Pilgrims Rest Luxury Cottages


The Old Manor Farmhouse, 191 Fore Street, Barton, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 8DP
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About Us

Pilgrims Rest Cottages offer guests more than the traditional self-catering establishment; not simply, though very importantly, a gorgeous place to stay, but also offering a range of extra services outside the norm that can make your stay even more special. It is this combination of quality and extras that have helped it reach 7 finals in the English Riviera and South Devon tourism awards (2012-2021), winning bronze, silver and even a gold within the ‘Best Self-Catering’ or ‘Most Dog friendly Business’ categories.

The three cottages, ‘Sweet Rose’, ‘Honeysuckle’ and ‘Threshing Barn’ are formed out of restored barns of the Old Manor Farmhouse; dating back centuries and graded by English Heritage of ‘National Importance’. They are in fact unique for the English Riviera and the oldest residency in the bay! Truly where history meets modern day luxuries with some special extras.

‘Sweet Rose’ is our gorgeous, quaint 1-bedroom property, full of character where love has been poured into its restoration to provide a special place for our guests. Full of character including an enviable slipper bath (within the bedroom!) - a massive hit with past guests - super comfy king size bed and relaxing downstairs area with all the amenities guests have wanted; Sweet Rose has been welcoming guests coming away for their annual holiday, maybe a honeymoon or special anniversary or simply a few days all wanting a wonderful, relaxing and cosy place to stay from which they can explore gems in our area of South Devon, the English Riviera, with or without their four legged friend in tow.  

‘Honeysuckle’ is our beautiful, 2-bedroom cottage that has been a perfect destination for an English Riviera holiday. Brimming with history yet combined with modern day luxuries, it has historically been ideal for families, couples together or even couples on their own wanting that extra space, especially with four legged friends in tow that includes access to the cottages beautiful, secure, "shared courtyard and old walled orchard garden". Comfortably sleeping upto 4 guests plus infants, on the first floor you find two beautiful double bedrooms with wonderful super king size beds that can separate into twin, beautiful furnishings with oak beams, lovely duvets and sheets; whilst in between the bedrooms you find the stylish bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin. Downstairs is situated the stunning open plan lounge, dining and full equipped kitchen. Being restored Honeysuckle is fitted with up to date insulation and therefore is extremely cosy.

‘Threshing Barn’ is our magnificent 4-bedroom barn; brimming with quality, where “cosy, spacious, well-equipped, peaceful, delighted, spot-on or great location” are just some adjectives used by guests; whether couples or smaller parties taking advantage of low season deals or extended families or friends together on their holiday, anniversary or wedding. It has been designed for comfort and flexibility with its 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and huge open plan kitchen/lounge and dining area; comfortably accommodating upto 8 plus infants. At Threshing Barn, you will find two levels of comfort. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms – so rare in 4-bedroom places- accessed via a spiral staircase. One bathroom even has a slipper bath. With two super king size bedrooms, one king size and a lovely bunk room, each bedroom has beautiful furnishings with oak beams, comfortable super king, king or twin beds, lovely duvets and sheets, plus separate bedside lights. Downstairs features a "modern, well equipped" kitchen, shower room, dining area and beautifully furnished lounge. Space and comfort abound where we have aimed to continue the modern yet characterful feel through our furnishings with the lounge featuring 3 double settees with warm colour schemes and wonderful oak beams and pillars.

Whichever cottage you may stay you will also find  Smart TVs, access to Netflix, full Wi-Fi connection (super-fast broadband) plus full access to three beautiful, outside areas around the barns; each with their own charm where you can relax if not out and about exploring a lovely area - from the sun trap cobbled courtyard at the entrance, old walled garden formed from an old orchard or a further garden – with oak tables, chairs, sun-loungers and BBQs – all secure for our four legged friend or young travellers.

Full linen is supplied as a matter of course; with Egyptian cotton sheets and duvets, large towels and hand towels, but what about our standout extras? If you want that bit of extra pampering; dog sitting, and child sitting can even be arranged on request or you could book a beautician or masseur to come to your cottage for some special treatments. Plus finally we provide special information folders; bringing the tourist information centre to your cottagerevealing the gems in the area to make your stay further special – from walks, beaches, attractions (man-made and natural), eating in and out – even grid referenced to our local map, broken down into age categories,  with guest comments and highlighting if dog friendly.

Found in one of the historical villages of Torquay called Barton, guests find us in a peaceful location, with local shops a stroll away but with easy of access to all they have wanted within 1-10 miles. We know - we came for a holiday, staying up the road and moved so do come and stay for 2021/22.

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Your hosts,

Martin and Kim

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Honeysucklefrom £560.00 to £1,120.00 per unit per week
Sweet Rosefrom £350.00 to £770.00 per unit per week
Threshing Barnfrom £770.00 to £1,925.00 per unit per week

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
2021 - Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
From £770.00



Road Directions

Travel By Car: end of A380 at Penn Inn, Newton Abbott; take first left & then right filter at traffic lights onto St. Marychurch Road. Follow until enter village of Barton. At mini roundabout, turn left & then left again onto Fore Street (arrived at location of Old Manor Farmhouse).

Public Transport Directions

Travel by Bus: take coach to Torquay Coach Station. Taxi firm at station; fare approximately £6.Travel by Train: either take train to Newton Abbott or Torquay Stations. Taxi firm at station; approximate fare £10Bus stop accessing public bus routes in the region within 100yds of barns



  • Free Wi-Fi available


  • Assistance Dogs


  • BBQ
  • Food shop - Local shops within 100 yds covering all our guests self-catering needs from Coop, Tesco, Award winning bakers, popular Fish & Chips and Chinese takeaways plus local pub.
  • Restaurant - Information on over 20 restaurants, with past guest recommendations, from ancient inns to Michelin star awarded.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - no minimum age
  • Accept children all ages
  • Children's play area - Lovely, walled garden within old orchard - safe and secure and close to parents
  • Cot - Mothercare cot available on request with linen at no charge
  • Facilities for children - Range of children extras to help make an easy stay with stair gates provided for peace of mind, option of child / babysitting, highchairs and more
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair - Available on request at no charge

Establishment Features

  • Beach within 2km
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Electricity inc in rate
  • Family Friendly
  • Free car parking
  • Garden/patio for guests' use - All 3 cottages have access to three areas of comfort: secure courtyard with tables and chairs; beautiful old walled garden formed out of an all orchard plus linked garden.
  • Gas inc in rate
  • Independent Business
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Launderette - washing machine and drying facilities provided.
  • Linen available free of charge - Beautiful Egyptian Cotton sheets and duvets plus lovely large towels and hand towels included
  • Linen provided
  • Near coastal path
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • Open All Year
  • Pets accepted - Winners of 'Most Dog Friendly Business' on The English Riviera and South Devon awards; dogs are most welcome at no extra charge. To continue this policy we have asked for a few basic rules to be followed such as not allowed on settees (unless come with their own throws), not allowed upstairs in the bedrooms nor left home alone (unless by prior permission)
  • Pets accepted by arrangement - Dogs are most welcome at no extra charge. Basic rules are asked to be followed that have been agreed by previous guests that have enabled this policy to stand as owners have been annoyed at large extras charge for their dogs when they always acre for a property they stay at.
  • Short breaks available
  • Spa and Treatment Room - Ability to arrange pampering treatments at your cottage by prior arrangement
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Country house - The cottages are formed out of restored barns linked to the historical Old Manor Farmhouse; the oldest residency on The English Riviera and graded of National Importance by English Heritage. They are found in one of Torquay's villages called Barton - in the North West of Torquay.
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  • In town/city centre - The cottages are formed out of restored barns linked to the historical Old Manor Farmhouse; the oldest residency on The English Riviera and graded of National Importance by English Heritage. They are found in one of Torquay's villages called Barton - in the North West of Torquay.
  • Midweek breaks - Full flexibility given to guests to stay in the mid week and reduced rates
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Accommodation provided from 'national importance graded' restored barns, linked to 16th Century Devon Long House.
  • Romantic
  • Village Location - Positioned in the village of Barton, with countryside to North, Coast to East & Torquay to South.
  • Weekend breaks - Full flexibility given to guests to stay over the weekend with special deals outside peak season.

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course - Torquay Golf Course can be seen from front entrance. Reduced fees by arrangement.
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities - On Site pampering treatments can be arranged for that extra spoiling.
  • Other sporting facilities - Baby/Child sitting service available to free up time for mum or dads.

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - The cottages have access to off-street parking for upto 4 cars as well as on lane parking for 2 cars opposite the Old Manor Farmhouse.
  • On site parking - The cottages have access to off-street parking for upto 4 cars as well as on lane parking for 2 cars opposite the Old Manor Farmhouse.

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Central Heating
  • Colour Television in all units
  • Colour TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Facilities
  • DVD Player
  • En-suite
  • Free View TV - With access to Netflix for guests whom have their own accounts
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Microwave in all units
  • Non smoking units
  • Oven / Cooker
  • Toaster
  • Towels Available
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi

Specialist Features

  • Christmas/New Year Programme - Open for Christmas and New Year with each cottage decorated
  • Honeymoon Breaks
  • Marketed to any other specialist market - Partial occupancy discounts outside peak times in larger barns.
  • Mobile Phone Reception
  • Special provisions for walkers - Due to locality, in depth details on numerous walks provided for our guests, with pet or not.

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

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