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Dolphin Cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
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Dolphin Cottage is a tiny, thatched, 17th Century, cob cottage, in the picturesque village of Shaldon. It is in a quiet square, one minute's walk from the beach. There's a second beach which is about ten minute's walk away through the smugglers' tunnel! Most of Shaldon village is flat and level, with easy access to the beach and shops. There are two steps down into the cottage and two other small steps inside. There are excellent shops providing most of what you need. There are plenty of pubs and cafes too, and a chip shop. Downstairs there is a sitting room with sofa bed, and arm chairs, television with DVD player, and a living flame electric fire. The kitchen is well equipped. There is a washing machine and a dishwasher and a microwave. The attractively tiled bathroom is also downs...Dolphin Cottage is a tiny, thatched, 17th Century, cob cottage, in the picturesque village of Shaldon. It is in a quiet square, one minute's walk from the beach. There's a second beach which is about ten minute's walk away through the smugglers' tunnel! Most of Shaldon village is flat and level, with easy access to the beach and shops. There are two steps down into the cottage and two other small steps inside. There are excellent shops providing most of what you need. There are plenty of pubs and cafes too, and a chip shop. Downstairs there is a sitting room with sofa bed, and arm chairs, television with DVD player, and a living flame electric fire. The kitchen is well equipped. There is a washing machine and a dishwasher and a microwave. The attractively tiled bathroom is also downstairs, and has a toilet, washbasin and bath. The bath has a shower attachment on it. There's a small sun lounge with reclining chairs, a washing line and toys for use on the beach. Outside, the small enclosed courtyard is a lovely place to sit on the garden chairs and enjoy the fresh air. There is a small flowerbed with fuchsias, roses and clematis in it. As there is no passing traffic, it's a very peaceful spot. There is an outside toilet - useful if your feet are covered in sand! Upstairs, the twin bedroom is reached by walking through the double bedroom. This makes it very suitable for families with children, but perhaps not so good for groups of adults. There is a washbasin in the twin room, and a cot. Bed linen and towels can be provided for you at extra cost. Please email the owner of the cottage for details. We try to provide everything you need for a comfortable and happy holiday. Shaldon beaches are excellent for families. Swimming is safe as long as you take notice of the tides. A tide table is provided in the cottage, and it is not safe to swim while the tide is going out. When it is coming in though, it is exciting to swim from the ferry to the jetty with the tide, then get out, walk along the beach, and swim down again. It's called beach running! At low tide there are sand banks with masses of shellfish and small fishes - 'The Salty'. Again you need to plan according to the tides. The ferry takes you to Teignmouth, where there are all the facilities of a small town, including largish supermarkets. There are more beaches, and a pier with amusements on it. From here there are boat trips, and you can hire boats or take part in water sports. The children's play area on the sea front is excellent. The trains from Teignmouth are really good. You can go to Exeter - a spectacular ride along the coast - and the Central Station brings you right into the heart of the city. You can go up river to Newton Abbot and Totnes. The buses too are frequent and reliable. In fact the public transport is so good that we like to park our car and forget about it for the week. Of course there are lots of lovely walks too, up river, along the coast paths and round the village. Shaldon is full of tiny narrow streets, little alleyways and colourful cottages. In Spring and Autumn parking is easy as the double yellow lines are seasonal. However in the summer parking can be tricky, so we will provide you with suggestions of the best places to use. We hope you would like to come and stay at Dolphin Cottage. If there is anything else you would like to know, please do get in touch. More
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Helen B
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2015
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Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

This is a delightful small cottage. Location ideal for village. Very comfortable beds and sitting-room. Reasonably equipped. Unfortunately the advertisement was inaccurate and misleading. There is only one bathroom downstairs and no proper shower. Very inconvenient with 4 adults. Advertised as 2 bed, 2 bath...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Daydream815845
Flyer567187, VR Owner at Dolphin Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Thankyou for your comments. I have now changed the advertisement so that it says there is only one bathroom. Unfortunately Trip Advisor does not have the facility to say that there is also an extra toilet, which I'm sure would be useful for people to...More

Reviewed May 6, 2019

A simply beautiful cottage, with so much character. Its perfect for the beach and Shaldon centre while being in a beautiful quiet situation. The beach is literally 30 seconds walk. Very well equipped and everything has bee thought of. The quirk of an outside toilet...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Ed W
Flyer567187, VR Owner at Dolphin Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

I hope that you will come again soon. Your granddaughters will love Shaldon and they'll enjoy the olde worlde cottage too. Thankyou for this lovely review, cheerio, Helen

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Reviewed December 10, 2018

Booked 3 nights at Dophin Cottage for a short break, a small 17th century thatched cottage in the heart of the village, the property is beautifully presented and spotlessly clean, it is very close to the seafront and has a double bedroom that leads to...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 62DG
Flyer567187, VR Owner at Dolphin Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Wow! Thankyou for that glowing review! And thankyou so much for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean and tidy. Hope to here from you again soon.Best wishes, Helen

Reviewed August 22, 2018

Our first beach holiday in cold, wet weather since our daughter was born 9 years ago. Fortunately, the adverse weather didnt bother her in the slightest and luckily the cottage was cosy and warm. Although small, it is well equipped and was spotlessly clean upon...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Hilary E
Management response:Responded August 24, 2018

Thankyou for this lovely review. We are so glad you had a good time and look forward to welcoming you again. Cheerio, Helen

Reviewed June 28, 2018

We had such a lovely stay at Dolphin Cottage. It's location within Shaldon is absolutely perfect, so convenient for the beach, shops and local pubs. The cottage itself is so cosy and comfortable, it has everything you could need for your stay. The kitchen, in...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank j0annekp
Management response:Responded June 28, 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves on Baby Lizzie's first holiday. Next time you come, perhaps she will enjoy paddling in addition to eating sand! Thankyou for your lovely review, Helen

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Dishwasher
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Books
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Patio
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Does this vacation rental provide easy access to public transportation?YesNoUnsure
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