Driftwood Cottage Shaldon

Shaldon, Devon (South & East)

  • 3 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £689 per week
  • £98 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 single beds
  • 6 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.8 miles


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


Driftwood Cottage is a fabulous coastal holiday home in Shaldon, a very stylish seaside village on the banks of the River Teign.

Accommodation is stunning… laid out over three floors; the four spacious bedrooms are comfortable and beautifully furnished and include a master bedroom with ensuite on the ground floor. The contemporary loft style living and kitchen is amazing, positioned on the second floor, a lovely sociable space, with plenty of seating for eight guests, a great spot to chill at the end of the day with access onto the garden.  

Step outside and the cottage has a wonderful private south facing deck which comes complete with sun loungers, barbeque and a large table and chairs… perfect for alfresco dining or relaxing after a busy day on the beach.

Driftwood Cottage is quite unique and offers flexible holiday living with the local shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants just a 5 minute walk away. Nearby Shaldon beach is great for swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking - perfect for children too, try rock pooling at nearby Ness Cove.

Shaldon is a quaint little fishing town which lies opposite Teignmouth at the mouth of the River Teign, hop on one of the regular ferries and explore further afield. It’s a great place for walking too with the South West Coastal Path offering some fabulous coastal strolls right on the doorstep. Follow one of the nature trails, do a spot of bird watching on the river or try your hand at one of the water sports on offer. Golfing enthusiasts will enjoy the 18 hole golf course, the charming local conservation zoo is a must, as are the fabulous beaches and the Homeyards Botanical Gardens. Visit in August and join in the fun of the annual Shaldon Regatta, so be prepared to get swept up in the merriment! Guests are within a 20 minutes' drive of the lively attractions of Torquay and the surrounding area has many popular National Trust properties, beaches and coastal tourist attractions.

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms


Ground floor:

Utility room

Hallway sitting area: small sofa, TV & DVD.

Master bedroom: super king size bed/ twin room (super king zip and link bed).

Ensuite: power shower, WC, hand basin.


First floor:

Bedroom 2: zip and link beds which can be made into doubles or singles

Bedroom 3: zip and link beds which can be made into doubles or singles

Bedroom 4: twin beds

Family bathroom: bath with shower over, WC, hand basin.


Second floor with access to the south facing garden

Loft style dining and entertaining area:

Kitchen: fully fitted kitchen

Dining: large table with eight chairs.

Living room: open fire, corner sofa and additional sofa. TV, DVD player, NOW TV, free unlimited Wi-Fi, library of traditional games. Window seat.

Outside: private enclosed garden with dining table and chairs, sun loungers, barbeque and a selection of beach games.



Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. High chair and travel cot. Short breaks available. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday. WiFi available. Courtyard. Balcony. Nearest pub 0.2 miles. Nearest shop 0.3 miles. 1.3 miles from the coast. Sorry, no pets. No smoking.

Notes: the property has two separate entrances; one at street level and one on the upper level through the back garden gate. This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable 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.


Driftwood was a lovely holiday cottage, very clean and in a lovely position for the beach. Also had lovely outside space and garden furniture

Previous Customer,

Absolutely wonderful week at Driftwood Cottage. The accommodation was perfect - large kitchen diner on the top floor with incredible views, my husband and I were on the middle floor with our two children (who had a bedroom each) and my Mother was on the ground floor with her own shower room and a bit of privacy! Property was very clean and had all the things you would need for a week’s stay. Loved the little touches - I’d forgotten my daughter’s bedtime books but needn’t have worried as the bookshelf full of children’s stories would’ve kept her occupied for 52 weeks. Huge choice of DVDs and Now TV was also fantastic. Shaldon is a very pretty town - enjoyed the ferry over to Teignmouth and also the local zoo. The wonderful Babbacombe Model Village was a short drive away, as was the Exe Cycle Trail. Would undoubtedly return - wonderful!

Previous Customer,

This property was also on Air B&B. I can’t tell you what a relief it was to find out from the owners that the property was also registered with you. Your staff are charming efficient and helpful. My house was recently burned down and with it my passport which was required by Air B&B. It began to be a living nightmare trying to book. There was no provision for such a circumstance and no way of speaking to anyone, which is what you need in such a situation. Especially as Christmas was approaching and all the properties were getting booked. Since the fire, I no longer have the use of my family home and with my granddaughter coming from Iceland to spend Christmas with us, it was vital to secure a rental property. We had the loveliest Christmas with some family friends who own a farm only 15 minutes drive from the cottage so it was perfect. We love your agency and God forbid that you should ever be eclipsed by the problematic and dehumanised Air B&B. There is simply no comparison with the service you provide. Thank you very much.

Miss Maya S,

Driftwood Cottage has been perfect for us. We loved the views and the airiness upstairs. The cottage was very well equipped - just what we needed after a long journey. We loved Shaldon and used the very good local shops - long may they last! Trip on the ferry and Teignmouth was fun and it was the post-wedding get-together and swim on Ness Beach. Thank you!

House G,