Anchor Boathouse (Formerly Westcliffe)

Located in Kingsbridge
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: No


This unusual waterside property is a converted semi-detached boathouse on the shore of the Salcombe estuary.  Although just a short walk from Kingsbridge, its secluded and peaceful location makes it seem that you are far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  Superb views from the balcony and most windows extend across the water to unspoiled countryside on the opposite side of the estuary. High tides often lap the footings of the house where small craft can be beached or moored and, with a slipway nearby, this is a great place to enjoy a water sport based holiday.  Or just relax and watch the passing river craft, and enjoy the natural beauty with its abundant wildlife, of these stunning surroundings.


A long, shallow flight of steps (53) and pathway lead from the parking bay to front door. Spacious, comfortable living room with sofas, chairs, cane table and 4 chairs, open fireplace, TV/DVD, video, radio/CD player, extensive windows and terrace door to sun deck balcony overlooking the estuary. Side door leads to conservatory dining room with table to seat 8, also accessed by a walkway from the entrance door, a good area for wet gear, wellies etc. An attractive marble top bar in the sitting room extends into the kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and walk-in larder with shelving. A washer/dryer is located in the utility area at the end of the entrance corridor. Narrow steep stairs lead up to two bedrooms. Double room (4ft 6in bed) with fitted wardrobes and lovely views. Twin room with 3ft pine beds. Small bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower attachment, basin and WC. From the living room a wrought iron spiral staircase leads down to the lower tiled level. Master bedroom with 4ft 6in pine bed, excellent range of fitted mirrored wardrobes and en-suite bathroom with large bath, handheld shower attachment, heated towel rail, basin and separate shower. Small bunk bedroom with full size 3ft bunk beds and walk-in hanging/storage cupboard. Separate WC with bidet and basin.


Door from the conservatory dining room leads up a few steps to small level secluded garden overlooking the estuary with built-in barbecue, table, parasol, chairs, a stone bench set into the bank and a cosy corner ideal for sunbathing. Uneven stone steps, accessed by the sun deck, descend through a small gate to the shoreline. Discover the unusual folly on the way! Mooring suitable for boats up to 15ft.

Parking: In bay on the road above the property for one car only. Further on road parking available nearby.


  • Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, cot and high chair. 1 basket of logs, electricity and central Heating (gas).
  • Security Deposit: £150.
  • Telephone: O2 mobile good. Broadband available.
  • Local Facilities: Beaches Thurlestone, Hope Cove 5 miles. Shops, pubs, restaurants 15 minutes walk.
  • Please Note: The path, steps and stairs of the property make it unsuitable for frail persons.


Close to coast
Cot Available
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Near River/Estuary
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine


Area Details


Set within the popular South Hams district of South Devon, Kingsbridge is a market town sitting on the Salcombe estuary surrounded by beautiful countryside. Located in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is one of the most popular areas for visitors as it offers so much. The estuary provides plenty of options to get on the water whether fancy sailing, kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. If you are just looking for a day on the beach then Salcombe, East Portlemouth, Blackpool Sands or the two beaches at Thurlestone will all fit the bill. Walkers have a choice of walking a section of the South West Coast Path or heading inland and enjoying the many trails in the AONB. Plenty of options when wanting to eat out and some excellent towns and villages to explore nearby including Salcombe, Beesands, Dartmouth and Bigbury-on-Sea.

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