Anchor Boathouse (Formerly Westcliffe)


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4 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: WESTC
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


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.

Please note:  Due to the nature of the path, steps and stairs, this property is not suitable for the elderly or those with walking difficulties.

A long flight of steps (mostly shallow, 53 steps) 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 bedroomwith full size 3ft bunk beds and walk-in hanging/storage cupboard. Separate WC with bidet and basin.

Please note:  Due to the nature of the path, steps and stairs, this property is not suitable for the elderly or those with walking difficulties.

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 14ft.

In bay on the road above the property for one car only. Further on road parking available nearby on a first come first served basis.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels), cot, high chair and stairgate. 1 basket of logs included (October to end of March only), electricity, water and central Heating (gas).
  • Telephone: No landline telephone however mobile reception is generally good but please check with your provider prior to booking.  
  • Wi-Fi: Available free of charge.
  • Local Facilities: Beaches Thurlestone, Hope Cove 5 miles. Shops, pubs, restaurants 15 minutes walk.

Please note:  Due to the nature of the path, steps and stairs, this property is not suitable for the elderly or those with walking difficulties.

April 2019

gorgeous location right on the river, lovely town close by, beautiful walks. Excellent.

October 2018

Very much so

June 2018

Westcliffe is a lovely property and we have rebooked for 10th August this year.

October 2017

Yes, the house was in a great location and the views were amazing, especially from the balcony. The house had lots of space to accomadate everyone. Thank you!

August 2017

We had a fabulous holiday at Westcliffe. We highly recommend it. Superb location. breathtaking views. Lovely spacious living area in the cottage with ample balcony and garden space.

August 2015

Very helpful staff on occasions telephoned with knowledge of propertry. Caretaker helpful & obliging

August 2014

We loved Westcliffe and would happily have stayed there for ever. The quiet estuary view from our bedroom, sitting room and the wonderful balcony set the holiday scene: never dull thanks to the ebb and flow of the tide and wonderful bird life. How many houses have their own little egret to keep an eye out for? We enjoyed being able to moor our kayaksm oored below and made good use of them exploring the estuary and taking traffic free trips down to Salcombe.

May 2014

We had a lovely holiday, there was enough space for 5 adults to either do their own thing when we returned each evening e.g. play guitar, look at the stars through our telescope, read, do one of the many jigsaw puzzles at the house or jus watch TV. The veranda was a great place to chill out with a glass of wine and watch the wildlife on the estuary.

March 2014

We couldn't have asked for a better location and property to relax in and explore from - this will be a really memorable experience for years to come

June 2013

Fab holiday, little peace of heaven just wish we could have stayed longer,thanks.

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