Ringmore House Cottage
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Age of Romance!
Surrounded by the rolling coastal countryside of Devon and situated close to the breath taking estuary of the Teign River, Ringmore House Cottage offers the perfect idyll for a romantic getaway!
The cottage overlooks the beautiful gardens of Ringmore House and features its own entrance through a charming courtyard as well as its own sunny private garden for guests to enjoy.
On entering the two-storey cottage, guests are welcomed into a very comfortable and charming retreat, with the owner Helen making you feel right at home with a freshly baked cake and a lovely bunch of flowers for you!
The lovely entrance hall leads through to a charming ground floor layout, comprising of a tastefully furnished dining room with CD player and a pretty conservatory with breakfast table overlooking the garden. A fully fitted kitchen with an electric hob, oven, microwave and fridge is situated one step up from the open plan ground floor.
The cosy sitting room is perfect for unwinding in, with a flat screen TV, DVD player and a wood burner effect electric stove and outside, the sunny private walled garden offers a lovely option for enjoying a good book or a romantic alfresco meal; with a BBQ provided for guests use.
The ground floor also features a modern fitted shower room with a WC and washbasin.
Upstairs a pretty 'country style' bedroom provides a restful escape at the end of a busy day of sightseeing, with a comfortable double bed, a wardrobe, bedside table and an en-suite WC with wash basin.
The charming holiday cottage also conveniently offers the unique opportunity to explore the world of cooking, with the friendly owner 'Helen' providing a fun-packed themed programme of Cooking Courses ranging from Aga cookery, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon tea's, gluten-free & vegetarian to the wonders of baking! Cookery courses run at a cost of £30-£45 for a half day course and £85 for a full day course.
Subject to availability, with 48 hours' notice and at an additional charge, Helen can also provide guests with a delicious Aga home-cooked meal or a delicious afternoon tea during your stay, ensuring for the ultimate unique boutique-holiday home service!
The cottage conveniently comes with a private parking space and the nearby idyllic riverside views make it a popular place for walking and enjoying a wide range of coastal and country pursuits. Shaldon is a charming seaside village with a range of amenities and a pretty timeless appeal.
Additional features & facilities at the property include:
Bed linens and towels included, Books/games library, Garden, Outside table & chairs, Personal welcome, Not child friendly and Suitable for elderly.
Making a Booking:
All prices are £ per week per cottage. The tariffs are specified for Saturday changeover dates. 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.
3 nights is 60% of the weekly tariff | 4 nights is 70% of the weekly tariff 5 nights is 80% 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.
Ringmoor 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 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 31 km, Nearest railway: Teignmouth 2 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
South Devon has a coastline of spectacular rugged cliffs and headlands, interspersed with lower-lying areas, sandy beaches and the five distinctive ria 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.
The heart of the famous resort town of Torquay offers a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops to enjoy, as well as the seaside town's most popular family-friendly visitor attractions, which include Living Coasts Sea Life Centre, Torquay's Dinosaur World and its breathtaking marina and splendid Victoriana pleasure gardens.
Nearby guests can also enjoy the picturesque Cockington Country Park, the popular Paignton Zoo, the many fine Golf Clubs and the geographical wonder that is Kents Cavern. The Torquay coast also offers a wide range of sport activities to enjoy from sailing, surfing, fishing to golf, canoeing and horse riding.
Further afield guests are within easy driving distance of discovering the Dartmoor National Park or to enjoy an afternoon visiting one of the 40+ National Trust attractions that are awaiting you in beautiful Devon!
Dartmoor is known for its plethora of Bronze Age remains; stone circles, stone rows and burial chambers and its clapper bridges, it is also well known for mists and boggy areas, though stories of the latter are often much exaggerated.
Two Bridges - is a central location of Dartmoor National Park and is mostly the meeting point of walkers and bikers. This is a bridge that was of much historical importance for it was the only routine road running across Dartmoor. The bridge had a small settlement around it and was famous for its potato market.
You can also find a small quarry that is proof enough of little industrial activity around it. There is also a famous hotel close to the bridge that dates back to year 1794. This hotel has now grown up to become The Two Bridges hotel. The two bridge area is the focal point of many events and is very rich in terms of antiquities available, there are lots of antiques relating to the Bronze Age period.
The Garden House - is a very romantic place. If you are with your partner then I suggest you must visit the Garden House for sure. The remains of the building around it is from the medieval period. To put it in words of Alan Titchmarsh, "You got to be mad to miss it" and I am sure you will vouch by this statement once you have seen the place yourself.
It is a huge area, approximately ten acres and all of it landscaped into a beautiful garden. Amidst this charming garden you have a tea room where you can sit back and relax. They also sell plants, so it would be a romantic idea to buy a gift for your partner? Your partner will be totally charmed and will fall in love with you all over again.
The nearby opportunities for a beautiful beach day out of bird watching, swimming, surfing, canoeing and picnics and also golf and cycling in the nearby National Park make this holiday home the perfect choice for couples who want to enjoy quality time together in one of the most beautiful and idyllic landscapes in the British Isles.
Shaldon is a charming seaside village with a range of amenities and a pretty timeless appeal.
Shaldon is a pretty, unspoilt village which is situated on the Teign estuary. A ferry runs a frequent service to the larger resort town of Teignmouth, which on the opposite side of the estuary.
Shaldon has a long clean sandy beach, grocery shops, pubs, cafes's and restaurants and also a Zoo! Shaldon Zoo is located in beautiful woodland and you will be able to see a variety animals, including some smaller more endangered species.
It still retains much of it's old world charm, with many thatched cottages and a typical village green. It has a thriving community and several local families are still linked to the fishing industry.
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).
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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