Honeysuckle (Sleeps 4 + infants, 2 Bedrooms)
Pilgrims Rest Cottages E996
About Martin Brook
Having come for a holiday in 1997, with our then 5 young children, staying up the road, we took the plunge a moved. A great place to live, work and play - has to be given a premier UK resort where holidaymakers come for their holidays!
Martin Brook purchased this Cottage in 1997
Why Martin Brook chose Torquay
We love historical, olde worlde charm but all those types were in the middle of nowhere. To find, what turns out to be the oldest residency on The English Riviera, yet within a stroll of shops, but retaining the peace and quiet of a bygone age, was too give to pass.
What makes this Cottage unique
Rated by English Heritage of National Importance, these cottages are the only ones of their type found within Torquay. Dating back to the 15th century with links to the Spanish Armada and the Prince of Orange, now loving restored with historical roots but filled modern day luxuries. To stay in such a place, yet have access to excellent local shops within a stroll, beaches, countryside and all that Torquay and surrounding villages offer, is brilliant.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
I stayed at honeysuckle with my sister son and 2 dogs. Very friendly host and we felt very welcomed. Our stay here for a week was awesome, apart from a couple of minor things such as the tight stairwell and small bathroom sink we had no issues at all. Everything you needed was literally a 5 min walk up the road including Chinese and the best chippy I have tried here it was amazing. When we first arrived there was a nice bottle of wine waiting for us and treats for the dogs also everything we needed with regards to information and things to do locally which was really nice. Thank you martin for having us and we will definitely book again. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to get away for a quiet stay or even the opposite it is truly a beautiful place to stay!
Really nicely laid out cottage
We had decided to take a short break and looked and found Pilgrims cottages on HomeAway.
Once we arrived and settled in we immediately started to unwind which was exactly what we needed. Quick walk around the corner for some good fish and chips and we were settled for the evening.
Really would recommend staying here for a lovely quiet getaway.
It was a pleasure having you stay and so glad you got the peace and quiet you needed to just get away after a very hard few months - Honeysuckle doing its stuff and, yes, the local chippy is a favourite fo guests. One of the great things in staying with us; you can get that peace and quiet, though if you want, get the action as well with so much to do within 1-5 miles with the many beaches, attractions and eateries enjoyed over the years. Next time Paul, you can venture out. See you again soon and thank you for taking the time to write your review. Best wishes, Martin and Kim
Fifth visit and still 5 stars from us.
Great having you, Karen and the lovely 'Beryl' come to stay again.
So glad Honeysuckle is still hitting the mark for you guys and maintaining top quality. Goes with us winning our two awards in November last year for 'Top Dog Friendly Business' and 'Runner up for Best Self Catering' on The English Riviera.
Look forward to your return stay in September.
Best wishes, Martin and Kim
Amazing Holiday Let! You will definitely be seeing us again!
Amazing holiday let! Flew into Exeter picked up hire car and were greeted with the warmest of welcomes at Pilgrims Rest!
Long weekend to see the father and use valuable time to explore some amazing sights, Martin and Kim are an absolute pleasure and make you feel extremely welcome from the moment you arrive!
Great touch with wine and cookies - very grateful
And used as an excuse to sit and chill and read all the amazing hints and tips from other residents of your beautiful cottages!
Beds soooo comfy! Ideal location! Great advice on where to go!
Will definitely be back in the Summer!
Glad you had such a great time with us and enjoyed all our facilities and the extras that can make a lovely stay a wonderful one. We are always grateful when new guests choose us.
We've learned over the years, when on our holidays, the importance of providing decent information so guests get the most out of their stay and find the gems in the area - hence our personal information folders which go down well.
Comfy beds are so important and we spent time and money looking for that special mattress.
Thank you for taking the time to write your review and look forward to visit number two in the summer, now you have tasted The English Riviera and Pilgrims Rest.
Martin and Kim
Peaceful break in a beautiful retreat
Honeysuckle barn is just wow and it’s surroundings make you feel relaxed straight off the bat. It’s a perfect little holiday cottage with everything you need to enjoy your stay. It has all the modern amenities you need but still keeps the rustic vibe that appealed to us in the first place. Will definitely be returning in the future!
Pleasure having you all stay Jamie for your pre-Christmas get away.
Glad you experienced its peacefulness and all that you needed. We aimed to maintain its historical feel whilst adding the modern day comforts and supply all you needed and above.
Look forward to seeing you all again in the future.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review.
Happy Christmas and New Year and best wishes, Martin and Kim
We love staying at the barns we stay once or twice
We had a lovely time as always nice and peaceful and Martin is helpful and friendly
Dear Steven and Susan
Great having you all stay again with mum and dad enjoying their time again with us in our Honeysuckle with their lovely 'Poppy and Daisy'. Extra Special time, this time, when hearing we were double award winners at the regional tourism awards!
See you again in the new year.
Best wishes, Martin and Kim
Within a 5 mile radius you can access over 10 beaches from secluded coves to long stretches of sand (nearest within 1mile)! Guest folder has details. Nearby Maidencombe (16th Century Thatched Tavern); Watcombe Cove; Oddicombe with historic tram and chef pub of the year (Cary Arms); Meadfoot with woodland behind; Ness Beach (via smugglers cove); Torre Abbey (awarded best sand for sand castles in UK); Preston (with beach huts), Paignton (Pier), Goodrington (waterpark) and Broadsands. Wonderful!
By air - The nearest airports are Exeter (22 miles), Plymouth (38 miles), Bristol (100 miles).
By sea - Cherbourg , Santander and St. Malo reached by sea ferry crossings to and from Plymouth. A transfer by coach, bus, train or taxi will be necessary.
By train - Trains to Newton Abbott or Torquay from all over the country with a short taxi ride.
By car - Torquay is 100 miles from Bristol, 184 miles from Birmingham and 217 miles from London.
Owner can help with taxis. Car hire not necessary.
Local shops within 100yds: off-licence, Tesco, Coop, post office, cash points, bakers, fish and chips, Chinese, and pharmacy. Numerous shops, restaurants, attractions within 0-10 minutes by car. Exeter is 20 minutes drive. Totnes and Dartmoor are within 30 minutes. There is a good local bus service (50yds to nearest stop). Two train stations within 10 minute drive.
If travelling with children, one doesn't want to travel too far to entertain them! Two local beaches are within a few minutes; cinema, ten pin bowling, under ground caves, coastal zoo, in door play zones, golf, squash, tennis, in door wave pool are within 10 minutes; and if you go up to 30 minutes you find water park, adventure parks, another zoo and Dartmoor. Whether sun, rain or shine, something to entertain, never mind your relaxing base!
Thinking about the parents, or adults travelling without children, the surrounding area is also literally packed with shops, restaurants, sports activities, countryside, historic houses and beautiful gardens all within a 20 minutes drive. English, French, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Indian and Nepalese Restaurants within minutes of the property; similarly Golf, Gyms, Sailing, Boating, Saunas. On top there are theatres and a museum, also within Torquay.
With such a choice, we can provide local knowledge to help you choose the right place to eat or visit, saving you time, money and frustration - as a family we hate finding that great place right at the end of a holiday, so we will try not to let that happen for you! We have even negotiated some discount rates for our guests at various places!