Compass Cottage Shaldon

Shaldon, South Devon Coast

  • 3 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £355 per week
  • £51 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 bunk bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly

Special Features

  • WiFi

Nearby activities

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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 1 mile

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


Compass Cottage is a delightful coastal holiday property in Shaldon, a trendy seaside town with a buzzing café culture, the Michelin star Ode Restaurant and good independent shops and delis.

Compass Cottage is beautiful, packed with coastal style reflecting its fabulous location in the heart of Shaldon, overlooking the village green. The property is just 300 yards from the beach so don’t forget the buckets and spades!

This coastal bolthole is perfect for a couple or family. The open plan living room is stylish with two leather sofas and dining table and chairs. The cream and grey decor adds a touch of sophistication to this stunning cottage. The style and palette continues upstairs in the two bedrooms - both are beautifully furnished and the master bedroom has a lovely bay window overlooking the green.  

Shaldon is a quaint little fishing town, 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 dog walking too with the South West Coastal Path offering some fabulous coastal walks 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. Nearby Dartmoor also offers a dynamic day out for walking, mountain biking, wild swimming and extreme sports. It’s possible to arrive at Shaldon by public transport via Teignmouth with trains operating to Exeter, Plymouth and London and the ferry service from Teignmouth to Shaldon Beach.


Ground floor:
Living/dining room: Leather sofa and armchairs, flat screen TV & DVD, dining table seats.
Kitchen: Washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, oven and hob.

First floor:
Bedrooms: Master Bedroom: Pretty bay window with views over the bowling green, double bed, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps.
Bedroom 2: Bunk Bed (suitable for children), bedside table and open wall hooks and shelving for clothes.
Bathroom: Bath with shower over, WC, wash hand basin

Outside: Delightful front patio with table and chairs overlooking the village green.
Parking: unrestricted parking in the road outside the cottage and nearby.

Facilities and services: Wifi connection available. Coastal property - Shaldon beach 300 yards. Bed linen and towels provided (beach towels not provided). Arr/dep for weekly bookings is Saturday. Short breaks available in low and mid season. No travel cot or highchair available (the property layout is not suitable for accommodating children under age of 2). No private parking. 1-2 pets welcome. No smoking.

Security deposit:This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200, which is payable to Marsdens Devon Cottages 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.


A fantastic cottage and location, very jealous, if it ever comes up for sale let me know, we will be back! Not much more to say really, it was fantastic

Mr Richard G,

We had a wonderful holiday and would highly recommend Compass Cottage and Discovery Holiday Homes, we will be returning.

Richard & family,

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will probably come again & family members were impressed by cottage.ddd lovely comfy cottage & pleasant position

Heather C,

Lovely period property in the heart of Shaldon.

Previous Customer,

We have just returned from a wonderful week in Shaldon, which is a lovely village which we are so pleased to have discovered and will certainly be going back. We stayed with our 2 year old and 11 month old and the village is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday with children owing to the excellent beaches, shops, cafes, walks and low volume of traffic owing to the narrow streets in the centre of the village (this might change in school holidays). Compass Cottage was a superb base for our stay, its position on the Village Green is idyllic and a stone's throw from everything you need. We parked in the Ness Car Park (it was very busy everywhere else when we arrived on a sunny Saturday) and then didn't need our car for the rest of our time in Shaldon, everything is easily walkable from the cottage. Particular recommendations from us close to the cottage are Clipper Cafe, the London Inn (also on the Green) and the bakers and butcher on the main street. The tiny Beauty Hut is also lovely for someone wanted a massage / manicure treat but it's so popular that I'd phone to book before arriving in Shaldon. The cottage itself met our needs perfectly, it's well laid out, fully equipped, tastefully decorated and felt like a home from home. We returned home from Shaldon feeling like we'd genuinely had an enjoyable holiday and proper break (not always the case with two small children!) and wouldn't hesitate to return, both to Shaldon and to Compass Cottage.

Mrs Jennifer E,

Lovely lovely cottage perfect location everything wonderful We went on a extremely hot week it would be good to get some fans as very warm upstairs Just perfect

Mrs Alison M,

This was a well presented property in a lovely village

Mrs Marion D,