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Moor up to history and river views in Galmpton!
Situated along Devon's idyllic River Dart at Galmpton, this newly renovated boathouse provides couples and groups of 4 with a unique waterside haven.
The charming boathouse has certainly played its part in history, having been used to store the captured Spanish prisoners after the Armada in 1588, and the supposed secret entrance in the 1800's for the mistresses of the 'Prince of Pleasure', the future King Edward VII; who was staying in the adjoining house.
Beautifully modernised throughout, the 1 bed boathouse today offers a sleek and contemporary oasis for year-round holiday stays.
Every home comfort is to hand within the immaculately presented interior, including toasty under floor heating and free Wi-Fi. The sunny living area offers a serene sanctuary in which to curl up with a good book or enjoy a favourite movie, to the digital flat screen TV and DVD player provided.
The bright and welcoming living area is spacious and open plan, enabling for carefree relaxing and entertaining. Guests can easily enjoy rustling up a tasty meal to the modern fitted kitchen, which is fully equipped for stress-free meals in. All the must-have appliances are provided, including a cooker hob, eye-level oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and fridge freezer, alongside all the necessary utensils and crockery.
A relaxed breakfast bar lined with 4 bar stools and a stylish indoor dining area for 4 provides a lovely setting for enjoying quality moments together, whilst a sunny private riverside terrace offers an idyllic mealtime backdrop. Furnished with a bistro dining set and stone-built BBQ, the scene is set for alfresco daytime meals and romantic evening drinks, as the sun sets across this beautiful stretch of the River Dart.
Couples and groups of 4 can perfectly be accommodated within the tranquil interior of the riverside retreat, with a spacious master double bedroom featuring alongside a double size sofa bed to the living area. The master bedroom enjoys serene views of the river, for a unique ambience in which to revive and replenish the senses, with a guilt-free holiday slumber.
A luxury fitted contemporary bathroom with a bath tub and overhead shower provides a spa-like feel at the end of a day of sightseeing, whilst for added convenience a utility room with laundry facilities is also to hand.
As well as the lovely river front terrace and private quay setting, a sun deck lined with glass walls offers the perfect excuse to enjoy a spot of scenic sunbathing during your stay. The main house also offers a lovely sunny garden, which guests can enjoy upon request.
The unique boathouse retreat is situated all laterally on one floor, and features disabled-friendly access as well as a convenient private parking space. Adjoining the main house and located next to the bobbing boats of Galmpton Creek and Boatyard, guests can savour a peaceful setting away from all the hustle and bustle. Guests are within easy reach though of the Manor Pub and the local village amenities, just a 10 minute stroll away.
The retreat offers far reaching views across to Dittisham on the other side, and overlooks the boatyard's most famous residence, the derelict Western Lady (RML535). Just one of 4 surviving ex-Naval Fairmile B UK launches, and renowned for having played its role in the D Day landings of World War II, the boat today provides a haunting and romantic quality to the picturesque quayside setting.
The ancient village of Galmpton is situated within enviable reach of Agatha Christie's famous Greenway house (1.4 miles), which offers wonderful National Trust parkland and vistas overlooking the River Dart. Guests can also enjoy a day out on the Dartmouth Steam Railway, with its route passing through Kingswear, where a scenic ferry ride to Dartmouth awaits.
A holiday here offers a classic backdrop of glorious coastal countryside, which can be fully admired with a moment of bird watching, walking and sightseeing. A fantastic range of walking trails and the popular South West Coastal Path provides the perfect 'walk with a view' in Devon, whilst a host of beautiful gardens including Coleton Fishacre Garden (3.8 miles), Cockington (4.7 miles) and Greenway House (1.4 miles) set the scene for a magical day out.
Alongside the friendly Manor Inn pub in Galmpton, guests are within easy reach of the alfresco dining options, delicious pizzas, fresh mussels and Indian and Thai eateries of Paignton (2.8 miles) and the fish and seafood restaurants, bistros, pubs, café bars and fine dining options of Brixham (3.1 miles).
A host of popular activities are also on the doorstep of Galmpton and the surrounding area, including sailing clubs, water sports, beach days, surfing, golf clubs, water parks, zoos and the vibrant delights of Torquay (5.9 miles).
Note: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200, which is payable to Discovery Holiday Homes with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay. For a full list of beds, as well as amenities available at this property, please go to our 'At a Glance' tab below the photo gallery.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 4
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- No garden/courtyard
- Ground floor bedroom
- 1 Double bed
- 1 Sofa bed
- Bed linen provided
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Ground floor WC
- River views
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
- Bike rentals
- Rowing boats
Beautiful location with nice terrace to sit and watch the sunsetDr Marcia Kelson - 7th August 2018
Lovely views over the river. Very peaceful. Final approach to accommodation single track but no real problem. Host friendly and showed us round but left us alone to enjoy our holiday. Thank you. Great base to enjoy steam train and riverboat trips as well as National Trust houses and gardens, Coleton Fishacre highly recommended. Great area for eating out and walks, though driving along some minor country lanes was a bit stressful, the destinations were worth it. Mrs Marian Bateman - 26th June 2018
Our stay at the boat house was perfect, the boathouse was in the most amazing setting with the best views. There was plenty to keep us occupied beautiful walks,steam train and trips on ferry to Dartmouth.a car is a must to really make the most of it t still doable without car broadsands beach is a must which is only 15 min in car or 45 min on foot, would recommend devon and the boathouse 100%llinda hucks, london - 1st September 2016
Galmpton Boathouse is a true get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Its a little gem perched on the river bank where you can sit on the balcony, let the world just go by and just listen to the chinking of boat masts. The property is very well appointed and has everything you need for your stay. It is very well positoned for day trips out to Dartmouth, Paignton, Totnes etc and the Steam Train station is located only a couple of miles at the top of the main road. The owners are lovely, very accommodating and on hand as much, or as litle as you like. A really fabulous little Boathouse and one that I am already planning to return to. Highly Recommend.Lea, Buckinghamshire - 1st January 2016
Galmpton Boathouse Rocks. We so enjoyed our stay at the Boathouse. The views were stunning, the wildlife incredible, the owner was fantastic - a little luxury in a beautiful and tranquil setting. Highly recommended.Becky - Weymouth - 1st January 2016
An idyllic and magical week of instant relaxation! So much to do and see from the doorstep. Local store and great food at the local pub all within walking distance. We loved returning to the calm oasis after a day out exploring, to a drink of the balcony watching the tide go in or out and the sun setting.Anna M, Benson - 1st January 2016
I really enjoyed staying here. Extremely comfortable, thoughtfully planned accommodation in a lovely, magical setting. Bobby is a most welcoming but discreet owner. A wonderful range of walks from the door and good bus, boat and steam train services nearby mean that a car is hardly necessary. The approach by unmade track might feel a little tricky the first time but clear directions are supplied and it's well worthwhile.Steph - Derbyshire - 1st January 2016
We loved the remoteness of Galmpton boat house. The view from the balcony was magical. There was always something different to see. Inside modern and very comfortable. Highly recommend this property.Rhian Winnett from Benllech - 1st January 2015
Fantastic location with stunning views along the creek to the River Dart. The accommodation is first class with everythingprovided. An unusual and special setting, and a wonderful place to relax as well as being conveniently located to visitother local places of interest.Robin and Margot Shawyer, Oxfordshire - 1st January 2015
Lovely to wake up to the view and being surrounded by water in to righful place! Good, warm, comfortable house and a grat location for exploring South Devon.Thank you.Julian and Sue from Salisbury - 1st January 2015
Superb accomodation. Fabulous sunset on Friday Evening. So peaceful.Richard and Jackie from Leicester. - 1st January 2014
Great place to stay, very homely with lovely, relaxing views. Wouldnt think twice about coming back. We even bought our little Shih- tzu Maisey and she doesn't want to go home either! perfect relaxing holiday- was just what we needed! Thank- you!Sarah and Nick (and Maisey) from Swindon - 1st November 2013
We came for a destress and that is exactly what we got. Wonderful. Thanks. Lovely house and fantastic scenary.Annie and Brian from Melton Mowbray - 1st October 2013
A beautiful location and very comfy accomodation and with the lovely weather we couldn't ask for more! We had a lovely week.Hazel and Warren from The New Forest, Hampshire - 1st October 2013
Fab venue for a nice little retreat. Nice and close to lots of attractionsfor the kids too. Lovely decor and it had everything we needed! xxxSarah, Caroline, Erin and Lyla - 1st October 2013
A beautifully renovated hideawayin such an idyllic, peaceful location. Enjoyed watching the tides, reflections, birds. boats and sunsets. Lovely walks to Greenway, Dittisham and Brixham plus visits to Coleton Fishacre, Dartmouth and Totnes.Sue from Southampton - 1st January 2013
A hidden gem! Superb holiday accommodation in a stunning setting! So peaceful and yet minutes from lots of seaside entertainment. The boathouse is perfect! Everything you need is here. Well done 110%!Janette & Stephen, Lancashire - 1st January 2013
We enjoyed our stay at the Boathouse. Very relaxing, would recommened to friends and family. Enjoyed the wine, thanks.Jane from Cardiff - 1st January 2013
A peaceful and idyllic location with so much to see and do on the dpprstep. We brought our sail boat and were able to use the pontoon ~ marvellous!Andrew, Rachel & Ted, Norfolk - 1st January 2013
The boathouse was perfect in every way. Idyllic location, ideal for exploring the area. Very quiet & relaxing & even the weather was perfect. Had a great weeks holiday.Jack & Sharon, S. Wales - 1st January 2013
Serene, peaceful, just perfect. Lots of places to visit. Quiet, restful time.Rosie & Duncan, Glasgow - 1st January 2013
Had a fantastic week, a great place to stay. Beautiful location xDebbie & Paul, Berkshire - 1st January 2013
Great location for a relaxing weeks holiday. Ideal area for exploring. Plenty of good walks. No need to use the car (bus, train or boat, perfect alternatives!Linda & Ken, Wivenhoe - 1st January 2013
Beautiful Boathouse. Very comfortable, very friendly and supportive hosts. Great views with breathtaking sunsets. A perfect holiday- Thank you.Simon and Sue from Nuneaton - 1st January 2013
Perfect holiday in a beautiful location. Enjoyable living on the river in your lovely boathouse and watching the world go by at a very slow pace! Thank you.Andrew & Catherine, Lincolnshire - 1st January 2013
A unique location with wonderful views of sunsets. We enjoyed all the activites on the river and the wonderful walks.Nigel and Lucy from Dorset - 1st January 2013