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Gothic Castle with amazing views, memorable self catering holiday cottage



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
A taste of grandure with lots of character views over Shaldon estuary

Lovely listed castle folly said to be styled on Balmoral and recently converted for holiday rental. Many unique features and lots of history; Vivien Liegh was a regular house guest here.

Outstanding sea and estuary views from every window. A short walk from Teignmouth town centre and sea front and easy driving access to Dawlish, Shaldon, Torquay, Dartmoor and Exeter plus many other south Devon attractions.

The property has plenty of space with 5 large bedrooms, 3 double and 2 twin beds. Please note the tower room is accessible by a two story spiral staircase. It has fantastic views and a unique character but can be difficult for elderly or disabled people to access.

Two bathrooms plus a unique downstairs toilet! Large garden and ample parking.

Large lounge diner where you can sit and eat dinner overlooking the sea.

A delightful and unique place to stay.

The kitchen and bathrooms are all new but the character and features are all original.

We are continually upgrading this luxury accommodation and always welcome comments and suggestions from our guests.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Booking easy & professional, property just as described, amazing views - easy to find and access, warm & welcoming - we were a family group with teenage children but would equally suit adult groups. Great base for travelling around, coastal trips, trips to Dartmoor - town easily accessible. All in all a fabulous stay - would thoroughly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and Great views throughout

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Yannon Towers. Seriously, it was one of the most memorable places we've ever stayed on a vacation. It was comfortable, plenty of space, and overall, it had everything we needed. It was close to the train, as well. We didn't need to rent a car (although we did). There were a lot of stairs, but I chalked that up to making it even more memorable. We would definitely stay at Yannon Towers again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birthday weekend with murder mystery.

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic venue for a get together. The building has a lot of character and of course offers the opportunity to have your morning coffee in a turret overlooking a stunning sea view.

Apart from the turret, the castle offers some special touches, like a steam shower with a radio mp3 player, a welcome basket of tea, coffee and local fudge, board games galore and stunning views from every window you look out of.

We hosted a murder mystery on the Saturday night and it was the perfect setting. The rest of the time we spent exploring the local area where there is lots to offer in the way of coastal walks, small independent shops and we were lucky enough to stumble across a St George's day Morris dancing celebration.

We were only there for a weekend but made some very fond memories and we were all sad to leave.

Cannot recommend enough.

Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a weekend where 10 of us went to stay Yannon Towers (The Castle) where we were celebrating 3 25th birthdays. I would just like to say what an amazing time we had, the castle was beautiful and made such a difference to the usual cottage setting that we tend to go for.

The castle is magnificent and whilst not Disney the turrets, high ceilings and sweeping staircase did make it feel a little magical! We all had a fab time, it was good to stay somewhere that catered to all of us e.g. enough double and twin rooms for the mix of us. Having arrived at 11pm we spent a while exploring each of the rooms and the view in the morning was such a gorgeous sight to wake up to. We stayed in the cream double room on the first floor which was charming as was the view from all of the rooms - all 10 of us were very happy. The tower room was great as was the view from the very top of the turret.

The fittings & fixtures are all clearly brand new and the multipurpose shower/steam room was good. On the Saturday we all walked into Teignmouth and despite the unforgiving October weather walked along the seafront and enjoyed fish & chips & ice creams on the beach. I fully recommend dabbling in a bit of crazy golf which has a very nicely maintained course. In the evening we had organised to do a murder mystery which was further brought to life by the castles atmosphere and charm - a definite must if you are having dinner in the castle and want it to be a bit different.

Altogether an amazing weekend, I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very special place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous views and interesting rooms. An unusual and special place that is big enough for ten, but cosy at the same time. We loved the turret room and the sunsets from the top. But you need a good head for heights.

It was clean without being fussy and everything worked.

Teignmouth is a friendly lively place. Recommend going by ferry to Shaldon and walking along the cliffs or through the smuggler's tunnel to the beach.

Would love to go back for longer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in an authentic castle!!

  • 5 of 5

We went to stay at Yannon Towers for a long weekend (8 adults and 2 small kids!!)

We are all friends from uni & go away annually - this was our first try at something different and we were absolutely blown away by the castle!

You wouldn't expect to find something so grand and when you first enter the castle it takes your breath away!

Many of the fixtures and fittings are clearly brand new but it has a magnificent old charm, it felt enchanted. We ended up staying in more than planned just because we all enjoyed the atmosphere so much.

We all loved it & will definitely be going back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 10 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Teignmouth at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M5 end of at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 1200 Metres Car: recommended

Only 10 minutes walk to Teignmouth town centre and beaches.

Easy access onto the A380 and A38 providing quick access to Torquay, Exeter and Dartmoor.

Other Activities: childrens water play area


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
7 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
21 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
6 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid/High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

£150 refundable housekeeping deposit required with final payment.
£20 per dog per week. Max 2, no dangerous breeds.

20% deposit on booking.
Balance and housekeeping deposit 6 weeks before arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • castle


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 172 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, downstairs toilet only
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, Access via small spiral staircase only
  • Bedrooms are on three stories. 1 and 2 on first floor have a shared en suite. 3 and 4 on second floor along with the master bathroom. Bed 5 is in the tower on the 3rd floor accessed from the 1st floor via a spiral staircase. Fantastic views but not suitable for elderly or disabled.


  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

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


  • Lots of stairs in tower so only lower bedrooms are suitable for elderly.

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