The Old Toll House
Located in Teignmouth, Devon
The Old Toll House is a charming, detached cottage resting in Teignmouth, Devon sleeping four people in two bedrooms and is pet-friendly.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 2
The living areas in the property consist of a kitchen diner with an electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/ freezer, washing machine and coffee marker, as well as dining seating. The sitting room hosts an electric fire and TV. The bedrooms consist of two doubles, along with a ground-floor bathroom. Outside there is a front garden with river views and furniture and an enclosed rear garden with furniture. Outside, parking can be found on the roadside of nearby streets or at a public car park. WiFi, fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. Within 0.2 miles there is a shop, within 0.5 miles there is a pub and within 0.7 miles there is a beach. There is no parking at the property but parking within walking distance. The staircase is steep so please be careful. The Old Toll House is a characterful property with scenic views of the river.
Resting besides the River Teign in the heart of Teignmouth, is this unique Grade II listed cottage, The Old Toll House. Just paces away from two sandy beaches, this traditional cottage is ideal for four friends or a family looking to getaway to Devon. Parking can be found a short walking distance away, so you can admire the old bridge leading to Shaldon and the rushing river on your way. Discover the hexagonal-style of the property, with a white-washed exterior and charming views over the coast.
Step inside to find the vintage sitting room, with antique furniture and a leather sofa to unwind on with the TV for entertainment. The home is beautifully presented in pale greens and blues to reflect the seaside setting, so why not curl up with a good book to take advantage of your location? Moving through the home, locate the kitchen/ diner, where the designated chef can use the electric oven and induction hob to rustle up heart-warming meals. The cottage also offers a washer/dryer, so you can wash away the sandy from your clothes! Settle down at the snug dining table to tuck-into a feast or on warm evenings dine alfresco in the front garden for river views. You can also hideaway in the enclosed rear garden to bask in the sun on the furniture, whilst your canine companions stretch their legs.
Retreat inside to discover the ground-floor bathroom, melt your stresses away in the freestanding tub or rinse away in the level-access shower (which is wheelchair friendly). As the evening draws to a close, climb up the wooden stairs to choose between two lovely double bedrooms, one with a four-poster bed and both offering scenic views over the river. Awaken with a steaming cup of coffee, courtesy of the coffee maker and make use of the toaster and oven to whip up a home-cooked breakfast.
Take a short stroll to the sandy and shingle shores of Shaldon Beach or Teignmouth Back Beach to marvel at the calm waters of the estuary. Grab fresh fish and chips from the Grand Pier, view quirky art at Teignmouth Arts Quarter or unravel the town's history at Teign Heritage - Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum which holds a display of a number of items originally from the Toll House, including a Toll Keeper's lamp and the original list of tolls payable.
There are award-winning shops nearby such as the Jolly Good Fish Cafe in Teignmouth and the Shaldon butcher, G T Orsman. The house is on the doorstep of the south-west coastal path, popular with walkers. Lace up your walking boots to ramble the gems of Devon, hike around Dartmoor National Park or budding historians can visit the medieval Cotehele Mill and tour Castle Drogo.
The house is nearby the scenic coastal railway of GWR, popular with train enthusiasts, including historic steam train enthusiasts. Explore the ancient city of Exeter, here you can test your swing at Exeter Golf and Country Club, stroll around the delightful Northernhay Gardens or visit the unique Bill Douglas Cinema Museum.
The house is about a 10 minute walk from the station and you can get a direct train to London in less than 3 hours.
For much to see and do, secure a stay at The Old Toll House.
- Gas central heating with electric fire
- Electric oven with microwave, induction hob, microwave, fridge/ freezer, washer/dryer, wine fridge, coffee maker, TV, WiFi
- Fuel and power are included in rent
- Bed linen and towels are included in rent
- Roadside parking on streets nearby or parking at the close-by car park
- Front garden with patio and furniture
- Enclosed rear and side garden with furniture
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 300 metres, pub ½ a mile, beach just over ½ a mile
- Note: There is no parking at the property but parking within walking distance
- Note: The staircase is steep so please be careful
- Note: There is a sofa bed in the sitting room for extra flexibility
- Note: The shower room is wheelchair accessible, however, there are steps throughout the property
On the South Devon Coast, lying on the north bank of the Teign estuary, Teignmouth is a large seaside town with long sandy beaches, pretty Georgian buildings and great facilities. Take a stroll along the Victorian Pier, visit the lido with heated outdoor pool, show your skills at the skate park or relax at the Town Beach. Take a stroll along Teignmouth River Beach then eat at one of the many restaurants with many specialising in locally caught fish all washed down with local craft beers and real ales. Time your trip to the summer carnival, Septembers Food Festival or Novembers Jazz Festival. Visit the Shaldon Wildlife Trust across the estuary and take in the castle and botanical gardens at the same time, Eastcliff Park for a beautiful walk with clifftop views, have a stroll through the Arts Quarter or take in some history at the museum.