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Blue Harbour Cottage

Torquay, Devon (Ref. 944353)


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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful property that was perfect for our week stay in Torquay!"

    Very comfortable and everything we needed - it really was a home from home! Great location with only a couple of minute walk down to the harbour, and some really great restaurants and bars nearby. A great base to explore the beaches and surrounding areas!

    Reviewed by KatrinaMay 2022

  • "A lovely Comfy Cottage , well equipped , very comfy bed with lovely fresh bedding ."

    Great location to the harbour . Dog friendly , Lots of good takeaways close by , the Cottage sits behind the Orange tree restaurant which we would have loved to try , but unable to as we had the dog with us . Good hosts who communicated well , also some nice touches of fresh milk etc for your first cuppa and a nice bottle of chilled Prosecco in the fridge . We would return

    Thanks for your appreciative comments. May I compliment you on the care you took of the little cottage? You are more than welcome to return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia AnnMar 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage, very well located for restaurants etc."

    The owner had provided everything we needed and left a very thoughtful welcome gift of prosecco and fudge, plus milk and tea/coffee. Beautifully decorated with great attention to detail, The bed was super comfy too!

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Blue Harbour Cottage, the location was excellent, facilities were great and the bed was very comfy indeed."

    Reviewed by HeatherJan 2022

  • "Fantastic location with a superb pub within 2 minutes walk make this property a real gem."

    Great space for 3 guests but the stairs may prove difficult for those with reduced mobility. The kitchen is fully stocked with white goods and all crockery and cutlery is in good condition and plentiful. Heating system is great, ensuring a cozy temperature even in the harshest winter. Torquay Harbour is easily within a 5 minute walk with dozens of pubs, restaurants and shops to suit all tastes. Excellent communications from the owner made for a very easy process throughout. Be aware that a 7 day stay will require an 8 day parking permit which costs £42. However this allows access to many other Torbay Council run car parks in the area, so it isn’t too bad value. The nearest car park to the property is a very short walk away. Would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by LeighDec 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our 4 night stay at Blue Harbour."

    The cottage was warm welcoming and comfortable and a great location for easy access to the harbour shops restaurants etc. Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by TomDec 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage."

    Lovely decor, quiet, comfortable but so close to the Marina, bars and restaurants. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful weeks holiday at this lovely cottage, very centrally located and set back from the roadside up a pathway with several steps."

    The cottage is very well maintained and has all the amenities required for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. We found the owner to be very helpful, getting back quickly with answers to our questions and great advice, especially walks for our little dog. Thank you Peter, we would love to return again in the future. Steve, Julia and Ted.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2021

  • "Delightful cottage,well equipped and great attention to detail."

    Brilliant location, really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by CynthiaOct 2021

  • "What a brilliant cottage."

    The location was second to none. The owner has been very thoughtful in providing all that was required (and more) in a cottage setting. Placed just behind The Orange Tree Restaurant, it is a great place to be and also close to the best pub in town - Hole in the Wall. Nothing was too much for the owner. Will return. Well done

    Reviewed by JosephOct 2021

  • "First thoughts were that it was a cosy comfortable cottage with everything that we needed for a weeks holiday plus a bottle of Prosecco, fudge and milk to welcome us."

    The lounge was relaxing with an electric fire that was lovely in the evening and the kitchen was well equipped. The bed was really comfortable and there were lots of space for our clothes, the bathroom was a good size and the shower amazing. The little courtyard at the front was a bonus and we sat out having a brew on a few occasions. One of the main things that really surprised us was how quiet it was especially at night as it was behind the restaurant on the busy road. There is not a car parking space but there is one not far away, this was not a problem for us. There are lots of restaurants pubs cafes and takeaways nearby and it’s easy to hop on a bus which is also nearby. We had a wonderful holiday and a lot of it was due to the excellent accommodation provided by Peter. Thank you

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at Blue Harbour."

    It is so close to everything but still quiet. The bed is really comfy and the dog was made to feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by KateSep 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage with great attention to detail."

    Location is brilliant, so easy to walk to harbour and town. Cottage is really lovely

    Reviewed by ZoeJul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Blue Harbour Cottage this week and were lucky to catch the start of the mini heatwave towards the end of our stay - no better place to be than on the beaches of Devon!"

    We loved the fact that the cottage was slightly set back from the main drag so felt like a peaceful haven but within easy walking distance of central Torquay. Everything was provided and it was lovely to return to each day. The advice about buying a weekly parking permit was spot on, it made it easy to explore the whole Torbay area. I recommend Torre Abbey Sands for swimming too!

    Reviewed by LizJul 2021

  • "The cottage had everything that we needed."

    It wasn't as big as we expected but it was ample. The description about the stairs is correct and there are stairs in the cottage too that are quite steep. The beds are very comfortable and the shower is very good. There is everything needed in the cottage.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Did not like area. Had to use car alot to visit places like Totnes, Dartmouth etc. My car got damaged in car park, so will never book again without parking. Advertising somewhere as dog friendly just because they take dogs for us is not enough. Beeches were not dog friendly. No space for her just a small yard and small park area near by. We are used to lots of areas to walk. Torquay was very, very busy. Full of drinkers. Like a Skegness in the south. The Harbour is nice. Only holiday where I was wanting to come home.

    Reviewed by KayMay 2021

  • "Great cottage, very close to the town centre."

    Everything needed was there including a lovely welcome gift. The cottage was lovely and clean and we would return.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in great location with everything you needed."

    Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by GlenApr 2021

  • "Great comfortable cottage, had everything we needed and great location for exploring Torbay"

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2020

  • "My family had a great time, it’s very cosy and close to the harbour and sea front."

    Will definitely book again at some point!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at Blue Harbour Cottage."

    Everything you need to feel comfortable is there. The location of the cottage is perfect for the harbour, the parks, the town and the beaches. There are new contemporary pubs and restaurants as well as the oldest pub in Torquay right on your doorstep. Torquay is also a perfect base for the beautiful walks and sights of Dartmoor and the river Dart, especially if you bring your dog. You can visit quiet beaches with a picnic, paddle board, snorkle, kayak and swim. The choice is yours how active you wish to be.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2020

  • "Very enjoy week in a fabulous cottage everything you needed plus very ..."

    Very enjoy week in a fabulous cottage everything you needed plus very homily,ideal location for Torquay will definitely be back

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2020

  • "One of our best X-mas ever!"

    Perfect cottage, - nice, warm, super clean. Our host was the most generous host we ever had - and we had a lot of hots in our life. When we arrived we found wonderful x-mass decoration already, a cake and a bottle of Champagne. The whole time we were in contact with our host and he gave us lots of infos about the region and what to do. We had a great time! Thanks Peter!

    Reviewed by MartinaDec 2019

  • "A most beautiful and quaint cottage."

    Decorated with a lot of TLC and equiped with everything you need and more! Close to fantastic places to explore, surrounded by very nice pubs, restaurants and shopping facilities. Public parking nearby. Well, what more to say what other might not have said yet? What to say to people who are looking at this property? YES, book it. You won't regret it. It is a home from home!!!

    Reviewed by HeikeOct 2019

  • "The cottage does not look anything like the photos it needs some tlc."

    The outside requires some serious sprucing up, the garden furniture is all rusty and tatty and the so called garden is just a bed of dead plants and weeds.

    Reviewed by CaroleSep 2019

  • "I would like to say that our stay at Blue Harbour Cottage was great , Very relaxing and the cottage was fantastic."

    Mr Cox was very thoughtful in many ways.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, very traditional and keeping in with the surrounding properties."

    The stairs are a little steep so perhaps not the best if you are unsteady on your feet or not very able bodied.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2019

  • "Great cottage fantastic location not a problem for us but there are some steep ..."

    Great cottage fantastic location not a problem for us but there are some steep steps up to the cottage this could cause a problem for a older person would definitely use again owner was very helpful left a bottle of prosecco for use nice touch

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, central to all amenities in Torquay but situated in a quiet spot away from the noise of traffic."

    Good access to internet. Very clean, well equipped and dog friendly. There are steps leading up to the cottage and very steep wooden stairs to upper floor, which may be a problem for some. There is a short walk to the nearest car park in Meadfoot Road and to a grassy area in Torwood Gardens for exercising a dog. We had a superb holiday and the cottage made a homely and comfortable base for our day trips to all the various beauty spots in and around Torbay and Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2019

  • "Photo of the property is totally misleading!"

    This cottage is located at the back of a restaurant! When the restaurant is active the vent from the kitchen pumps cooking smells into the outside space, this also means you can't open a window if you are indoors☹️ The cottage itself is nice and very quirky, however the curtains are paper thin and don't contain enough fabric so be prepared for some extremely early mornings.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2019

  • "Cottage was beautiful and right in the centre of all amenities."

    Very clean and the beds were so comfy and the prosecco and fudge was a lovely gesture. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2019

  • "Property was clean and had everything needed."

    Bed was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by JaneJan 2019

  • "My dog Henry and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the sweet Blue Harbour Cottage, which was well located - walks could start straight from the cottage arriving at the South West Coast Path in a few minutes or good public transportation could be taken from a bus stop a few minutes’ walk away."

    The cottage had everything one could need for a week by the coast, including a log burner which was handy in December. The cottage is set back from Parkhill Road, which made it very quiet. The host was available to answer any questions and even allowed us a later than usual check out given our train was in the afternoon and even offered to bring more logs as I didn’t have a car to transport them. I would definitely recommend Blue Harbour Cottage!

    Reviewed by StacyDec 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage is lovely and ideally situated close to amenities. The steps to the property may be an issue for some people, I would have struggled with our pushchair had my husband not been with me. Just something to bear in mind. The cottage itself is very true to the pictures on the website. Very shabby chic and beautiful. It welcomes pets which is nice, although we didn’t take ours in the end. The neighbours have access through the garden to their property, but this wasn’t an issue as we were out most days. The landlord went above and beyond: leaving milk in the fridge (along with a bottle of bubbly), texting to let us know that the property was ready; letting us know of any issues left behind by the previous holidaymakers and telling us not to rush to leave as no one else was booked in that day. Thank you so much, we will be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2018

  • "We had a great time, the cottage is walking distance to everything."

    It had everything we needed except the towels. One small thin towel per person wasn't enough. We ended up buying a couple towels. It was very clean inside. Outside could do with a bit of a tidy. The cottage is not disable friendly. If you have bad knees or other difficulties getting around I wouldn't recommend this cottage, it has steep stairs leading to the cottage and inside the cottage. The wood fire was fantastic and the bed was warm and cozy. You can't park in front on the street. The public car park is around the corner not far from the cottage. You have to go on line to purchase a parking permit. We paid £35 for 6 days which wasn't a big deal, but would think about it in the future. The cottage has everything you need for your stay. It doesn't catch the sun during the day so if you enjoy a coffee in the morning sun this isn't for you. Thank you Blue Harbour Cottage for your hospitality. The champagne and clotted cream fudge was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "The cottage was in a great location 2 minutes walk from the town."

    It was everything we needed for a base to explore Torquay and surrounding areas.The owner of the cottage was lovely. He had already gifted us a bottle of wine ,then on finding out it was my birthday and wedding anniversary got us another bottle and some tasty fudge. Great holiday . Look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2018

  • "Disappointing."

    ..Had no garden.shared entrance.no privacy.The sofa was as uncomfortable as the Victorian sleeping bench for the poor.We were forever banging ourselves on the hidden planks of wood in it.scruffy entrance ,dead leaves / shrubs.mouldy sitting left in front. We left after 4 days as the shared entrance was forever being left open.Had we stayed would of lost our dog on the road outside.The property is above the kitchens of the restaurant so all evenings had cooking smells/dishes clanking till late.Woken most mornings by seagulls on opposite roof at 4.30 as one neigboour regular feeds them.Could not relax the whole time.However the cottage is decorated lovely.

    Reviewed by ToniJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage everything you could want or need, great location."

    Owner went out hi s way to check we were ok or if we needed anything which we really appreciated. Would definitely go back again we had a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by GailJul 2018

  • "The owner was extremely helpful, freindly and considerate, by leaving milk tea,coffee and prossecco on arrival."

    The cottage was very well maintained and comfortable I would not hesitate in recommending this quaint fishermans cottage to others. The location was also good for access to the harbour and amenities.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "A very lovely cottage has every thing you need for your stay owner left tea ,coffee, milk for when you arrive and a very nice bottle of fizz ,made you feel very welcome , also left lots of information on places and things to do on your holiday everywhere we went the people where very helpful and friendly ."

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2018

  • "Lovely character filled cottage."

    Lots of attention to detail inside. The best double bed we've ever slept on in any holiday home! It is nicely off the main busy front too. It would have been a higher score but the only things that weren't perfect was the walkthrough garden (although the neighbour was very pleasant); and loading and unloading can be problematic as the traffic warden is very keen. Thank you for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2018

  • "I was a really nice cottage in a great location but the garden was not secure as another family had right of way through it and this meant I could not leave my dog alone there while I did things in the house."

    The house also had pop corn in the some of the rooms which the dog loved but we did not appreciate and although the 35 pounds for parking was clearly mentioned on the description we had searched for cottages with parking and had not realized the extra cost until after we had booked.. I would recommend this cottage for couples without young children or dogs.

    Reviewed by MattApr 2018

  • "Perfect little cottage in a convenient location."

    Easy to explore Torquay on foot. Felt comfortable having our dog with us. Felt so welcome we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by JoApr 2018

  • "This cottage might not be suitable for people with mobility issues as the access is via an uneven path and steps which is unlit at night."

    The cottage is comfortable and nicely furnished though. It is close to the harbour and shops with plenty of places to eat nearby. Because of the location of the cottage behind a restaurant there's no view to speak of if you like that kind of thing.

    Reviewed by GrahamNov 2017

  • "As we walked up to the cottage the hand rail was loose, and we got into the cottage the stairs were wooden and very steep i was so worried about falling and had to go one step at a time, and almost slipped from the bathroom stairs."

    although the sofa looked very nice at first glance, it was so low even the table was higher, if you are have dexterity problems this is not good, i sat most of the time on a dinning room chair. as the sofa was very hard to get up from. no clothes airier. DVD player would have been nice, (we had to go out and buy one) outside the garden area needed attention.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2017

  • "Lovely, homely,comfortable cottage."

    Everything you needed to hand.Very good location,only 5 mins walk into Torquay town. Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by CharmianOct 2017

  • "Cottage was very nice and adequately equipped with all you would need."

    Reviewed by MarieSep 2017

  • "Amazing location, comfy beds, absolutely everything you need in this cottage."

    missing it already.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2017

  • "I would have liked a more comfortable settee in the property that we stayed but in general I was quite happy with the accommodation."

    Reviewed by MauriceJun 2017

  • "The Cottage has access via an alley way and the view of the cottage is from the alley way."

    The cottage had nice modern features and beds were clean and comfortable but the floors were not clean when we arrived (dog hair under sofa and under rug and rug not hoovered properly). It was a good central location however parking was difficult (although did manage to find on road free parking for entire stay 10 minutes walk away). The sofa in the living room was not comfortable and had a hard, hidden, wooden post in the middle of the seats which all of us hurt ourselves on at some point during the holiday. Overall small cottage in good, central location but improvements to seating and floor cleaning would have been desirable.

    Reviewed by PaulaApr 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage, decorated to a high standard, quiet location but easy to get to the harbour, contained all mod cons for a home from home experience."

    Perfect relaxing holiday - will go back.

    Reviewed by LeeApr 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with Electric stove.
  • Gas central heating with Electric stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Virgin Media, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel & power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking in nearby public car park available by visiting http://www.torbay.gov.uk/roads/parking/parking-permits/car-park-permits
  • Courtyard with right of access for neighbouring property
  • One well -behaved dog welcome
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Harbour 5 mins walk
  • Note; Slightly steep stairs on entrance to the property and within may not be suitable for the less than mobile. NOTE: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

The property

A lovely and unusual cottage in a quiet spot of Torquay, set back from the road, close to shops, bistros and the harbour and seafront.

Feeling cosy and cared-for, this homely cottage has wooden floors throughout, being decorated in a seaside theme.

It will appeal to lovers of the English Riviera, with the many seaside attractions on offer nearby.

On the ground floor is a cosy sitting room with large corner sofa, electric stove and high speed cable TV, ideal for a night in watching a film.

The well-fitted kitchen comes with a dining area, where you can enjoy a traditional English breakfast made from locally caught seafood.

The two bedrooms include a double and a single and they share a bathroom.

To the outside is an enclosed courtyard garden with furniture, making it a good place to relax after a day exploring the area.

Stroll to the harbour to watch the yachts or wander down to the beach to enjoy a coffee with a view.

The English Riviera boasts several beaches including Meadfoot Beach, a fifteen minute walk from your cottage, or Oddicombe Beach in Babbacombe, reached by a quirky old clifftop railway.

Further up the coast, the traditional seaside town of Teignmouth can be found within twenty minutes’ drive, with its old-fashioned arcades, children’s playground and safe sandy beach set near the old harbour.

A cosy Torquay cottage providing quiet accommodation on the English Riviera.

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

NOTE: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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