B26 - The Dolphins
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
In Shaldon, a fabulous, toes-in-the-water, two-storey house, standing right on the beach, shoulder-to-shoulder with its neighbours and with terrific panoramic views from the back across the water to Teignmouth. Inside, smart, stylish and contemporary with cool coastal colours and all 21st cent. comforts, cleverly designed for enjoying the waterside location and watching boats, fishing cormorants and majestic swans pass by from two balconies and big ceiling-high windows. Front door from little lane to hall; open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/induction hob) with granite worktops/breakfast bar (2 stools), dining table/chairs and comfy sofas (TV/DVD) positioned to enjoy those ever-changing views; door to balcony (table/chairs for 2, barbecue) also with excellent views of the beach, The Ness and sunsets. Snug with further seating for 5, TV/Sky, Wii. Ground-floor loo (washbasin). Polished travertine-tiled floor (rugs) throughout downstairs. Upstairs (stairgate), three good-sized bedrooms (carpeted) – looking over the water, two double (footboards), each with TV, one with small balcony and en suite bathroom (suite with corner-bath plus hand-shower); a smart twin (zip-linkable to 6' double, TV), and shower-room (suite). Loading and unloading only outside; garage, 500 yards. A brilliant place year-round for outstanding views and relaxed waterside living.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4.5 star.
The West Country region
Torbay and the Red Cliffs: Napoleon declared Torquay “beau” when he saw it from the sea (true, he was a prisoner and there wasn't much of it then), and certainly it could be in the south of France when, in the sunshine, you look down from most of its seven hills on the expensive boats in its harbour/marina, windsurfers and water-skiers skimming its bay, and palm trees, very well-kept public lawns and flower beds and posh-looking hotels lining its seafront behind a sandy beach. People play bowls in white clothes. The exotic impression fades in its streets, but name a likely resort facility, sport or amusement and you can bet Torquay will have it, as well as some fine houses on its hills.
The three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham surround a very beautiful bay and make up the West Country's largest resort. Paignton, less glamorous-looking than Torquay, has red cliffs and sand and an excellent zoo. Brixham is the fishing port, with still attractive harbour and tiers of coloured houses around it. There are several sandy beaches, and boat trips across the bay and round Berry Head (lighthouse) to Dartmouth.
North of Torquay is a mainly cliff-coast to the boat-filled mouth of the long, broad river Teign estuary (Teignmouth). Above Teignmouth, its good golf course has wonderful views both inland to Dartmoor and out to sea. The best route to Exeter and places east is via it and the A380 – not the coast road which is mainly ribbon-developed, slow and dull. The most beautiful route of all is by the mainline railway (Brunel designed) which for much of the way between Newton Abbot and Exeter hugs the shore.
Shaldon: large pretty village at the mouth of the river Teign estuary: shops, 'green', sandy beach with boats. Bridge connects it with Teignmouth (golf). Yachts, windsurfing, boats for hire (fishing trips), birdwatching and pubs on the estuary. Small zoo. Coast path to Torquay, 5 miles. Inland, good-pub villages in farming valleys.
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2 Jun 2014
"Famous 5 holiday - with a luxury add ons."
The info about this apartment does not do it justice as all the photos are a bit dark. It is a light and airy superbly equipped house. The famous 5 bit was picking mussels from the beach to cook, rock… More
Thank you very much for your feedback. It sounds as though you had a wonderful time! Shaldon's such a wonderful place, with real charm. We agree that it can be difficult to do properties justice, particularly if the weather on the day we take our photographs doesn't show them to best advantage. I'll pass your feedback on to the owners of the property, as I'm sure they will find it useful to help ensure they're offering everything you might need for a lovely holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.
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