Wharf Corner is part of an old stone warehouse, probably dating from about 1800 and converted 30 years ago into 3 substantial apartments. Situated on the banks of Bow Creek, a tidal tributary of the River Dart, Wharf Corner is so named because a 100+ years ago, quite large boats would tie up at the quayside to load and unload.
The view is constantly changing, and with it the types of birds that visit: at high tide we have cormorants; at low tide egrets and herons; and at mid-tide kingfishers. We provide a kayak with which Bow Creek can be explored, but you can bring your own form of river transport. Fishing from the quay is permitted. Within walking distance there are good local facilities for eating out. Throughout the year the Maltsters Arms hosts musical and other events indoors which can only be heard by attending them. The location is exceptional: all but one of our photographs are taken within 1 mile. The first 16 either feature the property, or are taken from it.
Retired to Devon in 2007 after living and working in Cambridgeshire for ~20 years.
Sheelah Seeley purchased this apartment in 2009
Fantastic views. Proximity to the sea and estuary for boating etc.
Peaceful, sunny & warm. Good bird watching. The accommodation was fantastic. Everything that you could need. .Thank you. The best bit ... no mobile phone signal ... just what we needed.
The villa was excellent. It's located within walking distance of the beach, old town and strip. The pool was very cold, as could be expected in October. Every bedroom has an en suite. Transfers were arranged for us by the management company and the minibus was there on time and was very reasonably priced. The only slight negative was the pool table, which is in a really poor state of repair; but we didn't go there to play pool.
This property was very well equipped and lovely. Wonderful for a winter break and I would imagine wonderful for the summer. Spotlessly clean lovely welcoming owners very spacious could not fault the property ideal for all locations. Very comfortable.
Blackpool Sands is a beautiful beach and is 9 miles or 20 mins by car, Paignton is slightly further and Torquay is about 30 mins away. There is a host of places to explore within an hours drive - Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Burgh Island, Bigbury and more...
Totnes is on the main line from Paddington, but once here bicycles or a car would be essential as local transport is scarce. The nearest airports is at Exeter, about 45 mins away by car.
Totnes is 3.5 miles by road, but you can walk to it along the river, about an hours very pleasant walk via Ashprington and Sharpham. Post office and village store at Harbertonford, about 3 miles away.
Dartmoor can be accessed from many directions, but Holne is 30 mins away by car, 15 miles. The North Devon coast is less that 2 hours away, and the Cornish border about 1 hour.
Short Breaks are usually available out of season. Typically, (but not inevitably) they are Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday and priced at ~65% of the corresponding weekly rate. Contact the owners if you are interested.
To make a booking, we require a non refundable deposit of 10% of the tariff agreed. The balance of the payment is required 8 weeks prior to arrival. On-line bookings can be made via our own (Quay Place) web site. Payment by cheque or PayPal.
Towels are available for an additional charge of £4 per person.
Friday. Arrival 3pm and departure 10am.