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Galmpton Boathouse - One Bedroom Cottage, Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Cottage, Sleeps 4

Galmpton Boathouse is located along a working quay side, with access from the rear of the property. Galmpton is an historic gem with views across the River dart to Dittisham. At the other end of the village you can follow the road back down to the river and to Greenway House, the holiday home of Agatha Christie. There is plenty here to keep you occupied with beautiful walks, steam trains and trips on ferries to Dartmouth. Yes Galmpton Boathouse is a true getaway from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.


• Size:  Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom

• Nearest beach:  Less than 5 miles

• Nearest amenities:  Less than 1 mile

• Pets:  No pets allowed

• Short breaks:  Minimum stay is 7 nights at this property

• Smoking:  No smoking at this property

• Rooms:  1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, living/dining room, kitchen.

• Beds:  1 Double Size bed, 1 Double sofa bed

• Luxuries:  TV, DVD player

• General:  Under floor heating

• Utilities:  Cooker hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine

• Standard:  Kettle, toaster, iron

• Other:  Linen and towels provided, Wi-Fi available

• Outdoors:  Terrace, roof terrace, Outside table & chairs, sun loungers

• Parking:  Private parking

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Property Manager
Will Keen
Speaks English, German
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Galmpton in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
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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Galmpton Boathouse - One Bedroom Cottage, Sleeps 4
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
West Midlands

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: 04-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kent, UK

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: 06-Jun-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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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.


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


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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