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Sovereign House - Chic and near harbour, parking

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Nestled just above Torquay's harbour, Britain’s most booming seaside town, you’ll find this gorgeous Georgian building. Sovereign House is a modern, spacious and quirky one-level apartment with beautiful period features, including parking for one car. This historic homestay sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is the perfect holiday escape at any time of year, being cool in the summer and cosy and warm in the winter. Simply step out the door to explore cool harbourside cafes, gastro pubs, ice-cream parlours, traditional tea rooms, trendy cocktail bars, shops, the beach, the Princess theatre, museums and much more without the need of a car. Sovereign House is perfectly situated for a family-friendly stay or a grown-up foodie gastro extravaganza. Built in 1811, this grand building is e...Nestled just above Torquay's harbour, Britain’s most booming seaside town, you’ll find this gorgeous Georgian building. Sovereign House is a modern, spacious and quirky one-level apartment with beautiful period features, including parking for one car. This historic homestay sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is the perfect holiday escape at any time of year, being cool in the summer and cosy and warm in the winter. Simply step out the door to explore cool harbourside cafes, gastro pubs, ice-cream parlours, traditional tea rooms, trendy cocktail bars, shops, the beach, the Princess theatre, museums and much more without the need of a car. Sovereign House is perfectly situated for a family-friendly stay or a grown-up foodie gastro extravaganza. Built in 1811, this grand building is everything you’d expect from a classic Georgian regency property, with its original cast-iron railings and curved south-facing terrace. Formerly known as Higher Terrace, the grade II-listed property was designed by Jacob Harvey and originally comprised nine houses. It was one of the most important developments in Torquay in its time as it was the earliest part of Sir Lawrence Palks’s development of the town. Now, the houses have been redeveloped and modernised into comfortable apartments. Sovereign House has been thoughtfully designed to blend original features and modern living, with a bright and spacious feel. It has its own front and back doors, but the lift can be accessed from the main building. Stow any pushchairs, bikes, muddy shoes or sandy flip-flops in the large locked front porch and enter the inviting living area. This lovely room, complete with wooden window shutters and quality oak-effect flooring, is great for entertaining and catching up over a glass of something chilled at the generously sized dining table. Or head over to the comfortable recliner sofas for a lovely cosy place to relax with a mug of tea. Across from the living area is the open kitchen, fully equipped with modern appliances, ideal for making everything from a hearty breakfast to a light lunch or rustling up a feast! From this generous living space, enter the quirky hallway and into the first good-sized twin-bedroom. The beds are ‘zip and link’ and can be configured into a super king-sized bed, with ample space for a travel cot-bed. The master bedroom is wonderfully calming and quiet; with french doors that open out onto a completely enclosed inner yard, surrounded by high walls – ideal for children to play safely. For added comfort, this bedroom provides a beautifully appointed en-suite shower room. Both bedrooms have smart table lamps to charge your phone. There is a separate family bathroom down the hallway with a large bath and hand shower. To the rear of the property, a back door leads directly to the main building side door to access the lift, or the steps up to the car park. To the front of the building, as you descend the original steps from the pavement, there is a stylish comfortable private undercover patio seating area – the original coal store, sympathetically refurbished for modern-day enjoyment! It’s perfect for relaxing and cooling down after a day at the beach or playing board games when it’s raining. From the pavement, where the lion statues are positioned, is the front door to the main building. From here, you can access the lift to either the car park or the lower floors.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Property has quiet hours from 23:00 to 8:00, pets are not allowed, pet accommodation can be charged, smoking is not allowed, events are allowed, suitable for children, suitable for infants.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
About the Manager
James Gardner (Property Manager Fresh Escapes)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2018
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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