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Spanish Boathouse

(Ref. 1123695)

Galmpton, Torbay, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely place to stay, the location is perfect, nice and quiet with everything nearby if you needed anything."

    We just feel the outside sitting area could do with a bit of maintenance and the patio furniture could do with an upgrade just to make sitting outside more comfortable

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Jun 2024

  • "We found the Spanish Boathouse a lovely Location and well equipped place to stay Thankyou Maureen"

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful location at Galmpton Creek with amazing view from terrace and balcony."

    Very well equipped kitchen and all mod cons. A real treat to have milk, butter and wine in fridge and even chocolate brownies! Comfortable bedroom and en suite bathroom. It would have helped us to have a map of location of property in relation to car park and access road. Slight musty smell on arrival but seemed to clear after opening windows

    Reviewed by Helen4.4May 2024

  • "Since COVID we have had some really bad experiences with holiday let's in the UK, the Boathouse at Galmpton has broken the curse!"

    We had such a wonderful stay. The owners, Penny and Sam, clearly love what they do and put so much care and attention into this special place. We stayed for four days, two 'adventure days' and two for relaxing. We kayaked on the Dart and hiked a stretch of the SW coast path, visited the Greenway, Dartmouth and Broadsands. The weather was very kind to us so we ate almost every meal on the lovely balcony overlooking the dart. Perfect spot for a good sunset. Missing this special place already and would love to come back!

    So glad it all went well Hollie and very much hope you will come and see us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful holiday home."

    As described We had a simply magical time. Really restful watching the water ebb and flow. Would definitely recommend we couldn't have improved our stay.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2024

  • "There should be a warning that road liable to flood (at lowest point) when high tide."

    Needed to remove shoes & socks on 29th when returning from Manor Inn.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic location and views, and we had a great break at this property."

    Given the time of the year (weather getting cooler) we had some initial minor issues that were quickly resolved by the helpful and friendly folk looking after the property. The instructions on how to reach the accommodation are clear but people should be made aware of how narrow the access road is and that if you have limited mobility to ask the owners if parking could be arranged close to the accommodation as it is a bit of a climb to reach the top car parking area.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic, tranquil cottage well presented,equipped and amazing location"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2023

  • "Superbly restful environment by the River Dart."

    Although the property is close to a boat yard and marina the peace and tranquility is not affected, extremely quiet other than the sounds of nature. Car parking is up the driveway which might put off people with limited mobility. The accommodation is lovely. Clean, spacious and well equipped with a lovely welcome pack including milk, bread, wine and fruit amongst other items. Open the bifold doors and just relax either on the patio or in the lounge and enjoy the spectacular views. Fantastic. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and thank you both for all your support over the week."

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Aug 2023

  • "Stayed at the Spanish Boathouse for 5 nights and loved it!"

    The location was idyllic & peaceful being right on the river, literally! The kitchen had everything you needed, the bedroom was a great size, with comfortable bed. It’s a perfect stay for a couple (the car park is up the hill, so you have to be mobile) who’s looking for a peaceful stay but a short drive away from Dartmouth, Brixham and Paignton. Penny was lovely and welcoming too. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Tim4.4Jul 2023

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking a short distance away
  • Private terrace with river views
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 1.6 miles
  • Note: the property is accessed down a short steep hill and across a decked waterfront terrace and so might not be suitable for guests with limited mobility.

The property

Resting on the outskirts of the semi-rural village of Galmpton, Devon, rests this charming apartment, Spanish Boathouse.

Located right on the waters edge, and just a short car journey south from the Dartmoor National Park, boasting a well-presented, open-plan living space and superb positioning to nearby amenities, this delightful property is an ideal choice for a couple seeking a romantic stay near the Devonshire coast.

Make yourself at home in your new lodgings by setting up shop in the property's fully-equipped kitchen, complete with all the appliances required for you and your loved one to whip up delicious, home-cooked meals to be savoured at the dining table or on the sofa whilst you enjoy your favourite television show on the wall-mounted Smart TV.

Take a glass of your favourite tipple out onto the outdoor terrace, where you and your partner can raise a glass to toast your holiday and watch the sun set, and when sleep calls, refresh with a long, hot bath on your way to rest up in a plush, double bedroom.

Perfect for any season, whisk your loved one away for a memorable stay at the Spanish Boathouse.

Galmpton Riverfront Apartments

The Galmpton Riverfront Apartments consists of two, charming properties set on the outskirts of the quaint Devonshire village of Galmpton, which rests between the old fishing port of Brixham to the east, and the fabulous independent shops of Totnes to the west and the foody destination of Dartmouth to the south. A short distance south of the Dartmoor National Park, this pair of ground-floor apartments, which are located directly on the edge of the River Dart, offer open-plan living spaces, parking, tasteful, on-site facilities, as well as superb positioning to nearby attractions and amenities. A brief car journey away from Galmpton will bring you to a variety of attractions, including the shops, well renowned restaurants and buildings of Dartmouth, the fishing town of Brixham, the Paignton Zoo Environmental Park and the National Trust landmark of Greenway, Agatha Christie’s house or Coleton Fishacre, the original home of the Doyly Carte family. In Galmpton visitors can stock up on supplies at the Galleon Stores and Galmpton Post Office, practice their golf swing at Churston Golf Club, and enjoy some traditional pub fare at The Railway Inn or the Manor House or the new restaurant at Sharpham Vineyard. Or maybe even walk (or drive) to Greenway Quay and take a ferry to Dittisham to eat lunch at the Ferry Boat Inn or The Anchorstone. Further afield, the Dartmoor National Park is easily accessible by car, and home to a wealth of exciting things to do and see, such as the scenic locales of Norsworthy Bridge, Wheal Betsy and Roos Tor, whilst dining options include the Warren House Inn at Yelverton, the Rugglestone Inn or Fingle Bridge Inn to name but a few. If none of this takes your fancy there is sailing, canoeing, boating, shopping, walking the coast path and so much more. Wherever you choose to spend your time in Devon, be sure to do it from one of the excellent Galmpton Riverfront Apartments.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Paignton 2.8 miles; Dartmouth 5.7 miles; Torquay 5.9 miles.

Galmpton is a lovely village between Paignton and Brixham, in a beautiful area known as Greenway, where there are well-maintained footpaths with stunning views of the River Dart, and opportunities for ferry rides along the river towards Dartmouth. The village hosts the friendly pub of The Manor Inn, where guests can savour wholesome and traditional dishes accompanied by wine or a pint. Galmpton is also served by an amply equipped post office & village shop, where visitors can purchase anything they need for a self-catered holiday. Galmpton is also within easy reach of Elberry Cove and Broadsands Beach, providing guests with easy access to Devon's delightful coastline. Churston Golf Course and Approach Golf Course also aren't far, making Galmpton an ideal base for putting fans! Visitors who want to experience more fun on Devon's shores can travel a short distance to Paignton or Torquay, where a wealth of attractions and activities can be discovered.

Note: The property is situated near a working Boatyard

Note: the parking is situated a short distance away from the property and access is down a short hill and then across a decked riverfront terrace

Note: a small part of the access road, Kiln Lane, is prone to flooding at extreme high tides

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas