Just 5 minutes from central Shaldon; this 4 bed retreat provides families and groups with the perfect coastal holiday home.
Flexible sleeping arrangements, 3 floors of gorgeous interiors and family-friendly appeal characterise the recently renovated Driftwood Cottage.
The cottage features a large south facing decked terrace and garden, accessible from the upper floor, and a parking facility.
The private enclosed garden boasts a large alfresco dining table, sun loungers, a family BBQ, lawn and selection of family beach games.
The property's quirky layout involves 2 separate entrances on two different levels; one via the street level front porch, and one on the upper level through the back garden gate.
The newly fitted Utility room flows into hallway sitting area complete with a small sofa, TV & DVD.
There is also a kingsize or twin room, featuring a new super king zip and link bed, as well as a modern bathroom with a fitted power shower.
Up the stairs, passing 2 well-stocked bookcases, the first floor features 3 spacious bedrooms and a family bathroom. Two ample bedrooms boast zip and link beds which can be made into doubles or singles. Meanwhile the third bedroom is furnished with two single beds and the family bathroom features its own bathtub. The versatile sleeping accommodation is ideal for friends and family.
The top floor is a gorgeous haven with direct access to the south-facing terrace and garden.
Natural light and large windows offset this loft style dining and entertaining area. This floor also features a second, full-equipped, family kitchen with views across Shaldon's rooftops.
The inviting country-style dining room provides a venue for hosting relaxed breakfasts and candle-lit suppers. Leading directly from the kitchen, the room features a large solid table with 8 chalky white spindle chairs perfect for self-catering.
The triple aspect living room boasts a real fire, a corner sofa & a sofa under the window, TV, DVD player, NOW TV, free unlimited Wi-Fi, and a library of traditional games under the window seat.
Guests looking for flexible sleeping arrangements will love this property; the ground floor area off the car port, has been specially designed to suit teenagers, grandparents, extra guests or nannies seeking a their own facilities.
Please note that Driftwood Cottage is pet-free, and so regrettably no dogs are permitted.
Guests are a 5 minute walk away from the quaint charm and modern amenities of fishing villages Ringmore and Shaldon. The popular village butcher, newsagent and bakery are all just a 2 minute walk away.
Shaldon's range of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés includes the beach front Strand Café, the Coffee Rush Café (just yards away), the Michelin starred regional cuisine of the 'Ode' Restaurant, with its nearby sister café , live Jazz at the Clifford Arms and the Crab Shack's sea views across in Teignmouth. Nearby Paignton, Torquay and Brixham all offer excellent night life. Old Walls Vineyard is also located just across the water.
For daytime amusement, try the Shaldon Wildlife Trust, go-karting, golf, or bowling. Other attractions include Homeyard's Botanical Gardens and the oldest ferry in the UK crossing from Shaldon to Teignmouth.
High season brings a myriad of regattas, music events, galas and the annual Water Carnival.
Shaldon Beach offers opportunities for swimming, canoeing, sailing and rowing, with beautiful sunset beach walks, and the Ness Cove provides a peaceful alternative, with rock-pools and beach picnics to enjoy. The scenic Steam Railway tour, River Boat cruises and Kent's Cavern are also nearby.
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.
This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable to Discovery Holiday Homes with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 8
- 4 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- 2 Single beds
- 3 Single zip & link beds
- Bed linen provided
- Travel Cot
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Ground floor WC
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Tumble dryer
- Area fitness centre
- Bike rentals
- Boat mooring
- Rowing boats
Driftwood was a lovely holiday cottage, very clean and in a lovely position for the beach. Also had lovely outside space and garden furnitureMr & Mrs P & Jill Hewing - 11th August 2019
Absolutely wonderful week at Driftwood Cottage. The accommodation was perfect - large kitchen diner on the top floor with incredible views, my husband and I were on the middle floor with our two children (who had a bedroom each) and my Mother was on the ground floor with her own shower room and a bit of privacy! Property was very clean and had all the things you would need for a week’s stay. Loved the little touches - I’d forgotten my daughter’s bedtime books but needn’t have worried as the bookshelf full of children’s stories would’ve kept her occupied for 52 weeks. Huge choice of DVDs and Now TV was also fantastic. Shaldon is a very pretty town - enjoyed the ferry over to Teignmouth and also the local zoo. The wonderful Babbacombe Model Village was a short drive away, as was the Exe Cycle Trail. Would undoubtedly return - wonderful!Johnsons - 12th May 2019
This property was also on Air B&B. I can’t tell you what a relief it was to find out from the owners that the property was also registered with you. Your staff are charming efficient and helpful. My house was recently burned down and with it my passport which was required by Air B&B. It began to be a living nightmare trying to book. There was no provision for such a circumstance and no way of speaking to anyone, which is what you need in such a situation. Especially as Christmas was approaching and all the properties were getting booked. Since the fire, I no longer have the use of my family home and with my granddaughter coming from Iceland to spend Christmas with us, it was vital to secure a rental property. We had the loveliest Christmas with some family friends who own a farm only 15 minutes drive from the cottage so it was perfect. We love your agency and God forbid that you should ever be eclipsed by the problematic and dehumanised Air B&B. There is simply no comparison with the service you provide. Thank you very much.Miss Maya Sendall - 9th January 2019
Driftwood Cottage has been perfect for us. We loved the views and the airiness upstairs. The cottage was very well equipped - just what we needed after a long journey. We loved Shaldon and used the very good local shops - long may they last! Trip on the ferry and Teignmouth was fun and it was the post-wedding get-together and swim on Ness Beach. Thank you!House Guestbook - 18th November 2018
Walking through the door of Driftwood was to walk into a calm, safe harbour hopefully giving a basis of strength to move into my exciting new home. Have loved every moment. Lorna & Brenda - 23rd April 2018
This place was perfect for our stay: peaceful, warm, great facilities, close to local amenities for us, close to the beach and the park for the kids to run around in/on.Wishlade Family - 27th December 2017
Lovely property and we had a great break.Mr Colin Applegate (HomeAway) - 4th October 2017
A lovely weekend celebrating Wendy's 70th birthday with family. We loved the house and owner Rosie very helpful. Lovely meal of the London Inn - we would recommend it also the ferry - great fun. Weather could have been better, but who cares when you are having fun.The Applegate family - 1st October 2017
A lovely weekend celebrating Wendy's 70th Birthday with family. We loved the house and owner Rosie very helpful. Lovely meal at the London Inn. We would recommend it also the ferry- great fun. Weather could be better but who cares when you are having fun.The Applegate Family - 29th September 2017
Had a very enjoyable stamp in your well equipped house, would recommend to friends. Thanks very much!The Smith family - 12th September 2017
Had a very enjoyable stay in your well equipped house, would recommend to friends. The Smith Family - 5th September 2017
We had a lovely stay here. Enjoyed trips to Teignmouth Lido, Salcombe by ferry. Park runs at Park (Bovey Tracy) + Torbay velopark, Ness beach + River Dart. Ate in Ode, Ode & Co in Shaldon and Colloseum. Owl & Pussycat, Teignlandian Restaurant, Crab Shack in Teignmouth - would recommend all. Many thanks - a great house to stay in!The Davies & Bevins - 3rd September 2017
A home from home - sure a warm, welcoming house with everything you could wish for. We love the terrace where we had many happy meals, from breakfasts to dinners watching the sunset. The beds are so comfortable. Many thanks - we will be back!The Hurst Family - 11th August 2017
Lovely cottage away from it all in a lovely village but with a decent pub nearby. Spacious open plan kitchen area makes good use of the space. The house was well equipped and clean. The garden space is located down a small path away from the property, something to consider if you have a baby and no baby monitor. All in all a great place for a family break.Richard - 5th June 2017
Great house with lovely terrace and garden Short walk into Shaldon and its great pubs and beach We had a lovely comfortable stayFoster Family - 22nd May 2017
What a beautiful holiday home you have, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, beautiful fixtures & fittings, such a perfect location for walking on the beach & enjoying all the local pubs & cafés. I love the London Inn, Ode Café, Café Rush & The Clipper Café, managed to try them all! Will definitely come back!! Thank you.Liz & Friend's - 1st January 2017
Had a lovely stay, nice & relaxed. Really enjoyed waking up here everyday! Hopefully we will be back soon!Broughton & Morris Families - 1st January 2017
Had a lovely Christmas here at Driftwood. Thank you for the wine, milk, etc. much appreciated.It feels like a 'home form home' in a great location!The Harbour Families - 1st December 2016
The perfect 'home from home' for our family weekend away. Will definitely be looking to book again. Thanks!The O'Brams Family - 1st November 2016
We had a brilliant stay in your gorgeous Driftwood Cottage. We loved the upside down living! We've had fantastic weather and were able to make full use of your outside garden & fire-pit. Beds very comfy & our gifted wine, a great touch. Thank you xThe James & Connold Families - 1st October 2016
We had a lovely time here at Shaldon. We went through the Smugglers Cave, walked down to the beach and went to the lovely Clipper Café.The Phillips & Parker Families - 1st October 2016
Very comfortable and well equipped house, close to the village centre and all amenities. Ideal for large family groups. Spotlessly clean and well maintained.Nuala O'Kane, Shropshire - 1st August 2016
Stayed a week in this gorgeous house, everywhere beautiful and clean! Had no faults about the place. Shaldon itself was a friendly and quiet place- BEST fish and chip shop! Welcoming pubs and a stunning harbour. Thank you for leaving the little bits and bobs around the house. Enjoyed every minute of our stay!Bogges and Gibson Family- UK - 1st July 2016
Excellent accommodation and had a fabulous stay. A real treat and also Shaldon a wonderful place with so many friendly people.We particularly liked the views of the hills from the cottage and lovely garden. Everything needed was provided in a very well equipped holiday home.10/10 and would definitely stay again.A big thank you from John, Jane, Frances, Edward, Thomas and Radley.John Cummins, Hayling Island Hampshire - 1st June 2016
Had a really nice stay at Driftwood Cottage. The location was great being just a few minutes walk from the beach, shops, cafés and pub. The house was great with good upstairs space for the family. The house was lovely, clean and well appointed. The hosts even went and bought us a high chair for our 9 month old son which was very thoughtful. Parking was not a major problem for us. Would definitely stay here again.Emma, Willenhall - 1st March 2016
Had the best New Year at Driftwood Cottage! Really spacious (7 adults staying), really clean, well equipped, cosy, and the owners Rosie and Greg had left us a bottle of wine and some chocolate biscuits which went down very well! The cottage itself couldn't be in a better location- a couple of minutes to the centre of Shaldon and the beach, and Shaldon itself is the perfect Devon village, really quaint but loads of pubs and cafes and of course the beach. Also walking distance over to Teignmouth (not as lovely as Shaldon but bigger and has the pier and Crazy Golf and more restaurants & bars). They had also given us some great recommendations. Everything was wonderful and would definitely come back, although only thing to note is that parking can be a little tricky as only one covered free space, although they do very helpfully list alternatives. Can't fault the cottage or Shaldon!Emily from Reading - 1st December 2015
A wonderful house set in the most amazing environment, we had a perfect weekend! Our thanks to the establishment owners xEmily & Lloyd - 1st October 2015
Here for a walking holiday. 60 minutes in 6 days, not bad eh! Combined age of 384! Very impressed with accommodation and lovely village. Excellent meets at Clipper and The London Inn where we came fourth in the quiz. Special recommendation for Courtenays Cove Cafe in Babbacombe.Linda and friends - 1st September 2015
We stayed for four nights and we really enjoyed the place, the area was nice and the house breathtaking. The owner was so kind with us and extended our checkout to the afternoon. The house was very clean and tidy.Waleed Aljaberi from United Arab Emirates - 1st September 2015
Our second visit to this beautiful, cosy and well equipped house. Thank you so much for the welcome wine and biscuits (& milk too, we love a nice cup of tea!) We have all really enjoyed a sunny Ness beach, pasties, ice cream, browsing the little shops and just relaxing in the pretty garden. Thank you so much, we will definitely return for more!Lizzie, Peter and family. - 1st September 2015
Had a wonderful stay, what a beautiful house, so clean and luxurious. We didn't want to leave! Hopefully will manage to book for next year if dates/availability suits! Thank you.Racheal and family x - 1st August 2015
Very pleasant, clean and well equipped accommodation. Like many others we would recommend 'The Clipper' great food & friendly staff. Initial welcoming pack from the hosts was much appreciated. Would happily return in the future.Carol - 1st August 2015
Just spent a lovely week away in Devon. We have family living in Teignmouth so visited often but never stayed in Shaldon. The house inside was beautiful, appreciated milk, tea bags etc being avaiable when we arrived. Only downside is parking if you have more than one car but there is a car park nearby. Thank you xThe Bates Family - 17th July 2015
We enjoyed our family holiday in Shaldon for a week. Loved the proximity to the village and beach, excellent for breakfast etc. Very comfortable house and very well equipped. Thank you.Platt family, Doha, Qatar.A previous customer - 1st July 2015
Six ladies from Marlow are here for a week, and the walking we've done has fair made us creek, Try Dawlish to Teignmouth, a challenge indeed, It's good for the soul but do take a pole!! but joking aside we are all of one mine, that Drift-wood provided the best you could find.Lillian and family, Marlow - 1st June 2015
We had a wonderful time here. The sunshone on us and we sampled all the delights of this dreaming village. We spend a half day on Ness Beach and enjoyed the organic food in the ODIE cafe.We spend a whole day at NT House 'Bradley` outside Newton Abbot and ended up in Teignmouth for crab.Colin and Karin - 1st June 2015
A very beautiful and well equipped home, after a long drive we really appreciated the tea, coffee, milk and biscuits. Very clean.Shaldon is a delightful village we were blessed with gorgeous weather the decking and garden is a real sun trap.The clipper is nice for tea and cakes and the Coffee Rush was great- tasty food and lovely staff.Tindall and Smith Families from Derbyshire - 1st May 2015
Another lovely few days with visits to the beach, even swimming for the youngest! Enjoying the sun on the deck- in April! Combeinteignhead is a pretty village and miles up the estuary with pub, church and art gallery (open intermittently!) Coombe Cellars is a pub and restaurant right on the river bank with fabulous views.A previous customer - 1st April 2015
Thank you so much! Incredible stay: walking on the red cliffs; thinking that the foliage on the cliffs was reainforest-like and subsequently realising there were real monkeys there!!! Seeing my first pub-with-a-carpet. Incredible comfort of kitchen and beds also agreeable. Would heavily recommend the zoo to all those also like monkeys.Emily and Mark - 1st February 2015
We have had a fantastic time here.A delightful house- home from home feel.Lots of space in house. Quiet corners to sit while its noisy elsewhere!Comfy beds- a treat whilst away.Brilliant to have so many games too.Thanks for the time.Annabelle and Richard - 1st December 2014
The idea was to come out of our busy lives, this place has given us the chance to rejuvenate ourselves and celebrate the joy of X-Mas in an amazing way with group of friends. Thanks a lot!!Sanchit Mehta - 1st December 2014
Fab weekend! Thanks for hosting! 'Be Ready` for the best time!Pennie - 1st October 2014
I loved staying here!Pippa and Lizzie - 1st October 2014
Thank you for a gorgeous weekend- fabulous company- we will be back!Amily and Ben - 1st October 2014
Arrival in Shaldon after hours motorway driving and parking. Too many people wanted to join us. Entered the place of Driftwood and commenced a week of fun and for us adventure. Saturday exploring Shaldon, quaint and picturesque with fhatched roofs and very friendly people, loved all the terraced houses with pretty gardens- then Blues night at the Shipwight Arms- great fun.Laura and Brenda - 1st September 2014
We have had a lovely stay. The house is very well equipped and beds are very comfy.We have been coming to Shaldon for many years. My grandparents started holidaying in the 50's. We loved it as its such a very special place!Thank You.Martin and Wills Family - 1st August 2014
Day one:-Have been here a couple of hours and we already love it. The relaxed feel and the wonderful decor makes us feel totally chilled- roll on the rest of the week.The beds are really comfortable and the location is great of the village and beach.The house really feels like home. Thank you so much. We will be back.Lucy, John, Tom, Ben and Adam Stoker. - 1st August 2014
After a week in Normandy discovering D-day we went here for a couple of days relaxing.Walking to the sea in the morning, again in the evening.Sunday roast, walking along the pier in Teignmouth, having British friends over, Bath etc...Nice cosy house, loved the interior, really felt at home- and the kids loved the WiFi.ThanksSabra family from Denmark - 1st July 2014
We were here celebrating my father's 80th Birthday.We were very lucky to have good weather throughout and visited a lot of the area including the Dartmouth Steam Railway, where my father rode on the footplate!We enjoyed staying in your house very much, especially the light airy feel, and the comfort of the beds.Thank You.Burleigh Family - 1st March 2014
We fancied a relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle of family life. Shaldon has been the perfect place and Driftwood has fitted the bill perfectly. The sun shone most of the time. So we were able to explore Shaldon, Teignmouth and Dawlish. We had a great walk along to Ness beach via the tunnel and lunch at The Clipper (delicious and v. reasonable). A real find was jack sprats in Dawlish. Huge men for light bites and full on lunch. Also, 26 in Teignmouth for coffee/cakes/lunch.We will be back!Pennie, Brenda and Suzi - 1st February 2014