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Luxury hideaway accommodation with spectacular sea views - Monkswell Park Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights



Monkswell Park Cottage

Monkswell Park Cottage is a refurbished, quiet self-contained and angled wing of Monkswell Park with most modern facilities included, along with fabulous sea views. For additional information see our web site, ask for details.

About the property

Monkswell Park

Monkswell Park dates back to the 1920s, and is described in Pevsner's Buildings of England as 'The most distinguished property tucked into the slopes overlooking Hope Cove with wings angled to create a protected terrace with veranda facing the sea.' With fabulous sea views over Lyme Bay Monkswell Park benefits from an extremely rural and quiet, picturesque cliff top location, but is only one and a half miles from Torquay town centre, and approximately twenty miles from the historic city of Exeter. There are excellent local shops and restaurants nearby, and a sandy beach within half a mile of the property. There is also 'near-private' access to a pebble beach from the one and a half acre lawn garden. The nearest railway station is Torquay although Newton Abbot is only seven miles away. The nearest airport is Exeter

Jenny & Julian Parker, Monkswell Park, Ilsham Marine Drive, Torquay, TQ1 2PH
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Available Rentals

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LOW SEASON. (October 1st to May 31st) £240.00 non-returnable deposit secures the required week and is payable upon booking. An additional £100.00 per person per week is charged and is payable 30 days prior to occupation.
HIGH SEASON. (June1st to September 30th) £300.00 non-returnable deposit secures the required week and is payable upon booking. An additional £140.00 per person per week is charged and is payable 30 days prior to occupation.
High Season: 1st June to 30th September.
Low Season: 1st October to 31st May.

High Season Low Season
2 People £580.00 £440.00
3 People £720.00 £540.00
4 People £860.00 £640.00
Cottage Only
5 People £1000.00 £740.00
6 People £1140.00 £840.00

Bank Holidays attract no additional charges and are dealt with on a "first come first served" basis


Torquay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bedroom 1 is 3.66m X 3.66m (12' X12') and has a white glazed tiled En-suit shower room fitted with a shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Bedroom 2 is 3.66m X 3.05m (12' X 10') is fitted with range of wardrobe/cupboards and has sea views. Bedroom 3 is 2.97m X 2.06m (9'9' X 6'9') and has twin full sized (3') bunks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunks
  • Bedroom 1 is the master double bedroom with ensuite shower room. Bedroom 2 is a twin bedded room with sea views. Bedroom 3 is a bunk-bedded room with two full size (3ft) bunks.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The ground floor of The Cottage has a fully fitted kitchen complete with electric cooker and gas hob, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave cooker and ironing facilities. The lounge has a wide flat screen TV, DVD and Video players, and a stereo radio/CD player; has sea views and a French door leading to a private courtyard complete with garden furniture. The dining room has a parquet floor and again a French Window leading to the same courtyard. There is also a downstairs toilet/cloakroom, utility with a washing machine, and a Payphone. The first floor has a master double bedded room with an en-suite shower room, a second twin bedded room with sea views, a twin 3' bunk-bedded room, and a family bathroom.


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Monkswell Park Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful Cottage with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

very friendly hosts, a cottage well equipped as at home

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Julian (Jenny) Parker
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Beautiful house with great character and fabulous views.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous Christmas break at Monkswell Park Cottage. Jenny and Julian were very helpful before and during our stay. As they live next door to the cottage they are very convenient should you have a problem , which luckily we didn’t. They decorated the house for Christmas and we felt very much at home. The house has a beautiful lawned garden with views of the sea and a private steeply stepped access to a little cove. There are at least 2 very nice restaurants within walking distance. We would love to visit in the summer and hope to return. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bethesda, MD

Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully situated. Breakfasting on the terrace with the view to the English Channel is stunning. House is nicely furnished. Hosts are welcoming.

But, be aware that none of the rooms in the accommodation have any view to speak of. The beautiful terrace room pictured is part of the main house - not the annexe. The best view of the sea is from a landing window and the second best is from the bedroom without the en-suite bath.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place. Beautiful view. Jenny and Julian are wonderfull, very helpful..

  • 5 of 5

The property is well maintained. Has everything you need. Garden and view are super. WiFi in one house was fine, the other house a bit less.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a large family. Beautiful setting. Ideal location for Babbacombe, Torquay and Paignton

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage August 5th-12th. Four adults and three children.

This house is absolutely perfect for large groups or families. The three bedrooms were plenty big enough. One main bedroom has the amazing views of the gardens and sea. The second main bedroom has an en-suite. The house has everything you need in every room. Despite the owners living in the building next to this cottage, you never feel encroached on or uncomfortable. The owners were always a pleasure to speak to and always around if you needed anything.

The garden is absolutely huge with the most amazing panoramic views of the sea. There is plenty of benches and sun loungers available to use. The house is situated down a private road away from any traffic. So it was lovely to be away from any traffic noise. Lovely and peaceful.

There are only two things that could improve this property:

1 - Toilet tissue to be provided. We never thought to bring any with us. Luckily our friends did.

2 - The owners should consider installing a hot tub in the courtyard or garden. This would be amazing. Especially with those views to take in at the same time 😊 They could also get away with charging a lot more then!

Overall, I would definitely recommend this property to anyone. The house and views are beautiful, you have everything you need, the location couldn't be better for local towns, nearest shop and pub is a two minute drive away and the owners are lovely humble people who I envy waking up to that view every day!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the toilet tissue...of course we provide it...must have been forgotten, you only had to ask. Hot tub...indeed swimming pool...has been contemplated but too many "health and safety" issues became apparent. Julian (& Jenny) Parker
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  • 5 of 5

spent ten glorious days here , accommodation first class hosts can not do enough views and gardens are stunning, web site does not do this accomodationjustice

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
Car: recommended

Monkswell Park is located on the South West Coastal Path, benefits from an extremely rural and quiet picturesque cliff top location and yet is only one and a half miles from the centre of Torquay. It is and just half a mile from the nearest public sandy beach complete with it's own beach cafe', and there is access to a near-private pebbled beach from the one and a half acre lawned garden, though please note the steps down to the beach are steep, can be strenuous, and may be dangerous for unaccompanied children.

Web Site - please ask for details.

Monkswell Park is situated right on the coastal path for walking, and within easy reach of Dartmoor, the historic towns of Dartmouth and Exeter, many tourist attraction, and recreational and sporting facilities, including; swimming, picturesque harbours and marinas around Torbay.