Windchimes is a gorgeous cottage converted in style from an original hayloft. Next to our home, in pretty shared gardens, it's quietly located in a lovely part of Torquay. Walking distance of beaches, harbour, pubs, restaurants & attractions.
Wind Chimes is a gorgeous cottage converted in style from an original hayloft. Adjacent to the owners' home, this upmarket cottage has a smart kitchen living dining area and shower room. The amazingly romantic bedroom on the mezzanine floor is accessed by open tread steps, and comes complete with quality linens. Please note the bedroom has a low sloping roof, so may not suit those who are tall. Set in pretty communal gardens 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 sight seeing holiday, a walking break 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.
Living area: Two seater Chesterfield sofa; Digital TV with Freeview and DVD player; Digital radio with Ipod dock; Books, marble chess set etc. Kitchen area: Combination microwave oven & grill; 2 ring electric hob; fridge; Sink; crockery etc. Shower room: with radiator, shower, basin and WC. First floor: accessed by open tread stairs: Mezzanine floor with very romantic double bedroom with high quality linen; digital radio; bedside lamps; storage. Free WIFI.
Windchimes is a self catering cottage, with everything you need for a lovely break You only share the communal gardens with the owners who live next door. The pagoda area, together with table and chairs, are just for you. Two lovely steamer chairs are yours to soak up the sunshine whilst reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine or refreshing cup of tea.
We are keen gardeners and can often be seen pottering about the garden. We are happy to chat or leave you to relax, as you wish.
Wellswood is a lovely upmarket and leafy part of Torquay. Although quietly situated, it is within walking distance of local shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, the harbour, beaches and local attractions.
Plenty of free car parking is available on the road, but you don't really need a car to get around. A bus stop is at the end of the road for trips out to Totnes, Exeter, Brixham and beyond. The train station is a short bus away and you can take the boat from the harbour to Brixham and Dartmoor.
There are lots of local attractions to enjoy: Coastal and woodside walks; Kents Cavern; Living Coasts, Bygones, Torquay Museum to name but a few. A little further away is the holiday home of Agatha Christie at Greenaway, and other National Trust properties, as well as Paignton Zoo and many local villages.
Please note that Windchimes Hayloft, is not suitable for those with mobility problems due to several steps down to the property, and open tread steps up to the romantic mezzanine bedroom - within the cottage itself. Please note children and pets are not permitted under any circumstances. The cottage is for two adults only. The cottage is self contained, and located right next to our home. Please do not invite others to the cottage or gardens during your stay. Thank You.
Guests have access to the pretty communal gardens, and can relax on the steamer chairs, or enjoy a glass of wine or cup of the in the Pagoda on hot summer days.
Interaction with guests
Windchimes Hayloft is right next to our home, and you will be sharing the garden with us. This may not suit those seeking total seclusion. We are very friendly and are usually happy to stop and chat. Also we're keen gardeners, and can be seen pottering about the garden. We're happy to offer advice and suggestions on things to do / places to visit, and ideas for eating out.
Other things to note
Windchimes Hayloft is quirky, cosy and truly characterful. There is a beam, and low headroom in places in the mezzanine bedroom, so if you are very tall it may not be the place for you. A narrow open tread staircase leads up to the bedroom, and there are 15 steps down to the cottage itself, so it's unsuited to those with mobility problems.
Windchimes has been converted from a former hayloft, and can attract dust in some of it's quirky nooks . We do our best to minimise this by scrubbing and cleaning the cottage in preparation for all our guests, but the dust fairy sometimes somehow makes a little reappearance.
Kevin is a qualified Yoga Practitioner, and can offer you private Yoga Tuition, subject to availability.
• Check-in time is 4PM.
Check out time is 10AM
• Not child-friendly (0-12 years)
• No parties or events
• Not suitable for pets
• No smoking
Please treat the property with respect. Do not invite others who are not booked into the cottage, onto the premises or the garden. Smoking is not permitted in the cottage itself. No pets, babies or children under 17 years old. Please do not ask for early check in / late check out. Time is needed to maintain and keep the cottage lovely for you!
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Hi; I work in Public Relations part time from home, and my husband Kevin is a science teacher. We enjoy music, cooking, gardening, walking and reading. Kevin is also a qualified Yoga Teacher. We enjoy meeting visitors from all over the world, and look forward to meeting people on their travels, students and actors. We love our house, and welcome guests who will respect the space on offer. Please note that we cannot accommodate children or pets. We cannot accommodate smokers.