Run with great care and commitment by Kit and Penny Noble, Nonsuch House is a tall, slim building that stands high above the Dartmouth ferry at Kingswear. The views, looking across the river towards Dartmouth, are superb and can be seen from all the windows. The four fresh, pretty bedrooms, named after shipping forecasts, are comfortable and well equipped. The sitting room is decorated in rich, warm colours and furnished with comfy sofas and an open fire. Award-winning breakfasts – it is hard to imagine better – and delicious, locally sourced dinners, prepared by Kit, are served in the modern conservatory that also has stunning views over the river to the sea. This, in turn, leads down the hill to a lovely little garden for residents to use. Kit and Penny will organise any of the varied activities around Dartmouth, such as sailing, river trips or bracing walks. A perfect guesthouse, and one that has been quietly and genuinely green for many years. Doubles from £135.
Name to Know: Kit Noble, owner and chef, who you should ask about all things local, such as food, walks, sailing and what to see nearby.
See: The stunning views from the hotel rooms and along the South West Coast Path.
Eat: At The Seahorse in Dartmouth, The Anchorstone at Dittisham or the Beach Hut at South Milton Sands.
Buy: Some scrumptious local foods, stunning art or ceramics, sailing gear, or even a yacht.
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