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Torquay, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
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This elegant, stylish property sleeps up to ten guests – perfect for friends and family. It even has a hot tub!

Situated on the picturesque South Devon Coast, Torquay is one of three beautiful towns forming the sheltered Tor Bay and is renowned for the warm climate and clear bathing waters. The local beaches form a golden arc around the bay with shingle coves scattered nearby. Braganza has a sweeping gated drive which leads past the Mediterranean style garden to this exquisite Grade II listed Georgian villa set above Torquay’s harbour side and yacht marina. This fine house is attached to the owner’s apartment and takes full advantage of its southerly facing position with sea views into Torbay. The property has been renovated, to restore this gracious residence back to the grandeur of its period, which is around 1823. Once owned by Rear Admiral Sir Charles Dashwood and Lady Elizabeth this very impressive house is very spacious and has sea views from most rooms. There is a hot tub with beach and spa towels included. This is the perfect house for a large family to holiday together or a celebration, not just for a summer holiday but for celebrating special occasions throughout the year. Enjoy surfing, swimming, diving, sailing, angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife. Stunning views can be seen almost everywhere across Torbay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the Ten Tors Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth, a few miles away. Dartmouth and Paignton also have wonderful things to do. Visit Agatha Christie’s summer house, or take ride on the steam train. There are many NT properties to see in the area as well. Shops, pubs and restaurants 500 yards.

Reception hall with wood-burning stove. Large living room with French doors. Spacious dining room with French doors. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area, Aga, electric hob and tiled floor. Separate toilet. Turned sweeping staircase to first floor: Three double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle, bidet and toilet, two with four poster bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with additional pull-out bed (for +1). Twin bedroom with TV, additional pull-out bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Aga (double electricity hob)
  • Combi microwave/oven/ grill
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle storage by arrangement
  • Private hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Please note: There are ponds in the grounds. This property has a security deposit of £200.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
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    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2018
    A lovely house offering grandeur but also perfect for a family holiday. Beautiful garden and very close to Torquay centre, although it is a very steep climb back up to the house.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/02/2018
    Amazing house, owners were welcoming and friendly. House was so beautifully presented and everything was clean. So close to town would 100% recommend

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2017
    A superb family Christmas holiday

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    This place was just lovely. I am torn between telling everyone I know to stay in it and keeping it a deep dark secret so that it will be available for me to book again! It was the perfect place for our extended family holiday with lots of space and close to the town. There are also so many interesting places to visit nearby to suit all age groups. The owner of the house contacted us with details for our arrival in excellent time and confirmed that all was well on our departure.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2017
    Braganza was a great place to stay local to restaurants and shops. Marina a short walk away .Beautiful views from the house looking over the bay within easy access to other beaches and points of interest

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    Beautiful house in a lovely location, every thing you would need is provided and great owners.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2017
    Fantastic house with everything you could need. 3 generations kept happy all week. Loved evenings spent relaxing in the hot tub with an amazing view.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    Lovely spacious house with wonderful views. Close enough to the centre of the town but very quiet and private. The hot tub is an additional benefit to the property. Generally well equipped and well furnished. Wifi was limited in certain rooms but that was well noted in advance by the owners. The owners themselves were on-hand if needed but otherwise the stay was uninterrupted.

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