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Guest Feedback and Testimonials

Feedback is of utmost importance to us here at Unique Home Stays, and we love to hear back from our guests to ensure that we have not only fulfilled, but exceeded their expectations every step of the way. But don't just take our word for it, read what previous clients have said about Sea Sentry below:

Our second stay at Sea Sentry and it is just as wonderful as we remembered it. The fireworks display directly opposite was a wonderful bonus - we definitely had the best (and warmest!) seat in the house. Hopefully, we´ll be back for our third visit soon.

We had an excellent stay at Sea Sentry, please pass on my thanks to Andy, who owns and runs a great property. We were looking for a quiet and comfortable place to stay with plenty of character and Sea Sentry was perfect. I would recommend the property to any couple that is looking for an interesting and relaxing break. For me and Sophie, the stay at Sea Sentry came during a stressful period in our lives and it provided the perfect opportunity for us to escape. Our minds were occupied by the spectacular views from Sea Sentry and walks along the South Coast path.

We have enjoyed an absolutely fabulous four nights holidaying at Sea Sentry. We have thoroughly loved the eclectic nature of the unique interiors, and quite frankly there are not enough superlatives in the English language to put the view into works. From watching the oyster catchers at dawn, to admiring the bobbing heads of seals, we have watched the view for hours. It is positively hypnotic. We will be recommending Sea Sentry for many years to come. Many thanks for such a memorable stay.

We have had a fantastic stay! We chose Sea Sentry for the views and we certainly were not disappointed on that front. We found some great walks, the loop around Labrador Bay was tough but we were rewarded with seeing a flock of Cirl Buntings. When the weather was less settled, we visited the local National Trust houses of Coleton Fishacre, Castle Drogo but the beautiful gardens and art deco interior of Coleton Fishacre made that the highlight. Will definately be recommending Sea Sentry to our friends.

We had a lovely time thank you, a really amazing little property in a beautiful location.

Wow this place is incredible! We booked ´Sea Sentry´ for our mini-moon looking for somewhere to hide away and relax, and this place has been just perfect. The house itself has been done beautifully, everything you need and more has been fitted yet it doesn´t feel at all crowded. Then of course there is the view; a constantly changing picture we never tired of. Just watching the world go by really has been magical, made perfect by Sea Sentry.

Thank you for a very relaxing, comfortable, and enjoyable stay. Sea Sentry is a beautifully presented and maintained property and Shaldon is a warm and friendly town. I leave totally relaxed and refreshed after four lazy days watching the sea, listening to the comings and goings of other people, and long walks along the coast. Bliss!

We so looked forward to our stay at the ´Sugar Cube´! On an adventure around the Southwest in our camper van this was to be a few nights of luxury in a proper bed and with a roof over our heads. We´ve had a fantastic time despite mixed weather, we were content to sit and watch the world go by out of the window, cooking, writing, sketching and taking photos, with cool tunes on the Sonos. Thanks for making a humble concrete cube into a fantastic holiday hideaway.

What a grand wee ´But ´n Ben"! Thank you so much for you amazing attention to detail from the beautiful welcoming hamper to a well stocked fridge, the eggs were delicious! So sad to leave but happy to know we will be back!

We were looking for a last minute holiday and went onto the Unique Home Stays site. By chance Sea Sentry was available and we didn´t look any further as we were so taken with the pictures of the house and the views. We shall so miss the activity on the water, whenever you look out of the window there is something happening. Even with unseasonable weather the holiday has been wonderful. Thank you so much.

As many others have said, this view is both hypnotic and stunning. We have found both peace and relaxation here and are amazed at what can be achieved in so small a space. The potential to use the house as a centre for walking we had not at first fully appreciated, however we have hiked more here then on any previous holiday.We will return and share the ´secret´ of the house with friends and family.

When we arrived we didn´t know where to look first! Your eye is immediately caught by the view but the clever and beautiful design of the interior is almost as arresting! So much has been so thoughtfully packed into the space that we were left feeling that we were living in total luxury. Watching the thunderstorms on Tuesday night was spectacular, the best vantage point to watch the lightning across the sea. It has been the most relaxing holiday, listening to the sounds of the sea and watching the comings and goings of life passed the windows. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful and perfect property, we will return.

A perfect place to relax and forget about work for a week. We have enjoyed passing the time, just admiring the view and watching the comings and goings on the water. Shaldon is a great village and we have enjoyed great meals in the Ness, London Inn, and Ferryboat Inn. The Ness is the place for a "Pimms with a view"! We are sad to be leaving today but will always remember our Unique Home Stay at the Sea Sentry. Thank you so much.

Stunning, both the property and the location. We came to chill out and within fifteen minutes of arriving we were chilled. four days was not enough, we spent hours watching the world go by. Shaldon is a great place to visit and has everything we needed. Thank you for a memorable stay, we hope to return in the future.

We spent an incredible four days here, it is an amazing base to explore Devon from. You never tire of the view and there is everything you need right here. It is immaculate and beautifully executed, thanks for a fantastic stay.

We chose Sea Sentry for the fantastic views and for the chance to stay in a fantastic piece of history for our honeymoon, it hasn´t disappointed. We could never get bored of watching the water from the property. Shaldon is a great village to be a base, we enjoyed daily breakfast at the Clipper and drinks and dinner at the Ness. It was nice to see a seaside so busy and well maintained. We will definitely be returning.

What an amazing place to stay, the view has been incredible. Listening to the waves and watching the world go by has been very relaxing! The house has been perfect for our ´minimoon´ and we would absolutely recommend to others, what a fantastic place.

We´ve had an amazing time, always something to see out of the window and we loved the rowing every evening. We had fabulous lobster at the Crab Shack and a great evening meal at the London Inn. This is a beautiful place to stay; everything you may need is in this cosy space. We haven´t used the car since we arrived, just walked every day. That´s what we call a holiday! Thank you for the opportunity.

What an amazing place, such a relaxing holiday.The Smugglers tunnel to Ness Cove is a must. Who would have thought you could spend so much time watching the sea, we will be back.

We had a fantastic week at the Sea Sentry. Safely back home in Kent and missing the sounds and views of the sea already. You really have created something exceptional and special! Will be sure to recommend to others and hope you have a fantastic season across 2017! Thank you for providing us with such a lovely place to escape to, all the best.

We had a fantastic week at Sea Sentry, safely back home now but missing the sounds and views of the sea already. You really have created something exceptional and special! We will be recommending you to others and hope you have a fantastic season across 2017! Thank you for providing us with such a lovely place to escape to.

As soon as Sea Sentry came onto your books we fell in love with it and knew we wanted to stay there. With a special ´big´ birthday looming it was a no brainer! It was perfect in so many ways but particularly because it was truly unique. We also loved the historical background of Sea Sentry.

We have to leave today, wish we had booked more days! Very much love everything about Sea Sentry especially the wonderful views day and night across to Teignmouth.

What an amazing place to spend my 40th! We can´t fault it one bit, it is so well thought out. Watching the sunrise is a must. Thank you so much and we will be back.

An absolute gem of a place! We enjoyed our holiday so much, and a large part of that was getting to stay here. Everything we needed was thought of including an ample supply of tea! You couldn´t ask for a better view - constantly changing in the varying light and entertaining with the passing of frolicking dogs on the beach. We most enjoyed our two hikes from here North to Dawlish and South in the direction of Maidenhead, both on the South West Coast Path - breathtaking! Thank you so very much!

We were delighted with everything - a truly brilliant place to stay! It is very hard to leave. We thoroughly enjoyed eating at the Clipper Cafe, Ode & Co and Coffee Rush for Sunday breakfast. We got the ferry to Torquay and walked back along the coast path, quite hilly in parts but a terrific walk straight back to this idyllic spot. Thank you.

A perfect bolt - hole. Unique, special and perfectly crafted. We loved the cakes at The Ness Inn. Thank you!

What a fab place! It is a super spot! If you only do one thing, eat at The Crab Shack. If you only do two things, eat at The Crab Shack twice!! Also make sure you never stop looking outside and have the window open - the sounds are perfect.

We had a lovely time at Sea Sentry. It is beautifully small and perfectly finished. You have done such a wonderful job converting it into a holiday home. We had lots of comments from passersby and it is great spot to sit and look at the view and people watch. Shaldon is also lovely and I´m sure we´ll be back.

Such a lovely and beautiful place. Amazing views and so well equipped. We enjoyed going on the ferry to Teignmouth and loved sampling the local seafood. We loved ´The Ness´ pub, very friendly there too. We had a lovely time, thank you.

We have had a fabulous stay watching the world go by for the last four days. Recommended the London Inn and the Clipper Cafe for dinner. Would love to come back!

We are blown away. Sea Sentry is a unique setting where you can stare out the window for hours, pop down to the beach to fish and simply walk a few hundred meters to have amazing food. The place is so complete and so comfortable, it´s incredible that it all fits into this space.Thank you for making our stay so great and for all the support you have provided us. We are looking forward to coming back one day!

The word ´unique´ is bandied around a little too much these days but that is what this place is. The view and the sunrises are exceptional, everyone who visits will want to return again.

It was our first time with Unique Home Stays and our first time in Devon - What a way to start! Andy and Barbara, credit to you both on designing Sea Sentry in such a clever and stylish way. The views are sensational! Sheldon is a beautiful place, great food at London Inn, great walks and the ferry to Teignmouth was great fun. Will definitely be returning!

What a wonderful and special property to stay in. From the second we arrived we were in love with the views, you can just sit watching the world go by and forget about everything. Everything is so well thought of it actually feels spacious. We´ve had the best anniversary. Thank you!

Such a lovely place and beautifully decorated. Fantastic views!

Best views and such a wonderful property - it should definitely be on George Clarke´s Amazing Spaces. Weather has been fab and we´ve loved watching all the boats and activities go by. We´ve had such a lazy holiday sitting and watching everything, it´s been wonderful. We´re so sorry to have to leave such a lovely place, we´ll be back. Thank you!

Wow - what a beautiful little ´bolt hole´! We absolutely love it and the setting is simply perfect. We could sit in the living room or garden all day watching the world go by.The design and interiors are so well thought out. It looks like something off George Clarke´s Amazing Spaces.There is so much to do in the local area and all within walking distance. We were so lucky with the weather, we spent evenings on the beach and we enjoyed taking the ferry over to Teignmouth. It is such a unique place to stay and it is certainly our favourite of the Unique Home Stays properties by far. Thank you for sharing it with us!

We have spent so much time just enjoying the views from this amazing little ´bolthole´ There is such a mix of activities both on the estuary and out to sea and yes the sunrise is definitely worth seeing. Thank you both, you must be congratulated and be very proud of what you have achieved here in this cosy pad at Shaldon. It has been such a lovely experience for us both and thanks again.

As we look out of the window from a spot defined by it´s past life we gaze for hours on a scene where the state of the tide becomes more important that the time of day. The natural rhythms are all very calming and the sunrise at 5am is well worth getting out of bed for.Cleverly designed and beautifully finished both inside and out, upstairs and down, attention to detail is second to none. We love the nautical/industrial theme. So well equipped too. Complemented by ample and comfortable soft furnishings we have truly felt ´snug as a bug in a rug´. Thank you!

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