Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Maidencombe Holiday Cottages presents Penny Farthings, a romantic self-contained first floor apartment nestled neatly into the thatch of this chocolate box cottage in the heart of rural Maidencombe, just outside 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.

*Please not that The Thatched Tavern is closed until 11th February, 2017 - I can send you a list of wonderful local pubs and eateries on request, just send me a message. *

The child and pet friendly apartment is perfect for walks on the beach and the South West coastal paths.

The apartment’s private entrance is accessible via its outside stairs. Once inside you will find a hallway with ample cupboard and hanging space, a kitchen with electric oven, grill,microwave, fridge and plenty of utensils; a double bedroom, a lounge with a pull out double sofa bed and a dining table for four, and a bathroom with a bath (but no shower). You’ll also find a television, dvd player, free-sat channels, free wifi, books, games and DVDs.

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.

This apartment has a double bed and a double sofa bed. We would recommend it is suitable for up to three adults or two adults and two children (it all depends on how cosy you want to get on the sofa bed). We don’t charge more per guest, the price you pay is for the apartment.

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

We are child friendly and can provide a travel cot and high chair on request.

We are also pet friendly and always welcome well behaved clean pets at no extra charge. The beach and local pub are doggie friendly too, 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, Go Ape, and much much more.

A car is by far the most convenient but buses and taxis are available. There are no shops in the village so we recommend stocking up before you arrive. We will supply addresses of the local supermarkets which are 10 minutes away in your arrival information.

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
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Maidencombe 500 m
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 6 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
Furniture Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users