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Harbour Cottage

(Ref. 1072593)

Torquay, Devon Show on map

4.7

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay the property is perfect for easy access to Torquay and surrounding areas."

    We stayed for Christmas and had a lovely Christmassy welcome pack for us which was a nice surprise and a Christmas tree already “made up” on our arrival. We were a party of four adults and maybe just extra comfy seating would of been perfect other than that we would highly recommend a stay at harbour cottage.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2023

  • "We were so happy with Harbour cottage, it is lovely, clean, comfortable, the most comfortable bed we’ve slept in!"

    Everything we needed, lovely scones, cream and jam on arrival. Excellent position,so close to town, just down steps was old pub/restaurant we had good food there.Many thanks,we do hope to come again.

    Thanks Adrian I was so glad to recommend the hole in the wall pub which is the oldest in Torquay and full of history and only a short distance from our cottage am so glad yo had a great time kind regards keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage in a very good location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back. A big thank you to our host Keith, who made us welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The scones, jam, and cream was a lovely touch. Many thanks Julie and Ian

    Thank you juli and Ian so glad you had a great time and it was great to meet you both am so glad you had a great time in Torquay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "We stayed in Harbour Cottage for one week."

    Beds were comfortable, has all the essentials that are needed for a nice holiday. Art decor was really nice. Had a welcome gift of scones, clotted cream and jam. Some milk was added to the fridge so we wouldn’t have to run to the shops for milk when needing a drink which was a nice touch. Keith the owner was excellent and gave us ideas on where to go. He went out of his way to get a fan for us as it was especially hot weather. The permit that was given was a bonus and helped us park around Torquay, Paignton and Brixham free of charge. We had a really nice time and would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Thank you Susan so glad you enjoyed your stay in our lovely cottage thankyou for asking about the fan and provided one straight away nothing is to much trouble it’s very important to me you enjoy your stay as want you to have a great holiday kind regards keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Spent a lovely week at Harbour Cottage, Very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Ideally situated for all amenities. Keith was very informative and helpful, lovely cream tea on arrival. Parking permit a nice bonus. Highly recommended Terry and Angela.

    Thank you Terence for your kind words am so glad you had a great stay and was on hand to make a great holiday for you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2023

  • "When we arrived the property hadn’t been cleaned very well, this was reported to Keith straight away and he advised of the reason why and gave apologies."

    The property itself is in a great location and the complimentary parking was a bonus, however the car park was always full and we struggled to park on many occasions, this was probably due to time of year. The buses to local places run frequently and the bus stop is only a few minutes walk away. The cottage is full of most things you would need, however I feel it would benefit from door hooks on the bedroom doors (no where to hang things) and shelves in the shower. Kids loved the huge tv and were happy they could watch Netflix. Overall, a pleasant stay.

    High Claire thank you for your feed back as you no I came straight round to check As the the cleaner we use from the company we use all the time and very surprised I rang the manager straight away. As you no the cleaner was on the way to drop off her little girl at school and was involved in a traffic accident on the way to clean the cottage The company found out at 1130 the manger drove over to brixham to pick up a cleaner from another cottage and drove to torquay to start work to make sure your cottage was ready for 3pm On arriving at the cottage you pointed out there was a hair left on the window sill and a bit of dirt in the extractor fan and a sponge dirty he apologised for this All the beds hovering Carpit’s we’re all clean and happy with First of all I would like to thank the company manager for getting the cottage READEY for your stay on time after your very long drive He apologised to me and asked to pass on as he excepted there were those few things mist he asked me to drop off a bottle of Procesco. New cleaning cloth and I also booked a family trip family trip for 4 to local attraction For you Which you were very pleased about Some times in peak season the car park does get full but the overflow further up is always empty Am glad your enjoyed your stay And had a good holiday in Torquay and helped were we can to make your experience a great one kind regards keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire3.4Aug 2023

  • "We had a fab time at Harbour Cottage."

    Just 2 minutes walk into the town and right near the harbour for crabbing! Lovely cottage in a great spot! Keith was a fantastic host who made us very welcome and gave great advice on places to visit while we were there.

    Thank you am glad you had a great stay in Torquay and was glad to help make your stay special one for you and your family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhianne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had an amazing week staying at the cottage."

    Its location was perfect for our little family holiday with plenty of things around to explore. The cottage was beautifully presented and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. We would definitely recommend it to others and will definitely be visiting again.

    Thank you Annie as you am so glad you had amazing week and was on hand to make that happen for you it means so much to us as I no people work very hard and want to enjoy there holiday and look forward to your break and the location is superb as it is one of the closest cottages to the harbour and hope to see you again for another exciting holiday in torbay kind regards keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Jul 2023

  • "The accommodation was clean, and comfortable."

    Keith was very helpful with instructions before our arrival. Unfortunately I feel a need to point out the step between the kitchen and living room. On the first night my husband got up to get a drink and stubbed his toe on the step which resulted on a trip to A/E the following morning. His nail was half off and it ment he was unable to do any water activities, long walks or driving. The step is not mentioned anywhere and also not highlighted. I have seen such steps in other holiday let's and they are marked with the yellow and black hazard tape which is in this property above the stairs warning of the low ceiling height. It was a shame, because we were so looking forward to doing some water activities and walks.

    Thank you Patricia for bringing it to our attention first of all am sorry for your husband stubbing is toe and not being able to experience is walking over the last too years it’s the first time it’s been brought to our attention buy any of our guests and were always on hand to keep on improving to give you the best experience for your holiday and help we’re we can When being renovated we were advised to put a none slip silver strip which separates the 2 levels and can be seen very clearly Between the levels. As the step is only 50 cm deep But to help this situation even more going forward we will be supplying high vis none slip tape across the silver strip To highlight it even more As you said we Have it on the stairs the high vis sponges and going forward will make any changes to make sure you all have the best experience at harbour cottage am also pleased that the free parking for all Torbay car parks we provided as a thank you for staying and came as a big help again I would like to offer my sincere apologies for you stubbing your toe on the step if I can be of any help in the future please give me a call and will be more than happy to help king regards keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Jul 2023

  • "Very close to harbour and shops just what we wanted good holiday even with bad weather"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very clean, comfortable cottage, close to all amenities including surrounding areas for sight seeing, found Kieth to be very helpful and accomadating."

    would certainly recommend

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property is in ideal location in Torquay, so close to harbour and transport."

    The owner very helpful in advance of our stay and available if and when required. The cottage itself is comfortable and well equipped. In the many years we have been in self catering accommodation, we have never stayed in a home so beautifully furnished and well cared for. I would not hesitate to return or recommend Harbour Cottage.

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautuful cottage within walking distance of a lovely 16th century pub, shops, the clock tower where all the buses run from."

    Easy to get about to Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth, Totnes. Keith was a very helpful owner who cannot do enough to make you welcome. A parking pass comes as a huge bonus with this property, no parking worries. You do need to be able to walk, it isn’t flat to get to and the stairs are quite steep with a low headroom at one point. Having said that, we would definitely revisit when holidaying in Torquay. Thank you Keith

    Thank you Pamela for your kind words am so glad I was on hand to make your stay a very special one kind regards keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Harbour Cottage arriving just after Christmas and staying through until after the New Year."

    Keith very kindly agreed early access to the cottage so we could avoid holiday traffic and spend most of our first day in Torquay. The cottage is ideally located literally 2 mins walk from the harbour, bars / restaurants, a Co-Op and just a couple mins more to the shops in the Town Centre. The Cottage was beautifully presented and maintained with everything that we needed. We were 3 adults and although as you would expect in a cottage of this age, there are some height restrictions, my 6ft 3 husband and 6ft 4 son had no issues whatsoever. The cottage was cosy and warm when we arrived, the beds were wonderfully comfortable and we enjoyed nights in as much as nights out. Parking was easy as Keith had arranged a parking permit and we found parking every day in a car park 3 minutes walk from the cottage. The permit could even be used in any of the Torbay marked car parks, therefore we also had free parking when visiting Paignton and Brixham. We have booked holiday cottages with Sykes every year for well over 12 years now and Harbour Cottage really is one of the very best we have stayed in. Keith is a great host, he has thought of everything, even a Christmas tree and some very kind Christmas gifts for us which we very much appreciated - we shall definitely be back !

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2022

  • "For the price charged a dishwasher would be more practical than the expensive broken heater you went on about!"

    We had further issues...the beds are all rock hard. Nobody has slept all week. The toilet was blocked and we had to have the owner out next morning. Again, we felt uncomfortable. The general areas of cottage are clean & tidy. I'd like to mention the cutlery drawer had crumbs in and the oven trays and 2 saucepans were greasy. Clearly wasn't checked or cleaned thoroughly. Due to the bathroom being on a sensor..anyone wishing to use the toilet at night can be disturbed by the noise the extractor fan makes. It does not go off for half hour. Why not have a simple switch like most people have? No amount of heating warms the bathroom..its freezing in there and the shower tray does not keep the overflow of water in it. Although the owner came out and cleared the toilet..2 days later it was blocked again. There's no outside light for when you come back in evenings. The stairs are very steep with very low headroom at the base of stairs..this should be mentioned in the listing as difficult for disabled. Its no holiday with issues like this going on. We left the morning before due to not being able to use the toilet..not slept and felt we had enough. Do not recommend due to too many issues. Made owner aware of how we felt..his reply..thanks for the feedback. We paid alot of money to stay for the week and nobody has slept or been able to use a toilet. Personally do not find this acceptable.

    We appreciate all feedback from our guests which helps us improve our service and ensure a comfortable stay. We're sorry to hear the bed wasn't comfortable for you, mattress firmness is generally a matter of preference and we apologise it wasn't to yours, Keith was very quick to offer a mattress topper for you to make you more comfortable. In respect of the toilet issue we made arrangements for a plumber to attend the second we were notified of this and it was confirmed the blockage was caused by excess toilet paper, we believe the shower overflow would have been a result of this blockage in the pipe. We apologise for the disruption the extractor fan has caused, Keith came out to alter the timer on this one for you after being notified, this does have a pull cord switch to turn on and off as required. The radiator in the bathroom is fitted with thermostatic valves which can be turned on and off to regulate the heat. In terms of cleaning we can only apologise, this is not in line with the standards we strive to keep for our cottage and this has been addressed with our nominated cleaning company. We had not felt it necessary to add external lighting to the front of the property due to the presence of the street lights across the road and the sensor lighting from neighbouring properties which brightly shines onto the front of the cottage. The beauty of our cottages are the characteristics and where possible we have tried our best to preserve the original features of the building, this means that head heights are sometimes a little lower than newly built properties, we offer ample signage around our properties to alert guests of head heights. As was expressed by Keith over text, we appreciate your feedback and we again sincerely apologise for elements which disrupted your stay. We strive to go above and beyond for our guests to ensure their comfort, we have taken your comments on board and hope to create a more relaxing experience for all going forward. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma1.6Nov 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Harbour cottage, located in amongst everything you need, shops, bars and restaraunts."

    Also a short drive to Brixham and Babbacombe

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Nov 2022

  • "We ( a couple in our 70s) have had a very comfortable stay in Harbour cottage."

    Keith the owner was very easy to communicate with prior to arriving and during our stay. Although parking is a 2 minute walk from the property this was not a problem. The cottage was very well equipped, the bed very comfy in a spacious bedroom. It’s very well situated to walk to many local restaurants and to stroll along the harbour. Definitely recommend this place. Thank you Keith you have thought of everything.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Nov 2022

  • "This delightful cottage is well located just a few steps from Torquay harbour."

    It has recently been decorated, equipped to a high standard and is extremely comfortable. Shops, restaurants and attractions are all within walking distance. Lounge and kichen downstairs, two bedrooms and shower room upstairs. Huge tv great for catching up on your favourite programmes if you are unlucky to get a rainy day. There is no outside space but parking is by permit (arranged by the owner) and all very easy and 2 min walk away. I would certainly recommend this lovely cottage to you.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Owners thought of everything to make cottage comfortable. Free car parking was a bonus. Cottage was near to all facilities.would definitely be back

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Second time we have stayed in harbour cottage."

    We love it and will be back again! Fab cottage and brilliant location.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday thanks to the lovely cottage the owner kieth was very ..."

    We had a lovely holiday thanks to the lovely cottage the owner kieth was very informative and the cream tea was a very nice touch on arrival every thing you needed is there the property is situated within a close walk to the town and harbour also a nice touch is the parking pass which allows you to park in the car park's within Paignton torquay and Brixham thanks again Keith for a lovely cottage

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Harbour cottage was the perfect place to stay."

    We loved this cosy little home from home house. We had everything we needed. The owner had thought of everything for our stay. We had a lovely welcome pack which was very welcome. Keith, the owner, met us there and gave us lots of ideas for places to visit. The cottage is situated in the ideal spot for sight seeing. We highly recommend a stay here. It is one of the nicest and cleanest places we have stayed in. Thank you again Keith for making us so welcome.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Harbour Cottage, Keith was there to welcome us to his cottage and hand over the key together with information on places to go."

    The accommodation was superb with a welcome pack which was a wonderful touch. The decor is excellent with lovely furniture, pictures and ornaments, a comfortable sofa although the bed was a little bit too firm for us. The location was ideal as it's just a short walk to the harbour and plenty of bars, shops and buses. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan Joan5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    Local for everything and perfect for families or couples. Very high spec and we will definitely be going back! The owner is really nice and we had some.lovely treats to share when we arrived!. Couldn't fault it .

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Superb location just off the marina just far enough away so you don’t here the noise of the local nightlife."

    Very clean and modern. Keith was an absolute joy to deal with, we didn’t need for him to be on hand but you just know he would have dealt with any issues that could arise. It is an old fishermens cottage so it has certain features that you just don’t get in modern houses. Beautiful. Totally recommend.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2022

  • "I travelled with my partner, and 2 young children (2year old and 4month old)."

    It truly felt like home from home. The positioning of the property is ideal, a short walk from the harbour, supermarket, bars and restaurants yet you’re far enough away to not be disturbed at silly o’clock! The street is very quiet and peaceful too. It does not come with parking but PLEASE do not let this put you off. The host, out of pure kindness, arranges a virtual parking permit so you’re able to park in the Torbay Council car parks, this really saved us a lot of money! The nearest car park to the property is 1 minute walk away. The property has been renovated to the highest standard, a lot of thought has gone into the renovation works. The kitchen comes fully equipped with everything you need; we were greeted with a hamper filled with Prosecco, scones, jam with clotted cream and milk in the fridge for us; such a lovely gesture. The beds are very comfy, no expense spared on comfort. We felt like even travelling with two little kids, we were still able to relax and the stress completely lifted off our shoulders staying here. It must be mentioned that the host is a rare gem. We had booked our stay during the jubilee weekend, he didn’t want us to miss out on the wonderful events in the area during such a special time so offered us to stay a day earlier for no extra cost, we were gobsmacked. He created itineraries so we knew what was happening and where, best beaches for children, rainy day activities, car park maps, he didn’t leave anything out and we were very grateful. He helped us out so much but also gave us the space to make it feel like it was our home. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Amber5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a brilliant venue and location."

    We were looking for somewhere very local to the marina and sea front but big enough for a family of 4. The cottage had just been renovated (we even needed to take the wrapping off the pizza cutter!) and the facilities were all new. The front room was well equipped with a new large TV. The only down side was there was only a 3 seater sofa but there was also room to sit in front of the window. The kitchen and dining is at the back of the house and apart from glass in the door there is no natural light BUT this was not an issue for us at all. The kitchen was well kitted out and we ate at the cottage most nights. Upstairs the 2 bedrooms are massive. One room had a double bed and the other had two singles. Lots of room to hang clothes and didnt feel like tripping up over each other. The shower was double size and powerful enough for what we needed. We were really pleased with the location - it took about 3 mins to walk to the front down some steps and it was located near to a supermarket. This was a great destination for our family (16 & 12 year old kids) and we used it as a base throughout the day. Cant recommend this place highly enough and know we will be back at some time. p.s. the owner was extremely helpful and even highlighted local charging points for our electric car.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2022

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Summary

  • Free parking permit for 1 car for Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, please send car reg prior to arrival to arrange and a list of car parks will be provided
  • Seafront and Harbour are a 2 minute stroll
  • Smart TV with Virgin Cable
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and heated towel rail
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile, beach 0.5 miles

The property

Harbour Cottage, a charming two-bedroom single-storey cottage in Torquay, Devon is the perfect place for families, couples and friends to enjoy a coastal break.

There's a Smart TV with Virgin Cable and you will be within close proximity to the harbour where you can walk, cycle or relax at the beach; the cottage is also very close to all the amenities which makes it easy to stock up on essentials and dine out.

As you step inside, the open-plan living space has integrated appliances, an electric fire, and a dining area, which makes it a functional living space for cooking, dining, and unwinding after a busy day.

From here, head upstairs to the shower room, which has a walk-in shower and a heated towel rail, so you can freshen up after a day at the beach and be greeted with a toasty towel.

When sleep calls, the first bedroom is a well-kept room furnished with a double bed and a hanging space, while the second bedroom is a homely space containing twin beds and a hanging space, perfect for friends sharing.

Conveniently located in the heart of Torquay, this seaside town is known for its lovely beaches, picturesque harbour, and charming streets.

The town is also home to some great attractions, including the Babbacombe Model Village and Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, meaning visitors can enjoy a variety of attractions as well as a good selection of restaurants and bars in Torquay, including the Pier Point Restaurant and Bar.

Heading away from the town, why not spend a day in the lovely Paignton, home to a vibrant and eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and pubs, along with a variety of attractions, including Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Paignton Pier, Young's Park, and Torre Abbey.

Harbour Cottage is the perfect choice for an activity-filled break to Devon's coast.

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About the location

TORQUAY

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.

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Free parking included for all car parks in Torqay, Paignton, Brixham. Please send car reg prior to arrival to arrange