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Anchor Cottage – quaint and cosy fisherman’s cottage

Dartmouth riverfront vacation home with kitchen

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Dartmouth, ENG, United Kingdom

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Non-smoking
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Washing machine
  • TV

What’s around

  • Dartmouth Museum - 4 min walk
  • Flavel Church - 4 min walk
  • Visit Dartmouth - 5 min walk
  • South West Coast Path Section 41 Trailhead - 12 min walk
  • Royal Naval College - 12 min walk
  • South Devon - 19 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Twin Bunk Bed

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed

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About this home

Anchor Cottage is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or a bolthole for a small family. This picturesque old fisherman’s cottage is within walking distance of the beautiful and historic Dartmouth town centre, with all its bars, restaurants, shops and galleries. An ideal base for exploring the South Hams, this is a comfortable self-catering sanctuary in which to rest after a beach day or coastal walk.

The Space:

Nestled in a row of pastel-coloured properties, Anchor Cottage is the epitome of seaside charm. This pint-sized, pretty-in-pink homestay sleeps four people in two bedrooms: ideal for a couple escaping for a peaceful break or a family with one or two children looking for a charming base from which to explore. Tucked away on a quiet residential street, the hustle and bustle of Dartmouth’s vibrant town centre is just a few minutes’ walk away. The open-plan living and dining area is ideal for cosy meals in – although, with such a wealth of places to eat locally, you’ll hardly need to cook at home. A comfy living area with a flat-screen TV makes this haven a lovely place to relax after a day out and about at any time of year.

Anchor Cottage is ideal for exploring all the centuries-old harbour town centre has to offer on foot. Wander around the quay, explore a plethora of shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants and marvel at the stunning architecture. Within a few minutes’ drive by car is the castle, royal naval college and beaches and within easy reach are the pretty market towns of Brixham, Torquay, Kingsbridge and Salcombe, stunning beaches of Blackpool Sands, Beesands, Slapton Sands and Man Sands, and Dart Valley walks. Whether you are a walker, sightseer or beach goer, this is the perfect base for you.

Anchor Cottage packs modern charm and period character in equal measures. Calm white walls punctuated by blue and red accents contribute to that ‘on holiday’ atmosphere, while ceiling beams and a fireplace add old-world ambience. Open the top of the cute stable door and let the sounds of Dartmouth drift in while you get ready for your day. A fully modernised kitchen with fire-engine red tiles equipped with washing machine, oven, hob and coffeemaker brings a contemporary slant to this lovely old property. Upstairs, bedroom one offers a king-sized bed for a restful night’s sleep while bunk beds in the second bedroom provide a fun space for children. There is a compact but modern shower room with sink and WC.

Guest Access:

Guests have access to the entire property. There is no outside space. Unfortunately, this property is not mobility friendly.

The Neighborhood:

The historical town of Dartmouth clings to a steep hillside above an exceptionally pretty harbour. Anchor Cottage is tucked away from Dartmouth’s vibrant town centre and is the perfect place to relax away from the action. But just a few minutes’ walk away are the town’s treasures: independent shops, art galleries, delicatessens and chic restaurants. Visit the old market, chock full of local crafts and produce. Restaurants in all shapes and sizes make it a real foodie destination and don’t forget the pubs: the town’s naval history means there is a roaring trade in traditional nautical inns in Dartmouth – try The Cherub Inn for proper old-world ambience, just three minutes’ walk away from Anchor Cottage. This quaint old pub is Dartmouth's oldest building and has been serving beer in the town since 1380. It still retains

many of its original features, including some old ships’ timbers.

For upmarket meals, head to Mitch Tonks’ Seahorse for British seafood with an Italian twist or

The Angel for a relaxed fine dining experience. If it’s fish and chips you're after, then Rockfish is the place to go. Cafe Alf Resco features an open-plan kitchen and outside eating area, complete with wall-mounted heaters for cooler days. On weekends they have local musicians playing jazz, blues and flamenco. For those who wish to work up a little appetite before breakfast, the Dartmouth Castle Tearooms is the venue for you! It’s a fairly flat walk (for Dartmouth!) and the views are spectacular.

Dartmouth is a gem of the south-west and you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding things to do. Crime writer Agatha Christie’s home Greenway is a delight, while stunning walks, the ancient Dartmouth Castle, a fascinating museum and the royal naval college are real treasures to be explored.

Catch an art house movie at The Flavel, Dartmouth’s newly refurbished cinema, theatre and arts centre or spend a fun, adventurous hour winning your freedom at Dartmouth Escapes Rooms. The town also holds a range of annual festivals including the regatta, a food festival, a craft festival and Shakespeare week.

Dartmouth’s epic naval history is reflected in its modern residents’ enduring love affair with the water, and visitors flock to the harbour to enjoy the sights as well as to get out and enjoy the myriad watersports on offer. From sailing, paddleboarding and sea kayaking to rollicking RIB rides and scenic boat and ferry trips, there is a water-based activity for all ages and abilities.

If you are looking for a family friendly beach with facilities on hand then Blackpool Sands or North Beach in Salcombe are ideal. For a more peaceful retreat, take the South West Coast Path and visit Soar Mill Cove. Brixham is also a short ferry ride away and has an array of beaches.

Dartmouth is surrounded by a plethora of places to visit and things to do in the stunning South Hams. Woodlands Theme Park is a great day out for all the family, National Trust property Coleton Fishacre ticks boxes for history buffs and gardeners, and Brixham and Totnes offer great restaurants, character and scope for atmospheric ambles.

Getting Around:

The best way to explore Dartmouth is by foot but there are so many towns, beaches and walks to visit just a short drive away. However, free parking throughout Dartmouth is limited and the cheap and easy Dartmouth Park and Ride is a great option. It costs £5 a day from 7am-6pm and £3 after 2pm. Overnight is free. To get there from the town centre, follow the signs to Totnes on the A379 past Lidl, then take the first left. Pay by coin, card or Ringo app. Buses are every 20 mins from 8am-7pm or every 10 mins in school holidays from 9.30am-7pm. You can still park outside these hours and take the Stagecoach, which runs until 11.30pm.

There is a pay-and-display car park just past The Royal Hotel opposite Marks & Spencer. Just opposite Lake Street, The Old Market has free parking except on market days on a Tuesday and a Friday. On-street parking on North Embankment is free from 1 October-30 April. Between 1 May and 30 September, most on-street parking is one or two hours.

Other Things to Note:

Dartmouth is a fantastic waterside town which is popular with holidaymakers and locals alike; you will find much

of the rich history and culture within the centre of the town. Given its historical nature some of the streets can be quite tight and so we would encourage you to drive with care when commuting through the town, particularly given the hilly gradients from the water.

Interaction with Guests:

Anchor Cottage is professionally managed by Fresh Escapes. A Devon based privately owned Vacation Rental and Management company who are here to ensure your stay runs as smoothly as possible.

What’s around


  • Dartmouth Museum - 4 min walk
  • Flavel Church - 4 min walk
  • Visit Dartmouth - 5 min walk
  • South West Coast Path Section 41 Trailhead - 12 min walk
  • Royal Naval College - 12 min walk
  • South Devon - 19 min walk
  • Dartmouth Castle - 24 min walk
  • Sugary Cove Beach - 27 min walk
  • Compass Cove - 37 min walk
  • Blackpool Sands - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Coleton Fishacre House & Gardens - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 68 min drive
  • Paignton Station - 28 min drive
  • Newton Abbot Station - 28 min drive
  • Ivybridge Station - 30 min drive
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Dartmouth, ENG, United Kingdom

The manager

Fiona Gardner

Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Internet
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 bunk bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 king bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • Books
  • Children's toys

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Minimum check-in age: 25

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

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  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Taylors Restaurant (4-min walk), Dart Cafe (4-min walk), and Kendricks (5-min walk).