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Cottage, Galmpton, Torbay, Parking, Dog Friendly, Near Beach, Lovely Walks

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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).

For more local area information and photographs please see:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wildflowers-Cottage-Galmpton-Torbay/866105660148693?fref=ts

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.

More Details

Owner
Amanda
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Amanda

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 Torbay

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.

Amenities

Galmpton Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Just a toilet
  • Bathroom with shower no bath. Second separate toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , With Wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - Bunk Bed (Double Bunk at Bottom / Single Bunk at Top)
  • One bedroom with double bed, second bedroom with bunk beds with double at the bottom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Cottage, Galmpton, Torbay, Parking, Dog Friendly, Near Beach, Lovely Walks
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 12 reviews
5

I want to live here permanently

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage 'home from home' extremely well appointed and a nice nautical theme, very quirky. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more, a very quiet street with a seating area to the rear which is not overlooked, even a car port to please the 'petrol heads'. The local pub has a good menu, with very friendly locals. Great for kids with loads of cuddly toys and a mega amount of DVD's. Very nice, thanks very much to the owners, we would to love stay again

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

very well equipped, well presented and brilliant location for the Dart valley.

  • 4 of 5

Walks everywhere, Dart river views, Torr Bay, Dartmouth, Kingswear and Greenways, take your pick; they're all on your doorstep from this comfortable retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Our Stay at Wildflower Cottage, Galmpton

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in the cottage.The location was brilliant so different from our home town.Ty (our dog) enjoyed his walks and we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the countryside. The cottage was very homely and we didn't want to leave.Hopefully we will be visiting Devon again and would love to stay there again.We'd definitely recommend the property to friends. Also I would like to mention in the confusion of packing we left a few gifts behind, Amanda went to the trouble of parcelling them up and sending them on to us without any hesitation.

David and Shirley Renshaw (and Ty)

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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2

Excellent position, quiet and near places of interest but.....

  • 2 of 5

I knew from the photos that the house interior was dated which doesn't bother me. However being unclean does. Cleaned the kitchen (cupboard doors as well) myself when I arrived as I needed to use it and it was dirty. Beds had been used and then not changed (sheets don't take the pattern of the mattress unless laid on). Phoned Amanda who arranged for her mother to come and clean and change bedding. Fine. Double bed mattress provided me with the most uncomfortable week's sleep I can remember. Needs replacing. Not enough sofas and/or comfy chairs for more than 3 people which was fine for us but advertised as up to 4 people. Not enough glasses for 2 people using a dishwasher. I think the property must have originally been owned by an old couple, was bought two years ago and had the minimum done to it to let.

The garden was once planted nicely but is now sad and neglected. One of the wooden structures over a path has fallen apart. It would be so easy to improve it. In my opinion the property is over priced for what you get.

Nice position though and the people in the village were very friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The bedding was changed mere hours before this person arrived, you could still smell the softener on the fabric but they phone and demanded it was changed again so we arrived within an hour and changed it for the second time that day. The property was fully cleaned before the guests arrival and we reinspected it at the guests request when we changed the bedding, it was still clean. The mattress is only 1 year old and is sprung with a memory foam top and is very comfortable. There is a cupboard full of glasses and cups in the kitchen including pint glasses, wine glasses, half pint size and various other glasses, there are also plastic tumblers for when children stay. The kitchen is very well stocked with equipment, china and cutlery. The garden is rustic it is not a manicured London pad, this is the countryside not the city. The property was not purchased 2 years ago and it was not purchased off 'an old couple'. The property was redecorated less than 12 months ago. This customer would be more suited to stay in Fawltey Towers I will see if Basil has any vacancies!
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4

Nice stay, good location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the cottage although slightly dated. It was comfortable and reasonably priced. Excellent location for trips to Brixham. A few requests would be blackout blinds/curtains as the sun was blaring through the windows at 5.30 in the morning! Also a visitors guide to the property i.e how to use the heating would have been useful although we did manage to figure it out. A very reasonably priced property in a good location, although a bit of tlc needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Manor Inn
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ferry to Dartmouth
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Churston
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Paignton
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Manor Inn
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Torquay Dry Slop
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Broadsands
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Galmpton Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July 2017
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$714
 
 
Aug 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$773
 
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$104
From
$104
Fri,Sat
$324
 
 
November 17
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$58
$324
 
 
Feb 18
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$58
$324
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$91
From
$104
Fri,Sat
$487
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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