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Contemporary and immaculate detached apartment in Kingsbridge, South Devon

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Private Patio And Off-Street Parking. Scenic 15 Minute Level Walk To Town Centre

Perfect retreat for two people. The Boathouse has been refurbished to a very high standard throughout. Light and airy with exposed beams, oak flooring and high spec kitchen and shower room. It has been thoughtfully designed and well equipped for a comfortable, relaxed break. Private patio overlooking exotic plant garden and views through to the estuary. Off-street parking. Just under 1 mile from Kingsbridge town centre, a thriving market town with picturesque quay, character high street, two supermarkets and market square. The Crabshell Inn is situated right on the Quay and only 8 minutes walk away. The popular tourist destinations of Salcombe, Dartmouth and Totnes are only 15-30 minutes drive away. Our nearest beach, South Milton, is beautiful and only a 15 minute drive away, while the coastal walks on offer are spectacular. Weekly bookings (Saturday to Saturday) May to the end of September . Short stays (normally 3 night minimum but 2 nights can be negotiated) available at all other times.


Owner
Fleur Gates
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Fleur Gates

We are Fleur and Rob. We moved down from Surrey and immediately set about designing and converting the detached annexe into the Boathouse. Our aim was to create the look and feel of a boutique hotel, but with the peace and seclusion of a holiday cottage. Fleur is in charge of bookings and Rob takes care of the maintenance.

Fleur Gates purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Fleur Gates chose South Hams

We have family who moved to Kingsbridge a few years before us. Each time we came to visit them we were reluctant to go home. In 2008, ready for an adventure, we took the plunge and moved down ourselves. The great thing about Kingsbridge is that not only is it a thriving market town year round, but it's also located on the beautiful Kingsbridge estuary. No matter what time of year the rolling countryside and estuary make Kingsbridge a lovely place to be. Plus the central location of Kingsbridge makes it a great base to explore the wonderful coastline, countryside and other market towns of the South Hams.

What makes this cottage unique

We like to think that we’ve thought of everything you might need to enjoy your stay. The Boathouse is equipped to feel like a real home. When you arrive all you need to do is unpack your bags and relax. The bed has a quality pocket sprung mattress to give a good night’s rest. We offer free superfast Wi-Fi so you can research your next trip out or check your emails. Every year we completely refresh the Boathouse so it is pristine and ready to welcome you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The best self-catering accommodation we've ever had"

John & Karen, Chelmsford



"Thanks for lovely, comfortable, clean, well equipped accommodation - the perfect base for our week in Devon"

Alex & Juliet, Hertford



"Back again! A lovely stay at the Boathouse to see in the New Year. Looking forward to visit No 4! Thanks Rob & Fleur"

Edward & Kay, North Devon
Jul 2011
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Amenities

Kingsbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower Room - toilet , shower
  • Separate shower room with large shower cubicle. Luxury thermostatic shower. WC and basin. Heated towel rail and underfloor heating. Shaver socket. Egyptian cotton towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Comfortable double bed with Egyptian cotton bed linen/duvet/throw and plenty of pillows. Oak bedside tables and wardrobe. Wall mounted Freeview TV. Hairdryer. Blackout roller blind.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We regret it isn’t suitable for babies, children or pets. Sorry, no smoking inside the Boathouse. The Boathouse is double glazed and centrally heated. The central heating is controlled by a simple thermostat and the boiler provides unlimited hot water. Outside: The Boathouse opens out on to a South facing patio area for your exclusive use, with teak table and chairs, parasol, gas BBQ and exotic plant garden. Beach gear is provided - chairs, windbreak, parasol etc. Washing line and pegs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We supply all of the bedding, bed linen, bath towels and tea towels. Don’t forget to pack your beach towels. If you're staying for a week we will come in mid-week and change the towels. For longer bookings we also change the bed linen and clean.

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Contemporary and immaculate detached apartment in Kingsbridge, South Devon
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5

Superb Coach House very clean excellent accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay perfect accommodation and well equipped. Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

modern accomadation

  • 5 of 5

Just had a week at the Boathouse in Kinsbridge , the accomadation its self is modern , clean quant and wonderful for two people . Great spot for getting around to different places . Weather was kind to us and the coves at South and north sands are worth a visit just stunning . Town 20 min walk with the crabshell and creeks end to eat , good food . In all a great holiday and accomadation highly recommend .

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Really pleased you enjoyed your week and had some sun! Thanks as well for recommending us. Best wishes, Fleur & Rob.
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Nr Atherstone, Warwickshire
5

Super place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a super place to stay, this is top end accomodation at a very very reasonable price!

The Boathouse is magnificent, spotlessly clean, all the facilities you could need, and very high quality finish. Fleur and Rob are superb hosts, not intrusive but there if you need them. Iwould recommend this delightful holiday getaway to anyone.

Plenty to do in the area and you must try the fish and chip meal at the Crabshell Inn...

Fleur & Rob thank you for sharing you lovely property.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ian, many thanks for your lovely comments and recommendation. Delighted you both enjoyed your week here! Best wishes, Fleur and Rob.
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Herefordshire
5

Excellent accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Just as previous reviews the accomodation is immaculately clean and extremely well appointed. The kitchen has quality equipment far beyond any accomodation we have previously rented. All the recommendations we followed were excellent including the local pub, south Milton beach and start bay inn. The only draw back which was beyond the owners control were the entire sw population of crows nesting in the trees opposite. SO noisy and messy, but we are assured this is just at nesting period!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, delighted you enjoyed the accommodation and local places to visit. Yes, unfortunately the crows are busy at this time of year, luckily starting to quieten down! Best wishes, Fleur.
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5

Beautiful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay over Easter, despite the weather! The Boathouse is modern, light and scrupulously clean. The bed was very comfortable and the shower great. There was great attention to detail and everything was really good quality.

We loved the location, it was so easy to visit the surrounding area - Salcombe, Hope Cove, Dartmouth etc. We would have no hesitation in coming back, and hope to do so! The beautiful Boathouse gave us a relaxing break away from it all. Thank you both very much.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome Sue, thank you for your lovely comments. I'm glad it made up for the not so great weather! Hope to see you again, Fleur and Rob.
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5

Stunning accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

The boathouse is fabulous, extremely well designed, with everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable. Fleur & Rob have taken care to provide lots of local maps and brochures to help you find things to do in the area, as well as a stack of DVDs and books/board games in case you just want to relax at the boathouse. The welcome gift was a lovely touch too.

We found the location an excellent base.

Thank you Fleur & Rob, we'll definitely be back!

Lesley & Andrew

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lesley and Andrew, so pleased you had a good week in the lovely spring weather and that it was all as you expected. Best wishes, Fleur and Rob
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Crabshell Inn
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Thurlestone Golf Club
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The Crabshell Inn
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
South Milton Sands
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

There are plenty of great beaches in close proximity. South Milton Sands is a 15 minute drive away (free parking for National Trust members) and one of the best places to catch a sunset. Slapton Sands is 15 minutes away and features a 15 mile stretch of spectacular coast and The Start Bay Inn, serving amazing fish and chips. Bigbury is a 25 minutes drive away and at low tide you can walk across to the iconic Burgh Island Hotel (frequented by Agatha Christie) and the 700 year old Pilchard Inn.

Travel:

Approximately 1 hour's drive from Exeter International airport and 4.5 hours drive from London. A car is not essential, but is recommended. Nearest train station is Totnes, which has great national links. Buses run from Kingsbridge to Plymouth, Totnes, Exeter and Dartmouth. The trip to Dartmouth is spectacular from the top of a double decker bus.

Distances:

Other local places of interest include Salcombe which is 6.5 miles away. Located on the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary it features beautiful beaches, stunning coastal scenery and walks. You can also take the ferry from Kingsbridge to Salcombe (seasonal). Dartmouth is 15 miles away and known for its strong naval heritage, tudor buildings, castle and art galleries. Totnes is 12 miles away and has great independent shopping on the high street and the lovely Dartington Hall Estate.

Further Details:

Kingsbridge is a bustling market town all year round. There are two supermarkets (Tesco and Morrisons) and a selection of independent food shops on the high street. The very popular Crabshell Inn is situated on the edge of the quay and only a 8 minute walk away. The award winning Maha-Bharat Indian restaurant is always busy. The Old Bakery is a lovely setting with great tapas. We can recommend some good restaurants and pubs in and around Kingsbridge whatever your taste. Kings Cinema is a quaint cinema at the top of the high street showing the latest releases and you can have a glass of wine! Fusion Leisure Centre is in the centre of town and features a 25M swimming pool. Harbour House is a Centre for Arts and Yoga with a vegetarian Café, located in the centre of town. The pretty Recreational Grounds in Kingsbridge have two tennis courts available for a small fee. During the summer there's a busy Sunday car boot sale on the edge of the Quay. The estuary is very popular for stand up paddle boarding, with hire and lessons available at The Crabshell Inn. There's a lovely circular walk/run from the Boathouse that takes you along the picturesque estuary (very popular with bird watchers) and through the country lanes. The Kingsbridge In Bloom team keep Kingsbridge looking beautiful and have recently won a number of gold medals.

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Rates & Availability

Kingsbridge Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
22nd July - 1st Sept 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$579
 
 
2nd - 29th Sept 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$515
 
 
30th Sept - 15th Dec 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$90
$431
 
 
Xmas and New Year 2017/2018
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$103
$515
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$90
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Once you have confirmed you wish to proceed with a booking we ask you to send us a completed booking form together with a deposit cheque (typically £100) to secure your booking. The full balance is required 1 month before you arrive.

Changeover Day:
In the summer we take bookings in weekly blocks, Saturday to Saturday. Off peak, we take bookings for shorter stays (2 night minimum).

The Boathouse will be all yours from 3pm the day you arrive. At the end of your stay we ask that you leave by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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