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“Potters Mooring - "Proprrrrrr Job"!!!!!!!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Potters Mooring Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   30 The Green, Shaldon TQ14 ODN, England   |  
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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“Potters Mooring - "Proprrrrrr Job"!!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Shaldon in South Devon - we would have to admit that we had never heard of it before. Research showed it to be a village across the mouth of the River Teign from Teignmouth and about 8 miles or so up the coast from Devon's 'tourist capital' Torquay.

A special weekend deal for three nights B&B was on offer from of the internet sites - it was too good to miss! Shaldon still retains it's 'Devon-ness', is largely undeveloped and boasts it's narrow windy streets from long ago.

Potters Mooring guest House occupies a central position on the river-ward side of Shaldon Village Green. There is ample parking for 8-10 cars at the front, however, entry and access for large vehicles can be a little difficult due to parked cars on the opposite side of the road.

Our bell push was answered almost immediately by proprietor Linda with a warm and very friendly greeting. Establishment atmosphere is important to us - we were not disappointed. We had fallen in love with Potters Mooring before we reached our room. Linda introuced us to Room 5 and its features. The room on the second floor has sloping ceilings at it's extremities. Any visitor in excess of 6 feet might find the reduced height entry doorway uncomfortable equally sitting upright in bed. For the less evelated of us it was not a major problem.

The room was spotlessly clean and modern but still retained it's very comfortable feel. Ample tea and coffee facilities were provided with fresh milk in a small flask. The main window in the dormer structure gave a very pleasant view across the river to Teignmouth. The window to the right gave a slightly restricted view of the sea horizon over the roof tops.

LInda has a long association with Potters Mooring working there from 2000 to 2006 when she and partner Robert took it over when the then owner moved to Spain. The name has a very local connection and Linda will be pleased to tell you of this and show you the 'Potters Mooring' china.

Linda and Rob's breakfasts have been mentioned in previous reviews and could well be the subject of perhaps the shortest review ever - "WOW"! A very adequate choice of cereals and fruit juices etc. and a full english breakfast or any varitiaon of it with alternatives. Quality items, very nicely presented abd very adueqate portions taken in a warm and welcoming oak panelled room over looking the green.Tje friendly and attentive service added to the enjoyment of our stay.

Even in the depths of winter there are many local places to visit such as Dartmouth amd Slapton memorial to the tragic loss of 946 American soldiers during 'Operation Tiger', a practice for the D Day Landings. A Sherman Tank modifed to 'swim' still shows some of the propellor mechanism, commemorates the site.

One very 'enjoyable' destination was Princetown. The is the location of the soon to close Dartmoor Prison. Located centrally on Dartmoor it also boasts a fascinating museum showing the prison from it's construction around 1802 and use during the Napoleonic War and onwards.

As you might expect 'eateries' in a small village are limited. The London Inn, next door offers good food in the upper middle price bracket. A friendly family-run fish and chip shop around the corner offers a good range with an excellent Plaice and Chips at £5.50 (December 2013). A little further afield is the excellent 'Grand Stand' at Newton Abbott, one of the Harvester Chain.

All in all we had a wonderful weekend and if staying in the Shaldon area again there would be no hesitation in chosing Potters Mooring - absolutely thoroughly recommended!!!.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

What an I say, we have not left yet but this place is fab. I might even get the locks changed and stay! This is a MUST visit location. Such a lovely welcome to what I can only say is lovely accommodation! Going for breakfast now then to get new lock for the door!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Spent the night here and would certainly recommend it. It is very dog friendly which is a definite bonus, with a super beach a few minutes walk away. Brilliant breakfast with local produce and a good choice. It is a little dated in places but clean and everything works! Our shower room was spotless and modern.

Room Tip: We had the downstairs bedroom so we could take our dog straight out onto a lane, very convenient. It...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Excellent in all respects. Beautiful room which was spotlessly clean, nice fluffy towels, toiletries, hair drier (also socket near the mirror!). Lovely tray with fresh milk to make tea/coffee. Beakfast was out of this world, all freshly sourced ingredients, lots of choice. Fresh juice kept topped up. Plenty of parking. Will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We have just returned from a brilliant weekend at Potters Mooring hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this spotlessly clean,friendly guest house. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and there were many extra touches which we really appreciated.Breakfast was cooked to perfection by Robert and as others have said fresh milk was provided for our tea and coffee.Our room had a great view of the river and it was lovely to return in the evening and look across at the boats and Teignmouth.Taking the ferry across is highly recommended. We look forward to our next visit and being able to enjoy the Monday night jazz evening next time!

Room Tip: All rooms seemed to be good
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This was the nicest stay we've experienced. Couldn't agree more with previous reviews.From the warm and friendly welcome from the owners and staff, the decor throughout and the comfort and cleanliness of our room, the great breakfast with local produce and bread from the local baker all went to make it a very enjoyable stay. The local pubs provide a tasty meal not to mention an enjoyable evening of Jazz on a Monday night and fine dining are all within easy walking distance. It was well worth taking the ferry across to Teingmouth or walking around across the bridge. We enjoyed it so much we've booked again to share the experience with friends.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This hotel is lovely. The room was spotless. I was greeted on check in with a small flask of fresh milk so that I could make a decent cup of tea! The bathroom has clearly just been re-furbished and was outstanding, with quality towels and shower gels etc. The breakfast was the best I've had in a long time - excellent choice and beautifully cooked. I would definitely return to this little gem.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 30 The Green, Shaldon TQ14 ODN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Shaldon
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Shaldon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Potters Mooring Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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