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

  • NEVER pick up a taxi off the rank
  • Check that you will be charged the quoted standard rate
  • Check that the driver really has actually been to Sheldon before  
  • 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 £x.” 
  • Notify us if you are given a driver who is not confident of the route - we always raise these with the company
  • We recommend you print the directions and have them with you just in case

(Problems are rare, but we don't want you to have the stress of a poor journey here ...)

Taxi

Exe Cars

Fixed prebooked fare: £19 from Exeter train station.
Telephone 01392 555555
www.exetercars.com

Apple Central Taxis
Meet your driver at the office in a small line of shops immediately opposite the Exeter St David’s Station exit.
Fixed pre-booked fare: £20 from Exeter and £30 from the airport.
Their telephone number is 01392 666666. :
http://appletaxisexeter.co.uk/

Christow Cars. This is our local firm and our first choice for return journeys - book through Reception while you're at Sheldon. 

(If you do want to contact them for your outward journey they are on 01647 252227, but make sure they take down your name and your mobile number, always confirm your booking by email to {~81|86|96|87|97|98|93|101|81|79|96|97|46|103|79|86|93|93|28|81|93|28|99|89~} and remind them on your day of travel)

£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