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Excellent 5/5 7 reviews

A 17th century thatched cottage

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A lovely Grade II listed thatched cottage, totally refurbished to a luxurious standard, with an idyllic sunny walled garden.

Ideally situated 2 minutes walk from the beach, in the village centre. This is our family holiday cottage and we use it ourselves for 6-7 weeks a year - mostly in the summer but also during spring and autumn half terms and even on Bonfire night.

When we refurbished recently we tried to combine the original features of a 17th century thatched cottage with the modern conveniences of a new house: good plumbing, fully kitted kitchen, satellite TV/DVD etc...

My wife has been coming to Shaldon since she was a toddler and I have no doubt we will still be using it when we are grandparents.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Shaldon 200 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 30 km, Nearest railway: Teignmouth 2 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 DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The porch leads to a large and charming, low beamed sitting room, with comfortable sofas and TV with VCR/DVD player. The adjoining open plan kitchen/ family room has a lovely sitting area and a dining table, with 8 chairs, all overlooking the garden, through large French windows. The bespoke shaker style kitchen has granite work tops, a range cooker (2 electric ovens and gas hob), microwave, dishwasher & fridge/ freezer. A separate utility room has a large power shower, WC & basin, washing machine & tumble dryer.

The upstairs is lit by a glass roof above the landing. The main bedroom (5ft double) has French windows overlooking the garden, an en suite shower room. There is another 5ft double bedroom, a small bedroom with full sized bunks & a single room, with a single bed. The family bathroom has a large bath and stylish fittings.

Gas central heating, double glazing & fitted wardrobes in all the bedrooms. Plenty of garden furniture

Further details outdoors

Sizeable walled garden with lawn and pretty flowerbeds. Big enough to play football on with a toddler or two! Garden table and seating for 6+.

Further details

Friday to Friday letting, no smoking or pets.

One parking space beside the cottage.

The West Country region

From golden sands to rolling countryside, peaceful villages to bustling centres, Teignbridge offers everything you need for a great holiday. Covering the coastline from the River Exe to the River Teign, the towns of Dawlish and Teignmouth, and the villages of Bishopsteignton and Shaldon offer much to explore and enjoy.

Dawlish Warren is rated as one of the top 5 beaches in the country with two miles of golden sands backed by dunes and a nature reserve. Supported by free children’s entertainment in the summer, comprehensive beach facilities and the prestigious Blue Flag award, this is a great location for nature lovers, building sandcastles and simply relaxing.

The area is well served by the A38, providing easy access to Newton Abbot, Exeter, Dartmoor and the numerous attractions of South Devon. We also head out further afield for day trips to Dartmouth, Torquay, Paignton (great zoo!).

Shaldon

Shaldon is a picturesque village positioned on the banks of the River Teign on the opposite bank to Teignmouth. This peaceful location offers relaxing strolls along the river bank to the village centre where you will find traditional pubs, specialised coffee shops, local stores and organic and mainstream restaurants. We find the area safe enough to allow our 9 year old to walk around unaccompanied. There is also a small Wildlife Centre and Botanical Gardens.

Teignmouth also boasts spacious sandy beaches, along with the qualities of a traditional holiday; the Victorian pier, lido and promenade lined with attractive flower beds. Take the foot passenger ferry across the mouth of the River Teign from Shaldon.

Bishopsteignton is two miles inland with panoramic views across the river to rolling hills. Again pastel fronted houses line the narrow streets winding up to the small museum, open during the summer, while village pubs and shops retain all the charm and character you could hope for.

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Review 1-7 of 7

16 Oct 2012

5/5

"Could not have been any better"

We enjoyed the perfect end of summer getaway at Pear Tree Cottage. The property has been expertly and sympathetically modernised, and proved to be a very comfortable place from which to explore the area.

The village itself is delightful with some excellent small shops and really good cafes and places to eat. You could enjoy a lovely holiday at this property without ever getting in your car, but simply by spending your time in the garden, exploring the village, or by taking the ferry over to Teignmouth.

The surrounding areas however are also very picturesque making for some enjoyable walks either along the coast, further inland or up on the moors.

Torquay and Exeter are also within striking distance, ensuring that there is always plenty to do and something for everyone. The good rail connections from Exeter meant that our older children were able to join us for part of the week we were there and could get back to different parts of the country easily.

So a great place to meet up , catch up and chill. We really had a great holiday.

18 Jun 2012

4/5

"Beautiful cottage but parking is difficult!"

This is a beautiful cottage with lots of living space including a large kitchen/ diner. Its obvious that the owners use the cottage as the furnishings are all very nice and well thought out.

There is parking for one car - which is 'reserved' by a series of posts and chain - and we managed to get our Renault Grand Scenic on the space with two side wheels in the road - but be warned, all of the village roads are very narrow so getting down to the space past other parked vehicles and then trying to turn the car round is not for the faint hearted. Most of the roads have double yellow lines so parking a second car was a challenge - there are bays close by to park for an hour and the nearest car park is 4 hours max. The nearest long stay car park is up at the ness (10 - 15 min walk away) and the tourist information centre advised moving the car every day so it did not become a target for break-ins. We eventually managed to get a second space by the cottage, but it was a bit of a nightmare until then. Parking is obviously an issue in the village and we overheard lots of snipes from the locals about 'tourists' in relation to parking.

We travelled with a 2 year old and here are a few extra facts that other young families may find helpful:
1) The single bedroom has a light beige shade and the hallway outside was very bright until past 9pm due to the large skylight in the hallway, so it was difficult to convince our daughter that it was night time.
2) There are lots of blinds all over the cottage and they don't have cleats to secure the chords - so be vigilant.
3) The garden is secure, and our daughter enjoyed playing in it.
4) The DVD player took a long time to register discs and often stuck during a film.

Location-wise, the cottage is in a great location - less than a minute's walk to the local butcher (great cumberland sausages) and baker (bread is lovely). There are at least 3 pubs close by and the Ferry Boat Inn pub food was amazing. The Clipper Cafe was very friendly and had a great outdoor area (can't comment on the food as we didn't eat there).

The beaches were ok, but not really the type of places you would want to sunbathe on as red sand, lots of stones and the nearest beach seemed to be used mainly for storing boats. It rained every day we were there, but I obviously need to do a bit more research the next time I try to book a 'beach' holiday.

8 Jun 2012

4/5

"Beautiful thatched cottage in outstanding village."

Cottage very comfortable and picturesque. Lack of initial toilet roll supplies and ant infestation with shops shut caused a bit of inconvenience on arrival, but what a lovely cottage to eat in and wit… More

7 Nov 2011

5/5

"Beautiful, very well appointed cottage, spacious and comfortable."

The cottage and village had everything we needed for our stay. It was cosy and comfortable on the wet days, and well placed for exploring the surrounding areas on sunny days.
We have rented many self catering properties over the years and this one is certainly up there with the best. The cottage had been thoughtfully and sympathetically refurbished. Thank you.

29 Jul 2011

5/5

"Brilliant holiday home"

We loved it here! The house is beautiful - it's exactly what I would love to own. It's got an enclosed garden which was perfect with our toddlers, a lovely kitchen and eating area overlookin… More

23 May 2011

4/5

"Pear Tree Cottage is a welcoming home to come on vacation"

We come here regularly for a family holiday.
Such an idealic place. Close to the beach. Just a step away from the town or a small drive to the other seaside resorts.

22 May 2011

4/5

"Excellent 5 star cottage"

Just recently back from a 4 day stay at Pear Tree cottage

The cottage is ideal for family's and groups with everything on your doorstep.

Great base for exploring the rest of Devon

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