Enquire / Book
Independent Cottages Logo

No Booking Fees

Verified Owners

Unique Offers

  • Add to favourites

Russett Cottage

Russett Cottage View all 12 images

7 Nights See prices

  • £500  to  £800

Availability View full calendar

Short Breaks From

  • £120 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking

About Russett Cottage

Russett Cottage is a delightful thatched holiday home close to the sea with space for up to five people to sleep in three comfortable bedrooms. You won't have to choose between the coast and the countryside when you stay here. The cottage is perfectly sited for both, being in the picturesque village of Stokeinteignhead and just over a mile from Maidencombe and Shaldon beaches and only a two-minute stroll from the well-stocked community shop and the friendly Church House Inn where locals have gathered over a decent pint (or two) for centuries. Russett Cottage is ideal for families but also suits couples and friends.

Stokeinteignhead is not widely known outside of this part of Devon as it's away from the typical tourist trail. Pretty thatched cottages, gardens abundant with flowers and a village shop and pub at the heart of the winding lanes are idyllic in all seasons. The nearby fishing village of Shaldon is equally as attractive sitting at the mouth of the Teign estuary with its bowling green at the heart of the village and beach with 'posh' beach huts where locals congregate the minute the sun shines to BBQ, catch-up and make the most of the glorious setting. Aside from the beach, Shaldon has much to offer for a small seaside village. Pay a visit to Homeyards Botanical Gardens where the climb up the hillside will reward with spectacular views; stroll around the village or walk through smugglers Tunnel to visit Ness beach; or visit Shaldon Zoo with over fifty different rare and endangered animals to meet.

Also close by is Teignmouth. Offering a wider choice of shops and places for a meal out, Teignmouth is just three miles from Russett Cottage and has the original Victorian pier and theatre. The town of Newton Abbot (4 miles) has a racecourse, weekly outdoor and daily indoor markets and several large supermarkets if you prefer to get your groceries in a familiar environment. Bargain hunters will love being close to Trago Mills shopping outlet which also has a fun park and a garden centre.

There are walking and cycling opportunities as well as for everyone whether you set off for the wilds of Dartmoor National Park or prefer the more serene setting of places like Decoy Country Park, Courtenay Park or Stover Country Park. Walk along part of the 38-mile Templer Way, follow the South West Coast Path from Shaldon to Babbacombe and beyond for spectacular sea views, or take your binoculars and spend some time bird watching beside the Teign Estuary. Visitors can hire a boat, go surfing, fishing, paddle-boarding or swimming, or paddle along the river in a canoe. If you'd rather stay dry, then there are golf courses and tennis courts.

The beaches of the English Riviera (Torquay, Paignton and Torbay) are between six and thirteen miles south of the cottage, or you can drive north to Dawlish. Other local attractions include Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe Model Village, the prehistoric cave network of Kents Cavern, the Dartmouth Steam Railway, and Agatha Christie's former holiday home of Greenway. Exeter is also only a twenty minute drive away.

You'll always find something fun, interesting or beautiful when you stay at Russett Cottage. The owners have successfully let holiday cottages for nearly 30 years and understand what families want from a self-catering property. You'll find everything you need for a relaxing, stress-free holiday.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Annie Davey joined Independent Cottages in February 2021

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Russett Cottage is packed with the comfort of homely touches and the charm of a period building. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Quiet sitting room with a three-seater sofa and two armchairs for settling back with a film or a good book. The TV has a DVD player and the cottage has WiFi throughout. The owner has thoughtfully provided a choice of family-friendly games for guests to enjoy during their stay.
  • Welcoming dining room with a traditional pine dresser and matching dining table. This room, like the living room, has an electric log burner style fire. A highchair is available on request.
  • Stunning kitchen with a modern range-cooker, granite countertops, butler sink and beautiful cabinetry. Appliances include a dishwasher, microwave, and there's a washer/dryer for guests' convenience.
  • Modern cloakroom with WC and handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with a kingsize bed, bedside tables with reading lights, tall wardrobe for storage and an en-suite shower room.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds and bedside tables with reading lights. A cot (no bedding) is available.
  • Lovely single room with a full-sized (3ft-wide) single bed.
  • Family bathroom with bath as well as shower, WC and wash basin.

Outside: A sunny south-facing courtyard garden with stylish outdoor table with chairs provides a nice place to sit and relax in the sunshine. There is a Gas barbecue and outdoor lighting so that you can enjoy warm summer nights long after dark. The cottage has off-road parking for one car and there is plenty of unrestricted parking on the road outside the front of the cottage.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Guests to supply beach towels and cot bedding if required. The cottage is strictly non-smoking due to the thatched roof. Sorry but no dogs. Children are most welcome.

Russett Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 6th May 2022 - Thu, 26th May 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £450

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 27th May 2022 - Thu, 9th Jun 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £600

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 10th Jun 2022 - Thu, 30th Jun 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £480

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 1st Jul 2022 - Thu, 14th Jul 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £600

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 15th Jul 2022 - Thu, 1st Sep 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £750

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 - Thu, 15th Sep 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £480

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 16th Sep 2022 - Thu, 29th Sep 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £420

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin, 1 Single)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1629640542 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Annie Davey
Member Since February 2021

Visit the owner's website (opens in new window)

Russett Cottage Noticeboard

No messages

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Russett Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 19th May 2022
Owner's Website

Browse Similar Properties

Cottages in Devon by the sea