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7 Nights See prices

  • £1288  to  £1890

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Beach Nearby

About Merchant House

Merchant House is in Shaldon and only a short walk from the River Teign, cafes, shops and welcoming pubs like the London Inn and The Ferry Boat Inn. It's perfect for a holiday at any time of the year, with the house being particularly well-suited to families as it sleeps up to seven people in four bedrooms with room for a travel cot.

Shaldon is a pretty Devon fishing village with loads of character and plenty to offer holidaymakers. It overlooks the River Teign, and there a regular ferry that crosses the river to Teignmouth which is said to be the oldest operating passenger service in England. The river is a favourite spot for fishing, sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding, with equipment hire available locally for those who need it. Shaldon Beach and Ness Cove are both within a mile of the cottage with good conditions for swimming. They have the extra benefit of being quieter than Teignmouth Beach and never feel busy or crowded.

Ignore the car for the week and enjoy having everything you need within walking distance. If you do feel like exploring further afield, then you will find the English Riviera and famous beaches such as Paignton, Torbay and Torquay less than half an hour away. Local attractions include Paignton Zoo, Dinosaur World, Torre Abbey, and the Babbacombe Cliff Railway that takes visitors to and from Oddicombe Beach. Kent Cavern Prehistoric Caves are ideal for keeping the kids happily amused in any weather, or perhaps Agatha Christie house, Greenway, is more to your taste.

Walking is a delight not only along Devon's coastline but also through the gorgeous countryside. Dartmoor National Park is not very far away, providing even more opportunity for fun and adventure, including for climbers and mountain bikers. You certainly won't struggle to find things to do when you stay at Merchant House no matter what time of year you visit, your age or your interests.

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Owner details:

Anthony Salmon joined Independent Cottages in February 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Merchant House is on a corner plot close to the centre of Shaldon, with accommodation over three levels.

Ground Floor:

  • There is plenty of room to leave shoes, bags and coats in the welcoming entrance hallway.
  • Big windows and an open-plan layout make the living/dining room an inviting space. It is at the front of the house with comfortable seating, stylish hardwood floors, and an eye-catching cast-iron fireplace with a wood burner that you'll love to use after a winter's walk.
  • Sleek granite worktops and a frosted glass dining table are a feature in the kitchen which also has a range cooker and modern appliances. Open the glazed doors in summer and enjoy breakfast on the private patio garden. It's the perfect place for relaxed family meals.
  • Second reception room that can be a ground floor single bedroom if required. It has a Digital TV with satellite channels, and an ensuite shower room with a WC and a handbasin.

First Floor:

  • Two of the four bedrooms are on the first floor, including the master bedroom with a super-kingsized (6ft-wide) bed, proper storage and a TV.
  • Twin bedroom with zip-link beds that can be connected into a super-kingsized bed. Please let the owner know your preferred layout when booking.
  • Spacious family bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower, WC and a big mirrored vanity.
  • Utility room/cloakroom with a washer/dryer and a WC with a handbasin.

Second Floor:

  • Conversion of the attic has created a lovely bedroom with double aspect windows overlooking the town, estuary and gardens. It has a kingsize bed and ample storage.
  • Things you'll find in every bedroom include USB plugs, hairdryers and Bluetooth alarm clocks.

Outside: The house has a private enclosed terrace garden at the rear. There is parking on the street outside the cottage and a private parking spot a five-minute walk away.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Guests to provide beach towels. Short breaks may be possible, depending on availability. A cot (no bedding) and a highchair are available. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with the owner's prior agreement. Smoking is not permitted.

Merchant House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 5th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 6th Jul 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 13th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 14th Sep 2024 - Fri, 27th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th Sep 2024 - Fri, 25th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 26th Oct 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 2nd Nov 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms (1 Single, 1 Super-King/Twin, 1 Super-King & 1 King size)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
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Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Anthony Salmon
Member Since February 2018

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Merchant House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 8th April 2024