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The Old Newsagent

Holiday Apartment


The Old Newsagent is a modern, self-contained, ground floor holiday apartment in Newcomen Road, overlooking Bayard’s Cove and the River Dart.
Run as a newsagent by his family since 1870, the apartment has been recently restored by Basil Williams and his wife Jasmine, who live above. It has one double bedroom, a bathroom with shower and bath, a spacious lounge and dining area and a kitchen for preparing breakfast and light meals.
Enjoying a wonderful location, close to bars, cafes and shops, the Old Newsagent is perfect for short breaks and overnight stays. It is a mile-long walk to the South West Coastal path and Dartmouth Castle and a short drive to some of Devon’s most beautiful beaches.
The Old Newsagent is not suitable for dogs and smoking or vaping is not permitted on the premises. 

Please telephone 01803 832842 to book your stay. 

The Accommodation

The newly refurbished, self-contained apartment is at ground floor level and is centrally heated throughout.

The double bedroom has two bedside tables with drawers and wall mounted clothes hooks to hang coats and longer items of clothing. 


It has an open-plan lounge/diner with a two-seater settee, television, WIFI Internet connection and dining table to seat four people. The kitchen is well appointed with crockery, cooker, hob, toaster and kettle.


The bathroom comprises a bath with incorporated shower cubicle and heated towel rail.


All bedding and towels are provided.


Parking is not provided. Roadside parking outside the Old Newsagent is restricted to one hour between May and September. It remains unrestricted in the winter months.





 There is a self-catering kitchen for you to prepare breakfast, otherwise Dartmouth has wonderful cafes!

Free Wifi

There is free wifi, television and DVD.

River Views

The apartment has river views from the lounge and Bayard's Cove is 50 metres away down one flight of steps.


Towels and bedding are supplied for your stay. 

Sports and Leisure

Dartmouth has a swimming pool, tennis courts and easy access to the South West Coastal Path. 

Shopping and Entertainment

Dartmouth has many independent shops,cafes and restaurants. The Flavel Arts Centre has a theatre, cinema and library.





Dartmouth Castle

An impressive artillery fort begun in 1388 to protect the town from the French. Now maintained by English Heritage.

 Steam Railway

Get the ferry to Kingswear and catch the Steam train to Paignton.


Dartmouth Market is held every Friday and a craft market runs on the last Saturday of each month.

Outdoor Activities

Dartmouth is a wonderful sporting base for walkingcyclinggolf, tennis, swimming and of course enjoy the pleasures of the River Dart by getting out on the water.  

Agatha Christie

Greenway, Agatha's holiday home, is a National Trust property filled with her extensive collections, with stunning gardens. 


Dartmouth has an excellent annual festival programme including a Food Festival (October) Music Festival (May) and Royal Regatta (August)


A perfect find ...very clean and comfortable...We loved it and would recommend it and we will be returning for a longer stay ...thank you,a lovely location in a beautiful town


This flat is ideal for a stay in Dartmouth. Very clean and cosy, (bed is very comfortable) well equipped and ideal location. Lovely view across the river and everything within a couple of minutes walk. Would highly recommend.


 The Old Newsagent was truly beautiful, tastefully decorated and loved the subtle nautical theme. Was immaculately clean and everything you could think of for your stay was there. The location was perfect, it was central to all restaurants and shops. Would totally recommend this holiday destination to friends and family. We had a wonderful time away, thank you. Amber

Perfect apartment in Dartmouth, very clean and beautifully decorated! Cannot wait to go back!


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