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 very popular Crabshell Inn pub is situated right on the Quay and only 8 minutes walk away along the estuary. 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 (3 night minimum) available at all other times.
A Luxury Retreat For 2, Private Patio, 8 Min Walk To Pub & 15 Min To Market Town
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 18, 2019
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 Kingsbridge
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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Very clean and tidy. Home from home.
Good location, walking distance to Kingsbridge. Easy access to other locations. The Boathouse is very homely, providing everything you need for a break away.
A well positioned and most comfortable property on the edge of Kingsbridge.
Beautifuly styled for a holiday rental and spotlessly clean.
A well equipped kitchen should you need it ..
Just perfect for 2 people.
Thank you so much for your review and for staying with us!
Cute, cosy and very well equipped!
We really enjoyed our weekend break at this cute and cosy little boathouse. Really well equipped, warm and clean and slept really well in the very comfortable bed. Thanks Fleur and Rob for being such friendly and helpful hosts
Hi Joanna, thank you for your lovely review - we're really pleased you enjoyed your weekend! Kind regards, Fleur and Rob.
CLEAN COMFORTABLE AND WELL APPOINTED
AMENITIES WERE GOOD.BUT WE FOUND TRAFFIC NOISE AND NOISE FROM NEARBY ROOKERY INTRUSIVE, ESPECIALLY WHEN SITTING AT THE GARDEN TABLE.
Hi Paul, thank you for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed the amenities at the Boathouse but we are sorry you found it noisy. The rookery noise may be something to do with a large oak opposite being cut down the week before (due to safety issues) which had unsettled the birds. Also, the road was busier than usual as the road at Slapton was closed - this has now re-opened. This is obviously no help to you now and we are sorry that you found this intrusive. Best wishes, Fleur.
Stunning holiday cottage
Very comfortable and relaxing cottage finished to a very high standard with a nice view over the estuary within walking distance to Kingsbridge where you can pick up ferry to Salcombe
Hi Peter, thank you so much for your review and my apologies for taking so long to reply. It was lovely to meet you both. Best wishes, Fleur
Clean, modern with everything you need
Really impressed. Modern contemporary compact but with all that is needed for a fantastic break.
Hi Julia, thank you so much for your review and my apologies for taking so long to reply. We're delighted you enjoyed your break! Kind regards,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Changeover Day: In the summer we take bookings in weekly blocks, Saturday to Saturday. Off peak, we take bookings for shorter stays (3 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.