QuerQuay Bolthole

Kingswear on Dart, Devon
Self-catering


Bang on the water for ferries to Dartmouth. A steam train whistles past and boats bob by this little space with dreamy views

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

Just before you hit the river, near Dartmouth ferry, is a slice of watery bliss on the estuary with boats to watch and constantly changing light. Dartmouth is a two-minute ferry ride and the owner leaves you a passenger card so you don’t have to pay.

Indoors has a relaxed, seaside feel with interesting vintage trinkets dotted about, ships lanterns for lampshades and local artwork – a little table sits under the window so you can watch the goings-on if you eat indoors.

Lie in bed and watch estuary life unfurl, or sit on your private boardwalk, an idyllic spot for breakfast. Explore Dartmouth, walk straight onto the coastal path and to excellent pubs, return to watch the sunset over the water.

Cosy sitting room with traditional wooden beams

We think you'll love

  • The wonderful views of the river
  • Hopping on the ferry to Dartmouth
  • The walks – meander along the river, stroll to a pub, hike the coastal path
Looking in the sitting room at Querquay Bolthole in Devon

Home truths

  • You are very close to that steam train line (daytime only)
  • The bathroom and kitchen are small

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Children over 8 welcome. Short breaks available.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 2-minute ride on the ferry.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £94
Weekly price
from £660
Damage deposit
£100
1 Apartment for 2
From £941 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

What a fantastic place to stay.. beautiful setting on the river, and a very short ferry trip across to Dartmouth - lots of great shops and places to eat. Also lots of delightful walks with stunning views. Communication with the owners was excellent and they provided such a lot of comprehensive information - we really loved our stay and can't wait to return.

Denise, London

Perfect in every way. Location is stunning. The bolt hole is lovely, everything you need provided and lots of information. Owners respond quickly and do everything to make the stay the best it can be. We will definitely return!

Debra, Leeds

We absolutely loved our stay! We went for our 'mini moon' and it was an amazing opportunity to truly relax after the madness of our wedding. We were made to feel completely special from start to finish and really enjoyed watching the world go by on the boardwalk!

Molly, Bristol

Second visit, just as good as the first. A view to die for. A fabulous base to explore the local area ..... of you can tear yourselves away.

Jane, Wallingford

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Location

The neighbourhood

This bolthole rests on the banks of the River Dart a mile from the pretty village of Kingswear where you’ll find several good pubs serving local ales and decent food. Historic Dartmouth is just two minutes on the ferry and is renowned for good food – it’s home to some fabulous chefs including Mitch Tonks of The Seahorse. Walk to Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway, via the scenic Long Woods and the coastal path. Much of the South Hams, this region of rural and coastal Devon, has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Local points of interest from Georgie Cox

  • Arrive, park and be car free for the remainder of your stay @ the QuerQuay Bolthole. A rare feature of this area where parking is notoriously difficult. Instead travel around the beautiful South Hams on the ferries, steam trains and buses on your doorstep.
  • Dartmouth is a 2 minute ferry ride across the river. Explore the narrow lanes of this beautiful historic town - full of restaurants, cafes and stylish independent shops. Peruse the numerous art galleries or enjoy The Flavel Art Centre for theatre & cinema.
  • Beaches on the doorstep include Blue Flag rated Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands; further afield are Salcombe, Bantham and Bigbury, where you can walk the causeway to Burgh Island. Along the coastal roads find fabulous eateries offering fresh local food.
  • QuerQuay is a walker's paradise: meander along the river path to meet the steam train at Kingswear, visit Agatha Christie's home Greenway via the scenic Long Woods or head off along the stunning South West Coast Path which literally passes your front door.
  • Dartmouth is renowned for stylish food and is home to some fabulous chefs including Mitch Tonks of The Seahorse. Dartmouth Food Festival in October is an annual event not to be missed. Daily you can enjoy wonderful food from the local bakeries and delis.
  • Activities abound on the river so you can gear up for canoeing and kayaking, wildlife tours around the coast, paddle boarding, sailing or cookery classes at Manna. Wind down at one of the cosy pubs or enjoy a great meal in one of our acclaimed restaurants.

Introducing

Georgie Cox

Georgie and Ralph first visited Dartmouth in 2010. As keen travellers, they have visited places all over the world but fell in love with this spot closer to home. On returning in 2016 they were smitten and live in the house above QuerQuay when they return for holidays. They’ve enjoyed uncovering QuerQuay's history and the fact that it is built mainly from local, reclaimed materials.