Ringmore Garden House
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A simply spectacular Shaldon retreat!
Boasting far reaching views across the rolling Devon hills and the dramatic estuary of the Teign River; this 5* contemporary riverside holiday retreat is the last word in luxury, with optional cookery lessons on site to boot!
The sweeping modernist gated entrance leads into a private spacious paved area for up to 4 cars and the chic entrance warmly invites guests in to this fabulous holiday gem.
Inside guests are greeted by a large and welcoming oak floor hallway which leads to the principal reception rooms. Families and groups of up to 8 will feel right at home in Ringmore Garden House; with an ambience of modest extravagance provided by way of generous living space, 5* modernity, additional self-catering services and panoramic views for guests to enjoy across the private gardens and first floor. The beautiful holiday home boasts 2 living rooms, a Cinema room, a luxurious kitchen diner, a formal dining room, a games room and 4 luxury en-suite bedrooms, as well as fantastic outdoor entertainment space.
The principal rooms are ideally provided to the first floor, allowing guests to easily enjoy the splendid panoramic estuary and enchanting coastal and countryside views beyond.
The bright and generously proportioned main living room boasts a fabulous place in which to enjoy a reviving coffee or a relaxed glass of wine; with a luxury leather sofa suite and a feature fireplace for ambient evenings in. The room also features far reaching coastal views and provides direct access through French doors to a sunny contemporary balcony terrace, which overlooks the principal terrace below and is perfect for informal drinks with guests.
A spacious naturally lit garden room with skylight provides a gorgeous sunny aspect and is ideal for enjoying afternoon tea; with large patio doors sliding directly out to the principal sunny outdoor flagstone terrace. The terrace overlooks the beautiful landscaped lawn and flowering borders below and provides a wonderful setting for 'alfresco dining'; with a stylish round outdoor dining table comfortably seating up to 8 and perfectly complemented by a family-size outdoor BBQ range, to enjoy long and unhurried BBQ lunches and dinners!
The stunning kitchen diner to the first floor also offers spectacular views over the River Teign and is arguably the show case of this unique retreat; with a beautifully crafted solid wood kitchen fitted with a a full working gas hob "Aga Companion" range oven and a feature 'out of use' AGA for added charm and country appeal. All the desired cooking appliances and crockery are provided for guests to truly enjoy the freedom which comes from choosing a self-catering stay. The kitchen is trumped by a marvellous central breakfast island created from one impressive single piece of granite and which provides a relaxed place for up to 8 to enjoy morning coffees and breakfast.
The contemporary dining area to the kitchen offers beautiful views and is perfect for seating up to 8 guests. For more formal indoor dining an elegant separate dining area is situated off from the luxury kitchen diner through a set of glass double doors, providing a spacious yet intimate venue for hosting memorable dinner parties and family get-togethers during your stay.
A utility room with washing machine is situated to the lower level of the property as well as a family-friendly games room which features a football table, table tennis, board games and music stereo. The luxury holiday home also enjoys free WiFi access throughout for guest's use and convenience.
Guests can also relax in the luxury cinema room! Perfectly furnished with sumptuous leather sofas and a full entertainment system including a 50” flat-screen TV; guests can unwind in a venue ideal for catching up on favourite TV shows and movies.
The luxury sleeping accommodation features to the ground floor of the holiday home and comprises luxury accommodation for up to 8 guests; with a baby cot & high chair available upon request if required. The 4 sumptuous bedroom suites all benefit from beautifully fitted en-suite bathrooms and also boast splendid interiors in which to relax and unwind at the end of a fun-packed day!
The principal master bedroom offers a beautiful 6ft zip link King size bed which can be twinned if required and is fitted with a luxury bathroom which boasts a luxury bath tub, power shower and his and hers wash basins.
Two further king size bedrooms with luxury en-suite bathrooms also offer the perfect retreat for couples and the fourth luxury en-suite bedroom features a set of comfortable twin beds.
Guests are kindly reminded to observe the 'no shoe' policy, which is in place for the inside of this luxury holiday home.
A car is recommended during your stay to best enjoy the local surrounding area of Shaldon.
COOKERY COURSES ~ Upon request, the extremely welcoming and knowledgeable owner, Helen is happy to provide you with delicious home-cooked meals during your stay, and guests can also enjoy learning new culinary techniques from her highly successful cookery school! The cooking demonstrations are conveniently run in her home 'Ringmore House' directly below Ringmore Garden House.
Cookery courses run at a cost of £45 for a half day course and £85 for a full day course. A Sunday Lunch course and Afternoon Tea course also run at the cookery school and all culinary techniques can be taught and mastered; from AGA cooking, gluten-free & vegetarian cooking to cakes, tarts and baking!
SHALDON SUPPER CLUB ~ Helen also runs the delightful Shaldon Supper Club at her home. These Supper evenings provide the perfect opportunity for guests and visitors to enjoy dining in style, with a delicious full-course meal provided by the host in her formal dining room, providing a friendly and memorable evening with great culinary delights and good company! Those attending are able to bring along their own wine and a contributory charge towards the evening is set at £35 per head.
Out of Season Short Breaks:
3 nights is 65% of the weekly tariff 4 nights is 75% of the weekly tariff 5 nights is 85% of the weekly tariff 6 nights is 90% of the weekly tariff 7 nights - full tariff.
Cleaning, linen & towels:
Cleaning, linen & towels are included in the tariff. Linen & towels are changed on a weekly basis. Please remember to bring your own beach towels as they are not included.
We can provide up to 1 cot & 1 high chair free of charge, if required.
Making a booking:
Change-over at Ringmore Garden House is Saturday to Saturday in the mid & high seasons. To make a confirmed booking, a 30% deposit is required payable by debit/credit card, PayPal or wire transfer. The remaining holiday balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival.
Ringmore House Cookery Courses:
Set in a beautiful listed riverside house, Helen Scull runs a series of innovative and varied courses, designed for both the serious and more novice individual, making the techniques, ingredients and flavours come together in easy food demonstrations! Full Day Course ~ £85 per person Half Day Course ~ £45 per person Helen is very happy to run courses with special diets catered for ~ for example, Gluten Free & Vegetarian cookery. Please note that there is a minimum number of 4-5 guests for each cookery course.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter Airport 38 km, Nearest railway: Newton Abbot 9.6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
Teignmouth also has that relaxed holiday ambience generated by its people and buildings, such as the Georgian crescents found in the town. Teignmouth is a true historic seafishing and industrial port and also a classical seaside resort. Both industry and fishing are now much reduced, but watching the ships and pleasure boats passing the Ness between Shaldon and Teignmouth is always enjoyable.
Teignmouth boasts a promenade, a Victorian pier, a swimming lido, plenty of shopping, a theatre, very safe main beach, great walks, a railway station and parks.
Add to this the great selection of restaurants, such as the Crab Shack, and local pubs touching the water front, beach huts sitting proud on the "spit" and the ambience is complete. Teignmouth is easy to reach by car, just 15-20 minutes from Exeter by car or by train. You can even arrive by boat provided you can find a mooring.
For fishermen Teignmouth is a true haven, with a large beach front, and an estuary that sees a good number of bass and flatfish caught by locals every year. Float fish off the spit on a full tide with sandeel, spin in the estuary or beach cast into the surf (watch the surfers however when an easterly is blowing).
Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you'll find the palm-lined promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina. The new Living Coasts attraction adds to the variety of the new waterfront and the illuminated bridge is a great backdrop to a relaxing evening drink. Yet within minutes of Torquay town centre there are beautiful beaches easily accessible by foot, road or sea.
There is an abundance of pavement cafes, Torquay pubs, Torquay restaurants and nightlife in Torquay, good quality shops and a host of attractions to suit every interest.
The English Riviera is a resort in the truest sense of the word, attracting visitors of all ages and interests throughout the year. Undergoing a water front regeneration and a number of new attractions in Torquay and accommodation schemes, Torquay has something for everyone and for all ages, at all times of the year.
Torquay has been one of the UK 's top holiday destinations since Victorian Times when the gentry promenaded, bathing huts were wheeled down to the beaches and anyone who was anyone had an attractive villa overlooking the sea.
It was the Victorians who first used the English Riviera name to describe their favourite resort and their legacy remains to this day with sparkling white villas perched on the verdant hilltops, beautiful gardens around the seafront and elegant Victorian facades along the main streets.
Don't be fooled by the Victorian ancestry however, Torquay is also a vibrant and forward thinking resort attracting visitors of all interests, from Art and Culture afficionados to marine enthusiasts.
Torquay's famous seven hills provide the backdrop to a waterfront scene that matches anything you'll find on the French Riviera.
There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves and beaches and walks to rival any in the South West of England, with a climate that belongs somewhere much further south. There are opportunities for surfing, safe swimming, diving, sailing, angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife at your leisure
Stunning views are to be seen just about every where across Torbay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the Ten Tors Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth, all of which are only a few miles distant.
Along the 22 miles of English Riviera coastline are 19 beaches and coves. Some, close to Torquay town centre are wide, open stretches of sand with beach facilities such as cafes, beach huts and watersports. Many are smaller and more secluded.
Several of our beaches hold coveted awards for cleanliness and water quality. Torbay is a naturally sheltered bay, creating a safe haven for ships of all shapes and sizes in stormy weather. Occasional easterly winds create our own winter storms however and this is when beachcombers make their best finds. Keep an eye on the Torquay weather page.
Stretching from the South side of Brixham to Maidencombe, the coast path around the Bay offers excellent and varied walking, with circular walks or point-to-point, with spectacular sea views and an exotic range of flora and fauna.
Torquay is a place to relax, to soak up the atmosphere, to take in the scenery, in Torquay parks and gardens to enjoy the experience of a Torquay holiday in a classical English seaside resort, at all times of the year.
There is a good choice of activities in Torquay to choose from and there is a complete range of accommodation in Torquay to suit every taste and budget. Torquay nightlife has a rich variety of evening entertainment provided throughout the Bay, all year round.
South Devon has a coastline of spectacular rugged cliffs and headlands, interspersed with lower-lying areas, sandy beaches and the five distinctive river estuaries of the Dart, Avon, Yealm, Erme and Salcombe.
The coastal scenery also includes reed beds, sand dunes, shingle ridges, mud flats, salt marshes, and the freshwater lake of Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve. This variety provides habitat for a diverse range of wildlife. The South West Coast Path National Trail running along the whole stretch of heritage coast, provides access to spectacular scenery, long views across bays and the English Channel, interesting beaches, and a scattering of coastal villages & historic towns such as Salcombe & Dartmouth.
From this exclusive holiday home and idyllic riverside setting, guests are perfectly placed to reach and enjoy the wide range of coastal and country pursuits which make this part of Devon so attractive and popular with groups and families.
The coastal village of Shaldon is easily accessible and is a delight to explore and the nearby opportunities for sailing, bird watching, wind surfing, canoeing, swimming, golf and cycling in the National Park; alongside Helen's cookery school make Ringmore Garden House the perfect holiday choice for guests of all ages and interests!
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.
Additional Activities & Attractions Include:
Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Crazy Golf/Pitch & Putt, Exceptional Views, Gallery, Grocery Shopping Nearby, Museums, National Trust Properties, Playground, Public Transportation, Restaurants & Bars, Rowing Boats, Train Station, Waterfalls, Winery Tours, Wildlife Centre and Zoo.
Shaldon Approach Golf
The Ness, Ness Dr Shaldon, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 0EY
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 is an 18-hole course and has hole distances of 60 - 120 yards ( 7 holes over 100 yards).
Teignmouth Golf Club, Haldon Moor, Teignmouth, Devon. TQ14 9NY
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.
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