|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
**We offer Short Break stays in off-peak periods throughout the year, so please feel free to enquire for information about our 'Less than 7 night' tariffs.**
Boasting an excellent location in the heart of picturesque shaldon, this charming georgian townhouse offers the perfect opportunity to sample those simple seaside pleasures, enjoyed in a more sedate and demure time.
Further accompanied by a wide range of age-old and modern day activities to experience on devon’s doorstep, you can be sure of a wholesome year-round getaway in shaldon!
Comprising of versatile self-catering accommodation across 3 floors; this centrally-heated period home has been fully refurbished and modernised in keeping with the georgian-style of the property, to offer a truly classic seaside stay for families and friends!
A pretty palm-lined front garden greets guests to the front of the property and on stepping inside guests will immediately feel right at home, in the pleasantly decorated entrance hallway.
A warm and inviting front living room encourages guests to relax and unwind to the seating provided and a lovely feature fireplace offers the perfect romantic ambience for cosy nights-in during the autumn and winter months.
The window seat to the sitting room also offers a charming spot in which to enjoy some daytime reading and a selection of puzzles and board games are conveniently to hand, to encourage quality moments together in this timeless seaside getaway!
From the entrance hallway a flight of stairs leads down to the heart of the home; the kitchen, which boasts a modern country-style finish and is complemented by a spacious adjacent dining room, to offer the perfect venue for hosting memorable dinner parties and informal gatherings.
The rustic tiling to both rooms also offers a relaxed flow just perfect for holiday stays and guests can enjoy the convenience of home-cooking, with all the desired appliances provided here, including a gas hob, oven, toaster, kettle and fridge.
A flat screen tv, dvd player, cd player and games are also situated in the central built-in cupboard of the dining room area, for guest’s entertainment.
A pretty conservatory also features to the lower ground floor, to offer year-round enjoyment whatever the season, with views overlooking the private terrace garden, which is perfectly suited for ‘alfresco’ dining and is framed by manicured plant borders and pond.
The pleasant sleeping accommodation is also befitting the family-friendly appeal of this seaside holiday home, with flexible arrangements to suit groups of up to 6 guests.
The ground floor features a spacious guest bedroom comprising of a double bed with an en-suite shower room suitable for wheelchair access.
The first floor features a charming double master bedroom overlooking the back garden with an en-suite shower room, whilst the second bedroom to this floor looks out to the front of the property and is furnished with a pair of comfortable twin beds. A brand newly fitted family bathroom with bath tub is also conveniently placed next to the second bedroom on this floor.
All bedrooms are tastefully furnished in a pretty cottage style, with subtle tones, original fireplaces and sash windows, to offer the restful quality of a bygone era.
The charming holiday home further features a utility room next to the conservatory, with laundry facilities and a cloakroom wc provided here for guests’ convenience.
A highly sought-after private parking space is easily found next to the property outside, with convenient access provided through the less formal garden & conservatory entrance.
**Please Note: the NEW HomeAway nightly pricing & tariff calculator displayed to the right, calculates nightly rates by taking the weekly tariff rate and dividing it by 7. This nightly rate is misrepresented, as it does not take into account Short Break Percentages explained in the Tariff Notes section below. Sadly we have no control over this new trend towards nightly 'hotel-style' pricing so please get in touch and we will be happy to help you further.**
From this timeless seaside retreat, guests are within enviable walking distance of the modern day delights and quaint fishing-village appeal of picturesque Shaldon.
A great range of dining options can be enjoyed here, from the contemporary restaurant known as ‘no.1 the strand’ with its beachfront alfresco dining area to the inspiring sea view ‘crab shack across on the Teignmouth side,’ the beachside ‘clipper cafe’ and the famous regional cuisine of the ‘ode restaurant & ode café;’ all are here to tickle those taste buds each and every day!
The village exudes a sedate and tranquil charm, with sunset beach walks to enjoy alongside live jazz every monday at the clifford arms and its enviable range of ‘alfresco’ dining venues in the summertime.
This timeless quality is also perfectly complemented by the excellent selection of restaurants, bars and vibrant nightlife available in nearby paignton, torquay and brixham.
For daytime amusement one of the best zoos in the uk, the Shaldon wildlife trust is located here, alongside the village’s popular sailing, golf, cricket and bowling clubs. Guests looking for a scenic stroll can enjoy discovering Homeyard’s botanical gardens, which nestle in a pretty and secluded Shaldon beauty spot.
The high season also brings with it a wide range of lively regattas, music events, galas and the annual water carnival to enjoy.
For those looking for some beach fun, Shaldon beach offers the perfect excuse for swimming, canoeing, sailing and rowing. For those looking to enjoy a more secluded beach spot, Ness Cove provides a peaceful sanctuary in which to enjoy in the summertime sun, with rock-pools to explore and alfresco BBQ's to enjoy (by booking through Teignbridge District Council).
Wine buffs can savour a day at the old walls vineyard which is located just across the water, and for those looking for a relaxed way to spend the day can take the oldest ferry in the uk from Shaldon to Teignmouth, for a leisurely trip on the water and a day of unhurried sightseeing.
The river Teign rowing club and Teignmouth Golf Club, go-karting park, water park and the Living Coasts attraction can also be found in the surrounding area and the famous scenic steam railway tour, river boat cruises and Kents Cavern are also nearby, to provide a nostalgic and memorable seaside escape along Devon’s picture-perfect coast!
Shaldon has a very close but welcoming community. A tightly woven fabric of small backstreets with lots of small cottages, it remains one of the best kept secrets in Devon. House prices actually reflect this however.
It is quintessentially English especially when you see the locals playing bowls on the small central village green. You could even think the Spanish Armada may be appearing off the Ness at any moment! The Green, as you would expect is overlooked by the local pub and each Wednesday in the season there is a local gift market, the 1785 day! People dress up in georgian costume and there are often entertainers, including local musicians.
The green is central to the village and leading off from this you can explore further inland (but not too far) or walk to the water edge where at low and mid tide you can walk down the estuary. The estuary stretches across to Teignmouth its larger neighbour and can be reached by ferry from the beach! The main channel is relatively deep water which is why you will see the occasional larger industrial boat moving up of down the far channel under guidance of the Shaldon and Teignmouth pilot.
In 1909 the ferry moved into the modern era and installed an engine. No more oars and when the tide is in flood you may imagine they were relieved when fuel replaced muscle! ! The boats have been traditionally painted black and white for 300 years and remain this way today! Records show that a ferry has been operating since the 13th century! That’s before the pilgrim fathers reached their new home!
If you walk to the top of Shaldon, along the shore front and then narrow road, you will find the Shaldon Wildlife Centre, which is a dedicated conservation “zoo”. This “trust” is next to the public car park and this is the easiest place to park to reach the Ness beach.
Review by Jonathon from Cornwall: "Our stay at Palm Cottage was a truly enjoyable experience. We used the house as a base to meet up and entertain friends and family while on holiday. The kitchen and house is equipped with all mod cons and has great entertaining space. The house has everything to make you feel at home on holiday, be it toys for children or boardgames to play on quiet evenings in.
We enjoyed our stay and will likely return next year. There is a small parking space to the rear but ample for a medium sized car. The garden is nicely set out, with a apple tree in full blossom while we were there. We had a small problem when arriving, however this was put right by the owner within hours. We appreciated the period features of this Georgian house, and would recommend Shaldon Palm Cottage."
Additional Activities and Attractions Include:
Boat rentals/charters, Canoeing/kayaking, Crazy golf/pitch & putt, National Trust properties, Near beach, Public transportation, Restaurants & bars, Rowing boats, Scenic trails, Surf fishing and Wildlife centre.
Guests will find a wealth of local amenities on the doorstep, notably the popular village bakery and its charming selection of pubs, eateries and cafés, which include the highly recommended ‘Coffee Rush Café’, located just yards from the property.
A great range of dining options can be enjoyed here, from the contemporary restaurant known as ‘No.1 The Strand’ with its beachfront alfresco dining area to the inspiring sea view ‘Crab Shack across on the Teignmouth side,’ the beachside ‘Clipper Cafe’ and the famous regional cuisine of the ‘Ode Restaurant & Ode Café;’ all are here to tickle those taste buds each and every day!
Teignmouth Golf Club is justifiably proud of its heritage. The course was designed by the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie and opened in 1924, some 9 years before he completed his most famous work at the Augusta National, home of the US Masters.
Teignmouth’s course is situated near to the South Devon coast and, at 800 feet above sea level, it commands spectacular views of the sea and nearby moors.
The 18 hole moorland links presents a great test of golf for players of all abilities. Features include six varied and challenging par 3s and no fewer than 11 two-tier greens, a true MacKenzie trademark.
Teignmouth Golf Club, Haldon Moor, Teignmouth, Devon. TQ14 9NY - Telephone: 01626 777070
Shaldon Approach Golf is considered one of the best approach courses in the South West, with breathtaking views of Teignmouth and the Teign Estuary. Shaldon has hole distances of 60 - 120 yds ( 7 holes over 100 yds).
The course is open daily from 10.00 am Mon - Fri and 9.00 am Sat & Sun. Closing time is generally around dusk.
Clubs are available for hire from the Attendants Hut at Shaldon, which is located next to the upper car park at the Ness. .There is no specific dress code for the course and golf shoes do not need to be worn.
|Booking & Damage Waiver||£30|
Short Breaks (minimum 3 nights)
3 nights - 60% of weekly tariff, 4 nights - 70% of weekly tariff, 5 nights - 80% of weekly tariff, 6 nights - 90% of weekly tariff, 7 nights - full tariff.
All bookings are inclusive of final clean, linen but NO towels. Please bring your own bathroom & beach towels, both of which are not provided.