Just chill and watch the bright river, rippling silver on the tide by day, wide and gold in the setting sun. The bridge to Teignmouth to the east. the high moors to the west. A train trundles by on the fas shore and locals in big wellies go musseling at dusk below the bar. Boats potter. Seagulls squall. Children play.
The park itself: Friendly. Quaint. Clean. Food just Ok (lovely setting but a bit last decade pub grub). Pool nice (.Craig the life guard was brill with the grandchildren)
Our Caravan (228) a Tardis with amazing views.
Do try the fish and chip shop in Shaldon village, the Zoo on the Ness and the clipper inn for lunch on the beach.
Take the ferry across to Teignmouth (park up on the Ness and walk down) - the Ferry man has some great stories to tell. There's much to do there - the Ship Inn by the Quay has great beer and food and views back down the river - the childrens playground on the prom is a must for youngsters.
For shopping - Morrisons is over the bridge - sharp left and 500 yds on the right.
So. A bit let down by the food.. but it all felt sort of right.. sort of quaint. Muddled along. And the setting tells you to just chill - and we did (and so should you).
P.S. we suffered 2 ripped dresses on a sticking out edge. The edge was fixed without fuss and the dresses mended perfectly by the sites own seamstress.. Lots of apologies. Nice people. In fact staff and those staying were all pleasant.. I think that's the river's influence. Chill.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Devon Valley Holiday Village is set in a stunning riverside location with suberb views of the River Teign. Our self catering chalets and caravans to suit all budgets, superb family entertainment, heated indoor pool and great facilities ensure you will have a holiday to remember. Ideally situated for nearby beaches and attractions, we are only 6 miles from Torquay and the fabulous English Riviera and a short drive from the dramatic tors of Dartmoor. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Devon Valley Holiday Village Hotel Shaldon
- Devon Valley Holiday Village Shaldon