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Excellent 5/5 16 reviews

green and lush in summer

Boathouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0km

The boathouse is located on the shore of the Teign estuary with private launching for a boat and stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Contemporary 5 star interior with every modern convenience. Perfect for watersports and any kind of boating, with space for boat and trailer outside and heated outdoor shower. Beautiful, scenic setting in summer or winter.

The peace and quiet make it a perfect spot to read, write, paint, play music or just look at the spectacular views and natural wildlife on the river. An idyllic holiday location for two people.

The contemporary open plan sitting/kitchen/dining area has two comfortable sofas, wall mounted flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, Bose ipod docking station, free wi-fi and internet, and french doors out to the patio. The master bedroom on the first floor has a juliet balcony with french doors opening directly facing the river and fantastic views from velux windows on both sides. The memory foam king size bed has a built-in central bed console with bookshelves, overhead light control, chandelier and flexible LED reading lights. There is a flat screen TV in the bedroom as well. The property is fitted throughout with low voltage down lighting.

Outdoors there is a paved patio with table and chairs, Weber bbq, , sunloungers and relaxer chairs, offering al fresco living and dining right next to the waterfront.

If you don't want to cook, Coombe Cellars bar and restaurant is just a minute's walk away, right on the river's edge, offering delicious food and drink all day long. It has a delightful, driftwood-inspired interior and al fresco dining outside on the lush terraces.

For watersports enthusiasts you can launch a boat from your own private driveway, offering doorstep access to the estuary for water-skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, motorboating, sailing,

rowing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and swimming . An outdoor hot shower is provided to wash off wetsuits.

If you prefer walking and cycling there are miles of walks in the surrounding fields and countryside, and along the shores of the estuary. The famous Templer Way passes the boathouse on its way from Haytor on Dartmoor to Teignmouth, a walk of some 18 miles. Best advice is to get a lift to Haytor and then walk back.

Tidelands Boathouse is located in the village of Combeinteignhead, which has a local pub in the centre, the Wild Goose, and Combe Cellars bar and restaurant on the river, just along the beach from the boat house. There are a variety of coastal beaches within 5-10 minutes drive, the nearest being the lovely, sandy beach at Shaldon, a 2 minute drive away.

From Shaldon a regular ferry runs all year round across the Teign Estuary to Teignmouth, where you will find a lively seaside town bursting with cafes, bars, restaurants and attractions. Make sure to visit the excellent Crab Shack restaurant on the back beach for fresh crab and lobster.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach estuary
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter International 20 km, Nearest railway: Newton Abbot
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Boat available, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Converted in 2011, the boat house is laid out on two levels. The sitting room, kitchen/dining and bathroom are on the ground floor and master bedroom on the first floor. The ground floor has porcelain floor tiles, carpeted stairs to the first floor, and then wall to wall carpet in the bedroom. There is full gas central heating with on-demand hot water and individual room control, and dimmable low voltage downlighting throughout.


• Contemporary open plan sitting/kitchen/dining area.

• Two comfortable sofas, one with pullout double bed, coffee table and side table.

• Wall mounted flat screen 40' smart TV with Freeview, Satellite TV, and Netflix, Bose ipod docking station.

• Broadband and Wi-Fi.

• French doors to patio.

• Side door from kitchen.


• Built-in electric double oven, extractor, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher.

• Bosch washer/dryer, frost-free freezer.

• Full range of cookware/utensils and tableware.

• Toaster, kettle, cafetiere.

• Breakfast bar with 4 gas lift stools.

• LED counter lighting.


• Built-in Grohe shower with glass door.

• Wash basin and toilet, mirror, shaver point, towel cupboard, heated towel rail.

• Tiled floor.

• All towels provided.


• First floor.

• Juliet balcony with french doors overlooking the estuary.

• Memory foam King-size bed, built-in central bed console with bookshelves, overhead lighting control and flexible LED reading lights.

• Flat screen TV with Freeview.

• Fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, bean bag chair.

• Steam iron, ironing board, Miele vacuum cleaner.

• All bedding and linen provided.

Further details outdoors


• Patio table and 4 chairs, 2 sunloungers and 2 relaxer chairs

• Weber charcoal barbecue

• Outside shower ideal for washing down wetsuits and beach equipment

• Off-street parking for two cars or car & trailer

• Access via private gravel drive from main entrance

• Electric gated main entrance

Further details

Use of kayaks.

The West Country region

Devon is one of the most diverse and beautiful counties in England. The South coast of Devon is famous for it's mix of both highly fashionable and traditional seaside towns and villages, clean beaches and warm welcome, while Dartmoor National Park is heaven for those who search for wild rugged beauty, natural wildlife and unspoilt beauty spots set amongst ancient woodlands and-crystal clear rivers.

Every type of holiday is catered for in this area - from sailing, golfing, surfing, fishing, diving, walking, cycling or just simply relaxing.


Tidelands Boathouse is located in the village of Combeinteignhead and there are a variety of coastal beaches within 5-10 minutes drive, including the sandy beach of Shaldon, perched on the mouth of the estuary just two miles away.

From Shaldon a regular ferry runs all year round across the Teign Estuary to Teignmouth, where you will find a lively seaside town bursting with cafes, bars, restaurants and attractions.

At Christmas there are many local markets and fairs including the Totnes Christmas market which attracts over 30,000 visitors. For serious Christmas shopping you need go no further than Exeter with the fabulous Princesshay centre and the brand new John Lewis department store right in the centre.

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Review 1-10 of 16

29 May 2014


"Brilliant relaxing getaway in a stunning location"

we enjoyed a short break at Tidelands and from the moment we arrived we started to relax.The scenery is breathtaking and the boathouse nestles on the estuary with stunning views on 3 sides. Liz was v… More

22 Apr 2014


"The perfect holiday"

We have just arrived back from our second stay at the Tidelands Boathouse and it was as beautiful as we remembered it to be. It is set a very peaceful and tranquil location, and the accommodation itse… More

21 Jan 2014


"Best christmas ever thank you!"

We made a late booking on this lovely property for christmas day and boxing day. Wonderful views, great walks, pubs nearby, fab facilities in lovely boathouse. Liz was very welcoming and even left us … More

Really glad you had such a good Christmas despite the horrendous storms we had! It certainly proves the boathouse is a great location any time of the year, whatever the weather.
Many thanks for your wonderful review.

10 Oct 2013


"Terrific Tidelands"

Just returned from a fabulous getaway for our 48th wedding anniversary at Tidelands, set in beautiful surroundings with first class accommodation. Liz was there to greet us and show us her stylish and… More

Thank you for your great review of the boathouse and very glad you enjoyed your wedding anniversary here. The boathouse is being redecorated at the moment with a new patio area outside so hope you will come back for another romantic getaway!

28 Aug 2013


"Fantastic Place, beautiful location"

Had a lovely time at Tidelands, Liz and Kevin really friendly and helpful - The boathouse is gorgeous fantastic attention to detail - really homely - the village is beautiful with a couple of great pu… More

14 Aug 2013


"Perfect in every way!"

Just back from our first visit to Tidelands and am sure it won`t be our last! The riverside setting is pure paradise and the property is a credit to the owner Liz - very comfortable, spotlessly clean… More

12 Aug 2013


"The perfect location for sailing"

Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location.
The owner could not have been more helpful and the property itself was stunning with all the amenities you could wish for.
We chose this rental initially because of it's proximity to the estuary allowing us to sail our boat directly from the private gated access. We were not disappointed and we were able to sail every day. This really is an ideal location for dinghy sailing.
With two good local pubs within walking distance we cannot see how this could be improved upon. In fact we were so impressed we booked another week whilst still there.
Highly recommended.

13 May 2013


"Secluded, accessible, romantic and gorgeous"

When a place looks and feels great even in the rain, you know you are onto a winner. Our two night stay involved several days of intermittent sunshine, showers, and astonishing downpours - but this ju… More

20 Feb 2013


"Romantic Valentines getaway.............!"

The boathouse was a fantastic choice for our first weekend away together!Very comfortable and beautifully appointed with great views and in an ideal location to explore this part of the world - we lov… More

19 Feb 2013


"Great accommodation in fantastic location."

Just got back from 2 relaxing days in the boathouse. The position on the waters edge is stunning and the property is warm, comfortable and fitted out beautifully.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay here.

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