Teignmouth Holiday Rental 


Polly Cottage is an Old Coastguard Cottage just 15 metres from Teignmouth River Beach, with views of Dartmoor up the river and Shaldon at the mouth of the river.  As well as being so close to the beach the cottage is also just a few minutes’ walk from the ferry to Shaldon, local pubs, restaurants, traditional pier, promenade  and shops as well as a fabulous children's play park (with water play), crazy golf, tennis court and skate park. ​

Teignmouth is a stunning coastal town with historic Georgian buildings, long sandy beaches, and fresh local food.

Teignmouth beaches are great for family days out, Teignmouth Town beach is a long expanse of sand whilst the River Beach enjoys view local fishing boats and has a wonderful quaint village feel. 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.

On the promenade, Teignmouth Pavilions hosts a regular cinema and child friendly events.  Across the river is the quaint village of Shaldon which has beautiful views across to Teignmouth, and is home to the Ness, a smugglers tunnel cut through the South Devon cliffs and a small zoo.  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.

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 ParkExeter and Torquay are just a few miles from Teignmouth, making it an ideal central location to explore the rest of South Devon.

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.


An old Coastguard Cottage which has been decorated and newly furnished throughout in Spring 2018 and is finished to a high standard.  It sleeps up to 4 people (plus a baby in cot) and consists of the following:


  • Living Room with dining table and chairs, sofas and TV/DVD player.

  • Kitchen with breakfast bar, dishwasher, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster.

  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, heated towel rail, WC and wash basin.

  • Utility area with washing machine, iron and ironing board.


  • Bedroom 1 with king size bed, television with en-suite WC and wash basin.

  • Bedroom 2 with single bed.

  • Bedroom 3 with single bed.


  • Patio garden area with table and chairs to front of property which enjoys the sun throughout the day and evening, along with beautiful river views (note - the adjoining two properties owners do have pedestrian right of way through the Polly Cottage garden).

  • Sunny secure courtyard to the rear of property.


  • Central heating with electric fire.

  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV , DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power included.

  • Bed linen and towels.

  • Cot and highchair available on request.

  • Parking - some on street parking is available and a public car park is just 150 yards away.

  • No smoking or pets.



Lounge Diner
View of River Teign
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
View from Master Bedroom Window Seat
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom En-suite Toilet
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Door to Beach

From door to beach, 10 metres!

Front of Polly Cottage
Front entrance to Polly Cottage
Polly Cottage


The town itself has a high street for a bit of retail therapy, both Lidl and the Co-op are within walking distance.  Also, just 2 minutes walk from the cottage is a vibrant Arts Quarter. 


Eating Out

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, 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 children 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.

As well as regular live music at local pubs in Teignmouth and Shaldon.



Perfect location by the water -good shops etc. Cottage extremely well appointed with lovely finishing touches. Owners very helpful-we will come back!