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

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 8 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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

Di Collingswood
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

About Di Collingswood

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!

Di Collingswood purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Di Collingswood chose South Hams

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Dartmouth in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

AVANTI, Self Catering Apartment, River And Hillside Views With Parking & Patio
average rating of 4.9 based on 41 reviews

A great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome from Nigel and Di with useful information provided to help us get the best from our stay. The accommodation is clean and well planned in a great location for exploring the area. Definitely worth another visit .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet for your lovely review, sorry not to have met you this time but I hear you really enjoyed your week at Avanti and in Dartmouth too. I look forward to welcoming you here again in the future.
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Brilliant property, great weather, great week.

  • 5 of 5

Avanti is a class property on the hillside above Dartmouth town and harbour.

Di is a super host, with great local knowledge and info re where to visit and where to eat.

The property itself oozes class with all mod cons and everything you would want from a home from home.

The outside patio area was great for relaxing and sunbathing on, and for enjoying lazy breakfasts, or an al fresco dinner.

We were lucky, we had great weather for our weeks stay.

The apartment lies above the street and there are 4 flights of steps to get up,to it.

Parking is available on the street, but you may have a short walk back to the apartment. You also find you have to drive half on the footpath to get down the street. Unbelievably the road is two way, so don't be surprised to see a car coming towards you, just don't panic!!!! Lots of the roads in the area are very narrow with passing places on them, as I said, don't panic, local drivers are very courteous.

The walk to/from town is hilly and may be difficult for older people or anyone with asthma or heart conditions.

Taxis are available locally and it will only cost £3.30 to/from the town incl,pick up.

Would thoroughly recommend Avanti as a holiday apartment, and Dartmouth a holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic view , hi spec apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely views , plenty of advice and info from Di and also in apartment on local area especially walks.

Dartmouth itself completely unspoilt, with fantastic eating options and, combined with a quality apartment and good weather it's unsurpassable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janice for your lovely review of the apartment and facilities, you did have fantastic weather too. Hope to see you again sometime.
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Beautiful modern clean apartment owner helpful to.

  • 5 of 5

Description was of apartment was spot on. Location was superb with view of the boats on the river. It was spotlessly clean. Di the owner was very helpful with the information we requested. Lots of different restaurants in the area. Ferries to take you along the river. We will definitely go again to Avanti again without a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review Sharon, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope to see you here again next year.
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Wonderful apartment a short walk from the quay, providing every comfort

  • 5 of 5

We received the warmest of welcomes from owners Di and Nigel, and the apartment is really lovely. They have thought of everything, and nothing is too much trouble for them. We managed the somewhat steep walk down to the quay with relative ease, then used the regular bus service or taxi to take us back. Dartmouth is glorious, with lots to do and see, and Avanti is a wonderful place to base yourself. Although the weather was a bit mixed, we found plenty of opportunity to soak up some sun on the terrace, as well as boat trips, a lovely walk to Dartmouth Castle, fabulous fish and chips from Rockshop and gorgeous Salcombe ice cream on the front! There is also a steam railway a short ferry ride across the river, and Agatha Christie's summer residence seems well worth a visit, but we never got to try them with only a week's stay....something for our next visit perhaps.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Colin and Lesley for your very detailed and complimentary review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Avanti and loved Dartmouth too despite the mixed weather. It was lovely to meet you both and I do hope to see you here again.
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Wonderful place

  • 4 of 5

Wow - what a wonderful place to stay with such a warm welcome! We found everything was incredibly well designed and appointed. Every need was catered for. Thank you Di.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review, its always a pleasure and I do hope to see you both again in the future.
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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)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Dartmouth, South Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2
22 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
8 night minimum stay
for 8 nights
After Regatta
27 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Autumn 1
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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