Had the most amazing stay last weekend celebrating my friends 21st Birthday. Such a beautiful house with such lovely owners!! Pool was amazing, comfy beds and incredible views of the sea from the balcony. If you don't have a car it's a short walk to the town and harbour. Couldn't have thought of any other way to escape from uni and celebrate with close friends. Thank you for having us and look forward to staying again in the future!
Had an amazing time staying in this amazing house! Obvious to see why where the house is located is known as millionaires row and we truly did feel like we were living the high life!! Also found it to be much bigger than it looks in the photos- the pics really don't do it justice- bedrooms and living areas are lovely! Also managed to make use of the outside - came back with better tans from Torquay then what we did from Spain the week before!! Will happily recommend this house to any large groups. Thanks! And would love to come back x
My family and I booked this holiday home as a last minute stay and are still 'absolutely thrilled' of the pure 5 star quality of not just the house but the customer service and hospitality of the owners.
Just to start... I must have made a dozen phonecalls to Hayley before our travel, who was always so obliging and helpful at any time of the day. Including best travel routes, main attractions of Torquay and the best restaurants and activities for the children whilst we were here.
Upon arrival not only were we 'WOW'd' by the house (and swimming pool) but Hayley and Ian had provided a variety of snacks/nibbles and prosecco (also lager for the men) for our arrival - after a long journey we truly appreciated this (thank you). The interior of this house is not something you will see everyday and would recommend to anyone.
As a group of 20 there was enough room for all of us and never felt on top of each other. The entertainment areas were very spacious, but at the same time intimate. All aspects of having large parties to holiday have been very well thought through... right down to the extra toaster and the three additional refrigeration units - our favorite being the beer fridge :)
A simple thing that really meant a lot to us was the Apple television as we were able to reminisce our daily activities as a family at the end of the day. Netflix and full sky package was an absolute hit with everyone in our party, all on full view on a 50" television with a superb sound system - you could feel every kick of the ball!!! (you could have been at the stadium).
My family and I are very worldly travelled, but this is the first time my children have cried upon leaving. This house does exactly what it says 'on the tin', therefore we look forward to returning with friends in the future. Thank you so much Hayley and Ian for making this a very special and memorable holiday.
Our Second Visit to Magnolias
Another fantastic holiday here in Torquay.
Hayley 'meeted and greeted' us into the house, where although we had been before the property had been upgraded with things such as Apple TV and sound systems... The pool speakers were also new meaning we celebrated in style with a little pool party before we left. The full sky package and Netflix also meant the children were happy whilst we prepared dinner.
The location is absolutely perfect. Very private and only a 10 minute walk to the beach, though you can drive there.
We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Torquay, Brixham and a short ferry journey to Dartmouth.
Torquay has many restaurants and bars which again, we thoroughly enjoyed.
Hayley and Ian were very accommodating and understanding to our every need, and ensured this was a pleasurable trip for the whole family.
My cousin has booked for our third trip next year (we'll be returning too).
The house itself has so much to offer. Always cleaned and maintained to a high standard and really sets the standard for any future holiday we may have.
Thank you for a great week. My family, friends and I really have some great memories to share.
All I can say is WOW!
Throughout the whole process (which was about a year) Hayley was incredible. At first, because I couldn't find many reviews I was a bit worried about booking for so many people but Hayley made me feel so comfortable. She sent me videos of the house and it really did live up to the expectations.
We had 24 very happy hens who all thought the house was incredible. We most definitely will be coming back!
The house is in walking distance of the beautiful harbour and if you get a weekend like we did the walk is stunning (even if you are a bit hungover)!!
Guys- don't miss out on this amazing house! Book now!
Louise's hen group- May 2016 X
My husband and myself were wanting to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary with our family. I searched the web for somewhere I thought would suite all ages and in January, all weather conditions. When I found Magnolias, I could not think of a better place! The swimming pool was a must! The small grandchildren absolutely loved it, we could hardly keep them out. I have to say the adults loved it too, as they did the pool table!
When we arrived we could not believe it, there was bubbly, sandwiches, sweets etc. Also some tea, coffee and sugar, as well as milk in the fridge to get us started. We did have one slight problem, in that the heating went off, as did the hot water supply. But after a phone call, Ian the owner came round and sorted it in no time. I have to say a very big thank you to Jackie and Hayley who delivered a wonderful bouquet of flowers on our Anniversary. The house is absolutely perfect for celebrating, or just relaxing! A large dining table and seating area, plenty of fridge space for all the celebratory booze.
We are definitely thinking about going to Magnolias again!
A Wonderful Time
My family and I booked this beautiful home as a last minute holiday in December and loved how relaxing, private and secluded the house is. The games and Pool room were an absolute hit with the children (and the adults) where all hours of the day were filled with enjoyment regardless of the weather. The house was finished to a great standard where all rooms were equipped to cater for all ages of people, the only regret I have is that we didn't book sooner so we could stay longer. I will definitely recommend this to my friends and family and look forward to returning next year. Thank you! The house was perfect for our short break!!
Fantastic Property for large family
This was a fantastic property for our large family group of 15 ranging from 2 years to 58 years! So much space and with such a fabulous pool. Hayley was amazing - responding so promptly to all our questions and offering sound advice on the local area and things to do.
We would definitely highly recommend!
Just gets better
This was the second time I've stayed at this outstanding property and once again loved every minute. On my return things have even improved. New features such as an upgraded sound system and the games room along with many of the other facilities the house has to offer made another weekend we will never forget. We went to celebrate a member of our groups birthday and chose to do it in style with this property being our venue. It caters for All types of large parties, and certainly suited the needs of us young adults. You can never get bored in this house. Something we all agreed on departure was another return and we yet to return in the summer. Honestly this house is something out of this world. If it was the middle of summer you wouldn't even think you was in South west of England but in mansion on the coast of Spain.
I recommend it to anyone who fancies that weekend/week away from reality. Owners and property manager all great people to deal with. Met us on arrival and we was made to feel comfortable and then again on departure. Only a phone call or a text away if any problems occur. Only a cheap taxi away from the town and short walk to the beach. For those who don't know Torquay the town is a perfect place to shop, eat out and has a lively nightlife. The whole experience just has no faults.
Jack Mitchell, Cornwall
Fab Midweek Stay
After being recommended by a friend about this house, I booked it for my sisters birthday. The Owner very kindly decorated the house for us with banners and balloons and the property manager left us some snacks and drinks for arrival - Thank you! We certainly appreciated it after a 5 hour drive!
My sister was chuffed to bits as we drove into the driveway and immediately dived into the 'amazing' swimming pool - its bigger than it looks in the pictures. The house was very modern and the technical side of things was very up to date - particularly the powerful sound systems. All the rooms were spacious, light and airy with ensuite WC's, and the kitchen was brilliant where we could all cook together.
The self contained studio room on the Terrace (or Sun Room) is a great feature for the couple that want extra privacy from the house and also the attached annexe where you can fit two small families in. This was particularly great for us as there was 30 of us. Overall the house exceeded all our expectations and we would definitely recommend this house for anyone looking for that special break. Hopefully see you again in 2015!!!