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Yannon Towers 19th C Gothic Castle with amazing views, family and pet friendly

Teignmouth, Devon, UK
  • Castle1851 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

A taste of grandeur, full of character with fantastic views over Shaldon estuary

Yannon Towers is a fantastic listed castle/folly is said to be styled on Balmoral and now provides a unique holiday experience for our guests - many of whom are now returning on a regular basis! The house is full of historical features including a stone spiral staircase and wood panelled walls and fire surrounds. Vivien Liegh was a regular house guest here and it has been said that she particularly liked the huge sweeping staircase which runs from the first to ground floor. Here you really can experience that taste of grandeur!

Once inside you can enjoy outstanding sea and estuary views from every window. The tower room with its four poster bed is a real treat to wake up in - especially on a beautiful sunny day. The house is just short walk from Teignmouth town centre and sea front and has easy driving access to Dawlish, Shaldon, Torquay, Dartmoor and Exeter plus many other south Devon attractions.

The property has plenty of space with 5 large bedrooms, 3 double and 2 twin beds. There are two bathrooms plus a unique downstairs toilet! The lounge / diner has ample space and comfy seating where you can relax and enjoy the sea views or have fun playing one of the many games provided - including a few murder mysteries! The kitchen and bathrooms are all modern whilst retaining their character And the property itself retains many of it’s original features. There is a Large garden with outdoor seating and ample parking for up to four cars on site, plus off site road parking.

Yannon Towers really is a delightful and unique place to stay.

We are continuously looking at ways to further develop this luxury accommodation and always welcome comments and suggestions from our guests!

Property Manager

Jenny Molton

Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
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    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 5
        1 double, Access via small spiral staircase only
      • Bedrooms are on three stories. 1 and 2 on first floor have a shared en suite. 3 and 4 on second floor along with the master bathroom. Bed 5 is in the tower on the 3rd floor accessed from the 1st floor via a spiral staircase. Fantastic views but not suitable for elderly or disabled.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, downstairs toilet only

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View
          • Town


              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Heating
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                            Fridge freezer 50/50
                          • Grill
                          • Microwave
                            1 x Combination microwave oven
                          • Oven
                            1 x Electric oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            1 x fridge 1 x fridge freezer
                          • Stove
                            Gas hob
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Audio Tape Player
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Radio
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Terrace


                                          • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • bay/sound
                                              • caves
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Lots of stairs in tower so only lower bedrooms are suitable for elderly.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                11 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews


                                                                Jade T.

                                                                I booked to stay here for my partners 30th birthday, everyone was impressed with the venue as the house & view is breath taking!

                                                                I've never stayed in a castle and it looked so impressive, and the views and the grounds were amazing! Child, adult and dog friendly!

                                                                Inside has the old features to give you that Gothic feel, however shower, kitchen, tv etc was all modern! So you got the best of both worlds!

                                                                It was a 10 min walk to the town and beach, which was handy as everything was on your doorstep.

                                                                Thank you for a lovely stay, and were definitely be back!

                                                                Jade :)

                                                                Very good weekend

                                                                Margaret A.

                                                                Arrived on the 4th November for the weekend our first impression was very good ,it was well equipped for all 10 of us ,very good ambience ,the views were worth the climb up the spiralling stone steps to the tower even us less fit managed to climb them too.

                                                                We had lovely weather which helped although there was plenty to do indoors , we took a murder mystery game which we played on the Saturday evening ,but there were murder mystery games there along with plenty of other games for all ages.

                                                                We did Tesco & a takeaway order, their drivers (local?) had problems finding it although all of our 4cars found it easily .

                                                                We all agree we'd definitely would like to go again so Jenny & Gary you'll be hopefully hearing from us next year

                                                                Fantastic property

                                                                l r.

                                                                Booking easy & professional, property just as described, amazing views - easy to find and access, warm & welcoming - we were a family group with teenage children but would equally suit adult groups. Great base for travelling around, coastal trips, trips to Dartmoor - town easily accessible. All in all a fabulous stay - would thoroughly recommend

                                                                Comfortable and Great views throughout

                                                                Jeana Q.SLC, Utah

                                                                We loved our stay at Yannon Towers. Seriously, it was one of the most memorable places we've ever stayed on a vacation. It was comfortable, plenty of space, and overall, it had everything we needed. It was close to the train, as well. We didn't need to rent a car (although we did). There were a lot of stairs, but I chalked that up to making it even more memorable. We would definitely stay at Yannon Towers again.

                                                                Birthday weekend with murder mystery.

                                                                S M.

                                                                A fantastic venue for a get together. The building has a lot of character and of course offers the opportunity to have your morning coffee in a turret overlooking a stunning sea view.

                                                                Apart from the turret, the castle offers some special touches, like a steam shower with a radio mp3 player, a welcome basket of tea, coffee and local fudge, board games galore and stunning views from every window you look out of.

                                                                We hosted a murder mystery on the Saturday night and it was the perfect setting. The rest of the time we spent exploring the local area where there is lots to offer in the way of coastal walks, small independent shops and we were lucky enough to stumble across a St George's day Morris dancing celebration.

                                                                We were only there for a weekend but made some very fond memories and we were all sad to leave.

                                                                Cannot recommend enough.

                                                                Many thanks.

                                                                What an amazing place!

                                                                Kelly B.

                                                                I have just returned from a weekend where 10 of us went to stay Yannon Towers (The Castle) where we were celebrating 3 25th birthdays. I would just like to say what an amazing time we had, the castle was beautiful and made such a difference to the usual cottage setting that we tend to go for.

                                                                The castle is magnificent and whilst not Disney the turrets, high ceilings and sweeping staircase did make it feel a little magical! We all had a fab time, it was good to stay somewhere that catered to all of us e.g. enough double and twin rooms for the mix of us. Having arrived at 11pm we spent a while exploring each of the rooms and the view in the morning was such a gorgeous sight to wake up to. We stayed in the cream double room on the first floor which was charming as was the view from all of the rooms - all 10 of us were very happy. The tower room was great as was the view from the very top of the turret.

                                                                The fittings & fixtures are all clearly brand new and the multipurpose shower/steam room was good. On the Saturday we all walked into Teignmouth and despite the unforgiving October weather walked along the seafront and enjoyed fish & chips & ice creams on the beach. I fully recommend dabbling in a bit of crazy golf which has a very nicely maintained course. In the evening we had organised to do a murder mystery which was further brought to life by the castles atmosphere and charm - a definite must if you are having dinner in the castle and want it to be a bit different.

                                                                Altogether an amazing weekend, I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.


                                                                Teignmouth, Devon, UK

                                                                Only 10 minutes walk to Teignmouth town centre and beaches. Easy access onto the A380 and A38 providing quick access to Torquay, Exeter and Dartmoor. Other Activities: childrens water play area

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                Damage Deposit

                                                                £150 refundable housekeeping deposit required with final payment. £20 1 dog £30 2 dogs. Max 2, no dangerous breeds.

                                                                11 Reviews
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