Oozing sedate seaside charm, this friendly 2 bed cottage for 4 offers a fantastic Shaldon escape for couples and their pets.
Nestled a stone's throw away from the river, along a charming row of historical cottages, this hidden gem invites you to kick back and relax. It's super location also offers the perfect opportunity to get out an explore more of Shaldon and beautiful Devon.
The idyllic setting of Star Cottage is equally matched by its welcome flexibility; with St. Christopher's Cottage just next door. Subject to availability; both pet-friendly cottages can be rented alongside one another; making them perfect for larger groups of 8.
To the front, the quaint garden of 'Star Cottage' offers a hint as to the pretty and relaxed atmosphere within. Set for carefree coastal stays, the friendly interior is decorated in a cosy beachy-style that perfectly suits its setting. A romantic wood burning stove sets the scene for ambient weekends here in good company; four-legged friends or not! The inviting living space is also equipped with free Wi-Fi and a flat screen HD TV with a DVD player and classic movie selection. A games-books library is also on hand for your enjoyment.
The coastal-inspired space flows freely between living and dining; with stripped floor boards and lantern lights continuing on the effortless feel. Here a relaxed dining area for 4 leads through to a country-style open kitchen. Newly-fitted and bathed in plenty of natural light, the kitchen lets you prepare unhurried breakfasts and meals together in comfort and style. All the necessary utensils, crockery and a cooker hob, oven, microwave, toaster, cafétiere, fridge and dishwasher provide everything you need to get started.
Upstairs, guests can spread out and enjoy a good night's rest, within the tranquil appeal of two bedrooms. A spacious king size bed to the front bedroom invites a couple to relax with a film and enjoy a guilt-free holiday slumber. A 2nd bedroom with double bed & drawers also offers a cosy nest in which to lay your head down, after a fun day out and about on the Devonshire coast.
The upstairs is also accompanied by a bathroom fitted with a bath tub, overhead electric shower with curtain, a wash basin and a WC. A washing machine is also provided for guests' use in the cottage.
Next to the cottage, the 'quintessential seaside pub' known as The Shipwright Arms offers a lovely sunny pub garden with a path leading down to the river. Home cooked food is available all day.
Free public road parking can be found just a short walk away, along Salty Lane. The semi-rural track along which the cottages are situated is just a short stroll away from Shaldon.
Packed with useful shops, a colourful array of popular cafes and a selection of acclaimed local eateries, 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.
A local park and recreation ground, a 9-hole golf course, a charming local 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 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.
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.
Security deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200, 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 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- No private parking
- No garden/courtyard
- 1 King size/super king size bed
- 1 Double bed
- Bed linen provided
- 1 mile to nearest pub
- Travel Cot
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
- Bike rentals
- Rowing boats
There was a lovely Christmas tree and an incredibly generous and delicious hamper with everything one could want to make a wonderful Christmas celebration. We really really appreciated this.Ms Lucy Alexander - 5th January 2020
Star cottage was everything one needs to relax and enjoy a holiday. Shaldon is so beautiful too. I would highly recommend star cottage to stay in as it is so central also to all other local towns and attractions. The only minus side was parking was in another street up a steep hill. Both me and my mum in law are disabled so parking was an issue. On the whole I rate star cottage with a sky full of stars.Mrs Maria Attwell - 1st October 2019
Professional and efficient with the booking and correspondence No parking space was the only negative aspect of the cottage Mrs Kim Orr - 7th September 2018
Our type of property, allowing one to sit back and relax - a bit like home from home. Also very dog friendly.Mr John Watts - 29th May 2018
Perfect cottage for the perfect seaside holiday. Very comfortable & everything covered. Thank you!Kerry, Sofia & Mason - 26th June 2017
Lovely old cottage. Nice and quiet which is what we needed after a stressful year, and a lovely comfy bed! Close enough to stroll to the shops and the beach.Mrs Herridge - Bristol - 17th June 2017
Fantastic cottage! Shaldon is a great village with friendly inhabitants. We return to London with heavy hearts.Massimo, Sonia, Clara, Clementine - 3rd June 2017
Star Cottage is lovely. Great location, nicely furnished and such comfortable beds! We have had a lovely stay. Thank you.Hamilton Family - 17th April 2017
We have had a cozy and comfortable stay. It was the peace and quiet we had been hoping for. Even the dogs seemed more chilled out than normal. Thank you!Claire & Maurice; Rowan & Winnie - 24th March 2017
Had a lovely stay in this cosy cottage. Enjoyed lots of walks, to Dawlish. Breakfast in the Clipper a must and evening meal at The Ness - fab!The Pannetts & Poppy - 19th February 2017
After a cold & wet start the team helped to put the boiler right. Had a great stay - really comfortable cottage and beds, lovely. Had a great time.Lynn, Family and Rebel the dog - 6th February 2017