Perched on the edge of the Teign Estuary, with the water 10 yards in front of the cottage, Sailaway is in the perfect spot to enjoy a holiday. Shaldon has everything one could wish for: a beach, restaurants, cafes and a good selection of shops. There is a lovely walk to a dog-friendly beach via a smugglers’ tunnel on Ness Head, and a pub a 10 minute stroll away. Sailaway is a charming two bed cottage with water views from the front windows; the sitting/dining-room has soft sofas to relax into and, as well as a well-equipped kitchen, there is a sun-trap patio behind the cottage. So why not park the car in the garage and set off to explore this special place.
Teignmouth, across the mouth of the estuary, is accessed by a foot ferry which runs throughout the day and evening, so there is no need to drive around. Here there is a long stretch of golden sand on the estuary mouth and at low water, close to the fishermen’s huts, a great walk. The village beach is lovely too, however dogs are not allowed in the summer months, although this is not really a problem as there are so many alternatives. If you fancy a swim, take care not to go near the estuary mouth as there is quite a race near the entrance to the river. If you wish to venture further afield, then the delights of Torbay are within easy reach and there are some great days out to be had. So apart from Shaldon itself, you can take boat trips, go fishing or drive to places such as Dartmouth and Kingsbridge, both south Devon towns well worth a visit. If you fancy a long walk Dartmoor, which can be seen in the distance, is about a half-hour or so by car. So you are spoilt for choice, coast or country, so much to do, you will have to come down and discover it all for yourself.
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player and coal-effect gas fire
Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5'), TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 2 years old only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Garage for 1 small to medium-sized car
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
- A second parking space may be available, please contact our Booking Office for details
The front of the cottage (second one in from the left, painted yellow) and the view from the front door. Please note the path in front is not accessible by cars.
Sailaway is the yellow property in the centre of the picture.
French doors go out to rear patio.
The spacious sitting/dining-room.
Enjoy your lunch.
There are views of the estuary from the sitting-room window.
Glimpses of the estuary.
A quirky stool in the sitting-room.
Seaside bits and bobs throughout the house.
Soft cushions on the sofa.
The well-equipped kitchen.
Interesting feature on the sitting-room wall.
The sunny rear patio.
Bedroom 1 is at the front of the house.
The en suite shower-room for Bedroom 1.
Navy and white in the en suite shower-room.
Bedroom 1 has water views.
Pretty pictures on the landing.
Bedroom 2 is either a twin or a 'zip and link' 6' double. Here shown as a double.
The family bathroom.
The name sign.
Looking from the bridge across the estuary to the cottage. There is a lot of beach at low water.
Looking across the estuary withTeignmouth in the distance.
The view from the front door.
The beach at low water (this is during spring tides which have a higher rise and fall).
A reproduction of a 1920's poster of Shaldon.