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



Updated: 22-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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 free 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. No time limit so possible to leave your car all week. 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.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Jo Pullen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Jo Pullen

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.

Jo Pullen purchased this house in 2015

29 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)


Good and bad.

  • 4 of 5

Plus points, cottage was clean and nice location, wine and milk left for our arrival, plenty of towels to see us through, local store, butcher and bakers in easy distance and good prices.

Front garden/patio is a perfect little sun trap, managed to get sunburn in April, hadn't planned for that.

Negatives, bedroom door and vault above stairs very low, ouch! bed is a small double and right against the wall but the cottage is small, I don't think anything larger would fit. This cottage is very reasonably priced so no real complaints,

Shaldon is a really charming little village, very dog friendly if you holiday with your hound, you will certainly be welcome with a dog at the Clipper Cafe, London Inn and Coffee Rush, can't comment on other pubs and restaurants in the village as we didn't visit them but no doubt just as accommodating.

If you want a laid back break there should be enough to keep you happy in the village and Teignmouth is in easy walking distance or a short ferry crossing (dogs also welcome)

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your holiday in Shaldon! April cottage is a very old fisherman's cottage so cosy and quirky in places, it all adds to it's charm :)
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Absolutely loved our stay, fantastic location.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely quaint little cottage, clean & tidy with everything you need for your holiday. Ideal for a small family, with everything on your doorstep. The London Inn is very close by & does a great lunchtime menu - lovely food.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the London Inn, too, one of our favourites. Glad you enjoyed your break!
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Very cute cottage in superb quaint location

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely new year break in Shaldon. The directions to the cottage were spot on and the wine left for our arrival was a nice touch & much needed after a foggy drive down ! Cottage very clean and was just about big enough for the 4 of us for 3 nights. would be nice to have a bit more comfy seating though. We loved Shaldon and ate out most the time. Nice that the boat to Teignmouth runs all year. Would be nice to visit in the Summer months to do more walking and beach exploring. Also, could use trains and buses a bit more rather than struggling to park in the tight roads every time we went out. All in all cottage was good value in a lovely location. Very swift communication throughout from booking onwards. Thank you for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a lovely holiday! Hope to see you again soon
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Winter in April cottage

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a very snug week in April cottage in the coldest week of the year. It's a charmingly quirky little home in the heart of Shaldon, which in itself is pretty special. The cottage is clean, well equipped and very cosy.

The ferry to Teignmouth amazingly runs throughout the winter and for those happy to use the bus the number 22 goes from Shaldon Bridge to Dawlish Warren where the nature reserve is great in winter.

Still have lots on the 'to do' list on next visit

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a lovely holiday, hope to see you again soon!
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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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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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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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
May 2107
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
May HT 2017
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
June-July 2017
5 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £30

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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Updated: 22-May-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Family


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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


  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1


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


  • Terrace ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...

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