Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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, it is named after the quayside wharf that it used to be.
Wharf Corner has french windows fronting onto an open patio, from where the open quayside is some 15+ metres away. Very small children may need supervision.
The quayside itself is shared with the adjacent apartment, and comprises seating, a small summerhouse and a set of steps from which our kayak can be launched. You can also bring your own form of river transport.
Fishing from land is permitted, but sea bass fishing from boats is prohibited. Within walking distance there are good local facilities for eating out. Throughout the year the Maltsters Arms next door hosts musical and other events indoors which can only be heard by attending them. In the summer months these activities (sometimes accompanied by quayside BBQs) move outdoors, always shutting down by 10.00pm.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Blackpool Sands 13 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter Airport 57 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
I double bedroom with a double bed, 1 double bedroom with twin single beds and a single room with a single bed. There is a family bathroom comprising, bath, shower, washbasin & WC. There is also a separate WC with wash basin.
|Further details outdoors|
From the lounge and patio, the apartment has a lovely view of Crownley woods opposite and Bow Creek. Bow Creek is a tidal tributary of the River Dart. Tuckenhay is at the head of Bow Creek and is about 7 miles from the mouth of the River Dart at Dartmouth. When the tide is favourable, Tuckenhay is a popular lunchtime destination for small vessels from Totnes, Dartmouth and Stoke Gabriel.
The location is exceptional: all but 5 of our standard photographs are taken within 1 mile. The first 11 either feature the property, or are taken from it.
Fresh bed linen is provided weekly. Towels can also be provided for a small incremental charge. Heating is free in-season, but charged out-of-season.
The West Country region
For 150+ years Quay Place was part of a working quayside; now it is a waterside holiday destination in an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". It lies in the South Hams Region of South Devon -- a name derived from old English word "hamme" meaning an enclosed or sheltered place. To the North are the moors of Dartmoor. To the South is the sea and the ports of Dartmouth, Brixham and Salcombe. Blackpool Sands is 8 miles or ~20 minutes away by car. The sand isn't as good as its northern namesake, but it's much prettier. For better sand, but a longer journey there is (going East to West) East Portlemouth (opposite Salcombe), then Hope Cove, Thurlestone and Bigbury. Across the Dart in Torbay, there are the more popular, but generally more crowded beaches of Brixham, Paignton & Torquay
Totnes is a fascinating old walled town. It actually pre-dates William the Conqueror, although there's little left but the Saxon street plan to show it. There's the remains of a Norman castle, but most of the existing buildings date from Elizabethan times. In medieval times its location -- it is still the first bridging point over the River Dart -- made it one of the wealthiest and most important market towns in Devon. It retains its charm, but now it has gained a little reputation as a place for those seeking the alternative lifestyle. There is lots to see and do, not least of which is a trip down the river to Dartmouth
Dartmouth is almost as old as Totnes. It's importance stems from its deep-water harbour and its accessibility at all points of tide and pretty well all weathers. It is the home of the Britannia Royal Naval College and used to be an important naval port. (The 2nd & 3rd Crusades assembled in Dartmouth). It was the departure point for many of the Elizabethan navigators and explorers. It lost its supremacy to Plymouth because of its restricted size and poor inland communications. The latter problem was resolved in the 19th and 20th centuries and the former is partly the reason for its latter-day charm. Apart from a huge variety of water-borne activities, the town hosts a series of events during the holiday season including the Music Festival in May, Art & Craft Weekend in July, Dartmouth Regatta in August, Food Festival in October and Candlelit Dartmouth in early December.
Further upstream there is Greenway, summer residence of Agatha Christie and before that sometime home to the Elizabethan explorers Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Walter Raleigh and John Davis. Immediately opposite Greenway on the western side of the Dart is the pretty village of Dittisham from where the Dittisham Regatta is held in early August.
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4 Jan 2014
"Comfortable spacious cottage in stunning location"
We stayed here over New Year. The cottage is very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The owners are on hand and friendly and helpful but not obtrusive. The position overlooking the Dart estuary … More
8 Oct 2013
"Brilliant cottage in superb location"
A beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Next door to a pub which served very good meals and we didn't hear any noise at all during our stay. The steep road in is not for the faint hearted driver but there is another route. Weather was gorgeous during our stay and we enjoyed sitting out by the creek watching the wild life. As there are no shops in the vicinity it would have been nice to have had a welcome pack of milk etc to make a longed for 'cuppa' after a long drive, luckily we took ours with us. Cottage was very well equipped and plenty of info on surrounding district. Maybe a note from the owners to say where the instruction manuals for the various equipment is kept, we only found them by accident when looking through bookshelves.
18 Sep 2012
"Fabulous cottage, beautiful, quiet and scenic surroundings"
Found the cottage pretty easily - well did have a satnav, but I was sent clear instructions on how to get there as well as the place to collect the keys.
The cottage was well cleaned, everything you could think of in the kitchen.
Would recommend taking the basics with you before arriving, there are no shops without going back into totnes and no supplies in the house.
The river location is very beautiful and the pub next door great for dinner.
I would definitely recommend to anyone this property, I will be going back again for sure.
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