The Curlews - On estuary with hydrotherapy spa
Light, contemporary, spacious waterside home situated on a hillside with stunning estuary views. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens, with panoramic views throughout – five generous bedrooms (two en-suite) and an open-plan living space with a modern, well-equipped kitchen...
Accessed via a private driveway and perched on the hill, The Curlews looks out over the Teign estuary, across to Shaldon and Teignmouth. Stunning views of the ever-changing landscape are seen from every room.
The driveway comfortably fits five cars. There are steps leading up to the front door. Once inside, there are two downstairs bedrooms (one en suite with a glass shower and freestanding stone basin) with a large super king bed and a built-in wardrobe and the other with two fabric large bunk beds.
As you ascend the stairs, you enter an open gallery and a couple of steps into the large living and dining area, with high vaulted ceilings and an array of lighting that can be configured to suit your mood.
A brand-new kitchen with breakfast bar, integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher, tumble drier and washing machine and, of course, the all-important chiller for champagne. Prepare sumptuous meals on the induction hob while looking out to sea, watching the boats and Sunday morning rowers go by.
A dining area for 12 is just in front of the large patio with access to the tiled Terrace where you can dine al fresco, watching the tide as the barbecue sizzles.
Sit back and relax in the lounge with a 4K ultra-smart TV and integrated Freesat to watch your favourite shows. Or use the sunroom with glass walls giving you full views up and down the estuary with stunning views in the day or evening.
Underfloor intelligent heating through the lounge and kitchen-dining areas keeps you cosy in the cooler months.
The upper floor also has three further bedrooms:
The master has a super king bed, an en-suite wet room with mandarin stone sink and views across to Shaldon. Double doors open onto your glass Juliet balcony to let in the gentle sea breeze. There’s also an HD smart TV including Freesat and pre-loaded movies.
There are two further bedrooms to the side of the property. One is a queen side bed patio doors and direct access to the gardens and more scintillating estuary views. The second is a twin bed room that can be made as a super king bed. This also has patio doors and direct access to the garden with estuary views.
The family bathroom on this level features an extra-large bath with fountain taps and overhead shower, and a mandarin stone basin.
The mature gardens are set on various levels. There is an entertainment deck with a dining area, outdoor sofas and sun loungers.
A 10-person Hydropool Spa sits on a further deck overlooking the river.
If you are feeling energetic, walk to the top of the garden and take in more-expansive views along the river to Dartmoor and its Tors on a clear day.
All linen and towels are professionally cleaned and supplied. A professional cleaning company is also used to ensure that the property is thoroughly cleaned between guests.
- Do not use of the Spa after 10pm.
- Do not at any time adjust the temperature on the Spa
- Always place the cover on the hot tub after use
- Do not play music outside at any time
- Do not use the terrace to the front or side after 11pm
- Clean BBQ after use
- Remove shoes when entering the home
- Do not access the garage or sheds
- Turn off extractor on the side of the island worktop next to the hob after use
- Turn off all lights when exiting the home
- Do not flick cigarette buts around the garden or on the terraces
- Do not lean on the free standing bathroom sinks at any time
Full access to all of the house and grounds, excluding the two sheds, garage and the right side of the property (when viewing the water).
The Curlews is professionally managed by Fresh Escapes. A Devon based privately owned Vacation Rental and Management company who are here to ensure your stay runs as smoothly as possible.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
Guests have full access to the 1 acre private grounds. No use of hot tub after 10pm. No use of outside areas after 11pm due to noise restrictions. There is parking for about 5 cars in front of the house on the driveway.
There is a bus stop directly at the bottom of the driveway with routes to Teignmouth and Shaldon (5 minutes), Dawlish, Starcross, Powderham and Exeter (45 minutes). Other routes also include Torquay (20 minutes), Paignton, Brixham and Newton Abbott.
There is also a train station in Teignmouth which is about a 20 minute walk from the property which is a beautiful journey to Exeter most of which has views over the Teignmouth estuary, Teignmouth and Dawlish seafront in addition to the River Exe.
Teignmouth is a stunning coastal town with historic Georgian buildings, long sandy beaches, and fresh local food. The town sits on the edge of the mouth of River Teign and the South Devon coast – and is surrounded by lush Devon countryside, so you won’t find a more beautiful setting for a holiday. Located on the main South West train line, Teignmouth is an easy journey from London, along the most spectacular coastal train route in the country. Dartmoor National Park, Exeter and Torquay are just a few miles from Teignmouth, making it an ideal central location to explore the rest of South Devon.
Things to do in Teignmouth
Teignmouth is the ideal family holiday destination – with a Victorian Pier, lido, play park, crazy golf and skate park all within easy reach of the beaches and town centre to keep the kids entertained.
Teignmouth beaches are great for family days out, Teignmouth Town beach is a long expanse of sand with the pier, arcades and promenade. Local watersports are also on offer if you want to try kayaking, coasteering or paddle boarding. Teignmouth River Beach is full of beautiful fishing boats and has a wonderful quaint village feel – perfect for coastal walks with the dog.
The town itself has beautiful Georgian buildings and a lovely high street for a bit of retail therapy. On the promenade, Teignmouth Pavilions hosts a regular cinema and child friendly events all year round. Teignmouth Arts Quarter is full of galleries, TAAG, Voyage Art, Reuben Lenkiewicz Art Gallery which sells and displays Robert Lenkiewicz‘a work. There are also the cafes, back beach and other stylish individual businesses.
Across the river is the quaint village of Shaldon which has beautiful views across to Teignmouth, and is home to the Ness and a smugglers tunnel cut through the South Devon cliffs.
Ideal for walking, Teignmouth is on the South West Coast Path, as well as at the end of the Templer Way, an 18 mile walking trail which traces the historic line of granite being taken from the quarries at Haytor on Dartmoor, to the docks at Teignmouth. The walk follows the Stover Canal, and is one of many scenic footpaths covering South Devon.
With the sea and the River Teign, Teignmouth is gaining reputation as a gourmet destination. Most of the local seafood will have been caught that morning – you can watch the boats come in at the River Beach landing their catches before it goes to the local restaurants.
The Taste of the Teign food trail gives visitors the chance to visit and taste the towns gastronomic delights –world renowned mussel and oyster beds, picking fresh berries to make your own jams, visiting the country’s steepest vineyard, and microbreweries making craft beers and real ales.
Top Events in Teignmouth
In March, the Classical Music Festival and the Poetry Festival host events, recitals and workshops around the town. The Folk Festival in June is one of the top festivals in the UK – a 3-day event where the town atmosphere is electric.
During the summer holidays there are carnivals and regattas in Teignmouth and Shaldon that the kids will love. In September there is the Taste of the Teign Food Festival, and in November, the town is alive with the local Jazz Festival.
History of Teignmouth
Teignmouth dates back to 1044, when the town was originally two separate villages. By the 1800s it was fashionable with tourists, and to this day remains a functioning harbour. If you want to explore the history of the area further, a visit to the Teign Heritage Centre is a must.
Situated on the South Devon coast across the Teign estuary and opposite the town of Teignmouth, Shaldon is an unspoilt village with a thriving community. Many families in the village are still linked to the fishing industry and with a great range of local shops and attractions; it’s an ideal place for a relaxing holiday. Shaldon isn’t as commercial as many of the South Devon towns, but is perfect if you want to experience real Devon life firsthand.
Things to do in Shaldon
Explore Shaldon Beach, ideal for swimming, sailing, rowing, paddling and rock pool exploring, or the nearby Teignmouth Beach or Ness Cove beach, accessed via an original Smugglers tunnel. If you want to try out some water sports – head to Teignmouth and visit Sea Sports South West who offer kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, sailing and more.
If you want to explore the local area but don’t want to take the car, you can travel to Teignmouth on the oldest passenger ferry in England, where there are various cafés, restaurants and bars, as well as traditional seaside entertainment to enjoy.
Shaldon is on the South West Coast Path, and there is a spectacular walk from Shaldon to Labrador Bay with views across the coastline – on a clear day you can see Lyme Bay.
To keep the kids entertained, try Shaldon Wildlife Trust zoo, Pitch and Putt, or take a trip up to Haldon Forest and Go Ape, or along to the English Riviera for Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts and Babbacombe Model Village.
Events in Shaldon
For a great party, Shaldon Water Carnival features what could be the oldest running regatta in the world. It’s a festival of watery fun and ideal for families – held on the first Saturday in August.
Shaldon Regatta is held every August with over 120 events for all the family – get involved in the water activities or just watch from the beach – either way you will love the festival atmosphere.
History of Shaldon
The original settlement was a little upstream, where the fertile valley was cultivated. Shaldon is built on reclaimed land from silt, and there is a retaining wall that prevents the sea from returning to the beaches. Gradually the inhabitants turned to fishing, although the village still has a very rural feel.
- Pets allowed
- Suitable for events
- Suitable for children (2-12 years)
- Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
- Cable TV
- Wireless Internet
- Free parking on premises
- Free parking on street
- Hot tub