Sunshine Cottage

Teignmouth, Devon (Ref. 930334)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

Features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside

The property

This cosy, character terraced holiday home was once a fisherman’s cottage and is located on a slipway down to Back Beach, in the popular coastal resort of Teignmouth.

A lovely haven for a traditional seaside holiday, ideal for a small family or group of friends.

Take a few paces up from Back Beach, step through the front door and you’re ready to relax in front of the TV in this comfy fisherman’s sitting room, complete with a foldaway dining table and chairs for a meal in.

From the galley kitchen at the rear there is a door leading to the courtyard with steps up to a decked area with striking harbour views, making it a fabulous place to take a refreshing breakfast in the sunshine of south Devon’s traditional seaside resort.

There are two bedrooms, a double with bay window and views over the harbour and up the River Teign, plus a bunk room large enough for adults, but ideal for children.

The cottage is so handy for town, where you will find plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants in this busy seaside resort.

There are many family activities to enjoy as well, including an outdoor swimming pool, skate park, adventure golf and two miles of sandy beaches.

Wander along the splendid promenade to the working port on the river side of town, where will see plenty of ships coming and going in this fast-flowing estuary current.

Looking across the River Teign you see the charming small regency town of Shaldon, home to the Shaldon Wildlife Trust's breeding centre for rare mammals, along with the well-known beach at Ness Cove, reached through a genuine smugglers' tunnel.

Down the coast is the English Riviera, with its micro-climate, tall palm trees, well laid-out municipal gardens and large promenade, lined with ice cream shops and cafes.

Torquay is the birthplace of Agatha Christie and so there are plenty of historic reminders of the author, plus this seaside town also provided the inspiration for the classic British comedy Fawlty Towers.

Paignton, which has a fabulous zoo and a steam train taking you to the River Dart, is also another day's outing.

There’s plenty to see and do whilst staying at this charming cottage.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with foldaway dining table and chairs.

Amenities

  • Electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Load/unload outside property only, pay and display parking in public car park 5 mins walk away
  • Permit can be obtained from Tourist Information Centre at £20 per week
  • Small enclosed courtyard garden with steps to decked area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Beach 1 min walk
  • Note: The top bunk bed is to be used by children over six only
  • Note: Internal stairs and stairs to decked area are steep and therefore the property isn't suitable for elderly guests or those with limited mobility

About the location

TEIGNMOUTH

Dartmoor National Park 12 miles; Torbay 13 miles; Exeter 15 miles.

The historic, seaside town of Teignmouth is situated in South Devon on the mouth of the Teign estuary and boasts a working harbour, sandy beach, Victorian pier, sailing club, diving centre and sea activity centre. The seaward side of the town is known as ‘the Den’ and has elegant Georgian buildings, a large public area with lawns, play areas, tennis courts, a bowling green, and a miniature lighthouse. On the opposite side of Teignmouth are fishing boats and beach huts, plus views of the village of Shaldon and the hills of Dartmoor can be seen. Teignmouth also hosts folk and jazz festivals each year, whilst both the town and Shaldon hold annual carnivals and water regattas. If you decide to venture further afield, there is plenty to see and do close to Teignmouth including; the stunning Dartmoor National Park, the city of Exeter, plus the nearby harbour towns are well worth exploring.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas