The Shirley

Guest House

Braddons Hill Road East, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ1 1HF
4 Visit England Stars 4 AA Gold Stars 4 AA Gold Stars 4 AA Gold Stars 4 AA Gold Stars 4 AA Gold Stars Guest Accommodation

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Non-smoking B&B within walking distance of harbour

About Us

Nick and Chen would like to welcome you to “The Shirley”, a beautiful stunning and elegant early Victorian Villa.
We have twelve guest en-suite bedrooms and are situated in a really quiet location, but are just five minutes walk away from Torquay town centre and marina with its busy bars and restaurants. “The Shirley” is licensed and has its own swimming pool and South facing terrace that catches the warm summer English Riviera sun.
We have an elegant dining room and a beautiful guest lounge which is ideal for that end of day relaxing evening drinks.
Above all, we love people and you will always receive a warm and enthusiastic welcome when you arrive. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, we will ensure that you will look forward to making a return visit on another occasion.

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Guide Prices

A single occupancy rate is available. Please ask for for details. Children aged 2-12 inclusive.


  • Visit EnglandBreakfast Breakfast 2012


  • 4 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation
  • 4 AA Gold Stars
4 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation 4 AA Gold Stars

Opening Times

2021 - opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)



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      5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Davidp1961
      Birmingham, United Kingdom
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      Fantastic weekend in Torquay
      5 of 5 stars
      13th Oct 2019
      My wife and I decided to spend a cheeky weekend in Torquay. We chose The Shirley after reading all the great reviews. They were spot on. It’s a lovely property in a great spot. The Town and Harbour... Read full review
    • mattrC9387SF
      St Austell, United Kingdom
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      Lovely stay
      5 of 5 stars
      2nd Feb 2020
      Had a great stay here. Was made to feel welcome straight away. Close to town, easy parking, nice breakfast. Cant go wrong for the price, the room was clean and the bed was nice. Would reccomend this... Read full review
    • Bayleigh R
      Reading, United Kingdom
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      Great hosts with wicked customer service!
      5 of 5 stars
      13th Aug 2020
      Me & my partner stayed here visiting my parents. Loved our stay & great location. We had a mare driving down from Reading & turned up at 11pm, John kindly left us a key to our room. Many thanks team... Read full review


    Road Directions

    When in Torquay follow signs to the seafront. Turn left at the seafront to the Harbour. Turn left at the Harbour clock tower. The hotel is 1st left after Torquay Museum.

    Public Transport Directions

    From Torquay - 0.5 miles. Meet and greet service can be arranged.From Station either take short taxi ride or walk straight along the seafront, left at the clock tower then 1st left after the Torquay Museum. By bus, catch no. 32 (St Marychurch bus) from outside Debenhams on the strand to the museum. Take first left.



    • Accept Children over 7


    • Bar - Bar is open until approximately 8.30pm each evening.
    • Cater for vegetarians - Please advise us in advance if you require a vegetarian breakfast option.
    • Local Produce English Breakfast
    • Serve breakfast - A full breakfast menu is available including a continental option. We also cater for gluten free and vegetarian diets. Please advise us in advance of your dietery requirements.

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age) - All children including infants welcome. Infants are charged at £5 per night. Child prices applicable from 2 years to 12 years inclusive.
    • Accept children all ages
    • Accept Children Over 3
    • Cot - Cots available at a cost of £5 per night.
    • Facilities for children - Wii in guest lounge plus boardgames and colouring books.
    • Food/bottle warming available - Childrens bottles can be warmed on request.
    • Highchair - Available on request prior to booking.

    Establishment Features

    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Beach within 2km
    • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem) - Fax available on request.
    • Central heating throughout
    • Event venue - Can be hired for party events, weddings, wakes etc. is also a 'murder mystery' venue.
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Ironing facilities
    • Licenced for alcohol
    • Near coastal path
    • Open All Year
    • Sea Views
    • Separate guests' lounge - The guest lounge is available for the use of guests up until 8.30pm unless being used for a special booked function.
    • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

    Key Features

    • In town/city centre
    • Non smoking establishment

    Leisure Facilities

    • Outdoor pool - Heated outdoor pool.Available only from July until September.(Weather dependent). Children under 15 years of age MUST be accompanied. We also have a lone swimmer policy in place.
    • Swimming pool - Outdoors. Available from July to September weather permitting. Children under 15 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult. We also have a lone swimmer policy in place for your safety.

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking
    • Off site parking - Parking also available in road or in nieghbouring property.
    • On site parking - Parking available for up to six cars on-site. Further parking available on adjacent property and in Braddons Hill Road East.

    Payment Methods

    • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • JCB accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted - A 2% charge is added to all credit card payments.
    • PayPal
    • Solo accepted
    • Visa accepted - A 2% charge is added to all credit card payments.

    Room / Unit Features

    • Colour television in all bedrooms - Includes Freeveiw
    • DVD Player in all bedrooms
    • Electric shaver point
    • Free View TV
    • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
    • Non smoking rooms available - All of our rooms are strictly non-smoking.
    • Radio in all bedrooms - Clock radio alarm.
    • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms - Branded products including chocolate, fruit teas and decafinated coffee are also available as is bottled Devon water. Fresh milk or soya milk is also available by means of a self service fridge on the first floor landing.
    • WiFi

    Specialist Features

    • Christmas/New Year Programme
    • Honeymoon Breaks
    • Mobile Phone Reception
    • Pets (Proprietors) on premises
    • Special provisions for cyclists - Can store cycles at rear although not undercover.
    • Special provisions for lone female travellers

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available

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    Company number 10237792.
    Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
    Telephone 01803 211211

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