Slipway House is a fine three storey house set back from the ferry slipway on the water's edge, with magnificent views of the River Dart and across to Dartmouth. At the end of a row of period houses, it is ideally placed for both Kingswear, the quieter and sunnier side of the water with a handful of pubs and restaurants; and Dartmouth, the jewel of the South Hams renowned for its lively harbour, Castle, Royal Naval College and remarkable selection of boutique shops, pubs and gourmet restaurants. The house is full of character with an appealing interior which is stylish, tastefully furnished with comfort and a touch of luxury and takes great advantage of the large windows in nearly all rooms that look across the river. Once the car is parked there is no need to drive again. Catch the foot or car ferry across to Dartmouth, or the Paignton and Dartmouth steam train to Goodrington Sands and the English Riviera, or boat trips to Totnes and Brixham. There are magnificent doorstep walks along the coastal path and sandy coves. Sugary Cove for example is within walking distance on the Dartmouth side with the famous Blackpool Sands 4 miles further on.
Short breaks are available across the low and mid seasons. Please call Toad Hall Cottages to book.
"Just what we wanted, lovely spacious house with plenty of room for us all. Will come again." April 2013
"Great place. All we hoped for and much more." June 2013
"A fabulous house, a perfect spot. We all want to come back again." June 2013
"Slipway House has been a perfect home from home with beautiful views, we don't want to leave." July 2013
Front door into reception hall with door access through to a small garage and bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Spacious, attractive modern kitchen and dining area, with views over the river, extremely well fitted with an extensive range of cupboards and equipment. Electric oven and hob, two fridges, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, music system and TV, dining table to seat 8 and window seats from which to enjoy the views. Stairs to landing and the comfortable living room, furnished with two 3 seater sofas, two armchairs, flat screen TV with digital Freeview and DVD, CD/stereo and marble fireplace with electric flame effect fire. Twin bedroom with 3ft beds, fitted cupboards, river views and adjacent second bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Access from this level to the private terrace. Stairs to the top floor and fine master bedroom with 5ft bed, superb river views and en-suite shower room with shower, wash basin and WC. Second double bedroom, overlooking Priory Gardens, with 4ft 6in bed. Bunk bedroom with a set of 3ft bunks and river views
The sunny terrace at the rear of the property has a garden table and 8 chairs looking over gardens and wooded hillside beyond.
There is an adjoining garage which is suitable for one small car or boat. There is also free parking for one car at the nearby Dart Haven Marina car park - ticket provided. Details will be provided in travel directions. Additional unrestricted parking at the top of Church Hill.
Kingswear is a charming colourful character village that has beautiful views over the River Dart. With its brightly coloured houses dotted on the steep northern bank of the River Dart, it is no wonder that artists from all over the world keep returning to capture the beauty and the architectural charm of this village. Take the ferry from here across to Dartmouth and then look back to take in the breathtaking view of Kingswear. Take the Steam Train from Kingswear to Paignton whilst soaking up the river and country views. There is a special Santa Steam train journey every December. Stop off at Greenway Holt and walk to the Greenway Estate and explore Agatha Christie's former home. Take the only coal-fired paddle steamer built in 1924, from Dartmouth. There are a range of National Trust walks including the Dart Valley Trail which has some of the finest views in this part of the world. For those who enjoy a challenge, then there is a challenging trek from Kingswear to Brixham which is 11 miles each way, there is a bus at Brixham if you don't want to endure to journey back! Kingswear has 2 pubs and a village store, and a cafe. The Steam Packet Inn even offers eat-in or take-away.