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“A Perfect break in a rainy Torquay”
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The Charterhouse
Ranked #6 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, Wales
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A Perfect break in a rainy Torquay”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Just returned from 3 nights at the Charterhouse. Situated near Cockington, the position is great and we were able to leave the car in the car park and walk into Torquay and Paignton easily. The train station is also in easy walking distance, we took the train to Newton Abbot for a look around. As for the hosts, nothing is too much trouble. They are both on hand to advise and you are made to feel very welcome. The breakfasts are brilliant, just as good as a 4 star hotel! The bread is delicious and there are home made jams, marmalades and chutneys. The food was amazing. However, best of all was the warmth and genuine caring nature of Marion. Ask her for anything and she will sort it. She deserves 5 stars! Thanks for a great stay. We will be back!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Roermond, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

My three sisters and I had a great stay in 'The Charterhouse". Marion knows the nicest places in and around Torquay and how to get there. She told us about the best tearoom in town and of course we have been there; the cream tea was great indeed! 'The Charterhouse' has good, comfortable beds and every day we enjoyed a very, very delicious breakfast. Marion can really entertain the guests and is only satisfied when the guests feel comfortable! Thank you Marion!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Just back from 3 raining days in Torquay, celebrating my birthday, staying with Les and Marion at The Charterhouse. Arrived in the middle of a monsoon and within minutes a pot of tea had arrived in our room complete with biscuits. Just what we needed. It was the start of a perfect few days. From the lovely bath robes to the yummy breakfasts (complete with Les's homemade bread and jams). To totally mirror the other comments, Marion really knows Torquay and acts as travel guide as well as host. I was also lucky enough to be staying in the lovely Riviera room (thanks to my lovely boyfriend) - which is above the standard of any b and b I have ever stayed in. A real treat. Our only issue was having to leave...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Wonderful place to stay. The rooms and grounds are very nice and it’s in a great location. Everything was spotless. Marion, our hostess, is amazing. She has to be one of the friendliest, most helpful owners I have ever encountered. My husband likened her to a “whirling dervish” but meant it in the kindest way. She is on top of everything and she wants her guests to enjoy their stay with her and enjoy Torquay and all it has to offer. Enjoy it we did. The rooms were well equipped, good bed and quiet setting. The breakfast was terrific; it was buffet style with several egg offerings, homemade breads, potatoes, sausage, beans, bacon, cereals, yogurt, fruit and more. I hated to leave!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shropshire
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed for 3 nights, while visiting elderly relatives nearby. We paid for 2 nights and the 3rd was half price (special October offer) and on arrival were upgraded free to a superior room with a sea view and en suite with double sized shower.
Marion, who greeted us most warmly, was always on hand with advice and help. Breakfasts were excellent, with fresh fruit salad, home-made bread and marmalades and healthily cooked full English or other alternatives.
The location was good, with the sea front only a few metres down the road.

Room Tip: Room 15 is quietly situated at the side of the house, with partial sea views and a large shower.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

4 of us spent 2 nights here while staying in Torquay for a family wedding. We were very impressed - Marion and Les were excellent and very friendly hosts - a nice pot of tea on arrival and nothing was too much trouble throughout our stay. The location is perfect being in a quiet location near the charming little village of Cockington but also close to Torquay centre. Rooms were spotless and very comfy and as for the breakfasts! I can only reiterate other reviewers comments - wonderful local food including Les's homemade breads, marmalade and jams - perfect. We are so glad we didn't pick a big hotel or one of the growing number of budget chain hotels.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

We were greeted by a warm welcome for our story stay at the Charterhouse, we had a lovely room with a large comfy bed. We enjoyed a great nights sleep and awoke to the smell of breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble and the breakfast was amazing. There is plenty of space to park the car and Torquay is only a short walk away. The train station is even nearer, only about 5 mins walk and the service up and down the coast is frequent and reliable meaning we could leave the car parked up and de stress properly. Marion and Les were the perfect hosts, we really enjoyed our break and will return again next year!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Charterhouse
Address: Cockington Lane, Torquay TQ2 6QT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Charterhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run B&B with a warm welcome and delicious breakfasts. Just a short stroll from Country Park, Thatched Village and Beach. Available for short breaks or longer stays. Please ring for further information or visit our website. Within walking distance of Torquay. Large car park, beautiful gardens and in quiet location. Free wifi throughout and small heated outdoor swimming pool open in the summer. ... more   less 
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