Torquay Seaside Cottages

St Anns

St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon

Sleeps 6

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Three Bed cottage

This three bedroom self catering cottage is one of our Torquay seaside cottages. As the name suggests it is within a 5 minute walk to the nearest beach.

As the title suggests St Anns cottage is only a short walking distances from the best beaches in Torquay. The nearest beach is a 5 minute walk, which is Oddicombe beach. It can be reached via Babbacombe Downs which is very picturesque. It consists of pretty lawns and flower borders on top of the cliff overlooking the sea with lovely promenades lined with night lighting. There are many hotels and restaurants along this stretch all which enjoy amazing sea views. To get to the beach below there are 2 choices. You can either walk down the steep road (which is fine going down, but obviously more of an effort coming up again) or take the cliff railway. From memory I think the cost of an adult return is just £2.50. The railway was first built in 1926, but had been discussed since 1890.

A footpath leads from Oddicombe Beach along the coastline and around the corner to Babbacombe Beach. This is a pebble beach where dogs are allowed. There is a very fine restaurant/pub The Cary Arms on the sea front here, which is also dog friendly. The restaurant offers a fine dining experience and the rooms to rent in the pub are akin to a luxury hotel.

Along the coast a little further, is Meadfoot Beach. This is a family beach with a separate pebble section where dogs are welcome. A road runs along the sea front with a tall sea wall separating the road from the sea, affording spectacular views for the passing drivers. A word of warning though. There is a section of this beach behind the sea wall that forms a bit of a bay. The sea comes in very fast here and without warning sunbathers could find themselves cut off from the steps leading to the top of the sea wall. I know as it happened to me and my family. Luckily we were warned by a passing diver and as it was a calm day we were able to wade to safety only getting our feet and ankles wet.

I would also like to briefly mention Goodrington Sands which is a short drive away. This is a truly lovely beach for families with young children. The sand is very soft and the sea gently shelves which means you can wade out for a long time before getting out of your depth, so children can play in the water safely.

Facilities and Reviews


  • St Anns is very well placed for the shopping complex, pubs and lovely little cafes as well as travelling to all local attractions. - Sandra from Shrewsbury (June 2013)
  • Bathroom

    Bath with shower attachment plus electric shower above, hand wash basin with mirror, laundry basket, window (new bathroom January 2014)

    Bedroom 1

    Double Bed, mahogany bed side tables and headboard, bedside lamps, large mahogany wardrobe, pedestal wash basin, mahogany chest of drawers, rocking chair, travel cot, cherry wood laminate floor, window

    Bedroom 2

    2 single beds, mahogany dressing table, large rug, mahogany wardrobe, pedestal wash basin, wooden floor

    Bedroom 3

    bunk beds, chest of drawers, wooden floor, window


    From 5pm on your day of arrival. Earlier check-ins may be possible and can be negotiated with the cleaner nearer to the arrival date. In any event, guests are always welcome to drop their luggage.


    From 10am on your day of departure

    Dining Room

    Dining table and chairs, armchair, standard lamp, 2 wooden sideboards, wooden floor, 2 windows


    gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, separate freezer, iron and ironing board, oak wood laminate floor, door which leads out to the rear garden


    Linen (for duvets) and towels can be provided for £20 per week or guests may bring their own if preferred


    3-seater sofa, 2 armchairs, coffee table, colour TV with freeview channels, DVD player, piano, wooden floor, with large fireside rug, standard lamp


    patio table and chairs, landscaped gardens lower level and upper level which catch the sun at different times of day

    Separate Toilet



    Date Period

    Weekly Rental

    £20 optional charge for linen/towels plus £100 refundable security bond

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