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

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 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 (7-10 minutes) is very pretty, and the historic Naval town is 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.


We also take one (only) small dog, please state breed when enquiring and add the fee of £30 to your booking.

More Details

Di Collingswood
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Di Collingswood

Hi, I'm Di Collingswood, I've lived & worked here at Capri in Dartmouth for 13 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 Dartmouth

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 apartment is continually maintained with regular decoration and improvements. The kitchen is immaculate and has all the equipment you will ever need. There is a new (2017) Hypnos double bed in the apartment and we have many repeat guests who return year after year. The patio is very sunny and has a great view of the river and the owners are extremely friendly and have great local knowledge.

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 on and off shore. 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 new in 2016 indoor swimming pool and leisure facilities 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 with Shower
  • The master en-suite is equipped with Duravit sanitaryware, multifunction shower, double ended bath, vanity wash basin unit & toilet and is fully tiled. Baylis and Harding hand soap and hand cream, bubble bath & toilet rolls are provided together with rubber bath mat and floor bath mat.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-3 Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a new (2017) Hypnos double bed with ortho wool mattress and large walk in wardrobe. A comfortable leather sofa bed in lounge sleeps additional guest. There is a travel cot and a highchair for a baby/young child. All bed linen, large bath sheets, hand towels, tea towels are provided. There is a hairdryer in the bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We live next door and will do our very best to help you 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 3pm arrival and 10am departure Own entrance with patio table/chairs. Lovely views of river/hillside from apartment. 7 minutes walk into Dartmouth. Parking unlimited on street below apartment. Information & walking folder. Additional complimentary items + bottle of wine and locally sourced crisps. Garage for storage of bike/fishing rod/golf clubs if needed. Shops within half a mile. Beach within 1 mile. Mobile phone reception excellent. Accept 1 small dog, 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 in apartment: Hairdryer, iron, ironing board, vacuum, DVDs, books, walking guide folder. Complimentary bottle of wine, crisps & additional complimentary items - with Owners Direct booking


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AVANTI, Self Catering Apartment, River And Hillside Views With Parking & Patio
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Avanti. The apartment was spotlessly clean, comfortable and very peaceful. The view from the patio was lovely. We will definitely return.

Thanks to Di for being so warm and welcoming.x

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there and thank you so much for staying at Avanti, even it it was shorter than you would have liked, thank you too for your great review and we do hope to see you here again next year. All the best to you both. Di x
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break over the New Year at Avanti the property is well equipped and positioned for a relaxing break In Dartmouth. Di is a fabulous host providing a wide range of information on the numerous walks and attractions in the area. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gina and Colin, thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here at Avanti over New Year, although weather not great. Its nice to know you were extremely happy in the apartment and I do hope to welcome you here again.
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  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd stay in Avanti and everything was as pristine as usual! A lovely apartment very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Di and Nigel were as friendly and helpful as ever.

It's a steady walk into the town and takes about 10-15 minutes depending whether you're going up or down hill.

We were there in Regatta week and it was fantastic, so much to see and do. We would recommend booking restaurants at busy times though.

We look forward to visiting again in the future and wouldn't look to stay anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you both here again and for Regatta too, such a special week here in Dartmouth I know you really made the most of all the events and loved every minute. Thank you for visiting and we really hope to welcome you here again in the future too.
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Clean, modern and great for a relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

Met by the owner on arrival, very helpful and just a lovely person. We had no problems at all whilst we were there, loved the swanky bathroom, never cooked but the kitchen was good enough to have done a Sunday roast for a family! It was great to have more than enough glasses and cups so we didn't have to wash up every time we used 2 , a lovely stay, lots to do around Dartmouth and the town had lots of good places to eat, never had a bad experience. Cant fault the accommodation or the town.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property in every way

  • 5 of 5

Had a week away with my wife whilst kids away, great location for walking and seeing some fantastic National Trust properties. Dartmouth had lots of places to eat and drink in the evening too so I never had to drive in the evenings.

Property was very clean and all looked new , the bathroom was great as I could lie down and being over 6 ft that is rare! Great views over the town but very quiet at night. I would recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin again for your great review, I do appreciate it as I know prospective guests do too.
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Holiday at advanti Dartmouth

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at the apartment in Dartmouth and was very pleased with it it was immaculate so clean and modern furnishes great views into the harbour at Dartmouth which we love.Couldnt get a better host as Di was very welcoming nothing was any trouble for her.if they were any problems she would be straight onto it .but we had none.we stayed for two weeks and we're sorry to leave.thankyou Di for a wonderful holiday. Pat and Chris

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you staying here for a fortnight, you were wonderful guests and thank you for your lovely 5 star review too. It was lovely to see you enjoying the local area and further afield too and to briefly meet your family. You are most welcome and I do hope to see you again another time.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Dolphin
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Higher and Lower Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Best Western Dartmouth Golf and Spa
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Royal Castle Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Castle Cove
Car: not necessary

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
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £30

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.
Guests must notify owner of their intention to bring a dog and they must add this rate to their booking fee (£30) at time of booking. Guest is allowed only 1 small dog and bring all their bedding, towels, blankets etc. and not allow them on the furniture or bed.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Saturday in the Summer season May to end of September. Arrival is after 3 pm and departure 10.00am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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