Cottage in Torquay, South Devon, England - Peaceful Location, Fifteen Minutes Walk To Beach, Lots Of Attractions Close By
Jacquie and Kevin Mitchell
- english, french
About Jacquie and Kevin Mitchell
Hi; We are keen gardeners and live next door. We also enjoy walking, music, Yoga, reading and cooking. Kevin is a Physics Teacher, Musician, and Yoga Instructor. and I work in freelance communications from home, and am a garden designer. We are very friendly a little eccentric, and can often be seen pottering about or relaxing in the garden, which is shared with Windchimes. We love meeting new people and are always happy to chat, or respect your privacy as you wish. We look forward to welcoming you to our little bit of heaven.
Why Jacquie and Kevin Mitchell chose Torquay
Windchimes was converted from a former hayloft. We love the fact that Windchimes offers a slice of history married with modern and stylish design. It's really well located for visiting lots of attractions nearby, yet you wouldn't know it as the cottage is tucked away in pretty communal gardens, shared with us the owners - who live next door. Windchimes Hayloft is also in a fab position for walking the South West Coast path, and for visitors to the Geopark.
What makes this Cottage unique
Visitors often gasp with delight when they see Windchimes in the flesh. A character little cottage built of stone, it has a truly romantic, cosy interior with a pretty attractive mezzanine bedroom. It's in walking distance of beaches, restaurants and attractions yet quietly located in leafy upmarket part of Torquay. A well deserved cup of tea / coffee is yours on arrival. Ask us about anything that makes your holiday more perfect - information on horse riding, cycling, restaurants coastal or Dartmoor walks - in fact anything that we can help you with, we will. We have been known to help organise a surprise honeymoon at Windchimes for newly weds.
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Perfect place for a couple.
we really enjoyed our stay and would return if we wanted to explore Devon further.
Ideal situation for exploring the south coast of Devon.
The stay at this cottage was lovely. Both Jacquie and Kevin were very welcoming. Very lovely homemade cakes on arrival. Nothing to fault except the stairs were quite narrow and the ceiling upstairs was very low.
Dear Rebecca; Thank You for review. I'm glad that you both enjoyed your stay. Windchimes Hayloft is cosy, quaint and quirky. The low sloping roof in the mezzanine bedroom, and the narrow and steep open tread staircase up to this level, are part of the charm of this bijou cottage. Both the steps and the roof are clearly mentioned in he details of the cottage, giving our lovely visitors a chance to decide if Windchimes is for them before booking. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the home made muffins - they are becoming a bit of a hit! I'll have more ready for you if you return! Thanks again for your booking and all the best xx
This is an absolutely lovely property, with great attention to detail.
We arrived late on the night of 9th May and although it was after 11:00 pm Jacquie came out to meet us.
The care & attention that Jacquie & Kevin have out into this property is apparent in all of the fittings and accessories.
Jacquie & Kevin are very nice and went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
Its a lovely area with easy access to Torbay, Exeter and Dartmouth. Although we only stayed for a few days we managed to visit all of these areas.
We would strongly recommend Windchimes Hayloft & its owners.
Dear Con and Jean;
Thanks so much for your kind review. I'm absolutely delighted that you both enjoyed your stay at Windchimes Hayloft. It was a true pleasure to meet you both. All the best and thanks again for choosing Windchimes Hayloft for your stay in South Devon. Jacquie x
A fantastic week
A quiet relaxing time
The hosts are very friendly and helpful the cakes were very much appreciated
The accommodation and location were perfect for a relaxing time
We would highly recommend it
As a plus the Kent’s pub is a 5 minute walk away
Accommodation is central for everything
I'm so truly pleased that you and Jackie enjoyed your stay at Windchimes Hayloft. Our cosy cottage is becoming something of an open secret for those looking for a quiet relaxing stay in Torquay's leafy Wellswood! We were delighted to be able to help you celebrate your anniversary too, and look forward to welcoming you both back in the future. All the best and thanks again for choosing us for your stay in South Devon. Jacquie x
A great base to see Torquay and the surrounding area from
We stayed for the first week of November.
We saw Jacquie mostly and she was very friendly and helpful. We had homemade cakes on arrival and also fresh milk for our tea. The location is ideal for the harbour and local sightseeing and is an ideal base for two.
The only thing we would have preferred would be a more conventional oven.
Overall though a lovely cosy place to stay.
Thank you very much.
Victoria and Mick
Dear Victoria and Mick;
Thank You so much for your review. We very much enjoyed meeting you both and are delighted that you found cosy, characterful Windchimes Hayloft a good base to stay. Thank you for your comments regarding our combination oven. Guests tend to enjoy eating out at a range of nearby cafes and restaurants which cater for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. We have known guests who have made a full roast dinner using the combination microwave in the hayloft too. Thanks again for your comments - we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay - you were lovely guests and we would love to welcome you back in the future. All the best. Jacquie xx
Cosy home from home
Wonderful holiday, with gorgeous quiet accommodation. Great location, on a bus route, near to the harbour. Totally home from with with lovely hosts in Jacquie and Kevin. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Thank You so much for your kind comments. You were truly a pleasure to host, and we really enjoyed meeting you. We would not hesitate to have you book with us again. All the best with your plans for the future, and thanks again for choosing Windchimes Hayloft for your stay in Torquay.
Special interest holidays:
Great for walkers and those wanting easy access to the boat marina, or visiting the geopark. Also excellent Writer's / Artist's inspirational retreat. NB Yoga lovers: private tuition available - enquire when making your booking. Great base for honeymooners, or for actors performing at the Princess Theatre, which is within walking distance of the cottage.
Torre Abbey Sands are about a twenty minute walk away. In the other direction, also about twenty minutes walk away - and more quietly located - is Meadfoot Beach. Cafes and restaurants can be found nearby both. Babbacome, Watcombe, Maidencombe Beaches are a very short drive away. Other beaches within a short drive are Preston, Goodrington. Blackpool Sands, Slapton, and Beesands are within an hour's drive. All gorgeous.
Exeter Airport is 18 miles away. Bristol Airport, two hours. Nearest train station is Torquay. This is a five minute drive away. The use of a car is not essential as there are lots of attractions nearby, and within reach of train stations or bus. However if you wish to explore Dartmoor, a car is recommended although it is accessible by country bus.
Torquay Town is a short walk away. Paignton, Brixham, Shaldon and Teignmouth a short drive or bus ride. Exeter is 45 minutes by car or 50 minutes by train or bus. Totnes is a 20 minute drive. Dartmouth about 40 minutes drive, as is Dartmoor.
There are lots of attractions nearby including:- Kent's Cavern; Bygones; Babbacombe Model Village; Living Coasts; Paignton Zoo; Dartmoor; Greenaway - the home of Agatha Christie; Torquay Museum; Boat trips; The Princess Theatre, etc.
The restaurant quarter is a short walk away, as is the harbour. Winebars, and pubs are also a short walk away. Wellswood shops offers a well stocked Co- Op, wineshop, grocers, pharmacy, newsagents, pub, café, bakery, hairdressers and beauty salons. Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda are all a short drive away.