Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3 Home 1338881
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Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Suitable for children age 5+
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Description from owner
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 HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REDECORATED IN JANUARY 2015. E-mail with any questions.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
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 HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REDECORATED IN JANUARY 2015. E-mail with any questions.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 Dartmouth1. Explore the RiverGrab 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 DelightsWalk 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 WalkTake 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.4. BeachcombingTake 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 WalkIn 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 IndulgenceOn 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 RelaxOn 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 HeavenDrive 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.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
- 1 en suites
- Suitable for children over 5
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
- Wi-Fi available
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Central heating
- DVD player
- CD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Long term lets (over 1 month)
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- 11 Feb 2016
Languages spoken: English
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“Fantastic pad in great location”
My girlfriend and I spent a lovely long weekend here despite awful weather the whole time! If Dartmouth is this nice in howling gales, imagine how nice it must be when the sun is out. Our host Di was incredibly welcoming on arrival and invited us down for mulled wine on the harbour on our first evening at the town's Xmas fair. The town is charming, and the steep hills keep you fit. Avanti itself is just up a fairly steep hill above the town, but no more than 10 mins from the centre of town. A very warm. modern, light apartment with full cooking facilities and very comfy bed indeed. Dartmouth is highly recommended as a place to visit and Avanti is a great place to stay.
Hi and thank you for your great review to tell future guests how lovely and welcoming Dartmouth and apartment Avanti is all year round. So pleased you enjoyed Candlelit Dartmouth celebrations there is always something to enjoy here, 9a great place to come and unwind.
“Perfect Modern Apartment”
Perfect modern apartment with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Great views. The climb up the hill didn't cause us any problems - we used it as part of our daily exercise. Good bus service is an alternative. Many little extras provided by the owner Di, maps, guides, info and a very warm welcome - lovely lady. Would definitely stay here again when visiting Dartmouth. Liz & John
I'm very touched and it was lovely to meet you both and glad you have gone back a bit fitter too!
“beautifully presented apartment in characterful town with great walks all around.”
Well positioned in Dartmouth for pubs, restaurants and shops and riverfront. Steep hills not for the faint-hearted but manageable by most. Di, a very good host, had thoughtfully prepared a file of lovely local walks and ideas about where to eat.
I know you enjoyed my favourite walk of all so pleased that you loved staying here too.
“Fantastic place to stay!”
We had a lovely few days at Avanti which is a beautiful and spotless apartment, and a lovely base for exploring the surrounding area. It's a short walk into Dartmouth and has lovely views of the estuary with spaceto sit outsidein good weather. Di made us feel very welcome and offered lots of helpful advice on where to visit and eat out. I would definately recommend a stay here for a relaxing break, and would love to go back soon.
Thank you so much for your lovely review, so happy that you enjoyed our special apartment and hope to see you here again one day.
had a wonderful break in Dartmouth ,we were welcomed very warmly by Di, the accommodation and views over the Dart is 1st class, I can thoroughly recommend this holiday letting. note there is a uphill walk back to the flat,
Thank you for your review and yes the views are fantastic from the apartment , you can sit in the lounge and look down to the river, lovely and peaceful too. So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
“Beautiful apartment run by fantastic people.”
Absolutely thrilled with our week in Dartmouth staying at Avanti. The apartment was bright, airy and beautifully furnished and decorated. Everything you could wish for was there, it really was like a home from home. The owners were friendly and really knowledgeable about the area. Every query we had was answered and the advice we received was invaluable. The views from our veranda were truly stunning and we only had a 7 minute walk into the town! I can't fault Avanti in any way and we will be going back there I'm sure.
Thank you Regatta guests, we loved having you to stay too. It was a great fun packed week for you and memorable with all that Regatta has to offer. we certainly look forward to seeing you again.
Spent a lovely week in the Avanti apartment in dear old Dartmouth. The flat was so luxurious - quite the best we have ever stayed in. Di and Nigel had thought of everything you might need for a great holiday including ideas of visits, walks and restaurants. They really were the most considerate and friendly hosts. The bottle of wine on arrival was most welcome too. Di's scrapbook was well worth a read and gave a real feel of the town. We can thoroughly recommend the guided tour of Britannia Royal Naval College and the NT Greenway house. The ferry trip up to Totnes was delightful with a very interesting commentary on the way. We saw seals, herons, egrets and an osprey among other things.
I'm glad you booked to take a tour of the Naval College it's really impressive and Greenway too is a must. Thank you for your comments and I hope to see you here again in the future.
“Room with a view”
This modern spotlessly clean contemporary apartment was lovely, ideal for two containing everything needed for a cosy enjoyable stay. The view from the apartment is outstanding; from the settee or the balcony you are overlooking the river dart. Di was the perfect host friendly and always on hand to help & give advice if needed, this personal touch makes all the difference. We highly recommended this apartment, and would return again. Only slight issue for my worn out knees was the steep hill to the town, but easily overcome with the bus stop nearby. All-day ticket for the two of us for only £5.00 used it to go out in the day and again in the evening.
It was great to have you both here, you really got out and about despite your knees and yes the bus stop is a short walk when you need it. Hope see you both again one day. Thanks for the lovely review.
“Top class apartment in great location”
Our first stay in Dartmouth, we could not have wished for a better place to stay. A warm welcome when we arrived from Di, the Apartment was very clean and with every thing required to make a very relaxing holiday. We enjoyed many hours on the balcony watching the world go by and enjoying the view. It's a 10 minute walk into Dartmouth with its lovely shops and water front, but it is steep walk back. Agree 10/10 Thank you Di & Nigel
Thank you for your top marks for apartment Avanti and look forward to seeing you here again, its always a pleasure to welcome guests as lovely as you both.
“Relaxing and sunny stay in Dartmouth”
We had a wonderful week at the apartment. Its modern, quite and you can have breakfast sitting in the sun and watching the harbour. Dartmouth is a lovely little town with quite a few shops and a good base to explore the coast down to Salcombe, where you can do some spectacular walks. Di prepared a whole folder with suggestions for walks and excursions you can do in the region and will kindly provide you with any information you need. So this apartment is an absolute recommendation.
Walking is my favourite hobby here in Dartmouth and I have lots of recommendations for all abilities here and in the surrounding coastal areas, the scenery really takes your breath away and you can be out and about in high season and still be away from the crowds. Thank you for your smashing review.
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