Shaldon is a lovely village lining the banks of the River Teign with its own small sandy beach. Just a half-mile from the hub of the village itself, a conservation area, is a small lane running down to the estuary; the last of its seven houses is thatched Sparrow's Nest. This wonderfully positioned detached house has a glass conservatory forming part of the estuary wall, and a large enclosed garden with a table and chairs and gated access to the foreshore.
The Owner has worked wonders with this chocolate-box property, which is traditionally furnished yet bright and uncluttered. Several rooms have water views, including both double bedrooms and, of course, the fantastic conservatory right at the water's edge, which has comfortable seating and a dining-table and chairs so you can make the most of the fabulous views over the water. The kitchen has everything you could need to make meal times easy and enjoyable, with a range cooker, a microwave (the Aga is ornamental), a large American-style fridge/freezer and a coffee machine. The luxurious feel is extended through to the second sitting-room, which boasts a 50" television, perfect for relaxing after a long day.
The bedrooms are lovely, however space is limited in one twin room and the second bed is 2'6" (recommended for children only). If you have a small boat there is even a slipway at the end of the lane. So come down to this unique house (to quote the locals) in 'possibly the best position in Shaldon'!
Sitting-room with TV and ornamental fireplace
Sitting-room 2 with TV, DVD player and ornamental fireplace
Kitchen with dual-fuel cooker (gas 5 ring hob, double electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6'), TV and iPod dock
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (one bed 2'6" recommended for children only)
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC, bidet and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Access to Conservatory with CD player
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Private parking for 3 cars and off road parking for boat/dinghy
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
Sparrow's Nest is in the centre, with its waterside enclosed garden and glass conservatory forming part of the estuary wall.
The front of this chocolate-box cottage.
The conservatory sits in the garden wall looking over the estuary.
The gorgeous master bedroom.
A great spot in the sitting-room to relax and read the paper.
Comfortable sofas in the spacious sitting-room.
A pretty breakfast-table.
The second sitting-room.
The spacious kitchen.
A bright sunny breakfast.
The view from the kitchen sink looks out to the garden and water beyond.
The spacious kitchen.
The entrance hall.
The view from the master bedroom (Bedroom 1).
There are views of the estuary from Bedroom 2.
The first floor bathroom.
Bedroom 3 has twin beds.
Bedroom 4 has twin beds but is only really suitable for children as space is limited and one bed is 2'6 wide.
The view from Bedroom 4.
The conservatory is where you will spend your time looking out over the water.
Super comfy seating, perfect for making your viewing even more pleasurable.
What amazing water views!
The front of the cottage with the slipway to the right. Parking is opposite the house.
A lovely spot for an evening meal or sun downer drink.
Direct access to the beach is only a gate away.
The exterior of the conservatory from the garden.
The sunny garden.
The small lane ends with a slipway down to the pebble beach.
The garden is full of colour in the summer.
Guests will never tire of the view with various craft going up and down the river.
The conservatory is in the wall and although this is taken at low water, at high tide it is almost like sitting on a boat with the water lapping below.
Loungers to enjoy the sun when it shines!
Low water on the river, this is the view from the car park!
The view from Ness Head above the village of Shaldon across to Teignmouth and further east.
A winter day's view of the house at the end of The Strand.
Still water on a winter's day.
A homeward bound fishing boat entering the Estuary.
Look at that view.
What a pretty cottage.
What beautiful gardens when in broom.