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Waterside Apartment with River Access



Updated: 20-Sep-2016
Ground floor apartment in Tuckenhay, Nr. Totnes, South Devon, England - Beautiful Rural Location with Outstanding Views

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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Retired to Devon in 2007 after living and working in Cambridgeshire for ~20 years.

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Oct 2014
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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From the Owner

Fantastic views. Proximity to the sea and estuary for boating etc.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 36 Miles Nearest Barpub : Maltsters Arms at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 28 Miles Nearest Golf : The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Totnes at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Devon Expressway (A38) at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Maltsters Arms at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Glenshee, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland at 559 Miles Nearest Beach : Blackpool Sands at 9 Miles Car: recommended


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.

Further Details:

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
4 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional pricing information

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Pet Fee £20

Short Breaks

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.

Booking Notes:

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.

Changeover Day:
Friday. Arrival 3pm and departure 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, and hand basin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, toilet and basin. Separate toilet and basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 3 Bedroom Apartment Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with single bed.


  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Wharf Corner has an open patio with tables and seating for 5. On the quay there is seating for 5, and space in the summer house for 4 adults. On a windy day you can be almost on the water, but very cosy! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided, towels on request at modest cost.

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