Guest Post by Lissie McDonald: Does summer still seem like it’s ages away? Are you desperate for some relaxation or a much needed holiday or long weekend?
Why not consider taking a break in a holiday cottage in Dartmouth? This charming, maritime town boasts an array of award-winning restaurants, quaint cafes, art galleries and eclectic boutiques.
Take a wander along the town’s cobbled streets and marvel at the tranquil River Dart and you’ll soon see why this town has such a huge and ever increasing fan base.
Here’s a snapshot of what’s on offer in Dartmouth and the surrounding area…
For Lovers of the Great Outdoors
If you’re a fan of the countryside, then you will be spoilt for choice by what’s on offer in Dartmouth and the surrounding areas – seasoned hikers should try the 10 mile route from nearby Kingswear to Brixham, which takes in breathtaking views of the River Dart and Kingswear Castle.
Those preferring more casual saunters are also catered for, with a varied choice of short strolls available in this beautiful area.
For Old Romantics
For couples looking for a special evening, seek out the renowned restaurant The Seahorse in Dartmouth situated adjacent to the River Dart. This indemand restaurant run by well known chef Mitch Tonks serves up a variety of exquisite locally sourced seafood and shellfish and is the perfect destination for an intimate dinner for two.
Dine on freshly prepared crab and lobster accompanied by a selection of fine wines. For those watching their wallet, a two course menu for £20 is also offered.
For Naval Fans
Why not take take a guided public or private tour of Britannia Royal Naval College? The College is the initial officer training establishment of the Royal Navy and has a stunning hilltop location.
2013 marks the 150th anniversary of Royal Navy Officer training in Dartmouth and tours are available in May and throughout 2013.
For The Family
Woodlands Theme Park near Dartmouth offers a host of rides and activities within its sprawling 60 acre grounds. This all-weather adventure park is hosting fun-filled performances every day during the Half Term with the park playing host to themed entertainers including clowns and jugglers.
Plus the admission fee includes indoor play centres, a petting zoo and a falconry centre.
The award-winning Pennywell Farm in Buckfastleigh has planned a host of activities for the Half Term week. These include ferret racing and pond dipping. The week also sees the return of the Two Legged Gymkhana and the daily miniature pig racing – guaranteed to entertain children and parents alike!
For Sailors (or would be sailors!)
Dartmouth is synonymous with sailing, with the River Dart providing a great setting for a day on the water. Seasoned sailors can charter a yacht and complete novices can learn the basics from one of the many sailing schools.
Have these ideas whetted your appetite for taking a holiday in Dartmouth, South Devon? Then check out the selection of quality Dartmouth holiday cottages provided by Coast & Country Cottages.