The Boathouse

Located in East Portlemouth

The Boathouse is located on the outskirts of East Portlemouth, Devon, and sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


Set in six acres in a beautiful sheltered valley this ancient farmstead is now a small group of charming cottages that hug the side of a gentle slope that rambles down to the beautiful tidal creek of Goodshelter. Here you can wander to the 800 ft private foreshore, row one of the dinghies provided round to South Pool to the pub (tides permitting!), sit out on the foreshore and revel in the views of this dreamy stretch of water. The tiny hamlet of Goodshelter is on the edge of the Kingsbridge/ Salcombe estuary just a mile from East Portlemouth, the lovely beaches of Millbay and Sunny Cove and from there, a ferry ride to the popular town of Salcombe. The Boathouse sits by the Creek away from the other cottages and provides pretty, comfortable, well-furnished accommodation. A Wayfarer sailing dinghy is available for use by the experienced as well as a couple of rowing dinghies, but entirely at guests' risk, (ask for details).

The Boathouse is beautifully appointed and is a truly special property to enjoy a relaxing, scenic break, perfect for a romantic break, a family holiday or friends to reunite.


Front door from the balcony into
Open plan living and kitchen, sofa and armchair, TV, desk with chair, electric piano.
Dining table with seating for 4,
Kitchen, slimline dishwasher, microwave/combi oven, oven and induction hob, Fridge Freezer.
Master bedroom: 4ft 6in Double bed, TV and estuary views.
Twin bedroom: Two 3ft Single beds
Family bathroom bath with shower over, WC and basin. Shaver point in the cupboard.


Private balcony outside, communal grounds surrounding the property-priority is given to guests at Windfalls for the Lime Kiln area but if this is available it can be used.


1-2 Cars at the top of the path to The Boathouse. An electric vehicle charging point is available -this is shared with the other properties. £30.00 charge per week.


  • Included: Bed linen, towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels), travel cot, high chair.
  • Wifi
  • Telephone: Provided, free UK calls only. Mobile reception is mixed.
  • Local Facilities: Beach 1 mile. Shops and pubs in Salcombe by passenger ferry 1 mile. Pub at South Pool 2 miles.
  • Pets: Pets are no longer permitted at the Boathouse-dogs may have been present during the 2022 season so it may not be suitable for those with allergies.


Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs facilities
Great View
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near River/Estuary
Off road parking


Area Details

East Portlemouth

East Portlemouth is a small pretty village set on a hill giving outstanding views to Kingsbridge and Dartmoor. Set in an area of outstanding beauty, it has one of the quieter sandy beaches of the area and is fantastic for families..even dogs are welcome all year round here. East Portlemouth has a number of small beaches. Fishermans Cove, Small Cove and Mill Bay. All have won Safe Bathing status and this is great for families of young children as you know the water is clean, shallow and safe for paddling. At low tide, you will find lots of shallow rock pools and you can pick up the Ferry to Salcombe from Fishermans beach. Well worth exploring is the trail form Ease Portlemouth to Prawle Point. Here you find a watch station, manned by volunteers and you can take in the magnificent views out to sea. This area is very popular with birdwatchers as many migratory species gather here. If you walk on to East Prawle then you can pick up refreshments at the village cafe or at the Pigs nose.

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