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Old Coastguard Cottages With Sea Views, A Local Beauty Spot Overlooking Torbay - 3 Coastguard Cottages Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms)

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



3 Coastguard Cottages Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms)

The large comfortable accom: 3 bedrooms, 2 receptions, kitchen breakfast room, bathroom with bath & shower + separate downstairs WC. Sleeps 7 plus 2 with use of sofa bed. Well equipped kitchen with gas cooker. Comfortable lounge with two sofas, TV, DVD, and stereo. Dining room with large dining table. French doors to a sunny front patio area with garden furniture & BBQ. The lounge has two sofas, one of which doubles as a pull out sofa bed. At the rear there is a small garden with storage sheds and patio area. Full gas central heating; fuel and bedding are included in the rental. Bedroom 1 has a double bed, vanity unit and washbasin, sea views. Bedroom 2 has a double bed and a single, sea views. Bedroom 3 has a set of pine bunk beds, this room is great fun for the children. The bathroom comprises of three piece white bathroom suite with shower over the bath for your convenience. Parking for one car. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars in Torquay and Wellswood (1/2 mile)

About the property

Cottages in Torquay, South Devon, Devon, England - Peaceful Location Only 5 Minutes Walk To Beach, 10 Minutes Walk Into Torquay Harbour

Number 3 & 4 Coastguard Cottages boast amazing views across Daddyhole Plain which is the perfect spot for winter walks, lazy summer strolls, kite flying or simply sitting in the cottage or outside in the garden enjoying a glass of wine to gaze across with your thoughts. Located near Torquay you will never be without something to do should you want to go off and explore. Torquay itself has some excellent shopping facilities, alfresco lifestyle of bars and restaurants or you can enjoy a show at the nearby theatres. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed at the Imperial Hotel veranda with splendid views out to see or jump in the car and explore Paignton, Brixham or even Dartmouth. Devon life offers so much and Coastguard Cottages provide the perfect sanctuary for your stay. The fully refurbished cottages have so much to offer and we hope to welcome you and your family soon. Dogs welcome. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Saturday change over in no 4 (2 bed, pink) peak weeks, Friday change over in no3 (3 bed, blue) - flexible changeover other dates.

Adrian Knott
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Russian
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Adrian Knott

I have managed many properties in Devon for years. I have experience and knowledge to be a given status as "Super Host" on this amazing website.

I've been traveling and lived also in Devon for 20 + years and have vast knowledge of the area. I have a large team of staff to ensure we provide excellent and efficient service. We pride ourselves with being hospitable so feel free to ask us if you have any questions. Properties are my passion, so whenever you are looking for short or long term stay I will be able to help you.

I am a father of two children (Lizzie aged 11 & Patch aged 8). Work from home. Fitness and golf. Travel and cooking.

I enjoy our visitors traveling to explore Devon. I take pride to communicate with you from moment you book until you leave, providing local knowledge for you on your trip & encourage questions before you arrive.

I look forward to welcoming you soon.

Regards Adrian

Adrian Knott purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Adrian Knott chose Torquay

We have long links with Torquay and I fell in love with Daddyhole Plain following a trip to the area and sitting on Meadfoot Beach the day after the total eclipse of the sun in August 1999.

What makes this cottage unique

I decided that I wanted to come and visit this amazing area again and again and felt the uniqueness of these cottages over looking Daddyhole Plain and being close to the sea was always going to be a special memory for me; to come and get away from my busy life in London. I now live in Cheltenham and visit the cottages whenever I can get away with my children. If you are a holiday maker with children they will love Daddyhole Plain it is actually a very safe area for children to play whilst you relax outside the cottages with an eye on them without worry. No cars will drive by as private road so only cars that come by are the ones that visit the cottages of which their are only 8.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We left home and found another home, everything we needed. I walked, rode, drank, laughed & crab fished which I haven't done since I was 10, great week, great cottage."

C.H. Hampshire

"First holiday in Torbay for 20 years, everything excellent, thank you."

A&J S.C. Birmingham

"Lovely house better kitted out than home, lovely location, thank you."

M&J Harpendon
Feb 2015
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
£150 deposit at time of booking.

Balance due within 6 weeks of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Friday change over for 3 Coastguard Cottages. Access from 3pm
Saturday change over for 4 Coastguard Cottages. Access from 3pm


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom one - double Bedroom two - double and single Bedroom three - single bunk beds 2nd reception - double sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Both cottages are on a private adopted road and have lovely patio gardens to the front over looking an 8 acre local beauty spot called Daddyhole Plain. The the elavation is some 400 feet above sea level so commands outstanding Sea Views.


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3 Coastguard Cottages Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 3.3636363 based on 12 reviews

Character, home from home, great location

  • 5 of 5

This property is very well presented with everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Adrian was a great host and on hand to offer local advise. He is a great source of knowledge for the best places to eat. The cottages offers plenty of room for 9 people and the location is perfect with amazing views. Perfect place to get away with the family (as I did) or with a group of friends.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We often return to Coastguard Cottages. The location is fantastic and the cottage is perfect for our family. It has everything we need and is clean and tidy. It felt as if it had just been redecorated too, which made everything all fresh and lovely! The master bed is super comfy. Our girls (10 and 8) love chatting to the dog walkers on Daddyhole Plain before we all trot down to Meadfoot Beach for the day. We would definitely return again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage in excellent location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is nicely presented in a quiet & superb location close to Torquay town centre. The cottage has plenty of room for 6 people (we only had 3 adults and 1 toddler) I found communication with the owner was very good with swift responses. If I have one critism I would update the TV/DVD/Freeview box but this would be me being picky. I would definitely recommend this cottage

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kid words about the cottage, we love it up there as well. New TV and DVD in place now following your feedback :-)
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nice location but in great need of updating

  • 1 of 5

The location is great nice and quiet.Only and main downfall is the state of the bath,furnishings and the fact plates in the cupboard dirty,mug dirty, furniture falling to pieces.You could also warn visitors of the noise at night from cars in the car park!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gill - thanks for the feedback. After your visit we have replaced the crockery etc and done a redec of the house. I think the younsters did drive cars up on the car park at night this summer, but my neighbour said they now go to Babbacombe to park these days so sorry about that. Happy give you a discount of you next holiday next time you visit as recompense.
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  • 1 of 5

Beautiful quiet location with stunning sea views but that's about it.

Was not impressed with the cleanness of the cottage everything felt dirty (mugs had been put back on the stand dirty), the bath was filthy had completely worn away at the bottom and needs replacing. Everything in the house was quite old and had seen better days. The photos are very misleading the cottage looks nothing like them, it also looks like you have your own private closed garden it was not and i couldn't let my dogs off their lead. There was some mold in one of the bedrooms. I also paid extra money to take my dogs (which by the end of the weekend i was quite angry about) and i left as soon as i could on Sunday morning to come home again. Very overpriced for the quality of the cottage which is a shame as the views and location are beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were mortified to get this review and have drastically improved the cottage since your review. I am very sorry that it was not to standard on your visit - you were the first booking if season so we have had some improvements since your response and all the items mentioned have been stored out and we have had some decorators in this week to improve. The cleaners have been replacd and so no further issues with cleanliness exist. I have offered a discount for you're next visit which you will find much better now.
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Disappionted with cottage

  • 1 of 5

Good location excellent views, sadly the cottage needs complete update very dated as the garden needs to tendered to the patio chairs filthy, never stayed in a place with mis matched bedding .

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a guest at start of season this year 2016 and now gladly following this feedback we have tended to the garden now and replaced the furniture and bedding. Thanks for the feedback we hope you will try us again and see that we have improved everything following this feedback
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Torquay Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Agatha Christie's Riviera - Since the early 20th century, Agatha Christie has been thrilling readers and TV audiences with her gripping stories of crime and mystery. The statistics behind her life are impressive enough. In her 85 years she wrote more than 80 books, many of them bestsellers, altogether selling an estimated two billion copies worldwide and making her the best-selling fiction author of all time. Her global appeal is testified to by the fact that her stories have been translated into more than 45 languages. From the intricately plotted storylines and wonderfully created settings of a bygone England, to her two colourful detective characters – Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot - Christie’s work has captured the imaginations of subsequent generations, and continues to be frequently adapted for TV and film. Discover Agatha Christie’s RivieraBut the true story of Agatha Christie’s life is every bit as intriguing and fascinating as her books, and nowhere can you get closer


At the bottom of a row of imposing cliffs is Meadfoot Beach a 4 minute walk from the cottages. Grab a deckchair and enjoy the sound of the sea lapping against the shore, or wander along the split-level promenade lined with beach huts. Above Meadfoot Beach is the iconic Osborne Hotel. If keeping active is more your thing, then Meadfoot Beach is a popular spot for diving and fishing, while the South West Coastal Path lies at the top of the hillside.


Exeter Airport is 30 minutes drive, 25 miles.

Torquay train station is 5 minutes taxi, mainline trains to London 2 hours 45 minutes.

M5 south from Bristol to A380 and then A3022 brings you into Torquay.


Torquay harbour and town centre, 0.5 mile - 8 minutes walk.

Further Details:

Torquay is full of surprises with its magnificent horseshoe-shaped bay, swaying palm trees, elegant Victorian villas, pretty marina, sweeping sandy beach and its fascinating Agatha Christie connections.

Torquay’s history is bound up in the Napoleonic Wars when the town became a watering hole for the rich elite who could no longer visit continental Europe and who were greatly struck by its beauty and mild climate. Following the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon was held captive on the HMS Bellerophon in Tor Bay for two days and is reported to have exclaimed ‘Quel Bon Pays’ (what a lovely country).

Over the years, a glittering array of creative and well-connected personages visited the resort and these have been immortalised by the popular Blue Plaque Heritage Trail around Torquay. Famous authors included Flora Thompson of Lark Rise novels and Charles Kingsley who penned the Water Babies. Rudyard Kipling spent two years at Rock House in Torquay, and poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning spent time at the now Hotel Regina on Torquay harbourside. Hesketh Crescent in Torquay was once leased to Charles Darwin and ?Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel also had a long association here.

The Victorians coined the term English Riviera, by now well established as a fashionable holiday destination, and the very first promotional guide was launched 100 years ago.