Ignore your Sat Nav, you won't regret it!
We send all our guests the directions below, but many can not resist their SatNavs default instructions to come off the A38 for Torbay & Paignton. The Torbay route is mainly dual carriage ways & surburban new building developments & it will add a £6 ferry crossing to your final approach to Dartmouth. Many guests then struggle approaching us from the ferry in Dartmouth, taking very narrow streets to get to Fairview Road. So if you can resist the voice of your SatNav & trust us on this..... if you stay on the A38 & exit for Totnes at Dartington there are so many lovely things you can see & do en route & save the £6 you would have spent on the ferry, for a coffee. Just a few ideas listed below with links. All this & you have not even arrived! This approach to Dartmouth will not bring you on any narrow streets.
A few things to see en route, via Totnes route!Apologies to Torbay Tourism for this bi pass!
Ashburton One of our favorite places for a pit stop, running next to A38 & just before you reach the Dartington, Totnes, Buckfastleigh exit, on the edge of Dartmoor National park, & now with the fantastic foody stop Rust & The Wolf
You can visit The Abbey, Take the Steam Train or visit the Otter & Butterfly Sanctuary
Fabulous gardens, free to walk around this stunning historical estate & the superb Green Table Cafe & TheWhite Hart Pub
Dartington Cider Press A mile or so away from Dartington Hall, right next to the main road, with a great stream side walk to Totnes.
Totnes High St/Market
this town has an eccentric reputation Market days in Totnes are Tuesdays & Fridays. So much to do, fantastic high street full of independent shops & great cafes.
Lifestyle store, barn & cafe. Harbertenford, on your left as you drive to Dartmouth from Totnes.
Only if you have at least half a day & bored irritated kids on board
Travelling by Car (From North via M5/ A38) - From A38 - take the turn off for A384 to Totnes, then from Totnes take A381 towards Kingsbridge/Dartmouth, pass through Harbertonford then after next village of Halwell take a left turn at BP Garage for A3122 to Dartmouth. Finding our property (from top of town) - Entering Dartmouth on the A3122 from Totnes, you'll pass Sainsbury's on your left, go over the mini roundabout, then pass Lidl and BP garage on your right. Head downhill over 2 pedestrian crossings, go straight over next mini roundabout continuing downhill. Take 3rd turning on your right - Townstal Road (Townstal Farmhouse B&B on the corner), then continue down this road and take 2nd turning on your left which is Fairview Road.(It is a sharp hairpin turn, you may prefer to drive down a little, turn round and approach it from opposite direction) Our house is situated just after the 4 parking spaces on your right as you enter the top of the road.
FOR THE apaRTment please use 4th private space marked: 21, The Apartment.
FOR THE garDEN studio please park on the white-walled drive just past the house signed 'parking for the garDEN studio'. You will find steps through a black gate, right next to the drive. The garden studio is on your left after 20 steps down. Finding our property (Via ferries/town centre) - From Higher Ferry follow the road along the Embankment towards the town centre. At the Boatfloat take a right turn (McColl's newsagent on the corner) and follow one-way system round passing Royal Castle Hotel. Just after this take a left turn for Duke Street (Nat West bank/Joules on the corner) This road becomes Victoria Road, continue past Spar on your left & The Seale Arms pub on your right, head uphill keeping on the main road. After going around a large bend in the road, appx 600 yds on, take the right fork/turn into Fairview Road. (Triangular 'Pedestrians' road sign marks the fork.) From Lower Ferry take the one-way system into the centre of town until you reach Boatfloat and follow same directions as Higher Ferry from this point.