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Galmpton Boathouse | Sleeps 2 - 4, Overhanging River, Moor Up, Private Parking

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Galmpton - GALMPTON BOATHOUSE

A Charming, Renovated Boathouse To Sleep 4, With Lovely River Front Terrace

Situated along Devon’s idyllic River Dart at Galmpton, this newly renovated boathouse provides couples and groups of 4 with a unique waterside haven.

The charming boathouse has certainly played its part in history, having been used to store the captured Spanish prisoners after the Armada in 1588, and the supposed secret entrance in the 1800's for the mistresses of the ‘Prince of Pleasure’, the future King Edward VII; who was staying in the adjoining house.

Beautifully modernised throughout, the 1 bed boathouse today offers a sleek and contemporary oasis for year-round holiday stays.

Every home comfort is to hand within the immaculately presented interior, including toasty under floor heating and free Wi-Fi. The sunny living area offers a serene sanctuary in which to curl up with a good book or enjoy a favourite movie, to the digital flat screen TV and DVD player provided.

The bright and welcoming living area is spacious and open plan, enabling for carefree relaxing and entertaining. Guests can easily enjoy rustling up a tasty meal to the modern fitted kitchen, which is fully equipped for stress-free meals in. All the must-have appliances are provided, including a cooker hob, eye-level oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and fridge freezer, alongside all the necessary utensils and crockery.

A relaxed breakfast bar lined with 4 bar stools and a stylish indoor dining area for 4 provides a lovely setting for enjoying quality moments together, whilst a sunny private riverside terrace offers an idyllic mealtime backdrop. Furnished with a bistro dining set and stone-built BBQ, the scene is set for alfresco daytime meals and romantic evening drinks, as the sun sets across this beautiful stretch of the River Dart.

Couples and groups of 4 can perfectly be accommodated within the tranquil interior of the riverside retreat, with a spacious master double bedroom featuring alongside a double size sofa bed to the living area. The master bedroom enjoys serene views of the river, for a unique ambience in which to revive and replenish the senses, with a guilt-free holiday slumber.

A luxury fitted contemporary bathroom with a bath tub and overhead shower provides a spa-like feel at the end of a day of sightseeing, whilst for added convenience a utility room with laundry facilities is also to hand.

As well as the lovely river front terrace and private quay setting, a sun deck lined with glass walls offers the perfect excuse to enjoy a spot of scenic sunbathing during your stay. A private jetty for boat mooring also features, and for a nominal fee guests can hire a 2 man canoe; for an idyllic way to go bird watching, and explore the beauty of the river. The main house also offers a lovely sunny garden, which guests can enjoy upon request.

The unique boathouse retreat is situated all laterally on one floor, and features disabled-friendly access as well as a convenient private parking space. Adjoining the main house and located next to the bobbing boats of Galmpton Creek and Boatyard, guests can savour a peaceful setting away from all the hustle and bustle. Guests are within easy reach though of the Manor Pub and the local village amenities, just a 10 minute stroll away.

The retreat offers far reaching views across to Dittisham on the other side, and overlooks the boatyard’s most famous residence, the derelict Western Lady (RML535). Just one of 4 surviving ex-Naval Fairmile B UK launches, and renowned for having played its role in the D Day landings of World War II, the boat today provides a haunting and romantic quality to the picturesque quayside setting.

The ancient village of Galmpton is situated within enviable reach of Agatha Christie’s famous Greenway house (1.4 miles), which offers wonderful National Trust parkland and vistas overlooking the River Dart. Guests can also enjoy a day out on the Dartmouth Steam Railway, with its route passing through King swear, where a scenic ferry ride to Dartmouth awaits.

South Devon has a coastline of spectacular rugged cliffs and headlands, interspersed with lower-lying areas, sandy beaches and the five distinctive river estuaries of the Dart, Avon, Yealm, Erme and Salcombe.

The coastal scenery also includes reed beds, sand dunes, shingle ridges, mud flats, salt marshes, and the freshwater lake of Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve. This variety provides habitat for a diverse range of wildlife. The South West Coast Path National Trail running along the whole stretch of heritage coast, provides access to spectacular scenery, long views across bays and the English Channel, interesting beaches, and a scattering of coastal villages & historic towns such as Salcombe & Dartmouth.

The English Riviera - The perfect choice:

The English Riviera is a resort in the truest sense of the word, attracting visitors of all ages and interests throughout the year. Undergoing a water front regeneration and a number of new attractions in Torquay and accommodation schemes, Torquay has something for everyone and for all ages, at all times of the year!

Torquay has been one of the UK 's top holiday destinations since Victorian Times when the gentry promenaded, bathing huts were wheeled down to the beaches and anyone who was anyone had an attractive villa overlooking the sea.

It was the Victorians who first used the English Riviera name to describe their favourite resort and their legacy remains to this day with sparkling white villas perched on the verdant hilltops, beautiful gardens around the seafront and elegant Victorian facades along the main streets.

Don't be fooled by the Victorian ancestry however, Torquay is also a vibrant and forward thinking resort attracting visitors of all interests, from Art and Culture afficionados to marine enthusiasts.

Torquay's famous seven hills provide the backdrop to a waterfront scene that matches anything you'll find on the French Riviera.

Stunning panoramic views along 22 miles of coastline:

There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves and beaches and walks to rival any in the South West of England, with a climate that belongs somewhere much further south. There are opportunities for surfing, safe swimming, diving, sailing, angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife at your leisure.

Stunning views are to be seen just about every where across Torbay, out over the English Channel , along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the Ten Tors Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth , Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth , all of which are only a few miles distant.

Dartmoor:

Dartmoor is known for its plethora of Bronze Age remains; stone circles, stone rows and burial chambers and its clapper bridges, it is also well known for mists and boggy areas, though stories of the latter are often much exaggerated.

Two Bridges - is a central location of Dartmoor National Park and is mostly the meeting point of walkers and bikers. This is a bridge that was of much historical importance for it was the only routine road running across Dartmoor. The bridge had a small settlement around it and was famous for its potato market.

You can also find a small quarry that is proof enough of little industrial activity around it. There is also a famous hotel close to the bridge that dates back to year 1794. This hotel has now grown up to become The Two Bridges hotel. The two bridge area is the focal point of many events and is very rich in terms of antiquities available, there are lots of antiques relating to the Bronze Age period.

The Garden House - is a very romantic place. If you are with your partner then I suggest you must visit the Garden House for sure. The remains of the building around it is from the medieval period. To put it in words of Alan Titchmarsh, 'You got to be mad to miss it' and I am sure you will vouch by this statement once you have seen the place yourself.

It is a huge area, approximately ten acres and all of it landscaped into a beautiful garden. Amidst this charming garden you have a tea room where you can sit back and relax. They also sell plants, so it would be a romantic idea to buy a gift for your partner? Your partner will be totally charmed and will fall in love with you all over again.

Review by Robin and Margot from Oxfordshire: "Fantastic location with stunning views along the creek to

the River Dart. The accommodation is first class with everything

provided. An unusual and special setting, and a wonderful

place to relax as well as being conveniently located to visit

other local places of interest."

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Property Manager
Sue Vaughton or Will Keen
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

An idyllic and magical week of instant relaxation! So much to do and see from the doorstep. Local store and great food at the local pub all within walking distance. We loved returning to the calm oasis after a day out exploring, to a drink of the balcony watching the tide go in or out and the sun setting.
Jul 2016
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Reviews

Galmpton Boathouse | Sleeps 2 - 4, Overhanging River, Moor Up, Private Parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
West Midlands
5

Spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed staying here. Extremely comfortable, thoughtfully planned accommodation in a lovely, magical setting. Bobby is a most welcoming but discreet owner. A wonderful range of walks from the door and good bus, boat and steam train services nearby mean that a car is hardly necessary. The approach by unmade track might feel a little tricky the first time but clear directions are supplied and it's well worthwhile.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kent, UK
5

A hidden waterside jewel!

  • 5 of 5

Oh how we loved this place! If you’re searching for something a little different ... off the beaten track of mainstream popular holiday ‘havens’ ... then this oasis of peace, tranquility and spectacular views is definitely for you. Once through the village of Galmpton, the Spanish Boathouse is reached down narrow, winding lanes rising steeply as you approach your destination on the rustic quayside. Galmpton Creek has the wonderfully rugged, gritty feel of an authentic Devonshire waterside community – home of boat builders, past and present, with a history stretching back to the time of the Spanish Armada. Once at the Boathouse, Bobby your host, is very helpful but also stays discretely out of sight. The accommodation is well planned and comfortably equipped but the absolute highlight is the private terrace reached by the bi-folding glass doors. Choose to either curl up on the sofa and soak up the view from indoors or kick-back outside on the terrace with a glass of something chilled as you watch the breathtaking sunset. The quiet privacy and seclusion are rare treasures - we heard nothing more than birdsong and the occasional passing boat leaving or returning to the creek. The light on the water, ebb and flow of the tide and amazing wildlife are a stress-busting tonic. Your binoculars will be well used! The great location of the Spanish Boathouse meant we rarely used our car, instead walking the trails to the beautiful and atmospheric ‘Greenway’ (home of Agatha Christie) or taking the steam train to link up with river cruise system, which enabled us to explore the treats of Dartmouth and the surrounding area. A week at The Spanish Boathouse was just what we needed to recharge our batteries and I am absolutely sure we will be returning. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review; we're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Galmpton Boathouse. In such a lovely location, we really feel that this property is a hidden gem and is well worth exploring! It's a real taste of the Devon Coast and Countryside all rolled into one as I'm sure you'll agree! Please do get in touch with us if you'd like to return in the future; we're always very happy to welcome returning guests! With Very Best Wishes, The Discovery Holiday Homes Team
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Exeter International
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Churston Golf Club
Nearest Train
3.7 Miles
Paignton
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
A38 Junction Exeter
Nearest Beach
2.8 Miles
Goodrington
Car: necessary

The ancient village of Galmpton is situated within enviable reach of Agatha Christie's famous Green way house (1.4 miles), which offers wonderful National Trust parkland and vistas overlooking the River Dart. Guests can also enjoy a day out on the Dartmouth Steam Railway, with its route passing through King swear, where a scenic ferry ride to Dartmouth awaits.

A holiday here offers a classic backdrop of glorious coastal countryside, which can be fully admired with a moment of bird watching, walking and sightseeing. A fantastic range of walking trails and the popular South West Coastal Path provides the perfect 'walk with a view' in Devon, whilst a host of beautiful gardens including Coleton Fishacre Garden (3.8 miles), Cockington (4.7 miles) and Greenway House (1.4 miles) set the scene for a magical day out.

Alongside the friendly Manor Inn pub in Galmpton, guests are within easy reach of the alfresco dining options, delicious pizzas, fresh mussels and Indian and Thai eateries of Paignton (2.8 miles) and the fish and seafood restaurants, bistros, pubs, café bars and fine dining options of Brixham (3.1 miles).

A host of popular activities are also on the doorstep of Galmpton and the surrounding area, including sailing clubs, water sports, beach days, surfing, golf clubs, water parks, zoos and the vibrant delights of Torquay (5.9 miles).

Additional activities & attractions in the area include:

Bike rentals, Canoeing/kayaking, Conservation area, Historic castle, National Trust properties, Near beach, Public transportation, Restaurants & bars, Rowing boats, Squash court, Surfing/body boarding, Tenpin bowling, Train station and Wildlife viewing.

Golf:

Churston ~

Churston Golf Club's biggest asset is the course itself. Not only is the 18 holes laid out and presented in a fashion that is always pleasing on the eye, Mother Nature has ensured that the sub strata of shillet and shale are perfect for golf course drainage. This excellent drainage allows for play 365 days a year and the warm climate means the surfaces of the greens are in tip top condition 12 months of the year unlike so many other courses.

Additional popular golf clubs include:

Torquay Golf Club - Petitor Road, St Mary church,Torquay, Devon TQ1 4QF

Torquay Golf Club is an extremely popular venue for visitors and societies alike - due to the excellent service and friendly welcome provided. It is a delightful parkland course with stunning views over Lyme Bay to the east and Dartmoor to the west.

Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, Blackawton, Dartmouth, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7DE

Newton Abbot Golf Club, Stover, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6QQ

Torquay:

The popular seaside resort of Torquay, with its vibrant marina, Aquatic Sea-Life centre and vibrant night life can also be reached in just 16 minutes by car from Galmpton, making this holiday cottage extremely accessible for reaching all of Devon's most-treasured delights!

South Devon has a coastline of spectacular rugged cliffs and headlands, interspersed with lower-lying areas, sandy beaches and the five distinctive ria river estuaries of the Dart, Avon, Yealm, Erme and Salcombe.

The coastal scenery also includes reed beds, sand dunes, shingle ridges, mud flats, salt marshes, and the freshwater lake of Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve. This variety provides habitat for a diverse range of wildlife. The South West Coast Path National Trail running along the whole stretch of heritage coast, provides access to spectacular scenery, long views across bays and the English Channel, interesting beaches, and a scattering of coastal villages & historic towns such as Salcombe & Dartmouth.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Galmpton, Torbay

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Festive Season
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£830
for 7 nights
£830
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£830
for 7 nights
£830
 

Additional pricing information

Booking & Damage Waiver £30

All bookings are inclusive of final clean, linen & towels and the bed made up.
Please bring your own beach towels as these are not provided.
For fortnightly bookings, all linen & towels are changed plus housekeeping.
All utilities are included in the weekly tariff.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Galmpton in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Additional features & facilities at the property include: Car essential, Disabled access, Free internet/Wi-Fi, Jetty, Outside table & chairs and River view. As well as the lovely river front terrace and private quay setting, a sun deck lined with glass walls offers the perfect excuse to enjoy a spot of scenic sunbathing during your stay. A private jetty for boat mooring also features, and for a nominal fee guests can hire a 2 man canoe; for an idyllic way to go bird watching, and explore the beauty of the river. The main house also offers a lovely sunny garden, which guests can enjoy upon request.

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