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“Excellent Cottage Holiday”
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The double bedroom also  has old beams and a view over The Square. The twin bedroom with it's old wooden beams, sloping ceiling and colourful quilts.
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The double bedroom also  has old beams and a view over The Square.
The twin bedroom with it's old wooden beams, sloping ceiling and colourful quilts.
The kitchen is compact, easy to manage, and well equipped.
Don't overdo it!
The garden provides a safe place to play as well as a  nice place to sit and relax .
I'm not staying here, it's jolly cold!
Oh, alright, just a bit longer!
All my own work!
The flowers in Shaldon are always spectacular
Your first glimpse of Shaldon, across the river
If you have a small car you can drive into Crown Square
Shaldon has fascinating narrow streets, making walking a pleasure for everyone.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Shaldon, Devon, England

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Very good - based on 18 reviews
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Bayley149
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent Cottage Holiday”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Have just got back from Dolphin Cottage and had a lovely stay. The cottage has everything you need including games, books, beach toys and lots of information on the cottage and area. We were very lucky with the weather and the children were in the sea most of the week. Shaldon is great for a typical English seaside holiday but with easy access to Teignmouth and other areas. We particularly liked the quiet location and the quick boat trip across to Teignmouth. The roads are a bit narrow but we soon got used to them and parking was never a problem. Having a lean-to conservatory was very useful for drying towels, swimwear etc and just dumping stuff after coming back from the beach.

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Liked best: Typical seaside holiday for children.
Liked least: Narrow roads but soon got used to them
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Sep 2016
I'm glad you had such a good time, and hope you will come again. Thankyou for taking the trouble to write this. With best wishes, Helen B.
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: Proximity to everything Sheldon has to offer
Liked least: Took us a while to find the cutlery!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
2 Aug 2016
Wow! I didn't know about the Pokemons! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Do come again, any time. best wishes, Helen B.
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evan442
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Good Time By All”
Reviewed 14 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Shaldon is a lovely place and the cottage was exactly as described, clean and ready for us to stay, lovely owners who made everything easy and would recommend
many thanks again

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
15 Jun 2016
We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Come again any time, best wishes, Helen
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ostinsg
england
1 review
“Excellent week away in dolphin cottage”
Reviewed 6 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Just returned from a week's holiday staying in dolphin cottage.a really quaint and cosy cottage that is always spotless on arrival. The kitchen refurb with washer and dishwasher is an added bonus. Visited all the pub's with the ferryboat and it's Beach garden a favourite and the shipwright in ringmore is now under excellent ownership with greatales and food that doesn't break the bank.

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Liked best: The character of the building
Liked least: Access to the property can be tricky, but plenty of other parking close by
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
6 Apr 2016
We're so glad that you had a good time, and that the new kitchen is all working well. It was only just finished in time! . It's good to hear that the Shipwright's has reopened in time for the summer. We'll look forward to welcoming you again. Cheerio, Helen.
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PaleBlueF...
Vienna, West Virginia
1 review
“A great stay in Shaldon”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We enjoyed every moment of our stay in the Dolphin Cottage, particularly times at the Ness Café, sipping coffee while keeping an eye on the kids playing in the sand or crabbing, visits to the Yummy shop (ice cream is one of the best we ever had), walks to the Ness, the beaches, watching the tide, the jellyfish at low tide, taking the ferry across the river... The Dolphin Cottage is just perfect, small, easy to live in, enough things in the kitchen to cook if you want, without too much clutter. We also enjoyed reading a few of the books kept on the shelves. Our daughter forgot one of her library books in the cottage, but Helen B. sent it back to us in Switzerland in the most gracious way. Thanks again, Helen! We highly recommend the Dolphin Cottage.

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Management Response
5 Aug 2015
I'm so glad you liked Shaldon. It really is a fantastic place for children, and plenty of interest for adults too. You have been a pleasure to deal with - please come back next time you come to England.
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