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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful house with huge clean space inside."

    Close to the beaches and the centre of the town. Up and down hills, but so is everywhere in Torquay! One of the very best.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic week at Fonthill."

    The property is ideally located within easy walking distance of Torquay. The walk back uphill is more challenging but bus fares capped at £2.00 and very frequent make it easy to leave your car parked up. The property was clean and well equipped, the property owner was very obliging. A minor criticism would be the absence of a welcome folder containing details of local facilities and recommendations etc. but this in no way impaired our enjoyment of the week. This property would definitely be our number one choice should we be back in Torquay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property, the owner met us when we arrived and offered to show us around the property to explain how things worked then told us we could phone if we had any problems then left us to enjoy our holiday."

    Everything was very easy to use the kitchen was full and had everything we needed and the owner had even left us a pint of milk and tea bags to start us off which we were very grateful for. The house was very clean with big bedrooms and plenty of storage, the bathrooms were of a large size aswell. I felt the garden was very secure so I didn't have to worry about our dog escaping so he had a great time coming and going as he wanted. Everything was very easy from starting our holiday to leaving. The location is great, we was a 2 min walk from a bus stop to town or 5 mins from a shop. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful and secluded, it felt like we were in a villa abroad rather than a busy suburb"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    It had everything, you needed. It was a pleasure to come back to at the end of the day. It was very dog friendly which made our stay perfect. It had all the facilities you would need and everything was all good quality. We would definitely recommend the cottage and would come back again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely house in a quiet residential area but close to amenities and bus route."

    Off road secure parking always a bonus. Small but adequate garden garden furniture would be desirable for outside seating on warm summer evenings!

    Reviewed by Annette4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation not far from town."

    Spacious and everything you could possibly need for your stay. Good bus links to other main towns. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was fabulous, so comfortable, spacious, clean with every convenience you needed."

    The owners were so welcoming & helpful. Location was great with a bus stop at the end of the road so that although it was a fairly long hill back you could walk down into town then get the bus back at the end of a full day exploring the area. Property was ideally situated for lots of pretty places to visit.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wow what an amazing Cottage."

    Everything you could want and more. We took my 86 year old mum for a few days break and it was perfect! Great quiet location too. We would certainly holiday here again.

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely location, we enjoyed our holiday there."

    The house was very spacious & warm. That said - an information pack for use of oven/cooker & microwave appliances would have been helpful. We found the mattress in the on suite room uncomfortable /lumpy. We would go back there again.

    Reviewed by Dean4.1Oct 2021

  • "Thus house was superb Everything was spot on, couldn't fault anything Can't ..."

    Thus house was superb Everything was spot on, couldn't fault anything Can't wait to go back Great area 15min walk to the harbour liner back as it's uphill lol first time using Sykes was an easy simple process Booked 2 more for this year Thank you

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay lovely and clean and well looked after."

    We had a warm welcome and the owners are at the end of the phone if you have any questions would strongly recommend the hymus family and Billy the dog

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2021

  • "The house was beautiful everything had been thought about to ensure your stay was perfect."

    The position of the house was about a mile walk from Torquay which was good for us and our dog we all had good daily exercise

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2021

  • "In a good location and we’ll appointed."

    A nice quiet neighbourhood away from the huddle and bustle when you want to chill. Could not wish for much more.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jul 2021

  • "The house was a lovely secure base to explore Torquay & surrounding areas."

    A car was useful as the house is located at the top of a long and steep road from the town centre, however there are bus stops very close by. The house is tucked away behind the Fonthill apartments and everything leading off the driveway was very quiet and well maintained.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Jun 2021

  • "Lovely property, nicely situated in a quiet residential area, local shops and cafes/restaurants nearby and located within easy reach of attractions by car or bus."

    Cottage well appointed. Friendly and hospitable host.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a fab weeks stay everything was lovely and clean, and everything that you need to enjoy your holiday."

    The house is ideally located with only a 15min walk to Torquay harbour, which is great that we didn't have to drive everywhere. The garden was a sun trap and we enjoyed soaking up the sun in the afternoon. Would highly recommend the Lighthouse bar and cafe on Torquay Harbour it is on the same side as the amusement arcade, they are such a friendly bar and great with my boys, they are also dog friendly and even have treats for the dogs.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating, underfloor heating on first floor and electric fire
  • Double electric oven, gas hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Enclosed garden with Astroturf and patio with seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles

The property

Located on a quiet private road, just a stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of Torquay town centre is this contemporary detached property.

Fonthill is the perfect choice for a family escape to the Devon seaside.

You are welcomed into a private gated entrance where you can securely park up, greeted by a lovely front garden space where you can dine alfresco and enjoy morning coffees in the summer months.

Be charmed by the snug sitting room and prepare for a cosy night in as you curl up on one of the plush furnishings and pick a film on the Smart TV, letting the warmth of the gas fire create a homely ambiance.

Head towards the gorgeous kitchen/diner, fitted with contemporary amenities and a sociable dining table where you can enjoy family meals and keep the chef of the group company, opening the patio doors for a gentle breeze on a warm day.

Resting behind is a handy utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, and a freezer, also acting as a boot room, whilst a ground-floor cloakroom is located at the bottom of the stairs.

The first floor houses three dreamy bedrooms; comprising a master double with its very own TV and luxury en-suite shower room, a further double and a twin, served by a beautiful bathroom where guests can unwind with a glass of wine as they soak in the bubbles.

The hustle and bustle of Torquay is just a leisurely stroll away, home to a brilliant selection of amenities including shops and supermarkets for you to stock up on essentials, and a mouth-watering selection of pubs, restaurants, cafés and bars to choose from.

Torquay boasts must-see attractions including the Victoria Parade, Torquay Museum, Torquay Marina, and thrilling watersports opportunities, as well as several sandy beaches for you to spend a day relaxing with your loved ones, here you can admire views of the incredible English Riviera and soak in the seaside amusements.

Embark on a day of adventure on the magnificent South West Coast Path, choosing between walking, cycling or car to explore over 630 miles of true Devon beauty, enjoying stunning destinations at Splashdown Quaywest waterpark, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, the River Boat Company, or the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

Alternatively, travel over to the Dartmoor National Park as you relish in the expansive moorland and countryside landscapes via tough hikes, gentle walking trails, and challenging cycling routes, discovering Bronze Age stone circles, abandoned medieval farmhouses, and Neolithic tombs throughout.

Never forget your incredible holiday to Fonthill.

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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.

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