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Fowey Cottage

(Ref. 914617)

Torquay, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • clean (12)
  • nice (11)
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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Property is as described."

    Well presented, provided everything that we needed. Would go again.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Apr 2024

  • "Firstly let me say it was excellent value for money with only a couple of negatives, could have done with a clothes airer as weather was wet and couldn't use outside, also double bed very low for me."

    Lovely modern accommodation all on one floor with all facilities.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place and thank you for getting shower sorted so quickly"

    Hi Fiona Lovely speaking talking to you Thank you for returning to Fowey Cottage Thank You Gail and Barry Holbrook Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Fowey Cottage, which was cosy and comfortable and exactly as described in the listing."

    Was nice to have a couple of meals out in the garden too! The location of the house is great, with all the places we wanted to visit being within a 20 min drive. The cottage owners had kindly taken the trouble to send us a list of a few recommendations at our request, and we walked to the local Devon Dumpling pub for an excellent meal. The only changes I would recommend are perhaps a blind in the bathroom, maybe also a dishwasher in the kitchen (although that's just me being lazy!).

    Thank You Craig for your Review Take your comments on board ! Pleased you enjoyed your stay at Fowey Cottage . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig4.1May 2023

  • "Wooden hand rail was a bit wobbly needs renewing the hedge as you come up the ..."

    Wooden hand rail was a bit wobbly needs renewing the hedge as you come up the steps needs cutting back as it took some of the steps over struggled by it with the luggage Toilet I had to put bleach in it has it was dirty that cleaned it up miner details but generally tidy and comfortable had a nice stay

    Hi Margaret Sorry about the hand rail being wobbly Going up .We have attended the bungalow today and sorted it ! We are currently seeking tenders to replace entire replacement We were not aware of this problem and was not reported to us. We were at the bungalow In April! The hand rail was all good and the garden and Hedge was not as it was as we found it today .a little overgrown The gardener is due this week . Hedgerow does grow very quickly . We do keep on top of this and take pride of keeping it tidy . Toilet Pan i do understand If it was dirty and stained and you having to clean it yourself i do apologise for this . Cleaners have been In this week and it was clean when i arrived I appreciate your feed back this does help us to keep on top off things We are glad you enjoyed your stay ThankYou Gail and Barry Holbrook Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Fowey Cottage."

    The whole place was very clean and well presented. A nice place to chill. We had a very good holiday and will definitely book again .

    Thank You Vanessa for your review Torquay is a lovely place to Chill Pleased you had a very relaxing holiday Thank You Gail and Barry Holbrook Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful holiday home with everything we needed."

    Very well-equipped kitchen with plenty of crockery and cutlery. A nice master bedroom with a very comfortable double bed. The garden is very private with a table and seating, just perfect for a morning coffee or pre-dinner drink. Nice easy access to the ring road for Brixham, Teignmouth and Dawlish. Devon Dumpling pub within walking distance for a drink and superb meals.

    Hi Roger Thank You for your comment The garden makes it lovely peaceful sunny spot Hope to welcome you again . Gail Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday in Torquay."

    Fowey cottage was in a perfect spot. At first I thought it would be a bit noisy with being on a large estate but it wasn`t. The cottage was comfortable with large rooms. The double bed was comfy. The only things that let it down slightly were the steps up to the front door and the black painted steps at the back door into the garden. As you step out of the house into the sunlight the steps look like one large step and not the three steps that there are. A bit of white paint to define the edges wouldn`t go amiss. But overall a nice place to stay. As we had travelled almost 300 miles a welcome pack would have been appreciated.

    Hi John Pleased you had a lovely Break . Gail Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Jun 2022

  • "Thank you, property was really clean and was like going from home to home"

    Thank You for your Review . Hope you had a lovely well needed Break . Gail and Barry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Spiwe5.0May 2022

  • "V dry clean in a great location with very good bus service to Torquay and beyond."

    Hi Linda Thank You for your feed back . Pleased you had a well deserved rest Gail Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "The property was excellent we thoroughly enjoyed the stay and we’re very ..."

    The property was excellent we thoroughly enjoyed the stay and we’re very comfortable will certainly recommend this property to others,had a lovely holiday

    Hi Beryl Thank You for your feedback . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Mar 2022

  • "We found the bungalow very comfortable."

    Local shops close by. A good bus service to town on our doorstep. Good location for travelling.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "Everything described correctly ."

    Unfortunately after removing bed sheets double bed protection was stained also no pillows protections on pillows resulting in very stain pillows this worried us with Corvid .

    We are very sorry if you feel these item's were not there for your stay but we did make sure the property was fogged before your arrival and we had purchased a new duvet, sheet and pillow covers. We do apologize for any inconvenience caused. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne3.4Sep 2021

  • "Lots of space for family of four."

    All bedrooms had lots of room. Nice and clean house. Everything we needed. Well situated near shops and then short drives to the beach and nearby locations. Highly recommended. Enjoyed. It was shame ,we had to go back. Ps. I recommend Indian restaurant " Richie" in Town center in Torquay.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, good size room and outside space."

    Included everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Owners were very helpful and quick to respond to queries.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean."

    It had everything we needed and was comfortable. It is in a quiet residential area with plenary of room for off road parking. The owners were very informative prior to the visit giving us all the information we needed for entry to the property.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4May 2021

  • "We found this cottage spacious, clean, comfortable and well-equipped."

    Nice to have the garden. Good location away from the hustle of Torquay town/sea front/harbour but within easy reach by a very punctual half hourly bus service that stops virtually outside the property and terminates at the harbour. Good if you are holidaying without a car as we were. Co-op within five minutes walk and large Asda slightly further afield, still within walking distance. We enjoyed our short stay and this cottage was a good base for visiting Torquay, Brixham, Paignton and Babbacombe without a car.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2020

  • "Accommodation very good,nice area,easy access to roads for travelling to other areas outside Torquay especially to the South Hams beaches,only minus for us because of our disabilities was the stairs leading up to front door but we managed quite well."

    We enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2020

  • "Very comfortable quite a good place to relax amenities (shop pub and takeaway)near by, with the added convenience of a bus route going past the house."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2020

  • "Everything fine bus outside very frequent but takes longer than you think to reach the centre no problem if you’re not in a hurry."

    Bus fares very reasonable

    Reviewed by Joyce4.7Oct 2019

  • "Our stay at Fowey Cottage was fab!"

    Right from the beginning with a welcome text from the owners through to the last day and a thank you email. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The cottage is very clean and has everything you need for time away from home. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation spacious and clean."

    Patio suntrap,highly recommend. Excellent communication with owners.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely elevated position with good distant views, however cars and busses passing at some speed occasionally!"

    Quite steep steps to front door.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2019

  • "Very cozy, very clean."

    Ultra modern but comfy and inviting. Great communication from the owners prior to the holiday. I will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Feb 2019

  • "Very nice and clean house."

    Lots of utensils and was very happy to have a washing machine. The heating came on when needed and the electric fire came in handy when it was a bit chilly. There were plenty of shops nearby and lots of beaches and places to visit within half an hour.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Oct 2018

  • "This bungalow was perfect for us."

    There were 2 adults, a 12 year old and an 18 year old staying here. The whole place was spotless and was really comfortable. The kitchen had all the utensils, pans, pots etc to make self catering really do-able. There was a large fridge freezer and a large washing machine. These things made it so much better than staying in a caravan which is what we have done on previous holidays. There were fresh towels and all the bed linen was supplied. The outside space was particularly lovely. There was a private suntrap at the back with patio table and chairs and a bench and a lovely gravelled area. It was so nice to sit outside in the sun in the morning and have coffee. The bungalow has a private driveway for parking, which again was perfect. It is a quiet area but on a main bus route if you don't want to take the car. The local shops are a short walk away. There is a really good fish and chip shop that caters for all, including vegans (perfect for my daughter). There were even some board games and paperbacks in the property. There is a large tele with all the extra channels, and a dvd player. The bed has a memory foam mattress. There is a big Asda supermarket a few minutes away in the car and a Morrisons in Paignton. There is plenty to do nearby. Paignton Zoo is a really good day out. The beaches are lovely and there are loads of traditional seafront arcades to spend your money in! Totnes is a lovely little old fashioned town not too far away with a hippy, arty feel to it, lots of quaint shops and bakeries. All in all we would recommend the accommodation and the area for families and singles alike.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2018

  • "The weather makes all the difference to the holiday itself of course but, the flat has all that is required in the way of facilities."

    It is a pleasant place to come back to after a day out: spacious, clean and comfortable. It is one of the best holiday lets I've been to. S.N.

    Reviewed by Stanley5.0Jun 2018

  • "Nice, single floor house above a garage."

    Lots of space for family of four. Master bedroom had lots of room. Nice and clean house. Everything we needed. Good strong shower. Well situated nears shops and then short drives to the beach and nearby locations. Really fast internet so could stream our own shows online to watch.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2018

  • "The property was in a very quiet position but the Bus services were excellent which made travelling into Torquay very easy."

    An excellent property with all the facilities we needed.

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0May 2017

  • "Fabulous holiday bungalow great only thing massive we found the mattress on double bed very uncomfortable to hard,great location all in all was great would definitely stay there again."

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.6Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Virgin Media, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Note: Property is accessed by 11 steps
  • Sorry, no infants or children under 6 years old allowed

The property

Torquay 2 miles.

Fowey Cottage is a stylish bungalow within the district of Shiphay, a quiet area of Torquay just a couple of miles from the main sea front, marina, and town centre.

Set on a slope with eleven steps up to the front door, and offering contemporary furnishings throughout, this modern holiday home has far-distant views over the town and feels light, bright, and cheerful.

There is a sitting room with large comfy leather sofas, a well-equipped fitted kitchen and two spacious bedrooms sharing a bathroom.

A particularly attractive feature of this cottage is the sunny, private patio garden, which is a real sun trap and completely enclosed, providing a private spot for catching some rays and enjoying your morning coffee or enjoying alfresco meals.

There are a few local shops within a short walk, and plenty of larger supermarkets a short drive away.

For tasty carvery lunches, be sure to visit The Hare & Hounds and The Willow Tree, ideal for refuelling after an adventure-filled day.

The English Riviera boasts several beaches including Meadfoot Beach and Oddicombe beach in Babbacombe, which is reached by a quirky old cliff railway.

Visit Kent's Cavern, an astonishing series of underground caves, or the Living Coasts Zoo with penguins and puffins, or the amazing Babbacombe Model Village.

Further afield, Teignmouth is an old-fashioned seaside town about 20 minutes’ drive away, with a free kid's playground, old fashioned arcades, and a safe beach near the old harbour.

A quiet cottage on a convenient bus route to the Torquay seafront, and an ideal base throughout the year.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Sorry, no infants or children under 6 years old allowed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas