Travelling to Sheldon

Sheldon is easy to find if you know how, but there are traps for the unwary so please read this page before you leave home!

Do not confuse our Sheldon (name of the property) with the village called Sheldon near Honiton or the town of Shaldon near Teignmouth.

Do not pick up a taxi off the rank - they seldom know how to find us and you risk a lengthy and expensive detour.

Our postcode is EX6 7YT and shared with other properties along the Sheldon Lane. Sheldon is right at the end of the lane.

Mobile reception in our area is very poor so don't rely on just being able to ring up if you get lost.

The Sheldon lane is unlit - we don't recommend the bus after dark for first time visitors.

Fully detailed printable page for drivers here. Don't leave home without it!

Summary instructions

From the M5 as it bypasses Exeter coming south: Take the left fork for the A30, then the first exit off the A30. Keep turning left, following signs for Moretonhampstead (B3212) then Christow (B3193). At the Teign House Inn turn left (signed Sheldon), then first left into the Sheldon Lane. We are right at the end. 

From the A38 coming north from Plymouth: Take the Chudleigh sliproad, turn left down the hill then immediately right for the Teign Valley (B3193). Follow the road along the river for 5.5 miles until turning right at the Teign House Inn.


Sheldon by public transport

If you're coming to Exeter by train, the main rail station is Exeter St David's. 

We recommend Exe Cars or Apple Taxis for the journey TO Sheldon. Book your return journey at the Sheldon Reception the day before you leave. Always make sure to

  • pre-book or go to the Apple office - NEVER pick up a taxi off the rank
  • check that you will be charged the quoted standard rate
  • check that the driver has actually been to Sheldon before - don't let them rely on being able to call their office (there isn't any mobile signal near us)

Taxi

Exe Cars

This company is new to us (Nov 2015) but have been established 5 years in Exeter and tell us that they make a point of only hiring local drivers who know the area.
Their fixed fare is the cheapest at £19 from the train station.
Telephone 01392-555555
www.exetercars.com

Apple Central Taxis.
Based at Exeter St David’s Station. Check the driver has been to Sheldon before or has PRINTED directions from their office. £20 from Exeter and £30 from the airport, as long as you book the journey in advance. Their telephone number is 01392-666666. Say to them “I am a guest to go to the Sheldon Centre in the Teign Valley. Please use the travel directions held on the company computer, and charge me the agreed tariff of £20.” (Please notify us if you are given a driver who is not confident of the route - there have been a few issues recently (autumn 2015) and we always raise these with the company)
At Exeter St David’s station the Apple Taxis office is the nearest in a small line of shops immediately opposite the station exit. We recommend you go to the office rather than meet the driver outside the station.
http://appletaxisexeter.co.uk/

Christow Cars. This is our local firm and our first choice for

£20 from Exeter and £30 from Exeter airport.

Bus

The 360 bus operated by Country Bus.
Country Bus number : 01626 833664
Traveline number : 0871-200-2233 (7am - 9pm every day).
The journey takes about 40 minutes and fare is £3 one way, £4.45 return.

The bus starts at stand 3 of the Bus Station in Paris Street. 

Ask to be set down "at the end of the Sheldon lane" which is between the Nobody Inn and the Teign House Inn. Walk up the Sheldon lane - 5 - 10 minutes (unlit road - safe area but not recommended after dark nor after heavy rain as the road can be impassable without wellington boots)
If you get off at the Teign House Inn, walk back towards the Nobody Inn (signed Doddiscombsleigh) for about 1/3 mile - crossing over the River Teign and a steep bridge over the old railway. The lane has a clear "Sheldon" sign at the end.

On the return journey you can ask to be dropped at the Clock Tower at the end of Queen Street which is a 5 - 10 minute downhill walk to Exeter St David's.

Exeter Bus Station Stand 308:3511:1513:1016:1517:55
Teign House Inn09:1611:5613:5116:5618:36
Teign House Inn07:3009:4012:1814:13
Exeter Bus Station08:1310:2012:5814:53

(note - the 7pm bus back into Exeter has been discontinued)

Coach

The Exeter Bus and Coach station is near the city centre on Paris Street