The Old Post Office is the end of terrace cottage on the left of the picture with the garden above the village road.
The first floor landing.
A lovely little spot for al fresco dining in this sun-trap.
The cosy lounge area
There are lovely country views from the garden.
The well-equipped kitchen.
The open plan living areas make this cottage a really great place for a family gathering.
The double bedroom.
The bunk-room.
Family shower-room.
The shower.
The patio-area is a real sun-trap.
Holcombe village. The cottage is on the left halfway up the hill (with cars parked outside).
The lane leading to the cottage.
What a beautiful village.
Local landmark The Ness (the headland) is nearby.
Teignmouth is nearby.
Nearby Dawlish Warren at dawn.

The Old Post Office

1725

1.1 miles S of Dawlish / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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Nearest pub

The Smugglers Inn (½ mile)

With a Farmers' Feast Carvery and extensive pub menu, this is a family-run pub with superb sea views and a family games-area to enjoy.

Nearest beach

Coryton Cove (¾ mile)

Also known as Gentleman’s Cove, Coryton Cove offers a unique seaside sanctuary punctuated with multi-coloured beach huts and backed by Dawlish’s striking red cliffs. Just a short distance from the town, the shoreline is mere moments away and if you are lucky, you might even see a dolphin breaking the surface of the water whilst you dip your toes in the sea.

Nearest walk

Dawlish Discovery Walk (2 ¾ miles)

This lovely five and a half mile walk takes in the picturesque Victorian town of Dawlish. The terrain is easy, meandering along the Coast Path when its low tide and inland during high tide or bad weather. Take your dog with you as you will pass beaches and dog friendly pubs en-route.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Jackson May 2013

Walk from Dawlish Warren to Dawlish

Good parking and a pleasant walk between the sea and coastal train line. Dogs allowed on buses so could go onto Teignmouth and explore more.

Nearest town

Dawlish (1 ¼ miles)

Once a busy resort in Georgian and Victorian times, Dawlish now has a tranquil, relaxed feel. Some fine period architecture adds to the classic English seaside atmosphere and Dawlish has some very pretty ‘civic’ spaces – the Lawn is a public park that provides a beautifully green heart to the town through which a shallow river known as Dawlish Water runs, heading for the nearby sea in a series of small waterfalls; throughout the evening, coloured fairy lights along this waterway create a little magic for strollers.

Also nearby

Shaldon (2 miles)

Shaldon is an unspoilt village situated on the mouth of the river Teign between Torquay and Teignmouth. It has a thriving livelyhood based on the estuary. On a clear day, Portland Bill can even be seen despite being 50 miles away. A pretty village with two churches, a boutique, butcher, coffee shop and many conserved areas for all to enjoy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Barnett September 2016

Shaldon village

Lovely walk with our dog along the estuary into Shaldon village with a few shops/cafes. London Inn pub by the bowling green friendly pub with excellent beer and food (Best to book for Sunday lunch). If you don't like the Hi De Hi type holiday with amusements and cheap trinket shops then this is a place to visit


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Richardson January 2014

Very English Shaldon

A little hidden gem this village right on the seafront facing Teignmouth on the estuary, nice stylish shops and narrow streets with a bowling green and several nice pubs with good food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Gilchrist October 2013

Lovely pretty village, with a host of beautiful places to eat and drink. We tried the live music at the Ferryboat Inn, and had a lovely early evening looking out over the harbour from their beer garden. The shops were good quality, though during the off-season (October) I presume they have shorter opening hours (10-4 average) and some appeared closed. Everyone we met was very friendly, and the atmosphere was relaxed and refined.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2012

Fabulous estuary village

Complete with its full range of shops, restaurants/pubs and beachesSo much to see- the village has a great website.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Shaldon village life

Shaldon village hosts a variety of activities throughout the summer. There is a market on the village green in traditional costume every week and the well know water carnival where sand castle competitions and decorated boats abound. The highlight of the year has to be Shaldon Regatta, which takes place around the late summer bank holiday in August where everyone is welcome to enter and regatta boats are available if you don't have your own. Also five-a-side football, beach volleyball, swimming competitions and sandcastle competitions abound. Highly recommended.

The Teign Ferry (1 ¾ miles)

One of England's oldest working ferries, the Teign Ferry provides a regular service between Teignmouth and Shaldon across a picturesque harbour estuary. The first recorded service across the Teign dates all the way back to the 10th Century.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

The friendly seal

The Teign passenger ferry ploughs its way from Shaldon beach to Teignmouth and back just about every day of the year. It is great fun for the children and if you are lucky you might spy the friendly grey seal that pops its head up in the estuary from time to time. Look out for cormorants diving for fish and if the water ripples - then a whole shoal of mackerel or other small fish are under the surface.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lucy February 2009

There is a friendly local seal who often pops his head up to say hello to people using the ferry.

Ness Cove (2 ¼ miles)

This pretty beach nestled at the foot of Ness Headland is reached through an old smugglers tunnel.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hopkins November 2015

Steps!

Lots of steps to get to the beach - do not attempt with a pushchair! Nice beach once you get there.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Housley November 2011

As the owner of a dog that has selective deafness when off the lead , Ness Cove was the perfect beach. Dogs are allowed all year round and as it can only be reached through an old Smugglers Tunnel, you can let your dogs off the lead in the confident knowledge that they will not wander off chasing after some errant squirrel or rabbit! Parking is free between November and March and you can get a great meal or snack at the Ness Hotel!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Smugglers

Ness beach is accessed through a smugglers tunnel, which winds through the red sandstone cliff; thoughts of ages past when smugglers trod these paths are very real. The beach itself is a surprise when you get there, wide and sweeping, with tall cliffs behind, there is no other access to the beach except at very low tides when you can get around the headland on the rocks. Perfect for dog walking, listening to the thunder of the surf, or watching the sun come up. Good sandy beach for children, but bathing can be dangerous for children at high tide.

Teignmouth (1 ¼ miles)

Teignmouth has all the attractions of a seaside town, including a Victorian pier, together with the fascinating activity of a working port - large ships, fishing vessels and pleasure craft move between the sea and the estuary.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Teignmouth

Teignmouth is a great town with a wide sandy beach, perfect for swimming and children.The Den behind the beach houses bowls, a wonderful childrens play park and open green space for picnics.

Fresco (1 ½ miles)

An authentic Italian restaurant offering a warm welcome and great choice of wines alongside excellent food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Withey May 2012

Fresco restaurant in Teignmouth is OUTSTANDING. The standard to food and service is far better than any such establishments in London and the like! Can not recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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