|Devon luxury self-catering
Little Ringmore stands on the edge of the estuary of the River Teign, an easy walk upstream from the main part of the seaside village of Shaldon, with its lovely sandy beaches the perfect situation for special-escapes. The house is designed with the living accommodation all upstairs, to take advantage of the lovely views both in front and behind the house.
The drawing room looks towards the countryside, and opens out onto spacious balcony. It is comfortably furnished with sofas, and has a electric fire, and television with both DVD.
The open plan kitchen and dining room, overlook the river estuary and the Strand with its listed buildings, and slipway for launching smaller boats. The kitchen is newly and comprehensively equipped with both freezer and fridge, and the utility room has an automatic washing machine. There is also a cloakroom on this floor. Ringmore is an easy walk up river from Shaldon, a beautiful valley with many thatched properties, many dating from the 15th century. Exploring is a delight. And a visit to the tiny church of St Nicholas is rewarding, with its pre Saxon font. A church has stood on this site since the 7th century.
The livelihood of Shaldon is based around the estuary, holiday makers, fishing, boating and cottage industries, whilst the town of Teignmouth on the opposite shore, is still a busy and thriving small port. The foot ferry which operates from the river beach at Shaldon over to Teignmouth has been in existence since the 13th century, and the present ferry was modernised in 1909 by being motorised !
During the season, local fishermen shoot their seine nets to catch Salmon on the beach. Boat auctions are held twice a year on the beach, bringing visitors from all over the West country, and the annual water carnival and Regatta provide entertainment during the summer months. Wednesdays during the season are always fun, with stalls on the village green, local people in historic costumes, tours of the village, and evening entertainment with punch & Judy, and other plays and entertainers into the evening also on the village green.
The Village has a baker, a butcher, and general grocers shop, a chemist. Post Office, and various other small shops. There are many different pubs and restaurants, all within walking distance, and a fine coffee shop with homemade cakes.