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Vacation Rental Price Information in Dartmouth
This graph displays the average prices for the next twelve months in Dartmouth. The week with the highest average prices is in August (8/17 - 8/24). During this week, a night will cost on average $197. The cheapest week is in January (1/4 - 1/11). Prices fall to an average of $112 per night.
Rental Availability Information in Dartmouth
The graph shows the weekly availability rate in Dartmouthfor the next twelve months. So far, the week with the least available rentals in Dartmouth is in May (5/25 - 6/1). On the contrary, only 17% of the rentals are booked during a week in October (10/5 - 10/12).
The Weather in Dartmouth
Check out the climate diagram for Dartmouth. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. Conversely, January is the coolest month in Dartmouth, with temperatures going under 35° The rainiest month is December while the driest month is March.
Book Your Dartmouth Vacation Rental for a Fantastic Coastal Vacation
Dartmouth is a town in Devon situated beside the River Dart. This is a part of Devon, in south west England, that has some fantastic coastal scenery; and the River Dart is certainly one of the main highlights of Dartmouth. Those renting a vacation rental in Dartmouth can visit some intriguing historic sites, and make quick trips to the beaches, gardens and countryside of Torbay.
How to get to Dartmouth
Overseas travelers can arrive at Exeter International Airport, which is the closest airport to Dartmouth. It has flights from many European and UK destinations such as London and Edinburgh. Those who have booked a Dartmouth vacation rental can then take a train to Paignton, and from there take the steam railway line to Kingswear on the other side of the River Dart. Devon bus operators also have a Paignton to Kingswear route.
The Dartmouth climate
Dartmouth is a southern destination in England, and it has a similar climate to the rest of the West Country. So the best time to book Dartmouth vacation homes is probably for the summer, or at least late spring, which runs from June through to September. That is when average rainfall is at its lowest, and the highest average summer heat peaks at about 20 degrees Celsius. Beyond those months there is more rain and less sunshine, however the town still remains a delightful destination with its cosy pubs with open fires.
The top sights in Dartmouth
Visitors renting Dartmouth vacation rentals can visit some fascinating historic sites. For example, one of the most notable landmarks is Dartmouth Castle. This is an English Heritage site located just by the River Dart estuary. The castle provides travelers with terrific views of the River Dart and the surrounding coastline from its towers.
The Newcomen Engine Museum is one to note in Dartmouth. It displays Newcomen's engine, the first steam engine built, in all its full glory. If you're lucky you might even see the engine in operation.
The Dartmouth Steam Railway is another highlight for visitors to Dartmouth. The station is at Kingswear, across the river, and the steam railway line runs from there to Paignton. The steam locomotive runs through some spectacular countryside en route to Paignton. Note that this line also combines with river boat cruise operator tickets that run from Dartmouth up the River Dart to Totnes. It stops en route at Dittisham.
Excursion destinations in Devon
Those staying in Dartmouth vacation rentals can visit some great sites in Devon. Blackpool Sands is Dartmouth's shingle beach, but if you take the steam railway to Paignton there are a wide variety of sandy beaches where you can soak up some sun along the coast of Torbay. Goodrington Sands is a good stretch of beach where you can hire paddle boats and pedalos. The Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark is also located in this vicinity. Note that regular boat trips run from the River Dart to Paignton and Torquay in Torbay during the summer.
Just down the line from Paignton is Torquay, the English Riviera, situated about 15km from Dartmouth, which has about 20 beaches linked with coastal footpaths. Torre Abbey Sands is perhaps the foremost beach, it also boasts some fine gardens at Torre Abbey. Babbacombe Beach is another excellent choice. Visitors can also visit the model village that is set within stunning landscaped gardens.
Another great destination just a quick jaunt from Dartmouth vacation rentals is Cockington Court in Torquay. This is a craft center in a picturesque 460-acre country park. The country park includes woodlands, rose gardens and ornamental ponds.
Regular events in Dartmouth
Those renting Dartmouth vacation homes in late August will be in town for the royal regatta. The annual sailing regatta is held along the River Dart. Aside from the rowing and sailing events held during the regatta, there are also air shows from the Red Arrows and firework displays to round it off. Dartmouth Shakespeare Week, in July, and the November Candlelit Dartmouth Festival procession are a couple of other seasonal events in Dartmouth which are not to be missed.
Dartmouth is certainly a great Devon vacation spot. Surrounded by the stunning beaches of the English Riviera, Dartmouth vacation rentals make for the perfect family vacation.
Agatha Christie's legacy lives on in Dartmouth
Take the guided tour through Coleton Fishacre's sweeping grounds and the main house with its Art Deco rooms. Sounds from the Bluethner piano will whisk you back to the 1920s.
Catch the ferry from Dartmouth to get to Agatha Christie's house at Greenway, now open to visitors. Eclectic family collections, floral displays, lush gardens and views of the River Dart await.
Britannia Royal Naval College
Housed inside a gorgeous traditional building, the college also known as BRNC houses exquisite paintings and historic artifacts. River views from up here are fabulous.
Dartmouth Castle has faithfully guarded the Dart estuary and port for over 600 years. Explore the spiral staircases, ancient displays and modern animations at leisure. The cafe serves good cake and coffee.
Woodlands Family Theme Park
Devon's largest family theme park boasts the biggest indoor play center in the South West, life-size play tractors, farm animals and daily falconry shows.
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