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Devon''s status as ''The English Riviera'' is well earned and is testimony to the popularity of this holiday destination, which attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to enjoy its special charms.

The county is blessed with two coastlines which are dotted with picturesque fishing ports and mile after mile of clean sandy beaches. The interior consists of a striking contrast of dramatic moorland that includes the Dartmoor National Park and a patchwork of green leafy lanes that criss-cross the region.

Dartmoor actually has two national parks as well as five areas of outstanding natural beauty, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Geopark and Biosphere Reserve. It’s also famous as the location for Conan Doyle’s ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’. It has 368 square miles of windswept, dramatic and uncrowded moors to enjoy!

The English Riviera; Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, are a magnet for those looking for a seaside holiday with lots of attractions and activities for all ages. It also has a rich maritime history, plenty of sporting events and water sports activities.

South Devon is characterised by gentle rolling hills and a lovely coastline, offering easy walks, country pubs and great restaurants, while the northern coast has superb surfing beaches. Exmoor in north Devon is perfect for moorland walks, mountain biking and has wonderful natural beauty.

The many facets of Devon provide visitors with a wide choice of holiday options and lots of top quality visitor attractions and days out, such as the Dartmouth Steam Railway and The National Marine Aquarium; too many to mention here.

Of note is Woolacombe Beach, one of the jewels in Devon’s crown with three miles of golden sand of Blue Flag status and the Tarka Trail; its 30 miles forms a figure-of-eight and follows the path the brave otter takes in Henry Williamson’s beloved novel.

If you fancy walking on the wild side why not take a trip to one of Devon’s many animal attractions? The zoo at Paignton offers an array of exotic creatures and makes for a wonderful day out, while the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm is also very popular with families.

Devon offers a wealth of holiday opportunities so if you’re ready for a break take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Devon.

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  • Downe Holiday Cottages - Honeysuckle

    Hartland, nr. Bideford

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    Ref: KAAC

    "Glorious sea views from this tranquil retreat on the breathtaking North Devon coast. Downe Holiday Cottages are set in a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Hartland Peninsula."

    These eight individual holiday cottages (refs HTTW, HTTX, HTTY, HTTZ, KAAA, KAAB, KAAC and KAAD) have been lovingly converted and sit around a pretty courtyard beside the owners’ home, Downe House, a listed farmhouse dating back to the 15th century in the midst of rolling farmland that slopes gently to the coast. All the properties are spacious, have en-suite bathrooms and many have sea views north to Lundy Island and west over the Atlantic. Guests are free to use the 7 acres of land, including a 2-acre meadow and play area which is ideal for children to let off steam. Guests may use the gym facilities and spa facilities free of charge. The gym is equipped with Life Fitness equipment and is accessible all day. The spa consists of a spa bath (with seats for 8 adults), a steam room (with seats for 7 adults), and a sauna, and is available to guests from 6pm-9pm each evening. There is also a reading room on site which is available for guests. A towelling robe is provided free of charge for each adult.
    The perfect setting for walking holidays, cycling holidays, romantic or family breaks, this relaxing holiday retreat is just 1 mile from the South West Coastal Path, as well as many sandy beaches and hidden coves. To the south west lies Hartland Abbey and to the north west lies Blegberry, a fortified farm dating from the 1600s. In the distance, the stone tower of St Nectan’s Church rises above the picturesque village of Stoke.
    The sea, Berry Cove and the South West Coastal Path are a mile’s walk away along a quiet, single-track road and a small footpath. The unspoilt village of Hartland is a mile away, either by road or by footpaths that take you along the side of a small river through the picturesque vale. The historic village of Clovelly is six miles away.
    This is a perfect spot at any time of year, with fishing, golf, horse riding, surfing, sailing and walking all available in this stunning area. RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Docton Mill and Hartland Quay are well worth a visit, along with many pretty fishing villages to explore, including nearby Instow and Appledore. For family fun, the Big Sheep and Milky Way adventure parks are a must. Beach 1½ miles. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    A two-storey, semi-detached barn conversion. Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, well-equipped kitchen area and slate floor. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with French windows to Juliet balcony, distant sea views and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Juliet balcony
    • Garage

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Sitting-out area with furniture
    • Shared
      7-acre grounds with courtyard, 2-acre meadow and furniture
    • Shared spa facilities
    • Shared children’s play area
    • Shared cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in grounds

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  • Lower Collaton Farm - Old Granary

    Blackawton, nr. Totnes

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    Ref: W44281

    Nestling in countryside, just on the outskirts of the vibrant, riverside town of Dartmouth, Lower Collaton is a hidden gem of an old homestead farm, dating back to the Domesday Book. Here there are 3 converted barns which offer super holiday accommodation, lying just across the courtyard from the owners’ ancient farmhouse. The owners keep a handful of pedigree Jacob and Shetland sheep, which graze the surrounding meadows. Chickens roam freely in the pretty courtyard to the front of the barns. The Stables is a detached stone barn, with delightful living accommodation for 4 people, with high vaulted ceilings, exposed trusses and a woodburner in the living room. The Old Granary is tucked away in the corner of the grassy courtyard and is a little cosy nest for 2 people. Compact, detached and cosy, it was imaginatively designed by the owners’ daughter. The Byre is where the milking parlour used to be, and in the living room the names of the cows are displayed on the original manger name plaques. This property, which sleeps 4 people, has a living room with spectacular vaulted ceilings and the original scissor beams. The area is surrounded by rolling hills in the tranquil valley of the River Gara, midway between Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge making it a perfect location for exploring this beautiful region of South Devon. From the moors of Dartmoor to the shores of the South Devon coast, there is much to do in the region. Spend a day shopping and eating in the historic naval town of Dartmouth, or explore the many beaches and coves along the beautiful coastline. There is plenty to do in the area: Woodlands Country Park is ideal for the children, or you can walk along the South Devon Coastal Path, catch a ferry across the river at Dartmouth to Kingswear, and then take a steam train along the estuary to Greenway and Paignton. There are boat trips along the coast from Dartmouth to the busier resorts of Torquay and Paignton on the English Riviera. Enjoy an afternoon at Greenway sampling high tea at Agatha Christie’s former home. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Narrow, wooden spiral stairs to first floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen area.

    Gas central heating, gas included. Gas hob, Electric oven. Microwave. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 10-acre grounds. No smoking. NB: 2 unfenced ponds in grounds.

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  • Berry Park - Garden Cottage

    Welcombe, nr. Bude

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    Ref: W44289

    Berry Park is a splendid Victorian country house with spectacular sea and countryside views. Nestled amidst six acres of attractive gardens and fields in the beautiful Devon countryside, next to the Cornish border in the unspoiled hamlet of Welcombe. Close to the beach and coastal path, Berry Park is perfect for families, couples and groups. Welcombe beach is great for surfing, rock pooling, paddling and beachcombing, and also has pebbles at high tide and sand at low. The South West Coastal Path is just a 10-minute walk away and the coastline in both directions offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the West Country with many long sandy beaches and hidden coves to explore.

    The main house has been skilfully converted into apartments of various sizes sleeping 2 to 8 people (refs: W44290, W44291, W44292, W44293, W44294, W44295) and adjoining it are two 16th-century cottages (refs: W44288 & W44289), sleeping 2 to 9 people.

    The spectacular scenery around Welcombe makes it the perfect venue for those who enjoy coast and country walks. Berry Park borders the Marsland Valley which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is home to rare wildlife including red deer, otters, owls and buzzards. Numerous wild flowers abound, especially in the springtime when bluebells carpet the woods and it becomes hard to believe that orchids are rare.

    Why not take a break from the cooking with an evening in the character thatched village pub? Just a short walk from Berry Park they serve real ales and excellent food. The menu features dishes using high quality, locally produced ingredients. The pub is perfect for families, and dogs are welcome too!

    With 6 acres to explore, a children’s play area, indoor games room and outdoor heated swimming pool, there really is something for everyone.

    Picturesque Clovelly, with its cobbled street leading down to a tiny harbour, is just a short drive away. Historic Bideford, a prosperous port during the heyday of trade with America has all the town amenities, restaurants, a weekly market, and boat trips to Lundy Island. Bude, 12 miles, has a good selection of shops and restaurants, many specialising in locally caught sea food, along with a golf course, indoor Splash pool, surf schools and bowling. Coastal walking, cycling, golf, riding, fishing, surfing and sailing are all available in this stunning area. Docton Mill, Hartland Quay and Hartland Abbey are close by, along with many pretty fishing villages to explore including nearby Instow and Appledore. For family fun, the Big Sheep and Milky Way Adventure parks are a must. Beach ¾ mile. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with double bed (curtained off). Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 6 acres of natural grounds. Shared children’s play area. Ample parking. Shared above ground outdoor heated swimming pool (depth 1m). Shared games room with snooker table, table tennis and board games. Welcome pack. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Littledean

    Blackpool Corner, nr. Axminster

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    Ref: W43845


    In a lovely position a few miles from the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis and the famous World Jurassic Coast, this well-equipped, detached, single-storey holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, offers a great location to explore west Dorset and east Devon. Within easy driving distance, enjoy Lyme Regis with all its quaint shops, wonderful scenic harbour and Cobb, the bustling town of Axminster, River Cottage, Forde Abbey and Gardens, and Broadwindsor Craft Centre. Further afield, visit Beer, Branscombe, Seaton, West Bay (the scene of the TV series ’Broadchurch’), Bridport, and further onto Abbotsbury, Weymouth and Portland. There is much to do, including superb coastal and country walking, and village pubs for wining and dining. Beach 2½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Use of owner’s freezer. Small lawned garden with courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Rock

    Totnes

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    Ref: W41751

    Contemporary style house

    Hidden away in the garden of the owner’s Georgian listed house, The Rock is an exciting, modern and contemporary detached property, designed by award-winning architects. The accommodation boasts floor to ceiling glass ‘walls’ offering panoramic views from the living room with own private patio garden leading from the ground floor bedroom. A wonderful property for ‘an escape from it all break’ right in the centre of the historic town of Totnes. During Christmas week, with the exception of Christmas Day, the owner is happy to offer a complimentary 3 course supper with wine. This is by arrangement with the owner directly. Beach 6 miles. Shop and pub with food 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Kitchen. 5 steps to living room with wooden floor/dining room. First floor: 1 double bedroom with patio doors and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas underfloor heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Courtyard with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No babies or children.

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  • Granny McPhee’s Cottage

    West Chilla, nr. Beaworthy

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    Ref: HSSH

    Detached barn conversion a romantic retreat, nestled within glorious countryside, with woodland and country walks. Retaining its charm with oak floors, old beams and wood-burning stove. The owners provide bath robes and slippers for guests’ comfort. Within the grounds of the owner’s home, much of the land is a nature reserve. North Cornwall’s beaches, 17 miles, with coastal walks. Fishing, riding and golf are available locally. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Beamed open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, kitchen area and oak floor. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed and apex ceiling. Bathroom with slipper bath, double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine (in external utility)
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer (in external utility)
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack including cream tea on arrival
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: Step in garden

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  • Lower Tideford Farm - The Tuckenhay

    Cornworthy, nr. Dartmouth

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    Ref: W44004

    Set in a very quiet and rural location, midway between Totnes and Dartmouth, nestling in a secluded valley with beautiful views over green and rolling hills. Lower Tideford Farm is a peaceful little group of 5 holiday cottages on a small South Devon farm (refs W44003, W44004, W44005, W44006 and W44007). Once a working dairy farm with contented cows grazing on 170 acres of lush Devon pasture land. The original, beautiful stone barns set around a central courtyard have now been converted into lovely holiday cottages set down a long private drive and surrounded by fields. The Dartmouth cottage was the original milking parlour, and the kitchen was used for cooling and storing milk. The upper storey of The Salcombe cottage was a threshing barn, some of the machinery, in particular the old cogs and wheels, are still there as original features, and these can be seen in the kitchen. They were powered from outside by a traction engine in days gone by. This is a super location for a holiday, whether you may fancy just relaxing and reading a book or taking in the breathtaking views across the valley or perhaps trying your hand at some of the ball games on offer. With shared grounds of 30 acres, sitting-out areas and garden furniture, a fenced stream and a pond lower down in the valley, Lower Tideford Farm is ideal for families who are looking for a perfect place in which to relax and unwind. Historic Dartmouth is 4 miles away with the spectacular River Dart, the historic towns of Totnes, Kingsbridge and Salcombe, all on your doorstep. Shop 5 miles, pub ½ mile and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. Open-tread spiral staircase to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters included. Microwave. Dishwasher. Parking (1 car). No babies or children.

    All properties: Electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Shared 30-acre grounds with sitting-out areas and furniture. No smoking. NB: Stream and pond nearby.

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  • Broadgate Byre - Abbot’s Retreat

    Braunton

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    Ref: 24352

    Forming part of the courtyard to one of Braunton’s oldest houses are these two converted barns. Situated close to the centre of the village, the holiday homes are within easy reach of Braunton’s shops, restaurants and pubs. The barns can be joined together via a connecting corridor and so can be hired together for larger groups. Braunton is the gateway to North Devon’s surfing area, and the well renowned beaches of Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe offer some of the best sandy beaches and surf in the country. The backdrop to these beaches is the stunning South West Coast Path which offers some excellent walking with lovely views over the sea. There is plenty to do for all ages in the area including Clovelly, the lighthouse and quay at Hartland, the Big Sheep and Milky Way amusement parks, RHS Rosemoor at Torrington, cycling on the Tarka Trail or crabbing at Ilfracombe harbour. The regional town of Barnstaple has plenty of good shops and restaurants and the pannier market and Butcher’s Row are well worth a visit. Dartmoor and Exmoor are both within reach as well as the areas around the northern part of Cornwall. Shops and pub 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Stereo/CD. Washing machine. Patio. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Gas central heating (controlled by owner), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture.Telephone-incoming calls only.

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  • Orchard Cottage

    Hawkchurch, nr. Axminster

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    Ref: 25937

    Ideal village location

    In the heart of Hawkchurch, near the village pub and church, and only 5 miles from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis is this very well presented and homely, semi-detached cottage. Lyme Regis with its renowned Cobb, harbour, beach, shops and restaurants is a must to visit. An excellent holiday home to enjoy West Dorset, East Devon and the stunning coast between West Bay and Exmouth. Ideal for walkers and bird watchers, with lots of walks from the cottage. It is also close to Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall’s ’River Cottage’ television series HQ. Shop 100 yards, pub/restaurant 50 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/bedroom area with (5ft) double. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children.

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  • Kingfisher Cottage

    Halberton, nr. Tiverton

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    Ref: 25511

    This 19th century cottage is full of charm, and makes for a cosy retreat in the heart of the Devon countryside. Set at top of a picturesque lane leading to the village pond and church, Kingfisher Cottage is a great base for walking, cycling or bird watching, with good transport links to the city of Exeter. The holiday cottage has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard. There are many NT properties, and Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks are both within a short drive. Close by are the Grand Western Canal and the National Cycle Network. Discover villages, tea rooms and take in dramatic views. Farm shop 300 yards, pub 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with beams. Dressing room leading to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. No smoking. NB: No children except babes in arms.

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  • Astor House - Apartment 1A

    Torquay

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    Ref: UKC33

    Astor House is an imposing Victorian villa which has been beautifully converted into lovely holiday apartments, and each property has it own unique layout. Benefiting from a thorough programme of re-development, Astor House now offers contemporary and elegant apartments in the heart of the English Riviera. Located in a south-facing position with most apartments enjoying stunning sea views, this self catering accommodation is the perfect choice for a holiday in Torquay. The holiday apartments are only a short distance from Torquay’s beaches, marina and town centre. Guests are offered some specially selected choices to enhance their stay, including membership of Torquay’s top leisure facilities at the nearby Imperial Hotel. Wander around Paignton and Torquay harboursides, the shops of Paignton and Torquay’s Fleet Walk shopping precinct, Pavilion and much more. Totnes and Dartington Hall are less than 30 minutes away. Totnes is an Elizabethan river town with an ancient castle, and the beauty of Dartington Hall with its glorious gardens and world-famous arts and music activities makes this an essential place to visit.
    Dartmouth, Dartmoor, Salcombe, Exeter and Plymouth can all be reached easily. Paignton Zoo is only a mile or so away and there are river and sea cruises and steam train trips nearby. Torquay has Kent’s Cavern and a large model village among other attractions and there is a go kart track on the way to the delightful fishing port of Brixham. Visit Exeter, the regional capital for culture, leisure and shopping. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and just a few miles from the sea, Exeter is full of character and offers a delightful mix of high quality attractions, restaurants and shops in a setting of architectural splendour. Enjoy heritage, arts, festivals and award-winning locally produced food and drink or venture beyond the city and explore the Jurassic Coast of East Devon and the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor, see the Dartmoor ponies, and visit places of interest such as Widdecombe. Beach 350 yards. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

    All on second floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (4ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. On-site car park at cost. No smoking. NB: Many steps in grounds.

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  • Muntham Holiday Apartments - Snelgrove

    Torquay

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    Ref: UKC582

    Muntham Holiday Apartments are situated in the Wellswood area of Torquay, a leafy residential area just a short distance from the harbour and town centre. The building is a fine example of a magnificent Victorian villa, built for a member of parliament and later a former Lord Chief Justice of Calcutta who named it ’Muntham’ which means ‘gentle breeze’ in Hindi. All the apartments are named after famous people who lived in Wellswood. The interior of the villa boasts an opulent main hall and staircase with high ceilings and beautiful Victorian plaster mouldings. These apartments are perfect for couples who want to explore the English Riviera region of south Devon. You can leave your car and walk 15 minutes into the lively and bustling resort of Torquay, with its abundance of shops, bistros, theatres and tourist attractions. Kents Caverns is just a 10-minute walk, and Meadfoot beach and Babbacombe village are both about 15 minutes’ walk away. The villa is set in gardens of almost 1 acre, which is unusual for Torquay, so there is plenty of space for all to find a relaxing spot to sit and read with a glass of wine or a coffee on a sunny day. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living/dining room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Travel cot and highchair available on request. Shared sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. No smoking.

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