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The Boathouse

Kingswear, Devon (Ref. 975922)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Aaron

    “I would like to extend my thanks to the owner of the cottage, we had a lovely stay and were delighted with the cottage.”

    The views were amazing, can't beat having dinner out on the decking and watching the sunset with drinks later on! ...

    The views were amazing, can't beat having dinner out on the decking and watching the sunset with drinks later on! Inside, yes the cottage isn't perfect, it's an old building but I think they have made the most of it, heating works well and the kitchen is modern and had pretty much everything we needed for our stay, better equipped than any other accommodation I've ever stayed at! Yes there are steep steps as described in the listing, you get used to them after a few times going up and down, parking we found plentiful nearby on other roads without having to pay for the official car park. All in all this place comes highly recommended!

    - Aaron, May 2022

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We’re particularly pleased to hear that you appreciated The Boathouse for the best that she offers. Property Owner

The property

In the heart of Kingswear, an 18th century terraced cottage with sensational views along the River Dart and across to Dartmouth - definitely a ships ahoy!

Not for the unfit or faint-hearted because there are 80 steps up to it from the road.

In typical 18th century style, you walk along the front of its sister cottages to your front door, with its decked terrace (tables/chairs) on two levels at the front.Living room with woodburner, TV/DVD and views to the river.

Kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven) with back door to tiny courtyard.

Steep stairs (top stairgate) up to two double bedrooms with wood floors (rugs), one with 5' bed and river view and the other with access to one side of bed only.

Bathroom (suite, 4'4" long bath with shower over).

Public car park, 300 yards.

Brilliant village shop will deliver shopping (including logs).

The terrace has unrivalled views of Dartmouth Regatta (30 August to 1 September 2018) with its spectacular fireworks and Red Arrows display.

A lovely location with lots to do, including walking, crabbing and boat and steam train trips.

Kingswear: village (P.O./pubs) at the mouth of the River Dart, across the river from Dartmouth (old town with shops).

Car/passenger ferry joins them.

Excellent base for boating.

Agatha Christie's house Greenway (National Trust), 2½ miles.

Blackpool Sands, 3½ miles.

Torbay and Brixham (sandy beaches, golf), 4½ miles; nearer, fine cliff and woodland walks past pretty coves.

Private steam railway to Paignton (resort town).


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Kitchen / Dining Living Room


  • Two double bedrooms (one king size)
  • Bathroom with 4’4” long bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Downstairs sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Electric panel heaters with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking is available in a public car park nearby (roughly £50 for the week, you can apply online for a reduced price)
  • 80 steps from the road up to the property
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: Access to The Boathouse is via 80 steps, small children should be supervised.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


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.

Note: One bedroom has access to one side of bed only. Sorry, no short breaks
Note: Access to The Boathouse is via 80 steps, small children should be supervised.