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Another lovely holiday booked through Cottages.com. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Torquay. David, the owner, was really friendly and they made sure the cottage had everything we needed, including a hair drier which I requested. The heated towel rail was a real bonus with all the wet clothes we had due to lots of mud on our walks and paddling in the sea!The girls loved playing in the garden where we could keep an eye on them from the cottage. We asked about a laundry room and David said this was something on his list to add to their development, alongside more outdoor play equipment. We recommend taking the lower car ferry across to Dartmouth and then driving to Blackpool Sands. Paignton Zoo was lovely too, with lots to keep the children entertained and had a good walk in Haldon Forest following the Gruffalo trail. Definitely recommend the Woks Cook Inn Chinese take-away on Barton Hill Road for anyone who is Gluten intolerant as they were extremely helpful.
Hi. Thanks for your positive feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. As you say the washing machine and tumble dryer will be fitted over the next couple of months in time for next year. We look forward to seeing you back at Devon Palms soon.
We stayed at Devon Palms for the first time the 2nd week in September and found it clean, comfortable and peaceful. David and Hellen were very welcoming and informative. It was good to be able to park the car right outside the cottage and out of view of the main road. It was in a good location to explore the area and, having a bus stop right outside made it easy to get into Torquay without the bother of finding a car park. We found some wonderful places to eat and had a lovely holiday.
Hi Bill and Heather. Thanks for the feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. If you are back this way we look forward to seeing you at Devon Palms. David and Hellen
We stayed in Apple Tree for the first week in September. The apartment was clean and well-equipped with everything we needed. The owners, David and Hellen, were very helpful and friendly, and have obviously made many improvements to the complex already, with more in the pipeline.Devon Palms was ideally situated for us, with friends living in Torquay and Teignmouth, so we were easily able to meet up. English weather can not be relied on - we did not really get the opportunity to sit outside, though could enjoy the views in the evening from the lovely large windows. The cove down the hill was very dramatic after a stormy morning, with a bracing walk back up! Dartmoor was close by, and we did get the chance to explore on a fine day, but there is plenty to do in the area when it is not so nice. All-in-all a very good week, and so much more to see when we come again.
Hi to the Chetwin family. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to having back at Devon Palms. David & Helen
We thoroughly enjoyed our week stay at Devon Palms. The cottage was ideal, with lovely views, and providing a well positioned base from which to visit the many attractions of the local area. Hellen and David were very welcoming and accommodating and their local knowledge and advice was most useful.One week was just not long enough, we'd love to stay again.
Hello Peter & Caroline. Nice to meet you and as you say a week is just not long enough to visit all the attractions around Maidencombe. We look forward to seeing you back at Devon Palms soon. Remember to ring me direct to get the latest discounts. David and Hellen
A weeks stay in Honeysuckle cottage, which had everything you need and was clean and tidy. David and Hellen were very welcoming and helpful.Great location to explore south devon with a great pub and beech nearby.
Hi Roy. Thanks for your feed back and we look forward to seeing you again. David and Hellen
It was our first time staying at devon palms but not last we had a great time we had everything we needed plus the great thing is the beach its only 5 mins away the kids loved it.The new owners are lovely and very professional they are improving the place for the guests so they have a pleasant stay we will definitely be coming back.
Hi Samina. Thank you for your feedback. We are constantly improving Devon Palms to make it more enjoyable for our guests. As you say the beach being so close is a real bonus. We look forward to seeing you all very soon. David and Hellen.
Just had a great week in Ashbury Tor. A lovely well equipped apartment with every think you need for a week away. All modern equipment and and spotlessly clean on arrival. Great location to explore Torbay from. Very dog friendly and the the owners David and Hellen are .lovely people. Two nice pubs close by both offer excellent food. Just cross the road for some nice costal walks. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Would definitely go back
Hello Robert, Thanks for the great feedback. Good to know you enjoyed your time in Devon. We look forward to seeing you back at Devon Palms soon. David and Hellen
David and Hellen run a very friendly and happy collection of holiday cottages and apartments under the name, Devon Palms, which we discovered when our sat nav took us directly to the spot when searching out their Airbnb Haytor apartment. David spotted us immediately and from the very start was the perfect host, offering us advice on local attractions and how best to spend our time during the inclement weather that accompanied our stay.Since taking over the tired and out-dated Crossways & Seaview establishment, David and Hellen have worked wonders in providing a group of tastefully decorated apartments with modern amenities. The trundle bed was perfect for our two children and was easily pulled out and rapidly assembled to give them separate singles. We met a couple of other families during out three days there, all of them satisfied with the attention given them by our hosts and the quality of their rooms. Hellen can be found processing the mounds of laundry that accompany such a busy establishment and Hay Tor was spotlessly clean with matching crockery – too often holiday apartments have a hotchpotch of tableware, but not so Devon Palms. Sadly we inadvertently left two plates on the hotplate which cracked and went hand in mouth to our hosts expecting to be charged but no, both Hellen and David were very generous in forgiving us.Hay Tor apartment, being on the top floor, has vaulted ceilings that come down close to floor level. It makes the space more open and, decorated white, makes it light and fresh. We all had to take care of our heads as we came to the edges of the rooms but we had expected this from the photographs which make the flat look smaller than it is. The dining area is raised and we had to take note of this when sitting around the meal table. However, finding this gem of an apartment at the end of school holidays was a blessing, given that we only booked it three days before arrival.Devon Palms is in an ideal location, less than four miles from the heart of Torquay yet in a quiet and peaceful rural environment. Maidencombe Beach is just down the hill and was a delightful spot for us to enjoy the late morning before returning for check-in time.All in all, the four of us enjoyed our stay at Hay Tor and would be happy to return in the future should we come this way again.
Hello Michael. Thank you for your generous feedback which is very pleasing to read. We are working very hard to make sure our guests enjoy their time at Devon Palms, whatever the weather. We certainly look forward to seeing you back with us sometime soon. David and Hellen.
Stayed here in august mon-fri in the Haytor apartment, what an amazing view. Would recommend these apartments to anyone. Wasn't a thing we could fault or even need during our stay everything was perfect and clean. The new owners David and Hellen where very welcoming and friendly. Going the extra mile to make our stay a memorable one. Perfect location to visit the surrounding area. Need to make another trip next year as we didn't get to visit half off the attractions an places we would like too. Thank you again for making us feel so welcome hope to see you next year.Gail & Billy
Hi Gail and Billy. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Devon Palms. We enjoyed having you as our guests. As you say a few days is not long enough and we look forward to seeing you back here next year. David and Hellen.
We stayed in the Ottery Tor studio flat for 4 nights. Although small it was adequate,clean and very well equipped. On arrival David showed us where things were and tea and coffee were available in our room which was very welcoming. There was a small patio at the front where we could sit out for a glass of wine in the evening or coffee in the morning. The gardens at the back had a children's play area and places to sit and picnic table. David and Hellen are excellent owners and give more than a 100% to ensure that guests are welcome and their needs are met. It is obvious that the sight has undergone extensive renovations since they have taken over ownership. The free. WiFi was a bonus . I would certainly recommend Devon Palms to friends as ideal holiday accommodation in easy reach of plenty of beautiful places to visit n the vicinity. We will definitely be back again in the future. Thank you David and Hellen for making us feel extremely welcome.
Dear dawn and David. Thank you for your glowing feedback. We much appreciate knowing that since taking over we are moving in the right direction with the improvements we are bring to Devon Palms. It was our pleasure to have you here and we look forward to seeing you again soon. David and Hellen.