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Multi Award Winning on the beautiful English Riviera - luxury with surprises - Honeysuckle (Sleeps 4 + infants, 2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Honeysuckle (Sleeps 4 + infants, 2 Bedrooms)

Featuring two levels of comfort and quality; on the first floor you find two double bedrooms, with super king size beds that can separate into twin; beautiful furnishings with oak beams, comfortable beds, lovely duvets and sheets; whilst in between the bedrooms you find the stylish bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin. Downstairs we have aimed to continue the goal of excellence in furnishings with two double settees, warm colour schemes, wonderful oak beams and pillars with a modern kitchen, dining area and lounge.

Relax with everything you could need and more in beautiful accommodation close to all the places of interest with folders on attractions, restaurants, walks & beaches full of advice.

At any time of the year this property is ideal for a family, a couple with an infant or couples travelling together, or even a group of friends; whilst out of season it can also be offered to couples whom want extra space at reduced occupancy rates.

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About the property

Pilgrims Rest Cottages E996

Pilgrims Rest Cottages feature 3 beautiful, award winning unique barns brimming with history yet combined with modern day luxuries and some stand out extras from the norm situated on England’s ‘English Riviera’, Torquay, Devon.

5 time finalists for the Top Self-Catering Establishment and Dog Friendly Business on the gorgeous English Riviera & South Devon (2012-2017), we welcome guests year round and offer flexibility to cater for all types of party from the individual to couple, families and extended family or friends together.

King-size and super king size beds, slipper baths, oak beams, lovely furnishings, fully fitted kitchens, dining rooms and lounges are offered to our guests for their enjoyment as well as some stand out extras that give the icing on the cake such as a “Personal Service” to access gems in the area covering walks / beaches / restaurants / man-made and natural attractions or “Onsite extras” including pampering treatments, baby-sitting, dog-sitting, baby / toddler packages or even maid service.

Whilst we have the great outdoors on our door step, the cottages also come with secure court yard, orchard garden, and main garden including sun loungers, BBQs and play equipment just in case you feel like staying home, whilst inside TVs, BT super-fast Wifi, access to Netflix, comfy settees and cosy, warm rooms.

Found in one of the villages of Torquay called Barton on The English Riviera, past guests have found them in an ideal location (average score 5.7 out 6) with ease of access to local shops within a stroll, countryside within 500 yards, beaches and coast walks within 1-2 miles and a multitude of restaurants, country inns, man-made and natural attractions within a 1- 5 mile radius.

Whether you are looking to come away as a couple, family, extended family or families, friends together for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, summer holiday or simple get away, do come and enjoy your 2018 holiday or break with us.

Your hosts Martin & Kim

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Martin Brook
Member since: 2009
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

There are a few sample reviews on this site that show the benefits of staying at honeysuckle. On our main website there are 150 more covering all times of the year over a number of years to give that added reassurance.
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Booking Notes:
Threshing Barn has discounts for partial occupancy out of high seasons to attract parties of 2-6; 4 bed priced at near to 3 or 2 bed rates! Honeysuckle caters for couples at discounts in similar times. Similarly for The Old Manor Farmhouse. The changeover times are 4pm on arrival and 10am on departure. To make a secure booking, a 25% deposit is necessary. The remaining balance is then due 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Saturdays during summer season and flexible throughout the rest of the year.


Accommodation and facilities for Honeysuckle (Sleeps 4 + infants, 2 Bedrooms)in Torquay in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Super king size bed set up typically as a twin room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Super king size bed (can be made into twin)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: The Old Manor Farmhouse was built in the 15th Century. It included a "Linny" attached were animals were held in the winter and also three traditional barns. Maid service, baby and/ or pet sitting and on site pampering available on request. All are both child and pet friendly, with, for children stair gates at top and bottom of the spiral staircases plus high chairs and cots available on request. There are organised folders on local information, which is so important when coming to an area for the first time covering: eating out / in (30+); walks (20+); sports (you name it); beaches (22); man made and natural attractions (50+) - the combined total cater for all and helping guests find those gems. All heating, towels and bedlinen provided with the barns having easily controlled central heating and plenty of hot water. Smoking inside is not permitted. The owners now live in the Linny, so are easily available to give help and advice. Outside: Secluded garden and courtyard with sun loungers, tables, companion seats and barbecue for the barns. Separate garden for The Old Manor Farmhouse to the front next to lane. Access to further garden for all, especially children to enjoy 14ft trampoline which goes down well.


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Honeysuckle (Sleeps 4 + infants, 2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 47 reviews

Brilliant - a great few days!

  • 5 of 5

Honeysuckle Cottage was one of the best properties we have stayed in. Very clean, homely and warm. Very comfortable beds. Close to local amenities and buses to get you to Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, we didn't need to use the car at all. Some great coastal and country walks from the cottage. Great for dog owners, safe enclosed garden and even dog treats included as part of the welcome pack. Great hosts - Thanks Martin will definitely be back and will recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we came here 20 years ago on a family holiday; we feel in love with the area - beautiful countryside, great things to do and places to eat - all within a few mile radius - and thought what a place to live. We want to treat our guest with a lovely place to stay to then go out and enjoy, whether they owned a dog or not. It means a lot to us to here of the success in our goals and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Kim and I look forward to seeing you all again soon and hopefully others whom you know. Best wishes, Martin
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Beautiful cottage - home from home

  • 5 of 5

Great base to explore the surrounding area. The cottage was lovely and had everything that we needed for our stay. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you and the children stay over the Easter holidays; finding our lovely Honeysuckle had everything you needed including a great location to explore. Certain makes for a good holiday. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and look forward to welcoming you all again should another tour happen or not. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottages are stunning. Well finished, cosy, spotless and just perfect.

We first stayed 4 years prior and loved everything about the Honeysuckle.

Karen and i returned for five nights with our youngest Boston Terrier, Beryl. We weren't disappointed, receiving the sam five star accommodation and greeting. If anything we enjoyed the whole say and our home from home even better than before. Again we are already planning on returning and hopefully much sooner than last time.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you come and stay again, this time with lovely 'boston'! We have aimed to provide a stunning place throughout the years we have been open and whilst continuing to win awards our guest comments are our best accolade and so always satisfying to here comments from past guests where we are still achieving our goals for them. Looking forward to seeing you all again this year. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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Fabulous place to stay - clean warm and very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to (too soon) end. Martin was very friendly -had left a welcome gift which was delicious - thankyou! The cottage had been warmed up before our arrival and was very clean well equipped and we could not have been more pleased with our choice. Will definitely stay there again if we are in the area. We were near to Babbacombe beach, Torquay and Brixham was a short drive away. Brilliant and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you had a fabulous time and found Honeysuckle had all you wanted for your stay. We are spoilt with its location, as you found, with easy reach to beaches and special towns. As and when you come to the English Riviera again, we look forward to welcoming once more. Thank you for taking the time to write your comments. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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  • 5 of 5

From the time we arrived to the time we left, we had a perfect holiday. Most of that was down to the wonderful place we stayed. It was the middle of the winter but it was all made so cosy and warm. Everything we needed was all there, from the dishwasher, washing machine, right down to the tea, milk and coffee. also a lovely bottle of wine and a lovely chocolate cake:-)

Martin was so friendly and made us feel so welcome. The only sad part was we had to go home.

I know it's easy to sit down and write a good review, but this place and location was truly PERFECT! and deserves the 5 stars

Thank you Martin and see you again soon I hope.

Tony and Family...........

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aimed to make Honeysuckle perfect, not just for the summer season, but also the other ones, including winter so we are so pleased we hit the mark for you all. With The English Riviera's mild climate, we know it's a great place to visit, year round, but you still want that added luxury and cosiness after a good days walking, sightseeing and even meal and a pleasure to give a few extras! Thank you Tony for taking the time to write a review. Great having the family stay and hope to see you next year for longer than a week! Martin & Kim.
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Charming rustic meets modern style and comfort

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly placed to explore the English Riviera. Quiet secluded but just moments away from "everything". Quality.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen Thank you for your kind words about us. It was a pleasure having you all stay and 'Henry' having a great time. We certainly found the 'everything' when we came as a family on holiday and why we moved! We wanted to provide gorgeous cottages to go with the gorgeous area and 5*s from you means the world. See you all again soon. Kind regards, Martin & Kim
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Prince of Orange
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Within a 5 mile radius you can access over 10 beaches from secluded coves to long stretches of sand (nearest within 1mile)! Guest folder has details. Nearby Maidencombe (16th Century Thatched Tavern); Watcombe Cove; Oddicombe with historic tram and chef pub of the year (Cary Arms); Meadfoot with woodland behind; Ness Beach (via smugglers cove); Torre Abbey (awarded best sand for sand castles in UK); Preston (with beach huts), Paignton (Pier), Goodrington (waterpark) and Broadsands. Wonderful!


By air - The nearest airports are Exeter (22 miles), Plymouth (38 miles), Bristol (100 miles).

By sea - Cherbourg , Santander and St. Malo reached by sea ferry crossings to and from Plymouth. A transfer by coach, bus, train or taxi will be necessary.

By train - Trains to Newton Abbott or Torquay from all over the country with a short taxi ride.

By car - Torquay is 100 miles from Bristol, 184 miles from Birmingham and 217 miles from London.

Owner can help with taxis. Car hire not necessary.


Local shops within 100yds: off-licence, Tesco, Coop, post office, cash points, bakers, fish and chips, Chinese, and pharmacy. Numerous shops, restaurants, attractions within 0-10 minutes by car. Exeter is 20 minutes drive. Totnes and Dartmoor are within 30 minutes. There is a good local bus service (50yds to nearest stop). Two train stations within 10 minute drive.

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If travelling with children, one doesn't want to travel too far to entertain them! Two local beaches are within a few minutes; cinema, ten pin bowling, under ground caves, coastal zoo, in door play zones, golf, squash, tennis, in door wave pool are within 10 minutes; and if you go up to 30 minutes you find water park, adventure parks, another zoo and Dartmoor. Whether sun, rain or shine, something to entertain, never mind your relaxing base!

Thinking about the parents, or adults travelling without children, the surrounding area is also literally packed with shops, restaurants, sports activities, countryside, historic houses and beautiful gardens all within a 20 minutes drive. English, French, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Indian and Nepalese Restaurants within minutes of the property; similarly Golf, Gyms, Sailing, Boating, Saunas. On top there are theatres and a museum, also within Torquay.

With such a choice, we can provide local knowledge to help you choose the right place to eat or visit, saving you time, money and frustration - as a family we hate finding that great place right at the end of a holiday, so we will try not to let that happen for you! We have even negotiated some discount rates for our guests at various places!