A self-contained flat tucked into the eaves of a thatched cottage in the heart of rural Maidencombe. The beach, coastal & country walks are all on your doorstep, or you can just relax in the village pub, or award winning fine dining restaurant.
Maidencombe Holiday Cottages presents Penny Farthings, a romantic self-contained first floor apartment with lounge, double bedroom, bathroom, fitted kitchen and entrance hall accessed by its own staircase settled neatly into this chocolate box cottage in the heart of rural Maidencombe, near Torquay.
You will be only a couple of minutes' walk from the nearest beach with coastal and country walks and views right on your doorstep. Maidencombe is a quiet village home to 'The Thatched Tavern' pub with its award winning beer garden to enjoy in the summer months and its log burners, pies and brown beer to warm you in the winter. You will also find 'The Orestone Manor' a fine dining restaurant at the top of the village, and during the summer months a beach café that makes homemade cakes. Choose to relax in the apartment with TV, DVD, plenty of board games or in the cottages' garden, village pub, restaurant, beach or country walks.
Guest all love the location of this quaint Art Deco cottage. So whether you are an Artist, Nature Lover, Dog Walker, Swimmer, Foodie, Golf Fanatic, Fisherman etc. or just a plain romantic we feel sure that you will find this an ideal holiday let.
There is ample dining space for three as well as an extendable table with more seating available on request. The lounge space is for up to four people and has free-sat television, free WIFI, and a DVD player. The kitchen has a ceramic hob, electric oven and grill, fridge, microwave, plenty of utensils and lots of cupboard space. Penny Farthing has its own private stairs/entrance and hallway with storage cupboards. The bathroom has a bath but no shower. Guests are welcome to use the front and side gardens. The flat has gas central heating and hot water. Linen, bedding and towels are provided. Guests have use of a shared washing machine, tumble dryer and washing line in the downstairs utility area.
There is lots of free parking is available around the village as well as a free pass to use the beach car park ensuring guaranteed parking all year round.
We are pet friendly and always welcome well behaved clean pets at no extra charge. The beach and local pub are also doggie friendly, and there are plenty of places to walk nearby.
Torquay and Teignmouth are the closest towns, and you will find plenty of top restaurants and eateries in both. You will find a guide to the local restaurants waiting for you in the cottage when you arrive.
There are lots of activities for kids in the surrounding towns - try a day out at Kent's Cavern the world famous prehistoric caves or the fabulous Paignton Zoo. For the adventurous there is Splashdown Water Park, Woodlands Adventure Park, Crealy World of Adventures, and Go Ape.
For walkers and dog owners Penny Farthings is situated on the South West costal path – or if you are a fan of the moors Dartmoor is only a 30 minute drive away.
A car is by far the most convenient but buses and taxis are available.
This is a non-smoking thatched property, but smoking is allowed in the garden. Be warned that mobile phone coverage is almost non-existent in the village - so you really can escape from it all. We do however have free wifi throughout the apartment.
If you are looking for more accommodation please see my other apartment Lily Cottage which sleeps five people on the same estate.
There is also access to a shared washing machine and tumble dryer.
Interaction with Guests
I live off site but am contactable by phone, email and What'sApp. I also have a tenant downstairs who can help you should you need anything, However we won't bother you at all - you're on holiday, go and have some fun!
As it is a thatched property smoking is not permitted in the flat or on the balcony. You are welcome to smoke outside, and there is a porch for when it is raining.
Cassie was a fab host who communicated well and did everything to ensure that our stay was a good one giving us useful tips of the area and answering lots of questions before our stay.
The accommodation itself was perfect with everything we needed. It has some great games to play and wifi which is great as there's not much signal in the area unless you go up the hill nearby. It's only a 3 minute walk down to the beach, the pub is literally next door and is lovely with polite staff and there are lovely walks nearby as well. Highly recommended for a relaxing weekend!
Penny Fathings is a beautiful little place to stay. We love the little period features all throughout the place. It was much bigger than we expected and the view from the bedroom window was amazing on a clear day.
We really appreciated all the information on the local area and tips like where the nearest shops are.
Overall we had a absolutely fantastic time and we couldn't recommend both Cassie and her charming little place enough! If I get my way we'll definitely be back again and will be recommending it to all of our friends.
this hous is nice! a good journey to the west,
soap would have been welcome though
i have to add that this house look just like a mushroom
Cosy flat in a beautiful thatched cottage. Amazing sea veiw. Plenty of nice walks nearby and several nice pubs! Would recommend to anyone wanting somewhere affordable to stay.
Cassie's place is really lovely. A conversion in the attic that feels spacious for two people. Very close to a beautiful coastal walk. Recommend walking to Teignmouth from the cottage over undulating hills. Very convenient set up with the key lock which means you can arrive at leisure and it all feels very unstressful. And a sea view - watch the sun come up over the horizon from bed in the morning. Great.
Very close to the beach and next to the pub (unlucky for us it was closed).
Flat has everything you need, no standing shower but water pressure is spectacular so no problem at all. It is rather surprising how much space there is. Oh and don't drink too much when out, stairs may prove a challenge!
We had a very nice stay in Cassie's lovely cottage. It is in a great location next to some wonderful seaside nature walks. The flat was clean, warm and comfortable. There were four of us on the trip but there was plenty of space because there is a sofa bed in the lounge. The kitchen was nicely stocked on our arrival with all the utensils and tea you could want. It is very convenient to be able to collect and return the keys in the little safe box without having to arrange a time to meet anyone because that way we didn't have to plan our arrival and departure too strictly. I'd recommend to anyone visiting that a car is absolutely essential because there are very few conveniences nearby, not even a local shop.
Thanks for the response Neil - I wish you'd told me about their not being enough hot water as this was easily fixed by adjusting the hot water tank heating times in the cupboard. I do take on board that we need a shower - but unfortunately the ceiling is too low, and when I installed a handheld shower my guests promptly flooded the bathroom causing the ceiling in the flat below to collapse and causing over one thousand pounds worth of damage - so sadly I have to stick with just the bath option. :( xx
This host has 4 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
I'm Cassie and the apartments you can see on my profile belong to my granny. We lived here together for years - in fact I grew up here, and I believe Maidencombe Village is really wonderful place. Over the years we have converted part of her house into two apartments - Lily Cottage and Penny Farthings, and these are now both holiday lets. The money we generate from them goes towards paying for granny's care. The idea being that her properties pay for her in her later years. Neither of us live on site anymore, but you can always contact me by phone as I live close by in Exeter, and I have a lovely tenant on site who does the cleaning and is very friendly and helpful to any guests that need help.
I wish you a very pleasant and relaxing stay.