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Beach huts at nearby Torquay
Dartmouth
Nearby Dartmoor
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The Pad

Torquay (3mls NW), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Private patio area with seating and BBQ
  • Just three miles from the resort town of Torquay
  • The location of this apartment allows you to enjoy the best of both coast and country
Property code: THPAD

This attractive ground-floor studio apartment is placed in a peaceful location on the owner’s smallholding just 3 miles outside the vibrant seaside resort of Torquay. One of three quality properties on-site, this split-level luxury accommodation is perfect for a romantic retreat and also ideal for keen walkers as well as those who might enjoy whiling away their days at the beach, sunbathing and swimming in the blue seas of Torbay.

You will awake to bright mornings in this open-plan property in a lavish bed on a raised platform (up two steps), next to which patio doors open to an enclosed patio. After you plan your day over breakfast at the breakfast bar, you can take your coffee across to the comfortable sofa and unfurl in front of the TV, making the most of the surround sound experience. Or plug into the iPod dock and enjoy your own playlist in Hi-Fi. You can enjoy meals alfresco on the furnished, gravelled patio. If not preparing suppers in the well-equipped kitchen, you can add to your outdoor experience by cooking on the BBQ.

The town of Torquay (5 miles) offers an excellent range of shops, a choice of well-regarded restaurants, pubs, cinemas and of course, some picture-postcard beaches, which continue around the whole of Torbay. The Princess Theatre (5 miles) offers some major names in entertainment throughout the summer season, along with the Pantomime season. Should visitors fancy a break from the beach, other places of interest in the area include Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves (6 miles), Babbacombe Model Village (4 miles), Living Coasts (5 miles) and Paignton Zoo (8 miles).

  • Studio apartment with double bed
  • Shower room with WC
  • Designed and built by award winning developer
  • Surround sound TV, DVD and iPod dock in lounge area
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice-compartment, wine fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Private patio area with seating and BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 medium size dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub 1 mile, beach 3 miles
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Charlotte Johnson-King

This property is personally managed by Charlotte.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nerida 10th May 2024

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Would recommend this apartment as a romantic get away for couples. Well equipped kitchen & nice enclosed area for dogs. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to town, pubs and beaches by car. Close by is a parking area with lots of woodland walks which could take you to a local pub. During working hours road gets very busy with lorries whicRead moreh made it difficult for us to walk with our dogs, it is quite at weekends and evenings. We did not hear any traffic noise from inside the apartment. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 11th November 2023

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Very comfortable stay

Reviewed by Kathryn 14th October 2023

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Reviewed by beverley 7th October 2023

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Ideal location for visiting Torquay and surrounding areas. Very quiet location . The pad is attached to owners house , up a separate side gate , very good parking on site. Owners very friendly but not intrusive

Reviewed by Kim 25th August 2023

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Friendly hosts and a good location, it's nice and quiet in the area and suitable for a dog to come too (ours had a great time!) well fitted kitchen with all appliances you may need to cater along with dishwasher, and a nice and clean shower room. Very comfortable stay and close (within 15 mins drive) to many local seaside towns, including Paignton,Read more Torquay, Dawlish and Babbacombe. Would advise bringing a dvd or two if you wish to use, there is freesat with some good choices too Great stay! Hide

Reviewed by Vanesa Annika 13th August 2023

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A nicely done studio type of accomodation. Stayed their for 3 nights with my boyfriend, was a good space and nice atmosphere. Sarah and Dave were really kind from the short time we spoke. Its in a very good area too, about 10-15mins from torquay, although some of the roads are a bit narrow, it was a nice drive with lovely views. They left some recoRead moremmendations on things to do which was lovely, if we had more time we wouldve looked more into them. Hide

Reviewed by John 4th August 2023

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A really nice little apartment ideal for exploring the surrounding towns in the area. Easy to find and get around from. Wed return if looking to holiday in the area. Very dog friendly and everything youd need to enjoy the stay.

Reviewed by Kevin 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Steven 7th July 2023

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Small, compact & well equipped. Mattress and sofa not very comfortable and could do with replacing

Reviewed by Tim 24th June 2023

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Great place to stay. Private, with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. We enjoyed our stay with our two labradors. Recommended

Reviewed by Cathy 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Carol 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by June 26th May 2023

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Lovely place to stay. Clean, modern fittings, private, surrounded by countryside, all the amenities in the property. It was relaxing and our 2 dogs settled well A few miles drive to Torquay - close to restaurants and shops All in all a very enjoyable visit.

Reviewed by Christine 12th May 2023

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My holiday at The Pad with my dog Hugo was exactly what I needed. It was quiet, peaceful and in a great location. A welcome gift of wine was there and also tea, coffee and sugar also along with condiments. We sat out in the garden on an evening and watched the sun go down. This is a perfect spot to unwind and recharge for you and your furbaby

Reviewed by Boo 5th May 2023

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The Pad was lovely, really secure rear yard perfect for the dogs when there. Nice place and quite.

Reviewed by Adrian 21st April 2023

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It was so peaceful birds singing. Lovely location. Owners very nice . A Lovely place to relax..

Reviewed by Kevin 24th March 2023

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Ideal for comuting around South Devon and so relaxing if that's all you want to do . Owners helpful if needed, couldn't wish for better.

Reviewed by Michelle 17th March 2023

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First time using this company but went on reviews for this place and Im so glad we did! Check in was very easy the place was as exactly as described and everything you could have needed was there. Beautiful roses and a lovely white wine all set for us upon arrival. The owners were lovely, it was peaceful and relaxing and I would wholeheartedly recoRead moremmend it. Hide

Reviewed by Gaynor 10th March 2023

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Reviewed by Phil 15th November 2022

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Reviewed by Tracey 11th November 2022

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Great base for exploring South Devon and lovely spacious studio which was ideal as we had 2 dogs with us. Lovely touch with the wine and flowers on arrival.

Reviewed by Jennifer 22nd October 2022

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Really lovely place, welcome pack appreciated, great location easy access to local beaches and lots more, enjoyed our stay there will definitely be back

Reviewed by Sarah 1st October 2022

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We stayed at The Pad for six nights with our dog and really enjoyed our stay. When we first arrived we thought it was a tad remote but soon realised it was very close to everywhere we wanted to visit! The owners left you to it but were on hand and helpful if needed. It was modern, clean and comfortable with every gadget you could need. A bottle of Read morewine and a fresh pint of milk were lovely touches and greatly appreciated. You must have the carvery at The Hare and Hounds around 2 miles away! Hide

Reviewed by Sally 2nd September 2022

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We stayed at the pad in September 2022. Location not where as stated , was much further from the beach and all local amenities, the bathroom was very dirty and smelt damp, and the sink was almost impossible to use, the sofa and bed was very uncomfortable, and due to there being a dung heap behind the fence it was full of flies. There was no fruit bRead moreowl or wine as stated when we bought the holiday, we had no WiFi due to a power cut apparently, will not be referring to anyone Hide

Reviewed by Ruby 19th August 2022

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What a beautiful place, the pad was amazingly beautiful. Stunning and friendly location. Came home well and truly relaxed! Thank you for a wonderful stay! :)

Reviewed by Bonita 12th August 2022

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The pad was beautiful and had everything we needed for the week. Couldn't fault it, kitchen had everything you needed and more, lovely outside private area with furniture. Things to note when visiting is if you're not use to tight country roads be prepared! The roads can be a little tricky. Also, if you're planning on visiting a pub book taxis in aRead moredvance there are only 4 taxi companies and unfortunately none of them know where you are also they'll charge you to get to you. Hide

Reviewed by Theresa 5th August 2022

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Everything we needed was provided. The accommodation was spotless. Great base for exploring Devon. Not suitable for less mobile.

Reviewed by Andrea 8th July 2022

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No bbq as stated when booked and in booklet in cottage Not 3 miles from Torquay as stated more like 6 ,but once used to it taxi's proberbly best bet as bus did not stop near it and if you not a walker it's on a steep hill Bathroom really small would struggle if larger person Cleaning could be a bit better as cobwebs still in lounge and bathroom NicRead moree touch bottle of wine for arrival But nice space other than a few niggles thst can be addressed easily Hide

Reviewed by Graham 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Hollie 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Jennifer 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 20th May 2022

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Initially it was difficult to find. Thank you for the flowers, wine etc.... it was very kind. Ideal for a chill time type of holiday and yet not far away from lively Torquay Bay when you want it.

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