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St Anns Cottage

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
St Anns is a detached cottage-style, three bedroom house of charming charater in the beautiful area of St Marychurch in Babbacombe/Torquay. The cottage is within easy walking distance of shops, bars, restaurants and beaches. Ideal choice for family holidays, as there are plenty of facilities and activities in the area for children, including Babbacombe Model Village, which is just around the corner. Our spacious holiday cottage sleeps 6 in three bedrooms, (one double, one twin and one room with bunk beds). The house also boasts a private drive (parking available for 2 cars) and sun trap landscaped gardens. To the rear, the cottage has views over the Petit Tor Downs, Torquay Golf Course and Watcombe. The closest beach is Oddicombe, a 14 year consecutive winner of the Blue Flag Award a...St Anns is a detached cottage-style, three bedroom house of charming charater in the beautiful area of St Marychurch in Babbacombe/Torquay. The cottage is within easy walking distance of shops, bars, restaurants and beaches. Ideal choice for family holidays, as there are plenty of facilities and activities in the area for children, including Babbacombe Model Village, which is just around the corner. Our spacious holiday cottage sleeps 6 in three bedrooms, (one double, one twin and one room with bunk beds). The house also boasts a private drive (parking available for 2 cars) and sun trap landscaped gardens. To the rear, the cottage has views over the Petit Tor Downs, Torquay Golf Course and Watcombe. The closest beach is Oddicombe, a 14 year consecutive winner of the Blue Flag Award and designated Euro Beach. If you choose to take the Cliff Railway, Oddicombe is a 15 minute walk or if you prefer the path Oddicombe and adjoining Babbacombe are a 20 minute walk. Other beaches at circa 15 minutes are Watcombe and Whitsand.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Lead guest must be 25 years or older. Pets who shed fur are not allowed on beds. It is very difficult to clean the bedding if animal hair is left on it. It may be impossible to remove and new bedding has to be purchased. Then a deduction may be made from the security bond to cover it. No groups of all males or all females. The maximum occupancy is 5 adults and 1 child, as the upper bunk in the 3rd bedroom isn't really suitable for an adult. We do not allow guests to have bbqs on the premises.
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Bunk2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Karen Holidays 4U (Property Manager Holidays 4U)
Hosting since October 2005
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 80%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsWe have scheduled the exterior of the house to be painted between 14th and 26th July 2020 (give or take a few days).  This will involve scaffolding.

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Reviews (29)
403helent
403helent
Cheltenham, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommended!
Loved my stay here. The cottage is gorgeous, spotlessly clean and really cosy considering the weather in November! It is perfectly located with easy access to beaches and local amenities and is situated in a quiet residential street. Easy to find and only half hour from M5 motorway, I would highly recommend this cottage. Can't wait to stay again next year. Only very very slight negative is the narrow gateway made parking a little challenging for me to begin with but I soon got used to it and it wasn't a problem.
Visited November 2023
Written December 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

michelle p
michelle p
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
House of my dreams
My favourite house in the country, great return visit was enjoyed by the whole family The updated lounge looks lovely and the beds are so comfortable I lost a few hours during the week refusing to get up This house is in the perfect place, the local shops/facilities suit us down to the ground The little extras make a huge difference and are so welcome after-all who wants to go shopping after a long journey it just couldn't be better
Visited October 2023
Written December 1, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ann T
Ann T
Manchester, United Kingdom40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great House
Just on our last day of a 10 day holiday. The house was fabulous and so close to The Downs. Pubs, shops and lovely little cafes within walking distance. We have been so fortunate with the weather so used our travel passes quite a few times into Torquay and Paignton on the open top bus. We will definitely return.
Visited September 2023
Written September 12, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Julie T
Julie T
Liverpool, United Kingdom70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location disappointing garden
We took our grandchildren for our annual holiday to Torquay, first time at the cottage Location is perfect in terms of visiting Torquay and Babbacombe and onward to Brixham We were disappointed, however, that there was only one bathroom. The property was advertised with 2. The kitchen is really good, well stocked and great appliances . We paid for wi fi but this was erratic. We were advised by the owner that the gardener would be visiting to keep the garden beautiful. I only wish that was the case . The small garden was needing some Tlc, and the seated area was completely covered in overgrown plants and bird poop. I was aware that the furniture in the house was antique, but wasn’t aware that it needed a good clean, and there wasn’t enough seating should 6 people stay ( a sofa in the lounge and one lounge chair, a rocking chair, without a cushion couldn’t be considered a comfortable seat. We were unfortunate to be there whilst the property behind us having major renovation work. The noise started around 730 and continued until 7 pm at night. Banging and drilling and loud music and shouting from the builders. We spent very little time in the cottage as we were fortunate to have good weather All in all we enjoyed our holiday in st marychurch but unfortunately we were disappointed with the property on this occasion
Visited July 2022
Written August 8, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigate766785
Navigate766785
The property is advertised as having a bathroom with bath/shower and wash hand basin and the 2nd bathroom with a toilet. Sky has recently contacted us and has upgraded our wifi internet with a brand new wifi router. The guests following this stay have set it up and reported that it is working really well. I can't wait to try it out myself. The reason the rocking chair is without a cushion is that all the cushions in the house were removed due to COVID-19. This was a decision made for the safety of our guests. I dispute that the furniture is dirty - it is antique. Yes, it was unfortunate about the building work, but sadly that was outside of our control. I've checked with the cleaner and apparently the scaffolding is coming down now, so this will soon be no issue. It is true that the garden needs a bit of pruning. The plants and bushes grow fast in the Summer months. This will be done as soon as we get some free days. The house is very popular during the school summer holidays when bookings are back to back and the gardener doesn't like to disturb the privacy of our guests.
Written August 19, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Resort16784256295
Resort16784256295
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ideal location, clean, warm and well equipped
Had a lovely stay here, to visit family in the area, everything we needed available locally. The house is lovely and spacious with a charm all of its own. There is a secure garden area for the dog and space for sitting outside. Parking was tight but not a problem. We will definitely stay here again.
Visited February 2022
Written February 7, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigate766785
Navigate766785
Thanks for the lovely review.
Written February 26, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Adele M
Adele M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fab place as a base to explore!
This house is perfectly located in a little seaside village of St Marychurch, Babbacombe. The village itself is quaint and pretty, with a pedestrianised shopping street filled with cafes, charity shops and local bakers, fishmongers, butchers and green grocers. Lots of restaurants and pubs within walking distance. Several supermarkets within a few mins walk. A 10 minute walk along the downs will bring stunning views across Babbacombe bay. Within 15-20 mins down a steep coastal path (not too tricky-it has switchbacks) and you are at the pebble/shale beach of Oddicombe. There is a cliff railway down to the beach too. You are perfectly located to access several beaches, Torquay, Paignton, Dawlish Sands (Sandy beach) and Dartmoor too, all within 30-40 mins drive. There is Creally theme park and Splashdown water park also 40mins drive. Loads of water sports- kayak and paddle board hire options all along the coast. The house itself is clean and perfect for a family. Loads of space upstairs for 6 to sleep comfortably, a small living room perfect for relaxing in the evening (complete with piano!). There is a dining room if the weather lets you down, but a nice table outside which we used for most breakfasts and dinners when we weren’t out and about. Parking is a bit tricky as the drive is steep and narrow, but we soon got the hang of it. There is a bus stop right outside the house for easy access to many places. The garden is fully enclosed so safe fir dogs and children. We made full use of the washer, washing line and dryer whilst there do didn’t have much washing to do in our return home! We loved our two week stay here. We were comfortable, happy, and found plenty to do nearby. We would highly recommend St Ann’s.
Visited August 2021
Written September 12, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigate766785
Navigate766785
That's a lovely review. Thank you so much. Louise does a fantastic job looking after the cottage and welcoming our guests.
Written September 14, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vacation37021015929
Vacation37021015929
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great holiday
We enjoyed our stay, bus stop outside property. No need to use car.to start your adventure exploring Devon. We did take the train from Paignton to Dartmouth.
Visited July 2021
Written August 25, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigate766785
Navigate766785
Thank you for your lovely review
Written September 14, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Haley
Haley
5.0 of 5 bubbles
St Anns
Very nice and clean property. Bed was large and extremely comfortable, and we’ve slept better than ever. Many thanks for been so thoughtful and left PPE kits for children and essential things in the kitchen (tea, coffee, milk etc)
Visited May 2021
Written May 17, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigate766785
Navigate766785
Thank you so much for your lovely review
Written July 20, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eliza L
Eliza L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love this house
Everything was perfect, the house is in the perfect setting and is clean & tidy. Everything you could possibly need is easily found, the groceries provided for your welcome are a lovely little touch, nothing better than tea & toast after a long journey! The private wrap around garden is so beautiful & peaceful The best value holiday home I have ever used and the only one I use for my regular trips to Torquay for the past 6 or 7 years just wish I'd known about it earlier
Visited October 2020
Written November 21, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigate766785
Navigate766785
Thank you for your lovely review
Written November 25, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dolly Whatsit
Dolly Whatsit
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent location
My best friend and i stayed at St. Anne's for 3 nights at the end of Sept 2020. Great place to stay for accessibility to many places. Accomodation was good, clean and had everything we needed, including a great welcome pack of bread, butter, milk, kitchen roll, tea and coffee. The beds were comfy (twin bed room) didn't try out the double bed or bunkbeds. Plenty of space upstairs in the bedrooms, although the lounge a little snug, but there is a large dining room with good table and chairs. We didn't sit in the garden as we were out and about but our dog had a rumage around and it is secure. I did struggle at first with parking on the drive as it is a little tight but the road isn't very busy so had plenty of time to manoeuvre. Good value for money for this stay.
Visited September 2020
Written October 1, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigate766785
Navigate766785
Thanks for your lovely review
Written October 5, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is within a 5 minute drive of the brand new 21 million pound Marina Development. Torquay is at the hub of the English Riviera, with multiple attractions. As well as the Riviera Centre, which is a combined pool (with wave machine), sports centre and theatre complex, Torquay also boasts a new Aquarium, Aqualand and the Princess Theatre. Torquay has long had an extremely active jazz scene, which culminates in an annual jazz festival. The resort features continental style cafes, specialist shopping and an exuberant night-life. Close to St Anns is the smaller Babbacombe Theatre and local sporting facilities include bowls, putting, tennis and golf.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Torquay is a 4 hour drive from London (or less if you speed!)
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 5 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about St Anns Cottage

St Anns Cottage is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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