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Laurel Cottage

Torquay, Devon (Ref. 1043777)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved our week at Laurel Cottage - it is one of the best properties I have ever stayed at."

    Spotlessly clean and comfortable, with an attention to detail that makes your stay much easier. The welcome pack was much appreciated after a long slow journey down! We would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by RuthApr 2022

  • "Fantastic property with everything we needed."

    Great owners. Will recommend to others and if we return to the area will look at booking here.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "We were concerned by some reviews about the owners boat and temperature at the place, after talking with Richard we were reassured."

    Our stay was very pleasant. The reviews are educational as long as one is not too alarmed by the content. Always try to discuss concerns with your host in the first instant. This gives all sides a fair chance to comprehend issues.

    Reviewed by FrederickSep 2021

  • "Our hosts Richard and Joanne were very warm and welcoming."

    Nothing was too much trouble. The area was very quiet and as we had my elderly parents with us that was a bonus. It's very hilly but there was plenty of parking in Torquay so we got them into town easily and it was 2 minutes drive from the cottage. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2021

  • "This cottage is just gorgeous!"

    Very cosy and comfortable with everything you need for a lovely holiday. Situated just outside the hustle and bustle of the main town centre it's so quiet and relaxing. The courtyard at the side of the house is perfect for outside dining. Richard who lives next door and owns the holiday cottage is wonderful and so helpful. He left a chilled bottle of prosecco for our arrival plus tea,coffee and milk which was really appreciated also little toiletries which our girls loved!! If we ever returned to Torquay we would stay here again definitely. Thankyou for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2021

  • "This is a super little cottage."

    The owner, Richard, was courteous, kind and knowledgeable about the local area. The accommodation was of a very high standard, very clean and well equipped. We had a super time and I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2021

  • "It was a cold accommodation and a small portable heater could be used to take the chill of."

    The parking of the car was somewhat difficult in that you parked between the accommodation and a very large boat. Reversing back down the driveway was rather awkward. Bathroom and bedrooms were fine. Sadly not a holiday accommodation that we would seek again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Laurel Cottage has central heating which can be adjusted as required: the owners of the property are just next door and are happy to assist should you have any queries during your stay. The owner has quite a large car and hasn't encountered any issues with using this particular parking spot. In this case, we understand that you were offered an easier alternative parking option but you insisted on parking where you did. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarrymoreJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and one of the cleanest holiday homes we have stayed in."

    The hosts, Richard and Joanna were extremely helpful and welcoming, but not intrusive. The location was fine, just a short walk into the town and the harbour, but a slightly longer walk back uphill. The only drawback of the property for us was the bathroom being downstairs.

    Reviewed by ShelahMay 2021

  • "Laurel Cottage was beautifully and immaculately presented with everything you could need for a comfortable stay."

    There was great attention to detail. The bed was super comfy and we appreciated the extra touches from our delightful hosts Richard and Joanna. They were happy to offer suggestions for walks or restaurants in the area and made us very welcome. The property was in a quiet position a ten minute walk down to the harbour (a bit more coming back uphill but not difficult). We would definitely consider staying there again.

    Reviewed by TerryApr 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely very cosy and comfortable all furnishings and decor excellent, the small courtyard was very pretty and despite it being late September the flowers were still lovely, it was just a short walk to the town centre and harbour, the harbour area was lovely but to be honest we thought the town itself not very nice, but we found a very good M&S store just a short drive away and it had a very good food store."

    Because of COVID we decided not to eat out in the evening so the kitchen became quit important for us, we found it a little basic when it came to utensils for cooking, the fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine were all very welcome additions though, the owner’s live next to the cottage and were very helpful in supplying info about the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by StephanieSep 2020

  • "Great accommodation."

    Quick 10 min walk to town. Richard and Julia were charming.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Laurel Cottage in Torquay."

    Our host Richard and Joanna were very welcoming and had thought of everything. We particularly liked the advice booklet with ideas of places to visit, local restaurants and pubs. The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed and bottle of Prosecco was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by LindseyAug 2020

  • "Laurel cottage, was a lovely place to stay, it had everything provided for a comfortable stay, Richard and Joanna who live next door, we’re very helpful,as we wanted to have a barbecue, so provided one for us, the parking for 2 cars was a great addition as parking in Torquay was very busy and every place they charge, good idea to download “park mobile app” before you go."

    Would go back again I would give 5 stars

    Reviewed by JillAug 2020

  • "Big enough for the 3 of us."

    Very clean on arrival and had everything we needed. Netflix was a bonus for a couple of the rainy afternoons. You can park within a few feet of the door which makes unloading the car nice and easy. It is only a ten minute walk down to the harbour which turns into 15 on the way back because its uphill! If visiting the area again I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Beach 0.5 miles

The property

Laurel Cottage is a stylish, welcoming cottage attached to the owner's Victorian villa.

Ideally situated within quiet residential streets, high above the bustling town of Torquay, you can find a wonderful range of amenities just a short stroll from the property.

The inviting sitting room with its two plush sofas is ideal for a evening indoors.

Here you'll also find a dining table, perfect for an afternoon of board games or for a home-made meal at any time of day.

Move through into the galley style kitchen to be greeted by a good range of appliances to assist with all of your culinary requirements; prepare a delicious feast to be enjoyed outside in your private courtyard in the summer months, as you toast to your favourite moments from the holiday so far.

Also on the ground floor sits the bathroom, conveniently placed for after a day at the beach, jump straight into the shower or indulge in a relaxing bath before heading up the stairs to relax for the evening.

The bedrooms consist of a master king-size, boasting its own television so you can watch your favourite films from the comfort of the covers, while the little ones will delight at the twin room, both providing bright and airy settings and a homely aura, they make lovely sleeping spots to rest your head.

Just a short stroll will bring you into the centre of the vibrant town, best known for its beautiful beaches, a pier with plenty of attractions to keep the whole family entertained and a lively environment, it offers excitement at any time of year.

Explore Torre Abbey Museum with its 7-acre gardens and antique collections, or get lost in the history of the Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, with rocks dating back 400 million years it makes a great day out for all the family.

Living Coasts is well-worth a visit if you're seeking sea creatures, or enjoy a day of shopping in the famous Bygones; a recreated Victorian street home to quaint shops and plenty of activity.

Boat trips are accessible to the nearby excitement of both Brixham and Paignton, both boasting their own unique experiences and a pleasant day trip, or venture into Dartmoor National Park to discover rich geological history, scenic walking routes and breath-taking landscapes.

Surrounded by adventure of all kinds, Laurel Cottage is ideally positioned for your retreat to Torquay at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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