Salty House Shaldon
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Awarded the prestigious Four Star Gold Self Catering rating by Enjoy England.
This wonderful and peaceful self catering holiday retreat in Shaldon in South Devon is the perfect place to stay for a family or group of friends.
Salty House is an early 18th Century Grade II listed property; very well maintained & comfortably furnished and with spacious proportions. There is also a terrace with table & chairs for 8 guests, a much loved private garden with beautiful flower borders which enjoys excellent views over the River Teign, harbour and the moors.
There are 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 people comfortably, one family bathroom, a family shower room on the 1st floor, a cloakroom WC on the ground floor, a well appointed kitchen including double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and ironing facilities.
Additional features & facilities at the property include:
Books/games library, Child friendly, Cot, Electric kettle, Full kitchen, Heated towel rail, iPod docking station, Laundry facilities, Music stereo, Outside table & chairs, Patio, Private parking space, River view, Universal shaver plug and Wood burning stove.
The house is just 10 minute's walk from the village's main street, Fore Street where you can enjoy a morning cappuccino at 'The Coffee Rush', buy a fresh loaf or yummy cakes from Shaldon Bakery, or relax over lunch after a spot of crabbing at the Clipper Café.
Another local favourite, Café Ode is nestled higher up on 'The Ness' overlooking the bay and serving fish and chips to die for and delectable home made ice creams. You are also situated within a stone's throw of four welcoming pubs and numerous village shops in this quaint fisherman's village.
If fine dining is your thing, try out the award winning 'Ode Restaurant' (sister to Café Ode) just a few steps from the property and run by Tim Bouget, a Michel Roux trained chef. But be sure to book in advance as they seat just 24 in their cosy front room setting!
Steeped in history as far back as the Celts, Saxons and King James 1, the pretty village of Shaldon offers the perfect setting for a fun and lively coastal break. The village is full of local life & traditional shops, offering something for everyone, and plays host for nine days each August to the Shaldon Regatta, reputed to be the oldest in the UK.
All bookings are inclusive of final clean, linen & towels with all beds made up. Please bring your own beach towels as these are not provided. For fortnightly bookings, all linen & towels are changed plus some housekeeping. All utilities are included in the weekly tariff. Infants ~ there is a cot & high chair provided for guests convenience. Parking ~ there is private parking space up the driveway next to the back door for ease of unloading. There is also further public road parking either side of Salty Lane. In consideration of our non-smoking guests, we regret that Salty House Shaldon is non-smoking. Pets ~ we regret that dogs are not permitted at Salty House Shaldon.
Making a Booking:
If you would like to make a confirmed booking, you will be required to fill in our Online booking form and pay a 30% deposit. The remaining holiday balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival. Payment for your holiday can be made by MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit, American Express, PayPal or bank wire transfer – this selection is made through the payment pages after clicking the Book Online button. Please note that paying via credit card or PayPal will incur a 2% surcharge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Shaldon Beach 1 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter International 28 km, Nearest railway: Teignmouth 1.6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|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|
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 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.
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).
Teignmouth has a rich history and dates back as far as the 1qth century when the town was originally two separate villages. Even by the 14th century Teignmouth had developed into a significant port, and was subject to foreign attack from tjhe sea. The Victorians boosted the towns popularity as a seaside resort and in recent years has seen a lot of changes making it a very popular town with both tourists and locals.
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.
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.
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.
A host of village amenities are also on the doorstep including the passenger ferry crossing to Teignmouth (said to be the oldest river crossing in England). Lovely walks lead along the Ringmore riverside, Shaldon beach in the opposite direction and the striking South West Coastal Path beyond. A 9-hole golf course, small zoo and the Homeyard's Botanical Gardens can also be enjoyed. Children will love discovering the ancient smuggler's tunnel, the only way to access the famous Ness beach where you can enjoy BBQ's on the beach looking out to the open sea. Further afield, a treasure trove of National Trust sites await, alongside the leisure pursuits of Dartmoor.
Shaldon is perfectly accessible for year-round stays, offering easy access to the vibrant delights of Torquay (20 minutes' drive away), the historic market town of Totnes and the Exeter, Plymouth and London train service (which runs from Teignmouth Train Station).
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.
Further 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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