Ridiculously pretty seaside village where you can taste the ‘best seafood in the UK’ while enjoying the ‘most spectacular views’

London has so much to offer with vibrant nightlife, shopping hot spots and of course incredible landmarks. But where to go for a little relaxation?

Situated on the rugged banks of the Dart Valley and teeming with plum trees, the small village of Dittisham belies its size with exceptional beauty – the perfect location for a riverside getaway.

The largely untouched village of Devonshire sits on the banks of the River Dart, with easy access to Dartmouth, Totnes and Torquay should you wish to venture out for day trips.

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The largely untouched Devonshire village sits on the banks of the River Dart

The region offers unparalleled access to miles of British coastline and riverside picnic areas, with rowing, river cruises and veil everything on the cards.

The city is a spectator, with pink and blue houses, traditional wooden boats, pretty piers and sparkling water too pleasant for well-rested eyes after a night in one of the many B & Bs and hotels on offer.

If you really want to be part of the village, there are plenty of chalets for rent on Airbnb.




When you are not relaxing with a pint of local beer in a pub or while exploring the local hiking trails, you could also go crab fishing.

Pick up a line of crab and some bacon and make your way to the pontoon, just be sure to throw them out when you’re done.

If catching seafood isn’t your style, you can simply eat it at the Anchorside Café which has a fantastic local menu with excellent wines, all over a panoramic view of the River Dart from the terrace – perfect for the lobster and oysters.



If you really want to be part of the village, there are plenty of cottages for rent on Airbnb

Some reviews on TripAdvisor have even called the seafood “the best in the UK”.

Speaking of wine, you can also visit Sharpham Vineyard which offers tours, tastings, and vineyard walks, with a shop selling bottles of goodies and cheese.

And if you’re not too drunk, you might be able to visit the National Trust property and Agatha Christie’s vacation home, Greenway.



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The mystery writer has described his escape route in Devonshire as ‘the most charming place in the world’, just hope it doesn’t turn into a murder scene while you’re there.

If you want to get to Dittisham, it’s a four and a half hour drive.

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