Heathcliff House

Guest House

16 Newton Road, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ2 5BZ
4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation

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Heathcliff House English Riviera Award Torquay in Devon

About Us

At Heathcliff House we cater exclusively for adults and pride ourselves on ensuring our guests are our first priority.  Situated in the heart of the English Riviera, we offer the perfect base for exploring South Devon.  With great public transport links right on our doorstep you can visit Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth, Totnes, Teignmouth, Dawlish and Exeter or, if you don’t feel like the short walk, you can take a bus ride to Torquay seafront.  We offer a warm, friendly atmosphere, good quality, clean accommodation and excellent value for money.  Our website is regularly updated to ensure that images, videos and information is accurate and up to date.  All prices include complimentary car parking and wi-fi, as well as our award winning freshly cooked to order breakfasts which use local produce, and feature a range of home-made treats.  You can be sure of a warm welcome, arrive as guests, leave as friends!

This historic Victorian villa was once Torre Vicarage, Agatha Christie and the Miller family frequently visited for tea.  Agatha Christie drew on these early experiences and consulted with family friend and Vicar of Torre, the Reverend Harry Petty, on ecclesiastical matters when writing the first Miss Marple novel, The Murder at the Vicarage (1930).  Heathcliff House is located just 200 metres from Agatha Christie's birthplace on Barton Road, 6 miles from her home at Greenway and 300 metres from All Saints Church where she was baptised, it's the perfect place to stay for exploring other sites on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail.  The excellent transport links mean that you will easily be able to discover the 16 National Trust and 8 English Heritage sites located within 20 miles of Heathcliff House, and explore the 30 Geopark sites and 22 miles of beach in Torbay.  Guests recognise the exceptional service and "amazing breakfast"!  For the very best rates and offers, please contact Nigel or Juliette on 01803 211580 or alternatively visit the online booking page to make a reservation.

You can expect high quality bed and breakfast accommodation (Visit England Four Star Guest Accommodation) with free on site car parking and complimentary wi-fi available throughout the property.  Guests recognise the exceptional service and freshly prepared, cooked to order “amazing breakfast”!  For the very best rates and offers, please contact Nigel or Juliette on 01803 211580.  Alternatively, visit the online booking page to make a reservation.

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Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double en suite£65.00 per room (breakfast included)
Premier Twin or Superking Double£75.00 per room (breakfast included)
Premium King ensuite£75.00 per room (breakfast included)
Premium Twin or Superking£75.00 per room (breakfast included)
Superior Double ensuite£70.00 per room (breakfast included)

*Prices are set seasonally, the guide price is an average figure. If you are interested in a room only rate then please contact us directly.


  • 4 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation
4 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation

Opening Times

2020 Opening 100 years of Agatha Christie novels (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
2021 Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Check in is usually between 2.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. Please contact us directly if you wish to arrive outside of these time and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.

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Recent Reviews:

  • rowley165
    Worcester, United Kingdom
    loved it
    5 of 5 stars
    2nd Oct 2019
    as soon as you walked in felt like you were visiting friends, loved the room with those little extras cake, fruit & Fresh Milk in the room, we will definitely recommend it to all my friends and we... Read full review
  • Jean R
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Yet another fantastic stay
    5 of 5 stars
    28th Jan 2020
    Went to Heathcliff House for my birthday. Fantastic welcome as usual, great food, great company. Loads of laughs, the weather didn’t matter as we were in the bar in the evening with Nigel and... Read full review
  • rowley165
    Worcester, United Kingdom
    Birthday weekend away
    5 of 5 stars
    24th Feb 2020
    well another cracking weekend for our friends birthday, they said as soon as they met Juliette and Nigel it felt like they had known them for ages, beautiful rooms with lovely toiletries and treats... Read full review


Road Directions

From M5 From the M5 and the A380 take the A3022 to Torquay. Follow signs to town centre, bear left at traffic lights by Torre Station into Newton Road and we are about 200 metres further down on the right.

Public Transport Directions

From Torquay stationHead up Avenue Road to Torre Station. At traffic lights, turn right to Town Centre. We are 200 metres on the right



  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Maximum group size - Our guest accommodation has nine rooms, there are 18 bed spaces in these rooms. Please contact us if you are interested in booking the whole guest house.
  • Within 1 Mile of a Train Station


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Local Produce English Breakfast
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serves Local Food

Children & Infants

  • Adult Only

Establishment Features

  • Beach within 2km
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Central heating throughout
  • Exclusive Use
  • Free car parking
  • Ironing facilities - Please ask if you wish to use the iron and ironing board
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Log Fire
  • Near coastal path
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • Open All Year
  • Real log/coal fires - The bar lounge has an open log fire during colder months. A spark guard is in place but guests should take care as the guard may be hot
  • Separate guests' lounge - The bar lounge will be closed if we are off the premises or unavailable
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection - Formerly Torre Vicarage, Heathcliff House welcomed Agatha Christie for tea with the Vicar. The first Miss Marple novel The Murder at the Vicarage (written in 1930) was influenced by these visits.
  • Green
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - An historic Victorian Villa, once a vicarage with connections to Agatha Christie

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - We have a car parking space for each room, we hope guests will consider one another when parking
  • On site parking - We have a car parking space for each room, we hope guests will consider one another when parking

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates - Please contact us on 01803211580 to discuss
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Central Heating
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Colour Television in all units
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • En-suite
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge - Our Premier and Premium Rooms have small refrigerators. Our standard and superior rooms do NOT have refrigerators.
  • Ground Floor Accommodation
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available - In accordance with current UK regulations (Ban on Smoking in Enclosed Public Spaces and Places of Work 01.07.2007 under Health Act 2006), it is our legal duty to ensure that guests, visitors and staff do not smoke on the premises. Smoke detectors are situated in each room and around the premises. Smoking in rooms, including ensuite bath and shower rooms will incur a fine of £100 to enable us to completely clean the room for the next guests. For the comfort of our guests, vaping and the use of e-cigarettes are not permitted on our premises and may also incur a fine of £100 to enable us to completely clean the room.
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • WiFi

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly - We have a Tripadvisor Silver Greenleaders award and information about our "green" credentials are included on our website

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available - Please contact us directly on 01803211580 to discuss
  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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