of sandy beaches where you can soak up some sun. Goodrington Sands is a good stretch of beach where you can hire paddle boats and pedalos. The Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark is also located in this area. Note that regular boat trips run from the River Dart to Paignton and Torquay in Torbay during the summer.
Just down the line from Paignton, about 15km from Dartmouth, is Torquay, or the 'English Riviera'. Here, you'll find about 20 beaches linked with coastal footpaths. Torre Abbey Sands is perhaps the best beach, and also boasts some fine gardens at Torre Abbey. Babbacombe Beach is another excellent choice. Visitors can also visit its model village, set within stunning landscaped gardens.
Another great destination in Torquay is Cockington Court. This is a craft centre in a picturesque 460-acre country park, which includes woodlands, rose gardens and ornamental ponds.
Regular events in Dartmouth
Rent a holiday home in late August, and you'll be able to catch the royal regatta, held every year along the River Dart. Aside from the rowing and sailing events, there are also air shows from the Red Arrows and firework displays to round it off.
Dartmouth Shakespeare Week in July and the November Candlelit Dartmouth Festival procession are a couple of other seasonal events in Dartmouth which are not to be missed.
Agatha Christie's legacy in Dartmouth
Take the guided tour through Coleton Fishacre's sweeping grounds and the main house, with its lavish Art Deco rooms. Sounds from the Bluethner piano will whisk you back to the 1920s.
Catch the ferry from Dartmouth to get to Agatha Christie's house at Greenway, now open to visitors. Eclectic family collections, floral displays, lush gardens and views of the River Dart await.
Britannia Royal Naval College
Housed inside a gorgeous traditional building, the college also known as BRNC houses exquisite paintings and historic artifacts. River views from here are fabulous.
Dartmouth Castle has faithfully guarded the Dart estuary and port for over 600 years. Explore the spiral staircases, ancient displays and modern animations at leisure. The cafe serves excellent cake and coffee.
Woodlands Family Theme Park
Devon's largest family theme park boasts the biggest indoor play centre in the South West, life-size play tractors, farm animals and daily falconry shows.
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