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Shelley Cottage

(Ref. 1114237)

Marldon, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

2 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was generally in good condition, although there was a lot of dog hair."

    Our biggest issue was with the gas fire. We discovered on the second day that the gas fire had been left on from before we arrived at the property - it was on very low which was why we did not notice until we looked at it closely. This is incredibly dangerous. How was this not checked before the cottage was handed over to us? Additionally the remote control for the fire is broken and unusable.

    Reviewed by Matthew3.1Aug 2023

  • "Nice cottage could do with a lick of paint inside and maybe some non-slip on the ..."

    Nice cottage could do with a lick of paint inside and maybe some non-slip on the stairs and when people are booking you need to tell them about the hill and it needs to be an extremely small car to get to the garage overall was experience was good

    Reviewed by Penny2.5Jun 2023

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 king-size with freestanding bath and hand-held shower, 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas flame-effect fire
  • Gas central heating with gas flame-effect fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road, narrow access parking available and might not be suitable for all vehicles
  • Raised front terrace with furniture and separate garden with roof deck over the garage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles and beach 2.8 miles
  • Note: The property is not suitable for the elderly with mobility issues due to the access and the stairs within the property
  • Note: There are five steps down into living room and an open tread staircase to the first floor, please take care
  • Note: Steps up to the king-size bedroom
  • Note: the TV can only be watched through BBC iplayer etc.

The property

Resting at the heart of the quaint village of Marldon in Devon is Shelley Cottage, the perfect base for a relaxing retreat, and the opportunity to explore the nearby National Trust properties.

Furthermore, this property is perfectly suited for those with canine companions, as there are ample countryside walks to choose from.

Cross the threshold where a fully-equipped kitchen greets you, help rustle up a hearty meal before gathering the family around the dining table to tuck in.

Later, soak up the last of the sun on the raised private terrace where you can toast to your getaway before settling into the plush sofas in front of the gas fire in the living room for a film night on the Smart TV.

When sleep calls, head up the open-tread stairs to get some rest in the king-size bedroom with freestanding bath and sloped ceiling or the double with views of the countryside; both are serviced by a sleek shower room.

Shelly Cottage is situated in the centre of village just yards away from the local pub Church House Inn where you can delight in delicious pub fare and evening drinks with your loved ones, the village is also home to a local store to help ease your self-catered stay.

Nearby there are several National Trust properties, including Compton Castle, Berry Pomeroy Castle and Cockington Court, village and country park, which provides superb walking and is dog-friendly; for further dog walking opportunities, pick up the Heritage Trail just outside the cottage, or explore the coastal paths near Brixham, leading to many deserted beaches and secluded coves.

If you’re seeking quiet beaches away from the crowds, Maidencombe and Broad Sands are great choices, offering secluded coves and are great for dogs!

Torre Abbey, Dinosaur World, Torquay Museum, and Torquay's Crime Museum are all within a short distance of each other, so you can visit all of them before strolling along the waterfront in the coastal town of Torquay.

Dartmoor National Park, which is bursting at the seams with walks and trails that reward visitors with expansive, panoramic views across the countryside; your pooch will love it too!

Catch the Dartmouth Steam Train to easily access many towns and villages in Southwest England, passing through Torquay, Brixham, Dartmouth, Kingswear and Totnes!

Escape to Shelly Cottage and experience the wonders of Devon!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Paignton 2.5 miles; Torquay 4 miles.

Situated within the South Hams in Devon, is the small village of Marldon. This village plays host to a village hall, a pub serving food, a Post Office and a shop, in addition to a number of local businesses. For local attractions there is Babbacombe Model Village, Riverdart Country Park and Woodlands Leisure Park, each situated close by. Alternatively, Torquay can be found within 4 miles, where you explore the array of wonderful beaches, a colourful marina, theatre entertainment and restaurants. Closer to home is the seaside town of Paignton, where younger visitors will be delighted with Paignton Zoo, Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark and the sandy beach with a wonderful pier. Marldon is a delightful base, ideal for exploring the surrounding area.

Note: the property is not suitable for children under the age of 7 or guests with mobility issues due to the access and the stairs within the property.

Note: There are five steps down into living room and an open tread staircase to the first floor, please take care .

Note: Driving access is via a narrow hill and only suitable for small/medium sized cars

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas