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"We enjoyed an excellent stay at 2 de Courcey House and would highly recommend this apartment." - Carol - August 2023
"Hi there, we have just left de courcey house after staying with my husband and 2 children. I just wanted to say thankyou for a wonderful holiday. The apartment was really beautiful. The welcome bottle of champagne and the tea coffee and little extras were all really welcome after a long journey. We will definitely be re booking. The apartment was just perfect. We'll done to all the team, love from the Evans family." - Evans Family August 2023
"We were so pleased with the accommodation, clean, well furnished, top quality fittings in an excellent position. Appreciated the car parking space, a bonus in Dartmouth. We will book again later in the year." - Michael - July 2023
" Location is exceptional and the prize of a covered parking spot a real plus" - Phil - July 2023
"This is one of the best holiday apartments we have ever stayed in. The owners have literally thought of everything that you could possibly need during your stay. Beautifully presented and tastefully decorated throughout. The EV charger and parking were also a massive bonus. Would thoroughly recommend." - Ruth - June 2023
"We enjoyed our stay in De Courcey house We had everything we could wish for to make our week in Dartmouth perfect Well worth a re visit" - Duncan - November 2022
"We would highly recommend this beautiful, stylish property. It's in a central location with its own parking space! Everything has been provided and more, the welcome gift was also very much appreciated. We will definitely be returning. Thank you!' - Clare - October 2022
"The apartment was clean and well presented, with it's own parking, ideally placed to explore Dartmouth. A little noisy from the road and nearby pub, but not enough to put you off staying again. Overall, had a lovely stay, helped by the glorious weather." Christopher - August 2022
"The property was immaculate and in an excellent location. The parking space was a real bonus! Very happy to recommend." - Linda - August 2022
"Lovely apartment, in a great location, well furnished / fitted, and with parking. We will be back." - Guy - July 2022
I needed to be in the centre for start of long walks and evening meal - with own car space ( quite tight not for huge SUVs). De Courcey Court is brand new , well located next to Flavel Arts centre and a minute to M & S Foodhall. There is a Coop a few more minutes away open till 10.00 pm. Flat has keypad access, low level courtesy lighting in bathrooms and a sophisticated heating system. Basically the showers were hot and easy to work, beds comfortable, thick carpets and good kitchen.
Large fridge, dryer/washing machine as there`s no `ouitside` space, also an easy to use electric cooker. The dining table has benches which arent the most comfortable arrangement .
I liked the blinds and the edgy furnishings,huge sky -linked wall TV , finding everything I needed .David - June 2022
"Lovely modern apartment with parking and all new fit out. The view isn't quite what you might want, but you are right in the middle of town, with easy access to everything." - Ian - June 2022
"In the centre of Dartmouth, with every amenity, this place is fantastic. Everything about it has been well thought out and provisioned for. Having stayed in a lot of places in and around Dartmouth, this is easily the best." - Kevin - May 2022
"2 DeCourcey is a modern apartment with everything we required, including a parking place (with EVC point), in a central location. We arrived early and called the housekeeper to check if we could park and to our delight, we discovered the apartment was also ready for us. Move in was easy, being able to park beneath the 1st floor apartment accessible by stairs. There were useful little stickers dotted around to guide you for example (twist) on the bedside light switch and (3 steps) on the dishwasher control panel. Low level motion sensor lighting in the en-suite bathroom, underfloor heating, a towel warmer and useful under sink storage drawer in addition to the large two option shower, made this a great space. We made use of Alexa in the kitchen for up to date weather reports before heading out for the day, and discovered the wi-fi code hanging by the concealed shoe rack. Ice awaited us in the fridge and wine glasses were located in the sideboard under the large wall mounted tv. This is a new building and there was some building noise within the building during the day, which is to be expected. Mostly being out, we were largely unaffected by it. I struggled to open the sliding wardrobe door on one occasion so chose not to close it fully, but this was probably down to operator error rather than any mechanical failure! The same excuse is given for being unable to return the parking bollard to an upright position upon departure! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend 2 DeCourcey to others, as well as making it top choice for our next trip to Dartmouth! Thank you to the owners for enabling us to benefit from your lovely holiday home!" - Lucy - May 202
"Beautiful apartment, well appointed, excellent location, everything we needed for our family break. We will definitely be booking again! Highly recommended." - Joy - April 2022
Dartmouth is a town steeped in maritime history, from the castle at the mouth of the river that has stood for over 600 years to the cobbled quayside at Bayards Cove where the Mayflower was made ship-shape before its voyage from Plymouth to America in the 1600s, up to the imposing Britannia Royal Naval College overlooking the town, defending the nation's seas since the early 1900s.
Dartmouth's renowned variety of shops and restaurants are on your doorstep, including breakfast and brunch hotspot Café Alf Resco - a hit with locals and visitors alike. At Bayards Cove, see where final repairs were made to the Mayflower before she set sail from Plymouth and onto America. On the riverside, you're spoiled for choice for seafood dining and drinks while you watch the boats drift along the river. There are also fast, frequent ferries, leisurely boat rides, and not forgetting the steam train from Kingswear and its romantic route along the valley shoreline and onto Totnes and Torbay.
Vibrant cafés and delis, cosy inns, and sublime seafood - all within walking distance - including TV chef Mitch Tonks' go-to restaurants, ‘The Seahorse’ and ‘Rockfish’. Local favourites include Kendrick’s and Taylor's in the town centre, as well as hearty pub meals at The Floating Bridge and historic The Dartmouth Arms. The Sportsman’s Arms, as you head out of town, is a favourite for a Sunday carvery. The surrounding villages also have culinary gems, such as the Laughing Monk in Strete, and Radius 7 in Stoke Fleming.
Individual and independent; quaint meets quality - browsing Dartmouth’s locally run stores is a treat. From bespoke jewellery to designer fashion, eye-catching artworks and stylish boutiques. Venture into Foss Street and lose yourself in its variety - you’re bound to come away with a memento of your stay.
Towns to explore
The eclectic market town of Totnes is 14 miles from Dartmouth. Reach it by road or river to enjoy its broad mix of shops and restaurants (especially for some tasty, inventive, vegetarian and vegan cuisine). From Totnes, the English Riviera is easily accessible (including the steam train to Paignton). Torbay offers golden beaches, exhilarating sea sports, and quaint fishing port tranquillity. Head inland to Buckfastleigh to get hands-on learning about the animals at Pennywell Farm. Cute and colourful, Buckfast Butterflies and otter sanctuary is a must-see. And there’s another picturesque steam railway.
Further afield, the picturesque resort town of Salcombe is 20 miles away - its golden beaches and clear waters make for perfect lazy days, and are superb for sailing.
Local places of interest
The striking Dartmouth Castle sits at the mouth of the river. Learn how Dartmouth's first coastal line of defence kept the port safe from enemy ships and pirates.
The grand former holiday estate of the world's greatest crime writer - Agatha Christie - is open during the summer months. Explore the resplendent gardens and the magnificent house. Reach it by ferry or steam train from Dartmouth.
Tours and tastings of the award-winning Sharpham Wines and cheeses make for a mouth-watering excursion - now newly relocated to their Sandridge Barton vineyard - but be sure to book in advance.
The Woodlands Family Theme Park, just outside Dartmouth, is Devon's largest theme park, with rides, slides, as well as indoor and outdoor play. It's a year-round family favourite.
If you're tempted to learn sailing, Marshalls Sailing School in Dittisham offers sailing and stand-up paddle boarding lessons to people of all levels in a quiet part of the river just upstream from Dartmouth.
Beaches and Walks
There are superb beaches close to hand. Blackpool Sands is a 10-minute drive from Dartmouth. This Blue Flag award-winning sand and shingle beach is great for swimming. There's also a café, shop, as well as canoe and paddleboard hire. Slapton Sands (5 miles from Dartmouth) stretches out across three miles of shoreline, helpfully laid out with three car parks and WC facilities. Behind Slapton Sands, you can also take a tranquil walk through Slapton Ley.
For a more-adventurous ramble, the Dart Valley Trail is a 10-mile circular walk up and down the Dart, with crossings at Dittisham and Dartmouth. And one of the world’s longest and most-popular trails - the South West Coast Path - can be picked up by Dartmouth Castle with a choice of wonderful walks along this great stretch of coastline.