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Windchimes Hayloft

The Joy of a Summers day in our lovely South facing garden
Very good
11 reviews
The Joy of a Summers day in our lovely South facing garden
Windchimes nestles romantically next to our home
The fabulously cosy mezzanine bedroom
The kitchen area has everything you need to whip up something yummy
Pamper yourself in the shower room, complete with complimentary toiletries and gowns
Dining for two with a view
The Pagoda is yours to sit and enjoy a good book, meal, or glass of wine
Quirky lion detail for the garden lover
Steps to the romantic mezzanine bedroom
Relax in the lounge and watch a selection of films on DVD after a day sightseeing
Put your feet up in the garden, you deserve it
Welcome treats are waiting for you
Meadfoot Beach is but a stroll away
The communal garden is a surprise delight set behind high walls
Shaldon beach is a short drive a lovely coastal walk away
Dartington Hall is a short drive away
Torquay Harbour is just down the hill for breakfast, lunch, dinner......
Torre Abbey Sands, just a jaunty walk away, you lucky thing
Totnes is great for interesting shops
Churston Cove - discover it on a lovely coastal walk - we'll tell you how
Enjoy a well deserved break after one of the many local coastal walks
Fifteen steps take you down into the communal garden where Windchimes is nestled
Your friendly hosts live next door and are happy to help
Romantic Mezzanine bedroom
Romantic mezzanine bedroom
Romantic mezzanine bedroom
Corner detail of the cosy mezzanine bedroom
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Torquay, English Riviera, Devon, England
Wind Chimes is a gorgeous little cottage converted in style from an original hayloft, next to the owners home. This quirky, cosy, upmarket cottage, is small in size but big in character. It has a smart kitchen living dining area and shower room. The amazingly romantic bedroom, has a low sloping roof, in keeping with it's age. Set on a mezzanine floor, the bedroom comes complete with quality linens. Set in pretty communal gardens which are shared with the owners, the cottage is within walking distance of beaches, coastal paths, the harbour, restaurants, pubs, wine bars, tourist attractions and shops. It's a great place for honeymoons, a sightseeing holiday, a walking break, writing retreat, or simply a week by the sea. "Wind Chimes is a fantastic place to come back to after a day out" is a comment made by many visitors.... Read more
About the Owner, Jacquie F
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2014
Overall rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Based on 11 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We live right next door. We are avid gardeners so you'll probably see us pottering about in it. We are usually happy to chat, and give you info on places to see, and things to do. It's important to say that the garden is communal - you share it with us Gite style. Europeans, Americans and other overseas guests tend to love our place because of this. Windchimes has very thick almost sound proof walls. It's perfect for those who want a quirky self catering place to come back to after site seeing / studying / placement etc. If you hate the idea of having your hosts close by, then we are probably not for you. If on the other hand you like the fact that we are usually on hand, the Windchimes could well be for you. Happy Holidays xx
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English first
Nympsfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Windchimes Hayloft was a very comfortable, cosy and romantic place to come back to after visiting some of the many attractions in the area. Torquay Harbour and town centre was an easy 15 minute walk away, with shops and a good pub 10 minutes in the other direction. Jacqui and Kevin made us feel very welcome.

Management response:

Dear Teresa; Thank you so much for your review. It helps others to make an informed about whether our cosy little, quietly located cottage is for them. We are so pleased that you both enjoyed yourselves and had a good time sightseeing. We are also very pleased that you enjoyed the location - a short walk away from Torquay Harbour,...


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Reviewed 25 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We loved Windchimes. It was cute, cosy and full of charm. Perfect for what we wanted - a quiet comfy place to come back to after our coastal walks and site seeing. Thank you Kevin and Jacquie for being such lovely hosts. We'll be back xx

Management response:

Dear Sarah and John; Thank You so much for your kind review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. We really appreciate you taking the time to review Windchimes, and that you have joined the many delighted guests who have stayed at our little holiday cottage. All the best and...


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Reviewed 29 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Photo's can be deceiving!! Very small,bedlinen,towels,dressing gowns NOT freshly laundered,used and unclean!! Dusty dirty and very unclean all round,no nice touches,dingy and depressing, just awful!!!!! I would not recommend this hovel to anyone!!!!

Management response:

We find all reviews help to make others decide if Windchimes is for them. The photos of the cottage are a true reflection of what to expect from a visit to our quirky and characterful cottage. It is very cosy - tiny some might say. All part of it's charm. Viewers can see a photo taken of the cottage next...


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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (1)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
No parties. The cottage is for two adults only. No other visitors permitted to visit the cottage or garden. Check in on the day if arrival is at or after 4pm. Checkout time on the...
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
3 Jun 2017 -
2 Sep 2017
High Season
4 nights
3 Sep 2017 -
16 Dec 2017
Low - Mid Season
2 nights
17 Dec 2017 -
6 Jan 2018
Christmas / New Year
3 nights
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About the neighbourhood
A quiet, upmarket neighbourhood. A range of shops at cafes at the nearby shops at Wellswood Village, including supermarket, cafes, a lovely wine bar and popular local pub. Lots of places to eat out at within walking distance of the cottage. Tourist attractions, beaches and coast paths are also within walking distance of the cottage.
Getting around
You can get to a lot of the local attractions on foot from the cottage, or use the local buses. A car makes it easy to access Dartmoor and some of the lovely villages and towns such as Totnes, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge etc
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Exeter Airport: 35.0 km
Railway: Torquay: 3.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 65.0 km
If driving, and you are happy with narrow country roads, you could come into Torquay along the coast road via Teignmouth and Shaldon. It's a very pretty drive and avoids the queues of the main Newton Road into Torquay. Alternatively you can use the new link road which comes off the A380
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.9 km.
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