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Longcroft House | Sleeps 12, Large Victorian Villa, Sea Views & Private Gardens

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Original Victorian villa for up to12 guests just 20 mins walk into Torquay!

**We offer Short Break stays in off-peak periods throughout the year, so please feel free to enquire for information about our 'Less than 7 night' tariffs.**

Longcroft House is a Grade II listed, early Victorian villa in one of Torquay’s most elegant residential suburbs, ‘The Lincombes’. Situated in over an acre of stunning grounds, with uninterrupted sea views, the stately Villa Longcroft the ideal holiday retreat for groups and families of up to 12!

Grounds

The landscaped grounds feature gentle gravel paths, manicured sea view vistas, and picnic-beckoning lawns. The villa itself is characterised by lavish architecture and seductive ambience, whilst it’s sweeping gravel driveway provides ample parking.

Ground Floor

Once inside, guests will find themselves in an open-plan hallway finished with gorgeous wood flooring and a decadent staircase.

Floor to ceiling bay windows frame ocean views in the elegant drawing room and the entire house boasts high ceilings, character features and splendid fireplaces.

The brightly lit reception room is an ideal venue for morning coffees and afternoon teas, whilst an intimate informal sitting room begs for a roaring fire in its open hearth and a good film on the telly. The spacious dining room’s s table is complemented by a stylish marble fireplace.

A picturesque country kitchen provides plenty of space for lazy breakfasts with pretty garden views. The range cooker and 12 place table makes entertaining an irresistible prospect, whilst the coastal aspect conservatory is the perfect recluse for a coffee. Alfresco meals on the sea view terrace are incredibly popular with guests in the summer months.

There is also a WC on the ground floor.

First Floor

The grand staircase leads to luxury sleeping arrangements for up to 12 guests. Beautifully presented rooms feature original marble fireplaces, romantic antique touches, in addition to en-suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs in the main bedrooms.

The spacious accommodation comprises two king-size en-suite bedrooms, one double bedroom with a sink and WC toilet on the landing opposite, a twin bedroom with a shower room and a further bedroom furnished with four single beds ideal for children with an en-suite. All are complemented by 3 bathrooms (2 with showers over the baths, 1 shower room en-suite, a WC on the first landing and another WC on the ground floor ensuring adequate facilities are available for all your guests.

Longcroft House has it's own game room with full size table tennis table, table football and a dartboard.

Location

The famous blue flag Meadfoot Beach, famously known as the childhood haunt of the writer Agatha Christie, is located directly below the villa. Here guests can enjoy sunbathing, swimming and also a relaxed meal or snack at the Osborne Hotel.

A fantastic range of local attractions will also ensure guests of all ages can fully enjoy their Devon getaway; with horse riding, mountain biking in the nearby National Parks , canoeing, bird watching, surfing, sailing, wind surfing, golf, local visitor attractions and relaxing Spa days to enjoy.

Review by Sue from Dorset: "Wonderful! We had a fantastic long weekend for our family from USA and UK attending a celebration party in Torquay. The house was spacious, very welcoming and social and we had a most enjoyable stay. Lovely and warm (being November) and well equipped and comfortable. The whole experience was excellent and thoroughly recommended if you enjoy period homes."

More Details

About the Manager

Sue
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful House, lovely large rooms and perfect for large groups. It is a very sociable house with gorgeous views and we enjoyed our stay very much. The bed linen and towels provided were of a lovely quality. Great base for exploring the surrounding area. It is within walking distance into town, although could be a problem for some as it is quite an hilly area. There are a couple of small items that needed a bit of TLC but this did not affect the enjoyment of our holiday.
Jan 2014
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful House, lovely large rooms and perfect for large groups. It is a very sociable house with gorgeous views and we enjoyed our stay very much. The bed linen and towels provided were of a lovely quality. Great base for exploring the surrounding area. It is within walking distance into town, although could be a problem for some as it is quite an hilly area. There are a couple of small items that needed a bit of TLC but this did not affect the enjoyment of our holiday.
Jan 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol 85m & Exeter at 23 Miles Nearest Barpub : Torquay at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth Ferry Treminal at 33 Miles Nearest Golf : Torquay at 0.5 Miles Nearest Train : Torquay at 0.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Exeter M5 at 17 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Torquay at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Plymouth - Dry Ski Slope at 30 Miles Nearest Beach : Torquay at 0.5 Miles Car: recommended

Boat charter:

How about a boat charter! The thrill of being on the water on a sunny day and the chance to see dolphins, a frequent visitor to Torbay; is all that anyone could wish for - complete your holiday with a 2 hour, half day or full day boat charter on a Sunseeker Superhawk ~ www.http://discoveryholidayhomes.com/view/Sunseeker-Superhawk-40.aspx for a variety of rates & excursions.

From this splendid Victorian retreat, the famous blue flag Meadfoot Beach, famously known as the favourite childhood haunt of the writer Agatha Christie; is located directly below the villa. Here guests can enjoy sunbathing, swimming and also a relaxed meal or snack at the Osborne Hotel.

A fantastic range of local attractions nearby will also ensure guests of all ages can fully enjoy their Devon getaway; with horse riding, mountain biking in the nearby National Parks , canoeing, bird watching, surfing, sailing, wind surfing, golf, local visitor attractions and relaxing Spa days to enjoy.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,242
for 3 nights
From
£404
£1,647
 
 
Spring Break
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,960
for 7 nights
£1,960
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,320
for 3 nights
From
£430
£1,751
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,168
for 7 nights
£2,168
 
 
High Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,377
for 7 nights
£2,377
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,242
for 3 nights
From
£404
£1,647
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,008
for 3 nights
From
£326
£1,334
 
 
Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,438
for 7 nights
£1,438
 
 
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£891
for 3 nights
From
£287
£1,177
 
 
Festive Season
20 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,064
for 7 nights
£2,064
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,320
for 3 nights
From
£430
£1,751
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Booking Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
All linen & towels are included in the tariff price.These are changed each week if booked for a longer period.
Cleaning fees are also included in the tariff price.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower head on the taps only.
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En-suite bathroom to Bedroom with 4 single beds
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite shower room to Twin Bedroom
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Ground Floor WC
  • The sleeping accommodation is perfectly complemented by 3 bathrooms and 1 shower room and a GF Cloakroom WC, ensuring adequate facilities are available for all your guests.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 4 Child Bed
  • The spacious sleeping accommodation comprises three luxury double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms with two single beds in each and a fifth bedroom furnished with four single beds ideal for children.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Facilities: Infants ~ If you need the use of either a cot or high chair, we can provide you with a travel cot and/or a high chair. We only ask that you supply all the baby bedding yourselves. There is no extra charge for these facilities. We provide kitchen essentials such as tea towels, a kitchen towel roll, washing up liquid, J-cloth, scouring pad, 5 dishwasher tablets, tea & coffee. In the bathroom there will be bath towels, hand towels, a bath mat, soap and a toilet roll. During the warm summer months ‘alfresco’ lunches and dinners to the sea view terrace provides the most idyllic dinner party venue for you and your guests!

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