About Teignmouth

Teignmouth, aptly described as the Jewel of Devon, is a characterful seaside town and one of few that still has its traditional Victorian pier. The pedestrianised, level town centre has an interesting variety of shops, restaurants and patisseries. The train station is only a mile away and there is a bus stop just outside the cottage. The beach at Teignmouth is a 15 minute walk through Mules park.

Enjoy a stroll along the promenade and admire the well-maintained Victorian facades. Follow the promenade to the east, from which the distinctive iron-oxide rich red rocks rise up to form the steep cliffs, and you will be walking alongside the route of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Atmospheric railway.

The quaint and cosy village of Shaldon lies to the west and can be reached either via the bridge or via the historic Teign pedestrian ferry.

The Minadab Cottage

Phoebe

Our largest room on the first floor with a wonderful view of the sea and a separate seating area. This room can be either a twin or a kingsize. Please select bed preference when booking.

Top quality beds and bed linen. Sofa, flat screen TV with freeview and DVD player.

There is also a fridge with bottled water, milk and soft drinks. Tea / Coffee making facilities with a variety of teas and fresh coffee with cafetiere. Homemade cookies are provided together with wine glasses and corkscrew if you would like to bring your own wine.

The central heating is thermostatically controlled. There is a hairdryer, alarm clock radio and international adapter plug.

The room has a lovely en-suite bathroom with bath and electric shower over. There are fluffy towels and toiletries.

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Ajax

First floor kingsize with wood panelling and arched ceiling with beautiful decorative plasterwork matching the historic feel of the cottage.

This is a light and sunny room which has a chez-lounge for seating. Top quality beds and bed linen. Flat screen TV with freeview and DVD player.

There is also a fridge with bottled water, milk and soft drinks. Tea / Coffee making facilities with a variety of teas and fresh coffee with cafetiere. Homemade cookies are provided together with wine glasses and corkscrew if you would like to bring your own wine.

The central heating is thermostatically controlled. There is a hairdryer, alarm clock radio and international adapter plug.

This room has a contemporary en-suite shower room with fluffy towels and toiletries.

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Pickle

A light and airy groundfloor double with many interesting features. A quiet room overlooking the rear rockery.

This room has lovely white wood panelling an unusual bay window, interesting fireplace and two comfortable armchairs.

Top quality beds and bed linen. Flat screen TV with freeview and DVD player.

There is also a fridge with bottled water, milk and soft drinks. Tea / Coffee making facilities with a variety of teas and fresh coffee with cafetiere. Homemade cookies are provided together with wine glasses and corkscrew if you would like to bring your own wine.

There is an immaculate and spacious en-suite which has a full size bath with electric shower over together with fluffy towels and toiletries.

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Tariff & Terms

Double room from £75.00 per night
Single occupancy from £59.99 per night
Dogs £20 per dog per stay

All prices are per room per night including breakfast. Minimum stay in June, July and August and at bank holidays is usually two nights.

For all bookings and enquiries either contact The Minadab Cottage on 01626 772044 or via e-mail by filling out the enquiry form on our contact page or to book on-line now please click the booking button on the left.

Location/Directions

For directions to The Minadab Cottage please view our contact page and enter your post code in to the relevent box.

Terms & Conditions

Booking Conditions: If you would like to make a booking, you will need to provide your contact details along with credit/debit card details to secure the booking. Please note we are not able to accept American Express or Diners Cards.

Cancellation Policy: We operate a seven day cancellation policy which means that, should you need to cancel your booking, you would need to let us know at least seven days prior to your arrival date. In the event of a cancellation within the seven day cancellation period prior to your arrival date, a charge equivalent to one nights stay will be taken from the card details provided.

Sorry, but we are not able to accommodate children under the age of twelve.

Check-in: please check-in between 3pm and 6pm. It may be possible to check in outside these times but please discuss this with us at the time of booking. Check-out: please would you be kind enough to check out by 10am.

Access Statement: The car park is accessed at the rear of the property and vehicles can drive down the sloping driveway directly into the car park. A short pathway leads to the front door and access to the property is up one step. The reception, guest lounge, breakfast room and ground floor bedroom (Pickle) are on the same ground floor level with no access steps. The first floor bedrooms are accessed via staircase from the entrance hallway and this staircase has fifteen steps. Please don't hesitate to contact us should you need further information.

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The Minadab Cottage

The history of The Minadab Cottage

The Minadab Cottage was built in 1820 for Robert Benjamin Young. Young, born on 15th September 1773 on the Isle of Man, rose through the ranks of the Royal Navy to that of commander.

During the Battle of Trafalgar, Young was given the command of HMS Entreprenante, a small 10 gun cutter, and charged with the duty of dispatch vessel to Admiral Nelson's HMS Victory . Following the battle action and subsequent death of Admiral Nelson, Young heroically acted as messenger and rescued 161 survivors by taking his little craft close to the blazing French battleship Achille before escaping just as the ship's magazines exploded.

According to Young, he had been given the great honour of carrying the news of the victory back to England by Admiral Nelson himself. No written record has survived of such an order and accounts can be found that, in fact, it was John Lapenotiere, commander of HMS Pickle ,who delivered the dispatches. Other accounts record that Lord Collingwood sent Young to Faro, Portugal, with dispatches announcing the death of Nelson and the victory at Trafalgar. For this, Young received the gold medal, the thanks of Parliament, a sword of Honour from the Patriotic Fund and an honorary augmentation to his arms.

The Minadab Cottage was built in the "cottage ornee" style based on Horace Walpole's Thames-side villa at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham. Walpole set the a fashion for rural Gothic-style retreats. A number were built by active and retired colonial administrators and military men who liked verandahs, spacious lawns and the sunny climate of Devon.

Commander Young designed The Minadab Cottage to resemble a ship as much as possible, the east side being the fore , and the west side the aft . The upper floor was reached by the means of a rope ladder. The round cobbled cellar has niches for the storage of rum casks, and larger alcoves for general storage. It is said that a secret tunnel ran from the cobbled cellar to the beach and it was means though which, many years ago, a previous owner returned home from sea unexpectedly and caught his wife with her lover!

The Minadab Cottage is grade II listed - buildings under this grading are considered to be "nationally important and of special interest".

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Breakfast & Snacks

Breakfast

We take great pride in our breakfast at The Minadab Cottage supporting our local producers as much as possible.

Start your day with freshly squeezed orange juice, cereal and toast with homemade marmalade and jam. Yoghurt, locally pressed apple juice, and fresh fruit salad are also available. Why not have the full English breakfast including local smoked bacon and sausages or for something a little lighter what about scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. We try to make breakfast special for our vegetarian guests too including savory muffins (yum!) or herby mushrooms on toast topped with a poached egg.

Please let us know when booking what your dietary requirements are.

In room snacks

Whilst we don't do evening meals we can on request provide a light snack for you to enjoy in your room or in the dining room but it would need to be booked in advance. This would be a mixture of cheeses and meats with crusty bread and butter for two to share at a cost of £15.00.

Packed Lunches

Packed lunches are available on request and again would need to be booked in advance. Cost is flexible and would depend on what was included.

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Dog Friendly

We have three much loved family dogs they are all Weimaraners and their names are Izzy, Poppy and Lucy. We are very happy to welcome responsible dog owners and well-behaved house trained dogs. We apologise that we are not able to take dogs that may be aggressive to people or other dogs.

We make a one off charge of £20.00 per dog per stay. This covers the additional cleaning that has to be done.

Please read the following carefully to ensure that we are the right dog friendly B & B for you and your canine friend.

We are not able to accommodate dogs in the dining room and we request that dogs are not left alone in the guest bedrooms when you go out. Even well trained dogs that are happy to be left at home may get distressed when left in a strange place. This can cause them to behave out of character. If you feel that your dog is ok to be left whilst you eat breakfast then that is fine but, if you have any doubts then we ask you to put them in your car (if it is not too hot). When the weather permits we are happy to serve breakfast outside on the terrace so that you can have your dog with you. We ask that you always clean up after your dog and provide poop bags and a bin for that purpose.

Items for your dog available on request:

  • Blankets
  • Bowls
  • Towels
  • Dog Beds
  • Poop Bags
  • Local Vet Information
  • Dog Treats
  • Torch for late night dog walks

On the opposite side of the road is the access to Moles Park. This is a super dog friendly park which goes all the way down to Teignmouth. There are lots of dog friendly beaches in the area and of course we are only 6 miles from Dartmoor.

We are stockists for Nature's menu. If you let us know what your requirements are we can arrange to provide your dog with food so you would not have to bring it with you. Prices available on request.

 

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Contact Us

60 Teignmouth Road
Teignmouth
Devon
TQ14 8UT

Phone: 01626 77 20 44

Email: enquiries@devonbreakfast.co.uk

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