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Harbourside Cottage

Torquay, Devon (Ref. 1000121)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage itself was pretty much as described and met our needs."

    Unfortunately the cottage stairs were very very steep and not at all compatible with my elderly Mum! As were the very hilly surrounding areas. The car park was also a problem as although I had purchased a week long parking permit, I was loath to move the car as the car park was very small and there were no guarantees you would get a space! Sadly we found the surrounding streets very dirty with litter and the actual entrance to get to the cottage was also sadly quite rundown and lacking any care and attention. The landlord was very friendly and helpful and the wine, fudge and dog toys were a nice touch. Not in a hurry to return to Torquay again.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2022

  • "An enjoyable stay."

    Close to town and the harbour, nice patio for sitting out. Quiet area and everything needed was provided. Only one observation, it would have been nice to have some cushions for the outside seating. Other than that all good.

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful little cottage."

    It’s the perfect location for exploring some of the salubrious seaside towns the area has to offer. Tucked away on a quiet street, you’d be forgiven for not knowing the main harbour was only a few minutes walk away. Helpful owner, nice clean property. All in all a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by SaulJun 2022

  • "In the description of the cottage it didn't say any thing about steps you had to go up to before you got to the cottage we had to carry our dogs up them and they were quite slippy, then you have to go through a patio of another cottage before you get to Harbour side."

    The patio area could of done with being jet washed. The Cottage was fine but it was not as clean as I thought it would be, and the floor in the living area one of the pieces had lifted and I nearly feel over . The mattress was hard the pillows were not comfortable so we didn't sleep well. This is why I have only given it a low score. The welcome bottle of wine fudge and dog toys was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by KimMay 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at this cottage."

    The town and harbour were close by and great to walk our dog. The courtyard garden was really secure for the dog as well and a lovely sun trap to sit outside. A welcome gift of wine, fudge and a rope toy for our dog was a kind and thoughtful touch. Thoroughly enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by LeeMay 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, clean and well presented, smaller than it appeared in the photos."

    But lovely The owner left welcoming gifts for us and our dogs- a lovely touch. He even gave us parking permits to use as parking was a nightmare. We went for a week not realising Bank Holiday, power boat racing and Pirate weekend all took place on the first weekend- made parking even more difficult Convenient location, clean and comfortable but be careful of the stairs- very steep!

    Reviewed by ColetteApr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage close to the harbour."

    very clean. everything you needed was available.nice gesture of the wine and fudge even a treat for the dog from the owners. nice little courtyard plenty of room and a sun trap too. would definitely return. car park only around the corner and safe enough. permit was well worth getting as covered a lot of areas we visited. would recommend the orange tree restaurant in front of the cottage for a nice fine dining meal

    Reviewed by VictoriaApr 2022

  • "Harbourside cottage is in an excellent location just a few minutes walk in to the town of Torquay."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable for a family of three. I would recommend this holiday home and would definitely use this accommodation again.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    Would definitely return! Shattered now though, we need a week to recover from our holiday! Walked 60+ miles. Thanks again!

    Reviewed by HollyApr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, literally five minutes from the sea front!"

    Welcome bottle of wine when we arrived. Smart tv easy to use.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "Excellent small cottage, close to all that Torquay has to offer."

    Clean, comfortable and fully equipped. The welcome gift of prosecco and fudge was a lovely touch as was the dog treat. I cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by JudithFeb 2022

  • "Had a great stay."

    .. great location situated couple of mins from Harbour with resturants, shops and bars very close by. Cottage was exceptionally clean, tidy and very well equipped. Owner was very welcoming and responsive with treat for dog, wine and fudge which was a nice touch on arrival. We will definately be returning in the future :-).

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Harbourside Cottage!"

    We were welcomed with a bottle of wine & box of shortbread on arrival which immediately put in holiday mode! A brilliant location with everything on your doorstep but far enough back from the hustle and bustle to be lovely & quiet in the evenings. Shower was lovely, decor was pleasant & nautical. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Ideally situated for the harbour. The cleanliness exceeded all expectations.We will definitely be booking again. A nice bottle of wine and a box of fudge was left by the owner for us to enjoy.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, situated close to the harbour but set back to avoid the noise."

    The cottage was beautifully clean when we arrived and had everything we needed. We had a fabulous time thank you

    Reviewed by BedeSep 2021

  • "What a great base to explore Devon and Cornwall cottage was clean near to town parking not far from cottage and a short walk to town and habour had a great week weather wasn’t bad either ."

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2021

  • "Harbourside cottage was fantastic, a home from home with everything you could possibly think of."

    The cottage is only a few minutes away from the town centre and harbour via a little short cut over the road. Joff the owner was lovely and friendly and couldn’t do enough for us telling us where the best place to eat and go making sure we had the best holiday. It’s also dog friendly so worked brilliantly for me, I can’t wait to go back next year hopefully.

    Reviewed by CherylJun 2021

  • "Great location but still nice and quiet."

    Bars and restaurants within a minutes walk. Cottage kitted out with everything you need, kitchen well equipped, iron etc

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "Cottage was beautiful had trouble finding it at first would recommend it I would definitely book again"

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

  • "Fantastic central location and the terrace is an afternoon suntrap."

    The stairs are a tad steep, but then unless you are fairly mobile you wouldn't do Torquay, built on 7 hills.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "Joff was the perfect host and onhand whenever we needed advice; he even brought us wine!"

    We will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2020

  • "Harbourside Cottage is a beautifully presented property and was really comfortable for our group (Mum, Dad and a Teenager)."

    The location is great with lots of pubs/restaurants/shops in walking distance. Joff the host was really helpful answering queries and advising on parking etc.

    Reviewed by KatherineOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, in a quiet street despite being just a short walk to harbour and seafront, joff was really helpful with any queries we had and gave us lots of advice on things to see and do, the cottage had everything we needed."

    ....the hole in the wall, the oldest pub in torquay served great food and had a great atmosphere, we had a great stay

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2020

  • "Fabulous Holiday Cottage to stay in every thing you need is in there for a lovely holiday & very central to Torbay ."

    Reviewed by EdwardSep 2020

  • "Fantastic location booked again for next year"

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "Great location."

    Very close to the harbour with plenty of bars and restaurants and boat trips to explore a bit further afield. Either a walk up hill and steps, walking past the oldest pub in Torquay or follow the road round which isn't so steep. Fitted out with everything you would need in the cottage and really clean and comfortable. A nice little patio area with seating to sit out when the sun's shining. Would definitely use again if back in Torquay some time.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2020

  • "Excellent little cottage right on the door step of torquay with only a small walk to harbour and town."

    Cottage very clean and everything you need would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2020

  • "We had a great stay at your cottage."

    Everything was nice & clean. Location was also great. Would reccomend it.

    Reviewed by AdrianDec 2019

  • "The cottage is very well situated and was very comfortable."

    The thermostat was a little complicated so maybe there should be some instructions with it. Once we got it right the cottage was very cosy. I would stay here again.

    Reviewed by LaurenOct 2019

  • "Great location for a break to Torquay."

    No need to use car for days exploring Torquay. Lovely cottage, clean comfortable and all utensils you need if you want to cook in. Was very quiet considering near a restaurant and bars on next street. Thank you Joff for all the information you sent prior to our holiday. Would recommend this cottage to couples needing a nice relaxing break.

    Reviewed by RichOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, had everything we needed."

    On our arrival we found we had been left some welcome gifts, a bottle of wine, box of fudge, 3 tennis balls for the dogs and a bottle of milk in the fridge, a very nice touch. Before our arrival we had a welcome text from the owners with clear, helpful instructions of where to park etc. The cottage is only a short walk away from the harbour where their are plenty of shops and nice walks. All in all, a very nice holiday, would definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the lovely cottage."

    It was very clean and in very good condition. The owner couldn't do enough for us. Great location. Straight out of the front door 2 mins to harbour. Lovely bedding and fluffy towels. Will go again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2019

  • "What an absolute gem of a cottage!"

    Everything you could possibly want and more is right here in this perfect holiday home...fully equipped, a very well received welcome gift and the friendliest owner you could wish for. The location of this property is superb...shops, restaurants and the seafront are all within easy walking distance. A lovely area to sit outside with a beer or two, the comfiest bed ever and the decor is super tasteful. I'm so happy to have found this beautiful cottage and will be returning again and again!

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and everything we needed."

    The bed was the most comfy we have slept in away from home. The location was great as it’s really close to the harbour. Nice to have outside space to, which is sunny in the afternoon/evening. Our 3 year old loved the place and settled in straight away.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "Property itself is nicely located, a stones throw from the harbour, so easy stroll to the shops, pubs and eateries."

    Unfortunately it faces the back of a busy restaurant kitchen so expect the noise of cutlery and plates being scraped into bins along with general noise from the staff until midnight. The shower is very weak and oddly situated at an angle, making showering very awkward. The rest of the property is well equipped and beds very comfortable. Kitchen is tiny but has everything you'd need. Great welcome pack of wine, fudge and choccy wafers. Lastly there's an obvious slope in the laminate flooring from the kitchen into the lounge with a bit of wood propping an edge up, a possible trip hazard. Overall good though.

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely time staying at this cottage."

    It was lovely and clean and cozy and our 5 year old was impressed when he discovered we were able to watch netflicks! It was within walking distance of shops, car parks and beach. We had a phone call from the owner on the day of arrival which we appreciated and were left lovely gifts to start our holiday. Would definitely recommend, thank you.

    Reviewed by LizAug 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage would reccomend the place to anyone as its in an ..."

    Absolutely gorgeous cottage would reccomend the place to anyone as its in an ideal posistion within walking distance for both the harbour and town, will definately reboot asap

    Reviewed by VaughanJul 2019

  • "It is a nice, little cottage in the second line, very near to the harbour."

    There are Pubs and clubs and can reach everything you need by foot. The cottage itself ist very nice and has a lot of facilities. However, a few small negative remarks need to be made: It is very small and narrow. You can just be in it with 3 adults. The skylight in the bathroom cannot be opened, so you always have a tropical climate there. Unfortunately, the cupboard was locked with the cleaning agents. Also a vacuum cleaner was not there. A glass bottle in the kitchen was broken on the floor, that was very tedious to clean. But they're just little things. The holiday home is a great address for a relaxing holiday on the English Riviera.

    Reviewed by AchimJul 2019

  • "We were fortunate enough to be the first couple to visit this property."

    It is a beautiful cottage just a stone throw away from the centre and harbour . It has been very tastefully decorated with exceptional beds and bedding. We were met by the owner (Joff) who could not have been more helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this property and we look forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by JJun 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x 5" King-size bedroom and 1 x single bedroom
  • Bathroom with an electric shower over bath, WC, hand basin, and a towel rack
  • Sitting/dining room with pebble-effect electric fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Two small to medium dogs allowed
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, four-ring gas hob, washing machine, fridge,freezer and a microwave
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power is included in the rent
  • Fresh bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • 2 car permits available for £35 a week
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Small private enclosed patio area with outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 1 mile

The property

This quaint yet contemporary terraced cottage is situated in the vibrant seaside resort town of Torquay, Devon, and is perfect for a small family looking for a peaceful summer retreat.

The property has been furnished to an excellent standard throughout with coastal holidays in mind; the entrance of the cottage can be found through the private gated patio area, which is a beautiful suntrap featuring modern potted plants and an outdoor seating area where you can dine alfresco and listen to the calming sounds of the coast.

Harbourside Cottage is approximately 200 metres from the harbour.

Entering into the property, you'll find a small yet well-equipped kitchen featuring an electric oven, four-ring gas hob, washing machine, fridge, freezer and a microwave.

For colder nights, step into the open-plan dining room and sitting room where you can settle down for a hearty family meal or warm up next to the pebble-effect electric fire in the sitting room.

Leading up onto the first floor, you will find a family bathroom to wash your sandy feet after a day at the beach, which includes an electric shower over bath, WC, hand basin and a towel rack.

Completing the first floor are two stylish, whitewash bedrooms to wind down in after a day at the beach, made up of a 5" king-size bedroom and a 3" single bedroom, both with contemporary laminate wood flooring and superb elevated town views.

The lively coastal town of Torquay has an excellent variety of cafes, restaurants and shops to choose from and boasts multiple attractions and delights to suit all ages and tastes, including scenic coastal walks, the Torquay Museum, Torquay Golf Course, a beautiful seascape harbour and pier, and a fine selection of sandy beaches.

Brush up on some local history and visit medieval Torre Abbey Museum, or venture out to the prehistoric caves of Kents Cavern.

Catch a boat to the nearby town of Paignton to try fishing, watersports, or even visit the famous Paignton Zoo, which is home to over 2000 animals.

Harbourside Cottage is a fabulous choice for small families seeking a coastal getaway in this exciting South Devon seaside town.

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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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