- Property code: HILLQ
- Changeover day: Friday
- Designated parking
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Short Breaks available
- Central heating
- Garden or outside space
- Washing machine
Hill Quay sits on its own in an enviable position along the banks of Bow Creek, a wooded, tidal inlet of the River Dart. Featured in the top 100 Holdiay Homes in 'The Times' this charming detached house, reached down a long private drive, faces the river with its own private, 300 yard river frontage, moorings (dinghy provided) and surrounded by 10 beautiful acres of fields and a National Trust wood. Here you can mess around in the boat on the river, row downstream to an excellent restaurant/pub, or sip cocktails in the evening sun from the garden and take in the view, while the children play table tennis in the games barn. Originally a gamekeeper’s cottage, the house provides a comfortable traditionally furnished home in a quite outstanding setting. For those looking for a wonderful playground for both adults and children alike - a more heavenly spot than this would be hard to find.
Front door into bright hallway. Steps down into living room with fireplace with wood burning stove, satellite Sky full media package TV, DVD, sofas, chairs and a door to the verandah, terrace and the river bank. An extending table seats up to 10 and is alongside the kitchen area with double-oven Aga, ceramic electric hob, larder fridge and arch through to utility area with built-in washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, storage cupboards, hooks for coats and stable door to the terrace. Accessed from the verandah is a store room with further large fridge/freezer. Central hall. Master bedroom with 6ft zip linked king bed (can be split into two 3ft single divans), under pitched panelled ceiling, fitted cupboards, floor to ceiling windows and door to paved area, the lawns and river. Adjacent shower room with power shower, basin and WC. Further bedroom with twin 3ft beds (can be zip linked to create a superking), large floor to ceiling windows under pitched roof and sturdy ladder steps up to mezzanine snug with satellite TV. Steps from the central hall up to two carpeted double bedrooms both with fitted cupboards and views of the river through pretty leaded windows. Adjoining tiled bathroom with bath, hand-held shower attachment, basin and WC.
The private drive runs along the riverside. A paved terrace in front of the house is amply provided with benches, tables and chairs, and the lawns run down to the water’s edge. (Note: the riverbank is only partly fenced). An outside barn is situated in the grounds near the house and incorporates two historic lime kilns, table tennis and table football table (Due to the nature of the lime kilns, this room can get damp at certain times). Fields and National Trust owned woods surround the house on three sides, a total of 15 acres to explore with a pathway up to a level viewing area. A small rowing boat with oars is provided and for use at own risk.
- Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, Satellite TV, cot (cot mattress not supplied), high chair, oil for Aga, logs, central heating (oil) and electricity.
- Telephone: Incoming and outgoing local calls only.
- Local Facilities: Beaches from 6 miles. 3 good pubs within walking distance. Shop at Harbertonford 3 miles, supermarket, shops and restaurants 4 miles at Totnes.
We had a wonderful time, the location was excellent and the cottage very comfortable.
The house was really nice. It makes a huge difference when the house is clearly somebody's own personal holiday home that they also rent out, as opposed to being a 'holiday let'. The additional equipment (kitchen) and general life clutter greatly improve a house. Many thanks. We had a great time. We were staying as we run the Dart 10k swim from Totnes to Dittisham every year, so it was a joy to be right on the river, even if we had to be pretty accurate with the tides to get up to Tuckenhay! A real pleasure. Thanks.
It was a wonderful holiday with lots of animals visiting the house. When arriving we were greeted by family of ducks, walking up the entrance demanding food. Our kids fed them a bit of bread. Next evening there were about 18 ducks already waiting for us to come home. In the morning there were no ducks, but a cat visited us regularly. Even a dog showed up once or twice. Not to mention that on the river Dart we saw 3 seals swimming by.
<p> It sounds like you were popular with the local wildlife!<br /> We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay.</p> <p> </p>
- The Toad Hall Team