Stunning Devon boathouse with its own private beach goes on sale for £5million

Dream of swapping your home office to WFB (that’s work from beach, FYI)?

If so, we might have the perfect home for you. And you don’t even need to jet off to sunnier climes.

Tucked away in Devon is a stunning waterfront home with its very own private beach.

And it’s now on the market, so you can make it your own… if you’ve got £5million handy.

Inverdart Boathouse was a 14-year labour of love for its owners, who had the setting excavated from solid rock to deliver incredible, uninterrupted river and sea views.

The property, which looks like a historic fortress, was the winner in the Homebuilding and Renovation awards in 2013 and recognised as a ‘pioneering self build’… so it really is quite remarkable.



Set near the entrance of the River Dart, the house, in Kingswear, Devon, is only accessible by foot (down a path and steps) or by boat.

But if you can be bothered to make the trek, you’ll be rewarded with your very own private beach – the buyers own the foreshore to the mean low water mark, so that means your very own little bit of beach at low tide.

The property itself is pretty special, with 4,000 sq ft of accommodation over four floors.



On the ground floor is an indoor swimming pool with handmade Roman-style pillars (in case you don’t fancy swimming in the sea?), then up a level is the kitchen and dining room, complete with a large sun terrace.

Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a library sit on the second floor, then there’s a home office or media room on the top floor, along with another sun terrace.

The entire home has been designed to maximise the incredible views out to sea, so wherever you sit in the home you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty.


In terms of outdoor space, there’s a Mediterranean-style garden, made up of several terraces.

There’s also the original boathouse on the lower ground floor, which dates back to the 1850s, and a running mooring for a vessel up to 16ft.

Sarah-Jane Bingham-Chick from Savills, who are selling the property, said: ‘Frankly in all of my career I have never seen anything quite like Inverdart Boathouse, it really is quite magical.




‘This very special home was clearly a labour of love for the owners, who were brave enough to undertake such an extraordinary project where they employed the finest materials, unprecedented structural engineering and unparalled craftsmanship to create the most iconic of waterside homes.

‘But in addition, the house is fitted out in the latest technology to ensure that whoever is lucky enough to be home’s next custodian, can live in 21st century comfort.

‘Inverdart is a real one off, and I am sure that we will receive interest from all over from those who want to live in one of the best homes on the coast of the south west.’

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