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The White House

(Ref. 1121000)

Torquay, Devon Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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


2 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely & well presented when we arrived."

    Great location if not a little hilly but close to the harbour which was excellent. Nice little touches for our dog. A few board games we made use of on our first night as it was very wet out. However, description of cottage doesn’t mention shared outdoor space. This is access for an apartment. Could do with knowing this before booking. Outdoor space hasn’t been used by anyone for a long time! Was quite hot when we were there would have been nice to sit out but covered by trees and cobwebs. No blinds at that rear door so people passing through can see in! Make sure you’re dressed! Only one pan to cook up a ‘culinary delight’ as advertised. Not many utensils but we weren’t that bothered as we ate out every night. The sofa could do with being replaced. Very flat and old and very uncomfortable. No mention of the parking being at the bottom of a dark driveway. Only one security light stayed on for seconds. Not enough to get up the hill to the house. The photo in the advert shows parking bays at the front door. These seem to be for the owners only. Misleading. We had an issue with neighbours one night which was very scary, shouting in the street then in the premises. Torquay itself, we had a great week away.

    Thank you for the helpful feedback - I am sorry that you were disappointed in the outside space. The trees (overhanging from our neighbour's property) can be gloomy in bad weather, but a blessing when you need the shade! It is a small courtyard but it is cleaned every Friday, and a number of guests have appreciated having their own barbecue. We will amend the write up to make clear that the front of the house is for loading/unloading only, parking is on the lower drive. The kitchen is full equipped with saucepans, frying pans, baking trays etc. If any guest has trouble finding the saucepans or any other equipment -please call the phone numbers we leave in the property and we will point you to the right cupboard. We will ensure all other issues reported are assessed on the changeover. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah2.8Aug 2023

  • "Extremely well equipped property."

    We were made to feel very welcome by the owners. We loved the welcome pack it was a nice touch . We really appreciated the milk for a cup of tea & treats for our dogs on our arrival.

    Thank you for your kind words. You were are first guests of the season - so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (double on request) with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and picnic basket
  • 3 x TVs and WiFi which can be unreliable with old Victorian walls
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available for up to two cars
  • Rear, gravelled enclosed courtyard with furniture and gas barbecue
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.6 miles and beach 1.2 miles
  • Note: There are two steps up to access the property, please take care
  • Note: This property is next door to the owner's property
  • Please Note: Although loading and unloading can be done outside of the property - this is not permitted for long term parking, The parking spaces for this property are located at the bottom of the sloped driveway.

The property

Tucked away 10 minutes’ walk from the harbour in Torquay in Devon is The White House. This wonderful, white-washed holiday home benefits from off-road parking which is a rarity in this coastal town, a rear, enclosed, gravelled courtyard with furniture and gas barbecue, and a welcoming interior adorned with local artwork depicting the seaside and two well-appointed bedrooms perfect for small families or friends looking to explore the wonders of the coast. Cross the threshold to be greeted by a spacious kitchen/diner where the designated chef of the group can whip up tasty meals for the whole family. Or, if the sun is shining, why not step outside and fire up the gas barbecue for an alfresco affair where you can toast your retreat with a glass of fizz as the stars begin to fill the sky. On colder evenings, snuggle up on the plush corner sofa in front of the TV ahead of catching your rest in either the double bedroom or twin; both are fitted with handy en-suite shower rooms and TVs perfect for lazy mornings! Escape to the coast at The White House. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1121002, together sleeping ten guests.

Cary Court Holiday Homes

Cary Court Holiday Homes consist of two beautifully presented holiday homes resting on the edge of Torquay’s centre, close to the beach and the town’s array of amenities. The collection benefits from off-road parking for up to five cars, which is often rare in popular seaside destinations, rear courtyards with furniture and barbecues so guests can savour delicious meals outdoors, bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms and a thoughtfully decorated interior with local artwork depicting the seaside, calming blue hues mirroring the sea and nautical touches. Take advantage of the fantastic location in the heart of the English Riviera with nearby attractions including the golden beaches of Torquay and Meadfoot, the fascinating and unique Torquay’s Crime Museum, the English Riviera Wheel, Kents Cavern and Babbacombe Cliff Railway. Cary Court is in easy walking distance from Torquay’s lively harbour and marina, two theatres and an amazing selection of restaurants including the No 7 Fish Bistro and Wine bar, The Elephant (with Michelin Star) and Man Friday which boasts views across the harbour. Follow the coast to find the iconic town of Paignton where you can spend the day at Paignton Zoo; there’s something for the whole family. Kids will also enjoy splashing in the sea at Paignton Beach, the entertainment complex lying at the end of its pier and Pirates Bay Adventure Golf. Further across the Bay lies the historic fishing village of Brixham and the chance to visit the Golden Hind! Dartmoor National Park, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, is easily accessible by car with opportunities for walking, hiking, coasteering, horse riding, canoeing, and cycling, with truly breath-taking views all around. Discover all this and more with Cary Court Holiday Homes as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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Please note: This property only accepts 3 night booking

Please Note: Although loading and unloading can be done outside of the property - this is not permitted for long term parking, The parking spaces for this property are located at the bottom of the sloped driveway.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas