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Driftwood Cottage Shaldon | Sleeps 8 | Family House, Parking Space, Garden Deck

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

A unique 4 bed retreat with a wealth of local amenities on the doorstep

*** Book a Last-Minute Bargain! Stay with us before May Half Term – Prices Reduced by 15% ***

Just 5 minutes from central Shaldon; this 4 bed retreat provides families and groups with the perfect coastal holiday home.

Flexible sleeping arrangements, 3 floors of gorgeous interiors and family-friendly appeal characterise the recently renovated Driftwood Cottage.


The cottage features a large south facing decked terrace and garden, accessible from the upper floor, and a parking facility.

The private enclosed garden boasts a large alfresco dining table, sun loungers, a family BBQ, lawn and selection of family beach games.

The property’s quirky layout involves 2 separate entrances on two different levels; one via the street level front porch, and one on the upper level through the back garden gate.

Ground floor

The newly fitted Utility room flows into hallway sitting area complete with a small sofa, TV & DVD.

There is also a kingsize or twin room, featuring a new super king zip and link bed, as well as a modern bathroom with a fitted power shower.

First floor

Up the stairs, passing 2 well-stocked bookcases, the first floor features 3 spacious bedrooms and a family bathroom. Two ample bedrooms boast zip and link beds which can be made into doubles or singles. Meanwhile the third bedroom is furnished with two single beds and the family bathroom features its own bathtub. The versatile sleeping accommodation is ideal for friends and family.

Upper floor

The top floor is a gorgeous haven with direct access to the south-facing terrace and garden.

Natural light and large windows offset this loft style dining and entertaining area. This floor also features a second, full-equipped, family kitchen with views across Shaldon’s rooftops.

The inviting country-style dining room provides a venue for hosting relaxed breakfasts and candle-lit suppers. Leading directly from the kitchen, the room features a large solid table with 8 chalky white spindle chairs perfect for self-catering.

The triple aspect living room boasts a real fire, a corner sofa & a sofa under the window, TV, DVD player, NOW TV, free unlimited Wi-Fi, and a library of traditional games under the window seat.

Guests looking for flexible sleeping arrangements will love this property; the ground floor area off the car port, has been specially designed to suit teenagers, grandparents, extra guests or nannies seeking a their own facilities.

Please note that Driftwood Cottage is pet-free, and so regrettably no dogs are permitted.


Guests are a 5 minute walk away from the quaint charm and modern amenities of fishing villages Ringmore and Shaldon. The popular village butcher, newsagent and bakery are all just a 2 minute walk away.

Shaldon’s range of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés includes the beach front Strand Café, the Coffee Rush Café (just yards away), the Michelin starred regional cuisine of the ‘Ode’ Restaurant, with its nearby sister café , live Jazz at the Clifford Arms and the Crab Shack’s sea views across in Teignmouth. Nearby Paignton, Torquay and Brixham all offer excellent night life. Old Walls Vineyard is also located just across the water.

For daytime amusement, try the Shaldon Wildlife Trust, go-karting, golf, or bowling. Other attractions include Homeyard’s Botanical Gardens and the oldest ferry in the UK crossing from Shaldon to Teignmouth.

High season brings a myriad of regattas, music events, galas and the annual Water Carnival.

Shaldon Beach offers opportunities for swimming, canoeing, sailing and rowing, with beautiful sunset beach walks, and the Ness Cove provides a peaceful alternative, with rock-pools and beach picnics to enjoy. The scenic Steam Railway tour, River Boat cruises and Kent’s Cavern are also nearby.

More Details

Will Keen
Speaks English, German
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Calendar last updated:
6 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a wonderful stay, what a beautiful house + so clean and luxurious. We didn't want to leave! Hopefully will manage to book for next year if dates/availability suits! Thank you.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Shaldon in Teignbridge District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Super king (zip & link)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Super king (zip & link)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Super king (zip & link)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Driftwood Cottage Shaldon | Sleeps 8 | Family House, Parking Space, Garden Deck
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews

Safety issues for families with small children.

  • 3 of 5

We had an enjoyable stay at Driftwood Cottage and appreciated the welcome pack.

As with all parents our children's safety is of paramount concern and we were particularly alarmed that the rear gate, which opens directly onto the main road to Torquay, had no means of locking!

Non of the electrical products had been safety tested, something we have never experienced in any hotel or rental property before.

The main bedroom downstairs has a glass mirror door opening onto a radiator, inevitably one of our children cracked the glass and could have been seriously injured.

Non of these issues were picked up by the owner or agents, you have been warned!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Driftwood Cottage was the perfect venue for our family gathering. Two families plus Grandparents, eight of us in total. The grandparents had a bolt hole on the ground floor complete with kitchen, double bed with ensuite facilities yet only up the stairs to join in the fun. We had such a good time in the evenings playing games round the large dining table. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house and location

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a long weekend at Driftwood Cottage. The house is so clean, modern and very well furnished and has a wonderfully homely feel. The beach, shops and restaurants/cafes are a very short walk away making this an ideal base.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and really lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Driftwood for a break with my Mum and my sister. We knew the area well and wanted somewhere within walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurant. Driftwood was perfect for us - we all had double bedrooms, plenty of additional living space too and it was so lovely and light and airy. There was a lovely outdoor deck area too which was so nice to sit out on and enjoy the sunshine. The decor was nicely done and it is obviously very well maintained. We would thoroughly recommend Driftwood for a stay in Shaldon - it's a great base for exploring such a lovely area.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy house with attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Driftwood was just the tonic we needed. The house has everything that you could need including fishing nets for the children to use. We spent a lovely afternoon on Ness beach, ate fish and chips, went on the little ferry boat to Teignmouth and enjoyed cosy evenings putting the world to rights over a glass or two of wine. Our party comprised 4 adults and 3 children and everyone was happy! Am looking forward to coming back to Driftwood next year.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Shaldon ever since we were children and it is a very special place to us - and now we have found our favourite holiday house too! We spent our afternoons playing battleships and monopoly as a family, the games and books provided making us feel very much at home. With pubs and cafes available so close by, we had a combination of lovely home-cooked lunches and meals out in the evening. The spacious living room meant we could all relax and watch a film together, and the personalised beach theme of the pictures and signs hanging up received many compliments from us! We had a lovely stay and can't wait to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Exeter International
Nearest Barpub
230 Metres
Shipwrights Arms
Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Teignmouth Golf Club, Haldon Moor, Teignmouth
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A38 Trunk Road
Nearest Restaurant
110 Metres
Ode Restaurant Shaldon
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre
Car: recommended

For those looking for some beach fun, Shaldon Beach offers the perfect excuse for swimming, canoeing, sailing and rowing. For those looking to enjoy a more secluded beach spot, Ness Cove provides a peaceful sanctuary in which to enjoy in the summertime sun, with rock-pools to explore and alfresco BBQ's to enjoy (by booking through Teignbridge District Council).

Wine buffs can savour a day at the Old Walls Vineyard which is located just across the water, and for those looking for a relaxed way to spend the day can take the oldest ferry in the UK from Shaldon to Teignmouth, for a leisurely trip on the water and a day of unhurried sightseeing.

The River Teign Rowing Club and Teignmouth Golf Club, Go-Karting Park, Water Park and the Living Coasts attraction can also be found in the surrounding area and the famous scenic Steam Railway tour, River Boat cruises and Kent’s Cavern are also nearby, to provide a nostalgic and memorable seaside escape along Devon’s picture-perfect coast!

Additional Attractions & Activities include :-

Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Crazy Golf/Pitch & Putt, Exceptional Views, Gallery, Grocery Shopping Nearby, Museums, National Trust Properties, Playground, Public Transportation, Restaurants & Bars, Rowing Boats, Train Station, Waterfalls, Winery Tours, Wildlife Centre and Zoo.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Booking Fee £35

Booking Notes:
Please enquire for Short Break Tariffs.
All bookings are inclusive of final clean, linen & towels with all beds made up. (Please Note - beach towels are not provided).
For fortnightly bookings, all linen & towels are changed plus housekeeping. Infants ~ there is a travel cot & high chair available for guests use. All utilities are included in the weekly tariff.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.