Back home now after a lovely four night stay at the Ashwood Grange - we booked through Bookings.com and chose here after looking at the other very favourable reviews on Tripadvisor. Clare and Stuart are indeed the perfect mine hosts and very organised - we rolled up early on Monday afternoon thinking we would be too early to check in; however we were met by Stuart who straight away gave us a warm welcome and offered to take our bags in and said it was no trouble at all that we were early. Breakfast (as several other folks have already said on here) was all freshly prepared and nothing was any trouble.
There is plenty of local information booklets & guides available in the lobby but Clare & Stuart themselves are a mine of information - saved a trip to the tourist office from the outset! The bus stops outside the hotel were extremely useful and as we had our 1-year old daughter with us it was a huge plus in that you could take your pushchair on board. The 'Hop 12' service runs every 10 mins down into Torquay town centre and then back up towards Newton Abbot with the same frequency and this service continues until quite late at night (although they run every 20 mins then). That said, the seafront and Riviera Centre are only about a 15 min walk away anyway.
On a more personal note, our daughter celebrated her 1st birthday this week, and when we went for breakfast that particular morning there was a birthday card on the table from Clare & Stuart - that was a lovely gesture and definitely not one you would get in any chain hotel!
Would certainly recommend to anyone although (due to the geography of Torquay!) you may find it easier to park and load/unload your car across the road from the hotel as the car park is on a fairly steep slope.
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