|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
This beautiful 2 bedroom/2 bathroom house is a seafront delight. Originally constructed in 1923 in the style of Lutyens, it has recently undergone a complete refurbishment, including a brand new Neff kitchen, new heritage style bathrooms, gorgeous furnishings and new burnished oak flooring throughout. The original entrance door, magnificent staircase and entrance hall have been lovingly preserved and combine with the unrivalled stunning seafront location to make this a vacation home that you just won’t want to leave. The serenely peaceful position right on the edge of the sea and the attention to detail in Waterside are unmatched. You can enjoy picnics & croquet on the lawn, barbecues on the terrace looking out over the sea, fishing off the rocks and watching the ever changing seascape out over the waters of Torbay, the West Country's truly spectacular answer to the Riviera. Drifts of sailboats, beautiful sunrises and sunsets make for wonderful memories of your time at Waterside.
Choose from either of our 2 properties, Westwing or Waterside.
Pretty direct seafront 5 star cottage in a peaceful location right on the edge of the sea. Own large garden, patio, water’s edge terrace. 2 master bedroom suites, each with own bathroom. Sleeps up to a maximum of 4 persons. SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTION BELOW.
Spacious direct seafront house with glorious garden and long raised patio & terrace with superb sea views. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 4 persons. See detailed description below. SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTION BELOW
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF WESTWING COTTAGE
Although it is brand new, the design and atmosphere of the West Wing Cottage is reminiscent of the gorgeously decadent 1920s. Oak trim from the owner's private estate in Carmarthenshire, quarter-sawn American oak wide plank flooring in the living area, blonde maple wood flooring specially imported from Canada in the bedrooms and heritage style bathrooms combine to make this a property a seafront delight.
Walk out of the French windows onto the paved patio complete with table & chairs, then on down to your own private large lawn that extends out towards the sea. The attention to detail in West Wing Cottage will make you want to return again and again. Long lazy summer days gazing out over the water, croquet on the lawn, picnics at the water's edge and fishing off the rocks. Sit out on the lookout at sunset with a glass of wine and watch the sky and the sea light up with spectacular colours. Summer weekends often see a regatta in the bay with drifts of sailboats dotting the water. In the winter months the sun rises low over to the south-east producing some of the most beautiful sunrises with the colours in the sky reflected on the water.
The living area has a huge and incredibly comfortable 3 seater sofa, plus matching armchair. Flooring is burnished wide plank American oak. If you decide to eat in then choose from breakfast or a light lunch at the breakfast bar or sitting down at the large dining table to enjoy a leisurely dinner. Alternatively eat al fresco on the patio, picnic on the seas edge under the pergola or on your lawn. Back in the cottage after a busy day at the beach or sightseeing sit back and relax while watch a movie on the 52' large flat screen TV/DVD or listen to some music on the stereo. You will find leaflets and information on the beaches and local attractions, board games, cards, DVDs and books to entertain you: plus a ping pong table and laundry with large American style washing machine and dryer in the utility room. High speed internet access is provided via Wi-fi broadband so you can keep in touch by email with business or friends & family.
The kitchen features pastel sea foam cabinetry, easy care ceramic tile floor, light ivory tile worktops and built in appliances including oven, dual function microwave, hob & dishwasher. Separate larder with food prep area and tall fridge/freezer.
Westwing Cottage has 2 master bedroom suites, both with 18' thick top quality mattresses on the beds and own private bathrooms. Beds have hypoallergenic pillows and duvets. Our Housekeeping Service make up the beds with fresh crisp white linens. Bedroom 1 has a king size sleigh bed, Juliet style balcony and bathroom with shower and cast iron double-ended tub. Bedroom 2 overlooks the entrance gardens and has a huge and superbly comfortable super king bed, upholstered window seat, heritage style furnishings and bathroom with large tiled walk-in shower. As an extra luxury, as you enter the bedroom there is a curtained alcove with a Victorian style cast iron slipper bath to relax in.
Imagine yourself sitting by a glass lookout at sunset gazing out over the azure waters of Torbay. It really does not get any better than this! Your private garden also includes a long shady pergola, glass sunroom with conservatory furniture and a large lawn. If the strawberries, raspberries or blackcurrants, apples or pears are in season just help yourselves during your stay.
Follow the path through the fruit garden and open the oak gate that leads down the steps to another 2 lookouts. Steps lead down to the edge of the sea where you can fish and explore the rock pools.
The Torbay area has over 20 superb beaches for you to explore, some with the coveted Blue Flag status. So if you love long stretches of sand or picturesque small coves you can visit a different beach every day. Or just pull out a sun lounger, lie back in the garden and enjoy the sea air and sunshine.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF WATERSIDE
This beautiful house has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is a seafront delight. Sleeps up to a maximum of 4 persons. Originally constructed in 1923 in the style of Lutyens, it has recently undergone a complete refurbishment, including a brand new Neff kitchen, new heritage style bathrooms, gorgeous furnishings and oak flooring throughout. The original entrance door, magnificent staircase and entrance hall have been lovingly preserved and combine with the unrivalled stunning seafront location to make this a vacation home that you just won’t want to leave. The serenely peaceful position right on the edge of the sea and the attention to detail in Waterside are unmatched. You can enjoy picnics & croquet on the lawn, barbecues on the terrace looking out over the sea, fishing off the rocks and watching the ever changing seascape out over the waters of Torbay, the West Country's truly spectacular answer to the Riviera. Drifts of sailboats, beautiful sunrises and sunsets make for wonderful memories of your time at Waterside. The views just cannot be bettered anywhere on this lovely stretch of Devon coast. Close to over 20 pretty beaches and small coves that are dotted around Torbay, Just a couple of minutes to the picturesque thatched cottages of the village of Cockington and a short distance from the quayside of Torquay Marina and the pretty fishing port of Brixham. All of the family from the youngest to the oldest will find nearby attractions to enjoy and there are plenty of leaflets in the house to make sure you do not miss any of them!
On arrival at Waterside you first encounter a large entrance hall and spectacular original staircase. The French windows in the hall look out over your terrace, lawn and on to the spectacular panoramic view out over the waters of Torbay. Moving on into the lounge you will find another set of French windows that open out onto the terrace. Sit back an relax on large comfortable oriental silk sofas with plenty of cushions. The chest of drawers contains loads of leaflets on the areas attractions, DVDs, books, games, cards and magazines. After a busy day at the beach, catch up on TV or watch a movie on the 52' flat screen TV & DVD.The ground floor cloakroom has decorative Edwardian style washbasin and toilet. The very best quality extra wide quarter sawn solid oak flooring has been used throughout the house, with the exception of the kitchen and bathrooms that have tile floors. Heating throughout is under-floor with individual thermostats in every room and bathrooms have heated towel rails.
The large open plan kitchen & dining room has views out over the flowering trees and shrubs in the borders that line the driveway. The dining area has table & chairs with seating for 4 and an exquisite custom made large oak dresser.
If you are not out enjoying one of the many great restaurants found in the glorious South Hams you can make quick snack or prepare a full 6-course dinner in the fully equipped kitchen. Fitted with oak cabinetry and marble countertops, you will find chef quality saucepans and built in Neff appliances that include full size oven/grill with a combination microwave/small oven over, steamer, hob & larder fridge. If you decide on a cookout, then there is a charcoal barbecue to use out on the terrace.
The separate utility room contains a large stainless steel side-by-side fridge/freezer with icemaker & water chiller. The laundry equipment consists of a large high capacity American style washing machine and a dryer.
The beds have hugely thick comfortable mattresses and crisp white linens. Pillows and duvets are non-allergenic. The Master Bedroom has French windows and a balcony with beautiful sea views. The bed is an heirloom style 6 ft wide super-king and you have your own private bathroom.
Bedroom 2 has views out over the mansions of Cockington and the pretty gardens lining the driveway. If you are staying during cherry blossom time there is a tall flowering cherry tree right outside the window. You also have a view of the boats in Torquay’s Marina in the distance. The bed is a king size and you have your private bathroom.
Towels are provided for the bathrooms but please bring your own beach towels. The brand new bathroom fixtures are exact replicas of elegant designs from the 1920’s. The Master bathroom has walk in shower, washbasin, high-level cistern toilet & bidet. Step out of the shower to warm towels from the heated towel rail. Bathroom 2 has cast iron white enameled slipper tub with hand held shower attachment, high level cistern toilet, bidet & washbasin.
Enjoy relaxing in your own private garden and terrace with superb panoramic view of the. Just outside the French windows is a covered walkway/sitting area. Then step out onto the paved terrace that runs the full width of the house, complete with patio table and comfortable sling chairs. A few steps lead down to a large grassy lawn surrounded by flowering trees, shrubs and flowers. Walk out of the bottom gate and down the steps to the waters edge to fish or explore the rock-pools. Torbay has over 20 lovely beaches and small coves for you to explore, many of which have achieved the coveted Blue Flag status. Walk out of the entrance gates and about 100 yards to the end of the quiet little street where it joins the main road to find a bus stop with service into Torquay.
Great property great location a spot on holiday would definitely return
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Torquay is enjoying something of a renaissance with British visitors and the same things which have always attracted travellers still hold true: sun,sand and a sense of fun. At the turn of the century grand villas and mansion houses were built to welcome visitors and they still grace much of this elegant seaside town. Today, Torquay remains very much a seaside resort and its heartbeat is the picturesque harbour. Lined with a good mix of cafes, bars, top-class restaurants and great shopping. Around Torbay 20 beaches and coves are doted along 22 miles of coastline including Torre Abbey Sands and around the Bay to the sheltered coves of Meadfoot and the rock pools at Corbyn Head. Walkers can follow the south west coastal path and discover deserted coves and amazing vistas out across the sea. Nearby attractions include Brixham fishing harbour, the spectacular cliff top nature reserve of Berry Head, Dartmouth and delightful Cockington village with its thatched cottages and tea rooms.