Torquay, Torbay and South Devon

  • 5 Star Gold
  • Luxury property in Torquay with the best panoramic Sea Views and quirky celebrity history! 

You can book this property from:

  • £1551 per week
  • £222 per night
  • 5 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Sky TV
  • Games room
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Please Note - No Children Under 5 Years Due to Steep Steps in the Garden.
  • Check in: 16:00 (4pm)
  • Check out: 10:00

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Guide

Property Name: Clearwater
Description: House

The nearest bus stop is: Ilsham Valley Road - 10 Minutes
The nearest train station is: Torquay Train Station - 10 Minutes Drive
The nearest food shop is: Wellswood 0.5 Miles
The nearest pub/restaurant is: Wellwood The Kent 0.5 Miles
The nearest petrol is: Sainsbury's at the Willows - 2-3 miles - 10 minute drive
Mobility equipment hire is: St Marychurch

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Driveway up to 3 cars
For what sized cars? Any
Good space to unload once parked? Yes
Number of spaces available: 3 Spaces
The parking surface is: Sloped and Paved
Distance to the property from the parking: 1m 
Is parking level? Sloped
Distance to nearest parking area: NA
Is it pay and display? NA
The width of the path to the property is: 1m 22cm
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance: 1

Main entrance
How many entrances are there to the property? 2 Entrance Door Height: 2m
The doors widths are: 34 inches
Keyhole height: 1m
How many steps are there to the entrance: 1

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Hardwood Flooring
The door widths are: NA - Open Plan
Is there good space between the furniture: Yes
Is it movable or fixed: Movable

The flooring is: Hardwood Flooring
The door widths are: 72cm
The worktop height is: 90cm
Is the oven set high or low? High
The fridge height is: High - 1m40cm
The freezer height is: 84cm
Is crockery stored high or low? High
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: In the Laundry Room

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have: 3 Floors
The number of steps between floors is: 18 Steps (1st Floor), 2 Steps from the Hallway to the Lounge/Diner
The flooring is: Carpet
The door widths are: 72cm
Bed sizes are: 3 x Kings (5'), 1 x Single (3')
Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The door widths are: 72cm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No
Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower? No
Is there a ground floor WC? In the Laundry Room
Is there a ground floor bath or shower room? No
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No 
Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up? No
The flooring is: Tiled flooring 

Outdoor facilities
External areas are stepped, steep steps lead to sloped garden with grass. 
Permanent seated is provided
There is outside lighting
There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)
There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired
There are two gates from the rear of the house by the driveway.
There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas - There is steep steps in the front garden.

Is there a landline for guests to use? Yes
Mobile reception details: Good with major phone networks
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)? Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No
Any other information: No


Clearwater is a beautiful house set in an elevated position offering guests the most spectacular view Torbay has to offer! From the front of the house you'll be greeted by panoramic views of Thatcher Rock, blue seas and looking out towards Paignton and Brixham in the distance. It doesn't really get much better than this. The property offers guests a tranquil, luxurious base with ample room for all of the family, with driveway parking, views and a quirky history. Clearwater used to be the accommodation for celebrities doing shows at Torquay Princess Theatre. This house has seen the likes of Shirley Bassey, Jim Davidson and Des O'Connor to only name a few, in tribute to this interesting history the Owners have created a 'Celebrity Corner' with a piano and signed images of a the famous faces that have had the pleasure of staying at this house. Apparently the famous and their friends would gather around the piano and sing songs as entertainment when they were not on the stage! 

Thatcher Avenue itself is an exclusive location, each property is private and detached and within less than a 10 minute walk to Meadfoot Beach. This beach is a shingle beach with cliffs surrounding the area which offers a more quiet beach location, it also has an interesting history, Charles Darwin and Agatha Christie use to enjoy visiting this beach if staying in Devon. 

Clearwater is set over three floors however, guests only have access to two of the floors. The Ground Floor hosts all of the social spaces in the property, with a large spacious open plan lounge, celebrity corner, dining and sun lounge. This moves through to the kitchen with a second dining table and chairs, this leads to the laundry room, downstairs w.c. and through to the garage. Every window at the front of the house boasts the glorious sea view! From the lounge you can access the outside space at the front of the house, immediately in front of the lounge is a loggia, moving to the second terrace is a sun lounger location and then heading to the next section is the huge grass sloped garden. All with views over to Thatcher Rock and to Brixham. The first floor houses the bedrooms and bathrooms. The three King bedrooms offer panoramic sea views, the master bedroom has a balcony with sun loungers and bistro set, perfect for breakfast in the morning sun!

Accommodation: Ground Floor - Hallway Beautiful Stained Glass window which the owners have lovingly made a feature of in the wall, Desk with Chair and WiFi Hub is located here. Dining/Living/Sun Lounge This is a large, spacious open plan room with panoramic views looking South over Torbay. Wooden Dining Table and Chairs with seating for eight people. Sideboard housing board games suitable for all of the family. Sun Lounge Two Seater Wicker Sofa, Coffee Table and Telescope. Living Room Two Large Two-Seater Sofas, Free Standing Armchair, Coffee Table, Additional Nest of Tables, Gas Fire, Bookcase with over 300 books available for guests to read during their holiday, 49" Samsung Ultra HD Smart TV with Sky Q Box, Song Bluetooth Speaker. The Living room leads to The Loggia. Celebrity Corner Due to the interesting and quirky history of Clearwater the Homeowners have created what we all like to call Celebrity Corner. There is a Piano (Guests are welcome to use during their holiday) and images of a few of the Celebrities that stayed in the property back in the day! Kitchen The property have been filled with some of the most luxurious items including Wedgewood Crockery, Multiple Tea Pots, DeLonghi Kettle, DeLonghi Four Slot Toaster, Four Ring Neff Gas Hob, Overhead Cooker Hood, Neff Integrated Grill and Top Oven, Neff Integrated Oven, Neff Integrated Fridge and Freezer, Dishwasher, Kenwood Electric Whisk, Kenwood Electric Knife, additional Glass Topped Dining Table for Seating up to Six People. The Laundry Room John Lewis Washing Machine, Bosch Tumble Dryer, HotPoint Freezer, Panasonic Microwave, Classic Gaggia Coffee Machine with Steam Attachment (Guests to bring their own ground coffee), Kenwood Juicer, Picnic Basket and Freezer Box (Both items available for guests use during their holiday). Leads to the Garage. Cloakroom W.C. and Hand Basin. Garage Table Tennis Table Available for guests to use during their holiday. (Please be aware the garage is not available for vehicles). First Floor - Master Bedroom Hypnos King (5') Bed, Two Bedside Tables and Bedside Lights, Sony Digital Alarm, Free Standing Armchair, 32" Smart TV with Sky Q Package, Floor to Ceiling Double Sliding Mirror Door Wardrobe with hanging Space, Two Floor to Ceiling Storage Cupboards, Built In Double Wardrobe with Hotel Style Safe (Guests can use the Safe during their stay). Ensuite Heated Towel Rail, W.C., Spa Bath, Over Head Thermostatic Pump Shower, Hand Basin, Mirror with Overhead Lights and heated Mirror. The Master Bedroom has access to it's very own Balcony with Panoramic Views looking out to Thatcher Rock and over to Brixham, there is a Bistro Set and Two Sun Loungers. A great spot where you will often see Dolphins swimming in the distance and the Seals lounging on Thatcher Rock. Bedroom 2 Hypnos King (5') Bed, Freestanding Armchair, Two Bedside Cabinets and Two Bedside Lamps, Mahogany Chest of Drawers, with Vanity Mirror above, Freestanding Armchair, Beautiful Sea Views, Tall Lamp, Built in Wardrobe with Mirrored Double Doors. Bedroom 3 Hypnos King (5') Bed, Freestanding Armchair, Two Bedside Cabinets with Two Lamps, Chest of Drawers with Mirror above, Wall Mounted Full Length Mirror, Built in Wardrobe. Family Bathroom Hand Basin, Radiator, Heated Mirror with Lights above, W.C., Bath with Overhead Pumped Thermostatic Shower. Bedroom 4 Vispring Single (3') Bed, Chest of Drawers with Lamp, Single Wardrobe, Bookshelves, Non-Blackout Blinds, Wall Mounted Slimline Full Length Mirror, and the owners have provided a feature HMS Victory Replica. 

Facilities: Outside Space - Clearwater has a garden next to the Driveway and Garage to the rear of the House, at the front of the house there is fully enclosed garden with a Loggia in front of the Lounge with Rattan Table with Two Seating Benches and Two Freestanding Armchairs. This Loggia then leads to another paved Terrace with Two Sun Loungers. There is a third Terrace in front of the Kitchen area which is suitable if you are having a Barbeque (Please be aware this property does not come with a Barbeque however, the guests are able to bring disposable Barbeques to use if they would like. Please dispose of this Barbeque appropriately). The Terraces then lead to the vast garden which is just under half an acre, it has beautiful views of the sea and is slightly sloped and is grassed with trees. There is a greenhouse however, please do not leave children unattended by the Greenhouse. Parking: Parking for three vehicles is available on the Driveway. Security deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £1000, which is payable to Marsdens Devon Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Power and Heat: Gas and Electricity included in the rent. Gas Fire in the Lounge. Heated Towel rails in each bathroom. Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels are provided (Please bring your own beach towels). Baby Equipment: No Baby Equipment is provided, No Children under the age of 5 years due to the steep steps in the garden. Notes - No Smoking. No Pets. No Babies or Children under the age of 5 Years due to the Steep steps in the garden. WiFi Provided.