Dr White August 2018
This is a delightful cottage in a beautiful location. The kitchen is very well equipped and the house has a nice ambience. The beds are comfortable and everywhere was very clean. As the weather was so good we spent a lot of time in the lovely garden overlooking the river. The 'garden room' was too hot during the day (!) but was perfect for breakfast and evening meals. We also took advantage of the convenience of the having a slipway adjacent to the house for kayaking. It's a short walk to shops including bakery, butcher, general store and excellent fish and chips, as well as several cafés and pubs.
Mrs Turner July 2018
A beautiful home in a beautiful part of the world. We really enjoyed our stay. Thanks to Ann and Bill and classic cottages for a wonderful break.
Mr Bradley July 2018
A fine spacious cottage extremely well equipped and comfortable for the whole family.
Mrs Moore September 2017
A truly wonderful holiday home. Such a beautiful chocolate box period property in a dream location. The property was very tastefully decorated with a mix of old and new with a very relaxed homely feel. It looked as if it had recently had a make over with a lot of the latest Laura Ashley home furnishings which were beautiful. The bathrooms were lovely: especially the walk-in shower and huge bath that was sheer luxury to soak in. Everything was so wonderfully clean and spotless. The sofas were very comfortable and so were the beds (which you often don't get whilst on holiday). You could really relax in every sense of the word. The best feature( apart from the fantastic kitchen and bay window from the master bedroom), was the conservatory over looking the estuary. We spent a lot of time having breakfast, lunch and evening meal out there, and sitting with a glass of wine as the sun went down...such a wonderful view and so lovely to watch the tide coming in and going out: and the many different types of sea birds. (take your binoculars) Our every need was catered for and the owners were very welcoming. In all the years we have been having self catering holidays I can honestly say that this is by far the best property we have ever stayed in. We lost track of the days and did not want to come home...... The village has an excellent bakery and butchers shop as well as a small general store and post office. There are several pubs in easy walking distance. We took the ferry over to Teignmouth which was a nice little town with an old fashioned promenade and pier. We also went into Newton Abbot which was a larger town with all your usual shops on the high street for shopping. It also has a nice old pannier market. Although we didn't explore the area and spent most of our time at the property there looks to be quite a lot to do for families if you have younger children.(there was a good selection of tourist information leaflets in the lounge) All in all a very nice place to stay and explore and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it . Just a fantastic truly relaxing break. If you are thinking of booking you wont be disappointed!
Mr Williamson September 2017
Beautiful cottage, stunning views, pretty garden, lovely village, very comfortable beds nice cotton bedding, everything you need, thank you
Mrs Beard August 2017
This is a spectacular cottage for a large family to make their holiday. The quiet ambience of Shaldon is refreshing and the beaches kept the children fully satisfied for many hours. They got spectacularly filthy on the river foreshore and loved it - They were conveniently hosed down later with the garden hose!
Miss Adams August 2017
A beautiful property in a fabulous location. We spent most evenings barbecuing in the garden and then relaxing in the conservatory with a glass of wine, just looking at the scenery.
Ms Keen July 2017
Would highly recommend this cottage - perfect location, gorgeous cottage and great outdoor space.
Mrs Cannon July 2017
Stunning cottage with superb views. Perfect place to unwind and relax in comfort, didn't want to leave!
Mr Smy June 2017
We're reluctant to praise it too highly for fear of not being able to book it again.
Mrs Swain May 2017
Sparrows Nest is a beautiful cottage. Easy to get around from and just the place to relax, so pleased we found it.
Mr Daw May 2017
Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. The views are amazing. The beds so comfortable and the second lounge with film library a brilliant surprise! We were a party of five and our 75 year old loved it as well as our 3 year old!
Mrs Homer April 2017
Sparrow's Nest is a really lovely house in a superb position. Everything about it is perfect. We look forward to returning next year.
Mr Messenger April 2017
This property was a little bit of paradise in heaven. Perfect location right on the river, walking distance into the village of Shaldon. Very friendly and helpful owners, although we did not need their assistance as we had no isssues but they were on hand in case we did. Definitely thinking about booking for next year!
Mr Middleton September 2016
Sparrow's Nest is a tranquil, very comfortable and stylish cottage with beautiful views.
Mr Dobson August 2016
Beautiful cottage in excellent location with all amenities you could wish for
Mrs Dunn July 2016
When we drove up to the cottage it was just stunning the house inside was very nice lovely place shaldon beach 15 mins walk just had a brill holiday we will return again in the near furture
Mrs Fitter May 2016
A lovely cottage and area to visit.
Mr Lee May 2016
This charming property oozes character and sheer quality in every aspect. In over 20+years of booking with Classic Cottages this is one of the very best we have stayed at. Clearly this cottage is the pride and joy of its owners who have created a wonderful home which is a delight stay in.
Mrs Ricketts April 2016
My family have had a wonderful week at Sparrow's Nest. So much care and consideration has gone into the property. The conservatory is superb, and the location perfect for 6 adults, 2 young children and a baby.
Mrs Sands March 2016
What more can we all say it has been more than we expected a wonderful property so comfortable and bright with eye catching views of the river Teign as. We all say haste ye back again.
Mr Lawlor October 2015
Fabulous setting, with gorgeous views. Lovely furnishing, very comfortable. Garden summerhouse a real treat. Super size for a 2 family holiday. Recommended!
Mrs Hosie September 2015
This was the second time we have traveled from Australia to stay in this cottage and we couldn't be happier. It is blissful, charming and solace from the maddening world! We would stay forever if we could.
Mrs Beard August 2015
A wonderful spot with a stunning river view. Cottage is perfect for a large family of 7. Facilities are excellent and the standard of cleanliness and attention to detail also great. Many places to sit and enjoy the surroundings in the garden. Good beaches for the children nearby and the set out of rooms in Sparrow's nest enable children to have their own spaces in which to play.
Overall an excellent holiday home.
Mr Keen July 2015
Stunning location for a beautiful cottage. We all enjoyed our stay. Spent most evenings in the conservatory.
Mrs Homer June 2015
Brilliant house in lovely position. The best house we have stayed at.
Mrs Fitter May 2015
The cottage certainly lives up to it's photographs, with lovely light rooms. The views are spectacular and the area is very peaceful.
Mr Corrigan May 2015
We viewed Sparrow's nest on the internet and thought, wow! When we arrived and saw it in the flesh, it was even better! Everything about the cottage: decor, furnishings, location, views, presentation, etc, etc was just what we needed to have a lovely week away. We were really sorry when we had to leave.
Mr Gaskell April 2015
Excellent location and the river views from both the garden conservatory and upstairs bedrooms are superb. Furniture and fittings are of a high standard. We had some misgivings about the absence of Heating Controls for Guests plus some child safety concerns which hopefully will be addressed by the Owners. C.Gaskell, Southport
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your review - I know from our telephone conversation that you enjoyed your time here, which we're delighted about. I'm glad the Housekeeper was able to adjust the heating to ensure your comfort. We've passed on your suggestion of window restrictors to the Owner - thanks again for taking the time to let us know. We hope to welcome you back to the West Country for another holiday soon. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Thomson April 2015
Our stay at Sparrow's Nest was really lovely, the conservatory was a real bonus, watching the comings and going's of the boats, seeing the sun set on the horizon, a very idyllic location. Missing Sparrow's Nest already!!
Mr Turner September 2014
5 star accommodation in a beautiful location...Thank you
Mrs Hosie September 2014
Loved this cottage. Very relaxing with lovely views Location is great, will certainly stay here again
Mrs Smitham August 2014
Just staying in this cottage is a holiday in itself, its is so beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. The location is fabulous so much to do and see in the local area - we had the best week ever and my 9 year cried when we left - he had had such a great week at Sparrows Nest - highly recommended!
Mr Wueest July 2014
Great location, beautiful cottage, even nicer than on the pictures on the web!
Mrs Peek May 2014
A very charming and comfortable house. Sitting in the conservatory watching the river a particular plus.
Miss Paul May 2014
We have just returned from a week at Sparrow's Nest. This property is perfect in every way. The location is stunning with a fabulous garden and conservatory overlooking the water. The fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard and there are lots of personal touches within the house which make it fell much more homely than the standard holiday let. The caretaker was extremely helpful without being intrusive and the standard of cleanliness was superb. We have stayed in many a holiday cottage and this is without doubt the best quality we have encountered.
Mrs Beauchamp May 2014
This is a truly beautiful cottage and the family had a great time there. They did not want to go home........
Mrs Peters April 2014
Sparrows Nest is a very nice and comfortable cottage, a good base for exploring the very nice area but also excellent for a day relaxing at home.
Mr Chapman April 2014
Property very comfortable with lots of room for 8 guests to move about and be happy
Mrs Jones October 2013
Perfect in every way. Mid Oct Week with beautiful sunshine all our stay so looked exactly like the photos! Wonderful.
Mrs Mumford August 2013
Beautiful cottage in a fabulous location.
Mr Bishop August 2013
The most beautiful cottage you could find! Right on the waters edge with fantastic views from the master bedroom. 5 Stars!!!!
Mrs Lub July 2013
We had a wonderful time in The Sparrow's nest. Lots to do, but the house and gardens and the views are so great that it's a pity to leave the place. The ferry to Teignmouth is a loveley way to cross over.
Mrs Nash June 2013
really don't want to share such a perfect cottage and situation with anyone else!
Mrs Shute June 2013
Excellent location and plenty of room , not so good for people over 6 ft !!!
Mr Garthwaite June 2013
Wonderful location, large garden with fantastic views. The conservatory is a wonderful place for an evening meal.
Mrs Fitter May 2013
The cottage is in a beautifully quiet area and has lovely safe gardens for children (and adults!) to play in. The conservatory is very comfortable and is ideally furnished for you to eat in if you are having a BBQ.
Mrs Bancroft May 2013
I could spend my holiday in the conservatory with that beautiful view and sounds of the river/sea. Every evening there was a sunset.
Mrs Kiely March 2013
A very special holiday cottage. Wonderful views, especially from the master bedroom and conservatory. Lots of space and attention to detail/quality of furnishings.
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