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Spacious Apartment With Parking & Patio Garden, Quiet Location Close To River

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Kingswear, Devon - Close by Tidal Creek & Easy Walk To Village & Woodlands

A spacious, well equipped ground floor apartment with patio garden and parking for one car. Quiet cul-de-sac location with easy access to the head of the creek, the National Trust woodlands at Hoodown and the village shop and pubs. Open plan living room with integral dining space and fully fitted and equipped kitchen. One bedroom with a kingsize double bed. Bathroom with shower and bath. Enclosed private garden with space to sit out, dry clothes and store bicycles, canoes, surf boards etc.


Owner
Peter Martin
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Peter Martin

We are active, outdoorsy people with three dogs and a small boat which is on a trailer outside the apartment. We love walking in the woods and along the coast paths, and spending days with the dogs on the beach at Man Sands. We also love pottering up the river on the boat and visiting the Anchorstone Cafe at Dittisham, famous for local seafood. We are also interested in wildlife particularly the many seabirds we see on the Dart, including egrets and oyster catchers. It's also a good day when we see seals and dolphins in the harbour! Having said that, we also love to settle in with a good book and a glass of something nice, and just relax!

Peter Martin purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Peter Martin chose South Hams

We bought the upstairs apartment in 2006 because we have always loved Dartmouth and being by the sea. We like Kingswear because it's a bit quieter than Dartmouth and because the dog walking and boat launching is right on the doorstep. However, all the fun and bustle of Dartmouth is just a short ferry ride away (or trip on the boat) but we can leave it behind when we want a little peace! Kingswear has a proper village atmosphere and it's a lovely little community where everyone knows each other. We chose the apartment for it's simple practicality, as we spend most of our time outdoors. Also, we have our own parking space! We bought the downstairs flat last year (upstairs is now permanently let) as it has a bigger garden but is essentially the same as we had before but with no stairs!

What makes this apartment unique

Being in a cul-de-sac means the 'street', such as it is, is safe and quiet. Even the main road is quiet as traffic is restricted by the capacity of the Lower Ferry - just 8 cars at a time! The most noise we get comes from the owls in the woods at night. Having said that, there is a bus stop 30 yards away if you want to go out in Torbay and leave the car behind. But if you do want to take the car you can guarantee you'll be able to park right by the front door when you return, and that's something not many properties in Kingswear or Dartmouth can offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic location. Kingswear and Dartmouth is now top of our favourite places list. We had an excellent week helped greatly by good weather. We shall be returning again and again and again.....The accommodation was superb for us and our two dogs and very relaxing. A very comfortable retreat at the end of each days excursions (Sept 2014)

Thank you for this very comfortable base - we have slept well, walked well and explored a surprising amount of this lovely area. The dogs have had some wonderful walks. We've also eaten well - delicious mussels at Oopsydebsys, crab sandwiches at Brixham, paella in Dartmouth. The ferry has been a particular pleasure during the day and evenings too (Sept 2014)
Aug 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kingswear in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Separate bathroom with bath/shower over, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with kingsize double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Notes:
Outside: Enclosed, private patio garden, with garden table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen is included and changed weekly. Please bring your own towels.

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Spacious Apartment With Parking & Patio Garden, Quiet Location Close To River
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Very well appointed property on the outskirts of Kingswear.

  • 5 of 5

Away from the main shopping and drinking area of Kingswear the first floor flat offered excellent and good sized rooms. Porch leads to main sitting and dinning area with table for four. Electric cooking with washing machine to boot. Shower has plenty of power and heat. Patio at rear is set in a woodland setting which is great for watching the birds but not so good for drying the washing as it doesn't receive much sun light or breeze, so even on the brightest and warmiest of days the washing is still damp after hours outside. Not much of a problem though. Good walks from the door through the woods opposite or by a lovely pathway that runs by the road but is perfectly safe. Good ten minute walk to local shop , pubs and restaurant. All appear to be popular. Lower ferry to Dartmouth similar distance for both car and foot.steam train at same location too. All in all a great spot for a quiet and peaceful holiday.Recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review! Just in case anyone is confused about first floor vs. ground floor, this flat is at ground level but we also have the upstairs flat, which is now available for holiday lets, too. Just to update we have removed a couple of trees, so there is more sunshine in the garden for drying clothes!. All the best, Pete & Tina
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5

A comfortable well equiped ground floor flat with parking in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Peter and Tina for letting us stay in your wonderful holiday apartment in Kingswear. We were there during the Dartmouth Regatta and it was great to be able to leave the car on the drive and enjoy local walks with our two dogs and catch the foot ferry over to Dartmouth most days. We also had a ride on the steam train to Paignton and a boat trip on the Dart and visited the local National Trust and English Heritage properties. By the end of our stay we were considerably fitter! The flat is very well equipped compared to many we have stayed in and we felt really at home. It was great to be able to pop over to Dartmouth to enjoy the Regatta and sample the local produce and pubs and sometimes to call into one of the Kingswear pubs for refreshment on the way back to the flat. Our dogs (two labradors) also had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the walks and attention wherever we went. They seem to have made friends with the ticket collector on the ferry if the number of dog treats that he gave them each time we crossed is anything to go by! All in all a wonderful relaxing break in a lovely part of Devon. Thank you once again - John & Lynda

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely little family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect, you can walk into kingswear and catch a passenger or car ferry to Dartmouth. We used both! We used the passenger one to go for fish and chips, crabbing and visited the castle. Then used the car one to drive to Blackpool sands beach. Other places (beaches, seafronts and zoo's etc) are also only a small drive away (around 15 mins) so this was great for us to take our 3 year old out exploring. It also has a cool train station which my Thomas mad son loved!

There is a little shop in kingswear you can walk to for supplies if you need, but also supermarkets not to far away by car either. The kitchen has everything you need to cook meals easily too. (Although the cooker I was a little confused with at first but my partner worked it out haha)

Rest of house is great, the power shower was sooo nice, just a bit loud. Also you may need to put the day switch on for the water if you run out in the evening and this will heat it up as you use it. We ran out and I text Peter the owner and he let me know this.

Loved the dvd collections, (we may have had a Game of Thrones marathon lol)

Overall great for the price and location, with a parking space and all you need for a week away, nice and quiet yet not too far from everything :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for such a lovely write-up! So glad you enjoyed it. We've been wondering whether we should feature the entire Game of Thrones box sets as a special selling point! Assuming the next series is out by next year you'll be able to watch that if you come back. All the best, Pete & Tina
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Location

Coast/Beach:

Waterhead Creek is 100 yards away where you can launch small boats and canoes there or sit on the green with a picnic and watch the swans and seabirds (there is often an Egret pottering about when the tide is out). Alternatively, walk either side of the creek another two hundred yards (5 mins) to the river Dart with the marina, ferries and coastal/river walks. There are two small beaches in Dartmouth or a good selection of larger ones, either side of the river within a short drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kingswear, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
High Summer
5 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Regatta Week
26 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Autumn
9 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
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Notes on prices:
Available for weekly lets, Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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