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Penny Farthings

from £45 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 20 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

from £45 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Stay in Penny Farthings on the first floor of this thatched property

Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Maidencombe Holiday Cottages presents Penny Farthings, a romantic self-contained first floor apartment with lounge, double bedroom, bathroom, fitted kitchen and entrance hall accessed by its own staircase settled neatly into this chocolate box cottage in the heart of rural Maidencombe, near Torquay.

You will be only a couple of minutes' walk from the nearest beach with coastal and country walks and views right on your doorstep. Maidencombe is a quiet village home to 'The Thatched Tavern' pub with its award winning beer garden to enjoy in the summer months and its log burners, pies and brown beer to warm you in the winter. You will also find 'The Orestone Manor' a fine dining restaurant at the top of the village, and during the summer months a beach café that makes homemade cakes. Choose to relax in the apartment with TV, DVD, plenty of board games or in the cottages' garden, village pub, restaurant, beach or country walks.

Guest all love the location of this quaint Art Deco cottage. So whether you are an Artist, Nature Lover, Dog Walker, Swimmer, Foodie, Golf Fanatic, Fisherman etc. or just a plain romantic we feel sure that you will find this an ideal holiday let.

There is ample dining space for three as well as an extendable table with more seating available on request. The lounge space is for up to four people and has free-sat television, free WIFI, and a DVD player. The kitchen has a ceramic hob, electric oven and grill, fridge, microwave, plenty of utensils and lots of cupboard space. Penny Farthing has its own private stairs/entrance and hallway with storage cupboards. The bathroom has a bath but no shower. Guests are welcome to use the front and side gardens. The flat has gas central heating and hot water. Linen, bedding and towels are provided. Guests have use of a shared washing machine, tumble dryer and washing line in the downstairs utility area.

There is lots of free parking is available around the village as well as a free pass to use the beach car park ensuring guaranteed parking all year round.

We are pet friendly and always welcome well behaved clean pets at no extra charge. The beach and local pub are also doggie friendly, and there are plenty of places to walk nearby.

Torquay and Teignmouth are the closest towns, and you will find plenty of top restaurants and eateries in both. You will find a guide to the local restaurants waiting for you in the cottage when you arrive.

There are lots of activities for kids in the surrounding towns - try a day out at Kent's Cavern the world famous prehistoric caves or the fabulous Paignton Zoo. For the adventurous there is Splashdown Water Park, Woodlands Adventure Park, Crealy World of Adventures, and Go Ape.

For walkers and dog owners Penny Farthings is situated on the South West costal path – or if you are a fan of the moors Dartmoor is only a 30 minute drive away.

A car is by far the most convenient but buses and taxis are available.

This is a non-smoking thatched property, but smoking is allowed in the garden. Be warned that mobile phone coverage is almost non-existent in the village - so you really can escape from it all. We do however have free wifi throughout the apartment.

If you are looking for more accommodation please see my other apartment Lily Cottage which sleeps five people on the same estate.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Maidencombe
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 38 km, Nearest railway: Newton Abbot 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden

The English Riviera region


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1 Jan 2015



Our christmas break was made even more fantastic by the accommodation we stayed in .penny farthing was well presented and very clean through out the property.We stayed for 10 days With our 2dogs and 2… More

30 Nov 2014


"Romantic cosy cottage hidden away in a beautiful location."

Excellent communication from Cassie both before and after our stay. I left some items behind which Cassie kindly forwarded FOC.The cottage was cosy and welcoming with tea and coffee provided. There we… More

20 Oct 2014


"Great value for money, lovely little thatched cottage, beach and quiet village"

I'm so pleased I ignored the views of Helen F. I loved the look of the cottage when I saw it online as I've always had a thing for thatched places. Yes the windows, particularly from the o… More

22 Sep 2014


"Great Romantic Get Away"

We went away for our 1 year anniversary, and it was a perfect fit for us. I fell in love with the place, and it was perfect for me and my boyfriend to settle in very easily. Its incredibly close to th… More

17 Aug 2014


"Did not expect to be staying in a attic"

When arriving at the property found note on door directing to the rear of property we climbed a very old and rusty flight off stairs which was a shock to us ( we have an elderly dog who struggled to … More

I feel this review is unfair. We asked you throughout your stay if you were having a nice time and enjoying yourselves, and you always said yes. It was only after you left you said you wanted your money back or you would leave a bad review. I told you there were stairs before you booked and the advert describes the apartment as being on the first floor with no disabled access. I am unsure what you mean by a note on the door as we have signage directing guests to the entrance of Penny Farthings at the back of the property. The photos have been taken this year independently by Holiday Lettings which is part of Tripadvisor. I'm sorry you did not enjoy your stay.

1 Aug 2014


"Quaint Village with fantastic accomodation"

Penny Farthings is a beautiful place to stay far from the madding crowds of nearby resorts yet close enough for seeing the area. It is a lovely apartment ran by a charming lady who is willing to go ou… More

20 Jul 2014


"Completely hustle free for great relaxation"

From local parking permit to wifi and a fully kitted kitchen - everything you could easily forget you might need for a weekend cottage break was thoughtfully provided for. The location is next to a lo… More

12 Jul 2014


"Will be coming to stay again!"

We just wanted a trip away for a few days and this was perfect. Cassie and Erica couldn't be more helpful and the apartment has everything for starting you up at the apartment. It's difficul… More

29 Jun 2014


"just perfect"

We wanted a nice quiet holiday away, and this is definitely what we had a penny farthings. Clean and tidy with everything you need , even tea and coffee. If you dont want to cook I can recommend the p… More

26 Jun 2014



We thoroughly enjoyed a four night stay in this delightful cottage. The location was so perfect for peaceful yet within easy reach of the busier Torquay. We were able to bring the dog with us w… More

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