Summer holiday in Devon


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


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.


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.


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.


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


…pretty gardens…


…and the occasional garden sculpture.


Kingsmear lighthouse beach, now closed to the public.


View of the rocks below Dartmouth Castle.

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