Tuckenhay

Watermark

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Bedroom details

3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x king

Bedroom 3

1 x zip and link

Perfectly set beside the beautiful Tuckenhay Quay at Bow Creek, a tributary of the River Dart, this historic homestay promises captivating Creekside views from its elevated position, so mesmeric you'll not want to leave this picturesque Devonshire abode.

From the moment you step inside this divine dwelling, you'll find a luxuriously welcoming, dog-friendly retreat from the everyday, where decadent interiors and timeless rusticity offer a soothing embrace. Residing all on one level following the outdoor steps leading up to Watermark's entrance, the open-plan living design is perfect for families or friends wishing to stay together, or even couples seeking extra space to unwind.

Beautifully restored in harmony with its unique setting, Watermark effortlessly blends old-world charm with luxury modern living to create a space of cultivated calm. Evoking the spirit of luxury escapism yet curating a feeling of cosiness throughout, this heavenly retreat is the ultimate escape to rest and restore.

With three gorgeous bedrooms to choose from, a handsome wood burning stove, oak beams and far-reaching waterside views from the outdoor deck, this glorious home is a dream escape to the country. Tucked away in the quaint hamlet of Tuckenhay, yet beautifully situated to make the most of lovely Totnes and Dartmouth just a short drive away, there's plenty to explore in this wonderful corner of the world.


Living and eating

This extraordinary home features an open-plan living design with a Juliet balcony and spectacular views of Bow Creek and beyond. Adorned with oak beams and underfloor heated oak flooring, you'll find endless comfort and luxury in this gorgeous living space. Dressed in calming hues and sumptuously furnished, along with a striking wood burning stove and uninterrupted views over the water, while away restful afternoons and cosy evenings in Boutique style. There's also a Smart TV for catching up on your favourite series, along with a SONOS sound system for creating the soundtrack to your holiday. On cooler days, settle in beside the fire with an array of games, cards and books to enjoy.

The grand, oak-glazed bifold doors lead to Watermark's stunning open-plan kitchen and dining area, where you'll find all the mod cons needed to create fabulous feasts, from the induction hob and double oven, dishwasher and all the other essentials, to the all-important Dualit coffee machine. Not forgetting the American fridge freezer, complete with an ice maker for your evening tipples!

Simply beautiful in soothing neutral shades, with a sociable island feature and gorgeous dining table for six, the open plan design truly serves up style at the heart of this heavenly homestay. With the magnificent aspect of a large picture window, the kitchen space benefits from breath-taking Creekside views to accompany your decadent dining experience.


Sleeping and bathing

There are three beautiful bedrooms to choose from at Watermark, all of which promise handmade mattresses along with luxurious, hypoallergenic duvets and pillows.

Within the master bedroom resides a blissful king size bed, enveloped in soft linens, bedding, cushions and throws to ensure you'll drift off into the sweetest of slumbers. Bedside tables offer lovely reading lamps, there's also plenty of storage space with a built-in wardrobe. The en suite shower room features luxury rosemary and bergamot toiletries from St Kitt's Herbery, in Cornwall, as well as a heated towel rail to keep your towels fluffy and warm.

In bedroom two lies a zip and link super king size bed, providing the option to be made up as a twin room if preferred, which looks out at a stunning Creekside view over the outside deck. Dressed in rich shades and decadent finishing touches, this space also features wonderful bedside tables with reading lamps and a built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom three boasts a sumptuous king size bed adorned in soothing shades, which again offers a stunning Creekside view. This luxury bed is accompanied by delightful bedside tables with reading lamps, a built-in wardrobe along with a pretty dressing table.

There's also a family bathroom with a walk-in shower, featuring luxury rosemary and bergamot toiletries from St Kitts Herbery and a heated towel rail.


Outdoor space

Creekside dreams await in the outdoor space at Watermark, where large bifold doors lead out onto the deck from the living room to reveal a luxurious corner sofa in shades of blue. For glorious al fresco dining, you'll find a table and chairs set perfectly beside spellbinding views over the river and the National Trust's Crownley Woods beyond.

It's no secret that, once settled in this captivating spot, you may never want to leave! Just perfect for forgetting the world for a while and watching the boats go by, outdoor living at Watermark offers a truly restorative retreat from reality.


Parking

There is parking for one car at Watermark, if you have a second car there are on-road, public parking spaces in front of The Maltsters Arms.


Babies and children

Babies and children are welcome at Watermark - please bring your own baby equipment.


Dogs

One well-behaved dog is very welcome at Watermark. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.


WiFi

Watermark has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


In the area

Nestled in the charming hamlet of Tuckenhay, discover plenty of things to do in the surrounding area, if you can bear to tear yourself away from the luxuries of Watermark. Just a short walk from your heavenly retreat uncover The Maltsters Arms in Tuckenhay, a relaxed riverside pub just perfect for a tipple or delicious dining. A little further, yet still a short stroll from your retreat, lies The Watermans Arms, a characterful 17th century pub with oodles of charm.

Watermark is set just a short drive from the lovely, historic market town of Totnes. This unique hub boasts plenty to see and do, from its many independent shops for a little retail therapy, inspiring art galleries for afternoon strolling and The Curator Coffee for a restful latte moment. Uncover this town's historic past at Totnes Castle, the Guildhall and Dartington Hall or head to nearby Dartmouth where there's so much to discover. Experience a river tour on the River Dart, or indulge with a spot of wine tasting at Sharpham Vineyard, The Cellar Door Alfresco Cafe and Calancombe Estate Vineyard.

Settled on the banks of the beautiful River Dart, Dartmouth in South Devon is a delightful town with a richly historic past, offering plenty of wonderful pastimes. With its characterful streets boasting independent stores, galleries, a museum and a plethora of eateries, whilst the charming waterfront is perfect for an afternoon stroll, or just take a moment to watch the boats sail by.


On the water

For the seekers of thrills on the water, you can launch your own kayaks and SUP's from the retreat's private quay steps or just swim out into the creek at high tide. Sit on kayaks and SUPs can also be hired from Totnes Kayaks or Paddle Shack based in Stoke Gabriel. We would advise pre-booking and in quieter times they will deliver kayaks to Quay Place. Canoe Adventures also offer dragon boat excursions from the Maltsters launch area, including trips to Dittisham, Creekside camp fires and many more activities.

The creek is tidal, so does dry for around an hour and a half either side of low tide, giving mud flats with a wealth of bird life to watch. Bring your binoculars!


Walking

Don your walking boots to explore further along Bow Creek towards the River Dart, uncover Charleycombe Woods near Cornworthy or venture to National Trust's Crownley Woods across the stepping stones near Bow Bridge. Why not adventure to Sharpham Point from Ashprington, or if you're feeling particularly energetic, journey from Sharpham Vineyard to Totnes and back! You'll find a variety of maps for the surrounding area in the retreat, all for your use.


Going the extra mile

There are a number of additional 'Extras' which the owners have kindly set up to be able to arrange for you, please note these are not included in the standard rental rate.

If you don't want to drive, or if you need to split your journeys and don't want multiple cars, we can put you in touch with a luxury chauffeur service. Luxury Chauffeur Hire London exclusively use S Class and V Class Mercedes, so can cater for couples or larger parties, and cover several regions of the UK. They can also provide personal protection services, with former police and military officers. For more information, please head to Luxury Chauffeur Hire London.

Whether it's for that one off special occasion or simply because you don't want to have to cook when you're on holiday, we can put you in touch with a private chef for a night or for the length of your stay. A full range of concierge services is also available including in-house services, activity bookings, event preparations, restaurant reservations and shopping services. If you wish to use any of these services, please contact Nicki at Bespoke Devon.


Escape reality at our heavenly waterside retreat near Dartmouth, with riverside views, stunning interiors and a wood burning stove. It's dog friendly too...

At a glance

From £1,067 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Close to Dartmoor

Enclosed, courtyard garden

Family friendly

Riverside location

Short drive to beaches

Waterside terrace

WiFi

Coastal

Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

Parking

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Watermark:

Watermark was beautiful and certainly lived up to our expectation and hopes. Very well equipped, comfy beds and lovely big dressing gowns and towels. The clean fresh decor gave a calm and restful atmosphere and even the dotting of lovely candles (which we used thank you!) was really special. The moment we walked in we felt our every day stresses go. The views are stunning and watching the wildlife was a perfect way to chill. We will definitely be back :-)

Beautiful property that felt more like a home than a rental. Lots of really lovely extra touches such as coffee machine, blender, lamps, scented candles… Everything was of a high quality & we appreciated having good quality crockery, cutlery & glasses. All in a peaceful setting with a lovely view.

It's a really magical place. The perfect spot to unwind.

Beautiful retreat, exactly as described, beautifully presented. Would highly recommend.

This is the best retreat we have ever stayed at. We had the most amazing few days, we felt like we didn't need to leave, and loved exploring the local area. The river view is unbelievable and the owners and hosts could not have been more accommodating to us. It was the perfect break in the perfect location.

More spacious than the pictures suggest, this was an absolute joy and a beautiful location. Total tranquility.

Yes it was an excellent retreat. Wonderful location overlooking the water. Interior was great as was the decking area.

Stunning location, very comfortable property and wonderful views, couldn’t ask for more! We will definitely be returning

Really lovely stay. Beautiful location and wonderful accommodation. Food at the pub next door is delicious! Thoroughly recommend.

It was so peaceful and set in a lovely location.

This property is really special and the location is amazing. If there was a six star rating this deserves it.

Watermark is a stunning place to stay and we particularly loved the views over the water and the stylish interior. Spotlessly clean and fabulous living spaces inside and out.

We had a fabulous few days at Watermark and would thoroughly recommend the property as a fantastic base. The views are stunning and the interior very special.

Oh what a fabulous apartment. Incredibly comfortable. Great beds and bedding. Comfy bathrobes. No expense spared. And the views......sublime. Just amazing to watch the sun coming up, sounds of ducks and geese in the background. An absolute must place to stay.

Luxurious and unusual. Amazing watching a kingfisher as we ate our lunch. Highly recommend

Fabulous in every sense.

Beautiful family property.

Really well equipped and comfortable property in a truly delightful setting. There was nothing we could really have wanted.

We had a fabulous time in this stunning location. What a well-equipped treasure hidden in this secret part of Devon. A truly memorable stay - flowers and wine helped enhance the birthday celebrations and family time together. Thank you!

Super cottage, wonderful location.

We enjoyed a wonderful week in this lovely home. We spent many happy hours looking at the fabulous views and enjoying the wildlife. Thank you for the hamper and very well equipped kitchen!

A very comfortable rental in a superb position with wonderful views of the river.

What a wonderfully peaceful spot - a rare find these days. A fantastic cottage with everything we needed and more!

The location is just wonderful! Absolutely loved watching the ever-changing river. Great that we could easily walk to two pubs and get out and about in the surrounding countryside.

Beautiful, comfortable accommodation in a perfect location. We look forward to returning!

Watching the creek ebb and flow from the Watermark was a truly magical experience. Beautiful waterside location and a fantastic property that was so well equipped. We loved it so much we have booked it again for next year. Perfect in every way and exceeded our expectations!! Loved it - so much so we have booked it again for next year!

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, everything was thought about and the accommodation was perfect. Would highly recommend and return.

As above: Stunning views and an exceptionally comfortable retreat. The kitchen and living spaces had everything we needed to feel at home, and spacious enough to allow all of us to relax without being on top of one another. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this property.

Fantastic property - one of the best we have been to. Location is excellent, property superbly equipped. Dream location. Watermark is difficult to leave - and wonderful to come back to!

Beautiful setting and fully equipped with all you could need and more

Watermark is fabulous. It’s set in a gorgeous location and beautifully fitted out. It’s the perfect location for walks, going to the beach or just sitting and watching the wildlife - including a seal catching fish right underneath us - from the terrace. We loved it.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Watermark. The views are stunning and there is always something new happening on the river. The stillness of the early morning with its amazing reflections on the water and the sound of cattle and sheep was divine. Thank you to the owners for thinking of everything to make our stay so perfect. From the dog cupboard to the decaf tea and olive oil. The kitchen is so well equipped! We enjoyed a great BBQ on the decking. The apartment is an absolute gem, we hope to return!

Quality location, quality accomodation, and quality furniture and equipment. Really loved the place and will be back! The whole experience was just perfection.

Stunning location, owners had thought of everything & perfect family getaway. Lots of lovely dog walks on the doorstep.

Watermark is magical. The fabulous views down the river from the sofa and the moving riverscape from the kitchen window will just melt away any stress. It's a fabulous location with lots of country walks along the river or even into Totnes which is an hour away if you feel like a good walk. It was extremely comfortable with a chic cool contemporary style. Thank you to the owners for the great nibbles and for introducing us to Sharpham wines. Sharpham have just relocated to a smart new venue close by and we are looking forward to trying out more of their wines and cheese next time we are down. Checking to see when Watermark is available again!

To be able to cook, eat and rest within sight of the ever changing and fascinating tidal river means this is a really unique and special place. Come rain or shine it doesn't matter. Add in superb quality of fixtures and equipment and it's just a lovely, perfect retreat.

What a magical place; there was a wow factor as soon as we opened the door. Beautiful place with an amazing setting. We liked it so much my husband wanted to move in!

Watermark more than met our expectations. We were blessed with fantastic weather for the time of year also. However we found it a great place to do simply nothing but relax. The facilities were excellent and of high quality.

You have a beautiful home and a perfect escape. Special mentions for the Maltsters Arms, dinner at the Durant Arms, discovering the stort of Shapton Sands and all the lovely places we visited.

fab place to stay- a well equipped flat/cottage with stunning views

Beautiful property in a stunning location. So nice to come back to after a day's sightseeing. Lovely sense of space & tranquillity. The perfect antidote to London.

A fantastic cottage. Beautifully situated. Amazing views! Also extremely well appointed, with loads of very thoughtful features, such as fragrant candles and an umbrella.

We have had a lovely time at Watermark. Exploring the area but always happy to come back at the end of the day to watch the river. Loved it!

Beautifully renovated and decorated and amazing location to explore the Dart River valley for a week. We loved sitting on the deck or in the living room watching the tides come in and go out and spotting birds, lighting a fire and just hanging out. Even cooking didn't feel like too much of a chore! Would love to come back here for another stay.

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