Windchimes nestles quietly beside our homeMeadfoot beach is only a stroll away
Cosy Character Cottage near Beaches and Town
Hosted by Jacquie
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

What's inside?

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.

Guest access

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.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

• 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!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are 16 steps down into the garden where the cottage is located, next to our home. There are steep, open tread steps up to the mezzanine bedroom
No parking on property - We have no off road parking for visitors to Windchimes, but there is plenty of free parking on the public road next to our property
Some spaces are shared - The cottage itself is self contained. The pretty gardens are shared with the owners.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

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Charlotte User Profile
October 2017
Lovely time in a lovely place! Very welcoming hosts and nice relaxing area.
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Response from Jacquie:
Dear Charlotte; Thank you so much for your review. I'm really happy that you enjoyed your stay. All the best and thanks again. Jacquie xx
October 2017

Ellie User Profile
September 2017
lovely hosts, so friendly and helpful, gave us great advice for where to eat and such a beautiful home, with a very sweet garden! Very clean and comfy, great location, would definitely recommend!
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Response from Jacquie:
Dear Ellie; Thank You so much for your feedback. It was lovely to meet you, and we're really pleased that you and Leo enjoyed staying at our cute little cottage. You're welcome back any time. All the best and thanks again. Jacquie x
September 2017

Alice User Profile
September 2017
Couldn't fault our stay at the cottage. It's a beautiful little get away. We only met Jacquie but she was very friendly and very easy to contact if the need arises. It's a 15-20 minute walk away from Torquay so we walked into town nearly every day but the garden is so lovely it would be very easy to get lost relaxing there. Will definitely look to stay with Jacquie and Kevin again if we come back to Torquay.
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Response from Jacquie:
Dear Alice; Thank You so much for your delightful feedback. It's very much appreciated. I'm really pleased that the two of you enjoyed your stay at Windchimes Hayloft, and would love to host you both again in the future. All the best and thanks again for your comments. So glad you enjoyed the garden too. Best Wishes, Jacquie xx
September 2017

Lorren User Profile
September 2017
Jacquie & Kevin were so lovely and welcoming on arrival. We really appreciated the cakes and wine too after a long journey! The cottage and garden were beautiful and in a perfect location! We will be returning. Lorren & Josh :-)
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Response from Jacquie:
Dear Lorren and Josh; thank You so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed the cake, and the wine, which were a "Thank You" welcome gift for booking a seven night stay. We'd love to host you both again and hope to see you in the future. Thanks again, and good luck with your studies this academic year xx
September 2017

Peter User Profile
August 2017
We really enjoyed our first trip away together! Wind chimes is a perfect location for local attractions or a 2 minute drive. The cottage is extremely cosy and has everything you could need -- my partner being 5ft 1 found it a lot easier as I am 6 ft having to shuffle a bit. It's a very quiet area but becomes lively at night! We recommend Bianco's for dinner, very small, fancy and delicious food and wine! It was nice to get all dressed up, taking photographs in the beautiful garden was amazing too! The bed is very comfy, good nights sleep is always important. If you cook yourselves breakfast I could suggest making sure you have oil! Only thing we didn't think of! Hosts are amazing and couldn't thank them enough, very friendly, welcoming and suggested very nice places to go!
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Response from Jacquie:
Dear Peter; Thank you so much for your fabulous comments. We enjoyed meeting you and Jey, and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Windchimes Hayloft. Our aim is that our guests enjoy our tiny little cottage, and we love sharing our garden with visitors. All the best and thanks again for choosing us for your first break away together xxx
August 2017

Simon User Profile
August 2017
A well equipped, quaint and beautiful cottage. As echoed by the other reviews, a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The hosts are friendly and I'm sure if the weather had been better we could have enjoyed time with them in their beautiful garden. The location, although occasionally busy with a small amount of traffic going through, is quiet but well situated for the local shops and eateries, all within easy walking distance. Most of our stay the weather was miserable but the cottage is again well sited and within easy reach of several local tourist attractions. On the good days we did have, we found the cottage quite central to the various different beaches that are local. All told a lovely holiday, with great hosts, in a beautiful cottage well located in the Torbay.
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Response from Jacquie:
Dear Simon; I'm really pleased that you and Nicole enjoyed your stay at Windchimes Hayloft. We very much appreciated your comments and feed back and would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future. All the best and thanks again. Jacquie xx
August 2017

Rhodri User Profile
August 2017
Lovely little place to stay, ideal for walking to all of Torquays local attractions. Lovely hosts happy to help.
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Response from Jacquie:
Dear Rhodri; Thanks so much for your review - it's much appreciated. We enjoyed meeting you and Pri. You would both be very welcome to visit again. All the Best. Jacquie and Kevin xx
August 2017

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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.

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