When location matters! Offering a real sense of holiday nostalgia, this pretty 2 bed cottage enjoys a timeless setting within the highly-desirable coastal charms of Shaldon.
Nestled close to the river amongst a row of historical cottages, with an authentic local pub on the doorstep and the local village amenities all within easy reach, families and groups of 4 can easily savour a sedate and memorable stay here. The idyllic setting of St. Christopher's Cottage is equally matched by its welcome flexibility; with Star 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.
The cottage interior faithfully retains a lovely sense of simple country living, with an inviting beamed open plan living area to greet guests upon arrival. For guests' further entertainment, the cottage is equipped with free Wi-Fi access. Bright and airy, the room offers a restful and welcoming spot throughout the day.
A cosy sofa suite with a gas fire, a flat screen Smart TV with access to Netflix and similar apps, DVD player enables guests to easily feel at home, whilst the open plan kitchen diner allows guests to rustle up delicious meals in a relaxed and sociable setting.
The pretty country-style kitchen is equipped with all the must-have appliances, such as a gas cooker hob, oven, toaster and kettle alongside all the necessary cooking utensils and cutlery. A charming dining area for 4 allows guests to easily soak up a lazy morning coffee or relaxed evening meal here.
Outside to the front, a sunny private terrace complemented by outdoor dining furniture offers the perfect excuse to enjoy an alfresco meal in the warmer months.
Adjoining the kitchen diner is a bright and spacious utility room. Guests will find a microwave, washing machine and fridge freezer here alongside convenient laundry facilities and an iron with ironing board. Under the stairs of the ground floor, a lovely contemporary shower room fitted with a power shower and wash basin features. A coastal themed WC & hand basin can be found to the first floor of the period cottage.
Upstairs the charming cottage reveals two bright and spacious bedrooms. Equally welcoming and furnished to a comfortable and tasteful standard, the arrangement is ideal for groups of 4; The master bedroom comprising a king size bed is perfect for couples, a built in wardrobe, drawers and a Smart TV. The second bedroom is more suitable for children as has a captains bed which can be made up as a double or two singles 2'6ft (please request bedding arrangements on booking), a built in wardrobe and dressing table area.
Guests are please asked to note that bed linen & bath towels are included in the tariff. The accommodation is also conveniently pet-friendly, ensuring you can easily bring along your four-legged friend for a holiday!
Free public road parking is up Salty Lane which is within easy walking distance of the cottage.
The picturesque village surroundings of Shaldon are ideal for embracing a carefree getaway, with bakeries on hand alongside a wealth of shops and local amenities. Jam packed with lively cafés, eateries and pubs, Shaldon boasts some highly acclaimed foodie hotspots.
Providing a wonderful base for exploring the delights of Shaldon, guests can easily savour a local tipple and home cooked food in the Shipwrights Arms, which features to the end of the terrace row. Oozing country charm throughout, with roaring fires, a pool table and a sunny pub garden, the friendly pub offers a great bonus during your stay and food is available all day.
The lane also leads to the idyllic riverside walkway which leads in turn to a large children's playground and football pitch.
Conveying a sedate and timeless quality from its authentic fisherman village charm, guests can easily picture the bygone age that made the area renowned for fishing, boat building and supporting the country through the zealous might of the industrial age.
Shaldon today is home to a 9-hole golf course, small zoo, lovely beaches and the Homeyards Botanical Gardens. In the August time the Shaldon Regatta offers a wonderful opportunity for coastal fans to descend here to enjoy this lively seaside spot.
The coastal village also operates a charming passenger ferry service to the Victorian seaside resort of Teignmouth and in turn a train operates from there to nearby Exeter, Plymouth & London. By car, guests are within easy reach of the lively delights and amenities of Torquay (just 20 minutes away).
Guests are spoilt for choice for things to do in this delightful part of South Devon, with a wide range of activities and attractions open to all ages and interests.
The passing South West Coastal Path allows 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 area is also home to a treasure trove of National Trust attractions; making this ideal for days out in all seasons!
Children will find adventure around every corner, from a day at the Zoo, discovering sea life at Living Coasts in Torquay to exploring the smugglers tunnel which leads to the secluded Ness Cove and splashing about at the local beach and scenic Labrador Bay.
There is also a vast range of opportunity to get out and about on the water, with boating trips, water sport activities and sailing clubs. Nearby Dartmoor also offers the perfect chance to enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking, wild swimming and extreme sports.
Notes: 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. 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
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- No private parking
- No garden/courtyard
- 1 Double bed
- 2 Single beds
- Bed linen provided
- Travel Cot
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
- Bike rentals
- Rowing boats
We loved the cottage and the welcome pack made us smile. We love Devon very much and know shaldon well and the cottage is in a great location, when we arrived the cottage was all what we expected clean and homely and the welcome pack very much appreciated, would definitely recommend staying here as it's nice to stay in a holiday cottage when everything works Mr Jonathan Good - 1st March 2020
Lovely clean property, comfy beds, very dog friendlyMrs Dawn Kirk - 20th January 2020
Such a lovely cottage, had everything we needed, lots of space, lovely, v clean and welcoming hamper of cream tea and cookies was a very nice touch. So close to everything in the village as well, with such beautiful walks etc. Thank you, would highly recommend. Fantastic property, very high standard of cleanliness and had everything we neeed for a lovely stay. Highly recommend. Excellent standard of propertyMrs Sarah Munn - 16th August 2019
We have really enjoyed our stay here. It is a lovely location and your cottage is cosy and well equipped. We will definitely come here againMike, Barb and Luke - 29th May 2019
What a lovely week we have had. Cottage brill and comfy, lovely bakers and butchers - almond and cherry flapjacks a must! Papers from Clifford Arms on a Sunday morning, and bakers other days. Would love to visit again!Joy and Steve, and Meg the Dog - 18th May 2019
Had a lovely two week stay in this comfortable cottage, in this beautiful and friendly village! Thank you for sharing this home with us. A special place to liveGordon and Rita - 11th May 2019
A perfect family escapre for us. The cottage was a real home from home, everything we needed and then some! Love the decor and original features. Shaldon is great! Adults, kids and dog all had a fab time. We'll definitely stay here again, spotlessly clean, welcoming and cosy. Thank you!Jo and Aydin, Lola and Rafael, and Buddy the dog! - 1st April 2019
We had the best time in this lovely cottage and have fallen in love with Shaldon :)Bev + Reece Jones - 29th September 2018
We've had a great time and all was perfect in the cottage. Mark - 11th August 2018
What a great little cottage - spotlessly clean, lovely touches throughout and the master bedroom was my favourite room. lovely colours- very restful! We had a great holiday - the kids highlights were Becky Fall and Hound Tor where they did some great rock jumping and climbing! And of course the sweets when they arrived!Hannagh, Mark, George and Theo - 11th August 2018
Thank you both so much for a relaxing and enjoyable week. Phoebe says her best bit was Haytor. (Love from Phoebe)Kate, Chris & Phoebe - 4th August 2018
A great cottage which has been our home from home for a week. Had everything we needed. Thank you for all the welcome pack.Makcolm & Julie Clark - 7th July 2018
This has been our first time staying in the holiday cottage. We have loved staying here. This little cottage has been our home for the week and it has felt like home. The scones and cream were a welcome treat. Shaldon is such a lovely friendly village with views to die for. A lovely clean, tidy and cosy cottage. Hopefully one day we will return!Sue and Steve Foster - 29th June 2018
Wonderful cottage just a short walk from the centre of the village. The decor was good and beds really comfortable, we slept so well! We appreciated the welcome pack, thank you. Parking could be an issue at busy times, but we managed ok. Would definitely come back.Mrs Rose Haslam - 4th June 2018
The cottage was very nice and comfortable Mrs Patricia Haycock (Home Away) - 16th May 2018
We had a wonderful holiday in your lovely and comfortable cottage. The beds were so comfy, we slept really well. Shaldon is lovely place to stay and the people are all so friendly. We shall recommend your cottage to family and friends!Watson & Marlyn - 15th July 2017
We've had a fantastic holiday as always! Powderham castle & Kent's Caverns were a particular night. The Crab Shack Roll on our last night... Yum!!! Thank you for our welcome treats. The cottage is such a beautiful, relaxing place to stay, no matter what the weather. Vicki, Chris & Phoebe; Grandma Kate - 3rd June 2017
Lovely cottage, lovely holiday. (Thank you Jennie & Peter!) Recommend fish & chips from the village & evening meals at The Ness.Su & Karen, Oxfordshire - 23rd April 2017
We have had a wonderful holiday. The cottage is comfortable, well-equipped, quaint - in fact, perfect!! Shaldon is a lovely place - The girls have thoroughly enjoyed their early morning walks along the beach & we all liked the zoo & botanical gardens. Our concerns about the lack of parking disappeared when we found Salty Lane. Thank you very much for the delicious scones, jam & clotted cream and for helping us to have such a great time.Sally, Kevin, Maisie & Evie, Isle of Man - 20th April 2017
Lovely cottage, well stocked and a lovely welcome cream tea from the owners. The garden was a perfect suntrap as we had fantastic weather. Will definitely recommend this beautiful cottage.Lynn, Jon & Duke - 9th April 2017
This is a lovely little cottage close to the estuary and a local pub. Easy, level walk into the village and the beach. With every amenity we needed, and a nice colour scheme throughout, this was a wonderfully relaxing holiday for a family of four - and our dog!Susannah, North Somerset - 1st September 2016
Rosemary and I had a lovely week at your very nice cottage - so comfortable and well equipped. We ate out most days and thought the Shipwright Arms was super - very friendly, good food reasonably priced (where else can you get a wonderful home cooked roast with all the trimmings for under Â£9?) They made us very welcome because we had the right breed of dogs - she went to get their mini dachshunds from upstairs - we all caused chaos! We also tried the London Inn and that was good as well. The dogs and I had several walks along the beach and we went to Dartmoor twice, had lunch with Rosemary's nephew near Totnes and went to Dawlish, Torquay and Teignmouth. It really was a great week, with hot, sunny weather every day, so thank you very much.The Burrows, Oxon - 1st September 2016
This is a nicely placed cottage in Sheldon which has most things required for a relaxed self catering holiday. For those that are into recycling there it seems confusing however you can use the recycling facilities at the East Cliff car park on your way out of Teignmouth towards Dawlish.John Gamble, Leicestershire - 1st September 2016
Very nice cottage in a lovely placeDenis, Switzerland - 1st August 2016
Only too pleased to fill in the card, we had a wonderful week did not venture far from Shaldon only going on the Ferry once but we had some wonderful walks and lovely food and found everyone so friendly and helpful. The Zoo gave us a lovely afternoon and the Ness costal path wonderful views and breath taking, scenery. We would certainly return when the opportunity affords itself. Thank you.Pam and Phil - Stourbridge - 1st June 2016
We're so sad to leave! St. Christopher's Cottage is cosy & lovely. Shaldon is beautiful (we had very sunny weather)and everyone is incredibly friendly! The best was seeing our little girl (aged 2.5 years) enjoying the beach & collection sea shells. We hope to come back!USA - 1st May 2016
Shaldon is a really special place, a true escape from busy city life. St. Christopher's cottage is a perfect holiday cottage. Small and cozy with all the comforts of home. We were 4 adults and 2 small children and felt very comfortable. The smaller bedroom is really suited for a couple and not kids, but we made it work. It's location is good, less than a 10 minute walk to the beach. It's also right near a great park and playground. We would definitely stay here again, and the communication from the host was perect.Anders, Bristol - 1st May 2016
Thank you for a lovely break! The cottage had absolutely everything we needed and was in a great location. We didn't need to bring anything as the kitchen was so well equipped and there were lots of tourist brochures in the living room which have us some good ideas for days out. We were quite unlucky with the weather (although it is a British summer so it is to be expected!) but luckily the living room had a DVD player so we had some entertainment during the wet evenings! The pub next door also has new owners who are really lovely, the pub is dog friendly and the food was great. It was a lovely break, thank you for letting us use the cottage!Nadia, Mark & Radley the dog x - 1st August 2015
We stayed at St Christopher cottage in Shaldon for a week. We're familiar with Shaldon so know the area. The cottage is just lovely, so thoughtfully equipped, a real home from home. I took my 2 children aged 10 and 13, so the wi-fi was a real bonus. Flowers, biscuits and milk in the fridge on our arrival after a long drive, was very welcome and thoughtful. My dog Milly also came with us, the cottage even has dog bowls! The secure courtyard area at the front is very nice, with tables and chairs. The bedding and towels are all provided and very nice quality. This cottage is an absolute gem, and I would love to return! We had a lovely holiday.Natasha Labrum from Harpole - 1st July 2015
Had a wonderful stay! Thanks for coming to our rescue at the last minute and saving our honeymoon! Lovely cottage - immediately felt cosy and at home. We'll definitely be coming back. The only thing the cottage needs is a few hooks to hang coats and jackets in the hall - otherwise perfectly charming and practical and a great location.Crispin from London - 1st May 2014
As a family, we have been coming to Shaldon for 11 years now, staying in quite a few cottages. St. Christopher's has everything and we have enjoyed the cottage very much. Shaldon can be busy yet peaceful all at the same time, magic! The food in The Ness and The Clipper is very good. The crab sandwiches in The Shipwright's Arms were by far the best! A nice couple run it, they are friendly and helpful. We did have a visit from a seal at Smugglers Cove Beach! We are looking forward to next year for a return visit.June & family - 1st August 2013
Best home made cream tea and oh so friendly at The Shipwrights Arms pub. Enjoy the garden,Judy - 1st August 2013
2nd time returning ~ well back for another fab week, weather perfect & hot! Last time we spent the week exploring everyday ~ this time we did more and next time it will be relaxing & beaching it! Just love this place, it's like a home from home. Would recommend the boat, steam train, ferry & bus trip in one. Hope to return next year again if not sooner. Many thanks Mar & Bev for letting us use the cottage again.Fred & June, Western Australia & Natalie & Little Reece, Oxfordshire - 1st July 2013
The cottage was a lovely surprise, very homely & cosy. The shower was a surprise in a strange place but different. We had a lovely holiday and got engaged while staying in Shaldon! Hope to come back soon to a place that will always be special to us.Daniel & Teri, Sheffield - 1st July 2013
Well what can I say but a beautiful cottage with beautiful company and weather. Hope to visit the cottage again soon.Saal & family, Banbury - 1st May 2013
The weather was cold, wet & windy at the beginning of the week but we have enjoyed our walks around Shaldon and visits to Dartmoor all with happy memories. Thank you for the biscuits and delightful small pink tulips ~ very welcoming.Brenda, Peter & Sam - 1st May 2013
This is our 2nd visit to this great cottage. It has been so cold and it was great coming back to the warm cottage ~ we really enjoyed our beach walks.Theresa, Rich & Millie the dog, South Wales - 1st March 2013