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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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A perfect seaside get away

| 10th February 2018 | Blogging

A NIGHT AT A SHALDON BEACH HUT.  The perfect place for your seaside break. I visited Beach Hut No1 for the first time early January and knew then, that it was going to be a personal battle to leave again. My wife and I had both been to Shaldon in Devon as children and were excited to return. Shaldon is the perfect location to really ‘get away’, tranquil and stunningly beautiful the small coastal village lived up to our fond memories. With weather as expected in January the Beach Hut No1 is still an ideal place to stay to just unwind in luxury, with estuary and beach views from the toasty confines of your hut. Our first morning in Shaldon consisted of waking up to chatter of birds and whistle of sails. With coffee cups in hand, we walked across our terrace and straight onto the beach, the views of the seascapes, countryside and bobbing boats really are quite outstanding. We chatted with a few local residents out walking their dogs who gave us a few pointers on the best eateries and places for a good local ale. We enjoyed the gentle social buzz of this beautiful village even at this quiet time of year. We could not have been more pleased with our holiday home for our stay. The whole interior of the Beach Hut was perfectly presented. With an elegant and modern kitchen which had everything you could need! The sleeping area was equally as brilliant with a mezzanine comfy, white linen bed. The glass front wall allows you to admire the view from both your bed and couch which was perfect to relax and enjoy an evening curled up together with a glass of wine. With the glass door out on to the deck and a table and chairs to enjoy an outside meal. We hope to be back again this summer to take full advantage of this properties idyllic beach and riverside location. A truly luxurious stay, perfect for that much needed break. If you’re planning a trip to stay at Beach Hut No1 then make sure you go and make the most of beautiful Shaldon village and its surrounding area. There are an abundance of restaurants and pubs to try out at and stunning coastal scenery to admire but you may well find it hard just to hard to leave your peaceful and toasty Beach Hut....

We do love to be beside the seaside

| 27th January 2018 | Blogging

Five Reasons why this new property is the one for your next seaside break!  We have been lucky enough to add ‘Beach Cottage’ to our list of beautiful seaside holiday homes. And oh my gosh isn’t it perfect.  1.Location This gorgeous property is situated right on the seafront of the coastal town of Teignmouth in Devon. We love Beach Cottage because it’s so close to the sea. When it’s warm you can nip from your room to the sand in seconds. When it’s stormy you can watch the tides from your bed or an armchair. At night you can open your window and listen to the waves. 2.Interior Beach Cottage is light and airy, with the sunny Devon weather bouncing  off our white walls! The cottage contains all the bits and bobs you might need, whilst keeping it calm and uncluttered.  The living room is comfy and relaxed. Watch television or a DVD, or you may find it’s more entertaining to watch the comings and goings along the seafront and on the water. There are board games, books, some LPs and a record player, yoga mats – in case you feel inspired - and a selection of magazines. We know you’ll find this place cosy and welcoming. In the summer you can enjoy the outdoor shower to rinse off al-fresco! With plenty of room to store your stand up paddle-boards.   3.Something for everyone We would happily suggest this cottage to anyone, and believe that it really does tick all those holiday property boxes. Luxurious and beautifully presented yet a real home from home. This exquisite property sleeps up-to 9 adults and even excepts dogs if you cannot bear to let them miss out. 4.Attractions The sea and the beach – They are different every day and of course at Beach Cottage the Front beach changes before your very eyes.  Seasport Activities - There are sailing classes, paddle board classes– or even a day’s fishing trip. For the kids - The Pier, the award-winning children’s Playground and Skate Park, the tennis courts,  Swimming at the Lido, the Den green and  crazy golf. Teignmouth is modern 21st century seaside resort with traditional Victorian heritage. 5.Restaurants The back beach, overlooking the harbour and estuary, is a hub of activity. There are some great pubs offering food, drinks and frequent live music – a lovely place to watch the sun go down at any time of the year. A few minutes inland or up the river and you will find some of the cosiest thatched pubs serving the real deal when it comes to Devonshire cuisine.  Need to know more? https://www.cottagessw.co.uk/index.php?page=property&controller=pjListings&action=pjActionView&id=74  ...

Decembers Festive Events in Shaldon

| 05th December 2017 | Blogging

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  ...

Supermoon- Low tide

| 04th December 2017 | Blogging

  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.  ...