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The Boathouse

Kingswear, near Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 975922)


  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    Mrs Holden

    “Second time staying here, still love it, & have booked again.”


    Yes, the 70+ steps are a challenge, but it’s cheering to note how it does get easier as the week goes on. The view over the river is a constant source of delight - binoculars recommended for a closer look at the boats. The steam train is also fun to watch in & out. New decking & furniture this year was a nice surprise, but watch out for splinters if barefoot! The cottage is very generally extremely well equipped but a few more mugs would be welcome. Beds very comfortable. We found out much too late about the multi-trip lower ferry passes - instead of £3 round-trip per person, you get 40 trips (20 round-trips) for £25. They are per trip, not per person, & don’t have an expiry date.

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The cottage

Right in the lovely heart of Kingswear is situated this 18th century terraced cottage.

With fabulous views along the River Dart and to Dartmouth, it is excellent accommodation with masses for families or couples to do in the area.

The view is due to its elevated location, since you climb nearly 80 steps up from the road and, in true 18th century style, pass along in front of the neighbouring doorways to your front door.

The sitting room is cosy with a traditional wood burning stove and those great views.

Enjoy cooking fresh local seafood and eating in the kitchen, with its back door opening on to a sunny little courtyard.

Steep stairs head up to the two double wood-floored bedrooms, one with river view.

Outside the front door, enjoy meals or drinks on your decked terrace over two levels, the perfect spot for the view, especially at the end of August when the Dartmouth Regatta unfolds in a blaze of glory.

You don't even have to tear yourself away from the ever changing view, since the local village shop will deliver your groceries, even logs.

There are more shops and pubs to explore in the village, plus a ferry to take you over to Dartmouth with its fascinating town life.

With crabbing, walking, boat and steam train trips, Agatha Christie’s house at Greenway and beautiful Blackpool Sands to enjoy, you can never be bored at The Boathouse.

This is a lovely location.


  • Two double bedrooms (one king size)
  • Bathroom with 4’4” long bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Downstairs sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Electric panel heaters with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking is available in a public car park nearby (roughly £50 for the week, you can apply online for a reduced price)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon.

Region Information

Note: One bedroom has access to one side of bed only. Sorry, no short breaks
Note: Access to The Boathouse is via 74 steps

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