Art on the walls…

As part of our winter refurbishment plan, General Manager Mark Readman felt the holiday apartments could do with an injection of colourful art on the walls.  As a result of talking to a man, who knew a man, who also knew a man (this is Dartmouth life for you!) he came across local artist Ian Gunn and Dartside holidays are now thrilled to be collaborating with him by exhibiting his exceptional work.



Because, as Ian says, he ‘grew up in black and white’ he has a penchant for the exuberant use of colour and jokes that whenever he starts a new painting, artist suppliers Winsor & Newton’s share price goes up! We bet he’s one of their favourite customers!

He recently returned to England after spending many years in New York City as creative director of several advertising agencies.  Small wonder then he loves a splash of colour to catch the eye!  It is this background that influences his work, often including a subtle use of humour.   

Ian uses acrylics and occasionally employs mixed media and his work is seen as conceptual, minimalist and bold.  He has exhibited widely and his work has been sold through Saatchi Art. To see more of his work, check out his website at

You can gaze upon Ian’s art if you stay with us!  We have approximately 35 paintings on display across our holiday apartments.  So, if you fall in love with one and would like to buy it, just ask us during your stay!

Alternatively, you can contact Ian directly at 07931994108 or

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Planning an autumn/winter getaway? Read on…

Dartside Holidays Riverside Property View of Dartmouth

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!