One Bedroom House, Sleeps 4
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I really enjoyed staying here. Extremely comfortable, thoughtfully planned accommodation in a lovely, magical setting. Bobby is a most welcoming but discreet owner. A wonderful range of walks from the door and good bus, boat and steam train services nearby mean that a car is hardly necessary. The approach by unmade track might feel a little tricky the first time but clear directions are supplied and it's well worthwhile.
A hidden waterside jewel!
Oh how we loved this place! If you’re searching for something a little different ... off the beaten track of mainstream popular holiday ‘havens’ ... then this oasis of peace, tranquility and spectacular views is definitely for you. Once through the village of Galmpton, the Spanish Boathouse is reached down narrow, winding lanes rising steeply as you approach your destination on the rustic quayside. Galmpton Creek has the wonderfully rugged, gritty feel of an authentic Devonshire waterside community – home of boat builders, past and present, with a history stretching back to the time of the Spanish Armada. Once at the Boathouse, Bobby your host, is very helpful but also stays discretely out of sight. The accommodation is well planned and comfortably equipped but the absolute highlight is the private terrace reached by the bi-folding glass doors. Choose to either curl up on the sofa and soak up the view from indoors or kick-back outside on the terrace with a glass of something chilled as you watch the breathtaking sunset. The quiet privacy and seclusion are rare treasures - we heard nothing more than birdsong and the occasional passing boat leaving or returning to the creek. The light on the water, ebb and flow of the tide and amazing wildlife are a stress-busting tonic. Your binoculars will be well used! The great location of the Spanish Boathouse meant we rarely used our car, instead walking the trails to the beautiful and atmospheric ‘Greenway’ (home of Agatha Christie) or taking the steam train to link up with river cruise system, which enabled us to explore the treats of Dartmouth and the surrounding area. A week at The Spanish Boathouse was just what we needed to recharge our batteries and I am absolutely sure we will be returning. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much for your kind review; we're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Galmpton Boathouse. In such a lovely location, we really feel that this property is a hidden gem and is well worth exploring! It's a real taste of the Devon Coast and Countryside all rolled into one as I'm sure you'll agree!
Please do get in touch with us if you'd like to return in the future; we're always very happy to welcome returning guests!
With Very Best Wishes,
The Discovery Holiday Homes Team
Heerlijke week op een mooie plek
Lovely place, great view, very kind hosts.
The ancient village of Galmpton is situated within enviable reach of Agatha Christie's famous Green way house (1.4 miles), which offers wonderful National Trust parkland and vistas overlooking the River Dart. Guests can also enjoy a day out on the Dartmouth Steam Railway, with its route passing through King swear, where a scenic ferry ride to Dartmouth awaits.
A holiday here offers a classic backdrop of glorious coastal countryside, which can be fully admired with a moment of bird watching, walking and sightseeing. A fantastic range of walking trails and the popular South West Coastal Path provides the perfect 'walk with a view' in Devon, whilst a host of beautiful gardens including Coleton Fishacre Garden (3.8 miles), Cockington (4.7 miles) and Greenway House (1.4 miles) set the scene for a magical day out.
Alongside the friendly Manor Inn pub in Galmpton, guests are within easy reach of the alfresco dining options, delicious pizzas, fresh mussels and Indian and Thai eateries of Paignton (2.8 miles) and the fish and seafood restaurants, bistros, pubs, café bars and fine dining options of Brixham (3.1 miles).
A host of popular activities are also on the doorstep of Galmpton and the surrounding area, including sailing clubs, water sports, beach days, surfing, golf clubs, water parks, zoos and the vibrant delights of Torquay (5.9 miles).
Additional activities & attractions in the area include:
Bike rentals, Canoeing/kayaking, Conservation area, Historic castle, National Trust properties, Near beach, Public transportation, Restaurants & bars, Rowing boats, Squash court, Surfing/body boarding, Tenpin bowling, Train station and Wildlife viewing.
Churston Golf Club's biggest asset is the course itself. Not only is the 18 holes laid out and presented in a fashion that is always pleasing on the eye, Mother Nature has ensured that the sub strata of shillet and shale are perfect for golf course drainage. This excellent drainage allows for play 365 days a year and the warm climate means the surfaces of the greens are in tip top condition 12 months of the year unlike so many other courses.
Additional popular golf clubs include:
Torquay Golf Club - Petitor Road, St Mary church,Torquay, Devon TQ1 4QF
Torquay Golf Club is an extremely popular venue for visitors and societies alike - due to the excellent service and friendly welcome provided. It is a delightful parkland course with stunning views over Lyme Bay to the east and Dartmoor to the west.
Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, Blackawton, Dartmouth, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7DE
Newton Abbot Golf Club, Stover, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6QQ
The popular seaside resort of Torquay, with its vibrant marina, Aquatic Sea-Life centre and vibrant night life can also be reached in just 16 minutes by car from Galmpton, making this holiday cottage extremely accessible for reaching all of Devon's most-treasured delights!
South Devon has a coastline of spectacular rugged cliffs and headlands, interspersed with lower-lying areas, sandy beaches and the five distinctive ria river estuaries of the Dart, Avon, Yealm, Erme and Salcombe.
The coastal scenery also includes reed beds, sand dunes, shingle ridges, mud flats, salt marshes, and the freshwater lake of Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve. This variety provides habitat for a diverse range of wildlife. The South West Coast Path National Trail running along the whole stretch of heritage coast, provides access to spectacular scenery, long views across bays and the English Channel, interesting beaches, and a scattering of coastal villages & historic towns such as Salcombe & Dartmouth.