We stayed for 2 nights with our dog Bungle. The hotel overlooks the residential village square and bowling green - that is one of the things that makes it feel so homely. Plenty of parking on site. On arrival we met the owner Bob and we had a very warm welcome. We also met Todd, the resident dog - what a sweetie! We stayed in room 2 on the first floor overlooking the green. The room was beautifully furnished with 2 comfy chairs in the window where the sun streams in all day. The double bed was really comfy too. Lots of storage space and a top spec bathroom with huge walk in shower. It rained on our first day so that gave us a good excuse to relax in the room for a few hours - kettle, fresh milk and biscuits were all available freely in the room and we selected a book each from the great selection available on the first floor.
We then ventured out in the rain to the pub next door called The London Inn (so thoughtful of Bob and Linda to leave huge umbrellas by the hotel main door for guests to use). Great food, beer and company in the London Inn, we highly recommend it and the staff were lovely, even bringing Bungle water and biscuits!
Next day, after a lovely long sleep we ventured downstairs at 9.30am to breakfast (available until 10.00am - how brilliant is that?!). The dining room is panelled in dark wood and it is stunning. We met Linda and she served us a delicious English breakfast. We opted for coffee and it came freshly ground in a cafetiere with lashings of hot milk - what a nice touch! We loved the choice of preserves available with the generous offerings of toast and fresh butter. Heavenly!
Shaldon offers a choice of cafe's and pubs - we recommend the Ferryboat pub and the Clipper cafe. We also took the boat to Teignmouth and visited the Ship Inn.
I would recommend the Potters Mooring hotel to anyone. We saw one of the cottages adjoining the property, they are beautiful and we may book one of those next time but then again, room 2 was so great, it will be difficult to decide! I still can't believe it is a pet friendly hotel because the place is so spotless and clean. Please let me into your secret Linda because I also have light beige carpets and I can't keep them as spotless and clean smelling as yours!
Bob and Linda, thank you so much for a lovely break, it was so nice to meet you both and we were lucky to be able to stay as we know you were fully booked. Thank you also for phoning us to let us know we left our phone charger behind - there are not many hotels that would have been so thoughtful to call. We have posted you an SAE so you can post it back to us - thank you!
Best wishes and we hope to see you again soon, from Colette and Nick and Bungle x
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