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Teign Cottage

(Ref. 1038709)

Shaldon, Devon Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Fine for a few days."

    This is a charming cottage, with an honest and accurate listing, not pretending to be more than basic. It's not overly refurbished and blessedly free of seaside tat. Important things are good and work well: comfortable beds, good bath & shower, heating, wifi, TV. But beyond the basics, the cottage was not comfortable enough for a stay longer than a few days. Hooks on backs of doors are not the best place to hang towels, a few more lamps would be helpful for reading, a few decent hangers would be good, and a small carton of milk in the fridge would have been very welcome. Although we received a friendly and helpful email ahead of our stay from the cottage owners, we did not meet them while we were there.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We did come down several times once we returned to the village, but did not find you in. Hopefully you were enjoying yourselves elsewhere. Very pleased that you found everything working well, with comfortable beds etc. The reason we don't leave milk or provisions any more is that so many of our guests don't drink cows milk, or indeed any kind of milk and told us that the gesture was kind, but not needed. We would suggest that the towel rail is the place for towels, though of course guests can use door hooks as well. We'll check the clothes hangers as we have always provided plenty of them, so this is rather a mystery. Teign Cottage is over 400 years old and we have furnished it in a style that we think is both comfortable and in keeping with its age. Best wishes Lesley and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara3.8Mar 2024

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Teign Cottage."

    The information provided by the owners was very helpful and the contacts they made with us made us feel very well supported. We missed seeing them on several occasions so did not meet them, unfortunately, but knew they were near to help if we had needed any help.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback ! We were sorry not to have met you, but are so glad that you felt supported by us. We very much hope to welcome you again one day. Very best wishes. Lesley and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have stayed at lots of holiday cottages in Shaldon over the last 25 years and have always wanted to stay at Teign Cottage; were not disappointed."

    Cosy, quaint and full of character, this is the perfect place to stay; warm and inviting in winter and less than 100 steps from the beach ( and The Ferry Boat Inn), so would be just the job for a summer holiday too. Loved the cottage and hope to return shortly.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback ! It was a great pleasure to meet you and share our cottage with you. We very much look forward to welcoming you back as our guests again. Very best wishes. Lesley and Jim xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2024

  • "This was our second visit to the beautiful, quaint Teign Cottage - and certainly not our last!"

    We can’t rate it highly enough!. Lesley & Jim couldn't be more welcoming & accommodating hosts & it was lovely to catch up with them (despite our dog covering them in white hair!). The cottage itself is in the centre of Shaldon & contains everything you need. The beach, walks, pubs, cafes & shops are on the doorstep & everywhere allows dogs!, but check the beach information for when dogs are allowed on the beaches as this changes depending on the season. We stayed out of season so parking was easy, during peak times it’s easy to buy a long stay ticket for the car parks which are a short walk away. Thank you Lesley & Jim for another relaxing break, we can’t wait to come back.

    Once again, thank you for being such lovely guests ! So very happy that you enjoyed yourselves, but sorry your daughter could not make it this time. We do hope so much that everything is going well for her now. We can't wait to welcome you all back !! Very best wishes. Lesley and Jim xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Massimo5.0Nov 2023

  • "A truly quaint cottage with a superb location in Shaldon."

    Lesley and Jim turned out on a very wet afternoon to welcome us in. Super hosts, sorting a problem for us very quickly. We had great week, even though storm Ciaran visited as well! Just mind your heads if you’re over 5’6”!!!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us the lovely feedback. We hope very much to welcome you back one day, hopefully when it's not pouring with rain ! Very best wishes. Lesley and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike3.4Oct 2023

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage."

    The location is ideal right in the middle of the village and near to all. Only problem we found was it appears that there were mould on the inside door of the wardrobe in the main bedroom, so we didn't like to hang any clothes in there. This didn't spoil our holiday, as we just used the wardrobe in the other bedroom.

    Oh dear ! Only just seen your feedback Rowena and we're so sorry this happened ! We could have sorted it out if you had told us. So glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage otherwise though and we hope to welcome you back again one day. Best wishes. Lesley and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rowena4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage lovely owners, perfect location"

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback ! You were such lovely guests and we very much hope that you will return one day so that we can welcome you back ! Very best wishes Lesley and Jim xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tabatha5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have just come back from a gorgeous week in Shaldon staying in Teign Cottage."

    It was perfect, absolutely fantastic location, right in the middle of everything. The cottage was perfect, clean, tidy and everything you need. The owners Lesley and Jim were really nice, we are definitely booking again!

    Thank you so much for this lovely feedback ! We love sharing our cottage and are over the moon that you enjoyed your time there ! We hope very much to be welcoming you back very soon ! Very best wishes. Lesley and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have just returned from 6 nights at Teign Cottage and we loved every minute of our stay!"

    The cottage was everything we expected & more. The location was perfect, just off the main road & so nice and peaceful, a view of the beach/sea from our front patio area, and an ideal position for exploring the local area. The pub close by was also handy! We paid £30 for a weeks parking pass at one of the local larger car parks, but managed to find parking even closer on the sea front, which was free. It can't be guaranteed and so paying for a pass is a good back-up plan. The inside of the cottage was spacious, homely and just what we wanted for our stay. We couldn't fault it. Myself, wife, 8 year old daughter and dog thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and owners Lesley & Jim were always on hand to help if we had any questions. We look forward to returning to Teign Cottage again one day soon!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this lovely feedback ! It makes us so very happy to hear that our guests have had a great stay and to know that you had everything you needed ! It was lovely to meet you all and to know that you will come back and stay again. We look forward very much to welcoming you back soon ! Very best wishes. Lesley and Jim xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage"

    It was so nice to meet you and thank you for your feedback. Very best wishes Lesley and Jim x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    Excellent location and was clean and well equipped. We met the owners and they were lovely. We would definitely recommend to friends and family and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again, we loved it

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this lovely feedback ! It was a great pleasure meeting you all and hearing that you enjoyed our cottage ! We love to share it and are so happy when our guests love it too. We hope very much that you'll come back soon so that we can welcome you again. Kindest regards Lesley and Jim xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have just got home from having a wonderful stay at Teign Cottage."

    Lesley & Jim couldn’t have been more welcoming & the property is just beautiful - cosy & filled with character. The beach is less than a minute away, shops, pubs & cafes around the corner. Our stay was off season so there was plenty of free parking -during peak times there are car parks within walking distance. We can’t wait to book again!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback ! We're so happy that you enjoyed our cottage. We love sharing our cottage and meeting our guests ! We can't wait to welcome you and Monty back so please come back soon ! Very best wishes. Lesley and Jim xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Massimo5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a beautiful, well kept and well equipped cottage."

    The description of the property is accurate and it is spacious and comfortable. The heating system is very efficient. Shaldon is a wonderful, relaxing location with good amenities, shop, takeaway and pubs. The walks in the area are quite breathtaking and very nearby. All in all, this is a great holiday destination and a wonderful cottage.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback ! We're so happy that you enjoyed our cottage and found everything you could wish for there, and in Shaldon. We hope very much to welcome you back one day soon. Very best wishes. Lesley and Jim xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is very quaint and characterful, in an excellent location; the unspoilt village has very good facilities within a short walking distance, and plenty of interesting places to visit within a short drive."

    As it was outside the season, we were lucky and always able to find a free parking place close by, (though this wouldn't be the case Apr - Sept.). I would emphasise that the stairs are very steep, uneven and narrow and difficult for the elderly, infirm, or very young children, but appreciate this quirkiness is part of the charm of such an old cottage, likewise the ability to be able to fit in only a tiny fridge. The owners were very helpful and friendly, and we enjoyed our stay.

    We do state in the listing that there is a steep and winding flight of stairs which we do feel is sufficient. We would always advise if you are worried about these sorts of things to ring us ahead of booking! - Helpful Holidays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Nov 2022

  • "We are just on our way home after spending a week in this beautiful cottage."

    The cottage was immaculately clean and located in a stunning village with plenty of amenities only a very short walk away. The beach is literally across the road with quick access to the foot ferry to Teignmouth. The owners are absolutely lovely and couldn’t help enough with ensuring we were settled in. So pleased to have found this absolute gem of a place and will definitely return (hopefully many times!).

    Thank you so much for this lovely feedback and for being such lovely guests ! We are very much looking forward to welcoming you and your gorgeous dog, Trevor, back ! Very best wishes. Lesley and Jim xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent little cottage."

    Big enough for 4 people whilst still maintaining the historic and cosy feel of the property. The owners were fantastic and always on hand if you had any questions. This is a proper hidden gem, the village has everything you need and all in close proximity We will be booking again.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback Scott and family. We love sharing our cottage and are so delighted when our guests love our cottage as much as we do. We look forward very much to welcoming you back ! Very Best Wishes. Lesley and Jim xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property provided everything we expected."

    A little small in places but that cannot be changed due to the age of the property. Excellent shower.....and the lack of cupboard space for food is a tiny issue. All in all we had a good stay.

    Reviewed by Stuart3.8Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely character cottage in a superb location."

    We where met and supported by the owners who made us feel very welcome. The stairs are steep and narrow so difficult for a suitcase, but there is plenty of room downstairs so no real issues. Shaldon is a lovely place with a ferry to Teignmouth and onwards. We had a really pleasant stay and would highly recommend the cottage as a perfect location to stay and explore this area.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! We’re so glad that you enjoyed our cottage- sorry about the stairs, but the cottage is over 300 years old and listed so we can’t change them. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming you back again. Very best wishes Lesley and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.7Jun 2022

  • "Teign cottage is an enchanting, ancient, thatched cottage."

    The facilities are excellent & attractive. We especially loved the kitchen. You actually enjoy a view of the river from the cottage & we had the pleasure of seeing the most magical, salmon pink sunrise, during our stay. Most of all, we were able to relax & enjoy all that Shaldon has to offer! Chris

    Thank you so much Clare and Chris ! We’re so happy that you enjoyed our cottage and Shaldon. We hope very much to welcome you back again soon. Very best wishes Lesley and Jim x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2022

  • "Charming cottage."

    ..v comfortable -wonderful downstairs accomodation...extremely good location. The staircase. Caution is required for any age group managing the stairs -the door opening onto them makes it tricky..but once up there its quirky with its sloping floors. The bedroom is a delightful surprise..roomy and comfy. Shaldon is a very pretty place to visit and especially entertaining during jubilee week

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! We’re so happy that you enjoyed our cottage and our village. We hope very much to see you back again soon xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent property superb location couldn't wish for better"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback ! We hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes. Lesley and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon David Heale4.7Feb 2022

  • "We have just had a wonderful week away at the most beautiful cosy, cute, gorgeous Teigh Cottage."

    When we arrived at the cottage it absolutely spotless clean from the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms to the bed linen. Also as it was February & very chilly the cottage was absolutely so cosy & lovely and warm, considering we were there for storm Dudley & Eurnie we felt safe at Teigh Cotrage. Lesley & her husband where such lovely hosts sent me an email before hand to explain exactly how to find the cottage, what lovely places there are to eat what local are shops there are, where you can park which was just brilliant, thank you Lesley. I will most definitely be booking again to stay at Teigh Cottage it was like home from home with all your home comfort's. And Shaldon itself is just the most beautiful village and a definite must to visit. Thank you Lesley for a wonderful stay at your beautiful cottage xx

    Thank you so much Maxine for your lovely feedback ! We're absolutely delighted that you had a wonderful time, especially in view of the storms ! Even though you had three dogs with you, we're so grateful for the lovely condition you left our cottage in, especially considering the red sand on the beach where our doggy companions love to play.. We are so pleased that you will be coming back to us and can't wait to welcome you all back. Many thanks again ! Lesley and Jim xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Feb 2022

  • "It's a lovely quiet chocolate box cottage, in the heart of a lovely little village."

    We really enjoyed our break and Tangle the dog loved being so close to the beach, It's only a short ferry ride over to the main town of Teignmouth where you have all the shops. Lesley & Jim the owners where lovely. We would definitely stay again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback ! We look forward very much to welcoming you back ! And Tangle of course ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Feb 2022

  • "We found Teign cottage to be a first class holiday rental property."

    It is extremely well equipped with every kitchen item that could be needed. The cooker is first class and heats up rapidly. The lounge is very comfortable and has a great TV. The main bedroom is huge and has a very comfortable bed and also has a TV. There is a second bedroom with twin beds which looks nice too. We were there in late November so the heating system kept us nice and warm. Location of the property is excellent and we could see the estuary from the windows. Its a very short distance from the beach so our Border Collie loved it and she even had an extra evening walk on the beach and crisps in the real ale pub a few yards away. There is also an excellent restaurant, The Clipper, a few yards away. Even in the off season I would recommend booking a table. The owners are very hospitable and even met us to hand over the keys although here is a key safe provided. Communications were great both by email and phone. I managed to leave my dressing gown behind and the owner called to say they will send it on. We really enjoyed our break and would like to return eventually.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and also for leaving our cottage in such beautiful condition. This especially considering our ubiquitous red sand and it’s proximity to your lovely collie ! We do so appreciate this. We look forward very much to welcoming you back in the future. Very best wishes Lesley and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Herbert5.0Nov 2021

  • "Amazing cottage had a amazing holiday in the lovely little village."

    Would 100% recommend and would 100% go back

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback ! We're so pleased that you loved our cottage. We hope very much to welcome you back in the future. Very best wishes. Lesley and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Jul 2021

  • "Picturesque cottage in central location."

    Very well renovated, clean and comfortable. Lovely sun trap in the front garden. Parking was easy in the large car park at The Ness with a weekly ticket bought through Teignbridge Council website, an easy 10-15 minute walk along the shore. We only needed to drive through the narrow streets of the village to load and unload at beginning and end. We found the fridge to be on the small side so couldn't do a big shop for food for the week. However, there are plenty of local places to eat out or buy food on a daily basis (a butcher, baker, grocery store) so it wasn't an issue.

    Thank you so much for giving us this feedback. Sorry about the size of the fridge, but unfortunately the cottage couldn't really cope with anything bigger. However, as you say, there are good local shops and restaurants. We hope very much to welcome you back next year. Very best wishes. Lesley and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Jun 2021

  • "Had a really relaxing week in Teign cottage, would definitely recommend this cottage ."

    Shaldon is a lovely place to stay. Will definitely come back . Thank you Lesley and Jim.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback ! We hope to welcome you back again one day. Very best wishes Lesley and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "The furniture was very tired in this beautiful cottage and the lounge had a smell which suggested animals had been on the loose covers."

    The inside was not a patch on the outside. The furniture,with the exception of the kitchen,looked like it was from a charity shop. The bathrooms were nice. It met expectations because the outside was gorgeous but the inside needed sorting to the same standard. Those loose covers were fit for nothing but the bin. The ship was spoilt for ha’peth of tar.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. We have worked hard to make the cottage a characterful and pleasant place to stay. Our sofas were actually made for the cottage living room, they are plump and comfortable and normally have throws as well. We thought long and hard about what extra protection we could give our guests during this pandemic, and concluded that it would give an extra layer of safety for our guests if we covered our furniture with washable covers and these are brand new. Thus, it's much easier to sanitise our cottage between guests - we feel very happy with this solution and hope our guests appreciate this extra care and understand the reasons for it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul2.8Oct 2020

  • "The location and character of this very old thatched cottage is wonderful."

    The village is both beautiful and excellently served with good pubs, local shops and cafes. One drawback is parking. The nearest car park is about 10 minutes away and up a fairly steep hill. £3.80 per day. The less fit or able need to take this into consideration before choosing this lovely cottage. Otherwise this is a lovely base for a quiet relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Sep 2020

  • "Teign cottage in shaldon is a beautiful little 300 year old thatched cottage, the cottage is situated in the heart of the village and within easy walking distance to a number of eating establishments and pubs together with a few shops, We visited a number of towns including going into Cornwall and visiting looe and polperro, we also went on a lovely trip on the dart valley steam train into Dartmouth and then on a boat trip up the river dart."

    We will definitely Be booking this beautiful cottage and Visiting the lovely Shaldon again.

    Reviewed by Marian4.4Aug 2020

  • "We had an amazing stay in Shaldon."

    The cottage was adorable and loved by us all. It was spacious, comfy and only about 30 seconds to the beach. We would definitely come back and stay here again xx

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with kingsize bed and TV, 1 x twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining table
  • Sitting room.WC ground floor.
  • Central heating
  • Electric cooker and hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed terrace
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (fee per dog)
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Parking is in public car park 500 metres from property, weekly tickets available and unloading outside property possible
  • Pub, 0.1 miles

The property

Teign Cottage is a pretty detached cottage just a short stroll from the Teign estuary and slipway and within a level walk of the village of Shaldon.

Arranged over two floors is cottage is a perfect spot for a family getaway in a beautiful seaside village.

To the front of the cottage there is an enclosed terrace which is perfect for watching the world go by whilst enjoying an alfresco meal in the warmer weather.

Inside a comfy sitting room complete with electric flame effect fire is a lovely relaxing space to hunker down after a full day exploring.

Across the hall is the bright kitchen/dining room brimming with character along with a breakfast table to sit round and plan your next adventure.

Up a steep and winding flight of stairs is the first floor with two cosy bedrooms, a twin and a double with river views plus there's a neat bathroom.

Shaldon is compact in size but packs a range of shops and pubs, explore the small Zoo or venture through the smugglers tunnel to discover Ness Cove.

Alternatively hop on the pedestrian ferry to Teignmouth (or travel via the road bridge), a regency town and busy port, to discover the pier, tennis courts and other seaside attractions.

Further afield the coastal town of Torquay (7 miles) or the cathedral city of Exeter (15 miles) offer a more big town experience and each can easily be reached via the mainline railway station in Teignmouth.

Teign Cottage is a unique cottage in an incredible location and can be enjoyed throughout the year.

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

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About the location

SHALDON

Torquay 4 miles; Paignton 9 miles.

Shaldon is a pretty Regency village on the opposite bank to the historic, seaside town of Teignmouth in South Devon, situated on the mouth of the Teign estuary and boasts a selection of pubs, shops, tea rooms for your amenities. Boasting a number of tourist attractions, including a small zoo, something your little ones will delight in, whilst you can explore the popular Shaldon Approach Golf Club and Shaldon Botanical Gardens. Due to its coastal location, you will have opportunities for those interested in watersporting activities, such as fishing and sailing. A popular village less than four miles away from the thriving seaside town of Torquay.

Note: Sorry, strictly no Barbeques, candles, or smoking as this is a thatched property