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| 29th December 2016 | General Articles, seaside | 0 comments
29 December
Dec 29
29th December 2016

A record turnout with fantastic costumes for the 2016 Annual Shaldon Boxing day 3 legged race around the village visiting all the drinking establishments ( soft drinks available) - organised by the Shaldon Water Carnival.A great day with fantastic weather.Locals and families staying in the Shaldon holiday lets loved it....

| 05th December 2016 | General Articles, beaches,blogging,feature and guide,places and travel,seaside, visual arts | 0 comments
5 December
Dec 5
5th December 2016

Providence Cottage. Celebrate Christmas in Shaldon- 23 - 30 December. Now: £974  Sleeps 6/7 | 3 Bedrooms | Close to the beach and other village amenities | Decked Courtyard | Beds made up for arrival | Hand and bath towels provided| Dog friendly  Providence Cottage is a charming character property, light and extremely comfortable with many character features. It is situated in Horse Lane, close to the beach, Shaldon to Teignmouth ferry and all the village amenities are within a few minutes walk. The front door leads into the dining room with large dining table and chairs. Through to the lounge, with comfortable modern furniture, TV/DVD with a collection of discs. The modern well equipped kitchen has a  gas hob and double electric oven/ grill, microwave, integral fridge and freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Glass door leading out to a small decked courtyard with table and chairs for enjoying the sun and dining al fresco. Stripped wooden stairs leading to: Bedroom 1, Double bed, two bedside drawers, built in wardrobe and a feature cast iron fire place. Bedroom 2, Double bed, side table and lamp, storage space and a beautiful Victorian tiled fire place. Bedroom 3, The children’s room, with bunk beds sleeping three and storage units. Shower room, Double shower enclosure, mixer shower, toilet and basin. A charming cottage, ideal for families and in a great location....

| 03rd December 2016 | General Articles, Dog walks | 0 comments
3 December
Dec 3
3rd December 2016

Walkies with Hedley on a chilly November morning. The canal was frozen but the walk was lovely and a very festive Robin posed for the camera. The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail has been created at Stover Country Park to celebrate his poetry and long-standing links with Devon. Visitors to the Trail can read examples of Hughes’ finest poems relating to the natural world. These poems have been chosen with the help of Carol Hughes to relate to the wildlife to be seen and heard around the Country Park. The Park features sixteen specially-designed ‘poetry posts’, each displaying a poem by Ted Hughes on a theme relating to the natural world. There is also a short Children’s Poetry Trail which lets families share together some of Ted Hughes’ most memorable poems about the world of animals, some of which are illustrated by Raymond Briggs. Disabled Access, Dogs Allowed, Information Boards, Toilets, Visitor Centre, Walks, Access: Bus route available. Cycle and walk ways available. Hints and Tips: The park is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest primarily because of the dragonfly population. The best time to visit is during the summer months when the adult dragonflies are on the wing. For guests enjoying their holidays in Shaldon Devon it's approximately a 20 mins drive. Allow up to two hours to complete the full poetry trail, or follow shorter circuits to suit. ...

| 25th November 2016 | General Articles, beaches,blogging,feature and guide,places and travel,seaside, visual arts | 0 comments
25 November
Nov 25
25th November 2016

What a difference a day makes. This weeks storm washed this blue motor boat up high and dry on The Ness rocks. This is what was left of the boat 24 hours later. On my way home a small crabbing trawler was heading out to a very rough sea. Brave people....

| 31st August 2016 | General Articles, beaches,blogging,feature and guide,places and travel,seaside, visual arts | 0 comments
31 August
Aug 31
31st August 2016

Just a 15 minute drive from our holiday cottages in Shaldon devon, we were again delighted to see Sammy the Seal chilling close to the pier by the Cary Arms, Babbacombe Bay. Wonderful! ...

| 23rd July 2016 | General Articles, seaside | 0 comments
23 July
Jul 23
23rd July 2016

Under cover @Shaldon. Cottages South West encourage our guests to protect their skin from the sun’s rays. This couple are setting a jolly good example on Shaldon beach. See the article on skin and body protection @Nivea. ...

| 18th July 2016 | General Articles, beaches,blogging,feature and guide,places and travel,seaside, visual arts | 0 comments
18 July
Jul 18
18th July 2016

A perfect end to a fabulous day in Shaldon. Love it! A guest staying in one of our Shaldon holiday homes took this at 9:20 pm Sunday 17 July....

| 12th July 2016 | General Articles, seaside | 0 comments
12 July
Jul 12
12th July 2016

RNLI Raffle Cottages South West supports RNLIHelp us raise money for lifeboats.Cone into the office: 16c Fore Street,Shaldonand buy a £1 raffle ticket to win this fabulous wall hanging." Shaldon Beach and The Ness"Raffle to be drawn at the Shaldon RNLI Summer FeteSaturday 30th July at 4pm -More tickets available on the day-at Westbay House ( near village green). We hope visitors to holiday homes in Shaldon have good time at the fete and wish them luck with their tickets....

| 06th July 2016 | General Articles, News | 0 comments
6 July
Jul 6
6th July 2016

  Two groups of migrants were spotted arriving on Shaldon beach last night. None had passports, but when questioned said they were seeking asylum from Trump. Temporary accommodation was set up in the Ferry Boat Inn garden. Villagers and visitors to the holiday homes in Shaldon were advised to be extra vigilant and lock up their horses....

| 05th July 2016 | General Articles, seaside | 0 comments
5 July
Jul 5
5th July 2016

  Dartmoor Walking Festival 2016 The Festival will run from Saturday 27thAugust until Sunday 4th September 2016 inclusive and will cover all areas of Dartmoor and is open to everybody of all ages and abilities. It will be very clearly marketed as ‘Dartmoor on your Doorstep’ with this chosen time of year being the last week of the summer holidays encompassing the August Bank Holiday weekend to start it off and ending in the first week of September. This will hopefully allow our visitors to stay on the extra week in order to enjoy all that Dartmoor has to offer and also to encourage our locals to come out on the moors before the children go back to school. Our aims are much wider than just walking. There will be climbing, Nordic walking, evening presentations, taster sessions in all sorts of activities and much more. We are arranging four events each day during this nine day festival, ranging from modest guided strolls and children’s rambles to full day walks and ambitious challenges,  to suit all tastes and abilities.  There really is something for everyone! Making use of the local cycle trails will mean that those who use mobility scooters and ‘Trampers’ can also come along and enjoy Dartmoor. The Dartmoor Search and Rescue Group is also supporting the week and, if you have ever wondered what they do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers, then come and join them on an evening exercise to learn more! Off course you can also download from the internet many of the walks both leisurely or more strenuous and experience all the Moor has to offer to suite your own itinery. Don’t forget a car ride across the Moors is also an alternative, there are many villages to stop and have a cream tea if walking is not your thing. In case you need convincing, here are some photos taken on the moor by husband and wife Gillian and Derek Cranch. They love the Moor, go up most weeks and photograph views. These photos are then attached to cards and sold for their local church fund, St.Johns, Shiphay, Torquay. http://www.stjohnshiphay.org.uk/  For visitors to holiday homes in Shaldon we have a few in the office if you are interested....

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