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The Gun House

Shaldon, Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A one-of-a-kind World War 2 guard tower inventively redesigned
  • Romantic hideaway like no other with panoramic sea views and luxury, situated in an unrivalled location
  • Inspiring interior boasting numerous mod cons creating the perfect retreat all year round
Property code: 89376

Whisk your loved one to somewhere truly special and book a stay at this former gun house in Shaldon, Devon. Sleeping just two guests, the one-bedroom retreat captures spectacular views out across the River Teign and the sea. The exceptional holiday home, which now has a stylish, contemporary interior was used during the second world war by guards protecting the British coast and its conversion was followed on on Channel 4’s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. Compact and unique, it also includes an attractive, courtyard garden, where you can relax, enjoy the sea air and lose yourselves in the views.

Creatively converted, the haven has been completed to ensure your every comfort. Climb the exterior steps and make your way into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Tear yourselves away from the sweeping coastal vistas through the picture windows to relax on the sofa in front of the Smart TV, make fresh coffee or whip up a tasty meal for two in the kitchen, or simply chat as you play music through the Bluetooth speaker. There is underfloor heating and mood lighting to bring that extra touch of luxury. Follow the winding, wooden, open-tread staircase down to find your cosy king-size bedroom and its en-suite shower room. Step out into one of the two outdoor seating areas to read your books in the sunshine or grill supper on the BBQ over a glass of something bubbly. Guests will be given a parking permit for a car park 100 metres away.

Stroll just 50 metres from the retreat to the beach to swim, paddle board or catch a ferry over to Teignmouth, where you can shop for local produce, browse in galleries and dine out. Amble 500 metres and through a former smugglers’ tunnel down to spend time on the secluded beach at Ness Cove.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom – 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Neff combi fan oven/microwave, infrared hob, fridge, dishwasher and Neff coffee machine
  • Smart TV in lounge, Sonos Bluetooth speaker, ‘Control 4 home’ automation system, mood lighting and iPad
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Parking permit provided for public car park 100 metres away
  • Pub, shop and beach less than 1 mile
  • Ideal couples retreat and not suitable for children or babies
  • Please note, this is a unique property with narrow, steep stairs. Alternative access to upper and lower floors via external steps 
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Charlotte Johnson-King

This property is personally managed by Charlotte.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Melanie 8th January 2024

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The Gun House is a lovely property right on the waters edge. It is very small but perfectly formed and very well equipped with high tech heating and lighting and very good instructions. Second visit and will be back.

Reviewed by David 2nd October 2023

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The Gun House is a perfect place for 2, it,s a great conversion with everything supplied for a great break. The only thing to note is that the steep winding staircase would make it unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues. The location is perfect for just watching activity on the water with a great view from the large windows. Shaldon is a lovelyRead more village with great shops and eateries. The beach through the smugglers tunnel is great for swimming. Overall great accommodation in great place, Hide

Reviewed by John 25th September 2023

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Thoroughly recommended, a beautiful well appointed unique property although it should be pointed out that the narrow stairs to the bedroom and bathroom might present a problem for those with mobility issues although the area can be accessed from outside, not a good option in inclement weather

Reviewed by Barrie 8th September 2023

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Superb location and a wonderfully equipped and furnished property

Reviewed by Jane 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Graham 4th August 2023

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All in good condition, excellent facilities

Reviewed by Jean 17th July 2023

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Perfect spot to rest and relax or get as active as you want. Accommodation is small but very comfortable and has everything you need, well thought out. We enjoyed the fantastic views from the property and surrounding area. Enjoyed walks along beach, hills and golf course. Had a super boat trip and enjoyed eating out locally. Local village shop, butRead morechers and bakers supplied all our needs. It was great to park the car up and not use it for the week. Hide

Reviewed by John 3rd July 2023

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Fantastic quirky accom fitted out in high quality modern style...very comfortable, cosy and clean. Stunning views all round and we didnt watch tv the whole time, watching people go by or the array of boats, ship's, sails and rowers. Well located close to selection of pubs, restaurants, little zoo, botanical gardens and the ferry that takes you to TRead moreeignmouth in a matter of minutes for 2! Highly recommend this fabulous holiday place..even intermittent rain didn't spoil a thing. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 26th June 2023

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Reviewed by Eleanor 16th June 2023

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The pictures of the Gun House are just what you get. Great views from the window see the world go by. Kitchen high technology enjoyed the coffee machine very much.

Reviewed by Jane 2nd June 2023

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Lovely place to stay, so relaxing just listening to the sea.

Reviewed by Susannah 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 15th May 2023

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This is such an amazing place, our first time in Sheldon and what a great experience, staying in this converted WW2 Gun House. The owners have gone to a lot of hard work, in making this experience an enjoyable one, down to the level of equipment and technology installed, they have thought of everything. Both the views and location are outstanding, Read moreideally situated walking distance, to shops and all other amenities, this truly is a wonderful place. Thank you, we will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by J C 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Pamela 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Susanne 20th March 2023

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Reviewed by Melanie 24th February 2023

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The Gun House is a marvellous and unique place and the owners Andy and Barbara are so welcoming and helpful. The views are superb and the house is so well equipped, warm and comfortable. My sister and I had one of our best breaks at the Gun House and will come back when we can find availability as it is so popular, unsurprisingly.

Reviewed by Samantha 17th February 2023

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Absolutely stunning property! Have stayed here several times infact just returned from our most recent(7th) visit! Perfectly situated in Shaldon for access to local shops,various places to eat/drink,fabulous walks,The Gun House has the most fantastic views,you will never be disappointed whatever the weather! Exceptionally equipped with everything yRead moreou will need(and more) and on every occasion has been immaculately clean. Owner's always ensure everything is perfectly organised for your arrival. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 30th December 2022

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Great place to stay with incredible views and close to pubs and shops too

Reviewed by Anne 16th December 2022

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Such a well-appointed property, well equipped, comfortable and with views that are second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend The Gun House and hope to return next year.

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