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Delightful Cottage on Shaldon Green, 50m to Beach, Nautical Decor | Sleeps 4-6

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Luxury Cottage, Central Location on The Green, Views Of The Sea, Two Minutes Walk to Beach and Restaurants

*You will celebrate your arrival with a complimentary

Devonshire cream tea*

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, free parking around the green. Also many "local' parking places nearby and two large car parks. Leave the car behind for the duration of your stay, everywhere is walkable!

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

Carole Slack
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Carole Slack

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.

Carole Slack purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Carole Slack chose Shaldon

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.

What makes this cottage unique

There are many wonderful things about staying at Oyster Cottage. The village green location is perfect as you are within walking distance of all the local facilities, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and just 50 metres to the beach and ferry to Teignmouth. You can easily pull up outside to load and unload. Plenty of parking located nearby. No need to use the car for the duration of your stay, unless you want to go further afield.

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 five successful years with lots of wonderful comments and reviews from our happy guests, the cottage has been spring cleaned and we are ready to welcome guests old and new to Oyster Cottage on The Green. We have added even more refinements for 2018, including some decor items, but most exciting is the bathroom remodel. We now have a wonderfully spacious walk in shower, tastefully designed and decorated to fit in with the nautical and seaside theme throughout the cottage.

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

From guest comment book:- " There is everything you could possibly need. We ate out but everything you would need to self cater. Our family came across from Ivybridge and booked for Sunday lunch at the London Inn it was excellent but you need to book. We love Shaldon and Teignmouth as it brings back so many happy memories for us and things haven't changed much only eateries are much improved!! Thank you for the lovely cream tea and for Jame's welcome. Unfortunately the weather was awful so didn't do as much walking as normal. Many, many thanks."
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Shaldon in Teignbridge District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower has adjustable and removable shower head +corner seat
  • Beautiful modern bathroom with wc, washbasin, a spacious walk in shower and heated towel rail. Decor is inspired by sea shells and pebbles. Combi boiler for constant hot water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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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Delightful Cottage on Shaldon Green, 50m to Beach, Nautical Decor | Sleeps 4-6
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 57 reviews

Lovely cottage in a fab location

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely property right in the heart of Shaldon village! Great use of space and lovely to have the living/dining area upstairs to appreciate the wonderful views from the huge picture windows. We were lucky enough to arrive at the end of the regatta week so were able to enjoy shows on the green & a magnificent fireworks display without having to leave the property (the kids thought I had organised it all myself especially for them!!) The location is fantastic! So much to do LITERALLY on the door step. Plenty of choice for places to eat/drink and a very reasonable village shop, butchers, bakery a hop, skip and jump from the cottage. Clipper cafe was a favourite for us as a family as the boys loved crabbing off the jetty. Highly recommend a trip (or two) on the foot ferry across to Teignmouth...a great way to travel & an added bonus that a single ticket can be used for a free child entry at Shaldon zoo!! The location is also a great base for travelling further afield.......we had some fabulous days out at Hay Tor Rocks, Becky Falls, Paignton Zoo to name but a few and all within 30 mins by car. Thanks James for such a warm welcome and for giving us all the hints and tips about things to do both in the local area & further afield. The cream tea on arrival is a lovely touch (and very tasty). All in all a fantastic holiday making some great memories. Thanks Carole for allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage....we can't wait to return!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A realty wonderful review, thank you. The location, spacious upside down layout and gorgeous views are some of the reasons we fell in love with the cottage when we bought it.
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Lovely cottage perfect position

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage perfect position on the green. The bakery . Butchers and village store close by. Good food at London inn short ferry ride to crab shack excellent sea food . Great place for a holiday all year around.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the central location of the cottage. It is so great to park the car and be able to walk to the shops, cafes, restaurants and the beach. No matter the time of year or the weather there is plenty to do and see in Shaldon.
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Oyster Cottage. Very well appointed and clean cottage in great location. Perfect for two people.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location in lovely village

  • 5 of 5

Superb stay in Shaldon. Oyster cottage is as good as the photos suggest. Very comfortable, homely, spotless and very well kitted out. We received a great welcome from James who supplied lots of useful information as well as kindly supplying towels that we had forgotten, causing him a few round trip miles.

The location is great and you could quite easily park your car and forget about getting anywhere else as 3 friendly pubs and restaurants are on your doorstep and the coziness of Oyster cottage allows you to just relax.

A very welcome relaxing stay in a great area.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work hard to keep the cottage spotless and well maintained so guests can have a really relaxing and comfortable stay. It is so nice to park up and forget about the car for a while. It s a real treat to be able to stroll to great pubs, restaurants and cafes. If you want to eat in there is a superb butchers, wonderful bakery (great pasties!) and the village store for groceries or fish and chips just around the corner the choice is yours. Also just a couple of minutes away is the beach and the ferry to Teignmouth.
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great location with lots to do locally

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage were you can park up and never have to drive again if you want too. 3 pubs within walking distance but do book in advance as they get busy. Take the ferry to Teignmouth then the train to Paignton and on to Dartmouth on a wonderful steam train all without getting in the car.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love the fact that the cottage is in such a great central location that you can walk everywhere. It is a real treat to leave the car behind for a change. The beach, golf, shops, pubs cafes and restaurants are all on hand as is the Coastal Footpath if you want a great walk with fantastic views!
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Clean, cute and homely

  • 5 of 5

The property is a lovely 2 bedroom (1 double 2 bunk) cottage with lovely views of the green and only minutes from the beach.

The cottage has a seaside feel and decor very neat.

Upstairs is living area and a great kitchen with good space for fresh food from the local shops (which are fab).

The bathroom is downstairs with the bedrooms and is large with a washing machine for guest use. The shower is a large walk in one with good power, very nice!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A great description of the cottage from the fab location close to the beach, to the local shops where you can pick up wonderful fresh meat, vegetables, fruit, bread and cakes if you don't want to eat out at one of the many local restaurants or pubs. We chose a seaside / nautical decor for the cottage as it fits with the seaside village location. So pleased the walk in shower, new in 2017, has been a hit with guests.
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The London Inn
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Shaldon to Teignmouth passenger ferry
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Shaldon Approach Golf at The Ness
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Clipper
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Ferry Beach, Ness Beach through smuggler's tunnel
Car: not necessary


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, on 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. Cafes; Coffee Rush at the Clifford, Lolliebean for coffee, cakes and ice cream. 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). 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Shaldon, South Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Bank Holiday
5 May 2018 - 12 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early June
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid June
9 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late June
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early July
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid July
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2017
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October to December
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
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

IMPORTANT NOTE ON PRICES: Prices shown are for up to 4 people. For stays of 5 or 6 people there will be an additional charge of £20 per person. There is a 5% discount for stays of 2 weeks. SHORT BREAKS 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 ME for details as the automatic computer system does not always calculate short breaks correctly.
5% discount on the second week for 2 week bookings.

Booking Notes:

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
Towels can be hired at £6 per person for a hand and bath towel.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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