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Holcombe House

Torquay, Devon, TQ12LY (Ref. 1013735)



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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Bovington

    “My family and I had the most wonderful stay at Holcombe House.”

    There was plenty of room for us to spread out in the large reception rooms. Our first evening we all enjoyed a meal in the beautiful large and airy dining room with a lovely view of the setting sun. The bedrooms were large and airy as well, with comfortable beds. I holidayed in Torquay as a child and am glad I came back and introduced my family to the English Riviera, we were lucky to be blessed with a full week of sunshine everyday. Everyone loved Torquay, we experienced great food at all ...

    There was plenty of room for us to spread out in the large reception rooms. Our first evening we all enjoyed a meal in the beautiful large and airy dining room with a lovely view of the setting sun. The bedrooms were large and airy as well, with comfortable beds. I holidayed in Torquay as a child and am glad I came back and introduced my family to the English Riviera, we were lucky to be blessed with a full week of sunshine everyday. Everyone loved Torquay, we experienced great food at all facilities we visited with friendly service staff. An excellent holiday we will definitely be back to visit again. There were a couple of negative things I would like to mention which did not spoil a great week but I feel need mentioning. The recycling bins were already full up when we arrived on the Friday, we put them out as instructed on the Wednesday. We had to use black bags for our waste. The bin men emptied the black boxes already filled from the previous occupants and then emptied our black sacks into the boxes!! We struggled to keep on top of recycling as there are not enough boxes for a large party of people. Also, the garden was very overgrown when we arrived which did add a slight disappointment to the overall impression of such a grand house. However, this was sorted within a few days, which made a big difference.

    - Mrs Bovington, June 2021

    Thank you for your review of Holcombe House, we are delighted that you had such a good time and enjoyed your stay so much. We have taken on board your comments about the rubbish, we think the problem was a previous guest omitting to put out the refuse and recycling for disposal on the correct day resulting in an extra week’s refuse to be disposed of. We have now provided double the number of bins and recycling boxes so that should this occur in the future it will not prove such a problem. Thank you for letting us know about it. We hope you choose to revisit Holcombe House one day, it’s always a pleasure to welcome return guests. Richard and Penny. - Sykes owner relations

The property

Enjoying an excellent position in the popular seaside town of Torquay is this wondrous period property dating back to the 1860s, Holcombe House.

Boasting six bedrooms laid out over the main house and a separate annexe, this grand holiday home is ideal for a large family or group wanting to convene in this sunny Devonshire town, being close by to the beach, harbour and all the delightful amenities.

Enter into the long hallway and notice the classic Victorian tiling on the floor straight away, along with the polished wooden floors; discover a snug on the first right containing two sofas and Smart TV, perfect for finding a quiet moment to yourself.

A sun room sits at the front of the house, with the washing machine found in here along with seating.

Gather together in the large sitting room for a family film night, with three large sofas to spread out on and another Smart TV, you can play the latest release on the house Netflix account and cosy up in front of the real flame gas fire.

Discover the wonderful dining room next, perfect for a special occasion, with a seat for all twelve guests, high ceilings and a large window, it has an elegant aura in here.

Socialise in the morning around the breakfast table in the kitchen, home to a range of appliances for your convenience including a huge American-style fridge/freezer and a dishwasher.

Providing a perfect spot for a family of the group or a couple is the annexe, enter through the internal or external door to find a homely sitting room with a woodburning stove and Smart TV, and a vibrant red fitted kitchen and dining area.

Head up the annexe stairs to find two lovely bedrooms, a twin and an adult bunk room, with both each benefitting from an en-suite shower room.

With an internal door to the main house upstairs too, you can continue onto the landing to find four spacious and stylish super-king-size bedrooms, with one boasting an en-suite bathroom, one with a TV, and another with stunning views over the town and towards the sea, served by the family bathroom.

A wrap around garden provides a fabulous place to enjoy sunny summer afternoons with your loved ones, with a large outdoor dining set on one of the patio areas for some alfresco evening meals, and plenty of lawn space for family games and letting the dog stretch their legs.

Head out to discover the delights of Torquay, learning about the local history in Torquay Museum, getting some great holiday snaps at Torquay's Dinosaur Museum with the life-sized dinosaurs and fun exhibitions and interactive displays, picnicking in the beautiful Princess Gardens, and taking strolls around the picturesque Torquay Marina and Victoria Parade.

For an exciting sea adventure, take a jet ski safari offering the perfect way to explore the stunning scenery of the English Riviera!

The Torre Abbey Museum is a fascinating day out for art and antique enthusiasts with amazing collections in this historic building, all set within 7-acres of beautifully kept gardens and home to a palm house and a café.

Enjoy long summer days on the beach at Torre Abbey Sands, or head to Meadfoot Beach closer to Holcombe House and where you can hop onto the amazing South West Coast Path which provides an easy way to explore the area.

Don't miss a chance to visit the incredible Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, an ancient network of underground caverns offering tours and activities, a great family day out for all ages!

Also within reach is the delightful village of Babbacombe with its charming Babbacombe Model Village, and the bustling seaside town of Paignton with the fantastic Paignton Zoo Environmental Park which is home to lions, tigers and even gorillas, along with the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company, Paignton Pier, and the waterpark Splashdown Quaywest.

Relish quality time with your loved ones at Holcombe House in the charming seaside location of Torquay.


  • Main house: Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite bath, handheld shower, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size with TV, 2 x super-king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Sun room
  • Annexe: Two bedrooms: 1 x adult bunk room with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove in annexe sitting room
  • Range oven
  • microwave, American fridge/freezer, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x Smart TVs, 1 x TV, WiFi, USB ports in every room and a selection of books, games and DVDs for all ages
  • A games room in the onservatory with football table, dart board and seating area
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3/4 cars
  • Enclosed private garden with lawned areas, patio area and seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: The annexe can be accessed via both internal doors from the main house on the ground floor and first floor, as well as externally, and can be closed off from the main house Note: No same sex groups, stag, Hen or similar styled groups accepted at property

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, 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: No Same sex groups, stag, Hen or Similar styled groups accepted at property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas