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Cottage With Creek And Woodland Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Kingswear, South Devon, England - Peaceful Location With Walks To Woods, River, Coast Path And All The Amenities Of Dartmouth

4 Waterhead Terrace is a charming 2 bedroomed Victorian cottage situated at the end of Waterhead Creek in Kingswear. It provides very comfortable accommodation with lovely water and woodland views. There is a huge network of walks through the woods, along the river and to the coast path, all accessible from just outside the door. The green opposite the cottage is a lovely space for picnicking, playing and just relaxing. It’s just a short walking distance from the ferry across the river to Dartmouth and all its amenities.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Lucy Humphreys
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

About Lucy Humphreys

Paul and I live in Gloucestershire with our retriever Molly.

Lucy Humphreys purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Lucy Humphreys chose South Hams

Paul and I bought the cottage in Kingswear as a family holiday home. We've spent many happy years holidaying there with family and friends right throughout the year. The cottage was ideal for us as we love walking and boating, the immediate vicinity is very beautiful and peaceful and yet is only a short walk from all the many amenities and activities the wider area offers.

What makes this cottage unique

We decided on Kingswear as it always seems to be the sunnier and quieter side of the river, there are lots of lovely walks right from the door and parking is much easier.

5 Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location and ideal for dog owners. There are plenty of dog walks locally and the creek is ideal for them to swim in. The cottage is comfortable with everything you will need and with a beautiful view of the creek. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Super stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage in a very picturesque location, handy for walks, the river and further afield. A very clean and comfortable cottage with everything you need. We had a super week and will definitely be returning. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wiltshire
5

Great holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find a warm, spotlessly clean cottage, which was most welcoming as we stayed in the middle of December! It is extremely well-equipped and was very cosy on a winter's evening with the fire lit. We have 2 dogs and the park across the road and local walks were great for them as well as the nearby beaches and coast paths. We used both the upper and lower ferries to explore Dartmouth, the castle and the coast. I would recommend the cottage to anyone and will be booking again in the spring.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review, Angela works very hard to keep the cottage nice for all our guests and it is great to be relaxing by the fire in the wild winter weather.
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Buckinghamshire
4

Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

For us with two golden retrievers, this was a perfect location to base ourselves and utilise the surrounding walks from the doorstep. The views from the cottage are idyllic and the cottage itself has all the facilities we expected. The kitchen and bathroom are new, and the rest of the cottage is spacious and well appointed. We have decided to return in the spring and explore the area further. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes it's definately a great spot for dogs and anyone else who loves walking.
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Derby
5

4 Waterhead Terrace, Kingswear

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as we expected having read the property details on line and contacted the owner - Great! It was very clean and fresh. The location allowed us to leave the car most days and simply walk. We frequently hopped onto the River Dart Lower Ferry as foot passengers and from Dartmouth were able to explore the estuary and coast. From the house after a short drive we parked in a National Trust car park and walked to Mans Sands beach. Our grown up children enjoyed sea kayaking. We all enjoyed strolling around the town; simply watching the boats travel up and down the river and catching various boat trips; visiting Fishacre and Greenways (National Trust). We would recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, Man Sands has always been a big favourite with us - it's a lovely place to go at any time of year from tranquil summer days to spectacular winter storms.
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Location

From the Owner

Paul and I bought the cottage in Kingswear as a family holiday home. We've spent many happy years holidaying there with family and friends right throughout the year. The cottage was ideal for us as we love walking and boating, the immediate vicinity is very beautiful and peaceful and yet is only a short walk from all the many amenities and activities the wider area offers.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

The beaches of Torbay are all just a 10 to 15 minute drive away but there are coves and beaches all along the coast, the less frequented, quieter beaches are usually dog friendly. The coast path is accessible on foot from the cottage. From the Dartmouth side are further beaches including Blackpool Sands with it's award winning cafe, Slapton Sands at Torcross and other secluded bays past Start Point Lighthouse. A scenic drive takes you further to Kingsbridge, East Portlemouth and Salcombe.

Travel:

Exeter airport is approx. a 40 minute drive away. The steam train from Kingswear links up with the mainline rail network at Paignton and although a car can be useful there are many other ways to travel in the area - boats and ferries, the steam train and a very good bus service.

Distances:

A 10 to 15 min. walk to the ferry (foot passenger and cars) to Dartmouth.

A 10 to 15 min drive to Torbay (Brixham, Paignton and Torquay).

A leisurely boat trip to Dittisham and Greenway and beyond - 13 miles upriver to Totnes.

Further Details:

Kingswear has a post office, a village shop and three pubs, two of which do food. Dartmouth is renowned for its lovely shops and restaurants. The area is great for walking, eating out, wine tasting, museums, zoos, etc. and there are endless opportunities to mess about on the water – from river boat trips and wildlife safaris at sea, to sailing, canoeing and fishing.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Regatta
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Late Summer
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by phone or e-mail. A 25% deposit must be made when booking; the balance is due no later than four weeks before arrival. A £100 deposit against damage is also payable, which will be refunded subject to property being left in the same condition as it was found.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday although this may be flexible at quiet times of year. Arrival is after 4pm and the property must be vacated by 10am. Full terms and conditions will be sent with confirmation of booking.

Notes on prices:
From £400 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We decided on Kingswear as it always seems to be the sunnier and quieter side of the river, there are lots of lovely walks right from the door and parking is much easier.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • village
  • waterfront

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Newly fitted bathroom with bath and electric shower over. Heated towel rail.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 A large, airy room with stunning views over the creek. Double bed. Bedroom 2 A twin room with access to the sunny rear balcony.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Dogs and children over five are welcome. Parents of younger children may contact the owner to discuss suitability. Outside: There are two outside areas with garden furniture supplied. To the front of the house is a delightful, sunny paved area. Ideal for barbecues or just soaking up the sun. To the rear of the property (accessed from bedroom 2) is a private balcony/terrace area that is ideal for relaxing. Across the road is a lovely large village green with access to the woods and creek. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels (not beach towels) are included. The property is cleaned before each arrival and towels and linen are changed weekly if staying more than 7 days. We have a caretaker who lives nearby to assist guests should the need arise. Other: Dining room A spacious bright room with double doors to rear patio. Circular dining table and large under stairs storage area. Stereo.

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