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Summer Cottage

St. Marychurch near Torquay, Devon (Ref. 1046719)


(14 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Our group of friends had a great time staying at Summer Cottage."

    It is a great base to explore the area and when you are home there's everything you need to cook a meal or make breakfast if you prefer eating in. The position of the property is great. Free parking outside, and it is a short walk (5 minutes) to St Marychurch, a quaint village that we liked much more than Torquay. Babbacombe and Oddicombe can also be reached on foot. At Easter there where supermarkets open til late which made it easy to plan dinners. The house was clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by SilviaApr 2022

  • "Lovely house."

    Very clean. The owners had thought of everything and had all the little things you might forget to take. They had hand soap, washing up liquid, tea towels. Kitchen was well stocked. Nice decor also, much to my taste! Only down side was the hill. Whilst unpacking the boot a football and toilet roll went rolling down the hill! It wasn't funny at the time, but we are laughing about it now. It will be a memory from that holiday.

    Reviewed by SheenaApr 2022

  • "Very comfortable house and bed."

    Private garden,sheltered spot . Also,close to shops. Co-ordination of colours in rooms. We loved the house.

    Reviewed by JacquelineMar 2022

  • "The hill on which the property is situated is very steep and not easy for parking."

    Reviewed by RosemaryOct 2021

  • "Great location and property."

    The only issue is the water pressure for the shower.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Summer Cottage. Following your feedback, we have installed a mains pressure shower, delivering constant hot water. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LiamOct 2021

  • "The accommodation was fine and more than large enough."

    Perfecly clean - many thanks to the cleaners! Comfort: nice bedrooms and comfortable lounge. Brought our own wood (none provided) to use the wood burning stove. Facilities: the shower water pressure was as low as advertised but compensated for by a pack of bathing salt to use the bathtub instead; enough crockery and cutlery for 2 people (4 or 5 people will run out after a day and will have to use the dishwasher daily). Some more smaller water and wine glasses that fit into the dishwasher may be nice. Bought a simple can opener and donated it to the kitchen utensils box.

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2021

  • "The only problem there was a damp smell in the kitchen from behind the washer ..."

    The only problem there was a damp smell in the kitchen from behind the washer and fridge and you could smell it as soon as you walked in apart from that the cottage was ok

    Reviewed by AllanSep 2021

  • "Summer Cottage in St Mary's Church area of Torquay was very clean and cosy."

    It would benefit from a combination boiler as shower pressure wasn't good but we managed. The host left us some freebies but I would recommend you take oil, foil, salt & pepper, toilet and kitchen roll with you especially if cooking breakfast so you don't have to buy. Washing up liquid, T bags, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits provided. We couldn't find a can opener or pen to complete customer satisfaction form on leaving but found everything else we required. There are plenty of Dvds and games for an evening in or sit in garden for drinks. StMaryChurch precinct is a short walk from the house and all amenities are available butchers, bakers, fishmongers, supermarkets, cafe. Good mobility is required as house on steep hill but Devon generally quite hilly in parts. There is loads to do take funicular railway to Oddicombe beach for South West Coastal walk or relax on the beach and take a dip in sea, lovely once you are in. Along the Coastal path you will come across Cary' Arms were they do a superb Sunday Roast again on a steep hill. Anstey's coast has a cafe were you can relax and have breakfast or take a dip, again down a steep hill but steps help on way up. In StMaryChurch itself you can visit bygones museum, gardens or miniature railway and visit the local pub Molloys for afternoon drinks. You can catch the 22 or 122 to Torquay next to Co-op public transport very good we never used car once. A visit to Totnes to Pie shop to eat is recommended but maybe try to book, some lovely shops. Cockington village worth a visit too very pretty and lovely walk. Take boat from Torquay to Brixham worth a day out . Or visit Newton Abbot to have the best cider in Ye Olde cider bar one of the last remaining original cider bars in the country. Torquay itself looks a bit tired in parts but harbour is nice. Finding somewhere to eat out was a bit of a mission but not sure if this is due to staff shortages with pandemic. We did eat in Thai restaurant in St Mary's Church and food was very nice. My first time visiting Devon and I would say the people we met made it, very happy smiley people and all informative about the area. All in all an enjoyable break to Devon and Summer Cottage.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2021

  • "Really lovely house, lots of extras from the host."


    Reviewed by LauraAug 2021

  • "We enjoyed the cottage but the shower was unusable due to low pressure."

    We bought a new shower head which helped slightly and the owner advised us to keep the immersion on, which was kind. However, the lack of a working shower was very disappointing and inconvenient, The owner explained the only way to fix the problem was a new unit. Unless this is done we wouldn’t recommend booking if potential guests appreciate a shower in the morning. If you’re a bath person go for it!

    Reviewed by LydiaJul 2021

  • "Authentic and historical building but with carefully designed interiors!"

    Easy check-in, easy communication. We loved outdoor terraces where you can have a breakfast and chill. Enjoyed local charming streets in St Marychurch and magnificent seaside of Babbacombe!

    Reviewed by SergeiJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, in a great area for exploring."

    The owner was extremely helpful. It is on a very steep hill, which probably isn't an issue for most, but could be for people with mobility or breathing issues.

    Reviewed by SherenJun 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect and cosy."

    It was great to be only a short walk in to Babbicombe and it was only a short drive to Torquay and Brixham - all lovely places. At the end of the day, having the cottage's garden for a few drinkies and great weather, was a bonus. Jane and Mark xx

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2021

  • "This is a charming cottage in a great position near the main street of St Marychurch."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated, well equipped and spotlessly clean. It's easy to park nearby which is a bonus. We had a lovely week enhanced by good weather and we wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and DVD player, selection of books, games, DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Roadside parking available on a first come, first served basis
  • Courtyard with furniture and lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Note: Property is not suitable for those with walking difficulties due to steep hill and steps up to garden

The property

Summer Cottage is a heart-warming, mid-terrace property settled in Torquay, within the village of St Marychurch.

Offering a quaint interior and three bedrooms, this homely abode is a great choice for families eager to explore the Torquay area of Devon.

Find the property on a quiet residential road,...

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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. Local attractions await at Cockington with its historic Cockington Court and a craft centre with glassblowing, and boat trips over to Brixham or Paignton for a wealth of sea life, whilst more nature can be found at Paignton Zoo. Located nearby is the English Riviera, designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark, the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boats, and the River Dart. 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