Located in Torquay, Devon
This detached period property rests in Torquay, Devon and can sleep twelve people in six bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 12
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 4
- Pet Friendly: 2
Holcombe House is a beautiful period property resting in Torquay, Devon. Hosting six bedrooms, including a super-king-size with en-suite bathroom, a super-king-size with Smart TV and two super-king-size in the main house, with an adult bunk room with en-suite shower room, and a twin room with en-suite shower room resting in the annexe, sleeping a total of twelve guests. There is also a bathroom in the main house and a cloakroom in the annexe. In the main house lies a kitchen/diner, dining room, sitting room, snug, and sunroom, while the annexe has a kitchen/diner and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside there is a large garden which wraps around the property with lawned areas, two patio areas and seating, along with off-road parking for three to four cars depending on size. Holcombe House makes a stunning location for a holiday in Devon with loved ones.
Enjoying an excellent position in the popular seaside town of Torquay is this wondrous period property dating back to the 1860s, Holcombe House. Boasting six bedrooms laid out over the main house and a separate annexe, this grand holiday home is ideal for a large family or group wanting to convene in this sunny Devonshire town, being close by to the beach, harbour and all the delightful amenities.
Enter into the long hallway and notice the classic Victorian tiling on the floor straight away, along with the polished wooden floors; discover a snug on the first right containing two sofas and Smart TV, perfect for finding a quiet moment to yourself. A sunroom sits at the front of the house, with the washing machine found in here along with seating. Gather together in the large sitting room for a family film night, with three large sofas to spread out on and another Smart TV, you can play the latest release on the house Netflix account. Discover the wonderful dining room next, perfect for a special occasion, with a seat for all twelve guests, high ceilings and a large window, it has an elegant aura in here. Socialise in the morning around the breakfast table in the kitchen, home to a range of appliances for your convenience including a huge American-style fridge/freezer and a dishwasher.
Providing a perfect spot for a family of the group or a couple is the annexe, enter through the internal or external door to find a homely sitting room with a woodburning stove and Smart TV, and a vibrant red fitted kitchen and dining area. Head up the annexe stairs to find two lovely bedrooms, a twin and an adult bunk room, with both each benefitting from an en-suite shower room. With an internal door to the main house upstairs too, you can continue onto the landing to find four spacious and stylish super-king-size bedrooms, with one boasting an en-suite bathroom, one with a TV, and another with stunning views over the town and towards the sea, served by the family bathroom.
A wrap-around garden provides a fabulous place to enjoy sunny summer afternoons with your loved ones, with a large outdoor dining set on one of the patio areas for some alfresco evening meals, and plenty of lawn space for family games and letting the dog stretch their legs. Head out to discover the delights of Torquay, learning about the local history in Torquay Museum, getting some great holiday snaps at Torquay's Dinosaur Museum with the life-sized dinosaurs and fun exhibitions and interactive displays, picnicking in the beautiful Princess Gardens, and taking strolls around the picturesque Torquay Marina and Victoria Parade. For an exciting sea adventure, take a jet ski safari offering the perfect way to explore the stunning scenery of the English Riviera! The Torre Abbey Museum is a fascinating day out for art and antique enthusiasts with amazing collections in this historic building, all set within 7-acres of beautifully kept gardens and home to a palm house and a café.
Enjoy long summer days on the beach at Torre Abbey Sands, or head to Meadfoot Beach closer to Holcombe House and where you can hop onto the amazing South West Coast Path which provides an easy way to explore the area. Don't miss a chance to visit the incredible Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, an ancient network of underground caverns offering tours and activities, a great family day out for all ages!
Also within reach is the delightful village of Babbacombe with its charming Babbacombe Model Village, and the bustling seaside town of Paignton with the fantastic Paignton Zoo Environmental Park which is home to lions, tigers and even gorillas, along with the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company, Paignton Pier, and the waterpark Splashdown Quaywest. Relish quality time with your loved ones at Holcombe House in the charming seaside location of Torquay.
- Gas central heating with woodburning stove in annexe sitting room
- Electric oven with gas hob, electric oven with induction hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x Smart TVs, 1 x TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
- Fuel and power inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Off-road parking for 3/4 cars
- Enclosed private garden with lawned areas, patio area and seating
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop half a mile, pub just under 1 mile
- Note: The annexe can be accessed via both internal doors from the main house on the ground floor and first floor, as well as externally, and can be closed off from the main house
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.