About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 in pretty village 1 mile from sea and close to River Dart
Set in the pretty village of Galmpton close to the River Dart and the beautiful beaches of Torbay. Dine outside on the patio or in the conservatory over looking the pretty cottage garden. Parking for 3 cars. Village has a shop, post office and pub, The Manor Inn, which does good food and is dog friendly. There are 2 bedrooms and a shower and 2 toilets. The living room has a sofa, two comfy chairs and rocking chair. The kitchen has a good level of kitchen equipment. There is a conservatory with a dining table so you can eat dinner with a view of the pretty garden or on a warm day sit in the garden. There is a table and chair in the garden to allow you to dine in the fresh air or just to sit in the sun.
Bedding is provided. We do not provide towels so please bring your own towels.
Check in after 4pm (1600) on your day of arrival and check out before 10am on your day of departure (1000).
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The village of Galmpton has a steam train running just on the edge of the village and a local station for the steam train in Churston which is just a short walk away, a vintage bus runs through the village and takes visitors to Agatha Christies house and gardens. The cottage has a lovely quiet secluded outside seating area and a long drive for parking. The River Dart is not far from the cottage and you can get a ferry across to the lovely village of Dittisham or to Dartmouth. There are some lovely walks in the area and also green lanes and footpaths. I have put some books of local walks in the property and some local maps.
Throughout the bay there are pretty beaches, the nearest is Broadsands which is about a mile and has a pay and display car park. Dogs are not allowed on this beach May to Oct but a short walk from Broadsands beach across the pitch and putt is Elberry Cove which dogs are allowed on all year around. Elberry Cove is a lovely secluded beach with the remains of Lord Churston's Bath House on the edge of this beach. These ruins always used to fascinate me as a child. There are rock pools to the sides of both Elberry Cove and Beadsands Beach as the tide goes out. I used to spend hours as a child looking in the rock pools at the tiny crabs and little fishes. Broadsands is a sandy beach a great for making sandcastles.
There is also a lovely coastal walk from Brixham to Piangton and on to Torquay.
A few miles from Galmpton is a water slide park which is great fun. It is next to Goodrington Beach and has a nice pub there called the Inn on the Quay and it does nice food and is family friendly.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
I am in the RAF but love to return to Torbay when I get the opportunity. I enjoy boating, diving and other water sports and I are happiest when I am by the sea.
Amanda purchased this Bungalow in 2015
Why Amanda chose Galmpton
My family have lived in Galmpton for 3 generations now and whilst I do not work in the area I love to return to the village where I spent my childhood summers. We love the steam train and collecting shells on Broadsands Beach. My Grandpa used to be the bank manager of the Brixham branch of Lloyds Bank and he was bank manager to Agatha Christie.
What makes this Bungalow unique
The village of Galmpton has a steam train running by, a vintage bus that takes visitors to Agatha Christie's house and gardens. The cottage has a lovely quiet secluded out side seating area and a drive for parking. the River Dart is not far from the cottage and you can get a ferry across to the lovely village of Dittisham. There are some lovely walks in the area and green lanes and footpaths. Throughout the bay there are pretty beached, the nearest is Broadsands which is about a mile and has a pay and display car park. Dogs are not allowed on this beach May to Oct but a short walk from Broadsands across the pitch and putt is Elberry Cove which dogs are allowed on all year around.
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Had a lovely weekend break with my granddaughters who absolutely loved staying here very homely
Very well equipped, clean and tidy, everything you could need for a comfortable break. Something for everyone regarding entertainment. Situated nicely for visiting local towns and I would love to go back for another break
Lovley quite spot.
Had a really lovely weeks stay, the cottage was well positioned - making it easy to visit the
surrounding seaside towns. Well equipped, comfy and warm, we were blessed with sunny days, even though it was cold out. Would consider staying again.
Great cottage, so peaceful and quiet
We had a amazing time staying in this cottage lots of space and well equipped. It’s so peaceful and quiet and shops and pub in walking distance.
Wonderfully well equipped cottage
Very peaceful location in lovely, friendly village. The cottage has everything you could need and we had fun trying to think of something you may need that was not there - we failed. It even has shower gel, shampoo, tea and coffee; things you only expect in a b&b or hotel. Hunt where the hairdryer is stored was fun too :-)
There are lots of DVD's if you get a rainy day like we did, something for all tastes, and loads of games and puzzles too. Oh, and such a comfortable bed, we both slept late more than once.
I would say though that to explore the surrounding countryside fully you do need a car. Found trying to do anything on local transport a bit restrictive timewise. The local butcher shop is well worth a visit (tasty proper sausages) as it the very friendly pub, but it's popular, so book a table if you want to eat at a certain time.
The small village roads get very busy at school times, but you time your trips out around this and it's no problem, you are on holiday after all.
The walk down to either the Galmpton creek or to Greenway dart river crossing are lovely and a nice place to sit and watch the world float by. Lots to do in this stunning part of the country and we'd recommend Coleton Fishacre National Trust Gardens for a place to walk, visit part of the SW coast path, admire the beautiful gardens and just relax.
I was worried by some previous comments about it being dirty and untidy but it's not and I'm glad I did not let these comments put us off. It is a little bashed around the edges but it's used as a holiday home and not everyone would treat it as they would their own home and as for the garden being a mess, it's just end of summer season die back that's all and the little patio proved a wonderful late September afternoon sun trap on several days.
We had a lovely relaxing stay and enjoyed every minute of it.
Loved the stay
Hi it was a beautiful cottage very clean tidy plenty of crockery was very impressed would stay there again and would recommend it to anyone but would love to get in the garden to tidy it up ha ha as it needs some TLC but enjoyed our stay.
I want to live here permanently
I had a whale of a time exploring old haunts and Wildflowers was the best place to do it from. Admitably it was hard to get up in the mornings as the the bed was so comfortable and the house itself was homely. It was well stocked and the owners couldn't have been more helpful as I had quite a few stupid questions for them. I'm looking forward to staying again, thankyou for everything.
The cottage is located in the pretty village of Galmpton, within Torbay, just a short distance from the beach, Agatha Christie's house and the River Dart. A steam train runs from Churston Station and Greenaway Holt, not far from the cottage. The beautiful beach of Broadsands and Elberry Cove are not far from the cottage. Take the ferry to Dartmouth where there are many nice restaurants and good fish and chip shops. The seaside towns of Paignton and Brixham and Torquay are located around Torbay and during the summer have many events taking place. During the summer there are a number of firework displays and the Red Arrows visit the area most summers.