Sonachan House

Guest House

35 St. Andrews Road, PAIGNTON, Devon, TQ4 6HA
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Sonachan House Front Paignton in Devon

About Us

We are a small, family-friendly, licensed Guest House with family rooms for up to 5.

We have 9 en-suite bedrooms.  Two bedrooms sleep families of up to 5 (2 adults and 3 children). We also have a family room for up to 4 (2 adults and 2 children).  Our twin room has a double bed and a single bed, so is available as a family room for up to 3 (2 adults and 1 child).  For those that don’t have children with them we have a superior double, 2 standard doubles and 2 singles.  All our rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, clock radio, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

We have a well stocked bar including a selection of Real Ales from Paignton’s local brewery, Bays Brewery. We also sell their Windfall Cider made from 100% West Country apples.

You are more than welcome to relax in our TV lounge with its comfy seating.  There are also plenty of toys and games for those rare wet days, or to keep the children amused whilst you relax in the bar.

We have a number of cots and baby listening monitors for your convenience.

Guests are welcome to enjoy our gardens, including our fantastic deck, where you can relax and take in the peace & quiet whilst you have a pot of tea or something stronger!

We no longer provide evening meals as there are a large number of restaurants in Paignton and Goodrington which are only a 10–15 minute walk away.  If you prefer not to eat out we have a number of take away menus available and we are happy for guests to use our dining room or garden.  We will supply crockery and cutlery and happily serve you with drinks from our bar!

There is so much to see and do in and around Paignton.  We are a mere 10 minute walk from 2 great beaches and Paignton town centre.

The beach and green with its’ free Geo Play Park is always popular with families and there is usually something happening all through the summer.  The seafront is also where you will find a fantastic crazy golf course, a cinema and the pier.

Dartmouth Steam Railway and Torbay Leisure Centre are also just a short walk from us.  The Palace Theatre in Paignton has a variety of shows throughout the year from drama to music and tribute bands.  Paignton Zoo is a 5 minute drive away and well worth a visit. 

Goodrington beach is only a 10 minute walk away where you will find Quaywest Water Park and many other water attractions.  The south West Coast path can be joined here.  What is better than walking by the sea and sampling food from it as you go? There are several places serving local seafood throughout The English Riviera.  The nearest to us are Cantina in Goodrington and TJ’s in Paignton, both are well worth a visit.

Torquay’s lively harbour, with its restaurants, cafes and bars providing a continental feel, is only 10 minutes away by car.

The Princess Theatre in Torquay has a number of great shows throughout the year including West End shows.

Babbacombe has 4 great attractions including the Model Village, Bygones, the Cliff Railway and Kents Cavern. It also has a theatre with a traditional summer seaside show.

The English Riviera has something for everyone, from the young person to the not so young and we are sure that we have the accommodation that suits your needs.

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Arrival Date:
28th Feb 2020
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29th Feb 2020
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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double en suitefrom £68.00 to £82.00 per room (breakfast included)
Family en suite sleeps 3from £85.00 to £102.50 per room (breakfast included)
Family en suite sleeps 4from £102.00 to £123.00 per room (breakfast included)
Family en suite sleeps 5from £119.00 to £143.50 per room (breakfast included)
Single en-suitefrom £36.00 to £43.00 per room (breakfast included)
Superior Doublefrom £78.00 to £92.00 per room (breakfast included)

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

Opening Times

2020 - Opening (1 Feb 2020 - 16 Dec 2020)

* Open all year exept Christmas/New Year.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Sutcliffe_Family
    Newquay, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family stop over
    5 of 5 stars
    10th Nov 2019
    Stayed here for a night, to break up the journey from Hampshire to Newquay. The place was lovely (even if the weather wasn't). We booked 2 rooms as the family rooms were booked up, the price was... Read full review
  • hwylasbri
    Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
    Welcoming, comfortable and convenient...
    4 of 5 stars
    7th Jan 2020
    A friendly welcome at this family-run guest house. Everything done to make the stay as comfortable as possible. All facilities maintained beautifully, and with a good breakfast. Very reasonably... Read full review
  • GulliverGull
    Perth, United Kingdom
    Home from Home
    5 of 5 stars
    12th Feb 2020
    I've stayed here a few times now and find Amanda and Ian and their family really welcoming and the Sonachan very comfortable. It has a great location near the beach and local facilities or makes a... Read full review


Road Directions


M5 Southbound to J31. A38 then A380 towards Torquay. Straight over Penn inn flyover onto the South Devon highway At the end of the road turn right signposted Paignton Keep going straight over all roundabouts ignoring signs for Paignton. Straight over traffic lights. Left at next traffic lights signposted Paignton Zoo. Straight over next traffic lights (the Zoo) and take next right (Hayes Road). This road goes into Penwill Way through a residential area. At traffic lights turn left onto Dartmouth Road. At mini roundabout turn right into Roundham Road. Take first right (Also Roundham Road). First left round corner into St. Andrews Road. We are the first driveway on your right. Car Park around the back.

Public Transport Directions

From Paignton railway station - 10 minutes walkout of station turn right along Torbay Road. Take first right into Queens Road. At end turn right into Sands Road. St Andrews Road is the first on the left. No.35 is at the top of the road on the left.



  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Within 1 Mile of a Train Station


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Local Produce English Breakfast
  • Serve breakfast - Full English breakfast.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Accept children all ages
  • Cot - by prior arrangement
  • Facilities for children - Games and toys available
  • Highchair - by prior arrangement

Establishment Features

  • Beach within 2km
  • Central heating throughout
  • Family Friendly
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Near coastal path
  • Open All Year
  • Sea Views - some rooms have sea view
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Family
  • In town/city centre
  • Non smoking establishment - Smoking is allowed in the gardens

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking - Unrestricted parking on the road at the front of the property
  • On site parking - Parking for 8 cars.

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Central Heating
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • En-suite
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ground Floor Accommodation
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • WiFi

Travel & Trade

  • 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

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