St. Christopher's Cottage

Shaldon, South Devon Coast

  • 3 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £389 per week
  • £56 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot

Special Features

  • WiFi

Nearby activities

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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.7 miles


  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

The nearest bus stop is on Bridge Road Shaldon which is about 200 metres from the entrance. 

The nearest train station is in Teignmouth about 1.5 miles from the cottage. There are accessible taxis at the station and Telephone numbers of Taxis displayed on the cottage noticeboard

We provide a welcome pack of Tea, Coffee, Milk and a Cream Tea, there is a small supermarket, Butchers and Bakers in Shaldon.

Teignmouth provides a greater variety of shops and supermarkets


Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

Parking is difficult in Shaldon, the Shipwrights Arms Car Park can be used for loading and unloading only

Street Parking is available near the cottage or public car parks at King George V Car Park (5 minutes walk) or the Ness Car Park (15 minutes walk).




The entrance to the cottage is through a small gate (width  85cms) via the front patio one step height 12cm


Keys & Front Door

Keys to the cottage are held in a Key Safe on a pillar to the left of the front to door (number provided by Discovery Holiday Homes)

The front door has two locks both of which need to be locked when leaving the cottage, The threshold step is (height) The door is 84cm wide and the key hole locks are 124cm and 83cm high

The Front Door leads into the Open Plan Living Area


Open Plan Living Area

The Living Area is open plan with the lounge, dining and kitchen.



Furniture is moveable and all is non feather.

One double sofa and two easy chairs provided with arms

Flooring is short pile carpet throughout

TV provided with remote control with Netflix (also available is a DVD Player and radio)

Wifi is provided for internet access


Dining Area

Extendable Dining Table (moveable side to side) – legs on each corner, 74 cm floor to lowest point of table (underspace), 85 cm width, 112cm not extended 150cm extended

The table is free standing and can be moved away from the walls to allow free space around it.

Chairs (moveable) – 4 chairs with padded seat and no arms.

Further chairs with arms are available in the utility arae and the bedroom.

Flooring is tiled


Kitchen Area

Kitchen open plan within Dining and Living Area  

Granite Worktops height are 90cm. 

Electric Oven, door is drop down, height of lowest shelf 25cms from the ground and can be accessed from the front


Gas Hob and is fitted within the granite worktop with cupboards either side

Sink is fitted in the granite worktop with cupboards underneath

Flooring is tiled

Evenly lit kitchen with spotlights where required

Good contrast between floor, cupboards and other surfaces

Fire Extinguisher and Fire Blanket placed adjacent to hob/oven


Utility Room

Accessed through door from kitchen width 76cm, step down 10cm

Lino Floor

Front Loading washing machine

Washing Line height 188cm
Fridge Freezer highest shelf in fridge 70 cm & freezer 120 cm

Work tops with storage space beneath

Broom Cupboard contains, Iron, Ironing Board and Cleaning equipment



Stairs lead from the living area to Bedrooms and Toilet

Stairs are short pile carpeted

12 Stairs width 70cm, Stair height 22cm


Bedroom 1

Door width 80 cm

Double bed provided – 150cm

Bed height 64cm floor to top of mattress. 

Non Feather duvets and pillows provided.

Sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases are cotton

Wardrobe, Bedside Cabinets and Chest of Drawers

TV including Netflix provided in the bedroom with remote control
Largest transfer space available to left or right of bed is 120 cm

Bed has storage area beneath and is movable if more space is required to one side


Bedroom 2

Door width 80cm

Captains Bed to provide single bed, two singles or double bed

Single Beds width – 150cm

Double bed width – 150cm.

Bed height 60cm floor to top of mattress. 

Non Feather duvets and pillows provided.

Sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases are cotton

Wardrobe, Bedside Table and light
Largest transfer space available to left or right of single bed is 120cms


Shower Room

Accessed through door from living area door width 76cm

Shower room tiled walls and floor

Hand basin height  90 cm with storage area beneath

Step up to Shower area height 23cm

Electric Shower height minimum 145cm / maximum 190cm



Accessed from Landing area

Sliding Door width 54cm

Toilet seat height 45cm

Space to right of toilet is 61cm, no available space to the left

Hand basin height 80cm no storage beneath

Flooring is short piled carpet

Good colour contrast between floor, walls and furniture

No Release mechanism on outside of locked door


Small paved Patio at the front of the Cottage

Patio Table and Chairs provides area for eating and drinking.   

Additional Information
An Information folder is provided in the Living Area together with Local Tourist information leaflets

Good mobile phone reception

The cottage is no smoking

Pets and service dogs are welcome – inform Discovery Holiday Homes when booking


A charming property in an idyllic location, St Christopher’s Cottage is an authentic terraced house close to the river in Shaldon, a delightful coastal village on the South Devon coast.

The property has a pretty little courtyard garden with a path leading up to the front door. Step inside and relax… this is coastal charm - the living area is a lovely sociable space with an open fireplace for the cooler evenings and comfortable sofa and armchairs. The beamed living area incorporates the dining table and chairs and fully fitted kitchen. Upstairs the stylish master bedroom is decorated in a coastal palette with soft grey and white furnishings and pretty bedding, basket chair and feature Victorian fireplace. The theme continues into the second bedroom with muted tones of soft beige and blue.

The cottage interior retains a homely cottage feel throughout, the perfect choice for a family or two couples looking to spend a few days immersed in coastal living.

Shaldon is the perfect village for a coastal break with shops, cafes and restaurants just a short stroll away-  the nearby Shipwright Arms a good option for lunch or dinner. Walk along the riverside or head out on the nearby South West Coastal Path for some breathtaking views along the south Devon coast. Alternatively get out on the water and try canoeing, sailing and other water sports available. Shaldon also has a park, a 9-hole golf course, a charming local zoo, a host of lovely beaches and the Homeyards Botanical Gardens. Visit during August and join in the fun of the annual Shaldon Regatta! Shaldon is within a 20 minute drive of Torquay and numerous National Trust attractions. Nearby Dartmoor also offers a dynamic day out for walking, mountain biking, wild swimming and extreme sports.

A regular passenger ferry service runs from Shaldon to Teignmouth (with trains operating to Exeter, Plymouth & London).

This pet friendly property sits alongside Star Cottage, both can be booked together to accommodate 8 people.



Ground floor

Open plan kitchen/dining/living room: Sofa, 2 armchairs, Smart TV and DVD player, table and chairs, fitted kitchen units with oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer.

Understairs cupboard/utility: Laundry facilities, iron with ironing board, microwave.

Shower room: Contemporary power shower and wash basin.


First floor


Master Bedroom: King size bed, built in wardrobe, drawers and a Smart TV.

Bedroom 2: Captains bed which can be made up as a double or two singles - more suitable for children as has 2'6ft and a pull out single bed (please request bedding arrangements on booking), a built in wardrobe and dressing table area.

Cloakroom: WC & hand basin


Outside: Small front courtyard garden with table and chairs.

Parking: Free public road parking can be found just a short walk away,

Facilities and services: Wifi connection available. Coastal property with sea views. balcony. Bed linen and towels provided (beach towels not provided). Arr/dep for weekly bookings is Saturday. Short breaks available in low and mid season. Front courtyard garden. High chair and travel cot available. No private parking. Will accept 2 pets. 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.


Lovely cozy cottage in great location. Everything was provided so no need to search any further. Had such a relaxing break so can definitely recommend.

Mr M,

I would just like to say thank you for providing us with a fantastic cottage to stay in. My wife was bowled over by the extras that you placed in the cottage i.e flowers, dog treats, especially the Devon cream teas. We thought the location was great and the pub next door was my second home. Congratulations in having a very special place. Stephen/Kim Jamie + Maisie (the Westie)

Past Customer,

Lovely property that has been thoughtfully kitted out to make it welcoming and comfortable. Proximity to pub that does food is a bonus.

Mr B,

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at St. Christopher's Cottage. It had everything we needed and was conveniently situated for beach, pubs and restaurants in Shaldon and easy access to Teignmouth.

Mr M,

Good location in Shaldon close to shops. Cottage has a good space and is very cozy. Kitchen has all necessary pots and pans. There is a lovely view to the estuary from one of the bedrooms

Mr I,

We loved the cottage and the welcome pack made us smile. We love Devon very much and know shaldon well and the cottage is in a great location, when we arrived the cottage was all what we expected clean and homely and the welcome pack very much appreciated, would definitely recommend staying here as it's nice to stay in a holiday cottage when everything works

Mr Jonathan G,