This delightful cottage has marvellous views across the Teign estuary from the enclosed waterside patio/garden. With the slipway yards from the front door (hence the name!), guests with paddle boards or canoes in tow can explore the water and surrounding area with ease. For those wanting to relax, 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. The front garden of Slipway now has a waterside Summer House, which is located directly next to the estuary wall, overlooking the Teign estuary. You can while away the hours, whatever the weather, sitting comfortably on the sofa and watching the ever changing tides and estuary life.
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. If you can tear yourself away from this magical spot and equally stunning cottage, the beautiful village of Shaldon is only a short stroll away. Boasting several cafes, welcoming pubs and restaurants this delightful village offers such a relaxing and enjoyable day out. And for the little ones, the fabulous sandy beach makes for a great day in the sun.
The village of Shaldon is home to some very special and breathtaking scenery, coupled with endless activity. Shaldon offers a great day out for all generations as it's ideal for swimming, sailing, rowing and, for the younger members of the group, paddling and rock pooling is a real favorite. Take the oldest passenger ferry in England across to Teignmouth, where you will be treated to another helping of cafes, pubs and restaurants. Teignmouth also offers a great array of bustling traditional seaside entertainment, which is always guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. Located in Shaldon you are perfectly located to explore south Devon in greater depth, as you are within striking distance of many other popular towns and villages; Totnes, Dartmouth, Brixham, Kingsbridge and Salcombe, to name just a few, are definitely worth a visit.
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 (4'6") and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6"), TV and en suite Shower-room with shower and wash-basin
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs over 2 years only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- 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 beautiful waterfront summer-house with views of the estuary is across the lane from the cottage. What a fabulous place to sit and watch the world go by.
What a fabulous place to relax and read a book in complete peace.
The spacious kitchen/diner
The comfortable sitting-room.
Dining al fresco in this charming waterside garden is always going to be a pleasure.
Cosy sofa within the summer-house for those chillier days.
The water is alive with all sorts of boating activity. What fabulous entertainment.
Looking back at the front door from within the kitchen.
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.
Bedroom one is such a welcoming room.
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 of the cottage is on the left of the photo and this is the sitting-room window.
The front door.
You can either park one car in front of the cottage or one car in front of the waterside garden opposite.
The waterfront garden and summerhouse 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.
Welcome to a little slice of heaven.
Fabulous views from inside the summerhouse too!
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.
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.
Shaldon village and beach at the mouth of the River Teign.
Nautical touches throughout the cottage.
Striking china and pottery on the kitchen dresser.