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Babble Brook House And Villa

Torquay, Devon (Ref. 999021)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


5 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great Christmas week in babble cottage ..."

    Had a great Christmas week in babble cottage The cottage is quirky comfortable and fun Tracy the owner was in contact before and during our stay via text and email which was really helpful and great to know that if any questions needed asking I could The decorations and Christmas hamper packed with treats and pressies for us was a lovely touch I can’t fault the cottage as it was warm and cosy as was the villa Thanks for a brilliant christmas

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2019

  • "The property works well for an extended family with a self contained annexe sleeping up to four people."

    There is a twin bedroom behind the kitchen with a modern en-suite.Upstairs there are two bedrooms with the family bathroom downstairs. The main family area is the large conservatory/dining room although there is another snug. Lighting in the snug and conservatory is poor if you want to read or play games. It has plenty of pans, a mishmash of crockery and dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. We had problems with a very leaky conservatory roof and no heating on arrival. However the rain stopped and the property manager came and sorted the heating. We parked three large cars on the drive although it is fairly tight. The garden is a delight although we had little chance to use it because of the awful weather. Parts of the property could do with a spruce up, especially the bedroom behind the kitchen which is little more than a corridor really.

    Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that the heating wasn't working on arrival and we are very pleased that our house manager was able to get out to you asap and rectify the problem. Regarding the conservatory roof, there was a month's worth of rain on that Friday (over a 24 hour period) so apologies that there was a leak on that day. We have the conservatory people coming out this week to test the roof and fix any leaks. Regarding the lighting in the conservatory and Snug, we will change some of the lights from soft to more powerful for future visitors. All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2019

  • "Beautiful house, and lovely gardens, had a real magical feel, very cosy, comfortable and quirky."

    Lovely homely touches, felt welcomed and relaxed during our stay, and will definitely stay again. Great location, easy bus access to Torquay and Paignton etc, beaches walking distance, or short drive to Babbacome, which is stunning!

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2019

  • "This cottage is fabulous and caters for all needs."

    Eight of us stayed through the week and had a wonderful time, there is so much space and plenty of seating you do not at time feel overcrowded. The facilties are excellent, I felt the owners had thought of everything The garden and villa was an excellent asset to the property ,this worked great for our family plus dog! There is plenty to do in the area and youll find plenty of info at the cottage regarding tourist attractions etc. All facilities are local including good take out food options and plenty of supermarkets. I would definitely highly recommend this property and website for booking.. We have experienced a great service/ communication from the owners and from sykescottage site. It's been a pleasure.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2019

  • "This is a beautiful place to stay."

    It has a lovely homely feeling and is a great space for families to get together especially with the separate villa. The garden is so pretty and with the brook at the bottom off the garden it’s really relaxing. There is a massive space for parking and secure gates so it’s safe for kids and dogs. The artful dodger pub near the house is not great but The dolphin inn less than a mile away is nice for food and has a good selection of drinks. We walked to Torquay harbour (just over 2 miles) then got the 35A bus back for £6.60 per family. Bargain. The bbq area referred to in the description is literally an area not a bbq so you’ll need to take a portable or disposable bbq with you. It’s a nice space to have a bbq though with plenty of seating and tables outside. The owners and the managers are both lovely and very helpful. If I was trying to think of something that could improve it I’d say there’s not much storage upstairs in the house so we were living out of our bags a bit. If we hadn’t already got plans for next Easter I would have booked again for next year. We’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by KerriApr 2019

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The property

This charming period property sits in a secluded haven of tranquillity, yet just 1 mile from Babbacombe beach.

With brook, water feature, and fishpond, along with the Torbay palms that give the garden a Mediterranean feel.

A beautifully unique accommodation, with quirky rooms and separate garden villa, make this property an ideal for one or two groups of families or friends keen to explore this scenic region of Devon.

The local shop and pub are both just 5 minutes walk, and it’s a short stroll further, to reach the idyllic areas of St Marychurch and Babbacombe, great for their selections of cafes, bars, bakeries and corner shops.

From Coombe Lane, the house is hidden away behind a private driveway designed for parking for 2 cars.

The main house boasts a country-style kitchen, with a lovely breakfast area, perfect for early risers to gather for a hearty meal before stepping out to discover the local area.

With exposed beams and a vaulted ceiling, you get a true sense of the character of this 16th century property.

Off from the kitchen is the bright and airy conservatory, creating harmony with the peaceful garden and overlooking the garden villa.

Likely to be used as both the main dining space and relaxing lounge area, this room with it’s lovely furnishings and feature wall, complement the style of this house, making you feel right at home.

A good sized snug/sitting room, rests just beyond the conservatory, where you can relax, unwind and warm your toes by the wood-burning stove.

The ground floor also plays host to a delightful twin bedroom with en suite wet room, hidden just behind the kitchen, this bedroom is perfectly situated for a late night snack or two.

You also have a ground floor quirky family bathroom, enjoying a roll top bath tub and rain shower.

Climb the carpeted staircase from the lounge to find an elegant four poster bedroom and further good-sized double/twin with pleasant views, whilst the self-contained garden villa, boasts a double room with an extra double sofa bed for alternative sleeping, in the living area.

This additional space is perfect for a couple or group of four, benefiting a lovely open-plan living room and fitted kitchen.

Beyond lies, the third bathroom, complete with roll-top bath and rain shower.

Neatly hidden in the armoire the living room also houses a games console and wealth of DVDs to choose from.

Access to the villa is via the lower garden or its own private entrance down a steep, but well-lit set of steps.

The gardens are a real delight, having been skillfully designed to incorporate a lawn, raised flower beds, and water feature.

A few steps lead down from the main house to a quaint little bridge over the water feature and on the lower level, a well-maintained stream.

Enjoy a balmy afternoon on the main veranda or in the barbecue area (in close proximity to the kitchen) for a relaxed dining experience.

The villa also has it own private shaded terrace.

You will feel completely at rest among this oasis of serenity, sheltered beneath the Torbay Palms with the sounds of the water feature trickling in the background.

The Torquay Golf Course is also close by, as is the Babbacombe Model Village and famous cliff-top railway.

Torquay itself offers a wide range of activities, with three shopping centres, coastal walks, thriving nightlife and numerous places to eat and drink.

Spend a day at Paignton Zoo with the kids or head to Kents Cavern to experience an underground network of prehistoric caves.

Try a plethora of water sports and stroll beside the harbour to glimpse colourful boats making their way to and fro from the bay.

A stunning cottage for a memorable holiday together in Devon!


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x king-size double, 1 x king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with roll top bath, hand-held shower, shower over, basin and WC, ground floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory with dining area. The Villa: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with double sofa bed.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2/3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio area, potting shed, workshop, garden furniture and BBQ / fire pit
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There is an unfenced stream and pond at this property, children to be supervised at all times when outside
  • Note; The zip/link bed can be used a twin or a king-sized double

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About the location


Paignton 3.6 miles; Brixham 8.5 miles; Dartmoor 17 miles.

Famous for its sandy beaches, piers, palm trees and plentiful attractions, the popular seaside town of Torquay in South Devon has been attracting visitors for the best part of 200 years. Torquay holds many delights for both families and couples, from an abundance of children’s activities whatever the weather, to coastal walks, restaurants and nightlife. Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England. Boasting a number of tourist attractions including the Torquay Museum, the Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves and the Torquay Golf Course for day trips, as well as a large harbour and lovely sandy beaches, all within easy reach. The town has a large number of pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets for all of your amenities. Take a wonderful walk along the clifftops to blow away any cobwebs and enjoy the far-reaching seascapes, or stroll beside the harbour and watch the little boats drift in and out of the bay. Visitors can catch a boat to Brixham or Paignton, try sea angling or a range of water-based activities, or head to the world-famous Paignton Zoo to come face-to-face with the friendly elephants and meerkats. Discover the history of the area with a visit to medieval Torre Abbey or head to Kents Cavern where you can venture underground through a fascinating labyrinth of prehistoric caves. From quiet romantic days by the sea to fun-filled family time together, there are a number of different beaches within easy reach. A stay in Torquay can be as relaxed or as active as you choose and is certain to inspire you to visit again.

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