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The Boathouse,Dittisham Mill Creek. River Dart

SuperhostDevon, England, United Kingdom
Tiny house hosted by Peter
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath

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The Boathouse is in the most delightful & peaceful creek-side setting, overlooking the water at high tide. A new build in a traditional style it has a stunning balcony with canoes & rowing boat underneath to borrow. Heated by wood burning stove it combines the easy life of being off grid with no tv or internet with the comforts of modern kitchen & bathroom.
There is a small mezzanine bedroom accessed by a ships ladder & a bed settee in the living room.
This is a fab pad in which to relax.

The space
Your perfect isolated retreat!
The boathouse is an idyllic tranquil pad for a few days or a year. Sitting over the water at high tide you can hear little wavelets stirring the dinghies below.
Step down into one of the canoes or rowing boat and you are immediately afloat.
Get away from the hurly
burly. We are virtually off grid- no land line, tv or wifi and intermittent mobile signal (depending on your provider).
so time to chill, chat, read, play scrabble, go for a good walk or just wander up to the pubs.
Newly built in a traditional, centuries old style the boat house has fully equipped kitchen and cool bathroom with shower.
Climb the ship's staircase to the snug mezanine bedroom. (some agility required)
Awake to the sight of the river below.
Snuggle on the sofa in the living room looking out to the seals, fish jumping and birdlife.
Dine or sip a glass or two on the balcony and feed the ducks or swans from above.
Relax, retreat, feel comfy, be mindful, reflect, review, do some 'Forward Thinking', recharge, reinvigorate yourselves and/or simply enjoy the tranquility of the boathouse, village and river life.
Take a ferry or hire a boat if you dont want to paddle yourself and visit Dartmouth, Stoke Gabriel, The Tuckenhay pubs, Totnes or sample the river Dart wine at Sharpham or jump on the steam train at Kingswear or pop across to Greenaway to visit Agatha Christie's lovely house and gardens.
The choice is yours- we can guide you or you can just chill and see what each day brings.
The hot tub in the main house garden may he available in good weather and is heated by yourselves firing up a wood burning stove. the indoor pool may also be available to share in warm times.
Yoga on Tuesdays and palates on Mondays. Fun quiz night on Thursdays and classic heart warming traditional roasts on Sundays (+ veg options)...all within gentle walking distance.
Come and enjoy a few special wellbeing days

Guest access
Sole use of the boat house. Shared use (with owner or main house guests) of garden including garden table/bench and petanque pitch.
the most 'private' access is by walking down 'Shute Lane' some 20m to the west (just past herons gate) and back along the creek and up the steps. At Spring High tides you will want to walk through the garden gates of the main Water Edge house and down the left side path, steps and pavers
Sometimes, particularly in the summer months and when we are at home the main house open air hot tub with wood burning stove may be available and the indoor pool might be just to your liking if you are happy to share or book a quiet time to yourselves.
When there are guests staying in the main house we want you all to not feel intruded upon so usually best to enjoy your own balcony or mini patio and bbq and take the yellow canoe for a paddle.

Other things to note
The ship's staircase is more than a ship's ladder and less than a standard staircase. access is closed off by shutting a hatch once you are in the bedroom. The small hot water tank is reheated twice a day so go easy in the shower if two want one consecutively!
The Boathouse is in the most delightful & peaceful creek-side setting, overlooking the water at high tide. A new build in a traditional style it has a stunning balcony with canoes & rowing boat underneath to borrow. Heated by wood burning stove it combines the easy life of being off grid with no tv or internet with the comforts of modern kitchen & bathroom.
There is a small mezzanine bedroom accessed by a s…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Hangers
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
Private entrance
Fire extinguisher

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Devon, England, United Kingdom

Dittisham is a lovely and friendly riverside village with a shop and 2 pubs plus a cafe.
People are drawn back here over their lifetime and a good number decide to settle here when life allows it

Hosted by Peter

Joined in August 2015
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Psychologist, coach and sailor, doting dad and now grandpa. You will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the things you did so Explore, Dream , Discover (Mark Twain)
During your stay
you have your own space. We do not intrude but are available by phone and sometimes in our home at the top of the garden. please enquire about the hot tub and/or pool by the main house to find out if they are available.
The boathouse can also be available at times with the main house for extended family holidays
you have your own space. We do not intrude but are available by phone and sometimes in our home at the top of the garden. please enquire about the hot tub and/or pool by the main…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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