Red Arrows in Dartmouth and Kingswear

Wow - the amazing Red Arrows fly over Kingswear

Wow – the amazing Red Arrows fly over Kingswear

Not long until Dartmouth Royal Regatta and the fabulous Red Arrows return to wow us all!

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Dartmouth Food Festival returns with a mouth-watering line up…

Dartmouth Festival returns this October with a mix of delicious regional food and drink, chef demonstrations, workshops, debates and fun for all the family.DFF15
Set in the beautiful estuary town of Dartmouth in the South Hams, this year’s non- profit event will take place from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 October.

Mitch Tonks, celebrated chef and festival advocate calls the three day event “a celebration of fresh and exciting produce we have available to us locally.”

Mitch will be hosting cooking demonstrations at this year’s festival, along with a host of other exciting names in the food world and local food heroes. Simon Hulstone, Darrin Hosegrove and Nick Evans from Rick Stein’s St Petroc’s Bistro will be sharing their skills, whilst wine seminars will be led by expert Susy Atkins.

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Now for something different – A Cookery School right next door!

2015 idea…

Fantastic Cookery Course

… & Next Door!

If you enjoy relaxed cooking classes, whilst enjoying a break away and exploring the beautiful countryside around us….do take a look at what’s on offer… or call 0208 579 2397

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Springing into Spring

Well we just had a wonderful weekend in Kingswear enjoying all the sights and sounds of Spring – this dog was clearly enjoying his time on the river or should I say in the river!

We discovered some great new walks along the river towards Dittisham & Greenway home of Agatha Christie and also out along the South West Coast Path towards Froward Point – due to the high winds earlier in the year lots of trees have come down but the views are much more open now so some consolation!


We have just installed wi fi into the apartment so it is even more connected now – why not book a break away and come and discover Dartmouth for yourself?

Love and kisses

Rapunzel xxx

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Happy New Year from Rapunzel………

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!

My resolution this year is to improve my blogging to tell you more about Kingswear and Dartmouth – so watch this space…………………..

I have found a great website and local magazine called By the Dart

dartmouth rainbow

A beautiful rainbow

– do follow them and in the meantime I will post some of Andy Kyle’s fab pics for your delight and  delectation…………………………

Do let me know what you think………………..

love Rapunzel x

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Discover Dartmouth & beyond…………

Hello Rapunzel here again with a list of dates for your diary and reasons to be cheerful, oh and reasons to come and stay in our lovely apartment and discover the delights of Dartmouth!

Events 2013

Dartmouth and the surrounding area offer events for every taste,there is a:

  • Comedy Festival – in March
  • Music Festival – in May
  • Devon County Show (Exeter) – in May
  • Galleries Weeks 24-31 May & 25-31 October
  • Walk & Talk guided walks, every Thursday morning for free
  • Get on the Water to try a Boat for Free – 25-26 May
  • Dartmouth Art and Craft Weekend 29-30 June
  • Kingswear Regatta 29-30 June
  • Dartmouth Classics Boat Weekend & Sea Shanty Festival 6-7 July
  • Pirate Days in Brixham – May, July & August
  • Shakespeare Week 6-10 August
  • Dartmouth Royal Regatta from 28-31 August
  • Agatha Christie Festival 15-22 September
  • Fishing Festival 6 – 8 October
  • a Food Festival from 25 – 27 October
  • Candlelit Dartmouth – 6-7 December
  •  and lots more!


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Happy Christmas from Kingswear

Hello Rapunzel here, just wanting to wish you all a very Happy Christmas.

There has been lots going on in Dartmouth and Kingswear including the return of the only steam powered paddle steamer left in Britain the Kingswear Castle which is very exciting:

The paddle steamer Kingswear Castle is the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in operation in the UK today. She was built in 1924 at Philip & Son of Dartmouth and plied her trade between Totnes and Dartmouth until 1965 (her engines are even older, dating back to 1904, eight years before the sinking of the Titanic). In her heyday when this impressive ship was the life blood of the river Dart, she could carry almost 500 passengers”

Dartmouth & Kingswear are great places to visit with lots to see and do all year round, so why not book a break in our penthouse Turrety Tower apartment and see what you can discover…… look at our Special offer page for details of a very special deal, think of it as an early Christmas present from me!

Happy Christmas from Rapunzel x

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Indian Summer short breaks in Devon!

Well this summer has been slightly disappointing weather wise but it has all  changed so do take advantage of our luxury holiday apartment and escape for a few days away………………

Dartmouth & Kingswear are ideally placed to explore the lovely South Hams and south Devon coast

Why not try out the South West Coast path which can be accessed just a few hundred metres from the apartment……..

Hope across to Dartmouth on the ferry and wander up and down the maze of steps and little lanes criss crossing the town……

There are so many good places to eat suiting all budgets our favourites include Alf Fresco’s and The Rockfish ( I grew up here so very fond memories of South Embankment)

And don’t forget if you book for  4 nights or more in September & October there is a 5% discount!

See you soon………………………..Rapunzel aka Alison x

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Places to visit near Kingswear…….

Recommended attractions near Kingswear


Brixham, Devon

The Golden Hind

The Golden Hind is a full scale reconstruction of the notorious 16th Century warship in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated…..


Naturalised Cyclamen in the Wood.

Berry Head Country Park

A fascinating place to visit and see a Napoleonic Fort……….


Mansands in South Devon

Man Sands

A beautiful secluded beach near Brixham, Devon. Popular with walkers following the South West Coast path..


A picture of Greenway


The house called Greenway sitting serenely in attractive countryside has been an important Devon home for centuries, during which…..


Coleton Fishacre.

Coleton Fishacre Garden

A luxuriant garden by the sea, with an Arts & Crafts-style house, featuring Art Deco-influenced interiors…


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Special Offers from the Tower……..

April /May

Special Offer…..

As we still have a few odd weeks left in April & May we have continued our Special Offer

so book a weeks stay whilst you still can and get 5% off!

(offer applies to 7 night bookings for April & May only)

Call Alison to book & quote Special Offer

tel: 0208 579 2397

Also  our favourite pub in Kingswear, The Ship Inn has now got a website which is up dated regularly with events in Kingswear – you can follow their adventures, menus and even the local weather at

See you here again soon……………………

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