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Cook's Cottage Shaldon | Sleeps 4, Luxury Beds, Courtyard, Vintage Luxury!

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Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Charming Grade II Listed Cottage just moments from Beach & Local Amenities

**We offer Short Break stays in off-peak periods throughout the year, so please feel free to enquire for information about our 'Less than 7 night' tariffs.**

A cosy and charmingly quirky cottage

This Farrow & Ball decorated cottage has all the amenities you could want for your family holiday all packaged in a characterful and charming way. Just minutes from the beach and with a pretty patio garden, you will spend more time outside than in in the daytime - but once night comes, this beautiful cottage has relaxation written all over it. Original features including Bakerlight switches and Victorian radiators add to the quirky, vintage feel giving you a period holiday, but with modern conveniences.

Cooks Cottage: Sleeps 2-4 in 2 bedrooms, with 1 1st floor bathroom & toilet. Enjoy comfortable period, vintage decor. Roadside parking only and just minutes to the beach.

Ground floor

A couple of rounded front entrance steps lead into an inviting ground floor hallway complete with old mariner’s lamp overhead. Guests can sit back and relax in the cosy living room, fitted with original parquet flooring and benefiting from a comfortable sofa, cleverly matched armchairs with throws and squishy cushions, Sky digital flat screen TV with DVD player, pretty window seat, wood-stacked fireplace decor, handmade ‘palette’ coffee table, magazines, free Wi-Fi access, an iPod player and a selection of books, DVD's and old fashioned board games, all add to the ambience.

The separate dining room is ideally suited for gatherings of up to six, where guests can entertain themselves around the rustic farmhouse table.

Leading from the dining room into the rear of the cottage; a newly fitted kitchen offers guests the opportunity to rustle up tasty homemade meals. Featuring a ceramic sink, cooker hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, electric kettle, fridge freezer, washer dryer, toaster and a full range of crockery and cooking equipment, everything one could need is to hand. The beautiful tile work, wooden worktops and quality interior finish encourages guests to unwind with a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

First floor

From the entrance hall, a steep staircase covered with a Victorian style hemp runner and with double hand rail, leads to the quirky tranquillity of the first floor. Comprising of two bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom; the upstairs offers a practical layout to suit either couples holidaying together or parents with children.

To the left, the master bedroom offers an understated and comfy space in which to unwind. The kingsize French oak bed sits on weathered floorboards and is complemented by a luxurious, handmade Vi-Spring mattress.

The second ‘couple-friendly’ bedroom also has a unique identity with a striking bespoke driftwood headboard, a plump window seat and sheepskin rug for tired feet. Perfect for children and adults alike, although slightly smaller than the master bedroom, you will feel no less pampered staying in this room. Offering the convenience of a zip & link king size bed converting to two singles if required; the calm interior further features a rustic tallboy and useful hanging space.

The smart ‘metro’ tiled bathroom features a handcrafted copper towel rail and industrial steel porthole mirror. Old Pepsi crates used as shelves add an earthy touch to the sleek fitted bath tub & shower, WC and wash basin.

Outside

A charming stable door from the kitchen leads out to the adjoining private walled, decked courtyard, full of coastal ambience and complemented by a table & chairs for 6 set underneath pretty ‘fairground’ festoon lights; a place to enjoy memorable summer evenings and ambient alfresco dining.

A handy side gated passage leads from the front of the property directly into the courtyard, perfect for dropping off sandy beach paraphernalia at the back door.

Parking

This charming period cottage is situated along Ringmore Road with on-street parking outside the front door and further along the road.

Location

Shaldon is perfectly accessible for year-round stays, offering easy access to the vibrant delights of Torquay (20 minutes’ drive away), the historic market town of Totnes and the Exeter, Plymouth and London train service (which runs from Teignmouth Train Station).

Cook’s Cottage is situated close to The Shipwright's Arms, a quaint pub with its origins from the shipyard days of Ringmore where the nearest slipway still exists behind the pub along the sea wall.

The cottage is within a minute’s walk from the village’s main street, Fore Street where you can enjoy a morning cappuccino at ‘The Coffee Rush’, buy a fresh loaf or yummy cakes from Shaldon Bakery, or relax over lunch after a spot of crabbing off the key at The Clipper Café.

Another local favourite, Café Ode is nestled higher up on ‘The Ness’ overlooking the bay and serving fish and chips to die for and delectable homemade ice creams. You are also situated within a stone’s throw of four welcoming pubs and numerous village shops in this quaint fisherman’s village.

If fine dining is your thing, try out the award winning ‘Ode Restaurant’ (sister to Café Ode & Ode True Pizza) just a few steps from the property and run by Tim Bouget, a Michel Roux trained chef. But be sure to book in advance as they seat just 24 in their cosy front room setting!

Things to do

A host of village amenities are also on the doorstep including the passenger ferry crossing to Teignmouth (said to be the oldest river crossing in England). Lovely walks lead along the Ringmore riverside, Shaldon beach in the opposite direction and the striking South West Coastal Path beyond. Shaldon’s 18 hole Approach golf course, small zoo and the Homeyard’s Botanical Gardens can also be enjoyed. Children will love discovering the ancient smuggler’s tunnel, the only way to access the famous Ness Cove beach where you can enjoy BBQ's on the sand looking out to the open sea.

Further afield, a treasure trove of National Trust sites awaits, alongside the leisure pursuits of Dartmoor.

Amenities

• 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4)

• 1 bathroom with 1 bath with shower overhead & 1 toilet

• Non smoking

• Bed linen & towels included

• Complimentary Wi-Fi

Review by Val, Barry, Leanne and Matt: "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at cook's cottage. Spotlessly clean and everything provided. Would certainly recommend! Thanks very much!"

More Details

About the Manager

Sue Vaughton or Will Keen
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised at the quaint, beautifully decorated and pristine Cottage. We adored the place and the gorgeous outdoor lighting. It was great for our dogs also. We are familiar with Shaldon and it is in a great location.

We will definitely recommend this gem, and we hope to return soon.
Jul 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised at the quaint, beautifully decorated and pristine Cottage. We adored the place and the gorgeous outdoor lighting. It was great for our dogs also. We are familiar with Shaldon and it is in a great location.

We will definitely recommend this gem, and we hope to return soon.
Jul 2016
  • 1 of 2

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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter International at 19 Miles Nearest Barpub : Shaldon at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Brittany Ferries Plymouth at 40 Miles Nearest Golf : 9 Hole Shaldon or 18 HoleTeignmouth Golf Club at 2.2 Miles Nearest Train : Teignmouth at 1.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A38 Trunk Road, Exeter at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Shaldon at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Shaldon at 0.5 Miles Car: recommended

Additional attractions & activities include:

Bowls green, Canoeing/kayaking, Exceptional views, Gallery, Grocery shopping nearby, National Trust properties, Near beach, Public transportation, Restaurants & bars, Rowing boats, Train station and Wildlife centre.

Cook’s Cottage is situated close to The Shipwright's Arms, a quaint pub with its origins from the shipyard days of Ringmore where the nearest slipway still exists behind the pub along the sea wall. A popular pub with the locals, it is described as a 'peaceful haven to pop in for a drink and enjoy cheerful chatter' and as well as serving good ales and ciders. The landlady Lynda makes a delicious crab sandwich throughout the summer months which can be enjoyed in the pretty walled beer garden.

The cottage is within a minute’s walk from the village’s main street, Fore Street where you can enjoy a morning cappuccino at ‘The Coffee Rush’, buy a fresh loaf or yummy cakes from Shaldon Bakery, or relax over lunch after a spot of crabbing at the Clipper Cafe.

Another local favourite, Cafe Ode is nestled higher up on ‘The Ness’ overlooking the bay and serving fish and chips to die for and delectable homemade ice creams. You are also situated within a stone’s throw of four welcoming pubs and numerous village shops in this quaint fisherman’s village.

If fine dining is your thing, try out the award winning ‘Ode Restaurant’ (sister to Café Ode) just a few steps from the property and run by Tim Bouget, a Michel Roux trained chef. But be sure to book in advance as they seat just 24 in their cosy front room setting!

Shaldon Approach Golf:

The Ness, Ness Dr Shaldon, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 0EY - Tel: 01626 872484

Shaldon Approach Golf is considered one of the best approach courses in the South West, with breathtaking views of Teignmouth and the Teign Estuary. Shaldon is an 18-hole course and has hole distances of 60 - 120 yards ( 7 holes over 100 yards).

Golf: Teignmouth:

Teignmouth Golf Club is justifiably proud of its heritage. The course was designed by the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie and opened in 1924, some 9 years before he completed his most famous work at the Augusta National, home of the US Masters.

Teignmouth’s course is situated near to the South Devon coast and, at 800 feet above sea level, it commands spectacular views of the sea and nearby moors.

The 18 hole moorland links presents a great test of golf for players of all abilities. Features include six varied and challenging par 3s and no fewer than 11 two-tier greens, a true MacKenzie trademark.

Contact Details:-

Teignmouth Golf Club, Haldon Moor, Teignmouth, Devon. TQ14 9NY - Telephone: 01626 777070.

Teignmouth:

Teignmouth also has that relaxed holiday ambiance generated by its people and buildings, such as the Georgian crescents found in the town. Teignmouth is a true historic seafishing and industrial port and also a classical seaside resort. Both industry and fishing are now much reduced, but watching the ships and pleasure boats passing the Ness between Shaldon and Teignmouth is always enjoyable.

Teignmouth boasts a promenade, a Victorian pier, a swimming lido, plenty of shopping, a theatre, very safe main beach, great walks, a railway station and parks.

Add to this the great selection of restaurants, such as the Crab Shack, and local pubs touching the water front, beach huts sitting proud on the 'spit' and the ambience is complete. Teignmouth is easy to reach by car, just 15-20 minutes from Exeter by car or by train. You can even arrive by boat provided you can find a mooring.

For fishermen Teignmouth is a true haven, with a large beach front, and an estuary that sees a good number of bass and flatfish caught by locals every year. Float fish off the spit on a full tide with sandeel, spin in the estuary or beach cast into the surf (watch the surfers however when an easterly is blowing).

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Spring
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£391
for 3 nights
From
£127
£552
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£683
for 7 nights
£683
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£433
for 3 nights
From
£141
£615
 
 
Spring Break
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£766
for 7 nights
£766
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£475
for 3 nights
From
£155
£672
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£808
for 7 nights
£808
 
 
High Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£902
for 7 nights
£902
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£445
for 3 nights
From
£145
£631
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£376
for 3 nights
From
£122
£532
 
 
Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£667
for 7 nights
£667
 
 
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£316
for 3 nights
From
£102
£448
 
 
Festive Season
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£756
for 7 nights
£756
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£475
for 3 nights
From
£155
£662
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Booking Fee £10

Shorts breaks:
2 nights - 50% of weekly tariff, 3 nights - 60% of weekly tariff, 4 nights - 70% of weekly tariff, 5 nights - 80% of weekly tariff, 6 nights - 90% of weekly tariff.

Infants: There is high chair provided for guests’ convenience but no travel cot.
Utilities: All utilities are included in the weekly tariff.

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Updated: 25-Mar-2017
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The smart ‘metro’ tiled bathroom features a handcrafted copper towel rail and industrial steel porthole mirror. Old Pepsi crates used as shelves add an earthy touch to the sleek fitted bath tub & shower, WC and wash basin.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Zip & link king size bed converts to two singles if required
  • The master bedroom offers an understated and elegant space in which to unwind. The king size French oak bed sits on weathered floorboards and is complemented by a luxurious, handmade Vi-Spring mattress. The second ‘couple-friendly’ bedroom also has a unique identity with a striking bespoke driftwood headboard, a plump window seat and sheepskin rug for tired feet.Offering the convenience of a zip & link king size bed converting to two singles if required.

Outside

  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • ** All utilities are included in the weekly tariff. ** Infants ~ A high chair is provided for guests convenience but no travel cot. Additional features & facilities include: CD player, Clothes horse, Courtyard, Electric kettle, Free internet/Wi-Fi, Full kitchen, iPod docking station, Outside table & chairs and Public parking. The cottage is also conveniently equipped with free Wi-Fi access, an iPod player and a selection of books, DVD's and old fashioned board games. A charming stable door from the kitchen leads out to the adjoining private walled, decked courtyard, full of coastal ambiance and complemented by a table & chairs for 6 set underneath pretty ‘fairground’ festoon lights; a place to enjoy memorable summer evenings and ambient alfresco dining. A handy side gated passage leads from the front of the property directly into the courtyard, perfect for dropping off sandy beach paraphernalia to the back door without the hassle of carrying it through the cottage.

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