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1 Crabshell Quay

(Ref. 994846)

Kingsbridge, Devon Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable and spacious apartment."

    Beds really comfortable with lots of pillows and lounge area really spacious with comfortable seating. One of the toilet bowls was soiled. No facilities for recycling. Not acceptable in this day and age to expect guests to throw away recycling in the rubbish or to have to take it home with them. If there were nearby facilities to recycle I couldn’t find them and this needs to be clearly communicated. I requested late checkout via email to Sykes they didn’t respond I had to chase. This is poor customer communication.

    Reviewed by Kristen4.1Apr 2024

  • "Excellent location, apartment facilities etc Excellent."

    A place we would be happy to return to

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is our second week at Crabshell Quay."

    We love the location, spend hours on the patio watching the birds, great base with so much to see and do, a very very well equipped flat with everything you could need ....even in this weeks heavy rain! Kingsbridge is a gem full of lovely people too. Don’t miss the antique shop. Elizabeth Gloucestershire

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2024

  • "Unfortunately due to being accessed on our balcony from the next door apartment, their dog was able to foul on our balcony area, resulting in us having to get the mess up ourselves in order to sit on the balcony."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic property in fabulous location."

    Reviewed by Kari5.0Aug 2023

  • "Although the bottle of wine was a lovely touch, a starter pack containing teabags and a small bottle of milk would have most welcome."

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property lived up to all our expectations ."

    This is our 4th visit but we hadn’t stayed here since 2014 Loved it then and bought back many happy memories Every facilities was catered for although if a small wardrobe could be accommodated in the single bedroom this would be appreciated We were five adults and really needed this Hope to return Thankyou for providing excellent accommodation

    Reviewed by Verene5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely flat."

    Shame the bedding was all feathers. Most rentals use synthetic as its more hygienic as it can be washed. Had asthma attack first night. Management didn't seem bothered. Had to go and buy new bedding for rest of the stay.

    Reviewed by Richard3.4May 2023

  • "This was the best equipped and most comfortable apartment that we have ever stayed at."

    Everything had been provided even down to a bottle stopper for opened wine. The views were beautiful and exactly as described online. Very very impressed.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was in a lovely location and very well appointed."

    It is one we would choose again and recommend to family and friends. Unfortunately it had not been cleaned properly. I had requested non feather bedding etc because I am an asthmatic and very allergic to feathers, a common issue these days. There seemed to be a problem about this (see emails). The main bedroom did have non allergenic bedding but the old feather bedding had been left in the wardrobes without covers! It had to be moved into another bedroom and all the wardrobes cleaned. They were very dusty and dirty and the end one had black mould up the wall, on the carpet and on the mirror and picture stored in it. The carpet and skirtings, etc were very dusty but when we found the vacuum cleaner it too was needed dusting before use, also it needed emptying. Our first evening and following morning were spent cleaning this room. This was very disappointing and could have caused serious health issues for an asthmatic, never mind someone with a serious allergy problem. I sent emails to the local agent about this who said they would look into it. They offered a further clean later in the week but having done most of it we didn’t want further disruption to our holiday. This is a very nice property let down by cleaning/ supervision issues. These need to be seriously addressed by the maintenance company. We feel sorry for the owners.

    Reviewed by Iris2.5Apr 2023

  • "Amazing location lovely to sit on balcony and watch life on the estuary."

    Apartment was comfortable and warm. Only slight downside was the parking, the allocated space would be difficult to get into if someone was parked in the adjoining space, luckily this was always empty we were there allowing room to manoeuvre.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2023

  • "Generally clean, bathrooms in need of upgrading and deep clean, view from outside space, lovely spot to sit for a drink the downside, patio could do with a good sweep and four dead pot plants need removing."

    Lots of cow webs around the patio window and frame. Overall lovely apartment just needs a refresh.

    Reviewed by Kay4.1Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful location, very clean and well equipped."

    Good parking and secure would recommend. Only issue we had was no hanging space in the small bedroom and a broken or missing shelve in the en suite bathroom but all together it was the nicest property we have stopped at.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2022

  • "Excellent flat in prime location next to the waterside and easy walk into town."

    Kingsbridge is a perfect location to explore the area and would thoroughly recommend it and the flat.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Apartment very well equiped in a lovely setting"

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really lovely apartment."

    Well equipped. Very clean. Didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Susanna5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property, a welcome bottle of wine was a nice touch."

    Very well equipped, superb location. Very comfortable beds and lounge furniture. Would happily recommend the property. A facility to recycle waste would be a welcome addition.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "Thank you for allowing us to stay in your fabulous apartment."

    Undercover parking in an enclosed courtyard, large, light rooms and lovely views over the estuary. Easily one of the best places we have stayed, good location, easy walk into the town centre and a cute little terrace to sit outside. Hopefully we shall be back.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Mar 2022

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    In a lovely location right on the edge of the river. So well equipped there was nothing we needed home from home. The beds were extremely comfortable. We would hope to go again and will recommend.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Nov 2021

  • "The only slight issue was the size of the shower in the en suite if you are like us on the larger side the shower is very small although the pressure and temperature were very good."

    Overall a lovely apartment we enjoyed sitting on the terrace watching the world go by. Great position - Friday and Saturday nights were a little noisy with people leaving the Crabshell Inn next door but didn't spoil our holiday.

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfect location in Kingsbridge."

    Comfy bed. Lashings of hot water for power shower and deep bath. Fabulous pub on the door step and jetty for the Salcombe ferry. Sunny terrace with creek view . Just perfect .

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent property with amazing views of the estuary."

    Very clean and very well equipped to a high standard. Couldn't ask for more regards the accommodation. Location good with nearby shops, pubs serving food and restaurants all in all very good. The only down side is the noise from the Crabbshell inn bar and restaurant next door. Very, very noisy with music and shouting outside most evenings. Then at closing time which is as late as 1am the noisy, shouting, swearing youths make there way past the bedroom windows which is only about 5 foot away. Had to ask them to be quiet on one occasion as wanted to have a row with each outer outside the bedroom window at Midnight!.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at 1 Crabshell Quay, and found the apartment well equipped, and clean. We agree that it is a great base for exploring the South Hams, and the views are lovely. It is a shame to hear that the you were disturbed by visitors to the Crabshell Inn, who are advised to keep noise to a minimum when leaving the pub. We do hope to see you back in the area again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property required further cleaning, cobwebs where found throughout, practically in every corner."

    The mattress in the main bedroom was pretty disgusting with numerous staining. (We were relieved that we didn't notice this until we stripped the bed at the end of our stay). The Crabshell Inn is located next door and whilst convenient it is extremely noisy, especially at closing time when the revellers travel along the footpath that is literally parallel to the master bedroom.

    We were disappointed to receive your comments about your stay at 1 Crabshell Quay. We have passed on your comments to the housekeeping team and the owner of the property who will resolve the issues when they are next here. We were sorry to hear that you experienced disturbance from the nearby Crabshell Inn, all their visitors are asked to keep noise to a minimum when leaving the pub. We hope that despite these issues you enjoyed your stay in Kingsbridge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Aug 2021

  • "The apartment is lovely with a great outlook and very comfortable although there are a few things which could have made it better, for one the cleaner needs to be a lot more thorough, I wiped everything down when we got there and the cloth was quite dirty and there were a few spots which are obviously missed e."

    G the kitchen tap was filthy underneath at the nozzle end, also the oven wasn't very clean. We also swept the floor throughout and amassed quite a pile of dirt, crumbs etc. The apartment door rattles if you have the windows open, there needs to be hooks or somewhere to hang clothes in the bathroom, toilet roll holders and a shelf or somewhere to put toiletries in the en suite.Apart from that we had a lovely week.

    Man y thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are so pleased to hear you had a lovely week, however we are disappointed to hear the cleanliness was not up to our usual high standard. We work closely with our owners and cleaners and will pass on all your comments. We hope that we can welcome you back to the area soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith3.4Oct 2020

  • "Lovely apartment with a beautiful view of the river."

    Ideally situated for exploring the local area

    Many thanks for your positive review in respect of your recent stay at 1 Crabshell Quay in kingsbridge. We do hope you had an enjoyable stay at this lovely property and look forward to welcoming you back to the South Hams again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliette5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely apartment in a great location."

    You can sit and watch the world of water go by!

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Aug 2020

  • "Staying at No 1 Crabshell Quay was a delight, with it's excellent location and facilities."

    It was very well equipped, with everything we needed. However, we found the shower in the main bedroom en-suite to be too small to use, and we had to resort to the shower in the family bathroom.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Oct 2019

  • "A beautiful apartment, with an amazing view."

    would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2019

  • "The location was excellent."

    A very well equipped apartment which was bright and cheerful with a spacious main room.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely apartment with an amazing view and the patio added to our enjoyment, as always something of interest happening on the water."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2019

  • "The apartment was bigger and much better than we expected and we will certainly try to return."

    We will also be telling friends and family about it. In order to make it better for those with mobility issues it would be extremely helpful to install grab handles in the end suite to enable using the toilet and shower in comfort. A foldaway seat in the shower would also be helpful. We have a slightly smaller shower cubicle at home and have such a seat for my wife. Takes up very little room when folded up. I can show photos if you let me have an e mail address to send them to You can publish the first sentence and keep the suggestions to yourself!!!!

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Jun 2019

  • "This apartment is good for those with mobility problems, being on the ground floor, and is well appointed."

    It is well situated for looking around the South Hams, and is also good for visiting further afield in Devon such as Plymouth, Dartmoor and Exeter. Kingsbridge is good for shopping, with many individual shops as well as supermarkets.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great Location overlooking the river & close to the town"

    Aug 2018

  • "Excellent"

    Feb 2018

  • "Could do with an upgrade on mugs"

    Oct 2017

  • "I just think they are very good."

    Mrs PearceJun 2017

  • "Needs television in bedrooms."

    Sofas need firmer seating.Too pricey for this aprt.

    Jul 2016

  • "Excellent flat, beautifully presented."

    Only small criticism is regarding waste disposal. A small food caddy in the kitchen would remove the need to go outside with every bit of food waste. Our Oxfordshire Council supply these along with three wheelie bins which makes life much simpler and enables us to recycle nearly everything. Devon C.C. need to up their recycling game. Other visitors we spoke to were also confused about what to put where and where to store the different sacks in the flat.

    Jeanne FelminghamJun 2016

  • "The property,flat is great."

    Set out with a lovely view over the estuary at Kingsbridge. The flat is spacious and light with everything you need for cooking and looking after yourself. The main bedroom has a view to die for and is light and a nice size. We does love it! Once you get to know the parking it is good.

    Judy Pearce.Jun 2016

  • "Well-positioned apartment with views over the estuary."

    En-suite shower is a bit small for adults. The kitchen is well-equipped.

    Jim SavillApr 2016

  • "An immaculately presented waterside apartment, very well equipped and with excellent parking."

    We had a brilliant weekend and greatly enjoyed watching the egrets from the terrace. Warm, light and The Crabshell next door. Perfect, please say thanks to the owners.

    Chris HaleMar 2016

  • "Immaculate, clean,large apartment, with fabulous views of the kingsbridge estuary."

    Would definitely consider booking again.

    Jul 2015

  • "Lovely apartment, well appointed, beautiful views of the estuary, parking ..."

    Lovely apartment, well appointed, beautiful views of the estuary, parking arrangements are excellent - keen to come again

    Jun 2015

  • "Lovely apartment, comfortable & clean"

    Oct 2014

  • "Excellent"

    Sep 2014

  • "Excellent"

    Jul 2014

  • "The appartment is in an excellent position for walking into kingsbridge and has lovely estuary views."

    inside the decoration and comfort is excellent .it is also excellently equipped.however it would benefit from curtains as well as blinds in the bedrooms.

    Jul 2014

  • "Our 3 rd visit here and as good as ever."

    Very comfortable apartment in a fantastic location.

    May 2014

  • "It looks amazing and having stayed in another apartment in the block last year I'm confident of the high standard"

    Apr 2014

  • "Exactly as we remembered it from our first visit, spotless, tidy and comfortable with everything you need."

    Only one negative, recycling seems to have got excessive.

    Apr 2014

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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
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x King-size (one with en suite shower room), 1 x single bed
  • Open plan kitchen / sitting / dining room area
  • Additional family bathroom with bath, power shower (over), wash-hand basin, w.c
  • and heated towel rail
  • Private terrace.
  • Built in oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, tumble dryer, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, vacuum. TV, DVD, Mini Hifi
  • Wifi. Private terrace with table and chairs. Covered designated parking for 1 car
  • All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels - except those for the beach - are provided
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Crabshell Quay is a development of luxury apartments, situated on the banks of the Kingsbridge/Salcombe estuary, just a few minutes’ walk from Kingsbridge’s shops, boutiques and restaurants.

This spacious ground floor apartment is stylishly furnished, offering the ideal base for a family looking for to explore South Devon’s stunning coast and countryside. This wonderful apartment has a designated covered parking space, where a level entrance into the building, from the parking area, leads to the door of the apartment.

From the spacious hallway, double doors open to a fantastic open plan living area, beautifully crafted kitchen and sitting area for up to six people.

This is a smashing social area for all the family to sit back, relax together.

From the open plan living area, French doors lead out to the terrace, where you can watch boats bob along the Kingsbridge estuary and spot wonderful scenes of wildlife.

Three stylishly furnished bedrooms; the master bedroom has a King-size bed, gorgeous waterside views and en suite shower room, and is perfect for relaxing in after a day spent exploring South Devon.

Bedroom two has a King-size bed where you will sink into the comfortable mattress in your spacious bedroom.

The third bedroom has a single bed and chair.

In addition to the en suite shower room is a family bathroom with bath and shower over for soaking tired limbs after discovering hidden coves, walking along The South West Coast Path. Easy level access to the covered designated parking (for one car only).

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

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About the location


Salcombe 5 miles; Bantham 5 miles; Dartmouth 12 miles; Totnes 13 miles; Plymouth 20 miles.

The busy little town of Kingsbridge lies at the head of a marine estuary in the attractive South Hams area of South Devon. Kingsbridge is home to a range of lovely independent shops and coffee shops, as well as a 3-screen cinema and an award-winning pub. During the summer season there are estuary excursions by ferry to Salcombe which lies on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary, making it one of the prettiest towns in South Devon. Salcombe is famous for its outstanding coastal views, rolling countryside, and is a watersports paradise for kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding and powerboating. It is packed with boutique shops, high street brands and independent producers, restaurants serving freshly caught seafood, and Salcombe Gin and Ice cream! Kingsbridge is perfectly located as a base to enjoy the abundant wildlife in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which also forms part of the South Devon Heritage Coast. Visitors can take a walk along the Kingsbridge Quay, wander through the narrow alleys off Fore Street or visit the Shambles in Totnes, an Elizabethan market arcade. Around the South Hams area there are picturesque ports, such as Dartmouth and Salcombe, together with sandy beaches at Blackpool Sands near Stoke Fleming and the two sandy beaches at Thurlestone. There are a host of small attractive villages in South Hams offering interesting pubs, local farm produce shops and pretty rows of cottages, plus further afield the waterfront city of Plymouth is a vibrant centre, housing the National Marine Aquarium, historic Barbican Quay and plenty of night life, including theatres, restaurants and bars. Kingsbridge can be easily reached by train to Totnes and then a local bus service which will take you to Kingsbridge town centre.

Strictly No Smoking