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Stanley Cottage

Torquay, Devon (Ref. 945002)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "House was nice and large and generally laid out to a high standard."

    However, there were several things not working (e.g. the latch to the wardrobe, light in bathroom and a shower). Instructions to the flat were not very clear. There were also no instructions on to how to heat the house which was not very warm. The house was also on a quite a busy road so 2 of the bedrooms had the sound of traffic passing by, so it was lucky at least the back room was away from the road. The biggest complaint was the impracticality of the kitchen work surface, where the house instructions said that the work surface should not get wet. As this was almost impossible in terms of cooking and doing the washing up, this made home cooking not really a viable option.

    Reviewed by PatrickSep 2020

  • "The owner (Mrs Eaton) was extremely helpful and responded very quickly regarding any issues."

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2019

  • "The owner was lovely and really accommodating, I would say the property is in a ..."

    The owner was lovely and really accommodating, I would say the property is in a serious need of a repaint though and a deep clean on the carpets other than that it was fine probably would not pay that much in the future for it though

    Reviewed by DJul 2019

  • "We had a positive stay and the cottage was lovely, we would deffinatley stay there again if we returned to Torquay."

    The beds were very comfortable and we all slept well as it was so peaceful. The welcome basket was nice touch and the neighbour was very kind and friendly.

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2019

  • "The cottage was ideal for my elderly parents, it was very clean."

    The owner had thought of everything. The house had been done out to a high spec. The only problem we encountered it was a little to far for my parents to walk into town or the beach. We drove them and it worked out perfect. After the Sunday the weather was lovely. We visited Paignton Brixham and we enjoyed the steam train ride to Kindswear, caught the ferry across to Dartmouth and a stroll round. it was a lovely day out. We have recommended this cottage to our family and friends. Torbay is a lovely area we hope to visit again in the near future.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2019

  • "Great location only 5 min walk to shops that take you through to harbour Cottage is cosy and has good facilities."

    Would go back and stay there again

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2019

  • "Had a great week in Stanley Cottage, Torquay."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable, and had everything we needed for a great holiday. The owner left a small hamper, which was great to walk into after an 8hr drive, and very much appreciated. It is located in a great position, and we regularly walked down to the beach/harbour area (family age ranged from 10yrs to 72yrs). There are also plenty of buses that will take you there if you don't fancy the walk or drive. We got an all day bus ticket for all five of us for only £10, which I believe takes you right around the Torbay area (saves parking charges and hassle of driving). The owner of the cottage arranged parking in a secure area in the Church over the road (chargeable), as there is no parking outside the cottage. (1hr loading/unloading) We used the Chinese takeaway just down from the Church twice and we found it very nice. The boat trip to Brixham is recommended (£17 return for 5 people). The model village in Babbacombe is also worth a visit, as is Paignton Zoo. We had great days out in Brixham, Dartmouth and Totnes. My son is already asking if we can go back.

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2018

  • "There are several rugs in the property that are a trip hazard, they do not have any rug grips to hold them still."

    My family and I constantly tripped up over these!

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2018

  • "Stanley Cottage was perfect for our needs , with plenty of living space , nice outdoor courtyard and three spacious double bedrooms."

    Although there is no parking space it was easy to get a permit covering a whole week at nearby public car parks .

    Reviewed by SamApr 2018

  • "Cottage was better than our expectations, was well laid out and comfortable."

    It was very clean and the welcome pack was much appreciated. It was a longer walk into the centre of Torquay than expected however acceptable. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by TrevorJul 2017

  • "The cottage is beautiful and the pictures really don't do it justice."

    The owner went above and beyond to make us feel welcome by leaving a welcome hamper with milk, tea, coffee etc. There was also local attraction leaflets as well as fresh towels in every room and shower gel and shampoo in the bathrooms. I would definitely recommend staying at this cottage.

    Reviewed by HannahJun 2017

  • "Stanley Cottage."

    Charming period cottage. Fresh, Clean, Modern. Large family kitchen with stable door out to the garden, 3 bathrooms, 3 large bedrooms, 2 living rooms. Perfect family holiday home from home. 20 mins walk to the beach, marina, Ferris wheel, many restaurants and fresh fish n chippy’s to choose from. With 2 wee kiddies to entertain we found Dinosaur world good fun, local park 10 mins walk from the cottage, boat trip to the quirky town of Brixam. Splendid hippy vibe of Totnes with a stunning castle and red bricked church. Beaches – Goodrington, Broadsands, Torquay, to name a few! Shallow waters most with a café and outdoor tap/shower area to clean tiny toes. The local swimming pool is 15 mins walk from Stanley cottage, fab for kids with a super soft play café and Starbucks for the adults. Still so much we didn’t get chance to do including the Steam Train! Thank you for a yummy seaside trip – we will return! Xx

    Reviewed by FiApr 2017

  • "Stanley Cottage in Torquay was absolutely fabulous."

    The cottage was extremely clean, had everything you needed to make it a home away from home and the location was spot on. Steph the owner went the extra mile with her attention to detail, we even had a welcome basket with a bottle of wine. Definitely recommend a stay and we're going back soon. Lovely holiday let.

    Reviewed by BlueApr 2017

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  • Three double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug.
  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and BT Vision, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Restricted 1 hour parking opposite cottage
  • Parking available by prior arrange with the owner. Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 10 mins walk
  • No Stag/Hen or Similar
  • Note: there is a £150 good house keeping bond for this property

The property

This beautifully restored period cottage is situated near the centre of Torquay, close to shops, bistros and within a ten minute walk of the seafront and beach.

With period features including original Victorian fireplaces, combined with contemporary décor, this spacious house is ideal for families, with many seaside attractions on offer nearby.

The ground floor comprises a cosy sitting room and also benefits from a separate snug.

The spacious kitchen/diner has doors that open to the rear courtyard, a quiet sheltered spot with seating and interesting plants, perfect for breakfast in the warm climate of The Riviera.

There are three double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower, including a further two bathrooms, which will ensure there is no need to queue in the morning.

The variety of attractions that Torquay has to offer are all within easy strolls, including the stunning Torre Abbey House and Gardens, Jungle Journey Adventure Golf, Livermead Beach and the fabulous palm-lined promenade and Princess Pier.

The pier is the perfect place to stop and gaze out to sea, or to enjoy watching the constant comings and goings in the adjacent marina.

You can also take one of the many sightseeing and fishing boat trips between Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and Greenway, as well as banana boat rides!

The English Riviera is rich in family-friendly beaches, such as Torre Abbey Sands and Corbyn Head with its pretty, colourful beach huts and easy access.

Further around the headland there are more beaches including Meadfoot and Oddicombe Beach in Babbacombe, reached by a quirky old clifftop railway.

This fabulous holiday home provides family accommodation in a central location within the warm microclimate of 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. Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England. Boasting a number of tourist attractions including the Torquay Museum, the Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves and the Torquay Golf Course for day trips, as well as a large harbour and lovely sandy beaches, all within easy reach. The town has a large number of pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets for all of your amenities. Take a wonderful walk along the clifftops to blow away any cobwebs and enjoy the far-reaching seascapes, or stroll beside the harbour and watch the little boats drift in and out of the bay. Visitors can catch a boat to Brixham or Paignton, try sea angling or a range of water-based activities, or head to the world-famous Paignton Zoo to come face-to-face with the friendly elephants and meerkats. Discover the history of the area with a visit to medieval Torre Abbey or head to Kents Cavern where you can venture underground through a fascinating labyrinth of prehistoric caves. From quiet romantic days by the sea to fun-filled family time together, there are a number of different beaches within easy reach. 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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