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Gulls Rest   -   Charming Cottage in the heart of historic Dartmouth

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Situated in the heart of the popular riverside town of Dartmouth, the recently renovated and beautifully furnished Gulls Rest sits in an elevated position behind the historic Market Square, offering comfortable accommodation for families of five set over three spacious bedrooms. Whether you're an early riser looking to enjoy a sunrise cup of coffee on the composite deck to the front of the property, or prefer cosy winters evenings cosied up in front of the log burner, this cottage offers the best of both worlds, and is cleverly decorated with enchanting local artwork to immerse you in local culture and life.

For exploring the delights of Dartmouth, there's arguably no better location - the historic Dartmouth Market Square sits right on your doorstep, with an outdoor market weekly and the eclectic indoor local shops to explore. Just a stones-throw away there are also a variety of local shops, restaurants, markets and bars to explore, with smells and tastes to delight the senses. The particular benefit of Gulls Rest means that, whilst you're in the heart of this beautiful south hams holiday town, you're also removed enough due to its elevated position, and able to enjoy the hustle and bustle from the raised position of your own space. A car parking permit is also offered for the Mayors Avenue Car Park, meaning you can park your car in the centre of the town and explore Dartmouth on foot, and further afield by car.

Accommodation:
A flight of 25 old stone steps from the road takes you up to the private enclosed front deck.

The front door opens straight into the cosy sitting room with wood burning stove, comfortable sofas and armchair, Smart TV with DVD

Stairs up to the first floor where you will find the brand-new light and airy kitchen/ dining room complete with integrated appliances including oven and hobs, fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The dining area has an extending dining table that comfortably sits 6.

Off the kitchen is a small single bedroom with built in hanging space and access to the tiled family bathroom which includes bath with overhead shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Stairs from the dining area lead up to the second floor where you will find the further two bedrooms and shower roo. The master bedroom has king size bed, built in hanging space and a chest of drawers, views are available from here over towards the town and market. The second bedroom is a twin room with hanging space and storage. There is an additional shower room on this floor containing a shower, toilet and wash basin.

Central heating and woodburner (logs can be purchased locally).

Outside:
At the front of the property is the private enclosed deck made with grey composite material giving a fresh contrasting finish to the traditional mid terrace building. treated garden furniture including table and chairs, bench and potted plants, the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or an evening glass of fizz.

It is possible to stop at the bottom of the steps to unload and a parking pass is provided for Mayors Avenue Car Park a 3 minutes’ walk away.
Please note the flight of stairs up to the property are quite steep and a little uneven.


Parking:
The car park pass provided is valid for Mayors Avenue car park a 2-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 the permit is valid for the park and ride at the top of town.

Nearby:
The shops and restaurants are a 2 minute walk away. At Coronation Park you will find the Anchorstone Cafe that is great for alfresco dining. 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.
 
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.
"This is a lovely, comfortable house in the heart of Dartmouth. The house is just a couple of minutes from everything that Dartmouth has to offer. The house comes with a parking permit which means you can park for free in a car park 5 mins away.
The house is over 3 levels and up some steps so avoid if you have mobility issues. The living room and kitchen are big, comfortable and nicely decorated. The 3 bedrooms are nicely presented and great for our group of 4 adults. There is also an attractive yard at the front of the house where you can enjoy nice weather. " - Jo - June 2022

"Great central location in Dartmouth - you can walk anywhere from here. Lovely spacious house with 2 bathrooms (ideal with 2 grown up daughters) and an outdoor terrace. Beautifully decorated. Just be aware this is not suitable for anyone with mobility problems - tricky stone steps to reach the house and then 3 floors in the house. Otherwise a perfect choice." Thornley - May 2022

Gull's Rest is in a fantastic, central location. The house was beautifully presented, well equipped and extremely clean. There are a few steps up to the property as mentioned in the description but we found these fine. Parking for unloading at the bottom of the steps is next to the Market Place car park. The parking permit car park is literally 3 minutes walk away. Thank you for a lovely stay. Sara - April 2022

Gull’s Rest is in a perfect location in the heart of Dartmouth, which we found to be very convenient. The cottage was very homely and clean with comfortable beds, lovely linen and towels. It provided everything we needed as a family with a well equipped kitchen and we would certainly recommend it to others. We had excellent communication with Dart Valley Cottages and hope to return again in the future."- Pipshar - August 2021

"We had a lovely stay at Christine's place. It's a fabulously placed house and is pretty much in the town centre but also lovely and quiet. The house is as pictured and described and has everything you need for a short break or a longer stay. The car parking is also very easy and we parked without any problem whilst we were there for the week. It's a real bonus to have the parking pass as you can park for free in most places nearby that you might want to visit." - Hollie - July 2021

"Husband and I enjoyed a comfortable stay at Gulls Rest with our two teenagers. The property was immaculately presented with all the equipment needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The beds were perfect for us to have a decent nights sleep. The front terrace was another great space for us to use in the evening. Being so close to the centre of Dartmouth was fantastic and really close to the market, pubs, cafes and shops it just took the pressure off having to go out in the car. We’ll definitely be booking to stay again." - Marie -Claire - July 2021

"Great well equipped house very central to Dartmouth with easy access to all local amenities. Parking is made easy with the car park pass provided. Would be more than happy to stay again." - Ajb - June 2021

"Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location! We were worried that it may be a little noisy as it was so close to town, literally a few steps, but it was beautifully quiet. The terrace had the sun on it all day. As it was April it was chilly in the evenings and we made use of the gorgeous log burner. The cottage was excellent and the beds extremely comfortable. Very tastefully decorated, great bathrooms and kitchen and everything you could wish for. We couldn’t fault it!" - Laura - April 2021

"A lovely spacious house, centrally located in the centre of town but very quiet. It is furnished to a very high standard and the kitchen is well equipped too. A lovely private patio at the front of the property is a real bonus. There are a number of steps up the front door which are steep which may not be suitable for some but well worth it for the peace and tranquillity." Bernard - September 2020


"Very nice place excellent location within short walking distance of the Harbour and Town The house was lovely with all the facilities we needed , clean and comfortable.We would stay there again without hesitation." Steve - September 2020


"
Lovely and very well located property within a 5 minute walk of the main shops, restaurants and harbour front at Dartmouth. The property was modern, welcoming and spotlessly clean. Communication surrounding protocols for covid-19 were clear and our stay felt very safe. Christine was a good host and considering the circumstances did her best to make our stay as comfortable and accommodate requests where possible" Hayley - September 2020


"Gulls Rest had everything we needed for our family stay . Perfectly clean. Great central location. Parking was difficult, but it was Bank Holiday weekend. We will definitely return to Gulls Rest." Alison - August 2020


"This is a great house in an excellent location. Spacious, well equipped and super clean. Very comfortable beds, and we especially appreciated the White Company bedding and towels" Joanne - August 2020

"
We booked with Dart Valley Cottages again because the quality of the accommodation last year was excellent, but we wanted to be in a more central location in the town, rather than on the hill, and Gulls Rest did not disappoint in any way. The brand new kitchen was light, spacious and very well equipped, the bathrooms were tastefully decorated and the beds were very comfortable. Our two teenage girls thought the wifi was excellent and there was plenty of space for everyone to relax and enjoy our stay there. We were able to unload at the bottom of the steps leading up to the property, and the elevated deck above North Ford Road (only a path really with no vehicular traffic) provided a very private outdoor dining and relaxing space. The property was just a 3 minutes walk to the Quay which was great. The only slight surprise was being able to clearly hear some noise from the adjacent property occasionally, especially on the 2nd floor, but this was not a major problem for us." Matt - July 2020


"
Clean comfortable house in a convenient location. The wood burner is lovely and the bedrooms are really comfortable. It’s a very new let and I think because of this there are a few things lacking in terms of equipment and furnishings. For example there needs to be more plates and cutlery so that you don’t keep running out. Some champagne glasses would be nice. Waste paper baskets in the bedrooms and living room are needed and the bathrooms are missing toilet brushes! This didn’t detract from our stay and we’d definitely book again. Thank you!" Amy - February 2020


"
We had a super stay at Gulls Rest, the cottage is centrally located for the town and the parking was easy and a short walk away. The cottage had a well equipped kitchen, a comfortable bed and a great log burner. Dartmouth is a great place for exploring the coast path and all the ferries across the estuary were handy for getting around without using the car.The cottage has about 25 uneven steps to climb from the street to the front door so may not be suitable for everyone but was no problem for us." Kaye - January 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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