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“Characterful, quiet, comfortable and charming.”
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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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ldimage1
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Characterful, quiet, comfortable and charming.”
Reviewed 23 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017
1
person found this review helpful

All the positive reviews below capture the essence of Rowell House so I won't repeat what has already been said. We enjoyed a week here. The place is well equipped, comfortable (especially the large master bed), and despite being a 5 minute stroll from the harbour in a quiet location. Parking is free and easy. The Owners Dawn and Steve were very easy to deal with. Overall very good value, an ideal location for exploring the Tor Bay Area, and a relaxing environment. It's clear the property is on a hill (as is most of Torquay), but this posed no problem to us. Anyone with mobility issues might struggle. The only thing which would have made our stay perfect would have been more comfortable armchairs in the lounge. There are two comfy leather sofas but we found these a bit low and too soft. A very minor point.

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Management Response
2 Mar 2018
Thank you for your wonderful review., we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. We will be replacing the low sofa for a M&S one. You are welcome to stay again in the future. Regards Dawn & Stephen
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Andrew G
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 17 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017
1
person found this review helpful

perfect location only a short walk into town, the property itself is very large with everything you will need supplied. Dawn and Stephen helped us with an issue we had on arrival within 5 minutes - we will hopefully return in the future.

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Management Response
2 Mar 2018
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. We welcome you back again soon. kind regards, Dawn & Stephen.
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PaulaMoor...
Dover, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Room for great nan as well!”
Reviewed 15 October 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Last year we booked Rowell house for a family holiday for one week. This year we booked for two weeks as we love it so much! We had a week with our daughter her partner and our grandson and brought my mum as well. We had friends round to visit with there daughter and partner and gad daughter that live locally and there was still plenty of room for everyone. So many happy memories made here. The last week we had a more relaxing week for just the two of us to celebrate our 50th birthdays and 10th anniversary.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Oct 2017
Thank you so much for your fantastic review we really appreciate it and it helps other travellers with there booking decisions. We are so glad that all ages were able to enjoy the house and you created some happy memories!
Kind Regards Dawn & Stephen
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817kerryw
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely house , great stay”
Reviewed 14 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Rowell house is a lovely house with lots of antiques to explore . Location is great very quiet and only 5 minutes walk from the harbour and shops . The house also has lots of beach items for the kids to use ( body boards , fishing stuff , buckets ) and lots more .We as a family loved the kitchen very modern with an antique twist . Dawn also provides milk , tea and coffee and a lovely bottle of wine that we drank on the balcony in the evening watching the sun go down .The Wright family loved our stay and can't wait to go back .thank you so much dawn for letting us stay at your beautiful house x

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Management Response
29 Aug 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it! We look forward to welcoming you again. Regards Dawn & steve
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ValandGar...
Clermont, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Surprisingly large Period home in great location”
Reviewed 4 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

When my husband , me , our son and mother-in -law walked into this house our first thought was...OH MY GOD this place is huge and it had a wonderful old , haunted feel to it to me. Sorry to any ghost hunters, I had no ghostly experiences!! The kitchen was enormous with every amenity you could want and more, the TV room was very cozy for such a large house. They had 2 refrigerators but a very small freezer, which did not cause us a problem but if you like to load up on frozen goods you'll possibly run into a problem.. For me the upstairs bedrooms were very interesting!! There are 3 bedrooms 2 of which have a sink and towel rack and all the doors have a number on them so I'm guessing it was at some point used as a boarding house or the owners had a very clever decorating sense of humor. I liked it. I also liked having a toilet upstairs, very convenient as the main bathroom(which is lovely) is downstairs.Beds were all extremely comfortable with fresh linen and when we walked in the house smelled great. The owner was into candles everywhere, so am I so I had a great time lighting candles every night. Having a parking permit for the car was also very helpful. I'd definitely recommend this house if you are staying in Torquay!

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Management Response
4 Jun 2017
Thank you Val and Gary for your lovely review. We are sure it will be very useful to fellow guests on what to expect at Rowell House. Good luck with the rest of our trip. Kind regards Dawn and Stephen
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