Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
History meets modern day luxuries in this beautifully restored barn at Old Manor Farm. The Barn is part of The Old Manor Farmhouse, a 16th Century Devon longhouse, and has retained much original character such as stunning oak beams enfolded by the cob and stone structure and high, beamed vaulted ceilings.
Modern luxuries have been introduced such as king-size beds, roll top baths, Freeview TV/DVDs and washing machines to name a few. If you feel like a spot of indulgence there is pampering available on-site such as massages, manicures, pedicures or facials.
The Barn is especially ideal for the extended family, two families holidaying together as it can sleep up to 8 (plus infants) and the main beds can be configured as required. There is a large communal garden enclosed with stone walls and apple trees from the old orchard, BBQ area with furniture and a trampoline for the children. Ample parking is also available.
The Barn is excellently situated within Torquay where you will find a diverse range of activities available to you whether you're into the country side, beaches, shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, bars, clubs, golf, sailing, tennis, squash, diving, fishing, tenpin and green bowling, saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis and pools! Whether you like to walk, rest or play there is something for all.
Nearby there is an excellent selection of local shops while Torquay town centre, the harbour and beaches are a short drive away. Watcombe Beach is 1/2 mile away and offers free parking at the top of the incline allowing you to access either the South West Coast path or the beach.
The beach at Watcombe is accessed via a fairly steep slope however provides spectacular scenery and secluded beach with a beach cafe. It is dog friendly all year round. If you don’t want the walk down, try one of Torquays other 21 beaches, with Oddicombe and its tram just along to the right.
Take the coast path and admire the stunning scenery - in one direction Maidencombe and in the other St Marychurch and Oddicombe beach.
Please note: The Barn can be booked together with Honeysuckle and Sweet Rose to accommodate up to 14.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors||
o A cosy and warm open plan living/dining/kitchen area.
o Furnished with a large 'L' shaped sofa and a two seater sofa, footstool bean bags and three coffee tables.
o TV with Freeview and a DVD player.
o Wireless broadband is available for guests who bring their own laptop.
o Selection of books and DVDs.
o Spiral staircase leading up to the bedrooms.
o Double Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, 2 fridges and freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
o Utensils and accessories include an iron, microwave, kettle and toaster.
o Dining table with seating for 10.
Bedroom one with Jack & Jill en-suite
o Lovely beamed, vaulted ceiling.
o Furnished with a super king-size bed (can be arranged as twin beds on request), bedside tables, chest of drawers and hanging space.
o En-suite (Jack & Jill with bedrooom two) comprises a roll top bath with shower mixer taps & shower curtain, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
Bedroom two with Jack & Jill en-suite
o Lovely beamed, vaulted ceiling.
o Furnished with a king-size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers and hanging space.
o En-suite (Jack & Jill with bedroom one) comprises a roll top bath, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
o Lovely beamed, vaulted ceiling.
o Furnished with twin beds (can be arranged as super king-size on request), bedside tables, chest of drawers and hanging space.
o Bathroom is adjacent to bedroom three.
o Furnished with bunk beds, a bedside table, underbed storage and hanging space.
o Bathroom one (Jack & Jill to bedrooms one and two) comprises a comprises a roll top bath with shower mixer taps & shower curtain, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
o Bathroom two comprises a bath with shower mixer taps, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
o Separate shower room downstairs with large power shower, wc & wash basin.
|Further details outdoors||
O Large communal gardens with BBQ area, furniture and trampoline.
o 1/2 mile from Watcombe Beach and the coast path.
o Easy access to Torquay town centre and harbour.
o Local amenities are just a few minutes away.
o On-site pampering available (extra charge).
On-site facilities include:
o Range on offer from back; back & neck; full body
o Sports physiotherapy
o Currently priced from £15 to £25
o Lisa Marie standard; French or Deluxe
o Currently priced from £10 to £25
o Daytime or evening.
o Price dependant on times & length (approximately £3.50ph).
Rather than you tidy up as you go through your holiday we can arrange maid service every day or every other day.
o Threshing Barn - £6 per time
o Honeysuckle - £4 per time
Photos by Sigma Studios
The West Country region
With lush rolling hills, green lanes and golden beaches, it is easy to see why Devon is such a popular holiday destination. Whether you want to soak up its stunning scenery, try one of its many activities or indulge in some fabulous food, Devon is an ideal destination for a truly memorable self catering holiday.
In September South Devon hosts a walking festival with a wide variety of activities taking place. For more information on the festival please see http://www.southdevonwalkingfestival.co.uk/.
The heart of the town is the harbour which is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants; a great place to watch the world go by. From here, take a pleasant stroll along the marina with the area’s trademark palm trees, or hop on a boat for a cruise across the bay or round to Dartmouth. The Living Coasts, The Princess Theatre and Pavilion shops are also located here. Torquay is rich in Victorian architecture and identity as the country’s first ‘resort’.
Torquay is host to many more attractions, including Babbacombe Model Village, Kents Cavern, Torquay Museum. Or take a trip back through time to Cockington Village where thatched roofs prevail and watch a blacksmith working in the 14th Century forge.
Those looking for a beach will not be disappointed either. Torquay is the ‘sandcastle capital of the UK’ offering the ideal mix of sand and water, according to research conducted by Bournemouth University. With five Torquay beaches currently holding Blue Flag Awards for cleanliness and quality, you really are spoilt for choice.