Harbour Lights

Located in Torquay, Devon

Harbour Lights is a detached cottage in Torquay, Devon and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: No


Harbour Lights is a delightfully presented, detached property, resting on the outskirts of Torquay in Devon. The property has four bedrooms; a ground floor king-size double, two further king-size doubles, one of which has a balcony, and a twin with an en-suite shower room, sleeping eight guests. There is a bathroom, a ground floor shower room, a kitchen, a dining room, two sitting rooms, one of which has a wood-burning stove, an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining and seating area and a conservatory. Outside there is ample off-road parking, a side patio area and a rear enclosed lawn and patio garden. Harbour Lights is a lovely retreat for a family or group wanting to get together and explore the south Devon coast.

Property Details

Resting in an elevated position, at the entrance of Cockington Valley, only a mile from the centre of Torquay and just over half a mile from the Centre of Cockington Village, Harbour Lights is a wonderful 1930s detached property, lovingly cared for and styled to provide accommodation for a large family or group wanting to escape to the picturesque south Devon coast. Ample off-road parking can be found at the top of the steep driveway, the property features views of Cockington Valley, Torbay and the Sea.

Entering the property you are greeted by an impressive, arched hallway, boasting beautiful damask wallpaper, and a choice of two sitting rooms to relax in during the evenings. Both reception rooms offer a welcoming place to unwind into your evening, with a choice of a large sofa and two armchairs to cosy up on while enjoying your favourite shows on the smart TVs, while the first sitting room benefits from a large bay window and games console and the second houses a woodburning stove within a stunning decorative fireplace and large panoramic windows with views across Torbay and the Sea. The impressive kitchen provides all the appliances you could wish for to create delicious home-cooked meals for the group, with the focal point being the large Rangemaster cooker, complete with double oven and 6-ring hob, while the American-style fridge/freezer offers ample space for storing treats. Enjoy meals together in the dining room, with the large dining table comfortably seating the whole group, while the desk in the corner is perfect for anyone needing to catch up on a bit of work or quickly scan through emails.

Enjoy an early morning coffee from the comfort of the large conservatory, or head out onto the enclosed patio and lawn garden to soak up your tranquil setting.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms, all of which are spacious, offer ample storage and their own TV, with a king-size double boasting a balcony and impressive sea views, a second king-size double with a bay window that overlooks the sea, and a twin room with an en-suite shower room. The family bathroom completes the layout, providing a choice between a freestanding bath and a walk-in shower to begin each day. Making your way back to the ground floor, a connecting staircase leads from the main house to a self-contained apartment, which is ideal for a couple or perhaps grandparents wanting to enjoy some quiet time away from the larger group. This space offers an open-plan living room with an inviting corner sofa and wall-mounted Samsung Smart TV, as well as a dining table and well-equipped kitchen, a king-size double bedroom with ample storage and a shower room with a walk-in shower. Patio doors lead to an enclosed south-facing patio, which is ideal for relaxing and taking a break from the rest of the group.

Harbour Lights is well placed for discovering a host of amenities within walking distance, including a handful of shops for grabbing any essential items and pubs serving food, should you wish to take an evening off from cooking duties. Situated in the centre of the 'English Riviera', a stretch of spectacular coastline running through Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, also known as Torbay, one of the most popular destinations for UK holidaymakers, it's unsurprising that a host of glorious sandy beaches rest well within a mile of the property. Livermead Sands is closest, as is Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay's most popular beach, while Preston Beach and its green are slightly further afield. Explore Torquay's many attractions: Cockington is a beautiful thatched village and country park, featuring the historic Cockington Court, a working forge and stables, the Rose garden, tea rooms, the Drum Inn, and a craft centre which includes glassblowing. The English Riviera is designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark, one of only seven in the UK and 140 in the World, and is recognised for its outstanding beauty, unique geology and coastlines.

Geoparks share the story of Earth’s history, why not explore the Geopark’s spectacular coastline with Reach Outdoors, an award-winning outdoor activity company, or paddleboard along the Jurassic cliffs and explore caves and hidden beaches.

Visit Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boats, take a steam train from Paignton and cruise up the River Dart, on your journey why not stop over in Dartmouth and view the Dartmouth Naval College or enjoy one of the many Seafood Restaurants. With shopping, eating and dining and visitor attractions, the English Riviera is certain to keep you entertained, and other great things to see and do include; Paignton Pier, the English Riviera Wheel, SplashDown Quaywest Waterpark, Kents Caverns and Paignton Zoo. Alternatively, enjoy a Cream Tea in Babbacombe, after taking a trip to the beach via the Cliff railway.

If you fancy travelling further afield South Devon is full of exciting places to visit including Medieval Totnes, Dartmoor National Park and Dartmouth, Slapton & Blackpool Sands, Exeter, Plymouth and much more.

Harbour Lights is the perfect base for an unforgettable escape to the South Devon coast.


Close to coast
Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs facilities
Great View
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine


Area Details


Part of the English Riviera, Torquay is famed for its sandy beaches and palm trees and has been attracting visitors with its charms for hundreds of years. So much to see and do in the area including the underground caves at Kents Caverns, the 800-year-old Torre Abbey, the Living Coasts Marine Zoo and Aquarium, Babbacombe Model Village as well as the Torquay Museum. Agatha Christie was born here the Inernational Agatha Christie Festival is held annually and you can walk the Agatha Christie mile to discover some of the murder scenes from her books. Take the steam train to Kingswear and enjoy a trip along the River Dart.

Plenty of activities available on the calm waters of Tor Bay including sailing dinghies, yachts and motorboats with sea schools available for those looking to take a structured course. There are plenty of beaches nearby, you will be spoilt for choice. The choice of cuisine is huge, including Michelin starred restaurants and tastes from around the world to tea rooms and cafes and pubs. A vibrant evening scene gives you choices of theatre, concerts, plays, musicals, comedy and ballet. In summer open-air theatres play at Cockington Country Park and various National Trust properties nearby.

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