Located right in the heart of the vibrant and characterful south Devon fishing village of Shaldon is this spacious and comfortable holiday cottage. Merchant House is conveniently situated directly on the main street, an ideal retreat in a perfect location, with private parking, and a few minutes from the sheltered beach.
This coastal retreat boasts a warm and friendly feel throughout and has a balance of stylish cottage with modern amenities, and a nod to its history as the former Village Wine Merchant. Recently refurbished with modern fittings and decorated with Farrow & Ball colours, the space is fresh and airy, designed to meet the needs of a modern holidaying family.
Ideal for couples wanting a comfortable break or a family who will appreciate the flexible space with a number of private areas to relax in.
A spacious hallway has plenty of room for coats, shoes and bags, with access to the ground floor rooms.
There is a large open plan Living & Dining room at the front which is perfect for comfortable relaxation after a day exploring south Devon or relaxing on the beach. The natural wood floors, feature cast iron fireplace with wooden surround, and wood burning stove create a cosy atmosphere. Seating, dining and working areas are thoughtfully provided.
Freeview TV, Bluetooth, CD Player, Digital Radio, Blu-Ray / DVD / smart TV box, are provided as well as a selection of DVDs, CDs, Books and Games, to enjoy your time here.
A large modern kitchen with granite work surfaces, white gloss cupboards and a range cooker provides a space for informal meals, relaxing breakfasts and has café doors to the secluded suntrap patio allowing you to truly enjoy indoor and outdoor living.
Merchant House has a cosy ground floor room with a daybed that can be either a sofa or single bed. Perfect for privacy or those that can’t use the stairs. This room has a modern en-suite shower room with wash basin and WC. With a digital TV and fire stick, this also gives the chance for privacy from the rest of the house.
The sunny patio garden is perfect for alfresco dining, a barbeque, a lazy morning coffee or relaxing evenings with a glass of wine. Separate side access to this area makes it ideal for safe storage of bikes / beach and water gear / mobility scooters etc., with an external power supply for easy charging.
Stairs from the living area lead to the first floor, with two bedrooms on this floor. The master bedroom has a super king size bed and uncluttered contemporary furniture, wardrobe, dressing table and TV. The second bedroom has twin beds which can be linked to make a further super king if needed, with wardrobe, dressing table and TV.
The bright and roomy family bathroom has a white suite with chrome fittings including a bath for relaxing soaks, a refreshing separate shower, low level WC, a large washbasin and a useful mirrored vanity unit.
A separate WC with wash basin alleviates morning queues for the bathroom. The washing machine and tumble dryer are hidden in the utility cupboard, with airers provided for indoors, and washing lines for outdoor drying.
Leading up from the first floor landing are stairs to the delightful double aspect second floor bedroom, with fantastic views over the village and the estuary, across to Teignmouth at the front, and the botanical gardens and the Ness at rear. A king-size bed, built-in hanging space and separate chest of drawers are provided. Sun protection glass and opening windows help keep the room cool in summer.
The heating system is automated with motion sensors and thermostats on each radiator. Towel rails can be managed independently of the heating system in the small WC and en-suite, with an electric hot air heater in the family bathroom.
From the charming and central location, guests can easily enjoy the wide range of local village amenities available in Shaldon; including shops, local pubs, restaurants and numerous cafés. The fabulous beach is also just a 2 minutes level walking distance from the coastal cottage, providing the perfect place for seaside picnics, swimming, watersports and catch the small ferry that takes you across the estuary to the seaside town of Teignmouth, or the ideal spot from which to explore the nearby coastal paths.
Private parking is 5 minutes walk away, as well as on street parking outside and behind the property
Merchant House has a range of convenient amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable:-
- 4 Bedrooms (can sleep up to 7 + baby)
- Thoughtfully provided USB plugs in most rooms
- Alarm clocks with wireless chargers, Bluetooth and Radio
- Hairdryers in each bedroom
- Shaver charging sockets in bathroom and shower room
- Separate WC on first floor
- Wood Burning Stove in living room
- Separate ground floor Shower room with WC
- Family bathroom with bath, WC and separate shower
- Fully equipped modern kitchen with Range Cooker; Dishwasher; tall Fridge Freezer; Microwave; Slow Cooker; Krups Coffee Maker (filter coffee & espresso); Breadmaker; Food Processor; Halogen Cooker
- Utility room with Washing Machine & separate Tumble Dryer, Iron & ironing board
- Selection of books, CDs, games, DVDs and beach toys
- Safe sun trap patio garden with table, chairs, sunshade and additional folding chairs
- WiFi throughout the house
- 4 Freeview TV’s, Blu-ray player with smart TV, Amazon Fire Stick on some
- Digital radio / CD / Bluetooth player
- Cooling fans in bedrooms
- Bed linen and Towels provided, please take your own beach towels
- Travel cot, High Chair and stairgate available at property
- Private parking space 5-8 min walking distance
- Pets: Up to 2 small dogs welcome.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 7
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- 2 King size/super king size beds
- 1 Single bed
- 2 Single zip & link beds
- Bed linen provided
- Travel Cot
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Ground floor WC
- River views
- Towels included
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
- Bike rentals
- Rowing boats
We love Shaldon and have stayed in several properties managed by discovery holiday homes. The staff are always efficient and friendly and the properties we have stayed in are of a very good standard. Mrs Janet Solla - 10th June 2019
Merchant House was a lovely house in an area that we love. Great location beautiful village, lovely friendly people and wonderful places to eat. Dog friendly cafes and restaurants Mrs Lesley Macdonald - 17th September 2018
Very comfortable in an excellent location. Totally satisfied. Perfect for a child friendly holiday. Looking to book again for next year. Excellent in all respects. Small touches such as a small supply of essentials (Tea sugar coffee etc) really gave it that little bit extra. There is nothing I can add about the property other than to say i would recommend it to anyone. Am certainly looking to rebook for next year. Mr Leslie Jones - 20th August 2018
We had a lovely time - thank you!Mrs Katie Fuge - 13th August 2018
Lovely home perfectly positioned for the beach. We had home from home comforts....would definitely recommend this property! Shaldon is a delightful seaside village in a very good position to explore south Devon! Mrs Carol Murphy - 6th August 2018