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Cove Cottage

Torquay, Devon (Ref. 1033921)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was in a great location and convenient to visit local area."

    There was however a significant amount of damp in the master bedroom by the wardrobe and in the living room. This seemed to occur in the main bedroom when the shower was in use. It would be good if there was an easy way to switch the under floor heating off in the bathroom as this made the accommodation very hot. A specific bin for general waste should also be provided as there clearly wasn’t one.

    Reviewed by AdamSep 2021

  • "The property was well-equipped and had an easy to use kitchen, modern lounge and TV and good bedroom spaces."

    The location was good, at 15 minutes walking from oddicombe beach cliff railway. However the sofa and beds were very dusty. The sheets had been washed but all were re-covered with dusty throw pillows and throws, which was not good for me as a dust-mite allergy sufferer. Washing sheets and duvets at 60 degrees would fix this problem and avoid throw pillows, or wash them as well in between each use if they will be put onto the beds each time, otherwise it makes the whole bed and sofa very dusty. The floor towel in the bathroom is not adequate for a family of 4, it was the size of a tea towel and did not keep the floor dry. We slipped more than a few times as a result. The hand towels were the size of a dish cloth, again not really adequate. Investing in some larger towels overall I think would help. The property also had mould in the children's bedroom on the seat, and inside the wardrobe on the wall and the whole flat smelt quite mildewy. It was cold so we attempted to put the heating on, also to dry some washed clothing which would not otherwise dry. But it was not clear how to put it on intermittently, it was all or nothing. A guide to using the boiler would have been useful as the property got very cold at night and even during the day on windy cloud covered days in July.

    Reviewed by LenaJul 2021

  • "The accommodation on 1st entering was just as described, however there was an extremely strong smell of damp."

    The wardrobe in the bunk room had mould on the walls inside making it impossible to hang clothes. I member of the party is a severe asthmatic so this was naturally a huge concern. Had we not of been there on the hottest week of the year I seriously believe we would have sought alternative accommodation. The other major issue we had was the dog excrement all over the area we were supposed to park our car. Having a relatively new car the off road parking was a bonus however sadly this wasn’t to be due to the fear of walking in the copious amounts of poo left all over by the people occupying the house next door. We had to find alternative parking which wasn’t ideal. Due to these 2 issues we would not elect to stay at this property again.

    Reviewed by JJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Cove cottage in Torquay."

    Cove cottage is a clean, modern property ideally situated in Babbacombe for the shops, pubs and restaurants nearby. We would thoroughly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2021

  • "Recently returned from a weeks stay at Cove cottage ."

    Cottage was in an excellent location, St Mary Church down the road was really lovely, easy access to get to Torquay and other places nearby. Cottage was comfortable, clean, loved the decor! Well equipped - rated a 4 just because the shower didn’t drain well!! Very spacious inside, well equipped with kitchen equipment, bedding, books etc! Toddler loved the fact there were boxes of toys as well, handy as we couldn’t bring down much as car was so jam packed!! Car Parking at the back was a challenge, mainly due to other people parking right opposite outside so making it difficult to manoeuvre in! We would highly recommend staying here and enjoy your stay as much as we did.

    Reviewed by NatalieJun 2021

  • "When we arrived at Cove Cottage I couldn't have been happier, really lovely cottage, modern, well decorated, lovely furniture and lovely kitchen with anything you need, proper home from home."

    Cottage is located in a lovely area and shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants are about a five minute walk. Cottage has parking around the back of the property which is really handy as on road parking looks like it could be a nightmare. Really enjoyed my stay at Cove Cottage and the area, had a great holiday, I would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "A cute place in the lovely Torquay."

    Clean, tidy and pleasantly designed. The 2 main setbacks were the noise from the neighbours and continuous issues with water pressure and draining.

    Reviewed by AnnaApr 2021

  • "Tv.very poor reception could not get normal channels."

    Could do with small tea spoons and some egg cups .ideal for getting to different places .lovely place to spend a holiday.we realy enjoyed it .Thank you

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "Accommodation was really welcoming and comfortable, very clean and extremely well equipped."

    (Only thing we couldn't find was a microwaveable measuring jug and we were intrigued by the inclusion of dishwasher tablets when there is no dishwasher!). Whilst it was great to have a dedicated parking space at the rear of the property, we would point out that this is pretty tight and better suited to a smaller car (we have a Kadjar). We found the visitor info in the cottage useful and would suggest including some details on buses, for example which number goes where and where to catch them. TV reception was hit & miss so we tended to use iPlayer. The location of the property is excellent. The local shops are a 5-10 minute walk and another 5 mins saw us on the front at Babbacombe. We thoroughly enjoyed walking the coastal path from Babbacombe to Torquay. The views are spectacular. A visit to the model village is highly recommended and a trip on the cliff railway to Oddicombe beach is a must. Sitting in the sunshine by the sea at Three Degrees West with a beer and glass of prosecco was a real Shirley Valentine moment! During our stay we had a trip to Paignton on the No. 22 bus from the stop just past Bygones and when the weather clamped in explored the area by car taking in Dartmoor, Tavistock (if you're a fan of flapjack you'll love Flapjackery) and Totnes. We enjoyed excellent fish & chips from Hanbury's which we ate on a bench overlooking the sea and had a lovely meal in Cappellos next to Bygones. We were disappointed not to be able to book Memories Bistro as it has very good reviews. However, it is only open on Friday and Saturday evenings and was booked several weeks ahead. We thoroughly enjoyed our week's break and were luckily enough to have lovely weather at least at the start of our holiday. We were apprehensive about going away during the pandemic especially as we're in our late 60's but Cove Cottage was a home from home. We kept to the rules when we were out and about and really enjoyed the change of scene. We'd thoroughly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by JanSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location but a vegetable peeler would be a good addition to a kitchen with otherwise good facilities."

    Parking area was shared with another property which was incredibly tight for both vehicles to park at the same time and on street parking was busy. The cottage offered good space for the 4 of us, offering a good base for our holiday.

    Reviewed by GenevieveAug 2020

  • "A great cottage with so many home comforts and added extras."

    Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2020

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The property

If you love stunning beaches, coastal path walks, golf, climbing, quaint independent shops and boutiques, great choice of restaurants and plenty of activities to entertain your little ones then you are going to love the location of this stylish two bedroom ground floor cottage with patio and off-road parking for one car.

Cove Cottage is an ideal choice for a small family looking for a coastal trip filled with fun activities.

This lovely cottage is located in the popular area of St Marychurch, Torquay a charming historic village close to the delights of Babbacombe Bay, and the amazing South West Coast Path, where you can enjoy spectacular views across Ansteys Cove, Lyme Bay to Maidencombe Beach, Labrador Bay and beyond.

Torquay Golf Course is only a short walk away and has fantastic views of Lyme Bay and Portland Bill.

Torquay harbourside is only a short drive away, where Living Coasts and Torquays Dinosaur world are awaiting your visit.

Open the door and hang up your coats as you enter the newly renovated cottage, taking in the chic decor, complimented by the oak wood flooring.

Relax in the open-plan sitting/dining room, sifting through the collection of books, or sink into the plush corner sofa as you browse through the Smart TV watching your favourite series on Netflix or Amazon Prime!

The kitchen area has a sophisticated marble decor and is filled with all the amenities you could need to cook up a glorious family meal or to make a picnic for a day at the beach.

The kitchen also has a handy breakfast bar with two stools, great for getting the kids fed quickly in the morning.

With a door leading to the private patio you can enjoy a glass of wine and a family meal on the patio on a warm summer evening.

Both bedrooms are styled with classic neutral decor, lamps for reading and plenty of storage space within the large mirrored wardrobes, the rooms have views of the outdoor courtyard, whilst the triple bunk room has door access to the courtyard.

Wake yourself up the right way in the morning as you step into the body jet shower in the mirrored, marble floor shower room which has drawers for storage under the sink.

Outside there are steep steps leading up from the patio to the driveway which is accessed via wooden gates at the rear of the property via Havelock Road.

As soon as you step outside of the property you'll find pubs, bakeries and restaurants, with a selection of shops close by too.

Take your pick from several stunning nearby beaches such as Oddicombe Beach, Meadfoot Beach, Crab Beach, Watcombe Beach, Anstey's Cove.

Spend time exploring the beautiful Berry Head National Nature Reserve as you begin your quest along the South West Coastal Path, or take a trip into nearby towns Brixham and Paignton, which have attractions including beaches, zoos, parks, cruises and museums.

So if you are looking for a coastal break away with the family, Cove Cottage is a wonderful base to start your holiday.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunk room
  • Shower room with jet shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room/dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Rear patio with steps leading up to driveway
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric fan assisted oven, grill, gas hob, extractor fan, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV (including Netflix and Prime Video apps) and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed courtyard with outdoor shabby chic seating
  • Shop 0.2 miles, Pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: Sorry, no pets or smoking inside the property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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