Mrs Levenger July 2020
A lovely cottage in a peaceful spot, a great place to unwind. Shaldon was pretty and had more than enough to offer if you’re looking for a relaxed week away. Jetty jumping and the Clipper Cafe were a particular hit with the children.
Mrs Lee February 2020
Great cottage in fantastic location. Parked the car and walked everywhere for a week. The cottage itself is lovely and fully equipped. Have used this cottage a few times which speaks for itself.
Dr Frewin February 2020
A beautiful compact cottage on the waters edge of the Teign Estuary. Very comfortable for two of us and a dog, well appointed throughout with a lovely welcome tray of tea, coffee and biscuits. The owners - Bill and Ann - met me on arrival and provided clarification on parking, heating and the nearby area. The cottage has a little summerhouse on the river, which I imagine is splendidly relaxing in the summer and certainly windproof in the winter. The cottage is around 10-minutes walk away from nearby restaurants in Shaldon, of which we can recommend the Clipper, the Ferryboat Inn and the Ode Cafe (above the town adjacent to the wildlife park). Given its position, the cottage is quiet and relatively protected from any weather blowing in from the sea. The bedrooms are small but comfortable - the beds and bedding guarantees a lovely night's sleep. Two parking spaces are great. All-in-all a lovely stay.
Ms Thompson February 2020
Fabulous cottage home from home in a lovely location.
Mrs Smith January 2020
A wonderful cosy cottage located in an idyllic peaceful waterside village location at the end of a quaint lane lined with stunning beautiful chocolate box cottages. Fully equipped and beautifully decorated with a nautical theme throughout and a comfortable home from home feel. And the beds.... what can I say, I had the best week's sleep ever: divine! A warm welcome was received from the owners and nothing was to much trouble. I would highly recommend this property as a perfect retreat, especially if you want peace and quiet and to get away from it all, with the added bonus of being not far from village amenities with lovely pubs and cafes. And the icing on the cake was it is a dog friendly property and being right on the estuary, fantastic for our fur babies too. Thank you Bill and Anne for a fabulous week.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for letting us know about your stay. We're delighted you and your four legged friends had a fabulous break. Emma, Customer Support
Mr Livesey October 2019
Wonderful location if you prefer to be away from the crowds.
Mrs French June 2019
Slipway is in a fantastic location with lovely views. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped especially the beds with beautiful bedding! The garden with summerhouse is a lovely place to relax. Shaldon is within walking distance with a good butchers and bakers. 20 minute walk to dog friendly Ness Cove beach. Shaldon is within easy reach of other towns and beaches too. Not far from great NT properties Coleton Fishacre and Greenway. Totnes is quaint and Dartmouth harbour stunning. Ann and Bill were kind and welcoming leaving us a lovely welcome basket and treats for our dog. Highly recommended holiday destination!
Mr Kelly June 2019
We have just returned from a holiday at the slipway cottage.what a delightful peaceful place to stay ,the cottage was cosy and immaculate ,the scenery was amazing and Shaldon it's self was very quaint ,would definitely recommend the slipway cottage and hopefully will be going back next year.
Mrs Robertson May 2019
This was our second stay at the cottage and we are planning to return. It is well presented and in an ideal situation with the friendly owners living next door. We enjoyed relaxing in the new addition of the summerhouse and the tides were just right for fishing - sadly no fish were caught! Poppy really appreciated the doggy treats and the easy walk to the village each morning meeting lots of new friends. We can certainly recommend it for a relaxing and comfortable holiday.
Mrs Bowen May 2019
Lovely place to stay for a quiet relaxing holiday , good walks and stunning views. Especially liked Ness Cove and the smugglers tunnel. Cottage well equipped and a cosy home from home, would highly recommend.
Mrs Smith April 2019
Lovely owners, lovely cottage, lovely Shaldon.
Mr Murphy April 2019
I would just like to say how much we enjoyed our week at slipway cottage, from the accommodation to our hosts bill & Ann who made us feel at home, everything was first class and we cannot fault anything at all and would recommend anyone to book and stay there. We have already provisionally booked for the same week next year. Thanks again Richard & Deb
Mr Evans November 2018
Everything was superb! Accommodation, setting etc.
Mr Parker October 2018
Lovely 2 bed cottage very we equipped situated at the waters edge. Well positioned for walking. 10 minutes walk into the village centre and local pubs.
Mr Pascall October 2018
Our last minute booking of Slipway Cottage proved to be a real gem, set in a quiet location, very comfortable, clean and stylish accommodation with a well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed sitting in the summer house in the front garden every day admiring the River Teign estuary views. The cottage was within easy walking distance of both Shaldon and Teignmouth.
Mrs Peapell September 2018
a lovely comfortable holiday let we we go back
Mr Cordell September 2018
So much hot water and the bottle of wine and a treat for the Cody the dog, the owners thought of everything.
Mrs Lee September 2018
Stayed a number of times at Slipway Cottage. Fabulous location and comes with two parking spaces which, if you have been to Shaldon before you will know this is a major plus as there is very little parking available unless you want to have a long walk to your car every day.
The cottage itself is lovely, a ‘home from home’. The cottage has everything you need and even small details have been well thought out as to what is needed e.g. washing products for clothes, washing line with pegs. The beds are comfortable, the cottage is very clean and tidy with pots of plants outside which make it look welcoming. A new addition this year is a small garden room in which you can eat lunch and watch the ever changing scenery.
A very well kept, looked after, wonderful little gem. Will we go back again, yes. Brilliant!! A credit to it’s owners.
Mr Parslow June 2018
The small garden that belongs to the cottage is wonderful place to relax and enjoy the view across the estuary.
Mrs Peck June 2018
The owners were welcoming and friendly, the weather was perfect- we had a fabulous holiday!
Mrs Robertson May 2018
We were delighted with this charming cottage and it’s location with its private little garden overlooking the river. Our little Westie, Poppy was so pleased to discover her very own welcome pack as were her humans with theirs! We intend to re-book for next year.
Mr Laws May 2018
Perfect location for a relaxing holiday Ideal for visiting local areas, recommend The Ness restaurant/pub and The London Inn for excellent food.
Mrs Holliman-Reid April 2018
A lovely well equipped little cottage, set in idyllic surroundings, a perfect little get away place!
Mrs Newbold April 2018
Slipway Cottage is lovely, perfect for a quiet getaway. Instantly felt at home. The garden overlooking the estuary is very peaceful, it's a shame the weather prevented us from using it more.
Mr Harvie March 2018
Excellent,lovely cottage would recommend to anyone. Everything needed to make your holiday perfect.
Mrs Thompson March 2018
Slipway cottage is larger than is looks.It was warm an cosy beautifully furnished, extremely comfortable beds and duvets. Very helpful owner who welcomed us and even cleared the snow away from the front of the cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and can't wait to return. We would highly recommend this lovely cottage Thank you Neil and Barbara
Mrs Walton November 2017
A cosy cottage in an excellent location ....a perfect base for enjoying Ringmore, Shaldon & Teignmouth .....everything you need for a comfortable stay including the bonus of two parking spaces ...... would definitely like to return.
Ms Sharpe October 2017
Fantastic cottage in a wonderful location, close to all amenities including some lovely cafes and pubs, bakers and butchers not to mention a great beach . We enjoyed using the ferry across the estuary and being close to Torquay, Dawlish, Brixham, Sidmouth and Exeter. Shaldon is a beautiful village and the cottage is really well placed with its own parking and views across the estuary. Couldn’t’ fault it in anyway and we would thoroughly recommend it.
Mrs Town September 2017
We knew the area and cottage location and it was a joy to be in quaint and quiet Ringmore again after a few years break away, with its good local walks, being not so busy, yet with easy access to the village of Shaldon, and other places to get out to visit. Glorious weather would have been truly wonderful obviously, but it was, despite the ghastly long drive to the West Country, a lovely place to be...a good holiday cottage.
Mrs Neath July 2017
I normally love the cottages that you have and have been using classic cottages for some 20 years, this is the first cottage which did not live up to expectations
Reply from Classic Cottages
We were really sorry and surprised that you felt this popular cottage wasn't quite what you were expecting - we'll be in touch directly to discuss your stay further. Tanya, Customer Support
Mr Woollard July 2017
"A perfect stylish hideway cottage in a quiet location with plenty of private parking and easy access to an adjacent slipway. So much to do and so many choices for eating out in the area. Easy access to main beaches and also nearby dog friendly alternatives. We enjoyed a brilliant two weeks."
Mr Williams May 2017
A lovely cottage in a stunning very peaceful location
Mrs Stephenson March 2017
The two of us really enjoyed our five days at Slipway. The owner welcomed us soon after arrival and was discreetly available if needed. The car parking arrangements are excellent. The little waterside garden across the "dead end" access road is just the place to enjoy the interesting ever changing panoramic view of the tidal water and towards the bridge and the extremely picturesque village of Shaldon which is a short level walk away. The cottage is very well equipped and my favourite room is the kitchen diner with it's pretty mirrored alcoves and teal coloured table and dresser with decorative pottery all giving it the wow factor.
Mr Harris March 2017
This beautiful cottage in a stunning location was perfect for us and our little dog - so convenient for coastal and moorland walks. The owners, Bill and Ann,were extremely friendly and helpful - we hope to return many more times in the future.
Mr Holmes October 2016
We had an excellent week in this beautiful and peaceful location. Very warm, comfortable well appointed cottage. All amenities a short walk away, with great dog friendly pubs and good food.
Mrs Willmott October 2016
Really welcoming with goodies that were provided, really well designed cottage for ultimate comfort and convenience. Housekeeper very kindly posted us clothes we had left behind and gave us a courtesy call. Owner also really friendly . Have recommended the cottage to all our friends and family !
Mrs Buttery October 2016
Slipway Cottage met all our expectations and is a lovely place to stay for a very relaxing holiday. Perfect.
Mrs Reeve October 2016
Lovely cottage, extremely well equipped. Meet and Greet came to make sure every thing was OK. Couldn't have asked for more. Thank you.
Mr Barnett September 2016
Needs a bit of TLC, new appliances, general refresh Location excellent with two parking spaces and excellent views across the estruary
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're pleased that you enjoyed the lovely location of Slipway Cottage, but were sorry to see that you felt some areas needed refreshing. The cottage is very popular as you can see from the numerous reviews, and it has been a very busy season. We will be in touch directly and have passed the information to the Owners; they've confirmed that although the hob and oven are only 4 years old, they will be replacing them at the end of this year. Tanya, Customer Support
UPDATE Nov 2016 - A new Bosch oven and hob have just been installed.
Mrs Newham August 2016
A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting, we loved having the garden looking over the estuary.
Mr Mason August 2016
A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting.
Mrs Morris June 2016
Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location, very peaceful and relaxing. We did not want to leave, weather was fantastic and my little Westie Fling loved it too! Great holiday. I would highly recommend Slipway Cottage and the great customer service from Classic Cottages.
Mrs Fountain May 2016
Beautiful cottage, very clean in an excellent location. Would definitely stay again.
Mrs Marsh April 2016
We had a wonderful week at Slipway Cottage - an easy 5 min walk to all facilities at Shaldon - a jewel of a village. Didn't realise the whole of the English Riviera was within an hour by car. First class location and first class cottage.
Mr Wakefield-Brown March 2016
This was our second stay at Slipway cottage and it will not be our last. It is a lovely cosy cottage in a simply stunning location. It is in a quiet location on the edge of Shaldon and the village is delightful and incredibly dog friendly which is important to us. We have been renting from you for many years ,often twice a year, and this little gem is up there with the best of them.
Mrs Ingall March 2016
The owners were very friendly and attentive and we enjoyed our stay in this cottage tremendously. This is certainly a cottage we would like to return to in the future .
Mrs Lee February 2016
Highly recommended dog friendly cottage. Fantastic location with parking. If you enjoy walking there is no need to take the car unless you want to go further afield. The cottage is of an excellent standard. Stayed in February and was warm and cosy. Could not fault anything. Our second visit and we plan on making it a third.
Mrs Hatfield December 2015
This is a little gem of a holiday cottage, much more spacious than I had thought from seeing the exterior. Lovely roomy kitchen with plenty of fridge and freezer space. The sitting room is cosy for watching dvds or playing some of the games provided. The cottage is cosy and warm in winter. The towels are now of a very large size! The bedrooms are pretty.
Mrs Cookes October 2015
This cottage sits on the edge of the Estuary. It has a lovely quaint look about it and In a quiet location. The neighbours were very friendly to talk to as were the residents of Shaldon. Very well equipped kitchen, everything you need. Nice welcome tray and biscuits for the dogs nice touch. If a wet day plenty of boxed games and cards to play with.
Mr Fletcher October 2015
Shower not suitable for larger person. Bring your own towels. Teignmouth town very rundown. Travel to Exmouth, which has a wonderful beach. London Inn food best in the area, wonderful. Poor food in the Ness pub, at the top of the town.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for your feedback - we were sorry that you didn't feel you had enough towels (guests can expect a hand towel and bath towel per person, as well as an extra hand towel at each sink or wash-basin, but of course you are welcome to bring extra if you feel you need more). It's also a shame that you found the shower cubicle a little too small for you personally - it is a standard quadrant shower cubicle, but hopefully you were able to use the second bathroom as an alternative. Teignmouth is of course across the river, but we hope that you enjoyed Shaldon and its lovely restaurants and village feel a little more. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Roe September 2015
We had a lovely holiday at Slipway Cottage. A quiet, peaceful location with lovely views over the estuary. A 10 minute walk, along flat ground, takes you to the centre of the village - with a great selection of pubs and restaurants. We can fully recommend the London Inn. The secret beach at the Ness (through the Smugglers Tunnel) was fabulous.
Mrs Haslam August 2015
This little cottage was just gorgeous! We had a fabulous week with my 2 young children and dog. The cottage provided us with everything we needed and it was very clean. Downstairs is spacious, especially the large kitchen, and upstairs is cosy but it is a cottage. The housekeeper Mike was amazing and was very helpful. The location is just perfect. Everything you need is within walking distance. The estuary was great and the 10 min walk into Shaldon for sundowners and dinner each evening was fab. I cant wait to go back again!
Mrs Forbes July 2015
Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Great for a family holiday with young children. We loved getting the ferry over to Teignmouth and enjoying all the fun there but then coming back to the pubs and restaurants in Shaldon.
Mrs Slater June 2015
As far as I am concerned the location couldn't be bettered. You could spend all day sitting in the garden looking over the estuary. Who needs to go abroad?
Mr Winchester May 2015
The location is excellant. Very quiet and peaceful. Very close to all amenities without the hussle and bustle. The cottage itself is decorated and kept to a very high standard. We were all very happy with our stay and will be sure to return.
Mr Webb May 2015
A beautiful cottage with a high standard of decoration,equipment and facilities. Close to Shaldon village. Shaldon is a beautiful place.
Dr Fritz April 2015
We were very impressed by the location of the cottage, the very high quality of the accommodation and the speed with which the catertaker organised the replacement of a door handle that was jamming and broke when he tried to improve it. Overall it was an excellent place to stay and we recommend it wholeheartedly.
Ms Curry March 2015
Ann & Bill White have done everything to make the stay really comfortable, and are really welcoming. They even left out goodies for my dog and dog bowls!! Everything has been thought of! Anything you need- it is there! Excellent!! I would go to Slipway again
Mr Burrows March 2015
Lovely cottage in a quiet location 10 mins level walk to Shaldon centre. Beautifully fitted and furnished. Dog friendly. Welcome pack for both the dog and the owners. Small secure patio area as well as the estuary side garden which is lovely to sit out in and just chill. Good cooking facilities in the cottage but also lots of places to eat locally as well. Bedroom no 1 is a little tight with access to only one side of the bed but didn't cause us any problems. The Cottage owners were around when we were there and couldn't have done more to help us enjoy our stay.
Mrs Relish February 2015
Slipway Cottage is highly recommended. It is a superbly furnished property with excellent views of the estuary, and good parking facilities. The shops, pubs and restaurants in Shaldon are within walking distance, and nearby Teignmouth is worth a visit. Great advantage for our dog to be welcome in the cottage and pubs. Already planning a return trip, if and when available.
Mrs Hooper February 2015
Location close to Exeter, wonderful hosts,quiet location, and cafes and restaurants very dog friendly. Lovely beach too.
Mrs Blunnie January 2015
Quiet location in a row of a few houses with a short walk into shaldon with lovely river views ,secure courtyard garden for dogs straight out from kitchen .
Mr Mercer August 2014
Perfect little cottage in a beautiful location.
Mr Haslewood August 2014
Our 2nd visit to Slipway Cottage, and every bit as enjoyable as our first visit. Shaldon is a beautiful resort.
We would reiterate again that the shower in front bedroom needs re-thinking for safety sake please.
Also, the patio and parking area needs to have a private sign, as we did have cars parking there.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your review, and we're glad you enjoyed your return visit. Given your concerns about the light fitting in the shower-room, I've checked again with the owner who confirms it is a special fitting installed and signed off by a qualified electrician, so perfectly safe. We're sorry about the misunderstanding re the parking area - there is a little fence separating it from next door but we'll have a look and see additional signage would help. Tanya, Customer Support
UPDATE NOV 2014 There has been some remodelling of the shower-room and the light fitting has been relocated. A sign for the parking area is currently being made.
Mr Crossen June 2014
Comfortable accommodation in beautiful location with lovely views over the estuary.
Mrs Slater June 2014
The location is excellent and we would like to return next year.
Mrs Blick April 2014
Lovely, warm, welcoming cottage in excellent position overlooking the estuary.
Mrs Homer March 2014
This is a lovely cottage in a very good position overlooking the estuary and extremely convenient as regards local shops and places to visit. We would highly recommend it.
Mr Pepper March 2014
Slipway Cottage is well situated with good access to many popular seaside resorts. It is very well fitted out to a very high standard and caters for all your personal needs, including WiFi connections. Great views of Teignmouth and the estuary.
Mr Livesey September 2013
This property is in a perfect location if you require access to the water. It is in a quiet location but within easy access to teignmouth or torbay. I have stayed in this same location many times and would reccommend the area for a quiet break.
Miss Hall September 2013
Main reason (for choosing): dog friendly accommodation, plus had parking. All local amenities were also dog friendly (pubs, cafes, ferry, beaches). The cottage is in a quiet location but within very close walking distance to everything Shaldon and Teignmouth has to offer. We actually left the car parked by the cottage all week, as there was plenty to do all week on foot/ferry and train. The downstairs of the cottage is actually larger than the photos portray. If there is 4 adults staying at the cottage, then the upstairs would be cosy, but with 2 adults, the rooms are fine.
Mrs Baldwin August 2013
Lovely cottage in nice and quiet location
Dr Williams August 2013
Overall a lovely cottage in a good location.
Mrs Shen-Klink July 2013
We loved Slipway Cottage. It had everything we were looking for. Shaldon village with its lovely setting along the Teign estuary near the sea is a great place to spend your summer holiday. It is quiet enough for us (not the noice of most seaside towns), the beaches are great, especially Ness Beach where dogs are allowed. We loved walking the Coast Path towards Torquay. The local people were all very friendly. It is just a short walk to the village heart with the butcher, baker, news agent and small supermarket. There are some nice restaurants as well.
Mr Reid June 2013
Slipway cottage is a lovely little cottage , bright and cheerful and in a perfect location.
Mr Haslewood May 2013
Slipway Cottage is an idyllic cottage in a perfect location. The cleanliness was superb and all fixture and fittings were above normal. The only holiday cottage we have had where I actually wanted to extend our stay. Shame it was booked solid all summer. I want to go back like NOW,
Mrs Hudson May 2013
If you want to be near the sea and expect excellent furnishings this is the place for you.
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