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The Bolthole - Cosy & atmospheric, river views from the private garden terrace

Bedrooms 1
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Located in the heart of Kingswear village and 100 metres from the River Dart

The Bolthole is a detached property nestled in the valley in the heart of Kingswear just above the River Dart and Waterhead Creek with Dartmouth in view across the river. Newly developed using carefully selected reclaimed materials mixed with all the modern comforts to complement. It is located on the slope above our main house and has a lovely little private garden with its own deck overlooking the River Dart with the hills in the distance and Waterhead Creek just below. You can retreat from the hustle and bustle of Dartmouth in the private garden and enjoy the evening sun whilst Dartmouth is in the shade. The idea and inspiration was to create a hidden space to escape to and the perfect base to explore South Devon & Cornwall. The property is a cosy and compact studio, split level with a coastal feel by way of white washed T&G timber and a hardwood waxed wooden floor reclaimed from marina boards having been weathered for 20 years. The King-size bed has a memory foam mattress and white Egyptian cotton bed linen, we also provide white bath and hand towels. To get you started we also provide tea, coffee, sugar, milk, salt, pepper, handwash, toilet roll and washing up liquid. There is an area to cook in a modern well equipped kitchen and a vintage dining table & chairs. Natural light floods in and the terrace outside has the afternoon and evening sun with double french doors that open to the oak steps up to the deck. Please view the recent images which hopefully gives an initial feel of whats on offer. Free street parking is 5mins walk away and paid parking is across the road in Dart Haven Marina. Both car and passenger ferries to cross the river are 5 mins walk away, so just park up and most things can be done on foot.

Member since: 2017
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Matthew

Hi, my wife and I bought the property last year as we've lived in Dartmouth for some time but wanted to experience the lovely river views and the afternoon & evening sun! The Bolthole is separate to the main house has just been developed specifically for people to enjoy where we live. We're more than happy to assist with any local knowledge and tips but rest assured if you don't want any contact then your stay will be very private while you're here, it's your home from home.

Matthew purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Matthew chose Kingswear

The central village location, river views, short distance to all amenities and the enjoyable ferry trip to Dartmouth, plus we hope it's very comfy.

What makes this apartment unique

Walking distances to shops, restaurants, pubs, a theatre, a cinema, marinas, ferry trips, steam train, steam boat, coastal path, country walks, beaches are a short to name a few things.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kingswear in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dartmouth/Kingswear is a mecca for water sports & lots of beaches and historic sites, let alone the food festival, music festival and of course The Dartmouth Royal Regatta


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(7 traveller reviews)

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The Bolthole - Cosy & atmospheric, river views from the private garden terrace
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about this little place. From its location to all the little comfort touches provided on arrival. Matt was so quick to respond with any query both before and during my stay. I found the bathroom snall but its an extremely functional space. I found cooking in the kitchen area pretty easy. They also have all the utensils you could possibly need. All in all its a great use of space. You can utilise the street parking however it's restricted from 10-3pm. But as I was out every day it saved me the £8 per day parking charge at the marina.

I'd definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Compact, comfortable and practical

  • 4 of 5

Cooking is possible but involves different bits of equipment. View is just visible from the terrace, which is a lovely place to sit in the evening sun. The step in the split level floor could do with a white edge to make it more obvious in half light. The whole place is lovely and clean and the bed very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little chalet with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. The Bolthole has been very well designed to include everything you need for a short trip. The furnishings are of a very high quality and Matthew is quick to respond to any queries. Close to local pubs, the ferry and bus stops too. A little gem!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly positioned for a stay in Dartmouth!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place, beautifully decorated and well equipped! Had everything we needed for our weekend getaway. Very cosy and quiet!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice and comfortable 2 night stay.

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated, views from the courtyard garden over the river. Kingswear attractive town with two nice pubs and a quick ferry trip to Dartmouth. Free parking a short walk away along the creek. Helpful owners.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We loved it! It was perfect for us loved the the cosiness and compactness of it all.,

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place, great location as well. We will be visiting again soon! Everything we needed was there, the place was really well done. Perfect Thankyou 👌

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Blackpool Sands

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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