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Henry's Beach House | Sleeps 6, Sea Views, Meadfoot Beach, Parking, Local Shops



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Cosy cottage, sleep 6 in Wellswood, Torquay ~ kids & pets welcome!

**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.**

Boasting far reaching views across the scenic Meadfoot Beach, this timeless two bedroom holiday haven offers a generous dollop of Devon escapism for families & friends.

Unveiling sumptuous accommodation across two floors, the welcoming retreat has been lovingly decorated throughout, for a real home-from-home experience.

Guests can easily savour carefree moments together in the beautiful front facing, sea view living room. Benefiting from a flat screen TV, DVD player, free Wi-FI access and a traditional book and games library, the scene is set for year-round fun.

Complemented by a stylish entrance dining room, the fully-equipped family kitchen offers space, practicality and classic country-style charm, with solid wood cabinets complemented by a range cooker with oven and hob. A microwave, electric kettle, dishwasher and fridge further feature, alongside all the must-have crockery and utensils.

A shady back terraced courtyard with alfresco dining area offers the perfect excuse to soak up a languid day reading a book, having drinks with friends or with an ambient evening meal.

The beautiful boutique-style cottage interior continues to delight upstairs, with 2 sumptuous king-size en-suite bedrooms plus a a 3rd bedroom with twin beds. There is also a 3rd shower room & toilet on the ground floor in addition to the separate WC cloakroom.

With its serene sea views, its pastel blue interior, with a classic colonial-style lattice bed; the master suite to the front of the house oozes dreamy romanticism. Complemented by an ornate feature fireplace, antique pieces and a modern fitted shower room, the scene is set for guests to enjoy a tempting holiday lie-in.

The second bedroom to the back of the house offers effortless style and grace, with a calming neutral décor accompanied by a pretty wrought iron bed and a handsome set of heavy period furniture. Following on from the restful appeal of the bedroom, a spacious luxury fitted en-suite provides a wonderful refuge in which to refresh and revive the senses; with a long soak in the deep bath tub or in the modern appeal of the couple-friendly power shower.

The 3rd twin bedroom is also off the upstairs landing and a third ground floor shower room & toilet plus a separate WC opposite also complements the lovely holiday accommodation, alongside a utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer.

For flexible stays, the equally-inviting ‘Kilmorie Studio’ next door can be rented at the same time (subject to availability), providing accommodation for 2 further guests.

Henry’s Beach House enjoys a private parking space in the inner courtyard plus there is roadside lay-by parking directly across the road, alongside the Blue Flag shingle beach of Meadfoot.

The tranquil appeal of Meadfoot Beach offers a welcome haven nestled amongst the livelier beaches of Torquay. The beach is popular with divers, sunbathers, canoeists, rock pool fans, walkers who enjoy a ramble along the passing South West Coastal Path, coastal dog walkers ( to the north eastern part of the beach) and photographers who come here to capture the beauty of Thatcher’s Rock.

A terrace with café, public toilets and a shop service the beach and just a short walk above, guests will find the elegant sweeping grandeur of Hesketh Crescent to hand. Here guests can benefit from access to the indoor pool, gym, sauna and solarium of Osborne Hotel's health club*.

The peaceful yet convenient location enables guests to easily explore the beaches, woodlands and seaside towns which are dotted along the picturesque 22 mile shore of South Devon. With the delights and amenities of Torquay also within easy reach, guests can soak up a holiday full to the brim with culture, adventure, relaxation and nature.

Torquay’s busy harbour front is within easy walking distance (1.5 miles) and the popular Agatha Christie Mile is also within easy reach. The Living Coasts Zoo Attraction here (1.3 miles) offers family-friendly fun whatever the weather and the surrounding area offers close proximity to water sports, golf, extreme sports and a host of National Trust attractions.

The prehistoric caves of Kent’s Cavern (0.8 miles) can be explored close to Meadfoot Beach, whilst for those looking to enjoy a simply day of pottering around, the village shops along Ilsham Road (0.8 miles)offer a selection of restaurants, charming cafés, The Kent's Pub, a chemist, supermarket, post office, greengrocers, a lovely delicatessen and a tempting patisserie.

Torquay is also within easy reach of Dartmouth and Salcombe, for a timeless spot of seaside fun. 

*PLEASE NOTE* Kilmorie Studio (sleeps 2) ~ http://www.discoveryholidayhomes.com/view/Kilmorie-Studio.aspx is directly next door to Henry's Beach House which together can accommodate up to 8 guests.

Review by Louise, Antony and Daisy from Stoke on Trent: "Thank you kindly for your lovely house in idyllic settings. We have enjoyed first time here in Torquay and would definitely come again and stay in Henry’s beach house. The dachshunds have walked their little feet of, so it was lovely to find that the living room window opens up completely, so I can get some sun whilst they rest and the hubby and daughter go out and play. So sad to leave, could easily have spent another week here! Thank you… Highly recommended and will promote you at home! Another add for the lovely neighbour next door absolute sweethearts! Could happily take the gent home, if only every home had such loveliness!"

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely traditional house with beautiful views, helpful owner and charming neighbour.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 27 Miles Nearest Barpub : Wellswood at 0.9 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 36 Miles Nearest Golf : Torquay Golf Club, Petitor Road, Torquay at 2.7 Miles Nearest Train : Torquay at 3.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A380 Exeter at 22 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Wellswood at 0.9 Miles Nearest Beach : Meadfoot at 0.5 Miles Car: recommended

Additional activities & attractions include:

Archaeological sites, Area fitness centre, Beach walking, Boat rentals/charters, Canoeing/kayaking, Conservation area, Exceptional views, Galleries, Grocery shopping nearby, Historic castle, National Trust properties, Near beach, Paddle boarding, Park, Restaurants & bars, Scuba diving, Tenpin bowling, Train station, UNESCO site, Walking tours, Wellness centre, Wildlife centre and Wildlife viewing

Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you'll find the palm-lined promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina. The new Living Coasts attraction adds to the variety of the new waterfront and the illuminated bridge is a great backdrop to a relaxing evening drink. Yet within minutes of Torquay town centre there are beautiful beaches easily accessible by foot, road or sea.

There is an abundance of pavement cafes, Torquay pubs, Torquay restaurants and night life in Torquay, good quality shops and a host of attractions to suit every interest.

The English Riviera is a resort in the truest sense of the word, attracting visitors of all ages and interests throughout the year. Undergoing a water front regeneration and a number of new attractions in Torquay and accommodation schemes, Torquay has something for everyone and for all ages, at all times of the year.

Torquay has been one of the UK 's top holiday destinations since Victorian Times when the gentry promenaded, bathing huts were wheeled down to the beaches and anyone who was anyone had an attractive villa overlooking the sea.

It was the Victorians who first used the English Riviera name to describe their favourite resort and their legacy remains to this day with sparkling white villas perched on the verdant hilltops, beautiful gardens around the seafront and elegant Victorian facades along the main streets.

Don't be fooled by the Victorian ancestry however, Torquay is also a vibrant and forward thinking resort attracting visitors of all interests, from Art and Culture afficionados to marine enthusiasts.

Torquay's famous seven hills provide the backdrop to a waterfront scene that matches anything you'll find on the French Riviera.

There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves and beaches and walks to rival any in the South West of England, with a climate that belongs somewhere much further south. There are opportunities for surfing, safe swimming, diving, sailing, angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife at your leisure

Stunning views are to be seen just about every where across Torbay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the Ten Tors Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth, all of which are only a few miles distant.

Along the 22 miles of English Riviera coastline are 19 beaches and coves. Some, close to Torquay town centre are wide, open stretches of sand with beach facilities such as cafes, beach huts and water sports. Many are smaller and more secluded.

Several of our beaches hold coveted awards for cleanliness and water quality. Torbay is a naturally sheltered bay, creating a safe haven for ships of all shapes and sizes in stormy weather. Occasional easterly winds create our own winter storms however and this is when beachcombers make their best finds. Keep an eye on the Torquay weather page.

Stretching from the South side of Brixham to Maidencombe, the coast path around the Bay offers excellent and varied walking, with circular walks or point-to-point, with spectacular sea views and an exotic range of flora and fauna.

Torquay is a place to relax, to soak up the atmosphere, to take in the scenery, in Torquay parks and gardens to enjoy the experience of a Torquay holiday in a classical English seaside resort, at all times of the year.

There is a good choice of activities in Torquay to choose from and there is a complete range of accommodation in Torquay to suit every taste and budget. Torquay night life has a rich variety of evening entertainment provided throughout the Bay, all year round.


There are several Golf Clubs in the area, the nearest one being Torquay Golf Club - Petitor Road, St Marychurch,Torquay, Devon TQ1 4QF

Torquay Golf Club is an extremely popular venue for visitors and societies alike - due to the excellent service and friendly welcome provided. It is a delightful parkland course with stunning views over Lyme Bay to the east and Dartmoor to the west.

Torquay makes a great short break for Golfers in both summer and winter. When many other courses are snowbound or unplayable the clement Torbay weather ensures that a full 18 holes can be completed!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive Season
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
10 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Break
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive Season
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Booking Fee £15

Short Breaks:
3 nights - 60% of weekly tariff
4 nights - 70% of weekly tariff
5 nights - 80% of weekly tariff
6 nights - 90% of weekly tariff
7 nights - full tariff

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite shower room to 2nd bedroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Large en-suite bathroom to master bedroom
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure, Ground floor shower room & toilet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Ground Floor Cloakroom Toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, If needed, a single bed can be placed in the 2nd bedroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed


  • Terrace ...
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Self-catering


  • Additional features & facilities at the property include: Cot, Electric kettle, Full kitchen, Heated towel rail, Ocean view, Patio, Pet friendly, Sea view, Suitable for elderly and Universal shaver plug. Booking notes: Cleaning, Linen & Towels: All bookings are inclusive of cleaning, linen & towels. Beach towels are not provided. What's provided: Kitchen: 2 tea towels, 1 kitchen towel roll, washing up liquid, J-cloth, scouring pad, tea bags, cleaning products, iron & ironing board. Bathroom: Bath towels, hand towels, bath mat and a toilet roll. Bedroom: Hair-dryer Smoking: In consideration of our non-smoking guests, we regret that there is no smoking in the apartment.

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