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“Lovely house perfectly situated close to harbour”
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Very good
22 reviews
Modern bathroom
Large fully equipped kitchen
Quiet reading nook
Family dining room
Comfortable home from home
Leather sofas and period furnishings
Original period shutters and stripped wood floors
Grade two listed period house
Lovely open aspect over Torquay
Looking out from nearby beacon cove
Meadfoot beach minutes walk from Rowell House
Evening Drinks in the pretty garden
Blue flag award Meadfoot beach
Antique beds with hotel quality bedding
Antique and period furniture
Alfresco eating in the courtyard garden
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Torquay, English Riviera, Devon, England

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Very good - based on 22 reviews
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Sue T
Coleshill, null, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely house perfectly situated close to harbour”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Lovely property very conveniently situated close to the harbour, shops and restaurants. Everything in there you need, good internet and wifi service. The extras that the owners left available to use was great, eg the sauces and condiments. The only thing that we found a bit awkward was parking in the drive but of course the car could have been left on the road outside the property. Thank you once again we had a lovely time.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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OmArunach...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Homely with lot of character”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We are a family of three and stayed in Rowell house for 4 nights. The house is a period building with lots of character which the owners have lovingly restored and put in some very nice touches like the paintings, throws and rugs, small additions in the kitchen, and lots of toys/games etc all of which made us feel very much at home. The house was very snug and comfortable. Initially it felt a little cold but after adjusting the heating it was very comfortable. The kitchen was modern but with lots of period features and there were lots of personalised loving restorations visible throughout which showed us that the owners were very fond and proud of the house - it was almost as if we were swapping homes with them, except that they didnt stay at our place!
The balcony sit out leading from the small second bedroom was unique and delightful. The arrangements for key collection, rubbish collection etc were very good, and the owners were very helpful in enabling us to get the best out of our short holiday. The surrounding roads were very pleasant though slightly hilly, but this enabled us to go for runs and long walks - great exercise with sunshine and the sea breeze - felt wonderful.

Overall a very enjoyable stay. Particularly commendable was the booklet that they have put together about the property and the surroundings and emailed us a few weeks before our stay. This enabled us to plan items to bring and the days out well in advance.

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Liked best: It was a lovely personalised home away from home
Liked least: Having to put tickets for the car every morning and just avoiding being ticketed by the council inspector
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Essie0101
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice place but not the great place we expected”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Rowell House is well situated near the harbor of Torquay and close to a nummer of nice restaurants. The street is quit steep but that an opinion of someone from the Lowlands. The house had on site parking which unfortunatly leaves little space to get on the front patio (the only outside space). The house itself is spacious enough to accommodate 4 adults. The matress of the bed in the front bedroom had a v-shape but we put a blanket underneath it in the middle to solve this. The toilet upstairs is tight but the bathroom downstairs gives enough room. As this is an old house ventilation is key, and this is difficult in this house especially downstairs when you are not at home. Therefor I found the house a bit damped and sombre.and too much dirt between the windows. Overall a nice place but not the great place we expected even though we are used to live in an old house.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Sombre and lack of outside space
Traveling group: Tieners
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Nee.
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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 6, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 3, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Liked best: It was well presented inside.
Liked least: The walk back up hill but it was good exercise!!!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Naughtyho...
Dudley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Spacious home from home, equipped to a very high standard”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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person found this review helpful

Rowell cottage has a warm and friendly feel. The modern & large well equipped kitchen has everything you need and is set separate to a spacious dining room.... Also downstairs is a nice sized front living room again well equipped with tv, cable and DVD player as well as board games.... Modern bathroom also downstairs, with lovely bath & powerful shower....

Upstairs 3 good sized bedrooms with plenty of closets n hangers.... Also another toilet.....

So to reflect on house... It is big enough for most sized families and other than your personnel items, you will not need to take extras.... All rooms very very clean and tidy....

Location......perfectly positioned to get in n out the the vibrant harbour, yet set in a peaceful location, probably only 5 minutes walk..... Only small warning is that your walk back is all uphill and it is quite steep, so the less able might need to consider this a little, but it will be no problem for most people.

All in all house is very good value for money

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Liked best: All rooms very spacious
Liked least: No garden
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed August 20, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: The 'extra' soft sofa
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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