About the home
Dolphin Cottage is one of the oldest cottages in Shaldon. It has a thatched roof and old wooden beams. It’s thick cob walls keep it warm in winter and beautifully cool in summer. It is in a quiet square, about two minutes level walk from the beach and shops. The cottage has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with a cot in it. To reach the twin bedroom, you have to walk through the double room, which is usually fine for families, but sometimes doesn't suit friends who are sharing the cottage. The bathroom is downstairs.
Being so close to the beach is ideal for families. No need to get dressed on the beach after your swim - just pop back to the cottage. It is safe to swim on an incoming tide, and there is always plenty of sand to play on. At low tide, there is a large area called "The Salty", where there are pools full of shellfish and small fish. If it's windy on the nearest beach, you can go through the smuggler's tunnel to The Ness Beach, which faces a different direction. There's a children's Zoo, a Botanical Garden, a Pitch and Putt Course and a Bowling Green and plenty of places to eat and drink. If you like amusements and the facilities of a town, you can cross the river to Teignmouth, either by the bridge, or on the passenger ferry.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
Further details indoors:
The accommodation comprises:
SITTING ROOM, with single sofa bed and colour television with DVD Player.
KITCHEN, with electric cooker, microwave, refrigerator with freezer compartment, stainless steel sink unit, and spin drier. Dining table to seat five.
BATHROOM, with washbasin, bath and W.C. (There is also an outside W.C.)
SUNLOUNGE, this is quite small, but it is lovely to sit in. It is also useful for drying the washing, and a good place for children to play.
Stairs from sitting room lead to:
BEDROOM 1 : with double bed.
Opening off is:
BEDROOM 2 : with two single beds, cot, washbasin and airing cupboard.
The cottage is fully equipped for 4 people. A double duvet is provided for the double bed, and single ones for both single beds. Pillows are also provided.
Please bring duvet covers, sheets, pillow cases, towels and T-Towels. If you wish to use the sofa bed, please bring extra bedding. The cot has a waterproof mattress, but please bring your own cot bedding.
Further details outdoors:
Outside the cottage is a small enclosed garden, and garden chairs are provided. There is an outside toilet, which is useful when the bathroom is occupied. The garden gate opens onto Crown Square, where you might be able to park sometimes. The roads around the cottage are, on the whole, too narrow for cars, having been built for horses and carts! This makes it very safe for walking and riding bikes. However, parking can be difficult in the summer. There is always room to park at the top of the hill behind the cottage, and it is a pleasant walk down, through the Botanical Gardens. Since you will probably want to make use of the excellent boats, trains and buses, there is no need to use your car very often.
Our bookings are made from Saturday to Saturday during the summer. In the spring and autumn we are glad to take bookings for short breaks. We do not accept bookings for the winter, except for Christmas. We ask for 1/3 of the rental fee as a deposit, with the balance to be paid four weeks before your holiday. Included in your rent is £50 which we return if you leave the cottage clean and in good condition.
We are sorry, we do not accept pets. Included in your rent is £50 which we return if you leave the cottage clean and in good condition.
The West Country / Devon region
South Devon is famous for it's wonderful beaches and beautiful rolling hills. Close by is Dartmoor, wild country with miles of walks and stunning views. Exeter and Torquay offer all the facilities of a large town, while Teignmouth, Dawlish and Newton Abbot are thriving small towns with many attractions for holidaymakers.
The Shaldon area
Shaldon has two beaches, useful shops, good pubs, restaurants and cafes. There is a children's zoo, Botanical gardens, a cliff path for the energetic, and level walks for the less so! The Bowling Green and Pitch and Putt course are open to visitors. The public transport is excellent in this area. There are buses to Torquay and Teignmouth, a passenger ferry to Teignmouth, and trains to Exeter, Newton Abbot and beyond. One favourite activity is a walk along the sea wall at Teignmouth as far as Dawish, and then a train ride back.
There are many events throughout the year. Every Wednesday from 2nd June to 15th September there is a craft day and Farmers Market on the village green . In the early evening there is entertainment for the children including Maypole dancing, and Punch & Judy, followed in August, by a one act play, with audience participation, continuing the saga of Zebediah Hook. There will be 6 performances this year.
The Classical Music Festival in June is very popular, and there are frequent art exhibitions.
June 30th - July 3rd there is going to be a Scarecrow Competition. There will be scarecrows lurking all around the village - the last one was great fun.
On Saturday, July 2nd there will be a "Party in the Park", held in the Botanical gardens nearby to the cottage.
On the first Saturday in August, the Water Carnival takes place, and there is a nine day Regatta finishing on August Bank Holiday Monday, with events for both locals and visitors.
Teignmouth, just across the river, has sandy beaches, a pier, a lido and a promenade lined with attractive flower beds. Take the foot passenger ferry across the mouth of the River Teign from Shaldon or walk across the bridge and along the footpath.
How to get there
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Shaldon is in South Devon. It is about 14 miles from Exeter and the M5. The nearest Railway Station is at Teignmouth, which is about a 5 minute taxi ride away from our cottage. The railway journey is one of the most beautiful in England, as the railway line follows the coast for the last part of the journey from the north, and the River Teign from the west. The nearest airport is at Exeter, which is about half an hour's drive.
Activities near Shaldon
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
13 Aug 2012
We have just returned from a week at Dolphin Cottage in Shaldon. The cottage itself is very quaint, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Both my husband and I and our girls (2 and 4 years old) loved staying there. Getting our people carrier into the square was a challenge, but we managed it and were able to park outside the cottage without a problem.
Shaldon itself is also lovely, the girls were thrilled to be so close to the beach and we were lucky enough with the weather to be able to spend a relaxing couple of days playing in the sand and sea. We ate out in Shaldon several times and always had good food. We also found plenty to do in the surrounding area including steam trains and boat trips from Paignton, Paignton Zoo and popping over to Teignmouth on the ferry.
We would all highly recommend this as a great family holiday and we hope to return again one day!
We're glad you liked the cottage. Shaldon is perfect for small children, there is so much to do,especially if you are lucky enough to have some good weather. We are pleased to hear that you will be coming back, and look forward to hearing from you again.
27 May 2012
You must must stay in Shaldon at Dolphin Cottage. It ticked all the boxes of my fantasy for staying in a 16 th century thatched cottage by the sea. Having a touch of OCD for cleanliness and... more
We're so glad you enjoyed your holiday at our cottage. I have forwarded your comments to our caretaker and I know that she'll be pleased to hear that you were impressed her efforts.... more
18 Apr 2012
The cottage was very clean and well presented, well equipped too.The interlinked bedrooms suited as well and the children loved the sun room at the front and we found it useful for buggy,wellies, seashells etc Very nice to find buckets,spades,crab lines etc in the cottage and a few toys. Loved the location as we could go to the beach without getting in the car and also to the ferry to go across to Teigmouth. Actually you can easily get around by public transport from the cottage getting on the ferry or on the bus.
We parked the car by the sea front for free didn't bother us not parking outside the cottage( my other half couldn't get the car up the narrow streets anyway :-) ). Lots of information left in the cottage which was nice(loved reading the history of the cottage) .
Few nice personal touches like the owners left some milk for us and they sent a nice thank you card with my deposit back.
We'd love to go again my 5yr old son keeps asking "are we going to the lady's house again?"
Thankyou for your lovely review - it makes all our hard work worthwhile. You commented in our visitor's book that you found 10 am too early to get ready to leave on the last day. As a result we have managed to arrange for our caretaker to start half an hour later, so next time you come you will be able to stay till 10.30. Best wishes, Helen B.
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|22 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Sep 12||6 Oct 12||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Oct 12||12 Oct 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Oct 12||27 Oct 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Oct 12||3 Nov 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Nov 12||9 Nov 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Mar 13||9 Mar 13||£ 330||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Mar 13||16 Mar 13||£ 330||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Mar 13||23 Mar 13||£ 330||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Mar 13||30 Mar 13||£ 330||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 330||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Apr 13||13 Apr 13||£ 330||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Apr 13||20 Apr 13||£ 330||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Apr 13||26 Apr 13||£ 330||-||-||1 Week|
|4 May 13||11 May 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|11 May 13||18 May 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|18 May 13||25 May 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||8 Jun 13||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Jun 13||15 Jun 13||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Jul 13||13 Jul 13||£ 510||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 510||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Jul 13||3 Aug 13||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Aug 13||10 Aug 13||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|10 Aug 13||17 Aug 13||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|17 Aug 13||24 Aug 13||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 470||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 470||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Oct 13||12 Oct 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|12 Oct 13||19 Oct 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|19 Oct 13||26 Oct 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
* In your rent we include a charge of £50 which will be refunded after your holiday if the cottage is left clean and in good condition.
We do not charge extra for electricity - it is included in your rent.
Please pay one third of the total as a deposit. The balance is payable one month before your holiday.
If you would like to book a short break during the spring or autumn, we charge £50 per night.Enquire now
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