My house is a detached stone built cottage, originally stable to a Victorian Villa next door. Many villas remain here in Torbay from the 19th century when wealthy families visited in the winter due to the mild climate thanks to the Gulf stream.
Single 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 breakfast too. Although I'm a vegetarian, I provide sustainable 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 on and off and am very knowledgable about the area. Please be aware that I have a very friendly border collie and sturdy little Yorkie in case you have any allergies. They are not encouraged upstairs in the bedrooms.
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 that takes around 3 hours. It's a 5 minutes drive to out-of-town shopping centre with M&S, Sainsbury's etc.
Explore the English Riviera - Brixham, Paignton, Babbacombe, Dartmouth and Cockington.
-Watersports, including kite surfing, paddle boarding, kite buggying and sailing
-Babbacombe Model Village
-Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
-Dartmouth Steam Railway
-Paignton Pleasure Cruises
-Greenway Ferry and Pleasure Cruises, Brixham
-Palace Avenue Theatre, Paignton
- Dartmoor National Park
-Princess Theatre which has shows from London's West End
- Babbacombe Theatre which has the longest running Summer Season show in the country.
Make yourself at home in the kitchen/ breakfast room and bring in any food you want to sample from our area.. The decking outside is sheltered and private in the summer and the best place to have lunch on a summers day.
Guests join us for breakfast where we put the world to right! We can suggest trips and restaurants and the best way to get to a place. Feel free to treat the place as home and become part of the family if you wish, or relax in your room catching up with emails or finishing your novel.
We are situated in a really handy location as it's 10 minutes walking distance downhill (with sea views from virtually the top of the drive) into the town. Keep walking another 10-15 minutes down to the harbour and beach.
5 minutes by car and you're at the small shopping centre called The Willows with Marks & Spencer, Boots, Next, Sainsburys and others.
Dartmoor can be seen from upstairs and the sea can be glimpsed from down the garden.
We have off road parking in a gated gravelled car park, if you arrive by car.
There is a train station called TORRE which is only 2 minutes away at the bottom of the road which goes direct to London as well as to local towns with a station.
The coach station is 3-4 minutes away in the other direction which goes countrywide including major airports ( I use it frequently to get to Heathrow)
It's 5 minutes drive to the out of town shopping centre called The Willows for Marks&Spencer, Next, Boots and others.
You can easily walk into Torquay town all downhill with a sea view from the top of the drive in about 10 minutes and if you keep walking through the town downhill you will reach the harbour 10 minutes later.
Petra and Clive were great hosts! I came by train and they picked me up. Their house is gorgeous, really feels like a beach house! They also helped me plan a fun filled day on the Round Robin Tour. Millie the dog is so sweet! The bed was sooo comfy. Amazing breakfast, newly renovated and super clean house and friendly and helpful hosts... What more could you ask for? Torquay is a nice place and Petra and Clive live very close to the main strip. Right on the top of one of the hills so u can see the sunsets too! I loved every minute there. Hope to be back to visit them and Torquay in the future.