The original New England holiday home in stunning South Devon. Interiors to die for. A snap-happy Pinterest haven for design and home fans who happen to love luxury holidays too.
Timeless. Stylish. Original. Hawks Cay set the scene for New England style interiors and retains its smart yet light hearted vibes that create a perfect setting for a happy go lucky family holiday by the sea. Nautical touches wherever your eyes fall bring a seaside flair to this thoroughly thought out holiday home. The ultimate in guest comfort awaits inside the door of this period cottage.
The large sunny kitchen diner with its muted greys and rounded edges has everything you need for cunduring up an American style breakfast, or any other style feast to be honest - the De Longhi Dolce-Gusto coffee machine and American fridge freezer with ice dispenser are firm favourites. Follow the light to the French doors and discover how they open out onto a private courtyard, providing both suntrap and shade depending on the time day you seeks its tranquility. The large dining table surrounded by cane dining chairs promises to keep everyone at the table long after dinner is done. The sitting room is all light and comfy seating whether you’re hunkered around a roaring woodburner or settling in for a movie night on the vast TV screen.
From the shutters to the stars and stripes, the Shaldon seafront could just as easily be the Atlantic coast if you chose to stay indoors. But the pretty beach huts famous on Shaldon’s seashore will draw you to the sand. The village’s boutiques, restaurants and cafes will stock you with goodies for supper or fill you up enough for more exploring. The Shaldon Cliffs, Zoo and Teignmouth Circular will keep you out and about all day.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The first floor presents three bedrooms and a large family bathroom that continue the New England theme and the luxurious comforts. A king, a double and a twin trundle bed all offer superior mattresses, pillows and linen for the ultimate night’s sleep. Up on the second floor is the stunning master suite with its striking king size nickel bed and en suite with standalone tub. Hairdryers and TV/DVD players come as standard in all rooms.
Security deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable to Niche Retreats with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure.
At a glance
- Sleeps 8
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- No pets allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- Private parking
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a high chair
- No smoking
- Equipped with a stairgate
- Equipped with a travel cot
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
We all loved our stay at hawks cay, and james couldn’t have been more helpful,on meeting him to show us round the house , we would like to book again for next year Mrs Linda Thomas - 17th August 2019
We would recommend this property without hesitation. The position, in this very unspoilt quiet gem on the river, was delightful and local attractions were easily reached. There were numerous restaurants, some being only minutes away, all serving excellent food. Mrs Jill Bunnett - 28th June 2019
This is a very nice place to stay. We have all enjoyed it immensely. Thank you for the pleasant experience here even if the weather grew worse. We've generally had a lovely time as our 4th stay in Shaldon. Kent/ Elkins - 11th August 2018
Great Place, great Location weather not perfect but everything else was eggcellent!! Thanks for everything.Highetts and Hardimans, UK - 7th April 2018
Our fourth stay at Hawks Cay! As always, everything was just perfect. Thank you!The Watts Family, Derbyshire - 31st March 2018
House is in the lovely village of Shaldon. Well located on the coast. Good pub, restaurants, shops, and chippy nearby. House lovely and warm, very clean and well done out with classy decor and very well equipped. James made sure we knew where to go and how operate everything. Very attentive indeed, including coffee and cake on arrival.Mr John Osborne - 26th February 2018
We’ve had the best time-the house has everything we could need and we don’t want to leave! London Inn is amazing for food and an evening walk to Smugglers tunnel & beach is a must. Thank you from all of us!Mills & Osborne Family - 24th February 2018
Third time staying in Hawks Cay and it has been wonderful! We have had a lovely time and very lovely weather. Thank you ! Kents/Elkins Family - 26th August 2017
We had a wonderful week in Shaldon. Lovely meal at the London Inn and the views from the Ness are great! Especially loved the steam train to Greenaway House! Bye for now! Graham, Jean, Sally, Jue, Amelia, Nala & Yvonne - 19th August 2017
Fabulous House-Fabulous location!Frecklie, Seth & Maggie Chondler - 12th August 2017
Thank you for a wonderful week!!The Huchzermeier-Bock Family - 5th August 2017
What a fabulous week we have had in Shaldon! We loved staying at Hawks Cay, the house is beautiful & the beds are so comfy! We can recommend the Clipper & The London for good food, drink & atmosphere! Thanks!The Solla-Mckain Family - 31st July 2017
We had a lovely week in spite of some very rainy weather!!We would recommend Liam's walking on Dartmoor and Canoe Adventures.For food we thought 'The London Inn' the best.The house is beautiful - very well put together with everything you would need.Tony McEwen - 22nd July 2017
Our third visit to Hawks Cay! We always look forward to our stay in this beautifully presented holiday home. We enjoy every minute and never want to leave when its time to go home!Watts Family - Derbyshire - 22nd April 2017
A wonderful fully equipped holiday home, probably one of the best we have stayed in. Shaldon Zoo great for little people. Lovely play area in Shaldon along the estuary & bigger one in Teignmouth. Great food in the London Inn, very friendly staff & The Clipper Cafe too! A great week with brilliant weather!!Granny & Grandad Cox, Warwickshire Son & family Adelaide, Australia Daughter & family, Dorset. - 1st October 2016
We had the most fantastic week. Weather not kind but house more than made up for it. Everything you could possibly need. Not going to tell anyone as we want to be able to come back and it not be booked up.The Fox Family - 1st September 2016
This was without one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in. The house was immaculate and thoughtful touches, like the meet and greet, a beautiful cake and milk that was left for us really makes a difference.Deborah Fox, Essex - 1st September 2016
A beautiful home to stay in, with plenty to keep two little ones happy all week! Comfortable, stylish & spacious, we all love Hawks Cay!!! Our first time in Shaldon, but certainly not our last. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday!The Powell Family- UK - 1st July 2016
A very well presented house & relaxing stay. We've been coming to Shaldon with our children for six years & always had a fabulous time. The beds are so comfy, didn't want to get up!!!!The McCarthy Family - 1st July 2016
Our second visit to this beautiful holiday home. We've loved every minute!The Thomas Family- UK - 1st June 2016
A really wonderful house to stay in, as said before you really have thought of everything, even books for our little granddaughter which she loved; we even taught her to play 'Pirate Snap'! A lovely holiday in dear Shaldon, I have been visiting here since 1963. We will return! Thank you.The Burcham, Rendell and Hastings Families, Tunbridge Wells - 1st June 2016
Thanks again for another great week in Shaldon. Great meals had in the Crab Shack in Teignmouth. Fun was had by all three generations!The Standage Family- UK - 1st June 2016
After many years of staying in Shaldon, your home is by far the best! The decoration is perfect and you have really thought about everything. We will be back for sure. Hugely impressed in every way.Thank you xThe O'Hagans - 1st May 2016
Fabulous spot! Love Hawks Cay, love Shaldon, love the restaurants. Couldn't be happier. Thank you Chrissie and Colin xxClare and David - 1st May 2016
A wonderful cottage and a wonderful place with wonderful owners. Memories are made here! Thank you Colin and Chrissie.David and family - 1st April 2016
Our second visit to Hawks Cay and once again is was beautifully presented to us by James and Karen. The welcome goodies were much appreciated and very much enjoyed! The little touches really do make a difference and James and Karen go that extra mile to make sure your holiday home is perfect! Hope to see you again soon! xThe Watts Family- Derbyshire. - 1st March 2016
We had a great time and a lovely welcome by the house keeper. The setting is beautiful and the house's location is perfect. Lovely cosy cottage with everything you could want- beautifully presented too!James- Surrey - 1st November 2015
We have been staying in Shaldon for 40 years and this has been the most enjoyable break in a beautiful house. Could not fault it! Many thanks to James and Karen for their warm welcome and their help. Very good meets at Coombe Cellars and The London Inn.The Craigs Family - 1st October 2015
The house is immaculate, quality furnishings and extra touches. Warm welcome from Karen and James. This was our second visit, would definitely like to return. Shaldon is great for all ages with the beach, cafes and bars all on your doorstep as well as a great many nearby attractions. Fabulous holiday! Thank you againCatherine Hamilton- Essex - 1st October 2015
Living Coasts in Torquay was brilliant for children. Lovely memories. Thank you Karen for such a warm welcome and cake! What a wonderful inspiration, locality, professional interior designer at work and so comfortable. An ideal family holiday home. Many thanks for us all!Moss and Cicil Families, Sussex and Soho. - 1st October 2015
It has all been said about a lovely house in a lovely village. Perfect for getting my family together.Excellent meal at London Inn and at Three Degrees West at Oddicombe.Living Coasts in Torquay was brilliant for children.Lovely memories. Thank you Karen for such a warm welcome!Overs Family - 1st October 2015
Thank you for a wonderful holiday! Our second stay this year; hope to return. Thanks again. Love this house!Standage and Hamilton Families - 1st October 2015
Beautiful house in a beautiful location. Shame about the weather but we loved every second. Would definitely recommend the London Inn- very warm welcome and fantastic food. Thank you so much- We will be back!!Brazier Family - 1st August 2015
We had a wonderful, summer holiday as an extended family at Hawks Cay, Shaldon. Our ages ranged from 9 to 79. The house was superb for our needs both as far as accommodation was concerned and the high standards of the property- beautifully clean and maintained. We also appreciated the luxurious, stylish design and finish to the house making our stay there feel like a treat. The boys (9-11) enjoyed the Devon edition of Monopoly- they played it on and off all week along with the other games and loved the 3D TV experience along with the ice making machine on the fridge- as did the adults! We all loved sitting in the pretty courtyard, popping out to the local shops especially the Yummy Shop opposite and enjoying the local restaurants. The friendly, seaside feel of the village was fun, vibrant and very picturesque. We were very well looked after by James and Karen who left us several jugs of gorgeous fresh flowers and who were a tremendous help to us. There was a magnificent sponge cake awaiting us and other goodies too! Lovely comfy beds- pure luxury! I could go on! In summary a wonderful holiday in a very special place! We wish we'd had longer as there was so much to see and do so we will have to return. Thank you all who were a part of creating it!The Griffins- Easebourne Midhurst - 1st August 2015
Beautiful house in a beautiful location. Shame about the weather but we loved every second. Would definitely recommend the London Inn- very warm welcome and fantastic food. Thank you so much; we will be back!!Brazier Family (ages 4-75!)- St. Albans - 1st August 2015
Hawks Cay has been perfect for every member of our family. We have really appreciated the beautiful decor and special touches such as fresh flowers, home made cake and the shall bath soaps. (My room) The grey room has been so tranquil and comfortable. The village is as special as the house and a big thank you to James for looking after us! A wonderful time by all!Cook and Oxley Families - 1st August 2015
Thank you very much for a great stay in your lovely house- hopefully we will be back.Bridgman/ Healy/ Smith, United States - 1st July 2015
Whilst this is the first time we have used Discovery Holiday Homes and stayed in one of their Properties (Hawks Cay), we feel we can say we have received an excellent service. The Property itself was superb and exceeded our expectations and the Property Management team that not only greeted us on arrival but kept in contact with us throughout our stay were professional, very helpful, friendly and gave excellent advice on where to eat drink and enjoy our holiday in Shaldon. What a wonderful seaside village.Nigel & family, Berkshire - 1st July 2015
Just one word sums it up: Brilliant!!^Good weather, Shaldon picture postcard perfect!!^You just cant beat a British Holiday!The Beeney Family - 1st June 2015
A lovely holiday in a well provided for house- hard to leave- hope to come back!The Hamiltons, Peartons and Jennings - 1st June 2015
A lovely house, excellent spec and really comfy beds! Will definitely recommend!The Picking Family - 1st May 2015
We have had a very enjoyable holiday with some glorious weather in a delightful holiday home! Thank you xThe Watts Family - 1st April 2015
Our second visit to Hawks Cay and once again it was beautifully presented to us by James and Karen. The welcome goodies were much appreciated and very much enjoyed! The little touches really do make the difference and James and Karen go that extra mile to make sure your holiday home is perfect! Hope to see you again soon! xThe Watts Family- Derbyshire - 1st March 2015
Wonderful comfortable, stylish and thoughtfully equipped home. Loved it! Thanks you!Sheila & family, Trowbridge - 1st January 2015
We absolutely loved the house and the village and the beach being so close; it was lovely walking up to the local shops to buy all that you needed. Thoroughly recommend The Clipper.Goldsmith Family - 1st September 2014
Delightful house, and the garden was to die for ~ especially the olive tree! Thanks for thinking of everything; it must have been wonderful to plan and shop for it all ~ a gem in a ditto village. Thanks too, James & Karen for your helpfulness.Val & Margaret, Bath - 1st September 2014
Beautiful house, beautiful location, great holiday! You have thought of everything. Thank you!Elkins & Kent Families - 1st August 2014
I want this house!!!Adam- part of the Minchinton-Hill Group - 1st August 2014
A really comfortable house, the detail is amazing. Wish we had stayed for 2 weeks. Thank you very much.Adams/Walsh Families - 1st August 2014
Fantastic holiday. Beautiful Home.A previous customer - 1st August 2014
What a fantastic place. Everything you could wish for. Our holiday was brilliant. Thank you for all of the extra details, everything was fabulous xKaren- part of the Minchinton-Hill Party - 1st August 2014
What an amazing holiday! Hawks Cay is simply spectacular. The attention to detail in every room is superb. We have fallen in love with Shaldon; it's warm welcoming residents and it's tranquility. We couldn't have asked for a more idyllic place to stay and our son had a wonderful 6th birthday during our stay. We had a lovely meal at The Ness and a spectacular one at Coombe Cellars (the steak is to die for!). We also visited Dartmouth, where we married last year and loved every moment. A perfect week away. Thank you xThe Minchinton- Hill Family - 1st August 2014
Thanks for a good week. My bed was sooo comfortable (I loved the pillows best though!). I liked the beach because it was quiet but there was a lot of kids at night, which was good because I made friends. I especially enjoyed the cheese twists you left! So we went and bought more! Thanks for a good adventure (and a good nights sleep! xElla- part of the Minchinton-Hill Party - 1st August 2014
We had a wonderful time in your fantastic house! Shaldon is a lovely place. We had great food at the Clipper and The Ness House. Do visit Agatha Christies holiday home at Dartmouth by boat. Great fun!Van Dijhhuszen Family, The Netherlands - 1st July 2014
What a beautiful place- so welcoming and wonderfully designed. We have had a great holiday. We would recommend Dartmouth & Coleton Fishacre to visit- just beautiful. Thank you!Brighton Family - 1st July 2014
A lovely holiday in a beautiful house! Thank you.The Sadler & Read Families - 1st July 2014
Probably the best appointed holiday home we have stayed in. Excellent facilities and in a great location.Malone Family, Wimborne - 1st May 2014
What a wonderful house- definitely the most stylish and comfortable holiday house we've ever stayed in- we shall be back for sure!! Thank you for all the thoughtful touches xxxxThe Saunders, Buckinghamshire - 1st May 2014
This is the best house that we've stayed in :) Thank you for a brilliant holiday :)Eleanor & Harry - 1st April 2014
We have really enjoyed the holiday- house fantastic, great location. Thumbs up from the adults & children!!Cush & Page Families - 1st April 2014
What a fabulous house! Everything is perfect. Thank you so much for all the attention to detail. Definitely intend to return again xxSue & Jon, Hampshire - 1st April 2014
I have really enjoyed staying here with the beach and bar. I loved it! The house was lovely the bed was soft. :)Hudson, Carter Stagg aged 9 and 6.
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