Kingswear, South Devon

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Lovely Victorian home in Kingswear, overlooking Waterhead Creek and the River Dart

You can book this property from:

  • £599 per week
  • £86 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • River views


  • Ground floor WC


  • Family friendly


  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Approached from either the parking space to the rear of the property by car or can be
reached by foot from the front door fronting Brixham road.
Access from the parking space into the top floor is via an external flight of 8 steps across a
decked balcony. Or you can continue down a further 28 external steps to the ground floor
and approach through either the rear door or walk along a level pathway to the front door.
Pedestrian access via the front of the property is accessed up 33 steps into the entrance
Entrance Hallway
Front door 850mm wide into hallway. Coir mat upon entering with exposed wooden
floorboards to remainder. Inner basket and shoe rack to side on entering, cloaks hanging,
15 carpeted stairs with handrail leading to first floor. Door 670mm into cloakroom, door to
right hand side not in use
Open plan living accommodation
Door 620mm wide opening into living area. Floor laid with tiles - due to their design the
floor surface is uneven in places. Wooden dining table with six high back chairs, ceiling
light fittings, built in wall cupboards, door to rear, open arch with 540mm clearance into
living room laid with exposed wooden floorboards, large corner suite and single chair,
central low level coffee table, side table. Two floor lamps, corner wooden TV stand ith TV,
DVD and video player. Kitchen open onto dining area with range of base and wall units
with worksurfaces at 900mm high, continuation of same tiled floor, built in cooker, hob,
vaulted ceiling with skylights allowing natural light, spotlights and under unit lighting.
First Floor
Carpeted landing with a further narrow steep staircase of 14 steps rising to top floor.
Doors all 780mm leading into bedrooms and bathroom
Floor laid with tiles with bathroom suite comprising panelled bath with shower,( no
separate shower attachment) shower screen, low level toilet, bidet, pedestal washbasin
with mirror over, central light fitting, light with shaver point over mirror
Bedroom 3
Carpeted floor, low level wooden bed with mattress at 300mm high, glass bedside tables
with floor lamp to one side, built in double wardrobe, moveable chair and footstool, chest
of drawers unit to one side. Central light fitting
Bedroom 2
Carpeted floor, low level wooden bed with mattress at 300mm high, glass bedsides with
floor lamp to one side, built in wardrobe, freestanding wardrobe, chest of drawers, wooden
trunk, central light fitting
Bedroom 4
Futon bunk bed with double mattress to bottom bunk, chest of drawers, central single
Second floor
Door 740mm wide into master suite, floor laid with oak floorboards. Super king size bed
with mattress at 540mm high, narrow bedsides to each side with floor lamps, large chest of
drawers with flatscreen TV, two seater leather sofas with wooden coffee table, feature
single chair, built in wardrobes, French doors opening onto glass screened tiled balcony.
Open doorway into
Laid with tiled floor, range if base units with worksurfaces at 940mm high, breakfast table
and stools, french doors leading out to decked balcony at rear leading to parking. Sloping
ceilings with spotlights
En suite shower room
Door 750mm wide into shower room, tiled floor, suite comprising of a large walk in shower
cubicle, pedestal washbasin, bidet, low level toilet, feature table



Genista is a lovely welcoming property located in the picturesque village of Kingswear, which enjoys a marine outlook over Waterhead Creek and the River Dart to the stunning port of Dartmouth and the Britannia Royal Naval College.  Genista is an attractive Victorian home with welcoming homely furnishings and a cosy ambiance.  The accommodation is arranged over 3 levels with most of the principle rooms having access onto balconies or decked areas from which stunning uninterrupted panoramic views over the river and creek are enjoyed. The rooms are light and airy and there are 4 good sized bedrooms which are all individually styled.  Kingswear lies on the Eastern side of the beautiful River Dart opposite the port town of Dartmouth.  In the village you will find the Royal Dart Yacht Club, local grocery shop, Darthaven Marina and a local pub.  Accessed by regular passenger and car ferries Dartmouth has numerous cafes, restaurants and individual shops.  Genista is a welcoming home suited to families with young children and groups of friends celebrating a special occasion or reunion.  It is so peaceful and relaxing, and convenient too as you are within easy reach of Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay


The downstairs living area is ideal for family living with its home comforts and comfy sofas.  There is stripped wooden flooring throughout the lounge area and fantastic views from the bay windows.  In the lounge you will find a digital TV with a selection of DVDs and games to keep the children entertained on those rainy days!  Access from the front door takes you onto one of the decked areas perfect for those lovely summer evenings where you can sit and watch the world go by!


The modern kitchen with lovely tiles throughout has the up to date appliances one needs whilst away. You will find an electric hob, double spacious oven, washing machine, toaster, microwave and dishwasher.


The dining area can seat 6 people, so is perfect for larger families or groups of friends.


There is a cloakroom on the ground floor near to the kitchen with WC and handbasin.  The main family bathroom is on the first floor has WC, bidet, bath, shower over bath and wash basin.  On the third floor in the apartment there is a bathroom with large walk in shower, WC, bidet and wash basin.


There are 4 bedrooms in the property:

Bedroom 1 - Bunk bed room with views over the creek, chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2 - King size bed with views over the creek, bed side tables, wardrobe.

Bedroom 3 - King size bed with views out to Lower Contour Road, bed side tables, wardrobe.

Bedroom 4 - Super King size bed with sitting area, kitchen & balcony.  See the section below entitled Top Floor.  

Top Floor

The luxurious top floor accommodation includes a balcony with wonderful panoramic views out over the creek and across to the beautiful town of Dartmouth.  You can enjoy this view from the super king size bed, or the sitting area with table and TV.  There is a kitchen with cooker, electric hob, fridge (freezer drawer), kettle, coffee machine, breakfast bar and utensils etc.  There is an outside table and chairs in the kitchen area for you use.  


The outside space consists of decking on 2 levels, enjoy a glass of champagne over looking Dartmouth and its beautiful scenery. The downstairs decking plays host to a BBQ and seating for six guests, whilst the top floor decking has seats for two. 


Private allocated parking is available at the rear of the property on Lower Contour Road for one car.

Changeover Day

Saturday Arrival 4pm, Departure 11am

Pets Welcome  

Maximum of 1 pet.  £25 per pet per week.

Power and Heat


Bedding, Linen and Wi-fi


Local Amenities

There is a lovely village shop and a cosy village pub, The Ship Inn, a short walk from the property.  

This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable to Blueriver Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.