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The remarkable open-plan living space
A truly great space for relaxing after a long day exploring
The well-equipped kitchen area
Attention to detail throughout this delightful property
Perfect spot for children to escape
The family bathroom
Cosy double bedroom
Fall into bed after a great day exploring
Bunk bedroom
Sit and enjoy the Devon air
Park the car outside and step inside
Pretty road to property
A view towards this South Devon retreat
1 / 13  The remarkable open-plan living space
2 / 13  A truly great space for relaxing after a long day exploring
3 / 13  The well-equipped kitchen area
4 / 13  Attention to detail throughout this delightful property
5 / 13  Perfect spot for children to escape
6 / 13  The family bathroom
7 / 13  Cosy double bedroom
8 / 13  Fall into bed after a great day exploring
9 / 13  Bunk bedroom
10 / 13  Sit and enjoy the Devon air
11 / 13  Park the car outside and step inside
12 / 13  Pretty road to property
13 / 13  A view towards this South Devon retreat

The Cottage - Torquay

Torquay (1.5 mls N), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Unique cottage within easy reach of the South West Coastal path
  • Babbacombe Bay is within easy reach of the property, why not visit and take the Cliff Railway down to Oddicombe Beach
  • The perfect bolt-hole for a small family or couples alike
  • Amenities to make a perfect holiday are within walking distance
  • This property is only suitable for a maximum of 4 guests including infants.
Property code: 74799

This stunning property has been lovingly developed to provide a comfortable holiday home, is within a short stroll of a range of amenities and provides a perfect base for couples and families.

The elegant property is located just 3 miles from Torquay on the English Riviera. With its stylish marina, beautiful sandy beaches and jaw-dropping coastal views, you'll be forgiven for forgetting you're holidaying in the UK. Local attractions include Babbacombe Model Village and Paignton Zoo, and if it's high-octane activities you're after, you'll have the opportunity to try a whole host of water sports.

This cottage oozes style, with dramatic high ceilings and quirky features. The open-plan layout creates a bright and airy living space, which remains cosy thanks to the woodburner and carefully placed soft furnishings. Overlooking the lounge is a mezzanine area with seating and a TV; a great spot for the younger members of the party to enjoy some downtime. There's a delightful private seating area outside, where you can unwind with a good book or a glass of wine in the afternoon sunshine. The handy utility room is a welcome addition, meaning you can easily wash and dry all your gear after a day at the beach.

Less than 1 mile away is the hidden gem of Oddicombe Beach. Accessible via a cliff railway, this sheltered spot is truly magical and, with beach hut hire available as well as a range of water sports, it makes a perfect day out. For those looking to explore on foot, you can set off along the stunning South West Coast Path towards Paignton and beyond; the path stretches for 630 miles! There are also some great all-weather attractions in the area, such as Living Coasts on Torquay seafront. This coastal zoo and aquarium provides a fascinating insight into local marine life and makes a great educational excursion.

  • 2 Bedrooms – 1 double and 1 bunk (suitable only for children)
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room – washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (First basket of logs provided)
  • No highchair or booster seat provided at this property
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shops, pub and beach within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Sleep 2+2
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • 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 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Anthony 29th September 2023

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This is a lovely converted skittle alley with everything you need for a great stay. The kitchen is well stocked with an incredible range cooker and full sized fridge freezer. The bathroom is also very good, and the bedroom small but perfectly formed. The smart TV is excellent for those damp evenings. The cottage is situated in a very quiet corner oRead moref Torquay; The only noise we could hear at night time was the owl. I can thoroughly recommend this lovely little cottage. Hide

Reviewed by David 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Linda 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by D 23rd June 2023

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Lovely Cottage. Close to shops at babbacombe, But a bit far to walk to Torquay if any mobility problems , either you had to go on the bus or use your car. But we had a great time looking around the area as buses are well connected . All in all we had a great week.

Reviewed by Linda 2nd June 2023

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Lovely quirky cottage, really well equipped, situated in ideal spot for walking into Babbacombe, also very easy bus journey into Torquay. Would definitely stay at this property again if in area.

Reviewed by Sarah 7th April 2023

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Fab little cottage, conveniently located a short walk from the shops at St Marychurch and the beach at Babbacombe. Torquay centre is also easy to reach by bus or car. Located in a peaceful location the cottage has everything you need for a lovely relaxing stay. Our son loved the mezzanine with all of the beanbags, books and games. The wood burner wRead moreas a bonus on a chilly evening too. We will definitely be visiting again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Kathleen 31st March 2023

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Well placed for touring the area and owners very helpful and obliging would certainly recommend this property.

Reviewed by David 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Kimerie 17th February 2023

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The cottage and location are excellent. We would easily stay here again.

Reviewed by Hazel 10th February 2023

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Lovely quirky cottage,quiet loaction interesting shopping precinct nearby.

Reviewed by Alex 4th November 2022

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We had a wonderful time - lovely location tucked away down the lane. The Cottage is a warm, lovely place to come home to after a long day and is beautifully decorated. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

Reviewed by tamsin 21st October 2022

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Beautiful cottage cosy clean perfect location so peaceful perfect for our songwriting would definitely stay again xxx

Reviewed by Nicky 14th October 2022

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Our stay was fabulous, a truly unique property, beautifully clean and well equipped. Such a relaxing place to stay and enjoy the delights of Torbay and the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Alan 9th September 2022

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really lovely cottage well placed for babbacombe down a country lane however parking is tight. very clean I certainly would recommend

Reviewed by Philip 2nd September 2022

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Shops and pubs close bye very convenient we found it comfortable the cottage had everything we needed

Reviewed by Samantha 26th August 2022

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Fantastic holiday cottage: comfortable, very clean and everything you need. Lots of useful information available and ideally located.

Reviewed by Maureen 12th August 2022

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We enjoyed our time at the cottage and found walking to village tiring but doable and thoroughly enjoyed visiting the shops. People so friendly and shop keepers always eager to help We had three meals in Babs restaurant such welcoming people who run it.

Reviewed by Brian 15th July 2022

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lovely cottage with everything that you need and very clean. The welcome pack, including milk in fridge was a nice touch, especially after a long journey! Lots of useful and helpful information around cottage, even numbers for takeaways! 15 minute walk to lovely Oddicombe beach and 5-10 minutes to quaint shopping plaza. Lovely cottage to explore thRead moree beautiful surroundings from. Hide

Reviewed by Hilary 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Ronald 24th June 2022

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parking was a bit tight otherwise ok

Reviewed by Pat 17th June 2022

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Lovely accomodation in quiet area close to seafront and shops.Charming area and nice coves nearby

Reviewed by Matt 3rd June 2022

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Lovely cottage with some interesting features. Very well appointed, in a relatively quiet part of Babbacombe, not far from the shops & Downs.

Reviewed by Jane 27th May 2022

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Should be a one bedroom Cottage,there was no wardrobes we had to use the bunk beds for putting clothes on just as well we didnt have children with us ! The access was challenging especially with a large car

Reviewed by Jessie 20th May 2022

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Fabulous cottage. Loved the fact that it has retained it's charm and character. Very peaceful and easy to relax and unwind there. A little cold in the evenings as no heating due to time of year but lovely snuggly blankets available to cosy into. All in all a thoroughly lovely place to stay and very well thought out.

Reviewed by Alan 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Kay 6th May 2022

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We loved the cottage and its position. The description suggested that it was nearer the coastal path but we didn't mind the short walk = just not what we expected. We thought it was great to be so near local shops and the bus service. We only used our car once which was very relaxing. The cottage was very clean and well equipped and we quickly feltRead more at home. It would be good to see a small, more attractive outside sitting area with a small table and chairs. we will hopefully return Hide

Reviewed by Louise 22nd April 2022

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Lovely cottage, excellent location for relaxing and exploring. Fabulous kitchen and comfy living room. The log burner would be amazing in colder weather.

Reviewed by Craig 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Jay 18th February 2022

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The cottage- Torquay...... it's a lovely home....you should go and stay there. Great cottage, everything you need for your stay is at hand. Fully equipped kitchen , logs for the log burner, milk in the fridge. Shops, beaches and Babbacombe mini Village all within walking distance( Watcombe beach turned out to be a bit of a steep hike. The cottage iRead mores so quiet thanks to the private access road. Loved our week in the cottage and hope to go again . Hide

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The remarkable open-plan living space
A truly great space for relaxing after a long day exploring
The well-equipped kitchen area
Attention to detail throughout this delightful property
Perfect spot for children to escape
The family bathroom
Cosy double bedroom
Fall into bed after a great day exploring
Bunk bedroom
Sit and enjoy the Devon air
Park the car outside and step inside
Show 1 morePretty road to property

Location

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