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Monterey Mews

(Ref. 1044984)

Torquay, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "My husband and I are so pleased that we chose Monterey Mews."

    It was so bright and welcoming with nice decor. It was also comfortable and spotless. The rooms were bigger than we had expected too. We also happened to meet the owner who was friendly and helpful. St Marychurch must be the nicest part of Torquay. It is like a village but has all the shops, cafes, pubs etc. you can think of in the pedestrian precinct, which is within easy walking distance. Everyone seemed happy and friendly. We didn't need to use the car as there were plenty of buses and would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "I would highly recommend this holiday property to anyone looking for a clean, and comfortable and quiet place to stay."

    The owner was friendly and approachable without being at all intrusive. The welcome pack was also a very nice touch after a long journey.

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our family of four had a lovely holiday at Monterey Mews."

    It was a last minute booking so we didn’t have many plans but there is so much to do in this beautiful part of the world we could have done with another week! Monterey Mews is a beautifully converted building, very comfortable, well equipped, spotlessly clean with a lovely owner who provides his mobile for any queries. Situated in a perfect spot for exploring on foot, by car, boat, train or bus. We loved our week there and hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect…."

    . super clean, lovely host and very comfortable…… Would book again if we were to visit Torquay. A couple of extra toilet rolls would have been nice but we’re just being picky …… VERY HAPPY

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2023

  • "I have no real gripe with the holiday house itself other than there are too many DO NOTs listed."

    And tags of how much cutlery actually to put in the drawers as though we are children! Not nice. However, I really disliked the follow-up long letter from Sykes when the holiday wasn't quite over telling one what to do and not to do and how to leave the place. Overkill! I found it quite offensive and not sure I would book through Sykes again. Left a nasty taste right at the end of what had been a delightful holiday in a lovely house.

    Reviewed by Gabriel3.8May 2023

  • "Very pleasant cottage within walking distance of St Marychurch and Babbacombe downs."

    Good sized kitchen and facilities for eating in. Nice touch with biscuits and fudge to welcome us as well as tea and coffee etc. Lounge area is also spacious.

    Reviewed by James4.7Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property, fully equipped kitchen/dinner, lots of really helpful information about the area and things to do."

    Reviewed by Gayle4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous apartment."

    Everything you need. Warm & cosy. Good location. Loved the recommendagions folder.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Dec 2022

  • "The five of us had a most enjoyable, comfortable stay."

    The Mews is nicely decorated and very well supplied with furniture, kitchen facilities and games, books and dvds for bad weather days.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful stay at this cottage."

    Everything we might have needed. Just had to remember to duck when moving close to the angled ceilings. It was convenient for all of Torbay. Access through gates a little tricky when vehicles parked opposite gateway and chose not to drive thru in the dark. It did not spoil the holiday in anyway.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2022

  • "Monterey Mews exactly as stated in the listing."

    It is beautiful and spotlessly clean and comfortable. Friendly and approachable owner who assured us he was available anytime if we had any concerns. Monterey Mews is a central location allowing us to visit many of the areas attractions. We had a lovely holiday. I would definitely recommend it to others. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "Nice property situated close to the town centre."

    Easy parking and owner is on site and very approachable. Would happily recommend as a getaway to family and friends.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great property all we need in 1 place, clean and tidy and good communication throughout would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Apr 2022

  • "We were disappointed with the size of the rooms, they were very small, being in ..."

    We were disappointed with the size of the rooms, they were very small, being in what really turned out to be a loft, with very low ceilings, the courtyard that we had access to was quite small, the beds were not comfy, we were grossly overcharged to stay at this holiday let, and we will not be using sykes cottages again

    Thank you for your review, I am sorry you were disappointed with the size of the rooms at Monterey Mews, we feel the property is well represented online and the pictures provide a true indication of what to expect when staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank3.4Jul 2021

  • "Good location for staying in Torquay region."

    Easy walking distance to many local shops and restaurants and only a few minutes walk from seafront.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property was very tidy and comfortable as well as being quiet."

    The owners were lovey and friendly and made such a lovely effort when they found out I was getting married whilst staying there. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation in a fantastic location, close to All routes to all the lovely places Devon has to offer, the property was beautiful, clean with everything required for a beautiful stay with the family."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "Brilliant accommodation and lovely owners"

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely presented property in a great location, spotlessly clean and the ..."

    A lovely presented property in a great location, spotlessly clean and the welcome packs human and dogs was a lovely surprise Would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Dec 2020

  • "A lovely clean, warm, comfortable apartment that made our holiday very enjoyable and in a great location for exploring the coastline and surrounding areas."

    The hosts were very helpful and the little 'welcome' bags were a wonderful touch !

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage itself was great, cozy, clean and met our needs perfectly."

    .. However, though the cottage itself is dog friendly, due to the tiny court yard and no nearby grassed/dog walking areas etc. you have to walk quite a distance to find a suitable dog walking/toilet area or you have to actually take your dog out in the car to access dog friendly areas. Not too much of a problem for us, but could be an issue with anyone who may have difficulty walking longer distances and need to toilet their dog regularly or as sometimes occurs ‘urgently’.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Sep 2020

  • "Fab cottage, everything we needed to enjoy our stay, will definitely return, thank you"

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Sep 2020

  • "This property is well apportioned and equipped and was very well located for the beach and shops at Babbacombe, just outside Torquay."

    The standard of accommodation was excellent as was the cleanliness and civid preparedness. The property benefits from off road parking which is really needed for the location. . Highly recommended for a mid week break or longer.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with Juliet balcony.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, stairgate and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car, additional on street parking available
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating Shop within 0.3 miles, pub within 0.2 miles
  • Beach within 0.9 miles
  • Note: The only outdoor space available to guests is the enclosed courtyard
  • Note: No pets allowed at this property.

The property

Set next to the owner's Victorian villa, lies a detached mews cottage providing a homely base in the seaside town of Torquay.

Monterey Mews, so called because of the large Monterey tree in the owner's garden, visible from the open-plan living space, is a wonderful space for six guests looking to explore Devon's south coast.

Step in through the front door and be met first with one of the double bedrooms resting on the ground-floor, decorated beautifully with neutral tones and quality furnishings, it has a standard double bed and is benefitted by a lovely en-suite bathroom, complete with a bath and shower over, plus a heated rail to keep your towel warm.

Head upstairs to be welcomed into the heart of the home on the first-floor, enjoying an open-plan layout, it has light flooding in from the Velux skylights in the sloping ceilings.

Settle on the sofas where a TV with a DVD player can entertain you, or choose to play one of the board games gathered around the circular dining table.

The kitchen has a wealth of appliances for whipping up some tasty meals, with sleek wood-effect worktops and light units, it's a charming space complete with a dishwasher, gas oven and hob, a fridge and a freezer.

From here, step across the room to find the shower room, neatly tucked away here, it holds a walk-in shower to freshen up in.

Continue down the hall after a busy day and get some rest in either of the two bedrooms up here, including a double and a twin, both with classic round, porthole windows and skylights, creating an ambient environment to wake up in.

Dine alfresco or just delight in some evening drinks out in your own private courtyard, while your canine companions can stretch their legs.

You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to do in the area; begin by heading to the nearby and renowned Babbacombe Model Village, set over four acres of grounds filled with miniature houses, vehicles and people, as well as a fabulous castle complete with fiery dragon!

Catch the nearly century-old Babbacombe Cliff Railway down to Oddicombe Beach, built in 1926, it offers a pleasant way to experience the lovely coastal views, as well as reach the beauty of the beach.

Oddicombe Beach, part of the English Riviera, is perfect for paddling in the waters as well as good for watersports, with golden sands and a popular café and shop on the beachfront.

Another gorgeous spot is Babbacombe Beach, a pebbled shoreline with more calm waters, and you can walk along the Downs claiming to be the highest promenade in England!

Take a turn around Tessier Gardens, a wonderfully-kept park which features a lovely pond, along with a glorious scented garden especially for the blind, it is a charming space.

Find a geological adventure at Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, offering tours around the natural wonders, with activities for families and kids, and home to a large restaurant too.

Torre Abbey Museum and the Torquay Museum can both teach you a thing or two about the local history, whilst Living Coasts, a zoo and sea life aquarium, is home to a great collection of creatures, including free-roaming penguins, otters, and up-close experiences with the animals!

Find adventure around every corner from Monterey Mews in the lively town of Torquay.

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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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Note: Up until 4th September 2021, this property accepts two well behaved pets. From 4th September 2021, this property is pet free.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas