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The Old Orchard   -   Spacious and bright, great views, parking

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Tastefully reimagined to complement Dartmouth’s coastal character, The Old Orchard is an ideal home-from-home for a small family or for a romantic getaway. Its elevated position above Dartmouth makes for glorious views of the river and valley. Laid out across a single-storey, this 3-bedroom detached home has been thoughtfully refurbished to create a fresh, contemporary space to stay.


Accommodation:

From the parking area, steps lead up to the house.

The living space and kitchen area open up to maximise the socialising space. Oak-effect solid flooring and a comfy sofa face the centrepiece wood-effect fire (ideal for cosy nights in the cooler months).

The Seashell-white Shaker-style kitchen includes a brand-new Rangemaster oven and hob, a black quartz sink, and a solid oak worktop; it's also well-equipped with a microwave, toaster, and filter coffee maker. A grinder is supplied for you to freshly-prepare your favourite coffee. There’s a second area adjacent to the living space for preparing drinks and light meals.

Bedroom one has a king-size bed and bedside tables, with views of the well-tended private garden.

Bedroom two has a double bed with a dressing table, wardrobe, and mirrors and a broad window to take in the view of the boats on the river and the rolling hills across the valley.

Bedroom three has a single bed with a built-in small wardrobe with overhead storage.

The family bathroom has a large shower, basin, and WC. There’s also a separate WC room with a wash basin.


Parking:

There is ample off-road parking for up to 4 cars in the driveway (Please note that the garage is locked and is for the owners’ use only).


Outside:

From the patio doors of the living space is the paved and walled terrace, with seating for up to six.

Beyond, the private fenced garden is laid to lawn, with mature trees at the border and apple trees within.

There is a rear gate with direct access to the bus stop for frequent services into town and the riverside, and to the larger grocery stores nearby.

** Please note that The Old Orchard is not suitable for children under 16 years due to the slopes in the garden **
 
Located in Mount Boone Drive, just slightly above the main town itself it is within easy walking distance of the town or is also on a regular bus route if you would prefer. The walk into town is a downhill stroll, taking no more than 20 minutes or so.

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.


Dining Out

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.


Shopping

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.
The Old Orchard was wonderful. The property is really well presented, very comfortable, wonderful small touches to make your stay relaxing. It was a perfect. Anne April 2024


A welcoming, comfortable and spacious bungalow, tastefully decorated with some lovely little touches in all the rooms (home from home). Very well equipped kitchen and efficient heating throughout. Fantastic views. Nicely situated, peaceful, calm and surrounded by the beautiful garden. Excellent base for exploring the local area. Close to supermarkets tor supplies. Would highly recommend. Jane November 2023


"Thank you for a wonderful stay. Everything we required was here, lots of lovely touches. Central for exploring the local area - would definitely return!" - Webber Family - August 2023

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We had a wonderful stay, thank you. The bungalow as beautiful and had everything you could need - lots of lovely touches. We enjoyed exploring Dartmouth and the surrounding area, all aided by the location of the property. Would definitely recommend and would stay again. - Reynolds Family - August 2023

"First visit back to Dartmouth in 10 years with our now complete family of 5. Bungalow views snd garden were fabulous and the reality matched the pictures. Great location and hub to explore from." - Browne Family - July 2023

"We love Dartmouth and a great stay in this well appointed bungalow with lovely views made our time here very enjoyable. It was so clean and well equipped, definitely the best we have had for self catering. Love the pretty garden too! Amalfi restaurant was lovely also Rockfish sausage and chips were really good" Graham, Sandra and Hannah - July 2023

"Very tasteful new makeover to bungalow. Wonderful weather, shady back garden meant everything we needed was here." - Jenny - June 2023

"Another wonderful visit to this very well appointed bungalow - all absolutely immaculate - weather brilliant too" - Elizabeth - June 2023

"Had an amazing stay. Bungalow lacked fpr nothing, superb weather, stunning......restaurants in town good - lovely cycle rides and tennis" - Helen and Mark - June 2023
Located in Mount Boone Drive, just slightly above the main town itself it is within easy walking distance of the town or is also on a regular bus route if you would prefer. The walk into town is a downhill stroll, taking no more than 20 minutes or so.

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.


Dining Out

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.


Shopping

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.
 
 
 
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