QuerQuay Bolthole

Devon, Britain

Bang on the water for ferries to Dartmouth, a steam train which whistles past, boats bobbing, dreamy views and a quirky little space


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Drive down a steep road towards the Higher car ferry that sweeps passengers over to Dartmouth – and just before you hit the river turn sharp left for a slice of watery bliss. The steam railway line is bang in front of you (busier in summer) and then the estuary with its bobbing boats and constantly changing light. Walk in to a relaxed, seaside feel with interesting vintage trinkets dotted about, ships lanterns for lampshades, striped cushions and local artwork on the walls – a little table sits under the window so you can carry on staring while you eat. Stone floors are warmed by underfloor heating and a tiny kitchen has all you need for holiday cooking; handcrafted cabinets hold the basics. The bedroom has antique French furniture, beams and a big bed with a view; the shower room is tiny and quirky with an old boat sail as a curtain and upcycled loo and sink. Best of all you have 50 metres of private riverside walkway with benches and a swing seat from which to take it all in. Dartmouth’s gems are a two-minute ferry ride away (the owner leaves you a passenger card), but this, the sunny and serene side, will keep you in its grasp.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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


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

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

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

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

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The neighbourhood

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.