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Luxury hideaway accommodation with spectacular sea views - Monkswell Park Cottage

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Description

Monkswell Park Cottage

Monkswell Park Cottage is a refurbished, quiet self-contained and angled wing of Monkswell Park with most modern facilities included, along with fabulous sea views. For additional information see our web site, ask for details.


About the property

Monkswell Park

Monkswell Park dates back to the 1920s, and is described in Pevsner's Buildings of England as 'The most distinguished property tucked into the slopes overlooking Hope Cove with wings angled to create a protected terrace with veranda facing the sea.' With fabulous sea views over Lyme Bay Monkswell Park benefits from an extremely rural and quiet, picturesque cliff top location, but is only one and a half miles from Torquay town centre, and approximately twenty miles from the historic city of Exeter. There are excellent local shops and restaurants nearby, and a sandy beach within half a mile of the property. There is also 'near-private' access to a pebble beach from the one and a half acre lawn garden. The nearest railway station is Torquay although Newton Abbot is only seven miles away. The nearest airport is Exeter


Owner
Jenny & Julian Parker, Monkswell Park, Ilsham Marine Drive, Torquay, TQ1 2PH
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

Available Rentals

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Notes

LOW SEASON MINIMUM RATE £440.00 LOW SEASON MAXIMUM RATE £840.00
HIGH SEASON MINIMUM RATE £580.00. HIGH SEASON MAXIMUM RATE £1140.00
DEPENDANT ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE.
LOW SEASON. (October 1st to May 31st) £240.00 non-returnable deposit secures the required week and is payable upon booking. An additional £100.00 per person per week is charged and is payable 30 days prior to occupation.
HIGH SEASON. (June1st to September 30th) £300.00 non-returnable deposit secures the required week and is payable upon booking. An additional £140.00 per person per week is charged and is payable 30 days prior to occupation.
High Season: 1st June to 30th September.
Low Season: 1st October to 31st May.

High Season Low Season
2 People £580.00 £440.00
3 People £720.00 £540.00
4 People £860.00 £640.00
Cottage Only
5 People £1000.00 £740.00
6 People £1140.00 £840.00

Bank Holidays attract no additional charges and are dealt with on a "first come first served" basis


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Torquay in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bedroom 1 is 3.66m X 3.66m (12' X12') and has a white glazed tiled En-suit shower room fitted with a shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Bedroom 2 is 3.66m X 3.05m (12' X 10') is fitted with range of wardrobe/cupboards and has sea views. Bedroom 3 is 2.97m X 2.06m (9'9' X 6'9') and has twin full sized (3') bunks.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunks
  • Bedroom 1 is the master double bedroom with ensuite shower room. Bedroom 2 is a twin bedded room with sea views. Bedroom 3 is a bunk-bedded room with two full size (3ft) bunks.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The ground floor of The Cottage has a fully fitted kitchen complete with electric cooker and gas hob, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave cooker and ironing facilities. The lounge has a wide flat screen TV, DVD and Video players, and a stereo radio/CD player; has sea views and a French door leading to a private courtyard complete with garden furniture. The dining room has a parquet floor and again a French Window leading to the same courtyard. There is also a downstairs toilet/cloakroom, utility with a washing machine, and a Payphone. The first floor has a master double bedded room with an en-suite shower room, a second twin bedded room with sea views, a twin 3' bunk-bedded room, and a family bathroom.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Wonderful Cottage with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

very friendly hosts, a cottage well equipped as at home

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Julian (Jenny) Parker
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5

Perfect for a large family. Beautiful setting. Ideal location for Babbacombe, Torquay and Paignton

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage August 5th-12th. Four adults and three children.

This house is absolutely perfect for large groups or families. The three bedrooms were plenty big enough. One main bedroom has the amazing views of the gardens and sea. The second main bedroom has an en-suite. The house has everything you need in every room. Despite the owners living in the building next to this cottage, you never feel encroached on or uncomfortable. The owners were always a pleasure to speak to and always around if you needed anything.

The garden is absolutely huge with the most amazing panoramic views of the sea. There is plenty of benches and sun loungers available to use. The house is situated down a private road away from any traffic. So it was lovely to be away from any traffic noise. Lovely and peaceful.

There are only two things that could improve this property:

1 - Toilet tissue to be provided. We never thought to bring any with us. Luckily our friends did.

2 - The owners should consider installing a hot tub in the courtyard or garden. This would be amazing. Especially with those views to take in at the same time 😊 They could also get away with charging a lot more then!

Overall, I would definitely recommend this property to anyone. The house and views are beautiful, you have everything you need, the location couldn't be better for local towns, nearest shop and pub is a two minute drive away and the owners are lovely humble people who I envy waking up to that view every day!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the toilet tissue...of course we provide it...must have been forgotten, you only had to ask. Hot tub...indeed swimming pool...has been contemplated but too many "health and safety" issues became apparent. Julian (& Jenny) Parker
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5

fantastic

  • 5 of 5

spent ten glorious days here , accommodation first class hosts can not do enough views and gardens are stunning, web site does not do this accomodationjustice

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely first family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Monkswell Park Garden Rooms. We only wish we had more time to lounge around and enjoy the incredible ocean views; we were so busy exploring Torquay, Exeter, Plymouth, Dartmouth and Agatha Christie's summer house Greenway, high above the River Dart. This was our first trip with our three-month-old, and Jenny and Julian made sure our stay was as pleasant as could be. This is a lovely property ideally situated along the Southwest Coast Path for easy hiking into neighboring villages. We could not recommend this rental more highly!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Torquay
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
M5
Car: recommended

Monkswell Park is located on the South West Coastal Path, benefits from an extremely rural and quiet picturesque cliff top location and yet is only one and a half miles from the centre of Torquay. It is and just half a mile from the nearest public sandy beach complete with it's own beach cafe', and there is access to a near-private pebbled beach from the one and a half acre lawned garden, though please note the steps down to the beach are steep, can be strenuous, and may be dangerous for unaccompanied children.

Web Site - please ask for details.

Monkswell Park is situated right on the coastal path for walking, and within easy reach of Dartmoor, the historic towns of Dartmouth and Exeter, many tourist attraction, and recreational and sporting facilities, including; swimming, picturesque harbours and marinas around Torbay.

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