Number Nine is a period town house with original features containing two stair cases, one of them is a grand sweeping gallery stair case for three of the levels, and the other stair case takes you to the lower level of the house.
Number Nine is set in a peaceful residential area within the English Rivera.
8 / 9 Bedrooms – sleeping 24 comfortably
Devon has the highest concentration of blue flag beaches in England
2015 Devon has won eight blue flag beach Awards, four of these are in Torbay
-Lots of space set over 4 floors
-Sunken Hot Tub
-5 bathrooms / En suite and 2 separate toilets
-Roll Top Victorian Bath
-2 x lounges
-Cocktail / Wine Bar
-Sound system in house / sound bar system in kitchen that you can connect with Blue tooth
-Large 3D TV in Grand Lounge with Sky & Projector in Den (Den has oversized horse shoe shape couch)
NUMBER NINE LOCATION
-8 minute walk to Harbour
-10 minute walk to Marina
-10 minute walk to several different beautiful beaches and coves
-8 minute walk to shops
-Close walk to cocktail bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs
All bedrooms are individually styled. Each room has a super king or king size bed with memory foam mattress to make your stay comfortable. All bedrooms have Victorian fire door’s making for a peaceful sleep while sharing with friends and family. All rooms are set around a grand sweeping stair case and set apart from each other making you feel privately tucked away.
Number Nine features one roll top bath, 5 walk in showers and 7 toilets. All bathrooms are luxurious – the main bathroom has a large Victorian roll top bath, walk in shower room, double sinks and heated flooring.
There is a large contemporary kitchen which has Corian work surface’s and a large Corian breakfast bar with a sunken five gas ring burner and three opulent lights hanging over making for a great place to cook and party. Everything you need is fitted into the luxury kitchen - double ovens, double fridge’s, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, large gas ring burner and a sound bar that you can connect blue tooth. There is a large dining table which sits 12-14 people comfortably - we can add a pop up table and with this then 20 can be seated. The pop up table is a different size and will create less space however works (please ask at booking). There is also seating at the breakfast bar for four people - Please let us know your requirements.
THE GRAND LOUNGE
The grand lounge is an extravagant room with Original wooden flooring, grand coving and a large open fire place with two beautiful oversized sash windows overlooking the designed tiered garden and leading out to a bespoke balcony which goes across the back of the house and a walkway to the end of the top section of the garden. The lounge also has a beautiful chandelier and a large 3D TV with Sky package.
The den is a sumptuous room located on the lower ground with dark flooring – the den can be open to the rest of the lower ground or shut away by doors. There is a projector in this room. (This room can be made as a bedroom if required instead of a second lounge, as contains a sofa bed and has a bathroom right next to it - The sofa bed sleeping area is large 290cm by 125cm).
Sophisticated cocktail / Wine Bar which has a contemporary faux leather padded front, Mirrored sides, chrome trim and topped with a tempered frosted glass. The bar is set against woods wallpaper and has an oversized pendent
Outside can be assessed on two levels either from the kitchen by two oversized folding doors to a sheltered south westerly facing garden (Number Nine gets the sun all day long). The garden is tiered into three zones. The lowest zone is at the same level as the kitchen and makes for great socializing space in the kitchen and garden combined in the summer with the doors open. With the doors shut it’s a lovely view looking out to the garden. This lowest zone overlooks the middle zone with the sunken hot tub area. Then on the top zone is a large seating area, plus table and chairs and a BBQ for Al Fresco dinning – in this zone you have elevated views of Torquay. This zone also joins to the pathway where you can go on the balcony across the back of the house and to the level above. You can access the garden from the grand lounge also onto this balcony. The garden is lit up beautifully and is a great extension of the house and creates a feeling of even more space.
There are 3 designated parking spaces at the front of the property (if parked carefully). In addition to this you can block yourself in making 4 spaces. There is additional parking on the one way street prior and after the property.
Torbay is made up of three towns Torquay, Paignton and Brixham with Babbacombe Downs a 30 minute walk away. Towns in Torbay can be accessed by car, boat, ferry, steam train or bus – It is in a great situation as less than an hour away is Dartmouth, Totnes, Kingsbridge and Salcombe. Torquay is on a peninsula so we have award winning beaches surrounding us.
The English Rivera boasts 20 beaches and coves to explore. There is a famous 20 mile coastal path.
There are many events and festivals throughout the year held in Torquay and Torbay.
Torquay has the Princess theatre and pier and other theatres close by.
This is a beautiful Grade 2 building with many original features and decorative coving. One of ten Victorian town houses built for the admiralty in the late 18th century with a gallery staircase.
English Rivera has been awarded a Global Geopark there are only seven in the UK. A Geopark is a nationally protected area containing a number of geological heritage sites of particular importance –rarity or aesthetic appeal.
Torquay is home to Agatha Christie – the international Agatha Christie festival is he held in Torquay.
The property is great for large groups of family and friends for any occasion – weddings, birthdays, Christmas, new year, hen parties etc. The property is very spacious and due to it being a former guest house feels private in each room. Pets are welcome.
Please note as the property is in a residential area and we have a rental agreement which includes about noise levels - at all times noise levels must be reasonable, as although its a big house its still a terrace. Please see the agreement for rules such as no hot tub after 9pm. Please ask if you need more details.
Change over's flexible to your needs
No extra hidden costs the price is everything – all linen and towels etc.
Top Traveller Review
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About the Owner
About Leeann Dawkins
We love Torquay - AKA Torbaydos! We moved to the area for Number Nine as a renovation project. We both love the outdoors and living by the sea. Our favorite day out is walking, going on a boat or paddleboarding to all the lovely coves and beaches with a nice meal thrown in! We know the area well and can give great advice making the perfect holiday for you.
Leeann Dawkins purchased this house in 2013
Why Leeann Dawkins chose South Hams
We bought this guest house to renovate as its is a beautiful building with lots of character and history. The house has appeared on Channel 4 the Hotel Inspector. We really wanted to make a large holiday home that friends and family can enjoy as we have a large family ourselves and have found it hard to get places to fit us all in.
What makes this house unique
A beautiful period home set over four floors, tucked in a peaceful location however close proximity to town/ harbor/ marina. The grand sweeping stair case and all the original coving makes you feel like you are Lord and Lady of the Manor!
(5 traveller reviews)
Wow it's fantastic
We had a wonderful family holiday, there was 12 adults 2 children and one dog, age range from baby to my 80 year old mother.You cannot fault anything about this property it's amazing, it has been thoughtfully renovated to a high standard. All of the bedrooms are more than adequate and the beds were very comfortable. The hot tub was a real bonus and the cinema room was great for an evening. Geoffrey and Leeann were a mine of information,from the first email nothing was to much trouble they are a lovely couple. I have already recommended number nine to a friend. There is lots to do in the area Haldon forest was a great day out with something for everyone to do, We had an exquisite meal at The Old Vienna Restuarant for a family celebration,the owner opened his Restuarant at 4pm as we had young children, the food was devine and he was a wonderful host he even did a bit of yodelling. The English Riviera is a beautiful area to visit we had forgot how nice it is, there is so much to see and do something for all age groups. Good Luck Geoffrey and Leann we wish you well in your venture you have an amazing property.
Incredible! Could not recommend more
We rented Number Nine for a girls weekend and it was better than we ever expected!
The house is stunningly decorated, with the comfiest beds and the best socialising space - huge open plan kitchen, dining, bar area which leads onto the outdoor BBQ & jacuzzi area....you honestly couldn't find a more amazing place!
The owners were so helpful and friendly, even letting us check in early so we could get everything organised for the rest of the girls arriving. Huge thank you to Leeann. We'd give it 6-stars if we could :)
Four generations of our family enjoyed a lovely week at number nine. Plenty of space for a large group and close to the town centre, restaurants and amenities.
The hot tub ,BBQ, cinema room and spacious dining area with bar meant that we spent far more time there than we intended. I would recommend this property for any large groups looking for relaxing time in luxurious surroundings.
neat, clean and tidy, well done Leeann.
We stayed for 3 nights & WOW, we loved this house, it has everything you need for a fabulous weekend.
Number Nine is emaculate we could not fault it & we will be coming back
From the Owner
“We bought this guest house to renovate as its is a beautiful building with lots of character and history. The house has appeared on Channel 4 the Hotel Inspector. We really wanted to make a large holiday home that friends and family can enjoy as we have a large family ourselves and have found it hard to get places to fit us all in.”
Activity and Interests
A must see is the Cary Arms - Inn on the beach which is a pub nestled into the rocks gorgeous clear water and a wild seal to be seen. You can get the cliff railway down.
There are many coves and beaches to explore all in walking distance and many more bays a short journey away.
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Please call or email for a quote for your specific requirements. Please call Leeann 24 hours on 07565 841702 (please leave a message if I am unavailable and I will get back asap) or email email@example.com
Call as offers may be available especially last minute bookings.
50% Deposit required to secure booking – the remaining balance to be paid in full 6 weeks prior to arrival. Please inquire if you would like a different payment schedule (If we are able to help we will). Please note the deposit is none refundable.
Seven days prior to arrival a refundable damage / security deposit of £400 must be paid. If you have paid on the site you will have the option to pay on card and then can be refunded via card.
Change over days and times are flexible to your needs depending on other bookings - we are really flexible to make the perfect holiday for you
No extra hidden costs the price is everything – all linen and towels etc. The only other change is a pet charge of £50.00
Please note the person making the booking and the lead staying in the property must be aged 18 and over.
Please see booking contract also - this is sent to you upon booking
Owner's Cancellation Policy
From the Owner
“A beautiful period home set over four floors, tucked in a peaceful location however close proximity to town/ harbor/ marina. The grand sweeping stair case and all the original coving makes you feel like you are Lord and Lady of the Manor!”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Toaster ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
- Video Games
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub ...
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- gambling casinos
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Roll Top Bath, Walk in Wet room, Double Sinks, heated floor
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Toilet 2 - Toilet
- 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Bedroom 7
- Bedroom 8
- Bedroom 1 - 8-9 beds
- We have 8/9 bedrooms and 1 x grand lounge and 1 x Den. Or if an extra bedroom is required the Den can become another bedroom sleeping 2 and has a bathroom right next to it. All rooms have either a superking or King size bed with luxury mattress toppers or luxury memory foam mattress.
- Balcony ...
- Boat ...
- Terrace ...
- Please let us know if you have any questions of requirements - we are here to help and ensure you have an amazing holiday