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GB521550

Dartmouth, Great Britain

Welcome

Welcome

Looking into the neighbourhood from our garden.

Looking into the neighbourhood from our garden.

Garden seating

Garden seating

Garden seating

Garden seating

View from the 3rd floor towards the town

View from the 3rd floor towards the town

Dartmouth harbour

Dartmouth harbour

Dartmouth cafe

Dartmouth cafe

Dartmouth harbour

Dartmouth harbour

Dartmouth harbour

Dartmouth harbour

Blackpool sands 10 minutes.

Blackpool sands 10 minutes.

Slapton nature reserve 20 minutes.

Slapton nature reserve 20 minutes.

Totnes castle 25 minutes.

Totnes castle 25 minutes.

Mattiscombe beach 30 minutes.

Mattiscombe beach 30 minutes.

Salcombe evening. 40 minutes.

Salcombe evening. 40 minutes.

St Saviour's church 5 minutes walk.

St Saviour's church 5 minutes walk.

Kingswear steam railway 10 minutes away by walking and ferry.

Kingswear steam railway 10 minutes away by walking and ferry.

Torcross and Slapton Ley 25 minutes.

Torcross and Slapton Ley 25 minutes.

Berry Pomoroy castle tea room 30 minutes.

Berry Pomoroy castle tea room 30 minutes.

Local walking in Old Mill Creek. 5 minutes.

Local walking in Old Mill Creek. 5 minutes.

Totnes 25 minutes

Totnes 25 minutes

Dartmouth harbour and castle.

Dartmouth harbour and castle.

Start Point lighthouse- 30 minutes.

Start Point lighthouse- 30 minutes.

Walking at Bowman's nose, Dartmoor. 1 hour.

Walking at Bowman's nose, Dartmoor. 1 hour.

Walking at Slapton Ley Nature reserve 20 minutes.

Walking at Slapton Ley Nature reserve 20 minutes.

Walking at Gallants Bower (civil war earthwork fort), 5 minutes drive or 25 minutes walk from house.

Walking at Gallants Bower (civil war earthwork fort), 5 minutes drive or 25 minutes walk from house.

Walking at Sugary cove. 5 minutes drive or 25 minutes walk.

Walking at Sugary cove. 5 minutes drive or 25 minutes walk.

Dartmouth boatfloat (inner harbour) 5 minutes walk from house.

Dartmouth boatfloat (inner harbour) 5 minutes walk from house.

Boatfloat at night during regatta celebrations.

Boatfloat at night during regatta celebrations.

River Dart from above Greenway house. Access from Dartmouth via 30 minutes boat ride.

River Dart from above Greenway house. Access from Dartmouth via 30 minutes boat ride.

Boat trips on the river Dart.

Boat trips on the river Dart.

coast from Berry Head country park 30 minutes.

coast from Berry Head country park 30 minutes.

Blackpool sands beach, 5 minutes away. Easy access, good facilities, stunning setting.

Blackpool sands beach, 5 minutes away. Easy access, good facilities, stunning setting.

Dartmouth Castle, 15 minutes walk.

Dartmouth Castle, 15 minutes walk.

Helping the fishermen at Torcross beach, 15 minutes away.

Helping the fishermen at Torcross beach, 15 minutes away.

Plymouth 1 hour.

Plymouth 1 hour.

Greenway House, Agatha Christie's home, 20 minutes away by ferry.

Greenway House, Agatha Christie's home, 20 minutes away by ferry.

Start Point lighthouse 25 minutes away.

Start Point lighthouse 25 minutes away.

Bigbury beach and Burgh island, 40 minutes away.

Bigbury beach and Burgh island, 40 minutes away.

Welcome Looking into the neighbourhood from our garden. Garden seating Garden seating View from the 3rd floor towards the town Dartmouth harbour Dartmouth cafe Dartmouth harbour Dartmouth harbour Blackpool sands 10 minutes. Slapton nature reserve 20 minutes. Totnes castle 25 minutes. Mattiscombe beach 30 minutes. Salcombe evening. 40 minutes. St Saviour's church 5 minutes walk. Kingswear steam railway 10 minutes away by walking and ferry. Torcross and Slapton Ley 25 minutes. Berry Pomoroy castle tea room 30 minutes. Local walking in Old Mill Creek. 5 minutes. Totnes 25 minutes Dartmouth harbour and castle. Start Point lighthouse- 30 minutes. Walking at Bowman's nose, Dartmoor. 1 hour. Walking at Slapton Ley Nature reserve 20 minutes. Walking at Gallants Bower (civil war earthwork fort), 5 minutes drive or 25 minutes walk from house. Walking at Sugary cove. 5 minutes drive or 25 minutes walk. Dartmouth boatfloat (inner harbour) 5 minutes walk from house. Boatfloat at night during regatta celebrations. River Dart from above Greenway house. Access from Dartmouth via 30 minutes boat ride. Boat trips on the river Dart. coast from Berry Head country park 30 minutes. Blackpool sands beach, 5 minutes away. Easy access, good facilities, stunning setting. Dartmouth Castle, 15 minutes walk. Helping the fishermen at Torcross beach, 15 minutes away. Plymouth 1 hour. Greenway House, Agatha Christie's home, 20 minutes away by ferry. Start Point lighthouse 25 minutes away. Bigbury beach and Burgh island, 40 minutes away.
Platinum

Member since

2006

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
October 19, 2019 - October 27, 2019 1 weeks

UK or Ireland or France or other nearby Europe. No availability summer 2019.

Pretty cottage- 500m to historic waterfront, lots of activities.

Everything on your doorstep, restaurants, shopping, monuments, views, activities, boat trips, the coast path and beaches. It's designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Dartmoor national park is 40 minutes away. Our 1875 cottage is 1300 square feet over 4 floors.  There is a small sunny garden, with sofa, table and chairs, parasol, BBQ. 
On the ground floor is an eat in kitchen with great new stove and underfloor heating, opening onto the garden.  On the first floor the lounge is recently updated to open plan and has plenty of books, CDs and toys, xbox one and a shower room (wc/basin/excellent shower).
On the second floor is the main bedroom with queensize bed, a small child's room with a raised bed and a bathroom (wc/basin/bath). On the third floor is an attic room with double bed (and sofa bed).  The house is comfortable for a family of 5 although we have occasionally had 6 visitors.  We have parking for one car. Please note there are 40 steps from the road to our house and many stairs in the house and we'd recommend considering carefully if you have mobility difficulties or toddlers.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 14 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Accountant
  • Publican

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5
  • Living Area: 1300 sq ft

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Spain
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Bristol/Exeter/Heathrow - 100miles/35miles/200 miles

We are in South Devon, next to Cornwall on the South West peninsula of the UK.  A quote from our exchange partners "on our second day we discovered our own private beach"
Dartmouth really is an exceptional location; in the UK it is seen as an upmarket yachty town with fabulous river views, lots of boat trips and a fantastic setting.  The population of 5,000 have a strong community spirit- we have recently put in a new arts centre, leisure/sports centre and a lifeboat station.
The town is an ancient deepwater port with lots of historic buildings.  We have good restaurants, lots of little local original shops and art galleries.  There are many quiet beaches and coves nearby and historic houses and gardens to visit.  Strolls around the town and river are very pleasant- there are public gardens, a lot of national trust land- woods and coastal areas to enjoy and much of the area is designated an "area of outstanding natural beauty".  tennis courts, gym, arts centre/ cinema.  You could just immerse yourself in the local life and potter to the deli or french bread shop for nice cheese and nibbles and then have a beer on the cobbled bayards cove watching the river and boats go by.
The area is called the South Hams and is dominated by the coast, green rolling hills, steep valleys a lot of local food production, little villages with some nice country pubs. The local towns are charming: Totnes is a beautiful but buzzing old country town further up the Dart river,Salcombe- chic,cosmopolitan, yet more boats, lovely beaches, Kingsbridge- an estuary town with relaxed high street.  A little further away there are towns like Ashburton backing onto dartmoor and a home to green wellies and landrovers.  If you like walking and hiking you will enjoy it here- it's a short distance on foot to the coastal paths and rolling hills and you can also drive to the nearby highland of Dartmoor National Park. 
If you want to see some more of the South West of England you can drive in an hour to the historic cities of Exeter and Plymouth and to the Eastern end of Cornwall.  Further afield is Exmoor National Park, The Eden Centre & The Jurassic Coast.  Bath is about 2.5hrs and London is 3.5hours away. 
We have lots of information for you-books, maps, leaflets & suggestions for wet day activities.  Our neighbours and friendly and helpful and we have babysitting available.

Occupation

  • Accountant
  • Publican

Children

  • Boy - Age: 13
  • Girl - Age: 16

Pets

  • 1 dog

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