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Captains Cottage   -   Stylish cottage, level location, in the heart of Dartmouth

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Summary:
Captains Cottage is a newly renovated gem of a property tucked away in the heart of Dartmouth, on the flat with access for unloading right outside, Situated just off the pretty pedestrianised shopping area of Foss Street. This cute yet stylish cottage has a fun nautical theme throughout; is cleverly set out over 3 floors with maximum comfort in mind to be your home from home whilst visiting the west country. The two bedrooms are both on the second floor with the master bedroom boasting a super kingsize bed, the bathroom hosts a very large walk in shower. The kitchen diner on the ground floor is a great spot to start the day or to comeback to after a day exploring the local beaches. The lounge is up on the first floor and is a great spot for the whole family to relax above the hustle and bustle of the town.

Accommodation:
The front door opens into the open plan kitchen diner, with wood effect flooring throughout and plenty of hanging space for coats. The dining area has a painted wooden dining table comfortably seating 6 and a large wall mounted smart TV. The kitchen area is in the far end of the room is compact yet well equipped with shaker style units housing the fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer. The range features an iconic Dartmouth back splash, there are also all mod-cons including kettle, toaster, microwave and coffee machine.

Upstairs to the first floor where guests will find the lounge with comfortable sofas, local nautical themed memorabilia and large wall smart mounted TV. One of the sofas is a sofa double for extra guests. Window seating provides additional space to relax and watch the world go by. The family bathroom is also on this floor with large walk in shower with rainfall shower head, toilet and hand basin.

The two bedrooms are upstairs on the second floor, the master bedroom has a super king size bed, it is a zip and link bed so can be made up as 2 full size single beds (please request upon booking). The second bedroom has a double bed.


Parking:
There is space to pull up outside for unloading and a car park pass provided is valid for Mayors Avenue car park a minute walk away. Please note that at significantly busy times of the year such as Regatta and the height of summer the pass does not guarantee a space. On the rare occasion the car park is full there is a park and ride at the top of town, fees apply.


Nearby:
From Captains Cottage you are a 2 minute walk to the river. Mitch Tonks the Seahorse and Rock Fish are a 5 minute walk away, along with The Angel. The closest pub is the Dolphin which is just around the corner on the market square.
 
The shops and restaurants are on your doorstep with local renowned breakfast spot Cafe Alfrecso opposite the main entrance. Head left and you will find Bayards Cove where the Mayflower set sail for America. On the riverfront you will find Mitch Tonks 'The Rockfish' and 'The Seahorse'. Also, on the river front you will find transport links via the ferries and steam train in Kingswear. Blackpool Sands is the closest beach, a 10-minute drive away

Dining Out
Dartmouth hosts a number of great pubs and restaurants including most famously Mitch Tonks ‘The Seahorse’ and ‘Rock Fish’. Local favourites include Kendrick’s and Taylors in the town centre as well as great pub food from the Floating Bridge and The Dartmouth Arms. The Sportsman’s Arms on the way out of town is a favourite for a Sunday carvery , there is also an abundance of great restaurants in the surrounding villages such as the Laughing Monk in Strete and Radius 7 in Stoke Fleming.

Shopping
If you are looking to do a big shop before your stay there is a Sainsbury’s and a Lidl on the edge of Dartmouth or an M and S Simply Food in town as well and a range of shops on the high street.

Towns to explore
The market town of Totnes is 14 miles from Dartmouth. Accessible by road or river, Totnes has an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants (especially if you are interested in vegetarian and vegan cuisine). From Totnes the towns of Torbay are easily accessible as well as attractions including Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts and Pennywell Farm.
Paignton can also be visited via steam train from Kingswear on the opposite side of the river to Dartmouth. Arcades and piers are still main feature of this seaside town.
Salcombe is 20 miles away, this popular coastal town is the home of Salcombe Dairy Ice cream, 2 lovely beaches and some great sailing.

Local places of interest
Dartmouth Castle sits at the mouth of the river, this English Heritage site is open to the public to see how the mouth of the river was once defended.
The former holiday home of crime writer Agatha Christie and now National Trust property ‘Greenway’ is a short ferry journey or steam train ride from Dartmouth.
Sharpham Vineyard near the village of Ashprington gives a great insight into the production of award winning English wines and cheeses with regular tours; be sure to book in advance.
Woodlands Family Theme Park just outside Dartmouth is Devons largest theme park, with rides, slides, indoor and outdoor play areas Woodlands is a great day out year round.
If you are interested in learning a new hobby whilst you are away 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 up stream from Dartmouth.

Beaches and Walks
The closest beaches are Blackpool Sands (3miles) and Slapton Sands (5 miles) Blackpool Sands is a blue flag award winning sand and shingle beach, the beach boasts great swimming water as well as café, shop and canoe/ paddleboard hire. Slapton Sands is 3 miles long with 3 distinct areas each with their own parking and toilets. Behind Slapton Sands is Slapton Ley which is great for peaceful walks.
The Dart Valley Trail is a 10 mile circular walk up and down the Dart with crossings at Dittisham and Dartmouth. The South West Coast Path can be picked up by Dartmouth Castle with a number of wonderful walks along this great stretch of coastline.
"We had a wonderful stay in Captains Cottage. It was comfortable, clean and in a great location.” - Helen - April 2022

"Lovely, quirky cottage in a great location - everything is on your doorstep. We managed 4 of us and a dog which was cosy, but doable. Seagulls a bit noisy, but not a lot anyone can do about that except bring earplugs. Lovely decor, well appointed, and car park pass a godsend. Great value for money, and a thumbs up from us.." - Phil - August 2021

"Fantastic accommodation in the heart of Dartmouth. We had everything we needed for our weeks holiday. Clean and easily accessible for local amenities, car pass very much appreciated! Great restaurants nearby to recommend- Platform 1 (if you fancy an expensive treat), Spice Merchant (curry) Vino (Pizza), Kendricks and Rockfish - pre holiday bookings advisable as walk ins very difficult. Other than the noisy seagulls, would definitely recommend a stay at Captains Cottage." - Veysyd - August 2021

"Had a brilliant week at this town centre house, this was the second time that we have stayed here and it doesn’t disappoint from the moment you arrive to when you leave. Parking permit a bonus just park the car and forget about it, as there is so much to do either on foot or by boat. In fact it is so relaxing just like home from home that we rebooked for later in the year, also everyone at Dart Valley Cottages is a joy to deal with, nothing is to much trouble." - Gtcremovals - August 2021

"A quirky, comfortable, well-equipped cottage on three floors. Some agility needed, especially going downstairs to the bathroom at night. Well placed for town and waterfront. An ideal base for our week's holiday." - Patrick - June 2021

"Captain's cottage is a beautiful property in the heart of Dartmouth. It was clean, comfortable and the perfect base to return to. The cottage had everything you need for your stay and the tea coffee & milk we're an added bonus! Will definitely stay here again next time and will certainly recommend." - Sarah - June 2021

"I had a fantastic week in this house, which was in a perfect location in the centre of Dartmouth. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!" Amy - May 2021

"Cottage was exactly how the photos looked - well equipped, clean and plenty of space. Very well located for town centre, ferries and car park. Would have been nice to have a small seating area in the courtyard but this was our only complaint. Would definitely recommend for a couple or small family getaway" Carole - September 2020


"We had a wonderful few days at Captains Cottage beautifully decorated and with everything we needed. Excellent location and the car park pass an added bonus." Julie - September 2020
The shops and restaurants are on your doorstep with local renowned breakfast spot Cafe Alfrecso opposite the main entrance. Head left and you will find Bayards Cove where the Mayflower set sail for America. On the riverfront you will find Mitch Tonks 'The Rockfish' and 'The Seahorse'. Also, on the river front you will find transport links via the ferries and steam train in Kingswear. Blackpool Sands is the closest beach, a 10-minute drive away

Dining Out
Dartmouth hosts a number of great pubs and restaurants including most famously Mitch Tonks ‘The Seahorse’ and ‘Rock Fish’. Local favourites include Kendrick’s and Taylors in the town centre as well as great pub food from the Floating Bridge and The Dartmouth Arms. The Sportsman’s Arms on the way out of town is a favourite for a Sunday carvery , there is also an abundance of great restaurants in the surrounding villages such as the Laughing Monk in Strete and Radius 7 in Stoke Fleming.

Shopping
If you are looking to do a big shop before your stay there is a Sainsbury’s and a Lidl on the edge of Dartmouth or an M and S Simply Food in town as well and a range of shops on the high street.

Towns to explore
The market town of Totnes is 14 miles from Dartmouth. Accessible by road or river, Totnes has an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants (especially if you are interested in vegetarian and vegan cuisine). From Totnes the towns of Torbay are easily accessible as well as attractions including Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts and Pennywell Farm.
Paignton can also be visited via steam train from Kingswear on the opposite side of the river to Dartmouth. Arcades and piers are still main feature of this seaside town.
Salcombe is 20 miles away, this popular coastal town is the home of Salcombe Dairy Ice cream, 2 lovely beaches and some great sailing.

Local places of interest
Dartmouth Castle sits at the mouth of the river, this English Heritage site is open to the public to see how the mouth of the river was once defended.
The former holiday home of crime writer Agatha Christie and now National Trust property ‘Greenway’ is a short ferry journey or steam train ride from Dartmouth.
Sharpham Vineyard near the village of Ashprington gives a great insight into the production of award winning English wines and cheeses with regular tours; be sure to book in advance.
Woodlands Family Theme Park just outside Dartmouth is Devons largest theme park, with rides, slides, indoor and outdoor play areas Woodlands is a great day out year round.
If you are interested in learning a new hobby whilst you are away 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 up stream from Dartmouth.

Beaches and Walks
The closest beaches are Blackpool Sands (3miles) and Slapton Sands (5 miles) Blackpool Sands is a blue flag award winning sand and shingle beach, the beach boasts great swimming water as well as café, shop and canoe/ paddleboard hire. Slapton Sands is 3 miles long with 3 distinct areas each with their own parking and toilets. Behind Slapton Sands is Slapton Ley which is great for peaceful walks.
The Dart Valley Trail is a 10 mile circular walk up and down the Dart with crossings at Dittisham and Dartmouth. The South West Coast Path can be picked up by Dartmouth Castle with a number of wonderful walks along this great stretch of coastline.
 
 
 
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