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Harbour Lights

Torquay, Devon (Ref. 1069576)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Resting in an elevated position, at the entrance of Cockington Valley, only a mile from the centre of Torquay and just over half a mile from the Centre of Cockington Village, Harbour Lights is a wonderful 1930s detached property, lovingly cared for and styled to provide accommodation for a large family or group wanting to escape to the picturesque south Devon coast.

Ample off-road parking can be found at the top of the steep driveway, the property features views of Cockington Valley, Torbay and the Sea.

Entering the property you are greeted by an impressive, arched hallway, boasting beautiful damask wallpaper, and a choice of two sitting rooms to relax in during the evenings.

Both reception rooms offer a welcoming place to unwind into your evening, with a choice of large sofa and two armchairs to cosy up on while enjoying your favourite shows on the smart TVs, while the first sitting room benefits from a large bay window and games console and the second houses a woodburning stove within a stunning decorative fireplace and large panoramic windows with views across Torbay and the Sea.

The impressive kitchen provides all the appliances you could wish for to create delicious home-cooked meals for the group, with the focal point being the large Rangemaster cooker, complete with double oven and 6-ring hob, while the American-style fridge/freezer offers ample space for storing treats.

Enjoy meals together in the dining room, with the large dining table comfortably seating the whole group, while the desk in the corner is perfect for anyone needing to catch up on a bit of work or quickly scan through emails.

Enjoy an early morning coffee from the comfort of the large conservatory, or head out onto the enclosed patio and lawn garden to soak up your tranquil setting.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms, all of which are spacious, offer ample storage and their own TV, with a king-size double boasting a balcony and impressive sea views, a second king-size double with a bay window that overlooks the sea, and a twin room with an en-suite shower room.

The family bathroom completes the layout, providing a choice between freestanding bath and walk-in shower to begin each day with.

Making your way back to the ground floor, a connecting staircase leads from the main house to a self-contained apartment, which is ideal for a couple or perhaps grandparents wanting to enjoy some quiet time away from the larger group.

This space offers an open-plan living room with an inviting corner sofa and wall-mounted Samsung Smart TV, as well as a dining table and well-equipped kitchen, king-size double bedroom with ample storage and a shower room with walk-in shower.

Patio doors lead to an enclosed south facing patio, which is ideal for relaxing and taking a break from the rest of the group.

Harbour Lights is well placed for discovering a host of amenities within walking distance, including a handful of shops for grabbing any essential items and pubs serving food, should you wish to take an evening off from cooking duties.

Situated in the centre of the 'English Riviera', a stretch of spectacular coastline running through Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, also known as Torbay, one of the most popular destinations for UK holidaymakers, it's unsurprising that a host of glorious sandy beaches rest well within a mile of the property.

Livermead Sands is closest, as is Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay's most popular beach, while Preston Beach and its green are slightly further afield.

Explore Torquay's many attractions: Cockington is a beautiful thatched village and country park, featuring the historic Cockington Court, a working forge and stables, the Rose garden, tea rooms, the Drum Inn, and a craft centre which includes glassblowing.

The English Riviera is designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark, one of only seven in the UK and 140 in the World, and is recognised for its outstanding beauty, unique geology and coastlines.

Geoparks share the story of Earth’s history, why not explore the Geopark’s spectacular coastline with Reach Outdoors, an Award winning outdoor activity company, or paddleboard along the Jurassic cliffs and explore caves and hidden beaches.

Visit Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boats, take a steam train from Paignton and cruise up the River Dart, on your journey why not stop over in Dartmouth and view the Dartmouth Naval College or enjoy one of the many Seafood Restaurants.

With shopping, eating and dining and visitor attractions, the English Riviera is certain to keep you entertained, and other great things to see and do include; Paignton Pier, the English Riviera Wheel, SplashDown Quaywest Waterpark, Kents Caverns and Paignton Zoo.

Alternatively,r enjoy a Cream Tea in Babbacombe, after taking a trip to the beach via the Cliff railway.

If you fancy travelling further afield South Devon is full of exciting places to visit including Medieval Totnes, Dartmoor National Park and Dartmouth, Slapton & Blackpool Sands, Exeter, Plymouth and much more.

Harbour Lights is the perfect base for an unforgettable escape to the South Devon coast.

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV and balcony, 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 ground-floor king-size double, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with TV
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Playstation 3 Console and selection of games available
  • A variety of family board games to use
  • Sitting room
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and seating area
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric double oven, 6-ring gas hob and grill, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 6 x TVs, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Side patio
  • Enclosed rear lawn and patio garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.8 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: Property is accessed via a steep driveway

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About the location

TORQUAY

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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