A touch of elegance on the English Riviera
This magnificent Victorian villa is set on a tree-lined avenue in Torquay, a quiet and tranquil location but within easy strolling distance of the sea front. Carlton Court was built in 1860 as part of the Cary Estate but has been comprehensively refurbished to provide light, airy and contemporary accommodation: you really get a sense of space and ease. There’s plenty of off-street parking and an enchanting sub-tropical garden filled with more than fifty plant species. This is a truly stunning five-star boutique B&B in an increasingly sophisticated resort on Devon’s sunny southern coast.
Guests are greeted with cream teas complete with home-baked scones, a subtle foretaste of the breakfasts you can expect from your Savoy-trained host. There are six guest bedrooms here, all individually decorated in considerable style. There are rooms to suit all tastes, from spacious suites to superior and deluxe rooms. All are fitted with flat-screen TVs and hospitality trays complete with artesian still and sparkling waters, home made biscuits and chocolate truffles. There are no sachets here: the milk is fresh and each room has a fridge to make sure it stays that way. There is, of course, superfast wifi throughout.
There is no separate sitting room for guests at Carlton Court, but most of the rooms are spacious enough to provide separate seating and make this largely irrelevant and there’s an honesty bar in case guests want to take a drink to their rooms The breakfast room overlooks the garden. In south Devon’s temperate micro-climate this is a sheltered subtropical playground that is a riot of colour throughout the year and gives plenty of space to relax and unwind, with various sitting areas and enclaves hidden amongst the plants. Carlton Court is an adults-only B&B so the atmosphere is always tranquil.
- Free Wifi
- Ground Floor Bedroom
- Water Activities
- Opening Times: open all year
- Tel: +44 (0) 1803 200 113
- Price Range: from £90
Prices per room based on two sharing, including breakfast - £90 - £125
You don't need a car to reach Carlton Court. Train stations at Torquay and Torre are close by. The many attractions of Torquay are within easy walking distance, including dining options that range from informal fish and chips shops to a Michelin-starred restaurant. The town is also uniquely connected to other destinations in south Devon, with local ferries and trains reaching places such as Paignton and Brixham or further to Exeter and Plymouth. A car opens up beautiful towns such as Totnes and Dartmouth, while Dartmoor is 30 minutes' drive to the north. For walkers the South West Coastal Path passes through Torquay.
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De & Terry Farr
- Bio : Your hosts here are De and Terry Farr, De looks after the front of house while Terry is very much at home in the kitchen. He trained at the Savoy and then ran an award-winning restaurant in London and his breakfasts are truly things to write home about. He takes special diets in his stride, coming up with alternatives to cater for any imaginable dietary restriction or intolerance. As you'd expect they are fully up-to-date with the increasingly sophisticated dining options in and around Torquay and are a mine of information on where to go and what to do in the area.