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Located in the heart of Torquay less than a mile from the sea front, Heathcliff House is a four star, multi Award Winning bed and breakfast with a welcoming bar that caters exclusively for adults. You will enjoy a relaxing stay and a great nights sleep in warm, clean, comfortable rooms with sparkling en-suite bathrooms and your choice from our extensive award winning, locally sourced breakfast menu each morning, with everything freshly cooked to order, just as you like it. With great transport links, free parking, wi-fi, and great value for money, why stay with the rest when you can stay with the best? 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 frequently consulted with family friend and Vicar of Torre, the Reverend Harry Petty, on ecclesiastical matters in her novels. Agatha Christie Ltd believe that she used our home as the template for the vicarage when writing the first Miss Marple novel, The Murder at the Vicarage (1930). You can be certain of a warm welcome, arrive as guests, leave as friends! Multi Award Winning accommodation Exclusively for adults Connections to Agatha Christie Clean, comfortable rooms in which to relax and unwind Award winning breakfasts prepared with locally sourced foods Less than a mile to seafront, shops and restaurants On the 12 bus route between Newton Abbot and Brixham Less than 300 metres from Torre Railway Station Free on-site parking, one parking space for each room Free Wi-Fi access Historic Victorian Villa Excellent guest reviews Take a short walk to the Princess Theatre Take a short walk to English Riviera Conference Centre Less than a mile from Torquay Railway Station Half a mile from Torquay Coach Station


  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • WiFi internet
  • Garden
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Staggered check-in
  • No shared stationery
  • Common area doors left open
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Staggered time slots for dining
  • Sanitised tableware


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Golf - miniature
  • Horse racing
  • Kayaking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Squash court
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Wine tasting


View our accessibility guide on our website www.heathcliffhouse.co.uk


Check in: 14:00 till 19:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:30
Child Policy: Adults only
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Bed and Breakfast
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Train from Torre Railway Station (0.2 miles)
    Take the Newton Road exit from the station and turn right onto Newton Road Heathcliff House is located 300 yards along the road on the right hand side The route is mostly flat
  • Train from Torquay Station (0.9 miles)
    Exit station onto Rathmore Road and travel north Slight left to stay on Rathmore Road Turn left to stay on 3022 Turn right onto Bamfylde Road, walk uphill At Church, turn left onto South Street Turn left and walk up hill (South Street) Pass Police Station Stay on left and join Newton Road Heathcliff House is on the left after the turning for Tor Park Road
  • Coach from Torquay Coach Station (0.4 miles)
    Walk South West on Lymington Road At roundabout take the first exit Turn left onto Upton Road Turn right onto Newton Road Heathcliff House is on the left

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