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"Lovely little cottage, tucked away but close enough to visit the surrounding towns and beaches. Beautiful gardens and views from the cottage and so quiet. Felt at home in the cottage and had everything that we needed for our stay. Afternoon tea was a welcome surprise. Owners were welcoming and available should we have needed anything. Enjoyed the area, in particular Dartmouth where we were able to take a boat trip and a steam train along the coast. Enjoy walking so we were spoilt for choice with many good walking spots. Would definitely return if in the area again." - Barney August - 2023
"Greenswood cottage was just perfect. The location meant peace and quiet and the gardens are an absolute delight, where better to relax. Our hosts were friendly, attentive and only too ready to please. The cottage is comfortable with all the necessary requirements including milk and eggs when we arrived. We would certainly recommend Greenswood and look forward to having a holiday there again. Excellent." - Eden29 - June 2023
"This has to be one of the most beautiful locations we have ever stayed at. The cottage was clean, homely and very well equipped and the bed was really comfortable. The hosts were warm and welcoming too. The gardens are exceptional, all the flowers in bloom and the sun shining made it a wonderful experience. The grounds are big enough for you to walk around in peace and enjoy the hard work that had obviously gone into them. At no point did you feel that you were being watched or imposing on any one. It was a lovely retreat after a day of busy sightseeing and walking. The cottage is only a ten minute drive from Dartmouth and if you get the ferry you can visit Agatha Christies home on the other side of the estuary just five minutes drive on from there. There are a number of good coastal walks and a visit to Blackpool sands again only five minutes drive away , is a must. Its a beautiful clean beach with a great cafe. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage and would definitely go again if I got the opportunity." - Almccords - May 2023
"We had a lovely week in Greenswood Garden Cottage. The farm is very peaceful and is set in a lovely little valley with ponds and beautiful gardens. It is a traditional farm cottage with everything you need. It is off the main road down a long driveway surrounded by lovely fields, it is a very pretty and peaceful location - just what we wanted. It is close to Blackpool Sands, Strete, Slapton Sands and Dartmouth. It is an easy short drive to the Dartmouth open top park & ride bus service, which is an excellent facility. We had a lovely week with lots of leisurely breakfasts followed by walks around the garden and down the valley to the ponds and enjoyed daily trips out to the numerous local attractions. We would be happy to recommend this and we hope to return." Richard - July 2022
"For a single person or a couple you would find it difficult to find better holiday accommodation in every respect. Very well cared for property with very good facilities. Dartmouth just over 15 minutes away, with Blackpool and Slapton sands just under 15 minutes away by car. A perfect base for exploring South Devon or just sitting around in the owner's stunning garden. Many thanks to Helen and Roger." - Harry - July 2022
"Greenswood is lovely comfortable cottage tucked away down a long farm track. Peace and quiet is the key here as well as a fantastic garden to feast your eyes on. The cottage still has the name plate of Garden Cottage, not Greenswood, which threw us a bit at first, but it has everything you need for a short or long stay. Ample parking, although down a very steep small slope, be careful if you have a low vehicle! The owners are very friendly and allow you to stroll around their fantastic gardens and ponds. Good location for getting around." - Janet - September 2021
"Hard to fault this home. It’s very peaceful because you’re so far away from a road. The cottage overlooks the most incredible gardens that the owners are happy for you to explore. The property itself is very cosy and well appointed. It’s a good base to travel South Devon. You’ll need to drive each day but if you’re happy to do that, it’s ideal" - Amacey - August 2021
"Very nice place, beautiful cottage in a lovely location with a stunning garden, very friendly hosts and would definitely come again!" - James - July 2021
"We loved our week in Greenwood Cottage. It is delightful accommodation for two people - an oasis of calm yet within easy access of amenities, the Dart valley, beaches, countryside and a wealth of interesting places to visit. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped and the gardens which we were able to wander through, sit in and marvel at are absolutely beautiful. Our hosts, Roger and Helen, could not have been more welcoming and helpful. A thoroughly enjoyable week." - Thirlaways - July 2021
"Stayed for 4 nights at this lovely cottage with the most amazing oasis of a garden. Well located for visiting Dartmouth, Totnes, Kingsbridge and Agatha Christie’s summer house Greenway etc. The cottage is a home from home with everything you might need and would definitely recommend. The only negative is the king size bed for me which was a little soft for a bad back sufferer!" - Jane - June 2021
"Good, well equipped and clean accommodation. Great location for exploring the area. Beautiful garden." - Janes 2021
"Lovely cottage with beautiful peaceful gardens, perfect location to explore Dartmouth and Dartmoor, would definitely recommend and visit again. The Kitchen is well equipped and would recommend visiting Mr Lobb in Dartmouth market for some delicious fresh fish and seafood." Simon - May 2021
"The cottage was very comfortable and we had everything we needed given the current restrictions. A good location which was quiet with lovely garden and lots of wildlife. Has an away from it all feel while being a convenient distance from Dartmouth and main roads." Carolyn - September 2020
"What a suprise, beautiful setting, very very quiet, everything you need is supplied even with covid restrictions any problems quick to respond. Pictures don't do it justice must be seen to be believed gardens are amazing. Many thanks to the owners." Rowan - September 2020
"We stayed at Greenswood Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is such a sweet cottage bungalow which overlooks beautiful gardens including large ponds. It is lovely to walk around. We had a perfect peaceful getaway with everything we could ask for. We even had access to a chest freezer (for our sole use). There is plenty of parking and Dartmouth is just a 10-15 min drive away. An ideal base for exploring the many beautiful sites of South Devon. The cottage is well kept and very clean. There is a new two seater sofa and armchair which are very comfortable too. Helen and Roger were very kind and made us feel very welcome. We will definitely stay here again! Thank you again." Jason - August 2020
"This is an ideal cottage for 2, with all you could need. Set in beautiful gardens, like staying in a National Trust property, and near to lots to see and do" Karen - August 2020
">Owners very friendly >Garden amazing >Cottage spartan ( Covid rules apparently) >Facilities satisfactory except settee - very uncomfortable needs binning >Would recommend - with some qualifications" J - July 2020
"The cottage on Greenswood farm overlooks the incredible cascading garden which fills the valley down to the woods. It's hardly the usual farm garden, where the farm itself is the main event. Created by the couple who farmed here for the past 20 years, there are ponds and trout stocked lakes. Enormous healthy plants and specimen trees. Blackpool sands is only 10 minutes away, and Dartmouth is convenient too. The coastal walks either side of Dartmouth are lovely too." James - July 2020
"We have been staying at Greenswood Farm for the past 10 years. Primarily for B & B, but for the past 3 or 4 years in the cottage since Helen and Roger ceased the B & B. We would not keep going back year after year if it wasn't excellent. One small point: the chair and couch in the sitting area could do with a bit of refurbishment or replacement, but I would not like the Baron's to think we have complained in any way. We have already recommended this property to friends over the years, but I understand that they are fully booked up for the rest of this season." Graham - July 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
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.
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.