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Ansteys Lea Guest House and Self-Catering Apartments

Type:Hotel

Barrington Road, TORQUAY, DEVON, TQ1 2QJ

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Ansteys Lea Guest House and Self-Catering Apartments

Ansteys Lea Guest House is a gracious Victorian building in a delightful district of Torquay, standing in 3/4 acre of attractive grounds. Ansteys Lea is a family-owned and run guest accommodation offering all the elegance and style of the Victorian age with immense comfort and courtesy shown to all guests. It was once a Victorian Gentlemen’s Residence and the English Riviera’s mild, continental-style climate, famous palm trees and stunning scenery creates the ideal setting for a relaxing break by the sea.

Solo travellers, couples and families with children are welcome, and the breath-taking landscape makes the English Riviera a great choice for keen walkers and ramblers, cyclists, golfers, tennis players, bowling club members and outdoor adventurers.

There are twin and double rooms available, each with modern facilities including TV with Freeview channels, an electric shaver point, a hairdryer, and tea and coffee making provisions. Ansteys Lea has a pleasant garden with a range of shrubbery, plants and trees and a secluded patio area for guests to enjoy.  There are onsite car parking facilities for guests arriving by car or motorbike as well as excellent links to local transport services with Torquay Railway Station, Torre Railway Station and Lymington Coach Station within easy reach. 

Wireless internet access is available throughout the building and there are business facilities for guests who are visiting the area on business or attending an event at Riviera International Conference Centre.

For guests wishing to have more flexibility during their holiday, Ansteys Lea has a choice of 2 self-catering apartments, sleeping up to 2 and a family room for up to 3 persons, with open plan lounges, fully-equipped kitchens and spacious dining rooms. 

Ansteys Lea is ideally located to between Torquay’s town centre, popular harbourside and cosmopolitan marina. Babbacombe Downs with its Green Flag awarded garden has the highest cliff top promenade in England and is within easy reach on foot, by car or by taking the No.22 bus which runs regularly along Babbacombe Road with a convenience bus stop located at St Matthias Church in Wellwood. From Babbacombe Downs there are spectacular views across to Portland Bill in Dorset on a clear day. There are plenty of eateries and family-run cafes to enjoy fish and chips or a delicious Devon cream tea. Take a trip on the quaint Babbacombe Cliff Railway or stroll along to Babbacombe Model Village, a miniature world of gardens and models.  There’s plenty to do in the area and something to suit all ages and interests.

Wellswood village is nearby, and just a level walk to a range of independent shops, cafes, bars and a post office. Follow the road towards Meadfoot Beach and you’ll find the award-winning Kents Cavern prehistoric caves, a gateway site to the English Riviera’s designated UNESCO Global Geopark. 

The English Riviera is one of the UK’s top seaside destinations and is well-equipped for families with babies and young children. 

Ansteys Lea is named after the enchanting Anstey’s Cove, which is close by and was once a smuggler’s haven. A short walk from the guest house, thorough a hillside woodland area lined with trees and attractive wildlife, rare plants, birds and butterflies will lead you to the peaceful and beautiful small shingle beach and a hidden gem nestled between Torquay and Babbacombe which has been granted Good Beach Guide and Seaside Award. The South West Coast Path which runs along the 22 miles of stunning English Riviera coastline passes through Anstey Cove to Oddicombe Beach and Meadfoot Beach. Torquay’s most famous resident and world-renowned crime writer, Agatha Christie has links to Ansteys Cove, as it was the inspiration for the name of Amyas which appears in her novel, Five Little Pigs. There are lots of other local connections too, with the Agatha Christie Mile, a self-guided walking trail leading you to 12 local landmarks that were inspirational in her life.  

Ansteys Lea is a most friendly and comfortable guest accommodation for guests to come to relax during their visit to Torquay and South Devon.

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4 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4 of 5 stars
    • Location
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Royston132
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Poor customer service
      1 of 5 stars
      13th Aug 2021
      I booked to stay at this hotel after reading reviews saying it was very clean etc. I booked the stay on 03/08 through booking.com for 2 days starting from the 09/08 for myself and my 11 year old... Read full review
    • LowestoftReviewer_16
      Lowestoft, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great stay.
      5 of 5 stars
      27th Aug 2021
      Stayed here for 4 nights with our friends. 2 double rooms at a cost of £50 per couple per night. This is extremely reasonable in comparison to other hotels in this location. Rooms were perfectly... Read full review
    • toptrav
      Southampton, United Kingdom
      Basic
      3 of 5 stars
      25th June 2022
      This place to start with is neither a hotel or bed and breakfast as no breakfast is available and there is no bar! It is basically room only other than for larger groups that stay according to the... Read full review

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    • Serve breakfast

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    Establishment Features

    • Broadband Internet Access
    • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
    • Central heating throughout
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Ironing facilities
    • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

    Key Features

    • Non smoking establishment

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking

    Payment Methods

    • Delta accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • PayPal
    • Visa accepted

    Room / Unit Features

    • Colour television in all bedrooms
    • Electric shaver point
    • Free View TV
    • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
    • Non smoking rooms available
    • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms

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    Opening Dates and Times

    2022 Opening (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

    Ansteys Lea Guest House and Self-Catering Apartments

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From A38 From A38 follow A380 from Newton Abbot towards Torquay. Follow signs to Babbacombe then to Torquay. Hotel is situated on Babbacombe Road.

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    1. Explore underground at Europe’s top Stone Age cave, with an extensive labyrinth of…

      0.21 miles away
    1. Between Torquay and Babbacombe sits Anstey’s Cove. Quiet, peaceful and incredibly…

      0.42 miles away
    2. Travel back through 400 million years of time at Torquay Museum – a hands-on…

      0.66 miles away
    3. An asset to the English Riviera for over eighty years Babbacombe Theatre is renowned for…

      0.69 miles away
    4. The Award Winning Spa Room at the Cary Arms in Devon offers guests the chance for total…

      0.76 miles away
    5. East of Torquay lies Babbacombe Beach. A beautiful arc of shingle beach, this unspoilt…

      0.76 miles away
    6. In 2007 the English Riviera was designated a Global Geopark and is one of just 7 sites in…

      0.8 miles away
    7. A mile from Torquay harbour and in a stunning location at the bottom of a row of imposing…

      0.82 miles away
    8. If you're after a quirky theatre venue, then the Little Theatre is the place to be!…

      0.86 miles away
    9. There are not many activities which the younger kids, grandparents, teens and adults can…

      0.86 miles away
    10. Torquay United have represented the local community for over 120 years. Formed in 1899 by…

      0.88 miles away
    11. Beautiful Babbacombe Downs has the highest cliff top promenade in England, and on a clear…

      0.91 miles away
    12. Red House Mysteries are Devon's foremost interactive game and escape room company. Our…

      0.91 miles away
    13. Explore the English Riviera on the open-top bus sight seeing tour! It's the perfect way…

      0.91 miles away
    14. The Torquay Land Train is a fun way to get around Torquay for all ages! Further…

      0.92 miles away
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