This is the life!
The living is certainly easy in Hygge House; an impressive architecturally designed & stylishly furnished two bed holiday home in the stunningly beautiful village of Shaldon.
"Hygge" (pronounced Hoo-gah) is a Danish word that evokes moments of bliss, comfort, cosiness and friendship - something that the Hygge House delivers whether the sun is shining or not.
Two beautifully appointed bedrooms offer a king-sized bed in one room and two 3ft singles in another which can be zipped together if required. If you wish to invite another guest, a camp bed can be set up in the communal area. Travel cots are also available on request.
Both bedrooms have en-suites where you will find snuggly towels, shower gel & soap.
Relax after a long day exploring in front of a romantic log burner with all the wood you need or switch on the Smart TV for Freeview & On Demand services. If you feel like a little bit of jazz with dinner, the Sonos surround sound system will offer all the music you need, while the kids can be entertained with a variety of board games, a Brio set and even a doll's house.
If you would like to cook the fish you have brought home from the beach, the well-appointed kitchen will offer everything you need. With a Neff oven, induction hob, integral microwave and a fridge with freezer compartments you really have a 'home from home'. Best of all, the dishwasher and washing machine will mean that you won't be slaving over the sink! Don't worry about bringing kitchen essentials - everything you need is provided, including a highchair, plastic cutlery, bowls and plates for the little ones. There's also a freezer situated in the garage just outside.
A dining table with four chairs is ideal for a small group or you can eat al fresco BBQ on the patio while looking out across the Teign Estuary as the sun sets in the background.
Outside & Parking
As well as the outdoor seating area and gas BBQ, the shed is fully stocked with everything a beach holiday needs including buckets, spades and crabbing nets. Don't forget to let us know if you need beach towels (at a small charge). The drive has enough space for 2 cars.
Situated on the South Devon coast across the Teign estuary and opposite the resort of Teignmouth; Shaldon is an unspoilt Georgian village with a great range of local shops and attractions.
Shaldon is a blessed with a large number of independent shops; a butcher with fruit & veg, a baker, convenience store, lots of cafés, restaurants and there are some very good eateries close by in Teignmouth too. There are also some beauticians, hairdressers, an interiors shop and a small clothing boutique!
Things to do
There are some great days out around Shaldon, with clean beaches that are ideal for swimming, sailing, rowing, paddling and rock pooling. From Shaldon beach, the famous passenger ferry will take you across to explore Teignmouth.
At the top of the village you can find the Shaldon Wildlife Centre, which is dedicated to conservation and is in fact a small zoo. The Trust is located by the large Ness Car Park at the top of the village, and this is the nearest place to park to reach the Ness Cove beach - via The Smugglers Tunnel. Above the zoo is Shaldon Approach Golf Course where you can hire clubs and enjoy a truly picturesque game of golf.
Across the estuary one can find Teignmouth Golf Club as you play the course, there's more & more stunning scenery, both out to sea and across to Dartmoor.
The Templer Way is a route for walkers, linking Haytor on Dartmoor to the mouth of the Teign. It follows, where possible, the route of the Granite Tramway, the Stover Canal and the Teign Estuary.
Near Shaldon the local towns of Newton Abbot, and Torquay can be reached both by train or the regular bus service, this also extends to reach the city of Exeter with a magnificent Cathedral and wonderful history plus good shopping too.
ODEtruefood has 3 establishments in Shaldon: ODE Dining regionally inspired, refined dining, thoughtful hospitality. Café ODE (next to The Ness Car Park) - family friendly café with good food that does not have to cost the earth & ODE Pizza - family friendly restaurant with true pizza and go for an indoor swim at Coast View Holiday Park.
The Clipper Café
A relaxed beach front café with plenty of seating and a large terrace for warmer days. Very dog and child friendly. A full all day menu and treats such as homemade cakes, including gluten free options! Great for takeaways on to the beach and licensed too!
The Coffee Rush
A lovely café where you can enjoy a quiet tea or coffee and a treat from the counter, have a chat or even relax with the paper. The brilliant café also opens for cocktails on a Friday and Saturday night!
The Strand Café & Bistro
A quality offering using only the best and freshest ingredients, local where possible, in a calm, relaxed environment.
Owned and run by Marco & Cherry Tavoso. Fresco's is built on the principles of creating excellent quality authentic Italian cuisine and providing a high level of efficient and friendly service.
The Crab Shack
Have first-hand experience in seafood and have owned their own fishing boats for over 30 years. Chef, Charlie Goddard and our hero crabbing crew bring only the finest catch to your plate.
Hygge House Amenities
- 2 bedrooms (can sleep up to 5 + baby)
- 2 en-suites with toiletries
- Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher & washing machine
- Gas BBQ
- Dining table for 4
- Outdoor seating
- Board games, indoor & outdoor toys
- Camp bed, beach towels, travel cot, high chair all available on request
- Thermostatic controlled electric underfloor heating throughout
- Storage in the bedrooms consists of a high shelf running the length of each bedroom - drawers under each bed and recessed hanging rail in bedroom one ; hooks in bedroom two and a further recessed hanging space in the kitchen for coats
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
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- 1 King size/super king size bed
- 1 Single zip & link bed
- Bed linen provided
- 1 mile to nearest pub
- Travel Cot
- Disabled facilties
- En-suite bathroom
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Ground floor WC
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
- Bike rentals
- Rowing boats
The property could not be more satisfactory it had all the amenities we could wish for. Friendly and accommodating with helpful tips throughout our stay many thanks to Dan for the kindling and assistance.Ms T Hooper - 25th February 2020
Beautiful property will definitely return Vicky Fawcett - 27th September 2019
Lovely holiday property, welcome pack was much appreciated Frances Brown - 20th November 2018
We had a lovely stay, no complaints at all.Miss Julie Sanders - 28th September 2018
Lovely relaxing stay at Hygge House - beautifully decorated and all modern furnishings. We enjoyed our week in Shaldon, lots to do in the surrounding area. Miss Karen Kemp - 3rd September 2018
The owners could not be more helpful and accommodating!Claire Thomas - 14th August 2018
Shaldon was a great spot to stay it was close to other resorts. The property was of a very high standard tucked away down a short private road with beautiful views of the river mouth. Shaldon was a great little village too. It had a great bakers, butchers and village shop, there were plenty of places to reach from Shaldon and we enjoyed plenty of walks and meals. There was a great cafe at Ness Cove ( the Ode Cafe), not to mention their Pizza restaurant. Would definitely visit again.Mrs Carole Keith - 9th July 2018
Stylish, elegant and comfortable.Mrs Anne Harding - 20th March 2018
We had some unforeseen family events which caused us to change our original booking at the last minute, the Team at Discovery Homes were fantastic in assisting us to make a very late change to our booking. They also kept the owners of the property informed as to our circumstances, who were exceptionally kind and supportive during this time. We had a lovely time at Hygge House and would thoroughly recommend it to everyone who wants to stay in the most relaxing and comfortable house in Shaldon.Mrs Lorraine Roberts (AirBnB) - 26th February 2018
Hygge House was just perfect for our stay visiting family and friends locally over the Christmas holidays. The property was warm and cosy, well furnished and equipped. The owners Dan and Shonagh had decorated the property beautifully with a generous welcome pack and extra Chritsmas treats on arrival, much appreciated. Shaldon is a pretty village with good amenities and shopping as well as places to eat and beach walks for our dog. Ou booking via Discovery Holidays was efficient throughout. A very Happy Holiday....Mrs Jane Lea - 29th December 2017
When dealing with Will the service has always been of the very highest standard.His depth of knowledge,of both the properties and area could not be bettered,nothing is too much trouble for him.Mr Phil Thomas - 30th October 2017
Lovely place to stay within walking distance of Shaldon. I would thoroughly recommend.Mr Montgomery - 9th October 2017
The organisation, information provided was excellent as was the property itself First class accommodation. We will return to this property again without checking any alternatives. The hospitality shown by Dan and Shonagh plus the little 'arrival' touches was very much appreciated.Mr Terry Kelly - 4th October 2017
It does what it says! We had a wonderful chilled cosy time at this modern well equipped cabin less than a minute from the water. Highly recommended if you want to relax but be close enough to good pubs and eateries in Shaldon.Reynolds Family - 20th September 2017
Hygge house is a very lovely home situated in the picturesque village of Shaldon. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated as was the pink fizz. The house has everything you need for a relaxing stay I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of holidaying in Devon.Mrs Hopwood - 2nd September 2017
Amazing place! Excellent open plan layout fitted out with great taste. The place was spotless and felt like a home straight away. Underfloor heating electric blinds quality showers it felt like a hotel, the sonos sound system was excellent too. setting was very peaceful and only a short walk into Shaldon, excellent communication with Discovery, was quick and easy and we were even surprised with some very tasty scones on the second day. Would recommend this place to anyone!Skillan Family - 30th April 2017
What a lovely place to stay. Beautifully appointed with wood burning stove & fantastic showers. Walks to the village 10 minutes to lovely pubs with great grub! The London Inn on the Green certainly worth a visit. Book for Sunday Lunch! Peaceful, close to the estuary with pretty garden to sit in for coffee & reading papers. Perfect.Stubbs Family - 20th March 2017
Beautiful property. Much thought put into design. Luxury fittings and furnishings throughout. Some welcome treats when we arrived. Lovely safe area. Highly recommend.Claire , Birmingham - 1st February 2017