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Hillcroft Cottage

(Ref. 1036820)

Shaldon near Teignmouth, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful, cosy cottage in a lovely , quiet village ."

    Close to cosy pubs and beach . We had a lovely stay despite grotty weather .

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage has been beautifully refurbished to a high standard, however it is quite dark and there's nowhere to sit outside and no view."

    It's in a very good position, just round the corner from the front and down the hill from the botanical gardens. It's spotlessly clean and the beds are very comfortable. We had a very nice week there, Shaldon is just a lovely village and everyone is very friendly.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Oct 2023

  • "It was a beautiful house in a quaint village We loved the decor and the colour scheme of the house."

    It wasvery inspiring and gave me ideas for my home. Shaldon is a very friendly place and great place to explore South Devon. We had a great day at Newton Abbot race course.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Sep 2023

  • "Booked last minute lovely well presented property good position too…less than a minutes walk to sea front."

    Good images description on Sykes website already let family and friends know.Negotiating the staircase was tricky at first everything fine nice touch with biscuits and Prosecco.

    Reviewed by James4.4Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay at Hillcroft Cottage."

    The cottage is beautifully presented and super clean. Honestly one of the cleanest properties we’ve rented in the UK! The kitchen is well stocked and modern and the whole property is perfect for a little break away in the great village of Shaldon. If I was to provide constructive criticism then I would suggest getting some better blind in both bedrooms. Both didn’t work properly and the ones in the top bedroom fell off as soon as I went to close them for the first night. The other area I would suggest attention is the front of the property. There’s lots of weeds by the door and front window that spoil the look of a beautiful property. Around we loved our stay and will very likely be back to stay again.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Aug 2023

  • "Cottage just what we like Beds very comfortable Towels,linen spotless Cottage ..."

    Cottage just what we like Beds very comfortable Towels,linen spotless Cottage well equipped Better if electric plug socket was nearer mirror for hair dryer Parking a bit of problem at first until managed to find a spot later

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage superb location very clean when arrived nice welcome pack"

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    A perfect location. We didn't have to use the car. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Thelma5.0Apr 2023

  • "Hillcroft cottage is a delightful place to stay."

    Welcoming, clean, tidy, comfy beds, great location to the village, beach walks and with an internal decor that is of a really good standard. A little hiccup with the wood and firelighters, but easily sorted once the office was contacted. (The only negative was the loo brush, which was rusty and had been used previously with the remnants still on it and had been left open, with the brush poking out. Not an issue, as it was wrapped in a bin liner and put outside for my stay, on the basis of health and hygiene reasons. Also, possibly a bit of maintenance needed on the bathroom sink tap, but otherwise a lovely bathroom.) I hope to return and will stay for longer next time, as the kitchen and bathroom are just my style. I heartily recommend this cottage for comfort, cleanliness and location. Be warned however, as parking in Shaldon is an issue.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.4Mar 2023

  • "A cafetiere (metal perhaps - less easy to break!"

    ) and some oven gloves would be useful additions. As would enough logs and kindling for perhaps one fire. There weren't any at all. We had a lovely time. Such an idyllic location, thank you.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Sep 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Hillcroft cottage!"

    Great location & beautifully decorated and furnished, perfect!!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Awesome cottage in an amazing place."

    A lovely week of early morning swims with fresh croissants from the local bakers on the beach. With those starts how could the day go wrong? Driving in was a bit of a shock with the narrow streets that the satnav took us through but parking wasn't that difficult and then we only took the car out once as there was plenty to do within walking distance or train.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a great stay."

    The cottage is well maintained, clean, comfortable and in the perfect location. We’d happily stay at Hillcroft again.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Hillcroft cottage."

    It was very clean, tidy and had everything you could have wished for and more! The location was perfectly positioned with the beach and shops being a stones throw away. Thank you for a great stay in Shaldon!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had an awesome stay at Hillcroft!"

    Such a great house, luxurious and really functional! It had everything we needed and more! Lovely airy and roomy house in a cracker of a location!!!

    Reviewed by Ria5.0Aug 2021

  • "The blind in the sitting room was broken , which we reported , but no action was taken, This meant that as the cottage was on the street there was no privacy."

    The stairs are so steep you have to crawl up them so no breakfast in bed or even a cup of tea. No outside space as expected or parking so vastly overpriced. No not a pleasant stay but blind should have been fixed!

    Reviewed by Jane1.9Jul 2021

  • "Narrowness of street means drop off can be difficult."

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely."

    Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The location is perfect for everything that Shaldon has to offer. We loved our week there and would happily have stayed for another. The welcome gifts were a lovely touch too, thank you!

    Reviewed by Kate4.7May 2021

  • "On road parking is very difficult in the village due to narrow streets and double yellow lines."

    Although there was a Car park nearby the road was closed off making access extremely difficult - what should have been a five minute walk took nearly twenty minutes.

    Thank you for your feedback and thank you for scoring our property top marks across the board. Parking can occasionally be a little difficult as it is a popular village Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very well furnished property in ideal location."

    Comfy beds and quality settees. A few more untensils such as an extra pan and pyrex bowl or jug to use in microwave would be useful plus obscure glazing on front door so people can't look in when you are out. Great find. Will book again. Thanks for the prosecco - a nice welcome touch.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Sep 2020

  • "Amazing holiday beautiful place the cottage was perfect so gorgeous clean and had everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2020

  • "I found the stairs very difficult some warning should be posted in description ."

    Narrow and winding my wife and I had to go hands and knees to use them. The other problem is there is No Parking at all we paid £3 60 a day to park on the edge of village some half a mile outside village up a steep hill.

    Thank you for your feedback, the property advert does state that the stairs are narrow and winding. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Just 2 very small things."

    ... no ironing faculties & the wardrobe door in front bedroom didn’t close, so had to be careful getting up in the dark. Apart from that everything else was spot on.

    Thank you for your feedback. Ironing facilities are now provided and the wardrobe door has been fixed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jul 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove (logs not provided and available within the village
  • Gas oven and 5-ring hob, Nespresso machine, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking; first come, first served
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: No infants under the age of two
  • Note: There is limited head height above the stairs leading to the twin bedroom

The property

Teignmouth 1.4 miles.

Discovered in the thriving seaside village of Shaldon, is this revamped terraced cottage, which sits on a narrow lane heading straight towards the glorious sea and beaches.

Originally a 200-year-old fisherman's cottage, Hillcroft Cottage holds a lot of character, perfect for a small family looking to explore the beaches of Devon.

Start your holiday right as you enter the refined open-plan living room with a kitchen space and dining area, making use of the Nespresso machine at breakfast time.

Spend an evening cuddled on the plush sofas as you watch a family film on the Smart TV whilst the woodburning fire warms you up on a frosty winters night.

Rustle up a delicious evening meal in the kitchen area before a quiet night in with your loved ones, there's even a dishwasher if you don't fancy cleaning up.

The winding narrow stairs, equipped with handrails, guide you up to the first floor where you'll find a generous master bedroom fitted with a king-size bed, choose between a waterfall or hand-held shower to wake you up in the morning in the luxurious bathroom.

Up another set of winding narrow stairs is the twin room, which partly overlooks the sea.

Grab some local delicacies from the nearby shop or stroll over to the selection of pubs and cafés, all within a short stroll of the property.

Shaldon beach is located at the mouth of the River Teign where there's a variety of stunning walks and a number of watersporting activities including fishing, swimming, canoeing, sailing, and rowing.

Less than a mile from the cottage is the spellbinding Homeyard's Botanical Gardens, a perfect place to experience the breath-taking views of Teignmouth and explore the castle.

If you're lucky enough to secure this gem in August, you'll be able to spectate the The Annual Shaldon Regatta, a 200-year-old tradition based on the river beach along Marine Parade.

Food lovers can fill up their boots at the Taste of the Teign food and drink trail, a self-guided route journeying Teign's culinary discoveries.

Visit the seaside town Torquay, a popular tourist attraction for coastal lovers, and birthplace of the late novelist, Agatha Christie, you can even walk the Agatha Christie mile, a walking tour of murder scenes from her novels.

Situated in the heart of Devon, Hillcroft Cottage is a stylish yet traditional cottage, a spectacular base for a thrilling UK seaside getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas