KEEP UP TO SPEED!

Electric Charging points – Coming to Dartmouth!

The Holland Group are delighted to announce that 2 brand new Electric Vehicle Fast Charge points will be installed by the beginning of May at Dartside Court in Dartmouth.  There will be more to follow throughout the summer, including super-fast rapid charging.  We will be providing the only publicly accessible charging in our town and surrounding areas, the closest are currently in Torbay.

Electric vehicle development is moving on at full speed; did you know a full car charge costs only around 10% of a tank of fuel?  With fuel prices rising, it is a good time to consider the switch to the clean side!

So, if you are coming to stay with us after May, or are intending to; have an electric car, or are thinking about getting one, do get in touch to see how you can keep moving during your stay and when you leave!  You could even charge your car while you enjoy a long leisurely lunch with us in one of our restaurants, Platform 1 or the Angel.

Email your interest to park@hollandgroup.co.uk or follow us on our Facebook page for announcements live as they happen here.

All pricing, availability and booking details will be on the app ZAPMAP as well as our websites www.hollandgroup.co.uk and www.dartsideholidays.co.uk

Feeling Festive?

Give Christmas Gift Vouchers!

If you are thinking about an Angel or Platform 1 (both part of the Holland Group family!) gift voucher for Christmas you are 1} obviously a very nice person indeed and 2} need to consider postage times in order to ensure it arrives with the lucky recipient on time: so please note posting dates below!

 

The last recommended posting date for Royal Mail First Class Post is Monday 20th December to reach you in time for Christmas. First Class Post is not guaranteed delivery and cannot be tracked. Orders placed before 12pm on weekdays will be dispatched same day.

The last recommended posting date for Special Delivery is Wednesday 22nd December to arrive in time for Christmas. Orders placed before 12pm will be dispatched same day.

After this you can still buy a voucher for a gift, just select Email as your delivery method where available.

However, we would recommend you get your orders in asap to be sure not to disappoint!

Planning an autumn/winter getaway to Devon?

Dartmouth is actually rather beautiful in the winter, and a perfect time to visit and explore the area. Located on the River Dart, and it’s pretty winding streets, there is always something to see and do.  The river is busy all year round, with super yachts, visiting cruise ships and pleasure craft, as well as the working boats such as the ferries or fishing boats.  With a rich maritime heritage, Dartmouth dates back as far as 1147, and over the centuries has managed to retain many of its original features.  Just wandering through the streets of Dartmouth you will see an eclectic mix of architecture amongst the buildings and streets, many dating back to the 16th century.  We have a castle, a naval college, a theatre and even a steam train service.  There is much to recommend this vibrant harbour town.

At Dartside holidays, we do have some availability in November through to the middle of December.  You will not beat our views and the minimum stay reduces to just 2 nights!  Our Angel 1 luxury apartment could be just what you are looking for: beautifully appointed and located right on the sea front.  This apartment sleeps 4 people, and 2 nights in mid-November start from £190 inclusive.  Or you might prefer one of our Riverside apartments.  Comfortable, amazing value, with beautiful views and a balcony – these start at just £130 for up to 5 guests.  Both come with a parking space too. So, an affordable break really is just a click away.

Think cosy pubs with open fires, breath-taking coastal walks (make sure you wrap up warm!) and interesting shops.  You can book a table in our award-winning restaurant The Angel – Taste of Devon for a special fine dining experience or try a relaxed lunch in our Champagne and Seafood restaurant Platform 1.  There are lots of other fabulous restaurants to try in Dartmouth, it is well known as a foodie destination, and you may have trouble fitting it all in!  But whatever you do plan early.  With foreign travel still very much in a volatile state, staycations are even more popular, and it would be wise to plan your meals out as well as your accommodation. If booking directly with us, we guarantee the best price, and we are always at the end of the phone to help with organising your stay.

So, head over to our website now to check availability and count down the days until you can watch the world go by from your prime Dartside position.

We hope to see you soon!

Top things to do in Dartmouth in June…walking, paddling, watching or escaping!

If you are staying with us, in one of our Riverside apartments, you will know there is a lot to be said for sitting on your balcony watching the world (and the river) drift by.  It really is a very pleasant way to while away your relaxing break, maybe with a cold glass of wine in hand…

If you are staying with us, you will know the Holland Group have 2 fabulous restaurants for you to choose from, whether you fancy some superb seafood in Platform 1, or want to treat yourself to some fine dining in The Angel with Head Chef Elly Wentworth.  In fact, Dartmouth is full of amazing places to eat and drink.

But for when you aren’t eating, and maybe for the more active among you, there is so much to see and do in Dartmouth.

A circular walk from Dartmouth along the coastal path to Little Dartmouth and back is a very lovely way to spend your morning or afternoon. Walk along Newcomen Rd and South Town to reach 16th century Dartmouth Castle.  You can either enjoy a pitstop here at Dartmouth Castle Tea Rooms, and admire one of the most beautifully located fortresses in England, or continue walking!  Follow the coastal path down through Sugary Cove, up and around the headland to Little Dartmouth passing through what can only be described as breath-taking scenery.  Just follow signs and head back into town on a slightly shorter return leg!

Dog friendly, the (fairly tough in parts) walk takes about 2-3 hours depending on how speedy you are and how many photographs you take!

For the water babies among you, why not try your hand at Paddle boarding?  It can be a great fun and relaxing way to spend time with loved ones.  The Paddle Shack in Dartmouth offer lessons, trips and private parties, all in and around the beautiful River Dart.  You can even paddle to the pub! Find out more here https://www.thepaddleshack.co.uk/sessions

Dartmouth

If you enjoy the experience, you can buy paddle boards at Holland Leisure, our shoe and outdoor leisure shop, located in Dartmouth under our ‘Riverside’ apartments.

Dartmouth has its very own theatre and cinema, The Flavel Arts Centre, which screens some fantastic live screening performances year-round from the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House, as well as new film screenings every week.  COVID restrictions are affecting live performances at the moment, but there is always something to see and do at the Flavel, which also houses the library.  Perfect for a date film night! www.theflavel.org.uk

Lastly, on a rainy day, you could book into Dartmouth Escape Rooms…a brilliant concept, fun for all the family and one ideally suited for inclement weather. Challenging, but not impossible, you will put together the clues in order to escape! Visit https://www.hqescaperooms.com/ to book.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dartside Holidays in Dartmouth soon, and please feel free to ask any of our staff for advice on what to do whilst you are here!

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