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Delightful Cottage on Shaldon Green, Nautical Decor, Close to Beach | Sleeps 4-6



Updated: 12-Sep-2016
Luxury Cottage in Shaldon - On The Green, Views Of The Sea, Two Minutes Walk From The Beach And Restaurants

*A Devonshire cream tea is provided for you to enjoy on your arrival*

Oyster Cottage is a gorgeous 19th Century cottage recently renovated and newly furnished in a contemporary nautical style. Lovingly fitted to a high specification with: Wi-Fi, flat screen TV and DVD, waste disposal, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, combi-boiler for constant hot water and gas central heating.

The cottage is reverse level with an open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen on the first floor which allows wonderful views of the sea, estuary and village green. There are UPVC double glazed windows throughout and sliding doors with a juliette balcony off the dining area.

The double room has a comfy double bed with a kingsize duvet and top quality bedding. There is a very roomy fitted wardrobe, venetian blinds, a black out blind and coordinating bedside tables with matching lamps. In the second bedroom there are adult sized bunk beds and a walk in wardrobe. Another kingsize duvet is available for the sofa bed in the living room.

Central village location overlooking the popular Bowling Club Green and less than 100 metres from Shaldon’s popular safe, sandy beach with a passenger ferry to Teignmouth. Easy pull up outside to unload and free parking around the green.

The village has excellent restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops all within easy walking distance. The wonderful London Inn is just across the green. There is fishing, sailing, a zoo, approach golf, the coastal footpath and a children's play park are all close by.

Two miles away is the excellent Teignmouth Golf Course designed by the Augusta National architect.

Shaldon’s elegant Georgian architecture, fisherman’s cottages and narrow streets exude charm. Throughout the year there are activities, festivals and the very popular Regatta in August.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

We both grew up locally and after a spell living in West Sussex we returned to Devon. Gary is a health care director and Carole a teacher. We love the coast and enjoy walking, cycling, skiing and eating out! We had a motor boat and spent many happy hours pottering about on the river. Our two children grew up playing on the beach at Shaldon and went to the village primary school.We are currently on secondment to the USA and so value our wonderful cottage even more on our regular visits home. We are fortunate to have a wonderful local couple managing the cottage and maintaining it to the high standards that we started with.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

8/2012-Lovely cottage, so nicely decorated, clean and airy. Great location and perfect for young children.

10/12-Wonderful stay in this beautiful house. Perfect location, beautifully decorated, well equipped. Will definitely return and recommend. 5 adults, 1 child, 1baby.

4/2013-A wonderful Easter stay, loved your cosy cottage which had everything we needed.Fabulous location would love to come back.

5/2013 Lovely stay, great views, everything perfect! 5 adults 1 child.

6/13 Lovely cottage, beautifully designed and great location.

9/13 We really enjoyed our visit to Shaldon a very pretty unspoilt village with lovely views of the estuary from the cottage.

12/13 Well equipped, beautifully presented and perfect for our Christmas break.Recommend The Clipper and Coffee Rush.

4/14 Wonderful location, comfortable and well appointed cottage. Had a truly amazing break hope to come back later in the year. Bakers and butchers first class. Shaldon retains it's timeless charm.

5/14We had a great time thanks. Shaldon is really lovely as is your cottage. The location is perfect isnt it. When we werent out and about we could just watch all the activity on the Green and there was always something happening.

9/14-Lovely late summer weekend.Beautiful cottage. Wonderful meal at Ode. We will definitely be back!

10/2014- "I came to Devon with my parents. I loved my bunk bed and the scones with jam and cream. We all had a lovely time. Thank you. Ruby (age 9).

12/14-We had another enjoyable stay at the cottage.Watching the fireworks on New Year's Eve was a highlight.

12/14 - Lovely cosy, clean and well-equiped cottage. Thank you for a lovely Christmas break.

May 2012
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35 Reviews

based on 35 holidaymaker reviews


A very nicely finished cottage in a prime location

  • 4 of 5

A cosy cottage within easy reach of all amenities. We were met on arrival and 'shown the ropes' which was helpful after a long journey. Oyster cottage has been nicely renovated and is right on the green in Shaldon, so is well situated for the excellent London Inn and the Clipper Cafe.

It was our first visit to Shaldon and we found it quite charming ( and being at the end of the holiday season, pleasantly quiet).

We would strongly recommend buying a weekly parking ticket, around £20 and leaving the car in the town car park, which is about a 10 minute walk, along the front from the cottage. This avoids any early rising to beat the parking restrictions, which ( in season) kick in at 8.00am.

All in all a lovely week, with the benefit of some lovely, late season sunshine. We very much hope to return. Paul.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely, thoughtful and interesting comments, thank you. Shaldon really is a charming seaside village with the added benefits of having great pubs and cafes which serve great food. It is also right on the coastal footpath and has a fun 18 hole, par 3 golf course so there is lots to do all year round.
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Wonderful Cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Oyster cottage and Shaldon.

The cottage is in excellent condition, well furnished and in a brilliant location.

We would definitely recommend the cottage in particular and Shaldon in general.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic comments and a recommendation! What more can I ask. Shaldon is a great place to visit at any time of the year I love to walk on the beach on blustery Autumn and Winter days then relax with a drink in The Clipper or the cottage while gazing out the window.
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Beautiful cottage, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of holiday cottages in Shaldon over the years and this is by far the best. The cottage has been refurbished to a very high level and is very light and airy. The location is absolutely superb - right on the green and a minute from the beach. Morning coffee and glass of wine in the evening sat at the dining table with the French doors to the Juliette balcony open watching the world go by on the green - so relaxing! We were a group of 2 adults and 2 children aged 10 and 7. Although the cottage is compact, we didn't feel crammed in. The lack of a garden didn't matter when you have the green and beach on your door step. The on-street parking is easy or use the main public car park - only c£20 for the week.

Wish we could be back in Shaldon now and staying in Oyster Cottage - the most perfect seaside village I know and the most perfect holiday cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "The perfect seaside village and the most perfect holiday cottage." A description of both Shaldon and Oyster Cottage which I wholeheartedly agree with! It is such a great place to unwind and relax. When we found the cottage on the green, beautifully renovated, within short walking distance of the beach, the pub and amazing cafés and restaurants we loved it from the start. We added some nautical décor, but it is hard to compete with the wonderful views. Whether popping out or staying in Oyster Cottage perfect.
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First class

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully situated overlooking the village green. It is very well equipped and our initial concerns that it might be on the snug side were immediately displaced on arrival. It has been very thoughtfully converted and had a lovely light and airy feel and our family of 2 adults, a 9 year old and a 6 week old baby never felt on top of one another. The service from both the owner and manager were excellent and the cream tea waiting on our arrival was very welcome. I cannot recommend Oyster Cottage and Shaldon highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What lovely comments! We were amazed when we first walked into the cottage too. It is so much larger and more light and airy inside than it looks on the outside. I love the "wow" effect when you walk up the stairs. The conversion and renovation carried out by a lovely local couple just before we bought it was very well done. We loved the cottage when we first saw it and it is wonderful when our guests love it to!
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The property was in an excellent location: well presented; bright and airy.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage met our expectations from the description provided. It was very clean and well maintained and the welcome cream tea was appreciated. Well positioned within easy access of all local attractions and amenities and an excellent view of the Teignmouth fireworks in carnival week. I would recommend unreservedly to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The location of Oyster Cottage is one of the main reasons we bought it. It is wonderful to be right at the heart of the village and close to the great beaches, cafes and restaurants so you can leave the car behind. We all work hard to maintain the cottage to a very high standard and cleanliness is of the utmost importance to us. We want our guests to truly relax and enjoy their stay and it seems from the wonderful reviews we receive they do. The cream tea on arrival is a little extra treat. The scones are hand made and the jam and cream are locally sourced. When in Devon ......!
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Gorgeous cottage on the egde of the village green

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It is "upside down" with the bathroom and bedrooms on the ground floor and the lounge and kitchen upstairs. This works really well. When you are having your breakfast or dinner you can look out over the bowling green or along the road next to the river front. Being upstairs gives a great view. The kitchen is very well equipped, although we didn't use very much of it as we ate out most meals! The cottage is very clean and decoration is new and is in very good condition.

It is only a short walk to the ferry to cross the river which then takes you over to Teignmouth if you want to do some shopping. If you fancy a bit more of a walk then its not too far to walk over the bridge into town.

This cottage is highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A really enjoyable, relaxing stay is what I hope for all the guests staying at Oyster Cottage. I love to sit upstairs and watch the comings and goings on the green or river to. The location on the green and the fact that greats pubs, restaurants, cafes and little shops are all within walking distance makes Oyster Cottage the perfect place to stay (although I may be a little biased!!) We have listened to our guests and hopefully equipped the cottage with everything they need and both us as owners and James and Karen, the wonderful local couple who take care of the cottage, work hard to keep the place immaculate.
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From the Owner

We have always loved Shaldon and were delighted when this cottage on the Green came up for sale as this has always been our favourite location in the village. The cottage has been totally renovated very innovatively and tastefully, by two local people. Oyster Cottage is perfectly situated and due to the thoughtful reverse level design you can enjoy wonderful views of the green, the village, the sea and river, whilst relaxing with a cup of coffee or glass of wine. There are plenty of wonderful places to eat and drink in Shaldon, including the Clipper which is open all day and is right on the beach, the award winning Coffee Rush which serves Riverford Farm products. Or for a real treat Ode Restaurant in Fore Street or Ode Cafe at the Ness. The London Inn was completely renovated in 2013 and serves amazing food too. We have spent many enjoyable evenings with friends there while staying at the cottage ourselves. Shaldon is a quaint seaside village with so much to offer.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The London Inn at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Shaldon to Teignmouth passenger ferry at 0.1 Miles Nearest Golf : Shaldon Approach Golf at The Ness at 0.3 Miles Nearest Train : Teignmouth at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Clipper at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Ferry Beach at 0.1 Miles


Ferry Beach - 100m

Ness Beach - 600m (via Smuggler's Tunnel)

Teignmouth beaches - 400m via ferry (200m)

South West Coastal Footpath - 50m


The cottage is 18 miles (35 minutes) from the end of the M5 at Exeter. Then the A380 dual carriage way comes to within 4 miles (9 minutes) of Shaldon. From Bristol - Approx 1 hours 40 minutes. There is a train station at Teignmouth (3 miles) and Newton Abbot (7 miles).


Teignmouth 2 miles-beaches, pier, fishing harbour, watersports. Torbay 6 miles- beaches, marina, Living Coasts, Paignton Zoo, Greenway, Torre Abbey, Gardens. Newton Abbot 5 miles- market town, cinema,racecourse.

Exeter 15 miles- Racecourse, cathedral, Roman underground passages, museum. Dartmouth 18 miles (via ferry)- sailing, Royal Naval Academy, marinas, historic harbourside. Dartmoor 14 miles- horse riding, walking, moorland villages, pubs, fly fishing. Paignton 10 miles- Apollo cinema.

Further Details:

The cottage is ideal for all weathers and seasons. It is close to the beaches, the green and all facilities. Perfect for fishing and crabbing. The cottage is very light and airy and has wonderful views over the river and countryside from large picture windows, which can be appreciated at any time of day. Village shops include; award winning butchers, excellent bakery, pharmacy, Post Office, supermarket, hairdressers, barber, gift and craft shops and Tom Thumb boutique. Takeaways; Fish and Chips, The Yummy Shop - teas, coffees and smoothies, Langage Farm ice creams luxury chocolates and fudge. Restaurants; award winning ODE, Ode Cafe with its own micro brewery, one of the UK's most charming seaside cafes (see Telegraph article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/restaurants/11574510/favourite-seaside-cafes-restaurants-uk.html ), Ness House Hotel and Pub (Hall&Woodhouse), Clipper Cafe (opened May 2012, beachside), No 1 The Strand (tapas and specialities), Clifford Arms (excellent pub food), The Ferry Boat Inn (beach side BBQ, live music). The London Inn (refurbished, new landlord+menu). Coffee Shops: the award winning "Coffee Rush". (wonderful cakes, pastries and snacks). 5 minutes walk away is the King George V playing field with an enclosed children's play park. Shaldon botanical gardens are also close by providing calm and shade and amazing views over the village and river Teign. The Little Zoo is also worth a visit with an interesting array of little animals and birds including Golden Lion Tamarins. Near the zoo is an 18 hole pitch and putt with some challenging holes and beautiful cliff top views. Shaldon is also on the route of th South West Coastal Path for more information visit (http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/). Excellent golf courses nearby at Teignmouth, Torquay, Dainton and Bovey Tracey. New 2014-soft furnishings, decor and furniture adding to the comfort and convenience for everyone staying there. Follow 'Spotted Shaldon' on Facebook.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October Half Term
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October to December
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Bank Holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early June
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid June
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late June
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early July
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid July
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October to December 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Short breaks are available starting at 60% of the weekly price for 3 nights, 70% for 4 nights, 80% for 5 nights and 90% for 6 nights. You are very welcome to contact for details.
5% discount on the second week for 2 week bookings.

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for booking form which is available by email.
Deposit (30%) payable on booking, balance and security deposit payable 30 days prior to arrival.
If booking within 30 days of arrival full payment is required.
Cancellation policy:
over 60 days - deposit refunded
less than 60 days - forfeit deposit
less than 30 days - no refund

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is usually Saturday for weekly bookings however there is flexibility out of season. Please contact owner for short breaks.
Arrival from 3pm
Departure 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

There are many wonderful things about staying at Oyster Cottage. The village green location is ideal as you are within walking distance of the local facilities, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and the beach. You can easily pull up outside to load and unload. It is a very bright and airy property and because of it's position the dual aspect views are fantastic. We have furnished it in a nautical style in keeping with the village ethos. We take great pride in maintaining the decor and furnishings so that it keeps it's "newly decorated" feel. It is a quirky mixture of old and modern and includes everything from WiFi to waste disposal to make staying there as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. After four successful years with lots of wonderful comments and reviews from our guests, the cottage is spring cleaned and we are looking forward to welcoming more people this year. We have added even more refinements for 2016. Please visit, like and share our FaceBook page to find out about what's happening in the village: https://www.facebook.com/cottageinshaldon/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel# (Oyster Cottage Shaldon) or follow me on Instagram at #oystercottageshaldon

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Beautiful newly fitted ultra modern bathroom with bath / shower, wc and washbasin and heated towel rail. Combi boiler for constant hot water.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 -Divan double bed+headboard, very large fitted wardrobe,mirror, bedside cabinets,lamps, clock radio and hairdryer. Bedroom 2 -Single with full-size bunk beds. Walk-in wardrobe and drawer unit, mirror and lamp. Large double sofa bed in lounge.


  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Non-smoking. Cream tea welcome basket on arrival: scones, jam, cream, milk and teabags. Good mobile signal and free Wifi. Kingsize duvets on double bed and sofa bed. Children welcome - a highchair and stairgate is available free of charge if required. No pets. Parking: There is unlimited free parking all year round outside the property around the green. There is also limited and unlimited free parking elsewhere in the village close by (more unlimited free parking available October to April). There are two car parks within 5/15 minutes walk. These are free from 6pm to 8am. You can also purchase a weekly parking ticket usable in any Teignbridge carpark for £20 (contact 01626 215859 or parking.services@teignbridge.gov.uk). Outside: The cottage is situated on the village green where there is seating, or you can lay out a picnic rug. You can relax there and watch the world go by, let your children play or enjoy a picnic. Alternatively you could always have fish and chips or a barbecue on the beach! The choice is yours! Utility Room: A washing machine is located in a cupboard in the bathroom. An airer, iron and ironing board and vacuum cleaner are also provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed Linen included-duvets, sheets, 2 pillows per person. Tea towel provided. Towels can be hired. Cleaning: The owners ensure the property is clean and tidy on arrival it must be left in the same clean and tidy condition to avoid additional charges. Other: Dining area - round table seats 6. Window views over village and bowling green. Stair gate available if required.

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