A cosy and charmingly quirky cottage.
This Farrow & Ball decorated cottage has all the amenities you could want for your family holiday all packaged in a characterful and charming way. Just minutes from the beach and with a pretty patio garden, you will spend more time outside than in in the daytime - but once night comes, this beautiful cottage has relaxation written all over it. Original features including Bakerlight switches and Victorian radiators add to the quirky, vintage feel giving you a period holiday, but with modern conveniences.
Cooks Cottage: Sleeps 2-4 in 2 bedrooms, with one 1st floor bathroom & toilet. Enjoy comfortable period, vintage decor. Roadside parking only and just minutes to the beach.
A couple of rounded front entrance steps lead into an inviting ground floor hallway complete with old mariner's lamp overhead. Guests can sit back and relax in the cosy living room, fitted with original parquet flooring and benefiting from a comfortable sofa, cleverly matched armchairs with throws and squishy cushions, Sky digital flat screen TV with DVD player, pretty window seat, wood-stacked fireplace decor, handmade 'palette' coffee table, magazines, free Wi-Fi access, an iPod player and a selection of books, DVD's and old fashioned board games, all add to the ambience.
The separate dining room is ideally suited for gatherings of up to six, where guests can entertain themselves around the rustic farmhouse table.
Leading from the dining room into the rear of the cottage; a newly fitted kitchen offers guests the opportunity to rustle up tasty homemade meals. Featuring a ceramic sink, cooker hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, electric kettle, fridge freezer, washer dryer, toaster and a full range of crockery and cooking equipment, everything one could need is to hand. The beautiful tile work, wooden worktops and quality interior finish encourages guests to unwind with a cup of coffee or glass of wine.
From the entrance hall, a steep staircase covered with a Victorian style hemp runner and with double hand rail, leads to the quirky tranquillity of the first floor. Comprising of two bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom; the upstairs offers a practical layout to suit either couples holidaying together or parents with children.
To the left, the master bedroom offers an understated and comfy space in which to unwind. The kingsize French oak bed sits on weathered floorboards and is complemented by a luxurious, handmade Vi-Spring mattress.
The second 'couple-friendly' bedroom also has a unique identity with a striking bespoke driftwood headboard, a plump window seat and sheepskin rug for tired feet. Perfect for children and adults alike, although slightly smaller than the master bedroom, you will feel no less pampered staying in this room. Offering the convenience of a zip & link king size bed converting to two singles if required; the calm interior further features a rustic tallboy and useful hanging space.
The smart 'metro' tiled bathroom features a handcrafted copper towel rail and industrial steel porthole mirror. Old Pepsi crates used as shelves add an earthy touch to the sleek fitted bath tub & shower, WC and wash basin.
A charming stable door from the kitchen leads out to the adjoining private walled, decked courtyard, full of coastal ambience and complemented by a table & chairs for 6 set underneath pretty 'fairground' festoon lights; a place to enjoy memorable summer evenings and ambient alfresco dining.
A handy side gated passage leads from the front of the property directly into the courtyard, perfect for dropping off sandy beach paraphernalia at the back door.
This charming period cottage is situated along Ringmore Road with on-street parking outside the front door and further along the road.
Shaldon is perfectly accessible for year-round stays, offering easy access to the vibrant delights of Torquay (20 minutes' drive away), the historic market town of Totnes and the Exeter, Plymouth and London train service (which runs from Teignmouth Train Station).
Cook's Cottage is situated close to The Shipwright's Arms, a quaint pub with its origins from the shipyard days of Ringmore where the nearest slipway still exists behind the pub along the sea wall.
The cottage is within a minute's walk from the village's main street, Fore Street where you can enjoy a morning cappuccino at 'The Coffee Rush', buy a fresh loaf or yummy cakes from Shaldon Bakery, or relax over lunch after a spot of crabbing off the key at The Clipper Café.
Another local favourite, Café Ode is nestled higher up on 'The Ness' overlooking the bay and serving fish and chips to die for and delectable homemade ice creams. You are also situated within a stone's throw of four welcoming pubs and numerous village shops in this quaint fisherman's village.
If fine dining is your thing, try out the award winning 'Ode Restaurant' (sister to Café Ode & Ode True Pizza) just a few steps from the property and run by Tim Bouget, a Michel Roux trained chef. But be sure to book in advance as they seat just 24 in their cosy front room setting!
Things to do
A host of village amenities are also on the doorstep including the passenger ferry crossing to Teignmouth (said to be the oldest river crossing in England). Lovely walks lead along the Ringmore riverside, Shaldon beach in the opposite direction and the striking South West Coastal Path beyond. Shaldon's 18 hole Approach golf course, small zoo and the Homeyard's Botanical Gardens can also be enjoyed. Children will love discovering the ancient smuggler's tunnel, the only way to access the famous Ness Cove beach where you can enjoy BBQ's on the sand looking out to the open sea.
Further afield, a treasure trove of National Trust sites awaits, alongside the leisure pursuits of Dartmoor.
2 bedrooms (sleeps 4)
1 bathroom with 1 bath with shower overhead & 1 toilet
Bed linen & towels included
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
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi available
- No private parking
- No garden/courtyard
- 1 King size/super king size bed
- 1 Single zip & link bed
- Bed linen provided
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Ground floor WC
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Tumble dryer
Wonderfully decorated with everything we needed, a very comfortable home from homeMr Gary Jesson - 8th November 2017
The cottage was very cleverly decorated and furnished with vintage items and the facilities were very good. It was nice to have complimentary tea and coffee with fresh milk and biscuits, we appreciated that. It was also very well located close to local pubs, bakery, shop and restaurant. Everyone was very friendly in Shaldon.Mrs Karen Swaine - 26th September 2017
House location gives great access for local walks and access to pubs, restaurants & coast. House has all the comforts of home that make the stay extremely enjoyable.Tudge Family - 2nd May 2017
Lovely cosy cottage in lovely Shaldon. Communication with Discovery was excellent.Indi - 13th March 2017
Fab cottage. Cosy & homely... loved it. Beds were so comfortable... best beds I've ever slept in. So well-equipped (towels a little on the small side). Make sure you book for meals in the village, we missed out sadly. Wonderful place.Denise, Paul, Will & Barney - 28th December 2016
We loved it here! Thank you!Mr & Mrs Owens from Hampshire - 22nd November 2016
We enjoyed our few days off so much in this house! Feels like home. Take care of you and your lovely village!Silke, Markus & Emmi - 28th September 2016
Beautiful cottage. Love the decor! Shaldon is lovely! Had a great time here.Mr & Mrs Habsen from London - 26th September 2016
A perfect first holiday for our 7 month old. Wonderful house and place. Many thanks.Dawn, Dave & Sophie - 15th September 2016
Have really enjoyed our stay. Love the cottage. Hope to be back. Thanks.Mr & Mrs Chapman - 6th September 2016
I love this little cottage. Had a fab stay. We hope to come back next year. Many thanks.Helen & family - 19th August 2016
What a gorgeous little cottage! Great for exploring the local area, we have had a fab time. Thank you.Dave, Penny, Amy & Dylan - 8th August 2016
A beautiful cottage - had everything we needed and had a wonderful stay! Shaldon is a gem! Thank you.Emma, Dan, Eloise & Joe - 10th July 2016
When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised at the quaint, beautifully decorated and pristine Cottage. We adored the place and the gorgeous outdoor lighting. It was great for our dogs also. We are familiar with Shaldon and it is in a great location.We will definitely recommend this gem, and we hope to return soon.Mr and Mrs Croft, Cheshire - 1st July 2016
Lovely cottage just as it was described. We had no troubles while we where staying here. The power was cut one night and they came over to check we where all right. Would recommend this place to everyone.Liberty from Australia - 1st February 2016
We had a lovely time! The London Inn and Cafe Ode were great as usual. This was our second time staying here. Thanks again!The Kenny Family, Ealing - 1st February 2016
I thought that this cottage was extremely nice. And the beds were as comfy a cloud. We loved to see the people dressed up in fancy dress on new years eve. The WiFi was awesome, great and fabulous! Happy new year!!!The Budd family - 3rd January 2016
Lovely cottage just as it was described. We had no troubles while we where staying here. The power was cut one night and they came over to check we where all right. Would recommend this place to everyone.Liberty W, Australia - 1st January 2016
The house is immaculate, quality furnishings and extra touches. Warm welcome from Karen and James. This was our second visit, would definitely like to return. Shaldon is great for all ages with the beach, cafes and bars all on your doorstep as well as great nearby attractions. Fabulous holiday! Thank you again.Catherine Birrell - 1st December 2015
The location of Cook's Cottage Shaldon could not have been better. The cottage is true to photos (in some cases better) and the cleanliness was fantastic. We will be returning!!!Jonathan Catley, UK - 1st November 2015
Lovely cottage, everything we needed... Great few days away....everything within easy walking distance.. fabulous.Helen, Tetbury - 1st October 2015
Thanks so much for everything it was so lovely and an absolute pleasure to stay here.Sarah (Canada), Kelly (Canada), Lexi (USA) and Phil (Newcastle) - 1st July 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at cook's cottage. Spotlessly clean and everything provided. Would certainly recommend! Thanks very much!Val, Barry, Leanne and Matt - 1st June 2015
We've had a wonderful time during our first time to Devon and Jacks first time to the beach.What a beautiful gem Shaldon is and what a lovely homely cottage this is to come back to after a long day on the beach!Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.Annmarie & David Burton. Laura, Gary & Jack Dillon (2), Hertford - 1st June 2015
Here to be cared for by my dear friends Doris and Allan who are my 'support team' while walking the South West Coast Path to this section. Only 450 miles to go!A comfortable and cosy place to rest after a hard day's walk, not to mention the bath - perfect!Christine Hammond and walk companion Julia Savage - 1st June 2015
A massive thanks to Sue and her husband. We were two couples who stayed at Cook's Cottage, Shaldon. It was perfect. Everything we needed for three nights, convenient, comfortable, and cosy. Exactly as it looks in the photos. A compact three up/three down, but you never feel like you're falling over each other. It's a great base, ideally placed to explore south east Devon.Hamish Muiry, Scotland - 1st April 2015
Shaldon is a beautiful place and the house is within walking distance of everything. It's well kitted out and beautiful. James who takes care of the property made spot on recommendations for food and was very keen to ensure everything went smoothly. Parking was fine when we were there but I imagine would be challenging in busier periods.Michael K, UK - 1st February 2015
Cooks cottage is very welcoming and the attention to detail is great. As it looks in the photos the cottage is very nicely decorated and our arrival was very straightforward. The location is great, even visiting in freezing winter the area is really charming. We had a small issue with check out timing, but Sue was very quick to help resolve the problem and it was all fine in the end. A great place to stay for some time on the beautiful coast!Dan & Kate, London - 1st January 2015
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. The beds were really comfy and we loved the quirky decorations. It's the first time we visited Shaldon and we will be back!Mark, Tracey, Jason and Vickie, Bristol - 1st November 2014
A delightful few days by the seaside. Weather very kind. Lots of interesting places to visit. Enjoyed lots of Devon cream tea. Will recommend Shaldon to our friends!Rai and Abigail from Sydney, Australia - 1st October 2014
Cooks cottage is very welcoming and the attention to detail is great. As it looks in the photos the cottage is very nicely decorated and our arrival was very straightforward. The location is great, even visiting in freezing winter the area is really charming. We had a small issue with check out timing, but Sue was very quick to help resolve the problem and it was all fine in the end. A great place to stay for some time on the beautiful coast!Dan and Kate, UK - 1st October 2014
Wow! What a wonderful place! The best bed ever - like sleeping on a cloud. Everything needed, was here. Can't wait to come back.Lucy, UK - 1st September 2014
First time back in 30 years! Shaldon hasn't changed much! Lovely old town cottage with all mod cons. Handy for the town and nice pubs and places to eat. Cottage very clean and tidy. Comfy beds!Alan, Dawn and Adam from Worcestershire - 1st September 2014
Really enjoyed our stay in this lovely homely cottage. They really have thought of everything. Shaldon is a gorgeous place with lots to do. Shall be back!John, Barbara and Lin - 1st September 2014
What a fabulous cottage - could quite happily stay here forever! Heartbreaking to have to home to the big smoke. We'll definitely be back xEmma, London - 1st September 2014
Beautiful cottage - love the decor! We've had a fantastic week in shaldon - exploring beaches and enjoying the sun! Hope to come back one day soon! xxSid, Abi & Amelia (10 months) from Sutton Coldfield - 1st June 2014
We just spent an idyllic Easter weekend with friends at Cooks Cottage and it was fabulous. The village is gorgeous, the surrounding countryside a short walk away, the pubs and restaurants varied and top quality. The cottage itself is easy to find, very tastefully presented with every home comfort available plus some extras too. The furnishings are super comfortable and the beds are sumptuously luxurious. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could need and every eventuality has been thoughtfully predicted. We will definitely be back very soon. thanks for a lovely stay.Sarah & friends from Cheltenham - 1st April 2014
We stayed in Cook's Cottage to bring in the New Year and had an amazing time. The Cottage is boutique, charming and very comfortable. Farrow and Ball throughout with unique artistic touches. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, and the rooms are warm and light. We all had the best sleep in the comfy beds. The lovely village of Shaldon is a 2 minute walk away and there are family friendly pubs nearby. The red sandy bay of Shaldon is just along, overlooking Teignmouth which can be accessed every 15 minutes by ferry (great for teenagers wanting to visit the skate park across the water). We enjoyed the coastal walks and wound up in the Ness Pub, which we highly recommend - great views and food. We would definitely return to Cook's Cottage.Lucy & Jesse, London - 1st January 2014