The best waterside homes on the Southwest coast

The best waterside homes on the Southwest coast

For sale with the Totnes branch of Rendells, the long-established firm of chartered surveyors, auctioneers, valuers, land and estate agents, are 3 uniquely impressive properties, all with one thing in common: the waters edge! Below, we’ve listed each of the properties details, for your round up of the Southwest’s best waterside homes on the market.

Tidelands Boathouse, Shaldon Rd, Combeinteignhead, Devon, TQ12 4RR

Detached bolt hole with slipway

Guide price: £995,000

Agent: Rendells, Totnes, 01803 863888,

Details at:

Tidelands Boathouse is a stylish bolt hole with its own boat shed and slipway on the water’s edge at Combeinteignhead

With beaches, moorland, town and country close by, the property is less than three miles from Newton Abbot and its easy transport links to Exeter and beyond.

Currently used as a holiday let, the draw of this superb property is clear and multitudinous. Having been the subject of renovation in recent years, the current pied-à-terre is beautifully presented. The open plan living space is fully tiled with polished porcelain flooring and the kitchen area fitted with gloss finished cabinetry along with a whole range of integrated appliances and a breakfast bar for two. The shower room is also downstairs, perfect for washing off a busy day on the river. The views over the front terrace across the estuary are breath-taking, particularly from the first-floor bedroom with its double doors and balustrade.

Outside is a substantial boat shed, ideal for storing dinghies and paddleboards and conveniently installed with a winch for launching and retrieving boats from its own slipway to the foreshore. To the left of the property is a hardstanding area and lawned gardens. To the front and side is a natural porcelain tiled terrace and up steps to the rear is a secluded sun terrace and wood-fired hot tub overlooking the estuary, ideal for al-fresco dining and relaxing while taking in the picture-perfect surroundings.

Robin Tozer, residential sales manager at Rendells in Totnes, said: “Tidelands Boathouse has everything that anyone could want in a waterside retreat. The open sea is around 2km down river. As a holiday let, the property is forecast to produce an income of around £50,000 this year, so it will prove a tidy investment, or indeed a wonderful home, for the right buyer.”

Tidelands House, Shaldon Rd, Combeinteignhead, Devon, TQ12 4RR

Fabulous waterside home with direct foreshore access

Guide price: £1,700,000

Agent: Rendells, Totnes, 01803 863888,

Details at:

The Totnes branch of Rendells, is thrilled to offer for sale a substantial colonial-style detached home set in lawned gardens in a superb waterside location on the shores of the River Teign Estuary. The beautiful four-bedroom, four-bathroom Tidelands House sits on the outskirts of Combeinteignhead, an extremely popular estuary-side village with a great community spirit, just under three miles from Newton Abbot and its fast road and rail links to Exeter, the M5 and beyond.

Inside, the huge entrance hall is currently used as a dining room with a study area, cloakroom, stairs down to a utility room and picture windows drawing your eye to the lawns leading down to the estuary. The sitting room spans the full depth of the property with a focal fireplace and double doors opening out onto a balcony with stunning views and steps down to the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room has integrated appliances and an enviable view from the kitchen sink. And completing this floor is a triple-aspect, depth-spanning bedroom suite/family room with two sets of double doors to a view-encrusted balcony, a door onto the veranda and a lovely en-suite with shower and spa bath.

Upstairs are three bedroom suites, two double aspect with balconies to properly soak in the surroundings, and each with its own en-suite. The third bedroom comes with an open plan en-suite. The house has Sonos built-in speakers and is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled.

Outside, Tidelands House is an absolute treat. The private gated driveway leads to a gravelled parking and turning area and a detached garage with extra rooms and potential for development (subject to any consents). To the front is open lawns with raised vegetable beds, a circular feature patio and a pathway to the veranda with decking spanning the whole frontage. To the rear, lawned gardens lead to the waters’ edge with splayed steps down onto the foreshore, an ideal place from which to launch a canoe, paddleboard, rowing boat or other small craft.

The house also comes with planning permission to extend the rear of the property to create an open plan living space with balcony and additional ground floor accommodation.

Robin Tozer, residential sales manager at Rendells in Totnes, said: “The sale of Tidelands House presents a rare opportunity for a family to move into a superb waterside home with sporting activities at their fingertips. It’s in a great location with beaches, moorland, town and country all within a short distance, and being tidal, the waterscape is ever-changing with a variety of birdlife and other animals, including seals, making occasional visits.”

4 Steamer Quay, Steamer Quay Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5AL

High spec town house on the Dart in Totnes

Guide price: £795,000

Agent: Rendells, Totnes, 01803 863888,

Details at:

4 Steamer Quay is as unique on the inside as it is on the outside and it’s for sale with the Totnes branch of Rendells, the long-established firm of chartered surveyors, auctioneers, valuers, land and estate agents. The three-bedroom three-bathroom waterside town house sits in a truly special position on the River Dart, looking over the river to Vire Island, just a short walk from Totnes town centre.

Outside is a tarmac drive for two vehicles. A pedestrian gate opens into the secluded courtyard garden with some mature planting and hedging as well as an ornate pond and slate paving, creating an ideal space for dining and entertaining. This aspect of the house is part stone, part white render and part blue wood cladding in an eclectic combination of styles that works exceptionally well. Having been greatly improved over recent years, the house is finished to a high specification.

The entrance door opens into a wonderful open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with bamboo wooden flooring, a central focal gas fire, a range of designer radiators and zoned controllable inset spotlights and mood lighting throughout via a Mercury Digital dimming system.

The kitchen area is fitted with a selection of cabinetry including a central island unit, quartz/granite work surfaces, integrated appliances including a wine fridge and a seven-ring gas range cooker, and a breakfast bar for four. You can almost touch the moored and meandering boats on the river as they pass directly outside the windows and double doors with glass balustrade.

A mirrored walkway leads into the conservatory/sun room, which connects with the courtyard garden with bi-fold doors, tiled flooring with underfloor heating and mood lighting. There is also a separate utility room with cabinetry and plumbing for laundry appliances.

On the first floor, the master bedroom spans the width of the property with built-in wardrobes and superb views from the double doors with glass balustrade. A second part of the master suite could become a separate bedroom but is currently used as a dressing room and gym area. The master en-suite is fitted with underfloor heating, double sinks with back-lit mirrors, a double-ended walk-in shower with monsoon shower head and a state-of-the-art Triton drying unit.

The guest room sits above the utility and the bathroom is fitted with a walk-in shower. Stairs lead to the second floor and a generous full-width bedroom with access to eaves storage and its own en-suite bathroom.

For further information about any of these homes, pop into Rendells in Totnes, call 01803 863888 or visit To browse property for sale across the South West, visit or

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.