Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
In the historic naval town of Dartmouth experience a slice of our luxury lifestyle at Avanti; owner architecturally designed, unique, newly appointed, contemporary 1 bed apartment, sleeping 2/3. Avanti has it all with parking, sunny patio, river views, all just a short walk to the town centre and waterfront. Great reviews and regular repeat visitors.
Avanti means 'Come In' in Italian which we think is an appropriate welcome to our guests, particularly as our owner architect designed self-contained apartment with its own entrance forms part of Capri, a large detached property owned by Di and Nigel Collingswood. Every attention to detail has been made to make this apartment one you will remember.
Our aim is to present our guests with immaculate accommodation (that we would want to stay in ourselves) and a warm welcome and that they leave relaxed with lovely memories of apartment Avanti, Dartmouth and the surrounding area.
Our Top 10 Things to do in and Around Dartmouth
1. Explore the River
Grab a Dartmouth crab sandwich or pasty, some local ginger beer and head off on the Dittisham ferry up the river, amble round what we think is one of the prettiest villages (map in folder) in Devon and have a cream tea at the Anchor stone café/restaurant or drink in the charismatic Ferryboat Inn overlooking the river before you return.
2. Dartmouth's Delights
Walk to Dartmouth Castle, go down the steps to Castle Cove (where all the children of Dartmouth used to learn to swim), enjoy the peace and views out to sea, have coffee at the café and return via the ferry on the riverside to experience the views of Dartmouth and the Royal Naval College.
3. A Bracing Walk
Take the car to Little Dartmouth (map in folder) and do a circular walk along the coastal path (3 miles approx), sit on a bench and smell the grass and the salty air, gaze out to sea and watch the tankers and yatchs on the horizon and return via the lane (sometimes muddy), this will blow any cobwebs away on a windy day.
Take the car and park at Blackpool Sands (private beach, with small charge) walk the length of the beach, skim stones, watch the surf and have an organic light meal or treat at the café, (there may be a log fire burning inside too). Or lie on the beach and soak up some rays after a paddle.
5. Wacky But Wonderful
Take the car or ferry to Totnes, experience the quirky, ethnic atmosphere there, have a mouth watering lunch at Willows, the vegetarian café at the top of the street and wander around the colourful market, Tuesday (June – September), Friday and Saturday, buy some local produce (bread, cheese, veges/salads, olives) for dinner. Enlighten yourself by popping into the bookshops for specialist alternative/new age books, gem and crystal shops, the Riverford locally grown produce shop and you're guaranteed to come back chilled out.
(The Friday and Saturday markets throughout the year on the Civic Hall Square offer a feast of bargains and unusual products.
A collectables and flea market is also held in the Civic Hall on Fridays throughout the year and on some Tuesdays (June to September only).
Totnes Elizabethan Society hosts a small charity and craft market every Tuesday, on the Civic Square, from May to the end of September. Open 9am-3pm. The stallholders dress in Elizabethan costume. )
6. A Romantic Evening
Dress up a little and take a walk along the Embankment before dining out in one of the many superb restaurants in the town, there are almost too many to choose from then walk back along the Embankment and up Clarence Hill to enjoy the lights from Kingswear.
7. A Level Afternoon Walk
In the afternoon or early evening walk to the Higher Ferry (next to the Floating Bridge pub) and cross the river cost around 50p). On the other side take the path on your right immediately in front of the railway track. Walk along the path to Kingswear through the boatyard and over the bridge. Take the narrow road on the left before coming to the station on your right, to The Ship Inn and have a cool beer or glass of wine in the sunshine before returning on the lower ferry (cost around £1) at the bottom of the hill. You may see the steam train on its way to Paignton. Once back in Dartmouth treat yourself to an ice cream from The Good Intent, opposite the ferry slipway (made in Dartmouth).
8. Pure Indulgence
On a wet day indulge yourself with a trip to the Spa for a treatment (brochure in folder, book as early as possible in the week of your stay), or wallow in the jacuzzi (you deserve it) and steam room or a gentle swim and relax on a lounger with a magazine.
9. Sit Back And Relax
On a wet evening, see what's on at the Flavel cinema (http://www.theflavel.org.uk), it's unique one screen and tiered seats guarantee you a great view and with a bar on the first floor you could have a drink before hand.
10.Chocolate Box Heaven
Drive to the quaint village of Slapton, park at the car park at the beach on the main road on the left hand side where you see the sign for Slapton village. Don't drive through the village as its very narrow. As you walk toward the village there is a path on the left leading to Slapton Ley Nature Reserve, you can walk round the edges of the reserve and into the village the back way or carry on up into the village itself (shorter). Take the second road on the right as you enter the village (just past the village post office and store) which passes the Queens Arms pub on your left, a little further on take the narrow road on your right to the Tower pub, it is possible to drive a car along this narrow road but as you will see its not for the feint hearted and there is very little car parking space. Inside or out, front or back this is a real gem of a pub, offering superb food and beverages. Don't leave it there as its only a short walk to see the entire village so after refreshments continue through the village taking left turns so that you circle the village, which will delight you with its thatched flowery cottages and simple step back in time charm.
Just one more……….
11. Last year my friend and I took the 93 bus to Kingsbridge for the first time since I have been here, it's a truly great trip. The 93 is a double decker bus and the route it takes is along the coast road to Kingsbridge, seeing the views, coastline, Slapton Ley Nature Reserve and into gardens from the top deck is amazing and instead of driving to Kingsbridge and missing the views because you are concentrating on the windy roads it's a great way to really see the beauty of the South Hams. Pick up a timetable from the Tourist Information Office. Bus stop outside the front of the Station Café on the Embankment – get there early to be at the front of the queue for the front seats! Kingsbridge is a lovely market town at the head of the Salcombe Estuary. There are great shops and eating places in the town and the river frontage all make a very pleasant day out.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
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31 Mar 2014
Amazing apartment with everything and more you'd have in your own home. Great location, providing fantastic views. Di is so welcoming an is happy to accommodate your needs. Very relaxing weekend, would definitely recommend and come back ourselves when next in Devon.
Thats lovely, thank you for your lovely review. This month has been busy here at Avanti and all our guests have enjoyed the apartment and location to the town, it makes my job very satisfying to see all who come here leave relaxed and happy. Hope to see you again one day.
14 Mar 2014
"Memorable, relaxing and a real treat"
We stayed between Christmas and New Year with the intention of recharging our batteries and escaping the madness of the festive season........we were not disappointed. Di was an engaging and jovial hostess who left us wanting for nothing. The apartment was clean, tidy and well presented with plenty of home comforts. The view over the Dart is incredible and the crisp winter morning a beautiful backdrop to breakfast. We will definitely be returning and based on our experiences we had best reserve soon as Avanti is number 1 in our book.
Wow! Thank you so much for your outstanding review, Avanti is certainly all that and you are right its great to sit on the patio to have breakfast and admire the view and even out of season its often warm enough to do that its such a sheltered and sunny spot.
8 Mar 2014
"Fantastic apartment ,fantastic hosts!"
The apartment was beautiful with fantastic views. It was extremely well equipped with great attention to detail.The hosts had thought of everything, we especially liked the walks around Dartmouth we meant we only used our car on one day during the whole week. Dartmouth is a great place with lots to see and do and Avanti was a wonderful home from home. This was one of the best properties we have rented. We would highly recommend it for any couple who want to have their own little oasis in the heart of a thriving maritime town.
Thank you for your lovely review, love the word 'oasis' it does feel like that here as its private, quiet, yet convenient for walking into Dartmouth and seeing all there is to offer. I do hope to see you again whenever you wish to come.
18 Feb 2014
"Sehr schöne Woche mit atemberaubendem Ausblick"
Sehr komfortable Unterkunft, die Küche war perfekt ausgestattet und der Ausblick von der Terrasse war grandios, zum Frühstücken super.Di war außerordentlich freundlich und zuvorkommend und hat uns… More
Thank you for your review and its always great to welcome guests from abroad, I do spend extra time with them. In the bedroom there is a normal sized (for England) double bed and the window in the bedroom has a rain sensor on it so that it shuts when it rains, great for ventilation on hot days, the bedroom is nice and private and the view from the windows of the apartment lounge are spectacular.
18 Feb 2014
Our second visit and another excellent stay! We never get tired of the view and a chance to relax. Perfect apartment and always a warm welcome. Overbecks, Salcombe (NT) is worth a visit - quirky and friendly tea room (beware of the winding road and the ghost). Thanks again Di and Nigel - we'll be back!!
Another lovely holiday - thats satisfaction for you. Salcombe, like Dartmouth has lovely river, coastal walks, National Trust properties and gardens and makes a great trip out for the day. The hardest time you will have here is deciding where to go next! Thank you for your lovely review and I do look forward to welcoming you here again.
17 Feb 2014
"Fantastic accommodation in a great location"
This was our first visit to Dartmouth and we really enjoyed it. Avanti is a fantastic modern apartment, which was very well equipped and had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. The apartment is in a great location, only a short walk into Dartmouth where there were plenty of places to eat out. Went on some lovely walks in the area and there were plenty of activities to do - even when it did rain!
I'm so pleased that you loved Dartmouth and the apartment, there is so much to do in the town alone plus all of the South Hams so I do hope you will return again one day. Thank you for your lovely review.
10 Feb 2014
"Lovely apartment,lovely owners"
This was our third visit to Avanti.From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed and very,very welcome.Di and Nigel are great hosts,both very friendly and helpful.The apartment is very modern,spotlessly clean and superbly furnished,everything you could possibly need and more.Having breakfast on the patio with the great views of Dartmouth is a wonderful start to the day.Looking forward to our next visit to Avanti and Dartmouth.
Well, thats brilliant and its so lovely seeing guests having meals outside on the patio, its such a sunny spot with a lovely view, you'd almost think you were abroad. Can't wait to see you again and thank you for your review.
8 Feb 2014
Lovely apartment, high quality interior, everything you need. Is a bit of a stroll downhill into town but good to get some exercise and means you get a decent view. We had the most relaxing, lovely time here for our mini moon and found it quite a challenge to tear ourselves away to head home.
Thanks so much for your great review and I'm so glad you had a lovely break here and that it was ideal for your honeymoon, hope to see you again whenever you can make it.
6 Feb 2014
"Excellent New Years break"
Spent New Year in Dartmouth, had fab 5 days at Avanti. Accommodation excellent with fabulous views and a very pleasant walk into town. Hosts Di and Nigel very welcoming, hope we can make it back som… More
Hi and thank you for taking the time to write a review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Avanti. Dartmouth is a great place to visit for New Year celebrations, everyone dresses up and there's a great atmosphere too then at midnight everyone gathers at the Boat Float to see the fireworks being let off at The Royal Castle Hotel, a magical way to let in the New Year.
3 Feb 2014
"A great appartment in a fabulous location"
We had a fantastic week at Avanti in September and the appartment provided all that we needed. We parked the car and then explored the area by ferry,train and by bus.The appartment was very comfortable and Di had provided a great selection of brochures and leaflets to help us plan our week. We would definitely recommend Avanti .
Thank you for recommending Avanti and lots of our guests leave their car once they realise that they can use other modes of transport, a fun way to see so much of the beautiful Dart is by boat, so when the weather allows plan a watery adventure of your own. It's all waiting for you here.
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