4 Coastguard Cottages Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms)
Recently refurbished cottage with superb farmhouse kitchen-breakfast room a lovely contemporary bathroom. Doors are stripped back to original pine. Use of the sofa bed in lounge the cottage sleep 6 people. The kitchen with period fittings, consistant with this 18th century cottage situated in a conservation area. Period wall units, pine dresser, victorian plate rack, double belfast sink, granite worktops, tranventine floor tiles, and ruby red aga gas cooker. The lovely contemporary bathroom has state of the art unusual double basin sink, double person power shower and a very deep bath. Floor to ceiling mix of rustic large tiles. The lounge a lovely light & airy room a feature fire place, access door to sunny patio garden with garden furniture & BBQ. Two sofas, one of which a pull out sofa bed, TV, DVD, & stereo. Large double bedroom overlooking Daddyhole Plain and with 180 degrees Sea View, double bed, two wardrobes & dressing table. The second bedroom is a twin bedroom with wardrobe.
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.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely peeiod cute cottage
About the Owner
About Adrian Knott
Father of two children (Lizzie aged 8 & Patch aged 5) married to Sally. Work from home. Fitness and golf. Travel and cooking. Family life.
We enjoy sharing our lovely cottages for your holiday in Devon. Happy to provide local knowledge for you on your trip to Torquay. We have stayed in many holiday rentals and we have set up the cottages in a way that they are simply an extension of our own home. Exceptionally well equipped, all of the mod cons that you would need, comfortable furniture and sleeping arrangements to ensure that you feel home from home.
The upside is we have ensured there is no alarm clock for work, no phones and no domestic chores to do. Simply arrive, unpack and settle straight into your holiday or break away. The views, the surrounding areas and people are perfect.
Adrian Knott purchased this cottage in 1999
Why Adrian Knott chose South Hams
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 wife and 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.
£150 deposit at time of booking.
Balance due within 6 weeks of holiday.
Friday change over for 3 Coastguard Cottages. Access from 3pm
Saturday change over for 4 Coastguard Cottages. Access from 3pm
(3 traveller reviews)
Lovely peeiod cute cottage
Really great cottage, just been redecorated and was lovely, kitchen was well equiped and had a lovely courtyard garden outside which led onto a big park for the kids and my dog to run around on. Well recommended
Greeted by the smell of blocked drains and lights not working. House keeper arrived 4 hrs later with lightbulbs and flash spray. The smell stayed all week and was sickening. We left 2 days early because of it!! Filthy carpets, collapsing bathroom floor which was dangerous, damp in the bedroom, bathroom lights not working and the list goes on. Ruined our first family holiday in 12 yrs. Will not be returning or recommending. Nothing like pictures on web site and we feel misled and let down.
We had a great stay in the lovely coastguard cottage which was comfy, homely, well equipped and in a really good location. To wake up and see the sea from your bed is a real treat and the coastal walk from Daddyhole Plain to the town is fantastic.
I would thoroughly recommend this property...
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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.
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.
From the Owner
“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 wife and 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.”
- Dining Area
- pets considered
- near the sea
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- water parks
- gambling casinos
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Golf ...
- 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.