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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
St Anns is a detached cottage-style, three bedroom house of charming charater in the beautiful area of St Marychurch in Babbacombe/Torquay. The cottage is within easy walking distance of shops, bars, restaurants and beaches. Ideal choice for family holidays, as there are plenty of facilities and activities in the area for children, including Babbacombe Model Village, which is just around the corner. Our spacious holiday cottage sleeps 6 in three bedrooms, (one double, one twin and one room with bunk beds). The house also boasts a private drive (parking available for 2 cars) and sun trap landscaped gardens. To the rear, the cottage has views over the Petit Tor Downs, Torquay Golf Course and Watcombe. The closest beach is Oddicombe, a 14 year consecutive winner of the Blue Flag Award a...St Anns is a detached cottage-style, three bedroom house of charming charater in the beautiful area of St Marychurch in Babbacombe/Torquay. The cottage is within easy walking distance of shops, bars, restaurants and beaches. Ideal choice for family holidays, as there are plenty of facilities and activities in the area for children, including Babbacombe Model Village, which is just around the corner. Our spacious holiday cottage sleeps 6 in three bedrooms, (one double, one twin and one room with bunk beds). The house also boasts a private drive (parking available for 2 cars) and sun trap landscaped gardens. To the rear, the cottage has views over the Petit Tor Downs, Torquay Golf Course and Watcombe. The closest beach is Oddicombe, a 14 year consecutive winner of the Blue Flag Award and designated Euro Beach. If you choose to take the Cliff Railway, Oddicombe is a 15 minute walk or if you prefer the path Oddicombe and adjoining Babbacombe are a 20 minute walk. Other beaches at circa 15 minutes are Watcombe and Whitsand.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Lead guest must be 25 years or older. No groups of all female or all male allowed. Families preferred.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Manager
Karen Holidays 4U (Property Manager Holidays 4U)
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2005
Interaction with guests
We have scheduled the exterior of the house to be painted between 14th and 26th July 2020 (give or take a few days).  This will involve scaffolding.
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Reviews (26)
Julie T
Julie T
Liverpool, United Kingdom58 contributions
We took our grandchildren for our annual holiday to Torquay, first time at the cottage Location is perfect in terms of visiting Torquay and Babbacombe and onward to Brixham We were disappointed, however, that there was only one bathroom. The property was advertised with 2. The kitchen is really good, well stocked and great appliances . We paid for wi fi but this was erratic. We were advised by the owner that the gardener would be visiting to keep the garden beautiful. I only wish that was the case . The small garden was needing some Tlc, and the seated area was completely covered in overgrown plants and bird poop. I was aware that the furniture in the house was antique, but wasn’t aware that it needed a good clean, and there wasn’t enough seating should 6 people stay ( a sofa in the lounge and one lounge chair, a rocking chair, without a cushion couldn’t be considered a comfortable seat. We were unfortunate to be there whilst the property behind us having major renovation work. The noise started around 730 and continued until 7 pm at night. Banging and drilling and loud music and shouting from the builders. We spent very little time in the cottage as we were fortunate to have good weather All in all we enjoyed our holiday in st marychurch but unfortunately we were disappointed with the property on this occasion
Visited July 2022
Written 8 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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The property is advertised as having a bathroom with bath/shower and wash hand basin and the 2nd bathroom with a toilet. Sky has recently contacted us and has upgraded our wifi internet with a brand new wifi router. The guests following this stay have set it up and reported that it is working really well. I can't wait to try it out myself. The reason the rocking chair is without a cushion is that all the cushions in the house were removed due to COVID-19. This was a decision made for the safety of our guests. I dispute that the furniture is dirty - it is antique. Yes, it was unfortunate about the building work, but sadly that was outside of our control. I've checked with the cleaner and apparently the scaffolding is coming down now, so this will soon be no issue. It is true that the garden needs a bit of pruning. The plants and bushes grow fast in the Summer months. This will be done as soon as we get some free days. The house is very popular during the school summer holidays when bookings are back to back and the gardener doesn't like to disturb the privacy of our guests.
Written 19 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Resort16784256295
Resort16784256295
1 contribution
Had a lovely stay here, to visit family in the area, everything we needed available locally. The house is lovely and spacious with a charm all of its own. There is a secure garden area for the dog and space for sitting outside. Parking was tight but not a problem. We will definitely stay here again.
Visited February 2022
Written 7 February 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thanks for the lovely review.
Written 26 February 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Adele M
Adele M
6 contributions
This house is perfectly located in a little seaside village of St Marychurch, Babbacombe. The village itself is quaint and pretty, with a pedestrianised shopping street filled with cafes, charity shops and local bakers, fishmongers, butchers and green grocers. Lots of restaurants and pubs within walking distance. Several supermarkets within a few mins walk. A 10 minute walk along the downs will bring stunning views across Babbacombe bay. Within 15-20 mins down a steep coastal path (not too tricky-it has switchbacks) and you are at the pebble/shale beach of Oddicombe. There is a cliff railway down to the beach too. You are perfectly located to access several beaches, Torquay, Paignton, Dawlish Sands (Sandy beach) and Dartmoor too, all within 30-40 mins drive. There is Creally theme park and Splashdown water park also 40mins drive. Loads of water sports- kayak and paddle board hire options all along the coast. The house itself is clean and perfect for a family. Loads of space upstairs for 6 to sleep comfortably, a small living room perfect for relaxing in the evening (complete with piano!). There is a dining room if the weather lets you down, but a nice table outside which we used for most breakfasts and dinners when we weren’t out and about. Parking is a bit tricky as the drive is steep and narrow, but we soon got the hang of it. There is a bus stop right outside the house for easy access to many places. The garden is fully enclosed so safe fir dogs and children. We made full use of the washer, washing line and dryer whilst there do didn’t have much washing to do in our return home! We loved our two week stay here. We were comfortable, happy, and found plenty to do nearby. We would highly recommend St Ann’s.
Visited August 2021
Written 12 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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That's a lovely review. Thank you so much. Louise does a fantastic job looking after the cottage and welcoming our guests.
Written 14 September 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vacation37021015929
Vacation37021015929
1 contribution
We enjoyed our stay, bus stop outside property. No need to use car.to start your adventure exploring Devon. We did take the train from Paignton to Dartmouth.
Visited July 2021
Written 25 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you for your lovely review
Written 14 September 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Haley
Haley
Very nice and clean property. Bed was large and extremely comfortable, and we’ve slept better than ever. Many thanks for been so thoughtful and left PPE kits for children and essential things in the kitchen (tea, coffee, milk etc)
Visited May 2021
Written 17 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you so much for your lovely review
Written 20 July 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eliza L
Eliza L
1 contribution
Everything was perfect, the house is in the perfect setting and is clean & tidy. Everything you could possibly need is easily found, the groceries provided for your welcome are a lovely little touch, nothing better than tea & toast after a long journey! The private wrap around garden is so beautiful & peaceful The best value holiday home I have ever used and the only one I use for my regular trips to Torquay for the past 6 or 7 years just wish I'd known about it earlier
Visited October 2020
Written 21 November 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you for your lovely review
Written 25 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dolly Whatsit
Dolly Whatsit
1 contribution
My best friend and i stayed at St. Anne's for 3 nights at the end of Sept 2020. Great place to stay for accessibility to many places. Accomodation was good, clean and had everything we needed, including a great welcome pack of bread, butter, milk, kitchen roll, tea and coffee. The beds were comfy (twin bed room) didn't try out the double bed or bunkbeds. Plenty of space upstairs in the bedrooms, although the lounge a little snug, but there is a large dining room with good table and chairs. We didn't sit in the garden as we were out and about but our dog had a rumage around and it is secure. I did struggle at first with parking on the drive as it is a little tight but the road isn't very busy so had plenty of time to manoeuvre. Good value for money for this stay.
Visited September 2020
Written 1 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thanks for your lovely review
Written 5 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mhrlg
Mhrlg
4 contributions
We loved our stay at St Ann’s, perfect location to explore the area, wonderful beaches and easy access to everything in Torquay. The house was well equipped, with everything that you need to be able to cook a proper meal, lots of fridge and freezer space, a dishwasher and a washing machine, just what you need after a day on the beach. Lots of hot water, and plenty of space for families. The outside space was great, perfect for a bbq or drinks on the evening. We felt very at home in St Ann’s and would visit again with out a doubt. Thank you.
Visited July 2020
Written 17 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you for your lovely review.
Written 22 July 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gillian P
Gillian P
Bristol, United Kingdom2 contributions
Second time we stayed at St Ann's was just as good as we remembered, everything you need is a few minutes walk away including Babacombe Model Village, Babbacome is only a 10 minute walk. Cottage is well maintained and clean and the off street parking means you can park up and not have to worry about your car, also as there are several pubs, supermarkets and a pedestrian precinct just around the corner you don't need to drive. The bus stop outside means you can get a bus into Torquay or you can walk to the bottom of the precinct to get buses further afield so no worries about having a drink as you don't need to drive whilst you are there.
Visited September 2019
Written 2 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you for your lovely review
Written 3 October 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nomad58134686554
Nomad58134686554
The house was nice and clean, wish there was a down stairs toilet didn't know when we booked it, we had a nice time
Visited September 2019
Written 16 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thanks for your lovely review
Written 21 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is within a 5 minute drive of the brand new 21 million pound Marina Development. Torquay is at the hub of the English Riviera, with multiple attractions. As well as the Riviera Centre, which is a combined pool (with wave machine), sports centre and theatre complex, Torquay also boasts a new Aquarium, Aqualand and the Princess Theatre. Torquay has long had an extremely active jazz scene, which culminates in an annual jazz festival. The resort features continental style cafes, specialist shopping and an exuberant night-life. Close to St Anns is the smaller Babbacombe Theatre and local sporting facilities include bowls, putting, tennis and golf.
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Car advised
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Frequently Asked Questions about St Anns Cottage

St Anns Cottage is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

St Anns Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

St Anns Cottage has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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