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Sue

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks English, German

Longcroft House | Sleeps 12, Large Victorian Villa, Sea Views & Private Gardens

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Torbay - LONGCROFT HOUSE

Original Victorian villa for up to12 guests just 20 mins walk into Torquay!

**We offer Short Break stays in off-peak periods throughout the year, so please feel free to enquire for information about our 'Less than 7 night' tariffs.**

Longcroft House is a Grade II listed, early Victorian villa in one of Torquay’s most elegant residential suburbs, ‘The Lincombes’. Situated in over an acre of stunning grounds, with uninterrupted sea views, the stately Villa Longcroft the ideal holiday retreat for groups and families of up to 12!

Grounds

The landscaped grounds feature gentle gravel paths, manicured sea view vistas, and picnic-beckoning lawns. The villa itself is characterised by lavish architecture and seductive ambience, whilst it’s sweeping gravel driveway provides ample parking.

Ground Floor

Once inside, guests will find themselves in an open-plan hallway finished with gorgeous wood flooring and a decadent staircase.

Floor to ceiling bay windows frame ocean views in the elegant drawing room and the entire house boasts high ceilings, character features and splendid fireplaces.

The brightly lit reception room is an ideal venue for morning coffees and afternoon teas, whilst an intimate informal sitting room begs for a roaring fire in its open hearth and a good film on the telly. The spacious dining room’s s table is complemented by a stylish marble fireplace.

A picturesque country kitchen provides plenty of space for lazy breakfasts with pretty garden views. The range cooker and 12 place table makes entertaining an irresistible prospect, whilst the coastal aspect conservatory is the perfect recluse for a coffee. Alfresco meals on the sea view terrace are incredibly popular with guests in the summer months.

There is also a WC on the ground floor.

First Floor

The grand staircase leads to luxury sleeping arrangements for up to 12 guests. Beautifully presented rooms feature original marble fireplaces, romantic antique touches, in addition to en-suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs in the main bedrooms.

The spacious accommodation comprises two king-size en-suite bedrooms, one double bedroom with a sink and WC toilet on the landing opposite, a twin bedroom with a shower room and a further bedroom furnished with four single beds ideal for children with an en-suite. All are complemented by 3 bathrooms (2 with showers over the baths, 1 shower room en-suite, a WC on the first landing and another WC on the ground floor ensuring adequate facilities are available for all your guests.

Longcroft House has it's own game room with full size table tennis table, table football and a dartboard.

Location

The famous blue flag Meadfoot Beach, famously known as the childhood haunt of the writer Agatha Christie, is located directly below the villa. Here guests can enjoy sunbathing, swimming and also a relaxed meal or snack at the Osborne Hotel.

A fantastic range of local attractions will also ensure guests of all ages can fully enjoy their Devon getaway; with horse riding, mountain biking in the nearby National Parks , canoeing, bird watching, surfing, sailing, wind surfing, golf, local visitor attractions and relaxing Spa days to enjoy.

Review by Sue from Dorset: "Wonderful! We had a fantastic long weekend for our family from USA and UK attending a celebration party in Torquay. The house was spacious, very welcoming and social and we had a most enjoyable stay. Lovely and warm (being November) and well equipped and comfortable. The whole experience was excellent and thoroughly recommended if you enjoy period homes."

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sue (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks English, German

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful House, lovely large rooms and perfect for large groups. It is a very sociable house with gorgeous views and we enjoyed our stay very much. The bed linen and towels provided were of a lovely quality. Great base for exploring the surrounding area. It is within walking distance into town, although could be a problem for some as it is quite an hilly area. There are a couple of small items that needed a bit of TLC but this did not affect the enjoyment of our holiday.
Jan 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Bristol 85m & Exeter
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Torquay
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Plymouth Ferry Treminal
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Torquay
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Torquay
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Exeter M5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Torquay
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Plymouth - Dry Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Torquay
Car: recommended

Boat charter:

How about a boat charter! The thrill of being on the water on a sunny day and the chance to see dolphins, a frequent visitor to Torbay; is all that anyone could wish for - complete your holiday with a 2 hour, half day or full day boat charter on a Sunseeker Superhawk ~ www.http://discoveryholidayhomes.com/view/Sunseeker-Superhawk-40.aspx for a variety of rates & excursions.

From this splendid Victorian retreat, the famous blue flag Meadfoot Beach, famously known as the favourite childhood haunt of the writer Agatha Christie; is located directly below the villa. Here guests can enjoy sunbathing, swimming and also a relaxed meal or snack at the Osborne Hotel.

A fantastic range of local attractions nearby will also ensure guests of all ages can fully enjoy their Devon getaway; with horse riding, mountain biking in the nearby National Parks , canoeing, bird watching, surfing, sailing, wind surfing, golf, local visitor attractions and relaxing Spa days to enjoy.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Torquay, Torbay

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
HIgh Summer
22 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,265
for 7 nights
£2,265
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£890
for 3 nights
From
£292
£1,265
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,365
for 7 nights
£1,365
 
 
Late Autumn
30 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£785
for 3 nights
From
£257
£1,115
 
 
Festive Season
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,965
for 7 nights
£1,965
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£855
for 3 nights
From
£280
£1,215
 
 
Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,415
for 7 nights
£1,415
 
 
Early Spring
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£925
for 3 nights
From
£303
£1,315
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,815
for 7 nights
£1,815
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 3 nights
From
£362
£1,565
 
 
Spring Break
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,865
for 7 nights
£1,865
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 3 nights
From
£385
£1,665
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,065
for 7 nights
£2,065
 
 
High Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,265
for 7 nights
£2,265
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 3 nights
From
£362
£1,565
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£890
for 3 nights
From
£292
£1,265
 
 
Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,365
for 7 nights
£1,365
 
 
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£785
for 3 nights
From
£257
£1,115
 
 
Festive Season
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,965
for 7 nights
£1,965
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,065
for 3 nights
From
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £350
Pet Fee £20
Booking Fee £15

Booking Notes:
All linen & towels are included in the tariff price.These are changed each week if booked for a longer period.
Cleaning fees are also included in the tariff price.

Making a Booking:
To make a confirmed booking, you will be asked to fill in our online booking form & pay a 30% deposit by wire transfer or credit card. The remaining balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Torbay in South Devon

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower head on the taps
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The sleeping accommodation is perfectly complemented by 3 bathrooms and 3 shower rooms, ensuring adequate facilities are available for all your guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Child Bed
  • The spacious sleeping accommodation comprises three luxury double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms with two single beds in each and a fifth bedroom furnished with four single beds ideal for children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Facilities: Infants ~ If you need the use of either a cot or high chair, we can provide you with a travel cot and/or a high chair. We only ask that you supply all the baby bedding yourselves. There is no extra charge for these facilities. We provide kitchen essentials such as tea towels, a kitchen towel roll, washing up liquid, J-cloth, scouring pad, 5 dishwasher tablets, tea & coffee. In the bathroom there will be bath towels, hand towels, a bath mat, soap and a toilet roll. During the warm summer months ‘alfresco’ lunches and dinners to the sea view terrace provides the most idyllic dinner party venue for you and your guests!

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