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April Cottage In Sunny Shaldon (nr Teignmouth) 15 Metres From Beach

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016

***special offer - book a week in January or February 2017 from £275 - contact us for more details***

April cottage is a charming fisherman's cottage steps from the beach. It has a lounge with fireplace and TV/DVD player, IPOD speaker/dock and wireless internet is also provided free of charge. We have some toys, books and DVDs for young children.

Downstairs there is also a cloakroom and brand new fitted kitchen, equipped with electric oven, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave and a full range of cooking equipment ideal for preparing meals.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and another with bunkbeds for children. Linen and towels are provided, however we do ask that guests bring their own beach towels. Travel cot & stair gate can be provided please ask.

There is also a brand new shower room upstairs in the main bedroom with heated towel rail, WC and wash basin with shaver point.

There are electric heaters in every room, all utilities are included.

Outside in the sunny south facing garden is a great place for sitting and relaxing or eating a meal with the family. There is a table and 4 outdoor chairs.

Guests are able to arrive at April cottage from 3pm and we ask that you check out by 10am.

Parking is on-street (no allocated space for April cottage) and there is usually plenty all along riverside or around the bowling green. Usually you can find a space directly outside the house except perhaps in peak summer season. Weekly car park tickets can be purchased for £22 and this allows you to park in most of the Teignbridge council car-parks e.g. Shaldon (324 spaces), Newton abbot, Dawlish, Teignmouth. More info, and tickets can be purchased from tourist information in Teignmouth. Weekly tickets can also be bought at the car park machine itself.

April cottage is strictly no-smoking.

Pets - small well behaved pets are welcome to stay, please check with us before booking, we charge £30 per pet. We ask that they stay downstairs and off the furniture and beds.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have lived and worked in the area for the last 10 years and love the variety of outdoor activities in south devon. We have 2 young children who love living near the sea. We spend a lot of our spare time cycling, kayaking and walking.

We fell in love with Shaldon when we first moved down and bought April cottage summer 2015, hoping to use it as a holiday home for our family for part of the year. We have renovated it ourselves and have loved making it a bright and relaxing place to stay near the sea.

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25 Reviews

4.6
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

5

Happy days in April Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A pleasant little welcoming cottage in a great location. April Cottage is well maintained, cosy living space with a great little kitichen. The cottage is located in Shaldon, a lovely village full of character with its sandy beach, lovely walks and good pubs/restaraunts serving excellent food.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your week in April cottage. Hope to see you again soon!
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4

Great place to chill and relax

  • 4 of 5

April cottage is the ideal place to enjoy Shaldon and the surrounding area , everything you need for a comfortable stay with great local pubs etc will definitely be back , thanks to Jo for the wine on arrival !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, look forward to having you back in the future!
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3

Not very comfortable

  • 3 of 5

Although very clean the property was very cramped. The bed rammed against the wall and no room for anything else. Downstairs we had a two seater sofa and two canvas camping chairs. This may be ok for the young but not all of us are. The village was a delight and not far to drive to other resorts. Good food at pubs and cafe and very lucky with the sunny weather. Im sorry but we could not recommend it and left early.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really sorry you didn't enjoy your stay and value your feedback. April cottage is an old fisherman's cottage and they are all on the smaller side, we prefer to think 'cosy'! We have reflected this in the price which is always very reasonable. We love the quirkiness of the cottage and have tried hard to maximise the space and provide holidaymakers with all they need for a break in Shaldon. The lounge has a lovely 2-seater sofa that will sit 2 adults and our wiggling 3 year old quite happily. Like the beach huts on Riverside we have also provided 2 comfortable directors chairs too, along with a small foldable dining table and chairs that can go up in the lounge if the weather isn't great, or you don't want to go to one of the many brilliant restaurants/cafes near the cottage. Upstairs the double bed is up against the wall due to the space restriction in such an old building, but this has enabled us to provide guests with a brand new ensuite shower room for the main bedroom. Glad you had good weather and hope you come back to enjoy Shaldon in the future as it has so much to offer.
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Neat cottage in a great location

  • 3 of 5

As a couple, we found the cottage charming and clean. Living-room spacious/comfy. Good terrace, nicely flowered. But such a tight fit in kitchen and upstairs (and we're both slim); small double bed against the wall (no room for a bigger one).

Nice outlook, super quiet and very well placed for beach, ferry, shops and eating out. Shaldon was perfect for our short holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a lovely holiday, thanks for your review and feedback, much appreciated. We love April cottage and it's quirkiness! All the old fisherman's cottages in Shaldon are on the small side but we have tried really hard to use the space wisely, and fit in everything you need for a great stay.
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April Cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was very comfortable, convenient and with all the facilities we needed for a weeks stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for leaving a review, we value all the feedback we get from our guests. Look forward to seeing you again soon!
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4

Cute and clean

  • 4 of 5

Our family (2 adults and 2 small children) had a great stay at April Cottage. The property is quant but well thought out with the local butcher / baker very nearby. Easy to get to beach and the pub. Jo was well organised and everything went smoothly for check in and check out. The place was clean when we arrived with a bottle of wine to help us settle in which was much appreciated. Worked brilliantly for us and I would recommend for small groups or people with small children.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a lovely holiday, look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : exeter at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Shaldon at 20 Metres Nearest Ferry : Shaldon at 20 Metres Nearest Train : Teignmouth at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M5 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Shaldon at 20 Metres Nearest Beach : Shaldon at 10 Metres Car: not necessary

Shaldon is a quiet seaside village on the mouth of the river Teign in south devon, opposite Teignmouth. It has a number of excellent restaurants, cafés, and coffee shops, some directly on the beach front with fantastic views. There are several pubs within easy walking distance and easy access to the south west coast path to the north, Exeter and south to Torquay. Our cottage is also on the Templar way.

The village boasts a GP’s surgery, post office, small independent shops including an award winning butchers, an artisan bakery, fish and chip shop, grocers and pharmacy. The many attractions include Ness beach which is accessed by a smugglers tunnel, Shaldon Zoo (takes tesco vouchers!), water sports, sailing, rowing, coastal walks, pitch and putt course and the Botanical gardens provide beautiful views across the Teign Estuary and Lyme Bay. The Shaldon Regatta is held annually in August, being one of the oldest in England.

Shaldon is served by regular bus and taxi services and Teignmouth train station connects to London Paddington. A small open passenger ferry operates a frequent service from the beach and transports passengers the short distance across the estuary to Teignmouth.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
christmas 2017
16 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£380
 
 
Half term 2017
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
From
£60
£350
 
 
Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£350
for 5 nights
From
£70
£400
 
 
May 2107
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£380
 
 
May HT 2017
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£350
for 5 nights
From
£70
£450
 
 
June-July 2017
5 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£495
 
 
Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
£325
£995
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Terrace ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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