On the edge of the river Teign estuary and in the heart of charming Shaldon in South Devon is this beautiful Edwardian end-of-terrace property; Mintons.
With excellent views of the water and just across the road from steps to the small river beach, Mintons offers excellent, spacious and contemporary accommodation for eight people, and is ideal for a large family or group wanting to get away to the South Devon coast, as well as being within easy reach of the Dartmoor National Park.
The entire property has been completely refurbished with much flair, style and a sense of fun.
As you step into the house there is a sense of light and space with excellent use of colour throughout.
Once through the golden gate into the property a flight of stone steps lead up to the elegant front door, to one side a lawn garden with direct views over the river and passing watercraft.
A second flight of steps lead down to the sunken and private terrace complete with large table and chairs plus barbecue – just the place for an alfresco meal.
Inside the fresh and bright, spacious kitchen with a host of useful appliances and amenities, including a large range style oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher to take care of the washing up.
Beyond this a stunning dining room with a large dining table seating eight, sits below a traditional-style chandelier.
A set of bi-fold doors connect this room to the sitting room, with more vibrant bursts of colour, this time with turquoise sofas, offering plenty of relaxing seating for all, along with a TV, with dual aspect windows that overlook the river.
Upstairs are four spacious bedrooms all with a TV; a master double with smart en-suite shower room and river views, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your bed.
Plus two further doubles; a super king size with views over the village, a kingsize double with water views and and a twin room (zip/link beds.
The refined family bathroom has a choice of shower and roll top bath, while a convenient cloakroom can be found on the ground floor.
From the kitchen a second flight of stairs leads down to the games room complete with pool table and double doors to the garden terrace.
Also alongside this room is a garage which offers parking for two cars,
Mintons is located in the centre of Shaldon village, meaning you are within easy reach of a selection of boutique shops, cafés and choice of pubs, as well as botanical gardens, Shaldon Wildlife Trust, a golf course and Ness Cove Beach.
The seaside town of Teignmouth with its mainline railway station is just across the water – accessible by bridge or pedestrian ferry that runs all through the year (weather & tides permitting).
In Teignmouth you will find a wider selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, bars, cafés and other amenities, as well as Teignmouth Beach and 19th century pier.
A little further along the coast you will come to the 'English Riviera', a stretch of coastline panning the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
Dartmoor National Park is easily accessible, offering plenty of walking and cycling opportunities through vast moorland, valleys, forests, wetlands and a variety of landscapes, as well as the chance to see Dartmoor ponies.
Mintons is a wonderful South Devon retreat for a family wanting to enjoy the best of Devon's coast.