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Detached house with stunning sea and views of Tor Bay from all rooms

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Situated off Ilsham Marine Drive, overlooking Meadfoot Beach and Tor Bay - Peaceful residential area, ideally placed for the beach, wonderful scenic walks along the coastline.

Highlands is a gas centrally heated detached house situated in a peaceful, residential area of Torquay. All the rooms offer wonderful views across the Bay and down to Meadfoot Beach. Minutes away from the house are glorious coastal walks - either to the bustling town centre, harbour and marina, and in the opposite direction to Babbacombe and further onwards towards Shaldon/Teignmouth. There is parking for 2-3 cars in the driveway plus more roadside parking. The front area comprises two large Mediterranean style paved courtyards with lighting, tables and chairs. A rear terrace accessible from the kitchen and sitting room offers al fresco dining. The rear garden provides a BBQ area and steps down to a good-sized, well-stocked garden offering room for ‘controlled’ football, cricket etc. (We ask that our guests respect the neighbours and keep any balls to our side of the fences). Beyond the garden is a private copse, home to badgers, foxes and even the occasional deer. Highlands has three separate reception areas with plenty of room to spread out and find some seclusion. On a still day you can hear from across the Bay, the sound of the steam train in Goodrington, on its way to Kingswear and Dartmouth.

Property Manager
Lesley Wright
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Torquay in Torbay

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath, wash basin and toilet En-suite to bedroom 2 fully-tiled with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Large family bathroom, fully tiled, double shower cubicle, bath, wash basin and WC. Cloakroom WC, basin, washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , En suite bathroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: twin-bedded, sea views, en-suite bathroom, Bedroom 2: 4'6" double, en-suite shower room, sea views. Bedroom 3: 5' king-size, sea views. Bedroom 4: Luggage storage room
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The furniture is a mixture of antique oak and pine, complemented by new pine, fabric sofas. There are original oil and water-colour paintings, mixed with old and new prints. Highlands is a large comfortable, relaxing home with plenty of space to spread out, places to be on your own and places to join in the party. Outside: The Terrace overlooking the Bay has a metal framed circular glass table with matching chairs and a parasol. There are two secluded terraces to the front of the house with furniture, pots and shrubs. It would be most appreciated if guests could occasionally water the patio pots and plants. The large rear garden is laid mostly to lawn with ample room for friendly games! Utility Room: Toilet and wash basin, ironing board and iron, washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen provided and one bath sheet and hand towel per person. Adequate tea towels, dishcloths, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls provided for the week. Property cleaned weekly on a Saturday and gardens attended regularly. Other: Boiler room off garden room with drying lines. Outside drying line


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Detached house with stunning sea and views of Tor Bay from all rooms
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Wonderfully Warm Torbay Property

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Torbay & this property made our stay a whole lot more worth while, my dog loved the property & the delightful scenic dog park very close by. Lovely warm peaceful fully equiped and comfortable home with Impressive sea & coastline views...would recommend 100% xx

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I'm very pleased your stay was so successful. The colder months by the sea can be very 'bracing' but I'm glad you found the house so warm and comfortable. I hope that we might welcome you again in the future.
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Stunning house, would definitely recommend and go again!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 7 days in October with 3 adults and 2 children.

This house is locaated on the edge of Torquay with wonderful views over the sea. ALthough the weather wasn't great all week we went on day trips to Paington Zoo, and spent many days in Torquay itself. Would recommend the 20 minute drive to Paington Zoo.

The house itself was welcoming from the moment we stepped through the door and was well equipped for us, from kitchen equipment to games for the family.

Not only would we love to visit again (and planning to), we have already recommended it to friends and family (having only returned yesterday!)

Lesley thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful property and being so helpful before and during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Brenda, what a wonderful review. I'm planning on doing more upgrades this winter so hopefully it will be even better for your next visit. The girls asked me to write and thank you for leaving the house so well, they work very hard to prepare the house and we always appreciate respectful guests. Many thanks.
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Beautiful property, Immaculately clean, We are missing it already !!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We Loved everything about our holiday, Torquay is beautiful,

We looked for a dog friendly location with dog friendly accomodation and found you, It turned out to be a good find !!!

Plenty to do and plenty to see,

After a few hours around the town each day amongst the holiday makers we used to drive only 5 minutes back to the house and it was so peaceful, The view over the bay from the holiday home has to be seen to appreciate just how beautiful it really is,

Im the sort of person that is usually ready for home nearing the end of a holiday, but in this years case i really did not want to leave,


Thank you so much for the rental of your property,

It really was a Holiday we will never forget

Kev and Carol n Becks xx

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't thank you enough for such a glowing review. I shall tell the girls who clean the house how much they're appreciated, it makes such a difference. We can do nothing about providing good weather but we try to make the house as welcoming as possible. It's a wonderful review and encourages me to do even more to ensure our guests enjoy their stay. Many thanks indeed.
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Top Marks

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property and owner. Had an absolutely lovely time here with the family. Beautiful views, spacious, comfortable. Everything you need.

There is no wifi, but I knew this when we booked with Lesley. We took our trusty Vodaphone mobile mifi box, which was blisteringly fast and had great coverage. All of us also had great data coverage on our phones - probably because of the beautiful, elevated position.

Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review, thank you very much indeed. Only one issue, we do have WiFi, can't think what went wrong there but I'll check with BT in case we've had an 'issue'.... Look forward to seeing you again.
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  • 4 of 5

Lovely house. Lovely views. Lovely location.

Kids already asking when we're going back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How very kind of you to write such a glowing report, many thanks indeed. It's so rewarding to know our guests have such a good holiday.
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Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Really nice house with spectacular views. Very specious. Very clean, and have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Beautiful small towns and villages within 15- 30 minutes away by car. The only draw back is the nearest grocery shop is just over a mile away but the views make up for it. Will be happy to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. Hope to see you again.
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5 minutes walk to Meadfoot Beach, popular 'locals' beach. This beach has a mixture of rocks and sand. A beach cafe and shop provides everything for the day. A diving shop also stocks canoes and paddle boards and tuition is available. Highlands is a five minute walk from Hopes Nose, a popular fishing spot (Sammy the seal normally takes up residence in the summer months, waiting for his mackerel dinners). Torquay Harbour is a five minute drive or 25 minutes walk along the scenic coastal path.


Exeter arport 25 miles away. Bristol airport 2 hours away.

Recommend the use of a car if you wish to visit the surrounding area.


Wellswood Village is one mile away for convenience shops, restaurants, pub, newspapers, post office and popular Kents Cavern tourist attraction.

Further Details:

A folder is left in the house for the use of guests, with information regarding local attractions and places of interest.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Torquay, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter/Spring 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Whit Bank Holiday 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Pre-peak period 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer holidays 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early autumn 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover Day:
During the main summer holiday season, changeover day is a Saturday. This is flexible during the off-season and over Christmas/New Year period. Short breaks are also available and prices will vary according to the length of stay.

A charge of £25 per pet per week is for the additional cleaning cost, please contact us if you have any queries.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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