Saturday, 19 June 2010


Living only a couple of fields away from the River Teign , had we owned a boat, we could have sailed down the river, to this heavenly little place.

As it is, this morning, we drove the short journey to Shaldon.
Shaldon is situated across the river from Teignmouth.

Come with me and I'll show you around .
We've arrived nice 'n early and there are very few people about.

As I mentioned, that's Teignmouth, across the river..
and then the views are across to Dawlish and the coastline beyond.

It must be a real treat to have a garden with river frontage.

And to live so close to an aptly named 'place for refreshment'!
Very pretty.

The English teacher in me picked up on this ...surely there should be an apostrophe in Ferryman's...??? LOL!

Although I have to admit that I really do like to leave the day job at home when I go out and about!!
So, apostrophe or no apostrophe, moving swiftly on...

Shaldon offers many delightful gardens and their owners obviously take a pride in them.

Wherever you look there are lovely, floral displays

And then...ah, the odd reminder of the night before...which I would sooner forget right now!
Let's just say that Shaldon has put on a far superior display for me today than our
footballers did last night....and leave it at that!! ;-)

We wander through the interesting back lanes...

...trying to pick a property where we would like to live.

Next to the butchers and the bakers we find this ...

Great humour! I love it!

A very nice place to lodge...I might just consider it!

We had a very long walk...the gardens were the highlight of our little tour!


We made our way to the bowling green where there seemed to be early morning activity.

And back to the car, which we'd parked I had a very discreet 'snoop' you do! ;-)

Shaldon was most definitely looking its best for us, today.
I did so enjoy our wander around this charming little place.


KC'sCourt! said...

Shaldon is extremely pretty. I always thought it was just me correcting apostrophe's!!!!!!
Julie xxxxxxxxxxxs

winnibriggs said...

That was some tour! It is grey and cold here today, much too far from the sea and your tour has brightened my day.
Thank you.....really really love that little thatched cottage...and all the flowers of course.

All things nice... said...

How wonderful indeed, such a beautiful place and what lovely floral displays :) Looks so so perfect and pretty, just what I like! Thank you for sharing :) Looks like you have nice weather too, hope it lasts :)

All things nice...

dosierosie said...

Thank you, that brought back so many memories. My Dad used to have a boat at Shaldon and I loved going down there when I was small.
I used to live in Babbacombe.
Please don't use you red pen to much.
Gill xx

The Weaver of Grass said...

I enjoyed your wander too Sal - looks a lovely place. Agree about the apostrophe, but like so many things these days it is beginning to die a death I think. Keep up the standards, I say.

The Little Vintage Company said...

What a beautiful place! I think I could happily live in any one of those gorgeous houses!! As for the football... the less mentioned the better perhaps!! : )
Tamzin X

galant said...

That is amazing - no, not the pix of adorable Shaldon, which we visit often and also love - we parked our car in exactly the same place when we went there and the owner of that house whose gateway you photographed was up a small ladder attending to the flowers in the urns on top of the pillars! What a coincidence!

Margaret P
PS A bit like in Fawlty Towers, when they mustn't mention the war, we won't mention The Match!

Anonymous said...

Please can I have the thatched cottage? I'm with you on the apostrophe ..... although these days it's usually a wrongly included one, not a missing one!!

christine said...

gorgeous photo's... i always look forward to your posts, lovely gardens and homes! i am in love with, thatch, we don't have it here..(australia) not sure why? keep the pics coming, its like a mini visit!! xx

Josie-Mary said...

Now which house shall I have??!!
Lovely pictures :)

Bayside Moments said...

What a beautiful place and those floral displays, well, they are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the tour.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Chocolate box pretty and not a bit of litter in sight.. just the way I like it!

Michele x

landcuckoo said...

What a delightful place, great pictures Sal.
Sarah x

Puppet Lady said...

What a charming and colourful place. You seem to have a wealth of them in Devon!