Quay Cottage, Kingswear, Devon. Views to die for!


Entire cottage hosted by Mark

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
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Quay Cottage offers panoramic views of the steam railway, marina, river Dart and Naval College from every window. It sits on a quiet back street and is one of the few houses in the village without steps. Warm and cozy, it is the ideal retreat. Kingswear is home to some lovely old Pubs and is a short ferry/bus ride ride from shops, theatres, art galleries, museums, National Trust Houses, cafes, restaurants and, of course, some magnificent coastal walks.

The space
(You can drive to the front door to unload but DO NOT DRIVE YOUR CAR PAST QUAY COTTAGE - YOU WILL GET STUCK!!)

The property has a level approach from the road with a fully glazed front door 600mm wide leading into the entrance hall with a blind attached.

Entrance hall
Compact space with staircase leading down to lower floor directly on entering property.
BEWARE THE TOP STEP!!!!!, which protrudes into the landing and can catch the unwary out, if not seen.

Living Accommodation
Glazed door 630mm wide into room. Grey laminate floor with mats. Single tub chair, two seater sofa bed, dining table and two chairs (all moveable). Wooden cabinet and TV to one side of fire place which features a woodburner (Disconnected) and two moveable electric radiators. An open plan kitchen area with base and wall units plus fitted appliances including a brand new cooker and fridge. Crockery located on wall shelf unit. Work surfaces at 920mm high.

Lower floor

12 carpeted stairs with two small landings to lower inner hall. Switch on wall for immersion heater and a water fire extinguisher. Doors leading to shower room and bedroom

Door 740mm wide into bedroom, green carpeted floor, wooden bed frame with a brand new and firmer mattress at 550mm high, bedside cabinets with side lights, wardrobe unit, convection heater and freestanding towel rail, chair, wall mounted corner cabinet, display table with mirror

Shower room
Door 580mm wide leading into shower room. Tiled floor, suite comprising shower cubicle with one step up, low level wc, pedestal washbasin and mirror with shaving socket, wall mounted heated towel rail and washing machine.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free on-street parking
26" TV
Free washer – In unit
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Long-term stays allowed

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4.83 out of 5 stars from 92 reviews


Where you’ll be

Kingswear, England, United Kingdom

Kingswear is lucky enough to be on a peninsular with one road in and out. That said it is inundated with transport links with buses, trains and ferries in abundance.

It's other advantage is that it is a relatively sleepy and sunny hollow on the other side of the river Dart, far from the bustling "all year round” town of Dartmouth.

Britannia Royal Naval College, Pharmacies, Doctors, Police, Dentists, Hospitals, Banks, Supermarkets, Post Offices, Petrol Stations, Tourist Offices, Ferries, Paddle Steamer, Theme Parks, a Zoo, Fishing Charters, Train Stations, Taxis, Car hires, Ferries, Yacht Taxis, Pubs (17), Newspaper shops, the Harbour Master, Marinas, Hotels, Yacht Clubs, the Flavell Centre Cinema, and Market stalls are all within a stone’s throw of Quay Cottage.

That’s not to mention the restaurants and beaches:

The Ship Inn, Kingswear
Moor at Number 13 Café, Kingswear
Churston Court, Brixham.
Alf Fresco, Dartmouth
Venus Café, Blackpool Sands
Taylor’s, Dartmouth
Spice Bazaar, Dartmouth – Indian, Medium price
The Seahorse, Dartmouth
The Ship In Dock, Dartmouth
The Floating Bridge Inn, Dartmouth
Kendricks, Dartmouth
Bayards Cove Inn, Dartmouth
The Rockfish, Dartmouth
The Ferry Boat Inn Dittisham
plus many more

Goodrington Sands
Paignton Sands
Preston Sands
Blackpool Sands
Slapton Sands
Man Sands

In short Kingswear is at the hub of the South hams. Its unique position gives it a tranquile feel but within 10 minutes you can be in the thick of things all year round. Unlike most small coastal towns in Devon and Cornwall , the area around Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and Dartmouth, remains vibrant throughout the winter months and provides tourists with a myriad of things to do and see.

In the Summer, Quay Cottage is an ultra convenient, sunny, base from which to explore. In Winter, sheltered as it is from Southwesterlies, behind the Kingswear Peninsular, it is at its best in the worst of stormy weather. Quay Cottage remains a haven of cosy warmth from which you can look out and listen as the freezing winds rage through yacht masts and halliards. Then why not venture 20 yds down the hill to one of the Pubs with their log fires, fine foods and warm welcomes. After that, nothing else matters really!!

Hosted by Mark

  1. Joined in November 2018
  • 92 Reviews
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  • Simon

During your stay

A friend called Simon (co-host), will be glad to look after any queries or problems. He lives very close by and can be found in the local hostelries most evenings!

Mark is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 18:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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