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Multi Award Winning on the beautiful English Riviera - luxury with surprises - Honeysuckle (Sleeps 4 + infants, 2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Honeysuckle (Sleeps 4 + infants, 2 Bedrooms)

Featuring two levels of comfort and quality; on the first floor you find two double bedrooms, with super king size beds that can separate into twin; beautiful furnishings with oak beams, comfortable beds, lovely duvets and sheets; whilst in between the bedrooms you find the stylish bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin. Downstairs we have aimed to continue the goal of excellence in furnishings with two double settees, warm colour schemes, wonderful oak beams and pillars with a modern kitchen, dining area and lounge.

Relax with everything you could need and more in beautiful accommodation close to all the places of interest with folders on attractions, restaurants, walks & beaches full of advice.

At any time of the year this property is ideal for a family, a couple with an infant or couples travelling together, or even a group of friends; whilst out of season it can also be offered to couples whom want extra space at reduced occupancy rates.

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About the property

Pilgrims Rest Cottages E996

Three time finalists (2013, 2014, 2016) for Top Self Catering Establishment on the English Riviera and South Devon (winner, runner up, winner), Pilgrims Rest Cottages feature 4 beautiful, individually unique barns brimming with history yet combined with modern day luxuries and some stand out surprises for our guests.

King-size and super king size beds; slipper baths; oak beams; lovely furnishings; fully fitted kitchens, dining rooms and lounges with the essential super-fast Wi-Fi, TV/DVDs and gardens.

Welcoming guests year round they offer extras outside the norm for self-catering such as a “Personal Service” to access gems in the area covering walks / beaches / restaurants / man-made and natural attractions and “Onsite extras” such pampering treatments, baby-sitting, dog-sitting, baby / toddler packages or even maid service.

Found in one of the villages of Torquay called Barton on The English Riviera, past guests have found them in an ideal location (average score 5.7 out 6) with ease of access to local shops within a stroll, countryside within 500 yards, beaches and coast walks within 1-2 miles and a multitude of restaurants, country inns, man-made and natural attractions within a 1- 5 mile radius.

Whilst we have the great outdoors on our door step, the cottages also come with secure court yard, orchard garden, and main garden including giant trampoline, sun loungers, BBQs etc just in case you feel like staying home, whilst inside TV/DVD, BT super-fast Wifi, access to Netflix, comfy settees and cosy, warm rooms.

Whether you are looking to come away as a couple, family, extended family or families, friends together for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, summer holiday or simple get away do come and enjoy your 2016/7 holiday or break with us.

Your hosts Martin & Kim

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Martin Brook
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

There are a few sample reviews on this site that show the benefits of staying at honeysuckle. On our main website there are 150 more covering all times of the year over a number of years to give that added reassurance.
Jan 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Prince of Orange
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


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.

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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!

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Booking Notes:
Threshing Barn has discounts for partial occupancy out of high seasons to attract parties of 2-6; 4 bed priced at near to 3 or 2 bed rates! Honeysuckle caters for couples at discounts in similar times. Similarly for The Old Manor Farmhouse. The changeover times are 4pm on arrival and 10am on departure. To make a secure booking, a 25% deposit is necessary. The remaining balance is then due 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Saturdays during summer season and flexible throughout the rest of the year.


Torquay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Super king size bed set up typically as a twin room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Super king size bed (can be made into twin)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: The Old Manor Farmhouse was built in the 15th Century. It included a "Linny" attached were animals were held in the winter and also three traditional barns. Maid service, baby and/ or pet sitting and on site pampering available on request. All are both child and pet friendly, with, for children stair gates at top and bottom of the spiral staircases plus high chairs and cots available on request. There are organised folders on local information, which is so important when coming to an area for the first time covering: eating out / in (30+); walks (20+); sports (you name it); beaches (22); man made and natural attractions (50+) - the combined total cater for all and helping guests find those gems. All heating, towels and bedlinen provided with the barns having easily controlled central heating and plenty of hot water. Smoking inside is not permitted. The owners now live in the Linny, so are easily available to give help and advice. Outside: Secluded garden and courtyard with sun loungers, tables, companion seats and barbecue for the barns. Separate garden for The Old Manor Farmhouse to the front next to lane. Access to further garden for all, especially children to enjoy 14ft trampoline which goes down well.


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Honeysuckle (Sleeps 4 + infants, 2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.95 based on 41 reviews

Great place to stay, cosy. Good base for visiting nearby attractions.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable place and friendly hosts. Lovely welcome goodies. Felt like our week stay here went far too quick! Our two little boys loved it here too and felt very much at home. Babbacombe has a lovely beach near by, our boys loved it there. So many lovely places to visit close by. Short walk to local shops. Overall great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we came for a family holiday with 5 young kids in tow, we feel in love with the area and moved. So much to do and see without any long drives; perfect with children. Glad you found the places you wanted; the information folders do prove a real help. So pleased you all enjoyed Honeysuckle; we have aimed to make it not just luxurious but also cosy and comfortable like a home from home. Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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Spacious an modern.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Honeysuckle as a family and enjoyed the area taking advantage of water sports and suggestions nearby.

We would recommend Broadsands, Reach Outdoors at Ansteys Cove and Sea Sports.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are spoilt with adventure so close by with the water sports and coasteering - Honeysuckle has certainly been a hit with such an outward-bound party! Family time away from it all is so important - as we have found over the years - so knowing where to go and what to see so helps, and therefore glad the information was of help. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and see you again for another summer's fun. Kind regards, Martin and Kim.
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Honeysuckle was very cosy, offering a safe haven and fabulous nights sleep. Quiet and tranquil space

  • 4 of 5

We had a super time in Torquay, our first family holiday there. Honeysuckle provided us the perfect base to enjoy our stay. The properties sit together beautifully within a courtyard allowing the opportunity to meet neighbours and share stories. We enjoyed breakfast al fresco in the cottages pretty garden and also evening drinks as the last rays of sunshine dipped behind the walls of roses. The cottage is comfortable with an open plan lounge, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. We received an abundance of advice on what to see and where best to go. We will remember fondly swimming in the sea and the wonderful coastal walks with our dog. Elberry Cove was a favourite plus Cockington village and the steam train to Dartmouth.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With so much to do and enjoy nearby we felt compelled to provide in-depth folders and advice on beaches, walks, attractions and eateries so that guests find the gems in the area relevant to their party. Elberry Cove is stunning and some of the coastal walks with their attractive coves a must whether with or without your pooch. After some greats days out we aimed to provide a relaxing and quiet space, with a touch of luxury, back in Honeysuckle and gardens, so pleased it was a hit for you all - especially the evening drinks and the beds - so important when sleep so needed! Thank you for taking the time to write your review Claudia and hope to see you all again soon. Martin and Kim
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Beautiful property well maintained and lots of useful information to help us enjoy our holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday and really enjoyed our time at Honeysuckle and Torquay. More to see and do and so would love to come back. Little touches were a lovely touch – lots of extras provided even for our 8-month-old and the welcome package, excellent. I won’t forget our daughter’s first paddle in the sea and having an amazing spa day at The Grand and beautiful food at Yum Sing, Buccaneer and Jingles. Martin is really friendly, relaxed, welcoming and approachable; being happy to help and signpost to allow us to enjoy our holiday. Really wish we could stay longer – 2 weeks would have been better. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fantastic time you had! Certainly always a special time coming away with our children, but hearing how your little one so enjoyed her first paddle in the sea was extra special. We know what it has been like travelling with young ones so wanted to add the extras to help with babies and toddlers in tow making Honeysuckle both baby/toddler friendly as well as adult. We came for a holiday 20 years ago and moved - so much to see, do and eat; not even 2 weeks is enough! Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and the kind words about myself. See you all again soon. Martin and Kim
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Had everything we needed - with the added bonus of our hosts nearby to offer any help or advice

  • 5 of 5

Honeysuckle offers a relaxed, homely atmosphere with everything we needed and great, helpful hosts! The cottage is beautiful and we had a lovely week with the sun shining. We won’t forget the beaches – sea and sand equalled happy kids, with Oddicombe being our favourite. The information provided by our host, Martin, helped us greatly. We would recommend Splashdown, which is great for kids and ‘Ye Olde Smoke House’ for lovely food. Thank you for your welcome – the cake and prosecco was also greatly appreciated!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear you had such a great time in Honeysuckle. We know what you mean about happy kids on holiday - certainly some special beaches nearby, and agree Oddicombe is right up there, never mind the attractions and eateries you mention. We give in depth information as it can be so annoying to arrive at a lovely new place for a holiday but then not really know what to do and waste precious time finding the gems in an area - we didn't want that for our guests and glad they folders helped you all out. No problem with the welcome - after a longish drive, just nice to have something ready without having to go straight away shopping and obviously preferred the prosecco over tea! See you soon, Martin and Kim
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Wonderful stay, beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We usually go to Cornwall, but we wanted to try out Devon. We were not disappointed; Honeysuckle was beautiful and the area is full of fantastic beaches. We will always remember walking around Sheldon; it is just wonderful! Thank you so much for letting us stay in your amazing cottage for a few days! We will be back! Perfect for our dog Lola as well who had a brilliant time too!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all had a wonderful time in Honeysuckle and our beautiful area and glad you picked The English Riviera this time over Cornwall! We are certainly spoilt with so many different types of beaches close by; many dog friendly year round and right up Lola's street and agree Shaldon is special - we love going there for a long walk and something great to eat! See you again soon and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Martin & Kim
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