Soak up the best of central Shaldon, with this captivating coastal snug and a very good night sleep!
Boasting a carefree setting in the heart of Shaldon village, this quirky pet-friendly ground floor apartment, provides a super base for groups of 4, as well as for those requiring overspill accommodation for a further 8 guests in the adjoining ‘Harp House’ holiday home, next door (please enquire).
A beautifully renovated period home, the interior has been refurbished throughout. The front room is flooded with a natural light, thanks to the gorgeous original shop front window. The open plan space has been fitted with ambient side lights too, making it ideal for day-night entertaining.
The charming space reflects a timeless coastal style and a playful twist; with a cosy armchair with Angle poise-style reading lamp facing in to the room, alongside an ambient wood burning stove. The romantic fireplace is complemented by a stylish nautical striped L-shape sofa, which has been carefully placed in a snug part of the room, to face the warm glow of the fire.
Guests can enjoy curling up here in the evenings and colder months, with a hot mug of cocoa and a favourite film on the flat screen TV with DVD player provided. The home is also Wi-Fi enabled, for added convenience.
The open plan room features a stylish wooden dining area for four and an adjoining modern kitchen (which is cleverly tucked away and features a breakfast bar for two). Fully-equipped with an oven, hob, toaster, electric kettle, dishwasher and fridge freezer, the kitchen provides everything you need to kick back and enjoy a carefree self-catering break. A memorable bonus of this place is its proximity to local eateries too, should you wish to sample Shaldon’s famous foodie reputation first hand!
From the kitchen diner, a staircase leads to the lower ground floor, where two sleeping rooms and a modern shower room are situated.
The Master Bedroom is finished in a serene sandy hue, with a chunky Ash king-size bed featuring alongside 2 painted bedside tables and a discreetly placed fitted wardrobe. This bedroom window is facing a narrow and quiet part of the courtyard. The accompanying room has been finished with a fun nautical flair, with colourful bunting and soft furnishings complementing the two single beds and a convenient fitted wardrobe. Although there is no window in this room, a curtain covered doorway between bedrooms allows daylight to flow through from the master bedroom in.
A contemporary fitted bathroom with shower cubicle, wash basin, spot-lit vanity mirror, heated towel rack and WC complete the layout of the lower ground floor.
Outside, the holiday home benefits from a nearby parking space.
Nestled amongst a delightful throng of Shaldon village amenities, guests will not need to travel too far to find a tasty meal, a tasty deli buy, a holiday gift or quirky art piece. The holiday retreat is situated next to the wonderful ‘Coffee Rush!’ café too, which specialises in freshly brewed morning coffee, cakes, snacks, classic ice cream and the occasional holiday tipple.
Home to more colourful cafes and a selection of acclaimed local restaurants (including the Michelin star ‘Ode Restaurant’), the quaint fishing village of Shaldon serves up everything; from fine high-end dining to wholesome crab sandwiches!
The family-friendly Shaldon Beach and timeless riverside setting with ferry service offers a great starting point for sightseeing, as well as for classic beach days on the main beach or at quirky Ness Cove (reachable via the old Smugglers tunnel!). Guests can easily soak up many water-based activities too, including canoeing, sailing and water sports. In August time, village also hosts the annual Shaldon Regatta.
Shaldon village is also home to a lovely park and recreation ground, a 9-hole golf course, a small local zoo and the Homeyards Botanical Gardens.
The passing South West Coastal Path provides the perfect excuse to take to a coastal trail, as well as to enjoy a picnic or some bird watching along the way.
Visitors are placed within a 20 minutes’ drive of lively Torquay; the jewel of the English Riviera. The surrounding area is also awash with beautiful National Trust attractions, blue flag beaches, coastal tourist attractions and sport activity centres. Nearby Dartmoor also offers memorable day trips of walking, mountain biking, wild swimming and extreme sports.
Notes: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200, which is payable to Blueriver Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- No garden/courtyard
- Nearest pub 0.1 mile
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Ground floor bedroom
- Ground floor WC
- Open fire/woodburner
- 1 Bathroom
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Travel cot
- No smoking
- Nearest shop 0.2 mile
- 0.5 mile from the coast
The weather was beautiful, most of the time swam in the sea. Ate fish and chips on the beach. Drank rose at Ness, looking out to the sea. Thank youJo, Dave, Sol & Ru - 3rd August 2018
Thank you for a lovely little holiday home :) Kate, Martin, Sam - 28th July 2018
Everyone was friendly, house was clean and tidy a little home from home. We discovered some nice cafes and beaches (with pink sand). We went swimming Teignmouth Lido and went shopping.. Thank you very much for letting us stay, we had a lovely time! Isla, Tim, Amelia, Ellie - 17th June 2018