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The Dolphins

Shaldon, Devon (Ref. 975895)



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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property in great location - beautiful views of the water from most rooms and a lovely friendly village with all the amenities needed for a great holiday."

    We were also very lucky and had incredible weather.

    Mrs StonierOct 2021

  • "Location is fantastic and the views stunning."

    The children loved that the beach was so close. Would highly recommend

    Mrs ThorleyJul 2021

  • "A fivestar stay."

    The view from the huge bay window is absolutely stunning and ever changing which is why this was our third stay. Bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are all superbly appointed. One or two of the chairs are litterally on their last legs but we didn't need to use all of them so not fussed. The downstairs toilet door handle needs attention. The boiler failed twice but we followed the instructions and re-set it with immediate hot water so that didn't spoil our stay.

    Mr RobertsJun 2021

  • "I would add to travel advice that getting a car of any size to the front door is pretty challenging."

    Also a couple of the dining chairs have wobbly legs. Otherwise this is a fab house with very patient and kind owners who steered us through initial difficulties with the key box system with great patience. Well done all!

    Mr WoodJun 2021

  • "Amazing property in a fantastic location."

    Decorated and furnished to a high standard, with quality appliances and fittings. You even have your own beach (at some states of the tide!). Wi-F was very good too. Walking is the answer, as pubs, cafes, shops are all within reach and driving/parking is not easy. The only negatives were that the balconies and seats could have been cleaned as they were covered in bird's mess and the garage would be easier to use if "stuff" was cleared out. Overall a great property for us and we will likely come again.

    Mr BuddMay 2021

  • "This accommodation is all about location ."

    .... absolutely stunning! We were lucky with the weather but, even on a dull day, the huge windows overlooking the estuary would still provide fabulous views over to Teignmouth. You really don’t need a car so, make use of the garage and walk (if you can) over to Teignmouth or around Shaldon or to Ness Cove. Yes; parking is really difficult but if you have a medium sized car then the garage is great and it’s a 5 minute walk back to the house. We drive a Suzuki SX4 S-Cross and we got this in the garage, no problem. You’re a 5 minute walk, on the flat, from everything you need in Shaldon; the gorgeous bakery, butcher and village shop plus post office and pharmacy. We also ate at the Clipper Cafe twice; great breakfasts and, again, that beautiful view! Ness Cove is lovely but, yes, it is an uphill walk and then down some steps steps to the beach. It’s worth it though as you go through the ‘smugglers tunnel’ The house is lovely and has everything you need for a really comfortable stay. Large fridge and freezer and a dishwasher. You’ll sleep well in the comfy beds after a day out in the sunshine, exploring. Liz (the caretaker) was really helpful when we rang to sort out our arrival time and keys. I would highly recommend this place and we’ll definitely be back.

    Ms WilsonApr 2021

  • "This is a lovely seaside cottage in a very charming village."

    And there's lots to visit and see in the surrounding area. The house is comfortable, well modernised and in a great location. Because of that, it's at the top of its price range which is completely fine, except that the kitchen could be better equipped......no serving plates or dishes, poor quality pans, extractor lighting didn't work, no scales. The biggest problem was no internet all week, and that was a big problem (it affects the tv channels too). We had a great week though, just couldn't do the work we needed to!

    Mr SherwoodOct 2020

  • "Second visit to this property nice to see it had had a makeover however for the ..."

    Second visit to this property nice to see it had had a makeover however for the price uncomfortable beds and get some decent pans

    Mr HunsleyAug 2020

  • "Beautiful property in a stunning location."

    Comfortable, well equipped and very clean. Modern, with sufficient space for 5 of us, the snug was perfect for our girls to relax and watch TV. Excellent service from Nicki the caretaker, good contact from Sykes about instructions, etc. My only minor criticism is the lack of proper wardrobes and drawers in the master bedroom, they are very flimsy and not really in keeping with the quality of furnishings in the rest of the house. Yes, parking is a challenge - however the property is worth it. It's a lovely walk on the front to the public car park, but quite a hill. We managed to park around the steeets sometimes, which was better. Perfect village setting, 50 steps away from London Inn, with its fab food and Prosecco on the village green opposite! Fab staycation, loved it - we'll be back!

    Mrs WhelanJul 2020

  • "In comparison to similar with similar views it was overpriced."

    Ms WalshJul 2020

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The property

This wonderful house sits in a row right on the beach in Shaldon with fabulous views from the back.

This waterside house is an excellent beachside location for families and friends.

From the little lane, enter into the hall, off which is the lovely open plan living space which will take your breath away with its contemporary style, travertine floor and balcony looking over the interesting beach with its little boats, swans and great sunsets over The Ness.

The well equipped kitchen area comes with granite work surfaces and a breakfast bar.

Seating for four in a separate snug makes another cosy room for relaxing, watching TV or playing on the Wii.

Head up the stairs to three spacious bedrooms, with sea views from the doubles, and the bonus of an en suite and balcony with one.

Wander along the beach or around the village shops and green, or try cockle picking in the River Teign estuary.

Just across the bridge, enjoy the traditional seaside resort attractions of Teignmouth with its big beach and promenade.

You can hire boats, take a fishing trip, visit the little zoo or chill out in little pubs, or if you're feeling energetic, walk the South West Coast Path to Torquay.

The Dolphins is a smashing base for soothing water views or admiring this coastal spot with its range of attractions.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Hall Balcony Dining Area Lounge Snug WC


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en suite bathroom with corner bath, hand shower, WC, basin, and a balcony), 1 x twin (can convert to super king double)
  • Shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Downstairs open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen area, plus balcony
  • Snug
  • Hall
  • Downstairs WC with basin.
  • Central heating, electric fires with underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for one car in garage, alternative parking is available in a public car park nearby
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property, Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people, including babies.

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

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About the location


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.

Region Information

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people, including babies.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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