I was very happy to find the Cherub’s Nest at quite short notice. Just over a week before heading to the Dartmoor area, in Summer, I didn’t have many choices. Of the few available hotels and B&B’s many were charging well over £100 a night, some over £200. The Chrub’s Nest immediately appealed: It was under £100 a night, located in the great town of Dartmouth, and in a central location too, with a good rating on Trip Advisor.
It easily met my expectations. Firstly, the location is great. Two roads back from the waterfront in Dartmouth. Close to many bars and restaurants and importantly it’s not located at the top of one of Dartmouth’s massive hills. There is a compromise though. Parking is tough in Dartmouth when it’s busy. The Cherub’s is on a road with unrestricted, but very limited parking. If you can park on the road then it’s great. If not, you have two choices: I had to park a couple of times in a restricted area (up to two hours 9am-6pm), which was fine for overnight parking. The final backup is the main car park in town. The Chrub’s provided a free permit to park there, but it’s about 10 minutes walk away, and even that car park can fill up at peak times! This is, of course, no fault of the Cherub’s Nest, but a characteristic of Dartmouth. The alternative would be a B&B with its own parking, but this would most likely be outside the centre, up a massive hill.
Our room was nice and big, although it didn’t have a view and the shower-room was tiny. Probably the smallest I’ve ever used! But it worked well enough, and was clean.
Good breakfast with a wide choice of cooked options, friendly hosts, and a very relaxed come-and-go-as- you-please atmosphere.
As a B&B to use as a base for exploring the coast, Dartmoor, and enjoying Dartmouth, I’d absolutely recommend the Cherub’s Nest.
And one tip for Dartmouth: Take earplugs for when the seagulls start squarking at 5am!!!
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