A winter stay in Dartmouth is a must for anyone wanting to savor this delightful naval town during the quieter off-season months, and with 30 per cent off rooms until February 13, Bayards Cove Inn is just perfect.

This quaint old building, which dates from the 14thcentury, oozes character and coziness in every corner. There are seven rooms, and with two suites big enough for a family of six.

Downstairs there’s the restaurant area, well used by the locals and from first thing in the morning, people drop by whether its for a  cuppa and a read of the papers, a spot of lunch, an afternoon slice of cake and hot chocolate or dinner.

Dining is a casual affair with favourites like steak burgers and moules frittes on the menu, and vegans and vegetarians have a wide range of choice too.

Come and stay and there’s plenty to do, like wander around the boutiques and galleries, take the ferry across to Kingswear, or explore one of the many walks.

Stroll up to Dartmouth Castle, or try the circular walk around Little Dartmouth. Starting at the castle this fabulous walk has far-reaching views across the sea towards Dartmouth, and for many the highlight is the ruins of Gallants Bower, an old Civil War fort with impressive 360 views.

For more information visit www.bayardscoveinn.co.uk