- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
3 Customer Reviews
"The house was quirky!"
Spaces for a large party to gather but also spaces to be apart and quiet. Well placed to walk down to the town (rather an uphill return!) But overall house a but shabby: cobwebs, curtains not fully on rails, one toilet not flushing properly, one toilet seat cracked, kitchen not well equipped (we had to buy kitchen and toilet cleaner, bin bags, washing up liquid and dishwasher tabs, as well as a frying pan big enough for our party)
"Lovely property with a lot of character and plenty of space."
It would helpful if instructions could be provided for rubbish and recycling disposal - there was none - only a single small bin with no further bags etc. More towels would be appreciated. Otherwise a lovely property in a very convenient location.
"Although the accommodation was clean on the surface (work surfaces/bedding/towels), there were many areas which haven't been cleaned for a long time and have huge amounts of cobwebs on them (fireplaces/windows/corners of rooms/outside porch)."
The terrace was also unswept and there were several pieces of rubbish laying around here and in the driveway. Muesli and large crumbs were also on the floor of the fireplace in the kitchen. Generally speaking, the house is showing some larger signs of neglect. The paint is peeling off the windows and comes off when opening and closing the windows - behind the shutter in the piano room the plaster is also coming off. The small stand and the table in the piano room both need fixing. The cutlery draw and the cupbaords in the kitchen are dirty and stuffed full of unneccessary items and there is hardly any room to store food because of this. Several windows cannot be closed properly and particularly the small window in the kitchen is a security risk because it cannot be closed at all because the handle has fallen off. We are happy to provide photos if this is required. Just to clarify - we do not count the problem we had with the electric (light in the piano room) as a problem. These things can happen and the Sykes employees we spoke to were fantastic and solved the problem (together with the owner?) quickly.
Thank you so much for taking the time to complete your feedback. A member of our quality assurance team visited Clarence Grey House on receipt of your review and found the general cleanliness of the property to be good, it was agreed that areas of the garden however were in need of some attention. Following your visit the owner of the property visited and has confirmed that all windows have been checked and all work and close perfectly well. The owner has also recently sourced a new housekeeping team who have carried out a deep clean throughout the property to ensure cleanliness is of the standard expected. We are in regular discussions with the owner and the housekeeping team to ensure improvements continue to be made at Clarence Grey so that all visitors have the best holiday experience. This is to include inside and outside of the property. Property Owner
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- Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x king-size, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
- Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
- Ground-floor shower room/utility with walk-in shower
- First-floor cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
- Dining room
- Sitting room
- Entrance hall with dining area and open fire
- Central heating with electric fires
- AGA range with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
- TV with FreeSat, baby grand piano, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Parking for 4 cars
- Garden with terrace, lawn, swing and furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.7 miles, beach 1.2 miles
- Note: This property has a 4pm check in time
Clarence Grey House is a Victorian villa settled amidst the conservation streets of Torquay, Devon.
Sporting glorious sash windows and architectural ceiling roses, whilst being within easy reach of Devon's attractions and stunning beaches, Clarence Grey House is the perfect setting for a family of eight's coastal break.
With parking for four cars, you can arrive and be unpacked in a jiffy, before admiring the property's gorgeous entrance hall, where a baby grand piano takes centre stage.
Make your way to the sitting room, an exquisitely decorated space offering three cushioned sofas, an electric fire and TV with FreeSat; perfect for relaxing in.
Continue to the kitchen, a space enjoying wooden fittings and is well-equipped with everything you require for a self-catering holiday, including an impressive AGA range cooker.
When the foodie of the group has whipped up a culinary delight, enjoy it in the formal dining room as you plan your holiday itinerary.
Head up the carpeted l-shaped staircase to find a well-fitted cloakroom and a bathroom, both of which are perfect for avoiding those morning queues!
Move across the first floor to discover four lofty bedrooms with high ceilings and sash windows, with two of these featuring king-size beds, another offering twin beds with access to an en-suite shower room, and last but not least, a super-king-size bedroom boasting zip/linked beds; all of the bedrooms offer plenty of storage for your luggage.
Make the most of the sub tropical garden, where alfresco dining can be enjoyed on the terrace under the palms.
Spend some time exploring Torquay, a coastal town which not only boasts a wealth of eateries and well-stocked shops, but is home to a fantastic selection of attractions, including its harbour, where the Princess Theatre, The Real Crime Museum and Torquay's Dinosaur World are bound to keep you entertained.
Enjoy a day packed with sun and sand on Torquay Beach or Meadfoot Beach, before exploring the fascinating sights of Kents Cavern Prehisotric Caves and the renowned Torre Abbey; alternatively, you can hike along the coast and enjoy the coastal views from Thatcher Point.
Spend the day in Babbacombe, where another delightsome beach can be found, as well as access to Torquay Golf Course, along with the famed attractions of Babbacombe Model Village and Bygones.
The fantastic destinations of Paignton, Brixham and Dartmoor National Park also aren't far, providing even more to do.
Enjoy a sumptuous stay at Clarence Grey House.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.
About the location
- Paignton 3.6 miles
- Brixham 8.5 miles
- Dartmoor 17 miles
Famous for its sandy beaches, promenades, palm trees and plentiful attractions, the popular seaside town of Torquay in South Devon has been welcoming 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 village and craft centre, Torre Abbey, Kents Cavern. Enjoy the wealth of sea life on a boat trip across the Bay to Paignton, Brixham or Dartmouth – and even more exotic animals can be found at Paignton Zoo. Torquay is at the heart of the English Riviera, a UNESCO Global Geopark. Take the Dartmouth Steam Railway and enjoy a boat ride up the River Dart. Explore Greenway the home of Torquay’s world famous crime writer - Agatha Christie. 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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