7 The Retreat

ID: S113923

  • Bedrooms 3
  • ・ Sleeps 6
  • ・ Pets 2

About this property

Just a one minute walk to the beach and beautifully finished interior is 7 The Retreat, situated in the wonderful coastal town of Paignton in South Devon. This three-storey semi-detached cottage has been lovingly appointed to meet your needs throughout your stay. The ground floor occupies a cloakroom as you step in, before you arrive at the bright and spacious lounge showcasing a plush sofa and two armchairs along with a Smart TV with a BT Vision Box. This is a delightful space to chill out with friends or family, enjoying the nautical theme carried through the rooms, the coastal blues and creams uplift a neutral base. Step through the double doors to the kitchen/diner, benefitting sleek base and wall units and all the mod cons to make you feel at home. Just off from the sitting room you can access the rear terrace, complete with patio furniture and a lovely little summerhouse, so you can still enjoy sitting outdoors, even on windy autumn days. The side gate is a handy addition to the property for access with beach gear and bicycles. Inside the bedrooms are spread over the first and second floors, with plush carpet sweeping up the staircases. Each one boasts an en-suite and fabulous soft furnishings with a luxurious, modern finish; the loft room has two single beds with the bathroom showcasing complimenting colour schemes, adding style and charm to the cottage. The light Velux windows draw in a plethora of natural light, brightening up the room further. Step out from the front-facing bedroom on the first floor and enjoy the enchanting balcony. Close by is Preston Sands, a delightful sandy beach with seafront cafés and colourful beach huts. Stroll along on a balmy afternoon and soak up the breezy seaside atmosphere, the coastal path leads the way to Preston Green and the delights of the Victorian esplanade. With the picturesque harbour and a bustling assortment of shops, pubs and restaurants nearby; you simply won't want to leave this fantastic retreat in Devon.

Situated in the centre of Torbay between Brixham and Torquay, Paignton is one of South Devon's premier seaside resorts. Boasting beaches and a harbour, this bustling town also plays host to a wonderful selection of shops, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Nearby, Torquay comprises an array of shopping opportunities, museums, and numerous parks and gardens. The coastline offers walking and cycling opportunities along stretches of beach and cliff tops, while the meadows of South Devon provide afternoon strolls and an abundance of picnic spots.


Over three floors.

Three bedrooms: 1 x king size with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC.

1 x twin (zip/link can be double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC.

1 x second floor twins with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC.

Ground floor cloakroom.


Sitting room.

Gas central heating.

Electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with BT Vision Box, 3 x TV, sound bar which includes bluetooth, WiFi, selection of books, games.

Fuel and power included in rent.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Stairgate, highchair and travel cot available.

Off-road parking for two cars.

Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture, small summerhouse and charcoal barbecue.

Two well-behaved dogs welcome.

Sorry, no smoking.

Shop and pub 3 mins walk.

Nearby points of interest

  • Torquay Museum
  • Babbacombe Model Village
  • Golden Hinde
  • House of Marbles
  • Dartmouth Castle
  • Powderham Castle
  • Shaldon Beach
  • Blackpool Sands

Reviews (38)

  • Sean

    Parking for two cars is a real bonus. The house was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Highly recommended especially if you have children.

  • Kate

    Good size bedrooms, with plenty of space to get ready. Ideal having en-suite include bath/ shower in each bedroom, however ideally some hand soap available in each one would have been nice. Clean and tidy property with all kitchen equipment needed. Ideally for dog owners. You wouldn’t know it had dogs in it before. Stair gate great idea to prevent dogs upstairs too. Really is a 1 minute walk to the beach and 3-4 minutes from Paignton pier. 2 parking spaces directly outside of the property make it ideal to park up and then walk in to the town, where entertainment, pubs and shops can be found. Great communication from property manager, who responded to a question quickly. Ever better if… After a long journey (6 hours), it would have been nice to have a welcome pack of some sort such as pint of milk in the fridge, so that a warm drink could have been made on arrival. It’s the small things that can make a difference. Towels were provided, however only one bath sheet, the others were small bath towels and not ‘ideal’ for adults. Overall, great location to potter around and close to other local areas such as Dartmouth, Brixham and Goodrington Sands.

  • Helen

    ) There was no welcome pack and we are used to that in our holiday cottages. Also no toast rack (I know that's maybe a bit picky - we use them every day at home though). We did appreciate the coffee machine and cafetiere though plus 4 slice toaster. Washer/dryer also good. Great parking too and location as we knew it would be after looking at the location before we booked. Would definitely come back!

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