Haldon View, cottage on the River Teign, Combeinteignhead near Shaldon, South Devon, England - Peaceful location but also ideal for trips to Dartmoor and the attractions of the English Riveria.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A Little Slice Of Paradise
If you want peace and quite with ever changing views to die for then look no further, Halden View has it all. The estuary is alive with swans, gulls, egrets, geese, terns and the occasional king fisher. We were lucky enough to see seals scouring the shore line on an incoming tide and shoals of mullet leaping out of the water, a joy to behold. The property is very well equipped with everything you'll need for your stay so travel light as you will have to carry everything from the car park approx. 200 yards away, small bags are best. The Wild Goose is a great place to eat and only a 5 min drive away, you can walk it but the roads are very narrow and if you have a dog in tow quite scary. We'll definitely be going back.
We thoroughly enjoyed our few nights away staying at Haldon View - all very well equipped and comfortable. We chose to do very little, but there were plenty of activities which we could have embarked upon in the vicinity.
Wonderful relaxing mini break
Lovely relaxing location and a property we’d like to use again in the future.
A great place to escape with amazing views, perfect for a real family getaway with a difference
From initial contact through to end of our holiday, the experience was great, with Jennifer contacting us and answering any questions, adding to the great experience we had at Haldon View.
As a family of 4 with 2 teenage boys and a small dog, we wanted something a bit different to the normal holiday park type holidays and luckily we stumbled on Haldon View.
From arriving and having to use the wheelbarrow to carry our bags to the cottage (great fun) we were very happy with the cottage, with the rustic boat decor and the ability to simply spend time just watching the ever changing river and wildlife.
We did not have the best of weather, but we did have amazing sunsets and due to it being a little unsettled for August, we made use of the log burner and spent our evenings watching the river go by, along with night time crabbing.
Several day trips out to local Towns/Villages all within short driving distance, we were able to enjoy the best of Devon, including Dolphin Watching on a boat out of Brixham.
We purchased a couple of wet suits in Torquay which allowed us to spend most evenings in the River. Our boys found the rope swing along the shore which was a lot of fun jumping off the edge and into the River.
When it came to coming home, we simply did not want to, our stay was perfect for our family and gave us the escape that we were looking for to make it a holiday that we will remember for a long time, hopefully until we return :-)
Part of me does not want to leave this review to keep it a little secret :-) but Jennifer deserves the credit and other like minded families need to enjoy Haldon View.
If you are looking for luxury and a busy environment then this is not for you, but if you want to escape from it all and have quality family time in a quirky environment surrounded by wildlife and the sea/river, then this is perfect for you.
Thanks Glyn for taking the time to write such a lovely and thoughtful review which I'm sure other travellers will find really useful. We look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage soon! Jennifer
Delightfully private & special spot
A haven of quiet entertainment and relaxation for families that like to do their own thing.
We are late 40's with a teen son. We liked the boat-feel of the property, it's cosiness but also openness to the life of the river and nature and fresh air. We lived a blessed, relaxed life, watching water sports and water 'messing about'. We had our own dinghy for a bit of messing about too (and open water swimming at high tide). We watched the bird life and photographed it when the tide took the water away and the birds moved in daily. We cooked, we drank, we enjoyed the whole space, top garden included for sunny lunches under the umbrella and the son was happy to have Wifi good enough to remain connected when we were not doing family things. We enjoyed walks, meals/own and out, day trips, seclusion and an element of exclusivity having the last spot on this part of the estuary with no passers-by other than the odd walker and one day the post-man. We are foodies with special dietary requirements and we managed great with the well equipped kitchen. We will definitely return. There is too much the place offers to say it all. But it is not for those waiting to be entertained or needing to be right near the hub of holiday life.
Thank you Michelle for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and are looking forward to welcoming you back, Jennifer
Lovely location with great views
Clean & tidy with all basic needs met.
2.5 miles to Shaldon beach and 3 miles to the Ness beach accessed by smugglers tunnel!
Exeter Airport 23 miles, 35 mins
Plymouth Ferry Port 36 miles, 55 mins
Newton Abbot train station 3.2 miles, 10 mins by car
Teignmouth train station 3.6 miles, 11 mins by car
Shaldon Zoo, 3 miles
Teignmouth 3 miles
Newton Abbot 3 miles
Exeter 19 miles
Plymouth 35 miles
Torbay 8 miles
Dartmoor 10 miles
Pubs (both serving good food) Coombe Cellars Inn 200 meters, Wild Goose Inn 0.5 miles 10 mins walk.
nearest local shop Stokeinteignhead 2 miles, baker & butcher in Shaldon 3 miles, supermarkets in Newton Abbot 3 miles.
Award winning Ode Restaurant, Shaldon 3 miles.