|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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An historical gem with oak beams, luxurious furnishings, fully fitted country kitchen, spectacular lounge and dining room, two ensuite bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, super fast wifi, TV/DVD, own garden to the front and share of 2 others (giant trampoline in one; the old orchard the other). Just the most lovely place to holiday.
Bedroom 1 - luxurious oak king size bed + baby/toddler
Bedroom 2 - super king size that can split into twin beds + baby/toddler.
Three time finalists (2013, 2014, 2016) for Top Self Catering Establishment on the English Riviera and South Devon (winner, runner up, winner), Pilgrims Rest Cottages feature 4 beautiful, individually unique barns brimming with history yet combined with modern day luxuries and some stand out surprises for our guests.
King-size and super king size beds; slipper baths; oak beams; lovely furnishings; fully fitted kitchens, dining rooms and lounges with the essential super-fast Wi-Fi, TV/DVDs and gardens.
Welcoming guests year round they offer extras outside the norm for self-catering such as a “Personal Service” to access gems in the area covering walks / beaches / restaurants / man-made and natural attractions and “Onsite extras” such pampering treatments, baby-sitting, dog-sitting, baby / toddler packages or even maid service.
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.
Whilst we have the great outdoors on our door step, the cottages also come with secure court yard, orchard garden, and main garden including giant trampoline, sun loungers, BBQs etc just in case you feel like staying home, whilst inside TV/DVD, BT super-fast Wifi, access to Netflix, comfy settees and cosy, warm rooms.
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 2016/7 holiday or break with us.
Your hosts Martin & Kim
Wilson & Lambie family (parents, teenagers and baby) - "We could not believe how beautiful and peaceful it was at Pilgrims Rest, it is just what we needed! We as a family have been through so much in the last year; we cannot thank you enough. Your warmth and friendliness as well as your beautiful property made it all the more special for us. Thank you so much xxx"
Kristen & Ian - "FABULOUS! The only word I can use to describe Pilgrims rest; great location, lovely garden, beautiful cottage and welcoming hosts! Thank you for having us x"
Deanne, Ashley & "Buddy" - "We booked Pilgrim’s Rest as we wanted somewhere pet friendly; we were not disappointed, both the cottage and the owners were first class! We have been blessed with glorious sunshine throughout our stay which made trips to the beach and coastal walks amazing! Thank you for a lovely stay! We felt very welcome from the moment we arrived; the chocolate cake and wine were a great touch. We’d love to come again.
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 Linny @ 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 days are Saturdays during summer season and flexible throughout the rest of the year.
Four of us have just returned from an excellent short stay at The Linney. Martin (we unfortunately didn't get to meet Kim!) was a super host, lots of contact prior and he met us on arrival. The unit is well kitted out and comfortable, and there is a wealth of local and other information, probably the best we have ever had in a cottage rental. While it is in a suburban area, it is close to both town and country and dog friendly which is essential for us!
We were met at the accommodation by Martin who was very friendly and provided us with all the information we needed on the property and local amenities.
The property was of a high standard with everything you need for a break away...situated in a good location..... I would definitely recommend the property to anyone and we will be looking to return in the future.
The Linny was an ideal holiday home with very hospitable hosts that were welcoming and efficient. They go the extra mile without interfering in your holiday. Our teenagers were delighted with their own room with ensuite as well as the nightlife in Torquay. We all enjoyed the beaches, including the dog and pub walks. The property was well organised and the hosts left plenty of information to suit all visitors, so you do not waste time on non recommended places. This venue and location gave us an opportunity to have quality family time and keep all of us happy. Very relaxing. Would definitely return!
We arrived to an extremely friendly welcome from Martin, which was the start of a very enjoyable stay.
Comfortable, relaxing, great location, literally everything we needed.
We will definitely be going back and staying again.
We are all missing it already.
From the welcoming and helpfulness of the owners, to the quality and finishing touches of the cottage, to the ideal location for exploring south devon's gems aswell as having amenities on your doorstep, it has been the ideal place for our first family holiday.
Our 18 month old son made himself at home the moment he walked in the door of the cottage. Consideration that we had a young child had been made so that we had no safety concerns. Martin said we were welcome to move things around if it helped with our son which we didn't need to do but it was another sign of the owners customer service. Another sign of this was the bottle of wine and cookies that were awaiting us.
We loved the character of the property, combined with the luxury comfort. The courtyard of the Linny wasn't particularly suitable for our son as it is cobbled but the two other gardens more than made up for it. Although due to the weather and the fact we were out a lot of the time, it didn't really have an impact on us.
After long days out exploring, it was a perfect end to the day to return to the Linny. Sometimes we cooked, sometimes we took advantage of the local takeaways and other times it was just a relaxing drink, but always comfortable. We all slept extremely well whilst away including our son who up to this point has NEVER settled to sleep anywhere other than home.
If you haven't already researched (or even if you have), the cottage has some wonderful information packs which also gives opinions of prior guests. These helped us find places we weren't aware of.
We had a small issue with the wifi on the third day, however after advising Martin, he promptly dealt with the issue and it was not a concern again.
And the cottage also made me realise that I don't learn very quickly. If I hit my head on the sloped ceiling in the bathroom once, I did it again and again. I blame the wine or my age....but I will go for the wine :-)
I think that the quality of the cottage is a selling point in itself but you add in the personal service that you get from the Brooks family and we think that Pilgrims Rest is very hard to beat.
All in all, we will definitely be returning!!
The Linny is a converted barn. Fantastic comfortable beds. Good location, nice dog friendly garden. Martin is a good host with helpful ideas and recommendations.