Summer holiday in Devon

Kingswear

We spent a few days in the beautiful town of Dartmouth in Devon.

view-from-cottage

With lovely views across the harbour from our cottage window. The River Dart runs between Dartmouth and Kingswear and travels up the coast to Totnes and beyond.

Steam-train

You can get a steam train from Kingswear to Torquay and a paddle steamer back from Totnes to Dartmouth. The journey is called the Round Robin and it was a very pleasant way to spend the day.

Coleton-Fishacre

Another nearby attraction is the National Trust property Coleton Fishacre. The home of Rupert D’Oyly Carte, owner of the Savoy Hotel in London. The house was built in the Arts and Crafts style, in 1926, by the architect Oswald Milne.

wild-flowers

The beautiful gardens are set within 24 acres with areas of wild flowers…

pink-flower

…pretty gardens…

Bird-sculpture

…and the occasional garden sculpture.

Tiny-lighthouse

Kingsmear lighthouse beach, now closed to the public.

Seagull-on-the-rocks

View of the rocks below Dartmouth Castle.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.