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The Boathouse in Kingswear, Devon

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From: €342 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

The Boathouse Self-Catering

Holiday home
The Boathouse is an 18th century terraced cottage in the centre of the pretty riverside Devon village of Kingswear. The cottage is accessed via 74 steps, sleeps four people in two double bedrooms with a bathroom. On the ground floor is a sitting room with a wood burning stove and a kitchen with dining area. Outside is a terrace over two levels with tables and chairs. With Kingswear?s pubs and shops on the doorstep and fabulous views, The Boathouse is a brilliant place for a Devon break.

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.

Devon, with its quiet country lanes, patchwork of lush green fields and sleepy villages is not to be missed. Stately home lovers will be spoiled and why not finish with a scrumptious Devonshire cream tea?

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near golf
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Holden
May 2019
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.
Mr Stokes
April 2019
In the property details on line it should clearly state that it will cost £56 per week to park at the marina, there is no other parking, as this can add a lot to the cost of the holiday if people are on a tight budget.. Part way through the week I heard someone else say that you can get a pass for the car park at the marina on line offering 7 days parking for the cost of 5, if this is the case then it should tell you this in the on line property details. The lights near the top of the steps up to the property were not working. The last section of steps up to the property need to be repaired as they are very uneven. Some of the pans in the kitchen were dirty. The kitchen floor by the back door needed a good clean. The small rear garden needs improving. The new decked area at the front was really good. The view from the property is fabulous. The shower was not very good.
Mr Constable
June 2018
Fantastic little town.. People were really friendly. Easy to get anywhere without using the car. Cottage was so comfortable with a wonderful view. Steps to the cottage were a bit of a workout but ultimately did us good - I think. Only downside was the parking,it cost us £56 to park in the marina car park for the week.
Mrs Harrison
June 2018
The cottage has everything you need.. When you get to the top of the steps the view is superb well worth the climb.
Miss Brown
May 2018
The cottage was wonderful, VERY clean, extremely comfortable, thoughtfully and extensively equipped (more so than any other cottage or holiday flat I have ever booked).. My sister in law (Mrs Linda Rickard) and I could not have enjoyed a better time and we were both hugely impressed by the kindness and helpfulness of everyone we met in Kingswear. Full marks to you and I can confirm we have both been singing the praises of our wonderful week in The Boat House. If I were to make any constructive comment to you I would suggest that the access steps should be mentioned on your website. We knew about them before we booked but only because I read all the reviews printed. Also, we were slightly disappointed that despite leaving 2 messages for Donna on the phone number listed on our booking confirmation, we received no contact in response. We were unable to open the key safe (having both made many attempts to do so) - Linda Rickard has a similar key safe at her house - and we are so grateful to the charming gentleman who so kindly came to our rescue. It may be that Donna's phone does not have voice mail and does not accept text messages but I assumed that my mobile phone number would have shown up as a "missed call" Perhaps that was not the case. However, the above was a very minor blip in an otherwise fantastic holiday. We both certainly hope to repeat the visit though perhaps we would have to look at something with slightly less steps next time around as we are not getting any younger!! :-) May I also point out that we did read the "instructions" for waste removal which asked visitors to place all rubbish in the "seagull proof" sack outside the back door. There was no sack so we disposed of all recyclable items in the bins provided on the Banjo and we took all other rubbish back with us. Thanks so much With very best regards, Patricia Brown Linda Rickard I will click "yes" to publishing our feedback PROVIDED our personal details, addresses etc. are not used.
Ms Mcnally
April 2018
The views from the cottage were wonderful and trips to Dartmouth to eat out were a real treat too.. We also explored more of the area and had some nice, if arduous walks behind Kingswear. Beautiful part of the world!
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