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The Bonting | Sleeps 6, near Town Centre, New Spacious Family Home in Torquay!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

A newly refurbished inviting holiday home for 6 in the English Riviera!

Aptly named ‘The Bonting’ after the idyllic Shirley Hughes books, this 3 bed town house conjures up a dreamy retreat in which fond family memories are made.

The retreat’s nostalgic ambience combines with a chic coastal-inspired interior and a central Torquay location; for a holiday home that ticks all the right boxes!

The pretty former pub offers newly-renovated accommodation across three quirky yet practical family-friendly floors and equipped with Wi-Fi. Ideally catering for flexible groups of 6, ‘The Bonting’ lets you relax, entertain and make the most of Torquay’s top visitor highlights.

Inside, an inviting lower ground floor featuring a fully-equipped spot lit kitchen & diner with accompanying snug area and direct access out to a private decked terrace with garden sets the scene for carefree summertime enjoyment, as well as ambient wintertime stays.

The retreat’s equally light and airy ground floor features a welcoming family living room with 42” Smart TV with DVD player and movie library. Couples can also enjoy a guilt-free slumber on this floor, to the stylish master double bedroom with en suite shower.

The interior of the 1st floor enjoys a playful twist and features a coastal-inspired 2nd double bedroom and a 3rd nautical-themed twin bedroom. A lovely modern fitted bathroom with bath tub with shower over & glass screen (fitted after the photos were taken); completes the layout of the family-friendly upper floor.

Complemented by a large under stair utility cupboard fitted with a washing machine, a box of kids toys, a high chair and close proximity to public parking; guests can easily kick back and feel right at home.

Enjoying a lovely sunny aspect, the inviting end-of-terrace home enjoys a convenient location very close to Torquay’s wide spectrum of shops, its wide selection of award-winning restaurants and the buzzing harbour side & festoon lit promenade.

From soaking up water sports and a classic beach day at Torre Abbey Sands to exploring the rich abundance of world-class heritage attractions, enjoying the family-friendly amusements and experiencing the plethora of leisure pursuits, fine dining venues and dynamic night life, Torquay offers a top year-round destination for making those precious holiday moments count!


Lower Ground Floor Snug

• Sink into the sumptuous comfort of the soft sofa, which accompanies the beautiful ground floor kitchen & diner.

• The cosy snug area leads directly out onto a sunny private decked terrace and garden laid with AstroTurf.

Ground Floor Living Room

• A bright and inviting front facing living room, ideal for movie nights-in and daytime moments together.

• Furnished with modern fabric sofas, a coffee table and a large 42” Smart TV.

• Accompanied by a DVD player, a movie library, free Wi-Fi and a selection of kids toys.

Eating In

Ground Floor Kitchen Diner

• A fabulous family-friendly space with high-spec Kitchen Diner and snug.

• The contemporary spot lit kitchen easily allows guests to make the most of a self-catering stay.

• Fitted with wooden work tops, tall fridge freezer, a cooker hob, oven, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, dishwasher and all the necessary cooking utensils and crockery.

• Accompanied by a charming chalky white round dining table for 6 and a snug sitting area.

• Perfect for effortless year-round entertaining, the open plan area leads out to a decked terrace and lovely child-friendly garden.


Ground Floor

Master Bedroom

• An impeccably presented master suite with sumptuous double bed, wardrobe and luxury en-suite shower room.

• The stylish spot-lit interior has a coastal flavour and is finished in a sophisticated palette of grey and yellow.

1st Floor

Bedroom 2

• A beautiful coastal-themed double bedroom furnished with a comfortable bed, chest of drawers, a dressing table mirror and wardrobe full of nautical flavour and holiday fun.

Bedroom 3

• Perfectly suited for children.

• A playful nautical-themed bedroom furnished with 2 modern single beds, a chest of drawers, a side table, wardrobe & a 22” smart TV.


Ground Floor Master En-suite

• A lovely chic shower room fitted with a power shower, wash basin and WC.

Ist Floor Family Bathroom

• A contemporary spot-lit bathroom.

• Ideal for long hot ambient soaks in the tub and practical child-friendly bath times.

• Fitted with a bath tub, shower overhead, glass screen, wash basin, mirror, WC and heated towel rail.


The stylish interior is complemented by a sunny private decked area and AstroTurf grass beyond towards the gated rear entrance.


The beautiful holiday home offers the perfect central location for enjoying Torquay on foot. Public parking is also situated in the residential roads directly outside & all around.


With Torquay’s top coastal highlights, visitor attractions and modern day amenities on the doorstep, the central location of ‘The Bonting’ places guests exactly where they need to be.

Setting the scene for timeless seaside stays, the gem of the English Riviera is as much a group getaway hotspot as a family holiday destination. So take on a picturesque Golf course with friends, soak up some sun & sea at Torre Abbey Sands and Meadfoot Beach (the favourite childhood haunt of Agatha Christie) before wining and dining at one of the many fabulous restaurants, as the sun goes down and the buzzing bars come alive.

Sea-faring families and friends can make waves with a ‘sea-fari’, an idyllic boat trip, surfing, sailing, fishing and a day out at Living Coasts, or with one of the many other water sport opportunities on offer.

Ideal for cultural distractions too, Torquay is home to the Torquay Museum, Torre Abbey Historical House & Gardens, Cockington Court and the Palace Theatre (for those seeking a classic matinee moment or evening out).

Perfect for making the most of the outdoors, Torquay also offers the perfect excuse to take in the spectacular coast and country scenery by foot, canoe, horse or by bike; with easy access to Cockington Country Park, the South West Coastal Path and the nearby Dartmoor National Park.

Other nearby holiday distractions include Paignton Zoo, Dinosaur World, Kents Cavern, and the treasure trove of 40+ National Trust properties just waiting to be discovered in the local area (including Agatha Christie’s Greenway House).

Easily-accessible too, Torquay is well-connected by train station, coach station, local bus routes and close proximity to the M5 and airports of Plymouth (62 minutes’ drive away) and Exeter International (43 minutes’ drive away).

“Note:This property has a £350 Good housekeeping deposit, which is payable to Discovery Holiday Homes with the balance of your holiday OR at the checkout you can choose to pay the £5 per person Good housekeeping deposit waiver instead. HomeAway defaults at a £5 per head Good Housekeeping Deposit Waiver at the maximum number of guests, but please let us know if you would like this altered”

More Details

Property Manager
Will Keen
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
8 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Torquay in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En Suite Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath now fitted with shower overhead and glass screen.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Double Bed with En Suite Shower Room
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin Bedroom on 1st floor with 22" Smart TV
    Master Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Double Bedroom on Ground Floor
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional amenities include: Clothes Horse, Cooker Hob, Cookware, Decked Area, Dishwasher, DVD Movies, Electric Kettle, Fridge/Freezer, Garden, Heated Towel Rail, Cot, Highchair, Iron/Ironing Board, Kids Toys, Outside Furniture, Toaster, Digital TV and Utensils


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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Exeter International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Torquay Gold Club - Petitor Road, Torquay
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
M5 Motorway 18miles and A38 Trunk Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay
Car: recommended

Along the delightful Torquay coast, guests can enjoy a relaxed beach day at one of the many Blue Flag beaches, enjoy a walk along the South West coastal path, or take to the water with a kayak, jet-ski, sailing boat, boat trip or surf board. Horse riding, golf, tennis, cycling and day trips to beautiful National Trust and English Heritage sites also await.

The South West part of Devon offers easy access to a wealth of picturesque coastal villages, the natural beauty and outdoor leisure pursuits of Dartmoor and the cosmopolitan highlights of the cathedral city of Exeter.

Additional Attractions & Activities include :-

Bike rentals, Bird watching, Boat rentals/charters, Botanical gardens, Canoeing/kayaking, Climbing, Crazy golf/pitch & putt, Deep sea fishing, Exceptional views, Funicular railway, Hiking/trails, Mountain biking, Museum, National park, National Trust Properties, Near beach, Park, Public transportation, Restaurants & bars, Rowing boats, Sailing, Scenic trails, Scuba diving, Skiing - water, Surfing/body boarding, Swimming, Tennis court, Tenpin bowling, Train station, Water park and Wildlife viewing.

Golf ~


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!

Other Golf Clubs in the area include:

Churston Golf Club, Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers, Brixham TQ5 0LA

Churston Golf Club’s biggest asset is the course itself. Not only is the 18 holes laid out and presented in a fashion that is always pleasing on the eye, Mother Nature has ensured that the sub strata of shillet and shale are perfect for golf course drainage. This excellent drainage allows for play 365 days a year and the warm climate means the surfaces of the greens are in tip top condition 12 months of the year unlike so many other courses.

Newton Abbot Golf Club, Stover, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6QQ.

Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, Blackawton, Dartmouth, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7DE.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £30

All linen and towels are included with each rental.
Linen & towels are only changed weekly and the house is only cleaned after departure.
Smoking is not permitted inside.
Regretfully, pets are not permitted.
Several public parking spaces can be found on the lanes adjacent to the house.Otherwise there are many residential roads above where a space can be found.
There are Smart TV's in the Kitchen/Diner, the Lounge & the Twin 1st floor bedroom with DVD players.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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