Compass Cottage overlooks the village green and has a heritage interior design flair that really will impress. Blues and greys mix with white to create a soft and relaxing charm that is ideal for a cosy long weekend or a fun-filled family holiday. The natural charm of this cottage oozes from every pore and the owners have thought of everything to make your stay one you will never forget. This lovely cottage was refurbished in March 2016.
Sleeps 4, a cosy two up/two down terraced cottage in the heart of Shaldon with a small front patio. 1 bathroom with shower over bath & toilet and traditional steep wooden stairs to the 1st floor. Minutes to beach and local restaurants. Modern and stylish with character and charm. Pet friendly with public parking only.
The living room with its leather sofa and arm chairs is perfect for family get togethers and features the usual flat screen TV & DVD as well as a dining table for four. From here you can wander into a modern kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. With all of the comforts of home, including the all-important and cafetiere; this really is a sweet and compact space that is ideal for rustling up some holiday comfort food.
From the steep wooden stairway, you will find a carpeted landing and two bedrooms. The master looks over Shaldon's central bowling green and is furnished in a traditional style with luxury bedding. The smaller, but pretty second bedroom features a bunk bed for 2 guests. Conveniently located on this floor is a compact family bathroom with bath with shower overhead.
From the moment you see the front of this cottage you will fall in love. The traditional terrace has a delightful front patio fronting the village green. There are table and chairs where you can watch the world go by and just up the road is the local green for picnics and fun with the kids and the very popular London Inn for great food.
There is unrestricted parking in the road outside the cottage and nearby - if all the spaces around the green are occupied, then your best bet is the little know Commons Old Road (behind Fore St.) or if all else fails, the Ness Car Park (a 12 minute walk away past The Clipper Café). From there you can buy a weekly parking permit for £22 which will also let you park in all Teignbridge car parks in Teignmouth & Dawlish.
Compass Cottage is located in the centre of Shaldon, overlooking village green and only short walk away from shops, cafés and the beach.
Packed with useful shops, a colourful array of popular cafés and a selection of acclaimed local eateries (including the Michelin star Ode Restaurant); the quaint fishing village of Shaldon is home to everything; from fine cuisine to wholesome crab sandwiches! The riverside setting also makes it the perfect base from which to enjoy plenty of scenic dog walks. The passing South West Coastal Path provides a breath-taking range of coastal and countryside walks on the doorstep; with nature trails, bird watching and forest walks accompanying most of the routes. The riverside setting also invites many to take to the water with canoeing, sailing and water sports.
Things to do
A local park and recreation ground, a 18 hole Approach golf course, a charming local conservation zoo, a host of lovely beaches and the Homeyards Botanical Gardens can also be found in Shaldon. In August time, the village also succumbs to the joviality of the annual Shaldon Regatta, so be prepared to get swept up in the merriment!
Shaldon also offers a passenger ferry service from Shaldon Beach to Teignmouth (from where trains operate to Exeter, Plymouth & London).
Visitors are within a 20 minutes' drive of the lively attractions of Torquay, whilst the surrounding area is also awash with beautiful National Trust attractions, beaches, coastal tourist attractions and sport activity centre to enjoy.
Nearby Dartmoor also offers a dynamic day out for walking, mountain biking, wild swimming and extreme sports.
2 bedrooms (sleeps up to 4)
1 bathroom with shower & bath
1-2 well behaved pets are welcome
Bed linen & bath towels included (please bring your own beach towels)
300 yards to Shaldon Beach
Please note the owners do not provide any baby equipment e.g. stairgates, travel cots or high chair.
Notes: For a full list of beds, as well as amenities available at this property, please go to our 'At a Glance' tab below the photo gallery.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Pet allowed
- WiFi available
- No private parking
- No garden/courtyard
- 1 Double bed
- 1 Single bunk bed
- Bed linen provided
- 1 mile to nearest pub
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
Lovely period property in the heart of Shaldon. Mrs Amanda Parkes (HomeAway) - 13th August 2018
We have just returned from a wonderful week in Shaldon, which is a lovely village which we are so pleased to have discovered and will certainly be going back. We stayed with our 2 year old and 11 month old and the village is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday with children owing to the excellent beaches, shops, cafes, walks and low volume of traffic owing to the narrow streets in the centre of the village (this might change in school holidays). Compass Cottage was a superb base for our stay, its position on the Village Green is idyllic and a stone's throw from everything you need. We parked in the Ness Car Park (it was very busy everywhere else when we arrived on a sunny Saturday) and then didn't need our car for the rest of our time in Shaldon, everything is easily walkable from the cottage. Particular recommendations from us close to the cottage are Clipper Cafe, the London Inn (also on the Green) and the bakers and butcher on the main street. The tiny Beauty Hut is also lovely for someone wanted a massage / manicure treat but it's so popular that I'd phone to book before arriving in Shaldon. The cottage itself met our needs perfectly, it's well laid out, fully equipped, tastefully decorated and felt like a home from home. We returned home from Shaldon feeling like we'd genuinely had an enjoyable holiday and proper break (not always the case with two small children!) and wouldn't hesitate to return, both to Shaldon and to Compass Cottage.Mrs Jennifer Earis - 9th July 2018
Lovely lovely cottage perfect location everything wonderful We went on a extremely hot week it would be good to get some fans as very warm upstairs Just perfect Mrs Alison Madeley - 2nd July 2018
This was a well presented property in a lovely villageMrs Marion Dunn - 22nd May 2018