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Beach Hut 1 puts you so close to the ocean that you would have to camp on the sand to get any closer! Beach huts are as "British seaside" as you can get, so it is no wonder couples love staying in this incredible cabin on Shaldon Beach on the English Riviera. The studio-layout is surprisingly spacious with room for four people and a fully equipped kitchen, although with excellent pubs like The Ferry Boat on the doorstep.
Shaldon is a friendly village with a relaxed feel and good amenities. As well as the beach, it has lovely botanical gardens and a golf course. Ness Cove is a lovely stroll around the point from Shaldon, offering more sheltered swimming and an interesting history of smuggling which you can enjoy first hand as you walk through Smuggler's Tunnel to get to the beach.
Taking the short ferry trip across the River Teign is a fun experience in itself, with Teignmouth offering even more seaside fun. Teignmouth is a lively town with two beaches popular for the soft sand and clean water, a promenade, pier and lots of shops, cafes and restaurants. Teignmouth's train station is part of the Riviera Line which stretches down to Paignton and up to Exeter. A good idea for a day out is to take the train to Dawlish and follow the railway sea wall five miles back to Teignmouth.
As well as wonderful waymarked footpaths, the English Riviera has a variety of cycling routes around Shaldon, Paignton, Brixham, Torbay, Torquay and all around the UNESCO Global Geopark. Haldon Forest and Dartmoor are an easy drive away, offering even more ways to get your thrills on two wheels. If you prefer your fun in the water, try your hand at paddleboarding, surfing, diving, coasteering, kayaking or jet skiing.
The English Riviera is a stunning natural playground with gorgeous beaches, beautiful countryside, and friendly towns and villages. Throw the unique accommodation provided by Beach Hut 1 into the mix and you have the recipe for a fantastic holiday you will remember forever.
Anthony Salmon joined Independent Cottages in February 2018
Beach Hut 1 has a contemporary studio layout that was designed with couples in mind but which is spacious enough to accommodate up to four guests. With its luxurious boutique charm, Beach Hut 1 is finished to the highest standard with ingenious space-saving designs that will have you marvelling at their cleverness.
Outside: Beach Hut 1 has a lovey walled terrace providing privacy while you alfresco dine, whilst still allowing guests to enjoy the sea views!
Additional Information: All utilities are included. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. No smoking. Sorry but no pets. There is an allocated parking space for guests at the front of the hut.
Prices: Beach Hut 1 sleeps two to four guests and can be rented for just a single night break. It is charged at £130 per night when two people are renting or £140 per night for three-four guests (prices exclude the peak holiday seasons including Christmas and New Year).
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