Shaldon, Teignmouth and Dawlish Holiday Cottages
Situated just a stones throw away, sitting on the hillside with beautiful views across to Teignmouth, is The Ness, a friendly pub which serves home cooked food all year round.
A short drive away further up the River Teign is Combe Cellars, a popular pub and restaurant with a large outdoor seating area overlooking the water, perfect for watching the boats and wind surfers pass by.
Shaldon Holiday Cottages
Sitting opposite the Victorian seaside town of Teignmouth on the River Teign, Shaldon is an unspoilt, charming seaside village with amazing views across the estuary and out to sea.
Take a break from driving in this picturesque village as everything you need is within walking distance, excellent local shops, four pubs and a choice of great places to eat. If you want to explore a little further afield you can jump aboard Britain’s oldest passenger ferry to Teignmouth, which weather permitting operates 364 days a year.
What is there to do in and around Shaldon?
Shaldon is a great base for enjoying local activities and attractions including Shaldon Zoo and Botanical Gardens all with in short walk of the village centre.
If you enjoy walking, take the South West Coastal path and head to Labrador Bay, where from the highest points of this breath-taking walk you can enjoy views across to Lyme Bay.
Shaldon beach is perfect for swimming, exploring the rock pools and for generally messing around on the water. A short walk from town, through a smugglers tunnel and you will find Ness Cove beach, a sheltered and picturesque beach sitting below the surrounding red cliffs. Perfect for relaxing away from it all and watching the world go by.
If you are visiting in early August, don’t miss Shaldon Water Carnival – the oldest running regatta in the world! With over 100 events to enjoy there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
Where is there to eat in and around Shaldon?
There is so much choice of places to eat in this small village or nearby that there’s no excuse to not try a different venue every day of your holiday.
For fine dining enthusiasts, head for Ode Dining situated in a three storey Georgian townhouse in the heart of the village. Well known for its green credentials the menu features locally sourced ingredients, freshly line caught fish and local organic meat. The owners also run the award-winning ODE café which is a short walk away where you can enjoy the same excellent local food in more relaxed surroundings.
Serving up freshly, home cooked food throughout the day the Strand Café is a great place to enjoy a seafood platter with a chilled glass of white wine or an afternoon cup of tea served with a slice of home baked cake.
Teignmouth Holiday Cottages
Cross the bridge from Shaldon and you will discover the lovely coastal town of Teignmouth, with its historic Georgian buildings and long sandy beaches.Sitting on the mouth of the River Teign and South Devon coastline, Teignmouth offers plenty of attractions, places to eat and things to do making it a perfect location for a family holiday.
What can I do in Teignmouth?
In the summer months head for the main seafront and enjoy relaxing on the long, sandy beach or why not try a bit of paddle boarding or sea kayaking? The traditional pier, located on the main beach, is a great place to visit all year round. Be taken back in time and enjoy a bit of nostalgia playing the arcade games or enjoying an ice cream at the end of the pier.
For small children there is a wonderful park just off the main promenade which offers plenty of play equipment and water features for your little ones to enjoy or why not visit the heated outdoor Teignmouth Lido swimming pool to the east of the beach for a splash around.
Where can I eat in Teignmouth?
Overlooking the main beach is the Beachcomber Café serves up scrummy breakfasts, lunches and early evening meals. In the summer months there is Al Fresco dining with tables overlooking the beach and play park.
Head over to the river beach and you will find the popular Crab Shack, a seafood lovers paradise. Showcasing the best local fish and seafood the region has to offer it gets booked up in the summer months, so booking is essential.
A seaside holiday wouldn’t be without a visit to the Fish and Chip shop and Teignmouth has a great selection, our favourites are Finn McCool’s and the Harbour Fish Bar.
Dawlish Holiday Cottages
Further along the coast from Teignmouth is the traditional seaside town of Dawlish. Families love this Devon town, with its golden beaches and rock pools all within a short walk from the town centre.
What can I do in and around Dawlish?
Running through the centre of Dawlish is the Green, perfect for picnics and ball games, it’s also a great spot for watching the famous Black Swans which swim along the river. Just a few miles from the town centre is Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve, a perfect haven for bird lovers and holidaymakers who can enjoy the miles of sandy beaches that never seem to get busy.
Get the whole family cycling by joining the Exe Valley Cycle Trail which runs along the coast and River Exe. Mostly flat it is a great way of getting everyone active whilst giving you the opportunity to enjoy the stunning countryside, sea and river views.
Take a little time to browse through our selection of holiday cottages in Shaldon, Teignmouth and Dawlish. We’re certain you’ll find something just right for a truly special Devon holiday.