This delightful cottage, with the slipway yards from the front door (hence the name!), has marvellous views across the Teign estuary from the enclosed waterside patio/garden. This is the perfect spot to completely unwind, lingering over coffee or a glass of wine as you watch the estuary change from hour to hour and tide to tide. Inside, Slipway Cottage is absolutely charming, with a cosy sitting-room, spacious kitchen/diner, cloakroom and, upstairs, two compact but pretty bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and the other with its own shower and wash-basin. Shaldon, just down the road, is a lovely village with one or two good restaurants, a town beach and a passenger ferry plying back and forth to Teignmouth.
With such a comfortable house in such a stunning location, it will be hard to tear yourself away, but there are great beaches and pretty villages throughout south Devon – so get out there and explore, knowing you can come back to this haven of peace and quiet at the end of each day.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, CD player/iPod dock and pebble-effect electric fire
Kitchen/Diner with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and TV
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed, TV and en suite Shower-room with shower and wash-basin
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot but space is limited.
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 2 years only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture and charcoal barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
Slipway Cottage is the second cottage in from the right beside the thatched cottage. The cottage's waterside garden is to the left of the walled garden with a single tree.
The sheltered, sunny waterfront garden with views of the estuary is across the lane from the cottage
Looking back at the front door.
A welcome cuppa on arrival.
Striking china and pottery on the kitchen dresser.
The comfortable sitting-room.
Nautical touches throughout the cottage.
Sofa cushions on the sofas.
The ground floor cloakroom.
Bedroom 2 is at the front of the cottage and has an en suite shower and wash-basin.
A pretty bedroom chair.
Bedroom 2 has views over the estuary.
A palette of soft blues and whites.
Bedroom 1 has an en suite bathroom.
A touch of colour in the en suite bathroom.
The en suite bathroom for Bedroom 1.
Quirky touches throughout the cottage.
The front door.
The front door of the cottage is on the left of the photo and this is the sitting-room window.
You can either park one car in front of the cottage or one car in front of the waterside garden opposite.
The waterfront garden is at the left end of the wall in the photograph.
Low water along the river to the left of the slipway.
The gated waterfront garden.
There is a second patio to the rear of the cottage.
The slipway just past the front door; the cottage has enough parking for a dinghy or small boat trailer.
You can park right in front of the cottage if you prefer.
Shaldon village and beach at the mouth of the River Teign.
A late winter afternoon on Shaldon beach.
Looking back at The Strand and Slipway Cottage is the second property in from the right, set well back from the lane next door to the large thatched property on the riverside end.
Low water on the river, this is the view from the waterside garden.