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The Spanish Boathouse

view from the river balcony
5.0 of 5 bubbles
9 reviews
view from the river balcony
Sunset from the roof terrace
Breakfast bar, induction hob and built-in oven
Bedroom - double bed end
The front door
View onto the quay
Dining table
Sofa bed
View from the quay (mooring available on the pontoon)
Entrance hall
The river balcony
Sitting area
Bedroom - en-suite end
Dishwasher and sink - watch the boats go by
Breakfast bar
Kitchen area
Dining area
Bedroom entrance and en-suite doors
Dressing table with a view
Bath and shower
En-suite bathroom
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Galmpton, Devon, England
This is a beautifully renovated boat house on a private quay on the Dart , once used for Spanish prisoners after the Armada. The cottage is on the water's edge near the charming village of Galmpton, 3 miles upstream from Dartmouth. Decorated to the highest standards, this holiday cottage offers peace, tranquillity and endless changing views of the river. With only the main house and yachts on the pontoon within 100 yards, the only other neighbours are the fish in the river and the birds flying overhead. You may get the occasional hat tilt from a passing boatman. A short walk into the village will find you at the village shop, or a few yards on, the village pub, all filled with welcoming locals. The cottage is also ideally located for Agatha Christie's mansion, a National Trust run property, and the new Steam Railway station which... Read more
About the Owner, Robert G
Languages spoken: German, English, Italian, French, Dutch
Response Rate: 35 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : May 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL1769364
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5 of 5 bubbles Excellent - based on 9 reviews
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  • English first
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English first
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We've stayed on the River Dart a few times over the years, so the location was unlikely to be a great surprise - that is until we hit the road that skirts Galmpton Creek and leads up to The Spanish Boathouse..... and from this moment on we thought we'd arrived in heaven. Nothing prepares you for this.... the most stunning...

liz l
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
person found this review helpful

Have just returned from a lovely restful week at the Boathouse. It has views which are just so wonderful to see and the sunsets are great. The house is so peaceful and at night there is not a sound. The house has everything you need but I would say if you like to have a large bathtowel/sheet take your own...

Sam G
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
person found this review helpful

What an amazing find. A beautifully presented property, set right on the river. Comfortable and clean, this was the perfect place to relax and get away from crowds. Loads of wonderful walks to take and a friendly local pub up in the village, though I often preferred to enjoy my evening on the balcony watching the the sun set on...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
Apr 1, 2017 -
Jul 14, 2017
7 nights
Aug 26, 2017 -
Sep 1, 2017
Dartmouth Regatta
7 nights
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About the neighborhood
Coast/Beach<BR>The nearest beach is Broadsands Beach, approximately 2 miles away or 5 mins by car. This is a large beach complete with cafe and Devon ice cream kiosk. There is also a smaller more secluded pebble beach, Elbury cove, a short walk from Broadsands car park. Many other beaches are a short drive from the property, I highly recommend Bantham towards Kingsbridge. If available, you could also hop into the boat moored at the cottage and head to Dartmouth or explore Torbay and the South Hams beaches.<BR><BR>Golf<BR>Churston Golf Club has an 18 hole golf course and is situated in the next village, approximately 1 mile from the property, there are also two 18 hole pitch and putts in the same location. We are also a 30 minute drive to the famous Dartmouth Golf an... more
Car not needed
How to get there
<BR>The nearest Railway Station is Paignton which has trains from London Paddington or most destinations in the country when changing at Exeter or Newton Abbot. Totnes is 7 miles away, where the fast train from London Paddington passes through. The nearest airport is Exeter, however due to poor public transport to Galmpton, we would recommend taking a taxi. The use of a car would be recommended.<BR><BR>By car from the M5, head towards Torquay, turn off towards Brixham and then to and through Galmpton, towards Stoke Gabriel and left to Galmpton Creek. Full details on booking.<BR><BR>Distances<BR>The property is approx 1 mile from Agatha Christie's mansion and the steam railway. Galmpton Creek lies 3 miles from Dartmouth by boat, beautiful town with el... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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