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5 December
Dec 5
5th December 2017

How to do Christmas in Shaldon.. The right way!  Decembers Festive Events  We should probably start with Shaldon’s newest addition to good coffee, wine and dinner. Relocating across the road from the Coffee Rush, ‘The Clifford Shaldon’ is where you need to be on those chilli evenings. Our personal favourite is an Espresso Martini, made by the man himself Dominic. If you’re a Jazz fan, check out their wicked music events throughout December.  Mon 11th December -Over Dinner - Philip Clouts Trio philipcloutsquartet.co.uk Mon 18th December - Over Dinner - Drat Pack Special www.thedratpack.co.uk www.theclifford.co.uk   The Clipper Café holds an extremely popular Christmas Artisan Market on Wednesday 6th December from 6pm. The Clipper stands in one of the most idyllic locations in Shaldon, right on the beach. So grab yourself a mulled wine, some Christmas gifts and enjoy the breath-taking views of the River Teign. www.theclippershaldon.co.uk   If you have the little ones with you then a must visit is the Shaldon Zoo. Their ‘Magical Christmas Weekends’ are not to be missed with Santa’s grotto on the December 9th,10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th. For its size, this small but perfectly formed zoo offers an amazing experience for the kids, with animals such as Golden lion tamarins, Yellow-breasted capuchins, Ruffed, Ring-tailed and Fat-tailed dwarf lemurs, Madagascan giant jumping rats, Pied tamarins, Azara’s agoutis and many more. www.shaldonwildlifetrust.org.uk The Shipwrights Arms is a short level walk and has Pete Burrows playing on the 16th December at 9pm and Carol singing with Jude Rose and Company on the 23rd December at around 6.30 to 7pm , after the carol singing  Guy Stockwell is playing at 8.30. www.shipwrightsshaldon.co.uk   Another one for the lovers of great music. Our local lad Ollie Stephens is performing his album launch in the stunning St. Peter’s Church. All of us here in Shaldon have already purchased our tickets so make sure you do not miss this one. Wednesday 20th Dec at 7pm. www.olliestephens.com    The Build Up Sat 23rd Dec at 3pm the Crib and Christingle Service is held at St. Peters Church. Because Christingle was specifically created with children in mind, it’s a real family oriented event but can be enjoyed by people of all ages – even if you don’t regularly attend St Peters. www.shaldonchurches.org.uk   The Big day It’s Christmas, Do whatever makes you feel jolly!  We love a crisp walk whilst the Turkeys Roasting; with options of Shaldon Beach, The Ness, or The South West Coastal Path. Of course with a stop at the local pubs for a Hi and Hello to all the festive faces. Whatever your plans, Shaldon village is the perfect place to be.   Boxing Day Have you got your fancy-dress outfit sorted? Well if not you best get a wriggle on. The Boxing Day fancy dress three- legged race is not something to be left to the last minute. Starting point this year is at the Ness. The route covers each of Shaldon’s hostelries. Registration is at the Ness from 10.30 am, judging of costumes at 11.45, and the Race starts at 12. Anyone can enter or go and watch. Entrants run, walk or crawl around the village pubs, enjoying a quick half pint (or squash for children) and the first team back wins! www.shaldonwatercarnival.co.uk  ...

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4 December
Dec 4
4th December 2017

  Last nights supermoon ( perigee syzygy ) was a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the moon’s perigee, the distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit. It appears to be slightly bigger and brighter than normal. The furthest point in its orbit is called the apogee. The New Year skies will be brightened up by two appearances in January. The Old Moon or Wolf Moon on   January 1-2 and the Blue Moon on January 31. The River Teign was still tricklling out when this was taken on December 4th. It looked like you could walk to Teignmouth.  ...

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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....

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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....

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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. ...

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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....

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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! ...

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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. ...

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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....

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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....

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