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Henry's Beach House | Sleeps 6, Sea Views, Meadfoot Beach, Parking, Local Shops

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cosy cottage, sleep 6 in Wellswood, Torquay ~ kids & pets welcome!

Boasting views across blue flag Meadfoot Beach, this three bedroom holiday home accommodates families & friends, and includes exclusive access to the Osborne Hotel's Health Club *Short term membership fee applies*

The house features a private parking space in the inner courtyard, and there is roadside layby parking directly across the road.

Ground floor

The sea view living room boasts a flat screen TV, DVD player, Wi-fi access and a book and games library.

Complemented by a stylish dining room, the fully-equipped kitchen features country-style fittings and a range cooker. Meanwhile, the back terraced courtyard offers an alfresco dining area.

There is a third shower room & toilet on the ground floor in addition to the separate WC cloakroom, as well as the utility area with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

First floor

The boutique-style cottage interior continues in the two king-size en-suite bedrooms, along with a third twin bedroom, upstairs.

Sea views, pastel blues and a colonial-style lattice bed make up the master suite; all complemented by an ornate fireplace, antique pieces and modern fitted shower room.

The second bedroom offers calming neutral décor, a pretty wrought iron bed and period furniture. Guests have the choice between the en-suite’s luxuriously deep bathtub and the couple-friendly power shower.

The third bedroom offers twin beds for your 5th & 6th guests.

For flexible stays, ‘Kilmorie Studio’ next door can be rented at the same time (subject to availability), providing accommodation for 2 further guests.


Tranquil Meadfoot Beach is popular with divers, sunbathers, canoeists, rock pool fans, walkers on the South West Coastal Path, dog walkers (to the north eastern part of the beach) and photographers wishing to capture the beauty of Thatcher’s Rock.

A terrace with café, public toilets and a shop service the beach and just a short walk above, guests will find the elegant Hesketh Crescent. Here guests can benefit from access to the indoor pool, gym, sauna and solarium of Osborne Hotel's health club*.

Guests can also explore the beaches, woodlands and seaside towns dotted along the picturesque 22 mile shore of South Devon.

Torquay’s harbour is within easy walking distance (1.5 miles), as is the Agatha Christie Mile and Living Coasts Zoo. The surrounding area offers golf, extreme sports and a host of National Trust attractions. Torquay is also within easy reach of Dartmouth and Salcombe.

Kent’s Cavern can be explored close to Meadfoot Beach, whilst the village shops along Ilsham Road (0.8 miles) offer a selection of restaurants, cafés, pubs and amenities including a tempting delicatessen and patisserie.

*Please Note* Kilmorie Studio (sleeps 2) ~ is directly next door to Henry's Beach House which together can accommodate up to 8 guests.

Review by Louise, Antony and Daisy from Stoke on Trent: "Thank you kindly for your lovely house in idyllic settings. We have enjoyed first time here in Torquay and would definitely come again and stay in Henry’s beach house. The dachshunds have walked their little feet of, so it was lovely to find that the living room window opens up completely, so I can get some sun whilst they rest and the hubby and daughter go out and play. So sad to leave, could easily have spent another week here! Thank you… Highly recommended and will promote you at home! Another add for the lovely neighbour next door absolute sweethearts! Could happily take the gent home, if only every home had such loveliness!"

More Details

Property Manager
Will Keen
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely traditional house with beautiful views, helpful owner and charming neighbour.
Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Torquay Golf Club, Petitor Road, Torquay
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
A380 Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Additional activities & attractions include:

Archaeological sites, Area fitness centre, Beach walking, Boat rentals/charters, Canoeing/kayaking, Conservation area, Exceptional views, Galleries, Grocery shopping nearby, Historic castle, National Trust properties, Near beach, Paddle boarding, Park, Restaurants & bars, Scuba diving, Tenpin bowling, Train station, UNESCO site, Walking tours, Wellness centre, Wildlife centre and Wildlife viewing

Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you'll find the palm-lined promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina. The new Living Coasts attraction adds to the variety of the new waterfront and the illuminated bridge is a great backdrop to a relaxing evening drink. Yet within minutes of Torquay town centre there are beautiful beaches easily accessible by foot, road or sea.

There is an abundance of pavement cafes, Torquay pubs, Torquay restaurants and night life in Torquay, good quality shops and a host of attractions to suit every interest.

The English Riviera is a resort in the truest sense of the word, attracting visitors of all ages and interests throughout the year. Undergoing a water front regeneration and a number of new attractions in Torquay and accommodation schemes, Torquay has something for everyone and for all ages, at all times of the year.

Torquay has been one of the UK 's top holiday destinations since Victorian Times when the gentry promenaded, bathing huts were wheeled down to the beaches and anyone who was anyone had an attractive villa overlooking the sea.

It was the Victorians who first used the English Riviera name to describe their favourite resort and their legacy remains to this day with sparkling white villas perched on the verdant hilltops, beautiful gardens around the seafront and elegant Victorian facades along the main streets.

Don't be fooled by the Victorian ancestry however, Torquay is also a vibrant and forward thinking resort attracting visitors of all interests, from Art and Culture afficionados to marine enthusiasts.

Torquay's famous seven hills provide the backdrop to a waterfront scene that matches anything you'll find on the French Riviera.

There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves and beaches and walks to rival any in the South West of England, with a climate that belongs somewhere much further south. There are opportunities for surfing, safe swimming, diving, sailing, angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife at your leisure

Stunning views are to be seen just about every where 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, all of which are only a few miles distant.

Along the 22 miles of English Riviera coastline are 19 beaches and coves. Some, close to Torquay town centre are wide, open stretches of sand with beach facilities such as cafes, beach huts and water sports. Many are smaller and more secluded.

Several of our beaches hold coveted awards for cleanliness and water quality. Torbay is a naturally sheltered bay, creating a safe haven for ships of all shapes and sizes in stormy weather. Occasional easterly winds create our own winter storms however and this is when beachcombers make their best finds. Keep an eye on the Torquay weather page.

Stretching from the South side of Brixham to Maidencombe, the coast path around the Bay offers excellent and varied walking, with circular walks or point-to-point, with spectacular sea views and an exotic range of flora and fauna.

Torquay is a place to relax, to soak up the atmosphere, to take in the scenery, in Torquay parks and gardens to enjoy the experience of a Torquay holiday in a classical English seaside resort, at all times of the year.

There is a good choice of activities in Torquay to choose from and there is a complete range of accommodation in Torquay to suit every taste and budget. Torquay night life has a rich variety of evening entertainment provided throughout the Bay, all year round.


There are several Golf Clubs in the area, the nearest one being Torquay Golf Club - Petitor Road, St Marychurch,Torquay, Devon TQ1 4QF

Torquay Golf Club is an extremely popular venue for visitors and societies alike - due to the excellent service and friendly welcome provided. It is a delightful parkland course with stunning views over Lyme Bay to the east and Dartmoor to the west.

Torquay makes a great short break for Golfers in both summer and winter. When many other courses are snowbound or unplayable the clement Torbay weather ensures that a full 18 holes can be completed!


Torquay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite shower room to 2nd bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Large en-suite bathroom to master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Ground floor shower room & toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Ground Floor Cloakroom Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , If needed, a single bed can be placed in the 2nd bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional features & facilities at the property include: Cot, Electric kettle, Full kitchen, Heated towel rail, Ocean view, Patio, Pet friendly, Sea view, Suitable for elderly and Universal shaver plug. Booking notes: Cleaning, Linen & Towels: All bookings are inclusive of cleaning, linen & towels. Beach towels are not provided. What's provided: Kitchen: 2 tea towels, 1 kitchen towel roll, washing up liquid, J-cloth, scouring pad, tea bags, cleaning products, iron & ironing board. Bathroom: Bath towels, hand towels, bath mat and a toilet roll. Bedroom: Hair-dryer Smoking: In consideration of our non-smoking guests, we regret that there is no smoking in the apartment.


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $46.64
Refundable damage deposit $266.49
Pet Fee $66.62

Short Breaks:
3 nights - 60% of weekly tariff
4 nights - 70% of weekly tariff
5 nights - 80% of weekly tariff
6 nights - 90% of weekly tariff
7 nights - full tariff

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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