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AVANTI, Self Catering Apartment, River And Hillside Views With Parking & Patio

AVANTI, Self Catering Apartment, River And Hillside Views With Parking & Patio



Updated: 27-May-2016
Apartment in Dartmouth, Devon, England - Peaceful Location, Short Stroll To Quaint Town Of Dartmouth, Shops, Restaurants & River Walk To Sea

Apartment Avanti is contemporary luxury. Access is via steps with unlimited parking on quiet road below. The sunny patio, ideal for alfresco dining or sunbathing has wonderful river and hillside views and inside it's newly equipped to a high standard. Dartmouth is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the town and surrounding country side offer something for everyone. The stroll into Dartmouth is very pretty, and the historic Naval town is like a magnet for all age groups, there is always music, entertainment and fine food, what more could you want? In the town there are coastal walks, a small beach, quaint shopping streets, river and steam railway trips, celebrity chef restaurants, old fashioned pubs and beautiful gardens. Close by there is a golf course, nature reserve, coastal walks, sailing, adventure park, the Dartmoor National Park and much more. Apartment Avanti has all you need for a really relaxing short break or longer holiday. You won’t be disappointed.


More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi, I'm Di Collingswood, I've lived & worked here at Capri in Dartmouth for 10 years with my architect husband Nigel and cocker spaniel, Bella. We work from a studio here at Capri. Dartmouth has a unique charm, a magnetic appeal; when I am away from here I cant wait to return.

Apartment Avanti was designed to be incorporated within our house but have its own separate entrance, patio & self catering facilities. The improvements here have taken 2 years and I hope you will be suitably wowed! You are assured of a peaceful and relaxing holiday here at Avanti and know that you will fall in love with Dartmouth as I did. Being able to walk into Dartmouth, park and sit outside you wont have a dull day or be disappointed.

I look forward to welcoming you!

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Here's a few comments from our guests who stayed this year (2014).

Avanti apartment is a little piece of heaven! We arrived stressed and exhausted and staying here was the tonic we needed. From the moment we were welcomed by Di and saw the beautiful Xmas tree we started to chill out. We came for the Xmas market, Santa arriving by boat and the lantern parade. It was truly magical. The shops in Foss Street have so many unusual things – have finished Xmas shopping and will return. Love it! L&D, Kent

Best accommodation we have ever stayed in. Luxurious. Di and Nigel most considerate and kind hosts. Will not hesitate to recommend to friends. Energetic walking week in fine weather and highly recommend conducted tour of Naval college and boat trip to Totnes. Greenway very interesting. Hope to return to dear old Dartmouth one day. Thanks Di and Nigel for a great week. PS Di’s scrap book and info files are very interesting and worth a read. R&P, Market Harborough

What a truly wonderful place to stay. Beautifully designed apartment, so light, bright and inviting. Everything you can think of, or would want is here. It’s like a home from home and Di, what can I say? Such a warm, friendly person and the font of all knowledge! What she doesn’t know about Dartmouth and the surrounding area could fit on a postage stamp. So helpful and informative with any queries we had and all the leaflets, maps etc. were a bonus. When the weather was bad there was a really good selection of DVDs, so handy when rain stops play! So thank you, Di and Nigel for a wonderful Regatta week. Will be back I’m sure. Missing Dartmouth already ? xx. PS. The welcome bottle of wine went down a treat. C&P, Redditch

Disappointed!!! That we only stayed 2 nights! Wonderful accommodation, great view, marvellous amenities, beautifully designed and Dartmouth is such a pretty place too. Thank you both for hosting. The weather wasn’t good but we have enjoyed our stay. The highlight of our holiday in the UK. B&L, New Zealand

Many thanks. The lovely apartment was the icing on the cake in a busy week in what must be one of the prettiest places in the UK. Loved every minute of it. J&M, Cumbria

A big thank you for allowing us to stay in this wonderful apartment. We have finally found our oasis! Cannot wait to return. D, S & L, Wigan

A great week. Avanti was just as we hoped and more! The apartment was cosy, well equipped, fresh and clean, a real home from home with stunning view, wonderful base for exploring countryside, coast and town, despite the variable weather. We intend to return. J&M Windsor

We love Avanti….many thanks to Di and Nigel for making us so welcome when we arrived. Such a lovely warm couple. I could rave on about the beautiful apartment but it speaks for itself. See you next year. C&B, Cheltenham (3rd visit)
Jan 2011
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16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

It certainly lived up to the photos and description. Di thought of everything. We have given it five stars as we couldn't fault it in any way. We look forward to visiting Avanti again.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your brilliant review, I'm so glad you found Avanti perfect for your stay here in Dartmouth and I would love to welcome you here again in the future.
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Fantastic apartment, great location, all you need

  • 5 of 5

We just loved the apartment ,we will be going back, Di was a fantastic host , all you need and more . leave the car and chill , Amazing, planning for next year already.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you loved Apartment Avanti and your time here, thank you for your great review and see you next year!!!
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A modern, clean and well equipt apartment

  • 5 of 5

A great apartment which is ideal for a couple on a short break in Dartmouth. Nice to be able to sit outside. Parking is on a narrow road so care is needed. Owner was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy that you enjoyed your break here and hope to see you again.
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Great views from this lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Avanti is stylish, modern, comfortable and practical. It's a short walk downhill to the centre of town but being on the hill affords you fabulous views over the estuary towards Kingswear. The host was very friendly and helpful and we had a lovely weekend here. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for recommending Avanti and I'm so glad you loved it here.
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fab apartment

  • 5 of 5

Home from home apartment with fab view of Dartmouth. Ideal location for exploring the area. Would recommend this to all and definitely stay there again in future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send me your lovely review, I look forward to welcoming you here again.
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Great short break in quality apartment

  • 5 of 5

Good quality apartment, very comfortable and equipped with everything needed for a self catering break, very peaceful, great views over Dartmouth and Kingswear. Advantage of having parking close by even if roads and lanes of Dartmouth are a challenge. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed you stay and the wonderful views from the apartment and the convenience for Dartmouth.
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From the Owner

I love not having to use the car as all the facilities I need are within walking distance, parking outside our house in a quiet road is a bonus & having a sunny aspect. The town is so friendly and there is little crime. The Dartmouth Music Festival and the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta bring the community together, they are unmissable unique events. There's always plenty going on in the Summer but the Winters are quiet, time for beach walks and log fires in pubs with old world charm. Mild Winters, sunny Summers breathtaking Devon countryside and coastline, cream teas, crab sandwiches, chocolate box villages, river trips, surf on the shore; whether you are visiting for the first time or returning after many years you will find Dartmouth charming you back for more.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:


Castle Cove is Dartmouth's little gem of a beach, it is a very scenic 30 minute walk from Apartment Avanti, approximately 1 mile and makes a great day out. Further along the coast approximately 4 miles drive is Blackpool Sands a 'must see' charming private beach with organic cafe/restaurant, shop and facilities. Slapton Sands, Beesands, Salcombe, Broad Sands, Goodrington are other local very accessible nearby beaches within 15 - 30 minutes drive, some sandy, some shingle.


Nearest ferry port is Plymouth 1 hour drive. Portsmouth 3 hours, Poole 2.5 hours. Nearest airport is Exeter 1 hour drive, Bristol 2 hours, Birmingham 3 hours

Nearest train station Totnes 13 miles, if arriving by train arrange with owner for pick up or take taxi.

Stops On The Way

Make the most of your time in Devon and stop off on your way here and visit the city of Exeter with its impressive cathedral and river side walk. Take a stroll around the picturesque villages of Topsham and Lympston


Banks, pubs, restaurants, library, cinema, museum, Bayards Cove (where the Onedin Line was filmed), supermarkets, gift shops, post office, weekly market are all within walking distance.

Plymouth 1 hour (drive)

Dartmoor 45 minutes (drive)

Torquay 30 minutes (drive)

Totnes 20 minutes (drive)

Kingsbridge 20 minutes (drive)

Exeter 1 hour (drive)

Salcombe 30 minutes (drive)

The Eden Project 1 hour 20 minutes (drive)

Greenway - Agatha Christy's house now National Trust 15 mins (boat)

Further Details:

Visit the Tourist Information Centre.

Heres our top 10 favourites: Explore the river. Grab a crab sandwich or pasty, some local ginger beer and head off on a ferry boat or river trip. Amble round Dittisham, and have cream tea or a drink in the charasmatic Ferryboat Inn and return by boat or walk back along the Dart Valley Trail.

Walk to Dartmouth Castle on the headland, go down the steps to Castle Cove and enjoy the peace and view out to sea. Have a coffee at the cafe and take the ferry back to the town.

A bracing cliff top walk. Take the car to Little Dartmouth (2 miles) and do a circular walk along the coastal path, sit on a bench and look out to sea.

Beachcombing. Take the car and park at Blackpool Sands (4 miles) walk the length of the beach, skim stones, watch the surf and have an organic light meal and coffee, if its winter time there will be a log fire burning inside the cafe.

Wacky but Wonderful. Take the car or ferry to Totnes, experience the quirky, ethnic atmosphere there, have a mouth watering lunch at Willows, a vegetarian cafe and wander round the colourful markets (Friday and Saturdays), buy some local produce.

A Romantic evening. Dress up and walk along the embankment to dine out at one of the superb restaurants here in the town.

A level afternoon walk. Walk to the higher ferry, cross the river and walk along the railway line to Kingswear in the sunshine and have a drink in the Ship Inn before returning on the Lower Ferry.

Pure Indulgence. On a wet day book into the Dart Marina Spa and treat yourself to a steam, jacuzzi and swim followed by a treatment.

Sit back and relax. See whats on at the Flavel cinema (please contact owner for website address).

Drive to the quaint village of Slapton, chocolate box heaven, park the car and do a circular walk of the village, ending up at the Tower Inn for drinks or superb food.

Cookery School 15 minutes walk to Kingswear (via ferry)


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2
7 May 2016 - 27 May 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Bank Holiday
28 May 2016 - 3 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 1
4 Jun 2016 - 22 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2
23 Jul 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Aug 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
After Regatta 6 nights
28 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Autumn 1
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2
1 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
All enquiries & questions can be made online, e-mail, phone or text. A deposit of £100 is required to secure your booking, after which the property will be considered booked and is not refundable. Balance plus separate £100 refundable security deposit required 8 weeks (55 days) prior to arrival. Security deposit will be returned providing no breakage or damage has occurred.
Cancellation policy: If you cancel or amend your booking, resulting in us being unable to re-let the apartment for any period covered by that cancellation or amendment, you will be liable for a charge equivalent to fifty percent of the total outstanding price. We recommend that you take out holiday insurance for this.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Saturday in the Summer season May to end of September. Arrival is after 3 pm and departure 10.00am. Out of season shorter breaks are available to suit individual requirements please see owner's website for more details.

Notes on prices:
Prices for Christmas and New Year 2015
Christmas from 21st - 26th December (4 nights minimum) @ £95 per night
New Year from 27th - 1st January (4 nights minimum) @ £95 per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 27-May-2016
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From the Owner

Apartment Avanti is within walking distance of the town for all your needs. Although a short car ride to the top of the town provides for the larger food supermarkets and a petrol station. From the apartment you can walk the Dart Valley Trail, coastal walks, and scenic walks to view points above the Dart. A lido swimming pool in the Summer months is at the top of the town and a luxury Spa is part of the Dart Marina Hotel on the river frontage where they offer heavenly treatments. Greenway the newly opened National Trust Property where Agatha Christie lived is a short river trip up the river Dart. Further a field are the market towns of Totnes and Kingsbridge. The Eden project is approximately 1.20 minutes. With so much on the doorstep you wont see it all on your first visit.

Property Type

  • apartment


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  • Iron & Board
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  • Towels Provided
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  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
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  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The master en-suite is equipped with designer sanitaryware, multifunction shower, double ended bath, vanity wash basin unit & toilet and is fully tiled. (2nd en-suite, available Regatta week has large walk in shower, wash basin and toilet)


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-3 (Sleeps 4 in July/August, 2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a double bed with memory foam mattress and large walk in wardrobe. A comfortable leather sofa bed in lounge sleeps additional guest. (Second bedroom with double bed also en-suite available Regatta week, sleeping 4 in total) There is a travel cot and a highchair for a baby/young child.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We live next door and will do our very best to help you if you need us to have a memorable holiday. On the other hand if you wish to be left alone to enjoy your stay you can do so in the knowledge that we are here if you need us. Booking Saturday to Saturday in the summer season, but shorter stays available minimum 2 nights out of season. Special deals out of season, ask for more details or see owners website. Own entrance with patio table and chairs. Lovely views of river and hillside from apartment. 7 minutes walk into Dartmouth. Parking unlimited on street below apartment. Information folder and complimentary starter supply of fresh milk, coffee, tea, sugar, biscuits, wine, loo rolls, washing up liquid, hand soap and dishwasher tablets. Garage for storage of bike/fishing rod/golf clubs if needed. Shops within half a mile. Beach within 1 mile. Mobile phone reception excellent. Sorry no pets. Smoking - outside only. Not suitable for disabled or young children due to steps. Outside: South facing sunny paved patio with patio table and chairs. Lovely views and quiet aspect, great for al fresco dining, sunbathing or relaxing. Utility Room: There is no separate utility room, laundry washing is available on request for a small charge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Freshly laundered towels and linen are included and the apartment is cleaned and laundry changed weekly. Electricity and heating (under floor) are also included. Other: Items available: Hairdryer, iron, ironing board, DVDs, books, walking guide folder. Complimentary items: Tea, coffee, sugar, sauces, kitchen roll, tea towels, washing up liquid, hand soaps. FREE bottle of wine and crisps with Owners Direct bookings.

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