House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
New England luxury home in Shaldon
Nestled along the timeless Teign Estuary is historic Shaldon, an idyllic little fishing village with its quaint thatched cottages, period houses and narrow winding streets. Guests will easily succumb to the stylish coastal charms of this luxury retreat, situated in the heart of the village, less than 1 minutes stroll to the beach.
Hawks Cay provides three floors of New England style accommodation, all beautifully conceptualised by its Interior Designer owner, Chrissie Fairlamb.
With its nautical tone and family appeal, this beautiful, recently renovated period home, provides a restful and inviting ambience in all seasons. The practical layout is ideal for entertaining and relaxing, with the entrance hall and receptions rooms all situated on the bright and welcoming ground floor, which has slate floors and under-floor heating throughout and with direct access to the sunny private courtyard garden.
With its cool palette of classic blues and creams alongside high quality wood furniture and large comfortable sofas, the spacious Sitting Room invites guests to kick off their shoes and simply relax.
The Sitting Room is generously equipped and includes a 48'' Panasonic 3D TV with Free Sat channels and Blue Ray DVD player along with a wood burning stove.
The large sunny kitchen with French doors opening out onto the private courtyard, is a naturally bright and uplifting setting for relaxed dining and summertime feasts.
The kitchen, has a large dining table and chairs, along with up to the minute appliances which include a range cooker with induction hob, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, De Longhi Dolce-Gusto coffee machine, dishwasher and an American style fridge freezer with ice dispenser.There is also a TV and DVD player, ipod/ipad docking station and DAB radio.
The Utility Room is equipped with a washing machine, iron and ironing board. Situated off the hallway is a cloakroom WC.
From the comforts of the ground floor, a staircase leads to the first floor, where the coastal style decoration continues throughout.
There are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Bedroom 1 has a King size bed, Bedroom 2 has a double bed, and bedroom 3 has a twin trundle bed. Superior mattresses, bed linen and pillows ensure that guests can enjoy a perfect night's rest.
The coastal allure flows through to the family bathroom, which has a traditional style bathtub and a separate shower. There is a shaving socket in this bathroom.
At the far end of the first floor hallway, a staircase leads to the master bedroom suite. Decorated in soft whites and blues, this beautiful master suite provides a welcome refuge at any time of day. The vaulted ceiling along with the king size nickel bedstead adds a touch of romance. The en suite bathroom with classic bathtub completes the comfort of this suite.
All bedrooms have wall mounted TV/DVD players and are equipped with hairdryers.
The lovely holiday home, benefits from under floor heating throughout the ground floor and central heating on the first and second floors.
There is one covered private parking space provided, which is located adjacent to the property.
From its desirable location in the heart of Shaldon village, guests are situated just moments away from the beach and all amenities.
Additional features and facilities at the property include:
American fridge, Bed linens and towels included,Books/games library, Child friendly, Courtyard, Free internet/Wi-Fi, Ice maker, Induction hob, Personal welcome, iPod docking station, Laundry facilities, Outside table & chairs, Range cooker, Suitable for elderly, Under floor heating and Wood burning stove.
Shaldon has a butcher, a baker (no candlestick maker) and shops selling local produce as well as friendly pubs and charming cafes. The village offers holiday appeal in all seasons and provides coastal view gourmet and bistro restaurants enabling guests to wine and dine out as many times as they wish during their stay, explaining why Shaldon is fast becoming a top foodie destination and putting the Teign Valley on the Gastro map.
We absolutely loved the house and the village and the beach being so close; it was lovely walking up to the local shops to buy all that you needed. Thoroughly recommend The Clipper.
A really comfortable house, the detail is amazing. Wish we had stayed for 2 weeks. Thank you very much.
Beautiful house, beautiful location, great holiday! You have thought of everything. Thank you!
Elkins & Kent Families.
A luxury 'Welcome' basket awaits your arrival full of goodies such as fresh English tea, coffee pods, locally made biscuits &/or cake and fresh cut flowers.
Heating is inclusive of the tariff and via a full oil-fired system together with partial under-floor heating. The wood burner has a complimentary basket of logs for you and logs thereafter can be purchased locally in the village.
All bookings are inclusive of final, luxury linen & fluffy towels. All we ask is that you bring along your own beach towels as these are not provided.
Making a Booking:
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 debit or credit card, PayPal or bank transfer – this selection is made through the payment pages after clicking the Book Online button. All bookings are inclusive of cleaning, linen & towels. Please bring your own beach towels as these are not provided.
** Please Note ~ Saturday to Saturday bookings only.
Arrival time: 3pm ~ Departure time: 10am.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter International 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|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
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.
The South Hams:
The South Hams is only a few miles away and is recognised as being a great place to visit on a day out.
Although the main administrative town is Totnes, there are other towns which are probably more popular for visitors, especially those on holiday. We can suggest some great days out from your Torquay base that will give you a flavour of both the hustle and bustle and tranquility experienced by this region.
The South Hams has the estuary towns of Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe, all well known as places to enjoy fine food and local shopping, not to mention their popularity with boat owners and fishermen.
There are some magnificent beaches such as Beesands and Slapton Sands, which stretches for miles to the rocks reaching around to Start Point.
If you want a great day out (without the car), take a trip to Paignton and catch the Steam Train to Kingswear and then the Ferry to Dartmouth. You could then take a ferry all the way back around Berry Head to Torquay Harbour. This can all be organised through a single ticket from Riverlink.
Dartmouth is a prospering town situated on the River Dart in Devon's South Hams that has some wonderful attractions, like Dartmouth Castle, Britannia Royal Naval College, Flavel Theatre & Cinema to name a few. Dartmouth's narrow streets, overhanging medieval houses and old harbours, a shelter for yachtsmen and a popular destination for tourists alike.
Dartmouth is one of the most beautiful towns in England and is surrounded by many small villages such as Kingswear, Dittisham and Blackawton, and pretty coastal villages like Stoke Fleming, Strete, Slapton, Torcross, Beesands, Beeson and Stokenham.
You will find charming timeless villages by the rivers in the valleys and more by the coast that have some of the cleanest beaches in Britain, you can get leaflets for how to explore the area by public transport, by bicycle and on foot are available at the tourist office. Dartmouth is a prospering town situated on the River Dart in Devon's South Hams with its narrow streets, overhanging medieval houses and old harbours, a shelter for yachtsmen and tourists alike.
Dartmouth offers fine restaurants, galleries, marinas, antique shops and good places to stay, you can experience the unique history of seafaring by exploring streets such as Jawbones, Flagon Steps, Damnation Alley, Undercliff, Kings Quay, Old Rope Walk and Waterpool Lane. Here you can see unusual, old-fashioned buildings and an old Ship in the Dock, the Windjammer and the Floating Bridge are some of the best places to eat, drink or sleep.
Walk the coastal path:
The South West Coast trail goes through Minehead, Somerset and comes to an end in Poole Dorset, covering northern and southern Devon and the entire coastline of Cornwall. The trail is 630 miles long and is considered to be the greatest nationwide trail in Britain, the South West Coast trail also passes through North Exmoor and the rocky and stunning coastline of north Devon, Tintagel Castle in Cornwall and through St Ives all the way to Lands End.
All along the southern coastline you go through rural fishing communities, St Michaels Mount and the Lizard peninsula, walking along this trail is a wonderful way to witness the South West of England.
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 blowi
The Shaldon 'to do list' include a visit to the family-friendly Shaldon Zoo, Shaldon Cliffs Pitch & Putt. It is an easily accessible location for enjoying coastal walks, classic beach days, scenic picnics or a thrilling day out on the water with a boat/kayak rental, water sports and sailing. The passenger ferry takes visitors across the estuary to Teignmouth. Guests can explore more of the South Devon coast, by hopping on the Teignmouth Circular (operated by the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company). A host of other attractions also await guests enjoyment, including botanical gardens, the lively appeal of Torquay and a treasure trove of National Trust sites.
Shaldon is very well connected, with road links, close proximity to Exeter Airport and easy access to the mainline train stations in Teignmouth and Newton Abbot.
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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