My house is a stone built detached cottage which was originally the stable to the main house next door which is now separately owned. You will see many of these villas around this area as in the 19th century Torquay was an affluent winter resort for the wealthy.
Double room in a lovely Bed & Breakfast in a fully refurbished (summer 2011) detached stone cottage in a quiet area in Torquay. All the rooms have been newly decorated to compliment the sea-side location. There's a shared bathroom (bath/shower) and you are welcome to relax in all the communal spaces. These include the combined kitchen and breakfast room, conservatory and the sunny walled-in lawned garden (south-west facing) with decked area suitable for eating outside or sunbathing.
Luxurious White Company bed linen and towels are provided, and a substaial breakfast too. Although I'm personally a vegetarian I provide substanial cooked breakfasts to suit your dietary requirements (including gluten free and diabetic requirements). There's private off road car parking, wi-fi, satellite tv and brand new heating, carpets, electrics, bathroom and kitchen.
I have been hosting International students for over 30 years and am very knowledgable about the area. Please be aware that I have a friendly border collie and standard size Yorkshire terrier, both females, in case you have any allergies. They do not go into the guest bedrooms and always sleep downstairs.
The cottage is in walking distance to Torquay town and its many beaches. There's also a bus stop at the bottom of the road. There are local shops nearby. It's in walking distance to the local train and coach stations. There is a direct train to London from Torre station which is at the bottom of the road that takes around 3 hours. It's a 5 minutes drive to out-of-town shopping centre with M&S, Sainsbury's etc.
Exeter, our county capital city is around half an hour away. It has a recently renovated city centre with lots of good shops as well as a beautiful cathedral and choice of cafés.
Explore the English Riviera - Brixham, Paignton, Babbacombe, Dartmouth and Cockington.
-Watersports, including kite surfing, paddle boarding, kite buggying and sailing
-Babbacombe Model Village
- Babbacombe Theatre
-Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
-Dartmouth Steam Railway
- Cockington Village
-Paignton Pleasure Cruises
-Greenway Ferry and Pleasure Cruises, Brixham
-Palace Avenue Theatre, Paignton
Guests have access to our entire home and garden and private gated parking area. They are free to relax on the decking or chill in their room. They are welcome to bring food into the kitchen/ breakfast room to put in the fridge and use the oven/ microwave. It's actually lovely to see a guest that feels comfortable enough to root around for a plate or glass...
My partner and I always enjoy breakfast with our guests as it's an excuse for us to take it easy in the morning, rather that grabbing a coffee and dashing out the door! It's so interesting hearing about other countries and ways of life. If our guests choose to eat in of an evening, they are most welcome to share the table with us ( and if we have a bottle if wine open, that too)
Previous guests have even taking one of our dogs for a lovely walk down to the seafront! Hence they love it when we have Airbnb guests to stay!
No matter how early your departure has to be, we will ensure you have breakfast before you leave to catch that bus or flight.
The house is only 10 minutes walk downhill into Torquay town and you see the sea about a minute after leaving the house, it's about another 15 minutes to the harbourside and beaches. There are always plenty of taxis around to bring you home!!
5 minutes maximum drive the other way and you are at a smallish out of town shopping area called The Willows which has Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, Boots, Mothercare, Next and DFS
Getting to Exeter is only half an hour by car or take the local train , from the bottom of the road, and enjoy the wonderful views along the Teign river and coastline of Teignmouth and Dawlish, one of the best views from a train I think!
There is a small train station at the bottom of the road called TORRE which goes straight to London and by changing just one stop you can visit all the smaller local towns which have a station.
There is also the coach station around the corner in the other direction which has buses to and from London , including major airports as well as other towns.
Local buses run from down the road around the bay and to local towns. Look out for numbers 64 and 12.
If you are arriving by public transport, I or my partner will always try to collect you.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$508 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1722 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
My daughter Melina and I spent some beautiful days with Petra and Clive who were perfect hosts and always ready to help us in various respects. They made us immediately feel at home. I am very much looking forward to my next stay with them!
Meine Tochter Melina und ich haben ein paar wunderschöne Tage bei Petra und Clive verbracht, die perfekte Gastgeber waren und uns jederzeit in vielerlei Hinsicht geholfen haben. Wir haben uns sofort wie zu Hause gefühlt. Ich freue mich jetzt schon auf meinen nächsten Aufenthalt bei ihnen!
Insieme con mia figlia Melina ho passato alcuni meravigliosi giorni da Petra e Clive che sono molto simpatici, hanno preparato ottime colazioni e ci hanno aiutato sotto tanti (website hidden) siamo sentite come a casa nostra. Non vedo l’ora di tornarli!
Petra and Clive were great hosts. They have a beautiful house, fantastic local knowledge and a wonderfully hospitable spirit.
Breakfast was delicious. The dogs were a delight. The room was spot on.
All that is left to say is ... THANK YOU!
We booked the room the night before we arrived and Petra responded straight away. All our activities based on Petra and Clive's tips and we really had a great time in the area. Lovely and lightful room, bathroom to share with a permanent guest. We were happy to decide what to have for breakfast and enjoyed their company. Lovely hosts and a nice place to come back!
We really enjoyed our 2 nights at Petra's place which is very nicely decorated and the room was very comfortable. In the mornings we enjoyed a truely delicious breakfast together and had some pleasant and interesting conversations. I mustn't forget to mention the 2 lovely dogs who were really fun to have them around in the house.
Thank you very much for your warm hospitality!
Petra and her partner Clive were kind, helpful and lovely hosts, they gave us advise on what to do, where to eat and nothing was too much trouble! The room, like the rest of the house was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. I fell in love with her two dogs too who were extremely cute and well behaved.
Breakfast was AMAZINNGGG and really set us up for our busy days out exploring the area.
We had such a great time staying at Petra's place and hope we can go back again soon. We highly recommend it to anyone.
Thank you Petra and Clive!
Had a great weekend staying with Petra & her dogs – she's a friendly and accommodating host and her house is bright, clean and peaceful. It's well-located for getting out to lots of places around the south coast – and Petra's partner Clive whips up a mean breakfast to get you started for the day. Recommended.
What wonderful hosts, wish we could have stayed longer. Georgeous room, amazing breakfast and wonderful hospitality. Definately going to return.excellent value for money. THANK YOU!!!!
My husband and I only had one night to enjoy at Petra's due to travel constraints, however, it was a real pleasure to meet Petra, and her partner, Clive. More than any of all of our stays whilst traveling through England, we found Petra to be so warm and gracious...and very accommodating. Not only is her home very inviting, with all kinds of lovely artistic touches (and she is an artist), but it was immaculate as well. We really liked that Petra not only made us a lovely full breakfast but actually joined us as well! We would recommend a stay at Petra's anytime.
I just wanted to add that we contacted Petra only one day before we arrived, but she responded immediately and had everything was ready when we got there. I really appreciated how gracious she and Clive were in welcoming us and making us feel comfortable.
Petra and cClive made our stay in Torquay memorable by their enthusiasm for and their knowledge of the wonderfullly beautiful and historic Torquay area. When we arrived Clive carried my case upstairs and the next day he gave us a quick tour of the Tourquay area so that we could get our bearings as we didn't't have a car. As a long term local Clive gave excellent advice on competitive fares and places of interest. He even told us about a two pound boat trip to neighboring town. Petra is an artist and has knowledge of local arts and crafts. She gave me three small paintings of her own work to take home to frame. Which I will treasure. The house is warm and friendly and decorated to reflect thr sea. The bathroom is beautiful and the shower great! It gives a generous hot shower. Breakfasts were gourmet and Clive cooked up a storm each morning. The bed was comfortable and the room tastefully decorated as reflected in Petra's profile pictures. We couldn't have asked for a more lovely couple to host a perfect stay in the English Riviera complete with wifi and a lovely Collie dog called Milly. As a final gesture Clive was generos enough to take us to the bus at6am complete with sandwiches after preparing an even earlier breakfast. Oh, I almost forgot, Petra also took us out sightseeing. What wonderful hosts, what a wonderful B&B experience. I would certainly recommend Petra's English Riviera and hope to stay there again when I return to the UK for another true English experience.
The house is very close to the train station and it is as cheap to get a taxi in Torquay to Petra's as it is to take the bus. Her house is a pleasant walk from town and ideally located amongst green lane ways not far from Agatha Christie's birthplace. Perfect.
Booking and communication was smooth and Petra always answered my queries promptly. I have used AirBnB several times and this is one of my favorites.
Dieses bnb ist sehr besonders! Petra ist eine sehr freundliche Gastgeberin, ihr Frühstück war sensationell und die Atmosphäre im ganzen Haus ist toll! Das Zimmer ist hell und sehr, sehr schön, wir haben uns total wohl gefühlt. Und wer Hunde mag, wird den Border Collie Millie lieben!!!! Wir kommen wieder!!!