QuerQuay Bolthole

Kingswear on Dart, Devon

Bang on the water for ferries to Dartmouth. A steam train whistles past and boats bob by this little space with dreamy views


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Just before you hit the river, near Dartmouth ferry, is a slice of watery bliss on the estuary with boats to watch and constantly changing light. Dartmouth is a two-minute ferry ride and the owner leaves you a passenger card so you don’t have to pay.Indoors has a relaxed, seaside feel with interesting vintage trinkets dotted about, ships lanterns for lampshades and local artwork – a little table sits under the window so you can watch the goings-on if you eat indoors.Lie in bed and watch estuary life unfurl, or sit on your private boardwalk, an idyllic spot for breakfast. Explore Dartmouth, walk straight onto the coastal path and to excellent pubs, return to watch the sunset over the water.

Looking out onto the harbour from Querquay Bolthole in Devon

We think you'll love

  • The wonderful views of the river
  • Hopping on the ferry to Dartmouth
  • The walks – meander along the river, stroll to a pub, hike the coastal path
Seating area overlooking the harbour at Querquay Bolthole in Devon

You should know

  • You are very close to that steam train line (daytime only)
  • The bathroom and kitchen are small


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Children over 8 welcome. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 2-minute ride on the ferry.


Nightly price
from £105
Weekly price
from £660
Damage deposit
1 Apartment for 2
From £1051 bed1 bedroom


Just loved our stay in this fabulous place. It has everything you want and I seriously can not add anything that hasn't already been said. We loved looking out for the train, it was almost like stepping back in time. It is also a great location for visiting the local attractions, and Coleton Fishacre which is literally just up the road, has become our new favourite National Trust property.

Rose, Chester

As we think has been said many times before, there just aren't enough superlatives for QQBH. Everything you're expecting, from the description, the setting and, of course, the house, will be there, and much more. A true jewel in the crown. Only four nights, but it felt like so much longer. That only comes with total relaxation. It's a pity we have to leave a feedback really, as QQBH is just the sort of place you could become very secretive and selfish about! We have already booked for next year!

Patricia, Bristol

There are two problems with the QuerQuay Bolthole. The first is trying to find, after all the other glorious reviews, new superlatives to describe the experience. The cottage, the views, the sunsets, lazing on the boardwalk, the ferry nearby for a quick trip into town to pick up croissants (or great fish and chips), the endless entertainment of the various yachts (ordinary and oligarch’s), occasional Royal Navy manoeuvres and of course, the steam train with drivers tooting and waving. Amazing doesn’t do it justice. The second great problem is leaving – but we’re coming back in October!

Paul, Tunbridge wells

What a fantastic place to stay.. beautiful setting on the river, and a very short ferry trip across to Dartmouth - lots of great shops and places to eat. Also lots of delightful walks with stunning views. Communication with the owners was excellent and they provided such a lot of comprehensive information - we really loved our stay and can't wait to return.

Denise, London

Perfect in every way. Location is stunning. The bolt hole is lovely, everything you need provided and lots of information. Owners respond quickly and do everything to make the stay the best it can be. We will definitely return!

Debra, Leeds

We absolutely loved our stay! We went for our 'mini moon' and it was an amazing opportunity to truly relax after the madness of our wedding. We were made to feel completely special from start to finish and really enjoyed watching the world go by on the boardwalk!

Molly, Bristol

Second visit, just as good as the first. A view to die for. A fabulous base to explore the local area ..... of you can tear yourselves away.

Jane, Wallingford

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The neighbourhood

This bolthole rests on the banks of the River Dart a mile from the pretty village of Kingswear where you’ll find several good pubs serving local ales and decent food. Historic Dartmouth is just two minutes on the ferry and is renowned for good food – it’s home to some fabulous chefs including Mitch Tonks of The Seahorse. Walk to Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway, via the scenic Long Woods and the coastal path. Much of the South Hams, this region of rural and coastal Devon, has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Local points of interest from Georgie Cox

  • Arrive, park and be car free for the remainder of your stay @ the QuerQuay Bolthole. A rare feature of this area where parking is notoriously difficult. Instead travel around the beautiful South Hams on the ferries, steam trains and buses on your doorstep.
  • Dartmouth is a 2 minute ferry ride across the river. Explore the narrow lanes of this beautiful historic town - full of restaurants, cafes and stylish independent shops. Peruse the numerous art galleries or enjoy The Flavel Art Centre for theatre & cinema.
  • Beaches on the doorstep include Blue Flag rated Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands; further afield are Salcombe, Bantham and Bigbury, where you can walk the causeway to Burgh Island. Along the coastal roads find fabulous eateries offering fresh local food.
  • QuerQuay is a walker's paradise: meander along the river path to meet the steam train at Kingswear, visit Agatha Christie's home Greenway via the scenic Long Woods or head off along the stunning South West Coast Path which literally passes your front door.
  • Dartmouth is renowned for stylish food and is home to some fabulous chefs including Mitch Tonks of The Seahorse. Dartmouth Food Festival in October is an annual event not to be missed. Daily you can enjoy wonderful food from the local bakeries and delis.
  • Activities abound on the river so you can gear up for canoeing and kayaking, wildlife tours around the coast, paddle boarding, sailing or cookery classes at Manna. Wind down at one of the cosy pubs or enjoy a great meal in one of our acclaimed restaurants.


Georgie Cox

Georgie and Ralph first visited Dartmouth in 2010. As keen travellers, they have visited places all over the world but fell in love with this spot closer to home. On returning in 2016 they were smitten and live in the house above QuerQuay when they return for holidays. They’ve enjoyed uncovering QuerQuay's history and the fact that it is built mainly from local, reclaimed materials.